Saturday, 13 August 2011

Taken with Temptation

Hehe what a daft title I came up with there. All of these cards use either Taken with Teal (retired SU colour) or Tempting Turquoise. I actually really like both of these colours, but don't tend to go for them very often. Not sure why!

Anyway this first card is for Play Date Cafe's Challenge #94 to use fudge (Chocolate Chip), Goldenrod (reminds me of a name for a racing car, but I used Crushed Curry) and Teal (yep got that one!). I used old Taylored Expression Cupcake Challenge #7 for the sketch and am also entering it into Cupcake Craft's Challenge #154 Sew Mad (yes I did hand-stitch all those crosses and boy did it take forever!) and Cute Card Thursday's Challenge #177 to make a clean and simple card. This is as clean and simple as I can go! Here's the swatch for Play Date Cafe's Challenge...

And here's my take on it...


Stamps: Piece of Cake, Think Big Favorites #1 both from PTI

Papers: Chocolate Chip, Taken With Teal (retired), Crushed Curry (retired), Whisper White all from SU

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Taken With Teal (retired), Crushed Curry (retired)

Accessories: Icicle Stickles, Brown Embroidery Thread from stash, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug

My next card is for Stampin' Royalty's Challenge #84 which was an inspiration challenge using this photo. I also used old Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #120. I used the bird, colours and all the white wooden window frames for my inspiration.

And here's my take on it...


Stamps: Iconic Images from PTI

Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi both from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI

Inks: Tempting Turquoise ink and marker, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip marker, Soft Suede marker, Creamy Caramel (retired) all from SU

Accessories: Woodgrain Embossing Folder from Craft Concepts, Tempting Turquoise Ribbon (retired in the UK at the minute) from SU, Square Nestabilities

And my final project  is a little tote bag to go with the cards I made for my Hot or Cold PTI Princess Challenge that I did the other week. I'm entering this one into Papertake Weekly's Challenge Grow Your Own to include some handmade flowers. Mine are made from some of PTI's luscious felt!


Stamps: Mehndi Medallion, Half and Half both from PTI

Papers: Whisper White Textured from SU, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist both from PTI

Inks: Ocean Tides, Hawaiian Shores both from PTI, Soft Sky (retired) from SU

Accessories: Half and Half die, Aqua Mist Grosgrain Ribbon, Ocean Tides Saddle Stitched Ribbon, Ocean Tides Felt, Hawaiian Shores Felt, Aqua Mist Buttons all from PTI, Silver Gelly Roll Pen (can't find my white gel pen anywhere!), Round Tab Punch from SU, Pearl Brads from Papermania, 

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


  1. Cute card! Visiting from Play Date Cafe...

  2. Fab stsitching :) Thanks for joining us at cupcakes this week and good luck - Jane x

  3. I like the way you've tilted that piece of cake; it's a more direct route to my mouth! LOL Glad you were able to play with us this week at The Cafe, Vannessa!

  4. A really wonderful bag and I just love your flowers ...... so pretty. Thanks for joining us on PTW

  5. Great card, Thanks for playing along with our Stampin' Royalty Challenge, I love the woodgrain.

  6. Love the title!! And the card delivers-super fun, great CAS design and you nailed the colors :) So glad you played at The Play Date Cafe!