Saturday, September 1, 2018

September 2018 challenge

Thank you all so much for your amazing creativity for 
the August 'FAMILY' Challenge!
such fantastic cards!

Here is a simple challenge for September 2018 which will be a lot of fun!


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.


To inspire you this month, I have the winner of the August FAMILY challenge

Priyanka Kantak

Her creativity is fabulous and exciting!
Here is what she had to say about herself and her creations!

Hello Crafty Friends!
I am Priyanka from Mumbai.
By profession, I am a voice over artist, lending my voice for E-learning, T.V. commercials, radio ads and Corporate AV's.
I'm have a bachelor's degree in Textile and Fashion Technology and am a voracious reader.
You can find me here on Instagram and on my blog

I am so honoured to Guest design for 
Paru's Card Making Challenges, a challenge blog thats very close to my heart.
This is the very first cardmaking challenge that I won.
I am a regular participant here.

This month the theme is 'Anything Goes'.

For this I have made an oval easel card and a tag to go along with it.

I have used the Simon Says Stamp background stamp 'Flower Explosion' in both my card and tag.

For the card, I have coloured with Koi watercolours and used an oval die by Die Cuts and More .
I also tried the inlaid die cutting technique for the sentiment.
The 'Thanks' die cut is by Pink and Main.

 For the tag I used a Spellbinders tag die.
I stuck a black tag die cut on the back to add interest and also to make it sturdier.
The sentiment is from an Itsy Bitsy stamp set.

I hope you like my creations and are inspired to make your own!

To inspire you some more,
I have some fun cards  for you this month!

Pop-up slider cards are a lot of fun ,
so I decided to make one 
showing a box of fun goodies for a friends' 50th birthday.

I started out by die cutting the  pop up panel using a die 
(which I've had for years but never used!)
from The Rubber Cafe. 
I couldn't find a link to the store but here is a video showing you how easy it is to make one.
The dies I used for the box and the goodies are from My Favourite things and Honey Bee Stamps.
The sentiment is something I made up and printed out.
I used distress inks to colour the glasses and Camlin watercolour cakes to create the paint splatter.
I used Fevicryl gold paint to add the gold splatter to the black card base . 
I'd love to hear what you think, so do leave me a comment.

My second card is very simple and CAS.
I used Craftangles white texture paste along with Fevicryl gold powder..This powder is usually used with a medium to paint. I decided to add the dry powder to the white texture paste as an experiment.
I love the dull gold finish I got.

I used the Craftangles Ganesh stencil and once dry, I added a small hibiscus flower (stamped,watercoloured and fussy cut) to add a spot of colour.
The Ganesh panel is cut using Simon Says Stamp stitched dies and adhered using fun foam on a white textured card base.

I hope you have been inspired to play along...ANYTHING GOES..It's easy!!

I will have more inspiration for you from last month's winners
as the month progresses, to help get the creative juices flowing!


I will choose ONE winner , 

who will then be the GUEST DESIGNER  for the next month's challenge, to be posted around the 15th of the month.

I will also pick THREE other winners for an honorable mention, who will also get an opportunity to design a card each for this challenge blog.

Sounds fun?

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

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