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Friday, 23 August 2013

WINNERS OF MAKE A TAG !!:)

Hello all!!
thanks again for participating in our Make a tag challenge.There were many beautiful entries but unfortunately  many of them dint follow the twist#make your own background.So we have to reject those entries,please read the rules carefully before you participate so that your efforts don't go waste:).

Top 3 in no particular order..

Pooja  for her beautiful textured tag.

Meetu aggarwal For her stunning tag

Charu Joshi  For her colorful tag.


And the winner is Meetu aggarwal ..Congrats meetu,pls mail me to kavi_kalalayaa@yahoo.co.in to claim your prize.

Ok guys,do play along with us for this months challenge # Expressions to win a beautiful fiskars stamp set.

Happy crafting,
kavi

Friday, 9 August 2013

Challenge 18 # Expressions

Hello crafty friends!!
 How have you all been.I am sure most of you all enjoying the great weather,its cool and rainy even in Chennai,so i am sure its must be great in the other parts of the country too :)
 With the great weather you all must in super crafty mood..so we bring you yet another beautiful challenge for all of  you.

 The theme for this month's challenge is
 "Expressions"
Make a card(yes only card this time) to express your feeling to some one..That is make a  card with sentiments such as Sorry,Thanks you,Miss you,Love you etc..easy peasy isn't it?Now let your imagination go wild..:)

Who can play:Anybody who are into any type of arts n crafts.It can be a painting,crochet,embroidery,clay work,paper crafts etc.

How to play:Make a new project(no back linking to old projects) based on this months theme,post it on your blog with a link back to this blog(its must),come back and leave a link to your project(not your blog).You can enter up to 3 times.You can combine upto 10 challenges including ours.

Prizes:At the end of the challenge Top 3 will be selected.Among the top 3 a lucky winner will be selected and they will get a price package from the sponsor.
(Please read all the rules carefully before you enter.Any entries which has followed the rules will not be considered for top 3 )

Again the prize pack is sponsored by our very own store Bits an' pieces-Paper boutique.The prize for this month is  Fiskars stamp set.Isn't it fab?we have  a great selection of stamps from various brands in store,do check it out.


Out little store specializes in paper related products.You can get all varieties of imported paper craft supplies related to scrap-booking,card making and stamping.We also offer handmade paper craft products like Greeting cards,scrapbooks,gift articles,home decor,Gifting stationery and much more.
Just like a boutique our store is chic,trendy and have unique and mixed varieties of products all related to PAPER CRAFTS.

Our aim is to make this a one stop shop for all your paper crafting and gifting needs.Feel free to contact us if you need any product which is not available in store,we will get it exclusively for you.

We also take  customized orders for handmade greeting cards,scrapbooks,photo book,return gift,invitation,party favors etc.
 

We have more products in the pipeline,so check back often to keep yourself updated about the new products.
For any queries,placing orders,or discussing about personalized gifts,write me 


So now on to some awesome inspiration from our DT team..


Nupur priya
Made this beautiful Thank you card with lovely flowers and butterfly.

Priya sondhi
Made this colorful thank you card with beautiful embellies.
Deepti stephnes
Made this monochromatic sorry card..simple yet elegant


Sindhu jay
Made this elegant Thank you card in here CAS style

  Finally its me,Kavitha
Made a Thank you card again with handmade flowers and lots of die cut element,
Hope we've inspired you much.. Please read and follow the rules carefully. Please visit the DT blogs and leave some love. We would love to hear from you!
Hope you guys would join this lovely challenge and have fun. I wish you all a very good luck.. :)
Thank you!
Happy crafting,
kavi

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Winners!! Winners!!

Hello everyone! Hope you are all doing just awesome! Well.. Thank you so much for participating in our previous challenge 'Photo inspiration+Shabby theme'.. :) And now it's time to announce the winners.. Much awaited part rt?? Here we go....

Top 3 in no particular order..

Hussena... for her beautiful chicky gift set..

Pooja (reusing with quilling).. for her wonderful card with upcycled items..

Durga.. for her cute pinky card..

And the winner is Pooja.. Yay! Pooja! the gift voucher of Rs. 500 is all yours.. :D Congratulations!!!

And also we proudly announce the Honorable Mentions of  the challenge.. Shabby awesomeness!!!

Sunehra
Dr. Jaya and
Pooja (Lightbox Creative Ideas)

Wow!! Ok guys!! Thank you so much for playing along the previous challenge and please don't forget to take part in the current challenge 'Make a Tag'. Have fun.. ;)
  

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Challenge#17-Make a tag

Hello lovely crafters!!
Welcome to the brand new challenge for the month of july.But before that i want to thank everyone who participated in our last challenge,guess it was a tough one?we got some record breaking low entries,lol.But still thanks for all who made it and thanks for the continuous support you give us...yeah we are very close to getting 200 flowers,yay!!!

The theme for this month's challenge is

"Make a tag"

And the twist is to make your own background(not to use pattern papers) and add at-least one handmade embellishment(more than one is also welcome).

Who can play:Anybody who are into any type of arts n crafts.It can be a painting,crochet,embroidery,clay work,paper crafts etc.

How to play:Make a new project(no back linking to old projects) based on this months theme,post it on your blog with a link back to this blog(its must),come back and leave a link to your project(not your blog).You can enter up to 3 times.You can combine upto 10 challenges including ours.

Prizes:At the end of the challenge Top 3 will be selected.Among the top 3 a lucky winner will be selected and they will get a price package from the sponsor.
(Please read all the rules carefully before you enter.Any entries which has followed the rules will not be considered for top 3 )

Again the prize pack is sponsored by our very own store Bits an' pieces-Paper boutique.The prize for this month is  A SET OF 3 WASHI TAPES.Isn't it fab?we have  a great selection of washi tapes in store,do check it out.

Out little store specializes in paper related products.You can get all varieties of imported paper craft supplies related to scrap-booking,card making and stamping.We also offer handmade paper craft products like Greeting cards,scrapbooks,gift articles,home decor,Gifting stationery and much more.
Just like a boutique our store is chic,trendy and have unique and mixed varieties of products all related to PAPER CRAFTS.

Our aim is to make this a one stop shop for all your paper crafting and gifting needs.Feel free to contact us if you need any product which is not available in store,we will get it exclusively for you.

We also take  customized orders for handmade greeting cards,scrapbooks,photo book,return gift,invitation,party favors etc.
 

We have more products in the pipeline,so check back often to keep yourself updated about the new products.
For any queries,placing orders,or discussing about personalized gifts,write me 
We have a guest designer for this month from last months challenge winner,its Anchal sapra.

Hello everyone! I am Anchal Sapra from Chandigarh
I'm 22 years old and a full time Crafter and loving every bit of it!
I've have always had a creative streak and i love to try out new things. My latest love is mixed media i cannot get over it! 
I started blogging a few months back and i love sharing my work. Do have a look -http://acolourfulaffair.blogspot.in/

I made a bright colourful tag for this months Challenge. I've done lots of layering, used distress inks and some flowers and lace. The butterfly is handmade. i stamped and colored the image then used glossy accents over it.
Hope you all like it!

Nupur priya
Loved the beautiful handmade flower.:)
Deepti stephnes
What a lovely background,love the colors:)

Daksha popat
She has made not 1 but 3 tags,all of them are lovely but i am bit partial to the birdy one:)
  

Sindhu jay
A beautiful tag with lovely background
Priya sondhi
Beautiful tag with stencil BG and heat embossed flowers

Finally it me,Kavitha
I have made a tag with tons of texture and embossing.
Hope we've inspired you much.. Please read and follow the rules carefully. Please visit the DT blogs and leave some love. We would love to hear from you!
Hope you guys would join this lovely challenge and have fun. I wish you all a very good luck.. :)
Thank you!
Happy crafting,
kavi





Saturday, 15 June 2013

Winners for 'Monochromatic' Challenge

Hello Friends...

I am back with the list of winners for our 'Monochromatic' challenge.

Before announcing the winners I would like to thank you all for participating..
There were so many outstanding entries... that it was really difficult to choose the top 3...
So instead we decided to do a TOP 5 for this challenge  :)

Here I would also like to mention that many entries were also disqualified as they had not followed the challenge theme.. & used more than 1 colour in their projects... So its a request to you all... Please follow the challenge theme & rules..

For this month's challenge you have to make a shabby card / project  inspired by the inspiration pic.. be it by its colours or elements anything..

So the Top 5 in no particular order are...

Anchal for her lovely vintage box & tag set... love all the textures & layers..


Tanvi for her beautiful white & silver upcycled chocolate box..


Shivani for her pretty upcycled bird house..


Pratyusha for her gorgeous quilled white & silver earrings..


Esvee for her beautiful silver & white quilled earrings

And now its time to announce the random winner who gets to be the Guest Designer for our current challenge..

And the winner is....

Anchal

Congratulations Anchal... Please write to Kavita @ kavi_kalalayaa@yahoo.co.in


Congratulations to everyone....
Winners feel free to grab your badges from the side bar...


Have you seen our current challenge...
It is a beautiful soft & romantic Inspiration pic with a shabby theme...

Don't forget to participate...  :)


Monday, 10 June 2013

My Heart Goes 'Shabby'!

Good day! Beauties!!! Hope you all are doing good and having fun.. First of all.. Let me thank each and every participant for taking your precious time to participate in our 'Monochromatic' challenge.. Woah! so many beautiful cards and you guys filled this blog with the 'monochromes' of love.. :)

We are so very much delighted to share a good news with you all.. We have a new addition to our family.. Yes!! DAKSHA POPAT is our new addition.. Welcome Daksha.. we are so very happy to have you.. :)


Hello friends!
 HAPPY monsoons!!!  
I am very excited as this is my first post as DT for “for the Love of  crafting”. I want to thank kavitha &  all the DT members for giving me this opportunity.
I am Daksha, homemaker with two kids, very much crazy about  creating art from  my childhood. I like to work in different mixed media and murals. I love to explore new crafts. After  I discovered paper crafting , stamping and blogging , my world feels complete. I hope you can see many of my works in the near future……
Now for this month post… I got the  theme picture .This is the first post and I made a photoframe(my first attempt). 
Hope you like the photoframe , waiting for your comments.
LOVE
DAKSHA POPAT

Okay!! Here is the new challenge for you! We have something.. like.. a photo inspiration..
It's a Shabby theme.. :)


Wow!! Look at this bedroom.. It's so beautiful and a bit romantic.. ;)
So guys! get inspired by the above pic and make anything you like as long as it fits perfect with in this theme..:)

Alright! One winner will receive Rs. 500 gift certificate from the very own shop of Kavitha,


Out little store specializes in paper related products.You can get all varieties of imported paper craft supplies related to scrap-booking,card making and stamping.We also offer handmade paper craft products like Greeting cards,scrapbooks,gift articles,home decor,Gifting stationery and much more.
Just like a boutique our store is chic,trendy and have unique and mixed varieties of products all related to PAPER CRAFTS.

Our aim is to make this a one stop shop for all your paper crafting and gifting needs.Feel free to contact us if you need any product which is not available in store,we will get it exclusively for you.

We also take  customized orders for handmade greeting cards,scrapbooks,photo book,return gift,invitation,party favors etc.
 

We have more products in the pipeline,so check back often to keep yourself updated about the new products.
For any queries,placing orders,or discussing about personalized gifts,write me to  info.bitsanpieces@ymail.com

RULES

Who can play:Anybody who are into any type of arts n crafts.It can be a painting,crochet,embroidery,clay work,paper crafts etc.

How to play:Make a new project(no back linking to old projects) based on this months theme,post it on your blog with a link back to this blog(its must),come back and leave a link to your project(not your blog).You can enter up to 3 times.You can combine upto 10 challenges including ours.

Prizes:At the end of the challenge Top 3 will be selected.Among the top 3 a lucky winner will be selected and they will get a price package from the sponsor. (Please read all the rules carefully before you enter.Any entries which has followed the rules will not be considered for top 3 )

OK.. Here's our inspiration.. :)

Our gorgeous Kavitha created this beautiful card..
She got inspired by the color pink, heart, flowers, texture in the pic and the mix of white..


Our wonderful Daksha made this amazing photo frame..
She got inspired by white, baby pink,cream colors, small bed with lots of frills,candy pillows, toy hanger ,bedside lamp with touch of pink satin ribbon,flower heart on wall,small cute teddy on sofa..


Our sweet Nupur with her sweet and lovely creation..
She got inspired by the soft pink, cream shades, gold lace, bling and roses.


Priya is taking a break and will join us soon 

Sindhu also will join us soon..

Finally Deepti (that's me) with my creation (I can't name it myself ;) )
I got inspired by the pink color, heart wreath and frilly laces.
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Hope we've inspired you much.. Please read and follow the rules carefully. Please visit the DT blogs and leave some love. We would love to hear from you!
Hope you guys would join this lovely challenge and have fun. I wish you all a very good luck.. :)
Thank you!


Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Winners for 'Geographical' challenge!!

Hello friends!

It's time to announce winners for our last challenge which was 'Geographical' plus CAS!

Top 3 in no particular order...

Tanvi, for her impeccable stamping. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her rainbow card! Thanks so much sharing your beautiful card Tanvi! We look forward to seeing more from you!

Snehal for this super cute tag! It's so fun and bright. She didn't use a single embellishment! :) Thanks so much for participating in the challenge, Snehal!

Anchal for her 'one of a kind' card! Thanks for sharing your creation with us Anchal! :)

And now for the random winner who gets to own the beautiful Fire fly paper pad is........

Snehal!!!!

Lucky lady Snehal, pls write to Kavita at kavi_kalalayaa@yahoo.co.in to claim your prize! :)

And don't forget to take part in the current challenge which is Monochromatic for a chance to be our guest designer! :)

See you!

Oops! Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks to all the our participants. It's only because of you people that we keep coming up with challenges every month!