Thursday, February 27, 2014

Caged love !!

Hello bloggers,how you have been doing?
As,we are towards the end of our Feb 2nd half Challenge and just a day more to go...
Fabulous creations all around! I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels inspired by the previous DTs posts to go make some lovey dovey creation for loved ones.
My-oh-my did we receive a lot of great submissions for this latest challenge which is to make a craftpiece ~

with 'Love' word in it
without any 'red' or 'pink'

You creative bunch never cease to amaze me. Thanks as always for playing along, it makes our day posting this fortnight!

And to trigger the creative minds of other crafters who are in a dilemma to join the challenge,I am here with a Super-jumbo post (a V-day treat gift) to tempt you !

(P.S : Picture heavy post)

Well,since it must be a "NO PINK AND RED" ,I wasn't left with much alternatives and hence selected shades of purple,dark violate,white,black,brown ..

The cage has been painted and coated with mod podge,decorated with an assortment of fabric and prima roses,feathery love bird,with distressed tags and some ferns to multiply its beauty. A pretty handmade notebook and love note jar added on, and a few strokes of gesso here and there,finally made it a perfect V- gift (even without any red or pink :D) ! What do you think?

Please leave your queries, if any, join in our fun challenge !

Also, check out the wonderful submissions by the BGC DT in the one of a kind DT specific challenge hosted by our dear PJ...where you will be our judges and it ends in a day, Sounds fun..right?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Love completes Life! :)

Hello crafters!!

This is Nikita here and I am sharing my project for the current challenge.

Here we are required to create something that has the word "Love" on it, but not the colours red or pink. At this stage, let me make a clarification. The restriction on the usage of red or pink in only on your craft supplies. If you're using an image (like I am, in this layout) and the picture has some red or pink on it, that'll be alright. Just make sure you use papers and embellishments in other colours!

Now that that's cleared up, let me show you what I made. :)

For the base, I have used a 12"x12" sheet from DCWV's Mixed Media Mambi Collection. The top of this sheet had some pattern that was irresistible.. as in I could not stop myself from stitching along the lines. So I ran my Sew Easy tool over it and just did a simple stitch all along the entire top section of the page.

Below that, I added some banners from left-over PPs and made dash lines with a white gel pen.

Along two of the photos, I tied some black and white twine :)

To the left, I added a cut out of an insta-photo from a Dear Lizzy 12x12 sheet and slid it under one of the pictures. I also used Memory Box's Chloe Stem die on a piece of Craft CS and added them on the layout too..

Then, I took a slightly larger sticker from Echo Park's This & That Graceful 12x12 Collection and added it to the bottom of the page.

On the right, I added another insta-photo from the same Dear Lizzy Page that had "Love" written on it. :)
Below that, on a small pre-printed frame, I made the title of the page using stickers from two Echo Park 12x12 Collection Kits..
1. This & That Graceful 
2. For the Record 2 :)

And here's what the complete page looks like.. 
The leaves and the birds, the dotted circles are all pre-printed and they sort of decided the colour scheme of the page on their own.. I just had to find matching embellishments! ;)

Here are the products used to make this page...
From Lulupu


I hope this inspired you!! We can't wait to see what you came up with!!! Link up here if you haven't already :)

See you all next fortnight with a brand new challenge!

Till then,
Good Luck and Happy Crafting!

Nikita.. :) :)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Winners day BGC#45 - Sweet tooth challenge.

Hey guys ! 
Welcome to the winners post for the BGC#45 - Sweet tooth challenge !
Thank you everyone for such lovely entries !
We were happy to have all of you on board and its a great feeling to know you we have managed to inspire your everyday crafting ! 
Here are the TOP- 3
Aneta came up with the sweetest cup cake card ever !
Love how simple but to the point this card is , very much in sync with the theme.

We all loved Nandini's Cute cake card !
The shape, coloring and the aptness for the challenge won her this spot !

Last but not the least , Shalu came up with this cute shadow box !
there are a lot of things to see in this project , But the insides are where we got our taste of the sweetness !!!
great work girls !
Please take your top-3 badges from the side bar !

There were some lovely creations which definitely need a mention
Jas came up with this lovely 3d cake card which we think deserves a honorable mention !

Jasleen,  kindly email - for the honorable mention badge (if you dont already have it, from previous challenges.)

And finally the winner ! 
Drum roll please !!!!
The winner is
 NUMBER 9 !!!!

that's you Sarah 

And its a well deserved win ! Dont u just love this shabby chic card ??

Congratulations ! Please take your Winner badges from the side bar . 
And  Email - with your address and phone , to claim your prize with in the next 48hrs. 
Thats it then ! 
Do join us in the current challenge BGC#46-love-is-in-the-air 
Also do get ready to vote for your fav DT entries over at the  feb-celebration-challenge
The date for voting has been changed so pls read the rules before commenting :)
Thankyou all !

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Feb celebration challenge !

Hello everyone ! 
As promised i am here with a monthly celebration and this time its a-
DT ONLY challenge
Confused ? 
Ok , This month we want to reward our DT members too !
Since they work so hard for us and present projects on tight schedules. 

This is a NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE challenge 
where only the DT members of Beyond grey challenges will participate and the tables will turn , 
which means you will decide the winner! 

Before i spill the beans i want to remind everyone
 that the regular fortnightly challenges will go on as usual !
 don't forget to join us at the BGC#45 - Sweet tooth challenge (till 15th feb)

Ok now for the details - 

DT's Photo inspiration challenge 
Photos from: pinterest
Rules for DT members - 
 1. Feel free to get inspired from the photo grid. 
2. Apart from the colors One element from the picture grid has to be on your creation for example , use of glass , fabric , flowers ,Christmas ornaments , wax , candles etc. anything you see. 
3. You can make anything except cards ! NO CARDS will be allowed. 
But u can enter upto 3 projects each.
4. Deadline for submissions :  28th feb 2014 , by 4:50 PM IST. 

 Rules for Voters -

1. Voting starts from  5 PM IST on 28th Feb 2014 & will go on till 11:55 PM IST on 6th March.
You will be asked to vote via comments .
You can vote only once. (Any votes given in comments before the 5 PM , 28th march  will be not be counted.)
2. You must be a BGC blog follower to vote. 
3. Only paper crafters are allowed to vote. NO FRIEND VOTING PLS. 
4. Once you have voted please add your name to the linky to be eligible for a prize. (Linky will open on the 28th of Feb by 5 PM IST.)
 The wonderful sponsors for this challenge are - 

who have generously sponsored - 

for the DT member who wins the challenge. 

And Any two 
Hot of the press stamp sets for the voters
Cool right ? 

so let the fun begin !!!


Saturday, February 22, 2014

With Love !

Hi Friends!

Back with my inspiration for our new challenge BGC # 46-love-is-in-the-air !!

Challenge specification:

1. Should have the word "Love" but NO RED or PINK.
2. You can create any project….card, layout etc.
3. Deadline to submit is - 28th Feb 2014.

I know it’s kind of tough to have love in the air without the colors pink or red so I decided to go with purple ( next best color to show love).

Here is my take on the challenge:

I decided to make a simple center step card mainly using die cuts.

Here is another look:


Hope you like my project!!
Be sure to check back for more inspiration in the next few days!

 To enter your card into the challenge go here..

Take care


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Wicker heart - Love !

Hello my lovely friends !
Its PJ again ! I hope you all are enjoying the superb inspirations being posted by the lovely BGC DT members , with all the juicy details !! 
I have been really taken away by the theme Karen picked for us this time.

We can make ANY PROJECT 
but the twist being NO RED or PINK in it and the word LOVE to be visible in your project.

I thought to alter a wicker heart i had hanging on my window ! 
Here is what i did 
 I know its a bit simple , but i really love the way the heart looks now ! 

 Its magical how these lovely prima butterflies can turn any project more lively !

This flower is handmade and i gave it a blue tint , I think it looks really romantic , even without the red or the pink !
The sentiment is a die cut made with Sizzix dies. 
Hope you liked my short and sweet project :) 
Do play along  BGC#46-love-is-in-the-air
until soon !

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