Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Best work of 2010 and Tagged for 4!!!


Our fellow blogger Kavitha has an event of posting the Best Work of 2010...This I must say is a difficult choice to make since i am a self proclaimed appreciator of my own art Lol;-)I must say over this year i have tried to make and learn different things with different techniques and have enjoyed the process...

My favorite work would be the digi layout i made for my DH...this was special cos it was my first attempt at any layout and we completed 3 yrs of togetherness...

I also have a close favorite which again was made for my DH for Valentines Day...I guess he gets out the best in me;-)

Also Mansi has Tagged me to do the list of fours, Its a fun way to know fellow bloggers a lil better.

Four shows that I watch
Big Boss
Jhalak dikhla ja
Tarak Mehta ka Oolta Chashma
Dance India Dance (Coming Soon)

Four thing you are passionate about
EVERYTHING!!! i love everything about my life

4 words/phrases you say a lot
Oh Please
Thank God

4 things you've learned about the past
Learn to be Patient
Always believe u can do it
Smile always
Help as much as u can

4 places you would like to go

4 things you did yesterday
Went to Office
Saw TMK (its pathetic)
Went shopping for Home furnishings
Made a birthday card

4 things you are looking forward to
Getting my parcel of crafting goodies i ordered
Enjoy 31st party with my friends
Having a great year Ahead
My Bro's work placement

Tag 4 people to play along
Tis has been passed to a lot of friends already so anyone whos left out pls feel free to tag be very happy...

Wishing you all a great new year ahead...

Happy Crafting,

Monday, December 20, 2010

An End to a lovely Journey

Hello Girls,

Today I am about to share a part of my life that is unknown to a lot of my crafting friends...Not many are aware that i am also very passionate about dancing and i take classes for kids on weekends...Below are pics of the last christmas party as well as farewell party i conducted for the kids this saturday..Farewell why? that cos from Jan onwards i am on an office project to work on even Saturdays and hence that would not leave me with any time to take classes ;-( this made me very sad as most of these kids have been with me over the past 1.5 to 2 yrs and theres been like an attachment with them...I have had the most fun moments being with them...I really m gonna miss them loads loads...

We had a lot of fun in the party with a friend of mine agreeing to volunteer to make the kids play...Played games, puppet shows and finally comes the painful separation with them saying a goodbye...This journey is the one i am gonna cherish for the rest of my life...(The last 3 pics are me with the kids)


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Thanks a ton!!!

Hello Girls,

Two special reasons for this post today

1) Birthday card from Sudha Kalra...
Love the way the cupcake is done sudha...Thanks a lot for ur good wishes.

2) Recieved my 2nd award from Anita...A big thank you..

The three things that make me different are:
* I am crazy, at times i may spend weeks doing the same thing and at times i may not even look at it!
* I have a habit of keeping myself occupied all the time ( i even talk wen im sleeping hubby complaints at times heheeh)!
* I love being around kids they give me great innocent vibes which make my day

I am passing this award to:
Frankly im not sure how many have already recieved this award still id name:
Mansi (
Sudha (
Kavitha (
Priya (
Tejal (


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Baby Envelopes


This time back again with some decorated envelopes for baby showers, had to show few samples before the final order. This is what i managed to sent. Hope you like them.

Happy Crafting,

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Anniversary wishes

Hello again,

A simple and quick card for anniversary. Again used my fiskars border punch and new butterfly punch.

Happy Crafting

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Butterfly Madness...


Am back again this time with a simple card loaded with few butterflies. I was keen on using this red, white and black color combo since quite long so finally after peeping over to several of you wonderful crafters blogs i realised why am i not doing it? So here is my card:

Have used my new purchase of Fiskars threading water border punch. Love the way it gives the border.You will be seeing a lot more of this being used in my cards going forward.See you soon again.

Happy Crafting

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Beach Themed Birthday Card

Hello everyone,

Just to share with you the Beach themed birthday card...thank you girls for the wonderful ideas that u all came up really did help me a lot to decide. So finally the pic of the card..Had made 50 such was like i was on some mission hehehe..

The front of the card:
Inspired from Juhi's pull up cards...Thanks girlie

The insert:

Happy Crafting

Sunday, November 14, 2010

More Good Wishes

Hello Again,

Am back from my vacation to Kanha, had a great time there visiting the jungle, a very interesting and different experience. The climate of arnd 5to6 degrees added excitement to the adventure. Will put up few pics soon.

So when i returned back home i was delighted to see few more good wishes from my crafting buddies:

1) Diwali Greetings from Spardha.
Thanks a lot for this lovely card buddy. Love the hand-drawn Ganesha.I am sure with your lovely wishes my year ahead is gonna be great

2) Diwali Greetings from Lucy.
Have never received a handstiched embroidered card. Its lovely Lucy thanks so much.Especially love the Swastik done in center

3) Quilled Photoframe from Anita
Anita sent me a lovely handmade quilled photoframe. I am surely place it in my room. Thanks a lot dear, the quilled flowers are so neat n wonderful. Also the sturdy frame with the easel is great. Thanks again.

Once again THANK YOU SO MUCH...

Love Rachana

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Diwali and Birthday wishes

Hello everyone,

I know i was like lost in space for a while now but had too many things going on..Well will update about all that some other time...

Today i am here mainly for two reasons:

1) To wish all my blogging crafty buddies a very Happy Diwali and Prosperous New Year in advance..Hope the coming years bring loads of good wishes and goodluck to all you lovely people..

2) The second reason is I recieved my first birthday wish from Tejal, my birthday is 2 days away on 4th but girl u got a big dimpled smile on my face;-)...Thanks a ton buddy..The card is so lovely with her signature butterfly on it...

Also am off on a small vacation to Kanha, so would return back to blogging after 10th...Once again all my crafty gang have a rocking diwali..

Love Rachana

Friday, October 1, 2010

My Blog's Birthday Candy Winner

Hello ladies! I have the winner! Before I do, just wanted to THANK YOU all for joining in my blogs birthday candy and sending in such lovely wishes. I am frankly so glad to have started blogging and making such wonderful friends.. It was loads of fun to see all the entries and wonderful comments about my cards...Now without going blah blah...

Soooo, here is the winner i chose using the old school chit method (good way of saving myself from getting to know random no generator;-)heheh:


And you win a gift voucher worth Rs 500 from Itsy Bitsy. I hope that makes you happy...I decided to let the winner buy things they wish for and hence kept gift voucher as my candy...

Once Again Thanks to everyone

Happy Crafting,


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Decorative Tag # 2


Back with another tag...this time a little more girly one:-) loads of pink on this, pink flower, pink ribbon...I have made this flower using a pink pipe cleaner...saw this tutorial on the internet so thought of giving it a looks too cute....the green center of the flower is done with green wool(similar to what i had done for my summer ATCs) and the stem are 2 toothpicks wrapped in green papertape and fixed to the flower...Also used my new polka dot embossing background:-) Have got some new stuff would put up the pics soon...

Happy Crafting,


Friday, September 24, 2010

Decorative Tag

Hello Girls,

This is a decorative tag that i made, kept animal theme in mind as the person im going to send it to loves animals...These are cute fridge magnets that i just found at a local gift store. So i removed the magnets from them and added them as embellishments to my tag;-)(we girls are super creative and manipulative on using such stuff hehe..)I am not too sure if this final outcome looks like tag but i just loved the way its turned out...Hope my swap partner likes it too...Keeping my fingers crossed...Need to make few more different tags so will put up more pics in a few days...

Supplies Used: Swirls CB embossing folder, green eyelet, wood magnets, few embellis, local cardstock.

Happy Crafting,


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Teddy Bear BookMark

Hello everyone,

This is my first try at making a bookmark..It was kind of fun making it...I had received this stamped image in a swap, i colored it with my Kohinoor Pencils..Added ice shimmer glitter to the flower to make it stand out..Also tried giving stitching effect for the 1st time..Thank you Tejal for the White pen;-) I have also sewed the button and the ric rac together to the bookmark to make it more sturdy...I am submitting this entry also for Crafty JC's challenge 2...

Happy Crafting,


Monday, September 6, 2010

Yipee!!! I Won an amazing Candy

Hello Girls,

My happiness has no boundaries today ….And I gotta share this news with you all…I just won the Ginger Pack Blog candy at AMY’s Thousands sheets of paper…OMG I just can’t believe my luck…200 sheets of 6*6 Patterned Paper and a stamp…I am so on the top of this world and I’d like to thank Sudha for breaking this news out to me(Thanks for mentioning in the comments or id sure miss checking it;-))

A pic of the candy:

Since its my blog’s 1st birthday in a few days I just feel like my blog got its 1st birthday present;-)Thanks a ton AMY…

I’m so eagerly waiting for it to arrive now;-) sounds like I have gone crazy…

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My Blog's Birthday!!!

Hello Girls…

Very happy to share with you all that my blog would turn a year old on September 10th….Since it’s my blogs 1st Birthday I have decided to have a small giveaway as a token of appreciation to all my lovely crafting friends who have supported and encouraged me throughout this wonderful journey…I have met a lot of lovely people on the blog land and hope to meet many more in the years to come….

Now to win the giveaway all you have to do is scroll through my blog and let me know which one my creations till 31st Aug 2010 have you liked the most and why? I will pick a winner on September 30th…

Happy Crafting,

Saturday, August 28, 2010

CupCake Toppers

First attempt at making cupcake toppers...I am a member of swap-bot and have participated in this cupcake toppers swap....lovely website to check out and share your work and supplies across the world...Have made a set of tweleve toppers and chosen navy blue and white color combo....The butterfly on the top is from candy i won on Anita's blog...Thanks anita...Ur butterflies are gonna travel all the way to United Kingdom{virtually;-)}...

Happy Crafting,

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Birthday Wishes

Hello everyone...

I am back with a birthday card...This card was made for my hubby's friends bday...Boys card is a big task i feel:-) no pink, no bling... but after a lot of thinking and inspiration from a blog called Scrap-a-little(cudnt add the link some major prob with my PC, i can hardly post comments on other blogs as well) i was able to finally mke the card...The Shirt and the tie is done using the tutorial on the blog...The blog is owned by Helen Croft...She is very talented and does lovely cards and tutorials ...A worth having a look...Thanks Helen for the inspiration...

A closer look at the Shirt and the Tie

This is the inside of the card...Text is handwritten...Also have embossed the borders wth cake motif...I have this local embossing handtool with few motifs..i bought this well before i got my bug...

Supplies Used:
Cardstock brown and yellow, buttons - local stationer
Patterned paper - Itsy Bitsy
Labels 3 Nesties,Embossing folder,curls and swirls alpha dies all used in cuttlebug

Happy Crafting,

Friday, August 13, 2010

My First Digi Layout


I am so thrilled to show you all my first digi layout...I did this special page for Dhruv (my Hubby)....I m really very sorry for the bad pics but i guess its reflecting more light as i got the sheet laminated...But nonetheless i am happy to share it with you all...I am really very happy with the way its turned out..He just loved the idea...i am so glad i tried it...

Full Layout:

This is a pic from our trip to Goa:

This is at his surprise b'day bash that left me bankrupt;-)

Another trip to Goa( we go there min twice a year:-)

The Text: