Sunday, December 15, 2013

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 inspire the Paper Crafters/ General Crafters, I have made some Re-usable Christmas Dish Labels for you. I usually have a Christmas Party every year in my home and I thought it would be pretty fancy to add a little label for each of the dishes I served.

Each label is designed to look like an Easel Card and shaped using the Spellbinders Cherry Pickin Frame  Die. This die is fantastic - I love the shape and design but I mostly love the stencil feature. All those cherries are part of the stencil. So after I cut my card, I leave it within the die and flip it over to start stencilling. I added some versamark ink to the exposed surfaces. Then I removed the die and added some Red WOW Embossing Powder. Once the excess was dusted off, only the cherries were coloured. Confused? No worries - I have done a tutorial on using the stencil feature of this die with another project. You can view it here.

The most exciting part about this project is that the label is re-usable. The top layer is an OHP sheet or transparency sheet so that if you write on it with a white board marker, it can be erased with a whiteboard duster or napkin. I've done dining labels before, which you can view here but they were one-time use creations. My Christmas party was last night and here are the labels proudly displayed on my table. 

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. complies with the theme.
  3. For the jewellery making project, your submission must be some form of jewellery and once again must comply with the theme.
  4. Quilled jewellery or jewellery made out of paper beads will fall under the Jewellery making category.
  5. Entries can be submitted until 10th January 2013.
  6. Entries will be open to audience vote from 11th to 14th January 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. Each participant can submit a maximum of 3 entries within each category.
  11. Submitting old projects is not permitted. All submissions have to be created after 15th December 2013
  12. In your blog post, create a link back to this page - The ItsyBitsy Festive Challenge.
  13. Entries are welcome from all over the world however if you are the winner, we can only ship your prize to an Indian address.
  14. 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 
  15. In addition 3 to 6 finalists in each category will be selected all of whom will receive a badge to display on their blog.
Right that's it from me! I'm eager to see your creations so start loading them into the gallery! I'm sure it will be a feast for the eyes!!!

Submissions for Paper Crafting

Submissions for Jewellery Making

Supplies Used


  1. Love these dish labels...Lovely use of WOW Ep...and the spellibinder die is superb.. :) Great to c the bunch of lables together in this color combo!!

  2. so cute and reusable dish labels sunehra..:) lovely color combo..

  3. Wonderful idea... Love that die. N yummy dishes u have made ther sunehra.....

  4. I have played along! Thanks Sunehra for putting up this challenge :)

  5. Love the labels...and love the food! Wish I could come to your party! :D
    no linky tool for jewellery submissions?

    1. Hi sorry about that Somdeepa, it;s sorted out now. Thanks

  6. linky tool for jewelry is missing Sunehra..

  7. Made my entry and hope you like it:) Thank you for the wonderful challenge ..Happy new year!

  8. What a brilliant project!!! I am sooo going to try this soon.. :)

  9. Cool labels... The cherry design is so awesome :)
    Just finished making a jewellery set to find this challenge... I'm sooo happy!

    Anyway, thanks, and a very happy new year to you!