Monday, July 22, 2013

A 'Charm'ing Sketch Card from Itsy Bitsy

Hi folks, it's Sunehra here with another Itsy Bitsy inspiration for Catchy Challenges. The theme this time is A 'Charm'ing Sketch. Challenge creator Deepti put together this fabulous sketch and we're required to create a card using the sketch and adding a charm somewhere in the project. I just LOVE the sketch and I love charms too so this was a cakewalk for me. So without delay, here's what I came up with and just below that is the sketch!

I started by layering 3 white cards one on top of the other,  a style that master crafter Erum does in most of her projects so splendidly! I embossed the top half of the top layer with the Itsy Bitsy Damask folder and for the rest of the card, I used the Sew Ribbon tool to lace these fabulous crochet ribbon trims from Itsy Bitsy. Don't you think that the ribbon lacing was perfect to match the lines at the bottom of the sketch? For the shape at the top, I used an Itsy Bitsy Antique Fusion bloom with some Gardenia leaves and I gotta say I was thrilled that the colours were so complementary.

Finally for the charm, I created this full bow out of some pink organza ribbon and right at the centre I added a scissor charm. I first got this idea from one of Starr Timmons's project at the Shabby Tea Room. I loved the idea of a scissor charm and was so kicked that Itsy Bitsy had them! 

Well that wraps up this post. I hope my card inspires you to enter the challenge and looking forward to your comments and feedback on this blog.


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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Winners-Rainbow challenge

Hi Everyone,
We are so amazed with  your overwhelming  response this time....33 stunning entries, but believe us it was very difficult to select the winners! Each entry is superb.
So here are our TOP 3 with no particular order
          Dhivya-wonderful ribbon weaving
       Prathiksha Sanghani-
Effects to kill with rainbow colors
  and Priya 
with her neat and amazing project

Congratulations ladies!
Now it's time to announce our two random winners!!!


Congratulations ladies! Kindly grab your respective badges from the side bar and  send a mail to to claim your prize.

Hope you would play along our challenge - The CHARMing challenge this month too! Thank you so much.. :)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A CHARMing Challenge

A very Good Morning to you all. 
This is Tanvi here to announce the challenge for this month. Thank you so much ladies for adding color to our   rainbow challenge......................we had 33 entries each with a unique VIBGYOR background!!
This month we have a very easy peasy challenge - make a CARD using the sketch by our talented DT Deepti..............but as always being a catchy challenge we have a slight twist must include a charm in the sketch so we DTs call this a "CHARM"ING SKETCH. :-).

Here go the inspirations from our catchy girls.

First we have Deepti's card with the charm dangling under the gorgeous tulle bow.

The beautiful bloom co-ordinates so well with the pattern paper Poornima has used.

This is Smita's awesome inspiration with a handmade charm. Lovely isn't it?

Awww!! I love the use of that zip slider in Megha's card.................what an idea madamjee. ;-)

And finally...................this is my card.

Here are some guidelines to help you -
1. Create a new CARD using the sketch given.
2. Please, please follow the challenge theme to QUALIFY your entry.
If in doubt please do not hesitate to write to us for 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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