Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Please refer to these points while posting a challenge
- Please link new entries only to be fair to other crafters
- Please refer back to the Challenge in your entry post and post a link to the Challenge post. It helps other visitors to join the fun
- Please link to your actual post and NOT your website's home page.
PS: Thanks Sasmita for the suggestion :)
In case of any questions - please feel free to ask :)
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Here is Anita with her decoupage card
"Here I am wrapped in my woolens making a Decoupage card for Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr , I have been asked to participate and provide inspiration this time .
The theme is just perfect , for me winter means a cup of steaming tea/coffee , enjoying the sunshine and of course Christmas !
I am a PG in English Literature, B.Ed deeply interested in arts and crafts. After a very long hiatus I have revived my interests and have befriended the internet to learn several new hobbies . My blogs showcase my work and also fulfill my need for writing . Creativity has no age bar thankfully and I am loving it !!
Decoupage sheets are available in the market and one can make beautiful personalized cards with a little effort. Sending handmade cards is a beautiful way of conveying warmth and love , it’s a time well spent indeed."
Please do leave some love for Anita
What does Winter and Christmas time mean to you? Would love to hear :)
And don't forget to play along at Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! And if you want to play Santa, drop me an email and we can have more prizes to go around! :) My email: mail.craftyjc(at)gmail.com
PS: All prize winners, you can expect your goodies next week :)
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The card and her - in her words :) Thanks Suganthi for this lovely lovely inspiration, You rock! :)
I am a stay at home mom of two teenage boys. I studied to be a computer engineer but when I stayed at home I found my aptitude for painting and crafting.
I have been blogging for almost an year now and I have learnt a lot along the way. I am glad to be part of this theme which got me to quill a Christmas tree(I wanted to but needed some inspiration). "
Thats one stunning card!!! Please leave some love to Suganthi
Looking forward to your entries to the challenge Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
And here I present Maillika to you. About the card and and about her - in her own words :)
"Now a little description about my card -
I practically made this card at 4 in the morning . Well this is my first ever try for Christmas card .I have quilled the Christmas tree,used mosaic squares for the small squares .
The patterned paper is internet download and all the edges are distressed by using simple stamp pad . I have used some colored pearls .I love this festival and every Christmas I love gifting goodies to my friends ! Yes ! yes ! i will be posting a candy soon on my blog .Do take part .
Happy Crafting !!
Hi Girls !
I am Mallika ..an Engineering Under Grad who has least interest in any part of this engineering .It is my passion and love for art and crafts which has bought me all the way to BlogLand !
My blog Address - http://missnotsogoodwithwords.blogspot.com/
My Fb Page - http://www.facebook.com/aola1989
Thanks for stopping by !"
Isn't that card soo beautiful!! Loved it! Now, off you go and please leave some love to Mallika :)
And do join in the Brrrrrrrrrrrrr fun. And play to win some very nice goodies :)
Friday, December 10, 2010
The challenge is based on this Christmas Season - Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
I have some nice inspirations planned! But let's get you started here!
Anything to do with Winter, Christmas, New Year is all part of this Challenge's theme.
There are 3 prizes
1st Prize: A set of die cuts and stamped images - from Suzana Nazpret again.
2nd Prize: Rs. 250 Gift voucher from ItsyBitsy from me :) [Edited]
3rd Prize: Rs. 200 Gift voucher from ItsyBitsy - from me again :) [Edited]
If anyone wants to play Santa Claus, you can send me the gift and we can have more winners. Email me at mail.craftyjc(a)gmail.com and I will email my address to you.
Merry Christmas in advance
Challenge closes Jan 5th.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
All of them were beautiful :) Thanks a lot for participating.
Suganthi with her beautiful intricate Annam
Anita with yet another beautiful peacock perched on a branch
Mallika with her superb Kollam
ETA: Asha has also posted a card and InLinkz froggy had forgotten. Here is her card. Thanks a lot Asha for always participating in every challenge. Such an encouragment :)
The winner is - all FOUR of them :) Please send me your addresses and I'll send you the gift package.
Thanks a lot for playing along.
And posting the next challenge very very soon.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
High time I posted this isnt it? :)
Here are the winners
Priya's Sweet Little Sunshine - Lovely layout and what a sweet theme!
Asha's Childhood Dreams - loved this one - a difficult theme but beautifully executed.
Priyanka's Inspired by Nature - what a riot of flowers!!
And the winner is Priya for her Sweet Little Sunshine . Please contact me for the prize mail.craftyjc(at)gmail.com.
The others please contact me for your blinkie.
All the cards had taken the Challenge BE INSPIRED to heart and what a lot of inspired inspirations!
Loved each of the entries!
Thanks to Karen's Doodles for sponsoring this Challenge.
And all of you for participating.
I apologise for the erratic schedules in the last month - shifting hasn't been easy!
I hope you'd continue to participate in the next challenges. Will back with the Challenge 4 winners and the next Challenge
Sunday, November 14, 2010
If you are sad Diwali has passed by, here is something to cheer you up! Our lovely DTs for this challenge are bringing you lovely Diwali wishes to you :) again :) Hope your Diwali was wonderful and here is to a wonderful year ahead
Monday, October 25, 2010
We've moved to Bangalore a week back. My little girl is happy in her new daycare and play group. Thank God for that.
With all this moving, I've not been able to put up the new challenge. I am very very sorry about that. I am not sure if the DT has posted it. I'll put that up very soon.
Thank you so much for your support.
Bangalore girls - can you please send me a comment?? I'd love to call and catch up :)
Friday, October 8, 2010
How wonderful is that!
You could choose digital stamps from our store and work around them..
You could also participate in the sketch challenges that they have up at Blackleaf Studios.
I am sure the winners are super thrilled!
Thanks a lot Tanvi for this wonderful opportunity! :) And for sponsoring the challenge.
Smita, Kavitha & Shraddha I am emailing you with Tanvi’s address. :)
Thursday, September 30, 2010
We had 20 super YUMM entries.
We had a wonderful sponsor Blackleaf Studios.
The prize is a digital stamp kit from the Baby Pink Series. You can Visit the shop at http://www.shopblackleaf.com/
Here are the top 3!
And the WINNER is KAVITHA with her Super cute Bird house card.
Now for the DT for the next Challenge #4
- Kavitha as the winner
- Dolly as Random participant winner
And I like the idea of 3 DTs. So much more fun. So send me an email if you’d like to a DT member for the next challenge. The first email I get would win the slot.
Thanks a lot for playing along and for your enthusiasm and encouragement :) With Diwali coming – have a little surprise waiting! Will be back shortly!
All 3 Winners, and DT members please email me for your Top 3 Blinkie!
My email: mail.craftyjc(at)gmail.com
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Hello girls! Hope the past month has been creative and fun. Good to be back after a month! :)
Thanks a lot for participating in last month’s challenge – Yummy Recipe. What actually was yummy is all your wonderful YUMMYlicious entries! I am blown yet again. Winners in a couple of days
Our new challenge for September – Be Inspired! We all are inspired by soo much that goes around us! Other craft blogs or what we see around us.
Our lovely DT Ash, Tejal & Sudha have made some mind blowing stuff based on an inspiration of their choice.
Now, your challenge is to pick up any of the DT’s choice of inspiration for your challenge entry. Believe me.. there is such gorgeous inspiration here. Something for everybody.
Please join us in welcoming Karen’s Doodles as our sponsor this week. Karen has kindly offered our DT as well with an image of their choice.
Karen’s images span a variety of themes and all spectacularly designed. Go have a look at the website to drool! :) They beg to be be coloured. I soo plan to indulge in some for Christmas.
The prize is THREE images of your choice! How wonderful is that!
Please welcome our super creative DT for this month Ash, Sudha and Tejal. And here is their Oh Soo YUMM creations! Be inspired! I sure am.
Tejal’s inspiration is from this card by Michele’ chelemom
And here are TWO – yes u heard that right – TWO fantastic takes on this inspiration
This AWESOME image is from Karen’s Doodles the Penguin Cupcake. Isn’t this image gorgeous!! Too bad the other DT members couldn’t use a Karen’s Doodles image due to lack of time :(
“ Tejal here...I'm a physiotherapist turned card-maker. I've been crafting since as long as I can remember. My first step into this world of card making/rubber stamping
came when I first stepped into hobby ideas and picked up my first rubber stamp set. Not knowing how to use it, I turned to the internet. And what a world it has opened up for me. I still remember the first blog that swept me off my feet was Maria Bell's. Since that day I've been hooked. And every day, I learn something new.
It has been 3 years that I've been making cards and it was in March this year that I met Smita thorough Dina's blog. What a world..It took me leaps across the sea to find my own neighbor!! And through her blog, I've found so many wonderful girls (I will still call you girls even when you're all 60) that share this passion (what others call madness). Thank you all for all the kind words and support along the way.
I love the clean and uncluttered look of making cards and that's what you will find in most of my cards. . And that's why I love the images from Karen's Doodles, they're clean and super easy to color in. Many thanks to them for giving me a chance to work with their lovely images.
Thanks to Jaya for starting something so wonderful, something just for us. And it is an honor to be DT for this wonderful Challenge.
Good luck to you all! Have fun”
Ash’s Inspiration is a poster of the movie Alice in Wonderland. Loved that movie!
And here is the gorgeous take on Ash’s choice of inspiration
“I am a MA in Mass comm. I used to work for a TV production house. I married my best friend and now I am taking a break from my profession. Crafting has always been my hobby but as a student I never found time to develop my passion for it. Now I have adequate time to dedicate to crafting and doing lots of other things i love like gardening, bonsai, terrarium DIY home decor projects . I started crafting 3 years ago when i got married and started on a scrapbook of my hubby and me and now am a avid crafter and love to live my theme “LIVING THE HANDMADE LIFE”
I have been blogging for just 3 months and the response i have received is just overwhelming. I am so happy to meet all my Indian fellow scrappers. I hope to make a lot of friends and also wish that i can learn new things and also teach whatever little i know.
I really thank Jaya for giving me this opportunity to be a guest DT this month and i hope you like my card. Its as usual its different and vintagyy which is my style. My inspiration is this poster of the movie Alice in Wonderland”
Sudha’s inspiration is Nature and below is her cute flower-power take on that. You can base your inspiration on Sudha’s card
“Hi all, I am Sudha, - Artist, Art and Craft teacher, love to do painting, drawing, sketching, pottery, card making everything artistic and creative. I am damn crazy about exploring and learning new techniques related to Art specially card making.
I congrats Jaya to start this “Challenge Blog” first ever in India and thank her for giving me opportunity to show my work as a DT member. Its such a big opportunity for me. I am so glad and enjoy as a DT member this month.
This month theme is – “ An Inspiration”. My biggest inspiration is Nature. I used to capture nature in my works. So I made a card along with its envelop, inspired by my biggest inspiration – Nature and reminds everyone about the beauty and the power of nature.”
Phew! Such GORGEOUS inspiration. Please leave some love to these wonderful DT I’ve been SOO lucky to work with.
And now – jump in! Choose your inspiration – any of our DT’s inspirations – and base your entry on that! Have fun girls :))
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
19 21 entries for the main challenge & 8 for the bonus. Wowieee! I was amazed at the quality and creativity!
ETA: Priya Mohan had sent me her lovely entries for the first challenge by email. I am figuring out a way to see how I can host those pictures for your viewing. I thinking Picasa – any other ideas???
You girls are very very creative! After several rounds of visiting again and again – and inputs from DT – here are our Top 3 winners for the Challenge #1! I think starting the challenge was easier than deciding on the winners!
ETA: I had the wrong name below the cute ducks card. :) Corrected here.
The winner of the Prize is Tejal Shah. Please contact me at mail.craftyjc(at)gmail.com for the prize – 5 Digital stamps by Di’s Digi Downloads :)
And here are the winners of Bonus Sketch
Winners, please email me for your Top 3 Blinkie!
If anybody else wants to be part of DT email me – the first email I get would be the 3rd DT! :)
ETA: Announcing the 3rd DT member - Khona Rajwanshi:) Welcome aboard.
Looking forward to visiting your creations for the 2nd challenge. Have you jumped in yet! :))
PS: I am sorry about the late announcement. I was travelling and had very little access to the internet. I hope I am more on-time next time. Thanks a lot for all the encouragement. I hope I’ll craft soon :o)
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thanks a ton for participating in the last challenge! Had a great time visiting your wonderful creations. Will be back later with the winners.
Now our next challenge is a Yummy Recipe- 1-2-3 Get Set Go
- 1 Patterned Paper
- 2 Colours - Pink and Brown
- 3 Embellishment
As easy as 1-2-3 !!!!
We have a wonderful sponsor - Black Leaf Studio
Chic and crafty steal and a fabulous assortment of commercial and personal use graphics, clipart, scrapbooking elements and digital stamps. Blackleaf Studios also creates a unique range of digital papers, stationary sets, svg die cutting templates, embellishments and more..
The prize would be a digital stamp kit from the Baby Pink Series. You can Visit the shop at http://www.shopblackleaf.com/
Now for some awesome inspiration from our wonderful DT
“Ash here..... I love my life..... I love to do what I love & in turn love what I do...... I am kinda obsessed with perfection .... No man is perfect, but one can always strive to reach there.... I hate hypocrisy and love transparency in every walks of my life.... Motto of my Life is to Live and Let Live.....
It had just been 6 months since I started off with my blog dedicated to my crafts..... And I am just overwhelmed with all the support & love I have received so far..... Being selected as a DT to the pioneering Indian Challenge blog, was an added feather to my cap.... I am beaming with joy..... ;) I thank Jaya for giving me this great opportunity to kindle the fire to do better.... And I also thank Tanvi for sponsoring and sharing her creativity with us..... May this blog stand to inspire and motivate many such amateurs like me.... God Bless....
I am glad I could be a part of this awesome challenge which serves few ingredients and motivates us to cook it up instantly.....
“Hi, i am Shalini... a C.A. by profession, a crafter by passion... love everything to do with papercraft... however, my journey in this blog world started only just very recently... and wow! what a journey has it been... not only did i learn new ways, techniques and nuances of this craft but also have made some awesome friends... it's been a pleasure being a part of this crafty gang!!!
Today, it's an honour to be on DT for our very first own Indian Challenge Blog started by Jaya... a super friend and a very talented crafter... the adorable image on the project has been sponsored by our generous sponsors 'Blackleaf Studios'... they have some amazingly versatile and cute images in their store and up for grabs... don't forget to check out their store at www.shopblackleaf.com...
I thoroughly enjoyed hosting this month's theme '1-2-3' with my co-host Asha and hope you have a great time participating in it too... Looking forward to your creations!!!
Love - Shalini
PS: The post was scheduled for the 25th! But for some reason blogger forgot about it!! :(((
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Here is another mid challenge Sketch. Sorry, no prize for this but top three winners would win a Blinkie though! Looking forward to have you playing along!
If we have a good response, I will make this a bi-weekly challenge. A main challenge every 25th and a bonus challenge on the 10th. Let me know your thoughts girls. I can’t be doing this along without your comments and feedback :)
Also, please join the FB community and participate. Link on the side bar.
Ends on August 24th. Same as the main challenge
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Heya candy winners
I didn’t forget sending out the candy :) lol. Here are a few pics of what’s gonna land in ur hands in a few days. I personally think they are drool-worthy! lol
Not great pictures :) But u get the idea right?
Some 20+ embossed papers. 50+ Die cuts
Die cuts has Flowers, Fairies, Balloons, Hats, Christmas stuff and more Birthday stuff!!
I do hope you enjoy them. I would love to see what you make out of them! :)))
Now a question. Is this something you would like to have as a CraftyJC Challenge Prize???? Let me know! I’ll have this as the prize for one the next months! :)
Such lovely entries so far. Do join in if you haven’t yet!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Hello and welcome to the first every CraftyJC Challenge. You don’t have to make a card to participate. All types of crafts are welcome – cards, painting on T-shirts or glass or altered beer cans :o)
We have a different challenge every month. And this month is the ever popular Sketch. And here it is. A take off point. Flip it, skew it, own it! :)
We have a wonderful sponsor Diane - Di’s Digital Downloads.
Diane is offering FIVE digis of your choice to the winner! How sweet is that. Diane also has a FREEBIE the beginning of each month. I know I do grab it :)
The guest DT are sporting Di’s digital stamps.
First challenge calls for something special isn't it?
We have two of our very special fellow Indian crafters as Guest Designers.
And the delicious surprise I mentioned earlier is none other than Joan@Paperlicious. Yes you heard that right. When I requested Joan – whose creativity and humour I *love* – to help launch this challenge & provide an inspiration – she so wonderfully agreed immediately. Thanks a ton Joan :). Now off you go have a look at Joan's inspiration and don't forget to come right back here :)
We have Smita and Manasa - two girls we know and love. Here are their inspirations. Clink on their names to visit their blogs
My cards most of the times have quilling on them.If not quilling then the other thing that I love to use is digital stamps since I don't own much of clear or rubber stamps.I love to layer my cards and I love using patterned paper.I was really overjoyed when I was asked to be the DT for this wonderful challenge blog...May it grow leaps and bounds and draw a lot of creativity ! Cheers everyone :)
“ It is such an honour to be part of Indian crafters history :) Yes, of
course, this challenge blog is creating history for us.
We've all been feeling bad because we don't have access to
International supplies. But here is this beautiful blog that is making
us go back to our creative roots, to the time when we all started
crafting, when we didn't bother about supplies as much as we did about
creativity and innovation. :)
My card is an almost maiden attempt at an acetate based card. I loved
the image I've used and would like to thank Jaya and Diane for it.
Do leave some love to Joan and the Designers.
Please add your links below. If you don't have a blog - email me at mail.craftyjc(at)gmail.com
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Without ANY ado - here are the winners
Winners for Candy
Please email me at email@example.com with your address and I'll send your candy
And Guest DT
- Smita - first challenge
- Manasa - first challenge
- Shalini - second challenge
- Deepti Aggarwal - second challenge
And then onwards the winner and a random participant would do the honours.
Guest DT - Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I have your email address. And we can discuss the challenge.
Thanks a lot for participating and for all the encouragement! :)
You girls rock!
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
And have you signed up yet for the Candy??
Today is the D-day for you to sign up!
I'll be getting in touch with the lucky entries for the DT spot soon. And I have delicious surprise waiting for the first challenge!!
If the guest DT can make a paper craft earlier - we might as well have the challenge quicker!!
I just can't wait! : )
I am humming with excitement here!
And girls - thank a lot for all the wonderful comments and encouragement. They mean a lot to me!
Friday, June 25, 2010
5 days to go to sign up for the first even Indian challenge's DT : )
- Please leave a comment to post Welcome to be considered for the firrt DT
- A comment here on this post for the Candy
This Challenge is NOT a Digital Challenge. So all you lovely crafters, including Tejal, can also please participate!
Please publicize this in your blogs also!!
So to encourage you to inspire others to join in - I am offering 3 small candies.
This is what you need to do for the Candy
- Leave a link on your side bar to the CraftyJC Challenge Blog. Blinkie soon. Any suggestions?
- A post on your blog
- follow this Challenge blog
- And leave a comment here to with a link to your blog.
I don't what the Candy would be - since this is a spur of the moment thought! :)))
Winners will be selected JULY 4th. I am out of town till then :)
If you are wondering why the heck I am doing this, well join the guessing game. I wonder myself too! lol :)
Monday, June 21, 2010
I've be talking to many designers for sponsors. Mostly they are Digital Designers as Sponsors.
That open up a wonderful avenue to many of ur - if you haven't started digital stamping
I'll try and put together some details, costs and such info on how to go about digital stamping. I hope that would help.
A slight amendment. I'll pick TWO comments from the previous blog as Guest DT for the next two challenges. And hence forth the a random participant would make up the DT along with the winner. By this I hope we'd have more inspiration :)
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Welcome to this new challenge blog. I do hope you'd participate and have fun.
Please have a look at the About the Challenge page. Comments and tweaks are welcome.
I plan to start the challenge from August 2010. This would be on the 10th of each month.
If you'd like to be The Guest Crafter for July's challenge please leave a comment on this post by 30th June. I'll pick one up randomly. From the next challenge, one of the participants will be the Guest Crafter.
Thanks for dropping by.