Sunday, September 2, 2012

The ItsyBitsy BIG 'B' Challenge

It's a new month crafters and it's time for a new challenge. So we've come up with something quite exciting, an opportunity for everyone to surge forward with their creativity. And we're calling it The BIG 'B' challenge. Now we're not saying that Amitabh Bachchan has to be your inspiration. Nope we're talking about the other BIG 'B's - Beads, Brads, Bows and BLING! 


This card I created incorporates all four elements but that's not an essential requirement of the challenge. You will have to incorporate at minimum 2 of the 4 elements. The beads and the bow using ItsyBitsy organza ribbon are on the top right side corner. The brad is holding the sentiment in place and the bling is the blue glitter all over the face of the card. What do you think? Not bad eh. Also since Teachers Day is around the corner, that's the sentiment I chose. Here's a closeup of the corner detailing.


Now to the challenge specifications:
  • You can make anything you like using any TWO or more of the BIG B's - Beads, Bows, Brads and Bling.
  • The contest closes at midnight on 30th September 2012.
  • In order to submit your entry, click on the inlinkz button provided at the bottom of your page, add your image and link to your blog.
  • Each participant can submit a maximum of 3 entries. 
  • Participants can withdraw entries at any time before the contest closes by deleting their submission.
  • Backlinking to old projects is not permitted. All submissions have to be created after 2nd September 2012.
  • In your blog post, create a link back to this page - The ItsyBitsy Big B Challenge.
  • 2 winners will be selected and will receive a voucher of Rs. 1000 each, redeemable at www.itsybitsy.in
Here are the products I used for the card:

  1. Blue Card Stock
  2. White Card Stock
  3. Aqua Glitter
  4. Grosgrain Blue Ribbon
  5. Blue Flower
  6. Pearl Brads

And that's about it. Hope this excites you as much as it does us. Looking forward to seeing some truly inspired creations over the next month. Happy crafting people!!

56 comments:

  1. woooow....i love the challenge....shall surely try and take part

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  2. Lovely card Sunhera ... love those flowers and bow with beads... this challenge sounds like a lot of fun....will definitely try to participate !!

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    1. Can't wait to see your creation Hussena - reigning champion!

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  3. Hi Sunehra! You made such a lovely card...and the theme sounds good too! Will try to make all three entries this time! :)

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  4. pretty card..love those blue flowers and pearl beads !!

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    1. Thanks Poornima, though I must admit the glitter got away from me :(

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  5. Gorgeous bloom! Oops! You probably don't know me! I am an Indian crafter who is perennially MIA since last June or so... :D

    Smita

    http://kreativityandme.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Smitha - just saw your blog - and really love your submission. Super!! All the best!

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  6. Lovely theme n ur creation is superb 2oo Sunehra...which inspires me 2 play 4 it .
    ..:)

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    1. Kunda - thanks a a lot! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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  7. Nice challenge. Love your colour combo. I think the problem for most of us will be making only one card ;-)

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    1. Hey Nan - not a problem - you can make up to 3 submissions! Enjoy!

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  8. Now thats a great challenge, m so looking forward to it, especially bcoz it has bling (wink !) . And love the flowers on your project.

    Hugs
    Shubhra

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    1. Yup I'm all about the bling too (haha) The flowers are really quite exquisite, Itsy Bitsy makes the best stuff.

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  9. Lovely card Sunehra! The challenge is quite interesting. Will try to join in :)
    Cheers,
    Indira
    http://arty-sorts.blogspot.in/


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    1. Hey there Indira, glad you like the challenge, itching to see what you make!

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  10. Such a lovely challenge and love the way you used the pearl and made it a star!!

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    1. Thanks a lot Sonia! Actually the bead is a turquoise bead :) Saw your entry - simply Super!

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    1. Thanks Taranjot - hope you are entering the challenge.

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  12. Flower and turquoise bead are the highlight and beautiful. Thanks for the challenge and loving to participate.

    shylaashree
    http://adhiraacreations.blogspot.in

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    1. Totally love your submission Shylaashree! All the best!

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  13. can you please clarify my doubt,does bling means anything shiny or particularly glitter or stickers?

    thanks
    kavitha

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    1. Anything shiny Kavitha! let your imagination go wild!!

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  14. Submitted my entry. Done with what ever I have from Big B's. Thanks for the challenge.

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    1. Wonderful creation Kavitha! Well done and all the very best!

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  15. Hi!!..I am a newbie in crafting :))
    for the first time ever I have participated in any craft challenge :P & its really exciting :)..
    Great platform u have created..Kudos!! :)

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    1. Hi Nitijita, Congratulations on your first submission! I'm sure it will be one of many. Loved your card especially the creative placement of beads at the bottom. All the best!

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  16. fabulous challenge!! I have been following blog for quite sometime and I am actually so glad that itsy bitsy started a blog :)

    I couldn't participate in the last few months as I delivered a sweet little baby but now I am back to crafting and looking forward to playing along these challenges.

    Do visit my blog if you get a chance :)

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    1. First of all Ujjwal - congrats on the baby. I too had a baby a year ago and she was my second so I had no time to think, leave alone craft. Glad to read your time is freeing up now and look forward to seeing a super submission from you!

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    2. Thanks :) And I am amazed how you manage all this gorgeous stuff with 2 kiddos around. I am going nuts here with just one :D

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  18. Thank you Sunehra for your lovely comment on my blog. Well it was actually possible because Itsy Bitsy houses almost everything under one roof !
    Glad you liked it

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  19. hi,my entry is blank ...sorry will post picture soon .plz remove this blank submission.thanks
    preeti

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    1. We removed it - no problem. If you have a Facebook page then you can link your submission to that. Otherwise send us an email to harishcraft@gmail.com and I will upload it.

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  20. hi my friend preeti mittal is having problem in how to add submision to your site ,she does'nt have blog .please help her.
    megha
    http://meghanuj01.blogspot.in/

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    1. Hi Megha please tell Preeti that if she has a Facebook page then she can link your submission to that. Otherwise send us an email to harishcraft@gmail.com and I will upload it.

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  21. Hi Sunehra,

    I sent a mail to teh above mentioned id as i was not able to add the link.

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    1. Lavanya I have uploaded your card on the blog - All the best!

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  22. Very beautiful card and the great challenge.

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    1. Thanks so much Archana - Love your entries and all the best!

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  23. I am glad itsy bitsy opened a blog and is hosting a challenge!! :) And I have made 2 entries for the challenge. Do visit my blog!!

    Priya
    http://colorconceptions.blogspot.in

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    1. All the best Priya - I have visited your blog and love your submissions! Thanks so much for the support!

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  24. Yay.I submitted entries too.This is probably the first time I have participated in any challenge and that is excitement enough for me.:-)

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    1. Hey Sumi - we're honored to host your first submission. Your entry is really fantastic - all the best!

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  25. I just entered the challenge. This is the first time I'm playing along with u. You guys are doing a great job. Thanks :)

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    1. All the very best Vasundhara and we are really kicked to have your entry!

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  26. Beautiful card and nice challenge. will look forward for more!

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    1. Thanks Avni - loved your card, the quilling is superb!

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  27. Hey Sunehra,

    I have posted my project for your challenge.
    Hope you like it :)

    Cheers,
    Nazneen

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