Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Thrifty Crafter

This is Tanvi wishing you all a very happy morning!!
It’s time to announce a fresh challenge but before that we thank you all for sharing your fantastic creations with us. The CC team has come up with a unique theme this month - “THE THRIFTY CRAFTER - create something gorgeous for less than Rs 25”. So get set and put on your thinking (or should I say creative) caps to bring out the best of your imagination on a budget of Rs.25.
Challenging isn’t it?  Well but after all it is a “CATCHY” challenge  :D !!!!!!!

Let me now show you what the catchy girls have created.

Here’s Deepti’s Card with pretty gorgeous flowers & a lace in the BG.

Deepti’s card has cost her Rs.20.
CS (half) – Rs.10
CS (1/4)  for the center panel – Rs.5
Punch craft paper (Itsy Bitsy) ½ - Rs.1.50
Lace (1/4m) – Rs.3.50
Total – Rs.20

Megha has made a cute purse in as little as Rs.15!!

CS (half) – Rs.3
PP – Rs.5
Sticker – Rs.5
Ribbon – Re.1
Pearls - Re.1

Smita has this stunning stamped card estimated at Rs.22

Green CS - Rs.6
Brown CS - Rs.2
Cream CS – Rs.4
Embellishments - Rs.10
Total – Rs.22
 Stamps - not included.

I made this card using some diecuts.

CS - Rs.4,
All other papers (flowers - handmade, tree, bird, foam butterfly & leaves) app. - Rs.6,
pearls - Rs.4,
Quilling strip - Re. 1
Total Rs.15
Not considered the cost for inks & dies.

Poornima will join us soon with her inspiration.

Being thrifty is often equated to being miserly but our DT has proved this incorrect, they have been rather ‘thrifty’ with their supplies but ‘generous’ in ideas to motivate all to take on this challenge.

Here are some guidelines to help you -
1. Create a card/ LO/ box/ bag which costs <Rs.25.
2. Mention the approximate cost of all tangible items used e.g. CS, PP, embellishment, lace, ribbon, etc.
3. Reusable items can be used but the cost will not be included e.g. dies, stamps, inks, colors, punches, etc.
4. You can alter / recycle items and this will carry no cost.

Please do not hesitate to write to us if need any clarifications.

Two random winners will be selected & they will receive Rs.500/- gift vouchers from our sponsor ITSY BITSY. Top 3 will be earn a badge to flaunt on their blogs.

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  1. Wow now this is gonna be quite a challange..great work by all the DT's !!

  2. wow!!! thinking caps on!!! and wonderful inspiration from DT! loved it!

  3. Catchy challenges ladies always come out with very unique theme ..!Very Interesting Challenge for this month too !I loved the thrifty creations by DTs .Fab job !

  4. Hey Wow !! What a interesting challenge and amazing Inspiration from all the DT's would love to play along this one !!

  5. something diff.....
    lovely creations by all DTs

  6. Deepti, this 25 rs is actual material cost used in the card????? Because when selling comes up than time spent on the card, having diecut means more cost added to the card, and all hard work put together to complete a card, than none of the above will come under 25.

  7. sounds different and interesting CC team.

  8. Quite an interesting challenge by the Catchy Challenges team, also beautiful creations by the DTs. Even i have participated... Hope it qualifies

  9. this is very interesting...... would love to participate..... ur DT works are great....

  10. Hi Team ! I am back with my second entry !The challenge is so interesting that I was tempted to enter once again !