Thursday, 24 October 2019

Diwali Blog-hop

Hello, everyone!!
Welcome to a special Diwali blog-hop!


I, along with a bunch of my Crafty (cardmaker) friends, have got together to bring this hop to you all and we also have got some amazing prizes by our fabulous sponsors. I hope you all will enjoy the hop and get inspired to make those Diwali cards you NEED to send out too!!

Diwali is the biggest festival of the year, we celebrate in India. 
Diwali is to India as Christmas is to any other Western country.
The time when we all come together, friends and families. The time for some delicious and yummy, lip-smacking snacks and sweets, prepared at home. The time for celebrations and joy!!

I am sure you all must have heard a lot about it already. 
It is widely being celebrated in many countries across the world these days. 
(The big brand Sizzix also made a project for this festival. Check the link here.)

Here are my card and a tag I made for this Hop.

My card is inspired by the colorful lights of Diwali. I have used the Mandala rubber stamp by MFT stamps. I heat embossed the stamp on a watercolor cardstock in white embossing powder. Once dry, I colored the image using Watercolours by Little Birdie. I used some vibrant colors here, to depict the festival colors. I fussy cut the panel along the edge of the stamp design. Adhered the remaining part of the panel directly to the card base. Foam mounted the fussy cut part. 
Added the sentiment in Hindi, which reads "Shubh Deepawali" i.e. Happy Diwali. A few enamel dots and some splatters completed my card. 
I made a coordinating tag to go with this card. 



This festive blog hop was made all the more special due to the Card drive we hosted.

Card Drive
As we are neck-deep in our celebrations, surrounded by our families, it would really be ungrateful if we miss remembering all those Real-life heroes who make it possible for us to enjoy all this securely and fearlessly, in our homes. As a token of our gratitude and to acknowledge their sacrifice for us, we sent out handmade cards to a few Army and Air Force units all over our country, as a part of this hop. A small effort from our side to convey that they are in our thoughts and prayers.
This was made possible by our teamie Ishani, who herself is a part of the Indian Air Force family.
It gives me immense pleasure and makes me proud that my son made all the cards I sent out in this drive. Here are the bunch of cards he made.


Sending you off to hop :)

Blog hop order  : 
Anila Dk ---------------> You are here

Rules :
To be eligible for prizes you have to comment on all the blogs in this hop. The last date to comment is 31 Oct. Following our blogs and sharing about it is optional but will definitely give you an additional chance.

Winners will be drawn randomly from the comments left on all the blogs and will be announced on 5 Nov 2019, on all the blogs. 
We have prizes for international commenters too :)

We have 13 Awesome sponsors. Take a look at them
Uniko Stamps – 1 Stampset of choice from available stock 
STAMPlorations - $15 Gift Code to store
Crafty Scrappers –  Digital Images
Dress My Craft–  Goodie bag worth Rs.1000 
Crafter’s Emporio – Goodie bag worth  Rs.500 
Craftangles - Goodie bag worth Rs.1000
Crazy Craft Store – Goodie bag 
Creative minds – Felt flowers worth Rs.500
Dadarkar Arts – Goodie bag worth Rs.1000
Papericious -Rs.1000 Goodie bag 
Rainbow Craftykari – Gift Voucher worth Rs.500
Tubby Crafts – Goodie bag worth Rs.1000 
Handcrafted Expressions(Kriti Mishra )– Goodie bag worth Rs.500




Your next stop on the hop is Deepti Aggarwal


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78 comments:

  1. Wow, your card and tag are gorgeous Anila, love the colours! And I can't tell you how proud I am of your little boy. Well done Aaryan, amazing, so neat and beautiful cards. You are a blessed kid. I am so happy you thought of sending the cards to the soldiers, really touched me! Happy Diwali to all of you :)

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    1. Thank you so much Ishani. You made it all possible so equal credit to you.Happy Diwali

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  2. Your son did an awesome job! Love the mandala style set in happy colors! So thoughtful idea for our brave real life Heroes!
    Happy Diwali!

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  3. Wow...love the festive Colors on your card and tag Anila! So gorgeous! OMG! Aryan is no way second to none. He has done a great job! Thank you so much for being so thoughtful to send cards to soldiers dear! Happy Diwali to you and your family! πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸ₯°

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    1. Thank you so much Raga. Happy Diwali to you all too

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  4. The idea of celebrating Diwali with our respectful soldiers is so heart touching ❤️. The mandala style card with beautiful colours gives such a festive vibes.😍 Cards made by your son are gorgeous ❤️ Happy Diwali to you and your familyπŸ’ž

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  5. The thought behind this card drive is heart touching. Love the emboss resist technique on your card with festive colours.
    Your son did a great job of making cards himself and the color combinations are awesome, I can see a budding card maker in him. Happy Diwali to you and your family.

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  6. This is really heartwarming to see all the cardmakers come together for such a beautiful cause. Appreciate your son's efforts, such a sweetheart he is! Like mom, like son! You have done a great job with heat embossing

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  7. love the colours you have used here Anila , it feels awesome to such lovely Diwali cards and the diwali hop by you lovely group of ladies !
    Happy Diwali to you and your Family !!

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    1. Thank you so much Sharada. Happy Diwali to everyone at your end :)!

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  8. WOW!! What a beautiful card Anila! love the Mandala and vibrant colors.

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  9. You have launched the rocket successfully my dear friend πŸ˜‰!! Just Looking at your card and tag makes me happy , reminds me of the Colorful Rangolis.The colors are just a beautiful and so is the mandala .Your talent to whip up fantastic projects despite time crunch amazes me Anila !!

    Please give a pat on Aryaan's back from me for creating such impeccable cards :)

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    1. Omg... My rocket is becoming famous now...lol...
      What with some inspiring talents like you around me.Thank you from Aryan too

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  10. Such a beautiful card and tag Anila ... Love those colors so much and it gives a feel of rangoli. Happy Diwali to you and your family.

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    1. Thank you so much Paru. Glad you dropped by. Happy Diwali!

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  12. Such a colorful card and tag Anila ..you create such beautiful card designs love them ..Happy Diwali to you and your family :)

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    1. Aww....Thank you so much Radhika. Happy Diwali to you and your family too.

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  13. Beautiful as always dear love d way u make cards love it Fabulous

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  14. Your cards and tag are so colorful and beautiful! I'm a fan of your CAS cards and designs!
    Kudos to your son for making all those cards! Wish I could have contributed too.. Missing all the Diwali fun and celebrations here :(

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    1. Thank you so much ❤️☺️ dear. He indeed made me proud ❤️

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  15. Such a good idea and so thoughtful of you all-you are wonderful. I adore the colours you used here and what an amazing way to make the onelayer-love how you used the ink colours here x

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    1. Thank you so much Sandie... The one layer beauties are made by my son Aryan.
      So glad to see you participating in our hop😘

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  16. Love your card so much .... It's so colorful and cheery just like the festive mood !! Love the how you have used various elements and made this very beautiful card !! I am sure these cards must have brighten up our army soldiers' day !! Wish you and your family a very happy Diwali !!

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    1. Thank you so much ❤️☺️
      Wish you the same

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  17. Love the thought and love the card & tag, very cheerful.Wish you a very Happy Diwali.

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  18. Such a wonderful card driveπŸ‘πŸ‘ Love the bright colors and mandala on your card😍 Thanks to you guys who are spreading smiles to our army☺️ Happy Diwali😊😊

    Renuka mogallapu

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    1. Thanks so much. Yeah we did try to bring some smiles on their faces. It was really a great feeling

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  19. Oh wow.. Such vibrant cards and beautiful card drive πŸ’œ

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  21. This is such a novel idea to send festive wishes, love, respect and thanks to all the people in olive, blue and white! It gives me a sense of satisfaction that the countrymen of our nation are worth serving for. Kudos to your little son who's made such lovely and neat cards. Little crafter in the making and definitely he's imbibing the true values.
    The card brings out the other most important aspect of any auspicious event, Rangoli, the vibrant colours are so eye catchy and totally in the festive spirit. Loved the idea and yes the tag is so pretty and very very useful, while we exchange gifts with family and friends.. I'm so inspired by the mandala pattern.. Really really loved it.. Thank you ❤️😊

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    1. Thank you so much Dhruvika. We tried doing our little bit by sending out the cards. Hope we made some faces smile. Aryan was really excited to be a part of the drive. Thanks again 😊

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  22. awesome cards for an awesome cause ❤❤❤.
    lovin the color palette you chose and lovin that your son helped with the cardsπŸ‘
    happy diwali to you and your family😁

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    1. Thank you so much ❤️❤️😊
      Wish you the same

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  23. Gorgeous card and tag Anila, happy diwali to you guys!

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  24. love the vibrant festive colors on your card and tag Anila, so happy that your son felt inspired to create the cards for the drive !! enjoyed the hop !! https://kalasirjana.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much Suman for hopping along. It was a pleasure to see you dropping by 😊😁
      Yeah he enjoys making cards 😊😊

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  25. Lovely card!! So colorful and cheery.

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  26. It's an awesome idea to celebrate Diwali with spreading the love and kindness. This blog hop will surely help people around the world to know about Indian festivals and culture. And mumma crafter has transferred her creative genes to son also.. Awesome creations.. Happy Diwali Anila!

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    1. Thank you so much dear. Yeah we tried doing our best to bring smiles to some faces. And I am proud that he participated

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  27. Bright And beautiful cards Anila...

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  28. Marisela Delgado said: beautiful colors. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  29. Hearty Congratulations to all you gals for this amazing card drive and Blog Hop!! This is such a beautiful and thoughtful card drive. You gals really did an awesome job. Soldiers really are real life heros and all the respect love and adoration that is possible.

    I absolutely love the cards your son made. Its awesome that he took out time to participate in this novel event. He really is the star of this bolg hop! And its so evident from where he gets his creative bent of mind.

    Love your card and tag Anila.. the beautiful combination of colors look splendid on the diwali card.

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    1. Hi Bharati...
      So happy to see you hopping along. We tried doing our bit by sending out our handmade cards with some loving wishes to them.
      Your comment for my son made me so proud of him once again😘 He will love reading this. Thanks dear.

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  30. What a great way to ring in the new year and celebrate Diwali by celebrating those that matter so much! Everyday superheros that fight for us daily without us knowing! Beautiful creations by you and a sweet gesture by your son :)

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    1. Absolutely. That was our idea to celebrate these real-life heroes.
      Thanks so much for hopping along

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  31. Wowww!! Loved the way u made the elegant and mesmerising card. Salute to ur patriotism and sending cards to soldiers. It's indeed great thinking.
    Super cute cards by your son..

    Payal Mittal India

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  32. The vibrant festive colours on the card are amazing.Your kid awesome job on making those cards!

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  33. Wow pretty cheerful card Anila. Colors are so bright n festive. Luv ur creation.

    Hugs
    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.com
    crazycrafter-craftsuppliesshop.blogspot.com

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  34. Wow awesome cards... Hats off to your patriotism...
    - Krithika Devi from India

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  35. Kudos to u all gals for such an amazing card drive n blog hop !! Look at those vibrant festive colors, gorgeous cards n tags Anila.. Way to go lil crafter Aryan such a clean n beautiful cards πŸ‘‹ Loved it !!!
    Happy Deepavali to u and ur family :)

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    1. Thank you so much and Wish you all the same ❤️

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  36. Beautiful card and tag Anila!! Your color combination is fantastic!! ❤
    Mandala is adorable and use of black cardstock is looking so pretty.
    Thanks to the entire team for sending lovely Diwali wishes to our soldiers. We salute them for their spirit, bravery and sacrifices. OMG your son has made these pretty cards for our army!! Very talented! πŸ™Œ
    Thank you to all the sponsors and crafters for hosting this amazing blog hop . Prizes are wonderful and anyone would be so pleased to own them. Name of my instagram handle is thespringleaf.

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    1. Thank you so much for all the appreciation. We tried doing our best to make some faces smile during this Diwali. And I am so happy we could reach so many.

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