Priyaz Creations

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

IQCG DT Inspiration # 36 - Rainbow Colours

Hello Quillers,

It is the summer season with sweltering weather all around. So this month's theme is something which can perk up the mood with a beautiful view of array of rainbow colours! Theme for challenge # 36 at IQGC this month is:
 
In this month of May, we also celebrate Mother's Day on 14th. So for this month's theme I thought of making something as a tribute to all the mothers out there. It does not matter if you are mother of your own children, of others' children which I meant as a teacher (teachers are just like mothers at school) or even if you are a mother of your pets. It doesn't matter whether you are married mother or unmarried, whether you are a single mother or you have your partner with you. It is all about the bond between you and your child(ren). So here is my creation. 


A mom who fills a child's life with colours of happiness or some may even interpret it as when a baby is born and makes a woman a mom, it fills the life of the woman with rainbow colours.

It's time for you to join us at IQCG to participate in this month's challenge. Create anything according to the theme with any media and add quilling to your project. For ex: you may colour the background of your project with rainbow colours and add quilling elements to it.

Please make sure you follow the guidelines/challenge rules. One winner and best topper will be awarded from our sponsors!
Reena Dhairyawan

 Jovita Serrao D'Souza

Maninder Kaur

Please click here to see the details about the challenge and to have a look at other wonderful DT inspirations from IQCG.

Cheers!!

Monday, April 3, 2017

IQCG BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP

Hello Quillers,

Indian Quilling Challenge Group turns 3 this month and we are celebrating with a Birthday Blog Hop!🎂🎂🎂
This month there will be no quilling contest!!!! Our team will showcase birthday inspiration throughout the month on the below scheduled dates.

Starts from IQCG - 1st April
5th April - Aparna
9th April - Daniela
12th April - Gouri
15th April - Priya
19th April - Priyanka
22nd April - Shweta
26th April - Sriranjini
28th April - shylaashree
This is what I have made. A box pop-up birthday card.

 



Exciting prizes from our sponsors will be given to one winner selected from the comments across all the blogs in the hop.One random winner will be chosen by our DTs and they will get a special goodie bag from us.

All you have to do is
- Follow IQCG blog if you are not a follower
- Copy & paste the following birthday hop picture on your blog and spread the news on social media
- Join our Indian quilling Challenge Facebook group
- Visit all our DTs blog and leave some love
- Anyone with Indian Postal address can join 

Winners will be announced on 30th April

For more details click here to go to IQCG blogpost.

So be ready to join us in this birthday fun blog hop and make sure you leave oodles of love on our DT member's blog posts!

Cheers!!!!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

DT Inspiration 35 # Celebrating Womenhood

Hello Quillers,

Welcome to my blog yet again. This month's challenge theme on IQCG is #35 - Celebrating Womanhood.

"The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,
the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from her eyes,
because that is the doorway to her heart,
the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows.
The beauty of a woman with time only grows."

I am taking opportunity of this month's theme to draw attention to one of the symbols of womanhood and a deadly disease which plagues women everywhere on this Earth. "Breasts- the one that marks the rise of a young girl to womanhood, the one which is fundamental to our collective understanding of female sexuality, the one which nurtures the new generation with their nectar". Breasts are one of the basics of our thinking of female anatomy.

But this very basic body part which distinguishes us females from the other half of the population is also target of second largest cancer issues in women. I am referring to Breast Cancer. It scars a woman physically, emotionally, mentally and financially.

For this month's challenge theme, I have quilled a winged PINK RIBBON, symbol for breast cancer awareness. I have made this in honor of the breast cancer survivors. Those amazing women who fought their battle with this deathly disease, conquered their demons and came out winning survivors with scars to remind them, and everyone else, of their battle. I dedicate this creation to my Buaji, an amazing woman of grit and a winning breast-cancer survivor!
Month of March also witnesses celebration of Women's Day! I would ask all the women reading this post (and the men for the women in their lives) to go and get a regular check-up for breast cancer symptoms. you know prevention is always better than cure and it's better to nip the problem in the bud. Woman may also do monthly breast self-exam for symptoms easily. check out various website which will tell you how to do it.  Take care of yourself and enjoy womanhood!



The challenge is open to all. Come let's celebrate womanhood through quilling. Create anything which corresponds to our theme and has quilling in it. Do check out the inspirations for you from my fellow design team members here. You will find other details regarding the challenge on this page.

Cheers!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

DT Inspiration Post # 34 - Love is...

Hello Quillers,

Here I am again after a hiatus of almost 2 months on my blog (although I have been not away from my quilling challenge IQCG). This time I am going to start on yet another journey around the Sun with a lot of love in my heart, just like the theme for February month's challenge in IQCG # 34 - Love is...

For this I have made a quilled heart. It symbolizes everything that we love. For me, the love is all encompassing, all around. We love our parents, our family, our friends, our pets, our jobs, our hobbies and what nots!








Now it's your turn to show what love means to you through your creative quilling. Make anything which corresponds to our theme and has quilling in it. Do check out other amazing inspirations from my fellow Design Team members here. This page will also tell you other fine details of the challenge. Don't forget we have prizes too!

One Winner and one best Topper will be awarded.

Winner will get gifts from from our below sponsors
1. Rs.500 gifts from Dimension of Crafts
2. Rs.250 worth gift from Letzcreate,
3. A handmade gift worth Rs.300 from our DT Aparna



Best Topper will get:
Rs.250 gift voucher from Rainbow Craftykari Store

So what are you waiting for?

Cheers!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

DT Inspiration post for IQCG # 32

Hello Quillers!

The theme for this month's challenge at IQCG is dedicated to the flora community of our mother nature. Now, don't be alarmed! It simply means that November's theme for IQCG challenge # 32 is PLANTS!!!

When I was faced with challenge of which part of a plant to choose, I couldn't think of anything except flowers. Who doesn't like them? Who doesn't appreciate them? The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feeling of life satisfaction and affects our emotions positively. Let it be any occasion, as simple as a romantic dinner for two or a huge gala celebration, we find flowers as most basic means of decorations in various walks of life. In fact, of all the parts of a plant, only flowers are the one which have their own language. Yes, that's true! Don't believe me? Google it yourself!

There is a language, little known,
Lovers claim it as their own.
Its symbols smile upon the land,
Wrought by nature's wondrous hand;
And in their silent beauty speaks,
Of life and joy, to those who seek
For Love Divine and sunny hours
In the language of the flowers.

-- The Language of Flowers, London, 1875

Since of all flowers, roses have most enticing and mystic beauty so for this month's theme's inspiration post I decided to make quilled roses of pink and white. Now here is the thing, I made the quilled roses and I was thinking about how to arrange them into a layout where I chanced upon what does the Language of Flowers say about pink and white roses. Pink combines the innocence of white and the passion of red with flair of femininity. White is associated almost exclusively with purity and new beginnings. So I thought why not make the layout for my quilled roses which will encompass elements of passion/romance, innocence, purity and new beginnings.


Recently I tried my hand at something new again - a Dream-catcher. All thanks to my friend who liked the concept so much that I made my first dream-catcher for him. In fact, he is the real motivating force for me to do this and so many other new things. Take a look at it.

          

So I thought a pink and white dream-catcher will catch the innocence, purity and romance of good dreams and the beauty of the concept behind a dream-catcher. The element of new beginning was symbolized by using a new layout, a Dreamcatcher, for my quilled pink and white roses. So here is my layout for the DT post for IQCG challenge # 32

 

In process of weaving the web The completed web






And finally here it is hanging over my bed for good, beautiful dreams.

Looking forward to see your entries for this challenge. You can create anything and everything but it should have the element of plants in it. Just make sure quilling is mandatory for your entry to be valid.
Click HERE to enter your creation in the challenge. Please make sure you follow the IQCG rules and individual challenge rules to make your entry valid. Looking forward for your participation.

Happy crafting!!

Cheers!




Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Summer time = Granny's place


Woah! The mercury is rising! It's that time of the year when Sun is most angry but all the kids are super-duper happy because of almost month-long vacation! It's that time of the year when we turn on our coolers and A.Cs, enjoy being lazy, crave for cool drinks and what nots!

The theme at IQCG for May month's challenge # 26 is so apt! It's Summer!! 


Couple of weeks ago, my wonderful colleague asked me to make a gift for her Granny's 90th birthday. They all lovingly call her "MAI". She told me that she will go and visit her as soon as summer vacations will start and will take her 6 year old son too to meet his this amazing great - granny on her birthday.

This made me remember how as kids we all used to eagerly wait for summer holidays to rush to our grandparent's house. I remembered how, before us, our parents used to feel the same when they were kids themselves. This is true even for kids of today's generation. Waiting for summer vacations to visit our Nani or Dadi's place is trend that will always be in vogue for kids of any and every generation.

So I decided to combine this month's Summer theme and MAI's birthday gift idea. This is what I have made for Mai. This artwork represents that 90-year old amazing MAI is the ROOT of my colleague's FAMILY TREE which bears fruits of loving family members of different personality, different colours but all belonging to the same family tree whose root is MAI!


This is my take on the challenge. This green tree also represents shady canopy of the trees of luscious mangoes - the king of fruits which famously are available during summers!

The challenge for you this month is to create a quilling project showcasing something that represents summertime. You can select anything related to summers, be it colours, shape, texture like beach, cooler or anything and everything that represents summer. Just make sure quilling is mandatory for your entry to be valid.

To know more about the challenge and to submit your entry, click HERE. Please make sure you follow the IQCG rules and individual challenge rules to make your entry valid.

Happy crafting!!

Cheers!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Quilled Shagun Envelope 01

Here comes the month of March with a promise full of blooms, fragrant air and new life all around. I mean, it's the spring time! With coming of March, with the new life blooming all around, with nature painting our surroundings with amazing blossoms it's time to blow a little magical dust of crafting on an old, discarded thing and turn it into a thing of beauty, giving it a new life!

The theme at IQCG for March month's Challenge # 24 is therefore, "RECYCLE OR UPCYCLE".

Here is my take on the challenge theme. I have upcycled an old, a little battered, plain shagun envelope with pearls and quilling. I had this idea of beautifying a shagun envelope with quilling for quite a while now. And this is what I have come up with.


I had a plain shagun envelope lying in my stash for quite some time now. I saw this envelope lying in the shop as a discard since it had some wear-and-tear (which you can easily make out in the pic below) and so no one would had bought it. However, it caught my eye instantly because of it's beautiful color combination and it's unique flap in shape of paisley. I have already told you about my love and fascination for paisleys here. So I got it from the shop almost for free as they wouldn't have any customer for it and I wanted it so much. 


 This month's theme gave me a perfect opportunity to combine two things for me simultaneously. One - my heart's desire to try to beautify a shagun envelope with quilling and second - using this lovely envelope somehow even though it had clearly visible damage.



Now it's time for you to pick up the pace and join our race to recycle/upcycle an old, discarded thing in your stash or at your place and give it a new, revamped case! Just make sure it should have quilling in it and should do justice to our challenge theme.

To know more about the challenge and to submit your entries for the same click HERE. Please make sure you follow the IQCG rules as well as the challenge rules to make your entry valid.

All the best!