Thursday, September 25, 2014


Hello Friends,Ramya here Hope you all are having fun with our current challenge - " CSCC#7 - watercolour challenge " . We are happy to see your amazing entries for the challenge and now its my turn to share my inspiration.

I thought watercolours can just be used for colouring digital images or watercolour painting. But when I googled upon, to my surprise I found that there are a lot of techniques for card making using watercolours. Here are some of the cards I created using watercolours. 


I created the background using watercolours and sponge. I drew the digital image and coloured using watercolour pencils. I applied a coat of varnish to get the look of a sticker. 


I created a pattern paper using kitchen tissue ( tissue towel) and watercolours. Embellished the card using handmade flowers coloured using watercolours.



 Instead of stamping with the usual inks I decided to use watercolours for stamping. Here is my handmade foam stamp. 


I dabbed some watercolours for the background and pasted a masking stencil at the center. 
Whoa! I had super fun making these cards. So you too have fun, playing with Watercolour Challenge

Thanks for stopping by..;)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CSCC #7 Water magic

Hello Friends,

So happy to be back in the team.I was on a small vacation and here I am with my take on the current challenge CSCC#7-Water Magic,

Here is my card:

I have done water coloring using distress inks and stencil. Finished with Sospeso flowers and leaves.
Hope u like it and get inspired to play along our current challenge.Good luck!

Thank you!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

CSCC# 7- Card with Water Coloring!

Hello friends! This is Ruchi here.... Hope you're doing good and today it's my turn to share my inspiration for this month challenge Water Coloring
Here is my Card...

 In this card..I have used only one stamp which is the sentiment stamp- 'Just For You'. Rest all the scene has created by me. Done free hand drawing then colored them with normal water colors. :)

Hope you liked my project and I hope you would play along with our current challenge

Thanks a lot for stopping by.. See you.. :)
Happy Crafting

Friday, September 19, 2014

CSCC#7 Watercolor Card by Jayashri

Hello everyone!!!
This is Jayashri here. Hope you all are enjoying Watercolor challenge. 
Here is my card for you as inspiration.

Card Instruction:
Take 4.5" X 6" Watercolor paper (I have used Handmade paper White).
I have taken Avery Elle Petals and Stems Clear stamp to create the card.
I usually prefer working from light tone then further to  dark tone,
Stamp leaves with light green using Momento Ink and then flowers with different colors,
Using watercolor pencils color the background under flowers make it darker (Dark green, Brown)-so that it gives little depth. Create sky effect using blue color as shown.
Finally stamp dark tone leaves here and there.

Hope you liked my card and Don't forget to link up your creations to our Watercolor Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by, See you...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

'T' Time #7

Hi Folks,

It is T-time today. 

Water  - transparent liquid when gels with colour, it creates wonder.
 I am shylaa here to post a tutorial on how to create a card with watercolours.

It is so simple to do.

Here are the materials required:
1. Cardstock
2. Normal Paint Brush
3. Camilin Watercolour cakes
4. Embellishments to decorate
5. Water sprayer

Steps to follow:
1. Take the cardstock and spray the water over it and don’t overdo just saturate the paper with water.

2. Mount the colour on the brush and just give one to two strokes, the colour will diffuse on the paper.
3. Since I will be using this a background, I have used different colours.

4. Then sprinkle the colours(mount the colours on the brush) on a plastic sheet and press the stamped image over the sprinkled colours; you will get a background like this.

5. I have attached the stamped image to the coloured background and mounted on white cardstock.

6. Embellish the card as you wanted
7. Your watercolour card is ready

Hope you got an idea, Join us the fun by linking your card to our challenge here - CSCC#7 - Watercolors

Monday, September 15, 2014

CSCC #7 - Water Color card and a farewell by Deepti Malik

Hello friends! This is Deepti Malik here and I am sharing my take on the current challenge at CSCC #7 - Water Colors. Unfortunately this is my last card as CSCC Design Team. Things are getting a bit difficult to manage :(, hence I decided to step down.
I am sad to leave this lovely team and super talented, amazing Team Leader Deepti Stephens !! Thank you so much Deepti for understanding :) But I do promise to play along in future :)

So here's my card...

To make this card, I created a water washed background and I used Twinkling H2O for this. Next I heat embossed some flowers and leaves in Vellum, colored and fuzzy cut them. Heat embossed the sentiment on card base and laid all the pieces together on the water colored base. To finish the card... I added this over a kraft card stock.

Hope you like this and hope you got inspired to play along with our Water Color Challenge and stay tuned for more inspiration by our awesome DT.

Thank you once again to all my readers, my team and Deepti for being so wonderful!!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

CSCC #7 Water Colored keepsake card

Hello friends!
                           How are you all?Today I am sharing a keepsake card on which I used stamped image of prima doll.I coloured whole imagw with faber castell water colour pencils ,I love them ,they are very smooth in colouring and always give desired colours. All flowers are handmade.Sentiment is computer generated.Hope you all will like .

Hope you got inspired to play along with our Water Color Challenge and stay tuned for more inspiration by our awesome DT. Come on and join us.thanks

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Welcome our Guest designer!

Hello friends,

I am very happy to introduce my favourite crafter as September Month Guest Designer, Ms Chitra Nair.

Now over to her...

Hello, I am Chitra Nair.. I am originally from India but for last 4years I am in Michigan with my husband. I was into drawing and coloring prior to getting into the fun world of crafting.. For me coloring is something very relaxing it doesn't matter what medium I use, I just enjoy the process...So today I am very excited and honored to be guest designing for Create Something Catchy, love this months theme... Thank you Deepti for having me as this month's guest designer..

Here is her beautiful card

Thank you Chitra for this lovely inspiration.To know more about Chitra's work visit her blog My Crafty Corner.

Hi folks got an idea, still you have got time to play with our watercolor challenge.

More colour splashes are lined up, watch this space for more inspirations until then its shylaa signing off............ :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

CSCC#7 Water Colour CAS Card By Somdeepa

Hi crafty peeps! I am Somdeepa here to share a watercoloured CAS card with you guys as part of our ongoing challenge.

Here's my card without further ado...

Very simple, watercoloured bg. Entire focus is on the handwritten sentiment.

Hope you guys like my CAS take on the challenge. Stay tuned for more inspiration by our talented DT!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

CSCC #7 Water Colored Flowers!!

Hello friends! This is Deepti Stephens here and I have a very simple floral card to share with you all! 

I used scrappy cat stamps, I love this stamp a lot.. :D and then water colored the flowers in with Faber Castell Water Color Pencils.. Just stamped a few dots here and there to give a 'bokeh' effect.. ;)

Hope you like this and hope you got inspired to play along with our Water Color Challenge and stay tuned for more inspiration by our awesome DT. 

Take care and I'll see you soon.. ;)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

CSSC #7 ~ Water color by Rahmat

Hello friends! This is Rahmat. Hope you're doing good and today it's my turn to share my inspiration for the water color challenge at CSSC#7.

This is my card which I made for this challenge.

I made this card using re-inkers.

I am adding a step by step picture tutorial for anyone who wishes to do so :)

1. You will need re-inkers, water, palette, paint brushes, and any sponge.

 2. Drop a few drops of ink on the palette, and lightly dip the sponge on the ink/inks.

 3. Place your desired stencil, and lightly dab the inked sponge around your image.

4. Once you are done dabbing the ink on the design, simply dip a brush tip in water and lightly color on the ink, this will smudge the ink, take a note not to dip your brush in too much of water, just a little is enough.

 It doesn't take much time to dry up, so once you are done, go ahead and put together your card.

I hope you like my card, and we all catchy girls can't wait to see what you come up with!!
So hop on to your supplies and amaze us now!

Keep tuned in for more inspirations from our Catchy girls to follow frequently in the coming days.

Hope you liked my project and I hope you would play along with our current challenge. Thanks a lot for stopping by.. See you..

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Winners Winners!!

Hello friends! This is Deepti here with the winners post. :)

Pop Up Card Challenge Winners

Winner - Dr. Sonia
we loved your beautiful card Dr.ji. Congratulations! Kindly write to info@itsybitsy to claim your prize..

And our Super Picks are

Jasleen and

Awesome job guys! Keep coming up the good work and Congratulations to you all.. ;)

Patterned Paper Challenge Winners

Winner - Bhavana
your card is really very sweet and we love the paper piecing.. Congratulations! Please write to info@itsybitsy to claim your prize.

And our Super Picks are

Wonderful work girls! Keep rocking!! And Congratulations!!! 

Candy Time  #2 Winner - Sarah George
Sarah kindly write to to claim your prize. Congratulations!!

Ok friends! Thanks for participating in our challenges and please do not get disappointed if your name is not present in the above list.. Everybody will get a chance to win, all you have to do is 'keep playing'..
Hope you would join our current fun challenge Water Colors.. Thank you.. ;)

Monday, September 1, 2014

CSCC #7 - Water Colors!

Hello dear friends! Shylaa here and are you ready for a new challenge! Here we go!!

Water Magic 
We would love to see only Water Colors in your cards.

Rules and guidelines

1. Only cards allowed
2. Use water colors in your card
3. You can use any water color mediums - soluble pencils, crayons,water color tubes, paints, distress inks and many more.
3. You can enter up to 3 times and you can combine with other challenges
4. Challenge ends on 25th September
5. Have fun.. ;)

Let the inspiration begin!!

Here is my work, I have used a digital image and colored it with water color paints using a fine tip brush and a added a digital sentiment to it. Isn't it easy to do!

Hence bring out the child in you and enjoy the splash of colours with water!

And the winner will receive a gift voucher of Rs.500/- from The Craft Shop

Stay tuned for more inspiration from our lovely DTs.
Thank you.. :)