Thursday, February 1, 2018

February 2018 challenge

Hello!!!
Thank you all so much for rocking the NEW challenge to celebrate the second anniversary of 
Paru's Card Making Challenges!!!!

Here is the challenge for February 2018




You can make a for Valentine's day, a card of encouragement, a card for a wedding, or just a card to make someone feel special!
The possibilities are endless! 
I'm waiting to see all your creativity!!


HOW TO PLAY

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.


FOLLOW/JOIN  THIS BLOG
 FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM AND TAG YOUR SUBMISSIONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH THE TAG
#PCMCHALLENGES

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.

INSPIRATION

I made three cards  this month...as magic slider cards, to inspire you!

I have used the Lawn Fawn magic slider card die to make all these cards and all the stamps I've used are from My favourite Things.
You will find plenty of tutorials on how to make your own magic slider cards here.
I have also included videos to show how they work.
Once I assembled the magic slider element, I stamped and decorated the backgrounds, stamped the sentiments and adhered the slider to finish the cards.
I have videos of all the cards to show how much fun they are!



















Im submitting these cards for the  'LawnFanatics' inspiration board challenge and the
MFT colour challenge.


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

Deepti Aggarwal


I have been following Deepti for a while now and I just love her creative, simple and oh so fun cards!!

Hello Everyone!
This is Deepti from Vishesh Collections.
I live in Bangalore, India with my husband and two little princesses! (They are 8 and 5 years old).
My girls always keep me busy and their school time is my crafting time..;).
I am a management graduate in Human Resources but I chose to be a stay at home mom. Crafting is a stress buster for me.
I enjoy evry bit of it. I am crafting since 2010 and I love trying my hands on different forms of arts. My style is towards CAS side and mostly bright and colourful. 
I am a big critter lover which you can easily notice in my feeds.
Chek out my work at my blog, Facebook and Instagram.
I am so honoured to be chosen as the guest designer for this month at Paru's Card Making Challenges.
Thank you so much Paru for having me,
The theme for this month's challenge is LOVE. 
Here is my take on the current challenge using critters from Neat and Tangled "My Favourite Nut" stamp set.



To make this card, I took A2 size white card stock and ink smooshed the background. Once satisfied, stamped some hearts and then added the water coloured tree bark die cut outs from Craftin Desert Divas. Meanwhile stamped, coloured and fussy cut my focal image from "My Favourite Nut" stamp set. Adhered the same with foam tape to add some interest. Finally finished it by adding some stamped acorns and hearts here & there. And here is the tag...


To make this tag, I have used "Heart of Gold Die" from Neat & Tangled. First , I cut out the heart using the same die as my stencil and ink smooshed it. Then attached the heart of gold die cut out using pink paper ribbon. Adhered the cute image to complete it.


I hope that you are inspired to join in the challenge this month to celebrate LOVE. Can't wait to see what you create!! Happy Crafting!! Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal


I hope you have been inspired to play along with us this month!
I can't wait to see your creations!

THE PRIZES

As always we have some great prizes to give away!

A prize from Dadarkar Arts



 I am awaiting confirmation for my second prize.
The prize will be announced as soon as I receive the confirmation.



The winners will be announced on the 28th of February,
 so 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



Sunday, January 28, 2018

January '18 Challenge winners

 Hello!!
Thank you so much for playing my second anniversary challenge.

I am thrilled to see all your different interpretations of the word

NEW!

Here are the winners for this month! 

For  the 1st $25 gift card from 
Winnie and Walter

I just cant get over the creativity of using a snow globe die  as  a fish tank!!
Just brilliant!!


For the
2nd $25 gift voucher from 

Winnie and Walter



How cute is this box card for a baby!! 
The detail is incredible!



For the 
Fabulous goodie bag from 

HNDMD
 worth Rs. 1500




I just fell in love with her partially die cut numbers and the stunningly blended scene!



For a surprise personal gift from me..


Her colouring and spotlight technique are impeccable!!


and for another personal surprise gift from me...


I was blown away by Mugdha's creativity and imagination in the interpretation of the word NEW!!



VERY IMPORTANT

I have a sincere request to the winners..
PLEASE SHARE YOUR PRIZES ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
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.

Remember...

The February challenge will go live on 1st February 2018 at 12 am IST. 

Don't forget to come and play!!

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

Paru Mahtani

Monday, January 1, 2018

January 2018 Challenge

Hello!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

I cannot believe we are celebrating
2 years 
of Paru's Card Making Challenges!!!!
Thank you all so much for coming back to play my challenges month after month!!!
I am truly humbled by your love!

Here is the challenge for January 2018


You can make a New Year card, a card for a new baby, new house, a wedding (new journey), a card for someone starting a new job, new studies, or, even use new craft material!!!
The possibilities are endless! 
Let see your creative juices flow!!


HOW TO PLAY

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.


FOLLOW/JOIN  THIS BLOG
 FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM AND TAG YOUR SUBMISSIONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH THE TAG
#PCMCHALLENGES

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.

INSPIRATION

I've made a lot of cards  to inspire you this month!
The first card is a super simple shaker card using my sponsor Winnie and Walter's 'Cheers' die.
I think it makes a great NEW Years card, hence following the theme of NEW!
The sequins in the shaker are from my sponsor Hndmd.
I cut out a shaker window using Simon Says Stamp stitched square die at an angle to create some interest. I placed the die cut Cheers sentiment across the window to finish the card.


The cute tag below is made using stamps from the Craftangles (by HNDMD) 'Indian Wedding' stamp set, watercolours and concentric stitched dies from Simon Says Stamp. 
I decided to leave the focal image black and white and use watercolours around it. 
I also added a silver and gold bell for fun. I wish I could make you hear how festive it sounds!




The next card is also made using my sponsor Hndmd's Craftangles 'Indian wedding' stamp set. I stamped, watercoloured and die cut the image and matted it with  a larger die cut of the same shape.
I used patterned paper from Craftangles to create a background for my image. I finished the card with some jute twine from MayArts and some silver and gold bells and sequins.
The sentiment from the same stamp set is typed inside the card.
Weddings are NEW beginnings, so here too I follow the theme of the challenge.



For more inspiration, I made some cards using NEW supplies that I recently purchased!

The first card features the VW Beetle die from Flora & Fauna stamps. The background is white embossed and ink blended and the sentiment is handwritten. 
I created the yellow striped using Craftangles 'Stripes' stencil.





I made the card below using my awesome NEW dies from My Favourite Things.
I have been dreaming about making this card!!!
The box die is from Lawn Fawn, the bottles are from MFT and the wood grain stamp is from 
Bo Bunny!




For the next card, I used my brand NEW stamps from 
Flora and Fauna stamps.
I created the background with Impression Obsession Map stamp and Memento London Fog ink.
I masked, watercoloured and die cut the focal image. 
Upon my son's suggestion, I extended the stripes from the focal image onto the background.
I think it creates great interest.





I made the tag/bookmark below using brand NEW stamps from 
Three Room Studio, designed by the awesome Sandy Boon!
I used my white Signo gel pen to create interest on the kraft background.




This month my Guest Designer is 





She has an amazingly clean style and she has some fun cards to inspire you!

Hello Friends,
I'm Anila.

To begin with, wish you all a very Happy New Year!
May this year bring you lots of creativity and innovations!

I am super happy to be Guest Designing at 
Paru's card Making Challenges.

I am a Mumbai based crafter. I was working as an Art and Craft teacher in a reputed school, in Mumbai. I got into blogging and crafting since last year. CAS card making is something I enjoy the most. I am greatly inspired by many crafters around.

You can see more of my work at my blog "Novel Ideas" or my Instagram handle "aniladk"

I am extremely grateful to Paru for giving me this opportunity.

I am sharing a card and tag today which I made based on the current theme of the month
NEW!

I am using a new stamp set here for both my projects.
Also, the sentiments used here are some quotations which I found online and printed out.
The sentiments reflect the new beginnings and the new opportunities brought in by the New Year.

Here is a look at them...


My card is made using MFT(My Favourite Things) Happy Hedgehogs stamp set.
I stamped the images, coloured them with Zig markers and fussy cut them.
I printed the sentiments on white cardstock.
I die cut the sentiment panel using a stitched rectangular die.
On a card base, I adhered the pattern paper from MFT.
I then mounted the rectangular die cut on the base using foam adhesive.
I adhered the images on the card and created the grass effect using pencil colours.



To make this tag, I used the same MFT Hedgehog stamp set. I stamped the image, coloured with Zig and fussy cut the image. On a white tag, I stamped the flower image from the same stamp set using green dye ink. Adhere the MFT pattern paper on the tag.  
I printed out the sentiment and die cut the same using the stitiched rectangle die.
I mounted this on the patterned paper using foam adhesive.


I adhered the image on the tag. 
Lastly, I added a few sequins and tied the ribbons to the tag.

I hope I was able to inspire you today!
Happy Crafting!!

Anila

THE PRIZES
2
$25 gift cards from 


A goodie bag worth 
Rs.1500
from HNDMD





and 
Two Surpise gifts 
from me personally



The winners will be announced on the 28th of January,
 so 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









Friday, December 29, 2017

December 17 Challenge winners

 Hello!!
Thank you so much for playing the December 'Christmas' Challenge.

So much creativity! 
I was blown away!!


Here are the winners for this month! 

For the 
Fabulous goodie bag from 
HNDMD





I just could not resist that bright moon and that adorable scene!!!


For the Rs.500 voucher from 




I just love how Priyanka has taken an Indian design stencil and turned it into a Christmas tree!!
That is really ingenious!

 Many many congratulations to the winners!!


VERY IMPORTANT

I have a sincere request to the winners..
PLEASE SHARE YOUR PRIZES ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
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.

Remember...

The January challenge will go live on 1st January 2018 at 12 am IST. 
It's the challenges' 2nd anniversary so there will be absolutely awesome prizes to be won!! 
Don't forget to come and play!!

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

Paru Mahtani

Friday, December 1, 2017

December 2017 Challenge

Hello everyone!!!! 

Thank you so much for playing the THANK YOU challenge in November!
We had so many beautiful entries!!
Now its the Christmas month! 
A fun time to craft and experiment and share lots of craft love!

Here is the December challenge!

Make a CHRISTMAS card or tag.




HOW TO PLAY

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.


FOLLOW/JOIN  THIS BLOG
 FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM AND TAG YOUR SUBMISSIONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH THE TAG
#PCMCHALLENGES

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.

Now for some inspiration!!!
I have used Craftangles stencils, manufactured right here in Mumbai, by my sponsor Hndmd, to make these Christmas inspirations for you.

To make my Christmas card, I started by creating a background panel using Cratangles 'Tangerine Orange' cardstock and the Craftangles Plaid stencil with Tim Holtz distress inks 'Fired Brick' and 'Black Soot'. I cut the panel down to size using the Simon Says Stamp stitched rectnagle dies and created a vellum overlay using the next size of rectangle from the same die set.

I then used stamps from Hero Arts to create the winter scene in a mason jar. I used timholtz distress inks on the mason jar too and used a light splatter of water and a Signo white gel pen to create the effect of snow. I finished the card by adding some May Arts ribbon and some white enamel dots and adhering the plaid panel onto a black card base.
Unusual but such fun colours!





For the tag, I decided to stick with the same colour scheme as the card. Here I used the skyline stencil from Craftangles and stamps from the new 'Season's greetings' stamp set from Craftangle to make this super simple tag. I added a holly and berry diecut (hero arts) to finish the tag.




For the last tag, I used the Craftangles Christmas trees stencil and the same warm colour scheme as above. Here I gold heat embossed the sentiment and added some die cut Christmas trees (Impression Obsession) and some Craftangles clear sequins for interest.




I love how my projects turned out..I hope you are inspired to dive in  and make some wonderful Christmas cards for friends and family too!
I'd like mention here, that all the backgrounds that you see in my card photos, are amazing 12"x12" papers from my sponsor this month, Papericious! Do check them out!


For more inspiration, I have for you this month..
The wonderfully talented

Ishani

I love her style and today she shows you how you can make you christmas cards with mininmal supplies!!



Hello dear friends,
I am so glad to be here to share my creations for the Christmas theme with you.
I am an Indian Air force officer by profession and a crafter by passion. 
I experiment with quilling, stmaping and other media to make my cards.
I love the versatility the quilling strips give me to form them into any shaoe I want to.

I did the same for my card. I used 3mm strips for the card. I cut aroung 1cm long pieced os two diffferent shades of green and stuck them to make them look like th brances of a Christmas tree.
I took three different colours and rolled them together to form the baubles (ornaments). Othre baubles were done the similar way.
I made a bow of the similar colours and stick them and the baubles below the brances to festoon my Christmas tree.
I stamped the sentiment at the other corner, put a feew sequins and mounted on a red card base.
Tadaa!! Here is my quilled Christmas card!!




for the tag, I stmaped two images of the poinsettia stamp with versamrk ink and gold embossed it.
I used Zig clean colour real brush markers to colout the two stamped images and fussy cut them. 
Later I cut on of the images in a way that I only had the red bracts (leaves) which I stuck on the whole coloured image to give a 3D effect. I die cut a scalloped tag, gold embossed my sentiment, stuck my poinsettia in the corner and finished off by tying a ribbon.






I hope you are inspired by my projects and next time if you don't have a stamp (like I didn't have) for making your cards, You'd try getting your humble paper strips out!!


THE PRIZES

As always,this month too we have two fabulous sponsors!

A Rs. 500 voucher from 


and

A goodie bag worth Rs. 1000 from 





With all this wonderful inspiration this month, I am looking forward to all your entries!!

The winner will be announced on the 28th of December, so do not 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 and have lots of fun!!

Paru Mahtani