Friday, 12 October 2018

Festive Wall Hanging- DIY Elephant Toran (Navratri series -2)

Hello everyone

Happy Navratri to all my Indian friends.
We are back with one more creation, this time it is a wall decor idea, especially suited for festivals.

With festivals round the corner, we made a toran to give our home a festive look.
We have recycled pizza boxes as a base for this wall hanging, you can use any cardboard. Those who are a regular here might be knowing our love for recycled crafts and handmade goods. So, this is a win-win for us as it incorporates our two loves.

Toran in making

Materials Required:
Cardboard/ Pizza box
Colored sheets
Rhine stones/Kundan stones
Golden ball chain
3D outliner-gold (we used Fevicryl Hobby Ideas)
3D Golden glitter tube (Fevicryl Hobby Ideas)
Golden ribbon

1. Draw an outline for elephant on the cardboard, you may make birds or anything you wish to. Make for such outlines.
2. Likewise draw the outline on colored sheets that we will use to cover the cardboard base. Cut them out.
3 Paste the colored cut-outs of elephant on the cardboard cut-outs with glue.
4. With the help of 3D outliner, outline the elephant. Let it dry completely.

5. Now comes the fun part, you can let your imagination go wild and embellish the wall hanging in any design you like. We made a design the elephant back with 3D glitter.
6. Now stick the stones, pearls and ball chain the way you like.
7. Stick the completed pieces on ribbon, leaving some ribbon on top to hang it on wall.
Tadda it is ready.

We are linking it to the following challenges:

1. Crafting from the heart challenge

2. TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge

3. Creative moments- Challenge 154

4. TIME OUT Challenges Challenge #120

5. Crafting With An Attitude- Challenge 44


7. Pennys Challenge 401

8.Crafty creations challenge Challenge #376 - Anything Goes

9. Artistic inspirations challenge-208.

10. 613 Avenue Challenge # 214 Anything Goes

11. LTCCB #27 - October Anything Goes

12. MIUCB #18 - Anything Goes + Monochrome

13. Not just cardsoctober-challenge-anything-goes

14.Sunny day crafting sept-15-oct-14-challenge

15. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #77 - Anything Goes

16. A Perfect Time To Craft October Challenge # 10

17. Crafty Catz Challenge 433 - Anything Goes

18. Crafts galore challenge October Anything Goes Challenge #56

19. 4 CRAFTY CHICKS - #424

20. Creative fingers Challenge #153

21. Wk 41 ~ Anything Goes Challenge ~ Polkadoodles

22. Creatilicious Challenge # 148 ANYTHING GOES

23. Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge #10

24. Lil patch of crafty friends- CHALLENGE #91

25. Papercraft Business Challenge #11 Oct

26. Lets create Challenge #142 - ANYTHING GOES

27. The crafty addicts Challenge-53

28.PIP Challenge 1840

29. Pearly sparkles Challenge 33 - Anything Goes

Do give it a try, you will love for sure.
Hope you like it.
Subhashini & Chandhini

Friday, 5 October 2018

One is never too old for dolls..... (Navratri series-1)

Hello friends

Navratri is going to come in a few days time, so we are here to share a project that we have made for Navratri. It is a recycled project this time. We have turned a sauce bottle into a showpiece.  

Navratri doll

 In India we celebrate Navratri, which means nine nights, where we worship female goddess. It is celebrated differently in various states of India- 'Unity in diversity'. In south India, we celebrate Navratri by keeping "Golu"  where we display idols of god, goddess and other figurines in odd-numbered steps of 3, 5, 7 or 9.  Then people invite their friends and families to each others houses and exchange gifts. People make sweets and snacks, offer it to god and distribute it to friends and family. It is a gala time.

Before makeover

Navratri doll-side view

Every year it is a custom to buy a new doll for Navratri Golu. So this time we decided to make a doll instead of buying a new one. Navratri this year is all the more special for us as we are celebrating it at home with our family after three years in hostel. Navratri is synonymous with Golu for us and it makes us nostalgic about  our good old childhood, when we used to look forward to go to others house and enjoy seeing the display of dolls. We used to be excited about the gifts we would receive(silly young us). 

Close up of the design

We have made this doll using old sauce bottle, Shilpkar clay, acrylic paints, 3-D outliner, black wool, glue and black marker. Though we have not took step wise pictures, it is easy to understand. You would not believe it if we told that we had started it four months back, did the basic clay work and left it. Only recently we painted it and finished doing the henna design and making hair for it. Finally it is here before you after a lot of work. We are happy with the outcome.

Doesn't she look picture perfect?

Linking it to the following challenges:

1. Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge #10

2. Crafts galore encore October Anything Goes Challenge #56

3. NJC September Challenge

4. Scrapping 4 fun Challenge 125


6. TTCRD challenge

7. Crafty Creations Challenge #375 - Anything Goes

8. Cute card thursday Challenge 550 - Anything Goes!

9. Creative moments Challenge 153

10. Creative fingers Challenge #153

11. Altered eclectics challenge

12. LTCCB #27 - October Anything Goes

13. MIUCB #18 - Anything Goes + Monochrome

14. Crafting by designs- anything goes


16. Crafting from the heart -Challenge 222

17. Crafting With An Attitude- Challenge 44

18.  A Perfect Time To Craft October Challenge # 10

19.  Artistic inspirations challenge 208.

20. Crafting-with Friends challenge-74

21. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #77

22. Inkspirational Challenge 170 - Crafts Photo

23. FFC #254 Always Anything Goes


25. The crafty addicts Challenge-53

26. The happy craft challenge

Hope you like it. 
Please give your valuable suggestions so that we can improve.

Subhashini & Chandhini

Friday, 21 September 2018

Teddy Bear Birthday card

Hello friends

We are back with a greeting card this time.

This time we have made a small greeting card as we were running short of white card stock. We have used our first-ever digi image (from QKR Stampede) that we won in a challenge.  We have used washi tape to add some interest. We love these cupcake washi tape and we were happy that we were able to use them once again. Washi tapes are a great way to add bling to any project.

We are linking the card to the following challenges:

1. Crafting from the heart Challenge 220



4.  4 CRAFTY CHICKS #421

5. AI Challenge 241 Circle Elements

6. PCM September 2018 challenge

7. Crafting With An Attitude challenge 43

8. Pennys challenge 398

9. Crafty Creations Challenge #374 - Anything Goes

10. Creative moments Challenge 152

11. The crafty addicts- Challenge 52- Anything Goes/Optional Theme Back To School

12. Cinspirations Anything Goes!

13. Week 38 ~ Digi Choosday ~Anything Goes Challenge

14. TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge

15. Everybody-art-challenge 432

16. Lemon shortbread Challenge #76: Anything Goes

17. Creates and makes Challenge 24

18. 613 Avenue Create Challenge 213 Anything Goes

19. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #76

20. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge September #09

21. AHB September Challenge

22. Crafts galore encore Challenge #55

23. LTCCB #26 - September Anything Goes

24. MIUCB #17 - Anything Goes

25. Eclectic Ellapu September challenge

26. House of cards September Challenge: Birthday Theme and/or Colors

27. Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge #09

28. Let's Craft and Create Challenge #141 - ANYTHING GOES

29. PDE September CARDS Challenge

30. Papercraft Business Challenge #10 Sept

31. NJC September Challenge - Anything Goes

32. Creatalicious Challenge # 147 ANYTHING GOES with optional circles


34. Crafting with dragonflies 113 : Anything goes ( card only)

35. Creative fingers Challenge 152

36. CraftyCatz challenge #430 ATG

37. FFC #252 Always Anything Goes

38. CAS Game #124 - Imagine

Hope you like it.

Subhashini & Chandhini

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Pink Love- Quilled pendant

Hello friends

We are back this time with a quilled pendant. We made it three years ago, before we joined college. We made it using our first pre- cut strips, which was  gifted by our cousin.

If you also love quilling as much as we do, then you must check out these:

Quilled earring using beehive technique
Quilled butterfly earring
Quilled keychain

Our first encounter with quilling was when we read in a magazine about it. We had no clue about what it was all about. It had some designs of earrings and necklace. We were intrigued and our quest to learn quilling began. Initially it was just me (Subhashini) who was interested in quilling and I started looking on the net and came to know that it is a papercrafting technique, that requires few tools and strips of paper. I had no clue where to procure the materials, so I used to hand cut strips of paper from colored sheets that I could find and use safety pin or toothpick as my quilling needle. And the idea of making designs from twirling paper strips fascinated me so much that I pestered my mom to buy me a quilling kit.

As I love pink color, I thought to make to make a pink pendant for myself. After all, gifting yourself and showering yourself with love is the ultimate way to happiness and ensuring self love. Accepting oneself as is is the biggest issue faced by many of us today.  So, indulging in small acts of self care is one way to ensure inner peace and happiness. Only when you love yourself can you love others. So, go ahead and indulge in some form of self love and pamper yourself...... Celebrate YOU

Have a look at quilled pendant.

We are entering into the following challenges:
1. Pennys Challenge 395

2. FFC #249 Always Anything Goes

3. Bugaboo -Anything Goes Challenge

4. TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge

5. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #75 - Anything Goes

6. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge September #09

7. LTCCB #26 - September Anything Goes

8. MIUCB #17 - Anything Goes

9. Crafty Creations Challenge #373

10. Creative Moments Challenge 151

11. Creates & makes Challenge 24

12. Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge #09

13. Crafts Galore Encore September Anything Goes Challenge #55

14. Creative craft cottage Challenge #110 No Patterned Paper

15. Papercraft Business Challenge #10 Sept


17. Not Just cards August Challenge - Anything Goes

18. Polkadoodles Crafting - Anything Goes Challenge


20. Creatalicious Challenge #146 ANYTHING GOES

21. Creations in pink Challenge # 1 - Anything Goes in Pink

22.  Eclectic Ellapu- Anything Goes

23. Challenge #14 Monochrome or Monchrome with a TWIST of Girly

24. Creative Fingers Challenge #151

25. 613 Avenue Challenge 213 Anything Goes / Optional Twist Clean and Simple

26. TTC#4: Celebrations + Monochrome

Hope you like it.

Chandhini & Subhashini

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Silhouette painting on popsicle sticks

Hello friends

We are back with a simple craft that is easy and fun to make.  Our love for silhouette painting started when we were in school and we had to make many paintings for our art class. Silhouette painting had a unique charm in it that attracted us towards it. (It was also fast to complete than other paintings.) We had seen some paintings done on popsicle sticks and we liked it, so thought why not give it a try.

We have to admit that making it was so much fun. You have to try it to believe it. Trying silhouette painting after so many years made us nostalgic of my school days. The best part about this painting is that you don’t have to be a artist to make it as it is just the outline of the image that you have to draw. So no excuses not to try your hands at it.

So lets get started,

Things required:
Popsicle sticks (9+2)
Acrylic paints
Paint brushes
Pencil/ Permanent marker

Start by arranging nine popsicle sticks one below the other.
Then apply glue on two other popsicle sticks and stick it on the edges.
Gently press it and leave it to dry until sturdy.
Draw the design with black marker on the popsicle stick. OR If you are good at drawing, you can start painting the background, let it dry and then draw the design with pencil.
Paint the background with a color you desire, probably a lighter color, then paint with a darker color blending both the color in the middle.
After the base is dry, paint the main design with black color with a fine tip brush.
Let it dry.
And voila, your silhouette painting is ready.

We are linking it to the following challenges:

1. Week 34 - Polkadoodles Crafting ~ Anything Goes Challenge


3. creative friday # 212 - only 3 colors

4. Craft Rocket Challenge #51 - Anything Goes

5. Crafty Creations Challenge #373 - Anything Goes

6. Creative moments Challenge 151

7. The Crafty Addicts Challenge 51

8. Creates and makes Challenge 23


10. MIUCB #16 - Anything Goes

11. LTCCB #25 - August Anything Goes

12. Challenge 544 - Just for Girls!

13. Lets Craft & Create Challenge #140 - ANYTHING GOES + option LOTS OF LAYERS

14. Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge #08

15. Not Just Cards August Challenge - Anything Goes

16. Cards Galore Encore- August Anything Goes Challenge #54

17. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #74 - "Anything Goes"

18.Crafty Creations Challenge #373 - Anything Goes

19. CreativefIngers Challenge #151

20. Scrapping 4 fun Challenge 122 - Anything Goes

21. Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #110 No Patterned Paper

22. Daisy Chain Challenge #22 - Anything Goes

23. 613 Avenue Challenge 212 Anything Goes

24. FFC #248 Always Anything Goes

25. 4 CC #417 {BACK TO SCHOOL!}

26. Challenge # 34 Paradise

27. Challenge # 145 ANYTHING GOES with optional no square or rectangle card

Hope you like it.

Subhashini & Chandhini

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Floral Shaker Card

Hello friends

Hope you are having a great weekend.
This time we tried our hands at something we had never made before-a Shaker card. It was in our to-do list for a long time and we finally made it. Yay, we are quite happy with the outcome. We spent a lot of time in figuring out how to go about it. We wanted to participate in few challenges, so combining them into a card which had all of the elements was quite challenging for us. But we overcome all those hurdles and here we are with our shaker card.

We have used a floral pattern paper as love for flowers never fails. We used some gold sequins as the shaker element. To finish it off, we used floral punches and quilled butterfly. To add oomph factor, we added some half pearls.


We are linking it to the following challenges:

1. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August 2018 challenge

2.  Creative Fingers- Challenge #151

3. Week 33 ~ Anything Goes ~ Polkadoodles


5. Crafting With An Attitude- Challenge 42

6. Craft Rocket Challenges- Challenge #51 - Anything Goes

7. Challenge #116

8. Craftaholics R Us- Challenge # 33

9. Crafting By Designs- August Anything Goes Challenge

10. Pennys Challenge 393

11. #105 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the Letter F

Our card uses Butterfly and Flowers

12. Crafty Creations- Challenge #372

13. Creative Moments Challenge 150

14. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge #08

15. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #74

16. LTCCB #25 - August Anything Goes

17. MIUCB #16 - Anything Goes

18. Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge #08

19. Papercraft Business Challenge #9

20. Not Just Cards-August Challenge - Anything Goes

21. Creatalicious Challenge #145 ANYTHING GOES with optional no square or rectangle card


23. TTCRD Anything goes Challenge

24. Challenge #325 - Summer Fun

25. Always Fun Challenges-Challenge 71

26. Catch the Bug-August Anything Goes Challenge

27. 613 Avenue Create-Challenge 212 Anything Goes

28. Pile It On! #145 - New Technique
New Technique- Shaker Card

29. The Craft Addicts- Challenge 51

30. FFC #247 Always Anything Goes

31. Scrapping4fun- Challenge 122 - Anything Goes

32. Cardz 4 Galz- Challenge #78 Dies and or Punches

33. Always Happy Birthday- August Challenge: Birthday Anything Goes

34. AGOAC- Challenge #225

35. CAS 16

36. Prika Blog Challenge-August-2018: “Anything Goes-Floral”

37. Muse Challenge #279

We were inspired by the flowers.

38. Daisy Chain- Challenge #22 - Anything Goes

Hope you like it.
Please give your feedback so that we can improve.

Subhashini & Chandhini

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Best out of waste: Princess doll with tutorial

Hello everyone I love making crafts from waste materials. We all buy water bottles while train journey and we end up crushing and throwi...