Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Decorated File and Few RAKs

Hello People,

Hope you all are in the pink of health...My latest craft project after quite a longtime is this decorated file for my nephew's school project...The minute he got it from school he directly landed at my doorstep requesting to decorate it for him...Was really short of time so finished this file in approx 45 mins...My life was little easier because of all the wooden stickers i had in my stash, immediately the Nature Theme clicked in my mind...

Hope you all like it...My Nephew just went crazy drooling over this;-)



Also pics of few RAKs i received over the last month...I celebrated my 3rd wedding anniversary in April and was amazed to receive good wishes from all my crafting buddies...Thanks a ton for all you support and good wishes...Im so glad to have met u all...

First Card is from Tejal (Thanks buddy it really meant a lot)


Second one is from Ujjwal (Its such a cute card with hearts all over...Thank u buddy)


The Third card is from Anita (OMG its so pretty...and so clear white...She has been by side everytime i needed help...Thanks for everything)


Another Rak i recieved from Priya V..(she sent me lovley diecuts and on special request few stamped phrases...Thank you dear)



My heartfelt thanks to Spardha, Asha, Romina, Jovita for ur good wishes...I feel so lucky to have such lovely crafty friends...

Thanks again,
Love Rachana

Saturday, April 23, 2011

ATC Pics (Feb and Mar)

Hello Girls,

I hope everyone around still remembers me cos i haven't lately been able to blog hop or post anything much...

Just wanted to share the pics of the ATC's

Feb ATC's LOVE IS IN THE AIR THEME (i got to keep only one the extra sent by Priya V since our dear mansi lost the atcs in transit)



The ATCs made by Me:



March ATC's GIRL POWER THEME (originally i had kept the below ones from Shubhra and Asha, but i recieved Bhavanas atcs late so I am going to keep both of her atcs with me and send these two to Bhavana)

Asha


Shubhra



ATCs made by Me:




Bhavana's ATCS



Once again thanks you girls for your support, without you this monthly swap would not be going so strong...thanks...

Happy Crafting,
Rachana

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Secret Sweetheart Swap and Valentines Card

Hello Everyone,

So its already March now. 2months of 2011 are over..OMG time is moving so so fast….

First the amazing goodies I received for the secret sweetheart swap from Anita…I just love the way she has done up the box…so pretty though it got a lil mashed in transit but that's fine…And she sent me a lovely punch craft card and tons of lovely goodies like notecards, tags…I am so glad to participate in this lovely swap…Thanks Asha and Tejal for this fab idea…





The below is a pic of goodies I sent to Shraddha I was her secret sweetheart..I sent her PP’s, ribbons, buttons, die cuts etc…

(Pic taken from shraddha’s blog as I didn't take a pic)

Secondly My Valentines Card…This is CASED from Tejal’s card… I had made it for my DH for valentines but posting it now…Though I love the way she did her card more than mine;-)…thanks for encouraging me buddy to do this card..Quite a few new things I did in this card, yeah I finally did stitching on my card and im so happy the way it looks, my new possession Scor buddy makes its debut with this card, the blue background lines are scored to the grid box effect…Hope you like it..





Happy Crafting,
Rachana

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Loads of Thank YOU'sssssss

Hello Girls,

Hope everyone's doing well and getting geared to spend the valentines with loved ones...Today's post is to thank some lovely buddies I have met during this journey of crafting madness...

Firstly Anita...what should i say about her? friendly, helpful, kind, encouraging, sweet...i can give so many many more words but that seems less...
Sometime ago i had received an order to make 60 thank you notes but due to lack of time wasn't sure if i can finish them...Anita "the angel" turned out from somwhere and completed these Princess themed thank you note cards in just 2days FLAT...can you believe this? a superwoman i must say;-) Thanks buddy...



Then she sent me this lovely card which she had won in some challenge (Pic taken from her blog)



Second Thank you is for Tejal.... This is the Dec ATC she made again to send me as due to some tragedy(which is a long story) i could not get to keep any ATC for Dec theme and she was so sweet enough to make a new one for me...Thank you buddy for all the encouragement...Means a lot...Pic taken from ATC blog...(my ATC has added text of Love Ya on it) Sry the camera is with a cousin so cudnt take a fresh pic



Thirdly for My Jan ATC's to Lucy and Tejal again, since i didnt have to post them to myself hahah lol;) i can easily post the pics on my blog

Lucy's ATC


Tejal's ATC


Once again thank you all girlies, I am really glad i met all of u...

Happy Crafting,
Rachana

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Getting more from your Patterened Paper

Hello,

The week has been crazy with hectic work schedules and wedding occasions to attend to, but somehow just managed to take some time out for crafting inorder to rejuvenate myself…crafting therapy works the most for me even better then a spa I guess…lol..;-)

Neways back to the card I made, I had seen this fabulous reinvention of the PP’s at Yvonne’s blog for Dana’s challenge and thought of giving it a try….The first pic is of the original PP (yellow and creamish)…I was finding the yellow color too weird and then wracked my brains on what could I do to enhance it…I am not much of a good stamping person but nonetheless tried my hand at it and I am definitely feeling proud today after I finished this card. Thanks Yvonne and Dana for this lovely challenge, I’m really glad to participate as I could learn something new…





P.S. Sorry the pic hasn't come out too well but this is the max i could manage at night...

Happy Crafting,

Rachana

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Valentine's and an Anniversary Card

Hello Girls,

I am back with a card after a break of few weeks...but i hope u all haven't forgotten me;-) Neways this card is made for a friend on request...Her wedding anniversary coincides with Valentines day so had to make a 2 in 1 card...Have tried my best to add that special touch...This is the 1st time i have tried an easel card after looking for a few tutorials on the web..I really had loads of fun making this card...I just hope my friend likes it...

The Card


Top Panel View


Bottom Panel View


Side View


I am also entering this card for a few challenges
http://craftyjc-challenge.blogspot.com/
http://abcdtchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentines-day-sweets-and-treats.html
http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/2011/02/crazy-4-challenges-c4c73.html
http://ecpchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/02/challenge-31.html
http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.com/2011/02/pcj-challenge-no-3love-is-in-air.html
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/2011/01/guest-dt-call-anything-goes-challenge.html
http://claudiaandcompany.blogspot.com/2011/02/challenge-73-unique-fold.html
http://wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-love-is-like-red-red-rosepoem-for.html
http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.com/2011/02/challenge-83-romance.html
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/02/wk89-it-must-be-love-love-love.html
http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/
http://shellysimagesblog.blogspot.com/
http://raisethebarchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.com/

Happy Crafting,

Love Rachana

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Hello girls!!!

A very very lucky and a happy today for me...recived 2 blog awards so i would like to share this hapiness with my lovely crafty friends

Stylish Blog Award from Priya of Color Coneptions and dear Anita


As per the rule, I have to post 8 things about myself and pass this along to 8 bloggers:

1. I love love love to craft
2. I am very very talkative (my hubby still tolerates me;-)
3. I am very fond of dancing (my feet dont stop once the music starts)
4. My favorite color is black
5. I love to eat (i an easily say i live to eat hehee)
6. My family comes first for me
7. I am a total movie buff
8. I love to meet people on the blogging world who share the similar passion of crafting

And passing it along to:
Asha
Tejal
Sudha
Spardha
Lucy
Anita
Mansi
Karuna

The Seond Award Liebster Award from Mansi (this award is for unknown blogs to make them famous..kool idea na)



Accepting the award need to agree to the following conditions;
1) You have been tagged, do you want to accept? YES! then create a post on your blog and post the love blog photo.
2) Link back to the person who gave you the award and say if you accept.
3) Choose 3-5 of your favourite blogs to tag, link these in your post too and tell the lucky people they have been tagged.
As the aim of this award is to bring unknown good blogs to light, please don't tag somebody with 3000 followers.

Here are my chosen blogs
Avni
Snehal
Deepti
Mallika
Priya Venkat

Congrats girls....Happy Crafting

Rachana

Sunday, January 16, 2011

1st Project of 2011

Hello everyone,

Hope you all had a great start to the new year...I know im posting after quite a long break of 2 weeks but i have been keeping an eye on everyone's blog to see all the lovely things my crafting buddies come up with...

Sorry this post is a bit long with lots of pics ( i hope u guys have so much time to read thru;-)

My start to the new year has been with doing something very different..This time i have done a school project..The topic being water transport...i recieved a request and i thought of giving it a try...I spent good 10 days to do all this...But at the end i was really very happy with the way it turned out...It took me back to my school days of making projects (difference being they were much simpler lol;-)

Shikara



Ship



Hover craft



Submarine



Final 4



Have tried at upcycling few things like plastic bottle for submarine, plastic brrom sticks, icecream sticks for ship, handmade wedding invite paper for shikara, different sizes of match box for hovercraft...Hope you like these..

P.S: Its our 1ST BLOG ANNIVERSARY at crazyaboutatcs...We hope you all can participate...we also have lovely prizes...Do have a look at the blog for details...

Happy Crafting,

Rachana