Celebration post #1 with Piyu

Welcome, everyone!

I’m so glad you are here. Today is my Son’s 2nd birthday and I chose this day to start the celebrations of my blog’s 5th Anniversary with you all. My blog turned 5 last month but since I was a little caught up, I decided to postpone the celebrations to get enough time to plan. I failed. 😀

Today, my sweetest friend Piyu has done a post for me to help celebrate the event. I just wanted to write a little about her and us. She blogs HERE. When I started paper crafting 5 years ago, I tried quilling first. And while browsing, I came across her purple layout, that is still etched in my mind after all these years. She had used Martha Stewart punch and Hero Arts stamp set on it. I love it! She might kill me for sharing this LINK with you but I couldn’t help it!

We knew each other for a long time but really have come to understand each other pretty much during the time we spent talking and worrying when we both were pregnant. Her little girl was born 1 month and a week ahead of my boy. So, it is just not only the crafty connection we share, that makes our relationship special. I’m so glad we are friends. Thank you, Piyu, for everything!

Before I post what she made for today, I want to announce today’s giveaway. I bought a $20 GIFT CERTIFICATE to Neat and Tangled for one of you.




Let me now share Piyu’s post…

Thank you so much for making this amazing, bright and cheerful card, Piyu! I’m sure Agasthya will love it!

Hello Friends!

I am Priyadarshini a.k.a Piyu from “HandmadebyPiyu“.First of all, I would like to thank Sindhu for having me here to be one of the guests as a part of her celebrations. Sindhu, Thank you so much! I am truly honored and this means a lot to me. I wish you loads of success and many more such celebrations!

I started card making in 2008. Back then, I was just into paper quilling. I started stamping to enhance my quilled cards. Soon it took over quilling and now it is mainly stamping and watercoloring.

I am fond of floral water-colored cards and fun scenes with cute critters. I love detailing and hence I find it difficult to make clean and simple cards.

Today, I am sharing a fun scene card made for a very special, cheerful, naughty and extremely handsome fellow – Agasthya – Sindhu’s little boy who turned 2 today. Agasthya is just 2 months younger to my daughter Tania and these kids have made us even better friends. We have shared not just our crafting passion, but also pregnancy symptoms, anxieties to baby/toddler joys and worries.

For this card, I have used the cute critters from three My favorite things stamp sets – Adorable Elephants, Hog Heaven and Beary Special Birthday. I have used a lot of masking technique and colored the images using zig markers. I am madly in love with my zigs and just can’t do without them.

It’s a triple fold card. Here’s the first fold  –

And this is the second fold –

I had so much fun making this card and I hope you liked it.




Thank you so much for making this amazing, bright and cheerful card, Piyu! I’m sure Agasthya will love it!

Rules to be followed to be eligible for the giveaway-

  1. Follow my blog.
  2. Follow piyu’s blog.
  3. comment below telling me how long you have been crafting. 🙂

See you soon again with another fun post! 🙂



24 responses to “Celebration post #1 with Piyu”

  1. Happy Birthday to the the little one, Sindhu! This is an adorable way to celebrate one of the most memorable moments! Such a cute card, Piyu.. and 2 he might have all these animals as his favourite.. What a thoughtful card!


  2. Oh! I forgot to write about the crafting journey.. To me Crafting came in form of Quilling when I was pregnant with my son.. in 2014! But after the baby, there was a pause, which began again this year! 🙂


  3. Congrats Sindu for your 5th Blog anniversary..and Happy 2nd Birthday to your little champ… Good to know you dear and I’m glad ..I found you or we found each other….:) and about Piyu ..I know her and follow her blog.. from the time when I started crafting in 2009. A big congrats to you dear.. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal


  4. Congratulations on your milestone Sindhu! Wishing you many more years of success ahead 🙂 And Happy Happy Birthday to your lil one, I’m sure he’ll love this colorful, vibrant and fun card by Piyu! It is too good! I’ve been into crafting since childhood, but entered the blogland and got to know crafters since 2 years 🙂


  5. Congrats Sindhu on your 5th blog anniverasry . Loads of wishes and love from me to little Agastya 😘. Totally loved the card Piyu made. I’ve been crafting since 6 years and this makes me feel realxed after my long busy work schedules ☺️.Once again big congrats to you .


  6. blissfullyscrappy Avatar

    Oh, my goodness, what a perfectly sweet card! Love these sets and how you’ve combined them for this amazing card!
    Congratulations, Sindhu, on your achievement! I’ve only been blogging some March 2016, but I’ve crafted in some form my whole life. You’re so sweet to offer a giveaway!


  7. What a fabulous card made by Piyu and a great post from both of you telling us about yourselves and your relationship! Congratulations on five wonderful years, Sindhu, and happy 2nd birthday to your son! Hugs, Darnell


  8. Wow..thats just awesome. So colorful,cheerful typical for celebration.
    Following both the blogs already.
    Yes..I m a blogger started blogging at the end of 2009 its about to complete 8 yrs in the end of 2017. Blogging inspires me from the ages.



  9. Congratulations Sindhu on your 5th blog Anniversary! That’s a lot of years! 😉
    I have been crafting since a little over a year and half. Earliear it was jewelry making but now card making has made me crazy. You might be able to understand the frenzy!
    Happy Birthday wishes to your lil one!
    And thank you for the giveaway! Fingers crossed! 😀
    ~ Priyanka K


  10. Congrats Sindhu on your 5th blog anniverasry and happy birthday to little Agastya ! I started crafting in 2011 and have always seen both of your works and admire them ! wishing you many more success…


  11. That’s an awesome card made by Piyu… Congratulations Sindhu on the milestone journey and a very happy birthday to the little champ….

    I started my crafting journey way back in 2005 or so… Back then I was more into murals, other clay works and paper quilling… Gradually I shifted to more of painting, paper crafting and card making…


  12. Belated birthday wishes to Agastya 🙂 Fun trifold card by piyu..will check her blog 🙂


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  14. Belated happy birthday wishes Agastya…Congratulation Sindhu…Fun and cute card…I am into crafting from my childhood but blogging since 2012…


  15. Holy crow Piyu…what an adorable card.. you brought all the guests to Aggu’s birthday party!!! Fabulous fabulous card..
    Been crafting and bkogging for 11 yrs now!!


  16. Such a cute card 🙂 perfect for a child. Love those sweet critters. Happy blog anniversary. I am new in the crafting and blogging space having started in September 2016 before that I used to do children’s crafts for 7-8 years. I love your creations. Stay blessed!


  17. Congratulations on your 5 year journey! The card created by Piyu is cuteness overloaded! So many adorable and cuddly animals. I have been crafting around 2 years now.


  18. This is truly an irresistible card made by a very talented lady !! Congrats and happy birthday !!


  19. Happy Birthday to Agastya , and a happy 5th blogaversary Sindhu !! this card by Piyu is so so special and made with such love !!
    I have been blogging and crafting for about four yrs now 🙂


  20. Congratulations Sindhu for your 5th anniversary blog post. Ya n Happy birthday to cutie pie Agastya.I would like to thank Sindhu as I had missed this post. It’s a beautiful n adorable card by Piyu. All critters from Mft stamps r very pretty. My journey into this beautiful world of cards n paper crafts is recent just 2 years back. I always used to do Craft work teaching my kids n I am happy that both my kids r into design field. N now I am pursuing my dreams,which I had seen somewhere in my life. Happy crafting to all.


  21. Congratulations and a big happy bday to your little guy! I love every moment I get a chance to craft💕.


  22. Oooh Simply adorable and loved reading about your friendship!! I have been blogging and crafting since 2010!! Seems soooo long now!!


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