Saturday, October 28, 2017

October 17 challenge winners.

Thank you so very much for playing the October 'Touch of Gold' challenge!!
So much creativity!!! I was absolutely stunned!!

Here are the winners for this month! ( it was so difficult to choose!)

For the 
Rs.1200 voucher from Peek-a-Boo designs

I loved all her submissions, but you have to agree that this card design is pure genius!!

For the Rs.750 voucher from Peek-a-boo designs

The gold embossed Madhubani borders are just gorgeous!

Many many congratulations to the winners!!


The November challenge will be live on 1st November 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

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October 17 Challenge

Hello everyone!!!! 

Thank you so much for playing the "Rainbow" challenge in September!
I was so happy by the response! So many beautiful cards!

Here is the October challenge!
Make a card or tag with a touch of gold.


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...

To make a touch of  gold tag, I first printed out a cardstock sheet of toner , which, I used to die cut the Spellbinders peacock feather.

I then used two different colours of Craftangles foil on this die cut.

Here is the beautiful result.

To make the tag, I used a scrap of blue cardstock to die cut a PaperTreyInk bookmark. I had previously stamped this scrap with peacocks to create a tone on tone look.
I then adhered the foiled die cut to the tag and added a blue ribbon to complete the tag.
Beautiful isn't it?

For the card, I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched square dies to cut two nesting squares out of the 'Colours of India' 6"x6" paper pack from Craftangles.
I then cut the final square out of green cardstock and heat embossed a mandala from the newly released 'Happy Diwali' stamp set from Craftangles, in gold.
I finished the card by adding a bit of May Arts ribbon with a golden bell for fun!

To Inspire you some more...

My very dear friend and cardmaking superstar
Neha Bhatt
Perwinkle creations
is my Guest designer this month
and she has some fabulous cards to inspire you!

Hi Crafty Friends,
I am back on my favourite challenge blog once again! The theme is “Touch of Gold”. With Diwali
approaching, I decided to make a card and a tag for the festive season.

For the card, I have used waffle flower’s Lacy Flower stamp as rangoli!
I embossed it with glitter gold
embossing powder by Brutus Manroe. It is hard to capture the jazzy look of it but it looks gorgeous
in person. I cut the panel using spellbinder die. To color the Rangoli, I used Candied Apple, Ground
Espresso and spiced marmalade distress inks. The sentiment is from Ranganjali. A thin wavy stripe of
golden glitter paper is added. A small floer from the same set is embossed, colored and tucked under
the panel to balance the design. I mounted the panel on similar colored but textured card base.

Tag is created using Papertrey Ink die. I lined the back side with a circle die cut blended using Candied Apple Distress oxide . I inlaid few flower centres, die cut using glitter paper. To finish it off, embossed sentiment in gold & tied some golden threads.

I hope you are inspired with my creations and will play along!
Thank you Paru for this opportunity! Wish to be back soon! Have a crafty festive season !

To further inspire you,
we  have two beautiful cards from  the design team over at
Peek-a-boo designs,
our generous sponsors this month!
The first card is made by the super talented Vijayalaxmi Siyal!!

She has gold embossed a  beautiful background stamp 'Quilted love' from Peek-a-boo designs to create a stunning background.
She then used the 'Pretty Roses' stamp from Peek-a-boo designs, beautifully coloured, to create the focal image.  She then added the Celebrate die cut  sentiment in gold and added a touch of elegance by adding the 'Blooming beauty'  (also from Peek-a-Boo designs) washi tape in rose gold.

The second card is by
Priyadarshini Deshpande

She too has used the 'Pretty Roses' stamp set from Peek-a-Boo designs, 
but has coloured them a gorgeous red!
Who can resist red roses!!!
She assembled these beautifully fussy cut roses on a white card base
with gold glitter tape and a few gold nuovo drops added to add interest.

Stunning aren't they!!!

You can check out all of Peek-a-Boo's new arrivals here!

I hope you have been inspired to play along! 
I can't wait to see what you create!

This month we have TWO fabulous prizes from
Peek-a-Boo designs!

One Rs. 1500 ($20) and one Rs.750 ($10) gift card!

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