Tuesday, November 15, 2011

CraftyJC Challenge#10 - Simplicity Winners

We had a whopping 90 entries for this challenge. Some of them had a few too many layers to be actually called CAS :)

Nevertheless, we had a lovely time visiting your blogs and viewing the wonderful entries.
Arriving at a Top 3 was no easy task.

Without further ado, here are the winning entries in no specific order

Vicki's stamping was a Dream :). Loved the composition.
Juhi's CAS card was so beautiful. Gorgeous stamping and layout.
Shobana's Christmas bells were so truly magical. Loved those subtle layers.

And the winner for the awesome prize from the awesome super generous sponsors itsybitsy is Shobana's entry

The random winner for the second prize is 65. Indira

Congratulations winners :)

And Top 3 - you ladies truly deserve this :)

I will get in touch with the winners with the blinkie and other details.

Thanks a lot for playing along with such enthusiasm. I hope you will play along with the new CJC #11 - Pick Your Palette challenge too. Indira is doing a great job hosting it - thanks girl :) The next few challenges will be hosted by Ujjwal and Indira.

I don't know when I'd be on CJC again to talk to yall. Till the next time, Adios and God bless.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

CraftyJC Challenge #11: An Inspiration from Ujjwal

Heya! Today we have our last inspiration for this challenge from our very own Ujjwal!
Ujjwal is a known face in the blogland, and I know many of us look upto her for her ever inspiring designs.

Over to you Ujjwal...

"Hello, I’m Ujjwal living in Pune, India and like the rest of the us am seriously addicted to Craft- making, admiring, hoarding and most defiantly buying ( things that I don't need but MIGHT need :D ). I got married to a wonderful guy 1 and a half years back and life has been a beautiful journey ever since. My DH is most supportive, encouraging and ever so patient with my crafting needs(I am not sure if its the same when I go on my crafting shopping spree!)

I have been into card making and crafting since I was a small kid but it got serious when I discovered blogging one and a half year back and started my own blog in February last year and there has been no looking back. I have met some very talented people..made wonderful friends and learned a lot.

I am glad to have been given the opportunity to be a guest designer at CraftyJC Challenge today! I am looking forward to all the creativity, fun and crafting!

About the project:

I chose to work with palette #2 and created a sweet and simple card. I hope it inspires you in some way to play along."

Now isn't that inspiring people!! My hands are already itching to creating something based on the other 2 color palettes.

Thanks a lot Ujjwal for the wonerful idea.
So guys you know what to do now. Hop on to Ujjwal's blog and leave some love!


Monday, November 7, 2011

CraftyJC Challenge #11: An Inspiration from Indira

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend.
Today I present to you the third inspiration for Crafty JC Challenge#11. Yup, I am also the DT for this challenge as I was one of the winners for the Recycling challenge.

So here I go.....
"My name is Indira Tanwar and I live in Mumbai with my husband. Ours was a love marriage and we have been married for 3.5 years now. Being an Army officer's daughter, I was privilleged to travel across the length and breadth of the country. I did my schooling from 7 different schools, graduation in Jalandhar and MBA from Symbiosis, Pune. I work in an IT MNC in Mumbai.
Given a chance, I would chuck my job for crafting!! I have been crafting since childhood and my source of inspiration is my mom. I used to watch her paint, stitch, do flower arrangements, sugarcraft and what not. I love all sorts of crafts and like trying my hands at new things. But, quilling is my all time favorite. I think I first did quilling when I was in school. I had seen some book in a library (internet wasn't known then), and tried it on coming back home. I don't even remember what I had made and where it is now. The second time I did quilling was 3 years back when I came across Shilpi's quilling kit at the Hobby Ideas store at Inorbit, Malad. And I have been hooked to it since then. I started my blog in 2007 just to store my creations on an online interface, so that I could access it whenever required.
It was only in 2009 that I started blogging seriously. I was amazed to meet so many talented crafters in India through blog land. ICR provided the perfect platform to know many more of them. It gives a really nice feeling to know you have people like you who not only appreciate your work but one also gets to learn so much from them.

About my card...
This is the first time I am a DT for any challenge. Hope I do justice to it.
I have chosen palette #2 as my inspiration. I think green, blue and purple combo looks very elegent."
I would like to thank Jaya for having the faith in me to host this challenge on her blog. I am just doing my bit to help her.

Do hop by my blog Arty Sorts and let me know how you like my work. Looking forward to see your wonderful creations.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

CraftyJC Challenge #11: An Inspiration from Hussena

Hey folks!! So the entries have started pouring in. We are really excited to see what your magic hands are churning up for this challenge!!

Our second inspiration is from the very lovely Hussena. She is a very talented crafter and her quilling works are ever so gorgeous. Over to her...

"Hi I am Hussena. A wife, a mother and now very much a crafter. I am a stay at home mom of two kids ages 12 and 5. I consider myself quite new to the blog world and have been blogging since Dec 2010. I was introduced to blogging because of my love for quilling. I used to browse the net a lot to get inspiration for designs and different forms of quilling and that's when I first came across Suganthi's blog "DAYDREAMS". Her blog inspired me to start my own blog and share some of my work. Though I am very much into quilling I have started to try my hand at other crafts too. And stamping is my new found love. The support of fellow bloggers has helped me a lot since I started my journey in the blog land. I am amazed and humbled by the generosity of my fellow bloggers who always extend a helping hand by giving tips, sharing tutorials and in some cases even craft supplies.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jaya for giving me this chance as a DT for this challenge and also for appreciating my recycling work and selecting me as one of the winners.
For this time's challenge, I chose to go with Palette #3, which is Yellow, Red and Blue. Here’s my take on it…"

Thanks for such an eye-catching inspiration Hussena! Your projects are always full of life, bright and colorful. 

So guys do hop over Hussena's blog to view her work and do leave some love!


Thursday, November 3, 2011

CraftyJC Challenge #11: An Inspiration from Dr. Sonia

Hi Friends!! This is Indira Tanwar from Arty Sorts. It gives me immense pleasure to host this challenge on behalf of Jaya.

This time around we will be having 4 DT posts as inspirations. They are the winners of Crafty JC's Challenge #9: Recycle.

First up is an inspiration from one of our most loved blogger buddy Dr. Sonia. Over to her...
"Hi friends I am Dr Sonia. I had an absolute blast during the Crafty JC Recycling
Challenge as recycling is something I am very passionate about. Thank You Jaya for
that awesome challenge. For my DT inspiration too I have a recycling project!
I have already been featured as DT on this awesome blog so I feel a bit awkward
writing about myself again but we have to follow protocol!

As most of you know I am an ENT Surgeon by profession and for me crafting is a
stress relieving hobby more rewarding and relaxing than watching TV or sleeping!.
Blogging has been a roller coaster ride and I am continually amazed at the
generosity of my blogger friends and that people actually want to follow my blog!
I seem to enjoy sharing tips and tutorials on things I am no expert at so that the
novice like me can benefit from my crafting adventures. Since like all mothers I am
proud of my little one-- I do now and then showcase my kiddos work too on my
blog! I love my mischievous Doggy too-- maybe soon I will start blogging about
him!![Then I will really lose some followers I bet!]

So if you have not gone away yet here is my inspiration - I recycled some cardboard
from a box into a DIY homemade Photo frame. I chose Color Palette #1 showcasing the colors burgundy red, yellow and green."

What an amazing inspiration!! Thanks Dr. Sonia. You continue to surprise us with your fabulous creations every time.

So what are you all waiting for!! Gear up, and show us your ever so charming stuff.
And don't forget to hop over Dr. Sonia's blog and leave some love!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

CraftyJC Challenge #11 – Pick Your Palette

The last time I saw we had 90 entries for the CJC #10 Simplicity challenge. Phew. We have a tough job ahead  :)
Welcome to the 11th challenge – a new one here. Pick Your Palette!
You have 3 colour palette choices to choose from. You can choose any one of them for your entry.  Please see end of NEW post for rules specific for this challenge
The returning super generous sponsors is itsybitsy

Itsy Bitsy is the No.1 Manufacturer and retailer of the most desirable hobby and craft products in India.Itsy Bitsy specialises in Papers, embellishments and tools for Quilling, Punching, Card making, Scrap booking, Paper crafting, Jewellery making and more, please visit http://www.itsybitsy.in/ to know more

Itsy Bitsy is offering TWO gift hampers for each challenge, each hamper is worth Rs. 1300 and have a look at this picture to see what is in store! One Gift Hamper will go to the winner of the challenge and one more to a random participant
Thanks a lot itsybitsy for sponsoring this challenge, again :)
***NEW***** ***IMPORTANT***
Pick Your Palette Challenge Guidelines & Rules – PLEASE READ
  1. For this challenge you can post only ONE entry per colour palette. Which means each participant can have a maximum of 3 entries – one for each colour palette.
  2. While linking to your entry, please mention the Palette number along with your name in the Name field of the inlinkz box. E.g In the Name box enter Jaya (Palette #1), if you are selecting Palette #1.
  3. The colours need NOT be exactly as you see above if you don’t have an exact match
The Usual Rules
  1. Please link directly to your post and not your blog
  2. You can link to a maximum of 6 challenges including CraftyJC Challenge
  3. Only new posts please. No backdated entries
  4. Please provide a link back to the challenge in your post
And this challenge will be hosted by the lovely Indira. Thanks a lot Indira :)
Lovely inspirations coming up. Come back for some gorgeous inspiration and play along!