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.

Thanks
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

Deets:
* 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 :) Yay..it 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

Tracie

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.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Anything But A Card (ABAC) Challenge #3

Hello everyone! This month I've had Valentine's treats on my mind. I love finding creative ways to package the kiddos V-day treats. Since Hearts day is just around the corner I thought it would be fun to have a Valentine or heart related challenge. So, this month ABAC challenge is to create a valentine using candy...sounds yummy huh?
Here are a few samples I made using ideas from the Family Fun website. They have lots of good ideas to get you started. Or be more creative then I and come up with your own creation. Can't wait to see what you make.
This is a box of candy hearts wrapped in card stock. I used Hershey kisses for the earphones. You can find the instructions HERE.
This adorable little plane is made from sweet tarts, lifesavers and gum. You can find the instructions HERE.

Be sure to add a link to your creation. I will draw a winner from those links on February 24th. The winner will receive a 6x6 Memory Box paper pack.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

January 2011 Christmas Card Challenge

Happy Sunday!!! It has been snowing a bit here in Texas :) But not too much.

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


Here is my sample for this sketch,

I used the PTI 2008 Holiday tag collection stamp set for this card. I went with the standard Christmas colors of Green and Red.

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 card making gift.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

January 2011 - Monthly Scrapbook challenge

Hi All, It is Saturday today, I am hoping that y'all got some time to create :). I am back with the Saturday Scrapbook Challenge for y'all. Sorry for the delay in posting this challenge.

I have a designed a sketch for you,


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 Feb 3rd to submit your project for this challenge.

Here is my sample. I used some of our old pictures for this LO. 

The tag is from 7 Gypsies and the title is made from AC Thickers. I liked how this layout turned out.

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 scrapbook kit and some extras.


Friday, January 7, 2011

January 2011 Monthly Sketch Challenge

Hello Everyone, TGIF :)

We are here with the sketch for our Friday Sketch Challenge for the Month of January. You have until Feb 2nd to submit your entry for this challenge. You can combine this with any other challenge, but please do mention our name and give credit to our sketch.

Here is the sketch,

Here is my card for some inspiration,

I used the PTI Anniversary set Round and Round for this card. I cut out the Mat Stack Die 1 with some Dark Chocolate Velvet and added that to the background.

We would love to see your take on this sketch. Please submit a direct link to your project (not your main blog link) via inLinkz below. You have until Feb 2nd to submit your projects. If you are uploading to public galleries, please use the keyword ICC13 so that we can check out your projects and get inspired.

A Random winner from this sketch will win some awesome stamps, paper (2 sheets each of a design for a total of 6 sheets) and ribbon (and some cool brads)  to create more fun projects.



Thursday, January 6, 2011

January 2011 Challenges Start tomorrow

We kick off the Inspired Crafters - January 2011 Challenges tomorrow. We would love to have you check them out and play with us for some awesome prizes :)

Here are a list of challenges for January,
Friday - January 7th - Inspired Crafters Monthly Sketch Challenge
Saturday - January 8th - Scrapbook Challenge
Sunday - January 9th - Christmas Card Challenge
Saturday - January 29th - Anything But A Card Challenge

See y'all tomorrow with the sketch challenge :)

Cheers
Banu

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year and Winners

Happy New Year to everyone. Hoping that you had a good weekend and ready to get started with the new week.

I wanted to start of  the New Year by announcing the winners for the November Challenges. Sorry for the delay in doing this. Holiday and Family took a big chunk of our time. So, here are the winners,

Winner for Inspired Crafters Sketch Challenge #11 for November is
 AshaLatha R K Prasad

scrapbook challenge #22...

Sheila 

Christmas card challenge #8...
Amy Smith 

Congrats to the winners. Please email me at bnadahalli@gmail.com with your address and I will get the goodies out to you.

We have some interesting sketches and challenges lined up for you for the 2011 and hope to see more of you participating in 2011.

Thanks and have a wonderful day!!