Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Hello friends ! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creations in our second challenge, 'Create Something Catchy' Challenge #2. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the variations in interpretation of the inspiration photo from lovely quilling to bright colors and brilliant design ideas. And now it's time to announce the winners!!

One girl stole our hearts with her beautiful brilliant and amazing creation and 'The Ultimate Creation' goes to 

Congratulations dear girl. 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.. :)

And here comes our Super picks!! 

We were amazed by your creations so much that we have a couple of  Honorable mentions :)

Congratulations friends, your work is amazing.. kindly grab your badge from the side bar.. :)

See you soon with a new challenge.. Until then take care and have fun.. ;)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

T time #2 - Water coloring technique

Hi friends!! This is Deepti Malik and I am here with some fun techniques for you. I thought water coloring is a hot trend right now so why not share a couple of techniques that are both fun, quick and will make ur project look amazing :) First up... Here's what the projects look like once complete. I decided to make some tags. 
You can apply the same technique on ur cards ! These technique are best for building a back ground for ur projects. So let's quickly take you to the technique :)

The supplies needed for the technique are - 
1. Water color paper tags/ card stock, 
2. Water colors - I used Twinkling H2O, any kind of water colors would work.
3. Brush - a flat brush
4. Some facial tissue - for Technique #1
5. Exacto knife - for Technique #2
Basic supplies needed for the technique
Other supplies - to dress up the tag (you can dress ur card the way you like)
1. Stamps - You can use any, I used Penny black Hugs set, Inkadinkadoo Christmas characters set
2. Inks - Memento Tuxedo black, Versa mark 
3. Markers for coloring the images - I used Spectrum Noir
4. Embossing powder - I used opaque white from Whisper
5. Scissors, foam dots, ribbon n heat tool

Here is the step by step process for

Technique #1 - Creating Clouds

Start with water coloring the card base/ tag. For this first apply a thin coat of water on base, followed by water color. This will result in smooth water colored surface. Now to create the cloud use a dry facial tissue, crumple it and dab it randomly on water color surface while its still wet. This will result in very realistic cloudy sky. Here's the process shown in pics :)


Technique #2 - Exacto knife background 

Start with water coloring the card base/ tag. For this first apply a thin coat of water on base, followed by water color. This will result in smooth water colored surface. The Exacto knife background building technique involves making superficial cuts on the water color card stock while water color is still wet. once we make these cuts, the water color seeps into the grooves of these cuts. I decided to make snowflakes by making cuts like an asterisk (*) . The same process will work with creating grass, trees or anything ur heart desires :) Here's the process shown in pics :)

Hope you enjoyed  the photo tutorial, though I wanted to make a video tutorial, I was not successful. Hopefully, will be able to make one for you guys next time. Would love to see what you created using this technique. Have fun!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Meet our April Guest Designer!!

Hello friends!! I am super excited to introduce to you our April Guest Designer, Sathya Kala. I am sure you will love her creativity. So let's welcome her...

Hiya!! Sathya Kala,here.  Thank you so much Deepu (Deepti Stephens) for inviting me as Guest Designer  and this is my ever  first guestie post.
Started blogging in 2011 as a quiller and due to a constant push from my dear hubby, came out from my comfort  zone and now started cardmaking. Amidst of my daily mundane, Crafting acts as a therapy and am truly enjoying it!!
Hope you like my card! Do try this chill quill pill and play along.. :)

Wow!! isn't this lovely :) Thank you so much Sathya for joining us and now my dear friends what are you waiting for take all your crafty things out and join in the fun at CSCC #2

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Hello my crafty friends!! this is Deepti well the other Deepti ;) and I am here with a new challenge to intrigue and indulge you to create something catchy. The inspiration is incredibly fun and you will have numerous ways to interpret it. So here's the inspiration image...

Well well. I know your heart skipped a beat seeing this lovely image. Aren't those colors incredible and those of you who do quilling this is your challenge. Show us your quilling on a card. And those of you who have no clue about quilling just like me ;) no worries you can go with the colors, or by the heart DING!! We would love to see, how you interpret it :)

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 great inspiration to share with you...

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

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