Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November '17 challenge

Hello everyone!!!! 

Thank you so much for playing the 'Touch of Gold' challenge in October!
So many beautiful entires!
Hope you all had a wonderful Diwali!
Now its time to say Thank You!

Here is theNovember challenge!
Make a Thank You card or tag.


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.


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 just love how this card turned out!!
I started by stamping the floral image from Craftangles 'Beautiful Bloom Border' stamp set in black and heat embossing it with a clear embossing powder.
I then watercoloured the background using warm fall colours.
Once the background was dry, I partially embossed the background using Cuttlebug 'swirls' embossing powder.
I finished the card with a sentiment from Winnie and Walter (which I in two colours, using the Misti), and sequins from Craftangles and A1Craft supply.

For my tag, I started with a tag die cut from MFT. 
I then stamped the sentiment from Winnie and Walter (using Tim Holtz distress ink) 
repeatedly to create a background.
To create the focal image, 
I die cut the square stamp using a Cuttlebug die, 
and then stamped the floral image (source unknown) on it. 
After colouring and distressing using Tim Holtz distress inks,
I added some Craftangles sequins and some green ribbon to finish the tag.

 My guest designer this month,
is the most amazing 

Hello everyone!
I am so happy to be back to share my projects here.
I made a thank you card and tag in keeping with this month's theme.
I have used the 'Kind Soul' stamp set from Wplus9 on both the card and tag. This is the first time I inked this gorgeous stamp..I'm not sure if I have done it justice with my colouring!
For the card, I first stamped the image in gold and heat embossed it.
I coloured the image using a combination of Zig Clean Colour Real brush markers 
and Prisma color pencils. 
The 'Thanks' is a word die from Winnie and Walter, 
and the rest of the sentiment is from 
Paper TreyInk. 
I cut out the word multiple times using pink cardstock and layered them to create a 3D look.

I used a manila shipping tag to create my thank you tag.
I first stamped, and heat embossed the same Wplus9 image 
and then coloured with markers and colour pencils. 
I then inked the background with distress oxide inks and sprayed some water on it.

I had a great time creating these!
I hope my projects inspire you to create your own and share with us!
I can't wait to see what you create.

This month, to inspire you further we have creations from the DT team 
from one of our  fabulous sponsors
with their creations!
Click on their names to see more of their work!

Aditi resides in Bangalore. She is  a clinical Psychologist and a Special Educator, and an avid crafter across various mediums!

Anila is a Mumbai mum who is passionate about crafting and mixed media among other mediums.

Kriti Mishra is a crafter from Hyderabad who loves scrapbooking and mini albums.

An experienced HR professional, she loves creating mixed media and altered art projects.

Mounika is from Bangalore and is a passionate scrapbooker, card maker and mixed media artist.

A Mumbaikar and an avid crafter, card making is her new found love!

An airforce officer and paper crafter. What a combination!!

A creative soul, she has discovered the joys of cardmaking and is constantly exploring new techniques!


This month we have two fabulous sponsors!

A fabulous goodie bag from

and a Rs.250/- voucher from 

With so much inspiration this month, I am looking forward to all your entries!!

the winner will be announced on the 28th of November, so do not 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


  1. Beautiful cards and tags❤️

  2. How did you keep the ink out from the white areas of the stamped border when using the distressed ink of fall colors?

    1. I stamped and heat embossed the border and then watercoloured around it carefully.
      If you want to distress then you will have to stamp and create a mask using masking paper, which you can then place on the stamped border and then do your inking. Hope this helps.

  3. Fabulous makes from the design team, thank you for a great challenge.
    Janice x

  4. Such gorgeous cards for inspiration :)


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