Distress Inks make Wonderful Vintage Projects

In case you don't already know, ItsyBitsy has just launched Ranger Distress Inks in-store and online. These ink pads are just fantastic to create a fabulous distressed feel to almost any project. Of course there are a wide variety of techniques you can try out with distress inks but for my first Distress Ink project for the ItsyBitsy blog I decided to focus on the ink distressing.So I decided to make a vintage themed card with a coordinating envelope. I had recently picked up the Spellbinders Ornate Read more...

Winners of the ItsyBitsy Make it Festive Challenge

Folks! We are here with the winners and finalists for the ItsyBitsy Make it Festive 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 here are your winners. For the first time the audience top picks Read more...

The ItsyBitsy Picture Bingo Challenge

Folks it's time for another challenge here at ItsyBitsy and this time we've decided to make it a Bingo Challenge. Our spin on it? It's a picture bingo and as with any Bingo game you can create anything you like as long as you follow any of the rows, columns or diagonals. Of course, you can create something using everything as well!For each category you are not compelled to use ItsyBitsy products, we'd love it if you did but you don't have to do it - for example if it is pattern paper, you can use Read more...

Going Clean and Simple with Butterflies

I wanted to do a CAS card today incorporating a new Butterfly trim I picked up from ItsyBitsy and as usual I went a little overboard. Now that it's done, I cannot honestly say my card is CAS i.e clean and simple. That said, I love how it turned out, filled with butterflies in the soft romantic hues of passionate purple. I used the ItsyBitsy scoreboard to create the diagonal line embossing on the left corner of the card. It's really easy, just score on the reverse side every quarter inch or half Read more...

A Stamped Calendar – Part 2

I'm back with Part 2 of my Stamped Calendar project. Here I've done another 3 pages of the calendar. To see my previous project click here. These six pages have all been replicated for the latter half of the year so with this, my calendar project is complete. Once again I have used some more stamps from the new range of Clear Stamps over at ItsyBitsy. These are all designed by the ItsyBitsy team so they are indigenous Indian-made stamps. I'm personally so proud of that and additionally just love Read more...

Celebrating 2014 with a Stamped Calendar – Part 1

For almost any crafter, making a calendar is one of the main ways we celebrate the new year! Am I right or am I right? Anyway this year I thought I would make a stamped calendar - that is a calendar with a lot of stamps. ItsyBitsy has just launched a fantastic new range of acrylic stamps that are literally to die for. They are all designed and manufactured by the ItsyBitsy team and the variations are just fantastic!In this blog post I am going to be sharing 3 of the pages of my calendar which will Read more...

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...