Saturday, 5 February 2011

First post of Feb

Hello and good evening! The first weekend of February is usually a good one for me - it's payday! Yay!!! I ordered myself some new stamps from PTI and Waltzing Mouse, some ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, some Card Candy from Craftwork Cards and 6 new books for my Kindle! And that should be all my splurges done for the month, but I bet I find something else I need sooner or later! I'm at Monica's Stampin' Up training event tomorrow, so I won't be able to get all my challenges done this weekend, so a good excuse for doing a bit more crafting during the week.

Anyhow on to the cards...This first one is for Viva La Verve's February Sketch #2, Color Throwdown's Challenge #127 to use Early Espresso, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake and So Saffron and for Farm Fresh Friday's A Sew Easy challenge to use sewing. I painstakingly handstitched the cross-stitches down the centre panel as I cannot use a sewing machine for the life of me and I really wanted real stitching on this one!


Stamps: Miss Anya Love Collection from The Greeting Farm, Polka Dot Basics and Signature Series: Flower both from PTI

Papers: So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso all from SU, Copics White, DSP all from Nitwit Collections Essentials

Inks: Bashful Blue from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Bashful Blue grosgrain ribbon (retired) from SU, Embroidery thread from stash, Buttons from Elzybells, Labels 14 Nestabilities

My next card is for Truly Scrumptious #50 for the sketch, Just Magnolia #92 for their Anything Goes with ribbons challenge, CC56 to use Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue, Green Galore and Tempting Turquoise and for Copic Creations #43 to use cool colours.


Stamps: Make A Wish and Make A Wish Addition from PTI, Tilda with Birthday Present from Magnolia

Papers: Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue, Rainbow Sherbet DSP (all retired) from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI

Inks: Brilliant Blue, Ballet Blue, Green Galore (all retired), Tempting Turquoise all from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon (retired), 1" circle punch both from SU, Ribbon slot punch, Nellies Flower Dies

My next 2 cards are thank yous for Monica and Bekka for tomorrow so had to be SU only cards really, which I don't do too often at the minute.  This first one is for Just Add Ink's Challenge #54 to use Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Rose Red and Regal Rose (gorgeous combo!), for Papertake Weekly's Challenge Anything Goes with flowers and for Mojo #176 for the sketch. My card is a cute 4" square - love working with this sized card.


Stamps: Bliss, So Happy For You both SAB sets from SU

Papers: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso DSP from the Neutrals pack all from SU

Inks: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Soft Suede all from SU

Accessories: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch

And my final card for today is for SC318 for the sketch and for Paper Pal Arts #79 to use Riding Hood Red, Rich Razzleberry and Certainly Celery.


Stamps: Cottage Wall, For Everything both from SU

Papers: Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla all from SU

Inks: Riding Hood Red, Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery all from SU

Accessories: Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Trim Border and Corner Punches all from SU

And that's all from this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful cards; I came here via Mojo Monday. Love the colors you used. I love the Bliss set; its wonderful to see so many fabulous creations using it.

  2. I'm loving the first card the most-just something about those colours, so rich. The card is also well balanced. lovely!

  3. Very nice cards- and - that hand stitching is great...ahhh wouldnt attempt that many...:) YOURs is great- Your Tilda is adorable with all those cool colors! glad u joined us at copic creations!

  4. Great cards - that handstitching is a fantastic touch. Your PPA card is a lovely take on the color challenge this week. Love how you created the floral panel and the sentiment.

  5. These are all gorgeous! I think the last 2 are my faves if I had to pick, I love the bright and pretty flowers! Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious Challenge!

    Love Beth xx

  6. What pretty cards! I really love the CTD one! Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Throwdown this week!

  7. Cute cards. Thanks for playing along with CC Challenge blog