Sunday, 5 September 2010

Some old stamps...

Just a few cards I made this weekend using some of my old stamps...

This first one is for Just Us Girls #49 for the sketch and Papertake Weekly's Just The One challenge. You could interpret this one how you wanted, but I chose to use one colour of varying shades and of course I chose pink! I thought I would also enter this for the In Love With Stamping colour challenge for this month to use tone on tone colours.


Stamps: Signature Greetings, Background Basics: Botanicals, Beautiful Blooms II all from PTI

Papers: Melon Mambo cs & DSP, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette

Inks: Melon Mambo, Pretty in PInk

Accessories: Pink Pirouette ribbon, Tilda's Lace Border Die, Tilda's Dragonfly Die, Pink gems from Hobbycraft (these suck btw - the adhesive stays on the acetate sheet rather than coming off with the gem!)

My next card is for Stacey's Curtain Call #46 to use Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Peach Parfait and Poppy Parade. I still don't have the new in colour inks - they will be arriving soon so I improvised yet again by cutting out the different layers on my flower in the colours I needed! I also used old Mojo #41 for the layout - still making my way slowly through all these old ones!


Stamps: Playful Petals, Sweet Birthday both from SU

Papers: Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP

Inks: Wild Wasabi, Basic Gray, Ruby Red marker, Apricot Appeal marker

Accessories: Wild Wasabi ribbon, White brads from stash, Word Window Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

My next card is for In Love With Stamping's August Inspiration Challenge. I took 2 colours from each of the four squares and used them to create this pretty butterfly card!


Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly from SU

Papers: Taken With Teal, Regal Rose, Summer Sun, Only Orange, Pink Passion, Rich Razzleberry cs & DSP, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Whisper White!

Inks: Only Orange, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Regal Rose

Accessories: Butterfly Punch, Word Window Punch, Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon

My last card for this post is another In Love With Stamping Challenge - September's technique challenge to use masking. I used Mojo #154 for the layout, Free For All #28 to use birds with a colour you don't normally use, which is my Really Rust and for CC105 to use Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Old Olive, So Saffron and Cool Caribbean, which I subbed with Soft Sky. And I attempted to do a bit of ribbon ruffling and love how this turned out!


Stamps: Thank You Kindly, My Sweet Pea both from SU

Papers: Chocoalte Chip, Really Rust, Whisper White, So Saffron DSP

Inks: So Saffron, Soft Sky, Old Olive ink and marker, Chocolate Chip marker, Really Rust marker

Accessories: Old Olive striped grosgrain ribbon, Circle Nestabilities, Square Nestabilities

Well that's all for this post today folks! I've also done some cards with some new stamps here if you want a look.


  1. these are all super adorable, luv the details..have a fabulous day!

    enjoy *~*

  2. Such a pretty set of cards! Love the different color combinations and the great images... pretty butterflies! :o)

  3. WOW! Amazing cards - Act 46 is gorgeous!!

  4. beautiful cards, Vannessa! though, I must say that I'm partial to the Curtain Call submission...just darling:) thanks for playing along with us this week!

  5. These are all so beautiful! I love the ruffled ribbon...that came out so fabulous! Love how you used the JUGs sketch with the tone on tone colors! Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls!

  6. Love your creations! Thanks for playing along with JUGS!

  7. What a great bunch of cards. All very fun. I especially like the one with the crow and sunflower.

  8. Very cute cards thanks for sharing!!!

  9. Such a cute collection of cards! Love the layered flower on the second one, as well as the punched border and embossed dots. Thanks so much for playing at the Curtain Call!

  10. WOWzer they are all beautiful!!! Perfect designs on all of them!!! Thank you for playing the Curtain Call with us!!! Hugs ~S~

  11. These are all so pretty! You've been busy! Wonderful work - love what you did with the JUGS sketch :) Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!