Thursday, 31 October 2013

Oct Post - Miracle Tag !

Hi Friends,
This is Riti Poddar here again with my last post for the month of October !!
Here's a tag that I made using my Pretty Graphic 45 Papers from the Secret Garden Collection.
I have enjoyed myself while playing around with these pretties. If you still haven't picked up your pad is the time to do so !! We have them in store.

With Diwali just round the corner & with my health being unstable over 2 weeks I haven't been able to live up to my standard of work. I apologise for the same & promise to come back with a bang in my upcoming projects !!

 Supplies Used :
Graphic 45 - Secret Garden Paper Pad 8x8
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder : Swiss Dots
Teal Big Shot Machine
Memento Ink : Tuxedo Black
Distress Ink : Peeled Paint
                       Crushed olive
Stamp : Precious Baby Quotes by Fiskars
The Dress has been Hand drawn & cut using my Tim Holtz Tonic Scissors
Charms : Princess Hanger
                Baby Mug
Lace, Clothes Pin & Buttons : from my stash

Friends check out the Blog Anniversary Candy to get a chance to win some yummy craft goodies.
Today is the LAST DAY TO ENTER.....


Wishing you all a Very Happy Diwali in advance !!
May you all have a Happy & Prosperous Year ahead !!
Till we meet again in a New Month with a Brand New Challenge, some New Products & some Lovely Projects by all the DT members.....

Hugs & much Hugs......

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Altered art Bottle and Week 3 Candy winner

Hello Everyone.

This is Pallavi and today is my turn to post an inspiration project for you AND announce the 3rd winner of our blog candy. By the way, have you participated in our blog celebrations and don't forget there are still a few days left to join our Current Challenge.

Today, I am going to show a project that I attempted with Rock Candy Distress crackle paint and Graphic 45 papers. I say 'attempt', because honestly I did not know till the end whether I will be successful in making a half -decent project. I think it turned out okay. I was looking for a dark grungy look and I got that,so I am happy. I know that it's not everybody's favourite style of crafting, but sometimes I like to move away from the pretty pinks and explore my dark side. Evil laughter.:-)

(I had a hard time taking a decent picture.The colour in the picture looks more purplish but its actually more of a red in reality)

Anyhow,I used the Rock Candy crackle paint for my background and tons of mists and inks to achieve the effect I wanted. I hope you can see the fabulous texture I got in the pictures.

I used the Graphic 45 French Country and a little bit of Typography paper for the label and borders.I used a lot of different moon-shadow mists and some starbursts for the background colour. I also used distress inks to define the crackle texture.

A close look at the gorgeous texture

Here is a list of supplies I used :

Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint
Distress inks : Black Soot,
Ideology Ornate Plate
Little Lindy's Green : Mystic Malachite
Little Lindy's Red : Poinsettia red gold
Gossamer Gold Moonshadow mist
Windmill Charm
Mulberry Flower
Matte Multimedium

And now,onto the third winner of our blog Candy. Drum roll please.....The 3rd random winner of our awesome blog candy is.No. 20 and that is.....

Sindhu Manokaran.
Congrats Sindhu! Please contact us at to claim your prize. Please mention 'random winner-3' in the subject line.
For the rest of you, don't lose hope! There's one more chance to win. To participate ,check the rules here.

That's it for now. I will see you next month. Take care and stay crafty.:-)



Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Graphic45 Secret Garden Scrapbook Layout

Hie's and Hello's Crafty Females!!
This is Samreen Merchant today writing out to you....
I hope you guys had a great time looking at the tutorial i made last time
Today I've got a layout that has been designed for you today which is elegant and super easy to make
 so? shall i share the images?

first i need to ask you did you participate in this months challenge hosted by our teammie Riti ?
its a cool challenge where we will be giving away  A mini rusty Scooter , A Bow Maker !!

and what about the Crafters Corner Treat ? click on the link for further details on the candy

okay now here is the layout i was talking about

its an 8"x8" scrapbook layout with 2 photo Mats

 Used a lot of graphic 45 Secret garden papers 

 Handmade Flowers
 filled up the window with Crackle accents from ranger
 Misted the angel with some perfect pearls Glimmer (unfortunately i couldnt capture the shine in this picture)

Misted the florals too!

tore some Washi tape and layered it under the photo mat
You see the train there? well i highligted some areas with PerfectPens and PerfectPearls

You can see a prima wood embellishment here.... coated it generously with distress crackle paint ... i let it dry up for a few hrs n then layered it up with liquid pearls!! 

heres the list of products you will need to make this

Graphic45 SecretGardenPaperPad

thanks for dropping by and having a look at this!!

See You Soon,
Samreen Merchant

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Step by step instructions for a Pocket Folder for Gift Cards, Photos and Tags !

Hello Friends...
This is Riti Poddar once again with a picture tutorial for you all. But before I begin I would like to remind you all once again that Crafters Corner Blog is having a Candy Give away to celebrate it's Fabulous 1 year !! There are some Yummy Candies to be won !! Those of you who haven't checked it out yet...please Rush over after reading today's tutorial post !!
I will be providing the Link to the Candy in the End. So don't forget to check it out. We already have had 2 winners.... 
Nupur Priya & Shivani !! CONGRATULATIONS! to you both !
Okay, Guys let's begin our Tutorial.. 

Here's what the Final Project looks like !! Don't you Love these pretty floral papers? And what do ya'll think about this sweet little girl ? I love her so much !

(P.S. just in case you are unable to read the instructions on the Pictures, Please click on them for an enlarged photo, for better reading )

Take a closer look at the Pretty Little Blue Bird & her nest. I have used the 'Tumbled Glass' Distress Crackle Paint on the Bird !
The Butterflies have been coloured using my LSG starburst Sprays - Sea Mist Green & Cotton Candy Pink & Distress Paints in Spun Sugar, Dried Marigold & Spiced Marmalade.
The Butterflies, Flower Bunch & Bird has been made using my Brand New Mod Podge Moulds & Clay.

The ready size of the Folder is 4"x 4"

Supplies used :
Card stock : Fabriano (Elle Erre)
Mod Podge Molds : Nature (for the Bird & Butterflies)
                                 Flowers (for the Flower Bunch)
Memory Box Dies : Madison Window &
                                 Flower Boxes
Stickers, Lace / Ribbon Trims - from my stash
LSG starburst - Cotton Candy Pink
                          Sea Mist Green
Distress Ink Pad :  Antique Linen (for distressing the Window & Flower Box)
Distress Crackle Paint - Tumbled Glass
Distress Paints : Spiced Marmalade
                           Wild Honey
                            Spun Sugar
Sentiment Stamp : Clearly Besotted Stamp Set - Remember
Memento ink - Tuxedo Black
Martha Stewart : Doily Lace Border Punch
Crafters Corner : Key charm
Fiskars : Sure Cuts Paper Trimmer
Tonic : Scissors by Tim Holtz

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial & will try making it !
We would be really happy to see pictures of these Pocket Folders made by you !
You can insert Gift Cards, Mini Cards, Tags, Pictures, Journaling Notes etc & Gift it to your Friends & Family!!
The same thing can be made using Bigger sheets of paper like the 12" x12". It will give you a 6" x 6" folder.

Please leave your suggestions/comments or queries (if any) about this tutorial and I shall be glad to answer them !

Now as promised here's the Link to the Candy Giveaway !!
Rush over fast to get a chance to win some yummy candy !

Don't forget to enter our Challenge for the Month of October...New Beginnings!!! For more deets check the post here. Last date to enter is Oct 31st !! So hurry & enter !!

Happy Crafting,

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Faux Tile Video Tutorial

Today I'm sharing how I made the Faux tile that I shared in my previous Dimensional magic Video...

I cannot do short you will have to forgive me for that...I love talking...and never know when I get carried away....

So hope it doesn't bore you too much...But I loved making this one...

You can make any size..embed anything your heart desires...old photographs, ephemera, beads, charms, anything....and make it a small keepsake that you can carry with you everywhere!! 


Products Used in the Video - All the product names are linked to the store items..
Craft Sheet
Prima Firefly paper pad
Tombow Permanent Adhesive roller tape
Bent tweezers 
Dimensional Magic- Silver
Mod podge - Matt Finish
Bic Markers
Stampendous Butterfly stamp
Stazon Ink Black
All purpose Stamp Cleaner
Of course the New Trimmer that we have in the store!!  

Friday, 18 October 2013

'CHARM'ed by trinkets!! :) and week 2 candy winner!

Hello everyone!

So good to be here, talking to you all again! :D I couldn't be happier when Shalini asked me to make CAS stuff for the blog. 'Clean and Simple' is totally my type!

Thanks a lot Shalini, for the awesome offer!

I'll announce the winner at the end of this post, you'll have to read all that I write, appreciate my cards and only then check who the winner is! :D Wait... I like guessing games when I'm not the one who would be guessing! Let me give you a hint... The winner's name starts with 'S' and ends with 'I' :p

For today's post, I am going to showcase a couple of charms and a trinket. I had no idea what I would do when Shalini called and asked me to use charms and trinkets on CAS cards/ layouts! I said, ''OK...OK...yeah, I am sure I'll come up with something good!'' But the truth was I had no damn idea how I was gonna use them! :p I am not at all good when it comes to using charms.

Enough of my blabbering! The first card showcases a beautiful key charm. It's called the 'Daisy key charm'. The card as you can see is a pretty simple one. Just some pretty paper, CS, charm, ribbon and a sentiment. If you are someone who makes a sketch before you start making a card, it would hardly take half an hour to finish this one!

Supplies used-
Daisy key charm
Fairy rhymes paper pad
HA Cup O' Joe ink from 'Quiet morning' pack.
The butterfly was paper pierced from the same PP I used on the card and glossy accents was added.

The next card is a shaker card. I fell in love with shaker cards! They look so awesome and elegant, don't you agree? Here is my card showcasing one of the most beautiful charms- Eiffel tower charm!

 Supplies used-
Elegant Eiffel tower charm
HA Cup O' Joe ink from 'Quiet morning' pack.

My last card for today showcases the adorable Isabella trinket, cute mulberry flowers and awesome fillers.
Here it is! I am totally in love with this card!!


Isabella trinkets
Jolee's Boutique spring birds sticker
mulberry flowers (two layer retro flowers)
fillers (will be online on the store very soon!)
Fairy rhymes paper pad
HA Cup O' Joe ink from 'Quiet morning' pack.

I hope I've inspired you enough to use these pretty embellishments on your cards. :) Do leave me some love!

Now for the announcement you all have been waiting for, that is in the case you haven't scrolled the page to see who the winner is! :p

Our second random winner is No. 15


Congratulations lucky girl! :)
Please contact us at to claim your prize. Please mention 'random winner-2' in the subject line.

For everyone else, there still are two more chances to win these beautiful paper pads. Check all the rules HERE.

See you again, until then...take care, bye! :)

Lots of love....

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Mixed media walldecorater frame-unleasing those ohh-so-fond-of memories !!

Hello crafters ! Am back again with a mini post for you today.I believe you guys were having an awesom gala time with so-very festive mood of  the Durga Puja/Dusshera as well as Shalini's awesome candy of our blog anniversary !!
Our dear DT Riti have challenged us with an awesome challenge " Cheers To New Beginnings ” and our so apt product of the month being Graphic 45 Papers & Distress Crackle Paints who would think of missing a chance to join in the fun-challenge !!

So,I am here with a mini fun tutorial for you using this so-fun-to-work-with products!
Yes you hear it right! A mixed media walldecorater frame to uphold the classic old memories,using a few old photo clips.

This time,the junky lady recycled an old light plywood plane,which I collected it sometime back from my storeroom(it was a frame for some old scrambles and puzzles)and a jute mat for the base support.

Then comes the real magic--a good amount of layering on this plywood skeleton as follows:
Step1- An uneven coating of liquitex modeling paste with a tint of green acrylic to give it an uneven brick-kind historic look.
Step2- A thin coating of gesso
Step3- Finally higlighting random areas and creating more depths using distress stain(vintage photo) and my Little Lindy-Sweet Treats(Cotton Candy Pink: Starbust spray,Dark Chocolate Truffle: Starbust  stain,Sunset Pink: Glitz Spritz).
Step4-Dry it with a heat gun.

So as we are done with the base of our project and keep it aside. Now moving on to the embellies making.
As I intended to give my project a garden look, so first thought which came to my mind was I need to have a fence for my garden. So for making it I used a medium thick coating of distress crackled paint on the leftover soft plys from the puzzle board with a touch of the Dark Chocolate Truffle: Starbust stain.

Here,we are done with the fencw and for some more embellies I used the lovely fuzzy cut out of the G45 Secret garden florals. I used the paper pad for the clock face too..Ohh I so very love this lovely sheets!!

So dats it .With a little sprinkle magic of pixie dust all over your are done,ain't it quite simple !!

(Caution: Picture heavy post)--(Please click on the pics for a better and detailed view)
Guys now hold on your breath,coz if you are aware of my posting style,you might be knowing that before I showcase the entire project,I generally give sneak peeks of the project from different angles as I LOVE building deep suspence :P !!And then when I am near about exhausted projecting every possible angle,I show the final picture...I hope you guys have the patience and bear with me...I know I blabber a lot !
So here you go....

Sorry to interrupt you guys : in case you are curious about those pics,in clockwise order(me,my mom and mama,and the lil toddlers are my mom and mama in their childhood days-my most favourite pic)

 And in the snippet below,that beautiful lady on the beach is my granny ^_^ !

Enough with the sneak peeks,I believe now its time to show you the entire piece!! So here it is...

I believe there was some small piece of useful information for you guys in that (super-long) story ;).

Before I sign off,here's a list of the products I used to make this walldecorater:

Liquitex modeling paste
Distress Stain(vintage photo)
Little Lindy-Sweet Treats:
#Cotton Candy Pink: Starbust spray
#Dark Chocolate Truffle: Starbust  stain
#Sunset Pink: Glitz Spritz
Distress Crackle Paints (pine needles)
Graphic 45 Papers(Secret Garden)
Weathered Clock
Mulberry and some daisies.
Heat gun 
Jute mat,ribbon from my stash

Do drop in your views and queries,I would be very glad to reply you back !! Till my next post,Happy crafting :)