Sunday, July 20, 2014

Hey Paper#2

Happy Sunday to all you lovely ladies.
This is Tanvi here with the second post in our series HEY PAPER. Today we have a very versatile crafter Deepthi Udapa joining us.

Lets hear it from her -

·         Tell us a little about yourself
Hi there!!! I am Deepthi Udupa. I am an artist, crafter, mom, student, teacher and occasionally singer and baker and many other things J. Currently I am living in Mumbai and studying art from Mysore.  I blog at and have a page on facebook called Vibgyor N More.

·         Tell us something about the kind of work you do.
I am more into drawing and painting than crafts. I do charcoal painting, doodle, drawing, and painting.  I love paper crafts too. Though I have done quilling, paper cutting, card making, and decoupage, I love paper quilling the most in crafts.


·         How and when did you start crafting?
After my high school I started drawing with pencils and the interest in art grew. But it was just a hobby for me till a few years ago when this hobby became a passion.  Earlier I used to blog only about my artwork. Four years ago I accidentally stumbled upon the blog All things Paper and I got hooked on to quilling. Since then I started doing paper crafts.

·         What is your favorite crafting?
Quilling is my favorite in crafting. I love recycling.  And in paintings, watercolors are my favorite medium right now.

·         What is the one skill that you wish to excel in?
I cannot name just one thing in which I want to be good at. I want to be excellent in all the things I do. Life is too short to just concentrate on one thing, so I want to learn and do everything and be good at it too. Currently I am trying to improve my watercolor skills and portrait quilling.

·         Name five things without which your craft space is incomplete?
 Naming just five things is very very difficult ……. Yet if I have to name just a few, it would be my paint supply,  papers,  quilling strips , glue,tools like scissors and …… oh is it already five things!!!?  

·         What inspires you to create a project?
Anything and everything inspires me when it comes to art and craft. The smallest ant to the big buildings, my daughter, everything inspires me.

·         What do you do when you are not creating?
 I like learning new things. So when I am not creating, currently I am learning guitar, classical music and I experiment with baking and occasionally take baking classes.  I am also doing my Bachelors degree in Fine arts currently and so busy with assignments and exams. Next I would like to learn photography.

·         Are there any artists/crafters that you look up to? How do they inspire you?
 Oh!!!!  There are soo many artists and crafters that I admire!!  Yulia for quilling. And when it comes to paintings, there are too many artists to name here. There is too much creativity in soo many artists that each and everyone is an inspiration to 

 Please give a word of advice to our readers?
Do whatever you want to do and be whatever you want to be. Life is very short to have regrets.

Do visit her blog to see more of her work & leave her some love. Thank you so much Deepthi for joining us today. 
We will be back with another crafter soon until then happy crafting & hope you join our current challenge.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

T Time #5 - Spotlight Stamping Technique..

Hello dear friends! Hope you all had a great Monday.. :) This is Deepti S here, well.. from on-wards I would like to address myself as 'Catchy Design Deepti'.. so how's my new name? Sounds funny? LOL.. :D

Anyway back to the business now.. I made two cards using a stamping technique called 
SPOTLIGHT STAMPING TECHNIQUE. And it's really cool one. I've never tried this technique before but after trying it was like WOW! should make more cards using this tech.. :)

For the first card you'll need
1. Cardstocks
2. Two different colors of ink + black ink
3. Any stamps
4. Compass/Circular die

First stamp the image in versafine black/any black in on the white/color card stock.

Now stamp the same image in different colors on to the other piece of CS..

Now select a few interesting points in the image and draw a circle using compass..

Then cut them out and adhere them using foam tape on to the first stamped image..

And that's it add a sentiment and give some details.. 

Now here is the second one!

Stamp a sentiment on the cs..

Stamp the sentiment again with different colors of inks..

Now punch out a few hearts where you find the image is little bit interesting!

Now adhere them on to the piece of previously stamped image..

And that's it our second card is also ready!

Hope you like this tutorial and hope you would give it a try.. 
Thanks so much for stopping by and forget to join the POP UP fun.. ;)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Meet our July Guest Designer - Juhi K

Hello friends!! I am super excited to introduce to you our July Guest Designer, Juhi KI am sure you will love her awesome pop up card. So let's welcome her...

Hi, this is Juhi from Juhi’s Handmade Cards and I am super excited to be Guest Designing here at Catchy Challenges. I have been a passionate paper crafter for almost 5 years now. I say passionate because every spare minute I get (which is not much as I work full time at a semiconductor MNC in Bangalore and have a 2.5 yr old daughter) goes into crafting…which also means my home is almost always messy and I don’t socialize much ;).
I would describe my style as bright and happy…though I am beginning to try vintage now… can see a bit of both in the card I created for this month’s challenge. I hope you like and find inspiration from my cake pop-up card. It folds flat, an excellent tutorial on how to make this can be found here

Wow!! isn't this an amazing pop up, that cake looks yummy :) Thank you so much Juhi 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 #5

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Time for a candy #1

Hello lovely people.. Hmmn.. enjoying the weather? well.. oh yeah! It's pouring here like hell since morning and I'm loving it.. <3 Are you thinking what's this post about?? It's all about some 'Candy' sweet candy.. Yep.. Every month on 5th we'll have a candy for you.. Aren't you excited!! I am! I wish I could win some yumminess.. ;)

Alright! This month we have a very lovely sponsor, The Craft Shop is offering this cool stamp set to one lucky winner.. :)

How cool is that!! and do you wanna grab this?? Then all you have to do is follow this blog, share this page and link up your name below.. 
And winners will be announced on 30th of this month.. :)
Hope you like this post and don't forget to play along with our current Pop up challenge.
Thank you so much for stopping by.. See you soon..

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Hello Friends,

This is Poornima hosting this month's challenge. I hope you had fun participating in our last challenge. We are back with a new challenge theme. And this time it's -

Pop Up Cards

We are asking you to make pop up card on any theme. But you cannot add 3d projects and fancy folds. No inspiration picture this time, you can use any color scheme and elements in your cards.  

You must follow these rules -
1.  New work please.
2  Only cards are allowed. Fancy folds, 3d projects are not allowed.
3. You can enter as many times as you like
4. Feel free to combine with other challenges
5. Backlink your cards to this post

Winner will receive a gift voucher of Rs 500/- from Itsy Bitsy 

Our DT team has created lovely cards to inspire you.

Deepti Malik has come up with this awesome card-

Next is wonderful card by love the popped up flowers

Megha has created this pretty birthday card -


This box card by Tanvi which lies flat and can be mailed in a regular envelope is simply superb -

Deepti Stephens has come up with this simple card -

Here's my card -

I hope we have inspired you. We would love to see what you come up with. Do play along with us and have fun. For queries, leave a comment. We will get back to you ASAP.

Till Then,
Happy Crafting