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PRIZE REVEAL:CHALLENGE#16-Sparkle It Up!

Hello Wonderful people!

Hope you all had a wonderful and fun-filled Diwali!!!
Well today I, Konica…  am here to reveal the  winner prize for our current challenge for the month of October, which is still ongoing ….

If you missed our previous post,check it out here…

CHALLENGE#16:”Sparkle It Up”

You can create cards, layouts, journal pages, altered art, MDF items, anything crafty and add glamour to your projects in any form, be it foil, glitter, shimmer or anything to sparkle it,to participate…
Last date of submission is 31st Oct 2017.

 

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But before i reveal the Winner prize,
let me share with you a quick and easy Festive Card tutorial.
I made these easy festive cards for my family and friends on Diwali.

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Diwali, or Deepawali,  is a Sanskrit word meaning “rows of lighted lamps,” is a Hindu-originated festival celebrated in India and worldwide.
During the five-day celebration  which is also known as the “festival of lights”,clay lamps known as diyas are lit to signify the destruction, through knowledge of all negative qualities — be it violence, anger, jealousy, greed, fear or suffering… in other words, the victory of good over evil.
As per tradition, Diwali is celebrated with grand splendor, where every home is lit with diyas, leaving no room for darkness to enter, sweet and savory snacks are prepared throughout the day, every doorstep is decorated with rangoli to welcome guests with great honor, one fashions new clothing to thank Goddess Lakshmi for providing prosperity and good fortune, when the sun sets, firecrackers light up the streets… and it is the perfect time, for sending some love as gifts to your family and friends.

 

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Moving on to the Tutorial, On how i created these…

 

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I took the Craftyscrappers Premiun cardstock (white) and Die cut 10 pieces, using Madrasbazaar stitched rectangle die and created my first layer for my cards.

 

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(I later on ended up making 30-50 card bases.. for a total of 50cards 🙂 )

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Then i took Fried brick, spiced marmalade and wild honey distressing inks and started blending them together to create a background.

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Once the inks were nicely blended, I sprayed mist over the distress background that allowed the ink to wick and spread out, traveling across the paper  and created a beautiful effect.Then i let it dry over night.  
(Many thanks to Niharika Gupta for teaching me this technique!)

This is how the backgrounds looks after they are  dried:

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Next, i started working on the focal point of the card.
For this, i decided to use the beautiful image from Craftyscrappers festival (diwali) stamp set, “Blasting Diwali” designed by Aastha Jain.

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It has some really nice sentiments and images that is just perfect for the occasion!
I stamped a bunch of the beautiful diya from the stamp set, using Staz-on Black ink.

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After i stamped the diyas with the staz-on black ink, i started stamping them again using Craftyscrappers Fun foil glue, (You can use any glue for this technique, but do make sure that the glue is sticky and transparent once it dries.)
so that i could use Craftyscrappers Fun-foils without any lamination machine.
You may check my video tutorial here, where i have demonstrated an easy way of foiling using the bigshot machine, if you do not have a laminator machine or a heat tool.

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(Sorry about the poor quality of the pic!!!
It was very difficult to capture the shine on the foils due to the lights reflection!)

 

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I used Craftyscrappers Fun foils-glitzy gold, to create these diyas and fussy cut them.


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This is how they look, once foils applied:

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After foiling the Diya’s i started coloring them using Smart color watercolor markers and water brush.I pastel shaded for the diya’s so that i could create a contrast with the background.


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This is how they look, Up close:

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I added the Double sided dimensional adhesive from oddy and kept it aside.

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Next i started working on the inside sentiment, for the card.
For this, i decided to go with the beautiful sentiment from Craftyscrappers stamp set, “Crackling Diwali”, designed by Pritusha Banerjee. this stamp set too has many sentiments and images that are ideal for creating Diwali cards.

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I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Craftyscrappers Premium white cardstock and repeated the process, that i did with the Diyas.

For Foiling the inside sentiments, i used Craftyscrappers fun foil- Stormy Violet.

 

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(Stamping with staz-0n black ink, then stamping with the Craftyscrappers Fun foil glue, placing a piece of foil- shiny side up and running it through the bigshot machine.)

This is how the inside sentiments looks once Fun foils applied:

 

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I also foiled some Diwali wishes for the front of my card, the same way i did before.
I used Craftyscrappers Vellum sheets  for this and used Craftyscrappers Fun-foils-Blushing salmon for this.

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I used Craftyscrappers Vellum sheets and stamped the diwali sentiment and foiled them.

 

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This is how they look, once foils applied:

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Next, i started assembling everything to create my Diwali cards.
First i adhered the distressed background to an A2 Card size.

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Then added the foiled and colored diyas and front sentiment on top of it using some double sided dimensional tape.

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and lastly added the foiled sentiment on the front and the diwali wishes on the inside of the cards.
I wanted to keep the card simple so embellished them using some coordinating shaker elements from Madrasbazaar.
And thus finished with the Diwali cards.

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I hope you like my handmade diwali cards and that they inspired you for our ongoing challenge, “sparkle it up!”

Do Join our  ongoing challenge, and submit your best Creations to us to win our Goodie bag!

Here’s the Reveal of the Goodie Bag that the winner will receive:

 

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Do read the challenge rules at the beginning of the post, the link will take you straight to the challenge post, where you can enter via Mr.linky.

 

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So thats all for today!
Wishing you all good luck for the challenge!
We will soon come up with some more creative tutorials to share with you all, so keep checking this space!

Thank you for stopping by.


Happy Crafting!

konica

 

 

 

 

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JUNE Product release and Winners of Challenge #16: CAS

Hello wonderful people!
how you all doing?  I hope you all had a fabulous time, participating in our challenge #16:CAS,
well… we had a wonderful time seing your awesome entries… 🙂 

We also had enormous entries on OUR DT call!
(selection is still ongoing, and we will declare the Dts pretty soon after we come back from the break!)

But before going in to the challenge winners, we would love  to share with you all.. our new product launches for the month of JUNE! 
So the wait is finally over!!! yay!!!

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We have some amazing product launches for this month,
and we will be sharing with you the launches one by one.

So our first-lot-of- launch  is Clear stamps
check out these beautiful stamp sets created by our very talented Indian crafters.

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EWE- R-SPECIAL STAMP SET

 

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HOGS N KISSES STAMP SET

 

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HONEY BUNNY STAMP SET

 

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ALPHALOONS STAMP SET

inst they pretty!

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And … STENCILS.
check out these beautiful stencils created by our very talented Indian crafters.

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BASKET WEAVE STENCIL

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SLICED DOTS STENCIL

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MOSAIC STENCIL

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CREATE-A-SCENE

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Our second-lot-of- product launch for the month of June, will be aired on 16.. so stay tuned.

Coming back to the winners now…

 

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FIRST WINNER:  VINITA JAIN

 

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Who used three different style cards using only one stamp set.
the stamp set that she used is (DOODLY BLOOMS) And Die cut set (ADORABLE) from our store.
(click on her name, to go to her blog to check out the make tutorial.)

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS! to You…
The cards looks so gorgeous.
Don’t forget to contact us via email : craftyscrappers@gmail.com to claim your prize!
You may grab our winner badge from the blog sidebar, to proudly showcase it up on your blog/facebook page!

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SECOND WINNER: ANILA DK

 

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Who stunned us making two  different style cards using
the stamp sets (DOODLY BLOOMS) and (PEEK-A-BOO) from our store.
(click on her name, to go to her blog to check out the make tutorial.)

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS! to You…
The cards are so cute!
Don’t forget to contact us via email : craftyscrappers@gmail.com to claim your prize!
You may grab our winner badge from the blog sidebar, to proudly showcase it up on your blog/facebook page!

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THIRD WINNER: POOJA SHARMA

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Who made a mixed media style card  using the stamp set () from our store.
(click on her name, to go to her blog to check out the make tutorial.)

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS! to You…
The card is adorable!
Don’t forget to contact us via email : craftyscrappers@gmail.com to claim your prize!
You may grab our winner badge from the blog sidebar, to proudly showcase it up on your blog/facebook page!

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SPECIAL WINNER: PREETI D

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Who made two cards, one with soft color combination of white pink And grey using the stamp set (BABY PRINCE AND PRINCESS) from our store and the second one,  top folding standard A2 size card using the stamp set(RAVING RAIN) also from our store.

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Apart from our winners, who received most of the voting , we also liked the creations of some of the other participants… and we couldn’t help  ourselves from sharing their make!

here are they:

Nabeela
Who created her first stamping project using the stamp set (MY PRECIOUS BABY) from our store.

 

 

 

Richa Maurya

Who created a quick card dedicated to the Sun shining outside her window.
she has used the stamp set ( PURRFECT PAIR) from our store.

 

 

We hope you all enjoyed participating in our challenges,
do join us again!

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We are taking a few days off from the work,
as many of our members are travelling and are not well.
But we promise you  we will  come back soon, with new launches,new dts
and off course new challenges and inspirations!

Love,

konica

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Winners of Challenge#15: Anything Goes &GDT inspiration-Anushree

Hello friends,

 I am really happy to be on craftyscrappers blog again this month with some very special projects.

But before i go onto that, lets announce the winner for the

Challenge#15: Anything Goes

 

we received around 25 gorgeous entries and it was really difficult for us to chose the winner, or i should say, winners… ya u heard it right!
we have three winners for the challenge#15, and they are:

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FIRST WINNER: PREETI D
who created this beautiful card and altered bag using our stamp sets.

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A BIG CONGRATULATIONS! to You…
Don’t forget to contact us via email : craftyscrappers@gmail.com to claim your prize!
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SECOND WINNER: ANILA DIKAY
who created this beautiful card and photo tag using our stencils and die cut set.

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A BIG CONGRATULATIONS! to You…
Don’t forget to contact us via email : craftyscrappers@gmail.com to claim your prize!
You may grab our winner badge from the blog sidebar, to proudly showcase it up on your blog/facebook page!

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THIRD WINNER: AFREEN BANO
who created this beautiful card using our stamps.

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A BIG CONGRATULATIONS! to You…
Don’t forget to contact us via email : craftyscrappers@gmail.com to claim your prize!
You may grab our winner badge from the blog sidebar, to proudly showcase it up on your blog/facebook page!

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Apart from our own challenges, Craftyscrappers also sponsored the

April Challenge

over at : http://paruscardmakingchallenges.blogspot.nl/


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which was …

April 17
And the winner is  SINDHU who made this stunning creation..

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check out the full creation details at her blog!
and  will receive A fabulous goodie bag  from us!

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS! to You…
Don’t forget to contact us via email : craftyscrappers@gmail.com to claim your prize!
You may grab our winner badge from the blog sidebar, to proudly showcase it up on your blog/facebook page!

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And our May challenge

Challenge #16: CAS..

is up and running, make sure to participate and win amazing prizes.
You may join through the blog via mr linky(at the end of the challenge#16 post)
If you still have trouble adding your creations for the challenge,kindly drop your creation links/blog links/facebook page link/pictures at craftyscrappers@gmail.com and we will manually add them for you.
And if you want to participate via facebook, you may post your creations over our facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftyscrappersCC/

Now onto my May inspiration now…

Today I have made a tag and a card using Lotus stamp set,designed by Our talented Design team-mate Nandini Karmarkar, (Product code: ST-FLW-09)
These stamps are so versatile that one will feel like playing so much with them.
They truly have endless possibilities.

 
Let me first show you my tag.
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For the tag,on the main cardstock I have applied Inka gold first and let it dry.After gold color dried I have used, The Arrow stencil, (Product code: CS-STNL-06) by Craftyscrappers and used inka gold black color to give background effect.
For the lotus,I have used BUCKRAM,(Buckram is a stiff cloth, made of cotton, and still occasionally linen, which is used to cover and protect books. Buckram can also be used to stiffen clothes.)Now this material was complete new and a successful experiment.I have used memento inks to stamp images on Buckram.These high quality stamps perfectly stands out on any surface.Lastly i adorned the tag with some leaf and ribbons from my stash.

Now let me show you my card,

 

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For this card ,I have again used same lotus cardstock.
I stamped them on white cardstock and heat embossed with gold powder.Then I have colored them with Zig colors and fussy cut them.The sentiment is from same stamp set which again i have heat embossed with gold powder on white cardstock.
I have used Kraft cardstock as base to stick my fussy cuts.
 
Below is list of supplies I have used:

 

 

 

 

I simply enjoyed doing both the card and the tag.The stamps from Craftyscrappers give crisp and clear images.Hoping to do many more such posts in future.
Happy Crafting!!
anushree

 

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Winners for the challenge#13&14 & a fun crafting video.

hello every one!
this is konica, and im here today…to announce the winners for the challenge#13-its winter, let’s welcome it warmly & challenge#14 – New Technique along with a video tutorial in which i created a simple but fun shaker card using faber castle connector pens .. craftyscrappers valentine release stamp set and shaker elements from our dear friend, Manisha- of Madras bazaar.

first of all, about the challenges, we had the guest dt call, and we will be welcoming some new faces soon…!!! (thats so exciting… learning new crafts,amazing techniques and what not!!) so stay tuned.

without further delay… here are the winners:

Challenge#13:

1.FIRST WINNER:Vinita Jain

2.SECOND WINNER: Rashmi tater

3.THIRD WINNER: Pooja sharma

Challenge#14:

1.FIRST WINNER: ANILA DIKAY

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who created this beautiful “watercolor background card”.
do visit her blog over at: http://novelideas-gifts.blogspot.in
she will be receiving a beautiful clear stamp set along with some craft goodies.

2.SECOND WINNER: VINITA JAIN

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who created this gorgeous a “one layer 3D CAS card.”
do visit her blog over at: http://madewithlovencare.blogspot.in
she will be receiving a wonderful assortment of craft goodies.

And…

3.THIRD WINNER: RICHA MAURYA

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who created this stunning card using Emboss resist technique.
do visit her blog over at: http://apaper-palette.blogspot.in
she will be receiving a Surprise (from the coming launch)craft goodie bag.

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS! to all the winners…
keep up the wonderful work!

Don’t forget to contact us via email : craftyscrappers@gmail.com to claim your prize!

Moving on to the video tutorial…

Do check it out and share your thoughts!

so thats all for now… stay tuned, we are coming up with a lot of new stuffs.

happy crafting!

Konica & the rest of the Craftyscrappers Team!!