Friday, January 1, 2016

Welcome!


WELCOME!
I am so happy that you are here to play the very first challenge at Paru's Card Making Challenges!

Our first challenge for the year is the word NEW.
Feel free to interpret it in your own way and do tell us all about it!

January 2016

HOW TO PLAY

Please read ALL the rules carefully before you play!
You will find all the details and rules in the right sidebar under our logo.

Please feature the STORY BOARD (given above) and the LOGO (you will find it in the right sidebar) prominently on your blog.
Please tag us on FaceBook and Instagram with the tag
PCMCHALLENGES

PRIZES

No challenge can be fun without prizes right?!! 

 We have some awesome prizes up for grabs!

A Rs.1000/- voucher from A1 Craft Supply

and 

A $25 gift voucher from Winnie and Walter



Here is some inspiration to get you started....


To make this card I decided to use NEW stuff from my stash. Something I have never used before!
The gold glitter patterned paper is a free down load from Winnie and Walter, as are the Cheers die and the confetti cutaways.
I added some pretty pink posh sequins to add some more cheer and sparkle.


To make the shaker tag, I used NEW shaker pouches from Impression Obsession. They are just fantastic to use...so easy and simple!
I had two squares cut with Simon Says Stamp Stitched squares left over after making my Christmas cards. So I decided to use them to make a tag.
The stamps are from the Avery Elle birthday animal stamp set and the sequins are from my stash.

I can't wait to see what you all come up with! It's an exciting start to the new year isn't it?

You have till January 25th 2016 to play.
I will announce the winners on the 28th of January 2016.
Please read all the challenge rules and guidelines carefully. 
You will find them in the right sidebar.

You can link up your creations below.

Are you on Instagram?


FOLLOW US
and use our 
#PCMChallenges


If you have any questions or simply love our work, do leave a comment below!

Thanks so much for stopping by...
Have a great day and an awesome 2016!
Happy New Year!


66 comments:

  1. This is awesome, Paru. What a great start for 2016! I am sure gonna play! Wishing you all the very best!

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  2. A great start with a New Year!
    Congrats on this new venture! All the best!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Vinita! Looking forward to your creations!

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  3. Wow !! I am so thrilled to see a new Indian challenge up .Thank you so much for this Paru ..Crossing my fingers that I am able to play along too :)
    A very Happy New year to you and your family :)

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    1. Thank YOU dear Hussena! Please come and play...your creations are awesome!!!

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  4. Wow!! Congrats for the new challenge!So happy to be here! Happy new year to you! :)

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    1. thank you Suchi! Looking forward to your creations!

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  5. This is such an awesome initiative Paru...we have so few Challenges for Indian crafters. Wish you all the best

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    1. Thanks Sonia! Looking forward to your ceations!

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  6. Wow....new challenge blog..love to play...

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  7. Thank you Sindhu! Looking forward to your creations!

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  8. Congratulations on your new challenge blog, Paru! I love that you are starting off by using your NBUS. Everyone has lots of that from Christmas! I will try to play this month and have added a link to your challenge on my tab. I wish you every success!! Happy New Year Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Thanks so much Darnell!! Thanks for coming to play!!

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  9. Congrats on your new challenge, I wish you well. Fun to get a new challenge. x

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Sandie! So happy to have playing with us!

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  10. Happy New Year, Paru! I am so happy to see you starting the New Year with a new adventure. I will be happy to enter your challenge.

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    1. Thank you so much La Von! Looking forward to your beautiful creation!

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  11. Hi Paru,

    I have added your badge and joined you facebook page as you asked. I have also joined as a follower. I don't have any other social media accounts! Hope this is all o.k x

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    1. Thank you so much Sandie! Appreciate it!

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  12. I'm excited to see your challenge, Paru. Just want you to know that I am a follower and will link to your challenge in my gallery, but I don't have Facebook or do instagram, and I won't be able to have your graphic in my card description. Hope that is ok. If you want to comment at splitcoaststampers (my gallery), you have to register but it's free. Lots of people will see the link to your challenge! Good luck with the new challenge!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by to play Maura!
      I just love your card... so elegant!
      Its absolutely fine, as long as you link back to the challenge in your gallery. I will stop by Splitcoaststampers. I am registered there, but not very active!
      Cheers!

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  13. Wow!! Congrats for the new challenge!So happy to be here! Happy new year ! :)

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  14. Hi Paru ! Congratulations on your new venture. Thanks for this new challenge and a change to win prizes. :) Your creations are amazing. I'll soon link up my cards here.

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  15. I'm going to play along! :) congrats on the new challenge blog! :)

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  16. Awesome start to new year paru.. Would surely be playing..

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  17. Congratulations On your new challenge Paru!

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  18. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog and I've just become a follower and liked your FB and following on Instagram also. Good luck, I hope to play along soon :) x

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    1. Thanks so much Neets B! Looking forward to seeing your creations!
      You know, my sister-in-law is Neetu and often called Neets!!

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  19. awesome start! Will surely be a part of the game ! all the best for ur new venture !!

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    1. Thank you Sharada!
      Looking forward to seeing you play!

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  20. Congratulations on your first Challenge, Paru. I'll be playing along... soon! HAPPY NEW YEAR, friend! May all your dreams and desires come true in 2016.
    x Asha

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    1. Thank you Asha! Looking forward to your creations!

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  21. Congrats dear for your first Challenge...i am participating.. :)

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    1. Thank you Deepti! So happy you have come to play!

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  22. Congratulations on your new initiative. Would love to play along

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  23. How fun! Congratulations to you on starting your very own Challenge blog! I entered my first card today and wish everyone good luck.

    I also hope your new Challenge blog with be a big hit! :)

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    1. Thanks so much! So glad you have come to play!

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  24. I uploaded my card. I am not on instagram yet and my blog is under "reconstruction" at the moment but did share to pintrest and flickr. groups. I don't have to be in the drawing just wanted to show my support for your challenge. Looks like you are off to a wonderful start. Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks ever so much La Von! Of course you will be in the drawing!!!!!!
      Thanks so much for your love an support!
      hugs!

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  25. Hi Paru, thanks for stopping by to invite me to play along in your new challenges. I have entered two cards, and I just updated them to include your logo. I also invited some other crafters to play along. I hope you have great success. You might want to go over to www.paperplayful.blogspot.com to list your challenge blog there. That's where people go to look for challenges to enter. Thanks again for inviting me.
    Karen Letchworth
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  26. Hi ...Linked up my card ..followed on Insta too..and shared on FB with # tag also ..thanks for the chance !!

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    1. Thanks Shalu! Glad you stopped by to play!

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  27. I don't have Facebook. Does that mean I am not eligible to play or be in the drawing for prizes?
    Good luck on your new challenge blog!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Janis! You can play for sure and you will be the running for the prizes. If you are on Facebook or other social media, you would have to tag us. If not, its all good.
      Do remember to display our challenge
      storyboard and challenge logo prominently on your blog.Cheers!

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  29. Congrats Paru...Happy to link up my 3 new cards here. Thanks for this Indian challenge blog. excited to play along.

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    1. Thanks Sathya! So glad you are playing along!

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  30. cool challenge and cards--off to check IO shaker items, since I can't make them by myself!

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  31. This is awesome & finally posted my card :) yay.. Thank you for this challenge.

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  32. Paru added your Challenge logo to my sidebar. I am not active on instagram and I dont know how to tag my fabulous post with the challenge. I know how to tag people only. But I have listed your Challenge on my Indian Challenges page which gets quite a lot of traffic on my blog: Indian Craft Challenges

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    1. Thanks Sonia. On FB, you can mention PCMCHALLENGES in your description.

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  33. Just entered my second link-up. I had a query. Saw you reposting a few cards on instagram. Will you be featuring only a selected few entries on Instagram or all?

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  34. Congratulations..! Happy to see your new challenge blog & very much excited to play along :)
    Beautiful inspiration projects :)

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  35. I don't do Facebook or Instagram, so hoping I can still qualify. Always fun to have a new place to play!

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  36. I am honored to be your first winner. How exciting! Thank you, Paru. I wish you unlimited success in your new challenge blog. I know I will be following your challenges in the future.

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