Friday, February 10, 2012

CraftyJC Challenge #13 – Something New Winners

Hi All. Sorry to keep you all waiting for so long. It was really a tough job choosing among the 44 wonderful entries we received for the CraftyJC Challenge #13 – Something New.

For all your enthusiasm and awesome entries, we have chosen Top 4 and not Top 3 this time.
Here they are in no specific order...
Poornima for her fantastically executed step card for a new home..
Kavya for her mind boggling 3-D quilling for new year...
Hussena for her effortlessly cute card for a new baby...
Ujjwal for her breathtaking stamping for a new year..

And the winner for the awesome prize from the very generous sponsors itsybitsy is Poornima!

The random winner for the second prize is entry no. 13 Geetha Naik.

Congratulations to all the winners and Top 4 :)

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

Thanks a lot for playing along with such vigor.


Thursday, February 9, 2012

CraftyJC Challenge #14: An Inspiration from Priya

Hey folks! We are back with another lovely inspiration for the very pretty and talented Priya. Priya is known for her clean and well color co-ordinated style of card-making. Let's see what she is sharing with us today...
"Hello friends! It’s Priya Sondhi from Bangalore, India. From the childhood I always had a liking towards arts, crafts and colors. I and my sister used to make paintings with different techniques like metal embossing, batik, glass paintings, etc and other pretty things to decorate the home. Or you can better say my sister used to do all the fancy stuff and I usually copied her ;)… So my childhood was spent among paints, brushes and papers.
As the life took its turns, my sister went abroad to pursue her career in fashion designing and I pursued my career in software. One fine day I stumbled upon some paper crafts websites and it completely bowled me away. I slowly started my process of learning paper crafts and used to follow paper crafts blog silently..With the encouragement of few lovely ladies in ICR I finally decided to start my blog…
I strongly feel that everyone should have a hobby to pursue which can give them a space of their own, energizes the life and to have fun even if you are alone.

This time I tried a new type of card. Its called telescopic card. You can find the tutorial here. It's a 3 layered card which is perfect to say those 3 golden words "I love you" :) I have used 3 different sized decorative hearts circle diecuts. To make them slide, I have used some brads. Papers are from Echo park (courtesy, Some Itsy bitsy alphabets and 3D stickers. Swirls and rhinestones are from PieLane. I have tied a little ribbon at the top for hanging. I hope you liked it."
Thanks for sharing such a lovely idea Priya. Guys, you know what to do now!! Hop on to Priya's blog and share some love! And do play along.


Monday, February 6, 2012

CraftyJC Challenge #14: An Inspiration from Indira

Hi folks! I am stepping here, in place of Nidhi as she is busy with her wedding preparations. Also Jaya insisted that I share an inspiration with you all.

So here they are. I made a couple of cards in the last few days on Valentine theme with unconventional colors.

The first card is based on Mojo Monday Sketch#226. I used two of my most favorite colors - Yellow and Purple. The big bloom and leaves are handmade without using and punches or diecuts. The lovely cream colored roses are a gift from my friend which she got during her visit to UK. The purple mulberry roses are purchased from Ujjwal's store. The sentiment is from Itsy Bitsy. The silver swirls are from Pie Lane. The buttons are from my stash.
The second one is based on Card patterns sketch #150. The PPs used in the card are from Hobby Ideas. The flower is again handmade without using any templates or punches. Only the dark innermost petal is a punched daisy. The sentiment is a digi. I used two ribbons for the border, one broad and one narrower than it, and placed the latter on top of the broad one. The tiny blue beads on top right are from Pie Lane. 
Hope these inspire you enough to play along! Looking forward to your entries :)


For some more inspirations you may visit my blog.

Friday, February 3, 2012

CraftyJC Challenge #14: An Inspiration from Romina

Hi folks!!

I am so happy to see that entries have already started pouring in for our CJC#14 - Valentine with non-traditional colors.

We present to you our first inspiration from the very talented Romina Nahata. Romina dabbles in punchcraft and quilling and her lovely work has always stunned us. Her entry in CJC#12- Holiday favors took our breath away. Over to her..
"Hi! I am Romina. I was born and bred in Calcutta, but settled in Delhi for the last 10 years post marriage. I'm a SAHM to 2 darling fairies aged 9 & 6 yrs. They are my biggest critics & are now aware of all craft supplies & techniques that I know of !! I started blogging around 11 months back and got hooked to cardmaking ever since... I also conduct workshops for quilling, punchcraft, cardmaking & scrapbooking.
Today I'm showcasing a valentine card using non-traditional colors. I've used the lovely swalk stamp from crafters companion. Isn't it cool ?? Used the MS butterfly punch for the lace & the corner has been adorned using punch-bunch punch. The PP is from DCWV's glitter stack. Hope I have inspired you enough to play along with us !!All the best !!"
Thanks Romina! Guys, isn't that such a cute card? Do hop on to Romina's blog and leave some love. Looking forward to your fabulous entries.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

CraftyJC Challenge #14 – Valentine with non-traditional colors

Hi people!!

Thanks for such an overwhelming response to CJC#13 - Something New. We received 43 entries till now.

No prizes for guessing this month's theme, but we have added a slight twist to the challenge - VALENTINE with NON-TRADITIONAL colors. And yeah the card needs to be given to someone special in your life.

So you can make a card or any other project with the Valentine's Day theme, but you need to use non-traditional colors. This means no use of the color 'RED'.

This month our sponsor is Pie Lane. Prize is a surprise pack worth Rs.500.
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

Lookout for the wonderful inspirations coming up from our DT and play along.