Friday, April 13, 2012


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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.....



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