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I love Bank Holidays

Today is a Bank Holiday in the UK so we get an extra day for the weekend! Yay! So what did I do? A bit more crafting. Because I've made SO many cards this weekend, I'm going to split them all into 2 different posts so be sure to come back and check the other one out. I managed to get a ton of challenges done as well hee hee!

My first card is for Papertake Weekly's Do Something Different Challenge. I have never done a shaker card with water before so it was definately something different for me! This was a technique shown by Monica at the SU training event I went to last weekend (and just remembered I haven't upload the photos of that day either - bad blogger!) I used an old colour combo from SCS, CC22 to use Pretty in Pink and Pink Passion and for an old Mojo Monday sketch Mojo#77. You can't really see the glitter in the sweet cup whilst it's standing up, but I can assure you there's lots of it!


Stamps: Best Wishes & More from SU

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion, Confetti White

Inks: Pink Passion, Frost White shimmer paint

Accessories: Sweet Cups, Silver Glitter from the Fine Galaxy set, Silver Brads

Up next is another glittery card and it's for Just Add Ink's #15. I used one of the new Tilda stamps and isn't she just a darling?! And believe it or not instead of using a colour challenge like I normally do (trying to catch up on the old SCS ones) I just used the colours from some old DSP.


Stamps: Fairy Tilda Flying from Magnolia

Papers: Kraft, Orchid Opulence, Copic White cs, DSP from Daisy Bucket

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Ciaos

Accessories: Kraft Taffeta ribbon, Icicle Stickles, Glittery purple dots I found in my stash

And my last glittery card is for Mojo#136 and I used the colour combo CC268 for it. I didn't think the Ballet Blue would show up very well on the Barely Banana cardstock, but it really does hold the colour well.


Stamps: Floral Frenzy Remixed from Verve

Paper: Ballet Blue, Old Olive, Barely Banana, Whisper White

Inks: Ballet Blue, Old Olive

Accessories: Double Loops Martha Stewart Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, Old Olive twill (from old mini years ago), Diamond Stickles

My next card is a nice summery one, just for Sweet Stampin's Challenge # 24 - It's Summer Time, for the sketch from Just Us Girls Challenge #31 (although I did change the circle to an oval for my image!) and for Sketch 'n' Color's Challenge #9 to use Summer Sun, Rose Red, tempting Turquoise and Basic Gray.


Stamps: Rain or Shine from The Greeting Farm, Wishing You Sunshine sentiment from High Hopes

Paper: Summer Sun, Basic Gray, Rose Red cs & DSP, Non SU white cs, Pink Flamingo DSP

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Ciaos

Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Sepia Zoomz (like Dew Drops), Crystal Effects

Another Anya comes up next for this Friday's Farm Fresh Friday challenge which was to use the gothic bedroom photo as inspiration. Although the bed has typical gothic arches on the frame, it certainly didn't look as gothic-y as my bedroom when I went through my gothic phase as a teenager (the only thing that wasn't black were the walls as my mum wouldn't let me paint them, so they were covered with band posters instead!). I also used Mercy's sketch #71 for the layout.


Stamps: Miss Anya Dressy from The Greeting Farm

Papers: Naturals Ivory from SU (this stuff is fab and it's the first time I used it too!), Chocolate Chip, DSP from Papermania

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Cuttlebug Border Embossing Folder (not sure which set though!), Prima Flowers, Brad from Papermania, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon

Another cutest girly card for you now! This one is for Stacey's Curtain Call #28 to use Rose Red, Kraft, Not Quite Navy and white. I used Crazy For Challenges #35 for the sketch as well. Instead of using 2 different papers, like I think the sketch intended to have, I just used the one but used some ribbon to break it up. I liked my strawberry paper too much for this one!


Stamps: Strawberry Picking from Elzybells

Paper: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Rose Red, Copic White cs, DSP from Magnolia

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Ciaos, White gel pen

Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Kraft Taffeta ribbon, Rose Red brads

And my final card for this post is for Charisma Cardz #17 to make a girly card with flowers, the sketch from Our Creative Corner's #13, Stampin' Royalty's Challenge #17 to use punches (I used 3 different punches, 2 dies and my crop-a-dile), Color Throwdown's #90 to use Barely Banana, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Pale Plum and finally for SCS' Free For All's #10 to use flowers. Phew!!!


Stamps: Polka Dot Punches from SU (retired)

Paper: Barely Banana, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Pale Plum, Cottage Wall DSP

Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Pale Plum

Accessories: Old Olive twill (from old mini), Scallop Trim Border Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Circle Nestabilities and my Crop-a-dile for the tiny circles!

That's all these ones done. My next post will show all the In Love With Stamping challenges I did this weekend so be sure to check those out too!


  1. OM, so many beautiful cards, I love your work.

  2. Beautiful cards, Vanessa. Thanks for playing at Sketch'n'Color Challenge. Andrea

  3. I really love the colours you used and the layout too! Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Royalty!

  4. Wow! How many cards can you cram into one post?! I love the clean lines and the style you have. Thanks for playing at Sweet Stampin. x

  5. Wow they are all such beautiful cards. Great take on the color challenge this week. Thanks for playing along in the Curtain Call this week.

  6. You have been a busy bee! Awesome creations. Love what you did for the JUGS sketch, thanks for playing along!

  7. I love all your cards - they are very pretty! your card for Stampin' Royalty is a gorgeous use of punches. It might be helpful for each of these challenges if you linked your card directly to the challenge you were entering in.

  8. Wow - so many cards. you've been busy. Thanks for playing with us this week at Stampin' Royalty.

  9. you busy girl!!! cute cards, vannessa:) thanks for sharing the strawberry pickin' girl with us at the Curtain Call!

  10. Busy girl! That's amazing! Love your Anya card for the JUGs. Thanks so much for joining Just Us Girls this week!

  11. Busy girl! That's amazing! Love your Anya card for the JUGs. Thanks so much for joining Just Us Girls this week!

  12. Blimey! you HAVE been busy! :)
    all are beautiful too, fab work!
    Thanks for joining in the fun this week at Sweet Stampin!
    Jo xx

  13. Great work with all your cards Vannessa! thanks for playing along with us at Curtain Call this week! :)

  14. great cards Vannessa.........thanks for joining Sweet Stampin!
    xxx Margreet

  15. All of your cards are gorgeous! So very lovely! Great color comobos, DPs and images!! Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Sweet Stampin" challenge! I look forward to seeing more of your SUPER FABULOUS crafty works in the future! I invite you to hop on over and celebrate my DT positions with me by entering in my candy giveaway!
    Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

  16. Gorgeous cards and love your JAI colour combo. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add INk!

  17. Oh my have been busy! Great job on all of them! Thanks for joining us at the curtain call this week!


  18. So sweet! She certainly is gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

  19. Boy, you have been busy. Your cards are so pretty. Thanks for playing along with OOC, hope you join us again.

  20. busy bee you have been!! fantastic cards and i luv the little girls sunglasses. thanks for playing on the OCC this week

  21. Very pretty cards...all of them :)
    Thanks for joining in with us over at OCCS this week!
    Shaz x

  22. Wow, you have been busy. All these cards are so beautiful. Great take on all the challenges.

    Sweet Stampin Guest DT


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