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Monday, May 25, 2020

Use Your craft stash | ft. Clearly Besotted "Once Upon a Time"

Hello friends , 



Today I'm sharing cards made using what is in my craft stash... yes that is what I have always been doing but only thing different is I am focusing on one stamp set and creating 5 different cards. I have been using my scraps to create my backgrounds hence today you will see me put them in use with a difference. 
Today's stamp set in focus is Once upon a time stamp set from clearly besotted. I love this stamp set is it stands outs with its quirky sentiments with lovely story book illustration stamp set. Something very feminine but different.... kind of living my crazy dreams with this stamp set. I am just little girl with great big plans !! 




This card is dedicated to all the ladies out there, we are doing much more these days not because we want to but we have to... from keeping kids busy with activities, constantly cooking and cleaning along with our respective jobs/business. Slow down and take care of yourself ❤❤❤ Covid 19 pandemic has made us stretch and grow way out of our comfort zones so sending you paper hugs with this card 




For this card once again I have used 3 of the princess from the stamp set , pattern paper background created with the scraps and the windows are recycled chipboard from my sons board game. The pawns were removed and the window die cut just gave me the idea to use it here . The sentiments are a mash up from Technique Tuesday. 



Keeping up with the #scrapyourscraps series , I share cards made using the pattern paper scrap backgrounds combined with sentiment stamps and copic colored lovely images from my stash making it a perfect mash up. Hope you are enjoying this series as much I'm enjoying stretching my dies , stamps and using scraps. 




For this card I have created stencilled background and diet cut to a tag shape. The image is copic colored and adhered here along with the sentiments from another stamp set from clearly besotted . 




Finally the last of the princess series - here I have used sentiments from Mft stamp set and the die cut palace from spell binders.

Im playing along 

#UseYourCraftyStash and Multiple Prizes with Varada Sharma

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!


Sharada Dilip

Friday, May 22, 2020

My Life currently

Hello peeps 


Being humble never hurts anyone , I am a learner and I have a lot to explore in this crafting business and I'm just trying to take along my Instagram family with me in this journey I have set out for. .
Ps This is not to de-motivate you but more like caution (this is kind of caution no one tells you this before you get pregnant and then they say we also went through this )
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In the case of building your passion to business includes #tuesdaytip
  • uncomfortably high odds of failure from my experience Just when I thought I hit a great number on blogger , people moved to Facebook. When I got to know all about Facebook and its tool , people moved to Instagram and YouTube. Even before I could figure it out now they are on podcasts .
  • Financial uncertainty - just because I announced I'm selling handmade... people didn't jump to buy it it took me 5 years to break even with stalls, collaborating with stores and selling on online portals. Making myself visible wherever possible .
  • Incredibly hard decisions (that impact other peoples’ lives) - I had an fracture so 6 months I didn't work then next year I had to leave my thriving business to move to Birmingham for 6months. So technically I have worked only 8 yrs in this business. But my balance sheet had to show this as a loss year .
  • Frequent isolation... nobody understands you , you don't fit in regular housewives group and a weirdo in the mommy groups . But then I found my lovely Tribe -Tanvi , Rupa , Tony , Jaya with whom I vent out my sorrows,crafting gossips, business and life. Thanks to them I'm sane...These are my 4 more shots so make sure you build a Tribe you can talk to anything in life..
  • Unexpected loneliness and long thankless hours - either I'm overworked or I lose my mojo there is no in between for me
What is your  Biggest struggle and hows your life currently ?

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Friday Introductions - Meet the maker

Hello peeps 


I'm Sharada Dilip Acharya the face behind this account. I'm currently more often doing so much other than crafting 😔😟🙄 I never thought I will say this because at every opportunity I used to get I used to craft but its not the case these days. I'm juggling at home balancing my routines yet not wanting to sit down and craft. .
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I don't rant on my page , I don't put out negative messages as there's plenty out there already. I don't usually share my blocks here rather take a break or a holiday.. has always been my solution as there is lot out there to help you.
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I have people messaging me - will this craft business survive this crisis????
I don't know , I really don't know but for me Happymomentzz will survive only if I want it to survive, this has always been my solution. Isn't that how it is?
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I kept going when many who started with me 9 yrs ago in this industry gave up on this and I wished they didn't. Those who followed my journey have seen it all being shared on Fb or Instagram.
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5yrs ago after surviving a fatal accident.. multiple fractures and taking a 6 months break from crafting... giving up quilling... I came back and built happymomentzz all over again... Happymomentzz survived it.
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Every chance I get I make sure I inspire people to follow their passion, help them get on this platform, guide them to build their network, market their products as well introduce them to all do's and Don'ts ... give them faith that this will get better as you go... selflessly make them self sufficient in all possible ways I can. I always wished there would be someone to coach me when I got here but since I didn't find any I make sure I be the one who come my way asking.
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I don't believe in serving everything in a silver platter , because Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
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Currently I'm sailing through this time one day at a time and have decided to come out of the closet and keep the talks open on how Happymomentzz is doing what it is doing 😃... if you think you always wondered on knowing things which you think I might know do feel free to ask , I will be happy to help 💖


love
Sharada Dilip

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Mermaid Birthday Waterfall Interactive Flip Photo Folio

Hello peeps,
This is a Mermaid Birthday Waterfall Interactive Flip Photo Folio designed for a Mermaid Theme Birthday which flew all the way to UK last year to join the girls 5th Birthday celebration
Birthday guest books or Wish books - A book of blessing for a very special day to hold memories for a lifetime......It goes on the wish corner as a part of the Birthday party concept !
I design scrapbooks of any theme to capture your beautiful memories in style!


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!


Sharada Dilip

Friday, May 1, 2020

Happy Mother's Day

Hello Friends , 

Here is a Mothers day card I made using  Mudra Stamps Rose Cross stitch die . 
I totally love the faux cross stitch concept but was very skeptic since I do not own a stamp pad or a misti . 
I like the way it has turned out and this card fell in place beautifully for me .


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!


Sharada Dilip

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Slime line shaker card with scrap background with MFT BBHappyHippos

Hello Friends,


Here is my take on slimline shaker card using @mftstamps #BBHappyHippos stamp set. I have used the idea shared by jennifermcguireink on using die cut scraps + slimline card designs to create the background of the card. I just added shaker elements to bring in more fun to the creation as I don't own slimline card dies. I totally love how I'm able to stretch my dies and create. #100daysofhappymomentzz . I have colored the stamped images using @copic_official . Playing along @kathyrac #thedailymarker30day challenge 
Cardstock base is from #fabriano .
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Here are the close ups of the cards 


The MFT Birthday Challenge this month is highlighting circles so here I created this card keeping that in mind - Im playing along





My next card is a A2 Birthday shaker card is using @mftstamps #BBHappyHippos and #scrapyourscraps background. I have used the design theme from mft last design challenge. At times you are stuck or some kind of mid blocks occur and those are the times I look up for design layouts from challenges and work out my cards.






I'm playing along - MFT Color Challenge 140

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!

Sharada Dilip
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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Junk Journals

Hello friends ,
I'm trying to focus more on living with gratitude and journaling during the time of corona or covid19. I came across this quote “As life becomes harder and more threatening, it also becomes richer, because the fewer expectations we have,the more the good things of life become unexpected gifts that we accept with gratitude.” ― Etty Hillesum




What is as Junk Journal?
A book which is often made through found and recycled materials to be used as a way to collect and record memories, thoughts, ideas, and inspiration.




How to Make a Junk Journal


Choose a Purpose
I'm making different types of journals to write down my gratitude and daily journal my life in times of Covid19.




Choose a Book Binding Method


I choose to make a Big ring bound Planner. I have made it to the size of the pages without cutting them just punched 3 holes and added rings and ribbons.Embellished it with die cuts on the cover page as well added page dividers with inspirational notes. Just decorate it as you want yours !!


Do read this blog here for step by step tutorial - GUEST POST MARATHON DIY- Recycled Notebook & Journal


Collect the Supplies, Tools & Materials


Assemble/Prepare the Base of the Book


Fill That Journal Up!


I chose to make with ruled paper and coffee stained them, if you have read my earlier blogs you will see I'm creating with coffee a lot these days 



You can read all the details of this creation on this blog here -Coffee Stained paper junk Journal




This is a 8x6 " album with hand stitched center . I have sewn the 3 A4 sheets together with bakers twine.
This album flips has 10 pages to fill in and holds up to 15 messages or photo spaces along with pockets making space for more.


You can read all the details of this alobum here Personalized Farewell Scrapbook/memory album


This shabby chic scrapbook for a Miss turned lovely and bulky too.


You can read all about it here - Shabby chic Birthday album for a Miss who turns 13

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!


Sharada Dilip




Wednesday, April 22, 2020

What I do with my Scraps of paper?

Hi peeps, 
Today I'm sharing what I do with my Scraps of paper? 


Using your scraps creatively is not an easy task and it takes a lot from you, as it gets boring and tiresome over a period of time to come out with new and innovative ideas with scrape and hence you see very few or less inspirations. 


I take up to this challenge once in a while or whenever I feel I want to reduce my scrap collection or do short projects/ quick makes and this weekend I sat up to create scrap backgrounds. Now I have a handful of them ready you shall see more of them making appearances here. 


This card background is an easy take to start with. I store my scraps in sets of blues, greens or boy themes or girl themes so making it easy to put together. I have stuck together pieces of scrap paper on a chart paper randomly and die cut it. I chose the rectangle stitched die for this creation which gives a lovely dimension. I have used die cut circle over which I have added the Happy birthday stamped sentiment. I have placed the creative on a matching cardstock that goes well with the colorful background.
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This creation can be made using washi tapes too. This way I'm putting together bunch of cards to my stash.
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Here you see me additional to the scrap background I have played with random stamped images and colored stamped images put together to make these cards in themes of Birthday.


I call them the quick Scrap cards

 I have stuck together pieces of scrap paper in slant or slope here as constant on a chart paper randomly and die cut it. I chose the rectangle stitched die for this creation which gives a lovely dimension.In this set of cards you can see I have used my stash of birthday sentiment stamps and few random small stamps colored and used along with die cuts .

The rule of 3 elements is used to put together these 5 cards and this set is in shades of pink. #capsulecardmaking .  Tried something different hope you like it.



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!

Sharada Dilip
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Friday, April 17, 2020

Birthday Magnet

Hello friends ,
I hope you all are in good health .
Sharing a Birthday theme fridge magnet I made and totally love how it turned out. .#100daysofhappymomentzz 17/100


The mini canvas is 4x4 inches I have created the background using fevicryl acrylic pearl colours.
 I have used elements from #BBHappyHippos from @mftstamps here. I just love the way the cup cake stand turned out !
Colored using @copic_official


I also made this for a lovely couple, layout on canvas to go as a wall decor
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Happy birthday to Sushant , hope you enjoyed your gifts thanks to @sushpree for thinking of me. 
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!


Sharada Dilip
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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Coffee Mandala Painting

Hello peeps


Mandala coffee painting or just say I combined 2 of my new learning into one and I'm super excited about the results 😊 #100daysofhappymomentzz 18/100

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I have used my sketchbook paper and created the coffee stain look , that way my background paper looks aged and vintage. I left it to dry for days and then drew my mandala on it. Further I have played along coffee shades in between the mandala creation.


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!

Sharada Dilip

Monday, April 13, 2020

You are my HERO| Canvas art

Hello Friends,
You are my Hero - I talk about you like you put the stars in the Sky... to honor those who are working on the front lines and fighting the pandemic. THANK YOU ❤❤❤ .


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As COVID-19 continues to impact communities around the world, people are coming together to help one another now more than ever. This creation is dedicated to honor doctors, teachers, scientists, social workers and all others who are ensuring delivery of essential goods and services and making sure we #staysafe



Playing along @kathyrac #thedailymarker30day challenge I have combined my love for canvas art and stamping in this creation. I have created a night sky with acrylics and completed it with a super boy colored with copics. The sentiments are handwritten.
3x3 canvas from @itsybitsycraftstore
Super boy stamp set from @mudracraftstamps
Acrylic Coloring using @camlin_official
Copics brush pens @copic_official

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!

Sharada Dilip