Friday, August 31, 2012

I met Yvonne Yam!! :)

Yes you read it right my dear friends...I did meet dear Yvonne in person! I am sure some of you are jealous of me..he he
We met during her Melbourne visit., it happened all so sudden, I can hardly believe that I met my scrap booking inspiration and spent such wonderful time with her. We did lot of crafty chit chat, with she giving so many ideas and tips and We did some craft shopping too!! yey!!She is such a sweet person.

Before the meet, I called at her number :
Me: can i speak to "yoni"?
Yvonne: This is "V-von" (Oh did I call a wrong number, oh ..oh ok it is pronounced as v-von)
Quickly correcting myself
Me: Hey Hi V-von, i am sorry i did'nt know how to pronounce your name..
Yvonne:No worries, have you already reached??
Me: No just abt to leave from home, will be there in 1/2 an hour..
Yvonne: Alright, great see you then..

This was our first talk, then the dilemma of identifying each other..I was just hoping she puts on her glares, as I have seen her picture with glares on only! But to our relief, we understood each other with eye contact (she must be expecting an indian lady with a baby :))

It was a lovely time spent with the such a lovely person, will always remember the day.

This week there have been a few wins for me, would love to share them with you all..

I won at Crafty Creations for this entry on mine

Made it to top 3 at Frosted Designs for..

Made it to top 3 at Lessology for this entry

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Oranjee Independence day contest winner

Pleased to announce the Winner of our Independence day contest...

We received 19 entries. It was tough to pick a winner. We judged based on creativity and patriotic feelings best expressed!

And the winner is "Rashika Vazirani" from Mumbai.

Here is her winning entry
"For me, Independence is when I feel, a sense of precious freedom caressing every part of my body and soul and a feeling of self - exhilaration. It is being truly liberated from bondage – bondage from negative thoughts, hatred and envy. Independence day is the day, when we celebrate the heroes of our nation with pomp and splendour , bestow honor on them and pay endless tributes to them . But I ask “ Is that all? And, why only on a single day in an entire year?” It shames me to see, otherwise, when, in multiplexes, Viewers talk loudly, don’t stand in rapt attention and are in a hurry to sit down whilst the National Anthem is being played. The day after 15th August is even more disgusting; the small and big sized national flags carelessly strewn over on the roads or badly mutilated and people merrily trampling on them just like an ordinary piece of paper. My heart pains to see this sight and how I wish, our Indian Tiranga would stand tall in the heart of each and every Indian. I wish, that the seeds of patriotism be strongly resown in every Indian and more so the youth…VANDE MATRAM ...."

She gets this lovely handmade frame from Oranjee Creations made by dear Jyoti. Congrats Rashika!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Love the Mickey smile :)

"Happy 1st Birthday to me!"
This is a fun layout from my daughters book. This is her 1st bday picture, taken in New Zealand. The smile in this picture is sooo similar to Mickeys!
I have used lot of chipboard embellies here. I love banners/buntings a lot and always wanted to incorporate in my lo. Have used polka dot ribbon for the banner with a upcycled rakhi twine :) The Mickey and "Birthday" is fuzzy cut from an old birthday invite.

Entering in the following challenges:

frosteddesigns - Twine/Ribbon
beyondgrey Bingo (middle row- flower, twine, grey color), 
                                                    creativescrappers Sketch 220
                                                                                                             once upon a sketch blog Sketch

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Baba's favourite!

At our place, grandfather's are lovingly called "Baba". This is a picture of my daughter and her grandfather, I just love it!!
My FIL is very fond of children and my daughter being the youngest, is his favourite.

Tried to capture the emotions on the layout. I have embellished it with flowers and hexagons. The background paper and the hexagons are up cycled from pamphlets.

Entering in the following challenges

c'est magnifique kits - Word challenge "Grow"
scrapfit Pinwheel
Pretty Paper Studio Hexagons
crafty creations challenges color-challenge-183-yellow-green-blue

lulupu - Pinwheel
crafting for all seasons - Bright colors

creative scrappers sketch-221 frosted designs sketch-47  artful delight - Sketch 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Gopalkala - Janmashtmi special

Happy Krishna Janmashtmi to all my dear friends.

Janmashtami , birth of Lord krishna is celebrated all over India. Each place celebrates this occasion in different ways. In Maharashtra, Janmashtami is popularly celebrated with Dahi Handi, people make a human pyramid , the person on top breaks the earthern pot filled with curds. It is  celebrated with enormous zeal and enthusiasm.

Gopalkala is made as an offering /prasad . Lord Krishna was known for his love for milk, curd and butter. Krishna would graze cattle with his fellow cowherd friends. At lunch time He would mix all the food bought by his friends with His own, and made a Kala. So kala is a mixture of food with milk, curd, and butter.Even now this custom is followed and served as Prasad.There is no hard and fast rule or any recipe for this Kala. How I miss those carefree days when we would go to see the dahi handi with friends and enjoy the gopal kala offered there.

My mom also makes a lovely panjeeri with coriander seeds and gond. It tastes time I am going to tell her to make it for me, janmashtmi or not! :)

To get a feel of the festival here, I decided to make the gopal kala and share it with you all! Enjoy and have a lovely day..


1 cup poha ( beaten rice) washed and drained
1/2 cup murmura ( puffed rice)
1/2 cup grated Coconut
1 chopped Cucumber
2 Green Chilies
1 tbsp Ghee
1 tsp Jeera/Rai
1/2 tsp grated Ginger
1 cup Curd
1/2 tsp Sugar
Salt to taste
2-3 tsp bengal gram daal(powdered)
3-4 curry leaves
pinch of hing
some finely cut coriander leaves
1. Soak beaten rice for 10 minutes.
2. Take a big bowl and add soaked poha, murmura, grated coconut, chopped cucumber, curd, sugar, salt and chopped corriander. Mix well.
3. Melt ghee in a small pan for the tempering and add the rai, jeera, green chilies, curry leaves, hing and grated ginger.
4. Pour over the above mixture. Mix well and serve.

Sending this to Walk down the memory lane event by Gayathri, guest hosted by Archana and 
             Celebrate - Month of Shravan by Jagruti, guest hosted by Sangeetha.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Rakhi card


Made this card for my dear brother Karan and sister-in-law Jyoti, this rakhi. I wanted to post this after they receive it. Thankfully they did get my card and rakhi although a few days after rakhi. I am really happy that it did got delivered :)
I loved the image on this card, it is from a photo shop broacher and I wanted to use it somewhere good, what better than a card for younger bro !(that makes me the angel ;)) The flower is a quilled Malaysian flower with a fringed flower at the center, the lace is a leather texture one, gifted by my dear sis.

Do lemme know how you liked this.

Sending this to 
beyondgrey Case study
lulupu - Create your embellishment
unstampabelleschallenges - Paper flowers
lollipopcrafts- Monochromatic
berry 71 bleu - Wings
Sending this to :

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Independence Day Contest!

Hi Peeps

Back with a second post comes our first ever contest for all of you to participate..

"Lets Celebrate this 'Independence day' in a creative way. So tell us your feelings about 'the Independence day' in completely your style.

Be it a write up, Slogan, Crafty creation, photo depicting your love for the country, your video or a blog post! (Multiple entries allowed). Entries will be judged based on the feelings best expressed!"

To participate all you have to do is: Just mail us your entries at and with a subject line "Oranjee Creations - Independence Day Contest"

Last day of submission is 15th August 2012 Midnight(IST)
Winners will be declared on 17th August.

Prizes: Beautiful Handmade Photo frames designed and hand crafted by Oranjee Creations. :)

Participate and share the word! Jai ho!

I love kiwi!

Hello dear friends..sharing this layout from my daughters book. These pictures are from our new zealand trip to celebrate her birthday. These were taken at the Kiwi birdlife park in Queenstown (btw Queenstown is a heaven on earth!!! It is simply breathtakingly beautiful :)). I have made use of the Birdlife park broucher that reminds of the place.

Sending this to:

another freaking scrappy challenge - Favourite Animal

sketchabilities - sketch
cas-ualfridays - On cloud 9
once upon a sketch sketch


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