IQCG BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP

Indian Quilling Challenge Group turns 3 this month and we are celebrating with a Birthday Blog Hop! There will be no quilling contest this month.

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Here goes my ‘Design Team’ project.

Birthdays would be incomplete without a cake. Cupcakes are a favourite to everyone; especially to those who have a sweet tooth and yet health conscious ūüôā

How exciting would it be to have a cute smiley cupcake that wishes you a very happy birthday!!!

Share your comments below and qualify to be a lucky winner.

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Exciting prizes from our sponsors will be given to one winner selected from the comments across all the blogs in the hop.
The other blog details are mentioned below and they have posted their creations as per the scheduled dates.
5th April –¬†Aparna
9th April –¬†Daniela
15th April –¬†Priya
19th April –¬†Priyanka
22nd April –¬†Shweta
26th April –¬†Sriranjini
28th April –¬†shylaashree
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
4.  GV for Rs.250 from Ranibow Kraftkari Store

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
РVisit all our DTs blog and leave some comments
-Commenting on this post is also a must
– Anyone with Indian Postal address can join

 

Enjoy quilling!!

 

Is there a special day for love?

A happy family will not wait for a special day to express their love among¬†their family members. In my opinion, Valentine’s day is¬†celebrated by someone who wishes to express his/her love to someone for the first time.¬†Age is not a barrier to express our love to someone.

My husband is not fond of flowers and during the early years of marriage I used to be upset with him for not gifting me flowers even though he gave me other gifts ūüôā Over the years, I understood that flowers alone can never bring¬†happiness we seek,¬†but¬†the support and unconditional love that a person has towards you gives immense gratification.

I talk to my parents and in-laws everyday and give a patient hearing to their feelings be it in joy or in sorrow. I express my affection to them at every possible instance and personally believe that their blessings will help us to overcome any hardship.

Kids take us to a higher level of maturity in life by making us understand that inspite of testing our patience levels through the day, a warm good night hug at the end of the day will make us understand the true meaning of love in life.

As the saying goes “you reap what you sow” – be positive and show true love and affection to the people around you and you will surely see the change.

Thanks for stopping by..

Some pics from memories.. Surprise cards made by my kids to us and to each other.

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Birthday gifts

Birthdays for kids have become an high-end affair for the parents.  I feel that the birthday party day is hectic for the parents running around to decorate the place, prepare or order snacks and hunt for return gifts. These days the kids do not leave the birthday party without return gifts handed over to them. Is that necessary?  Return gifts turn out to be more  expensive than the actual gifts that the child receives.

We as grownups may be setting a bad example by teaching kids to expect  return gifts or gifts for all occasions. This thought should slowly change and the concept of homemade handicrafts should be encouraged; such as greeting cards, quilled crafts, baked items, loom bands, origami etc.

For my daughter’s 8th birthday, we had invited her close friends and I had requested them¬†to gift her a simple surprise card – A card that talks about the qualities they liked in my daughter. This concept would not only boost their self-confidence but also help them sustain such skills.

Personalised handmade gifts are really appreciated and cherished. I have been gifting my quilled jewellery and encourage my kids to create cards for  special occasions.

Kids are very creative these days and they refer to the Internet to design lots of crafts and jewellery.

Kindle your child’s creativity ūüôā

 

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Samples of quilled jewellery that I gifted..

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Happy Teacher’s Day

We had an awesome card-making workshop with the kids for Teacher‚Äôs day. Kids created cards themed after books, pencils, ice-cream, super-woman and an embellished card concieved by the kids ūüôā

I held this workshop as a pilot with a few kids. The kids loved making these cards on their own ūüôā¬†Encouraged by the kids support and cooperation, I am definitely enthused and shall hold more workshops in future. Stay tuned!!!

Thanks to artsycraftsymom.com for the ideas on book shaped card and the pencil shaped card.

For custom orders contact me @indulge.creativity@gmail.com

Here are a few clicks from the session:

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Rocket themed Birthday Card

This card was quilled for my daughter’s friend on his birthday. The theme of the birthday party was Space and Rockets. So I borrowed this theme and created a birthday card with a personalised message.

If you would like me to make creative personalised birthday cards, drop me an email @ indulge.creativity@gmail.com

Thanks for reading and stopping by ūüôā

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Hello there..

Hello there..

I am blogging to showcase my interests and as a testimonial to my passion for creativity. Over the last decade I have been engrossed with my job, family and kids. I decided to take a break from work and dedicate my energy and time to take care of my two wonderful kids Рaged 9 and 5. My interests range from photography, cooking, quilling, poster/greeting card making to attending the Carnatic music classes with my kids.

As Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam said,

“Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level.”

“Learning gives creativity, creativity leads to thinking, thinking provides knowledge, knowledge makes you great!”

Through this blog, I would like to share my ideas to serve as an inspiration to the next generation.

For custom orders contact me @indulge.creativity@gmail.com

My blogs:

Eat to live and live to eat @ ssriranjini.wordpress.com

Photography @ ranjiniphotography.wordpress.com

Fun time with kids @ funtimewithkids.wordpress.com

I will be updating the content of these blogs gradually as I am currently curating the numerous pictures and recipes that I have created over the years. I hope that through blogging I can engage myself productively and discover my hidden talents.
Happy Reading ūüôā