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Saturday, 21 January 2012


Hi all,
i am so sorry for the delay in announcing the winners.Lots of things keeping me busy n the other reason is we have got lots of extremely beautiful entries this month which made my job tougher.Believe me there were more than 10 finalist this time,you are all super creative dear friends and i am proud of you all:).

So without further delay,it time to announce the winners.The random lucky winner for the amazing prize pack from is:

No#25,priya sondhi.
Congrats girl,please mail me your address to have 3 days to claim your prize.

The top#3 for challenge#1 in no particular order is:

Poornima for her extremely beautiful recycled jewel box,i was amazed by the details.

Romina for her beautiful punch craft,the flowers are stunning

And Kavya for her 3d quilled seasonal dolls,love the concept.I am sorry,i couldn't save the picture from her blog,click HERE to see her stunning creation.

Congratulations ladies,please feel free to grab the badge n wear it with pride:)

Don't forget to join us in our challenge#3,Love is in the air+color pink.I want to make one thing clear,your creations must have 90% of pink,you can use other colors only 10% if necessary.

Happy crafting,

Wednesday, 11 January 2012


I am so sorry i have delayed it a day.First i would like to thank all the people who took part in challenge#2..There were 44 awesome entries,almost doubled from last time,and i am delighted to see the response.I really enjoyed looking at all the entries,sorry if i have not commented so far on your blog,will do it soon for sure.

So the theme for this months challenge is:

Love is in the air+color pink

We would like to see valentines day project with color pink.You can add other colors,but it should be very less,and you can add any neutral colors to your project(white,black,kraft etc)

Who can play:Anybody who are into any type of arts n crafts.It can be a painting,crochet,embroidery,clay work,paper crafts etc.

How to play:Make a new project(no back linking to old projects) based on this months theme,post it on your blog with a link back to this blog(its must),come back and leave a link to your project(not your blog).You can enter up to 5 entries.Maximum of 7 challenges can be combined including this challenge.

Prizes:At the end of the challenge a random winner and top 3 will be selected.The random winner will get a price package from the sponsor.

This month is again sponsored from my CRAFT STORE,the winner will get a paper crafting kit from the store.

In kalalayaa craft store we offer varities of paper crafting n scrap booking kits,pattern papers,stamps,embellishments and much more.Do have a look for more details.

I am so sorry,i don't have any guest DT inspirations this week,like as i said life has been so busy n i didn't have time to contact any one.But the good news is from next month,the top 3 winners will be the guest DT's.I think that is a better idea:)).

But don't worry,i have squeezed in sometime and made a inspiration project for you all to get inspired.

Visit my blog for more pictures n details:

So have you been inspired?.Do play us along this month and please help us to spread the word about this blog.

Happy crafting,

Wednesday, 4 January 2012


Have you ever wondered what to do with the tiny stamps in the set expect the backgrounds?In most of the stamp set only 3 to 4 main images are there and others are like fillers n really small:)Here is a simple tutorial to use them n make your own epoxy pins.

Supplies needed:
Stamps,ink pads,circle punch,blending tool,bell clips,glue n gloss.

Punch out circles in white card stock n stamps the desired designs.Distress the edges with ink pads.

Apply a thick coating of glue n gloss n allow it to dry for at least 4 hours.

Once it completely dried it becomes totally transparent n the designs will be clear.Fix it to the pin with glue gun.If you don't have stamps are feel lazy to stamp,you can directly punch out pattern papers n apply glue n gloss:).The last 2 pins in the picture is made with pattern papers.In this way you can even customize it for your projects with the same pattern paper:).

Tips:If use use card stock pattern paper you can fix it directly to the pin,if it is paper then mount it on a card stock n fix it to the pin.
Don't ever keep the pins one above the other,keep it fixed to a card stock otherwise it get sticked to each other.I have spoiled few of them like that:((

Happy crafting,