Friday, September 1, 2017

September 2017 'Rainbow' Challenge

Hello everyone!1!!! 

Thank you so much for playing along with the 'Anything Goes' in August!
I was thrilled by the response! So many beautiful cards!

Here is the September  challenge!
It's 'Anything Goes'..so let 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.


Now for some inspiration...
I have used this beautiful stampset deisgned my my talented guest designer
Deepti Malik called Kathryn's Rainbow.


For my card, I stamped and masked the umbrellas to create a floating pattern on a watercoloured sky.
I then painted them with rainbow colours and added the lovely sentiment from the set.
I added the clear sequins from Craftangles to complete the card.


To make the tag, I started with a stitched circle die cut on which I stamped the rainbow and clouds and watercoloured them.
I then cut part of a sentiment from the set and stamped it on the larger cloud which I popped up using 3D tape.
I then die cut some seagulls from the Recollections Nautical die set.
I finished the tag using Craftangles clear sequins and black and white baker's twine.



To inspire you some more, I have as my Guest Designer today 
of 


Hi.
Thanks for having me over.
 I am 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 in 2015 as I started to illustrate my own stamp designs with my line of stamps
under the umbrella of STAMPlorations:)
I am also an instructor at Craftsy where I teach a class on Watercolour Cards made Simple.
I love all things clean and simple, but I also love to experiment. Water colours are my passion when it comes to a specific medium :)
Besides doing all the creative work, I am also, mom to a 19 month old siddharth, who keeps me on my toes 24x7 ;)

Here is a little  about how I made the card and tag-
I had so much fun making these! 
Lately, my love for inking is back and that led me to make the rainbow background for these.
To make these cards, I drew some diagonal lines using a ruler and then masked off and inked the stripes in rainbow colours using distress inks on both the card panel and the tag.
I then splattered some water on the top.
Next, I stamped, fussy cut and coloured the images and put those together on the base. To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment and added some clear sequins.




I look forward to seeing what you create with this set!

***

I just love Deepti's unique work..I hope you have been inspired to play along!


THE PRIZES
As always we have some awesome sponsors!!

We have the stamp set
Kathryn's Rainbow



 from

Dee's Artsy Impressions




And a 
$20 gift certificate from Pink and Main


The winner will be announced on the 28th of September, 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




Monday, August 28, 2017

August '17 winners

 Hello!!
Thank you so very much for playing the August 'Anything Goes' challenge!!
I just love that so many of you decided to play and made my job of choosing winners really difficult!

Here are the winners for this month!
For the 
$20 gift certificate from HoneyBee stamps



Oh! I just couldn't resist this little fellows' smile!!


and 
for the prize from Rainbow Kraftikari




Karthika's rainbow spotlight just bowled me over!!



Many many congratulations to the winners!!

Remember...

The September  challenge will be live on 1st September 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






Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August 2017- Anything Goes challenge

Hello everyone!1!!! 

Thank you so much for playing along with the 'Birthday Challenge' in July!


Here is the August  challenge!
It's 'Anything Goes'..so let 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.


Now for some inspiration...

Last week i received my DT pack from Craftangles. It was packed with gorgeous foils and stamps and fabulous cardstock. So, I decided to use these fabulous supplies to make my inspiration cards this month!


This card is super simple. I used the printout that came in my DT pack and used it with the Craftangles gold foil, through my laminator. I matted the card using the newly released Craftangles cardstock..beautiful colours and fabulous quality!
I finished the card with some of Craftangles matching sequins.





I just love how this tag turned out!
I used the Craftangles 'dots' stencil for the background on the die cut tag.
The image is from the newly released 'Girl in the rain' stamp set from Craftangles.
I then die cut the hugs using the Winnie and Walter hugs die, from a sheet of black toner paper.
I then foiled the die cut using the Craftangles turquoise foil.
I finished it off with some Mayarts jute twine.

To inspire you some more, I have the awesome stamp designer
Sandy Boone
of
Three Room Studio
with me today as Guest designer.


Hello!
I am so honoured that Paru has invited me to be the Guest Designer for this month's 
'Anything goes' Challenge!
The possibilities are endless with a prompt like that, but when I thought of the word GO, i immediately thougt of the open road. I really enjoyed creating my card and tag,
and I hope they make you smile too.

I have been dabbling in cardmaking since about 2008. I was mainly a watercolourist, but it wasn't until my husband gave me 12 Copic markers for my birthday in 2014 that things got serious and I became obsessed with colouring and making cards.

I've always doodled and drawn, and I enjoy adding a lot of my own elements to my cards, so in 2015 I started designing my own line of stamps, Three Room Studio Stamps, which I sell in my Etsy shop.

I live in Saskatoon, saskatchewan (yes, those are real words) in Canada, with my wonderful and long-suffering husband/enabler and our furry prince, Rico.

You can find me mostly on Instagram, where cardmaking has enabled me to make new friends from all over the world. I love this community of kind and supportive people and challenges like Paru's which always awe and inspire, and enable us to learn, practice, improve our skills and most importantly encourage one another.

To make my card and tag, I used Three Room Studio 'Wind in Your Fur' stamp set, stamped with 
Simon Says Stamp Intense black Ink, and coloured the images and background with Copic markers. I fussy cut the goggles and card mirrors and rmbossed them with Hero Arts fine detail clear embossing powder and Versamark embossing ink to give them some shine and interest.



The goggles I adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte, and the mirrors are popped up on some foam adhesive to create some depth.







 I used Simon Says Stamp 'Stitched Rectangle' dies to create the frame, and also popped that up on foam adhesive to create a frame around the entire image.

The sentiments were stamped in Versafine Onyx black ink and 
clear embossing powder to deepen the black colour.

***

I just love Sandy's unique work..I hope you have been inspired to play along!

THE PRIZES
As always we have some awesome sponsors!!

We have a prize from

Rainbow Craftykari





And a $20 gift certificate from 






The winner will be announced on the 28th of August, 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




Saturday, July 29, 2017

July 2017 winners

 Hello!!
Thank you so very much for playing the July  'Birthday Cards' challenge!!
It has been a fantastic month and I'm thrilled with the number of you who decided to come and play!

Here are the winners for this month!
For the 
$15 gift certificate from Cas-ual Fridays




I just LOVE the beautiful colours, the balloons, the name...everything!


For the $25 gift certificate from 





I just fell in love with these beautiful flowers!!! The whole card is just gorgeous!

Many many congratulations to the winners!!

Remember...

The August challenge will be live on 1st August 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






Saturday, July 1, 2017

July 17 Challenge

Hello everyone!1!!! 

Thank you so much for a fantastic challenge participation in June! All the interactive creations were mind-blowing! I'm so glad I could create some fun for everyone!!!


Here is the July  challenge!
It's my birthday month!! So this month's challenge has to be 
to make a 'BIRTHDAY' 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...

Birthday cards are my favourite..they make the recipient feel so special and,
really sweeten their day!!

My card today is a faux shaker..I created a donut box using Lawn Fawn's donut stamp, Queen and company's rectangle frame die and a sheet of acetate.
I then placed this box that I created on a patterned paper base and added the sentiment on the 'box'.
Sweet and simple, but packs a punch no?


For these birthday tags, I used Neat and Tangled stitched stamps and Simon Says stamp Stitched dies.
 The tags turned out really dainty and pretty no?





As a last minute creation, I decided to make a box card using my brand new
 Lawn Fawn scalloped box card die.
Oh! It's so much fun!!!
I know a lot of people make these box cards without the die, but with it, it super easy!!
I used sentiments and images from Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp and our sponsor this month Concord and 9th stamp sets. Its my first attempt, so its not perfect, but not too bad I think...its quite celebratory!!
I am showcasing Condord & 9th products  this month and it would be great if you could too!







To inspire you some more, 
I have Ardyth Percy-Robb of Maskerade as Guest designer! 
She is one of my absolute favourite designers..she has a brilliant CAS sensibility and I'm super thrilled to have her on my blog today!!!
Here is what she has to say about herself and her creations!




 I am so thrilled that Paru has invited me to be Guest Designer for this month's Birthday Challenge! I had so much fun making my card and tag to be as happy and bright as possible!

I started cardmaking in 2006, at a Stampin' Up party and have never looked back. I started my blog, MASKerade in 2012 to be able to join in all the fun challenges. I've been on a number of Design Teams and own a couple of my own cardmaking challenges..Muse Card Club and Christmas visions. Do check them out!
I live in Toronto, Canada with my husband and two children (but not for long-my son is leaving for University soon!)




To make these cards, i cut the balloon out of masking paper four times  (one for each colour) and used the negative space, distress ink and a swirling motion to fill in with a lighter centre, which gives a bit of dimension. I spritzed the balloons for more texture and interest. I knew that some bold black would give this pretty card a graphic feel.
And, of course, you can't have a birthday card without some sparkle!



I hope Ardyth and I have inspired you to make some fun birhtday cards and tags of your own!!

THE PRIZES
As always we have some awesome sponsors!!

A $25 gift certificate
from
Concord and 9th


 and 

A $15 gift certificate from 





The winner will be announced on the 28th of July, 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



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

June challenge winners

 Hello!!
Thank you so very much for playing the June 'Interactive Cards' challenge!!
I was truly blown away by all the creativity!!
From shakers to sliders to magic reveal cards...we had them all! 
It has been, by far the most difficult challenge to judge!

Here are the winners for this month!

One animation stamp set and One animation die cut 
from






The amount of technique and thought that Ilda has put in this card is mind blowing!! 
Do check out her blog!

This fabulous prize from






I just fell in love with the way she put this slider together. so beautifully done!!

Many many congratulations to the winners!!

Remember...

The July challenge will be live on 1st July 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