Monday, 29 March 2010

My other challenge cards from the weekend!

My first card for this collection of challenges is for Stacey's Curtain Call #23 to use Pretty in Pink, Kraft, White and Black and for Crazy For Challenges #30 - the sketch. I loved the white damask pattern on the kraft wallpaper in Stacey's inspiration photo so used that as my starting point.


Stamps: Damask Designs from PTI, A Rose Is A Rose, Well Scripted (my new fave sentiment set!)

Papers: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Kraft, Whisper White

Inks: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose

Accessories: Frosted Lace Stickles, Scallop Trim Border Punch from the US SAB catalogue! It's gorgeous and I so hope we get it over here too.

My next card is for SCS' SC272 and CC262 to use Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Orchid Opulence - a great colour combo for which I can use my new Cottage Wall DSP!! This paper pack is just divine - the patterns are beautiful and the colours are so rich and pretty!


Stamps: Well Scripted, Baroque Motifs

Papers: Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP

Inks: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon, Old Olive button, purple embroidery thread

My next card is for SCS SC273 and for Farm Fresh Friday's color challenge to use Red, Blue and Yellow! I don't do boy's cards very often and these colours are just perfect for one, so I dug out my faithful Skater Ian and made this.... (I must buy some other boy stamps from the Greeting Farm especially now my local craft shop is stocking them!)


Stamps: Skater Ian from The Greeting Farm, Signature Greetings from PTI

Papers: So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Bashful Blue, Junior Varsity DSP (retired, but perfect for boys cards)

Inks: Riding Hood Red, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Ciaos

Accessories: Labels One Nestabilities, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, Card Candy from Craftwork Cards

Up next is a card for Mojo131 and Color Throwdown #85 to use Baja Breeze, Garden Green, Certainly Celery and cream, but I messed up and used white by mistake!


Stamps: Petals and Stems from Verve, Oval All, Polka Dot Background stamp

Papers: Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Whisper White

Inks: Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze

Accessories: Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Small oval punch, Scallop oval punch

My next card is for Mercy's Sketch #66 and for the Stamp With Us colour challenge. I hardly ever use orange on cards othan than Hallowe'en ones but I actually like the orange and pink combo here. That velvet ribbon was the last bit I had and I had just enough to do the bow and add an inch or so on both sides of the image, which was probably a good thing as it's very thick ribbon and would have made the card too bulky.


Stamps: Garden Whimsy, Hello Again

Papers: Only Orange, Pink Passion, Whisper White, Kaleidoscope DSP

Inks: Only Orange, Pink Passion, Green Galore markers

Accessories: Orange velvet ribbon from stash

My next challenge is the template challenge from Just Us Girls #26 and I used a butterfly box template from Papermania that I found hidden amongst some random DSP that I was looking through when trying to find some papers for the Farm Fresh Friday challenge. I completely forgot that I had even bought it, let alone used it! I'm not overly happy with this one - there's something I don't like about the butterfly on the top. It looked funny left blank and doesn't look right with the (poorly drawn) swirls and pearls either. I'm going to try another one at some point and maybe stamp on the butterfly BEFORE I stick it all together and decide I don't like it!


Stamps: None

Papers: Orchid Opulence, Cottage Wall DSP (OMG how pretty are these papers?!)

Inks: Old Olive marker

Accessories: Papermania Butterfly Box template, Old Olive twill

My next card is one I completely forgot to upload when I did it last week. I blame Ofsted for their intrusion on my work and home life balance LOL This one is for Mercy's Sketch #65 and Color Throwdown's #84 to use Taken With Teal, Black, Soft Sky and Tangerine Tango! I didn't think I'd like this one so much but I do when there's just a splash of orange.


Stamps: Vintage Vogue

Papers: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Whisper White, Bali Breeze DSP, Soft Sky DSP (which I didn't realise I even had!)

Inks: Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky, Taken With Teal

Accessories: Circle Nestabilities

My next two cards are for the March challenges over on the In Love With Stamping forum. The first is the colour challenge in which we were only allowed to use neutral colours. I chose Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel and Very Vanilla. It is also for SCS Free For All #2 to make a free standing pop up card. Even though I only did one of these a few weeks ago I still had to use the instructions here - try one they are SO easy to do!


Stamps: Bags, Boxes and Tags and Signature Greetings both from PTI

Papers: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla craft ink

Accessories: Chocolate Chip satin ribbon (coming to a catalogue near you very soon!), Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon

And my final card for today is for the Inspiration challenge from the March challenges. It's also for SCS Free For All #3 - I want the fairytale, which instantly reminded me of weddings so this card qualifies for that challenge too. The bizarre colour combo comes from the inspiration photo and even though I wouldn't normally use it for a wedding card, I kinda like it! I used the sketch from Taylored Expressions #105 as well.


Stamps: Happy Moments, Well Scripted (don't you just love that font?!), Forever Flowers wheel

Papers: Apricot Appeal, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White

Inks: Basic Black, Green Galore,  SU Markers in Orchid Opulence, Green Galore, Apricot Appeal, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black

Accessories: Lilac ribbon from Dovecraft

So that's all folks.....I'll be back later on in the week no doubt with a few more challenges done! I love having holidays where I can craft til my heart's content!


  1. Wow! Do you never sleep? Here's another set of fabulous challenge entries and so quickly done. The one for our colour challenge is great, spot on. Thanks for playing along.

    Sara xx
    Stamp With Us Design Team

  2. Holy smokes that's a lot of challenges - I'm tired just looking at all of that wonderfulness! Your butterlfy tempalte box is very pretty in purples. Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week. We appreciate it.

  3. darling cards! loving that damask background on your Curtain Call card...thanks so much for playing along:)

  4. Oh my goodness... you're a card making machine lol!!! They're all super sweet, and I love how you got inspired by the Curtain Call picture! Thanks so much for playing along!

  5. Wow--wish I could create so many cards! Love the sharp clean lines of your first card--and the damask background!

  6. These are ALL beautiful! Of course, I love the CTD one (I almost used that set myself) but I really love Stacey's inspiration one....just gorgeous!

  7. Wow, have you been busy! Love the BG and the rose on the Curtain Call card - thanks for playing. Other cards are great too :D

  8. Incredible how you get so much done! The rose on the Curtain Call card is so pretty! I also like your trio of flowers in aqua and green!

  9. WOW! You have been one busy papercrafter! All these creations are fabulous - That purple butterfly embellishment that is sitting atop the template is beatufitul! Thank you for playing along with Just Us Girls template challlenge!

  10. wow! all your cards are fabulous!

  11. Wow...lots of amazing cards! That glittery rose and damask background on the first one make me swoon a little! Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!


  12. OMG, so many beautiful cards, love it!

  13. What a beautiful collection of cards!

    Thank you so much for joining in with the Stamp With Us challenge xxx