Friday, July 29, 2011

CraftyJC Challenge #8: Inspiration from Dr. Sonia

We all have seen and been inspired by the highly creative and talented work of Dr. Sonia – for her much loved creativity with very little supplies. And her little girl with very nimble fingers :)

I am soo happy to have her here as DT for this month’s challenge #8 – Friends are Forever

Hi dear blogger friends, I am Dr Sonia.

Since my mother is a doctor and from  childhood I admired her work [though grudged that she had a very busy schedule ], I had always wanted to be a doctor. I have always been a bookworm and have not had any hobby apart from reading till a few years back. At home studying received the utmost importance and I was not exposed to much arts and crafts in childhood.It was London GCE O levels, then Medical Entrance preparation , the tough Medical college syllabus and again the mad race for post-graduation!


When I finished my ENT post graduation at AIIMS ,for the first time in many years I found I didn't have to bury my head in books! My crafting journey started with emboss painting while I worked at AIIMS and I found it so relaxing I embarked on my crafting journey.

When I got married and we moved to a new house there was a large empty showcase and I started glass painting to fill it up as we didn't have money to splurge on home decor and glass painting was a fun and economic way to spruce up my house! When my little one was born and showed a love for soft toys I started making soft toys and loved it though it was so time consuming. I started paper-crafts when my daughter started school and had to take theme related stuff to school.

Then there were birthdays of her kiddie friends and card making became a fun activity!So that is the story of my crafting!

Most of you know about my craft blog:

I am no expert in crafts as I have had no training in it but if anyone requires any help in ENT I am always ready to help you and guide you ,so here is the link to my ENT sites where I share information about common conditions in ENT! : and

For friendship day I am sharing a swinging spinning card.


The card stands on its own and has central spinner which rotates on a skewer a whole 360 degrees.


This card is for all my blogger friends who constantly inspire, support and encourage me.

Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal
Consultant ENT & Head & Neck Surgery
Dr Sonia & Dr Prateek's ENT Head & Neck Center,Sahakaranagar, Bangalore
Website: &

Isn’t that absolutely gorgeous!!! Loved those quilled flowers and butterflies.

And Sonia’s little girl is such a darling! :)

For more gorgeous pictures & a fantastic tutorial on the card hop over to Dr. Sonia’s blog. And also don’t forget to leave some love for her :)

And do Come back & join the fun here – us celebrating FRIENDS :))))



Sunday, July 24, 2011

CraftyJC Challenge #8: Inspiration from Mallika


Mallika needs to introduction – her unique style and creativity is so fun and beautiful.

I am soo happy to have her here, again, as DT for this month’s challenge #8 – Friends are Forever

Hello Pretty and Lovely Ladies ,

I am Mallika from Miss not so good with words ...

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I am an Engineering final year grad and believe me I hardly know my subjects .. I mean it .

Earlier I had no clue what I want to become and later when I had realized that I want to be a designer , it was too late . I got tied to my B.Tech .

So How My Crafting journey started ??

It was September 2010 , I was surfing on internet and coincidentally I landed on Spardha's Blog .Believe it or not , her blog inspired me and I started a blog right away .. My cards were pathetic , I had no clue what on earth is Clear stamps , Embossing Folders ,Distress inks and the list is endless . From her blog I discovered about 12 - 15 Lovely Indian Crafters and there began my learning process . With time my work improved and so my stash . I really thank this blogland from making me discover myself . I never took any classes , My best teacher are the blogs down here . I am running out of words to express what I feel . My Blog's name is Miss not so good with words because I am bad at writing ( angrezi tight hai :P ) .

Now there is no turning back . While creating I realized that Vintage has become my favourite .Vintage is such an elegant term .It is very beautiful and expressive .

So here as an Inspiration for all of you , I have made a Vintage Love album ! Yes I know You are Thinking Why on earth I am Celebrating Valentine's Day On Friendship day .

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Well I believe every friendship has love and trust . Love is very Important for living every bit of our life . ( Kuch kuch hota hai " pyaar dosti hai " )

This album is for every person here .. Because somewhere I have learned from you . I love you all .

(Recently I have lost a very close person because I broke the wire of trust . I regret each part of it and I am confessing this in front of you all because I consider you all to be my family )

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This is a vintage album made with loads of itts and bits !

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Now the surprise part - As a guest DT member , on this Occasion of Friendship's Day , I am offering one stamp set from Autumn Leaves . I will be choosing one creation which I will like the most .

Here is the picture of stamp which I will be giving !

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So what the hell you waiting for ....?????

Go and create and seal it with love and send across to your friend !

Hugs And Thousand Kisses


Isn’t that absolutely fab!!! All the lovely vintage stuff. This girl rocks her Silhouette and how!! :)

For more fab pictures and inspiration hop over to Mallika’s blog. And also don’t forget to leave some love for her :)

And in Mallika’s words – what are you waiting for?? Come back & join the fun here – us celebrating FRIENDS :))))



Monday, July 18, 2011

CraftyJC Challenge #8: Friends are Forever

Hello All,
Welcome to the next challenge here. The last challenge was wonderful.
We had awesome Inspirations and sooo many wonderful entries. Thank you for your inspiration :)
Please see this post for Challenge #7 winners

This month's challenge is the theme "Friends are Forever".
July 30th is declared the International Friendship Day. Friends day is also  sometimes celebrated on the first sunday of August.

Once you make the card, do send it out to your Friend to show how much you care :) This is ALSO a part of the challenge - just our two bits to spread some love :)
[Edited] You can send the card to anybody - not only to fellow crafters. You don't need to send the card right now. You can send it later too :)

The sponsors are the wonderful and generous itsybitsy

 Itsy Bitsy is the No.1 Manufacturer and retailer of the most desirable hobby and craft products in India.

Itsy Bitsy specialises in Papers, embellishments and tools for Quilling, Punching, Card making, Scrap booking, Paper crafting, Jewellery making and more, please visit to know more

Itsy Bitsy is TWO gift hampers for each challenge, wach hamper is worth Rs. 1300 and have a look at this picture to see what is in store!
One Gift Hamper will go to the winner of the challenge and one more to a random participant.

Now, off you go show some love to your "Forever Friend" :)

And we have some yumm inspiration in store over the next week too - so do be back :)

PS: please read the few super simple rules on the side bar. Dont want you to miss out on the hamper.

CraftyJC Challenge #7: Winners

Gosh! Was it a tough one or what!! The DT for the last challenge had a tough time choosing the winners :)

Without further ado, here are the Top 3..

#1 Priya's super cut Birdies with the umbrella
#2 Sonia's Digital Mermaid Card
#3 Mallika's Birdie house and the doodled girl

Priya you have won yourself this gorgeous Gift Hamper from itsybitsy

And the Random winner for the 2nd Gift Hamper is
21.  Anandhi
Congratulations Anandhi :)

Priya & Anandhi please send me your postal address.

Priya, Sonia and Mallika - I am emailing you with details about the next challenge as you have won yourselves the DT spot for Challenge #8. And also will send you the Top 3 blinkie :)

PS: Please note that challenges that do not follow the few super simple rules are NOT eligible. I feel awfully sad when this happens. There are but a few rules on the sidebar. I request you to please have a look to them so that we can be fair to all participants

Thanks a lot for the awesome response to the challenge :)

Be back for the next challenge too.