Tuesday, December 31, 2013

BGC #44 3d Gift challenge

This is a sticky post ! Pls scroll down for new entries ! This challenge was originally posted on 1st of Dec 2013.

Hello friends! 
 I can hardly believe its December already! 
 I hope you all are ready for a great challenge!!
 We have a generous sponsor this month and a fun challenge for everyone!! 

In my corner of the world the Christmas tree just went up and its time to think about what to give those special people in my life.  I want to be sure they know how much they mean to me and my list is long!! 

 For this challenge you will need to make a gift from the heart!  
Cards wont make the cut this month. 
This time you need to make a 3-D gift ! 
For example - Photo frames , gift boxes with some gift , explosion boxes, 3D albums  etc. 
You have lots of time to make something for someone special! Our team of designers have hit it out of the park again for your inspiration.
This challenge is going to be live for the whole month of DEC !
Last date to submit will be - 31st dec , by 11:00 PM IST

First up is Bipasha.  Wow!! She has some beautiful inspiration for you with this exquisite birthday gift! I love love love all the little details and originality of this frame and someone is going to be very happy to receive it!! I'm just sad my birthday isn't until May!!

 Now we have a super cute project from Pooja!  I am blown away every month by Poojas projects but this one is so cute I seriously want it for my own!!  The box is a gift in itself, and then the little jar, oh my goodness! Now that's thinking "outside the box" (haha - had to say that)!

Now we have Jovita!!  What a stunning gift!!  She created this gorgeous explosion box to celebrate a wedding anniversary.  Love all those layers!  She included lots of layers and pictures to celebrate the journey of a wonderful marriage. What a thoughtful gift for that couple to look back on for years to come!

Next up is Shafaq ! She made this beautiful box that fits in a flower pot photo message for someone :)
The box is gift in it self ! 

Now here is mine (Karen)!!  I am hoping that my mom will love this gift.  She is my rock and I want to be sure she knows everyday how much I appreciate her!  I altered the little wooden box(it was a funky green) by painting black, removing the gold hardware and adding a leather strap, and adding the feet!!

Inside the box is an album with pictures over the last year of six of her favorite people!!
I love the mini because I can fit lots of pictures and still have room on her box for future albums!! She a little of an organizational/neat freak so this will be just right for her!!

I hope we have jump-started your creativity!! I can not wait to see what you create!!
Make sure you check back in the next few days for more inspiration from our team!!

Now for a few important tid-bits!!
Our wonderful sponsor this month is Kraftzone

We will have 2 winners this month !
1st place will receive:

Sizzix Bigz With Bonus Sizzlits Die by Basic Grey 
 Joyeux Noel 8x8 paper pad

2nd place will receive:
Resist Canvas Mixed Media Album Cover
7.5"x 5.5"
Papermania A4 paper pack

Also There will be 
5 Consolation Prizes : 200/- Discount Voucher (Valid on purchase of 1000/- plus)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Winners day BGC#43

Hello everyone !! 
Welcome to another winners post !
We are very happy to see your contribution to the challenges :) 
Its really amazing to see each of you grow with your submissions each time. 
A big thankyou for everyone who 
joined us in the shaped projects +garden twist challenge

I would like to bring to everyone's notice that
Many of the crafters have not been reading the guidelines for the challenges
and hence about 5-6 entries were disqualified no matter how amazing they were ! 

So for the future ,we request all of you to read all the guidelines / rules set for the challenge, 
rather than just reading the subject line and linking.

Now coming to the TOP-3 for BGC#43 

wowed us with this beautiful entry !
her inspiration was a bouquet of flowers

went for a terrace garden inspiration , and created this amazing project !
 PS: go to her blog , i loved the sincerity of her attempt
 to recreate the terrace garden she had captured in a picture.

created a Z- fold card for us ! And it looks fabulous !
Her inspiration was the white Victorian look of her garden with roses and daises.

Well congratulations ladies please take your top3 badges from the side bar.

Now for the 2 lucky winners !! 
Winner of the 2nd prize a 500 INR discount voucher (valid on the purchase of RS 1000) 
from kraft zone  is - 

lucky #2 nikkita 

big congratulations !!!

And the 1st prize of INR 1000 GV from kraft zone goes to - 

Lucky #1 lekha jain 

This is unusual ! Looks like random .org also favors the numbers one and two ! :) 
well congratulations Nikita and lekha! 
First please take your winner badges from the side bar, and then email us at lightbox.c@gmail.com 
to know how to claim your vouchers . Pls do so with in 48 hrs of this announcement !

Thats about it guys !
Please join us for more chances to win at the month long dec challenge 

Hugs !!!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

What's Up Crafty? Say-it-in-Masculine-Style!

Hello dear Crafters,
Its me (Bipasha) with you,presenting an interesting tutorial.
The other morning as I was sipping my morning coffee,a thought hit my mind why is it hard to think of ideas for masculine cards? Or may be the case is with me!! There are so many ruless: NO BRIGHT FLOWERS(the most irritating one for me :P)!! Lots of paper ripping, lots of metal and twine. Keep the colours muted and simple… browns, blues, greys etc.Masculine cards are always so
difficult for me to create, not always sure just how much to add to the layout! However recently I made something musculine,and quite unbelievingly I liked it the way it came out....so thought of sharing with u guys as a tute !

 (A detailed picture loaded post...so sit back munching your favourite snack and read it along ;))


Step 1:
We will divide the project in two parts:

Cut out the pieces from the medium weight chipboard of the following measurements:

Step 2:
(Main box component)
a)2-Main side pieces 2-3/8 x 3-5/8
b)Spine piece 1-3/8 x 3-5/8
c)Bottom piece 1-3/8 x 2-3/8

Using the Kraft card stock, apply tape, glue to the back side of the bottom piece and subsequent pieces of the precut chipboard pieces.

Leaving a 1/8 inch gap between all pieces, place your spine piece right above the bottom piece. Add the two Main Side pieces to each side of the spine piece making sure to leave a 1/8 inch gap.

Draw a 1/2" line around all sides of the adhered chipboard pieces. Using scissors or a craft knife, Cut on the lines creating a border that will be the tabs used to make the box.

Slowly bend the pieces into a box shape. Next, pull the tape from one side of the 1-3/8" piece, align the two sides together former a corner and adhere the tab to the side piece. Repeat for right side.

Step 3:
(Top Lid Component)
d)Top side pieces 2-1/2 x 1-3/8
e)Top piece 1-3/8 x 2-1/2
f)Front piece 1-3/8 x 1-3/8
g)Back piece 1-3/8 x 1-3/8

We will basically repeat step two for the lid, using the remaining chipboard pieces, Gluing them in place, leaving 1/8 gap, cutting out a 1/2" border, applying the structure strips for strength, cutting into the corners, mitering the border corners, apply score tape and adhering the lid together.
The lid should be 1/8" larger to slip over the end of the main box.

Step 4:
Matting your box
Paint or ink all edges and interior if desired.
Next, from patterned paper(I used Kaisercraft PPs) measure and cut out all of your exterior mats pieces and adhere to all sides using glue,or Scor-Tape.

Insert some memory tags(customise it with memory keeper elements...in any elegant way-sky is the limit!).Fill the pages with pictures and the tags with written memories....

Finally,the overall look:

Hope you enjoy making this smart masculine memory keepsake tag storage!Happy crafting :)
Would love to read your comments and answer your queries if any !


Friday, December 13, 2013

Winners day - BGC#42

Hello everybody !
Welcome back to another winners day announcement !
Here are the top -3 for the 
where in you blew us away with using 2 or more forms :)

with this lovely card with 
 glitter balls, liquid glitter with pearl paint and diamond dust!

with this cute card !
She used  red glitter paper and glitter embossing powder on the flower.

Made it with this lovely explosion box ! 
she used some glitter PP & 3D Glitter.

Yey !!  congrats girls Please take the Top-3 badge from the side bar !
The winner for this challenge will be announced next year 
(as explained earlier)

Do join us in the current challenge that will be live till 31st of dec ! 
Hugs ! 

Monday, December 2, 2013

TOP3 - BGC# 41 and update

Dear crafters !
Welcome back to another winners and top-3 post !
This was long over due !
You must all be wondering why we haven't been posting any winners ? 

Well we have a little technical glitch from our sponsors side . 
As you must have heard that our sponsor
Crafters corner is expanding , so they need to fix a few things before they are back!
Which will take a while.   
Hence well be announcing only the top-3 for
BGC#41 and BGC#42 
And the winners for these two challenges will be seperately posted next year
 when crafters corner is ready for us!
So worry not ! And keep playing !
As next year will be bigger and better !!! 

Ok now for the top-3 for the BGC#41 layered and over the edge! 

with this beautiful card 

with this amazing card !

and last but not the least 

with this one of a kind easel card !

congratulations girls ! please take your badges from the side bar !

And there is another card worthy of an Honorable mention !
with this fabulous card !
Congratulations girl ! Pls write to lightbox.c@gmail.com for your badge ! 

Stay tuned guys ! 
and do join us for the month long Dec fun with our 
Ciao !

Saturday, November 16, 2013

BGC#43 - Create Shaped projects with a garden twist !

Hello Friends ,
Thank you dear crafters for such an enthusiastic participation in our last challenge "All that Glitters" and welcome to a brand new challenge at Beyond Grey Challenges  !
This month we are going to play a very interesting challenge named ~

"Shaped Projects with a Garden Twist "

It is very easy peasy challenge in which you are supposed to keep a few guidelines while playing by :

1) Any shaped 2D or 3D creation; it may be cards,layouts, tags, altered art, box etc..u can unleash your imagination to extreme heights here ;)

2) For the twist it has to be inspired by your garden be it the trees,flowers, even the birds, butterflies ,quotes and little critters...anything as long as it is garden inspired !

NB: However a single butterfly or flower can't  be qualified for the same

3)MENTION YOUR OBJECT OF INSPIRATION(with a pic or brief summary~but it's a MUST)

4) For any queries please leave a comment below . 

5) ALL THE BEST ^_^ !!

DEADLINE : - 30th Nov 2013 by 11:55 PM IST.

~Now for the prize of this challenge~

Some yummy goodies are at stake this time !! What ! Do check below...am not kidding guys ^_^ which made me cry out at the thought that am the host of the challenge rather than the participant :( Saddy me !
 Yes .......!!!! We will choose two winners for this challenge
Our generous sponser for the challenge is our very own:

Winners 1st Prize: 1000/- Voucher 
2nd Prize: 500/- Discount Voucher (Valid of purchase of 1000/- plus)

They have a amazing collection of craft goodies. Do check them out at :

So now here is your fav. part ...The Inspiration Parade
Hold your breath !
Here we go ...


I love the flamboyant "brown and blue butterfly sitting on the green leaf "inspiration snapshot and was utterly speechless and intrigued to see Pooja incoorporate the colours so elegantly into her card. A single line appreciation doesn't give full justice to her masterpiece...with the beautiful stamped and embellished flower she amaze us always :) !!


Jovi made a shaped easel card  for the challenge. Stamped butterflies and punched flowers represent the garden factor on her card...now that's a perfect 10 on 10 creation with such pretty colour combo,a complete feast for the eyes...ain't it ?


Karen portrayed her love for the beautiful deep red mums and butterflies in her so elegant creation.So beautifully embellished the entire piece is ! A truly striking piece.


She drew inspiration from a garden cleaner decorated with florals and a beautiful golden butterfly.This is simply mind boggling Shafaq...the beautiful colours of the flowers,the way it has been adorned ~ everything in it is simply fabulous and jaw-dropping !


Finally its me with my subtle creation ! :P My inspiration stands alone the lovely flower of my garden and  the very charming Eastern bluebird !

Hope you all enjoyed our creations and as the saying goes Creativity is contagious...pass it on ^_^
we believe you ,dear crafters will join us with full support
on this challenge !
Happy Crafting

~ Bips ~

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