Friday, November 23, 2018

October Challenge winners post.


Being part of this wonderful card making community is something I feel so very grateful after day! Stay blessed everyone!

Please welcome the winners of the October TOUCH OF GOLD challenge!
I'm so very sorry for the delay in  posting their work.
Without any goes...

Karthika Balasubramanian

I’m Karthikha from K's Kards and Krafts and I'm super glad to be a guest designer at PCM. 
Thank you Paru for this lovely opportunity! :)
I am from Tamilnadu, recently moved to the US with my loving husband and darling daughter. Currently, I am a SAHM and crafting has been my hobby since my childhood. I’ve always loved doing something creative and I got it from my mom, who has tried various art forms! However I’m now stuck to Paper crafts – Cards and Quilling. I entered the blog land of crafting a few years back and got to know a loooot of tools, techniques, crafters, blogs, types of crafts and more!! And I’m still learning! You can find my work here,


For this month's challenge 'Thank You', I've made a card using Altenew's Starry Flowers stamp and die set, colored with distress inks and Faber Castell watercolor pencils. The background is a lovely watercolor patterned paper from Dress My Craft. The sentiment is stamped using Versafine Onyx black ink. I've added a few sequins and also some glitter and shine to the flowers using Wink of Stella shimmer to complete the card. For the matching tag, the tag shape is diecut using Crafter's Companion tag dies. The flower is stamped from Mudra's Floral Silhouette using distress inks. It is similar to the card and I've added a matching purple polka dots ribbon to finish it. Hope you like my card and the matching tag! Get inspired and play along :)


Hi, my name is Teresa, I am a single parent to Tyler who is 21 and away at University studying Stage management.
I live in Sittingbourne, Kent in the United Kingdom and I am currently working as a supervisor for a Frozen Food Supermarket, but, in my spare time I love to make cards.

I have been crafting on and off for many years, starting with knitting and cross stitch.
After a back operation in 2013, I found myself with lots of spare time and decided to set up a blog and I havent looked back since.
My passion is colouring with Copic and ProMarkers.

I hope you like my card and are inspired to play along with the current THANK YOU challenge.

Hi. I live in Queensland, Australia with my husband and daughter. Since I was a child I have always enjoyed many different kinds of sewing, crafting and painting.
I have always loved creating in one form or another, from sewing, crafting, painting and drawing.
Over the last few years, I have enjoyed card making, which has allowed me to try many different techniques and products as well as a variety of colouring. There is always so much to learn.
You can find me HERE in the blogosphere.

I hope you enjoy my work and are inspired to play along in the current THANK YOU challenge.

As the challenge has begun late, it will run till the 30th of November. 
I will announce the winners on the 1st of December.

Don't forget to stop by!

Please link up your creations HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Saturday, November 3, 2018

November '18 Challenge

Thank you all so much for coming and playing my 
 October TOUCH OF GOLD Challenge!
such amazing cards!

Here is the challenge for November 2018 !
Though, we do not particularly celebrate Thanksgiving in India, it is the season of Diwali,
of fun, family, food and lots to be thankful for!
So, go ahead, put on your thinking caps and make some THANK YOU cards!


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 fabulous 
as my Guest designer!

About the card, Deepti says...

"To make this card, I masked and stamped the image in a light shade of distress ink and then did no line watercolouring.
I fussy cut the image and layered it onto a text print patterned paper."

I have a couple more projects to inspire you further.

To make the card, I started out with a masking fluid and water colour panel that I had made a while ago. I used the Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die to cut it to size. I then die cut 'Thanks' (a Winnie and Walter die) and inlaid it with ivory coloured cardstock, cut with the same die.
I then adhered this panel to a red card base and added the white heat embossed sentiment on black card, to finish the card. I also added some Craftangles sequins to add some interest.

To make the tag, I started out with a couple of  die cut circles using Simon Says Stamp stitched circle dies. I gold embossed a mandala (from Craftangles) on the red circle and add the Thank You die cut from Penny Black (which has been layered three times).
I adhered the red circle to the white one with 3D foam tape and added some multicoloured red string to finish the tag.

I hope you have been inspired to play along with my THANK YOU challenge!
I can't wait to see what you come up with!!

I will have more inspiration coming your way soon, during the month, 
 from the winners of the October challenge.


I will choose ONE winner , 

who will then be the GUEST DESIGNER  for the next month's challenge, 
to be posted around the 5th of the month.

I will also pick TWO other winners for an honorable mention, 
who will also get an opportunity to design a card each for this challenge blog. 
Their creations will be posted around the 15th of the month.


I have my Guest designer Deepti giving away a stamp set from Dee's Artsy Impressions!

As the challenge has begun late, it will run till the 30th of November. 
I will announce the winners on the 1st of December.

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