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!


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...

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

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!

I hope you have been inspired!
Happy Crafting!


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

A Rs. 1000.00 voucher 

A1 Craft Supply

and a Rs. 500 voucher from 


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


  1. Nice challenge.paru your card is beautiful. Live the bright color buttons. Liked the idea .

  2. Jasleen i loved your cards. Specially CAS ones.

  3. Beautiful cards !! loved the shaker card with buttons and Jasleen's cards are wonderful !

  4. beautiful inspirations and congratulations jas

  5. Wow awesome inspiration by Jasleen loved them all love the idea of button they r looking beautiful

  6. Beautiful Cards Paru Ma' the button shaker..really cute..And awesome CAS cards by Jasleen..


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