Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February challenge

Hello everyone! 

What a great number of submissions we had for the January challenge! We sure started off the year with a bang!
Here is the February challenge!


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 created this card using Impression Obessions dies and stamps from the 'Rinding Pretty' set!
And, then, I used the Chibitronics led light circuit to light up this card!!!

Other stamps and dies used as from Hero Arts, lawn Fawn and Litle B




video

Isn't this fun?
You can learn how to create your own circuit using the Chibitronics starter kit, HERE.

I also made this tag using the beautiful hollyhocks die from Impression Obsession, and a stencil from My Favourite Things. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and the pretty sequins from 
Pretty Pink Posh.


For more inspiration,
I have the Fabulously talented 


as my guest designer today!

I have admired her work for many years, so its a real honour to have her here to inspire us today!


Hi Everyone!
I am Bhavana. Thank You Paru, for inviting me as a  guest designer!
I feel so honoured.
A little about me..
I am from India and currently live in Santa Clara, California. I love card making and I have been making cards for the past 6 years. 
I love anything artsy and craftsy. You can check out my work at my blog 

I am excited and had fun making cards with the LOVE theme.

My first card is very simple; I did an ink smooshing technique for the background using 'Fired Brick' distress ink and water, the love hand sign is from Paper Smooches 'Helping Hand' stamp set.


For my second card, I used Sugar Pea designs, 'Enchanted Garden' stamp set and dies.
I used  Zig real brush pens watercolour markers to colour them. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp 'Favourite flowers' stamp set.
I adhered the image using foam tap and added some clear sequins to finish my card.



For the tag, I used Winnie and Walter's 'You've got mail' stamp set. For the background stamping I used aged mahogany distress ink and did second generation stamping and for the envelopes I used water colours. 
The stamped sentiment is from the same set.


I hope you have been inspired!
Happy Crafting!


THE PRIZES
This month we have two outstanding sponsors!

We have a starter pack from 



and 

 a $50 gift card 

from 



I hope that you have been inspired
 to create some fun tags and cards for LOVE
 and to join in the challenge!

The winner will be announced on the 28th of February , 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

Saturday, January 28, 2017

January Challenge Winners!!

 Hello!!
Thank you so much for playing the Ist anniversary "Anything Goes' Challenge
I am overwhelmed and humbled by all of you who chose to come and play my challenge this month!
THANK YOU  so very much for coming back month after month to play my challenges. 
When I started a year ago, I never imagined it would be such a great success!!!

Here are the winners for this month!

For  the $25 gift certificate from 





The combination of stamps and th gorgeous colour blending took my breath away!



For the  Rs. 500 gift voucher from 






I just love the background embossing!!

For the paper packs from Nakshatra Designs




What fabulous stamping!!

For the two surprise prizes...






and 





I fell in love with the negative die cut  background in Priya's  card,
 and the beautifully irresistable wax resist technique on Deepti's card!


Many many congratulations to the winners!!

Have a wonderful 2017!

Remember...

Our February challenge will be live on 1st February 2017 at 12 am IST, 
and as always there are exciting prizes to be won!

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

Paru Mahtani






Sunday, January 1, 2017

Ist anniversary challenge!

Hello!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Welcome back to all of you who have played my challenges before 
and a big welcome to those who are stopping by for the first time! 
I hope you have great fun playing  along!

Last month saw some fabulous submissions..we ended the year with a resounding bang!!
Thank you all!!
This month is the 1st anniversary of Paru's Card Making Challenges!!
We have some fabulous prizes from our sponsors and,
in addition, I will be personally giving away TWO prizes as a special Thank You!!

The challenge for January 2017 
is



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...

For the note card, I started out with a 3"x4" piece of card stock
which I embossed using the cuttlebug embossing folder (swirls). I adhered this to a card base.
I then cut a vase (Paper Smooches die) from my favourite patterned paper, added a golden twig (memory box die) and a Simon Says Stamp gold embossed sentiment to finish the card
A simple yet elegant little note card.


For this tag, I used the free die that I received from mftstamps when I placed and order with them!
It is such a beautiful die!
I first cut the tag using simon Says Stamp stitched rectangles die.
Then, I used a Tim Holtz stencil to create the background and simply adhered the die cut to the tag
I finished the tag with a bit of yellow ribbon.


To inspire you further, 
is the guest Designer this month!

Here is what she has made...



Hello Crafters!
I am so glad to be joining Paru's Card Making Challenges as a Guest Designer today.
It is an absolute honour to be invited.
Thank you so much Paru for giving me this opportunity.
I love playing your challenges..they are always so interesting.

Here's wishing your challenge blog a very happy first anniversary:)

About me..

I am Hussena from Kolkata, India and I am a SAHM of two kids.
I like to make a variety of projects and my current love is stamping.
I blog at Quill and Punch Works and you can check out more of my work there :)




I have created a card and two tags for the challenges this month.
I wanted them to look like a set, 
so I have used the same stamp set and colour combinations for all of them.I wanted the sentiments to be generic so it could be given as a gift set.



To create my card, I have used Altenew painted flowers set.
I used Altenew inks for colouring. 
I stamped and die cut the flowers and leaves using the co-ordinating dies. 
This made my work so much easier.
then I die cut a panel using a Paper smooches border die to create a frame. 
The sentiment comes from another Altenew set-Lavel Love.
I added a few black paint splatters and silver stars and sequins for the finishing touches.


To create my tags, I have used the Lawn Fawn 'Tag U're It' stamp and coordinating die set.
I gold embossed the outline of one of the tags to add some extra  interest. 
I used the Altenew painted flowers set for the flowers and,
 the sentiment is from the same Lawn Fawn set.
I added a few Nuvo Crystal dots to embellish and tied some silver and gold mesh ribbon along with thin black ribbon to finish them off.


THE PRIZES

As always, we have  fabulous sponsors lined up for this month.

Up for grabs are...

$25 gift certificate from Winnie and Walter


Rs. 500 gift certificate from Lulupulu Craft Lounge




Two 6"x6" paper packs from Nakshatra Designs



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





Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Winners of the December "Christmas" challenge

 Hello!!
Thank you so much for playing the December "Christmas Challenge".
I am overwhelmed by all the submissions!! It was almost impossible to choose a winner!!
THANK YOU  so very much for coming back month after month to play my challenges. 
When I started a year ago, I never imagined it would be such a great success!!!

Next month is the 1st anniversary of Paru's Card Making Challenges!
In addition to the two sponsored prizes (which are just fantastic!!), 
I will be personally giving away two prizes as a special thank you.

So make sure you come back to play on the 1st of January 2017

And now...
Here are the winners!

For  the free digi from 






I just couldn't resist that cute little reindeer!!

and
For the $25 gift voucher from 





I love everything about this card...the fabulous background and,
most of all the fantastic wreath made with the Fresh Cut florals stamp set.


Many many congratulations to the winners!!

Have a wonderfully crafty New Year 2017
and lets together make Paru's Card Making Challenges a huge success once again!!

Remember...

Our 1st anniversary challenge will be live on 1st January 2017 at 12 am IST, 
and,there are loads of fabulous prizes to be won!!

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

Paru Mahtani

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December challenge

Hello everyone! 

Welcome back to all of you who have played my challenges before 
and a big welcome to those who are stopping by for the first time! 
I hope you have great fun playing  along!

Last month saw some fabulous submissions and I'm hoping we will get even more fabulous submissions this month.
Let's end this year with a bang, people!!!




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...

This month our sponsor is 

They have two adorable digis with us to show case.

The cute cow






and the adorable penguin.






To make the above cards and tags, I printed out the digis onto white card stock and die cut them using the stitched circles and stitched squares dies from Simon Says Stamp. 
I then coloured another copy of the digi , fussy cut it and paper pieced it on to the die cut base. 
This way I didn't have to cut around the fiddly bits like the tail or the bow.


I added hand drawn doodle lights to the background of the cute cow tag to add some interest. I did the same for the card too and added a red die cut circle to add further interest. 
I then added a gold embossed on vellum Christmas sentiment from Hero Arts to card.
I finished off the tag and card with green and white bakers twine and a little bell for fun.

For the adorable penguin card and tag, I added embossed backgrounds, bakers twine and a bell for interest. Here too the sentiment is from Hero Arts.


Here is some more inspiration for you from the absolutely fabulous 


She was my first guest designer this year and,
thanks to her encouragement and support,
 I have been able to keep this challenge blog going for the whole year!
A big THANK YOU Neha!


Hello friends,
I am excited to be here as Guest DT as this is one of my favourite challenge blog. Kudos to Paru! She is doing amazing job at making the challenges interesting and giving away some fabulous prices every month.
Today, I am sharing a card and a tag made using Kitty bee designs. They are cute holiday themed images which are fun to colour.



I printed them on a white Neenah Solar card stock, coloured  them with copics.
I made the snow dune using Ranger’s sea foam white embossing powder and Martha Stewart white glitter. Back ground snowflakes are embossed in white. Sentiment and snowflakes are Jane’s Doodles stamps. I fussy cut the roly poly penguin and mounted with 3d foam tape.
Here is the close up of glistening snow.



For the tag, I cut image with circle die.
Cut the tag for green CS and stencilled some stripes with distress ink. 
Sentiment is from Paper trey ink . 
I had fun making these cuties. 
Give it a try, I am sure you will enjoy it too! 
Thanks Paru for giving me this opportunity. Big Hug!




THE PRIZES

As always, we have  fabulous sponsors lined up for this month.

Up for grabs are...

 One free digi from 



and 

a $25 gift card from The Heart Desires


I hope that you have been inspired
 to create some fun tags and cards for the CHRISTMAS season
 and to join in the challenge!

The winner will be announced on the 28th of December, 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



Monday, November 28, 2016

November Challenge winners!

 Hello!!
Thank you so much for playing the November  'Cards for children ' Challenge.
I am blown away by all the submissions!! It was really really hard to choose the winners!
I hope you will come back to play again next month too!

Here are the winners!

For  the 3 images from MHK designs




I love the neat, clean and crisp card made by Parul! Perfect for any kid!

And
for the 
$25 gift card from





I think the motifs are arodable and I love the use of the maps and the water patterned papers!
Would make any kid perfectly happy!!

Many many congratulations to the winners!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Remember...
a
A new challenge will go live on December 1st at 12 am IST.
Don't forget to drop by and play!