Sunday, 18 September 2011

More Oranges

As it's coming up to Hallowe'en soon (ok in about 6 weeks, but I send out loads of cards so have to start early!) I'll be making lots of orangey cards, so here's a few for you!

My first one is for SC350 for the sketch, Papertake Weekly's Things with Wings Challenge, Papertrey Princess Leigh's Challenge to use 2 different patterned papers and for Make It Monday's Challenge #32 to use acrylic paint. I used white acrylic paint to add the wings and faces to my little bats and the stars in the background. Thinking about it now I really should have chosen a different patterned paper as I have 2 layers virtually the same, but initially my bats were going to be just on white card, but they looked wrong. Nevermind, I still like it!

Stamps: Hallowe'en Treats & Sweets, Wise Owl both from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Only Orange (retired), Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Halloween Prints Patterned Papers from Papertrey Ink, Copics White
Inks: Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray all from Stampin' Up
Accessories: White Acrylic Paint, Hallowe'en Treats & Sweets Dies from Papertrey Ink

My next card is another Hallowe'en one using Waltzing Mouse's Sketch Challenge #65. I absolutely LOVE this card - love the curvy bottom using Labels 14 Nesties and the dark brayered sky too. And the sentiment from this set is just perfect for this stamp, don't you think?

Stamps: Gracie at Hallowe'en from Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Papers: Only Orange (retired), Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Copics White, Apothecary Emporium Patterned Papers from Echo Park
Inks: Barely Banana (retired), Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Basic Black all from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: True Black Button from Papertrey Ink, Orange Twine from The Ribbon Reel, Scallop Edge Border Punch from Stampin' Up, Labels 14 and Circle Nestabilities

My next card is not a Hallowe'en one, but it has orange on it - well ok Peach, but that's kind of orange right?! This is for CC340 to use Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade and Pool Party and Cute Card Thursday's Challenge #182 Anything Goes. I also used old Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #26 for the sketch. I bought some Kraftin' Kimmie Hallowe'en stamps last week and added a non-Hallowe'en one too and these are just gorgeous to stamp and colour in. Yet another addiction to add to the pile I guess! 

Stamps: Rebecca Raspberry from Krafin' Kimmie Stamps
Papers: Peach Parfait cs & DSP from hostess pack, Poppy Parade cs & DSP from hostess pack, Pool Party all from Stampin' Up, Copics White
Inks: Poppy Parade from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Sizzix Sweet Buttons Embosslit

And my final card is a Fall card rather than a Hallowe'en one. I like this idea of the different coloured leaves and rectangles that I came up with (I'm sure I must have seen something similar on the 'Net somewhere but no idea where so if I have inadvertently CASEd you, let me know so I can credit you properly!). I do think I should have embossed each panel though as they look a bit plain now I look at it again. Anyway this one is for Friday MashUp's Challenge #24 to make a fall card and/or use yellow and orange. Mine started off with the yellow and orange and as I added more and more green I didn't feel it quite met that bit of the challenge. I used CC339 to use Always Artichoke, So Saffron and Cajun Craze and for old Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #119.

Stamps: Friendship Jar Fall Fillers from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Cajun Craze cs & DSP from Regals Stack, So Saffron cs & DSP (retired), Always Artichoke all from Stampin' Up, White scraps from stash
Inks: Cajun Craze from Stampin' Up
Accessories: So Saffron striped Ribbon (retired), Sizzlits Little Leaves Die, Linen Thread all from Stampin' Up, Circle Nestabilities, Buttons from Elzybells

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


  1. Adorable creations! Very "fallish"...So happy you joined us at the Friday Mashup!

  2. Great cards! I love the card you made for my challenge!

  3. Hi Vanessa, Great cards, I really like the colour combo you've used on your Friday Mashup entry. Thanks for joining us.
    Kasey ~ in Oz

  4. Beautiful cards!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
    Have a great weekend, happy crafting, Debxx

  5. Great color blocking with the leaves! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

  6. Great fall card for the Friday Mashup. I like the layout you used!

    Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  7. Great collection of fall/Hallowen cards! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

  8. Great collection of cards. I especially like the Halloween card. I have that paper and I lvoe the combination together...I will have to try it! Great job with the challenge!

  9. Adorable card! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  10. I love your Mashup card.. It's perfect for our Fall Challenge. I think your bat card is really cute too. The white looks great on the wings and faces. Really makes them pop! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.

  11. Congrats! Did you know you won the (capture the moment} PaperTrey Ink Make It Monday challenge #32 Stamping with Acrylic Paint.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  12. Great job with the Witch card, you used the sketch really well and I love the moon element! Thanks so much for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

  13. What fun cards all! Your WMS sketch card is wonderfully colored!

  14. Super selection of cards - I think your Halloween ones are such fun!

  15. Oh wow these are so cute! Thanks for sharing them with us at WMSC! :)

  16. I just loooove your Gracie card, Vannessa! Your coloring is perfect! Love the fun patterned papers layered at the bottom and the big glowing MOON!

  17. Such gorgeous cards. I really love your WMSC too...the curvy bottom is beautiful. You did a super job with Leigh's challenge and all the combined challenges on that card.