Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Some more cards...

I still can't seem to get off this card making challenge kick and am thoroughly enjoying it but I'm now making so many cards I have nowhere to put them all! I'm also quite late uploading a lot of them as I decided to read a book at the weekend, Dream Warrior by Sherrilyn Kenyon, and couldn't put it down, literally, until I finished it and then I started on Pride by Rachel Vincent and couldn't do anything else until I had finished that one either, so it kind of took all my blogging time away from me LOL

My first card this week is for Stacey's Curtain Call #21 to use Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Barely Banana and Whisper White, for Crazy For Challenges #28 to make a masculine card, for Stamp With Us' theme challenge to also make a man's card and for Sketch 'n' Color's challenge #2 - the sketch.


Recipe:

Stamps: Voila

Papers: Always Artichoke, Barely Banana, Whisper White, Certainly Celery DSP

Inks: Basic Black, SU Markers in Barely Banana, Blush Blossom, Certainly Celery and Always Artichoke

Accessories: Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Martha Stewart border punch

My next card is for Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge #271 and for Stampin' Royalty's Challenge #10 to use only greens and a limited amount of neutral colours. (My Stampin Royalty card entry for last week won one of the Royalty Goddess picks which was a lovely surprise!) Lots of green has been used this weekend, due to all the St Patrick's day challenges, but as I don't celebrate it I've used the colours for other things!


Recipe:

Stamps: Circle Circus, Sincere Salutations

Papers: Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Old Olive DSP

Inks: Garden Green, Certainly Celerly, Old Olive

Accessories: Old Olive Satin Ribbon (this stuff is gorgeous and coming out soon in the UK), Green Dew Drops

My next card is for Just Us Girls Challenge #24 to make a flap card and for Sweet Stampin' Challenge #17 to use Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Sage Shadow and Blush Blossom.

This is the closed card. The flap doesn't quite close as well as I wanted because I didn't have any magnetic closures so had to use velcro which would then have been paced in the middle of my stamped front. As it is I think it's too low down but it looked worse nearer to the fold.


This is the card with the flap opened - you can see what I mean about the velcro here.


And this is the inside of it.


Recipe:

Stamps: Garden Dream (called Dream A Little in the US catalogue)

Papers: Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Sage Shadow, Blush Blossom, Whisper White

Inks: Sage Shadow, Certainly Celery, SU Markers in Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom, Apricot Appeal and Barely Banana

Accessories: Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Circle Nestabilities, Velcro stick on stuff

My next card is for Mojo #129, Our Creative Corner's color challenge to use yellow, pink, green and brown and for SCS CC104 to use Regal Rose, So Saffron, Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip as a optional colour.


Recipe:

Stamps: Petals and Stems from Verve

Papers: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery cs & DSP, Whisper White, Sweet Always DSP (retired), Washington Apple DSP (retired)

Inks: So Saffron, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery

Accessories: So Saffron grosgrain ribbon, Square Nestabilities

My next card is for Our Creative Corner's Sketch #6, Farm Fresh Friday's Birthday card challenge and Color Throwdown #83 to use Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi and Crushed Curry - a bright combo there!


Recipe:

Stamps: Happy Moments, Miss Anya Love Collection

Papers: Bermuda Bay, Wild Wasabi, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Melon Mambo DSP

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Ciaos

Accessories: Daisy Patterns Embossing Folder, Word Window Punch, Wild Wasabi ribbon

My next one is for Mercy's Sketch #64, Just Add Ink #8 Easter Challenge and SCS CC261 to use Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery and Melon Mambo. I made a cute little 4x4" card for this one and love how it turned out.


Recipe:

Stamps: A Good Egg

Papers: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery cs & DSP, Melon Mambo cs & DSP, Whisper White

Inks: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery (I used my blender pens to colour in the egg shell)

Accessories: Word Window Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Blue self adhesive stones from Papermania

Up next is the card I made for my Mother-in-Law for Mother's Day which was on Sunday March 14th here in the UK. She loves sunflowers so I had to use them for her card. It's also for Papertake Weekly Challenge #36 - the sketch, A Passion For Papertrey's Spring Clean challenge - to use something you bought ages ago and have never used (I bought the banana ribbon about 2 years ago from Taylored Expressions and it has never come out of its little bag before!) and SCS CC13 to use Barely Banana, Summer Sun and Chocolate Chip.


Recipe:

Stamps: Women of Life from PTI

Papers: Barely Banana, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip DSP, Whisper White

Inks: Barely Banana, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Banana ribbon from Taylored Expressions, Cinnamon Stickles

And my final card for today is my own mum's Mother's Day card using Carol's Sketch Fun  #22, ColourQ's #23 to use Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive and Whisper White and for Charisma Cardz #10 to use butterflies. I did stick on the wrong orange ribbon though and didn't realise until I was writing my recipe out - oops! (That's what happens when you watch American Pie 2 whilst making cards LOL)


Recipe:

Stamps: Petal Pizzazz, Flight of the Butterfly, Occasional Greetings

Papers: Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White

Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive

Accessories: Dusty Durango polka dot ribbon!, Crushed Curry polka dot ribbon, turquoise buttons from Papermania, Butterfly punch, Piercing tool

OK I best go and link all my late cards - hope all the linky links are not closed yet! Thanks for taking the itme to look at all my cards!

27 comments:

  1. great cards, Vannessa! thanks so much for playing the Curtain Call!

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  2. Wow - so many cards - I'm jealous! I do like the flap card you made - the closure is a bit tricky - the magnets aren't real strong but velcro can be bulky. Love the colors and the hummingbird. Thanks so much for supporting Just Us Girls by participating in our challenges. We appreciate your playing along with us. Hope to see you again on Saturday.

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  3. Wow! you have been very busy, how do you find the time? love all your cards, lots of inspiration! thanks for playing along with us at the curtain call this week! :)

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  4. Oh my goodness, you have been one busy bee stamping away! I love to see all the creative MOJO flowing :) Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls flap card technique challenge! I love the soft spring-like colors & that hummingbird is beautiful! Hope to see you Saturday for an all new challenge!

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  5. WOWZER Vannessa!!! You are one busy stamper :)...all of your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!!

    I'm so thrilled you played the OCC colors with us!!! Hugs ~S~

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  6. Wow, have you been busy!!! Lovely set of cards to look at. I just love that chef image and his paper pieced jacket is fabulous :D Great Curtain Call card - thanks for playing along this week :D

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  7. Wow. Great cards. Thanks for playing the Curtain Call and use the Sketch Sktech'n'Color. :-)

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  8. What a lovely card you have made for our colour combo challenge this week. Love the image used and the dp.

    Thanks for joining in with us over on Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog.

    Jayne xx

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  9. Wow - you've been busy! Gorgeous card for our Just Add Easter challenge. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

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  10. My goodness, my hat's off to you. You managed to read two books and make all those beautiful cards!! I can't even get my house cleaned in between my cardmaking sessions - LOL!! Great work - these are all absolutely marvelous! Great job on the OCC color challenge. So happy you could have some fun with us at Our Creative Corner this week.

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  11. Your are a creating girl...They are all lovely!! I especially like the birthday chef, colors and layers!!

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  12. Thanks for making such a great card with the colour combo of Sweet Stampin!
    Love all your other cards too!!!
    xxx Margreet

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  13. Wow! Lots of wonderful projects you have been working on! Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call this week!

    ♥♥Lea

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  14. WOWZERS -- lots of card -- all wonderfully creative and FUN!!! Love the ribbon tabs on the chef card! Thanks for playing along with the OCC!!

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  15. oh they are all fantastic!! and i know what you mean about having so many cards lol
    thanks for joining us on the OCC Sketch Challenge this week :)

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  16. WOW Venessa, you have been a busy stamper! You rocked each of the challenges in so many beautiful ways!

    Thanks for playing along with our weekly sketch challenge over at the OCC! Hugs & Smiles, Jennifer :)

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  17. Wow! Wonderful cards, Vannessa! Love your flap card .. I love hummers and yours is so soft and sweet!!

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  18. My goodness, you were busy! And reading two books as well! Wow! Your cards are all so lovely! Your flap card is so pretty! So glad you decided to participate! Stop by our JUGs blog next week for a color challenge!

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  19. WOW that's a lot of work! SO many pretty cards and such nice work! Thanks for joining us at OCC Sketch Challenge this week!

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  20. Holy paper crafting, batman! You have been one busy bee :) All super fabulous cards! Fantastic work :)

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  21. What an incredible assortment of cards! Each one has something to offer! Keep up the great work!

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  22. They are all stunners Vannessa :)
    so glad you find time to take part in all the challenges...i love the bright colours you have used on my sketch challenge card....

    Hugs
    Carol xx

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  23. OMG Vannessa you never fail to amaze me with the amount of challenges you manage to enter LOL!!!
    Thanks so much for taking part in our challenge - I love the ribbon you kept stashed away!
    Aimes
    x

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  24. Wow - all these and you read a book as well. I'm guessing you don't sleep, lol. Fabulous set of cards Vanessa. Thanks for playing along.

    Sara xx
    Stamp With Us Design Team

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  25. I can't believe how prolific you are, and they're all gorgeous but all different. I stand in awe!!

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  26. Gorgeous, gorgeous cards Vanessa! They are all beautiful but my favorite would have to be the chef. I so want this stmp set. It's been on my wish list for ages and you just pushed it to the top. I would never have thought of green but it's eprfect! Tomorrow we are posting our third challenge ever at www.justscraps.ca. Would love to have you play along. Drop by and visit!

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  27. Wow these are stunning!

    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge!

    XXX

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