Tuesday, 23 August 2016

DIY Fabric Keychains | Sizzix Post

Hello dear friends !

My new post is live on sizzix.co.uk blog and I'm sharing a couple of ideas for making keychains or bag accessories using fabric.

A couple of sneak peek pics here :-

Supplies from sizzix.co.uk :-

Please head over to the Sizzix blog and let me know how you liked my idea. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Blog Anniversary Clebration--Event 4--CRAFTY QUIZ

Hello and Welcome Friends ! 

Today I'm announcing the last event, Event 4 of my month-long blog celebrations- Crafty Quiz.

 You can view my previous events in the following links :-

2. Blog Challenge- Friendship Card Making Challenge(Open Uptil 31st August) (Please read and follow the rules before linking up your cards)

I'm was so happy to see so many emails pouring in for my Event 3- Scrambled ..Looks like you all enjoy such contests and fun games a lot. :) 
Just like the previous event- Event 3- Srcambled, this event too is time-bound and the earliest entry with the maximum correct answers will be the winner. 

How To Play :-

Below are 10 questions related to crafts, the earliest entry to send in the maximum correct answers will be the winner. Send me your answers at jasleen.sam@gmail.com within 48 hours, that is, before 24nd August 2016, 10:00 A.M. IST., with the subject line as 'CRAFTY QUIZ'
One entry per person only.

What's the Prize? 

One of our favorite online craft stores- Lulupu, is generously sponsoring the prize for this event and the winner will recieve Rs. 1000 gift voucher to shop at www.lulupu.com.

Lulupu-the craft lounge, an online craft store which was founded by Karuna Chauhan 4 years ago, has been catering to the needs of  the crafters in India by bringing in a huge array of imported craft brands at their doorstep. Known for their excellence in quality of the supplies and services, it has now become one of the most sought-after online craft stores here. You can view the shop here - www.lulupu.com

Thank you, dear Karuna, for your generous sponsorship. :)

I know you all must be very excited to play this by now. So, without further ado, let us start. Here we go :-


Who invented this form of quilled shape? (Picture below)
Question-1 reference Picture
Source- Google

Question-2 :-

Which popular craft brand was named after the founders' beloved pet(s) ?


Name the stamping technique applied in the picture below.(hint--it requires two kind of stamps)

Question-3 Reference picture
Source- Google


Name the background technique applied below.

Source:- Google


Garnet, Passion, Cranberry, Majestic Blue, Fern, Sunburst-- In which product line do you get to hear these words?

Question - 6:-

Guess this tool and what is it used for ?

Question-6 Reference picture

Source- Google


What's the name of  this beautiful art form?

Question 7 Reference picture
Source- Google


Which is the best stamping ink that can be used on non-porous surfaces?


Arrange the following craft brands in the order of their launch, starting from the earliest to the most recent  :--
A). Simon Says Stamp 
B). Bo Bunny 
C).Lawn Fawn 
D).Heartfelt creations
E). Faber Castell 


Who's the founder of  WPlus9 ?


Send in your answers to jasleen.sam@gmail.com within 48 hours from now. I'll acknowledge all the mails later today or tomorrow. :)

All the best. Have fun !

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Card and a Box Set | Sizzix Post

Hi friends !!

It's mid-August already !!! Where is this month heading so fast ?!

It's Tuesday and I'm back with a new post at sizzix.co.uk blog. Today. I shared a card and altered a pillow box with the help of the following  :- 

Sharing a sneak peek here :-

Would love to know how you liked my today's post. :)

Also, I'm so happy to see so many of my blogger friends and crafters  participate in my Blog Celebrations.  Uptil now, three events have been announced, if you missed seeing any of these, click on the respective links below:-

Event 4 coming soon. ;) I'm sure you'd enjoy this a lot.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Blog Anniversary Celebration--Event 3-- Contest--SCRAMBLED

Hello everyone  !! 

As most of you might be aware that this month, I'm celebrating a few milestones on my blog, like, my blog's 3rd Anniversary, crossing 100-followers mark, crossing 50K pageviews and reaching 3K mark on my Facebook page. And how can celebrations be complete without some fun and interactive activities ! So, I've planned a few exciting events where you all can participate and stand a chance to win some amazing prizes ! First two events have been announced previously, in case you missed them, you can view the Blog Giveaway event HERE and a Card making Challenge post HERE.

Today, I'm announcing the 3rd event , which is a fun contest--- SCRAMBLED.


Below is a list of ten jumbled up names of popular craft brands, and you have to guess the correct answers and mail me at jasleen.sam@gmail.com  , within 48 hours, that is, before 12th August 2016, 10:00 A.M. IST., with a subject line 'SCRAMBLED'.  The earliest entry with the maximum correct answers will be the winner.  One entry per person only. 
So, yeah, that means the earlier you send in your answers, more are your chances of winning.

 Excited ? ;) 

Oh, wait ! You haven't heard what's the prize yet. I'm sure the prize would increase your excitement multifold. ;)


One of our favorite craft brands, Mudra, has generously sponsored this contest.

Mudra is an Indian stamp company founded by Varshitha Nagarajan and although it was launched recently in March this year, the stamps by Mudra are already becoming a huge favorite amongst so many card makers and stampers here. The stamps are designed by the talented artists and bloggers, and are of excellent quality. They come up with new releases every month and you can find more details about all the released stamp sets on their official blog - 

Mudra is offering two gorgeous stamp sets- 

1. Floral Silhouette (6 by 4 inches)
2. Happy Girl (3 by 2 inches)

Isn't that great? Thank you, Varshitha, for your generous sponsorship. I wish I could participate too !! 

So, are you excited to play ?? Here we go ---

Guess the correct answers of the following  10 jumbled up craft brands :--          

1.        A  R  I  S  F  S  K

2..      P  S  L  B  N  S  E  D  I  E  L  R

3.     E  T  W  L  N  A  E

4.      Z  I  I  X  S   Z  

5.       R  Y  A  P  E  T  P  R  E

6.      F  I  E  C  R  K  R  A  T  A  S

7..      D  A  S O  M  E  P  N  S  T  U

8..       I  E  R  P  C  S  O  A U  I  P

9.        N  I  O  N  I  D  D  K A K A 

10.       E  A   G  R  R  N

That was easy, right ? :P

Send in your answers to jasleen.sam@gmail.com within 48 hours from now. I'm waiting !! 

All the best ! ;)

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Quick Floral Card | Sizzix Post

Hey Friends !!

For my Blog Celebration- Event 1-GIVEAWAY post, Please click HERE.
For my Blog Celebration Event 2-- Friendship Card CHALLENGE, please click HERE.

My new post is up on sizzix.co.uk blog and today I have shared an idea to make a quick, clean and simple card using dies, along with step-by-step making process pictures.

 *** Click here to view the complete post on Sizzix****

Products used:-

Sizzix Thinlits Stitched Rectangles Die set by Tim Holtz (661189)

Would love to have you stop by Sizzix blog . :)

Also, would like to share a few helpful links at sizzix.co.uk :-

If you are looking for some quick inspiring card making and craft videos(pictures below) , there are many in the Sizzix video gallery, made by the talented in-house Sizzix designers, few of them recently added. Check out this link here :-


That's all from my side for today.

Meanwhile, I hope you will take time out to participate in my Blog Celebrations! Something exciting coming up on my blog tomorrow. Stay tuned ! ;)

Sunday, 7 August 2016

One-layered Card With Masking And Stamping

Hello dear friends !!

How are you all ?

After a long, long time, I made a card just to play along a few blog challenges. Since last few months, you must have seen me post here mostly about the work I do for my design team. Although I enjoy my DT work, I hardly  manage to find time to make a card just for fun. But, I'm glad I managed some time to try some techniques--making a one-layered card with some masking, stamping and water-colouring. :)

Before I share the card, I would like to share that my blog completed 3 years this month so I'm celebrating this milestone and a few more by hosting a giveaway and a few more events. You can read about the blog giveaway HERE and about a Friendship-themed card making challenge HERE. Would love to have you all join in !! :)

So, over to my card now :-

One-layered card with masking and stamping

My inspiration to make this card came from the fun sketch at this week's CAS(E) this sketch challenge# 184 and also from the Monsoon rains here ;) Apt for this season, isn't it?

Those umbrellas are from the Jane's Doodles stamp set-Rain or shine, and they were masked and stamped with the help of Archival black ink. The images were then coloured with the help of Faber Castell water colour pencils and blended them with clear Wink of Stella pen instead of water. I find blending with this pen much better and easier to control when using water colour pencils. And there's a subtle shimmery effect too. I used Bielo card stock to make this one-layered card.

One-layered card with masking and stamping
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Also linking this card to :-

1. Peek-a-boo challenge- Colour inspiration (My card has blue, yellow and reddish pink colours from the inspiration pic)

2. One-Layer Simplicity Challenge#30-- August Art (I have used water colour pencils to colour my umbrella)

4. Ranganjali August Challenge- Favorite Technique( My favorite technique used here is masking and stamping.)

So, did you like it? Let me know. :)

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Blog Anniversary Celebration Event -2 | Challenge-- Friendship Cards

Hey Friends !!

Welcome to the second event of my month-long Blog anniversary celebrations. For those who are new, I'm happy to share that my blog completed three years this month as well as it has reached the 100-follower mark. So, I'm celebrating this occasion by hosting a giveaway and a few contests and challenges.

I announced my first blog celebration event-Blog Giveaway a couple of days ago. You can read the post and participate HERE.

Blogging and crafting community is extremely warm and helpful. My blogging journey has introduced me to some of the most supportive and helpful folks, who have generously offered their guidance whenever I needed or asked. So, this event is about celebrating the kindness and friendship that we all have been giving and receiving in this crafting community.

   Today I'm announcing a challenge and the theme for this challenge is 'Friendship'.

Rules for this Challenge :-

1. Make a friendship-themed card, the style could be anything-CAS, shabby chic, vintage, etc., whichever style you are comfortable with,  but remember, cards only please.

2. Tell us in your blog post , what is that card making technique that you really wish to try or is on your crafty 'to-do' list since long, could be anything, like- Water colouring, quilling, some stamping technique, a new background technique, a particular fold, just about anything you always wanted to do or wish to get better at. Challenge yourself to do it now and show it on your card here.

3. Only one entry per person please. You can link your card to any number of other challenges as well.

4. Please link to that particular card post, and not to the entire blog or gallery.

 5. Please display the challenge image in your blog post and provide a link back to my challenge in your post so that your readers can find the challenge and play along too.

 6. Only the cards made on or after 3rd of August(challenge announcement date) are allowed.

7.   Link up your cards to the linky tool below before 31st August 2016, 11:55 P.M. IST.

General Rules for participation :-

1. Follow my blog.
2. 'Like' my Facebook page - HERE(skip if you do not have a facebook account)
3. Follow me on my instagram account -HERE (skip if you do not have an instagram account)
4. Share the challenge announcement image on your Facebook timelines, keeping the settings as'public'.

1. If you do not have a blog, you can email me your entries on jasleen.sam@gmail.com
2. This challenge is open to the card makers from all across the globe.

The Prize :-

Amongst the entires linked below as well as received through email, I'll be choosing one winner RANDOMLY .

And the prize for this challenge has been sponsored by a very popular hub for the online craft classes- Craftsy (Website-- www.craftsy.com)

A Little about Craftsy :-

Craftsy was founded in the spring of 2010 by four tech guys who wanted to create a new high-quality approach to online learning, and it launched in May of 2011. Our founders hoped to create a convenient education platform that captured the magic of a live classroom, including interaction with an expert instructor and fellow students.
Craftsy offers a whole lot of classes in paper crafts including card-making, mixed media, quilting, sewing, art, photography, baking, cooking and many more categories, from the best instructors across the globe. The classes provide access to easy-to-follow HD video lessons on computer or mobile phones, anytime, anywhere, forever.

The winner of the challenge will be offered a gift coupon using which she can choose any Craftsy class of her choice from the wide array of categories. :) Isn't that amazing?  
Check out all the classes Craftsy offers HERE.
Thank you so much Craftsy, for your generous sponsorship and such a valuable prize. 

Here's what I have made to inspire you to play along :-

Friendship Day Card using Mudra Stamp-Dainty Blooms

The floral stamp set is from Mudra-Dainty Blooms and I love how delicate it looks. It's one of my favorite stamp sets from Mudra. I water coloured those images (a technique that's a challenge for me and I so wish to get better at ) with the help of Faber Castell colour pencils. That patterned paper peeking out is from Lawn Fawn-Polka Dots.

I'm linking this card to CASology Challenge#209, where the cue word this week is 'Watercolour'. 

Also linking this card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Fabulous Florals.

Now, it's your turn to share your friendship-themed cards. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Butterfly Lantern | Sizzix Post

Hello dear friends and bloggers!

I'm just loving making so many gifting options like gift boxes, party favor boxes, etc so easily and quickly with the help of dies. Today I shared a very similar new make at sizzix.co.uk blog but it's not a box this time. It's a paper lantern. Sizzix has some amazing collection of such dies, and if you are someone who takes bulk orders for such boxes, or if you are into planning and organizing birthday parties,  I think you would drool over the wide variety of  gift box/return box options available on Sizzix.

Here's a little sneak peek :-

I've shared a step by step process of making it too. Hope you will enjoy the post.

And by the way, if you are visiting my blog through this post, or for the first time, I would like to share that I'm running a Blog Giveaway from 1st to 31st August. It's open worldwide so I would love it if you could all join in my month-long blog celebrations. :) All the details HERE.

See you all tomorrow with something exciting ! Stay tuned. ;)

Monday, 1 August 2016

Blog Anniversary Celebration----Event #1-- GIVEAWAY

Hello and Welcome dear friends !

I'm so excited to share with you all that my blog completes 3 years in August 2016 . Recently, it reached the 100-follower mark, crossed 50K page views and also  my Facebook page Kagaz-ology reached 3000 page 'likes' milestone.  My crafting and blogging journey with you all has been an amazing one, a journey that began in August 2013 and fetched me not only a whole lot of creative satisfaction, but also some wonderful and very talented friends sharing similar interests and passion. :)

I wouldn't have come this long if it weren't for your love and support. And so I wish to celebrate this happy occasion through this giveaway and a couple of fun contests through the month of August. I have never hosted any such fun interactive activity or event anywhere on my blog or social media before, so I think this would be a nice opportunity to connect with you all in this way.I hope you will all participate and enjoy. 

Today, I'm announcing the first event of my blog anniversary celebration--- BLOG GIVEAWAY.

I'm giving away a gift coupon to any one of the  following online craft stores as a prize and the winner can choose if she would like to have:-

 Rs. 1000 Gift Voucher to shop at Lulupu -- www.lulupu.com


Rs.1000 Gift Voucher to shop For Mudra Craft Stamps.(mudracraftstamps.blogspot.com)


15 $ gift voucher to shop at Altenew-- www.altenew.com

To Participate :-

1. Follow my blog. You will find the 'Follow' button at the top of the right sidebar.

2. ‘Like’ my Facebook page HERE.

3. Follow me on my Instagram account HERE.

4. Share the main blog anniversary image on your blog sidebar.

5. Share about this giveaway along with the  main giveaway image on your Facebook timeline keeping the settings as ‘public’. This would help me spread the word about my giveaway.

6. Comment below after you have completed all the steps. Also, since I wish to make this giveaway a chance to know you all better, please share how you started your crafting journey, in your comments. Would love to read your story. :)

Eligibility :-

This giveaway is open to all- Indian as well as International crafters and bloggers.

Deadline :-

The last date to enter this giveaway is 31st August 2016, 11:59 P.M. IST. The winner will be chosen randomly from the received comments.

I’m eagerly looking forward to your participation in my blog giveaway.  

I have planned some fun contests in the coming days. I hope you’ll enjoy all the upcoming events too. Stay tuned ;)


Thanks so much for visiting.