Monday, January 1, 2018

January 2018 Challenge

Hello!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

I cannot believe we are celebrating
2 years 
of Paru's Card Making Challenges!!!!
Thank you all so much for coming back to play my challenges month after month!!!
I am truly humbled by your love!

Here is the challenge for January 2018


You can make a New Year card, a card for a new baby, new house, a wedding (new journey), a card for someone starting a new job, new studies, or, even use new craft material!!!
The possibilities are endless! 
Let see your creative juices flow!!


HOW TO PLAY

Make a card or tag using the theme given. 
Take a photo of your creation and link it up below.
If you have a blog, write a post about our challenge and link it back to our challenge, including photos of your card or tag.
Please display this storyboard prominently in your blog post so that others may be inspired to play.

ALSO, please display this logo prominently on the sidebar of your blog so that others may join us.


FOLLOW/JOIN  THIS BLOG
 FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM AND TAG YOUR SUBMISSIONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH THE TAG
#PCMCHALLENGES

If you don't have a blog, post your photos on social media and TAG them with #PCMCHALLENGES
If you don't tag them, we will not see them on social media.

Link your blogpost/social media post to the linky below.

INSPIRATION

I've made a lot of cards  to inspire you this month!
The first card is a super simple shaker card using my sponsor Winnie and Walter's 'Cheers' die.
I think it makes a great NEW Years card, hence following the theme of NEW!
The sequins in the shaker are from my sponsor Hndmd.
I cut out a shaker window using Simon Says Stamp stitched square die at an angle to create some interest. I placed the die cut Cheers sentiment across the window to finish the card.


The cute tag below is made using stamps from the Craftangles (by HNDMD) 'Indian Wedding' stamp set, watercolours and concentric stitched dies from Simon Says Stamp. 
I decided to leave the focal image black and white and use watercolours around it. 
I also added a silver and gold bell for fun. I wish I could make you hear how festive it sounds!




The next card is also made using my sponsor Hndmd's Craftangles 'Indian wedding' stamp set. I stamped, watercoloured and die cut the image and matted it with  a larger die cut of the same shape.
I used patterned paper from Craftangles to create a background for my image. I finished the card with some jute twine from MayArts and some silver and gold bells and sequins.
The sentiment from the same stamp set is typed inside the card.
Weddings are NEW beginnings, so here too I follow the theme of the challenge.



For more inspiration, I made some cards using NEW supplies that I recently purchased!

The first card features the VW Beetle die from Flora & Fauna stamps. The background is white embossed and ink blended and the sentiment is handwritten. 
I created the yellow striped using Craftangles 'Stripes' stencil.





I made the card below using my awesome NEW dies from My Favourite Things.
I have been dreaming about making this card!!!
The box die is from Lawn Fawn, the bottles are from MFT and the wood grain stamp is from 
Bo Bunny!




For the next card, I used my brand NEW stamps from 
Flora and Fauna stamps.
I created the background with Impression Obsession Map stamp and Memento London Fog ink.
I masked, watercoloured and die cut the focal image. 
Upon my son's suggestion, I extended the stripes from the focal image onto the background.
I think it creates great interest.





I made the tag/bookmark below using brand NEW stamps from 
Three Room Studio, designed by the awesome Sandy Boon!
I used my white Signo gel pen to create interest on the kraft background.




This month my Guest Designer is 





She has an amazingly clean style and she has some fun cards to inspire you!

Hello Friends,
I'm Anila.

To begin with, wish you all a very Happy New Year!
May this year bring you lots of creativity and innovations!

I am super happy to be Guest Designing at 
Paru's card Making Challenges.

I am a Mumbai based crafter. I was working as an Art and Craft teacher in a reputed school, in Mumbai. I got into blogging and crafting since last year. CAS card making is something I enjoy the most. I am greatly inspired by many crafters around.

You can see more of my work at my blog "Novel Ideas" or my Instagram handle "aniladk"

I am extremely grateful to Paru for giving me this opportunity.

I am sharing a card and tag today which I made based on the current theme of the month
NEW!

I am using a new stamp set here for both my projects.
Also, the sentiments used here are some quotations which I found online and printed out.
The sentiments reflect the new beginnings and the new opportunities brought in by the New Year.

Here is a look at them...


My card is made using MFT(My Favourite Things) Happy Hedgehogs stamp set.
I stamped the images, coloured them with Zig markers and fussy cut them.
I printed the sentiments on white cardstock.
I die cut the sentiment panel using a stitched rectangular die.
On a card base, I adhered the pattern paper from MFT.
I then mounted the rectangular die cut on the base using foam adhesive.
I adhered the images on the card and created the grass effect using pencil colours.



To make this tag, I used the same MFT Hedgehog stamp set. I stamped the image, coloured with Zig and fussy cut the image. On a white tag, I stamped the flower image from the same stamp set using green dye ink. Adhere the MFT pattern paper on the tag.  
I printed out the sentiment and die cut the same using the stitiched rectangle die.
I mounted this on the patterned paper using foam adhesive.


I adhered the image on the tag. 
Lastly, I added a few sequins and tied the ribbons to the tag.

I hope I was able to inspire you today!
Happy Crafting!!

Anila

THE PRIZES
2
$25 gift cards from 



A goodie bag worth 
Rs.1500
from HNDMD




and 
Two Surpise gifts 
from me personally



The winners will be announced on the 28th of January,
 so don't forget to stop by!

Please link up your creations below.

To be eligible to win a prize, please follow all the instructions carefully...
you will find them above and in under 'how to play' in the right sidebar.


Thanks so much for stopping by...
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani









Friday, December 29, 2017

December 17 Challenge winners

 Hello!!
Thank you so much for playing the December 'Christmas' Challenge.

So much creativity! 
I was blown away!!


Here are the winners for this month! 

For the 
Fabulous goodie bag from 
HNDMD





I just could not resist that bright moon and that adorable scene!!!


For the Rs.500 voucher from 




I just love how Priyanka has taken an Indian design stencil and turned it into a Christmas tree!!
That is really ingenious!

 Many many congratulations to the winners!!


VERY IMPORTANT

I have a sincere request to the winners..
PLEASE SHARE YOUR PRIZES ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
The more you share, the better chance you have at winning awesome prizes from more and more sponsors.
If, for any reason   you do not wish to accept the prize, (such as not being able to pay for shipping of the prize), please contact me ASAP, so that I may pass on the prize to someone else.

Remember...

The January challenge will go live on 1st January 2018 at 12 am IST. 
It's the challenges' 2nd anniversary so there will be absolutely awesome prizes to be won!! 
Don't forget to come and play!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!!

Paru Mahtani

Friday, December 1, 2017

December 2017 Challenge

Hello everyone!!!! 

Thank you so much for playing the THANK YOU challenge in November!
We had so many beautiful entries!!
Now its the Christmas month! 
A fun time to craft and experiment and share lots of craft love!

Here is the December challenge!

Make a CHRISTMAS card or tag.




HOW TO PLAY

Make a card or tag using the theme given. 
Take a photo of your creation and link it up below.
If you have a blog, write a post about our challenge and link it back to our challenge, including photos of your card or tag.
Please display this storyboard prominently in your blog post so that others may be inspired to play.

ALSO, please display this logo prominently on the sidebar of your blog so that others may join us.


FOLLOW/JOIN  THIS BLOG
 FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM AND TAG YOUR SUBMISSIONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH THE TAG
#PCMCHALLENGES

If you don't have a blog, post your photos on social media and TAG them with #PCMCHALLENGES
If you don't tag them, we will not see them on social media.

Link your blogpost/social media post to the linky below.

Now for some inspiration!!!
I have used Craftangles stencils, manufactured right here in Mumbai, by my sponsor Hndmd, to make these Christmas inspirations for you.

To make my Christmas card, I started by creating a background panel using Cratangles 'Tangerine Orange' cardstock and the Craftangles Plaid stencil with Tim Holtz distress inks 'Fired Brick' and 'Black Soot'. I cut the panel down to size using the Simon Says Stamp stitched rectnagle dies and created a vellum overlay using the next size of rectangle from the same die set.

I then used stamps from Hero Arts to create the winter scene in a mason jar. I used timholtz distress inks on the mason jar too and used a light splatter of water and a Signo white gel pen to create the effect of snow. I finished the card by adding some May Arts ribbon and some white enamel dots and adhering the plaid panel onto a black card base.
Unusual but such fun colours!





For the tag, I decided to stick with the same colour scheme as the card. Here I used the skyline stencil from Craftangles and stamps from the new 'Season's greetings' stamp set from Craftangle to make this super simple tag. I added a holly and berry diecut (hero arts) to finish the tag.




For the last tag, I used the Craftangles Christmas trees stencil and the same warm colour scheme as above. Here I gold heat embossed the sentiment and added some die cut Christmas trees (Impression Obsession) and some Craftangles clear sequins for interest.




I love how my projects turned out..I hope you are inspired to dive in  and make some wonderful Christmas cards for friends and family too!
I'd like mention here, that all the backgrounds that you see in my card photos, are amazing 12"x12" papers from my sponsor this month, Papericious! Do check them out!


For more inspiration, I have for you this month..
The wonderfully talented

Ishani

I love her style and today she shows you how you can make you christmas cards with mininmal supplies!!



Hello dear friends,
I am so glad to be here to share my creations for the Christmas theme with you.
I am an Indian Air force officer by profession and a crafter by passion. 
I experiment with quilling, stmaping and other media to make my cards.
I love the versatility the quilling strips give me to form them into any shaoe I want to.

I did the same for my card. I used 3mm strips for the card. I cut aroung 1cm long pieced os two diffferent shades of green and stuck them to make them look like th brances of a Christmas tree.
I took three different colours and rolled them together to form the baubles (ornaments). Othre baubles were done the similar way.
I made a bow of the similar colours and stick them and the baubles below the brances to festoon my Christmas tree.
I stamped the sentiment at the other corner, put a feew sequins and mounted on a red card base.
Tadaa!! Here is my quilled Christmas card!!




for the tag, I stmaped two images of the poinsettia stamp with versamrk ink and gold embossed it.
I used Zig clean colour real brush markers to colout the two stamped images and fussy cut them. 
Later I cut on of the images in a way that I only had the red bracts (leaves) which I stuck on the whole coloured image to give a 3D effect. I die cut a scalloped tag, gold embossed my sentiment, stuck my poinsettia in the corner and finished off by tying a ribbon.






I hope you are inspired by my projects and next time if you don't have a stamp (like I didn't have) for making your cards, You'd try getting your humble paper strips out!!


THE PRIZES

As always,this month too we have two fabulous sponsors!

A Rs. 500 voucher from 


and

A goodie bag worth Rs. 1000 from 





With all this wonderful inspiration this month, I am looking forward to all your entries!!

The winner will be announced on the 28th of December, so do not forget to stop by!!

Please link up your creations below.

To be eligible to win a prize, please follow all the instructions carefully...
you will find them above and in under 'how to play' in the right sidebar.


Thanks so much for stopping by...
Have a great day and have lots of fun!!

Paru Mahtani

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

November '17 challenge winners

 Hello!!
Thank you so very much for playing the November 'Thank You' challenge!!
So many beautiful cards!!!
THANK YOU for playing!!

Here are the winners for this month! 

For the 
Fabulous goodie bag from 




The loose watercolour florals in fall colours are a sure winner!

And,
 for the Rs. 250/- voucher from 




I just LOVE the paisley designs that have been incorporated into this fall card, Oh, so subtly!

Many many congratulations to the winners!!

VERY IMPORTANT

I have a sincere request to the winners..
PLEASE SHARE YOUR PRIZES ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
The more you share, the better chance the winning awesome prizes from more and more sponsors.
If, for any reason you do not wish to accept the prize, please contact me ASAP, so that I may pass on the prize to someone else.

Remember...

The December challenge will go live on 1st December 2017 at 12 am IST. 
As always there are great prizes to be won..don't forget to come and play!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!!

Paru Mahtani

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November '17 challenge

Hello everyone!!!! 


Thank you so much for playing the 'Touch of Gold' challenge in October!
So many beautiful entires!
Hope you all had a wonderful Diwali!
Now its time to say Thank You!

Here is theNovember challenge!
Make a Thank You card or tag.




HOW TO PLAY

Make a card or tag using the theme given. 
Take a photo of your creation and link it up below.
If you have a blog, write a post about our challenge and link it back to our challenge, including photos of your card or tag.
Please display this storyboard prominently in your blog post so that others may be inspired to play.

ALSO, please display this logo prominently on the sidebar of your blog so that others may join us.


FOLLOW/JOIN  THIS BLOG
 FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM AND TAG YOUR SUBMISSIONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH THE TAG
#PCMCHALLENGES

If you don't have a blog, post your photos on social media and TAG them with #PCMCHALLENGES
If you don't tag them, we will not see them on social media.

Link your blogpost/social media post to the linky below.

Now for some inspiration!!!
I just love how this card turned out!!
I started by stamping the floral image from Craftangles 'Beautiful Bloom Border' stamp set in black and heat embossing it with a clear embossing powder.
I then watercoloured the background using warm fall colours.
Once the background was dry, I partially embossed the background using Cuttlebug 'swirls' embossing powder.
I finished the card with a sentiment from Winnie and Walter (which I in two colours, using the Misti), and sequins from Craftangles and A1Craft supply.



For my tag, I started with a tag die cut from MFT. 
I then stamped the sentiment from Winnie and Walter (using Tim Holtz distress ink) 
repeatedly to create a background.
To create the focal image, 
I die cut the square stamp using a Cuttlebug die, 
and then stamped the floral image (source unknown) on it. 
After colouring and distressing using Tim Holtz distress inks,
I added some Craftangles sequins and some green ribbon to finish the tag.



 My guest designer this month,
is the most amazing 



Hello everyone!
I am so happy to be back to share my projects here.
I made a thank you card and tag in keeping with this month's theme.
I have used the 'Kind Soul' stamp set from Wplus9 on both the card and tag. This is the first time I inked this gorgeous stamp..I'm not sure if I have done it justice with my colouring!
For the card, I first stamped the image in gold and heat embossed it.
I coloured the image using a combination of Zig Clean Colour Real brush markers 
and Prisma color pencils. 
The 'Thanks' is a word die from Winnie and Walter, 
and the rest of the sentiment is from 
Paper TreyInk. 
I cut out the word multiple times using pink cardstock and layered them to create a 3D look.


I used a manila shipping tag to create my thank you tag.
I first stamped, and heat embossed the same Wplus9 image 
and then coloured with markers and colour pencils. 
I then inked the background with distress oxide inks and sprayed some water on it.



I had a great time creating these!
I hope my projects inspire you to create your own and share with us!
I can't wait to see what you create.

This month, to inspire you further we have creations from the DT team 
from one of our  fabulous sponsors
with their creations!
Click on their names to see more of their work!


Aditi resides in Bangalore. She is  a clinical Psychologist and a Special Educator, and an avid crafter across various mediums!







Anila is a Mumbai mum who is passionate about crafting and mixed media among other mediums.






Kriti Mishra is a crafter from Hyderabad who loves scrapbooking and mini albums.





An experienced HR professional, she loves creating mixed media and altered art projects.




Mounika is from Bangalore and is a passionate scrapbooker, card maker and mixed media artist.




A Mumbaikar and an avid crafter, card making is her new found love!




An airforce officer and paper crafter. What a combination!!



A creative soul, she has discovered the joys of cardmaking and is constantly exploring new techniques!




THE PRIZES

This month we have two fabulous sponsors!

A fabulous goodie bag from







and a Rs.250/- voucher from 



With so much inspiration this month, I am looking forward to all your entries!!

the winner will be announced on the 28th of November, so do not forget to stop by!!

Please link up your creations below.

To be eligible to win a prize, please follow all the instructions carefully...
you will find them above and in under 'how to play' in the right sidebar.


Thanks so much for stopping by...
Have a great day and have lots of fun!!

Paru Mahtani