Tuesday, June 14, 2011

CraftyJC Challenge#7: An inspiration from Piyu

Please welcome our DT Priyadharshini for this challenge with a gorgeous inspiration for us.

"Hi, I am Priyadarshini, fondly known as "Piyu" amongst family and friends. I work as a software engineer in Hyderabad.

I have been attracted towards arts and crafts since childhood, but got addicted to it 4 years ago, after I relocated to Hyderabad. It was an altogether new city with no friends and relatives. To add to it, my husband's job needed frequent travelling. Then one day, I had been to a craft exhibition where I bought a paper quilling card and my paper craft journey started. My dream came true when I put up my first ever exhibition in Singapore. Now I dream of having my own handmade gift store.

 I started my blog http://notjustquilling.blogspot.com to showcase my work especially quilling. But now it has more of non-quilled cards."CraftyJC Challenge#6" was the first challenge I played and won.  This little success, along with my fellow bloggers, encouraged me to try out new techniques in card making and scrapbooking.

 I am a craft shopaholic and have a never ending wish list :). I would rather buy craft supplies than cosmetics or jewelry. Even a small purchase like a paper sheet keeps me happy all day along and hence my husband thinks that it's very easy to please me :)

When Jaya first informed me about this month's theme, I was super excited. I had loads of ideas in my head. I love doodling and the notepad that I carry for meetings is full of doodles :)

In this card, everything is hand-drawn / doodled on white card stock.

No stamps, digi images or pattern papers are used. I have used colour gel pens for drawing and staedtler water colour pencils for colouring.

The doodled gifts, candies, cakes etc. are cut and stuck with a foam 2 way tape to give a pop up effect. I hope you like it!
Do play along and join the fun!"

Now, is that some gorgeous inspiration? How much can we do without one single supply we need to ship from out of India!! Love this card, Piyu - wish my birthday was round the corner! :)

Now, please drop in at Piyu's blog and leave her some love.

And don't forget to come back and play along at CraftyJC Challenge - Digi or Doodle. If you didn't know already, there is some fabulous Gift hampers to be won.


  1. this is a really pretty card with lotsa hard work pouring in!! Loved the totally handmade look Piyu!

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  3. this is just awesome piyu .. love the way you have done the doodling...

  4. This is awesome creation!!! Loved this totally!!