Friday, 9 March 2012

Featuring Tejal Shah

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Our muse this week is sweet Tejal who has taken crafting as a life-long career... As you browse her blog you'll discover that she enjoys other crafts too... Without further ado, let's introduce you to:
Name: Tejal Shah

1. Tell us a little about yourself and your family. 
I am a physiotherapist turned crafter who has given up her profession for the love of crafting. I’ve been crafting seriously for the last 2 years and it was just a hobby for 4 yrs before that… I’ve always believed that “Doing what you love will always keep you happy” though it may not fill your pockets or pay your bills!! (LOL) I stay in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat in India and have been married to my dear dear husband for 3 yrs..He is my biggest fan and supporter.. 

2. How and when did you start crafting? 
I picked my first stamp set way back in 2005 when it was first brought out in India, and not knowing how to use it, I turned to the net for means and ways…and therein started a journey of exploring and learning! And to this day I haven’t looked back..I have been crafting seriously since the last 2 yrs.. 

3. From where do you draw your inspiration? 
I would be lying if I say I am self inspired, more often than not I am inspired by other crafters, I love browsing through galleries at Splitcoaststampers, 2 peas in a bucket and my recent source is Pinterest. The tons of challenge blogs also provide wonderful ways to channel my creativity… I love looking out for designs when I’m traveling…especially in fabrics.. 

4. How would you describe your style? 
An absolute CAS lover (clean and simple). I love stamping…and you will hardly find patterned papers on my cards…It’s usually a white or black CS folded in half! 

5. What are the 5 top tools in your crafting space? 
I love my tools, but 5 that I can’t do without..are my paper trimmer, my x-acto knife, my corner chomper, my click pencil (silly but I’ve had this pencil since 2006) and my uniball signo white gel pen. 

6. What’s your favorite technique? 
Stamping. And using distress inks with embossing. 

7. What are your go-to colors? 
Black white and turquoise….anyday! 

8. Do you sell your projects?
Yes I do.

9. What do you do when you aren’t crafting? Job? Other hobbies and interests? 
When I’m not crafting, I’m usually nose deep into books…I love reading and watching movies! I do make small pieces of jewelry like charms, key chains and earrings…and am trying to master use photoshop but as of now I can only create watermarks for my friends! Phew!!

10. Are you currently designing for any blog? 
Yes. I am on the Design Team for Pie Lane studios based in Pune India, and for Lulupu.com, a fabulous online store run by my friend Karuna.


Fabulous interview, now let's see some of Tejal's awe-inspiring cards:






I absolutely adore the striking effect in these cards. Paired with amazing pops of colours, and simple sentiments to finish off the cards, they are truly creations not to be missed!!! Thank you for sharing this beauty with us, Tejal :) :) 
Thanks to all for swinging by!!! Don't forget to leave some love here to enter the giveaway... Take care

31 comments:

Stella said...

This is so lovely to look at. I am in awe of the first card....The colors, the patterns. Tejal your cards are gorgeous!

Cindy Gay said...

Lovely stamping and colors.

Blossom inch said...

A very stunning card and totally fabulous, i love the pops of colours in your card and the design are amazing. Love love love...thanks for sharing.

Karuna said...

Tee... i am a big fan of your work.... and u should have no doubts about it!!! e all know u rock at CAS! keep up the good work and keep us inspired!!! Love u! <3

Ujjwal said...

A High five for you, girl! Love the interview! Way to go :)

Apeksha Kothari said...

wow! ur cards are always such a delight to look at!! amazing one,, great work tee! luv ya!

Crafterkhush said...

Way to go Tee....This is one heck of a interview and you do know am a BIG BIG BIG PANKHA of your work... I especially love d first beauty... One of your bestest cards... Keep rocking girlie like this always.. *big hugs*

Khush

Cards Gifts and more said...

Congratulations Tejal. Love your cards !!

Saumya said...

muah muah muah for u teja....awesome....

Bhavana said...

Always loved ur CAS work tejal :)

mansi said...

Congrats Teju!!!Love your work!!!Always vibrant and cheerful like you.

E.T. said...

Woot woot! Great going T! Lots of duas for your future and big hugs!

Hussena said...

oh wow this is fab interview Tejal loved to know a little more about you.... your work is as always fabulous and you always inspire me with your love of colors and eye for detail.... i love your creations:):)

Indira Tanwar said...

Tejal, you rock girl!! Gr8 interview!! Keep up the good work.

Shalini said...

way to go girl!!! fab fab fab... proud to be a small part of your life :) U rock!!!

Jovi said...

superb girl.... your the best!!! not only your work but even you super fab... All the best gorgeous!

SUGANTHI said...

Your cards are always a favourite with me.

Ritu Poddar said...

Your cards are just amazing Tejal!! Keep up the good work! :)

Neha Jain said...

amazing..

Jaya Christina said...

Wowsie Tejal.. nobody deserves this more :) You are fab and those cards are gorgeous too :)

Mallika said...

congo bongo !
lovely work ..
she has inspired many !

Priya Mohan said...

Congrats Tejal!..your cards are cheerful and vibrant just like you!..Keep them coming!

Anita Kejriwal said...

Great Going Tejal!! I always admire your cards and your love for butterflies really shows on all your beautiful work!! Keep it up my Dear!!

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful creations and I love her first card!

nupurcreatives said...

Congrats Tejal.... Fabulous cards.... especially the first one with the butterflies... :)

Kavya N said...

Amazing creations as usual!!! Congrats for being featured!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Tejal you omitted to mention you are an encyclopedia of crafting techniques-- well My job to add that bit about you and that Tejal is a super generous soul with her knowledge!!!

Isha said...

Wonderful interview about Tejal. Nice to know more about her. TFS

Annette said...

wow these are also so amazing...thanks for sharing..

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Great interview..it was nice to read more about you Tejal.

Priya Sivaraj said...

Great interview and such gorgeous cards with vibrant colors!!!Any of us has doubts?u r one person , who I can confidently say, can answer and I salute that knowledge!

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