I have been MIA for too long. Just surfing through everyone's blogs and hoping for things. now I'm somehow getting my creativity back. Its limping back, in a while it should be roaring to go...
On one of my blog surfing adventures, I stumbled across an Indian card maker. From her blog, I found so many. I did not realise that there were so many Indian card makers who are as crazy about stamps, paper, inks, cuttlebug, patterned papers, ribbons and much much more. It is such a delight, and I've already found so many alternatives to the more expensive stuff. locally made patterned papers, new hobby store..the list is endless.
There is already and ATC swap for all the Indian cardmakers. Yipee, needless to say I joined in straight away.
Here are the links to the ones I know...As I get to meet others, I shall let you know..
The ATC SWAP group- Crazy about ATCs
Rachna - Rachna's Crafty Corner
Spardha- Get Addicted to Craft!
Smita - Kreativity and Me
Shalini - Craft Curry
On another note, I finally managed to find some Patterned paper from hobby ideas. With recession, their prices have literally hit the roof. or ceiling. or sky high..whatever you prefer.
A single sheet of rub-on that cost me 40bucks, in now 65. A single sheet of sticker is 95. And PP are 20 bucks. I knew this hobby is expensive but if rates keep shooting higher, I might as well give up this hobby.'
Thankfully there is an online hobby store in India (YAY). Itsy-bitsy and it has the PP for 7 bucks. maybe not as thick as the ones I get at hobby Ideas, it still works for me. Now I just hope they keep adding some new stuff.
Here's a shot of the papers I got from Hobby Ideas..
Here's hoping to see you soon with some new cards and new ramblings..