Thursday, December 13, 2012

Loopy Loops

99th Challenge is here at the Divas!!
This weeks guest Margaret Bremne challenges us to use a looped border string and the outcome is quite fascinating...
Thanks Margaret, it was a great discovery :)
What do you think of my loopy tiles??

Have a great weekend and Thank You for stopping by!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

No strings attached...

This weeks challenge at "Iamthediva" is to tangle without using a string. As I wondered how I am going to do this an advice from Laura helped me to come up with this. 

As I browse through today's challenge my admiration for Laura grew. With the kind of challenges that she has in her life she still manages to blog, work, PAINT, zumba, make time for her niece!!  how on earth does she manage to juggle all this I it that like this tile she doesn't let any string hold her down ...Cheers Laura...Your bubbly spirit is an inspiration to all...

Monday, November 19, 2012

This one is for you

When I last spoke to my brother in law Dilip bhai, I was reprimanded by Malthi bhabhi :) "where is the Ganesha"??
So with no more delay a new year gift for my beloved Brother in law, who has been my pillar of strength, courage, wisdom, a great listener, excellent motivator...
Here is one of many Ganesha to come...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Another Monday

Its the first week of November and it feels like the whole month has just gone by...

This weeks ZIA is to use this lovely tangle "SOCC" by Erin Olson and a fun tangle to use!!


Have a great week!!

Monday, October 29, 2012


A fun new official tangle from Maria and Rick called Bunzo got me going round and round :) thnx Laura for this lovely challenge. Have a great week!And thnx for visiting.

Thursday, September 27, 2012


This weeks ZIA represents the chaos in my life!!
Enjoy :)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I want to break free

Wow it’s been ages since I have blogged!!

Last couple of months have gone by so fast.

June brought me closer to my dream of doing a course on Story telling and Puppetry in education. It was a great honor to meet Ms Geeta Ramanujam of Kathalaya and Dr. Mirella. The workshop was in Bengalure where I also met my college friend Zebi after donkey years :D
Zabita & Zeesha

July we went exploring Kutch where we visited Dholavira, which is one of the two largest Harappan sites in India, the white raan, Mandvi where Wooden Ships are built and many more places.


August brought school and Rita visiting :) and September..well September was Arts-week at school, where we made Paper Jelly fish, Paper bead bracelets, and with the older grades I had recycling challenge.

Rita n Me
Paper Jelly Fish

With all the happy chaos there was just no time to upload the challenges or even blog. I promised my self that this week no matter what I am going to upload the ZIA and so here we go...Thnx Laura a lovely challenge it is!!

Stay tuned as I post more about my holiday to Kutch
Till then Enjoy!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Brownie Challenge :)

Hey Guys,
Hope you all had a great weekend.
A very Happy Mothers Day to all you mums and grand-mums.
Today's local newspaper had an article on graphic prints which are the newest rage on the international runway...

and here's my take on this weeks challenge at Laura's which is to create a sepia ZIA.
A very basic tile, I tried to create a tile without using a string and well... there is still hope :)


Have a great week ahead, and thank you for all your comments,  sweet critics, and suggestions.
It keeps the mojo going.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Groovy time

Hello Guys!!
First Monday of the new month and its UMT at Laura's. This week we have to use Groovy created by Eden  Cut'n It Up. A flowy, curvy tangle and very easy to learn, in fact one tends to get carried away with it :)

I liked the non-shaded and Roshni liked the shaded one so decided to put both of them up :)
Having shot them at night I might reload the pics tomorrow. Till then have a great day and if I don't see you guys before that, have a great weekend.

PS. Thank you all for the lovely comments on last week post, boosted my moral up and helped clearing the cobwebs!!
PS.S. Leaving you guys with one of my favourite groovy song :)

Sparkly Day

Hey Guys, hope the weekend was great. Its Monday and while I'm waiting for Diva to wake up, I'm playing along with CAS-ual Fridays challenge 51. Its their 1st birthday and we are celebrating.
I took the colour cue from Moxi-fab World Tuesday trigger and here's my card...

Tuesday trigger

Have a Sparkly day!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Duo do

This weeks ZIA is "DuoTangle v.IV: Hybrid/Strircles"  
I am busy spring cleaning the cobweb's from my brain so makeing a long story short.
Here's this weeks tile.

Thanks for visiting, have a great weekend :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Summer Card

Ages since I participated in a card challenge. As I was browsing I came across CAS-ual Fridays where every Friday a clean and simple challenge is hosted.( hmmm, I wonder where it was hiding all this while?:) . This weeks CFC50 is to create a card using flowers or trees

And here is my summery hello card.

Thanks for dropping by...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Amanda Day

Kids live in a lovely world of their own, straight from Enid Blyton's world with pixies and fairies, toys that can talk, elves and toads and magical garden.
This weeks  Laura shares  "A few weeks ago, Chewie spontaneously declared that he was going to give the Earth a new name - and for some reason, unknown to me, he decided that a good name for the Earth was Amanda.  Y'know, i don't even know if he's ever MET anyone named Amanda... but there you have it."
This reminded me of how when Roshni(now 14)  was 4...5...years old everything was why this, why that, why do we call the cat "cat" and not something else, who decides that the alphabets should start from ABC and not MYK so on and so forth...
Its such a lovely thing to see kids dreamy and confident, imaginative and bold and questioning everything around us...were we ever this I am off to speak to my you remember your Amanda? 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


First Monday of the week and its UMT time at "Iamthediva"!!
This week tangle is called HUGGY BEAR created by JJ LaBarbera, and what a fun versatile tangle it is...
I tried keeping it simple as one tangle chrysalises into another...Hope you like it!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Back to back

Hey guys
Hope all is well in your little corner of the world :)
This month has been busy and trying to keep up with the Diva's Challenges has been even more challenging. I hate to miss the ZIA, makes me feel terrible...
any way without any further ado this weeks ZIA "String Theory v. VIII "Fortuneteller"

 And Last weeks Challenge using the new official tangle "Fengle"

I had loads of fun trying out new tangles likeMi2 by Mimi Lempart and Sonnenband by Simone Bischoff  and Fengle the new official Tangle.
and I have also learned that I need to keep breath at a time...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

ZIA #62

The ZIA challenges are getting more and more interesting this year.
Marizaan van Beek, a CZT from South Africa brings this weeks challenge at “iamthediva” and it is "Using Spiral as a string and Paradox as a Tangle create a ZIA"
I love Paradox!! I just can't get enough of it so here's my take...

I wasn't sure if I should shade it or no...any suggestion?
Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wednesday Waves

This weeks ZIA is to use a Tangle GOLVEN , created by MariĆ«t, which is the Dutch word for waves. And here are my tiles...

I went a bit overboard with the shading on the first tile, I think I spend more time shading then tangling LOL.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Feb leaped

Febuary just leaped away in a blink of an eye :(
So much has happened this Feb that its difficult to compute.
Didn't want to miss another ZIA so better late (very late) than never...

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my previous tangle, I am sorry I couldn't reply
Take care and have a lovely week

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Like a diamond in the star

     Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
     How I wonder what you are.
     Up above the world so high,
     Like a diamond in the sky.

     When the blazing sun is gone,
     When he nothing shines upon,
     Then you show your little light,
     Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

     Then the traveller in the dark,
     Thanks you for your tiny spark,
     He could not see which way to go,
     If you did not twinkle so.

     In the dark blue sky you keep,
     And often through my curtains peep,
     For you never shut your eye,
     Till the sun is in the sky.

     As your bright and tiny spark,
     Lights the traveller in the dark.
     Though I know not what you are,
     Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

     Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
     How I wonder what you are.
     Up above the world so high,
     Like a diamond in the sky.

This week's ZIA's is in support of  The Four Diamonds Fund

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

bring back those holidays...

White sand and sparkling sea, gorgeous sunsets and countless I take this weeks challenge at divas using the Sanibelle tangle, memories flashes by of last summer holidays to America where one of the places we visited was Sanibelle island. A week of sunshine and afternoon showers, yummy food and sand castles...

Monday, January 30, 2012

...and the respect grew...

Laura's challenges are always challenging :) and this week’s challenge is no less. “Use the Non Dominatrix” i.e. the non-dominant hand to create the ZIA.
No problem. Easy Peasy.

My left hand trembled and halted and lines squiggled and wiggled as I tried to control the pen and with the struggles the realization set in how dreadful it must be for my uncle-in-law whose hands at the age of 80, trembled with genetic related dis-order and for whom even the simple task of putting the glass on the table or writing a simple note is so challenging.
But sugary coffee or salty food, there is no complaining, no stopping.

As I struggled to finish the tile, my compassion and respect for the "seniors" or "Methuselah" went up another notch.

PS: I added this one later - Inspired by LeeAnn ZIA for this week
...and this one just for fun!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

"String Theory v. VIII: Moebius Trip"

Laura's son Artoo's has Moebius disorder and to spread awareness this week's ZIA is to use the MS logo as a string. Moebius Syndrome which is a congenital nerve disorder affecting cranial VI and VII nerves controlling the lateral movement of the face.
The Moebius Syndrome awarness day was on Jan 24th.

To read more about this syndrom click here.


“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” –Jim Rohn

Out of boredom started as a fun blog, a space where I tangled and crafted and wrote the silliest in me,  but there was still things that was left unsaid.  A sense of unsatisfactory had set in...the mojo had gone foggy...
As I was sharing this with Dilip bhai, my brother in law, he gave me an insight, more like branding, packaging and that conversation chrysalid to Reflection n more.
I leave you with this video and hope that you will join me in my journey of reflection

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Okay this is how it goes

You own only one stamp or (make that two if you count the sentiment) and ...

The Stamp

...I also later decided to use only One sentiment...

Enjoy the cupcakes!!