Diwali, Wplus9

Happy Diwali!

Hello everyone,
A quick post today to wish all my Indian friends and their family Happy Diwali!
Have  a wonderful year filled with Love, Peace, Prosperity and Happiness!
Here are my Diwali cards for this year.
I kept to the traditional colours, paisley design with gold foiled sentiment. I also added gold glitter paper and gold twine to add the festive look to the card. Embellished with Pretty Pink Posh sequins.
Have fun, enjoy and play safe!


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Diwali, MFT, Reverse Confetti, Wplus9

Diwali Blog Hop 2014

Hello dear friends,
Welcome to Diwali Bloghop 2014. This is the second year I am participating in the Diwali Blog Hop organised by Chaitali Narla
Diwali is the festival of lights celebrated in India. The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil by lighting up lots of lights on the darkest night. The mythology of Diwali varies from region to region in India. But essentially we all celebrate the victory of good.
Anyway, you should have come from Chaitali’s blog. But if this is your first visit, then don’t worry I will give you a list of participant of this hop later in the post.
Here is my card for Diwali
Celebrate 1
I have combined a few different stamp sets and dies to create my card for Diwali. I recreated a diya (an oil lamp) using the paisley dies from Reverse Confetti. The stamp sets are from Wplus9. Embellished using gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh as well as the scallop die. The sentiment die is from MFT. I made a few more to send out to the girls.
Celebrate flat
For past two weekend, we have been inviting guest home as part of Diwali celebrations, going to Diwali fairs and community celebrations. So much fun and food. This Thursday is the actual Diwali day. It is going to be awesome with feast, new Indian Clothes, sharing sweets and wishes. I miss the celebrations at home, lighting up firecrackers, meeting family and friends. The atmosphere is so different. Nevertheless, we will still celebrate as much as we can here 🙂
You next stop is to the gorgeous and so talented Mayuri.
Here is the full blog hop list.
Gayatri (this is me!)
Happy Diwali everybody!
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Diwali, MFT

Diwali Blog Hop!

Happy Diwali everybody! Hello and welcome to the special Diwali Blog Hop.
Diwali is the festival of lights and is celebrated in India in October or November depending on the dates in the moon calender. We celebrate it differently in different parts of India again based on the customs and traditions. In the place where I am from South India, we celebrate it early in the morning by having an oil bath, new clothes, special sweets and savory, prayers to God, going to temple and having a feast. We are share sweets with friends and family. And fireworks are the highlights of this festival. We decorate our house with lots and lots of oil lamps. It is a great time of the year. I miss it a lot. We had a very quite Diwali here. Although we did have a great community event last weekend with fireworks and great food. That is the brief of what Diwali festival is:)
For this hop you should have come from Sanketi’s Blog. If not don’t worry I have the list of designers participating in the blog hop towards the end of this post.
Here is my card for Diwali.
I have gone for a very trendy card and used the ornament stamp set and dies from MFT to make my Diwali card. Since Diwali is festival of lights, I have used the ornaments are lights and made it very colourful for the festive look. Of course added rhinestones for more festive look. The sentiment is also from MFT.  Hope you like it.
You next stop is to Deepti’s blog. You are in for a treat there 🙂
Here is the list of all the designers participating in the blog hop.
There is no blog hop without prizes, right? Right!  There She Goes is giving away two gorgeous stamp set to two lucky winners. The two winner will be chosen from any of our participating blogs. So make sure you leave a comment on all the blogs. The prize is  Henna Swirls stamp set from  There She Goes
Happy Hopping and Happy Diwali once again:)
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Diwali, Silhouette

Diwali Blog Hop-Day #2

G’Morning from Australia!
It is Saturday morning. Gorgeous day today. Today is day #2 of our Diwali Blog Hop. We are showcasing anything other than a card today:) I went for a candle holder. Thats because Diwali is festival of lights. 
Here is my lantern/candle holder….
I used the same colours from my card yesterday to make my lantern/candle holder. I also used the Diya file to make the window and lined the inside with vellum to give a softer effect.
Here is both my card and lanter/candle holder.


Want to see what the rest of them made today? Here is the list of all the blog hop crafters.

Gayatri ( that’s me!)

Hope you enjoyed our blog hop. Happy Hopping!

Thanks for stopping by!
See you later today with Uniko Studio’s Super Free Saturday project.

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Diwali, Silhouette

Diwali Blog Hop!

Hi everybody,
Diwali is a major festival of India. It is called Festival of Lights. There are different  mythical stories behind this festival. they vary from one culture to annother in India. Whatever maybe the story behind it, everybody in India celebrates Diwali. I have vivid memory of celebrating this festival as a child, with my mother and grandmother making sweets and savoury about 2 weeks before the day. Buying new clothes, gettng up very early in the morning, lighting up firecrackers, going to temple, sharing sweets with friends and family…. so much fun. I miss it. But atleast I am able to celebrate it with some very talented Indian Crafters. So when Chaitali invited me to the blog hop, I couldn’t refuse:) So welcome to the first ever Diwali Blog Hop!
Diwali Blog Hop
If you have come from Smriti’s blog, then you are on the right track:)
Today, we are focusing on Diwali cards. Here is my card.
Chaitali had sent a few Silhouette files of diwali movtives and words she had made and I have used them on my card. I cut the diya(lamp) and coloured them using copics. Stamped the background using Ikat background stamp from Avery Elle Stamps. Love the Happy Diwali words which is cut using Silhouette Cameo. What intensity of colours?  Which is exactly what I wanted to achieve. Hope you like it:)
Do you want to see what the rest of them have made? Here is the list of all the blog hop crafters.
Chaitali is also giving away some Silhouette files. So make sure you visit her blog. And if you make a project using her files, make sure you link your project to the linky on her blog:)
Thanks for stopping by!
See you soon with AnnaBelle Stamps Challenge:)

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