Monday, June 30, 2014

Winners CSCC #4!!!

Hey Friends,

So here comes the D day...time to announce our winners of CSCC #4.We thank each and every participant for sharing their amazing creations with us.It was a treat to us.
finally..here is the Winner...and it's POOJA for her amazing card..we loved it!

Congratulations Pooja!!!Kindly write to info@itsybitsy.in to claim a gift voucher of Rs. 500/- and don't forget to grab your badge from the side bar.

Super picks of this month's challenge are:



Congratulation girls!!!See you all soon with new challenge!
Until then be crafty!
XXX
Smita



Sunday, June 22, 2014

Play along with us!

Hello Friends,

This month we have a fun and wonderful challenge.It's a wedding theme with floral inspiration.Do hop on to the original post and play along with us!

Looking forward to see ur creations!

Regards,
Smita

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Hey Paper! #1

Hello Lovely Ladies,

This is Poornima. Hope you are enjoying crafting. We at Catchy Challenges always try to bring something innovative, new and catchy for you, whether it be Challenge Theme, T Time or GD posts. So to continue the trend, today I am introducing a new series of posts - "Hey Paper! An Interview" where we will be interviewing a crafter every month. We all want to know something more about the crafters in blogworld - their crafting style, tools they love, technique they like etc etc etc. And in "Hey Paper!" your favourite crafter will be sharing all this and more with us.

Today we are interviewing a well known crafter from our own Indian Craft World. Her crafting style speaks for herself. She is no other than Priya Sondhi from Priya-n-Papers. Let's know something about her.


1. Tell us a little about yourself 
     "I am a full time Software Developer...  I am basically from Punjab but currently in United States on a project... I always had one hobby or the other... In childhood my hobby was to collect postal stamps and coins.. when I started studying computer, it got shifted to web designing and development... I earned few dollars doing freelance web designing too... ;) and now its paper crafts and I don't think it will ever change as I am totally in love with it... !  My greatest strength is my family and friends.. I consider myself luckiest of all as my parents treat me as a friend and my friends like a family...
      
2. Tell us something about the kind of crafting you do?
Anything with papers. Not just cards, I like to make home d├ęcor and other utilities items as well.  like Mini albums, tri-shutter albums.. Credit card holders, money holders, paper bags, boxes, etc...

3. How and when did you start crafting?
  It's been around 3 yrs that I started making cards... I discovered the world of paper crafting through Martha Stewart Crafts, I was fascinated by the b'ful world of papers, colors, fancy cuts and folds... Slowly I discovered few blogs of Indian crafters like Juhi, Kavitha, Tejal and Spardha. I slowly started my process of learning paper crafts. One fine day I decided to visit Itsy Bitsy craft store.. and that was the beginning of my crafting journey :)

4.   What is your favorite technique? 
     My current favorite technique is heat embossing and water coloring

5. What is the one skill that you wish to excel in?
    I wish to excel in stamping and coloring images

6. Name five things without which your crafting space is incomplete?
a.     Tombow Multi glue
b.     Fiskars Trimmer
c.     MS scoreboard
d.    Pattern Papers
e.     Paper Flowers
f.      Black ink

7.  What inspires you to create a project?
   New techniques in paper crafts, pinterest

8. What do you do when you are not creating/ crafting? 
     Recently, I joined health and dance clubs. So either I am exercising or dancing.. :D I love dancing.. ;)

9.  Are there any artists/ crafters/ designers that you look up to? How do they inspire you
  Every crafter has her own unique style. I love to see new work. New crafter’s keep adding freshness to our lovely hobby

10.  Please give a word of advice to our readers
 Keep busy yourself. Time is precious, don’t waste it. Find your passion and throw your heart and soul in it. It will bring a new meaning to your life.

To inspire you all Priya made a card for the current challenge..Thank you so much, that's really sweet of you.. <3
 

I hope you like our "Hey Paper Interview" series. We will back next month with a new crafter. Till then keep an eye on this space don't forget to participate in our current challenge.

Till then,
Happy Crafting !!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

June T-Time-Flip mini album

Hi Crafty Friends,

This Smita here with T-time for this month.I know this is the most exciting part of the month where you get to learn new techniques from paper world.

I do not want you all to wait more,here is my tutorial for a flip mini album.It's a pretty simple album to make.It's a fun way to make an album interesting.This album opens from all the sides so this fact makes it more interesting..especially for kids.

Things needed to make this album:

1.Cardstock.
2.Adhesive
3.Scoring tool
4.Chipboard and embellishment(Optional)

Pic 1:Select the cardstock:
Pic 2:If you are making a rectangular album of size 5 3/4 by 4 1/8 inches.Then cut cardstock as listed in picture and scor half to form topfolding and side folding card.

You can also make a square album which will be for example a 3 by 3 inches album would need 6 by 3 in(4 number) and scor half.

Pic 3:

Pic 4 :

 Pic 5:

Now the final embellished and decorated album looks like this which opens from all the sides:

Square album looks like this:


Hope you got inspired by my tutorial and we would love to see your creations!!
Any doubts please leave a comment,I will get back to you.

Do join this month's challenge here .
Have a crafty day!!
XXX
Smita


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Guest Designer - Apeksha Kothari

Good Morning friends!!
This is Tanvi here with the GD inspiration post for this month. We have a young talented CRAFTPENTER today - Apeksha Kothari :-).

Here are a few words from her -

"Hello All,
When Deepti approached me to be the guest designer for her current challenge, I was really surprised and excited at the same time as I had never done this before. Also, i was a bit scared cause I have been missing from the craft world for a long time. Thank you Deepti for this opportunity.
I have always been inclined towards crafts from childhood but I started crafting a couple of years back and there was no looking back. It is an amazing therapy and a stress buster.
Here is a card I made for the present challenge being hosted on catchy challenges blog and I hope it inspires you to create something and be a part of this wonderful challenge.
Play along and most importantly have fun while creating something.
-------
Regards,
Apeksha."

Apeksha has this very elegant card for the wedding theme - 


Thank you Apeksha for joining us & hope you all lovely crafters too will share your wedding creations with us.
Have a crafty day.



Sunday, June 1, 2014

CSCC #4 and DT CALL

Hello dear friends,

This is Smita here with a fresh challenge for the month of June.As Wedding season is in the air we have a wedding inspired picture for you this month.We are really looking forward to see your cards based on this inspiration.
               Please create cards related to wedding and with floral inspiration
Rules of our challenge remain the same, with one extra rule to have fun!!
1. New work please
2. Only cards are allowed
3. You can enter as many times  as you like
4. Feel free to combine with other challenges

The winner of this challenge will receive a gift voucher of Rs500/- from Itsy Bitsy


Our design team has some wonderful inspirations ,

Megha made this cute wedding card with some gorgeous blooms

 Deepti Stephens with this awesome monochromatic card

Deepti malik has come up with this beautiful colors and blooms

Tanvi with her pearly gorgeous card

Poornima has a beautiful card with lovely blooms!


And here is my card lace wedding dress card..

Hope you are inspired and excited to play along with us and yes, we will soon be up with another post with our amazing Guest Designer for the month of April and a T- time by me :) 

DT CALL
Yeah..we are ready to have our new DT members..So if you want to join our designing team just add DT with your name while you enter for the challenge.

Have fun
XXX
Smita