Monday, February 1, 2016

February Challenge

We have a brand new challenge for you today!
As it is the month of Valentines and hearts, we can't ignore that theme, 
can we? 
We also have loads of scraps around...I know I do..and I thought it would be nice to put those scraps to use this month.

Our challenge this month is 

Please display this storyboard prominently in your blog post.

ALSO, please display this logo prominently on your blog.


Now for some inspiration...

To make this simple tag, I stamped the image (from MFT stamps) on a scrap of white card and punched it out using my circle punch. I then popped it up on a piece of white card stock cut with Simon Says Stamp Stitched circles, with 3D foam tape. I finished off the card by adding the sentiment and some bakers' twine. 
Other supplies used are... 
 EK Success 1" circle punch, 
 Versafine Onyx black and Habanero inks.

To make this card, I used red card and  black die cut (memento small starburst) card which were left overs from an earlier project. 
I stamped the image from Simon Says Stamp 'Quite the pear' stamp set, onto a piece of scrap white card stock and fussy cut it.
I then put all the pieces together at an angle, for interest, with the playing cards popped up with 3D tape.
I stamped the sentiment with Memento tuxedo black ink to finish the card.

I used some craps of white card to stamp the central image and then fussy cut them.

We have some more inspiration for you from our 


This month we have the fabulous Neha Bhatt, of Perwinkle Creations as our Guest Designer.
Her style is simple and CAS, but oh so effective! 
I love her work and I am sure that you will too!

Here is what she has to say about herself...

Hi! I am Neha, a house wife - hence full time crafter. 
I have been crafting for  last 10 years. 
I had an opportunity to live in USA for few years and that is where I came to learn about stamps and inks. 
Paper crafting  is a pure passion and my high-way to happiness. 
It gives me that inner peace and keeps me sane. 
My Style is CAS cards. I love the aesthetics behind their designs and how they convey the message.  
My blog periwinkle-creations is comparatively new but you can find my older work on my 

I am on Paru's Card making Challenge Blog  as a guest designer for  Febuary . Having our own Indian Challenge Blog was my dream but due to my laziness I never started it. When Paru started it last month I was thrilled to participate & feel honoured to be a GD this month. There were many awesome entries last month and  some fabulous prizes too. 

This month's challenge  is a Valentine themed card or tag using scraps.
I hardly use pattern paper but I love them. 
I can't let go even smallest of scrap. 
Another thing I hoard is die cut negatives. I always feel there are so many  possibilities with them which remain unexplored and scraps gets piled up. 
I made THIS card a while ago in which I use many stitched panels to create comic book look. I am using that negative and scrap pattern paper to create today's card.  

I made THIS card a while ago in which I use many stitched panels to create comic book look. I am using that negative and scrap pattern paper to create today's card.  

I adhered different PP scrap form the back of each window with 3d tape for creating shadow box effect. I used reverse confetti stamp set , some wood veneer arrows and heart and bow die cuts. I feel all the elements in different windows help to enhance the more part of the sentiment. 

For tag, I simply glued strips of different PP scrap on some leftover CS and die cut the tag. Try doing this with different dies. you will get some really unexpected results.

Hope you will be inspired to use the scrap and create something beautiful and take part in this month's challenge. 


We have some fabulous sponsors lined up for this month.

We have a Rs.1000/- voucher from Craft Adda


a $25 gift certificate from Jane's Doodles

We hope that we have started your creative juices flowing!

This challenge will run from the 1st of February till the 25th of February. 
I will announce the winner on the 28th of February.

You can link up your creations below.

Please follow all the instructions carefully...
you will find them in under 'how to play' in the right sidebar.
Submissions which do not follow the rules, will not be eligible for the prize...sorry!

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

Paru Mahtani


  1. Nice idea, and I am sure we all have scraps lying around our craft place, the cards made by both you and Neha are gorgeous. You both had made use of your scarps pretty well.

  2. Wow! Amazing challenge paru.. love your creations and Neha's comic book layout idea is just brilliant! I will surely play along! I have loads of scraps..

    1. Thanks Priya! Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

  3. Scraps and reusing, my fav part :) I'll play along :)

    1. Glad you stopped by Karthika! Looking forward!

  4. wow... a great idea to use the scraps.... The creations are very inspiring. ....The use of a left over pretty black dotted die cut is too good.... I love the idea of Neha of making a shadow box kinda project.....

    1. Thank you Jahnavee! Glad you stopped by!

  5. Wow! Great idea to use scraps! The tags & cards made by you & Neha are awesome! I will surely play along :)

  6. This is awesome !! Im a scrap-a-holic !!!

  7. Wooow lovely creations by tge dt members... enjoyed playing with PCMCHALLENGES

  8. Paru....Thank you for inspiring me. I am glad that I came across you. Hope the Valentine's tag is liked by all.

  9. Wow !!! Love the concept of fooling around with scraps.... I have loads of them, so I'm in....
    Cards n tags made by Neha and you are quite inspiring Paru...

    1. Thank you! Can't wait to see your creation!

  10. Hi Paru, I'm don't use Instagram and I've shared my entry on Facebook. Here is the link

    1. The link opens fine for me, and I've added the tag as well. I can see my card even under the tag #PCMChallenges. Please let me know if I'm missing something here.

  11. Shared on facebook and instagram with the tag . .Instagram:@akshmaaksh

  12. I have posted my card (linked here) at my facebook page and tagged it with PCMCHALLENGES.
    I am not on Instagram.

  13. Loved to play this wonderful challenge! Have linked my card & tagged it with PCMCHALLENGES on my facebook page. I am not on instagram.


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