Archive for April, 2012

Glenda Wyatt’s blog candy

Some time back I won this candy at Glenda Wyatt’s giveaway. I wasnt blogging much from Dec 2011 to March 2012 and that was when I won this. Never got the chance to post this until today.

Here’s a pic of what I won………………….

Thank you Glenda. I’ve already started making a mini album with the papers that you’ve sent me. The stamps have been inked up too. I love the three wood block stamps- vintage typewriter, key and birdcage. I have to figure out how to use the spools though. Thanks again.



Here are the winners of the giveaway…………..

12×12 patterned papers set 1-  BHAWANA SINGH

12×12 patterned papers set 2-  SANJANA

Maya Road key album-             SUMI

Piggy Tales stuff-                     SWATI

Stickers etc-                              STEPS TOWARDS CRAFTING


And yes…..I said three, but in the end decided to pick two additional winners. I cleaned some more and found more goodies that I know for sure I wont be using anymore……especially patterned paper. So I have two sets of pp offered as prizes with more than 30 papers in each set. I also picked out a whole bunch of stickers and die cuts (some are opened packs, most are new) that I decided to offer as a separate prize.

Winners please email me at priyavenkatdesigns at gmail dot com with your address details asap as I want to mail out your goodies to you asap too. I hope you like what you receive.

Congrats once again!


Hey there,

I am going to have to advance the date of announcing the winner for the giveaway.

My family leaves for our summer vacation on the 22nd and I might not have time to post the stuff to the winners if I wait until the 20th of April… its the weekend and post office wont work.

So here’s a fair warning…………….today is the last day comments will be open. By late this evening I’ll have my daughter draw the numbers and winners will be announced late this evening.

See you all soon.



This is the first time I’m participating in PTI’s MIM challenge. I have always wanted to…..seeing that I have so many PTI products……..but somehow I never have.  Well….there’s always a first time for everything.

The challenge is to make a ‘die-cut flower using a non-flower die’. Here’s my project……………….

This is not a card, but its a cover page of a mini album that I am working on. I havent made cards in such a long time. And since the challenge says ‘project’ and not card, I was very happy.  I’ve used the Doilies die to make the flower.

A few close ups……………I’ve cut five die cut doilies using pink paper, inked the edges with brown and black inks, staggered them one on top of the other after snipping off one ‘petal’ for each layer. Added a big ‘ol black button for the centre, some pearls, ribbon and was done.

The paper was white on the other side and I felt that the contrast was too much, so I inked it brown.

Off now to complete the album.


Gift bags

Please comment on this post to be eligible for the giveaway. Other than commenting you have to do nothing else to be counted in for the giveaway.

Sometime in January, my friend, Shobana, needed some small gift bags. Now she can definitely do a great job making them on her own, but she was out of town and away from her crafting supplies. So I chipped in. Gladly too, I might add. As if we need excuses to play with our crafting supplies.

This is what I made. Very simple and elegant.

Materials used: PTI and Stampin Up stamps, PTI dies, Distress inks and Washi tape.

That Washi tape is like the tail of Hanuman……….never- ending……..I’ve used so much of it already and it still looks unused. It might be years before I ever come close to finishing a roll I think.

A total of 50 bags were made……………

And there’s my cuttlebug peeking out from behind the bags in this next picture. Couldnt have made this project without the bug.


Frames are always popular for gift-giving. So Shobana and I made some. Shobana ordered the frames through Jovita and we got ’round to decorating it. Here are some of them…………………….


We kept it very simple with minimum embellishments so that the photo can still be the star. A lot of them got sold before we could take pics.

This pic above was taken at one of our sales. I should remember to ask Shobana if she has some more photos of frames. We used a lot of our dies and handmade Petaloo flowers to decorate the frames. Jovita’s frames are of a very good quality and the finish on them is fantastic. I would recommend them for sure.

Make sure you leave a comment on this post to be eligible for the giveaway goodies.

Have a nice day everyone and many thanks for stopping by.