Sunday, 4 July 2010

Just a few more challenge cards...

These are the other challenge cards I did this weekend. I probably won't get as many done next weekend as I have a ton of swaps to make for an SU event I'm going to on 18th July and I REALLY need to get on and finish my card sets for my work friends for end of year gifts and the 28 notebooks I'm making for my class!

My first card is for SCS' Free For All #18 - Ice Cream using my new Tilda stamps that I bought on Friday. I thought I'd make an easel card as I haven't done one of those for ages.


Stamps: Berry Tilda, Strawberry Ice Cream both from Magnolia, Spiral Bouquet (for the sentiment) from PTI

Papers: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Copic White cs, Non SU/PTI/Copic white cs, Piece of Cake DSP from Dovecraft

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Mementi Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Labels 4 Nestabilities

My next one involved using a stamp set I think I've only used once or twice but have had for absolutely ages! This is for Just Us Girls Challenge #40 for the sketch and there was an extra entry into the prize draw if you used any Just Rite stamps, so I dusted mine off and came up with this.


Stamps: 10 Designer Centers and Borders from Just Rite Stamps

Papers: Pixie Pink, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, My Mind's Eye DSP (came free with Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine and is a gorgeous pack of papers)

Inks: Pixie Pink and Certainly Celery markers

Accessories: Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Circle Nestabilities, Prima Flowers, Turquoise glittered brads from stash, Treading Water punch from Fiskars

My next card is one of 2 challenges over on the A Passion for Papertrey blog. The first was to make a circle card. I rarely do these as I don't think my circle Nestabilities are big enough to create anything worthwhile to be honest. I need a bigger circle die from somewhere. You can also see on this one how much my Sweet Blush and Aqua Mist inks need reinking but alas I have no reinkers and I don't want to buy any until the new inks come out in October! Argh I can't believe I have to wait THAT long!

This card is also for Mojo#145.


Stamps: Butterfly Kisses, Background Basics: Petal Power, Women of Life

Papers: Spring Moss, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Stamper's Select white, 2008 Bitty Dot Basics DSP

Inks: Kiwi Kiss (SU), Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist (PTI)

Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, White satin ribbon, Pearls from Lakeland, Cotton Candy Stickles

And my final card this week is for A Passion For Papertrey's Summertime challenge. When I think of summer several things come to mind - hot weather, no school, trips to the zoo and seaside, watching Shakespeare plays at Tolthorpe Hall with a picnic but most of all is strawberries and cream! I combined my picnics with my strawberries and came up with this one.


Stamps: Vintage Picnic from PTI

Papers: New Leaf, Stamper's Select White both from PTI, Real Red from SU

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Markers

Accessories: Real Red Striped grosgrain ribbon, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Circle Nestabilities

And that's all for now folks! I may have a few challenges to show you next weekend but I really MUST get all my swaps and end of year pressies done first! I'm going to try and do a few bits during the week too, as long as I have all my schoolwork done first. Winding down at the end of the year is just as busy as the beginning of the year, if not more. At least all my reports are ready to go out on Tuesday!


  1. Wow Vannessa - two beautiful cards for the Papertrey challenges - I especially love your circle card of course - so pretty!

  2. WOnderful projects - I love the PTI let's do lunch - how FUN - meanwhile I also like what you did with the jugs sketch this week. Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS and JustRite this week. Have a great 4th!

  3. You've been a busy stamper :) What wonderful creations! Great job on the sketch :) Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

  4. Hi Vanessa,

    Gosh aren't you productive! I really like your cards, especially the picnic card. That sums up how I think of summer too.

  5. Sweet cards! So glad you got you old pal JustRite stamp out to show it off on your cute card. The circle card is de-lish too! Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls this week! You got it JustRite! ;)

  6. Yummy! I'm totally with you on the strawberries and cream - that's my kinda summer!
    Your circular card is fabulous too! Such a great take on the sketch!
    Thanks so much for joining in our challenge on a passion for papertrey!

  7. i love your little picnic basket card - perfect image of summertime!

  8. Wonderful cards. I especially like the ice cream and the picnic box ones. They're yummy, oh and I'm getting hungry now ...

    Sara xx