Crafty Resume

Hi I am  Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal, an ENT Surgeon from India. I stay in the  beautiful city of Bangalore with my husband, teenage daughter and fur baby Toffee [a Siberian Husky] . 

I started this blog in 2010 as a way to chronicle crafts and school projects made with my daughter who at that time was just a toddler. Over the years my crafting skills evolved, my blog grew and I became part of a beautiful crafting community.

I had a passion to share simple tutorials on my blog and I was amazed at the love and support I got from all over the  world. In 2016 my blog clocked 5 million pageviews and when I decided to celebrate it with a series a giveaways for my readers it was overwhelming to see the sheer support I received from the global and Indian crafting community ! I had a whopping 14 sponsors chipping in to help celebrate and I actually had to refuse quite a few sponsors to make it a manageable!

When the pandemic struck I took a break from blogging but when I restarted blogging in 2023 I was surprised that the blog stats showed my blog was still popular with the search engines !
Over the years I have had the good fortune to have designed for some amazing craft companies both Indian and International.
I am a versatile crafter with an eclectic taste .I love working with different products
I have been a designer for Crafters Corner , the premier craft supply store in India with a huge range of imported supplies as well as their own brand Dress my Craft. I designed for Crafters Corner for a period spanning more than 5 years from 2014 to 2018.
I was able to  work with new products, do detailed product reviews and write step by step tutorials for the company.
My Projects designed for Crafters Corner can be found at the Crafters Corner blog and their social media accounts.

 I was also lucky to have designed for Crealies   a Netherlands based company owned by Annelies which has the  most amazing and versatile cutting dies.I love working with metal cutting dies and so this was a very enjoyable period for me as I got to think outside the box ! I had to step down from the team when the pandemic struck.
Itsy Bitsy is largest craft retail shopping chain in India and no crafter in India will not know about Itsy Bitsy. I have been lucky to have been invited to design for them on several occasions.
I was also given a huge honour and invited to inaugurate a new shop of the Itsy Bitsy chain at  Sahakaranagar,Bangalore.
Itsy Bitsy Store Inaugration

With me is Rashmi Closepet the founder of Itsy Bitsy. You can also see my daughter in the  background.
With Rashmi Closepet 

I have also had the honor to have guest designed for t
The Craftshop owned by the lovable and dynamic Priya Sivaraj who also has her own brand The Craftreat.

Handilane ,owned by the super sweet and talented Rakhi. Handilane is the specialist in MDF products and it also boasts an ever increasing range of unique and traditional crafting supplies.

At the peak of my bogging I was listed twice in a rowin Top Indian Blogs  in 2017 and 2018

I find it embarrassing at times to post about wins and top 3 s but also think I should blog about it to encourage fellow bloggers as well as say Thank You to the crafters who think my work is good enough to honor me with a DT position and a top 3 or 5 award so publishing special honors in this page.
This  quilled Sunflower girl came first at the Delightful challenge
Quilled sunflower girl
The Side step Pop up Ocean diorama card
Ocean diorama pop up card
was the first time I worked with as digital image.It was created for and featured as the Spotlight Guest DT post at Digital

Delights by LoubyLou.
It was also featured by Lisa Jane of Make it Mondays on her blog.
This Ocean Diorama Pop up card also came in the top 3 at My Craft Spot
This card also came top 3 at Crafty JC.
This Circle flower card 
Punchcraft flowers
became top 3 at ICR [ Indian craft room] a very special recognition indeed for me!
This pop up castle card
Pop Up card castle
 was spotlighted at 365 cards
This Swinging Spinning card  was  my Guest DT at Crafty JC
Swinging card
 and came in the top 3 at Come and Get it Challenge
Top Pick Badge

Thermocol flowers
 became top 3at Crafty JC recycling challenge and so I became Guest DT also featured this styrofoam flowers tutorial
Craft Tutorials

This box making tutorial
Box making tutorial
 was spotlighted at 365 cards
My Recycled House shaped Box
House shaped box
was winner at Create me pink
House shaped Box
My Recycled House shaped Box was also winner at Wee Memories
This Punchcraft and Quilling Flowers
was featured at  Unstampabelles and was also chosen as the Design Team favorite
The framed Punchcraft and Quilling Flowers also became top 3 at Incy Wincy
This Quilled box
Quilled Recycling craft
 became top5 at Craftycardmakers
Top 5
In Jan 2012 Heather honored me by inviting me to be part of the  Scrapbook Stamp Society Dream team.
This recycled Doll House
Doll House
made as Guest DT for Do More with Less won at Crafty Mess Challenge Blog

and also won Top Sister at SISTERHOOD TOP SISTER ¬†AWARD in the recycling challenge
and also was picked as the Top Pick at Tip Top Tuesday Spotty Dotty Challenge
I am also thrilled to say this special doll house was Top 2 Pick at Use it Tuesday
And was also featured on Totally Tutorials

Another recycled Project a DIY Photo frame
was featured on Inspire me Fridays
This punchart Handmade Photo frame
Handmade Photoframe
my Guest DT project for "For Fun Challenges" theme Anything But a Card and  came Top 3 At Oldie but a Goldie Farm/Garden Theme Challenge
Top 3 badge

This book shaped card 
Shaped Card tutorial
 came top 4 at For Love of Crafting
Top3 button

This recycled House shaped box
House shaped box
came in top 3 at Snehal's Box challenge
The House shaped box tutorial was featured at Craft gossip-Recycled Crafts
and was also featured as the "Pro" in Box category at ICR gallery pageant 2013
This Cascading Card 
Cascading Card
came top 3 at BGC and I was invited to be Guest DT
and was featured as the "Pro" in Fancy fold category at ICR gallery pageant 2013
 My 14 types of Paper flowers tutorial 
Paper Flowers Tutorials
was featured at Outlawz...Thank You Colleen and Outlawz DTs..such an honor for me!
The party decoration paper flowers tutorial was also featured on
It was featured as Fun Paper Crafts by Paper Mill.Uk
Box making tutorial
came top 3 at Dream Valley Challenge for die cuts and punches theme

Styrofoam flowers tutorial
Thermocol flowers
was featured at Craft gossip- recycled craft
This chariot shaped card
Chariot Shaped Card
came  top 3 at BGC
and also got the Ooo La La award at My Sheri Crafts
The chariot shaped card was also a "finalist" at Itsy Bitsy
These Paper Flowers
Paper flowers
 were featured at Inspire Me Fridays
This Handmade photoframe and Interactive Card
Handmade Photoframe set
came top 3 at BGC
This handmade photoframe 
Handmade photoframe
and gift box was winner [top 2] at Itsy Bitsy
This handmade photoframe
Handmade photoframe
came top 3 at BGC
This Gift box and Handmade Photoframe 
Punchcraft flowers
came VIP  top 3 at Party Time Tuesday Anything but a card

3d Pop up card
won at Hands to hearts
Recycling craft
was featured at Inspire me Friday
My GD project for Itsy Bitsy,this Castle shaped card and castle shaped box 
Castle shaped box
came top 3 at Decorate to Celebrate
Decorate To Celebrate! Top Honors
This fancy fold card
Fancy fold card
 came Top 3 at Crafty Sentiments white on white
Top 3 Banner
This fancy fold card also came top 3 at Sisterhood of Crafters
And also came top 3 at Hands to Hearts 

and earned me a Guest DT honor
This Christmas scene pop up card
Pop up card
came top 3 at Winter Wonderland Christmas tree
and also came Tops 3 at ICRC 24 and earned me a Guest DT post.Yippee!
For my ICR feb Guest DT project,the theme was a Candy holder +Love is in the air and I made this swinging heart shaped box 
Handmade giftbox
This heart shaped box
Heart shaped box
was picked as Top 2 at Use it Tuesday theme "Fasteners-buttons/brads or eyelets"
and also came top 3 at BGC's Shabby chic valentine theme
 and also came top 3 at Feb Crafters Corner expressions of love theme,

This handmade Doll house recycling craft
Recycling craft doll house
was my GD post for Itsy Bitsy Pattern Paper challenge and got a honorable mention at Crafters Corner expressions of love theme

This hot air balloon recycled craft
Hot air balloon
made by my daughter was top pick of 2 of the Designers at Come and Get it recycle theme challenge
Top Pick Badge

Was so thrilled my foam roses tutorial 
Foam roses tutorial
was featured on Totally Tutorials.

This Spinning card
Spinning Card
 was winner at Itsy Bitsy Sizzix tutorial challenge
This project was Top 3 at Whoopsy Daisy things with wings theme challenge

Also got an honorable mention at Catchy Challenges
My "How to recycle CD Cases" tutorial was featured on Totally Tutorials
CD case recycling
My daughters CD mouse 
Cd craft mouse
was featured on All free kids crafts
Our recycled Spoon crafts flowers 
Spoon crafts
was also featured on All free kids crafts
This recycled CD box tutorial
CD box tutorial 
 was featured on Mancave and Wonen Den
The beaded tree tutorial 
beaded tree tutorial
Beaded tree tutorial
was featured at Totally Tutorials!

and also got Top honor at Decorate to Celebrate Christmas tree theme
Decorate To Celebrate! Top Honors
This Paper Christmas tree 
Paper christmas tree
was finalist at Itsy Bitsy make it festive challenge and was also featured at Artsy Craftsy
This swinging heart shaped box
Heart shaped box
was top 3 at Kraftzone Valentine connection theme
This DIY porcelain embellished project
DIY porcelain
came top 3 at Kraftzone theme washi + stamps
This mother's day card
Mother's day card

was winner at Delightful challenges theme petal power and earned me a Guest DT spot
The paper flowers card
Paper flowers

was winner at Kraftzone  pattern paper + dies challenge
and came top 3 at Imaginations theme distress ink
This Paper flower tutorial 
Paper flower tutorial 

was top 3 at Dies R Us and Create something catchy [floral wedding theme]
This 3 D wall decor
3 D wall decor

came top 3 at Dragonfly dreams anything with wings theme
This 3 D pop up card tutorial
3 d pop up card tutorial 
 came top 3 at Digi choosday theme Aperture
Top 3
And also came top 3 at Completely Christmas
top 3
This Swinging Card tutorial 
Swinging card tutorial 
 came top 3 in Digi Sketch In the garden theme
Top 3
This swinging card also came Top 3 at BGC Kiddish theme
Beyond Grey Challenges
top 3
This Clay Ocean Diorama made by my daughter
Clay ocean diorama

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