Thursday, March 1, 2018

March 2018 Challenge

Thanks for all your amazing entries for the LOVE challenge!!

Here is the challenge for March 2018
The challenge will now run till the 1st f April.

You can use colour to make an image pop on a neutral background.
You can make a colourful card.
You can use primary colours or rainbow colours...
The possibilities are endless! 
I'm waiting to see all your creativity!!


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.


For the first card, I used the 'Stitched Roses' stamp set from Waffle Flower.
I stamped it in two shades of grey to create a background and 
the focal image in three shades of pink ink.
This is the first time I have attempted to make a card using the Eclipse technique.
I die cut the word MOTHER after I finished all the stamping. 
I then die cut the word three more times out of pink cardstock.
I then layered the word to add dimension.
You can see a great video for this technique here.
I finished the card using a stamped sentiment from Simon Says Stamp 'Mother's Day' stamp set.

For the second card, I die cut a bunch of guitars on a piece of white cardstock panel. 
I then die cut the guitars from black cardstock and inlaid them on the white panel. 
I then cut the guitar detail piece from different colours of cardstock 
and then adhered them to the guitars. 
I added a gold embossed sentiment (from Hero Arts) on vellum 
and some gold sequins to finish the card.

 To inspire you some more,
This month my Guest Designer is 

the most popular

Jasleen Kaur

I'm Jasleen and I feel so happy to be invited over at Paru's Card Making Challenges blog as a Guest Designer.
I started my crafting and blogging journey about five years ago when I accidentally stumbled upon some beautiful handmade cards while surfing the internet.
Card making and quilling are what I enjoy the most, and I'm more inclined toward the 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 work on my blog Happily Ever Crafter or my Instagram Account 

Thank you Paru, for this opportunity.

The theme for this month's challenge is "COLOURS".
I made a card and tag keeping the theme in mind.

Making this CAS one layered card involved masking, stamping and sponging. The images are from two different stamp sets by My Favourite things- 'Hog Heaven' and 'Beary Special birthday' and the sentiment is from MFT's 'Hug in a mug' stamp set.
These images were coloured using Zig clean colour real brush pens.
Sponging was done with the help of distress inks.

Here is the tag.

The floral dies are from Sizzix thinlite die set-"Garden Florals". These were partially coloured using various colours of distress inks. I wanted to arrange these against a background that;s subtle and not too over powering, so I decided to paint some free hand watercoloured gray lines. I like how the muted background helps the flowers appear bright.
The 'Hello' is a diefrom Sizzix thinlits die set 'Hello doily'.

I hope this post inspires you to play along with this month's 
COLOURFUL challenge!
I am waiting to see you lovely cards and tags!

Jasleen's creations are just WOW! Aren't they!!
I hope you have been inspired to play along with us this month!
I can't wait to see your creations!


As always we have some great prizes to give away!

2 stamp sets (winners choice)

 A fabulous hamper worth Rs.1000/- 

The challenge will run till the 1st of April...
I am extending it this month as I am travelling till the 2nd of April.
The winners will be announced on the 4th of April.
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. Colours.. how can with miss them when holi is here ;) I loved both of your cards Paru ! Very happy to see Jasleen as Guest designer , my favourite crafter too:) Adorable card and tag !

  2. Love the card with roses. Such a sweet design :) Will try something like that. Thanks for the fabulous inspiration.

  3. Gorgeous DT creations and AWESOME challenge!! Thank you Paru. :o) xx

  4. Wow!!!
    Amazing place, love the challenge, but i missed it,
    eagerly waiting for another challenge announcement, would love to participate for sure this time.
    I adore love both DT and GDT inspiration. I always adore Jasleen's work and style.

    Dr Monika Tripathi Shukla


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