Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Yet another swap - Desktop Calendars

Hi

Here's yet another swap that I participated - here again with Swap Central India. I used chip boards and I actually messed up the first lot. I had to restart and when I did, my back had gone for a toss.

Here are the pictures














Thanks
Seema

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Birthday planner with Swap Central India

Swapping has become an addiction for me. I love Swap Central - they make me go outside my comfort zone to create stuff.

I made this birthday planner - below are the pictures. End of day, my dustbin was overflowing but was definitely a good experience. :)










Cheers,

Seema

Monday, December 17, 2012

I was tagged

I have been MIA - actually not really - just not been able to write. Tejal started this TAG game and I have been tagged by Jovita and Varshitha. Just have to answer the following questions and I hope I can make you smile after you read this post.

Here goes the questions and my answers

1. Where is your cellphone?.......................always with me. My daughter wants to throw it away though.

 2. Your hair?........................................... Long and needs another round of hair bonding.

 3. Your Mother?........................................  My lifeline. How would I have survived if not for her.

 4. Your Father?........................................ I miss him

 5. Your favourite food?............................... Anything chatpatta - bhelpuri, sevi puri, pani puri (OMG my mouth is watering)

 6. Your dream last night?.......................... Did i dream last night - I guess not - was fast asleep.

 7. Your favourite drink?.............................. Coffee

 8. Your dream/goal?.................................. To do the best and be the best

 9. What room are you in?........................... My office

10. Your hobby?..........................................Crafting, chit-chatting

11. Your fear?............................................. WATER - can't swim even to save my life

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?...........In a huge house next to the beach with a room dedicated only to my stuff - where i don't have to clean. 

13. Where were you last night?........................  at home - Sunday night - not a good time to party.

14. Something that you aren't?........................ A good cook

15. Muffins?.................................................. Can i have some.

16. Wish list item?........................................... Too many - will probably keep writing 

17. Where did you grow up?...........................Mumbai

18. Last thing you did?.................................. Checked my phone

19. What are you wearing?.............................Indian salwar kameej

20. Your TV?................................................ anything that takes you off from the everyday stress

21. Your pets?.............................................. I can't handle that

22. Friends?...................................................Love them. 

23. Your life?................................................... Happy

24. Your mood?.............................................. Happy 

25. Missing someone?....................................... No 

26. Vehicle?....................................................I - 10

27. Something you're not wearing?....................My watch

28. Your favorite store?................................... Nothing in particular

29. Your favorite color?.................................... Blue - all shades of blue. There was a time, when i would wear blue all days of the week. 

30. When was the last time you laughed?......... couple of days back teasing a friend

31. Last time you cried?................................... hey i can cry at a drop of a hat.

32. Your best friend?........................................ My daughter

33. One place that I go to over and over?............. to my bed room

34. Facebook?.................................................. Addiction

35. Favorite place to eat?................................. Seated on the sofa watching TV
Well, now - I am done with the questions.


Hey - now over to Vaibhavi.

Cheers
Seema


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

CD banner - welcoming my daughter back home

Earlier this month, my daughter was selected to represent Mumbai for the hand ball nationals and had to travel to Srinagar. My daughter has never been away from home without me and this was the first time. I decided to welcome her back with this CD banner that I made for her. She cut short her trip by a couple of days since she flew back instead of taking the train back and so towards the end, had to hurry up this.

This banner is for my little precious child. Entering the same for the Hands 2 hearts Challenge.

Cheers
Seema


Monday, October 22, 2012

Happy Birthday to the butterfly queen - Tejal's birthday blog hop

Hi Guys,

Welcome to Tejal's blog hop..

Our butterfly girl is a special lady and what better way to celebrate a birthday with other than a blog hop....So hop along... You have 16 stops to make before heading to tejal's blog to wish her.. And a blog hop also means prizes and surprises... So one random lucky commenter would get a Echo Park mini theme collection...(Last day to comment and win this prize is 30th Oct 2012, 23: 59 hours). So what are you guys waiting for.. Hop along and join in the fun to wish Tejal a very happy birthday..

Here is a list of the participating people so in case you get lost along the way you know where to go....

1) Shalini Maskara
2) Saumya Mohanty
3) Apeksha
4) Seema  (You are here)
5) Meghana
6) Ujjwal 
7) Smita
8) Jovita
9) Rachana
10) Shruti
11) Dr. Sonia
12) Spardha
13) Megha
14) Piyu
15) Erum
16) Khushboo
17) Tejal (the butterfly queen)

Happy Birthday Tejal




I created this card for Tejal - She is an inspiration to all of us crafters. Always ready to help and to share information. I wanted to make a butterfly card for the butterfly queen and then was googling around and I saw this butterfly easel card (sorry, don't remember the site though) - have never made an easel card before - so here goes my first easel card all for you dear Tejal.





And also here's my first box envelope to keep the butterfly easel card. A very Happy Birthday to you, dear Tejal. May you be showered with loads of love and happiness always.







Hugs to you,
Seema

Friday, August 31, 2012

Card for a Special Teacher

Here's my first card for Teacher's Day. I am submitting this for the Hands 2 Hearts Challenge. I love paisleys and when Shoma of Krafter's Kart designed some paisley stamps, I could not resist. Even the "Best Teacher" stamp is from her store.  

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Punch craft flowers for window display

Recently, got an order for a window display - theme being Bougainvillea. Jovi and me have gotten together to do this order. Consignment - flowers and frame for the first store, was handed over to them yesterday morning. This is what we made. We have lots more to go.
frame and flowers
Frame and flowers

Flowers
Flowers all the way

Cheers,
Seema

Friday, August 17, 2012

ICR Meet in Mumbai

Recently, few of the ICRans from Mumbai met up - it was great meeting people whom I had only chatted / messaged on facebook. It was really exciting -

Indira Tanwar has written so well about us meeting - I would like to share her blog entry here - http://arty-sorts.blogspot.in/2012/08/icr-meet-in-mumbai.html

Cheers
Seema

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

A birthday gift to myself - a sizzix BIG SHOT :)

Last week, it was my birthday and I decided to gift myself a Big Shot and I wanted to have it with me on my birthday. I immediately thought of Shalini of Crafters Corner - I knew she would ensure that I get it on the day I wanted it. She was so sweet - when she realised, it was my birthday - she added an embossing folder as a gift to me with no extra cost. She has awesome stuff at her store and actually guides you. She will frankly tell you that this is not required at the moment - do not invest and I really like that about her.

This is my BIG SHOT - am so excited













This is my first embossed paper (I am in the process of learning the right technique) .













Happy embossing.

Cheers
Seema

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Swap with ICR

Last month, I participated in the first swaps (in fact 2 of them) - was very excited not only to make the swaps but also to receive them.

My first swap was for Indian Craft Room (ICR) - theme being friendship. For this swap, we had to make 2 ATC and they have to be sent to 2 different crafters and in return, you will receive 2 ATC's from 2 different crafters. Isn't that exciting?

Happy swapping,

Seema


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Quilling paper

Ever since I started quilling, I guess I always end up using the wrong weight of the paper and then I googled and found this blog, so thought of sharing the same - http://quilling.blogspot.in/2008/09/what-weight-paper-should-i-use-for.html

Happy Quilling,

Seema

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Birthday Return Gift

This month was my darling daughter's birthday. And I decided to make handmade return gifts. I made a set of individualized visiting cards and a bookmark.

Thanks to Neha of A1 Craft, Eesha of Artystree Ems and my dear friend Jovita of Creativita for the materials. Without you, would not have been able to put this together.

Cheers
Seema

My first encounter with Rakhi making

I have seen a lot of crafters making rakhis and so here is my first attempt.





Also, happened to drop by Krafter's kart and they had these stamps especially for Rakhi and so here is my first Rakhi card. Have to work with the other Rakhi stamps too. 




Cheers,
Seema

Friday, July 13, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Finally launched - Crafters Corner by Shalini Mittal

The wait is finally over… Crafters Corner is now online!!!

They have everything - right from the basic card stocks to a huge variety of pattern papers to Copics to Spellbinders to stamps, ink pads, crafting tools, punches, die cutters… you name it and they have it! WOW.

Currently they are the sole distributors of some of the leading brands in the industry in India and many more are in the pipeline. They extensively stock products of multiple brands like Martha Stewart, Sizzix, Spellbinders, Tim Holtz, Fiskars, Punch Bunch, Crafter’s Companion, Memento… just to name a few…. all under one roof. The products are not only super quality in their perfect original packing but also great value for money.

 Do check their online store http://www.crafterscorner.in/

Cheers
Seema

Monday, July 9, 2012

How to oxidize silver?

Hey. Today, I am posting that I found something on the net and I want to share this with all. I am in the process of making some bookmarks and wanted the jump rings to have an oxidized look and so Mr. Google to the rescue - Do check this link - http://www.favecrafts.com/Jewelry-Making/How-to-Oxidize-Silver# I am definitely going to try the same.  

Cheers
Seema

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Stamping all the way for Lulupu

Here's a card that I am submitting for the Lulupu challenge. Made on cardstock, ribbon and button from the Creativita store and Fiskars and Martha Stewart stamps. The Inks are from Close to my heart and Distress Inks.


Happy Stamping,

Seema

Friday, June 29, 2012

A gift for a close friend

I made the enclosed scrap page layout for a friend's new born son. I hope she likes it. Have asked her to add pictures of her son.




Cheers
Seema

Monday, June 25, 2012

Crochet - i wanna perfect

Earlier last week was just surfing the net and saw these wonderful crochet flowers. Simply fell in love with them. I wanted to make those. I knew the basics of crochet - can only make basic stitches but to adapt them to a design that I did not know.

Called a couple of people who I thought would know crochet. But alas.

Finally picked up a book, the crochet hook and thread - I am now on my way to make some crochet flowers. Any idea of how they can be used.







And this is my first creation - any ideas on where to use these flowers.

Happy crocheting,


Seema

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Another submission

Here's another submission for the Pie Lane challenge and this card has been made by my daughter.



The card stock is from Jovita's store, the PP is from Mansi's store.

Ofcourse the stickers - the "Happy Birthday" and little fairy are from Pie Lane of course :)


See you soon,
Seema

Here I go for another Challenge


Pie Lane Challenge - Anything goes
Pie Lane Challenge - Anything goes
Here I go for another challenge - and that the challenge by Pie Lane. Enclosed is my submission for the challenge. All stuff except the card stock is from Pie Lane. The card stock is from Jovita's store.

Pie Lane Challenge - Anything goes
Pie Lane Challenge - Anything goes
















Happy Crafting,

Seema