Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mid Month Challenge # 3

Hi All,

Saumya here to inspire you further with my projects. I love partying and gifts are sometimes a main part of a lots of these parties. I love gift wrapping and making my owns gift bags and tags along with a card. So today am showcasing those!!!


Last time I replaced the 'A' in 'Happy' so this time I thought of replacing the 'Y' with a similar image that I used last time but by turning it upside down. Signifying the happy head over heels excitement for the birthday party!

I have also replaced my 'I' in 'Birthday' with an ice cream and the 'Y' with a cute rabbit. These replacements signify some personal touches for the little girl I plan to gift it to, she loves Ice cream and has a pet rabbit who is also her best friend.

Gift Bag:

Sometimes saying thanks after a party or just showing one's love and appreciation to someone is very important. So this gift bag serves the purpose and I have replaced 'T' from the 'Thanks' with a sweet girl holding a fully bloomed flower offering her appreciation.

Bottle Tags:

Tags can also speak a thousands words in a gift here is my tag speaking about a gang of friends showing their love and appreciation to someone special on his/her special day.

I have replaced 'O' from the word 'From' with a flower embellishment, below which the gang can sign their names.

You can think of ways your embellishments can be a part of this replacement challenge too.

I hope these inspire you with ideas for your projects to take part in our August Challenge

Happy Crafting


Monday, August 6, 2018

Winner TTC#2

Hi everyone, 

Thank you so much everyone for participating in our July Challenge "Coffee/Tea + Rains". All your projects were absolutely gorgeous and we were amazed by the different take you all had for the theme. 

We are here with the winner and top three of the The Twisted Challenges #2. The winner of our challenge gets a fun prize from our amazing sponsor "The Craft Shop" and a chance to Guest Design for our September Challenge along with The Twisted Challenges Winner Badge. So the winner for TTC#2 is:

Priti please email us at to claim your prize.

The Top 3 pick for the July Challenge in no particular order are:

Top 3 please email us at to grab your personalized TOP-3 badge.

We thank our sponsors "The Craft Shop" once again for sponsoring our July challenge. 

We hope you'll join us again with our August Theme "Go Bold + Replace Me"

Happy Crafting

The Twisted Challenges Team

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

TTC#3: Go Bold + Replace Me

Hello Everyone,

Thank you so much for such an amazing response to our 2nd challenge. We loved your creativity in showcasing our theme.
We are here today with our 3rd challenge. As always, ours is an "Any Project + Monthly Theme". (i.e. any kind of project cards, mixed media, art journal but it has to include the monthly theme)

This month's challenge is 
"Go Bold + Replace Me"
i.e. Use Bold Sentiments & Replace An Alphabet 

Does this sound complicated or confusing? To put it simply, Use Bold sentiments on your card (you can stamp them, draw them, use die cuts etc) and then replace one of the alphabets in the Bold Sentiment with an image (you can draw, stamp, use a die cut in place of the alphabet)
Let your creativity fly!! The Twisted Challenge girls and our First Guest designer have some amazing inspirations for you. 

Here are the inspirations for this Challenge:

Our Guest Designer & Winner of TTC#1: Pooja has chosen to replace the O in BLOOM with flowers! And look at that beyond amazing coloring!! It just blew our minds when we saw it! We absolutely love your inspiration Pooja! Do hop over to her blog to see how she created  this gorjuss card!

Saumya has chosen to go the cutesy way! Some lovely Rakshabandhan cards for her little nephews with adorable images, that replace the A in Happy and I in Smiles! Absolutely love the adorable feel of this card!

Dr. Neha has taken a Art Journal approach and created an amazing Watermelon Mojito inspired journal spread. She has replaced the Y in Joys with a Mojito image. And look at that amazing Zentangling!

Last but not the least, is Tejal's inspiration card. She has gone all foodie on her card, and created a Donut love card! Replacing the O in the donut with an actual donut! (Its making me want a donut!)

Do visit our designers' blogs (by clicking on names below each project picture) for full details of their inspiration and take a moment to leave them a comment to let them know that you love their projects. 

Some Quick Rules:
  • Enter only new projects.
  • You can enter a maximum of 3 projects.
  • You can use digital images but completely digitally created projects are not allowed. Your project should be handmade. 
  • Please link your project using the linky tool at the bottom of the challenge post using URL of the Actual Blog Post and not your entire blog.
  • People with no blogs can also participate but please ensure that you link your Facebook or Instagram post showcasing the related project below using the Linky tool. Projects not entered using Linky tool will not be considered. 
  • Please link back to "The Twisted Challenges" blog to be eligible for the prize. 
  • Last date to submit your entry is 31st August 2018, 10:00 pm IST. 
Please do read "CHALLENGE RULES & INFORMATION" for more details.
We will draw 1 winner and 3 top picks on 5th August. The winner would be invited to Guest Design for September 2018  challenge and win a Rs.1000 voucher from our generous sponsor Letz Craft.

 Our Sponsor for July 2018

Hoping to see some lovely creations from all of you.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Mid Month Inspiration for Challenge #2

Hi Everyone,

Saumya here from The Twisted Challenges Team with her mid month project. Am hoping you have seen my two talented team mates Neha and Tejal's inspiration in the previous weeks, if not then do click on their names and it will direct you to their inspirations. 

I have been wanting to try my hands on miniatures and so thought let me give it a try.

I love getting drenched in rains and I do carry my coffee mug outdoors and sit in a park enjoying my sips ....and books are definitely my love of life other than I put all of these elements together for my project. 

The girl is a stamped imaged coloured with zig markers and fussy cut to suit the design. The backdrop is pattern paper with clouds. I have also added two layers of vellum clouds to give depth and dimensions. I added some succulents and double layer of grass, and some art stones to create my outdoor park environment and some books and a mini coffee mug charm.  

 The rain drops have been created with the help of various sizes of  clear dew drops.

Hope you are inspired to join us in our 2nd challenge here at The Twisted Challenges.. using some coffee/tea  and rains as your inspiration.

Waiting to see what you create !!!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Mid month Inspiration for Challenge #2

Hello everyone,
 This is Tejal here today, to share another inspiration project with you.

Have you checked out Neha's amazing doodled cards last week. I love how she created rain with coffee beans..rains and coffee all in check it out..

For my inspiration, I went with another window card but with my favorite memories that go with rains. I love sitting at the window, watching raindrops glide down the glass pane and create droplets on the glass. The next best thing with it, is a good book and a hot cup of coffee.
So all those feelings translated into this card.

 I have used some of my favorite stamps from My Favorite things to create my scene.

 This is the inside of the card. Some copic coloring and fussy cutting to crrate this scene.

This is what I loved about this whole card, the amazing real looking rain drops. i used a transparency to create the window and added glossy accents to create my faux raindrops. Let them dry overnight and they dry clear.

Hope you are inspired to join us in our 2nd challenge here at The Twisted Challenges.. using some coffee/tea  and rains as your inspiration.

I can't wait to see how you interpret the challenge!

See you soon!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Mid Month Inspiration TTC#2 - Doodled masked cards

Hi Friends,

This is Dr. Neha Sanwalka Rungta here. I hope you are having fun creating projects on TTC#2 theme "Coffee/Tea + Rains".  I have created 2 fun cards for mid-month inspiration for you all.

TTC#2: Coffee+Rains

TTC#2: Coffee+Rains

  • On a 300 gsm A5 size Brustro Artists' watercolor paper I drew some umbrellas free-hand and applied masking fluid on them.  
  • Once the masking fluid was dry, I applied Ranger Distress Inks Rusty Hinge, Brushed Corduroy & Vintage Photo using blending tool and spritz it water. Once dry, I removed the masking fluid.
  • I doodled designs on umbrella and colored the handles using pencil colors. 
  • I then doodled coffee beans using black Sakura Micron and added shading to them using white charcoal pencil. 
  • I cut and scored white card stock to create 4 1/4 by 5 1/2" side folding card stock and colored the edges using Olive Green Chameleon (OL3) marker.
  • I trimmed the umbrella card panel to create two 4 by 5 1/4" panels, inked the edges with Black Soot Distress ink and adhered them on card base.
  • I finished the cards by adhering sentiments (I broke sentiments on both cards in half, wherein I stenciled 1st half on card strip and adhered on the card front & I stenciled the other half inside the panel.)

I hope you are inspired to participate in our ongoing challenge "Coffee/Tea + Rains". To know more about the current challenge, please read here. Submit your projects by linking your projects on the original post of the challenge. Last date for submission is 31st July 2018. 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Winner TTC#1

Hello Everyone,

Its time to announce the winner of our first challenge that started in June with the theme "Checkered Florals"

We are overwhelmed with the response we got with so many amazing projects and the varied take on the theme. Thank you to all those who played along with us with their beautiful projects.

The winner of our challenge who gets a goody bag from our amazing sponsor iCraft and a chance to Guest Design for our August Challenge along with The Twisted Challenges Winner badge is..

      #4 SD Pooja 

The winner, please email us to claim your prize.

The Top 3 pick for the June Challenge in no particular order are:

                                                      #3 Vinita Jain 

                                             #5 Priti Kedia Meghani

                                                #8 Priyanka Kantak

 Beautiful Cards by all of you !!!! Please email us to grab your TOP3 badge.

We have a special mention for our sponsor store owner FORUM SHAH.  As the sponsor of our challenge blog for the month of June, she did not have to participate but we loved her enthusiasm to be the first one to join us. That surely encouraged us a lot.Thank you once again for the beautiful creation!

We hope you'll join us again with our July theme, Coffee/Tea + Rains.

Happy Crafting

The Twisted Challenges Team