Sunday, May 28, 2017

May Challenge winners

 Hello!!
Thank you so very much for playing the May 'Mother's Day' Challenge!
What a beautiful lot of entries we had!! 
From cute critters to beautifully coloured flowers, we had them all!

Here are the winners for this month!

For the $25 store credit from 






This little giraffe is just adorable and the card is just beautifully CAS!!

For the goodie bag worth Rs.1000/- from 





Her beautiful quilling and unusual sentiment was a sure winner!


Many many congratulations to the winners!!

Remember...

Our March challenge will be live on 1st June 2017 at 12 am IST, 
I think you will be blown away by the prizes that are up for grabs next month!

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

Paru Mahtani






Monday, May 1, 2017

May Challenge

Hello everyone! 

Thank you so much for fabulous challenge participation in April!!
As always, you made it really really hard for me to pick a winner!! 
Keep it up people!!

May 14th is Mother's Day, so lets see some beautiful cards for MOM this month!

Here is the May 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 have made lots of cards for  for Mother'sday!

Lets start with some shaker cards that are really simple..

For the first card, I printed out the sentiment (inspired by a card that I saw on Etsy),
directly onto the card stock.
I then used the PaperSmooches wine glass die to die cut the shape to create a shaker window. I inlaid just the stem of the glass and added deep red sequins to the glasses.
I finished the card by adhering it to the cardbase using 3Dfoam tape.
I just love the way the card turned out!


For the second card, I used the Die-versions Old Globe East die. 
After adhering the plastic sheet to create the shaker window, I inlaid the die cut to create this super simple card.
I added some heart and flat sequins in deep red to the shaker.
I finished the card with a sentiment from mftstamps 'Space Explorer' stamp set.
I just love the CAS look of both cards.



For the third shaker card, I used the PaperTrey ink mason jar cut out on a panel on which I had printed out the sentiment.
After creating the shaker window, I added the buttons and used Craftangles 'Hearts All around stencil' to fill up the background.

Fun no?


Our sponsors this month are Newton's Nook and Craftangles.
So, I have used supplies from both brands to make these cute mother's day cards.

I love the newly released Craftangles 'Hearts All around' stencil..and I felt it paired beautifully with the Newton's Nook stamp set 'Wild about you'

I used the 'Lawn Fawn' grass diecut, sentiments and dies from Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp, patterned paper from bob and Betty, inks from Memento and sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to finish the cards.






To make these two cards, I used the newly release 6"x6" Craftangles paper pack 'Timeless Treasures' and mftstamps 'I'm Owl yours' and 'Purrfect friends' stamp set.



This last card is a fvourite...
I used the newly released Craftangles superhero paper pack and the 'Supergirl' stamp set aslong with a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.


I hope you have enjoyed these cards as much as I have making them. 
I haven't made any tags this month as I have made so many cards!

To inspire you further this month
I have the awesome 

Khyati Kothari 


Mothers day Inspiration using CrafTangles Products
Hello Crafters,

With Mothers Day just round the corner, I thought I would share some inspirations with you all. As most of you know CAS has never been my forte so when I had to guest design for Parus Cardmaking Challenges I was terrified, but I decided to give it a go and I am glad I did :)
So without further wait, here are the tags I made for the challenge -






Few more tags -




And One card that I made -





Products that I have used are -

CrafTangles Co-ordinated Stamp and Die Set - Super Boys
CrafTangles Co-ordinated Stamp and Die Set - SuperGirls
CrafTangles Stamp - I am Stuck on You
CrafTangles Stamp -  Mom you Rock
Zig Markers
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Watercolors
CrafTangles Stitched Rectangles Dies
CrafTangles Stitched Circle Dies
Canson Watercolor Paper
A2 note cards
Distress Inks 
Black cardstock 
Embossing Powders

I hope you are inspired to play along!!


THE PRIZES

As always, we have our fabulous sponsors giving away some amazing prizes!

A fabulous goodie bag  from


worth Rs.1000.00



and a 
$25 store credit from 




The winner will be announced on the 28th of May, 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 and have lots of fun!!

Paru Mahtani






Friday, April 28, 2017

April Challenge Winners

 Hello!!
Thank you so very much for playing the April 'Anything goes'  Challenge!
I am overwhelmed with all the entries that were submitted this month!! 
Just Fabulous!
As always, you  have made my job of choosing the winners, extremely difficult!!

Here are the winners for this month!

Goodie bag from 
Craftyscrappers




I was just floored by all the detail on this card...even when closed it tells a story!
Congratulations Sindhu!!



For the stamp set worth Rs.975 from 





Her superb masking and heat embossing won the day!!



Many many congratulations to the winners!!

Remember...

Our March challenge will be live on 1st May 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






Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Challenge

Hello everyone! 

Thank you so much for great challenge participation in March!!
I can say you made it really really hard for me to pick a winner!! 
Keep it up people!!

This month is an easy one, so hope to see lots of you participating!

Here is the April 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...

As the theme is anything goes, I decided to make  a Spiderman themed notecard and tag!


For the card, I started by using my oval punch to create the basic shape.
I then used a Steadler XS tip pen to create the web.
For the eyes, I die cut the Impression Obsession spectacles in black and white; Cut the black spectacles in the middle and added the white centres.

I die cut a white square using Simon Says Stamp Stitched squares, to use as the background.
I drew the spider web using a black micro tip pen.
I then adhered it to a kraft 3"x3" kraft card base to make a fun note card.


For the tag, I started by using an Oval die cut.
I drew a spiderweb using a black micro tip pen.

I used the love sign hand from Paper Smooches 'Helping Hands' to create Spiderman's hand!
I drew the spider web on the hand using the same micro tip pen as before, and added it to the centre of the web.
I added a sentiment from Stampendous'  'Cupcake Numbers' stamp set.



I'm quite thrilled the way these two turned out! I hope to have inspired to play with your supplies and create something different!

To inspire you further, I have a fabulous Guest Designer this month...




Hi Friends
Am delighted to guest design here today at ParuCardmaking Challenges. Its such an honor to be invited and Thanks much for the lovely opportunity, Paru.

Little bit about me!

I Am SathyaKala, Toxicologist by Qualification and Passionate Papercraft Enthusiast. Am from Chennai, currently residing at UAE. Married to a wonderful friend and we are blessed with 8 year son. 

Am inclined towards art forms from childhood. Its much with Dance and Music in earlier part of my childhood with coloring, embroidery being my favorite hobby. When i stumbled upon a Food-Art blog in 2011, i discovered my passion for Quilling, which led me to where am today.

I dabble with different art forms - Quilling, Cardmaking, Mixed media, Coloring and Brush Lettering. This keeps things fresh and my mind inventive. I find that one passion crosses over the next, giving a different spin to it.

You can find me at my blog : Paperie Expressions and at Instagram : sathyakala.23 

This month’s theme is  "Anything Goes" at PCM and i have come up with a Mixed media card and a Tag.




 First up is Mixed media Card.
                                                                       



Made a mixed media square card. Lot of stamping , stenciling and texture pastes on the background.
Floral cluster along with tinted cheesecloth, twine bow are made on a doily.
Few vellum butterflies, generous splashes of white gesso and few clear droplets are added as finishing touches.

Next up is a Simple Tag.

                     

Made a simple Tag, with watercolor bg using Brusho crystals.
Stamped leaves stamp using Green archival ink followed by Watereffects Stamp using black archival ink.
Sentiment is stamped over Vellum and added with few vellum butterflies.
As a final touch, added glossy accents to few raindrops.

I hope you feel inspired to play along this month’s Challenge - "Anything goes”

Cheers,
Sathya


THE PRIZES

As always, we have our fabulous sponsors giving away some amazing prizes!

A fabulous goodie bag  from




and a Stampset worth Rs. 975/- from 



The winner will be announced on the 28th of April, 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 and have lots of fun!!

Paru Mahtani







Tuesday, March 28, 2017

March winners

 Hello!!
Thank you so very much for playing the March '3 COLOURS'  Challenge!
I am overwhelmed and thrilled with all the love you'll have shown!!
As always, you ladies have made my job of choosing thewinners, exptremely difficult!!

Here are the winners for this month!

For the Rs.1000/- voucher from A1 Craft Supply





I just fell in love with the beautiful colouring of the flowers and the stunning layout!!

and 
For the Rs.500.00 voucher from 






I just love that little basket of veggies screaming to be picked!!

Many many congratulations to the winners!!

Remember...

Our March challenge will be live on 1st April 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






Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March challenge

Hello everyone! 

What a fabulous challenge we had in February! 
I can say you made it really really hard for me to pick a winner!! 
Keep it up people!!

March is the month we celebrate the festival of colours Holi, in India.
So why not play with colours right here with our very own challenge !


Here is the March 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...

For this months's 3 colour challenge, I have made this fun shaker card! I have used a white card base, black and white twine and the three colours, red, yellow and green, to make this card.
I used Peek-a-boo scalloped circle die to make this shaker.
I used the die to cut seven scalloped circles, which I then stacked using Ranger multi medium matte. I added a piece of acetate before adding on the final layer of circle. I created a background using
Lawn Fawn's  'Sew Lovely' stamp set.
I placed the sentiment from MFT's 'Sew Nifty' stamp and die set across the shaker to finish the card.


For the tag, I started with a cream coloured tag, cut using MFT's 'tag you're it' stamp and die set.
I then stamped the gingham pattern in brown across the bottom of the tag. I added a bright yellow die cut sunflower (spellbinders), some Mayarts twine, a wooden button and some red sequins to finish the tag. The sentiment from Hero Arts, really pops on the checked background, don't you think?


To inspire you further, the fabulous Jasleen Kaur is in the house!!
Here's what she has to say...

Jasleen Kaur



Hello!
I'm Jasleen and i feel so happy to be invited over at Paru's Card Making Challenges 
 as a Guest Designer.
I started my crafting and blogging journey three years ago when I accidently stumbled upon some beautiful handmade cards while surfing the internet.
Card making and quilling are what I enjoy most, and I'm more inclined towards Clean and Simple, minimalist style of card making.
I mostly draw my inspiration from the simple things I come across in day-to-day life, and when I need to recharge my mind with a creative dose of inspiration, visiting blogs of other card makers and crafters helps a lot.

You can view more of my workon my blog Happily Ever Crafter or my Instagram Account.

Thank You paru for this amazing opportunity.

I'm sharing a card and two tags I made keeping this month's challenge theme in mind, which is to use just three colours (other than black, white and kraft) on your card or tag.

Here is the card..



This clean and simple one-layered card 
was made using floral stamps from 
Happy Little Stampers 'Doodled flowers' stamp set. 
I coloured them using Faber Castell watercolour pencils and connector pens.
The sentiment is from MFT's 'Donuts and Sprinkles' stamp set and
from Mudra's 'Mom I Love You' stamp set.
I have also stamped on the inside of the card.




To make the first tag, I die cut the scalloped  circle using the Sizzix framelits die-scalloped circles. That cup was make by hand, cutting and then scoring with the help of MS scoring tool and
bone folder, followed by sponging it with brown ink.
The yellow cake was made using felt and the 'cherry' on the top is a die cut heart.
The base was lightly sponged using distress ink-salty ocean and
the little cupcake was mounted over this base.


 The second simple tag has the sentiment stamp from Inkadinkado 'Kids Quotes', which, is heat embossed in white over a kraft tag.
The umbrella and the cloud are stamps from Janes Doodles -Rain or Shine set.


I hope you feel inspired to play along with this month's colourful challenge!
Love 
Jasleen.


I hope you have been inspired!
Happy Crafting!


THE PRIZES

As always, we have our fabulous sponsors giving away some amazing prizes!

A Rs. 1000.00 voucher 
from 

A1 Craft Supply



and a Rs. 500 voucher from 

Ranganjali




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