Sunday, May 28, 2017

May Challenge winners

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!!


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!


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 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!!


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