Saturday, 20 August 2011

Some more pink cards

We had a fantastically busy time in Chester this week (bought lots of lovely things too, but no crafting stuff), but I was definitely having crafting withdrawal symptoms by the end of our visit. So guess what I did today? Made up for it that's for sure!

This first card is for Viva La Verve's Sketch #3 for August, Free for All's Challenge #77 to make a frame and Just Magnolia's Challenge #120 to use funny sentiments. I thought this little sentiment from Everyday Button Bits by PTI was a perfect fit for Tilda with her kite!


Stamps: Tilda With Kite from Magnolia, Everyday Button Bits from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Soft Sky (retired), Regal Rose both from Stampin' Up, Copics White, Tilda Flowergarden DSP

Inks: Regal Rose from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilities, Doily and Paper Roses all from eBay

My next card is for Viva La Verve's Sketch #4 for August, CC336 to use Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder (which I subbed with Lovely Lilac as we don't have that in color over here yet! GRRR!) and Make It Monday's Challenge #28 to use glitter die borders. I completely copied Erin and used one of my new Half & Half dies for this one as it fitted the sketch perfectly!


Stamps: Fancy Flourishes, Butterfly Kisses, Half & Half all from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Sahara Sand cs and DSP from Neutrals stack, Lovely Lilac (retired), Blushing Bride all from Stampin' Up, Stampers Select White from Papertrey Ink

Inks: Sahara Sand, Lovely Lilac (retired) both from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Purple Glitter from Stampin' Up, Medium Butterfly Die, Signature Series Butterfly Die, Half & Half Die, Fine Linen Button all from Papertrey Ink, Pink and Lilac felt from Hobbycraft

My next card is for Paper Pal Arts Challenge #107 for the sketch and Color Throwdown's Challenge #155 to use Early Espresso, Barely Banana, Rose Red and Kiwi Kiss. What a gorgeous combo this one was - definitely one to keep for later!


Stamps: Growing Green from Stampin' Up

Papers: Barely Banana (retired), Early Espresso, Raspberry Tart DSP (retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copics White

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Scallop Trim Border and Corner Punch

And my final pink card is for Cupcake Craft Challenges for the sketch, Farm Fresh Friday's Button It Up ChallengePapertake Weekly's Eyes Down, Look In Challenge (I used Ribbon, Buttons and had a free slot so used glitter) and Play Date CafĂ©'s Challenge #95 to use Navy, Bubblegum and Leaf Green. I thought I would have a go at a Betsy Veldman-esque style background by lining my flowers up on top of each other and love how they came out!

This is the colour swatch from PDCC#95.

And here's my take on it...


Stamps: Hats Off from The Greeting Farm, Make A Wish, Flower Fusion #5 both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Blushing Bride, Green Galore (retired) both from Stampin' Up, Copics White

Inks: Night of Navy, green Galore (retired), Blushing Bride all from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Blushing Bride Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Sweet Blush Buttons, Enchanted Evening Button, Vintage Cream Linen Thread all from Papertrey Ink, Icicle Stickles

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


  1. Fabulous cards Vannessa!!! Love them all but my favourite is definitely the one you've entered into our challenge at Papertake Weekly. Thanks for joining us and good luck in all the challenges. x

  2. Oh what lovely cards! Thanks for joining in the birthday fun with us at Cupcake this week. x

  3. Wow, you've been busy! Love the PDCC card. That girl image is sweet and I love how you did the ribbon on the card :) Thanks for playing this week at the Play Date Cafe!

  4. Love the birthday girl card!

  5. Hi Vannessa, what a gorgeous card. I love the sweet image and your papers are stunning. Thanks for joining in our 3rd birthday challenge over at cupcake craft challenge. Hugs, Denise x

  6. Hi sweetie your creation is beautiful, thank you for joining us at JM/HS this time hugs Pops x

  7. What a pretty assortment of cards! Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown.

  8. What a great assortment of cards, Vannessa. I especially like the four roses, matted on black die cuts. Classy! THanks for sharing your creativity with us at The PLay DAte CAfe.

  9. What a cute image - love her navy/green striped fabric on her hat. So cute. Make me wanna wear those colors. :) Thank you so much for playing along this week at The Play Date Cafe.