24.6.18

Crafty Feast with Crafters Corner and Cadence

          Hi friends many of you who visit my blog know that I am an ENT Surgeon and crafting is just a hobby for me. And even though in recent years so many craft events and courses have been conducted in India...I have never been able to attend.Unlike many families in India mine is a nuclear family and if I have to travel anywhere alone it is a herculean task to delegate even half of my responsibilities!Many of you know I have 2 dogs too and so well...you get the idea!!
          Recently Shalini Mittal , the owner of Crafters Corner announced that designers from a famous International company Cadence were coming to India to conduct a workshop on Home Decor Projects. My whole family encouraged me to attend seeing how much my heart was set on it and so off I flew to Delhi, the capital of India where the course was conducted!
         I struggled with a recurrent attacks  of dizziness due to postural hypotension [low Blood pressure ] but somehow  managed to make some gorgeous projects.
Flower Pot
The first one was a rustic grungy flower pot made by altering a humble fabric pouch! It has layers and layers of special paints and media from Cadence and can you see the gorgeous shimmering gold in the closeup picture below!

Flower Pot
One of my favourite projects was designing Cushion covers. I have worked with fabric paints before but the Cadence paints were simply amazing...shimmery and velvety and oooh so easy to work with.
Designer Cushions
 This particular cushion has stencilling with multiple types of fabric paints from Cadence, gold foiling and even fabric transfer.
Designer Cushions
 The best thing about the course was that the designer Gulen[ a very very talented artist from Turkey] just demonstrated the steps and gave tips and the crafters followed along putting their twist to it so in the end everyone's project looked different!
Designer Cushions
The background on this cushion cover was created using a stencil and 4 colours of  gorgeous shimmering fabric paint ...blending the colours to merge with each other was the trick!
 In the closeup you can see the shimmer!
Designer Cushions
The mamma and baby owl and all the butterflies are fabric transfers from Shalini's own brand Dress My Craft and were a delight to work with after a short learning curve!
Designer Bag
The designer tote bag you see above was such an easy project to make but the one I loved the most because of its sheer simplicity and vibrancy! One of the most useful products during the course was the Cadence stencil spray and though many of my fellow crafters did not use it I for one found it indispensable ...it made life so much easier and gave more professional results while working with a stencil on a fabric base!


The candle stand was made by altering a really huge wine glass with special Cadence snow paste, holographic paint  and subtle glittering.
Candle stand
The gorgeous lace on the base was made using a special type of transfer sheet.
Painted Candle
The candle was initially pretty dull but jazzed up with Cadence candle paint.
One of the classes was altering a pair of jeans/ T shirt or trousers.
Altered Trousers
I had a velvet green trouser and loved the effect of working on it with different variety of artistic  techniques

Once again Gulen just guided us and each crafter put her own spin on it! My daughter loved it sooo much and here you can see her modelling it.
My Model
One of the most popular projects was an altered Vicotrian Box.
Victorian Box
This was the most elaborate and technique packed project and one I think each crafter was super proud of.
Victorian Box
We started off with a plain MDF box and created a real work of art. It even smells beautiful !!!
Victorian Box
And here you can see all the girls with Shalini [Owner of Crafters Corner and organiser of the event], Gulen [ the artist and teacher]and Ozlem[ the owner of Cadence] . I am the rather dazed but happy looking one wearing red [ on the right side]!
Crafty Feast
The 3 day event had 2 days of learning 8 projects and one of partying!
We were gifted goodies from some pretty big international and national sponsors!Each of us got gifts from Sizzix, Spellbinders ,Tonic, Ranger, Heartfelt creations  ,Cadence, Bob n Betty, Dress My Craft .. and there were many fun games where you got to win even more prizes!
Gifts and Winnings
The cute little spice bottles you see are a special gift Shalini gave to girls in her design team!
Gift for Crafters Corner DT
It was my first time going to such a big event in the crafty world...Shalini was an amazing host, had a  battalion of staff to take care of even the minutest points during the classes and took utmost care to ensure everyone had fun along with learning!
Certificate
Some of my most cherished and special memories were meeting Shalini, fellow teamies from Crafters Corner, talented crafters from all over India at the event and some special crafty friends who came to meet us at the hotel.
Saumya, Me and Shalini
I hope you enjoyed my rather long post!!

29 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness I am so happy that you were encouraged to go!! What an experience and how wonderful of you to be able to create these gorgeous projects and meet with some similar like-minded crafty friends! It is always fun to do this and I thank you for sharing your experience with us! Crafty HUGS

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  2. All of your projects are just wonderful ! I am so glad that you were able to attend . My goodness your daughter is getting so big !

    Hugs,

    Chriss

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  3. Oh wow, it looks like such an amazing trip, Sonia!! I'm so glad you were able to attend!! Your projects are all absolutely amazing!! Those cushions are so stunning!! I absolutely love them!! Prish is so beautiful and getting so big!! So glad you had a wonderful time!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. Am I jealous - NO! - well just a little LOL, what an amazing time you must have had, your projects are STUNNING and those trousers on your daughter are to die for, I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything you have made. I'm glad you made the trip, so we can all marvel and join in with you.
    Faith
    x

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  5. I was about to say you look tired when I saw Saumya's photos shared on FB ,thought may be due to travel ! Hope you have recovered.
    The project are Awesome and very interesting ,I loved the ones with fabrics more :) Prisha looks so tall !!

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  6. Wow, what an amazing adventure for you. Love all the projects,those jeans look great on your daughter. Well done you.

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  7. Beautiful projects Sonia, they are all fabulous but I especially like the super owl cushion cover.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  8. What stunning projects you made Sonia, those jeans are wonderful and modeled perfectly by you beautiful Daughter. I think that my favourites are the two cushions it's far to hard to choose between the two.

    Sue xx

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  9. That sounds like a lot of fun. All your projects are amazing.

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  10. Wow, wow, wow! I am so happy your family encouraged you to go to this event Sonia! I love all your projects you did, they are stunning. Love that your daughter modeled the pants, they look fabulous on her! I am blown away at everything. Looks like you had a great time and I am so happy you were able to go. Hugs, Brenda

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  11. Oh my.... I'm just speechless!!! You have made me blowing away!!!!! Such lucky lady you are! Your family has done so well to encourage you to go!! Has been a fabulous workshop, surely, and they give you also a big box of amazing goodies, wow! Your works are all one more fabulous than the others...LOVE, love, love all you created!!! Stunning works!!! I'm just in love with those cushions and the pants your daughter models so proudly!! :D I'm sure you learn a lot and will make a super use of all the tricks! Thanks for having shared with us your adventure and the wonderful shots!!!

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  12. Wow, Wow, Wow! I so enjoyed reading this post and seeing the photos of your amazing adventure at this crafty workshop! You made so many beautiful projects! My favourite is the first cushion - it is stunning - but each item you made is a work of art! Looks like you learned a lot of wonderful techniques!

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  13. Looks like you had a ball learning all these new craft techniques! What a fabulous opportunity! And I loved all of your projects! Thanks for sharing your classes with us!

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  14. Wonderful that you were able to attend such a great event. The projects are bee-utiful. I saw the Bee on the altered jeans.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  15. It was a good job that your family encouraged you to go as you sound like you had an amazing time! What fabulous creations you got to make, they all look fantastic. I do love the cushions and Prisha's trousers, so beautifully modelled by the way :). It must have been so lovely to be surrounded by similar minded ladies crafting away together. What a wonderful haul of goodies too. Wish there was something like this near me. So glad you had a marvellous time and met up with your friends too. Debra x

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  16. Oh my. How wonderful it must be for you to partake in such artistry along with fellow creatives. You made some amazing projects! Glad you have such a supportive family!

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  17. What an amazing event!!!! LOVING all the projects you made!! They are GORGEOUS! LOVING those pants!!!! And sorry to hear that you were not feeling 100% from the low blood pressure. I hope you are feeling better now!!!

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  18. Beautiful creations,Sonia.Love the goodies too.I see you had a very nice day.

    Gr,Sylvia.

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  19. Glad to hear that you were able to go on what I hear was an amazing event! Glad you had a great time and your projects are gorgeous!!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤️

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  20. What a treat! All that learning and meeting people and then the great projects. Glad you got to participate!

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  21. So happy you were able to attend! Looks like you had a lot of fun! Your many projects are awesome! Your daughter looks beautiful in her stylish pants!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewwgranny.blogspot.com

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous projects Sonia! My favorite are the cushions cover. Take care of your health.

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  24. Sonia Ma'am I absolutely love the way you have explained your take on the show
    Take care of your health and it was pleasure meeting you <3
    and thank you once again for the lovely gift.
    hugs and kisses
    Isha

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  25. Wow!! Awesome projects... So much to learn. Love all the projects! And prisha looks super cool in those trousers.

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  26. What a great crafty feast! Oh, I am so glad that you had such a marvellous time, Sonia. You are a pretty lady and I love the photo of your girl with the altered trousers. All your creations are absolutely perfect! Hugs, my friend.

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  27. WOW! Every thing you made looks Fantastic! I'm so Happy you got to attend and had so much fun!!! All the new techniques you brought back with you and the friends you made along the way.... The altered pants look so cool, I love your daughter modeling them and proudly too! So CUTE! Have a wonderful day!

    Theresa

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  28. That looks like awesome fun and super gorgeous projects ! I love the owls especially !! I'm all ears to hear it in person so hoping to catch up with you soon... Take care of your health, let me know when we can meet up !!
    cheers

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  29. I bet that you were happy that you were able to attend what must have been a fun event .It seems as though your were quite inspired .I love all that you showed us here .Thank you for sharing your delightful projects .

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