Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Guidelines for posting challenge - Please Read

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

Brrrrrrrr Challenge prize update

I've slightly updated the prizes on offer. I've added ItsyBitsy Gift Vouchers to the mix - so you can pick up what you want :)

So come over and be Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr-ed! :)

Ah! Christmas is near! sighh :)


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Challenge 5: Anita's Inspiration

See see! :) Anita with her stylish inspiration. Loved it! Thanks Anita for playing along :)

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

Challenge 5: Suganthi's Inspiration

For our next inspiration - we have Suganthi Mohan.

The card and her - in her words :) Thanks Suganthi for this lovely lovely inspiration, You rock! :)

" Almost an year ago I chanced upon a tutorial for a quilled snowflake and have been hooked to quilling ever since. Making quilled cards is what I do in my spare time.

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

Challenge 5: Mallika's Inspiration

If you were wondering about the lack of inspirations in the challenge here it is - showcasing each of the winners from the past 2 challenges to provide an inspiration - one inspiration a day

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 !  

All the time I am free I love to craft .It  was like in Sept 2010 when I entered this card making world . My cards are bright , fun , whimsy and full of fine details throughout .I trust people because there is good in all of us and it takes a lot for someone to loose that trust . I appreciate  smaller things in my life which earlier I use to take for granted . I believe in believing myself . My life has never been a fairy tale but whats the harm if I believe that one day it will be a fairy tale. Besides crafting I just loved getting myself photographed. Yes ! I get dramatic at times . I sing ( pathetic ) , I dance ( sheila ki jawani ) , I laugh , I cry on small things . My life has always been a roller coaster ride with loads of ups and downs. I was sent to boarding school ( Scindia ) when I was mere 12 .Till then I have always stayed in hostels ( they can be scary at night ) , which simply implies I HAVE LOADS OF FRIENDS AND I LOVE THEM A LOT .6 months back I was suffering from an addiction called Facebook and now I am suffering from Card Making addiction which is doing some good and gives me personal satisfaction .
My blog Address -
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

Challenge 5 - Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Here is your 5th challenge. Come over n play along! :)

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

CraftyJC Challenge 4 - Winners

We had 3 entries. And that makes them all Top 3 :)

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

CraftyJC Challenge 3 Winners

Hi all

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