Monday, 3 January 2011

Last day of my holiday

I have to go back to work tomorrow for a training day and then the kids start on Wednesday so this is my last official day of my holidays. I do enjoy the holidays and dread going back to work, you know having to get up at the crack of dawn again (or whilst it's still dark like it is at the minute), but I gotta pay those bills and earn some money for all these lovely stamps I keep buying!!!

So these are the last cards for this week and this first one is for Sweet Stampin's Favourite Song challenge. I had a look through my iPod and I really struggled with ideas for translating most of the rock/metal music that I love into cards. I was going to do Welcome to the Jungle by Guns 'n' Roses (it was this song/album that got me into rock music), but to be honest I couldn't be bothered to cut out loads of jungle animals and leaves, so instead I went with Purple Rain by Prince and made a purple card. Prince is one of the few pop musicians I can listen to! I also did this one for Cheryl's Papertrey Princess challenge which was to CASE another princess. I chose this card by Diane as she was the lovely lady who invited me to join the challenge group. I love the layout on this card and it's one I think I'll come back to again.


Recipe:

Stamps: Four of A Kind from PTI (CHA special set)

Papers: Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding, Stampers Select White all from PTI, Basic Black from SU

Inks: Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding both from PTI, Pear Pizzazz from SU

Accessories: Plum Pudding Ribbon, Lavender Moon Button, Eyelet Lace Border Die, Rustic Jute Button Twine all from PTI, Purple glitter dots from stash

My next one was a really quick and easy one. This is for Stacey's Curtain Call #63 to use Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Cajun Craze and Always Artichoke. I also did it for Free For All #43 to make a birthday card and used the sketch from old Mojo #82 to for layout. In my quest to use up some of my patterned paper mountain, I found this paper by October Afternoon and whilst the green is more olive than artichoke, I think I can get away with it. I also managed to use up the last of this ribbon and actually inked up one of the many doilies I've bought and never used. I am slowly getting through some of my stash!


Recipe:

Stamps: Mat Stack 1 collection from PTI

Papers: Cajun craze, Bashful Blue both from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI, DSP from October Afternoon

Inks: Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue all from SU

Accessories: Doily from eBay, Ribbon from American Crafts, Buttons from Elzybells, Mat Stack 1 Die from PTI, Scallop Trim Punch from SU, Martha Stewart Baker's Twine

And my final card for today is for a new colour challenge blog I found whilst blurfing yesterday, CR84FN, which is run by Mona Peddleton, whose style I love and this card is for challenge #9 to use yellow, peach and light pink. I love these colours together - they just scream tutti frutti to me!


I used the sketch from Waltzing Mouse's Sketch #28 and this is also for Cheryl's Papertrey Princess challenge to not use a sentiment on a card. Here's what I came up with. (And I used another doily (well half of one) on this card as well!)



Recipe:

Stamps: Embellishments, Delightful Dahlias both from PTI

Papers: Blushing Bride, Barely Banana (retired) both from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI

Inks: Barely Banana (retired), Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait all from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Doily from eBay, Peach Parfait ribbon from SU, Delightful Dahlias Dies, Pearls from Lakeland, White Opal Liquid Pearls

And that's all from me today folks. thanks for stopping by!

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful collection of cards Vannessa! You did a fantastic job coloring that beautiful Dahlia & I love the pink doily! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC and the CR84FN challenge :)

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  2. That pink doily is just so FAB on this card! LOVE this dahlia you colored so WELL against that BEAUTIFUL background! PRETTY card! Glad you were blurfing yesterday and found us! THX for playing at CR84FN!

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  3. What a fantastic collection of cards!!! Love the dahlia - great minds think alike *wink* :) You colored it so beautifully! Love the stamped background and the doily too! Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CR84FN!!! Hope you'll come back and play with us again!

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  4. You've made some really beautiful cards, and all so different. I love the pruple flowers. The dahlia is so beautifully coloured, and I love the texture of the doily! Thanks for playing CR84FN!

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  5. These are all lovely, Vannessa! Especially love the dahlia with pink doily! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

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  6. your card is perfect and a perfect song choice. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Fi

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  7. All 3 are wonderful creations. I think you did a gret job with the color challenge.
    Thanks for playing at CR84FN!

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  8. Oh Vanessa, all three of these are so lovely. The doilys are a nice touch, the LOs are fabby, and I LOVE the colors of your last card!
    You are rockin' the mojo girl!

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  9. Beautiful colouring on that flower... I love how your DP captures the colour combo perfectly. Thanks for joining CR84FN this week!

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  10. Lovely cards, great use of this weeks colors! Thanks for playing at CR84FN.

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  11. Beautiful Cards. Love the layers of stamping on your CR84FN card. Glad you joined us at the CR84FN.

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  12. How beautiful are these cards! I especially love the purple one but also love the way you have used the colours on the second card. I struggled with these colours but yours work so well!

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  13. Beautiful cards! I love the last one, so pretty with those colors!

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  14. Great song choice & great card (although I would have loved to have seen your welcome to the jungle card ;-)

    Love the touch of black with all the subtle lilac. Thanks for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

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  15. beautiful cards! thanks for joining us at WMSC!

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  16. Gorgeous cards love the purple one.
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin, good luck & hope you join us again.

    Hugs Vicky xx

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  17. All three cards are beautiful! Thank you for joining us at the Curtain Call!!! Hugs ~S~

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