Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Challenge

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

The challenge for May is..


Make a card or tag using the theme given. Take a photo of your card or tag along with the masking process. 
If you have a blog, write a post about our challenge, including photos of your card or tag and your process.
Please display this storyboard prominently in your blog post.

ALSO, please display this logo prominently on your blog.


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...

What do you think of when you think of Summer??
To me summer is mangoes, ice creams, bright flowers and sunny hot days!

To make this card, I created my own patterned paper (on Photoshop) with a mango motif.
I then added the pretty yellow floral paper from Doodlebug designs along with the polaroid die cut  (Lawn Fawn), the sun die cut (Sizzix) and the goggles die cut (Impression Obsession).
I finished the card with a heat embossed sentiment on Vellum from Paper Smooches.

For this tag, I die cut two popsicles (Scrapping cottage) and watercoloured them in mango and raspberry flavours!
I stamped ice cubes (PTI) on the tag and adhered the popsicles with foam tape.
I finished the tag with pink and orange bakers twine.
Doesn't really need a sentiment no?


To inspire you some more, this month the fabulous  Ujjwal Gupta is in the house as guest designer for our challenge! 
Those of you who follow her may know her fabulous work! 
It is truly an honour to have here  to inspire us this month!

About Me

I am Ujjwal, a stay at home mum and artist and have been in the blog world, creating and sharing and hopefully inspiring for more than 6 years now.
I love clean and simple designs that pack a punch.
I am excited today to be guest designing here, it is such an honour!

It's no secret that I adore Lawn Fawn stamps and I thought 'Cruising through life" stamp set was perfect to create a lovely sunny day in the park.

The sun and the clouds are from Jane's Doodles Seamus Stamp Set and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. I white heat embossed all the elements on Canson Watercolour Paper and then coloured with distress inks and a waterbrush.

Now what's summer without some lemonade..right?
For the tag, I used another Lawn Fawn mini stamp set called "Make Lemonade". I stamped the imae on Canson Watercolour paper and coloured them using Faber Castell Markers. I fussy cut the lemon and popped it up using some foam tape. 
For the sentiment, I combined two different stamps-Lawn Fawn Best Pun ever and Hero Arts Magical Castle. I also lightly inked the edges using some crushed olive distress ink and a sponge dauber and tied some jute string.

I hope you like the projects I have created and feel inspired to play along!


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

$25 gift card from Concord and 9th

Rs.500/-  gift card  from Crafter's Corner

I hope that we have inspired you to bring out your cool summery designs!

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

You can 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


  1. Stunning and so cool! Lovely creations Paru and Ujjwal, thanks for inspiring :)

  2. Lovely card and tag , Ujjwal...So summer-y!!!

  3. Awesome challenge Paru! Lovely cards and tags Paru and Ujjwal! Hoping to play along:)

  4. Fabulous 'summery' cards and tags, Paru and Ujjwal! So creative and fun, and I love all the watercoloring!

  5. Wow your cards are so amazing and inspiring! I am looking forward to participate in this challenge..
    Just a quick question, am I allowed to participate multiple times? And can I put up my card for other challenges too?

  6. Cool creations!! Would love to participate, can you please let me know if ATCs are accepted for the challenge?

  7. Great challenge, Paru! We get cherries here in the summer so I hope my tag is okay! Hugs, Darnell


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