Friday, 26 May 2017

Quilling Tutorial

Hello everyone,

Today we are on the blog with something different that our usual. We tried our hands on quilling and it was easy using the kits available on the site.

We've made this card and we'll take you through the basic shaping used for this one.

We used the Advanced Quilling Kit from the store and it looks like this.

From the kit, we will be using these tools. 

Cut one of the strips into a half.

Insert one end of the strip into the holding tool, and keep your thumb as a support to hold the point. With the dominant hand rotate the tool towards yourself. With this, the strip starts coiling on the head of the tool.  

Place the coil on the board, depending on the size you want.

Pick it out and add glue to one end, and lightly press the coil to form a tear drop shape. 


We made these of different sizes and colours. Size can be increased by using the full strip and placing it in a bigger circle on the board. 


Next, we used the crimping tool. Run a strip of paper in the tool to achieve the crimped look. We used one such strip for the border of the dress. Then use another strip in a similar way and coil it. While sticking the ends, pinch both ends to form a diamond. 




For the hat, join two strips of paper and coil in the same manner. After setting it, stick one end and pinch it inwards on that side. 



All these can then be arranged on your surface and decorated with stones. We used these to make the clothes of our Prima Doll Stamped Image. We completed the card with some layering and flowers. 

Hope you're inspired to try this craft form!

Sunila & Aditi

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Mixed media frame

Hi friends,

Few days back I posted a mixed media project as my Dt inspiration for current May challenge on the blog.I got incredible response for my mixed media project.Lot of people were asking how I have done this.

So today I have a nice tutorial post for you all taking you to a tour of mixed media art.Mixed media art is anything where we combine various techniques in a single frame.Let me show you the frame first and then talk more on this.

For this frame I have a used a cardboard as my base and then have put white acrylic paint to cover as a coat on the cardboard.Once the white acrylic paint has dried I have done decoupage with modpodge and tissues.

Once my decoupage is done and dried ,I used a brick stencil to create a pattern on the cardboard.For this i used Modelling paste by Finnabair.I simply applied this paste on the surface with the help of a painting knife.This paste will dry in next 15 minutes.Be sure to was off this paste from the stencil.

After drying this is how the pattern will look like.

Now I started distressing the whole pattern with the help of distress inks.I have also used sprays by Papericious to give better effect on the pattern background.

Now this is how it looks after drying.

Time to embellish it with chipboard, flowers.metal embellishments and other accessories.I have stuck everything using Glossy accents glue.

Let me share some close ups of the project.

All supplies are from

Hope you enjoyed the making,Happy crafting!!


Friday, 12 May 2017

Mixed Media Tag

Good morning everyone,

Today we're here with some inspiration for you'll. This month the challenge is anything goes and we've created a mixed media tag.

We've used the Papericious products for this one, available at Craftsneed Store.

The new range is so versatile for various projects and especially for mixed media.

 We used the gesso for our base coat; the acrylic dots and spritz for the colour; the chippies, lace, fabric flower for embellishing; and the jute cords for completing the look .

Sigma White Cardstock
Papericious Heavy Gesso White
Papericious Dots Acrylic Paint- Moon Yello and Blue Berry
Papericious Spritz- Baby Pink
Papericious Lace- Butterfly
Papericious Chippies- Hearts 
Papericious Jute Cord
Tim Holtz Stencil Layering Mini Collection- Set 1
Art Basics Crackle Paste White
Mont Marte Modelling Paste
Finnabair Stamp- Vintage Vanity Clear Circles
Prima Forest Leaves Die
Cherry Lynn Die- Flourish 8 and Sakura Flower
Archival Ink Black

Hope you're inspired to create!
All the supplies are available at the store.
Happy Crafting!

Sunila and Aditi

Monday, 8 May 2017

Gift tags

Hello Friends,

The May Blog Challenge Anything Goes is going on the blog.Today I have some beautiful gift tags as inspiration to show you all.Recently I bought some Flower making Cardstock from the Craftsneed site.The papers are super gorgeous and the flowers comes out so neat and natural.

Few of my creations with those papers.

The pollens are also from the craftsneed site.They really enhanced the whole look.

Let me show you my second Tag.For this I have also used sentiment tiles.

Here is my last Tag where i have done some stenciling and stamping on the background.I have used organza ribbons to tie at the top of these tags.

Hope you are inspired.Do join us for the challenge.

Best wishes

Thursday, 4 May 2017

May Challenge -- Anything Goes and April Challenge winners

Good morning Crafters,

Today We,the team of Craftsneed, are happy to announce our second Blog challenge.We received an overwhelming response for our first Challenge which happened last month.Big thanks to all crafters for participating in the challenge.Results for the April challenge are below.We were simply amazed by the creativity of all crafters and trust us it was hard time choosing the winners,So first out top two runner ups:

1.                                                Prashanti Khannoj

We loved how beautifully the whole card is done keeping it clean and simple.

2.                                               Saba Noor

We liked how neatly and nicely this beautiful lattice pattern is done by Saba.

Congratulations Prashanti and Saba,You will receive goodie bags from Craftsneed.

Now our April Challenge winner is Preeti D.

We are in love with her card,Superb Preeti...we are short of words to express how beautiful this card is...simply gorgeous!!
Congratulations Preeti,You will receive a 500rs gift voucher from Craftsneed.

All winners and top picks please send mail to to claim your prizes.

Now with a new month starting a new Challenge.This month our theme is ANYTHING GOES.

 You can join the challenge with any crafty stuff,it could be a card,scrapbook,altered objects,tags,albums,Mdf or wooden objects, Clay jewelry or anything which is related to crafts.This Challenge allows you to put your entry if its crafts anything and everything related to crafts is allowed.For general Challenge guidelines please visit link below and follow our blog.

Challenge guidelines

Now here are some inspirations from the design team

This Beautiful Box is by our Dt Sunila and Aditi Mahajan

This Mixed media frame is by our Dt Anushree

So start sharing your creations soon and do visit us back for more inspirations.

Happy Crafting!!

Pls click on the button below to link your challenge entries.

a quick candlight