Thursday, October 25

Diwali Bloghop - Day 1

Hop to next blog: Piali's "Touch of Creation"
Hop to previous blog: Gayatri's "Handmade by G3"

There are many reasons why this post is super special! First of all this is my first ever bloghop and you have no idea how excited I am writing this post :) Then there is Diwali - the Indian festival of lights just around the corner and I can't wait to celebrate! And of course the biggest reason why this post is super special - this is the first time I made Diwali cards and I am dying to share those with you all :)

Diwali is the one of the most popular festivals in India. Diwali is celebrated every year in many special ways. During the Diwali week people visit friends and relatives, exchange sweets and gifts, burst fire crackers,  decorate the house with lanterns and rows of diyas (small oil lamps) and rangoli (usually sand art with a variety of sand colors). In the spirit of this festival of lights I used many glittering layers and embellishments on my cards. Also I kept each card very simple and took advantage of this opportunity to use a variety of patterned paper that I brought from India. 

Orange patterned paper from India
Cream decorative paper from an invitation
Golden net paper from India
Flame shaped glitterring flat bead

Dark patterned paper from India
Cream classic patterned paper

Orange handmade paper from India
Cream patterned paper from India
Golden ribbon
Ganpati cutout
This year Diwali celebrations are in the week of Nov 11.  Its not late at all to get your creative juices flowing and start thinking of what you wanna make for this year's Diwali!

Thanks a lot for stopping by and let me know what you think of these cards! Also remember this is a 2 day Diwali BlogHop so stop by tomorrow for some more Diwali related craft ideas.

Now continue hopping and check out some awesome Diwali cards from very talented ladies in this Bloghop group!

Before I end my post I want to give a big shout out to my friend Chaitali for organizing this BlogHop. She is a super talented and super enthusiastic craft buddy who always manages to pull me out of my craft slack times and gets me on my feet to creative journeys! 


Gayatri said...

Beautiful cards, Pooja! Love all the motifs, perfect indian colour combinations and great textures too. Love them all:) Happy Diwali!

Sanketi said...

Wonderful cards, Pooja! love all that handmade paper you have used!

JJ Bolton said...

Really, really lovely cards! Such beautiful colors and textures! TFS!

Maya Ariffin said...

Hi. Love your cards. My favourite is the 2nd one, classic! ;)

Happy Diwali!

Jacquel said...

Your cards are gorgeous! TFS!!!

Piali said...

Beautiful cards!!! Love the colors and gorgeous papers!!

Unknown said...

Fabulous textures! Glad this got you digging into your stash of Indian handmade paper :)

Indira Tanwar said...

Hi Pooja. Got to know about the blog hop from Gayatri's blog. It's great idea. Your cards are simple and cute! Lovely color combos.

Indira Tanwar

Isha Gupta said...

Lovely cards Pooja. I like all the handmade papers....reminded me of my frequent trips to the Emporiums in Delhi...long time

Winnie said...

I enjoyed reading about your holiday and festival. Thanks for explaining the oil lamps as well. Just lovely cards.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards, Pooja!! The Indian papers are gorgeous and your cards lovely! Thank you for sharing this holiday with all of us. Happy Diwali!!

Riti said...


Banu said...

Stunning cards. The hand made paper, the embossed diya...just gorgeous.

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