Monday, October 3, 2016


Welcome back to ICR Blog. 

We start of this blog session with CoasteRides - monthly challenges. Now that we have a new design team on board, all the CoasteRides will be hosted by them. 


This month we have DT member Akshma hosting the challenge. She brings us a very festive moodboard. 

Akshma says: "There are so many things to interpret from moodboard: Choose Diwali theme or have a bokeh background or use a mandala / rangoli or use the flourish background, anything u can interpret from the moodboard."
This moodboard definitely has many options to choose from and allows for creativity! The "Anything Goes" twist is perfect... make a card or tag or box or mix media art... as long as it is inspired by this moodboard!
The challenge runs from OCTOBER 1st to OCTOBER 28th.  Remember, you need to attach your project via InLinkz at the end of the post on Indian Craft Room in order to enter this challenge.

Check out the beautiful projects created by the Design Team HERE
Of course a challenge has some prize attached to it.

This month the challenge has been graciously sponsored by Bob and Betty. The prize is an Exclusive surprise paper pack... besides the face that its a prize, SURPRISE PAPER PACK makes it even more exciting!! 
So what are you waiting for? Get to your craft table, make a project and head to Indian Craft room to enter this fun challenge. 
Looking forward to seeing all the creations!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015


Hello ICRians!!!
It is that time again…. TIME FOR NEW CHALLENGE …. This is Shraddha here and Welcome to the December Coasteride. Remember, the coasterides are running month long….so there is ample time to participate and share your creations!
We have officially entered the Christmas season and the New Year will show up in no time. Now, Christmas means loads of baking and cookies and yum treats! Hence our challenge, ICRCPREWIN02, this month is a RECIPE CHALLENGE.
A closer look:
REMEMBER- include ALL the ingredients in the recipe card, and do not forget about THE TWIST!
  1. Upload your project to the gallery using the Tag Name (TN):  ICRCPREWIN01
  2. If you wanna use the story board above, feel free to use. Just right click on the image & choose “Save Image As” to save it onto your computer & then just upload it to your blog
  3. Monthly challenge- 1st november to 28th november 2015.
Now lets look at all the awesome creations by our fabulously talented designers and the techniques they used.
Asha used die cutting and window technique to create her card. It is very easy to create windows with any shape dies or punches.
Bhavana used ink smooshing and water resist with distress inks techniques. Ink smooshing requires ink, water and a piece of acetate/plastic to lift ink from the palette and smoosh it on the card.
Gopi made her card using Joy fold technique and heat embossing. It is a 3 fold card where the front of the card opens like a gate. Hence Joy Fold.
Priya made her card using distressing for background and paper piecing for the ornamentPaper piecing is a fun technique where you can combine different colored papers to complete the look of a stamped/die cut image.
Paru made a cute tag using heat embossing and blending technique. Use pencil colors and a blender pen to create paint like effect. You could also use solvents like Gamsol for this technique.
Pratyusha used heat embossing and paper piecing techniques on her card. Heat embossing is a wonderful technique to create backgrounds that can be created using slow drying inks (like Versamark Inks), embossing powder and a heat tool.
Finally, I used glowing technique on the Christmas trees on my card. This technique uses white gel pen and blending chalks. I also used ink smooshing to create the background.
  1. Entries must be submitted to the gallery with the specific TAG NAME (ICRCPREWIN01) pertaining to that Challenge (Kindly COPY & PASTE the Tag Name to avoid any TYPO ERRORS)
  2. Creations for the challenge may be combined with a maximum of 5 Challenges ONLY, including a link back to ICR challenge on your blog post
  3. Creations must be new, created after the Challenge was announced
  5. Would love if you would flaunt the ICR Challenges badge on your personal spaces to reach out to all your counterparts (Find the Badge on the main page where u joined the group... Just copy the html code & save it on a HTML Text Gadget on your blog)
  6. If the guidelines are not met your submissions would not make it to the challenge ALBUM (Not following the guideline, would stand rejected...)
  7. CHALLENGE SUBMISSIONS should not have any album created for it other than the one that is personal to you & which goes by your ICR NAME!
CosteRide ends by november 28th at Midnight….. Make your submissions to the gallery with the tag name ICRCPREWIN02.
This month we have as sponsers!!! They have sponsored 500Rs voucher to their online site which has some awesome craft supplies!!! 
BUT WAIT! It does not end there. It is the end of the year and we need to finish it with a BANG! So we have attached some FREE DIGI Images for you to use on your project. Just download, print and use. It is purely optional, however we would love to see what you can create with these images.
Now  you have seen the new challenge, DT insights, know the rules, and I know  you want to win the prizes….What are you waiting for…get creating…and we will be back with a mid month inspirations! Happy Crafting!