Saturday, July 28, 2018

July 2018 winners

Thank you so much for playing my BIRTHDAY challenge!

What fabulous entries!! Such amazing ceativity!

Here are the winners for this month! 

For the Guest Designer position for the month of August

Such an unusual birthday card and so much fun!

Darnell, I will be in touch.


This interactive card is just brilliant!!

I just fell in love with this beautiful embossed background and the whole simple feel of the card.

Look at the gorgeously coloured mermaid!!!

Thank you all for playing along this month. 

Winners, I will be in touch with you with your badges for you to flaunt on your blogs!

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

Thank you all, who play month after month! 
You inspire me to keep this challenge going!


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

Don't forget to come and play!!
There are going to be some big changes and new opportunities from next month!!

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

Paru Mahtani

Sunday, July 1, 2018

July 2018 challenge

Thank you all so much for your amazing creativity for 
the June  MASCULINE Challenge!

July is  my birthday month,
so it seems a great time to have a BIRTHDAY challenge!

Here is the challenge for July 2018.

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.

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


Today I have the fantastic 


as Guest designer

Hello Crafty friends,
I am so excited to be back! 
This month’s theme is Birthday.

I have used supplies from various brands. 
But the idea was to use that word balloon stamp from Mama Elephant. 
It was lying in my stash so I decided to ink it up. 
I paired it with another ME set – Cat’s Meow . 
I have use Copic Markers to colour the images.

The tag die is by L'il Inker Designs and balloons are by Sunny Stamp Studio. (Aren’t they amazing?)
 I used  Altenew inks to stamp these layered balloons. Sentiment is by Jane’s Doodles. 
I tried to use  similar colours in card and tag to make it look like a set,
 even though I have used completely different
I Hope you feel inspired to take part this month.

To Inspire you some more,
I have a fun birthday card and tag too.
June-July belong to the zodiac sign of Cancer, 
so I decided to explore the theme of zodiac signs and constellations.
I printed out a definition of the word 'Cancerian' to highlight their traits,
on a piece of textured cardstock.
I then masked off an area on the card and created a galaxy background using 
Tim Holtz distress inks and oxides.
I  drew the constellation 'CANCER' using a white gel pen. I added little stars with the gel pen too.
I added some self adhesive gemstones to add some sparkle to the constellation.
I surrounded this constellation with a birthday die cut circle from MFT dienamics,
and added the stamped sentiment from My Favourite Things stamps' 'Space Explorer' stamp set.

For the gift tag, I started out by stamping the Impression Obsession Rose background with 
Tim Holtz 'Black Soot' Distress ink.
I then cut it out into a tag using  Spellbinders Nestabilities dies.
I then added a die cut rose from Winnie and Walter and a gold embossed sentiment from Hero Arts.
I finished the tag with a piece of black bakers twine.

 I hope Neha and I have inspired you to come over and play!


I am changing it up from this month onwards!

I will choose ONE winner , 

who will then be the GUEST DESIGNER  for the next month's challenge.

I will also pick THREE other winners for an honorable mention.

Sounds fun?
If you would like to be considered as a Guest Designer, 
please add GD to your post.

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