Tuesday, 20 March 2018

RCS Summer 2018 Design Team Reveal

Hello Everyone,

Today we're pleased to be announcing our New Design Team. A new term, a fresh look and a whole lot of new ideas for you all.

First, we welcome back our Blog Coordinator - Aditi Mahajan 

My mother- Sunila Mahajan and me- Aditi Mahajan, started Dots to Lines and our forte is home decor, mixed media and altered art. I have pursued MSc. in Clinical Psychology and Dip. in Special Education; and too to arts and crafts since school days and also practised art therapy when working with children with special needs. I have completed an art course from School of Visual Arts, New York.

Crafting has been a part of daily activities mostly in the form of various altered projects or making gifts. We run a home decor business by the name of Dots to Lines and we handcraft products using techniques of mixed media and decoupage. We are into paper-crafting, layouts, journaling, album making and scrapbooking. Our style of art and craft is a fusion of techniques and use of vibrant colours.

Under the name of Dots to Lines, I have been officially creating and crafting. Apart from selling products and blogging, I am a part of various Design Teams.

Today, I am glad to be continuing my role as a Blog Coordinator. This is a prestigious position and I hope to do justice to it. Rainbow Craftykari is a great store and has to date provided a great education programme for fellow crafters. I hope to add to its growth and success.

Below are her Social Media Links and a few images of her creations

Let's move on to our Design Team Member Introductions

Let's welcome

Vidhi Jadeja

I am Vidhi Jadeja from Mumbai, an artist by profession, an avid blogger, a doting daughter-in-law, a mother of two sweet little angels, a full-time homemaker, a compassionate person, the girl who migrated from “aapnu Amadavad” (our Ahemadabad in Gujarathi) to “Aamchi Mumbai” (our Mumbai in Marathi) post marriage, a trained artist with post graduate in commerce and a Diploma in Fine Arts. All in one and not necessarily in the same order of priority!

I have been passionate about art and craft from early childhood and have loved creativity in all forms of ART. I even had Painting Exhibits along with other artists during my Fine Arts day. Post marriage with a new life, a different setting, and addition to my family, it was a different canvas. To invest in the family, I had put my creative pursuits on a back burner. But the artist in me wouldn’t sit quietly for long. I started conducting Art and Craft sessions for kids which rekindled my love for creativity. Thus, my entrepreneurial foray was born with “Artery Crate” (www.arterycrate.com) and there is no looking back since then...

The types of Art forms that interest me are Decoupage, Mix media art, Art Journal, Layouts and Album making. I like all traditional Indian art forms. With the passage of time, I realised my love and inclination towards vintage, rustic, wooden, masculine, distressed and ethnic art forms. No wonder then that most of my projects are created around the same theme.

Creativity for me is all about inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and still having fun!

Below are Vidhi's Social Media links and a few images of her creations


Megha Tainwala

Born and bought up in Bangalore, but my roots trace back to Rajasthan. I am Megha, a finance and business management graduate and I work for Payment & Account Coordination in the Entertainment Industry. I love listening to music and enjoy travelling. Art and Craft is my escape place. I am enthusiastic and passionate towards art and craft, I've always been curious about colours and different art mediums and forms. 
My passion for art and craft is unending. In my spare time mostly on the weekends, I keep myself engaged in all forms of art, that brings me peace of mind from the daily chaos around. I enjoy art journaling on a daily basis. I constantly try my hands and improve my skills in mix media and decoupage. 

Below are her Social Media Links and a few images of her creations

Saloni Agarwal

I am Saloni Agarwal. I am from Arunachal Pradesh and am now settled in Bangalore. I am a CA by profession. I love listening to music and love travelling. Crafting is my passion and a great stress buster for me. Since a young age, I was inclined towards art and craft and I used to make handmade gifts for my near and dear ones. It was then in 2017, that I decided to take my interest in crafting to a next level and chose to be an entrepreneur with the support of my family.

Below are her Social Media Links and a few images of her creations

Spardha Angra

I am an architect and an interior designer by profession and have been blogging since 2008 (i think!). I took a little break from the crafting community while studying for my degree but I realized all it did for me was to make my base stronger and now I am back to crafting and exhibiting my work and hosting workshops locally!
I also have a brand under the name of "The Lazy Owl Designs" and I design stationery and corporate gifting items for start-ups.
I have tried my hand at all of the mentioned but I feel the question can be subjective as to how much time I had to experiment with the media.
I absolutely LOVE scrapbooking (that's where I first started) and cardmaking. I gradually started experimenting with altered art and I have the least bit of experience in mixed media.

Below are her Social Media Links and a few images of her creations


I am a researcher by day and crafter by evening. I reside in Mumbai along with my husband (my rock). My inspiration for art and craft is my aunt. She is an excellent artist. When I was young, she motivated me to start drawing images from colouring book which was my first step into the world of crafting. I make CAS cards, stamping & die cutting, rearrangeable rangoli, foamiran and scrapbooking. I also take classes at home. I love experimenting and trying out new things in craft. 

Below are her Social Media Links and a few images of her creations

That's our team for the next three months starting April 2018. Watch out for tutorials, inspirations and challenges:)

Monday, 19 February 2018

Rainbow Craftykari - Design Team Call Feb 2018

2018 Summer Design Team Call!! We are very excited to announce the Design Team Call for next three months. Rainbow Craftykari Store is looking for Talented, Creative and Enthusiastic team members!! This post is open only for Crafters/Designers residing in India.

Image Credits: Vecteezy and Partially Designed by Maninder Kaur

What we are looking for in a Design Team Member?

1. An Individual/Crafter who has good knowledge of HTML and CSS and active at their own blog.

2. Needs to have excellent writing skills in English Language and must be good with English language

3. Needs to be active on social media platforms.

4. Needs to promote the Rainbow Craftykari Store whenever possible at Social Media and Groups.

5. The Design Team Member needs to work as a team member with the Blog Coordinator and Other Design Team Members of the blog.

6. Needs to create projects within the given time; 2-3 projects including one detailed tutorial.

7. Design Team Member must be able to give Creative Projects for the blog.

What would you get?

Our concept of a DT Kit is unique- we provide you a store credit for you to shop for supplies of your choice.

Discounts on Pre-Orders

An occasional goodie bag filled with awesome crafty supplies.

The Rainbow Craftykari Badge and watermark to flaunt at your blog and to use for your projects.

Your Projects will get Promoted at Our Social Media Platforms such as at Facebook and Groups

How to Apply


If you think this call is for you, apply by sending us an email at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com & dotstolines9@gmail.com Include the following in your mail:

1. Subject - RCS Design Team Call Feb 2018 - your name

2. All links to your social media sites- Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, etc

3. A brief introduction about yourself with a picture.

4. Let us know why you'd like to work with us.

5. Send us three links to your latest works (include one written tutorial).

6. Let us know if you have been or are on any other design teams and especially if you have had experience working with another team as a blog coordinator.

7. Lastly let us know your forte/area of interest/expertise - card making, scrapbooking, mixed media, altered art, etc.

Looking forward to hearing from you.The Design Team Call is open until – 26th Feb 2018!!

Warm Regards

Sunday, 31 December 2017

RCS Challenge #8 X-MAS Joy WInners

Hello Everyone, 

Today we're here to announce our December Challenge Winners.

We've had so many gorgoeus entries, and we love how you'll interpreted the challenge! It has been a pleasure seeing so many beautiful Christmas Creations!! A few of you didn't qualify as the challenge banner was missing in your post!

We love all the entries, and it's always hard to choose a few. However, some things have to be done...

Let's move on to the announcement!!

The top three in no particular order are

1. Mugdha Gujarathi

We love qulling on this card! Its is super gorgeous and all those elements are fabulous!

2. Drishti Gagwani

A lovely Christmas Card! The elements and the layering is all so pretty! The Penguin is coloured beautifully as well!

 3. Radhika- Hobby Crafts

This is a beautiful one layer card! It has the perfect depth and dimesion and a beautifully created scene!

Top three, do grab your badges from the blog and flaunt them!

Now onto our winner!! So this time, we were blown away with the entries and we decided to pick two winners! Yes you heard us right!

Our first winner who has won a gift voucher worth Rs. 450/- to the Rainbow Craftykari Store is 

Megha - Broken Crayons

This project took our breath away! The tree advent calendar is so beautiful! It has been well executed and we just can't take our eyes of it!

Kindly grab your badge from the blog and flaunt it. Do email us at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com with the subject Challenge #8 X-Mas Joy Winner to claim your voucher. 

Our second winner has won a 6"x 6" Paper Pad , prize is sponsor by Aditi Mahajan - Blog Coordnator! The winner is

Raga- Perky Hobby

This card is super adorable! The fairies are so cute and love the way they have been created! 

Kindly grab your badge from the blog and flaunt it. Do email us at dotstolines9@gmail.com with the subject Challenge #8 X-Mas Joy Winner to claim your prize. 


Wishing you all a great season of holiday and a very Happy New Year 2018:)!
Looking forward to a creative year with you all!

Monday, 25 December 2017

Name Plate Inspiration by DT Mounika

Hi everyone, I am here with a simple and easy name plate that you can make and decorate your home with...

To start with lightly sanded an MDF base and clean it with a dry cloth. I have used a tray here. Then apply Chocolate Brown shade of Chalk Paint to the inside of the base and Ocean Blue for the outside of the base.

Once the chalk paint is dry, cut down pattern paper to the fit inside the base, distress it with ink and glue it to the base. 

Then, choose a few chipboard embellishments and and distress them with distress inks randomly. Finally glue them on the inner base.

Use MDF letters for the desired name and paint them with chalk paint and distress the edges with inks. Arrange and glue them inside the base. To decorate further, use flowers, leaves and other embellishments from your stash around the frame. 

Materials used:

  • Mdf base
  • Chalk paint
  • Distress Inks- Walnut Stain, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves
  • Pattern papers
  • Mulberry flowers
  • Mdf alphabets
  • Papericious chipboard embellishment
  • Heart shaped chipboard embellishment
  • White glue

All the above used materials are available at rainbowcraftykari store or you can pre-order them by sending an e-mail to rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com
Hope you all like my project!
Happy crafting!