Sunday, 13 June 2010

Some pink and orange cards...

These are other cards I did this weekend and looking back at them they either have pink or orange in them. I'm not a particular user of orange unless I'm doing Hallowe'en cards, but I do like these colour combo challenges!

This first one is for A Passion For Papertrey's Chippy Chip Chip challenge to use chipboard (nearly missed this one!), for Papertrey Peeps #7 to be inspired by a photo on the A Creative Mint website. I used this photo here for my colour combo. I also used Our Creative Corner's Sketch #19 for my layout.

I had to open a full pack of Stampin' Up chipboard for this challenge and wasn't majorly successful at using it either - that might explain why it was still unopened! I tried colouring the flower pieces with my copics but the colours weren't the shade I wanted (why isn't chipboard white?!!), so I tried to cover 2 pieces with DSP and while they are ok, they don't look quite how I wanted. I think I might invest in some of those acrylic paint dabbers so I can actually use my chipboard for once! Anyway on to the card...


Stamps: Everyday Classics from PTI

Papers: Stampers Select White cs, Hibiscus Burst, Pretty Pastels DSP, Bitty Dot Basics DSP

Inks: Copics, Hibiscus Burst

Accessories: On Board Batch of Blooms (SU), Lemon Pearls from stash, 1" circle punch, Circle Nestabilities, Lemon Tart grosgrain (I have fallen in love with this colour - it's so pretty. I only have a small bit of ribbon from Steph left and need some more!)

My next card is an orange one this time and is for Just Add Ink's #21 for the sketch, Curtain Call #34 to use Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Basic Gray & Dusty Durango and for Sweet Stampin's #30 to use doodling, which I did round the edges of the circle and the scallops.


Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes

Papers: Dusty Durango, Sahara Sand (why don't I use this colour more often, it's lovely as a neutral), Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP

Inks: Basic Gray ink & marker, Sahara Sand marker, Dusty Durango, Rich Razzleberry (both coloured with ink pads & blender pens)

Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Rich Razzleberry & Dusty Durango polka dot ribbons

My next pink card is for Farm Fresh Friday's sketch and for SCS' Free For All #14 to be inspired by a collection other than crafting stuff. I have many collections other than stamping stuff including shoes and handbags (to be honest what woman doesn't collect those?!), books (I think I could probably start my own library!), supernatural stuff (DVDs, books, T-shirts, figurines etc, but not the crap Twilight series!) and fairies (which I suppose could come under my supernatural theme. I especially love Rock Hard Fairies and those by Jasmine Becket-Griffith). I also have a passion for anything in pink and black and most of wardrobe consists of those colours! So this card combines my colour passion with my love of fairies.


Stamps: Flutterby Anya from The Greeting Farm, Birthday Surprise from Verve

Papers: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Copic White cs, Pink DSP from Sending Love Speciality, Striped DSP from KaiserCraft

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, White velour ric rac, Primas, Black brad from Papermania, Diamond Stickles

And my final orange card is for Color Throwdown's #96 to use So Saffron, Cool Caribbean and Pumpkin Pie and I used old Mojo sketch #29 for the layout. I only have a little bit of DSP in Cool Caribbean as I didn't even do stamping when that year's in-colors were out, so I have to be very frugal with it LOL


Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly

Papers: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Petals & Paisleys DSP

Inks: Pumpkin Pie

Accessories: Butterfly Punch, Glitter Glue, Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Sizzix Flowers, Vines and Flourishes Set

And that's all for today folks. I've got a busy week at work next week, finishing off those end of year reports so will be doing loads of crafting at the weekend to make up for it!


  1. great cards, Vannessa! love your use of the Curtain Call glad you liked them:) thanks so much for playing along with us this week!

  2. I like your cards Vanessa,I think the pink and yellow go really well together.
    Carol x

  3. I really like your Curtain Call card (OK, I may be a little impartial!) You really got the color combination's just stunning! I love your little squiggles! Thanks for joining the Curtain Call Crew this week!

  4. Hey challenge junkie! ;D
    Your chipboard looks fab covered in the DP! Such pretty colours too - and another challenge completed there to add to your list I see!
    Thanks so much for entering our challenge!

  5. Loving the durango icing on the cupcakes :D Great use of this week's Curtain Call colours. Thanks for playing :D

  6. Wow - there's some great cards here. Thanks for joining Sweet Stampin Challenge this week.


  7. Beautiful cards, thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Stampin this week. Good Luck!


  8. Wow...lots of wonderful cards!! Great job on all of them! Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call this week!


  9. So many fabulous cards! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

  10. Great use of this weeks colours! You have combined the challenges really well. Thanks for joining in the fun at Curtain Call this week! :)

  11. Beautiful cards! Great use of designer papers for the Color Throwdown card! Thanks for joining us!

  12. Such pretty cards! I love what you did with the Curtain Call colors. Thanks for playing along.