Friday, May 21, 2010

For a Good Cause

hi everyone,
I'm really sorry that I have been offline and off the face of the earth for so long. I'm not even going to promise that I'll try harder cause it seems I can't try hard enough...EVER! Anyhow, I have been mostly busy with non arty stuff of late.

But, for the summer, I'm interning at a non governmental organisation. Its called Sarthi and their goal is to help out all the artists living in India...well more specifically- New Delhi and Jaipur anyway. So I thought I'd use my blog as a a platform to voice their cause. They work for artists of all types- dance, music,magicians, puppeteers etc. They have projects to help educate these people and to provide housing, legal aid etc.

However, since this is a privately owned organisation, many of their efforts can't be formed into concrete plans and executed due to lack of funds. And for this, they need the help of the community. They do shows for dance and music outside India as well, in Europe and the US.

So now, I am asking the online crafting community to please help support their cause by providing donations.

You can click on the title and it will direct you to their website if you want to read more about them.

Sarthi is also looking for sponsors who can help support any of their fund raising events or programmes.

All those who are interested in making a donation, please contact sarthi and they will forward you the details to make your donations.

Also, once you have made the donation, come back here and leave a comment telling me you have and your name will be added in for a lucky draw to win a handmade gift from Sarthi.

And, you can get a second entry for adding a link to this post on your sidebar. Those who aren't able to make a donation, please help spread the word and your will still be entered into the lucky draw.

Don't cheat cause I'll be checking!

Happy Crafting,

Saturday, December 5, 2009

A Card that got Late

Well this card was meant for taylored expressions I think....ok maybe not but it was for a sketch challenge but I wasn't able to post it since my internet connection failed to initiate. Anyhow, I'm posting it now. I tried to keep the focus on the background itself and added gemstones to the center of the flowers to add interest. The butterfly is a punch and I've added two gemstones for the butterfly's body. I didn't have matching ribbon so instead, I decided to use some embroidery floss to do the job. lol

I'm in Delhi right now with my parents so won't get around to creating till next week or so but I have a couple of my own projects and I also have mail that was waiting for me here! Will take pics and show you!

Happy Crafting,

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Card for Crafty Pad Sketch Challenge

This is my submission for the Crafty Pad Sketch Challenge for this week. I substituted some of the shapes and things in the sketch to accomodate my card though I tried to stick to the original sketch as much as I could. The oval shape in the right bottom corner has given way to a line of some gem stones.

Oh boy, I've been using too much purple these days. Better go look up some color challenges so I don't get a chance to do that. But then again, I can be a little sneaky and add a dah of purple here and there, can't I? lol

More coming up later.

Happy Crafting,

Just Saying hi AFTER AGES!!!!!

Hey everyone,
hope you all are doing well. Yeah, I know I've been off the crafting world for quite a few months now. Any who, I'm trying to improve that and have a lot of posts ready to write up and publish here on the blog. I have been busy with college and didn't have access to the internet and didn't have a lappie or PC. Well that has been taken care of. I don't have a printer or scanner but do have my phone, my own lappie and internet connection so alls good now. Ok, so now I'm signing off so I can start making good on my crafty promises.

Happy Crafting,

Saturday, August 8, 2009

hi again

well its my birthday today and I have not actually been able to do anything to celebrate on my blog but be assured that I will though not in the near future as of now. Today I'm going to fly to Delhi which is where my parents live. A pandemic has been declared here in Pune where I live due to swine flu so I am sitting here in an internet cafe with a mask on my face. Hopefully I'll be able to get a lappie in a week or so and get back to my card making and crafting.


Well I have a muscle pull in my right arm so can't talk more today as my whole arm is throbbing. See you guys later.

Happy Crafting,

Thursday, June 11, 2009


If you’re a little baffled seeing my salutation, let me explain. For those of you who do not know what Namaste means, it is a form of greeting in India. If you have read my profile then you already know that I plan on going to college very soon. Well, I am planning to go to college in India which is my home country. And guess what?


I came here so I can go on with admission formalities like interviews, written tests and group discussions in the various colleges and universities I am applying to. So far I have 3 colleges on my list and by the end of next week, I’ll probably have 5. Yes, I’ve kept my options open but let us see whether I get into the course and college of my choice. *fingers crossed*

Anyway, moving on to crafty news, since I am busy with admissions you won’t see any new things on the blog for quite some time. I do have a couple of projects that I had wanted to share with you but I don’t have access to them as of now since the pc is back home in Kuwait. Our family is going to be shifting to India for a couple of years and my parents are busy packing while I try to keep a hold on my future.

Anyway, you will find me chatting once in a while about my life and happenings and I will also post about any new sites and blogs as well as candy that I find when I have the time to cruise through blogland. I’ll try to keep my blog candy roll updated as well but I can’t promise. The amount of blog candies I list on my blog is quite large and it can take me upto 7 hours to get the list updated. Well, I got to go and look through all the creativity out there while I’m at it, right? Seriously, I spend WAY too much time just admiring other peoples work and end up doing none of my own.

Anyway, this post was quite long and I hope you understand and don’t mind my being MIA for a while. Oh, and another reason why I can’t craft is cause none of my craft supplies are here. I mean, I don’t even have normal cardstock and paper. Yes I’m miles away from any crafting activity.

Did anyone even read the whole post? I know I sometimes cheat and not read the posts and just look at the pictures and since there are no pictures here, so……????

Happy Crafting,

Friday, June 5, 2009

The Color Dare Challenge Blog

Good Morning everyone. Are you up for a challenge and some blog candy? The color dare challenge blog is a new blog that has weekly challenges for you to join in. Since they are just starting, they are offering some great candy as well on the blog. So hop over and join the fun!

Here is where you need to go-

Happy Crafting,