September 26, 2014

Frame your Quote- Reveal day 3

Today I bring you the last of the 4 reveals of our FRAME YOUR QUOTE swap!! Thank you for such amazing enthusiasm girls!!

Today's reveals begin with Deepti Garg... I love the lettering!! Beautiful use of stencils...This quote went to Shylashree

This bright and colorful page was made by Nikkita Jain...I'm so glad you didn't give up girl!!! the flowers, the butterflies and the big butterfly!! How I wish this came to me!!  It went to Deepti Garg.

 This page totally reminds me of winter!! Blue and white!! Stunning colors and quilling!!! Every swapper brings something new to the swap...and this page is no exception....this is by Shylashree...
And this page went to Seema...

 Last but not the least a special mention to our fastest Swapper....before we finish our ideas, she is always ready with the swap!!! Despite being in another country she manages more swaps than we as Admins can manage!! Hats off to you girl!! :) Love love the page...every small and zoom in an see...

This page went to Samreen Merchant!!

So that wraps up the reveals for this swap!!! See you with another new swap soon!

September 25, 2014

Frame your Quote Reveals - Day 2

Here are our next set of reveals...
Today I bring to you pages from 4 more awesome crafters and regulars at Swap Central

I'm starting with Darshana Menon's mixed media page!! love the layers and newsprint papers in the background!

This page went to Jahanavee ...

And then we have a complete CAS page from Renuka the rainbow leaf stamping!! simple yet stunning!! This page went to the quote!!

Next up we have Seema....another of our regular Swappers!!  I love the background...sprays, the tissue wrap (I think) and the stamping!! and the burst of red flowers in the bottom corner!! super work girl!! 

This page went to Swati!! 

Next up we have Samreen Merchant...oh I love love the clean matting to each just adds an amazing touch to the page!!! and those colors! Faab! This page went to Darshana Menon...

 Last 4 reveals up not forget to leave some awesome comments for each of our swappers!! They do an amazing job swap after swap!

September 24, 2014

Frame your Quote- Reveals

A thousand apologies for such a late reveal....I'm not going to make you wait any longer and finish this reveal in 3 days you can start posting on your pages and blogs!!!

Without further ado, let me welcome not one, not two not three but FOUR brand new members of the Swap Central family...

Jahanvee Gandhi..  

Jahnavee was given this quote by her partner Renuka....And I absolutely love all the travel elements she has used...the tiny passport, the bags, the glares!! Simply cute!! 

The next newbie we have up, is Ankita Dey

Anikita was sent this quote by Jigna Gala...another new member of the Swap Central Family!!
Love the quirky kitschy feel of this page!! And I can see butterflies, texture and gloss!! Super super!!

Next up is Jigna Gala...

She got this lovely quote from another of our new Swapper!! Bushra Merchant, baby sister of Samreen Merchant!! I love the explosion of colors !!!  and those sunrays behind the calm girl...its just wow!

And the last reveal for today....Bushra Merchant....she is as talented as her sister is!!

What fantastic colors...absolute pastel pallete and I love the little box under the clouds...where all the tags go in!!
She was given the quote by Nikkita Jain! 

Do leave a lot of love for our new swappers...and tomorrow I'll be back with another 4 reveals!!!

September 20, 2014

Simon Says=> No square/rectangle Card


Today is the last round for the simon says... You have to make a shaped card or any card which is not square of rectangle..

So get those brains in gear and come up with something spectacular..

Today is the last round.. Kindly email us a consolidated pic of all your 5 cards at the earliest so that we can give you your partner names..

We will taking a break for next month as it is he month of festivals and all of  us would be busy with house work.. We shall see you again on the 1st of November.

The reveals would begin from the 10th of October for this swap..


September 17, 2014

Simon Says=> Make a Special Fold Card


Today is the penultimate round for the Simon says swap...Today's Simon says is about special folds.. We leave it upto you what kind you want to do...

There are multitudes of special folds you can try.. Just pick any you like and break free...


September 14, 2014

Simon Says=> Make a Birthday Card


Welcome to the third set.. This month is Saumya's birthday and this is just for her... You have to create a birthday card... Any way which you like...

Easy easy peasy right.. Make sure the card is a minimum of 4x6 size or bigger... :D


September 11, 2014

Simon Says=> Be inspired from this Photo

Hey guys,

Welcome to the next round of Simon Says.. We have a photo inspiration for you today... You can interpret the picture in any way you like...(use the patterns, the colors, elements! anything!) But do mention when you send us the card...what exactly is that you took inspiration from!

Have fun...


September 9, 2014

Simon Says=> Make a Watercolored Card

Hey guys,

Sorry for this delay.. Today's theme is watercolors.. You can do anything with this medium on cards.. These are quite a rage at the moment and the internet is filled with inspiration..

Try this wonderful technique out. Kindly do not send us cards with water colored images..

We want to see you use it in some other way except coloring...
For Eg..

Join us on the 11th for the next round of Simon says..


September 1, 2014

Swap #18=> Simon Says!!

Hello everyone,

Welcome to a brand new swap.. This month we have a surprise up for you..We will be going back to the our childhood days and play the SimonSays game with a twist..

This is how it will go... What we will be swapping is CARDS but what kind you will get to know only after registrations close...

How this will work..
  • Sign up only if you can commit...
  • Watch our blog for topics. Every 3rd day beginning from 8th Sept, we will post a new topic, theme, color swatch etc...and you have to create a card based on that in the next 3 days and send us the picture as soon as you complete it. There will be 5 themes, so you will be creating 5 cards only. One for each topic or as we say, One for each Simon Says!
  • You can opt to send us all pictures together in the end, but we will want them on 25th Sept. Not one day later. So preferably send us as soon as you do it. 
  • The dates on which the topics will be announced are as follows, 8th Sept, 11th Sept, 14th Sept, 17th and 20th....and we will expect all cards to be done by the 25th September!!
The rules are the same..

1) Kindly put your name in the link tool below, if you want to join the swap..

2) The registrations would be open till the 7th of Sept.

3) Do not join if you cannot complete. From this time onward if you back out from a swap you are automatically barred from the next one.


6) Please pack your swap well. Pay homage to your hard work.

7) Do not share pictures till we reveal them on the swap central blog..

8) For any queries feel free to email us at

August 25, 2014

Day #9=> Tanvi Shah


Happy Monday everyone.. Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend.. I had a smashing one after ages...Today is the last reveal for the notebook swap...

Today sharing the notebook made by Tanvi.. I absolutely love her work...

Absolutely loved it.. The colors the flower that MDF flourish.. Wonderfully balanced...

This beauty went to Nandini Karmakar...

Well that's it folks.. Its a wrap..

We have some amazing work coming forward with frame your quote.. Cannot wait for the reveals.. Join us for a brand new swap on the 1st..

Happy Crafting


August 22, 2014

Day #8=> Samreen Merchant

Joining us today is a crafter par excellence.. I love her eye for colour and the use of embellishments...She is Samreen Merchant..

I fell in love with this beauty.. There is just so much going on here that it is difficult to point out what I like,.. It is just a treat for sore eyes...

This beauty went to Tanvi Shah.. Join us on Monday for the last reveal..


August 21, 2014

Day #7=> Swati Jain


Joining us on the swap central blog today is Swati Jain all the way from Dubai.. She makes it a point to join us always and I absolutely love her work...

Ansolutely loved the Tilda and the use of lace.. gorgeous ain't it??

This beauty went to Samreen..

Join us tomorrow for a fresh set of reveals..


August 20, 2014

Day #6=> Darshana Menon


Today sharing the notebook made by Darshana...

Love the flowers and use of bright colors which pop up against the dark colored pattern paper

Join us tomorrow for a fresh set of reveal.


August 19, 2014

Day#5=> Renuka Bindu


Today sharing with you pictures of the notebook made by Renuka.. Renuka also follows a no fuss work.. Love the clean lines and color balance...

Love the border.. Not sure whether it is a die or a punch but sure is gorgeous...

This beauty went to Darshana Menon.. Join us tomorrow for a fresh set of reveals..


August 18, 2014

Day #4=?Ashmita Roy

Sorry I missed this one.. It was supposed to go live on friday.. ..

Join us today on the blog is a new swapper but an old crafter.. I have been a huge fan of her vintage work and she does some amazing minis...

Up on the blog today is Ashmita Roy.. She decided up the ante by making the notebook herself from scratch.. Absolutely ingenious and what a gorgeous notebook...

Isn't this wonderful... This beauty went to Renuka.. Lucky girl..

Join us tomorrow for a fresh set of reveal..


August 14, 2014

Day #3=> Seema Enand

Back with a regular here at swap central.. Seema has been with us consistently...

Here are her swap pictures

I love the MDF Alphas and the play of glitter on the cover...This beauty went to Ashmita..

Join us tomorrow for a fresh set of reveal..


August 13, 2014

Day #2=> Riti Poddar

Hello everyone...

Today sharing the swap pictures of someone who does some amazingly colourful stuff.. She has a great eye for colour and detailing....

Riti did a smashing job with her notebook too.. Absolutely awesome coloring...

 Isn't this cute.. love the tilda with the tulips.. She looks amazing.. And that BG too...

This beauty went to Seema..

Join us tomorrow for a fresh set of reveals...


August 12, 2014

Day #1=> Nandini Karmarkar

Hello guys,

Sorry for the delay in posting reveals.. I have a infection on my right hand which is making it almost impossible to type..

Starting off with someone who has a no fuss approach to her work.. Nandini likes keeping it simple yet appealing..

Her work is mainly CAS with vibrant use of colors..

Absolutely love the use of die cuts and pearls on this one...

This beauty went to Riti..

Will join you gusy tomorrow with a fresh set of reveals..


August 1, 2014

Swap 17- "Frame your Quote"

 Tejal here with a brand new swap!! For this month of august, We wanted something different.

So the theme is "Frame your Quote"
How it works.

When you sign up, send us and email with your postal address and favorite quote that you would love to hang in your room.
That quote will be sent to your partner and your will get a quote from your partner to be worked upon.
It made no sense for us to send you a quote that someone else we want you to email your favorite quote to us, so it actually resonates with you.  

What to do with the Quote

You have to create an A4 size page using that quote as the highlight. Create something like an Art journal page. No Canvas please. Heavy weight CS or 300gsm Watercolor paper or thicker.
It is not necessary to use mixed media. You can simply use inks and stamps to create the page too. If you like doing mixed media, you can do that too. You can use any supplies that you restrictions.

Here is an example of what you can make with just inks and stamps..

Now the nitty gritty details..
1. A4 page only. Not bigger, not smaller. 
Please use a heavy weight paper (300gsm or more) or back your paper with another sheet of that it doesn't become all floppy

2. Please use a cardboard to pack  your paper, so that it does not get bent in transit. If you use 3D elements in the page, pack it accordingly with bubble wrap. Before your start making, plan how you will pack it. 3D elements will get squished in transit, so plan your page accordingly..or pack accordingly.

3. You all will receive your quotes on 8th August. As soon as the link up closes. We expect sneak peeks within the next 10 days. Last date to send any sneak peek is 23rd August.
One reminder email will be send on 24th if we don't hear from you. After that , we will simply drop you.
So please think and join the swap. We are tired of long lengthy excuses.

We expect your swap to reach your partner no later than 5th September . 

The rest of the rules are the same. No sharing of swaps till we reveal them  on the swap central blog. Once it is on the blog you can share it on your personal space.

We have no issues if you want to watermark your work with a stamp or a sticker to declare it is made by you.


For any further queries feel free to email us and we would help you in the best manner we can.

Hope to see loads of fabulous Arty pages!!


July 21, 2014

Reveal day #10=> Nandini Karmarkar


Happy Monday everyone.. Hope everybody had a great weekend...

Today am sharing with you Nandini Karmarkar's cards for the swap.. I love Nandini's love for CAS... she makes CAS look so easy with her brilliant execution..

I love the one with brown embossed panel... Looks so classy... :)..

This amazing set of cards went to Deepti Garg..

Catch you tomorrow for a fresh set of reveals..

Have a nice day..


July 18, 2014

Reveal Day #9=> Tanvi Shah


Today sharing with you the pcitures from a fabulous crafter, Tanvi Shah.. Her style is quite eclectic and she dabbles in almost everything..

Here are her cards...

I loved all of them.. I think the use of denim in the last card is pure genius...The napkin fold card has such a dreamy feel to it.. Love the color combo of that one.. the lilypad ne brilliantly colored.. the wedding vows one.. well kudos to anyone who manages to cut through it...and that butterfly card.. elegance..

These beauties went to Nikkita Jain (lucky girl)

Well join us on Monday for the last set of reveal...


July 17, 2014

Reveal day #8=> Khushboo Rathi Garg

Hello everyone,

It really is kind of weird to make a reveal about your own cards because you can never write which one you like...I leave that judgement on you the readers..

While I am a blog co-ordinator I really am not the most regular on swap central because I get bogged down with work...

Anyways, Here I am with my cards...

So here are my set of cards... These went to Tanvi Shah..

Join me tomorrow with another set of reveals...

July 16, 2014

Reveal day #7=> Charu Joshi


Today am sharing the wonderful cards made by Charu Joshi.. To say they are pretty would be an understatement... Don't believe me.. Take a look...

I absolutely loved.. Well all of them.. the amazing use of die cuts and layering is classic and gorgeous at the same time...

These beauties came to me and believe me.. the pictures do not do justice to the original

See you tomorrow with my reveals...


July 15, 2014

Reveal day#6=> Darshana Menon


Welcome to a brand new day of reveals.. Today am sharing Darshana Menon's swap pictures.. Darshana is also someone who has been with us since the inception of swap central...She is a regular here at swap central...

Sharing her swap pictures

Such amazing and cheerful cards..

These cards went to Charu Joshi...

Join us tomorrow for a fresh set of reveals..


July 14, 2014

Reveal day #5=> Deepti Garg


Happy Monday everyone.. Today it was supposed to be nandini's cards to be shared but thanks to carrier issues her swap hasn't reached her partner yet so we are hoping that i reaches soon and we can reveal her cards.. In the meantime I skip and move onto the next set of reveals.

Today I introduce someone who joined us for the very first time and it is great to have the opportunity to interact with new crafters, all thanks to swap central...

Her name is Deepti Garg who was the recipient of Nandini's cards...

Will show you her cards first

Aren't these cute.. I especially love the one with duck.. I have been smitten by it since she sent me a sneak peek of the same..

These beauties went to Darshana Menon...

Join us tomorrow for a fresh set of reveals...


July 11, 2014

Reveal Day #4=> Swati Jain

Hello everyone,

TGIF.. You cannot even imagine how I look forward to the weekend when I can catch up on my sleep... Today is the last day of reveals for this week.. We shall start again from Monday and we have some more amazing ones coming your way...

Today am sharing with you an international crafter who has joined our swaps almost consistently and is very quick too...She is none other than Swati Jain from Dubai...

She made some super gorgeous cards which are a treat to sore eyes...Here, take a look at them..

All of them are so cute that I have difficulty in picking my favorite one...

These beauties went to nandini ( lucky you nandini)

We shall see you soon on Monday..

Have a great weekend...


July 10, 2014

Reveal day #3=> Seema Enand

Hello everyon,

Welcome to day 3 of the reveals.. Today am sharing pictures of a person who has consistently joined us for all the swaps since its inception and is as old as we are with the blog.. :P

She has come up with some amazing ones...

I love love the ones with the Kaisercraft sentiment stamp.. it is just so awesome...

These beauties went to Swati Jain...

Join us tomorrow for a fresh set of reveals...


July 9, 2014

Reveal day #2=> Romina Nahata

Hello everyone,

Welcome to the second day of our reveals.. Sharing with you cards made by Romina.. Now everyone knows her work and how amazing she uses her supplies.. Her cards are proof of that.. Loved that she used all the elements provided by us and incorporated it in her cards..

I will not talk much and just go on to show you the cards...

Aren't these lovely.. I especially loved the butterfly card... It has that eye catchy feel to it... Now these beauties went to Seema...

I am sure she is enjoying these beauties...

Join us tomorrow for a fresh set of reveals..