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Cards & Mails – Neha Bhatt

Hey Friends !

Let me tell you this, if you’re a swapper,ย  you will nod your head in 100 % agreement that coming home from work to a happy mail is the best feeling in the world !!!!

Neha Bhatt ( known crafter and DT member of Letzcraft) is one of the finest,most humble and down to earth human being I’ve ever come across.

Being a swapper, I like … sorry LOVE to collect different Craft projects made by other people. It makes me appreciate different creative styles and I get to learn a lot about the other person too through swapping.

 

So I saw one of the Coffee themed cards uploaded by Neha Bhatt and I instantly had to buy it !! (yes, I’m a beverage fan…. coffee tops the list!). Neha and I exchanged a good few fun texts and learnt a few things about each other the day I ordered for that particular card. ๐Ÿ™‚

And when I came home from work yesterday evening, there laid a sweet enveloped package for me. I had smiles all over my face when I opened the package (wait till you see the pictures) ……. I marveled at how she remembered the fact that I love to read, how she figured I love to Journal everyday. Her gifts that accompanied the GORGEOUS Card made me feel super special.

 

That’s why I decided to not contain my happiness and instead share it with you guys.

Hope you enjoy the work through the pictures I’m sharing .<3

Happy day everyone.

xoxo,

Jayana.

 

 

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The Twisted Challenge #2 – Tea/Coffee and Rains!

I don’t know what to say ๐Ÿ™‚ ….. I’m smiling, as the rains so heavy outside is making the living room window panes rattle ……..ย  while I’m sipping on my hot cup of Coffee.

That’s exactly why my excitement has doubled as the theme for the July month’s challenge is all about Tea/coffee + Rains.

And that’s precisely I did this afternoon. Make a card which is so close to my heart.

 

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Let me take you through my simple journey of this particular cardmaking.

STEP 1:ย  I used an A2 sized card stock from Letzcraftย as the base.

STEP 2: I also used 3.75″ by 5.5″ Cairo Cream card-stock single panel as a top layer.

STEP 3: Then using Itsybitsy Embossing Folder, I embossed Cairo Cream with the help of Sizzix Big Shot machine.

STEP 4: I stamped the coffee image inside the oval image. Coloured it suing Watercolour Pencils from Faber Castle.

STEP 5: Also the sentiment I stamped is from the Heartfelt Creations Stamp set. Ink used is Archival Jet black Ink.

STEP 6: Later I added raindrops using Blue color Glitter pen.

Step 7: Final step was to adhere the Cairo Cream panel down on to the base card. And added Glossy accents on just the heart of the cup. That’s it. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

I should now go and probably finish the little coffee left in my mug ๐Ÿ™‚

 

P.S: The link :ย ย Twisted Challenge Blog Post.

 

 

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My life in a year. 2017-2018

It’s been ages since I last updated my blog post. In these 12 months a lot has changed. I don’t feel the change. But when yesterday I sat down to write the things I have accomplished, the things I have changes about myself, a lot came up. I kept on writing in my journal uptil 4 pages.

So I thought I should at least share those few important changes here on my blog.

here it goes:

  • I have been doing yoga for almost 6 months now. And I’m super happy with my decision to Join Yoga.
  • Managed to make mixed media projects and actually did receive a lot of positive feedback for it. The most delightful milestone for me was when Julie Nutting herself and Prima Company (One of the top brands of the Craft Industry based in USA) left their positive feedback on my Creation.
  • I have joined a Retail Craft shop called Letzcraft and I get paid for my job as a group moderator. Thankfully I now can spend on my craft supplies.
  • With all determination I could possible muster, I have officially stopped using Earphones. Reason ? Well, I was plugging them in my ears almost everyday for long hours for music, watching YouTube videos, TV series on Amazon Prime …. and I knew it would damage my ears. Had to get rid of this habit. I am now watching with speakers on and No Headphones or Earphones.
  • In this beautiful Craft Journey, I have built a few very Good friends despite how different geographically we live in.
  • I have also started to save my earnings and invest. Yay! for that ๐Ÿ˜€ as I am a little spendthrift by nature.

 

There are also a few things I still need to Work on:

  • Solve the issue of PCOD
  • Help myself to learn how to prioritize my expenses.
  • Slow down more on swaps.
  • Do more Journaling.
  • Put up more Blog posts.
  • Read More ofย  Commerce related Magazines.
  • Start with Craft Classes and prepare myself for it by making proper Kits for each student.

 

So I guess this is it for the time being. I am just going with my gut, my past experiences and future expectations to get my self onto the path I want to go to, which is excel in Crafting Financially. Also my Second most important Step Would be to be able to solve PCOD.

 

I hope I do achieve those things, While my parents are going after Groom-Searching :D(more on that in future Blogs).

See you soon…

  • Jayana.
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Wish Place – Journaling

Journaling has been very addictive since I started doing it . Here in this blog, I would love to share this Page spread which I had created in my very first Junk Jounral book.

London, is my priority wish in my go-to-travel bucket list. I have heard so much about it and it’s a home to Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes. ๐Ÿ™‚

The spread I created was using a snailmailing package which I received from a swap. I cut it out and stuck it in the notebook. Later, I added a London Postcard. I used a couple of pattern paper strips and then added the postcard. Also, my Initial J was used in the paper clip which I added at the top. On the right side of the page, I added a couple of washi tape so to adhere a sticky note. I wrote about my feelings and wish to go to London someday. At the bottom I used a butterfly embellishment to complete the look of the page.

That’s how simple it is to journal. Layering and decorating and writing all makes my heart happy :). It’s unimportant to follow anyone’s style of journaling. It’s important to make your journal your very own.

 

Hugs and Love,

Jayana Shah.

(Jayana’s Jolly Cards)

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Watercolor + Stamping

Here I am guys, with yet another card share Blog.

In this blog, I shall share how simple watercolors and stamping can be combined to create a fun card.

Supplies Needed:

  • folded white card in the size 5.5″ by 4.25″.
  • plain white watercolour cardstock piece in the size 5.25″ by 4.00″.
  • yellow, orange, green, blue water color brush pens/ tube.
  • A watercolour brush.
  • Bird stamp
  • sentiment stamp.
  • acrylic block
  • craft heat gun (optional)
  • archival jet black ink pad
  • Glue

 

Method:

STEP1: ย Take a piece of watercolour cardstock and apply plain water using a watercolour brush on the cardstock. Keep the strokes random.

STEP2: ย  Now, pick the yellow color and apply it on one side of the water brushed background. This will allow the color to spread out naturally as we have applied plain water brush strokes first. Keep doing this process with the rest of the colours too.

STEP3: ย  Make sure, that the colours you chose to blend should not give a muddy effect.

STEP4: ย  Now dry the colours using craft heat gun too. Or else, simply let it air dry.

STEP5: ย  Mount the stamps, on the acrylic block.

STEP6: ย  Ink the stamps well with the archival jet black ink.

STEP7: ย  Stamp it on the watercolored background. Do the same process with the sentiment stamp as well.

STEP8: ย  Now stick the watercolour cardstock on the plain white folded card, leaving an equal border from all sides.

 

The card is is all done ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Greetings to one And all,

Jayana Shah.

(Jayana’s Jolly Cards).

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Brustro Pens Review.

imageMy dear crafty peeps,

welcome to another blog of mine this year! This blog is all about reviewing my new set of markers from the Brustro Company. I bought those pens from Amazon a month back. I have been using it quite often in all my projects and damn! They’re gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚

Firstly let me talk about doodling. If you’re always trying to doodle random drawings and also enjoy making mandalas , then these pens are simply the best. The Brustro pens are waterproof so colouring in the drawings or doodle shall not be a problem at all.

These set of pens come in a pack containing 6 pens of different numbered points. [ 0.005, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5 and 0.8]. And that way the tip point in size differs. This gives the user an opportunity to create different textures and layers in writing and drawing.

Another important aspect of the Brustro pens are that one can write even on watercolored papers, acrylic coloured papers. So for Journaling too the pens prove extremely useful.

Using pens which works on different surfaces was important for me since I always struggle trying to bring the ink of the pen on the already coloured surface. But these pens are hassle free. If you color your pages with distress inks, acrylics, the pens work perfectly well without smearing of any ink :). Definitely works for mixed media as well.

Hope you guys give it a go in your crafts ๐Ÿ™‚

love to all,

Jayana Shah.

(Jayana’s Jolly Cards).

 

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Proud Navi Mumbaikar :)

I have always been a proud Navi Mumbaikar ๐Ÿ™‚ . I was a year old when my parents shifted from the very crowded Dahisar (Mumbai) ย to the secluded Nerul (Navi Mumbai). That was the year 1994. Long back eh?. ย I remember the sands in the garden, long roads with no vehicles. Distant train sounds and everything peaceful. Our colony where we lived and still living had only a couple of flats occupied out of around 160 flats. I remember my mom showing me the morning sunrise and I remember waking up to the happy chirpy birds.The nights would get much quieter, windy and full of chills. My dad would cycle me up the road which lead to the railway station.There we would have hot tea at the tea stall. The morning fog would be amazing to look at. My dad and I would sip on the hot tea and then breathe out in the air. Seeing the smoke coming out from my mouth would make me laugh :D.

10 years down the line, in my school days, things changed. Bridges were built, cement roads took over the sandy lanes. Huge green public gardens came up to beautify the town and city. Corporators worked hard day and night to create the beautiful well planned Navi Mumbai city.

At present, we have green lushes, cleaner roads, cool cafes and malls. The traffic police is stationed at proper places and they act vigilantly. I am so happy to live in such great city.

Just recently while I was standing at the Nerul bus depot, my eyes fell on this dry and clean waste baskets which were placed at every corner of the bus stand. I feel proud to be a Navi Mumbaikar. So happy to see the positive progress ๐Ÿ™‚

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Photograpghed by Jayana Shah.

Love,

Jayana.

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