Saturday, 25 June 2011

Blues and greens...

I completely stepped out of my usual colour palette of pinks and purples today and used lots of green and blue (although there are a few touches of pink).

This first card is way more CAS than I'm usually comfortable with doing, but I like it! Not sure if you can tell in the photo or not, but the white layer is impressed with the linen plate from PTI. This one is for Just Add Ink's Challenge #73 for the sketch and for Papertake Weekly's Here Comes The Sun Challenge. Nothing says summer more to me than eating fresh watermelons whilst sunbathing in the back garden!


Stamps: Fruit Fusion Melon from PTI

Papers: Melon Berry, Simply Chartreuse, Stampers Select White, Fruitti Tutti Patterned Paper all from PTI

Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Groovy Guava (both retired) from SU

Accessories: Melon Die, Melon Berry Ribbon, Simply Chartreuse Button, Linen & Canvas Impression Plate all from PTI, Scallop Edge Punch from SU

My next card is for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Challenge #20 to use the reverse masking technique (I masked the flowers to add the gingham background to their centres), Stampin' Royalty's Challenge #77 for the sketch and Color Throwdown's Challenge #147 to use Sage Shadow, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Blushing Bride.


Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II, Around & About Sentiments, Background Basics: Gingham all from PTI

Papers: Sage Shadow (retired), Cherry Cobbler both from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI

Inks: Sage Shadow (retired), Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride, Basic Black all from SU

Accessories: Black Gingham Ribbon (retired) from SU, Beautiful Blooms Dies #2, Victorian Lace Border Die both from PTI

My next two cards are more masculine ones, both similar colour schemes, yet both very different.  This one is for a multitude of challenges: Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #141 for the sketch, Paper Pal Arts Challenge #99 to use stars, CC328 to use Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake, F4A70 to use stripes and Farm Fresh Friday's 4th of July Challenge! We obviously don't celebrate the 4th of July over here in the UK, so I made a general celebrate card, but I'm dedicating this to all my American friends. Hope they have a great day on the 4th!


Stamps: Simple Circles, Everyday Classics, Fillable Frames Additions #1 all from PTI, Edward from The Greeting Farm

Papers: Cherry Cobbler cs & DSP from Regals Stack, Crumb Cake all from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI

Inks: Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler both from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Night of Navy Ribbon from SU, Buttons from Papermania

And my final card for this post is for Mojo Sketch #196 and Play Date Café's Challenge #87 to use slate blue, barn red and grey. This is the colour swatch for Play Date Café's Challenge.

And here's my take on it.


Stamps: Background Basics: Chevron Stripes, Everyday Classics, Boy Basics: Rock On all from PTI

Papers: Bordering Blue, Ruby Red (both retired) from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI

Inks: Bordering Blue, Ruby Red (both retired), Basic Gray all from SU

Accessories: Rock On Die, Double Ended Banners Die both from PTI, Basic Gray Button from SU, Embroidery Thread from stash

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


  1. Very cute cards! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts this week.

  2. very nice! All your creations are lovely! what a fun and happy card you made for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge! Thanks for playing!

  3. A very summery feel to your card based on this week's Just Add Ink sketch challenge, thanks for playing.

  4. Love all of your cards...very clean and pretty :]

    Thanks for playing along with the Color Throwdown this week!

  5. You are rockin' the chevrons ... fabulous masculine birthday design.

  6. Fabulous cards, you've got quite a talent for making different designs and styles! Love how you've used our colors, so delightful and fun!Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

  7. Great cards! Love the colours and border punch on the SR one. Thanks for playing.

  8. Gorgeous JAI card and love the summery feel ..wishing it was summer downunder so youve lifted my spirits today thanks! Thanks for playing along with us at JAI

  9. WOW! You have been busy! LOVE each card--love the summery card the most--SUPER CUTE! Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at the PDCC and playing along with us this week:)