A Recipe Book File for my Mom

My mother and I were talking once and she mentioned how her ancient recipe book containing all the recipes she had accumulated since her marriage was falling apart. She casually commented that she would like some sort of file to stock her recipes, where she could put all the old recipes that she had scribbled down over the years and the new ones that she had printed off the Internet. So when Christmas rolled around, I figured the best gift to give her would be an upcycled file to serve as her new Read more...

Festive Goody Boxes for Friends and Family

The Festive Season is still going strong and we're loving your entries for our Festive Challenge! I wanted to share something I made for my family and loved ones this year. I needed to make some really festive goody boxes and I didn't have much time to put them together. I ultimately chose this design which was perfect! It was cut out of one piece of card and didn't need an additional lid to be made.Here's a closeup of box. I made it out of plain white card which I embossed with the ItsyBitsy Spots Read more...

ItsyBitsy wishes all our Wonderful Crafty Friends a very Merry Christmas !!!

It's Christmas Day and we at ItsyBitsy want to wish all our wonderful reader, followers, fans and shoppers a very Merry Christmas. To celebrate the day, I'm sharing 5 of my favourite Christmas cards of all the cards I made this year. For each one I used a fabulous ItsyBitsy Christmas embellishment, a wonderful ItsyBitsy Embossing folder, some fantastic dies and loads of ribbon. For my first card I used some buttons as ornaments along with thin satin ribbon to create a Christmas scene of sorts. The Read more...

A Decoupage Frame Set

For most new mothers, a good paediatrician is a godsend! There are so many doubts and worries you have when you're embarking on the tumultuous journey into motherhood and having a calm, experienced and practical person guiding you along is such a blessing. I was really lucky to find such a wonderful individual as my son's paediatrician six weeks into his life. She has continued to be my calming influence through my second child and every day I thank God to have someone like her in my life for my Read more...

Winners of the ItsyBitsy Picture Inspiration Challenge

Folks! We are here with the winners and finalists for the ItsyBitsy Picture Inspiration Challenge. This time we continued with the new methodology. We invited all your fabulous entries and then opened the gallery to audience votes. The judges made their choices after considering the audience feedback but  bear in mind that audience feedback was not the sole deciding factor, it was used to help choose a winner.So without further delay the winners are Dr. Sonia for her fantastic Christmas Diorama Read more...

The ItsyBitsy Make it Festive Challenge

Folks it's that time of year again when festivities are all around us. Whether it's Christmas or the New Year or Big Fat Indian Weddings, we're in the mood for celebrating. So the theme for our challenge this month is to Make it Festive! You can make anything you like as long as it complies with the festive theme. As always we have 2 categories - Jewellery Making and Paper/ General Craft. So put on those thinking caps and send in your entries. Scroll down for the rules and details on how to enter.To Read more...

A Look our Newest Store in Phoenix Market City Mall, Bangalore!!

We opened our 5th store in Bangalore this past Sunday in one of the most popular and well done malls in city, Phoenx Market City. We're thrilled to be part of such a exciting venue and our store was primed to the fullest for all the craft lovers in the city. We had reams and reams of paper on offer, in a variety of colours, sizes and finishes, all in our fabulous paper stacks all against one wall of the store. Our revolutionary bead bar covers the entire back wall of the store, this is just a glance Read more...

Gingerbread House Part 2 – The Windows are Full of Surprises

It's time for Part 2 of my Gingerbread House series and here I'm going to show you the house when it's all decorated, embellished and filled with fabulous Christmas embellishments from ItsyBitsy. To see Part 1, click here.The first thing I did was to make this fabulous little fence around my Gingerbread House. I found this fabulous fence embellishment at the ItsyBitsy store. It was pink or purple. I used some white paint to white wash the fence all around the house and I literally felt like Tom Sawyer, Read more...

A Decoupage Jewellery Box with Mod Podge

Deriving from the French very decouper, meaning to cut out, the craft of decoupage involves cutting and pasting cut-outs on to a surface to create a picture or a pattern. Originally intended as a form of furniture decoration it has evolved into a popular past time, greatly satisfying to the crafter. Whether you cut from specially printed decoupage designs or from other sources like napkins or magazines, the options are literally limitless and the outcome is sure to be original and one of a kind. I Read more...

Announcing the Grand Opening of the Newest ItsyBitsy Store in Phoenix Market City Bangalore!!

Folks we are thrilled to announce that the newest ItsyBitsy store will be opening in Phoenix Market City Mall tomorrow Sunday 8th December 2013! As always with all our new stores, there will be fabulous discounts on offer, amazing craft workshops and a variety of craft supplies! So if you're in the vicinity, spend your Sunday with us at Phoenix Market City Bangalore!!Check out the fabulous deals! Boutique Elements embellishments are a massive 50% off!! Quilling supplies too - 50% off!! Punches and Read more...