Mar 5, 2017

Mudra First Birthday Blog Hop


Welcome to our “First Birthday Blog Hop”! 

I am year after ages,  not that I dint craft but because my crafting journey took a different perspective. 
I started Varnas creation space to show my creations and also introduced my first ever stamp sets, after very long break, took really long time to understand and research about stamp making, designing and Indian craft industry, started Mudra stamps last year March.. I really thank all beautiful soul who supported me all the way!!! 

And this full month, we want to celebrate our big milestone with you because it wouldn’t have been possible without your support. We have so many fun things lined up throughout the month with lots of chances for you to participate and win some cool prizes.

A special thanks to Ujjwal Gupta who is the brain behind blog hop and many upcoming Mudra First Birthday event!!

We wanted to start the celebration today by bringing together our amazing creative team and few of our friends to share some of their beautiful creations with Mudra products.
We have an amazing line-up of projects that you sure are going to love!

If you have come from Rajni Chawla  you are on the right track. You can check out the complete list of participating blogs on the Mudra Blog.

Card 1 - Just for you  

I am using Mudra Mendika Stamp set, one of my favorite stamp set. Please excuse my bad coloring skill, i have just started to understand the brush pens, will show my learning with Zig in this space soon. 

- A small 2”x3”  card panel stamped using masking technique and colored with zig markers. 
- Same size panel embossed in pink cardstock. 
- Both matted with gold glitter sheet. 
- The top panel is stamped using the border design from the same set. 
- Grungy Butter stamped and heat embossed in vellum and colored to match the card. 
- Some matching matching sequins to add more interest. 
- Sentiment is fro Mini Bunch stamp set.


A Close up!

Tag!!! A Magic Card!! Interactive card!!!

You can call it anyway but this was fun making!!! I would like to share a interesting thing about this project. I could tell that this was made from scratch.. scratch to core!!!  don't i sound crazy, yes i am. 
I design this magic stamp and same day made the stamp in our unit and crafted and clicked this picture on the very same day!!! wow isn't it!!

See the video!! get amused!!! <3 

This special lil project, i made for my husband, Nag!! A husband who feeds me on a busy day when i try to skip a meal!!! How can i give him a normal card when is he is so special!!! 

So I am so glad he loved it!!! He is my best critic too, so when he tells something good, it means so much!! 

Sorry for the low light video/GIF

Hope you liked my project.

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- After Blog Hopping to all our designers and guest blog, add your name in the inlinkz in Mudra Blog Hop Post.

To celebrate, Mudra is giving away a beautiful pack of crafting supplies from Mudra to 1 WINNER and other prize 1 more winners. selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop.  You have until Friday, March 15tt at 11:59 PM IST to enter, and the winners will be announced here on Saturday, March 20th.

One Additional Goodie Bag to a random participant Sponsored by:
The Craft Shop, Chennai.

And to sweeten the deal, some of our designers in the hop also have giveaways, so make sure to leave comments on all the blogs for a chance to win!

Don’t miss the beautiful projects our designers and Guest designers have for you!!! 

You Hop completes here!! Go back to Mudra Blog Hop Post to add your names!! 




Nov 7, 2014

My Facebook Giveaway

Hi ppl, 

I have been inactive for nearly a year, as i hardly find time crafting with my lil bundle , thats my second baby boy , who is now 8 months... I will get back very shortly... And i have very big news to share to you all, I am so excited about it.... 

I am having a small giveaway in my Facebook page. Will be happy if you can peep in and share some love... :)


Dec 4, 2013

Lulupu Challenge#22 Cook it up! & Blog Hop 2013

Hi ya, 

How are you all doing?? I am doing good… I am soo excited about Lulupu's Blog Hop, as this is the first ever blog hop i am participating… 

Yes we are having Double fun,  Challenge and Blog Hop @ Lulupu… We are  hopping from Monday, December  2nd  at 6:00 am PST to December 20th until 12:00 am IST. This month we have only one simple monthly challenge for you but 3 awesome chances to win! That sounds cool right!!

This month’s challenge is
Challenge #22 – Cook It Up!

Pick minimum 3 Ingredients from below and create a new Recipe! You can work with all 5 too!

1. Image (digital or stamped)
2. Pattern Papers
3. Die cuts or Punches
4. Mists/Sprays
5. Embellishments

This time we will have 3 categories -
2. Layouts and 
3. Everything Else (Altered items, mixed media, canvas etc)

Challenge Guidelines - 
1. You can enter maximum 3 Entries Per Category
2. You must clearly mention the recipe used and about the final project
3. If you are picked as a winner in one Category you cannot be picked a winner in another category.
4. You have until 31st Dec 2013 to participate.

Please click here to see the complete guidelines

Not only will we be sharing some AMAZING projects, but there will be loads of prizes too to be won! 

Prize for Category 1- Cards

Prize for category 2 - Layouts

Prize for Category 3- Everything Else

Oh wait there is more to win…. 

How to join the blog hop?
  1. Be a Lulupu blog Follower
  2. Like our Facebook Page
  3. Add the Blog hop Badge on right/left side top of your blog and link it back to this post.
  4. Blog about you joining the blog hop either as a separate post or in your participating post.
  5. Please make sure you leave a comment on each designer’s blog and we ask that you leave a comment here as well to be in the running for the prize. The last stop on the hop will be at the Lulupu blog. Please leave your last comment there on this post as well, letting us know your thoughts on the fabulous projects presented by our talented designers. 
  6. We will be hopping from December  1st  from 9:30 am IST to  December 20th until  12:00 am IST
  7. There is a major twist to this blog hop -  the participating blogs will post their BLOG HOP post any time between 1st and 20th December. So you will need to keep an eye on the following list through out !

    Here is the Blog Hop Badge...

                                          Varshitha <-----You Are here---->

Do join us ! we are giving away 3 Prizes !!! for the HOP alone ! 

See the FULL details of prizes here

Let Me Show you what i cooked up!!!

I made two cards, both are masculine … The first one is Baby Announcement/ Baby Arrival card…  For this card i used 3 Ingredients Stamped Image, Die cuts and Embellishments.. This is CAS card, i made after a long time… lot of stamping with tints of blue to get a abstract look with simple layering and embellishing with my favorite enamel dots.. 

Here is my next card, its not a CAS but a Simple Masculine Card with BLUE!!!! For this Cards the Ingredients used are Spray, Die cuts and Embellishment..

The base is a corrugated sheet, recycled from a corrugated packaging box, added random molding paste/texture paste and painted with distress paint(Mix Broken China and tarnished brass, which was a left over when i painted some other project.. ) and later added lindy's stamp gang spray from one corner… so its have of shine , half of pastel look, jus to give a more masculine meaning.. The key and gears are sizzix bigz chipboard die cuts… added vintage photo distress paints and dry brushed silver (brushed pewter) to match the sentiments shade… 'Congrats' is American Crafts Thickers… 

Your next stop is ----> 

 (Keep checking her blog , her post may come LIVE any time between 1st -20th dec.)
Happy Hopping!!!

Supplies Used: 

Oct 10, 2013

"Let your dreams take flight" Floral Card

Hi all, 

This is my card made for Lulupu Challenge #18 - Load it up

I have also Made a video tutorial on making Easy Paper Gardenias, Do check it here

I have made a typical floral card. A Floral card is what I always prefer for loved ones, making my own flowers and gifting it as a card gives soo much happiness to me. 

To tell about this  card, it has so many layers and embellishments,,.. 

The base is an inked layer, the 2nd layer of white CS is also inked. 3rd The layer is of embossed card stock and I have inked it using Distress Inks giving a double shaded look. I don't know if someone has done it, this idea just came to my mind when inking the embossed CS. I used two colors to give a gradient  shade look, where these two colors where the ones I used in the flowers. (Dried Marigold and Spun Sugar) and the last layer is the decorative diecut with the sentiment saying "Let your dreams take Flight". I used this sentiment having in mind my close friend who got engaged last week. Wish I could send this to her all the way to India. 

Embellished with Handmade Gardenias, daisys, glittered flourishes , gems swirls, enamel dots and ribbons. 

The Gardenias and Daisys where made with the Digital Die cut, using my KNK Zing. The Cut Design was from a anonymous user from MTC library.

Hope you liked my card. 

Challenges Entered: 

I have used distress ink on almost everything, in the embossed CS, flowers and ribbon

Crafters Corner - Cheers to New Beginning
I have made this card to a friend of mine who jus got engaged and gonna start a new life soon...

Catchy Challenge - Glitterfly 
I have Glittered the big flower and the flourishes..

Sparkle n Sprinkle - Glitter or embossing powder
I have used Distress Glitters in the swirls and the big flower and also embossing for sentiment..

Cards Galore - Flowers

Crafty Little Fairies  - Pretty in Pink

Stamp n doodle - Embossing - Dry or Wet 


Oct 9, 2013

Lulupu Challenge #18 - Load it up!!, I loaded with Gardenias!!

Hi all,

Here i am sooo exicited to link you to my favorite project i made for Lulupu Challenge #18.

This is a floral card and ofcourse these are handmade flowers.

To see the complete project and to watch my very first crafty video hop on to Lulupu Blog.

Did you Notice the Handmade Gardenia there... yes the video is all about these flowers.

You can download the svg file here

Hope to see your valuable comments,



Aug 21, 2013

"Eat Healthy"Mixed Media Mini Canvas


Here i am to share my experiment with mixed media project. I wanted to try mixed media work and i bought a mini canvas, which i taught ll be perfect for a trial.

"Eat Healthy", this is what i wanted to do as this ll be used as a fridge magnet... Yes to remind my self to stop eating junk foods and eat health... This is what my husband insist my every time when i pick a chips packet from the supermarket, he always picks fruits and healthy cereal snacks....

Now I am little conscious for my lil one inside... yes its gonna be sibling for Sushant (my son 3 1/2 years old) in another 7 months...

Let me tell a bit about the canvas...  As i dint plan anything before doing this, i jus went with the flow. This mini canvas is 4"x4" size, i gesso'ed it completely with a even coat, added some PPs (it isnt showing as told, no planning :P) and added tissue paper and gesso'ed it..- which came in some shipping box for packaging... yeah yeah i used a scrap in my project.. :P.... then the right time to embellish it.. the best glue i found is glue gun .... i added some mulberry flowers from prima , recollections and stash, some charms , resin flowers, pearls, etc... One thing i understood is if ur planning to dry your project with heat gun, do not use any plastic base embellishment, like my pearls and a plastic flourish i used started bubbling slightly , and i stopped heating it...  after all the embellishing and its set to go for a gesso .. yes i gesso'ed  it compeltely - a even layer and let it dry for a while and then spraying...

Spraying - Coloring - I was soo confused at this point, i did some experiment a night before doing sprays in plain paper, and on a gesso layer to make sure how the color looks...  I had only dylusion spray with me and i went ahead and used it ... I did a random spraying of a yellow and teal/blue colors and after it was done was badly missed a shimmer feel.... so i sprayed in some  smooch spritz gold shimmer color (i was soo soo worried if this ll work), but not bad it come out pretty well, as a first time , okay... Hope my coming works might be improved...

Thats it Done....

Must mention this, i really than mallika for guiding me how to start on and gave some useful tips ... Thank you soo much di..... :)

A Close Up...

Challenges Entered: 

Color Conception Challenge - Challenge #3 - Nail it Down with textures
This Challenge really motivated me to work on this project...

Crafters Corner Challenge - Challenge #11 Anything Goes
Thanks for easy peasy challenge .... love it...


Aug 12, 2013

"Friends" Card with Blooming Spring!!

Hi friends,

This my recent card made for Lulupu's Challenge #15 - Weather or Not , DT Inspiration.

             To know more about how i made this card hop on to lulupu blog..... (Click the Below Image)

Challenges Entered:

Beyond Grey Challenge - Peppy Fruity Twist(Color Inspired and with love for Mangoes, Watermelon, Lychee)
Simon Says Stamp - Triangles (Watch out the triangles in the sides and inside bottom of the window)

Thank you,