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

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

Friday, 10 August 2018

Quilled Earring

Hi everyone

The one thing that all ladies have in common, across all the ages and across the continents is ........... yes, you guessed it right, it is shopping. We all love shopping, don't we, do we need reasons to shop?
What is the first thing that comes to our mind when we think about shopping? For us, the image that comes to our mind is going through the busy streets of a market or checking out different brands in a mall, trying to get the best clothes. And we don't mind spending hours choosing the best one. And now that we have bought our favorite clothes, we need accessories to complete the look. Earrings and statement neck-pieces form a big part of accessories, well atleast in our case.

Making your own earrings is the best thing one could think of ever as one can customise it to their preferences, be it color, deign or the length, especially when one can't find the right accessories to pair with the outfit.

Here's what we made to match our outfit.

A glimpse of quilled earring

We have worked out magic with strips of paper using quilling, a technique which transforms mere strips of paper into wonderful pieces of art. The design has been inspired from the net, though it is not exactly the same.

We made quite a number of earrings during the first and second year of our bachelors degree to match  with our clothes, some of which we have already posted in our blog.  We will update others in the upcoming posts.

Take a look at these quilled earrings:

Quilled earrings using beehive technique

Quilled butterfly earring

We are linking to:

1. Crafting With An Attitude- Challenge 42

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

3. August 2018 Anything Goes Challenge!

4. Pennys Challenge 392

5. TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge

6. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #73 - "Anything Goes"

7. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge August #08 - Theme Always Anything Goes

8. LTCCB #25 - August Anything Goes

9. MIUCB #16 - Anything Goes

10. Crafty Creations- Challenge #372 - Anything Goes

11. Creative Moments- Challenge 150

12. Create and Makes-Challenge 23

13. Lil Patch-CHALLENGE #87

14. FFC #246 Always Anything Goes

15. Challenge 212 Anything Goes

16. Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge #08

17. August Anything Goes Challenge #54

18. Challenge #110 No Patterned Paper

19. Challenge #22 - Anything Goes

20. Challenge #140 - ANYTHING GOES

21. Tuesday Throwdown TT404 - Anything Goes

22. Papercraft Business Challenge #9 August

23. Scrapping4funChallenges- Challenge 121 - Anything Goes
Thanks for visiting our blog,

Chandhini & Subhashini

Friday, 3 August 2018

Cute Owl Pen Stand

Hello crafty peeps,

Let's face it, all of us fall short of pen stands to store our color markers, pens, pencils and paint brushes. It saves us a ton of time in sorting things out and makes crafting a lot more easier and faster. Organization is a big part of time management. I guess you all would agree with us on this.

Today, we want to share a cute owl pen stand with you. This is a simple and kid friendly project. You can make it in an hour if all items are in hand. We love to make recycled crafts, and this is our latest addition to the list. We have used old CDs and even the paper used to cover CDs are reused ( it was used in our assignment).

So, without further ado, let's look at owl pen stand.

Take a look at this cute Owl Penstand

If you are someone who loves owl crafts, then you must check out these projects- 
Quilled Owl keychain
Quirky Owl Love- Greeting Card

Here's the side view

We are linking the project to the following challenges:

1. Cookie Challenge #99

2. Challenge 42

3. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #73 - "Anything Goes"

4. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge August #08 - Theme Always Anything Goes

5. August Challenge

6. August Anything Goes Challenge #54

7. LTCCB #25 - August Anything Goes

8. MIUCB #16 - Anything Goes + Acrylic Block Stamping

9. July Challenge - Anything Goes

10. July 15 - Aug 14 Challenge- ANIMAL projects - any theme.

11. August 2018 Anything Goes Challenge!

12. Challenge #371 - Anything Goes

13. Challenge 149

14. Anything Goes Challenge Weeks #346-347

15. Animal Magic Challenge

16. TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge

17. CHALLENGE 23 Anything goes theme

18.  Challenge 217- Anything goes


20. Challenge 171 ~ Tropical Colors

Thanks for stopping by.

We would appreciate if you follow us and leave us some comment love,
Chandhini & Subhashini

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Quilled Tricycle with Flower Basket

Hello friends,

Hope you are having a great day.

We badly wanted to make a tricycle using old CDs and container for really long time but somehow we kept delaying it for some reason one of which is that we didn't find the right container for it. We had gone through an umpteen number of videos for the same all these years. When IQGC posted the colours for this month's challenge, we went through a lot of options until we settled on this. 

Simple pleasures

If you love quilling, then you can check the following projects for some inspiration:

Quilled Owl keychain

Quilled wall hanging

Quilled earring

We initially thought of making the basket using tight coils but we didn't have 5mm quilling strips with us. We usually prefer using 3mm strips for the projects we have been making so far and using them to make basket would mean making a number of coils to achieve the same height that one could easily do with half the number of 5mm strips. So we had to think of plan B wherein we decided to stick beehive swirls around a paper cup and turn it into a basket. Again this time we were greeted with a challenge in the form of not having any paper cup around to be used.

Assembling the wheels

 When we almost thought of dropping the idea of making the basket tricycle, we decided to make our own paper basket using weaving technique but it did not please us much so we had to think of yet another option. But this time, we were determined that nothing could stop us from making a tricycle and we were pondering over other possibilities. Then we came across quilled tendrils which we had previously seen in DT member Sini's inspiration post for one of the previous challenges. We thought of putting this technique to make basket although we were a bit skeptical in the beginning. We terribly failed in the first few attempts but we knew we were not going to give up. We tried it a couple of times until we became comfortable with this technique. And we did make one basket with it sticking it over a piece of paper and then forming a cylinder and pasting it over a circle paper as the base. You won’t understand the sense of satisfaction and accomplishment we got on completing the basket. 

Having fun clicking pics (time to relax)

After we finished making the tight and loose coils, we started assembling it all together to form wheels and handle. Now came the next challenge-  gluing everything in place. It drove us crazy and took lot of time to fit perfectly in place without slipping off. We had to hold it chance by chance for some time until it began to settle. Whoa! What a relief! 

Quiilled tricycle

But the moment we saw the whole project with those charming and blooming flowers, all our tension just evaporated into the air and we felt so pleased with ourselves. 

Beauty in bloom

Ah! There it is.... finally

 What you see now is not just the result of hours of hard work, but also hours of pondering on the perfect technique catered to our needs and within our limitations.

We are entering this Quilled Tricycle into the following challenges:

1. IQCG#49


3. Close to Nature Challenge

4. CHALLENGE 205 Theme Anything goes

5. CHALLENGE #86- Always Anything Goes

6. CHALLENGE 49 Theme Anything Goes

7. July Challenge - Anything Goes

8. Challenge Weeks #344-#345 - Anything Goes

9. CHALLENGE 72 As always our challenge is anything goes

10. Challenge #371 - Anything Goes

11. TTCRD Anything goes challenge, week of July 24

12. Week 476/477 - Flowers all over

13. MIUCB #15 - Anything Goes + Mixed Media

14. LTCCB #24 - July Anything Goes

15. Ch. #140-No Pattern Paper

16. Cookie Challenge #99

17. Challenge 76

18. Challenge 41

19. Challenge 149 -Anything Goes, the optional twist -shaker card

20. July Anything Goes Challenge

Let us know what you think about this 3-D quilled project.

Thanks for stopping by

Hope you like it,
Chandhini & Subhashini
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