Saturday, January 31, 2015


Hello friends! This is Ramya here with the winner's post. Before announcing the winners I would like to thank each and every participant for taking your precious time to play along with our challenges and we are so much blessed to have such nice and wonderful people with us.. :)

Okay! Are you ready!!

 Super picks 

You guys really rocked the challenge. Great job guys!! Congrats!!!

And the winner who won the  gift voucher of Rs.500/- from 'The Craft Shop' is

For her beautiful shaker+pop up card

Congratulations Purvi....
 Please write to to claim your prize.
 Stay tuned in for some important announcement here on the blog in near future. Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, January 25, 2015


Hello friends, Welcome to T-Time with me Ramya. Today am going to give you an introduction about cold porcelain crafts. Actually I was looking for a substitute to polymer clay as I was little hesitant about baking. While I was searching for the various types of clay that can be used for making clay murals came across this wonderful world of cold porcelain crafts and hence sharing with you all today. ( picture heavy post!!!!)

Difference between polymer clay and cold porcelain clay:
  1. Unlike polymer clay ,cold porcelain doesn't need an oven to bake. It air dries hard. 
  2. We can add paint while kneading and make different colours of clay or paint after finishing the work. 
  3. Very soft , so easy to knead and it doesn't crack.
  4. Upon drying it gives a matte finish and has little glaze. 
  5. Cold porcelain tends to shrink a little from original after drying. 
  6. This clay can be used by kids  ( if the glue used is non-toxic)
  7. And most important thing IT CAN BE MADE AT HOME WITH LESS COST
Materials needed:
1 cup corn starch powder
1 cup white glue
2 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice
2 tbsp of cooking oil 
Mix all the ingredients such that no lumps are formed. Then microwave it for 15 sec for about 7 -8 intervals. You can also mix it in tava and heat in gas. After each interval take the mixture out and stir well. After 7 or 8 intervals the mixture becomes solid  and it wont stick to the vessel. At this point take it out and knead it well by applying lotion in hands for about 10 min. Then wrap it in a polythene cover and refrigerate it in an air tight container for 24 hours.   I have attached the link of the video tutorial which I followed. 

Some of the crafts that can be made using Cold porcelain:


I have made a choco-vanilla cake using cold porcelain. Here is the procedure to make the cake :

 Take a small ball of cold porcelain clay. To add colours to the clay while kneading I have used oil colours.

After drying touch up with acrylic paints to get a neat finish.


Like polymer clay cold porcelain can be used for jewellery making. Here is the procedure:

 Take a small amount of cold porcelain clay and add black oil paint and knead it well. Then roll it flat and place the design template over it and cut using a pen knife.

Make a cylinder with red colour clay and chop them into equal parts. Shape them into petals and glue them on the black pendant already cut. 

I have chosen a simple design of Ganesha as this is my first attempt in making a cold porcelain mural. Here goes the procedure.

I had some wooden piece samples at my home so I decided to use their backside as the base for the mural. 

I painted the murals using acrylic colours and applied 2 coats of varnish. 

Using cold porcelain you can make different kinds of flowers and embellishments for scrap -booking.  As you can see the possibilities are endless and it is a world in itself. 
Some useful links and references : 
Hope I have inspired you all to learn something new this year.Thank you for patiently going through my post.  Awaiting your comments and feedback. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

CSCC#10 - Make me Happy

Hello friends,

This is Shylaashree here today to share a bit inspiration on our current challenge "Make me Happy".
You might have enjoyed the beautiful works of our DTs so far. To know more about this challenge click the above link.

Here is my card - a simple floral birthday card.

I have used Heartfelt creations floral stamps for the first time and experimented my hands with stamping and distressing. I have distressed the stamped flower with mild lavendar distress ink to match the cardstock. Added pearls, blings and sentiment to it
Hope you got an idea, We would love see your entries which makes us happy.

Still you have time. Join us the fun @ CSCC#10

Stay tuned for inspirations


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

CSCC #10 - Make Me Happy!

Hello friends! This is Deepti and I wish you all the 'CSCC' fans/players a very happy and a blessed New Year 2015. :)
This month we are playing with the keyword 'HAPPY', where you can make/create paper projects incorporating the word 'happy' in any form on your card.. Today I'm sharing two simple cards and also I'm sharing a photo tutorial with a little bit of technique involved!

So here is the first one!

This is a very simple one layer card and infact anybody can create this type of cards only if you know how to draw curved lines.. ;)

So first I started off by drawing the curved lines with a black permanent marker.

And now it's time for some coloring!! Today I'm using 'Faber Castell Connector pens to water color the images. 

I scribbled all the colors on an acrylic block and I'm using 'Koi water brush' to color in my images.
These FC pens are really very vibrant when you work directly on a piece of paper but when you add a little bit water to it they give you a pastel shade. but adding more and more color with less water will give you the best result I guess.. ;) try it once and give me the feed back! ;)

I always end up with a messed sentiment and I really don't know why.. :(
but don't worry I know how to fix it!! :D

Look! How I fixed it!! ;)

And here is the finished card.. Oh yeah! I added a bit of glitter to glam up the things!

Very simple and easy card and making it is SO much fun.. ;)

Well.. here is the second one!

This card is also pretty simple one..

To create the sky I used the blue FC pen again and followed the same watercoloring procedure

Stamped the hot air balloon and colored it with grey marker.. And the sentiment was hand written..

So here is the finished one.. :)

Hope you like these two cards and got a little inspired to create something for the current challenge

Thank you and See you soon.. :)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Make me Happy CSCC#10

Hello everyone!!!
A very happy new year to all!!!
This is Jayashri here and today I will be sharing my take on the first challenge for 2015 - CSCS#10 -Make me happy.

A simple birthday card!!!

Hope you all got little inspiration to work on. and Don't forget to enter your creation here.

Thank you

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Make me Happy CSCC#10

Hello Friends,

This is Smita here. A very happy and creative new year to u all! 
This month's challenge is called Make me happy, click here for more details. our DT has some awesome inspirations for u all . Here I am with my Happy card. It's a masculine birthday card for a milestone birthday .

I have used various pattern papers and diecuts for this card. I have paper pieced the clock and distressed the edges.Finally a dash of embellishments finished my card.

Hope u all got inspired and went to your craft stations to work on one of ur own. Do enter your creations here.

Take care

Sunday, January 11, 2015

More inspiration for CSSC #10

Hey everyone this is Rahmat, today I am sharing my card for CSSC. The challenge is to make something  using 'Happy'.
I  have made a simple card. I chose white base and then did some stenciling using Tim Holtz  burlap stencil in green color.
Then I added some felt leaves and a flower in black and pink.
Added few matching  sequins to go with and stamped the  sentiment from my custom made stamp set.
That's it. It's a simple card.
  You can find more details of the challenge here.

 Hope to see you guys join the challenge.
 Stay tuned for more inspiration from the Catchy girls.

Friday, January 9, 2015



 Hi all of you, so hows all winter going? I don't like winters, its always chilling ,cold breeze ,shivering etc I hate winters, and in winter crafting mania lessen, its also a reason not to feel good.
........................................but yes! I created some thing ..................for our lovely challenge where the theme is "Make Me Happy". Please click here for more details about the challenge and it's guide lines.. Make cards using the key word 'Happy'. That could be a Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Happy new year and etc! anything related with the sentiment 'happy'.

Here is my inspiration for our challenge.
Have a look...mix media card

For this I took plain white card, which was embossed on top and bottom ,then on middle plain space I placed pink embossed card sheet, layered it with bandage cloth, strips of embossed sheet again, with lace in center,on then woolen silk thread,oval die cuts ,and on top most a tag with happy birthday sentiment and and finally decorated with hand made flowers.

Hope you like my creation and stay tuned for more inspiration by our design team.. 
Please enter your cards here..
Thank you.. :)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

CSCC #10 - Square Easel Card

Hello Friends,

This is Poornima here !! First of all a Very Happy New Year to you all. I am back finally after a break(long one though). Ramya is hosting this month's challenge and her awesome card must have inspired you !!

This month's challenge theme is - " MAKE ME HAPPY". Click here to see the complete details and challenge rules. Our DT team is all set to bring you an array of inspirations. So keep an eye on this space for beautiful cards. For my inspiration, I have created a square easel card.

I have used SSS diecut to incorporate the word "happy" in my card and heat set it. The flowers are handmade with punches and distress inks.

Hope you like it and I have inspired you in some way. Do enter you cards for the current challenge and make a chance to win our prize package. Click here to link up your cards. 

Thanks for stopping by :)

Till Then, 
Happy Crafting !!

Monday, January 5, 2015


Hello friends, Welcome to a brand new challenge at CSCC. This is Ramya here and am happy to host the challenge for this month. Hope you all would have enjoyed your holidays with family and friends. I had a nice time playing in the snow and now feeling refreshed and recharged. 
   Well last year was very good for me that I learnt many new things and made new friends. I hope this coming year will be even more interesting. I on behalf of all the design team members at CSCC wish you all a creative,crafty,healthy and HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!! Thank you for your continued support to our challenge. 
    Being the first challenge of he year it is good to start with a happy theme and hence the this month's challenge is aptly titled as 



1. Make CARDS using the cue word 'HAPPY'. That could be a Happy Birthday, Happy New Year or Happy Anniversary and etc.. But we would love to see the word 'happy' in your cards
2. You can enter twice

3. Only new work please

4. Have fun.. ;)

And the winner will receive a gift voucher of Rs.500/- from 'The Craft Shop'.

Thank you Priya!! :)

For this challenge I have made an easel drawer card with the sentiment Happy new year. This is my first attempt in making an easel card.  I have made a 6*6 card.

I have used brown card stock from recollections to make the base of the card. Upon that I have  stuck pattern papers from recollections and DCWV paper pack. 

Since its a new year card I have used a monthly calendar in the front panel of the card. Decorated it using handmade flowers, bow and lace. 

I made an extension to the front panel by adding a clock and a tag with quote. The sentiments and quotes are printed .

For the bottom part of the easel I have used an inspirational quote and handmade rose flowers.  I made the handle of the drawer using brown card stock and stuck pearls at its sides. Inside the drawer is a cute notepad ( sticky notes) having some cool to-do's at its front page.

Hope you like my card!! Come back soon for more inspiration from our talented catchy girls. Do participate in the challenge and have fun. Be happy and make others happy!!! 
- Ramya