Saturday, July 29, 2017

July 2017 winners

Thank you so very much for playing the July  'Birthday Cards' challenge!!
It has been a fantastic month and I'm thrilled with the number of you who decided to come and play!

Here are the winners for this month!
For the 
$15 gift certificate from Cas-ual Fridays

I just LOVE the beautiful colours, the balloons, the name...everything!

For the $25 gift certificate from 

I just fell in love with these beautiful flowers!!! The whole card is just gorgeous!

Many many congratulations to the winners!!


The August challenge will be live on 1st August 2017 at 12 am IST, 
As always there are great prizes to be won..don't forget to come and play!!

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

Paru Mahtani

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July 17 Challenge

Hello everyone!1!!! 

Thank you so much for a fantastic challenge participation in June! All the interactive creations were mind-blowing! I'm so glad I could create some fun for everyone!!!

Here is the July  challenge!
It's my birthday month!! So this month's challenge has to be 
to make a 'BIRTHDAY' 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...

Birthday cards are my favourite..they make the recipient feel so special and,
really sweeten their day!!

My card today is a faux shaker..I created a donut box using Lawn Fawn's donut stamp, Queen and company's rectangle frame die and a sheet of acetate.
I then placed this box that I created on a patterned paper base and added the sentiment on the 'box'.
Sweet and simple, but packs a punch no?

For these birthday tags, I used Neat and Tangled stitched stamps and Simon Says stamp Stitched dies.
 The tags turned out really dainty and pretty no?

As a last minute creation, I decided to make a box card using my brand new
 Lawn Fawn scalloped box card die.
Oh! It's so much fun!!!
I know a lot of people make these box cards without the die, but with it, it super easy!!
I used sentiments and images from Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp and our sponsor this month Concord and 9th stamp sets. Its my first attempt, so its not perfect, but not too bad I think...its quite celebratory!!
I am showcasing Condord & 9th products  this month and it would be great if you could too!

To inspire you some more, 
I have Ardyth Percy-Robb of Maskerade as Guest designer! 
She is one of my absolute favourite designers..she has a brilliant CAS sensibility and I'm super thrilled to have her on my blog today!!!
Here is what she has to say about herself and her creations!

 I am so thrilled that Paru has invited me to be Guest Designer for this month's Birthday Challenge! I had so much fun making my card and tag to be as happy and bright as possible!

I started cardmaking in 2006, at a Stampin' Up party and have never looked back. I started my blog, MASKerade in 2012 to be able to join in all the fun challenges. I've been on a number of Design Teams and own a couple of my own cardmaking challenges..Muse Card Club and Christmas visions. Do check them out!
I live in Toronto, Canada with my husband and two children (but not for long-my son is leaving for University soon!)

To make these cards, i cut the balloon out of masking paper four times  (one for each colour) and used the negative space, distress ink and a swirling motion to fill in with a lighter centre, which gives a bit of dimension. I spritzed the balloons for more texture and interest. I knew that some bold black would give this pretty card a graphic feel.
And, of course, you can't have a birthday card without some sparkle!

I hope Ardyth and I have inspired you to make some fun birhtday cards and tags of your own!!

As always we have some awesome sponsors!!

A $25 gift certificate
Concord and 9th


A $15 gift certificate from 

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