Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Winners of the December "Christmas" challenge

Thank you so much for playing the December "Christmas Challenge".
I am overwhelmed by all the submissions!! It was almost impossible to choose a winner!!
THANK YOU  so very much for coming back month after month to play my challenges. 
When I started a year ago, I never imagined it would be such a great success!!!

Next month is the 1st anniversary of Paru's Card Making Challenges!
In addition to the two sponsored prizes (which are just fantastic!!), 
I will be personally giving away two prizes as a special thank you.

So make sure you come back to play on the 1st of January 2017

And now...
Here are the winners!

For  the free digi from 

I just couldn't resist that cute little reindeer!!

For the $25 gift voucher from 

I love everything about this card...the fabulous background and,
most of all the fantastic wreath made with the Fresh Cut florals stamp set.

Many many congratulations to the winners!!

Have a wonderfully crafty New Year 2017
and lets together make Paru's Card Making Challenges a huge success once again!!


Our 1st anniversary challenge will be live on 1st January 2017 at 12 am IST, 
and,there are loads of fabulous prizes to be won!!

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

Paru Mahtani

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December challenge

Hello everyone! 

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

Last month saw some fabulous submissions and I'm hoping we will get even more fabulous submissions this month.
Let's end this year with a bang, people!!!


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...

This month our sponsor is 

They have two adorable digis with us to show case.

The cute cow

and the adorable penguin.

To make the above cards and tags, I printed out the digis onto white card stock and die cut them using the stitched circles and stitched squares dies from Simon Says Stamp. 
I then coloured another copy of the digi , fussy cut it and paper pieced it on to the die cut base. 
This way I didn't have to cut around the fiddly bits like the tail or the bow.

I added hand drawn doodle lights to the background of the cute cow tag to add some interest. I did the same for the card too and added a red die cut circle to add further interest. 
I then added a gold embossed on vellum Christmas sentiment from Hero Arts to card.
I finished off the tag and card with green and white bakers twine and a little bell for fun.

For the adorable penguin card and tag, I added embossed backgrounds, bakers twine and a bell for interest. Here too the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Here is some more inspiration for you from the absolutely fabulous 

She was my first guest designer this year and,
thanks to her encouragement and support,
 I have been able to keep this challenge blog going for the whole year!
A big THANK YOU Neha!

Hello friends,
I am excited to be here as Guest DT as this is one of my favourite challenge blog. Kudos to Paru! She is doing amazing job at making the challenges interesting and giving away some fabulous prices every month.
Today, I am sharing a card and a tag made using Kitty bee designs. They are cute holiday themed images which are fun to colour.

I printed them on a white Neenah Solar card stock, coloured  them with copics.
I made the snow dune using Ranger’s sea foam white embossing powder and Martha Stewart white glitter. Back ground snowflakes are embossed in white. Sentiment and snowflakes are Jane’s Doodles stamps. I fussy cut the roly poly penguin and mounted with 3d foam tape.
Here is the close up of glistening snow.

For the tag, I cut image with circle die.
Cut the tag for green CS and stencilled some stripes with distress ink. 
Sentiment is from Paper trey ink . 
I had fun making these cuties. 
Give it a try, I am sure you will enjoy it too! 
Thanks Paru for giving me this opportunity. Big Hug!


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

Up for grabs are...

 One free digi from 


a $25 gift card from The Heart Desires

I hope that you have been inspired
 to create some fun tags and cards for the CHRISTMAS season
 and to join in the challenge!

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