Monday, December 10, 2018

November winners post 1

Hello and welcome to my November winners post!!

Please give a warm welcome to my November THANK YOU challenge winner 



Her process is always AMAZING, so please read the entire post and leave her lots of love!!
Be inspired to play along my December CHRISTMAS challenge!


I'm Raga from Perky Hobby and I'm super thrilled to be guest designing at Paru's Card Making Challenges. Thank you Paru for having me.

I'm from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, currently staying in Gurgaon, Haryana with my husband and two adorable kids (daughter of 7 years old and son of 3 years old). Im a stay at home mom and have started taking art and craft classes for kids now.
I love to illustrate and mostly all of my cards hold my illustrations. Im a bit wonky towards CAS style of cardmaking and I love to make interactive cards too. I'm new to the stamping world and I'm still learning new techniques and tricks!! You can see my works here...

Blog:http://www.perkyhobby.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/perky_hobby
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/perkyhobby/

For this month's challenge theme of Christmas, I have made a card using Christmas wreath. The front panel of the card was head embossed with white embossing powder using brick stencil from Itsy Bitsy craft store. For making the wreath, I took an old bangle of my daughter and wrapped it with a green pipe cleaner and added some rhinestones for berries.


Finished the wreath with bells and a a bow, Then I mounted my wreath on an embossed card stock and added a strip of vellum holding the sentiment Merry Christmas from Create a Smile cool buddies stamp set. I distressed the edges using gold splash ink. Finished my card by adhering it to the vertically folded base card stock.


For the shaker tag, I took a Kraft card stock and fussy cut it. To create the snow falling effect, I splattered Fevicol and water mix, heat embossed with white embossing powder. I don't hold any chunky glitters to add in, so I stuffed art stones by crushing them a little. 
the snowscape was using had torn white paper. I sealed it with an acetate piece and a kraft frame using double sided foam tape. I used Christmas tree stamp from the same cool buddies stamp set, coloured using watercolours and added glossy accent for the baubles. Finished my tag, with the same sentiment and tied it together using red satin ribbon.


Hope you are all inspired to play along the challenge. Thank you for stopping by.
Happy Crafting.
Cheers!! 
RAGA

Wow!!! Raga's work has really inspired me...So many fabulous ideas to make cards with minima; supplies!!








Saturday, December 1, 2018

November Challenge winners

 Hello!!

Thank you so so  much for playing my THANK YOU challenge!
I truly appreciate that you all come over month after month to play my challenges!!
Please Don't stop!

Here are the winners for this month! 

For the 
GUEST DESIGNER
 position for the month of November...



This card  and that rainbow is just stunning!!!

SPECIAL MENTION



Such a fun and simple Thank You card!



I Just LOVE the reflection in the sea!! Absolutely beautiful card design.


and for the prize from 





This SUPER  Mouse is just too super!!!!

Winners, I will be in touch with you with your badges for you to flaunt on your blogs!

Many many congratulations to the winners.
Do follow the links and leave them some love!

Thank you all so much for coming to play here month after month!
You truly inspire me to keep this challenge going!

Please note...

The December challenge is now live !
Don't forget to come and play!!


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

Paru Mahtani

December 2018 challenge

Hello!!!
Thank you all so much for coming and playing my 
 November THANK YOU Challenge!
So very grateful that you'll come back again and again to play!!

It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!
Here is the challenge for December 2018 !


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.

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

INSPIRATION

To start off, I layered red and green Simon Says Stamp Stitched die cut panels on a white card base.
I then die cut the elf legs, put them upside down on a tag die cut and added the sentiment from Craftangles  'santa claus' stamp set.

I added some twine and some shiny stars and the card was done.
Quick and simple!


Here, I started out with a tag, die cut from Kraft card stock. On this I stamped the mason jar and christmas elements from a Hero Arts stamp set.
I coloured it in and used mu white gel pen to add some details for interest. The sentiment is from Craftangles 'Season's greeetings' stamp set.
 I added some red and white bakers twine to finish the card.


I also made these super fun Santa 
Claus gift envelopes. They are pretty simple.. a piece of black paper wrapped around the envelope and a square frame cut out of gold and silver glitter card stock, along with a stamped and fussy cut sentiment from Craftangles. 


I hope these cards, inspire you to
bring out those Christmas goodies and come and play!

PRIZES

I will choose ONE winner , 

who will then be the GUEST DESIGNER  for the next month's challenge, 
to be posted around the 15th of the month.

I will also pick TWO other winners for an honorable mention, 
who will also get an opportunity to design a card each for this challenge blog. 
Their creations will be posted around the 20th of the month.



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, November 23, 2018

October Challenge winners post.

Hello!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Being part of this wonderful card making community is something I feel so very grateful for...day after day! Stay blessed everyone!

Please welcome the winners of the October TOUCH OF GOLD challenge!
I'm so very sorry for the delay in  posting their work.
Without any delay...here goes...

Karthika Balasubramanian


I’m Karthikha from K's Kards and Krafts and I'm super glad to be a guest designer at PCM. 
Thank you Paru for this lovely opportunity! :)
I am from Tamilnadu, recently moved to the US with my loving husband and darling daughter. Currently, I am a SAHM and crafting has been my hobby since my childhood. I’ve always loved doing something creative and I got it from my mom, who has tried various art forms! However I’m now stuck to Paper crafts – Cards and Quilling. I entered the blog land of crafting a few years back and got to know a loooot of tools, techniques, crafters, blogs, types of crafts and more!! And I’m still learning! You can find my work here,

Blog: http://loveforkrafts.blogspot.in
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KsKardsAndKrafts/




For this month's challenge 'Thank You', I've made a card using Altenew's Starry Flowers stamp and die set, colored with distress inks and Faber Castell watercolor pencils. The background is a lovely watercolor patterned paper from Dress My Craft. The sentiment is stamped using Versafine Onyx black ink. I've added a few sequins and also some glitter and shine to the flowers using Wink of Stella shimmer to complete the card. For the matching tag, the tag shape is diecut using Crafter's Companion tag dies. The flower is stamped from Mudra's Floral Silhouette using distress inks. It is similar to the card and I've added a matching purple polka dots ribbon to finish it. Hope you like my card and the matching tag! Get inspired and play along :)





Teresa



Hi, my name is Teresa, I am a single parent to Tyler who is 21 and away at University studying Stage management.
I live in Sittingbourne, Kent in the United Kingdom and I am currently working as a supervisor for a Frozen Food Supermarket, but, in my spare time I love to make cards.

I have been crafting on and off for many years, starting with knitting and cross stitch.
After a back operation in 2013, I found myself with lots of spare time and decided to set up a blog and I havent looked back since.
My passion is colouring with Copic and ProMarkers.

I hope you like my card and are inspired to play along with the current THANK YOU challenge.
 



Hi. I live in Queensland, Australia with my husband and daughter. Since I was a child I have always enjoyed many different kinds of sewing, crafting and painting.
I have always loved creating in one form or another, from sewing, crafting, painting and drawing.
Over the last few years, I have enjoyed card making, which has allowed me to try many different techniques and products as well as a variety of colouring. There is always so much to learn.
You can find me HERE in the blogosphere.




I hope you enjoy my work and are inspired to play along in the current THANK YOU challenge.

As the challenge has begun late, it will run till the 30th of November. 
I will announce the winners on the 1st of December.

Don't forget to stop by!

Please link up your creations HERE

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






Saturday, November 3, 2018

November '18 Challenge

Hello!!!
Thank you all so much for coming and playing my 
 October TOUCH OF GOLD Challenge!
such amazing cards!


Here is the challenge for November 2018 !
Though, we do not particularly celebrate Thanksgiving in India, it is the season of Diwali,
of fun, family, food and lots to be thankful for!
So, go ahead, put on your thinking caps and make some THANK YOU cards!



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.

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

INSPIRATION

Today I have the fabulous 
as my Guest designer!





About the card, Deepti says...

"To make this card, I masked and stamped the image in a light shade of distress ink and then did no line watercolouring.
I fussy cut the image and layered it onto a text print patterned paper."

I have a couple more projects to inspire you further.

To make the card, I started out with a masking fluid and water colour panel that I had made a while ago. I used the Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die to cut it to size. I then die cut 'Thanks' (a Winnie and Walter die) and inlaid it with ivory coloured cardstock, cut with the same die.
I then adhered this panel to a red card base and added the white heat embossed sentiment on black card, to finish the card. I also added some Craftangles sequins to add some interest.




To make the tag, I started out with a couple of  die cut circles using Simon Says Stamp stitched circle dies. I gold embossed a mandala (from Craftangles) on the red circle and add the Thank You die cut from Penny Black (which has been layered three times).
I adhered the red circle to the white one with 3D foam tape and added some multicoloured red string to finish the tag.


I hope you have been inspired to play along with my THANK YOU challenge!
I can't wait to see what you come up with!!

I will have more inspiration coming your way soon, during the month, 
 from the winners of the October challenge.


PRIZES

I will choose ONE winner , 

who will then be the GUEST DESIGNER  for the next month's challenge, 
to be posted around the 5th of the month.

I will also pick TWO other winners for an honorable mention, 
who will also get an opportunity to design a card each for this challenge blog. 
Their creations will be posted around the 15th of the month.

FOR THIS MONTH ONLY!!

I have my Guest designer Deepti giving away a stamp set from Dee's Artsy Impressions!





As the challenge has begun late, it will run till the 30th of November. 
I will announce the winners on the 1st of December.

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




Sunday, October 28, 2018

October challenge Winners.

 Hello!!

Thank you so much for playing my TOUCH OF GOLD challenge!
I truly appreciate that you all come over month after month to play my challenges!!
Please Don't stop!

Here are the winners for this month! 

For the 
GUEST DESIGNER
 position for the month of November...



I just LOVE the balloons with the touch of gold!

SPECIAL MENTION



I just love how the gold has been incorporated through the die cutting!



I just love this fabulous card with the touch of gold on the butterflies and the sentiment!

Winners, I will be in touch with you  after the 1st of November (I am currently travelling) with your badges for you to flaunt on your blogs!

Many many congratulations to the winners.
Do follow the links and leave them some love!

Thank you all so much for coming to play here month after month!
You truly inspire me to keep this challenge going!

Please note...

The November  challenge will go live on 3rd November at 12 am IST. 

Don't forget to come and play!!


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

Paru Mahtani

Friday, October 19, 2018

September Winners post 2.

Hello!
Here are the winners of the September Challenge, with some fabulous creations for the 
Im so sorry my post is late..things have been a bit busy!

First up, I have the amazingly talented

Deepti Aggarwal



Hello Everyone,
I'm Deepti Aggarwal and my blog is Vishesh Collections. I recently moved to Belgium from Bangalore, India due to my Hubby's work assignment. I'm mad about crafting so much that as soon as I shifted here ..the first thing I searched for was...Crafting shop near me... he he he.. I bet lots of you would be like me only...😉  
And...I'm really super duper excited to be guest designing for Paru's Card Making Challenge. Thank you so much Paru for having me here.The theme for the current challenge is " A touch of Gold". And here is what I've created.. Totally festive..



To make this card, I took A2 size card stock and gold embossed it using string of lights stamp from Winnie & Walter's -Happy Owlidays with Evelin T Designs stamp set. Then, I ink blended it using rainbow colors distress inks as shown and further colored the lights with watercolors in same tone. Once satisfied, I die cut it using rectangle dies from Winnie& Walter's - Essentials: Lana Cutaways. After that, I adhered it on white note card.


Then , I die cut out the happy (from Do crafts) Diwali (from sizzix alphabet dies) sentiment using gold glitter foam sheet. Adhered the same on the card base. For the final touch up, I added glossy accent to these rainbow lights. Here are some more pics which I've clicked from different angle to show you gold embossing and glossy accent effect..


I hope you have been inspired to play along with current challenge.
Looking forward to see what you create..
Happy Crafting!!

*****

Next,  to inspire you, is the absolutely amazing

ISHANI


Hello there!
I am Ishani, know as Quillish to the crafting world.
I currently live with my husband and my 3 year old son, in Pune.
I have served in the Indian Air Force for 10 years and now I am a stay-at-home-mom, 
who loves to craft.

My first submission for a challenge and a win was at Paru's Card Making Challenges (May 2017). It was such a delight and a pat on the back and since then I have not stopped.
I love to learn and experiment with new techniques, but, think I'm slightly bent toward the CAS style of card making. I am on the design teams of Indian Quilling Challenge, CAS-ual Friday challenges and Cupcake challenges. I am delighted to share a card with the  TOUCH OF GOLD to inspire you to play along at the challenge.




Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to link up your entry for the challenge HERE!

Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani