Friday, April 13, 2012

ISICR4 - Fourth Month SCRAPPING!!!

***** Kindly Read the entire post carefully to be fully aware of the rules to play… Simple yet important *****

Hello Indian Scrappers!!!

A Warm WELCOME back to you ALL for our new month's layout!

We are off to another month of awesome layouts! 

Here is the CHALLENGE PAD with a SKETCH to guide you through..... Especially for the beginners.....

I'm excited to be able to put together the layout for the month of favorite month of the year!  I hope you have as much fun as I did, with this challenge.

The SKETCH provided is optional..... It is up to you to follow it or not..... Has been provided just to guide the beginners, to get them started.....

But as said the DARE is CONDITIONAL..... The Layout (LO) you make for ISICR4 should include 3-D......Add DIMENSION of some kind to your pages...

  1. Make one sheet {ONE LAYOUT (LO)} per month
  2. So that ADDS up to TWELVE (12) LO’s per YEAR, which COMPLETES YOUR ALBUM
  3. A SKETCH would also be posted to guide you through…. {which is optional}along with a DARE TO FOLLOW, which is CONDITIONAL!
  4. When you have COMPLETED the LO (PAGE) for the month (deadline), take a picture of the same & upload it to the ICR GALLERY with respective TAG NAME! {ISICR4}
  5. Sheet can be decked either FRONT X BACK or Right Side photo X Wrong Side Journaling or anything you choose…..
  6. End of the YEAR, you would have ONE COMPLETE ALBUM, with 12 pages! So now you have your OWN ALBUM… :D
  7. Picture the ALBUM & upload it to the ICR GALLERY, with respective TAG NAME…. {ISICR4}
  8. ONE RANDOM ALBUM would win the 2012 YEARLY CONTEST! {with a sumptuous PRIZE of course!}
  9. Since it is ICR’s FIRST, Size & theme is FREE to be adapted to ONES WILL!
  10. ICR emphasizes on SCRAPS literally…. Nothing expensive & complicated….SAVE YOUR TRASH/JUNK & get creative in UPCYCLING/RECYCLING them… BEST OUT OF WASTE!!!
  11. ANY QUERIES of any nature have to be addressed prior to the BEGINNING of the CONTEST… {Ignorance of any SORTS will not entertained later}

I'm having a fantastic time working with ICR as the "SCRAPPY DESIGNER" through the YEAR LONG SCRAPINDIA FEST {2012} :)

Here is my inspiration for the month of APRIL.  This is from a trip to the island of Aruba!  I hope you have a great time putting together your April layouts!

Asha will be posting up her creation shortly :)


  1. Scrappers who enrolled for the year are expected to stay committed......
  2. DO NOT TAKE ICR FOR GRANTED!!! All the efforts behind this are, to make a MARK & to pave way to our FUTURE GENERATIONS…
  3. Any LO scrapped prior to the posting of the SKETCH/DARE will not be eligible for the CONTEST.
  4. Any layouts without RESPECTIVE TAG NAMES or DARES, will be deleted from the photo gallery
  5. Please upload ONLY ONE picture of your layout. {You may post multiple pix on your own blog, and provide your site URL in the 'description' for all those wonderful detailed shots!}
  7. Stick to DEADLINES!

DEADLINE TO submit your SECOND LO for the month of APRIL{2012} is Monday, April 30th 2012@ Midnight!

Happy Scrapping & Have Fun!!!!



Hello Peeps,

Kindly excuse us for the delay in announcing the ICRC16 results.....

But before we announce, I personally wanna salute all dear crafters who attempted this ethnic challenge & dared themselves with the colors of India....

Makes me feel proud that we are deep rooted & have the passion to creatively hold our spirits high..... :D

And here are the results.....

The ITSY BITSY Sponsor is won by,

Congrats DEEPTI!!!! Thank You deary for playing with us & hope to see you join us in ALL the fun... :D



And now for the toppers who scored the highest number of votes as compared to the rest! There were TIE BREAKERS  too...... :p

Our Toppers are (In No Particular Order) :

GOPI PATEL  with her Classy Holi Creation .....
POORNIMA JAIN who made it through with her Messy yet Secure Holi creation.....

And for our new Guest Designer!!!!
INDIRA TANWAR with that Safe & Secure Holi Creation...... :D

ICR is proud of you crafters...... Continue to keep up the good work..... Kudos!!!! :D

And not to forget our next challenge which is SHAPED CREATIONS + INSPIRED SHAPED FROM HOME!!!

For details look into ICRC17!!!

NOTE : KINDLY ADHERE to the CHALLENGE GUIDELINES, to see your efforts being considered for the CHALLENGE!!!! Believe me, it hurts to reject somebody's PASSION :(


***** Kindly Read the entire post carefully to be fully aware of the rules to play… Simple yet important *****

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to another interesting & exciting episode of IR CHALLENGES!!!

Only for those who love to dare themselves towards BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN THEM.....


Though square and rectangle are shapes but we are looking for some unique shapes!!!.. Shapes that you see at home... not the nestabilities ones... but a real one!!!

we are again sponsored, by our very own and my favorite Indian craft store Itsy Bitsy.....!!!!
A gift hamper of yummy craft goodies !!!

"Itsy Bitsy is the No.1 Manufacturer and retailer of the most desirable hobby and craft products in India.

Itsy Bitsy specialises in Papers, embellishments and tools for Quilling, Punching, Card making, Scrap booking, Paper crafting, Jewellery making and much more, please visit to know more….

Online payments active again"

And for the inspirations, we have our new DESIGNERS on board, doing exactly that..... INSPIRING!!!



Welcome Dearie..... :D

Here is little something about her:
"My name is Bhavana Kesarkar and I am a software professional living in Bangalore. Although I am a techie by profession but my heart beats for art and craft. One of the things that I like to create is cards and scrapbooking which I started about 2 years ago and got hooked to it. I like sketch challenges. My strength is making elegant cards with a meaning. My favorite style is making clean and smple cards with stamping, coloring and paper piecing. I am glad to have been given the opportunity to be one of the designer at ICR. I am looking forward to all the creativity, fun and crafting."

Here is what she came up with for ICRC17... Is that not cute!


Welcome Dearie..... :D

Lets see what she has to say...
"My name is Mona Daryanani, I was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. I have a beautiful family who are my strength and pride. Art pretty much sums up my interests, I get inspired by pretty much anything and I use those inspirations to create my cards. No matter where I am, my eyes roam and my brain mentally captures a potential good idea. My artsy journey began with gift wrapping, a common gift giving routine became a fond interest, it then carried on to scrapbooking, I preserve every special memory with a dash of art on it. I have also attempted almost every art form including quilling, napkin folding and many more. My current favorite is card making and I devote a lot of my time to it. Aside from my Art, I love children and I am a kindergarten teacher. I've been crafting for the past 8 years and I will continue to please your eyes and tickle your brain cells with my creations for as long as my hands can cut and stamp! I have just started to take my hobby seriously and started my blog too and the best thing about this is you get to meet many fellow crafter who share the same interests as you. I am honored that I got the opportunity to be a Design team member for ICR. Thank you ICR team for making me feel accepted and I hope to continue to inspire you throughout :)"

And here is a lovely inspiration designed by her...


Here is, what she gotcha say,

"Hello friends! It’s Priya Sondhi from Bangalore, India. As far as I can remember, I always had
a liking towards arts, crafts and colors. I and my sister used to make paintings with different 
techniques like metal embossing, batik, glass paintings, etc and other pretty things to decorate
the home. Or you can better say my sister used to do all the fancy stuff and I usually copied her ;)… 
So my childhood was spent among paints, brushes and papers. As the life took its turns, my 
sister went abroad to pursue her career in fashion designing and I pursued my career in software. 
One fine day I stumbled upon some paper crafts websites and it completely bowled me away. 
I slowly started my process of learning paper crafts and used to follow paper crafts blog silently..
With the encouragement of few lovely ladies in ICR I finally decided to start my blog… and since 
then there is no looking back... I was awarded with ICR achiever for the year 2011... Which is my 
highest achievement till now as a crafter... I strongly feel that everyone should have a hobby to 
pursue which can give them a space of their own, energizes the life and to have fun even if you 
are alone." 

Here is a bunch of beauty from her.....

And below are inspirations from us......

I had the cuppa template since a very long time & was probably resting in the box, looking forward to this day..... to be used, rightfully!!!

And here is the inspiration from our dear Sudha.....

OMG! Those are some shapes flaunted here.... And indeed the wait to check out ALL YOUR SHAPED CREATIONS, is gonna be very exciting & fruitful!

BRING THEM ALL ON!!! Let's see those beautiful imaginations & skills executing them.....