Wednesday, December 10, 2014

We are taking a break + DT call

Hello friends! This is Deepti. Thank you SO much for showing your continuous love towards this little challenge blog and I'm so very grateful for those who played along with our 2014 challenges. As Christmas is coming, and ofcourse New Year too, we, Catchy Girls decided to take a little break from our daily DT routine. But we will be active at our own blogs sharing inspiration, tips and techniques. So there is NO CHANCE of missing our creativity! ;) Hahaha.. OK! So we will be back on 
January 5th 2015 
with a brand new challenge! And also we have a 
DT call now
Interested people can submit your names below.. 
Qualification : All you need to have is an active blog. That's it..
Last date : 20th December
Thank you!

Happy Holidays!!
See you very very soon!!!

Catchy Girls!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

November Winners!!

Hello friends! This is Rahmat here with the winner's post. Before announcing the winners I would like to thank each and every participant for taking your precious time to play along with our challenges and we are so much blessed to have such nice and wonderful people with us.. :)

Okay! Are you ready!!
Winners for November Christmas Tags are :

Super picks 
You guys really rocked the challenge. Great job guys!! Congrats!!!

And the winner who won this awesome Avery Elle paper pack sponsored by Donna is

Congratulations Anjali! Your quilled Santa tag ws really awesome!!
 Please write to to claim your prize.
 Stay tuned in for some important announcement here on the blog in near future. Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

T- Time, Paper weaving

Hi everyone, Rahmat here, hope you all are having a great day. Today I am sharing a tutorial.
I am showing a paper weaving technique, its pretty simple.
I am showing two different types of weaves here, a plain weave and a basket weave.

For plain weaving:

You will need paper strips of two different colors, the length and width you can choose according to your project, there isn't any specific measure for this, but has to be same for both colors.

Step by step:

1. Line up the strips on your work-board, and secure with a scotch tape at one end, we are working on the reverse side of the weaved pattern, the front is facing down, so don't worry about messing it up ;)

2. lift 2 alternating strips

3. Slip in the other color strip here.

4. This time take another set of alternating strip, the one next to the previous one, and slip in the other color strip.

5. Continue till you reach your desired length of the weave, and once done, trim the excess trips and keep about 1/2" strip, so that we can secure it.

6. Secure the ones, which you can fold in first, you can use a double sided tape, or a glue stick to do this.

7. Lift the left over strips and apply the adhesive to secure it in.

8. Once you are done, turn over the weaved pattern, this is your front, trim the excess strips.

9. Done your pattern is ready to be used for your project.

Here is a card I made using a plain weave.

Basket weave

You will need paper strips of different width here, one is wider than the other, but same color strips.

1. Secure the wider strips to the board with a scotch tape.

2. Follow the weaving procedure we did earlier for the plain strips.

3. The second strip need to be bit far away from the first one, to give a basket weave look, I would say at least 1/2 - 3/4" away from each strip.

4. Finish up the length of your weave

5. Secure in the same way we secure the previous strip, but here I don't secure the wider strip ends, I adjust it with my project and secure it. I mostly make cards, so the length differs from card to card.

A card using a basket weave.  

Eye Candy

  This card is another kind of weave, totally different from what I showed just now....will add a tutorial if anyone is interested.

I hope you have enjoyed this T time, and I really hope I had inspired at least one person with this tutorial. I look forward to your comments!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas Tags!!!

Hello everyone,

This is Jayashri.... and today is my turn to share "Christmas Tags" with you all. Hope you are enjoying our current challenge "Christmas Tags"

Today I am sharing a very easy and simple tags, Using some star charms and MDF laser cut snowflakes.

Hope you like it and got inspired inspired to make a tag for Christmas Tags Challenge.. Would love to see your creations!
Thanks for stopping by,

Happy Crafting

Jayashri Reddy

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Christmas Tags - Baby Jesus!

Hello everybody! this is Deepti and today is my day to share my inspiration with you all.
Hope you are enjoying our current challenge 'Christmas Tags'. Today I'm here with a purely handmade creation ofcourse! I have done masking using washi tapes and Spiced Marmalade distress ink, the straw was hand made! I cut few strips of card stock and colored them with yellow, orange and brown color pens. Then I ruffled it and placed on the tag where the rays were meeting together! Then I hand drew 'baby Jesus' and water colored with Faber- castell water color pencils. Added clear stickles for some shine! 

Here is the closer view of the baby! 

I loved this tag so much. My hubby also said 'wow'! I'm so happy with the outcome!
Hope you also liked it. Thank you so much for stopping by!
There is still time to play along the Christmas Tags challenge.. So join in and have fun.. ;)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Hello Friends , Its Ramya here... Hope you all are getting ready to enjoy the holidays... This month we are having a seasonal challenge at CSCC  -" Christmas tags". 
 Today I have 5 different tags to share with you all each conveying a message of the festival.

I made these tags carrying the messages of Santa for Christmas which is  joy, peace, believe, hope and finally merry X mas. Let us see how I created each one of them. 

For this tag I have used papers from DCWV paper stack. The flowers are handmade using six petal punch and cardstock. At the center of the flowers I have used Urad dal instead of pollen. 

For this tag I  created the background using distress inks and the lines are drawn using black ballpoint pen. The flowers are handmade and distressed using inks. 

In this tag I have used pattern paper from recollections for the background and the flowers are handmade using A4 paper and colored using watercolors. 

I stuck a piece of newspaper upon the cardstock and applied pink and yellow alcohol inks. Then I embellished the tag using handmade flowers and die cuts. 

The last tag is made using glitter foam sheet and handmade spiral roses. The sentiment is handwritten. 

I arranged my tags into a decorative christmas wall hanging conveying the messages of the festival. Hope these tags gave you a little inspiration .. Do join us for this month's challenge at CSCC and lets make this season merrier!!! 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

CSCC#9 - Christmas Tags

Hello friends,

This is Shylaa here to show you some inspiration on our current challenge on Christmas Tags.

Here is my quilled christmas tag

Quilled Poinsettia with a golden candle and glitters over it. It is so simple to make this tag.

Look forward to know what you have made for our current challenge. Watch this space more inspirations from our DTs.

Join us the fun at CSCC#9 - Christmas Tags.

Bye for now!


Friday, November 14, 2014

Winners!! winners!!!

Hello friends! This is Deepti here with the winner's post. Before announcing the winners I would like to thank each and every participant for taking your precious time to play along with our challenges and we are so much blessed to have such nice and wonderful people with us.. :)

Okay! Are you ready!!

One card one stampset winners

Super Picks

Dolly and 

You guys really rocked the challenge. Congrats!!!

And the lucky winner who won this awesome Avery Elle paper pack sponsored by Donna is

Congratulations dear girl Riswana please write to to claim your prize.


The Candy Time winner is....

I would like to thank Creativita store for sponsoring this awesome die to the winner..
Thanks Jovita! :)


Congratulations Sujana. Kindly write to to claim your prize.

So that's it friends! There is still time to play along our current challenge Christmas Tags, so come and join the fun..

Thank you!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

CSCC# 9- Christmas Tags!!

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 Christmas Tags. 
Here are my Tags...

I made 2 tags. The Snowman is hand drawn. Sprinkled some Diamond Dust on it and Reindeer is glittered. Both sentiments are heat embossed. 
Hope you liked my project and I hope you would play along with our Current Challenge Christmas Tags'

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

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

CSCC # 9-Christmas Tags

Hello Friends,

As all must be busy getting ready with their Christmas cards for the is a challenge that will inspire you to make Christmas tags to join the cards. Do join our fun challenge for November.

Here is my inspiration
It's a Silver and black Christmas tag with some heat embossed snowflakes and joy craft flowers stacked up as stars!

See you all there with your amazing creations!
Happy crafting!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

CSSC #9 - Christmas Tags

Hello blogger friends, Rahmat here, hope everyone is having a kick start to their weekend! We are here with a brand new Challenge at CSSC for this month. The festive season is fast approaching, so our challenge theme matches to it. Yes it is to make :

                                    Christmas Tags

1. Create a Christmas tag, based on any medium you want, but it has to be a tag only.
2. You can enter as many times as you like
3. Only new work please
4. Have fun.. ;)

And the winner will receive a 6x6 Avery Elle paper pad sponsored by Donna Mikasa. Thanks Donna.. :)

I made 2 tags, here is the first one:

I used a white card stock and stamped the STAMPlorations - trendy feather to create the background, using 2 different distress inks - forest moss, and brick fire. Once done with the stamping I rounded the bottom most corners, and added a washi tape and then the sentiment, finally a wreath to finish off the tag.  oh wait, I forgot to mention the festive string, it is a decorative string in shiny green and red color, looked very Christmasy to me, and it goes pretty well with the tag.

The second one:

This one is a simple one, I used a font to create the snowflakes in shades of blue, printed off. and then cut the tag,and sponged the edges with blue pigment ink and added a blue fabric tape, and sentiment, a sheer blue ribbon to finish off, plus added blue and white rhinestones on the snowflakes. Done!

Hope you like both these simple tags. Stay tuned to the blog, more inspiration to rock the blog soon, I had a peek of what is coming up next and you don't want to miss it.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

T- Time- Make cards with your Acrylic blocks!! :)

Hello lovely people!!

Wishing all of you a very happy and safe Diwali!!!!!!!!!! :) :)

Hope you all are enjoying these festive days with family and friends. What a lovely day Deepti have chosen for my T-Time post....DIWALI!!!'s my favourite festival. :) :)

So.....moving to the post. We all are creating our cards with stamps and fix our stamps on clear acrylic blocks. So I am sharing here how we can make our background for cards with using our blocks. :)
P.S. - As the current challenge is create cards with one stamp set..I have used only one stamp set for my T-Time post too... :)

 All you need is...

  • Acrylic Blocks (different sizes)
  • Distress Inks
  • Water Mister
  • Card stock
  • Black ink
  • Some stamps 
 Here comes lots of pics with captions for easy understanding...

All the things you need....

I have started with smallest block and inked with Aged Mahogany and Worn Lipstick distress inks..

Spray some water with water mister....

Press it equally on your CS...

It looks like this....

If you are not happy with the out it again as I did....

Final look... ;)

Now use another set of distress inks...Tumbled Glass & Peacock Feathers...this time I have used my big Acrylic block...

Place wherever you want and press it.....

I have repeated the small block on the big one...

Here is the card.....I have used my Versafine black ink for all the stamped images. Cut the design and chomped the corners and pasted it on black CS then on white CS again. .embellished it with BT and pearl.

Used this stamp set for making this card..

Made one more card with this block  BG technique....

Hope you like my work and create your own magical BGs coz every time you will get new design and effects..... Thanks for stopping!!

Happy Crafting