Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June challenge

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

Fathe's day is on June 19th this year, so I thought I should dedicate this challenge to all those awesome fathers who make our lives so very comfortable!!

The challenge for June is..


Make a card or tag using the theme given. 
Take a photo 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...

I made this card for my pizza loving husband!! Sunday dinner is usually pizza activity which my husband and teenage son  have fun sharing...they usually argue about the pizzas though!!
When I was looking through my stamps, I thought this stamp from the PaperSmooches 'Think Fast " stamp set was perfect for the occasion!
For the background, I used the cutlery background cling stamp from Hero Arts.  The sentiment stamp is from Simon Says Stamps Fathers' Day stamp set.

I used two  stamps from the same Paper smooches stamp set as well as the same background stamp as above for this tag!
I cut the circle using Simon Says Stamp stitched circles  and punched a hole to add the bakes twine to finish the tag. All images are watercoloured using Sakura Koi watercolours, fussy cut and popped up with 3D foam tape to add dimention and interest.

I hope I have inspired you to think outside the box on this theme!


What can I say about her that you don't already know!!!! She is the queen of card making!
I am so honoured that she is my guest designer for this month!!!!
Here's what she has to say about herself!

About Me

I'm blessed with two wonderful adult children and a loving and supportive husband. In my little world,I love creating cards, traveling and making yummy food.  I am currently on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge DT. I am the founder/host of Virginia's View Challenge.  I discovered stamping nearly 20 years ago and has been fascinated by it. I have entered countless challenges and contests, with many failures. But no matter how good I feel about each card, I strive to make the next one better! Being passionate about trying new techniques that intrigue, I love to share ideas and creations in my blog. I truly appreciate the fellow card-maker/bloggers' positive feedback and I hope to encourage other fellow card-makers as much as I can. Thank you, Paru, for inviting me to be your guest design for June!

About the card:
I created the background with the stencil (Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Gear) with Distress Crayons. By applying and mixing the colors with my finger tips, the background was easy to create. I then lightly applied some Wendi Vecchi Embossing Paste (white) over and let dry. After that, I stamped the sentiment from Brushed Happy Sentiment Set (from The Ton Stamp). For final touches, I attached the globe from TH Souvenir Adornments with strings.

About the tag: 
I stamped the Hero Arts Goldfish in Distress Inks (Carved Pumpkin and Festive Berries) with the help of MISTI. After stamping the image, I clear-embossed the fish. I did the same with the sea weed/grass in Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and Scuba (Simon Says Stamp). After that, I sprayed blue mist (  Lindy's Gang Steel Shimmer Glitz Spritz and Heidi Swapp Project Life Spritz). Once the paint dried, I embossed the sentiment with Hero Arts Platinum EP. I added the droplets with Per White Opel Liquid Pearls. I added the adornment/twines for the tag.
The tag is for my son who is leaving for an Engineering internship in San Francisco ( I live in Canada) tomorrow! Oh boy, I am gonna really miss him! 


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

$25 gift card from Neat and Tangled

A paper pack from Papericious

I hope that we have inspired you to bring out your  thoughts for Father's Day!

This challenge will run from the 1st of May till the 25th of June.

I will announce the winner of this challenge in July 

as I will be travelling in the second half of June.

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