Wednesday, December 19, 2012

My stash arrived!!!!

Just ordered some stamps and stuff from the US! am sooooo  excited...couldn't wait to share with you all!
Cant wait o sort it all out and make some cards!
Watch this space!!

For off on holiday!
Merry christmas and happy new year to all of you!!
Have a fabulously crafty 2013!!

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Origami Christmas tree

Continuing with our Christmas crafts this month, we made this gorgeous Origami Christmas tree and decorated it with sequins and a cute garland.
You can find the tutorial here.
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Saturday, December 1, 2012

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Two hearts

I just love the way this card turned out! the stamp is from 'la'boom', the hearts are  punched and the sentiment is from Kaiser craft.
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'Tis the Season to be Jolly!! Christmas gift tags!

We have kickstarted the Christmas season in class by making these adorable 3D Christmas tags! 
I found inspiration here and here
Here's wishing you a wonderfully crafty season!
I will be posting more christmas crafts this month so do come back!
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Sunday, November 18, 2012


Here are four photocards I made a while the photographs and love the way they turned out. These went out for sale through a local high end florists' store. I wonder who bought them eventually!!

Stamps are from Hero Arts, Stampendous and some unbranded (from the days when I bought stamps before I knew what to do with them!!) Inks I have used are my favorite, Memento, and papers have been embossed with cutlebug folders and die cut with nestabilities.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Twisted easel card

I found this tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. This is my student Jun's take on the card.
The supplies are...Spellbinders Nestabilities, stamps from Stampin'Up and Stampendous and Faber Castell sketch pens.
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Bunch of Tags

I made a whole bunch of gift tags for my friend's birthday...the tags I cut with my Cuttlebug tags die and I stamped them with stamps from Hero Arts, Penny Black and la'boom stamps with Memento tuxedo black ink. Added a bead and some bakers twine and some raffia and I was done. I made a whole box! Such a fun gift no?
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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Waterfall cards

I recently made a set of waterfall cards (tutorial) for my son's hindi teacher..Oh! I had so much fun making them...I think you can see that in the cards. Here is a collage of the cards I made.
The stamps I used are from Stampendous, Fiskars, Hero Arts and mft stamps, stamped with Memento and Versafine inks and coloured with copics and watercolours.
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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Another Hershey's kiss!!

Here is another card I made with the Hershey's kiss die...I love how CAS this is.
Stamp is from Stampendous, stamped with Memento Lady Bug ink. I embossed the lines with my Scor-pal.
Unfortunately the pic is not perfect...but it still looks good!
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Hershey's Happy birthday!

I recently rediscovered my Hershey's kisses die from Cottage's what I made with it!
I love the way this card turned out..don't you!
Stamps are from Stampendous and Hero Arts...stamped with Memento Lady bug and heat embossed with American Crafts Gold embossing powder.
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Halloween tube monsters!

Inspired by a project I saw here by Alisa Burke, I got my kids to make these fun monster tubes for Halloween! The kids (and I) really enjoyed making them...ther's no end to making your imagination run wild, is there?!
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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Number birthday

I am posting after a long is a bit hectic these days!
I made this card for a very dear (older) cousin...I love the way it turned out...what do you think?
The numbers are die cut with cuttlebug alphabet and number dies and the sentiment is from Stampendous "B'day Candles" stamp set stamped with Versmrk 'OnyxBlack' ink. It is such a fun sentiment isn't it!
I used a 'Xyron 150 sticker' machine to make the numbers into stickers to adhere them to the card

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ganesh chaturthi 2012

So sorry for the late post...Here is the activity we did for Ganesh Chaturthi this year.
It was a simple collage, but ended up being such a WOW project! the kids were really happy, as was I!

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Workshop at Ecole Mondiale World School

Hi all....I have been MIA for a while.
Life has been 'good' busy!
One event, was the workshops I conducted during art week at Ecole Mndiale World School at Juhu, Mumbai.
the primary kids made snowglobes and the secondary kids made pop up cards.
Here are some images.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Paru's perceptions Photography

Hi everyone

I have started a new blog...

Paru's Perceptions Photography

Please drop by and have a look.

Have been a bit busy with a large project...will post some pics real soon.
Thanks so very much for dropping by and reading my blog...
Have a lovely evening!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hero Arts Butterfly

This card was such fun (and quick!) to make!! Thanks Hero Arts for making such awesome stamps! I heat embossed the image onto ivory cardstock and then distressed it with Tim Holtz distress inks. I used Faber Castell colour pencils to colour the butterfly. Then sentiment is from Stampendous..also heat embossed and cout out with my spellbinder dies.
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Love to hear what you think...

Friday, September 7, 2012

Birthday candles

I absolutely love the way this card turned out! 
The candles stamp is  a woodblock stamp from Inkadinkado. 
I stamped it onto a kraft card with memento Tuxedo black ink. 
I then stamped it  on a piece of ivory cardstock with versamark embossing ink and  heat embossed it with clear embossing powder from Judikins.  
The panel , I cut with Spellbinders nestabilities oval and ovel scallop dies, and distressed it with Tim Holtz distress inks. 
The sentiment is one of my own and I completed the card with pretty orange and green ribbons from my stash.
Hope you enjoy this card as much as I did.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Happy birthday

I have had this gorgeous stamp for a while...unfortunately I don't have the packaging  and I forgot to record it, so I don't know who it's by. 
Does anyone know? 
It is probably  a Hero Arts cling stamp,  but I'm not sure. 
The sentiment is from Stampendous.
I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz distress inks.

After struggling for a bit, I came up with this design. I quite like the way it turned out. What do you think?
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Monday, September 3, 2012

Butterfly birthday

I made this card recently for a dear friend. I thin k it turned out simple and effective!
Cuttle bug embossing, butterfly punch from 'punch bunch', butterfly stamped on the background with memento inks...has no brand!
Raffia and button from my stash and sentiment from Hero Arts.
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Love to hear from you...

Sunday, September 2, 2012


A big Thank you to all  the people whao have viewed my blog!!! 20,051 pageviews in less than 2 years!!! I am ecstatic!!

Thanks guys for all your encouragement!!
Hope you will keep coming back for more!!!

Card set with Envelopes

Another card set this week...this time with a matching envelope. I had fun making these...a gift for a dear friend.
The cards admesure 3"x4" and are perfect for sending out with flowers or gifts.
Stamps are from Hero Arts and Stampendous, inks from Memento and ribbons and adhesive gemstones from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by...Love to hear what you think...

Friday, August 31, 2012

Gift tag set

Since I'm talking about sets this week, here is a 'little gift tags' set that I made for a friend recently. I have never done it before, but she insisted, so I had to do it!! I'm glad I did! It was so much quick! I made 30 of them in a jiffy!
Here are a few of them...

Stamps are from Hero Arts, Stampendous and Inkadinkado. can see my Chrysanthemum stamp again!!
Inks from Memento...Cantaloupe,Tangelo, Dandelion, Cottage ivy, tuxedo black, Grape jelly, Lilac posies, rich cocoa, Cottage ivy.
Distress inks fro Tim Holtz...Clear embossing powder from Judikins...
Hemp cord from Micheals, adhesive jemstones , buttons and ribbon from my stash.
I painted some images in with watercolours from  Camlin and an Aqua brush(just love it!!)

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Chrysanthemum stamp...many ways

When I lose my mojo, I stamp an image onto a sheet of paper multiple times and colour it in as and
when I feel like. This particular sheet took me a while!!
When it was done...for a long time, I wondered what to do with it.Then one day my mojo was back!!! I made 5 cards using one A4 size sheet of stamped chrysanthemum images! 
the Chrysanthemum stamp is one of my own.
The sentiments (stamped with memento rich cocoa) are from Stampendous and backgrounds are cling stamps from Hero Arts stamped with Memories Acid free Dye ink in Sand. I have used Tim Holtz distress inks to enhance the cards . Cords, Ribbons and buttons are from my stash.I really am proud of this project! 
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Monday, August 27, 2012

Match box card

This post is a little overdue...We did this project in class last month! It is a cute little matchbox that one can use to give a gift, or, as one of my students did...use it to  give a card in. 
You will find the tutorial here.( I simplified it by making only the box.)
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Hope this post inspires you...always love to hear from you!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Happy Birthday

I was playing around with backgrounds ( I like to have a few backgrounds on hand to make a quick card!) and decided to do an embossed resist with this Hero Arts Large Line Flowers woodblock stamp.
I applied Tim Holtz distress inks directly to my (Ranger industries) craft mat, spritzed them with water, and used my fingers to apply the paint. The result was not quite what I expected (Shari Caroll makes it look so easy in her videos!!), but I did not want to throw away the card. So after much struggling, I managed to put together this card. The scalloped edge punch is from Martha Stewart and the ribbon is from a local craft store. The flower is from my stash...forgot where it came from though!!
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Love to hear what you think...

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Rose Lace

I bought 10 new background stamps on a recent trip to Singapore!! This is one of them... Rose Lace from Impression Obsession!
I absolutely love it! The inspiration for this card came from a card by Iwona Palamountain (her cards are AWESOME!)
I have simply stamped the background on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink. Layered it with red and black card and onto a silver card base. I then added the three beautiful roses and punched out leaves. The sentiment is one of my own, heat embossed in rouge red embossing powder from American crafts.
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Love to hear what you think...

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Emboss Resist

I recently bought this Hero Arts stamp from a friend...I just love it!
To make this card I decided to use a technique that I saw long time ago in a Hero Arts video. Unfortunately I am unable to find the link now. 
This is how it goes though...
I stamped and embossed my image on an ivory card stock first in Chestnut and then with Clear embossing powder, hence, u can see two images. I then applied my distress inks directly to my 'Ranger craft sheet', spritzed water onto the colours and then, using my fingers,  applied the different colours to the image, where I wanted them. for example, the green on the leaves and the lavender and red for the flowers. I finished it off by sponging colour onto the background.  I layered the image with purple handmade paper and then onto a kraft card base.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts too.
One of my favourite cards!!
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Love to hear your comments...

Monday, August 20, 2012

Warm Wishes

The flower is from my new Spellbinders sunflower die set and the ric rac die is from Cottage cutz. Stunning effect isn't it! 
Background stamp is 'Harlequin' from Impression Obsesion stamped in 'sand ' from Memories acid free dye ink
the sentiment is from Hero Arts.
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Do leave a comment if you like what you see!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Happiness and Chocolate

I just love this sentiment from Stampendous! 
To go with it I started with a kraft card base.I absolutely love Kraft card for its goes with every colour!
I created the background with  the Harlequin background stamp from Impression Obsession  stamped in Sand from Memories acid free dye ink.
The yummy chocolate ice cream die cuts are from Cottage cutz. The smiley button, I thought tied everything together nicely.
The sentiment card is embossed with harlequin embossing folder from Sizzix and distressed with Tim Holtz distress inks.
The sentiment is heat embossed in Chestnut.
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I hope you enjoy this card as much as I loved making it!
Do let me know if you did!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Green Anniversary

I really enjoyed making this card... the way the colours responded on the stamp was amazing! 
When something simple turns out so beautiful it makes me very happy!
The leaves stamp is from Hero Arts 'Delicate leaf clusters stamp set'. I used Memento dew drops 'pear tart' (my favourite colour) and 'cottage ivy' inks.
The anniversary sentiment is one I bought years ago in Bangkok...unfortunately it doesn't have a brand name. I cut it out with Spellbinders Nestabilities.
The wishes stamp is from Stampendous 'Cling Love Health friends'.
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Make a Wish!

A simple stamp from effective!! Stamped here with Memento dew drops inks.
The sentiment is cut out with a cuttlebug die and the loop edger is from Cottage Cutz.
Oh I'm loving this die!!
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Beer mug birthday

I recently made this card for a cousin's birthday. 
The Beer Mug is a stamp I created when I first started papercrafting. It's a simple and fun motif and I have heat embossed it in Chestnut embossing powder before colouring it in.  
I created the background with the DesignBlocks Birthday background stamp  from Hero Arts stamped in Sand ink from Memories on a Kraft card. 
The sentiment is from Stampendous. 
The loops that are peeking out is the 'loops edger' die fro Cottage of my newest acquisitions!
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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Rakhi braid

A little late... but, I though I'd share with you what my daughter made for Rakshabandhan this year.
We got the tutorial for this braid here.
We added a really cute boy and girl charm. Since boys take off and throw their rakhis...I thought it would be nice to have one that we can use year after year and it would remain as a memory.

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Friendship day bands

Last week on the occassion of Friendship Day, we made these gorgeous fun bead bracelets! The kids had so much shows on their wrists doesn't it?!

Tutorials can be found here.(its the second tutorial in the video, so please be patient!)
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As always, looking forward to your comments...

Friday, August 10, 2012

Monster bins!

Hello everyone,
I haven't posted in a home on holiday, seasonal flu, etc...etc...
Life is slowwly getting back to routine!
This week in class we make these OH!so cute monster bins! Inspiration for these bins came from
Danielle's Place of Crafts and Activities.
We made them out of old Nestle slim milk cartons. They have turned out soooo cute, haven't they?!
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Am always thrilled to hear from you...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Custom 1st Birthday Card

I received an order to make a 1st birthday card for a  boy loves Winnie the Pooh, so I decided to make something that would really pop out and make him happy.
Here is what I came up with. I hope it made him happy...His father sure liked it!!
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

2-5-7-10 gift box

We had the most fun class with my Chinese students today...inspired by this tutorial on
Splitcoast stampers.
The gift box and the happy smiles speak for themselves!!
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