Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A shaker card for Dad

 Hello!
I have a fun shaker card today, made with patterned papers from the 
Craftangles 'Papa Kehte Hain' paper pack.

I used Queen and Company dies to create the shaker and added little white beads inside.  The medallion is part of the paper pack, which I suspended using some white cord.





It is a simple card which took some time to make as I stacked multiple die cuts to create the shaker.
Hope you will give it a try!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Paru Mahtani


February challenge winners

 Hello!!
Thank you so very much for playing the February 'LOVE' Challenge 
at Paru's Card Making Challenges!
I am overwhelmed and thrilled with all the love you'll have shown!!

Here are the winners for this month!

For  the LED starter kit from 





I found the happy beaker just adorable and irresistable!! 
Such a fabulous take on the sketch too!

and 
for
the $50 gift card from 





This card is so wonderfully CAS and says so much with so little!!
Love it!

Many many congratulations to the winners!!

Remember...

Our March challenge will be live on 1st March 2017 at 12 am IST, 
and as always there are exciting prizes to be won!

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

Paru Mahtani






Thursday, February 23, 2017

Shaker with Bells

Hello!
Today I have a couple of simple shaker cards for you, 


To make this card, I created a simple white shaker window using Queen and Company frame dies. 
I then placed some gold ghungroos (bells) inside,
 and placed it on a background of the dancing girls paper.
A simple gold embossed sentiment from Simon Says Stamp finished this card.


To make the second card, I used two different papers from the same paper pack.
I created the shaker window using Queen and Company oval frame dies, placed the sequins and sealed the window using the India patterned paper. I then placed this sealed shaker on the dancing girl background.
I love how the yellow paper pops and our national colours shine!

I love this paper pad so much, I have bought a second one!


I hope you will try out this paperpack.
You can buy it here.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Paru Mahtani

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Spotlight card

Hello!
I have a simple and fun technique called 'Spotlighting' here today,
which can enhance your greeting cards!
It's a simple technique where the image is re-stamped onto a small piece of cardstock and placed above the original image to create the illusion of magnifying the spot or creating a 'spotlight'.
It is such a pretty stamp set, and I decided to add the little bee for interest.


To 'spotlight' the flower and the bee, I first stamped the floral image onto Bielo cardstock 
using the Misti tool.
I then placed a punched circle of the same cardstock over the area that I wanted to 'spotlight' and stamped the image again. 
I now had a perfect image on the circle. 
I then coloured the images using Sakura Koi watercolours.
I then added the bee from the 'Bold Geraniums' stamp set from Stampendous.
I then adhered the circle using double sided foam tape. 
This created the illusion of magnification.


I then mounted the square cut panel onto a kraft panel (which I cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched squares dies) and then finally onto the card using craft foam to add dimension.
I added a bit of green paint splatter and some gold sequins for interest.

I decided not to add a sentiment...the card was so pretty by itself!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February challenge

Hello everyone! 
The new challenge is up at Paru's Card Making Challenges!
Do stop by and play!


What a great number of submissions we had for the January challenge! We sure started off the year with a bang!
Here is the February challenge!


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 HERE


Now for some inspiration...

I created this card using Impression Obessions dies and stamps from the 'Rinding Pretty' set!
And, then, I used the Chibitronics led light circuit to light up this card!!!

Other stamps and dies used as from Hero Arts, lawn Fawn and Litle B




video

Isn't this fun?
You can learn how to create your own circuit using the Chibitronics starter kit, HERE.

I also made this tag using the beautiful hollyhocks die from Impression Obsession, and a stencil from My Favourite Things. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and the pretty sequins from 
Pretty Pink Posh.


For more inspiration,
I have the Fabulously talented 


as my guest designer today!

I have admired her work for many years, so its a real honour to have her here to inspire us today!


Hi Everyone!
I am Bhavana. Thank You Paru, for inviting me as a  guest designer!
I feel so honoured.
A little about me..
I am from India and currently live in Santa Clara, California. I love card making and I have been making cards for the past 6 years. 
I love anything artsy and craftsy. You can check out my work at my blog 

I am excited and had fun making cards with the LOVE theme.

My first card is very simple; I did an ink smooshing technique for the background using 'Fired Brick' distress ink and water, the love hand sign is from Paper Smooches 'Helping Hand' stamp set.


For my second card, I used Sugar Pea designs, 'Enchanted Garden' stamp set and dies.
I used  Zig real brush pens watercolour markers to colour them. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp 'Favourite flowers' stamp set.
I adhered the image using foam tap and added some clear sequins to finish my card.



For the tag, I used Winnie and Walter's 'You've got mail' stamp set. For the background stamping I used aged mahogany distress ink and did second generation stamping and for the envelopes I used water colours. 
The stamped sentiment is from the same set.


I hope you have been inspired!
Happy Crafting!


THE PRIZES
This month we have two outstanding sponsors!

We have a starter pack from 



and 

 a $50 gift card 

from 



I hope that you have been inspired
 to create some fun tags and cards for LOVE
 and to join in the challenge!

The winner will be announced on the 28th of February , 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!

Paru Mahtani

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!!
This is the most favourite card that I made this year!!
I was inspired by this card  by Paper Luxe that I saw on Pinterest.

It is the first time I have tried something like this...I created an ink blended sky using Tim Holtz distress inks. Before blending, I used my Versamark pen and Ranger white embossing powder  to heat emboss some snowflakes.
To create the snow banks, I used the Mama Elephant dies, which I distressed as well. 
 I then die cut two bicycles from Memory Box..one in black and one in white and adhered them a little off set..to create the look of snow.
I added a couple of punched holly leaves and a red ribbon to the handle to finish the image.
I completed the card with a holiday sentiment from Hero Arts.



I hope you liked the card...I would love to hear from you if you did!!
Thanks so much for stopping by..
Have a great christmas day!!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Quick and Easy Christmas cards-part 4

Hello!
Here is my last and final quick and easy Christmas card using ScrapBerry's patterned paper
For this card, I used the cute snowmen patterned paper from the ScrapBerry's Happy Holidays 6"x6" paper pack along with two designs from the ScrapBerry's One Upon a Winter paper pack.
I used a sketch from Retrosketches archives as inspiration 
when I layered the patterned papers on a white card base, 
added adhesive pearls and a stamped sentiment with green Bakers Twine, 
to complete the card.
Sweet, simple and quick, don't you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!