Monday, November 28, 2016

November Challenge winners!

Thank you so much for playing the November  'Cards for children ' Challenge.
I am blown away by all the submissions!! It was really really hard to choose the winners!
I hope you will come back to play again next month too!

Here are the winners!

For  the 3 images from MHK designs

I love the neat, clean and crisp card made by Parul! Perfect for any kid!

for the 
$25 gift card from

I think the motifs are arodable and I love the use of the maps and the water patterned papers!
Would make any kid perfectly happy!!

Many many congratulations to the winners!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
A new challenge will go live on December 1st at 12 am IST.
Don't forget to drop by and play!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November Challenge

Hello everyone! 

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

November 14th is the birthday of our first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. 
As he was very fond of children, It is celebrated as Children's Day in India.
Therefore, the challenge for the month is to make a card or tag for CHILDREN.


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.


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...

This month our sponsor MHK designs 
has shared some beautiful digital papers and stamps with us,
which we  have showcased.

I started with the papers from the Autumnal Accents digital paper pack
 and added the digital stamps from the Butterfly wisdom set.
I coloured the butterfly to make it pop, using faber castell colour pencils and then added the sentiment which I printed on vellum.
I finished the card with some MayArts jute ribbon.

For this tag, I used the same papers and stamps as above and
 added a dry embossed panel and some self adhesive gemstones for interest.
I finished the tag with charcoal bakers twine from the Twinery.

For the Instagram inspired shaker card, I have used the papers from the
I created the shaker element by die cutting  and stacking multiple circles using 
Simon Says Stamp Stitched circles die .
I added some silver and gold star confetti and closed the shaker element using the same patterned paper as the background. 
I added a spellbinders nested heart and 
a speech bubble from Simon Says Stamp 'Talk bubble' die set.
The birthday sentiment is from Stampendous.

I really enjoyed using these beautiful bright colours on the cards..I think kids would like them too!

For more inspiration...

We have La Von Hall over as our guest designer this month! 
La Von and I became friends through Flickr, 
where she runs an awesome group and challenge every month. 
Do drop by and leave her some love!

I am so very honored to be chosen as the guest designer this month for Paru's Card Making Challenge. Thank you very much, Paru!  The theme for this card is children because the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is celebrated as Children's Day in India. India's first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, was born on November 14. Apart from being known for his skills as a statesman, Nehru was also immensely fond of children.

The card I created for Paru's Challenge is a shaker card.  I think children of all ages like shaker cards.  The wonderful sponsor that Paru has chosen for this month is MHK designs. All of the digi images, sentiment and even the patterned papers are found at the MHK designs.  I used the "Hardy Party" digital paper pack and "Eat Your Cake" digital stamp set.

Making a shaker card is simpler that it may look.
  • I colored the image with Copic markers and added a touch of shimmer using a bit Multi Media Matte with clear glitter.    
  • I cut the frame 6 times, 5 times from plain cardstock and one time from the patterned paper.  The five cardstock frames are glued into a stack to create the well for the shaker mix.   
  • Place the stacked frame over the colored image where you like and trim off any excess.  Glue the frame over to the image using the Multi Media Matte. 
  • After the glue is dry you put in the sequin mix.  
  • Next you will cut a piece of plastic or acetate cut to size and adhere this over the window.  I like to use a strong double sided tape like SCOR-tape to adhere the acetate to the frame and the patterned paper.  It seems to work the best. 
  • Then adhere the assembled shaker to your card.  
I was have such a great time with the pretty papers from MHK that created two tags for the challenge.  After making both I couldn't really decide which I liked best so I am sharing both here.   Both of my tags use a die from Hero Arts.  I will list my supplies below.
I was have such a great time with the pretty papers from MHK that created two tags for the challenge.  After making both I couldn't really decide which I liked best so I am sharing both here.   Both of my tags use a die from Hero Arts. 

I hope that you are inspired to join in the challenge this month to celebrate children.   Thank you, for stopping by my blog.  Your comments, questions and suggestions are always welcome.


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

Up for grabs are...

 3 items of the winners choice from 


a $25 gift card from So Suzy Stamps

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

I will announce the winner of this challenge on the 28th of November, 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