Saturday, August 27, 2016

August challenge winners!

 Hello!!
Thank you ever so much for playing the August 'Family' Challenge.

Here are the winners!

For this stamp set from Dee's Artsy impressions



I was blown away by her interpretaion of the theme!!! 
Thanks for playing along Gloria!


and 
For the Rs.1000/- voucher from Peek-a-Boo designs






I just love that whimsical background and the whimsical image and sentiment!! Im sure her sister was thrilled to receive this card!
Thanks for playing our challenge!




Thanks so much for stopping by!
Our new challenge will be up on the 1st of September. 
Hope you will stop by and play!

Have a good night!




Monday, August 1, 2016

August Challenge

Hello everyone! 

Welcome back to all of you who have played  our challenges before 
and a big welcome to those who are stopping by for the first time! 
I hope you have great fun playing  along!

It's Rakshabandhan month!!! 
Time to celebrate the love for brothers and sisters and extended family!

The challenge for August is..




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...

Raksha Bandhan is around the corner and I thought this card would be most appropriate to send out to a dear brother with a rakhi! 
The sentiment is sure to make him smile!



the sentiment is combination of stamps from MFT stamps and Papersmooches stamps which a put together on a MISTI tool in order to get precise stamping on the card. I handwrote the words I didnt have and used individual alphabet stamps to create the word 'WORLD'.
The focal image is a die from MFT. I watercoloured a piece of cardstock and then die cut the little boys and girls!
I created the background using Craftangles stencils and mama elephant yellow ink.


Do you have a cousin who is your best friend?
To make this tag, I first cut out a circle using Simon Says Stamp stitched circles. I then punched out circles with my circle punches in different sizes from scrap patterned paper.
I then stamped the sentiment (combination of Simon Says Stamp and Papersmooches stamps) and added the circles and  Pretty Pink Posh sequins randomly.
I love the sentiment as all my cousins and my cousins-in-law are my best friends! We may all be different but we are one in the family circle!
I love the way the colours pop against the kraft bag!




Now for some more inspiration!!

AUGUST GUEST DESIGNER


This month Deepti Mallik as our guest designer!!! 
If you follow her work, you can imagine why I am so thrilled that she agree to guest design for my challenge!! I just adore the card and tag she has made for this challenge...the blue watercolouring really looks like the swirling ocean!!!
truly inspirational!

Here is what she has to say about herself and her creations!!



About Me

I am a sketch artist by default and a card maker by choice.
My card making started with making some new year cards back in 2013 and now it has turned into a passion.
I moved a step ahead last year as I started to illustrate my own designs with my line of stamps "Dees Artsy Impressions" under the umbrella of STAMPlorations :)
I am also an instructor at Craftsy where I teach a class on Watercolour  Cards made Simple.
Besides doing all the creative work, I am also a new mom to my son Siddharth. Life has transformed after his arrival but I am loving the learning here too ;)
I want to thank Paru for having me here:)

About the card...

I made a card with my favourite watercolouring. 
I embossed the images and then watercolored it using Gansai Tambi watercolours.

About the Tag...

I did some traditional stamping, die-cutting, patterned paper mix and another of my recent favourite 
Prisma colour pencil colouring :)







THE PRIZES

As always, we have some fabulous sponsors lined up for this month.

Deepti has very generously giving away one of her own stampsets as a prize this month! 
How cool is that!!!



And 

Rs.1000 gift voucher from Peek-a-boo designs



We hope you have been inspired to create some beautiful cards for your family!
Can't wait to see your creations!

I will announce the winner of this challenge on the 28th of August, so don't forget to stop by!

You can 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





Thursday, July 28, 2016

July challenge winners

Hello!
Thanks ever so much to everyone who played the July 'Birthday' challenge!!
It was exciting to see so many birthday cards! What an awesome response!

Here are the winners for the July 'Birthday' Challenge!


I just LOVE those watercoloured balloons!!! They make the who atmosphere so festive!!



She wins the $25 gift certificate from Heartfelt Creations


and 


Her card is such a celebration in itself!!! So much joy!!



She wins a Stampoholic Nano from Diecuts and more!

Congratulations to the winners!!!

Please email me at 
parusperceptions@gmail.com 
so that I can share the winners badges with you as well as the prizes.

The August challenge will be up on the 1st...
we have an awesome gust designer with some fantastic inspiration!!
Don't forget to stop by!



Monday, July 4, 2016

June Challenge winner!

Hello!
Thanks ever so much to everyone who played the June "Father's Day" challenge!!
Thanks also for your patience in waiting for me to announce a winner!

Here are the winners for the June "Father's Day" Challenge!



She wins the $25 gift certificate from Neat and Tangled.




And 
first time challenge player



She wins a beautiful paper pack from Papericious!


Congratulations to the winners!!!

Please email me at 
parusperceptions@gmail.com 
so that I can share the winners badges with you as well as the prizes.

The July challenge is up on the blog...you can join in 





Friday, July 1, 2016

July Challenge

Hello everyone! 

Welcome back to all of you who have played  our challenges before 
and a big welcome to those who are stopping by for the first time! 
I hope you have great fun playing  along!

It's my birthday month!!! Yay!!
Though it feels a bit narcissistic to have a birthday theme, 
I thought it would be so much fun to make some birthday cards! 
We all need lots of birthday cards don't we?!!

The challenge for July is..


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 made this card  using the Lawn Fawn 'Critters on the Savannah' stamp set as well as the Hero Arts 'Floral' stamp set.
I coloured the animals using sakura Koi water colours .
I think it's a fun cheerful card for a small child and/or an animal lover!


For the tag, I used stamps from the Hero Arts 'Floral' stamp set to create some colourful foliage.
I stamped the Birthday greeting (also from Hero Arts), masked it off with some masking tape and then stamped the foliage using Memento inks.
I added some sequins sent to me by  my friend Sudha Kalra!



Now for some more inspiration!!

JULY GUEST DESIGNER

This month we have the most amazing 
Amy Tsuruta on board as our guest designer!!! If you follow her work, you can imagine why I am so excited that she agree to guest design for my challenge!!
Here is what she has to say about herself and her creations!!


About Me

Hey, it's Amy here and I'm excited to be guesting for Paru's Card Making Challenge!    I've been actively blogging at Tsuruta Designs since November 2007.  I have 2 kids in college and I'm engaged to a great guy that encourages my creativity.  I'm grateful for the Design Teams that I am on and for the wonderful Paper Crafting Community.


Here's a peek at both my card and my tag!


About the card:

I wanted to ink up some super cute Waffle Flower stamps.  I combined Willy & Friends with Bowtiful.  I used Zig Clean Color Markers on the image.   I love the Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Frame Dies.  It makes that cute monkey the star of the show.  


About the tag:

I made it coordinate with the card so I could easily put the card and perhaps a gift card into the gift bag!  I used the Waffle Flower Claire stamp set.  I started off by stamping and masking the strawberries.  I started from the top of the tag and worked my way down.  I love how masking can really add so much to a project.  This is when I tell you, third time is a charm.  I threw out 2 previous attempts on the masking.  Love that Claire is balancing all those delish strawberries!

THE PRIZES

As always, we have some fabulous sponsors lined up for this month.

$25 gift card from Heartfelt Creations



AND 


A stampoholic Nano from Die cuts and More

We hope you have been inspired to create some beautiful birthday cards!
Can't wait to see your creations!

I will announce the winner of this challenge on the 28th of July, so don't forget to stop by!

You can 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





Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June challenge

Hello everyone! 
Welcome back to all of you who have played  our challenges before and a big welcome to those who are stopping by for the first time! 
I hope you have great fun playing  along!

Fathe's day is on June 19th this year, so I thought I should dedicate this challenge to all those awesome fathers who make our lives so very comfortable!!

The challenge for June is..



HOW TO PLAY

Make a card or tag using the theme given. 
Take a photo 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 made this card for my pizza loving husband!! Sunday dinner is usually pizza night...an activity which my husband and teenage son  have fun sharing...they usually argue about the pizzas though!!
When I was looking through my stamps, I thought this stamp from the PaperSmooches 'Think Fast " stamp set was perfect for the occasion!
For the background, I used the cutlery background cling stamp from Hero Arts.  The sentiment stamp is from Simon Says Stamps Fathers' Day stamp set.


I used two  stamps from the same Paper smooches stamp set as well as the same background stamp as above for this tag!
I cut the circle using Simon Says Stamp stitched circles  and punched a hole to add the bakes twine to finish the tag. All images are watercoloured using Sakura Koi watercolours, fussy cut and popped up with 3D foam tape to add dimention and interest.


I hope I have inspired you to think outside the box on this theme!

JUNE GUEST DESIGNER




What can I say about her that you don't already know!!!! She is the queen of card making!
I am so honoured that she is my guest designer for this month!!!!
Here's what she has to say about herself!


About Me

I'm blessed with two wonderful adult children and a loving and supportive husband. In my little world,I love creating cards, traveling and making yummy food.  I am currently on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge DT. I am the founder/host of Virginia's View Challenge.  I discovered stamping nearly 20 years ago and has been fascinated by it. I have entered countless challenges and contests, with many failures. But no matter how good I feel about each card, I strive to make the next one better! Being passionate about trying new techniques that intrigue, I love to share ideas and creations in my blog. I truly appreciate the fellow card-maker/bloggers' positive feedback and I hope to encourage other fellow card-makers as much as I can. Thank you, Paru, for inviting me to be your guest design for June!


About the card:
I created the background with the stencil (Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Gear) with Distress Crayons. By applying and mixing the colors with my finger tips, the background was easy to create. I then lightly applied some Wendi Vecchi Embossing Paste (white) over and let dry. After that, I stamped the sentiment from Brushed Happy Sentiment Set (from The Ton Stamp). For final touches, I attached the globe from TH Souvenir Adornments with strings.



About the tag: 
I stamped the Hero Arts Goldfish in Distress Inks (Carved Pumpkin and Festive Berries) with the help of MISTI. After stamping the image, I clear-embossed the fish. I did the same with the sea weed/grass in Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and Scuba (Simon Says Stamp). After that, I sprayed blue mist (  Lindy's Gang Steel Shimmer Glitz Spritz and Heidi Swapp Project Life Spritz). Once the paint dried, I embossed the sentiment with Hero Arts Platinum EP. I added the droplets with Per White Opel Liquid Pearls. I added the adornment/twines for the tag.
The tag is for my son who is leaving for an Engineering internship in San Francisco ( I live in Canada) tomorrow! Oh boy, I am gonna really miss him! 


THE PRIZES

As always, we have some fabulous sponsors lined up for this month.

$25 gift card from Neat and Tangled

A paper pack from Papericious




I hope that we have inspired you to bring out your  thoughts for Father's Day!

This challenge will run from the 1st of May till the 25th of June.

I will announce the winner of this challenge in July 

as I will be travelling in the second half of June.

You can 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


Saturday, May 28, 2016

We have a winner!!!

Hello Everyone!!!
Here are the winners for the May 'SUMMER' challenge!!


Winner of $25 store credit from  Concord and 9th


Priyanka's card could not get more summery!!!! 
I fell in love with her motifs and the most of the all the cool vellum glass!!!! 
Do drop by her blog and leave her some love!





Winner of Rs.500 gift card from Crafter's corner

Im sure many of you know the fabulous Neha Bhatt!!! 
Her card makes me want to reach in and pick up the glass of lemonade!
(unfortunately I don't drink beer!!!)
Do drop by her blog too and leave her some love!




Thank you ALL so very much for stopping by to play Paru's Card Making Challenges! 
We have an awesome guest designer  (you will not believe who!!!) and a fun challenge coming up on 1st June!
Do come by and play!