Thursday, December 19, 2013


Hi all, as mentioned in my previous post am sharing with you the tutorial of making a rakhi using acordion flower.


  1. Colour paper
  2. Scissors
  3. Thread ( Embroidery or golden thread)
  4. Accordion flower
  1. Cut a round shape of paper and make slits along the outline of the circle by making even cuts.
  2. Cut two colour strands of woolen thread of desired length , twist them and make knot at  the ends. 
  3. Glue the thread to the center of the round paper.
  4. Place the accordion flower on top of the thread and decorate the rakhi with rhinestones, beads, golden balls etc. For the tutorial of accordion flower click here

Sunday, December 15, 2013


Welcome back Friends!!! Today am posting a tutorial on accordion flowers.

  1. Patterned paper or colour paper . Paper cut from magazines can also be used
  2. glue
  3. scissors
  4. scale or inch tape

I used a tissue paper here. Initially try it out with thick paper as tissue papers are very light and may tear while creasing.

Here i used a pen knife to make a crease every 1/2 an inch.

Trim off any excess of paper after folding.

When you take away your finger, the flower again pops up to its circular shape. In order to keep it in the flattened position we must stick a piece of paper in the center.

The piece of paper used can be of any shape or it can be any embellishment used for decorating the flower.

These accordian flowers can  be used for decorating scrapbooks , greeting cards,wall decor , earrings etc. I have made a greeting card/ wall decor using these accordion flowers.

The tutorial of Handmade Rakhi using these flowers will be posted soon.

Have a nice day!
Happy crafting!!

Monday, December 9, 2013


Hi all , Welcome back. Today am posting the tutorial of making a quilled chandbali  earrings decorated with urad dal beads. Chandbali earrings are very beautiful , heavy weight , traditional earrings in the shape of chand ( moon). They are suitable for all festive occasions and goes well with saree. Here i have made a simple chandbali design earring using paper. This earring can be worn with salwars and kurta.

  1. Quilling strips of colour - light pink , dark pink , green , red , white and cream
  2. Quilling tool
  3. White urad dal ( Beads , stones, pearls can be used)
  4. Earring hooks and rings
  5. Scissors and glue
  6. Acrylic paints

Step 1 : To make a hoop.
Take a cream colour strip , cut into half and wind it around a circular object to get a hoop.
I used the glue bottle cap .

Step 2: Take the light and dark  pink strips and cut into 5 equal parts. Join a light pink and dark pink strip and quill into a tight coil.

Arrange these coils inside the hoop and glue them.

Step 3 : Take a green strip and do beehive quilling. Click here to learn Beehive quilling

Step 4: Cut the white strip into half and fold it four times and glue them. Bend the strip to get a half- moon shape. 

Step 5: Stick the green colour beehive strips to the bottom of the hoop. Below this paste the white strip.
Step 6: Take red and white small strips and quill into tight coils. Stick these below the white strips.

Step 7: Instead of beads i used white urad dal for decoration. Wash the urad dal , dry it and then paint them using acrylics. 

Generally Chandbali earrings cost 500 INR. Here we made an inexpensive, light weight, fashionable chandbali earrings with paper and urad dal. 

Since the colours used in this earrings are christmas colours ( red, green, white and pink) , these earrings are a perfect christmas gift. Linking this post to totally papercrafts challenges and unstampabelles challenge


The challenge was to create a project inspired by the picture given below. 

I used the colours red, light pink, dark pink , green and golden in the picture to create my project  " Fashionable quilled chandbali earrings." Linking it to Itsy-Bitsy challenge

Friday, December 6, 2013


Below are some of the emboss paintings done by me.

Made this bunch of flowers painting together with my friend Helen

This is the emboss painting i gifted to my husband.

And this one adorn's my chittappa's puja room

Monday, December 2, 2013


This is my second card for freshly made sketches challenge. The below is the template given for this week's challenge. 

I decided to make a  Christmas card. I used a  red pattern paper and made a Christmas wreath by quilling. I made a red accordion flower and stuck it in the bottom. 

Dedicating this card to my friends Helen Catherine and Jenifa . Submitting to freshly made sketches challenge .

Saturday, November 30, 2013


Hi all , today am sharing a Girly scrapbook layout made for catchy challenges. This is my first scrapbook LO. 

The topic was to design a girly scrapbook layout. Girls love shopping so i decided to make a scrapbook on the theme " GIRLY SHOPPING". I used a "girly pink" patterned paper as the background. The layout was inspired by Michelle Lanning. I stuck a photo of a cute girl with shopping bags. Surrounding this i pasted stickers of the things that I wanted to buy ( handbag, lipstick, dress, icecream, glasses, make up kit, nail polish, necklace, boots, mirror, candies). I decorated the scrapbook using pink flowers and ribbons.



Hi all, today  we are going to see the tutorial of making woolen thread earrings. These earrings are done by winding woolen thread around a piece of cardboard. The initial few steps are similar to the cardboard earrings which we have done earlier. To refer to the tutorial of cardboard earrings click here

I have attached a quilling jhumka in the hole . You can decorate it by attaching pearls, kundan stones etc. 

Monday, November 25, 2013


Hi all , I have made this Musical theme greeting card for freshly made sketches challenge. The above is the given card layout for this week's challenge. I have done this card based on the theme music. So i used a musical patterned wallpaper as a base and made a 2 octave piano with paper and paints. I stuck a picture of violin cut out from a magazine. I quilled music symbols and pasted on the piano. On the top and bottom of the piano i drew some music notations. Thus my greeting card is ready to be submitted to Freshly made sketches challenge

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Digital painting is a method of creating an art digitally by using computer , tab , ipad and a computer graphics software. When i was seeing an interview of a famous director i was amazed by the digital paintings done for each of his poems.  I got inspired and wanted to try it out. When my husband gifted an ipad for our anniversary i started off my mission. Below are some of my first trials of digital painting . I created these paintings using IPAD and sketchbook pro app. 

random explosion of flowers

Snow Mountains

Yellow flower bouquet

Winter Sunset

Bird at sunrise

Beach scenery