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Monday, January 22, 2018

Magical Birthday shaker card tutorial !


Hello friends ,


Today I am sharing a Birthday card made for a lil girls birthday . This is a 5x7 sized shaker card with chipboard frame. It's an interactive card , locked the sequins using acetate and double sided foam tape. So when you shake the card, the sequins move around. That's the way it works !!



I have the Pink base card cut at at 4" x 12" and scored at 6"
For the shaker frame here I have used a chipboard , you can even do with a higher gsm cardstock .
The chipboard is 3" x 5.5"
use a rectangle die to cut out frame's center .
For the inside of the frame I have used watercolour pattern paper from Itsy Bitsy.




Cut window/acetate sheet slightly smaller than outside dimensions of frame. Line frame with high-tack, double-sided tape and peel release liner from tape . 
Add about one teaspoon of chunky glitter to inside cavity of shaker before removing the tape liner
Carefully place window frame on top of the shaker base and burnish edges.
Finally attach it to the base card and decorate it !


I have used Itsy bitsy Clear Stamps - Princess And Dragon here for this card and sentiments from Clearly besotted . The golden glitter lace  frame is made with washi tape which I have been hoarding. The card turned out exactly like I had thought of and I glad I finally attempted it !



Regards 
Sharada Dilip

Friday, January 19, 2018

Valentines theme Accordion Card

Hello friends ,


Today I am here to share a three fold card with tags or as I call it a Valentines theme Accordion Card .


I have taken a 12" x 6 " card stock and scored it at 4" making it a zig zag fold .


Decorated it with vintage papers in the front and for the back end I have made a pocket for the tags.


Tags are decorated with die cuts to match the theme and colours of the card . 



This creation and the colours of the card  is totally inspired from my latest travel to Dubai - Miracle garden and this particular scene I clicked !! 




My love for papers and ephemeras is very visible on my work and I have further branched out into working with dies and now stamps too! I love the fact that you can incorporate so many techniques and tips in one project.
Regards 
Sharada Dilip

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Clearly Besotted Once Upon a Time Mini card sets

Hello Friends 
I am big fan of fairy tales and when I came across these stamp sets from Clearly Besotted Once Upon a Time I couldn't resist them . 


I sat up to make Mini card sets with them , each unique and wonderful !!



For these 2 cards  I have tried to give them a polaroid frame look


These are great hit with the kids , I have stamped them and  fussy cut them here .
  Further  I went on to colour the images 
I have coloured them with copics and combination of zig colour pens, giving me the perfect rich look I always like ! I learnt this late but combining various colour pen mediums  is what works for me best while colouring as I dont own all the shades in Copics and Clean colours. 




They go along gifts as gift tags !! How wonderful isn't it !

I am playing along 

Regards 
Sharada Dilip

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Mail art for Pen pals


Hello Friends ,
Mail art (also known as postal art and correspondence art) is a populist artistic movement centered on sending small scale works through the postal service. The simplest definition of mail art is that it is any art that’s created with the intention of sending it through the mail. Mail art can include postcards, faux postage, decorated envelopes, friendship books, and the ever popular naked mail. 

If you have to mail it to complete the creative experience, it’s mail art!

This is a Mail that went out to a pen pal , I made a Tall card for the first time and really loved the out come . Over the past few years, I have accumulated a lot of pattern paper pads, stamps, stickers ,ribbon, etc.So I have decided that this year, if I feel like I need new inspiration then I'm going to "Shop My Stash". Ever few weeks, I'm going to use my stamps, dies, embossing folders in rotation so that all get used. Also I will be buying only basic crafting stuff that too when required. I am doing 52weeks52crafts to keep myself accountable .


What all went in this mail you can see here -  An envelope filled with goodies with the tag friends 
an mini album 
an ATC and a Tall card 


The front of the envelope filled with goodies has a  mini card attached to it  saying cheers !!


This is a wonderful stamp set named once upon a time by clearly besotted .

The receiver loved each thing carefully chosen for her and that made my day !

Regards 
Sharada Dilip
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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Thinking of you !

Hello friends , 

With the New year Resolutions and the Goals  I even have something new to share with you all ! Yes its the recent Craft shopping and additions to the stash :)


Today is full of good, old-fashioned stamping! Stamps that can mix and match. Stamps that look good no matter what I do with them! :) The stamp set is MFT Desert Bouquet, old release but lovely as ever !! 


I have stamped them and fussy cut for the card 1. 
First I have created a shaded background with the moroccan tile stencil 
then added a silver glitter tape from Paperchase 
I have added a die cut from an unbranded die and  a sentiment from clearly besotted .
I have added pearls on the flowers to enhance the look !


Look at the beautiful flowers! 


For this card I have stamped the flowers on a Mft die cut  and layered it on to the card and the sentiments are from Mama elephant in my heart stamp set .

I am playing along
January 2018 Challenge

Regards 
Sharada Dilip

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Meet The Maker and my Goals for 2018 at HappyMomentzz

Hello , Happy New Year people 
I thought it's time I make a Introduction since its the new year and  I guess it's the right time to do it .
 Who knew my love and passion for something could turn into a Job as well; thanks for following along the journey ! I've had lots of new follows and appreciate the support this platform has given me !



Who Am I ?
I am Sharada Dilip Acharya the creative face behind HappyMomentzz By Sharada Dilip 

 I design cards scrapbooks and everything related to paper crafting .

 I'm now based in Bangalore and have clients globally

 I work from my home studio ; I have a dedicated room for my work . It is where I take up my workshops 

 When I'm not crafting I'm clicking pictures or travelling and documenting my life 

 To customise your orders you can Dm me or msg me on my Fb page 



What I make ?

 I make variety of items related to paper crafting ; mostly for special occasion cards and gifts which can be personalised. 

πŸ’œMy products are all handmade by me at my home studio. Paper is my first love and scrapbooking my passion . 

My favourite products are pregnancy journals , baby albums , love/romantic albums and scrap board canvases .


Where I Work from ?

I work entirely from my Home Studio in Bangalore. My workplace is a dedicated room in my house. Swipe for all pics
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πŸ’™When I started crafting it was on my dinning table , then I took over the floor and finally my family decided I needed a dedicated place.

🌍Now I have a proper studio setup. I get to work here everyday making cards and scrapbooks shipping all over the world and dreaming of new ideas.
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πŸ’œIt's all totally worth the long hours of work to make a living from what I love πŸ’—



My Crafting Goals for 2018
 Sharing my Crafting Goals and putting it up here ; Hoping that this will make me more responsible toward it !

USE MY ACCUMULATED CRAFT STASH

Over the past few years, I have accumulated a lot of pattern paper pads, stamps, stickers ,ribbon, etc.
So I have decided that this year, if I feel like I need new inspiration then I'm going to "Shop My Stash". Ever few weeks, I'm going to use my stamps, dies, embossing folders in rotation so that all get used. Also I will be buying only basic crafting stuff that too when required.


POST AT LEAST ONE CARD EVERY WEEK

I really enjoy the creative pressure of making a lot of cards during the craft fairs, but I do not post them simultaneously. Making new card really makes me feel good .

I will strive and do my very best to uphold it!



SUBMIT TO MORE CHALLENGES

I did participate in a few challenges and to be true, they did help me come out of my comfort zone. I'm planning to do more of it. So, I guess I'm just going to continue doing it more and more and more....



TRY MAKING SHAPED CARDS


I’m going to start by making regular cards in different shapes, then as I master that .


SEND MORE BIRTHDAY CARDS

I have realised that over the years, I make a lot of cards, but forget to post it out on time to my near and dear ones on their special days. 


PUT MYSELF OUT THERE MORE

I am going to try, try, try... and keep trying. I had a lot of success last year and I want to do even bigger and better things this coming year - so I have to keep trying!


BE A BETTER CRAFTING COMMUNITY MEMBER

I follow quite a few blogs I will aim to comment more, to support more and to explore more. 
There's a whole load of talent and inspiration out there and I don't want to keep missing it!


TAKE BETTER PHOTOS

This year I want to excel with props and make the aesthetics of card photography more eminent.


CHALLENGE YOURSELF

I want to do something new this year. So I am thinking of starting a series on my blog. I think I will do a series on card making techniques, that will be fun!.

AND FINALLLYYYYY………..
HAVE FUN WITH IT

Yes I will still want to keep getting better and better than what I’m right now, and then better myself some more. But I will do it all whilst having fun. So, I do hope you'll keep joining me throughout 2018 to provide support and encouragement as I keep working towards these goals.

Regards 
Sharada Dilip
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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Christmas Crafts for Kids

Hello Friends ,

Crafting with your kid is always fun and especially during christmas as there is so much joy in the season  itself ! I always enjoyed Christmas crafting as a Kid and decorating the Family tree was my favourite part , though we don't have a Family tree I used to go help in my neighbours :)


When my son insisted on having a Family tree I went ahead and got a Mini tree ! Trust me its more fun . Mini Tree decoration is more of a free play , the size of the tree makes it easy for them to decorate it as they like . It is engaging and the kids take responsibility and pride in it. 

This year we even got crafty with a Advent Calendar .



This is a Easy, Last minute, Advent calendar and decor ideas that I am sharing here today . All that I want to do is Make memories with activities leading up to Christmas with these are some of the   DIY holiday dΓ©cor crafts we actually made along .

Make Your Own Advent Calendar - Counting down to Christmas day makes the anticipation of its arrival that much more exciting and since my son's birthday also is in the month of december this makes it special for us !! There are loads of tutorials and here's what we followed - How to Create Your Advent Calendar / Service Project Calendar

We enjoyed making this and here is what we call it Random act of kindness cards , we have 25 cards as D is counting his sleeps till his birthday . D did all the cutting and pasting and arranging with very little help from me and Todays prompt was helping Mom !!

Further in our Christmas corner decoration you can see different Santas .





There are several other santas and tutorials on Pinterest but we choose this one and now This cute cone santa sits besides our other 2 santas !




We have created these 3 snowmen using toilet paper roll and you can find the tutorial here 

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/sharadadilip/christmas-cards-and-crafts/

We even have a battery operated Santa , who dances to the tunes from Itsy bitsy to complete our Christmas corner decor .  Here are few versions of our christmas corner that has evolved over the years and the constant has been the christmas diorama - Navneet publications Model construction book - Christmas Season which we love putting together each year .





With each year we are adding new crafts  and our corner is growing to be bigger place and we are enjoying it !! 
We even are fascinated with the gingerbread house we saw last year at Leela Palace Bengaluru 



So my Jr chef wanted to make one too so Then we even tried our hands on making one , isn't this lovely ?



This is made using Gingerbread house  kit , you can find many different kits on amazon




Last but not the least posing out with a big christmas tree for the season !!

 "Thank you" for always stopping by my blog and leaving me some love. 


Happy holidays! 


Thank you so much for visiting & taking the time to comment on my blog. I love to hear from you & truly appreciate your feedback. Have a crafty day!

Regards
Sharada Dilip








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