Thursday, October 24, 2019

Diwali blog hop - 2019

Hello friends,

I'm Raga here.

Hope you're all in full swing for Diwali celebration.

For those who are not aware of Diwali (for my international friends), here is a short description.


Diwali, or Deepawali, is India's biggest and most important holiday of the year. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness. This festival is as important to Hindus as the Christmas holiday is to Christians.

Diwali is a five day festival of lights celebrated by the Hindus, Sikhs and Jains for a variety of reasons, although the main theme which runs throughout is the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil.

To celebrate, houses are decorated with candles and colourful lights and huge firework displays are held while families feast and share gifts.

 Blog Hop

To make the celebration more joyful, we have come up with a blog hop filled with wonderful inspirations and generous sponsors. Special thanks to all the sponsors for taking this hop to next level.

Special thing about this hop: Card Drive

As we are neck-deep in our celebrations, surrounded by our families, it would really be ungrateful if we miss to remember all those Real-life heros who make it possible for us to enjoy all this securely and fearlessly, in our homes. As a token of our gratitude and to acknowledge their   sacrifice for us, we sent out handmade cards to a few Army and Air Force units all over our country, as a part of this hop. A small effort from our side to convey that they are in our thoughts and prayers.
This was made possible by our teammie Ishani , who herself is a part of the Indian Air Force family.

These are the cards that were sent to the brave hearts from my side. I'm so happy as they were acknowledged by them with thanks and simple sweet talk over phone. We are so proud and grateful to honour our real heroes on this occasion.

My cards for the hop:

Card 1: 

Techniques used: Ink smooshing, stacked diecuts to create dimension, ink blending, dry  embossing, handwritten sentiment

Card 2: 

Techniques used:  Ink smooshing, die- cutting, heat embossing, handwritten sentiment.

Card 3:

Techniques used: Spinner Mechanism, stamping, fussy cut, digitally printed sentiment.

Here is my card in action mode,

Card 4:

Techniques used: Die-cutting, dry embossing, EZ lights, handwritten sentiment, hand-drawn and fussy cut Diya.

Here is my card in action mode,

Hope you all like my cards. I'm so excited to hop along with you to see my friends' creations.

Bloghop order  : 

Raga Senthil --> You are here at the last stop 😊

Rules :

To be eligible for prizes you have to comment on all the blogs in this hop. Last date to comment is 31 Oct.Following our blogs and sharing about it is optional but will definitely give you an additional chance.

Winners will be drawn randomly from the comments left on all the blogs and will be announced on 5 Nov 2019 on all the blogs. We have prizes for international commenters too :)

We have 13 Awesome sponsers take a look at them

Uniko Stamps – 1 Stampset of choice from available stock 
STAMPlorations - $15 Gift Code to store
Crafty Scrappers –  Digital Images.
Dress My Craft–  Goodie bag worth Rs.1000
Crafter’s Emporio – Goodie bag worth  Rs.500 
Craftangles - Goodie bag worth Rs.1000
Crazy Craft Store – Goodie bag 
Creative minds – Felt flowers worth Rs.500
Dadarkar Arts – Goodie bag worth Rs.1000
Papericious -Rs.1000 Goodie bag 
Rainbow Craftykari – Gift Voucher  worth Rs.500
Tubby Crafts – Goodie bag worth Rs .1000 
Handcrafted Expressions(Kriti Mishra )– Goodie bag worth Rs.500

My Special thanks to:

SD Pooja for organising this blog hop and made me a part of it. 

Anila DK for thoughtful process about card drive.

Ishani for making it successful.

Mugdha Gujarati, Deepti Aggarwal, Rahmat Gouse and all the participants of this hop for their wonderful contribution. 

Last but not least, many thanks to all our generous sponsors. 

Wishing you all a very happy and safe Diwali! 

Thank you for stopping by.

Happy Crafting!!



  1. Beautiful set of cards Raga. Thanks to you too for the wonderful graphic. Have a Happy Diwali

  2. Wow! So many array of beautiful Diwali cards amongst the action ones too!
    I really enjoyed this beautiful and thoughtful Diwali hop all the way!
    Happy Diwali!

  3. Love this thoughtful card drive and plus, you must have made the soldiers happy. I love your cards with combination of different techniques, so unique creations.
    Happy Diwali to you and your family.

  4. This is really heartwarming to see all the cardmakers come together for such a beautiful cause. Appreciate your efforts to make cards despite the busy life. Love your interactive cards, especially the spinner

  5. Oh Raga, these are splendid. Amazing ideas in each of them. The cards for the soldiers are beautiful! The light mechanism is soo cool. You are so kind and creative. Thank you for designing the graphic.. creative designer! Happy Diwali to all of you :)

  6. this is beautiful !!it feels awesome to see such lovely Diwali cards and the Diwali hop by you lovely group of ladies !
    Happy Diwali to you and your Family !!

  7. Aww. Such cute and creative cards with different techniques involved. Thank you for the showcasing such a fresh ideas for Diwali cards❤️ They are all amazing.
    Happy Diwali to you and your family πŸ’ž

  8. Your are are different and ofcourse Beautiful !!First pair with stacked die-cuts are pretty and the ones with interactive mechanism are my favorite :) I am so glad you are part of this hop and many thanks for designing such a wonderful Graphics for us :)

  9. OMG!!! Beautiful cards Raga... Love each and every card and really love the interactive diya card... You are such a talented girl..Happy Diwali to you and your family. Hugsxx

  10. You made very pretty cards Raga each and every card and the light one is so cool ..Thanks for the lovely graphic you made for our hop Raga.. Happy Diwali to you and your family :)

  11. Oh wow! You rock with your creative cards, Raga!! I love your spinner and lights cards! So fun, interactive and bringing in the traditional Diwali elements! Perfect!

  12. oh such fu cards-love all the lights and wow to all your designs. A real treat to join your hop...and hope my Diwali card to you has turned up...if not should be soon!

  13. Love all the cards and the idea behind creating them ... So beautiful ❤️
    The soldiers must have had a broad smile on their face after seeing it... Love the detailing on the diya ... And in action , these cards look superb !!
    Wish you and your family a very happy Diwali !!

  14. Love your cards always! You always come up with unique ideas!
    happy diwali!

  15. Such a wonderful card driveπŸ‘πŸ‘ Gorgeous and Unique cards, be it ink smooshing,spinner and lights everything is beautiful and loved your hand written sentiments,also the cards you sent out are so gorgeous😍 Thanks to you guys who are spreading smiles to our army☺️ Happy Diwali😊😊
    Renuka Mogallapu

  16. Oh wow.. What a beautiful set of cards. And that gif actions are the cutest 😍😍😍😍 Amazing talent you have! Happy Diwali πŸ’—

  17. Raga these are amazing cards, I love the interactive cards so much, you are brilliant and definitely out of the box thinking. These are going to be the pieces forever. And yes I love the embossing making it appear like the gleaming rays from the diya. You are so talented. I loved each and every card of yours...
    Have a happy Diwali..

  18. lovin all the cards but card 3 is my fave 😍 you are so creative and the cards are beautiful.

    happy diwali to you and your family :)

  19. So many lovely cards Raga, you were a busy bee!

  20. love your cards Raga, enjoying the hop, Happy Diwali to you are your family !!

  21. Oh wow!! All the cards are so lovely...

  22. love your spinnercard so much ! great job !
    became a follower, so I will be back =)
    martina (from belgium)

  23. Wow.. How creatively you have added the interactive element to your cards ..
    The sparkles from fountain and the lighting of Diya is just awesome.
    Happy Diwali dear..

  24. Beautiful set of cards...I love the fun interactive cards...happy Diwali...

  25. Such beautiful cards! So creative!
    Happy diwali :)

  26. Marisela Delgado said: pretty colors.

  27. So many beautiful cards,but have to say the card with the lantern is so Amazing...The lights are so cool,so it.

  28. Amazing array of techniques and beautiful cards! What a wonderful way to give tribute to our daily heroes! Happy Diwali to you all!

  29. Hats off to you and your crafty galz who took initiative of sending cards to our super heroes. It's really praiseworthy.
    Loved all the cards especially the lantern one catches my attention. U r amazing crafter.
    Payal Mittal India

  30. Dear Raga!

    What an amazing array of cards with fabulous designs and techniques!!! Your cards are always have a unique touch with your handwritten sentiments and hand-drawn illustrations. You have such a creative mind thats full of awesome card ideas.

    Hearty Congratulations to all you gals for this amazing card drive and Blog Hop!! This is such a beautiful and thoughtful card drive. You gals really did an awesome job. Soldiers really are real life heros and all the respect love and adoration that is possible.

  31. What a variety of cards! The interactive elements take it to another level.

  32. Wow Raga...these are pretty beautiful creations. Luv ur creativity.


  33. Lovely...Wow awesome cards... Good light effects. Hats off to your patriotism... Good initiative... Best wishes
    Krithika Devi from India

  34. Wow Raga, Such a beautiful set of cards with interactive elements.. loved it !! Kudos to u all gals for such an amazing card drive n blog hop !!

  35. Beautiful cards with a beautiful destination! Loved this idea. So grateful to people like you guys making such beautiful efforts. Thank you for the inspiration, both for the cards and the idea of sending them out to our soliders.

  36. OMG Raga!! So many Diwali cards on your blog. How did I miss them till now! All cards are simply WOW! And you have used so many different techniques to make them. 😱 Hats off to your creativity πŸ™Œ

    Love the ink smooshing in pink and stacked die cuts which you have used in your first card.
    Handwritten sentiment and yellow diya in your second card are adorable. ❤
    Oh your third interactive card is a cutie pie. Love the sparkling effect which you have given to your card with the spinner.
    And the EZ lights in your fourth card!! Can anything get better than this. πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ It was so much fun to visit your blog Raga 🎊

    Thank you so much to you girls for sending beautiful Diwali cards to our brave soldiers who serve our country unconditionally! Salute to them!

    Thank you to your team and all the sponsors for organising this super awesome blog hop loaded with wonderful prizes. πŸ˜€ Name of my instagram handle is thespringleaf.


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