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

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

November '17 challenge winners

 Hello!!
Thank you so very much for playing the November 'Thank You' challenge!!
So many beautiful cards!!!
THANK YOU for playing!!

Here are the winners for this month! 

For the 
Fabulous goodie bag from 




The loose watercolour florals in fall colours are a sure winner!

And,
 for the Rs. 250/- voucher from 




I just LOVE the paisley designs that have been incorporated into this fall card, Oh, so subtly!

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 the winning awesome prizes from more and more sponsors.
If, for any reason you do not wish to accept the prize, please contact me ASAP, so that I may pass on the prize to someone else.

Remember...

The December challenge will go live on 1st December 2017 at 12 am IST. 
As always there are great prizes to be won..don't forget to come and play!!

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

Paru Mahtani

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November '17 challenge

Hello everyone!!!! 


Thank you so much for playing the 'Touch of Gold' challenge in October!
So many beautiful entires!
Hope you all had a wonderful Diwali!
Now its time to say Thank You!

Here is theNovember challenge!
Make a Thank You 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 just love how this card turned out!!
I started by stamping the floral image from Craftangles 'Beautiful Bloom Border' stamp set in black and heat embossing it with a clear embossing powder.
I then watercoloured the background using warm fall colours.
Once the background was dry, I partially embossed the background using Cuttlebug 'swirls' embossing powder.
I finished the card with a sentiment from Winnie and Walter (which I in two colours, using the Misti), and sequins from Craftangles and A1Craft supply.



For my tag, I started with a tag die cut from MFT. 
I then stamped the sentiment from Winnie and Walter (using Tim Holtz distress ink) 
repeatedly to create a background.
To create the focal image, 
I die cut the square stamp using a Cuttlebug die, 
and then stamped the floral image (source unknown) on it. 
After colouring and distressing using Tim Holtz distress inks,
I added some Craftangles sequins and some green ribbon to finish the tag.



 My guest designer this month,
is the most amazing 



Hello everyone!
I am so happy to be back to share my projects here.
I made a thank you card and tag in keeping with this month's theme.
I have used the 'Kind Soul' stamp set from Wplus9 on both the card and tag. This is the first time I inked this gorgeous stamp..I'm not sure if I have done it justice with my colouring!
For the card, I first stamped the image in gold and heat embossed it.
I coloured the image using a combination of Zig Clean Colour Real brush markers 
and Prisma color pencils. 
The 'Thanks' is a word die from Winnie and Walter, 
and the rest of the sentiment is from 
Paper TreyInk. 
I cut out the word multiple times using pink cardstock and layered them to create a 3D look.


I used a manila shipping tag to create my thank you tag.
I first stamped, and heat embossed the same Wplus9 image 
and then coloured with markers and colour pencils. 
I then inked the background with distress oxide inks and sprayed some water on it.



I had a great time creating these!
I hope my projects inspire you to create your own and share with us!
I can't wait to see what you create.

This month, to inspire you further we have creations from the DT team 
from one of our  fabulous sponsors
with their creations!
Click on their names to see more of their work!


Aditi resides in Bangalore. She is  a clinical Psychologist and a Special Educator, and an avid crafter across various mediums!







Anila is a Mumbai mum who is passionate about crafting and mixed media among other mediums.






Kriti Mishra is a crafter from Hyderabad who loves scrapbooking and mini albums.





An experienced HR professional, she loves creating mixed media and altered art projects.




Mounika is from Bangalore and is a passionate scrapbooker, card maker and mixed media artist.




A Mumbaikar and an avid crafter, card making is her new found love!




An airforce officer and paper crafter. What a combination!!



A creative soul, she has discovered the joys of cardmaking and is constantly exploring new techniques!




THE PRIZES

This month we have two fabulous sponsors!

A fabulous goodie bag from







and a Rs.250/- voucher from 



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

the winner will be announced on the 28th of November, 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




Saturday, October 28, 2017

October 17 challenge winners.

 Hello!!
Thank you so very much for playing the October 'Touch of Gold' challenge!!
So much creativity!!! I was absolutely stunned!!

Here are the winners for this month! ( it was so difficult to choose!)

For the 
Rs.1200 voucher from Peek-a-Boo designs




I loved all her submissions, but you have to agree that this card design is pure genius!!

For the Rs.750 voucher from Peek-a-boo designs


The gold embossed Madhubani borders are just gorgeous!


Many many congratulations to the winners!!

Remember...

The November challenge will be live on 1st November 2017 at 12 am IST, 
As always there are great prizes to be won..don't forget to come and play!!

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

Paru Mahtani

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October 17 Challenge

Hello everyone!!!! 

Thank you so much for playing the "Rainbow" challenge in September!
I was so happy by the response! So many beautiful cards!

Here is the October challenge!
Make a card or tag with a touch of gold.


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...

To make a touch of  gold tag, I first printed out a cardstock sheet of toner , which, I used to die cut the Spellbinders peacock feather.



I then used two different colours of Craftangles foil on this die cut.


Here is the beautiful result.


To make the tag, I used a scrap of blue cardstock to die cut a PaperTreyInk bookmark. I had previously stamped this scrap with peacocks to create a tone on tone look.
I then adhered the foiled die cut to the tag and added a blue ribbon to complete the tag.
Beautiful isn't it?



For the card, I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched square dies to cut two nesting squares out of the 'Colours of India' 6"x6" paper pack from Craftangles.
I then cut the final square out of green cardstock and heat embossed a mandala from the newly released 'Happy Diwali' stamp set from Craftangles, in gold.
I finished the card by adding a bit of May Arts ribbon with a golden bell for fun!





To Inspire you some more...

My very dear friend and cardmaking superstar
Neha Bhatt
of
Perwinkle creations
is my Guest designer this month
and she has some fabulous cards to inspire you!



Hi Crafty Friends,
I am back on my favourite challenge blog once again! The theme is “Touch of Gold”. With Diwali
approaching, I decided to make a card and a tag for the festive season.



For the card, I have used waffle flower’s Lacy Flower stamp as rangoli!
I embossed it with glitter gold
embossing powder by Brutus Manroe. It is hard to capture the jazzy look of it but it looks gorgeous
in person. I cut the panel using spellbinder die. To color the Rangoli, I used Candied Apple, Ground
Espresso and spiced marmalade distress inks. The sentiment is from Ranganjali. A thin wavy stripe of
golden glitter paper is added. A small floer from the same set is embossed, colored and tucked under
the panel to balance the design. I mounted the panel on similar colored but textured card base.




Tag is created using Papertrey Ink die. I lined the back side with a circle die cut blended using Candied Apple Distress oxide . I inlaid few flower centres, die cut using glitter paper. To finish it off, embossed sentiment in gold & tied some golden threads.


I hope you are inspired with my creations and will play along!
Thank you Paru for this opportunity! Wish to be back soon! Have a crafty festive season !
Hugs.

To further inspire you,
we  have two beautiful cards from  the design team over at
Peek-a-boo designs,
our generous sponsors this month!
The first card is made by the super talented Vijayalaxmi Siyal!!



She has gold embossed a  beautiful background stamp 'Quilted love' from Peek-a-boo designs to create a stunning background.
She then used the 'Pretty Roses' stamp from Peek-a-boo designs, beautifully coloured, to create the focal image.  She then added the Celebrate die cut  sentiment in gold and added a touch of elegance by adding the 'Blooming beauty'  (also from Peek-a-Boo designs) washi tape in rose gold.

The second card is by
Priyadarshini Deshpande

She too has used the 'Pretty Roses' stamp set from Peek-a-Boo designs, 
but has coloured them a gorgeous red!
Who can resist red roses!!!
She assembled these beautifully fussy cut roses on a white card base
with gold glitter tape and a few gold nuovo drops added to add interest.




Stunning aren't they!!!

You can check out all of Peek-a-Boo's new arrivals here!

I hope you have been inspired to play along! 
I can't wait to see what you create!



THE PRIZES
This month we have TWO fabulous prizes from
Peek-a-Boo designs!

One Rs. 1500 ($20) and one Rs.750 ($10) gift card!


The winner will be announced on the 28th of October, 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 and have lots of fun!!

Paru Mahtani