Saturday, August 27, 2016

August challenge winners!

Thank you ever so much for playing the August 'Family' Challenge.

Here are the winners!

For this stamp set from Dee's Artsy impressions

I was blown away by her interpretaion of the theme!!! 
Thanks for playing along Gloria!

For the Rs.1000/- voucher from Peek-a-Boo designs

I just love that whimsical background and the whimsical image and sentiment!! Im sure her sister was thrilled to receive this card!
Thanks for playing our challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Our new challenge will be up on the 1st of September. 
Hope you will stop by and play!

Have a good night!

Monday, August 1, 2016

August 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!

It's Rakshabandhan month!!! 
Time to celebrate the love for brothers and sisters and extended family!

The challenge for August is..


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...

Raksha Bandhan is around the corner and I thought this card would be most appropriate to send out to a dear brother with a rakhi! 
The sentiment is sure to make him smile!

the sentiment is combination of stamps from MFT stamps and Papersmooches stamps which a put together on a MISTI tool in order to get precise stamping on the card. I handwrote the words I didnt have and used individual alphabet stamps to create the word 'WORLD'.
The focal image is a die from MFT. I watercoloured a piece of cardstock and then die cut the little boys and girls!
I created the background using Craftangles stencils and mama elephant yellow ink.

Do you have a cousin who is your best friend?
To make this tag, I first cut out a circle using Simon Says Stamp stitched circles. I then punched out circles with my circle punches in different sizes from scrap patterned paper.
I then stamped the sentiment (combination of Simon Says Stamp and Papersmooches stamps) and added the circles and  Pretty Pink Posh sequins randomly.
I love the sentiment as all my cousins and my cousins-in-law are my best friends! We may all be different but we are one in the family circle!
I love the way the colours pop against the kraft bag!

Now for some more inspiration!!


This month Deepti Mallik as our guest designer!!! 
If you follow her work, you can imagine why I am so thrilled that she agree to guest design for my challenge!! I just adore the card and tag she has made for this challenge...the blue watercolouring really looks like the swirling ocean!!!
truly inspirational!

Here is what she has to say about herself and her creations!!

About Me

I am a sketch artist by default and a card maker by choice.
My card making started with making some new year cards back in 2013 and now it has turned into a passion.
I moved a step ahead last year as I started to illustrate my own designs with my line of stamps "Dees Artsy Impressions" under the umbrella of STAMPlorations :)
I am also an instructor at Craftsy where I teach a class on Watercolour  Cards made Simple.
Besides doing all the creative work, I am also a new mom to my son Siddharth. Life has transformed after his arrival but I am loving the learning here too ;)
I want to thank Paru for having me here:)

About the card...

I made a card with my favourite watercolouring. 
I embossed the images and then watercolored it using Gansai Tambi watercolours.

About the Tag...

I did some traditional stamping, die-cutting, patterned paper mix and another of my recent favourite 
Prisma colour pencil colouring :)


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

Deepti has very generously giving away one of her own stampsets as a prize this month! 
How cool is that!!!


Rs.1000 gift voucher from Peek-a-boo designs

We hope you have been inspired to create some beautiful cards for your family!
Can't wait to see your creations!

I will announce the winner of this challenge on the 28th of August, so don't forget to stop by!

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