Friday, February 22, 2013


Hi all

Hope you are all enjoying the ICR(Indian Craft Room) Anniversary Events on the roll!

TWO MORE DAYS for the ICR LIVE CHAT (FEB 24th) where ICRians have the perfect opportunity to meet online, know each other and have fun with our LIVE CHAT 2013 events.

Now come to our monthly challenge details, ICRC26.

This month our challenge is "Candy Holder" But yes, with a twist again.....


***KEY NOTE*** :

CANDY HOLDER could be anything.... Small/Big to hold candies for ur sweetheart....
You can either deck up something store bought/paper make some small nothings/simply deck up a top note and attach it to a small pouch of candies, anything at all!

Here is the challenge pad for you-

Here is my creation based on the challenge-

I have used an acrylic cone as candy holder and add a handmade tag to it.

Closer view of Tag-

Background of the tag is stamped created with my new Prima Paintable theme clear stamp available in our store.
Heart air ballon is handmade created with pattern papers.
Tiny small hearts are punched.
Printed organza ribbon is used for making the bow on the tag available in our store.
Flying hearts are stamped.
Heart Border punch used at the bottom of the tag.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Freebie Saturday

Good Morning everyone

Hope you all are enjoying ICR 2nd Anniversary celebrations … yes we too are enjoying this celebration again in ICR as we had enjoyed it last year too.

Now I am here to make your weekend special by giving you some Valentine Goodies as freebies..yes Valentine freebies…. which we all love not only on Valentine’s day but throughout the year . These freebies are exclusively designed for ICR keeping in mind the Valentine theme. As we all know that valentine day is coming and these freebies are perfect for you for making cards for your loved ones.

This is a pdf file with some Valentine themed images that you can print and use on your card.

You can download our freebie PDF document directly from ICR.
Here is the link-

You can also always find it later in ICR Freebies Tab.

The way to use this freebie is to open the PDF In a pdf reader like Adobe Acrobat Reader and then print the entire document out. Use the images that you need on your project and save the rest for later.

Legal Stuff - This is free for you to use in your personal projects and not commercial use. Please do not sell these images as they are or in any other digital or printed format. Please do not use any parts of these images to create other digital media to be sold either. Please do not share this freebie with others, but instead direct them to ICR forum to download it. Thanks for your help and appreciate it.

Now for some inspiration, here is a card that our new DT member Nupur Priya did using an element from this Freebie document.

I love the way how she used our Happy Valentine Day freebie with Black and Red color combo. Love this.

Here is another card that our DT Bhavana kesarkar did using an element from this Freebie document.

Love the cheerful flower with our freebie element. Like the way how she used the flower with heart and musical back ground. Looks stunning for a Musical Valentine. Love this.

Now our next creation is pretty pinkish created by our DT Gopi.

Love how she used all the valentine elements with our freebie. Pretty cool. Love this.

I hope you like this freebie and will create some projects with it. If you do, then please use the tag ICRFree2 for the projects that you upload to the Gallery, that will be awesome.

Any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me anytime. Have fun Creating!!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Love letters

Hi all

I am back with another Clean and Simple creation(CAS).

Cas-ual Fridays this week challenge- Use letters creatively in your CAS project - die cuts, alpha stamps or stickers etc. inspires me to create some love theme card.

Here is my creation -

I am entering this creation to -

CAS-ual Fridays - CFC88 challenge - Use letters creatively in your CAS project.

Saturday, February 2, 2013



{All of us know who a survivor is! And I bet many of us are familiar with the likely named GAME SHOW on TV…. I have come across many such games online too….. So here is the GAME OF SURVIVOR for you, ICRians!}

Think you have the game of Survivor all CALCULATED & RESOLVED? Think again!

Can you outsmart, out-stamp, out-embellish and outlast your opponents to survive? If so, get ready to play Survivor India, ICR ishtyle!

Game Start Date:

Wednesday February 15, 2013

ENTRY Close:

Thursday February 14, 2013 at exactly 11:59pm Indian Standard Time. No late entries will be accepted so please be sure to have your submission sent on time.

Object of the game:

To have your card avoid eliminations and be the last one remaining in the gallery.


Make yourself a card{ONE, OLD OR NEW}, as your official game entry. You can make your card very plain and simple with the hope that, what you put on your card flies under the radar and avoids elimination; OR you can choose to make your card absolutely wild and crazy and over the top with hopes that the crazy items on your card don’t get you eliminated! OR ANYTHING IN BETWEEN!

When your card is completed send it to and title it ICRvivor2013….

Once the contest has begun, we will release an 'Elimination Statement' each and every morning. If your card contains the item listed in the elimination statement for that day, it is removed from the game and from the collection.

An elimination statement might look something like this: 'If your card contains a red brad, you are eliminated from play.' So, all entries containing a red brad(s) will be eliminated from the game.

Elimination statements will be released each day by BHAVANA KESARKAR, until we have just one card remaining in the gallery. The final card is our ICR Survivor and is the winner of the contest ‘ICRvivor 2013’ and the prize!

The Rules:

1. Only ONE entry per player, please.
2. Please be sure that your entry/photo is as clear as possible (ie. no tiny little photos, no blurry photos).
3. When sending your entry, be sure to provide an accurate list of all items/colors/techniques/stamp manufacturers used on your card. {If you fail to do this, your entry will be removed}.
4. There must be minimum 12 entries in the ‘ICRvivor 2013 Collection’, on the day that the game commences. After all, it is “THE MORE, THE MERRIER”….If there are fewer than 12 cards, the game will be postponed until a later date or until we have the minimum number of entries.

The Prize: We are pleased to let you know that LAWN FAWN STAMPS is sponsoring a cool set of stamps!

PROCEDURE {To keep things fair} :

1. only standard greeting cards will be accepted into play. No ATCs, or altered items are permitted.
2. 2013, ICR introduces a token system... Every participating crafter would receive ONE TOKEN each & the crafter with the most number of tokens for the month of Feb, would be in for a sumptuous treat!
3. Since Asha(ICR Admin.) would have an access to all the entries, our DT BHAVANA KESARKAR, would release the ‘Elimination Statements’ in a dedicated Discussion for the GAME…. And once the statement is released, Asha(ICR Admin.) would look into the I-CR-vivor collection and post the cards that are OUT OF THE RACE! So do check back IN to see if you and your CARD is a SURVIVOR in the race for ICRvivor 2013!

Game would be played only for its ‘fun quotient’ and is in no way related to ICR Challenges and its Judging Process…Would continue in Seasons, Year after Year!

Since this concept is new to all crafters who have not played this game yet with us, I bet there would be queries bouncing off! DO NOT hesitate or shy away from asking..... Just shoot your queries to clarify the info.... We do not want anyone missing out on this as it is gonna be ONE BIG FUN of 2013 too.....


For details, check here.