Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Itsy Bitsy Pretty with P Challenge with Some Changes

Folks, we're back again with a brand new challenge and going forward we've introduced some changes to the status quo.
  • Firstly our challenges will run from the 15th of the month to the 10th of the following month.
  • Winners will be announced by the 20th of the month. 
  • We are also changing the evaluation methodology. Until now, winners have been hand picked by our panel of creative judges. Hence forth there will be a 2-pronged evaluation approach. 
  • We will open the entries for audience voting for 5 days. During the same period of time, the judges will be evaluating your entries. 
  • To choose the winner, we will be combining audience feedback and judges selection. 
So without further delay let me reveal the theme this time. As always there will be 2 categories, one for Jewellery Making and the other for everything else including paper crafting, general craft, embroidery and other craft creations. The theme this time is 'Pretty with P'. Wondering what we mean by P??

P for Pearls

P for Pattern Paper

P for Posy

P for Pink

Your challenge this month is to create something using these Ps. We need you use at least two of the P's in your project and additional points will be given to those projects that incorporate more P's in their creation. This clause applies to both Jewellery Making and Paper Crafting.

Here is some inspiration for your projects. Our creative team at Itsy Bitsy really had their task set out for them - Pink and Pearls is easy enough but how does one incorporate pattern paper and posies in a jewellery making project. They finally put their heads together and came up with this masterpiece! Check out the paper beads made out of pattern paper and don't miss the flowers for the central feature! Love their creation! Super!!

For paper crafting, I decided to make a card. I haven't made a card in quite a while so it was fun to do and especially so when the task was to incorporate such pretty elements.

I started with some white card stock and added 2 different designs from the DCWV Fabric Paper stack. This stack is just divine - full of pretty pinks and flowers and all fabric with adhesive backing so when you touch it, you can feel the fabric texture! For the central frame I used the Spellbinders Cherry Picking Die that I embossed and inked using the stencil feature of the die. I slipped in some flourishes that I cut using my Couture Creation Die and finished off with a border of pearls. Here are some closeups. 

For the central posy of roses, I used some Thai Natural Paper from Itsy Bitsy as a backing. The feel of this paper is so great and added a wonderful textured look to my card. Love it!!

So here are the rules of the challenge:
  1. For the Paper/ General crafting project, your submission can be a card, box, tag, scrapbook layout, dress, embroidery, crochet work etc - anything as long as it is handmade and
  2. contains at least 2 of the 4 P's - Pink, Pearls, Posy or Pattern Paper
  3. For the jewellery making project, your submission must be some form of jewellery and once again must contain at least 2 of the 4 P's - Pink, Pearls, Posy or Pattern Paper. 
  4. Quilled jewellery or jewellery made out of paper beads will fall under the Jewellery making category.
  5. Entries can be submitted until 10th October 2013.
  6. Entries will be open to audience vote from 11th to 14th October 2013
  7. Following this, the winners will be selected after combining both audience feedback and judges feedback.
  8. In order to submit your entry, click on the inlinkz button provided at the end of this post, add your image and link to your blog post containing the submission. There is a separate button for each category.
  9. If you do not have a blog, please create an album on any online photo gallery, ensure the settings are public and link it up as detailed in point 5. 
  10. If you are unable to create an online gallery or blog,  please write in to 
  11. with your submission.
  12. Each participant can submit a maximum of 3 entries within each category
  13. Submitting old projects is not permitted. All submissions have to be created after 15th September 2013
  14. In your blog post, create a link back to this page - The ItsyBitsy 'Pretty P' Challenge.
  15. Entries are welcome from all over the world however if you are the winner, we can only ship your prize to an Indian address.
  16. 2 winners will be selected, one for jewellery making and one for paper/general crafting who will each receive a voucher of Rs. 1000 each, redeemable online at 
  18. In addition 3 to 6 finalists in each category will be selected all of whom will receive a badge to display on their blog.
Submissions for Paper Crafting

Submissions for Jewellery Making

That wraps up this post. Looking forward to seeing your incredible entries and all the very best folks!

Supplies Used


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Sharanyaa, looking forward to seeing your creation

  2. lovely challenge sunehra...
    Do add the linky tool, wanna add my project

    1. Hey Sujana, it's done now, looking forward to seeing your creation

  3. and lovely creations, love ur card.... soo elegant

  4. such a gorgeous jewellery set and a pretty card, both are awesome with 'P'

  5. The jewellery looks very unique.card is so elegant with pretty pearls and pink. just added my entry,hope it qualifies.

  6. Pretty p challenge is cool ...jewllery and card both are awesome.. love the pattern paper twist in the jewllery..

  7. great idea and pretty good challenge too. and the card is just fab!!!

  8. Thank you for a Fun Challenge !! I have submitted a Star Album which is loaded with all the 4 P's !!
    Well the Inspiration were just fabulous !!!

  9. fabulous challenge !! i have submitted my entry for jwellery making..

  10. stunning collections and my favorites are so many if it would be five votes for each person will be great to vote all favorite projects..voted my favorite :) but couldnt vote for other favorites....