Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Quilled Shadow Box

Hello friends

We are back with a new post, this time we have created a quilled shadow box. We have repurposed the box which came with tealight candle that we received during Diwali. As soon as they were used and about to be dumped by our mom, an idea struck us, why not use it in some project. So we saved it and wanted to do a quilled diorama in it.
We have made it to gift our close friend whose favorite color is purple. We hope she likes it

We were inspired by the colors of the IQGC. So, we have incorporated all the four colors in this creation.  We have done beehive technique for the leaves, quilled tendrils for the hair, loose coil for the tree and tight coils for the flowers and the girl. 

Though we had the base (shadow box) ready, we had to cover it with white sheet. The tricky part was assembling and sticking the girl on the swing to the tree. We wanted to give dimensions to the tree, so we formed clusters of beehive coils and stuck them in 2-3 layers. We hope you can see the layers. We have used ice cream stick for the swing and embroidery floss to hang the swing to the tree.

Though it consumed a lot of time, we are happy with the outcome.

Check some of our other quilled creations below:
Quilled girl with puppy
Quilled wall hanging
Quilled earrings using beehive technique

Aren't the flowers adorable?

We are entering into the following challenges:
1. IQCG#53

2. Allsorts Week 495 -Inspired by a song
The song we got inspired is a Tamil song -"Poove Poove", which means flowers, wherein the actress sings glory of flowers.
3. LTCCB #28
4. MIUCB #19
5. Crafting with friends Challenge-76
6. Crafty Catz #439 Anything goes
8. FFC #261
9. Always fun challenge #86
10. Get Creative Challenge #75- Anything But A Card
11. Unstampabelles Challenge #85 Boxes, parcels or bags
12. 613 Avenue Create Challenge #215 Anything Goes
13. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #80
14.  Creative fingers Challenge 154
15. Creative moments Challenge 157
16. Creatalicious Challenge #151 ANYTHING GOES
17. TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge
19. NJC Challenge
20. Wk 47 ~ Anything Goes~ Polkadoodles Challenge
21. CGE November Anything Goes Challenge #57
22. Crafting from the heart Challenge 230
23. Crafty friends Challenge 97
24. The Crafty addicts Challenge-54.
25. Happy Craft Creations
26. Simon Says: Gift It

Hope you like it. 
Let us know what you think about this creation, we would love to hear from you.
Subhashini & Chandhini

Sunday, 18 November 2018


Hello friends

We are back with a new post, this time it is bookmarks.


 We often read books and then forget where we left. So,it was useful to make some bookmarks and these are fun and easy to make(as exams are approaching us).  

We bought this washi tape from Itsy Bitsy, we love chevron prints, so we bought them without thinking twice. This corner bookmark was easy to make.

We are linking it to the following challenges:

1. #111 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with thel Letter R- We have a theme- round(pearls) and a color -rose pink, so we are entering for the second prize.
2. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper November 2018 challenge
5. Creatalicious Challenge #151 ANYTHING GOES
6. Crafty friends Challenge 97
7. Crafting-with-friends Challenge 75
8. Creative fingers Challenge 154
9. Welcome to Pennys challenge 406
10. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #80
11. A Perfect Time To Craft November Challenge # 11
12. LTCCB #28
13. MIUCB #19
14. Crafting With An Attitude challenge 45
15. CGE Challenge #57
16.  TTCRD challenge
17.AI Challenge 245 Washi Tape
18. FFC #260

Hope you like it.
Subhashini & Chandhini

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Diwali Greeting Card- Packing Tape Technique

Hello friends

Happy Diwali to everyone.

Diwali card using Ranganjali dies

Today's post is a greeting card for Diwali, using dies from Ranganjali.  We enjoyed making this pretty cards using Ranganjali Dies. We are grateful to the Ranganjali team for offering us these dies as a part of their giveaway. It made our job simpler by using dies rather than  handwriting the sentiments. 

Packing tape technique

We have used Packing Tape Technique which we saw on Pinterest. We are elated with the outcome. We have used pretty paper from our stash, which blended very beautifully with our card and the festive theme.

Ta da..... Our Diwali card is ready!

We are linking it to the following challenges:

1. Die cut divas

2. Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 409

3. The Happy Craft Challenge
4. CraftyCatz challenge #436
5. Creatalicious Challenge #150 ANYTHING GOES
6. FFC #258
7. Creative fingers Challenge 154
8. Papercraft Business Challenge #12
9. LTCCB #28
10. MIUCB #19
11. Pennys challenge 404
13. Wkk 44 ~ Anything Goes ~ Polkadoodles Challenge
14. Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge #11
15. Allsorts Week 492 - Pretty Papers
16. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #79 - Anything Goes
17. A Perfect Time To Craft November Challenge # 11
18. Prika Blog Challenge-October-2018: “Anything Goes-Gold & Glitter”

19. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper November 2018 challenge

Hope you like it.

Subhashini & Chandhini

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Diwali Greeting Card

Hello friends,

Hope you are all preparing for Diwali. For those who don;t know what is Diwali, it is an Indian festival, also called the festival of lights. People wait eagerly for Diwali where we exchange sweets and gifts with our friends and family.

Today's post is a greeting card for Diwali, using dies from Ranganjali. This card would not have been possible without Raga akka of Perky Hobby, who makes amazing cards. She is a good friend of ours and offered to cut the dies for us. We are grateful for her kindness.

In this card, I have drawn mandala design with glitter pen and stuck the sentiments over a piece of  red sheet. And ta da, a simple yet elegant Diwali card is ready!

Diwali card

I am linking it to the following challenges:

1.  FFC #258
2. CraftyCatz challenge #436
3. Papercraft Business Challenge #12
4. CWAA-Challenge 45
5. Die Cut Divas' November
6. TTCRD Challenge
7. Creative moments Challenge 155
10. Pennys challenge 404
12. Wkk 44 ~ Anything Goes ~ Polkadoodles Challenge
13. PDE October CARDS Challenge
14. LTCCB #28
15. MIUCB #19
16. Creatalicious Challenge #150 ANYTHING GOES
17. Happy craft challenge
18. Cut It Up challenge #160 Clean and Simple
19. Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge #11
20. STAMPlorations November CAS Challenge

Hope you like it.

Friday, 2 November 2018

Earthern lamp Makeover

Hi everyone

Diwali is around the corner and I hope you have prepared your home for the festivity. Here is what we have made for Diwali, it can be used as show piece to pep up the glamour quotient of your home.

Peacock diya

Elephant diya

We have given old earthern lamps (diyas) a makeover as after years of lighting them, it turns black and can no more be used. This way we are not throwing them and giving them a new life. 

We have use Fevicryl Hobby Ideas Shilpkar Clay to give the desired shape.

Check out this envelopes that are easy to make and can be used to give money to your family and friends.
Handmade Envelopes

Check out this rangoli we made two years back. There is also a tutorial for it.
Kundan stones Rangoli

We have a tutorial, so do give it a try.

Materials Required:
Old earthern lamps (diyas)
Fevicryl Hobby Ideas Shilpkar Clay
Fevicryl Hobby Ideas Pearl colours
Golden spray paint
Golden outliner

Soak old earthern lamps (diyas) in detergent water for some time. With old tooth brush, rub it well so that soot goes away. Dry well.
Mix the two parts of clay well that they are blended well.

For elaphant diya-

 Now take some talcum powder in your hands and start making a small ball, elongate it to form a cylindrical shape with narrow end at one side. This will form the head of the elephant. Make 4 small cylinders of approx 1 cm length for the legs.
Now make 2 small balls and flatten them to form the ears for the elephant. Make a small tail, You can use fabric glue to stick them to earthern lamp. Let it dry.
Paint using colors of your choice. Give it a coat of white acrylic paint.We have sprayed it with gold spray paint.

For peacock diya-
Make 8 small balls and shape them like flower petals.(This is for the feathers.) Now using scale or paper cutter, make lines for the feathers. 
Take some clay and shape it like long log at one end and flat and wide petal like shape at other end. This will form the neck and body of the peacock.
Now stick the body of the peacock toward the pointed end of diya using fabric glue.
Stick the feathers as shown in the picture.
Let it dry, first give it a coat of white acrylic paint  and then paint them using pearl paints.
After it dries, using gold liner, draw over the lines of feather.
If you wish, you may give it a coat of varnish. It also gives it a shine.

 Earthern lamp makeover

We are linking it to the following challenges:

1. CWAA Challenge 45
2. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #79
3. A Perfect Time To Craft November Challenge # 11
4. Altered Eclectics
5. CGE Anything Goes Challenge #57
6. Crafty Animals Challenge 20
7. Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge #11
8. LTCCB #28
9. MIUCB #19
10. NJC October Challenge
11. Sunny Day crafting Challenge
12. Crafty Creations Challenge #377
13. Creative moments Challenge 155
14. The Crafty Addicts Challenge 53
15. TTCRD Challenge
16. Creative fingers Challenge 154
17. CraftyCatz challenge #436
19. FFC #258
20. Crafting from the heart Challenge 226
21. 613 Avenue Challenge # 214 Anything Goes
22. Happy craft challenge
23. Prika Blog Challenge-October-2018: “Anything Goes-Gold & Glitter”

Hope you like. Do give it a try.
Subhashini & Chandhini

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