Monday, May 28, 2018

May 2018 Challenge winners

Thank you so much for playing my MOTHER'S DAY challenge!

What creativity!! Mind blowing!

Here are the winners for this month! 

For the  $15 gift card from 

I love how the whole image comes together..with the heart stencil and the round bird!
Well done Deepti!


for the Rs.1500

gift card from 

This has got to be the most unusual and innovative Mother's Day card I have ever seen!
I loved all her cards, but this one blew me away.

Many many congratulations to the winners.
Do follow the links and leave them some love!

Thank you all, who play month after month! 
You bring so much joy to my life!


I have a sincere request to the winners..
The more you share, the better chance you have at winning awesome prizes 
from more and more sponsors.
If, for any reason  you do not wish to accept the prize, 
(such as not being able to pay for shipping of the prize), 
please contact me ASAP, so that I may pass on the prize to someone else.


The June challenge will go live on 1st June at 12 am IST. 

Don't forget to come and play!!

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

Paru Mahtani

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May 2018 challenge

Thank you all so much for your beautiful  creations for the FLOWERS challenge!!

Here is the challenge for May 2018

Mother's Day is May13th 2018, so go ahead and make your mom happy!


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.

PLEASE Link your blogpost/social media post to the linky below.


I have made a few cards to inspire you today..

For the first card, I have used products I bought from my wonderful sponsor Ranganjali's store.
The Altenew stamp set 'Beautiful lady' and the weave embossing folder from Darice.
I stamped and embossed the floral image in white and coloured it in using Steadler watercolour pencils. I then stamped the sentiment from Craftangles and added some white acrylic paint splatter.

For the next card, I've used these beautiful stamps (Handstitched) from my wonderful sponsor 
'Neat and Tangled'!
These images go perfectly with the theme, don't you think?
I started by stamping the floral,cross stitch  and heart stamps to create a wreath.
 I then cut apart the sentiment stamps in the set to create a custom sentiment.
I coloured the 'Mom' die cut (Simon Says Stamp) using Tim Holtz 'Worn Lipstick' distress oxide, and also the pretty flowers. I then water coloured the leaves and created an ink smooshed background using the same distress oxide.
I then die cut the panel using Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies and added it to black card base. The dark card base really makes the panel pop no?

The third card, I think is my favourite!
I was inspired by some cards  I saw on Instagram and Pinterest.
 I started with a red card base. I then took a piece of white square card and stencilled it with Memento 'Dandelion' ink and Craftangles 'rays' stencil.
I then used my EK Success shoe punch to punch out a pair of shoes in red and many in black.
I cut out the black heels from one pair and paper pieced it onto the red shoe. I then layered the black shoes below the red shoe to give them some dimension.
I placed them to look like they were clicking their heels and added the printed out sentiment across the panel.
I added the Grandma die cut (from Simon Says Stamp) to finish the card.

For the next card, I started out with a print out of a free digi of a Chanel perfune bottle.
I then used Heidi Swapp's minc gold foil to foil the image.
I then used the ink smooshing technique with Tim Holtz distress oxide  (Worn Lipstick) to create the background..on the bottle and the background. 
I then fussy cut the bottle and added some fun foam to give it some dimension when adhered to the background.
I added the Grandma die cut from Simon Says Stamp, the printed sentiment and some 'Pink Cupcake' sequins from Craftangles to finish the card.

I am submitting my cards for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (anything goes).

To inspire you some more, 
I have the fabulous 

as guest designer today!

Many of you know her and play her wonderful
which challenges you to incorporate math into card making!
So much fun!

Hello everyone!
My name is Milka, crafter and card maker from Croatia. I work as primary school teacher, teaching Mathematics and Physics. I love my job!!
 I craft since I can remember. Coloring, card making, hand lettering, sketching, origami folding, crocheting, knitting, modeling, photographing, gardening, reading... all the things I enjoy a lot.
Since 2014, most of my crafting is card making. My favorite design is CAS (clean and simple design), my favorite coloring technique watercolor, my favorite coloring medium Distress Inks and favorite technique heat embossing. I’m a part of several design teams and occasionally invited to guest on other blogs. I also run my own challenge. For more details about me, visit my blog Crafty Milka (

I was overwhelmed when Paru invited me to join her in this month’s challenge: Mother’s Day.
Wonderful theme!!! I decided to incorporate all my mentioned above favorites in to my projects.
I made both, a card and a tag, for my mom. I’ll send these to her this week, just to get them prior Mother’s  Day.

 With some masking, I stamped lilies on a watercolor paper panel and colored them in watercolor technique using Distress Inks. After drying, I added some shades onto petals with colored pencils. Then I heat embossed in black word ‘Mama’, which is Croatian for mom. I glued the panel on a card base, added some white dots and highlights with white gel pen and my card was finished.

Next up was the tag. I don’t make tags often, so this was quite a challenge for me. The simplest way to deal with this challenge was to go with same design as on the card. I did everything same as on the  card, just skipped heat embossing. After coloring and drying, I cut the tag shape on my die-cutting machine, punched a hole in a tag, added some ribbon and my tag was finished.

If you would like to find out more about products I used in my projects, please visit my blog.
Thank you so much for having me Paru!!


A $15 gift card from 

A Rs. 1500 gift card from 

The challenge will run till the 25th of May...
The winners will be announced on the 28th of May.
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