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

Sunday, October 7, 2018

September winners post

Hello!
Please welcome 
Manisha Ayyapath
the winner of the guest designer post for the September 'Anything Goes Challenge'!
Here she is with some fabulous inspiration for the October 'TOUCH OF GOLD' challenge.


Hello Everyone!
Manisha here!
I'm currently a full-time crafter, having quit my job to take care of my little daughter.
This break allowed me to explore the wonders of the crafting world and now I'm totally hooked :)
My interests very widely-cardmaking,scrapbooking, mixed-media and now I'm even into making home decor products. Recently I started a venture where I sell all the handmade items that I make-The Simple Joys Store.
You can check it out on www.instagram/the.simple.joys.store

I'm absolutely excited to be guest designing for Paru's Card Making Challenge! and what got me more excited is this month's theme- A TOUCH OF GOLD! I just love adding gold elements in my projects-kind of like a weakness :D
so needless to say I had super fun working on today's projects.
So let's see the card and the tag I made for this challenge.

For this I created a background cut file and had it cut on a matte gold cardstock using my Silhouette Curio. Then I had some fun with Ranger's Alcohol Inks and created some backgrounds. I then die cut the backgrounds using Altenew's floral Fantasy 3D die set.
For the center piece of the flowers and a couple of leaves I used the same gold cardstock to add that touch of gold.
I then adhered the gold frame on the card base and then arranged my die cuts towards the base of the card. To balance out the whole look, I added a sentiment-black on gold and finished off the card with some black ink splatters.



Moving on to the tag. 
I created a simple tag which features some gold heat embossed from Altenew's Adore You stamp set to add that gold element. I used glitter gold embossing power that lends a different charm of its own.
I then colored the flowers with color pencils and markers. The sentiment is heat embossed in black.
I then added a few gold and black splatters as I just love to do that :D 
Attached a brown ribbon to the tag to complete it.



Hope you guys enjoyed my projects and are inspired to play along. 
You can link up your projects here.

Manisha Ayappath



Monday, October 1, 2018

October 2018 Challenge

Hello!!!
Thank you all so much for your amazing creativity for 
the September ANYTHING GOES Challenge!
such fantastic cards!


Here is the challenge for October 2018 which will be a lot of fun!


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 inspire you this month, I have made a card using Craftangles glimmer pastes in white and gold!
These are so much fun to use and they add so much sparkle and shine to any project!

To create the card background, I used the Craftangles abstract circles stencil and the Craftangles 'fairy dust' glimmer paste and set it aside to dry.
While it was drying, I stamped and fussy cut the layered carnation from Waffle Flower crafts.
I then die cut the word 'Happy' ( a Winnie and Walter die) out of white card stock and used Tim Holtz distress inks to colour the same to match the colours of the flower. I also cut out the word from white fun foam to back it and create some dimension.
I had a scrap piece of gold glitter card stock,
(I made this by applying gold glimmer paste to a piece of white card stock and allowing it to dry) left over from another project. I cut out the numbers 65 from the scraps as well as from some fun foam to use as a backing to create some dimension, like above.
I the adhered all the elements to the background panel and 
adhered the same to a red coloured card base. 
That gold 65 really makes the card pop I think!


See how the glimmer paste glitters?!


My second project is a bunch of fun gift tags in primary colours and a touch of gold!
I used stamps from the Hero Arts 'Christmas lights' stamp set for these tags. I heat embossed the strings of lights with gold embossing powder on white card stock, which, had been die cut into tags using MFT's tag die.
I then used Tim Holtz's Fired Brick, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn and Mustard Seed distress inks to to smoosh some colour onto the tags.
I love how fun and celeberatory they are!
I finished the tags with some May Arts jute ribbon and a golden bell!



I hope you have been inspired to play along with my Touch Of Gold challenge!
I can't wait to see what you create!

I will have more inspiration coming your way during the month, 
 from the winners of the September 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 THREE 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.

Sounds fun?


The challenge will run till the 25th of October.
The winners will be announced on the 28th of October.
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, September 28, 2018

September Challenge winners

 Hello!!

Thank you so much for playing my ANYTHING GOES challenge..So many entries!!
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 October,


Do check out her brilliant number shaker card on Instagram!! Its super cute!


SPECIAL MENTION



Isn't this card adorable!! I love the circle clouds!!



I LOVE the sequin flowers!!! Beautiful showcase of sequins Ishani!



That sparkly sentiment is just fabulous against that beautiful floral background!


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!

Remember...

The October challenge will go live on 1st October at 12 am IST. 

Don't forget to come and play!!


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

Paru Mahtani

Monday, September 17, 2018

August challenge Special mentions post

Hello !
Here are the Special mention winners of the August FAMILY CHALLENGE with some fabulous inspiration for you for this months ANYTHING GOES Challenge.
First , I have 

Here is what she has to say...

Hey there !
I am Anu (Crafter Anu). I am a Delhi based crafter, a freelance artist and proud owner of craft brand HANDMADE LOVE. Also I am currently working with TUBBY CRAFT (a craft supply brand) as their designer. My area of work is mainly focused on paper crafts like cardmaking, stamping, scrapbooking etc. but I do love to paint, sketch as well.
Today I am here to share a super simple & fun project with you all.
I have used Craftyscrappers 'never change' stamp set to make this spotlight card. I have full pictoral for you on my blog.


You can find me on –
FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/HandmadeLBH/
INSTAGRAM – www.instagram.com/handmadelovebh_crafteranu/
YOUTUBE – www.youtube.com/c/CrafterAnuHL
BLOG – www.handmadelovebh.blogspot.com
Next I have for you 



Here is what she has to say!
Hi. I'm Sharda, originally from Jaipur, now married in Mumbai.
I have two priceless possessions for this life, 
a darling 6 year old daughter and a cute 9 month old son. 
This enthusiastic little boy has sped down my creations as he is now all set to try his hands on my craft supplies.
I am an MBA (finance) by qualigfication and have worked with Axis Bank. But, my heart was always there in creative work, be it writing, crafting or even garnishing the day to day meals.
I could never solely be a finance professional. To add on to my creative skills, I pursued graphic designing too.
Crafting is my stress buster. !0 minutes of creativity takes away all the tiredness and relaxes my heart and mind to the core. I enjoy making all kinds of folios and albums and scrapbooks. Recently I started making cards as my health was not permitting long sittings required for albums. So card making came to my rescue.
Last month was really really lucky for me as I received a SPECIAL MENTION at Paru's Card Making Challenges. This motivated me to create more cards and generated self confidence that, Yes! I can make cards too.
Thanks a lot Paru! It means a lot to me!

About my card



I have created a card with Craftyscrappers 'Buzzing by to say hi' stamp set.
Firstly I created the background with Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Dried Marigold distress inks.
Stamped the bee, coloured it with markers, fussy cut and adhered it with foam tape. Used a die cut sentiment with glossy accent and heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock and lastly added some enamel dots.

I hope you have been inspired to pull out your crafty supplies and to come and play my 
this month!!

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






Saturday, September 1, 2018

September 2018 challenge

Hello!!!
Thank you all so much for your amazing creativity for 
the August 'FAMILY' Challenge!
such fantastic cards!


Here is a simple challenge for September 2018 which will be a lot of fun!



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 inspire you this month, I have the winner of the August FAMILY challenge

Priyanka Kantak


Her creativity is fabulous and exciting!
Here is what she had to say about herself and her creations!

Hello Crafty Friends!
I am Priyanka from Mumbai.
By profession, I am a voice over artist, lending my voice for E-learning, T.V. commercials, radio ads and Corporate AV's.
I'm have a bachelor's degree in Textile and Fashion Technology and am a voracious reader.
You can find me here on Instagram and on my blog

I am so honoured to Guest design for 
Paru's Card Making Challenges, a challenge blog thats very close to my heart.
This is the very first cardmaking challenge that I won.
I am a regular participant here.

This month the theme is 'Anything Goes'.

For this I have made an oval easel card and a tag to go along with it.

I have used the Simon Says Stamp background stamp 'Flower Explosion' in both my card and tag.

For the card, I have coloured with Koi watercolours and used an oval die by Die Cuts and More .
I also tried the inlaid die cutting technique for the sentiment.
The 'Thanks' die cut is by Pink and Main.



 For the tag I used a Spellbinders tag die.
I stuck a black tag die cut on the back to add interest and also to make it sturdier.
The sentiment is from an Itsy Bitsy stamp set.



I hope you like my creations and are inspired to make your own!

To inspire you some more,
I have some fun cards  for you this month!

Pop-up slider cards are a lot of fun ,
so I decided to make one 
showing a box of fun goodies for a friends' 50th birthday.


I started out by die cutting the  pop up panel using a die 
(which I've had for years but never used!)
from The Rubber Cafe. 
I couldn't find a link to the store but here is a video showing you how easy it is to make one.
The dies I used for the box and the goodies are from My Favourite things and Honey Bee Stamps.
The sentiment is something I made up and printed out.
I used distress inks to colour the glasses and Camlin watercolour cakes to create the paint splatter.
I used Fevicryl gold paint to add the gold splatter to the black card base . 
I'd love to hear what you think, so do leave me a comment.


My second card is very simple and CAS.
I used Craftangles white texture paste along with Fevicryl gold powder..This powder is usually used with a medium to paint. I decided to add the dry powder to the white texture paste as an experiment.
I love the dull gold finish I got.


I used the Craftangles Ganesh stencil and once dry, I added a small hibiscus flower (stamped,watercoloured and fussy cut) to add a spot of colour.
The Ganesh panel is cut using Simon Says Stamp stitched dies and adhered using fun foam on a white textured card base.




I hope you have been inspired to play along...ANYTHING GOES..It's easy!!

I will have more inspiration for you from last month's winners
as the month progresses, to help get the creative juices flowing!


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 THREE other winners for an honorable mention, who will also get an opportunity to design a card each for this challenge blog.

Sounds fun?


The challenge will run till the 25th of September.
The winners will be announced on the 28th of September.
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





Tuesday, August 28, 2018

August 2018 Challenge winners

 Hello!!
Im so sorry for the delay in announcing the winners of the August Family Challenge...I've had a frozen shoulder which has been giving me a lot of trouble lately.

Thank you so much for playing my FAMILY challenge..So many fun entries!!
I am truly humbled that you all come over month after month to play my challenges!!
Don't stop!

Here are the winners for this month! 

For the Guest Designer position for the month of September,





Such an adorable card for a sister!! Love it!

Priyanka, I will be in touch.

SPECIAL MENTION



Such a lovely card and sentiment... Home means family!!





This tunnel card is too cute!

and 




Look at the Super Bhai! Too cute!

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, who play month after month! 
You inspire me to keep this challenge going!

Remember...

The September  challenge will go live on 1st September at 12 am IST. 

Don't forget to come and play!!


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

Paru Mahtani