Thursday, September 30, 2010

CraftyJC Challenge 2: Winners

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 

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)



Saturday, September 25, 2010

CraftyJC Challenge 3 – Be Inspired

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 Shah

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 Kalra

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 :))