Thursday, April 27, 2017

New stencils and Patterned paper from Craftangles

I have lots of cards to showcase today!
I made whole bunch of Mother's Day cards using the new Craftangles 'Hearts all around stencil'! 
I have paired the stencil with Newton's Nook "Wild About you"stamp set to make these adorable cards. I decided to use different colours for stencilling...instead of pink or red!

Here I have paired the stencilled panel with Bob and Betty patterned paper.

For this card, I decided to use two colours for the stencilling! I love the way the Angel Pink (memento inks) blends into the Summer Sky!

I stayed with the traditional pink here...

This card is my favourite!
The patterned paper is the newly released 'Timeless treasures' 6"x6" pack. I used memento 'Angel Pink' to softly stencil the hearts onto the patterned paper!
the birds are from mftstamps, the twig from Memory Box and the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

For these two cards I have used stamps from mftstamps and dies from Memory box, combined with patterned paper from the 'Timeless treasures' paper pack from Craftangles.

I had so much fun making these cards! 
Do pick up a pack of these papers and stencils and have a blast!

I am submitting these cards for  the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

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

Friday, April 21, 2017

Craftangles new release!

I have a couple of fun cards for you today, which I made using the newly released 
I have also used the newly released 'Stitched Scallops' die.

For the first card, I created a circular mask and created the stencil pattern using memento inks.
I then stamped the cute cactus image on a piece of Bielo cardstock, coloured it and fussy cut it. I popped up this image with 3D foam tape and finished the card with a funny sentiment from the 'Birthday Stamp set'.

For the second card, I started by stamping the image on a piece of Bielo Cardstock and colouring it with Camlin watercolours. I then used the stencil and memento inks to fill up the rest of the panel.
I stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of card and used the 'Stitched scallop' die to cut the panel at an angle to create interest.
I then finished the card by adhering the panels to a kraft card.

I hope you enjoyed these cards and will pick up and experiment with these supplies!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Hnmd New release...Super heroes

I am super thrilled to use HndMd's newly released ' Supergirls' 'Superboys' stamp and die sets, 'Birthday wishes' stamp set,  'Superkids' 6"x6" paper pack and the 'Filmstrip' die set!
I cannot say enough about the quality of the stamps and the dies!. The dies are super light and cut like butter through even 300 gsm cardstock (I used this for the film strip).
 The stamp quality is excellent and the impressions perfect!!
The papers are of fabulous quality, super luxurious and just the right thickness! 

For the first card , I stamped the superboy and super girl image as will as the super hero sentiment on some Bielo Cardstock. I then coloured the images using Steadler watercolour pencils and then blended the colours with a wet brush.

I used a patterned paper from the 'Superkids' paper pack as the background for my super heroes.
I finished the card with an anniversary sentiment from Hero Arts.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Patterned paper 3 ways

For my post today I have used the 'We are pregnant' paper pack from Craftangles to make 3 cards.
I have used the non theme papers from the pack to make these cards.
I have tried to use them in different ways..I very happy with the results..I hope you like them too.

For the first card, I used left over scraps from earlier cards to stamp the sentiment.
I added a die cut cupcake from Concord and 9th and some sequins to finish the card.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Dad-My Superhero!

I am showcasing the Craftangles 'Dad-my superhero' stamp set. for my Craft Adda post.

I have made two cards and a bookmark tag, 
all using the same image and various sentiments from the stampset.

For the first card, I used the Craftangles 'Argyle' stencil and Memories white ink to create a background on kraft card stock.
I then stamped the image and sentiment with black Versafine ink and added the white embossed Happy Birthday sentiment from Stampendous to finish the card.

For the second card, I used memento inks to stamp the image onto Bielo cardstock and added a watercolour background.
I die cut the panel using Simon Says Stamp stitched squares and layered it with a blue die cut panel to make the colours pop. I finished the card by adding the sentiment from the same stamp set.

To create the tag, I stamped the image using Memento inks onto Bielo cardstock and then die cut the bookmark using the PaperTrey Ink die. 
I die cut the same out of Vellum and layered it on the bookmark. 
I heat embossed the sentiment in white on the vellum layer, 
and added red and white bakers twine to finish the tag.

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

Monday, March 6, 2017

Winnie and Walter 3rd birthday bash..Mood board challenge and others.

I am playing the Winnie and Walter 'mood board' challenge this evening.

I was inspired by this mood board to create the card below...
I liked the idea of the pink flowers against the blue sky, so I tried to recreate it, using Mudra stamps. 
To do so, I created a mask with a circle die cut, and stamped the flowers onto the card. 
I then enclosed the circle using a circle frame die cut from Queen and Company.
I created the free hand yellow polka dot background using  Camlin watercolours. 
I finished the card by using an embossed, and a die cut and stacked 
sentiment from Winnie and Walter. 
I used a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to add some whimsy to the card.

I am also linking this card to the 
Winnie and Walter '3 challenge' (3 techniques..masking, rubber stamping and die cutting),

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a great evening.

Winnie and Walter 3rd birthday bash..create a pattern challenge and others.

I am jumping in and playing the Winnie and Walter 3rd birthday bash challenges today! 
It's the last day today!!

To create the base of these shaker cards, I used the 'My precious' stamp set from Winnie and Walter. I used my Misti tool to create the background pattern of the gems. 
Once I created the shaker elements using Lawn Fawn's Polaroid die and Queen and Company's circle frame dies, I used plastic gem shaped sequins to fill up the shaker.
I love the brightness it brings to the cards.
I finished the cards with sentiment dies and stamps from PaperTrey ink.

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

Winnie and Walter 3rd birthday bash-stencil and other challenges

I am jumping in and playing the Winnie and Walter 3rd birthday bash challenges today! 
It's the last day today!!

To make this card, I used the Winnie and Walter roses stamp set. I watercoloured the roses and fussy cut them, as I did the sentiment too.
I used the Winnie and Walter triangles stencil and hero arts neon inks to create the ink blended stencilled background.
I added a (mft) stitched frame cut out of gold cardstock to add interest to the card. I finished it with transparent sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and adhering the panel to a kraft card base.

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

Friday, March 3, 2017

Mixing Patterns.

I made this  card today for my official DT post at the CraftAdda blog, 
using two pretty patterns from a Craftangles 6"x6" patterned paper pack.
I cut the top sheet in an angle to generate interest and then adhered it to the bottom sheet. 
After cutting the panel to fit the 6"x 4" white card base, I partially dry embossed it using a cuttlebug embossing folder. 
I then adhered this to the card base.
I then gold embossed the sentiment from Craftangles 'You rock' stamp set using Craftangles gold embossing powder, on a piece of matching card stock. 
After cutting the sentiment panel to size, I partially embossed this panel too.
I adhered the sentiment panel to finish the card.

Sweet and simple...just as I like it!
Hope you like it too!

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

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A shaker card for Dad

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

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!

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!!


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

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

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!


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 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


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!

This month we have two outstanding sponsors!

We have a starter pack from 


 a $50 gift card 


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