Friday, March 11, 2011

Scrappy Scrap Challenge with Shalini

We had a fun and exciting challenge organised by the very talented Shalini of Craft Curry! She sent out crafty scraps to all the participants, who, in turn, created scrappy masterpieces with them - I am not kidding! You've got to hop over and see what everyone has come up with. And of course, vote for your top 3 :)

The rules were simple. We could use:
(Content from Shalini's blog)
  1. Card Stock
  2. Adhesives
  3. Color pens/Markers/Pens and other writing instruments
  4. Your tools like the scissors, punching machines, die cutters, etc…  Only the tools/machines can be used… what you use them on, has to be either the above card stock or the scraps…
  5. Stamps
    • Only one stamp allowed
    • No image stamp - only borders, sentiments, flourishes etc allowed

This is what I received from Shalini:

I fell in love with the patterned paper the moment I saw it! It was a gorgeous green. But my excitement was kind of short lived :-p and I was soon tensely wondering what to create so that each element was given full justice! I finally settled on a shaped card:

Though I have made circle cards before, I am never too confident with them. I was very nervous (don't ask me why) while making this card and till I sent out the pic to Shalini; DH didn't really say anything about the card but my darling son was pretty impressed :D 

I almost forgot the acetate and the scalloped acetate circle was a last minute addition; it looked too plain so I pulled out (literally!) beads from the lace and stuck it on to the acetate!

This card was inspired by Mojo Monday Sketch 180.

Run along and vote for the best! :)



  1. Loved your all the fun circles going on in that card..
    I had to zoom in to check the had to rip it off the lace!! :D

  2. WOW!!! I think you need to make circle cards more often, Smita! This is AMAZING. I love all the greens... everything! Seriously, make more circle cards.

  3. I loved the card so so very much..... may be because I attempted the same sketch too.....;)Lovely colors make the creation adorable.... :)


  4. Love what did with your supplies! Your photograph came out great too! LOVE!

  5. Oh Smita I just LOVE this! you know I love shaped cards, and this is fantastic! Great combo of elements! xxD

  6. Wow, Smita, this card is absolutely amazing!! :o) I love all of the layers and details you've added -- super-fabulous!!

  7. Ahhh...what a challenge! And you did brilliantly. :) Great details and I love the green!

  8. Niiice! :) I always have great respect for those who make shaped cards since I do not do shaped cards as I have no die cutting machine or dies for it! Fabulous job! :)

  9. this is so pretty! Same here. My hubby doesn't say anything about what I create. It is my son who always gets excited. I wanna make a shape card now!

  10. I love circle cards, you have done a great job with this one. You must have been so happy when you got all these items to play with

  11. I love the shape of this card. Very creative! I need to do something fun like this. You've inspired me!