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Thursday, 22 March 2012


Dies are the most versatile tool for card making.It gives more professional look to your cards.There are lots n lots of designs are available in market,so you may get confused what to buy and what not to.If you are in your beginning stage of collecting dies,anything is fine.Once you got handful,you must be careful in selecting your dies,because lots of designs are repeated with slight difference,so that you don't waste your money on similar designs.And other thing you can do is,have a second look at your dies.Other than just cutting n using as it is,if you give a second thought n think for a while you can achieve different results with your dies,interestingly they will look like the other dies available in market:).In this case you will give 100% of your money you paid,satisfaction n most importantly you don't have to waste the money in same type of dies and can buy different ones:).So in this series of tutorial i am going to show how you can use your dies in different ways,so keep watching.

First is using your spellbinders dies(even other dies)for making borders.Have you ever wondered what to do with the first two(smallest)dies you get in the nestabilities?we mostly use the last two biggest size dies and other remains unused.Here is the solution,use the 1st or 2nd size dies for making borders,just cut the dies as it is,and then cut them in to two equal half,apply glue for half of the part and stick it to the panel.

Next is,using your spellbinder die to cut only one end.Doesn't this looks like PTI'S half n half dies?,i actually wanted to buy those,since they where quite expensive i was thinking whether to buy or not.Then blinked a bulb in my mind,n i have tried it with spellbinder dies,since its hallow in the center it so easy to do this.
This is how you should place your card stock in the die,your paper should be at least 3/4" less than the die size,so that the sides don't get cut.

Here is the end result,i have tried with different dies.Isn't it fabulous,i love spellbinder dies,they were so versatile.Lots more idea will be posted in future with these amazing size,keep watching n do leave your feed backs:).

Happy crafting,

Thursday, 15 March 2012


Believe me i have started this challenge/tutorial blog one fine morning without any planning.Just a idea came in my mind when i woke up n i have immediately started it,n already its been 4 months???wow,.time flies these days.So there where many confusion how to go about it, n all above that suddenly life has become too busy,but still 4 challenges are completed successfully,he,..he.So i was in a dilemma whether to continue this or not,but yeah like i told already i never like to step back in anything i do,n yes all the things be it my art school or craft store or my exhibitions or what ever it is, a idea that came to my mind in a fine morning n i have started it immediately,lolz.People says one should not start anything without planning,but only that works out better for me so far.If i start thinking i get scared n i can never do it.But once i start,i really work hard to keep that going,think n plan a lot to make it successful.

okies,enough of my long story,so now i have planned to take up the challenge blog serously.First step to set up a design team.

Are you creative?love challenges?Dreaming to be in a design team,here is a chance for you..we are looking for 3 designers to join us from april 2012 to september 2012,that is in a 6 months term

Who can apply:
Anyone who is enthusiastic,fun loving n creative from anywhere in the world.Should be able to work as a team,help us in bringing sponsors n should be able to hold a challenge when it comes to your turn.

What we expect:
  • You must a have a blog of at least 6 months old with regular posting
  • Good online presence
  • Should promote the challenge blog n the sponsor in your post
  • Help us with challenge themes n hold a challenge yourself when its your turn
  • Should comments on the allotted entries
  • Creations n photographs should be clean crisp
  • Help us in bringing up new sponsors
  • Ability to meet up with the deadlines

What you will get?:

  • A good experience first of all:)
  • DT button for your blog
  • Good blog tariff
  • Good exposure for you through all our blog n face book pages
  • Get occasional freebies n goodie bags from the sponsor,if not from my craft store

How to apply:

  • Make a blog post with 3 of your best creations in different style(eg.a card,3d project,scrapbook etc)
  • Say that your are entering for the DT call in "For the love of crafting challenge blog" n link back to this blog.
  • Come back n leave the link to the post here.
  • You have time till marth 31st.
  • Your DT assignment will start from april 10th

NOTE:The selected person will be contacted through e-mail on 1 st of april.Will have a proper introduction post on 3rd of april.

All the selected DT'S will get a exclusive starter kit from my CRAFT STORE with some yummy goodies:)).(only if you are within india:))

P.S:On popular demand i am planning to make the card n scrapbook kits in a big quantities on theme basis,which is going to released from april too.So the selected DT members will get a chance to design for the card/scrapbook kits in my craft store also,isn't it a great new,so what are you waiting for?send in your entries soon:))

Note to all our regular challenge players:
I am planning to make this challenge blog a proper n big one,that is why the challenge is on hold this month.Pardon me for that,but i am sure you are going to love the upcoming challenges,yummy prizes n amazing inspirations,so please gives us the continuous support in the future also.Thanks for understanding:)

Wishing you good luck:)
Happy crafting,

Tuesday, 13 March 2012


Hi crafters n friends,
i am sorry but the challenge is on hold for this month as i am getting busy in different things these days,and its very difficult job to run a challenge blog single handed.I really thought of closing it down,but with amazing response from you all people n increasing numbers of followers every day i don't want to do it,n i really hate to step back in anything i do.So i am planning to set up design team who can help me along with the challenges.Announcement is coming very soon,so don't forget to check it back.

Sunday, 4 March 2012


i am extremely sorry for the delay in announcing the winners.Life is so hectic these days,but still i know i should not give these excuses,so i promise to be prompt from next time.And there is some exciting things is going to be there in this blog,so keep an eye.

Ok so on to the winners of challenge#3,first of all i thank you all who joined us last month.The random lucky winner for the prize pack sponsored from my craft store is...

Congrats girl,please mail me your address to have 3 days to claim your prize.

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

Pinky's world,for her beautiful romantic card.Love love the use of pink:)

Neha jain,for her beautiful quilled bouquet.
Suganthi mohan,for her beautiful quilled heart card

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

Happy crafting,