Monday, October 24, 2011

Happy Diwali!

I have been MIA from the blogworld for quite a long time (two weeks is real longg!).. have not been crafting heavily as much as I wished to, but did manage to make quite a few number (20 - my first high bunch ever) of festival cards for Diwali!. Many of my relatives and friends are here in the US and I felt that it would be a good idea to send them a handmade Diwali wish!..

As I was making multiple cards, kept the design very simple. Wanted to use a mehendi design on my card and the closest I had was the one I got as part of a Scrapabilities set. Quilled a vilaku/diya to depict the festival of lights:) and used my wood alphabet stamps for the title. Had total fun making these cards and hope the receiver feels joy too!
Entering this card to the First Anniversary Challenge at Take a Quill Pill

As Diwali is not a holiday here, we and a few of our friends celebrated the festival in advance over the weekend!. Though we couldn't burst the crackers (:(boo)..we enjoyed some sparklers and had homemade sweets/savouries followed by a grand potluck dinner:). I tried kaju katlis and for a first timer, they came out very well!:)...Wish you all a Happy and Safe Diwali!

Monday, October 03, 2011

Thank you, my Friend!

Today I am sharing a cute thank you card that I made for the challenges at  Lawn Fawn and Lawnscaping to celebrate WCMD. This card would go to my friend who has always been there to listen to my thoughts, feelings, daily ramblings and my poor jokes too:)..

This card has a bit of all - paper piecing, coloring and stamping..

Hope you all have a wonderful week ahead!:)

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Thinking of You!

Hope you all had a wonderful day crafting and making cards on World Card Making Day. I sure managed to find time to make a card to celebrate my passion.
It is Navarathiri (meaning "nine nights") festival in India and my mother has created this wonderful "bomma golu" which is an exhibition of various idols and dolls in odd numbered steps. This festival is celebrated for nine day & nights (hence the name) and the woman of the house invites other women to come inspect the kolu, eat a few snacks, sing devotional songs and go home with a couple of small goodies.
It has always been fun days for us to visit each other's house and have some good time together:)..I miss those wonderful days and long to be with my parents and siblings in India.
Here is a picture of my mom's "golu"

Coming back to my card, this simple and quick card is inspired by the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World and this one is for my family in India!..miss them much:(..