Celebration post #8- with Juhi

Hello everyone!

Today, I have a fabulous card maker on the blog as a guest- Juhi.  I absolutely adore her style and she always comes up with something unique. I have had the pleasure of learning from her work for the past 5 years. 

First, about today’s giveaway…

A rs.1000/- worth of goodies from Crafters Corner.

Thanks Shalini, for your generosity!

I’m really sorry but this giveaway is only for those who could provide an Indian address to get their prize shipped.

Rules to be followed to be eligible for the giveaway…

1. Follow my blog.

2. Follow Juhi’s blog.

3. Leave a comment on this post.

***Last date to comment is Sept 14th.

Now let us see what Juhi has for us…

Hi, this is Juhi from Juhi’s Handmade Cards.  I am thrilled and honored to be a part of Sindu’s 5th Blog Anniversary Celebrations. I love Sindu’s Clean and Simple Card making style and awesome coloring skills.

I am sharing a floral shaker card with you today. My card features the Watercolor Anemones set from Wplus9 and the Hugs word die from MFT Stamps. Floral cards are my absolute favorite to make, but I am not very good with floral arrangements on my cards. I fussed over this one for a very long time, moving the flowers all over the card till I liked the positioning and I am still not completely satisfied. How do you create floral arrangements on your cards? Are there any rules or tricks that you use? Please share in the comments; I would love to know and learn.



I’m stunned! Juhi, you are so good with florals that I have a hard time believing that you had had a tough time figuring out the arrangement. 🙂 Thank you SO much for doing this for me! 

See you soon with another post…



DIY photo prop (WARM_ Sept 2017 DIY challenge)

Hi everyone! I’m so glad you are here!

I’m guest designing for We Are Real Moms to get you inspired for the DIY challenge hosted by Nikita. I was so excited when she asked me if I would be interested in making something for inspiration. 

If you don’t know what it is all about, click here for details.

Thank you so much, Nikita! It is a pleasure guest designing for WARM. 

Do you want to see what I have for today?

A DIY photo prop. 

I had so much fun making this. I have a tutorial showinh how it is done.

I hope the instructions are clear.  If you have any questions, please feel to ask them. 
Are you inspired enough to make something yourself? I’m sure you are. Good luck!


Celebration post #7 – with Therese Calvird

Hi everyone!

I’m so excited today to have the awesome Therese Calvird as guest! I am a huge fan of her work which is so elegant and Clean and Simple! Her coloring is impeccable and each one of her cards is unique… I’m so honored to have her on the blog.

Thank you so much for accepting my invitation, Therese! 

Today’s giveaway- I bought a $15 GC to Gerda Steiner Designs for one of you. 🙂

Rules to be eligible for the giveaway-

1. Follow my blog.

2. Follow Therese’s blog.

3. Comment on this post.

***Commenting closes on 14th Sept.

Now, let us check what Therese has for us today…

Hi, this is Therese from Lostinpaper and I am thrilled to be Guest Designer here at Sindu’s blog today.  I adore Sindu’s card style and her colouring is incredible, she makes every cute little image come to life!  A big Congratulations on 5 years of blogging and I know the future is going to be full of all things wonderful!
As for me, I started making cards about 13 years ago and took the plunge into blogging in 2010.  But the real learning curve started when I decided that I wanted to make videos for Youtube because my computer skills were minimal to say the least.  But I was determined and the learning curve was and still is so much fun.

You can connect with me at my 

Blog:  https://lostinpaper.com/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/lostinpaper

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lostinpaper

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lostinpaper/

Pinterest: https://au.pinterest.com/lostinpaper/

Today’s card is a cute little (had to have) image from Brutus Monroe called ‘Love Suitcase’ which I coloured with Copics and popped up on a Halftone heart for a simple but fun wedding card design.

Isn’t her card super adorable?! I absolutely love the layout and colouring! 

Thank you, Therese! It is an honor having you on the blog today. 

See you with another guest post soon.

Happy Birthday!

Hi everyone!

I wanted to share a couple of cards I made for Little Tangles Challenge… Neat and Tangled is celebrating 5th Anniversary this month and the theme for the Little Tangles challenge is ‘Birthday’.

Here are my cards-

And another one…

Supplies used for the cards-

Neat and Tangled stamp sets-  Beach DayFlamingo floatieSunburst.

Mama Elephant- landscape Trio dies

Simon Says Stamp- Stitched Rectagles dies.

Other supplies- vellum, Neenah Solar white 110lb cardstock, Canson Montval watercolour cardstock. 

Celebration post #6 with Erum

Hi everyone! 

I’m super excited about today’s post (I’m even happy dancing here :))! Erum is here with a stunner! I always fall short of words to describe her work and style… Today is no exception… She was so kind to accept to guest design as soon as I asked her if she would be interested. Thank you, Erum! It is a great honour having you on my blog.  

Before you get to see what she made for today, I want to give a BIG shout out to Elena Roussakis for sponsoring a $10 Gift Certificate to her Etsy store- Just ME digital stamps

I’m a huge fan of Elena’s illustrations, both for Neat and Tangled and also her Etsy store. She designs some really cute, adorable stamp sets! When I messaged her that I wanted to buy a $10 GC to her store for one of you, she was so generous and offered to sponsor  it herself. 

Thank you SO much, Elena!

To be eligible for this giveaway, 

1. Follow my blog.

2. Follow Erum’s blog.

3. Leave a comment on this post.

*** last day to comment is Sept 14th.

Now, check Erum’s post…

Hello everyone! Absolutely excited and very grateful to be one of the guest designers to be invited by the lovely Sindhu to celebrate with her!

I have a floral card to share with you and not a stamped/coloured card. It’s because Sindhu already does that really well and I am in awe of her CAS cards. I thought I’d bring something different to her little place.

For my card I have used papers by Prima Marketing Salvage District. The main flower is handmade and rest are store bought which I have dyed with distress inks.

Die cuts are by Spellbinder Dies, MFT and Cheery Lynn Designs. I started by applying tons of clear glitter to my background and then adding a bit of watercolour. All my die cuts were inked and glittered, so this is a super sparkly card. After all the glitter was dry, I started to arrange my elements. In the end I added silver sequins to add a bit more bling. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

This came together super fast and I love how sparkly it looks. I think it’s missing some butterflies, I might add them later on.

Hope you like it. Thanks Sindhu for having me!

Thank YOU, Erum! This blog post couldn’t get any more beautiful! I adore what you have made! 

So, what do you all think? I can hear a lot of ‘Thuds’! 😉

See you soon with another awesome guest…

Celebration post #5 with Shona

Hello everyone! 

I’m back with another celebration post and giveaway. Today I have an awesome guest designer to inspire you all. I’m a big fan of Shona’s work! Have you seen her CAS cards? They are to die for! Fortunately for all of us, she agreed to do a guest post for us. 🙂

You can check Shona’s beautiful work on 

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shona.chambers/

Blog  http://twinearound.blogspot.in/?m=1

Before I let you check what Shona made, here is today’s giveaway…

A $10 worth digis of your choice to Craftin Desert Divas.

Craftin Desert Divas

To be eligible for the giveaway,

1. Follow my blog.

2. Follow Shona’s blog.

3. Leave a comment on this post.

*** Giveaway ends on 14th September.

Now let us see what Shona made…

Hi everyone!! I’m super excited and honoured to be invited as a Guest Designer to help Sindu celebrate her blog’s 5th birthday!!

I got to know Sindu through seeing her card entries for different challenges. I especially have loved her entries for the Little Tangles challenge where her colouring and design skills are out of this world!! She has really built up a name for herself in the card making community over the past five years and I’m sure she will wow us with even more as the years go by!

For my card I really wanted it to be punchy and graphic to help her celebrate this milestone:


This was a little fiddly to put together (which if you know me I love making this sort of card) but so worth the hassle!! And since its also Neat and Tangled’s 5th birthday this month too, I thought I would use their products for this card.

I recently made a card with a tissue box as inspiration which so many people loved. I have another box in my bedroom which I love too, so I was inspired by that pattern to make this card. Here’s the tissue box:

Bit of a funny photo but I was trying to show you how the box not only had the graphic pattern around it but also had solid yellow on each end. Thanks to Pams for another card idea!!

I started off by die-cutting the Neat and Tangled ‘Hexastar Cover Plate’ with some black cardstock. I removed all the triangles and popped to the side. I then die-cut it again using some white CS. Because I used a metal shim it popped out of the die really easily with all the triangles still in place. I put a piece of Glad ‘Press n Seal’ over the back to keep them all together.

After gluing the black die-cut to a piece of white cardstock, I then spent a while gluing the white triangles into place. Having them inlaid gave a much more polished look than just putting the die over cardstock. I worked out where I wanted to cut the die into parts and used my scissors. Once I had my two panels I added foam tape to the back of each.

To incorporate the yellow I cut a strip of yellow cardstock (from Simon Says Stamp) and glued it to the card front. I then pressed the panels into place. For the sentiment I die-cut the outside part of the Neat and Tangled ‘Celebrate’ die from plain vellum and the word itself twice from black cardstock. I glued the works together and then to the vellum. I was then able to add tiny strips of double-sided tape behind the letters to adhere in place.

To give this card a bit of bling I added some Neat and Tangled clear and yellow sequins and some Glossy Accents to the word die-cut. I really hope Sindu likes it!!

Congratulations Sindu on an amazing 5 years and I know she has lots of other Guest Designers and prizes planned to celebrate this milestone. Thanks so much for having me!

Take care


Isn’t Shona a genius?! I absolutely love both the projects! These graphic, bright and bold projects are sure to catch anyone’s attention. 

Thank you, Shona! It is an honour having you on my blog! 

See you soon with another stunning guest post soon…



Celebration post #4 – with Hussena and a giveaway

Hello everyone!

I’m so excited about today’s post as the guest for today is super close to my heart! I had known her for almost 5 years and I’m so glad to have found her. She is super talented and she is KIND. She has a kind word for everyone. She has backed me up through out my crafting journey and I’m so grateful for her…

She is none other than Hussena. Love you, girl! 

Before we see what she made for today’s post, I want to thank today’s sponsor-  Jovita. She is very dear to me and was very generous to offer goodies worth Rs.1000/- to one lucky person who comments on this post.

Rules to be elegible for the giveaway-

1. Follow my blog

2. Follow Hussena’s blog.

3. Leave a comment on this post.

*** This giveaway is open to those who can provide an Indian address to get the prize shipped.

You have until Sept 14th to comment.

Now, let us check what Hussena has for us…

Hello friends!

This is Hussena here from Quill and Punch Works and I am so excited to be a guest today at Sindhu’s blog. It’s such a pleasure being invited for her fifth blog anniversary which also coincides with her son’s birthday, the little angel, Agasthya. Sindhu, has been a really dear friend and also if you have seen her work, you must be knowing that she’s an amazing crafter and she creates unique, one-of-a-kind CAS cards and much more. Hearty congratulations to Sindhu, on the blog anniversary and wishing you many more in the years to come ❤

A little about me 

I have been crafting for the last six years and am a SAHM to two kids. I enjoy making cards, tags, envelopes and much more. Stamping is my new found love and I am totally in love with it. Also florals are my all time favourite and almost every other project of mine comprises of them 🙂

You can find me here on Social Media.

FacebookHussena Calcuttawala


Today, I have this card to share with you which is totally hand stamped and watercoloured.

To create this card, I first stamped the flowers and leaves from the Altenew Golden Garden set on Canson Watercolor paper using Versamark Embossing ink. I heat-embossed all the images in gold and then fussy-cut them out. I colored the images using Zig Clean Color pens and then popped some of the flowers on foam dots for dimension. I also added a die-cut frame to balance the floral design. I then stamped, fussy-cut and coloured the butterfly from the Altenew Painted Butterflies set. The background stripes were hand painted by masking with Washi Tape and diluting some Vintage Photo Distress ink with water and then creating broad paint strokes to give the watercoloured look. Finally added the sentiment strip to the card front and few enamel dots using Nuvo Crystal Drops.

I hope you liked my card. I would love to hear what you think about it 🙂 If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them below in the comments section and I will get back to you.

I would also like to thank Sindhu, for inviting me to be a part of her amazing blog celebrations. Hope you are enjoying all the lovely posts being shared here on her blog 🙂

Thank you so much for dropping by!

Isn’t the card jaw dropping gorgeous?! I love everything about the card! Colours, the watercolour colour striped background, the frame, nuvo drops… EVERYTHING! Thanks so much, Hussena! 

See you all with a new guest on Sunday. 



Celebration post #3 _ with Jasleen and a giveaway

Hello everyone! 

I’m so grateful you took time to comment on the previous two celebration posts. We have more coming up in the coming month. 

Today’s cards are by a brilliant carmaker who never seizes to inspire me with her clever and cute designs. Her Clean and Simple cards are out of this world! She is beautiful inside and out and I feel blessed to call her my friend. She is so kind and has something nice to say to everyone! She is so adorable!
Before I take you though Jasleen’s post, I want to give a big shout out to Meetu for sponsoring today’s prize. Meetu has an online craft store- Krafters cart which she operates from New Zealand. It is always loaded with latest releases from many awesome companies. She was so kind to offer the prize and ship it to any address across the world! So everyone who follows the giveaway rules is eligible. 

This is the set you are gonna get if you win. Isn’t it cute? 🙂

Here are the rules…

1. Follow me.

2. Follow Jasleen.

3. Leave a comment below telling me which is your favourite style of card making. 

*** You have until Sept 14th to leave your comments. 

Now, let us see what Jasleen made for us today…

This is Jasleen from Happily Ever Crafter and I feel delighted to be guest designing today at Sindhu’s new blog paperminty.wordpress.com. I’ve always been a HUGE admirer of Sindhu’s style of cardmaking and she’s one of my very early inspirations for CAS cardmaking. She’s one of the few crafty pals whom I turn up to for any crafty guidance or help, and she has always been very warm and supportive. Thank you so much Sindhu for having me as a part of your blog’s 5th anniversary celebrations. You are doing an amazing work and I’m sure you’ll go places. My best wishes and loads of love to sweet little Agasthya, may he get many more reasons to celebrate.

Sharing a little about myself. I started blogging in August 2013 and it all began after I came across a few quilled greeting cards while surfing the internet. I quickly got hooked to quilling and cardmaking. I love the idea of conveying across an idea or a sentiment with as little as possible and therefore find my comfort zone in CAS style of cardmaking.  Currently I’m addicted to water-colouring and hand-lettering.

I blog at :- https://happilyevacrafter.blogspot.com

Instagram Account :- https://www.instagram.com/jasleen.cd/

I’m sharing two cards today. The first one is an interactive birthday card made using My Favourite Things- Penguins in Paradise and Mama Elephant- Good Times stamp sets.

It’s a slider card which shows a bunch of balloons flying high in the sky and when the tab is pulled out, it shows a cute little penguin flying higher with a balloon in hand.

 I made a small change in the original stamped image (original penguin had an ice-cream in its hand ) to fit my little scene. Those clouds are made by masking (a hand drawn cloud cut out used as a mask) and sponging using Tumbled Glass Distress ink.I coloured those balloons using Zigs and I gave them a touch of shimmer using Stickles glue- Sprinkled sugar(not quite clear in the pictures).

Check out this short video showing the slider mechanism in action.
Making interactive cards has been on my Wishlist and on my Pinterest Board since long, so glad I didn’t postpone making it any further. These are fun to make and super fun to receive as well 😉

Second card is a one-layered clean and simple card made using My Favourite Things- Harvest Mouse stamp set. 

I love that cute little mouse, can’t say that about the real ones running in my garden though  … Haha!

The images are coloured using Zig brush pens.
I hope you liked my cards today. Thanks again Sindhu for having me here and many congratulations. Keep inspiring!

Would love to have you all join in for the celebrations here.



WOW!! Aren’t the two cards adorable?! I absolutely am in love with both of them, a tad bit more partial towards the cute little penguin on the interactive card, may be? 😀

Thank you SO much, Jasleen! You are awesome! 

Thanks for visiting, everyone! 



Celebration post #2 with Priya Sondhi

Hi everyone!

We are back with the second Guest Design post and this time, it is Priya Sondhi. She really needs no introduction as she has been here in the crafting world for a long time and makes the most adorable stuff. I love everything she makes! Her cards for today are SO adorable, I don’t even have words for them! Her bright and cheerful style is sure to catch anyone’s eye. Have you seen the way she uses patterned papers? My jaw hits the floor everyone I see her cards. 

We are alike in many ways and it didn’t take us much time to become friends. Today, I feel blessed to call her one of my best friends… She has always been supportive and encouraging. Our friendship goes beyond the papercrafts and that’s what makes it more precious. 🙂 She is a beautiful girl inside and out.  I hope some day I would be able to meet her in person… Thank you SO much for everything, Priya…

Before going further, here is today’s prize…


1. Follow my blog.

2. Follow Priya’s blog.

3. Comment here and leave Priya and me some love.  🙂

Now, let us see what she has for us today… You are going to be stunned by these beauties!

Hi All!

I am Priya Sondhi from Priya-n-Papers! I am super thrilled to be a guest blogger at paperminty.wordpress.com. My sweet crafty friend Sindhu has completed 5 years of blogging and paper crafting. Our love of all things cute and nice had brought us together as craft buddies. We instantly hit a chord when we saw each other work and started talking. As we talked, our chit chats went beyond crafting! She has a little 2 years munchkin whom I adore to the core! Love you Aggu!!  

A little about me, I love all things papers! I started my paper crafting journey roughly 7 years back. I make cards, bookmarks, boxes, altered items, home decor, etc. I have been blogging for about 6 years now. I love making cards for my friends and family and recently opened a shop as well for my handmade creations. The joy you get in sending some handmade love is priceless. I love trying out new techniques and try to stretch my supplies as much as possible. But these days I am addicted to cute critters and watercoloring the cuties.
Blog : priya-n-papers.blogspot.com

FB Page : www.facebook.com/EnvelopedHugs

Instagram : www.instagram.com/priyanpapers

For this special post, I created 2 interactive cards. Recently I started exploring interactive cards and oh boy the joy to see things moving on your cards in priceless!

Card #1 : Fairy Birthday Wishes

Since it was Aggu’s birthday few days back, I created a fairy birthday card where fairy flies across the card. 

I have used fairies sets from MFT and Lawn Fawn to complete my card. The slider channel dies is also from MFT. The galaxy background has been created by ink blending using various distress inks on Tim Holtz distress cardstock.

Here are few pics with fairy in action.

I colored all the images with Kuretake Zig clean clear brush pens and fussy cut these with Tim Holtz scissors. 

Card 2 : Ocean of love with mermaid

In this card, I created an ocean scene where mermaid is swimming and jumping around the water. I used MFT Mermazing stamp set, Wavy Coloring Book background stamp, MFT ocean waves dies and MFT circle spinner channel dies to create this card. All the images and the background has been stamped on Strathmore cold press 140 LBS watercolor paper.

Let’s have a look at mermaid in action. 😀

Again, all the images are colored using Kuretake Zig clean clear brush pens. The background has also been created by zig brush pens. I brushed the colors randomly on heat embossed background and spritz some water so the color flows to all corner.

I have also added a layer of blue vellum paper to make it look like water. 

The sentiment is again heat embossed. I colored with by using same zig colors I used for the background and blended it with Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.

I hope you all liked the cards and I once again want to wish Sindhu congratulations for 5th bloganniversary. May you have many more successful years ahead!!!

I hope you love her projects like I did. 

See you soon with another guest post…

a mermaid hello!

For the blog anniversary celebration post and giveaway, click  HERE.


I wanted to share a card I made for the MFT sketch challenge.


As soon as I saw it, I knew I would do. I already had coloured the cute mermaids and was waiting for inspiration to make a card using them. Thanks to this sketch, I made a card without too much struggle.

I rotated the sketch to fit my idea.


I die cut a window on the front of the card usinf MFT Die-namics Stitched Dome Frames, stamped a background using the ‘cheese cloth’ cling background stamp.


Then, on a piece of Strathmore Bristol cardstock, I blended a couple of Distress oxide inks  (Wilted violet and Broken China)and stuck it on the inside of the card and adhered two mermaid images from the Birdie Brown line, Mermazing stamp set on the inked background in such a way that the mermaids would peek through the window. 🙂 I used sentiments from ‘adorable elephants‘ and ‘hog heaven‘ stamp sets.


I hope you like the card… 🙂