Sunday, 24 October 2010

Some other odds and ends..

This is the last post for today with some other cards and things that were neither pink nor Hallowe'en!

My first card is for CC293 to use Concord Crush, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive and what a gorgeous combo this one was! I used Mojo #24 for the layout, but moved the embellishment to the other side and for Hope You Can Cling To #21 to make a handmade embellishment. I had cut all the papers up for this one before I realised that I hadn't got my Cherry Cobbler marker yet so had to stamp the image again and cut all those tiny flowers out - not recommended at all as it took AGES!!! All my new core colour and in color markers have been ordered and will hopefully be here this week.


Stamps: Hopeful Thoughts from SU

Papers: Concord Crush cs and DSP from hostess pack, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive cs and DSP (retired), Whisper White

Inks: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Concord Crush

Accessories: Scallop Trim border and corner punches, Concord Crush ribbon, Boho Blossoms punch all from SU, Beautiful Blooms Dies #2 from PTI, Sizzix Leaf #3 die, Brad from Papermania

My next card is for Papertake Weekly's #49 for the sketch and for Color Throwdown's #115 to use Dusty Durango, So Saffron and Perfect Plum.


Stamps: All About You and All About You Additions both from PTI

Papers: Perfect Plum cs and DSP (retired), Dusty Durango, So Saffron cs and DSP (retired) all from SU, Copics White

Inks: Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Dusty Durango, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Cuttlebug Textile Texture Embossing Folder, Dusty Durango ribbon, Photo Corner Punch both from SU, Sepia Zoomz (like Dew Drops)

My next card is for Farm Fresh Friday's pocket challenge - don't ask where I came up with this idea, but I had the idea of making a pocket with a secret image inside for this one! I don't especially like it, but I guess you find out only by trying! I used Mojo #61 for the layout and CC23 to use Elegant Eggplant, Apricot Appeal and Certainly Celery (I still have about 50 of these old colour combos to do and then I will have finally caught up!).


Stamps: Flirty Anya from The Greeting Farm, Everyday Classics from PTI

Papers: Apricot Appeal cs and DSP (retired), Elegant Eggplant, Copics White, Certainly Celery DSP (retired)

Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Elegant Eggplant and Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbons from SU, Lavender Lace Liquid Pearls, Rectangle Nestabilities, Cornice Border Punch from Martha Stewart, Primas, Brads from stash, 1" circle punch

And my final project is for Just Us Girls Template challenge and Hope You Can Cling To #16 to use felt. My lovely friend Linzi went to Canada last month for a holiday and she brought me back some packs of Martha Stewart's doilies (not used them yet though! Must sort that out!), so I made this set as a little gift for her. The first photo is the mailbox on its own. I used Lauren Meader's Happy Mail template for this one.

This is the mailbox and card set - don't they just look fab with the matching colours and papers!

And this was what I put inside the mailbox. As Linzi is a crafter herself there was no point doing a box of cards or something so I made up little packs of ribbons, PTI buttons and some more felt flowers using PTI's felt (which is fab btw!). Linzi loved it all as well, but I love that cute mailbox and think I NEED to make myself one just to look at and play with! (I did forget to take photos of it all, so Linzi very kindly took these ones for me!)


Stamps: None

Papers: Real Red from SU, Hawaiian Shores, Beautiful Blooms DSP both from PTI

Inks: None

Accessories: Happy Mail template from Lauren Meader, Beautiful Blooms Dies from PTI, Sizziz Leaf #3 die, PTI felt in Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream, Hawaiian Shores and Simply Chartreuse, Rick-Rack die from PTI, Brad from Papermania, True Black buttons, Pure Poppy Twine

And that really is all for today folks! I will be back tomorrow though with this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop entry!


  1. Gorgeous mailbox and card set!! I love the colors and the felt accents!

  2. All your cards are so beautiful! And the mailbox is so pretty! So glad your friend liked it too! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  3. Oh my Vanessa, you've been busy :) Such beautiful projects! The mailbox is so wonderfully colorful with such pretty adornments :) The matching card is just the cherry on top :) What a wonderful gift! Great job and thanks for playing along with the JUGS template challenge!

  4. These are all great projects - love the layouts on your cards and what you did with the mailbox - fabulous! ANd great crafty goodies inside - now THATS"s the kind of mail I like to get :-) Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls this week We are glad you were adventurous and stepped into the 3D world!

  5. Vanessa I just love, love your little mailbox! The papers and the felt flowers are just gorgeous! your friend is just gonna love it especially filled with all those crafty goodies!!!

    All your other cards are beautiful too!

    Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!