Saturday, 9 April 2011

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Just a few cards I made today that kind of fit this old wedding day saying. I have new stamps and ribbons etc, some old stuff, nothing really borrowed except for sketch and color challenges and my last card is blue!

This first card is for My Time Made Easy's Pretty Patterns Challenge #4 for the sketch and Pretty Palette Challenge #3 to use white, tangerine, light blue and aqua. I'm also entering this one in Papertake Weekly's Anything Goes Challenge with something new as the extra option - these are my new stamps, embossing folder and seam binding ribbon all from the SU Mini catalogue.


Stamps: Baby Blossoms, Sincere Salutations both from SU

Papers: Baja Breeze, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango DSP from Brights Stack all from SU

Inks: Baja Breeze, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango all from SU

Accessories: Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Square Lattice Impressions Folder, Scallop Trim Border Punch all from SU

My next one is for A Passion For Papertrey's Springing into Spring Challenge, Viva La Verve's Sketch #2 for April and for Paper Pal Arts Challenge #88 to use Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzazz. I thought these colours were just lovely for an Easter card!


Stamps: Friendship Jar Spring Fillers from PTI

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Greenhouse Gala DSP, Crumb Cake DSP from Neutrals Stack all from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI

Inks: Crumb Cake from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Oval Nestabilities. Card Candy from Craftwork Cards, Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon from SU

My next card is for Mojo Monday Challenge #185, Colour Create's Challenge #68 to use black, white and pink (my all time favourite combo I might add!) and for Make It Monday's Challenge #9 to use heat embossing. My pink panel is clear embossed with some small flowers from the Beautiful Blooms II set.


Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II, Round & Round both from PTI

Papers: Whisper White from SU, Hibiscus Burst, Black and White Basics Patterned Paper Pack both from PTI

Inks: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Hibiscus Burst from PTI

Accessories: Black and white glittered felt from Hobbycraft, Ribbon from Stash, Gems from Papermania, Clear Embossing Powder from SU, Embroidery Thread from Stash, Double Ended Banner Die, Hibiscus Burst Buttons, Medium Scallop Border Die, Beautiful Blooms Dies #1 all from PTI

And my last card for today is for Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #136, Play Date Cafe Challenge #76 to use bright blue, light blue and bright green and for Farm Fresh Friday's Let's Hear It For The Boys Challenge.


Stamps: Skater Ian from The Greeting Farm, Signature Greetings from PTI

Papers: Pacific Point, Old Olive, Soft Sky (retired), Petals & Paisleys DSP (retired) all from SU, Copics White

Inks: Pacific Point from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Cloud Dies from PTI, Scallop Edge Punch, Pacific Point Ribbon (retired) both from SU, Circle Nestabilities, Button from Papermania, White Felt from Hobbycraft

And I thought I would give you a little sneak peek at my swaps for Monica and Bekka SU training event that I'm going to tomorrow. The theme is the new mini catalogue so I used my Beautiful Wings and Buttons Embosslits dies for them! Nice and simple as I had to do 40 of them! That's a lot of cutting out!

And that's all for today folks! I'll be far too busy tomorrow to do any other challenges so will have to do some on Monday! I'm on school holidays now for just over 2 weeks so plenty more time for crafting - yay!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. wow you've been busy vanessa they are all absolutely beautiful thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  2. Wow, Vannessa, these are some gorgeous cards! They're all great, love the elegant ones with their beautiful flowers and ribbons and the "dude" card is awesome! I especially like the book mark, black, white and red are one of my favorite color combinations! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

  3. Your cards are beautiful! So colorful and love the layouts you used! Love how you used the Pretty Palette colors! Thanks for playing along with us! Hope to see you next week!

  4. Your cards are just great and so is your swap. Thanks for playing along with us at MTME Pretty Patterns.

  5. Very pretty cards :)
    Thanks for joining in with the pretty palette challenge :)
    Shaz x

  6. Wow, you got alot of challenges done! I love the orange and blue color combo on the first card, very pretty!

  7. You've been busy Vannessa! Love your 'dude' card :) Thanks for joining in the fun at the Play Date Cafe!

  8. Wow gorgeous cards, love your colour create card, great use of the colours and fab detail, thanks for joining us at colour create, hugs Liz xx

  9. Fabtastic dude card, very cool :-)

  10. What an array of fab cards, Vannessa! I love your bookmark too!
    Thanks so much for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey!

  11. You are right....Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, and Pear Pizzazz make the perfect Easter combination. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

  12. Holy smokes, Yannessa! You've been busy! Gorgeous work, by the way! LOVE the felt clouds on our take! Such a great boy card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  13. So many cards Vannessa! You have been really busy :) I love the layout and papers you've used for our Colour Create Challenge and the large flower and buttons look great.

    Thanks for joining us at Colour Create for the Black, Pink and White Challenge!

    Sharon x

  14. wonderful collection of cards! Love that little skater dude!! Fun use of the colors! Glad you played with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  15. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at MTME Pretty pattern challenge.

  16. WOW! You've been super busy! So many beautiful creations shared today! LOVE all of the cards--but I do love that skater dude! What a great take on these colors!! Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}

  17. WOW fabulous cards, just love the pink and black one its gorgeous and the flower is fab!!!
    thanks for joining Colour Create!
    Hugs Di xxx

  18. Very pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us :)