Monday, April 18, 2011

Small Break

Hi All,

Due to several issues, we have not had a chance to post the challenges this past month. We are currently in the process of revisiting the challenges, format and time frames. So we will be back with brand new challenges and prizes from the Month of May.

Hope to see you back here then. We will have several updates posted through out the month of April regarding past winners, challenge formats, timelines and also DT calls.

Thanks for all your support and see you back here soon.

Inspired Crafters Team

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Spring Trends Challenge

Spring is almost here and so are the new trends for Spring 2011. The challenge for March uses three trends for spring fashions 2011. Pick one or all three trends to use on your creation. (You can make a card or scrapbook page for this challenge.)

First we have Crochet...

Second is Nautical Stripes...

Last but not least is lace...

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Anything But A Card Challenge #4

Hi All, Happy Saturday. I hope you have some great weather and awesome plans to go with it. Or maybe some "Crafting" Time..Those are always welcome.

For the February ABAC - It is an Altered Clipboard Challenge. You can alter a regular or mini clipboard to either display a photo or as a message center or even to just use it as a good ole clipboard.

Here is my altered clipboard. I plan to use this for my vacation pictures that I can keep rotating.

Sorry for the not so great photo...

I cut out a piece of pure poppy Card stock (4.5x6.5) and then scored it on the inside at ever 1/4" and then using those score marks I cut out the inside panel using my Fiskars blade knife. I then put some foam dots on it and adhered it to the clipboard. So that way when I want to change the picture, I can simply remove this and insert a new one.

I then embellished the clipboard with some flowers, some tim holtz tape and a old ticket that I had and also with some butterflies. I tied some ribbon to the clipboard handle to jazz it up a bit more.

Here are some close up pictures,

Links to some Tutorials:
-- Beate's Tutorial on SplitCoastStampers
-- Tutorial for creating Advent Calendar
-- Tutorial for Message Center using clipboard by Becky B

* You have until March 24th to link up your projects with inLinkz tool below. Please leave a direct link to the project and not to your blog.
* It is okay to combine this with other challenges, but please do give credit to our challenge and blog.
* One random winner will win this package of goodies consisting of a mini clipboard, cork board, two rolls of black and silver ribbon, couple of Clothespin that you can alter, some MM charms and stickers

Hope to see some awesome altered clipboards and get inspired by them. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 7, 2011

January Challenge Winners

Happy Monday Folks. I am here with some good news :) is time to announce winners for the January Challenges - Except for the ABAC Challenge as there is still time for that.

So, without further Ado, here are the winners,

January 2011 Monthly Sketch Challenge


January 2011 - Monthly Scrapbook challenge

AshaLatha R K Prasad

January 2011 Christmas Card Challenge

Sara Paschal

Congrats and I hope you get to enjoy your goodies. Please email me with your mailing address and I will mail out the goodies next week.

Thanks for participating in our challenges and hope to see you around for the February ones.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Feb 2011 - Holiday Card Challenge

Happy Sunday!!! I am here with a sketch for y'all for the February Christmas Card Challenge. Feel free to combine this with other challenges, but please give credit to our sketch. You have until March 4th to submit an entry for this challenge.

Here is the sketch,

Here is my sample for this sketch,

I used PTI Polka Dot Basics and another image from the Vintage Labels set to create my background pieces. I could have as easily used patterned paper and put together some cards quickly :) Good for mass producing holiday cards and to use up some of the scrap paper.The sentiment is from PTI Signature Christmas Stamp set.

Please link a direct link to your blog post or project with InLinkz below. A Random winner will win a prize of a Christmas themed goodies that can be used for card making or scrapbooking. The goody bag consists of Paper from MM Fa La La Collection and some metallic paper from DCVW Collection. Some die cut grungeboard borders, Rubber stamps, Ribbons/buttons/bling flowers etc

Saturday, February 5, 2011

February 2011 - Monthly Scrapbook challenge

Happy Saturday. Just one more day to go for the Superbowl. I am quite excited to be part of it even though Cowboys are not playing :)

Sorry for the late post. I am back with a Scrapbook Sketch Challenge for you for the month of February.

Please create either a 12x12 or 8x8 layout. Please feel free to change the elements of the page to suit your photographs. As long as we can still make out the sketch, that should be good enough. You can combine this sketch with other challenges, but please mention our name and give credit to our sketch. You have until March 3rd to submit your project for this challenge.

Here is my Sample for this sketch. These are pictures of our visit to the Southlake Town center here in DFW area when my Friend Rajesh was visiting from Dubai. This was when my parents were in town as well.

Hoping to see some awesome creations from y'all out there using this sketch. Please link a direct link to your blog post or project with InLinkz below. One random winner for this project will win a this awesome Perfect Pages kit with some extras (AC Vinyl Thickers + bling etc) . The perfect pages kit comes with 4 pre designed pages and you can add more.

Friday, February 4, 2011

White on White

Hi everyone this is Sara. Today I am posting a challenge for you that is a bit different. I have been seeing lots of creations lately that are just White. I love this card by Roxie Paper Scaper  Below are actual Dresses made from PAPER. Play on this photo to make a cupid/valentine/winged white on white creation.
Card by Sara...

Card below by Roxie...

We would love to see your take on this inspiration. Please submit a direct link to your project (not your main blog link) via inLinkz below. You have until March 2nd to submit your projects. If you are uploading to public galleries, please use the keyword ICC14 so that we can check out your projects and get inspired.

One Random winner from this challenge will win some Card Making goodies.