Friday, June 27, 2014

Dotty Robot - Guest post by ArtsyCraftsyMom

 I'm back with a very popular craft at home.. My daughter loves robots and thinks all her problems (imaginary!!) would disappear if she had a special robot who could do all her work for her. So we decided to make one for ourselves.

We gathered our supplies -
Pom poms
Bow stickers
silver pipe cleaners
Thermocol Craft Ball
Foam dots
Googly Eyes
Craft stick
Glue gun
An old box for the body

We used an old Home lights match box and covered it with silver tape. You can use colour, shiny papers or even glitter papers. 
we then covered the ball to form the head & stuck it onto the body using glue gun. Googly eyes for the eyes and the robot was slowly coming to life. For legs we used a TP roll .. 

We added the foam dots & red pearl dots for buttons. Pipecleaners were twisted and stuck using glue gun. We then inserted half a craft stick within these pipe cleaners to form hands. 

Pom poms , a nice smile , antennae and cute bows later, our dotty robot was ready.. 

What do you think??? Isn't she cute??? 

Shruti Bhat is a Software Quality Analyst by profession who mostly exercises her left brain during the day at work and her right brain takes over at home. She loves crafting with her 7 year old daughter and blogs at She can be reached at @ArtsyCraftsyMom on Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest

Friday, June 20, 2014

TGIF with Pooja - Cleaning your stamps

Hello lovely readers !
Its time for another TGIF segment with me Pooja !
Well hope you are practising some stamping on your cards or paper crafting projects 
since my last video. 
As promised last fortnight , i am showing you some 
Stamp cleaning hacks 

Again this video is for Beginners at stamping.  

Just a recap 
You can temporarily clean your stamps with 

1. Baby wipes - Alcohol free **
Photo credits - Johnsons baby

2. Water misting - Use paper towels  or a soft cloth after misting.

But the Best way to clean your stamps would be
Stamp cleaners
Stamp-cleaner-ranger - Dauber style
How to use - 
Just dab the stamp cleaner solution on to your unclean stamp and wipe with tissue or a soft cloth.

Ranger-water-based-stamp-cleaner- Spray style
How to use - Just spray your water based cleaner directly on to the stamp and clean them with a cloth quickly.

Use a stamp cleaning scrubby pad , spray your stamp cleaning solution on the scrubby pad and just wipe your stamp on it once you have done stamping.

Both these stamp cleaners are available at very affordable rates at the Itsy bitsy Store !

For any more Questions Please comment below I will answer asap.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Winners of the ItsyBitsy Monochromatic Challenge

Folks it's time to announce the winners for the We're so sorry for the delay but better late than never right! We had some truly stunning projects submitted this time and had quite a tough time narrowing them down to the toppers. So here goes it!!

The top 3 entries all of which will receive a voucher of Rs. 500 from ItsyBitsy, in no particular order are Indira for her super stylish masculine cardPratyusha for this outstanding quilled card and Sathya for this gorgeous floral card!! Well done girls! You can all write in to to claim your winners badge and the voucher! 

Now on to the finalists! Again in no particular order here is Aparna with this pretty soft card.

Next is Sara for this gentle purple Mothers Day card. 

Well done to all of you!! Please write in to to claim your badge. You all truly deserve it!!

The First Ever ItsyBitsy Design Team Call

Folks!! We're here with a truly exciting announcement here are ItsyBitsy! For the first time ever, we are inviting a team of four designers to create for the ItsyBitsy blog!!!! We want to see how you create, how you design and how you inspire with our wide range of craft supplies!!!

We are welcoming anyone from any sphere of craft - are you an artist? or into needlework? Is quilling your passion or paper crafting? Perhaps its clay modelling or candle making??? Whatever your craft, you are eligible to apply.

What's in it for you!!

- The prestige of being part of the first ever ItsyBitsy Design Team

- Monthly supply of product samples from ItsyBitsy to create your designs.

- Greater readership and viewership for your blog through the ItsyBitsy blog

What we need from our new team of designers:

- Your commitment to design for the ItsyBitsy blog for a period of 6 months starting from July 15th 2014

- 3 projects a month using ItsyBitsy supplies

- From the 3 projects above, one should be a tutorial  (it could be a video or picture tutorial)

- Sharing teasers of posts on your personal blog and personal Facebook page.

- Regular responses to comments on ItsyBitsy Blog.

- Regular comments on the blogs of those who participate in our challenges.

Here are the eligibility requirements:

- You must be residing in India so that we can reach our products to you without any delay.

- You must have a blog.

Do you think you would be a great addition to our team? All you have to do is add your entry to the inlinkz button below with your name and a link back to your blog. You have till July 1st to submit your entry and we will write to you if you're successful!

Thanks so much folks and all the very best!!

Friday, June 6, 2014

TGIF with Pooja - Basics of stamping

Hi everybody !
I hope you have had a great summer so far !
We have been having some real good sunshine on this side of the planet (not much sun here otherwise) 
I thought its a really good day to make some Videos for you guys !

Today we will be talking about 
The very basics of stamping !

Stuff about stamps that any beginner needs to know!
so here the video have fun watching !

For any questions or clarifications do comment here , i will try to get back to you asap. 
Thank-you for joining me here !

Happy stamping !