Saturday, 25 September 2010

September 2010 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Today is Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop for this month and I have never had the chance to enter in one of these before - I usually miss the deadline as I get the blog update a day late! But I was checking out Nichole's blog this morning and saw it and jumped straight on to the challenge.

This month's challenge is: One of the most fun things about this hobby is the people you meet, whether in person or online, and the things you learn from them.  Now is your chance to show off any skills you might have learned from a fellow stamper, and perhaps even give them a little shout out to thank them for the inspiration they have provided.

I have learnt so much from the PTI girls since becoming addicted to their stamps a couple of years ago after seeing some beautiful cards on SCS, so I guess my inspiration comes from all of them! I must send out a huge thank you to them all for all their amazing creations each month. A lot of my PTI cards start off being inspired by one of the PTI's DT cards and then I add my own extra bits to it - I like that I can say I almost made a proper PTI card!

Today's card is completely and utterly inspired by this beautiful yellow Embelllishments card created by Debbie Olson. I needed a special 40th Birthday card for a work colleague, who isn't really looking forward to turning 40! I knew I wanted to use my Embellishments set as it is just so beautiful and elegant and matches Emma's style perfectly. The colours I used just add that special bit of elegance as well as all the extra pearls. I know she's going to love it!

I thought I'd also enter this into A Passion for Papertrey's Square card challenge, although strictly speaking it's an easel card, but it's still a square one!


Recipe:

Stamps: Embellishments, Signature Greetings

Papers: Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Whisper White

Inks: Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Whisper White

Accessories: Labels 4 Nestabilities, Kraft (Crumb Cake) Tafetta ribbon, SU Pretties Kit

I had lots of fun doing this blog hop today - just hope I can do it more often!

25 comments:

  1. This is fabulous! I love the colors and the design really looks nice.

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  2. So pretty. Has a vintagy feel to it. And yes, I know that "vintagy" isn't a real word - but it works.

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  3. Oh so very pretty...a great color palette!

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  4. Love your pretty card, Vannessa! Beautiful! Vanessa x

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  5. oh my goodness...how pretty!!!! love the beautiful blue and the matching envie!!!

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  6. Beautiful- I love the colors and your background stamping!

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  7. This is stunning Vannessa! Love those colours and great background stamping!
    Of course this totally counts for our A Passion for Papertrey Challenge too *wink*
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  8. This diamond of a card will make your friend forget how young she is.... this is stunning and you really hit the ball out of the park on this one!!!

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  9. This is totally sophisticated. Very classy. Lx

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  10. extremely elegant. love the blue and the pearls.

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  11. Oh love that easel card...it's the perfect thing to showcase your work with those flourishes...awesome stamping on this!

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  12. Oh how pretty! You did a great job on this!

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  13. Always a fan of blue, this is so pretty!

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  14. Beautiful project! What a pretty color combination! Hugs!

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  15. Just BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the colors!

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  16. Beautifully executed! Fantastic card!

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  17. Such a pretty card!!!! I just love the colors you used!!!!

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  18. This is lovely. It seems so clean and simple, despite having layers and a complex pattern - very smart !
    Margaret C

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  19. Not only does the color, pearls, and stamp design make it elegant; I always think the easel kinds of cards are elegant as well. It's a very pretty card!

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  20. Oh gracious - this takes elegant to an entirely new level! I love the cool monochromatic look you achieved and that gorgeous stick pin is an amazing finish!

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  21. Very pretty and elegant, just love the colours too!

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  22. Vanessa this is a gorgeous card and I'm sure your friend will love it. Congratulations on doing the blog hop!
    Carol x

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