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.

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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






Thursday, June 1, 2017

June Challenge

Hello !!! 

Thank you so much for a great challenge participation in May!!
This month we have a fabulous sponsor!! 
Though we may not have their product (I don't), I have created a challenge that will ensure that you have A LOT of fun!!

Here is the June  challenge!


An INTERACTIVE CARD is any card which had an element that moves or pops up or slides or shakes..something that makes you interact with the card!

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 had a blast making the inspiration cards for this challenge!
I hope you will enjoy them too!
I am no good at putting up tutorials,
so you can find the links to the tutorials for these cards here.

The first card I made is a

WHEEL  SHAKER CARD

To make this card
I started out with the Simon Says Stamp 'Fish and bowl' stamp and die set.
Using the die in the set, I created a shaker element which has acetate on both sides.
In between the acetate, I cut some coloured vellum and sandwiched it to give the appearance of water. I added sequins ( I should have added more!) from 'Dress my Craft' and A1 Craft Supply.
I also stamped and die cut some fish and added them to the bowl..one on the inside and one on the outside.
I created the spinner mechanism as shown in this video by Sandy Allnock.

I finished the card with a sentiment from the same stamp set.

This was super fun to make and I hope you will try it!




video




The second card is made is  a 


This too was just too much fun to make!!

You will find a full tutorial here.

To make this card, I have used stamps from 
Altenew's 'To the Moon' stamp set and My Favourite things 'Space Explorer' stamp set.
To colour, I used Camlin watercolours and Staedler water colour pencils.
The dies I used are from Spellbinders. 
I used a white gel pen to add the stars and the little highlights.
I used queen and company circle frame dies to create a border around the window 
and added black self adhesive gemstones for interest.







video



Do try out this card..You will love it!

To inspire you some more, 
we have a fabulous card maker who makes the most extraordinary interactive cards.

Our Guest designer today is
Sindhura

Hello everyone!
My name is Sindhura and I blog at Paperminty.

First, I would like to thank Paru for this wonderful opportunity.

I was thrilled when I saw the

GD invitation mail in my inbox. :)

Since the challenge for this month is to create an Interactive card.

  I made a pop-up card and a shaker tag.

I created a cute, fun scene on the card. Here it is...

First, I stamped all the images on Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock and coloured them

with Zig markers; then fussy cut them all out. I also die cut a few stips of grass.

I sponged some ink with the help of a die-cut stencil to make clouds in the background



This is how the pop-up opens on the inside of the card.




The next is the shaker tag...

To make this tag, I die cut a number of tag with windows die cuts. I did this to avoid using

foam tape. I backed all the stacked die cuts with a patterned paper. I adhered the adorable

elephants to finish the tag. I used the clear sequins as I didn't want them to be too distracting.



I hope you like what I made and you will participate in the challenge. 
Good luck, friends.




I hope you have been inspired to dive in and make an Interactive card.
There are lots of resources on YouTube so check it out and let's see those shakers, sliders, pop-ups, box cards and any other cards that you can think of!!
I can't wait!

THE PRIZES

As always, we have our fabulous sponsors giving away some amazing prizes!


One animation stamp set and One animation die cut 
from



and

This fabulous prize from






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