Sunday, February 27, 2011

February Virtual Stamp Night - Saturday's Challenges M - P

This is the last post for my VSN cards. You can see my other challenges here and here.

Challenge M was to take inspiration from one of the given quotes. I used the "Long live our friendship, year after year!" part of the first quote. I also used old Mojo #23 for my sketch and CC12 to use Bordering Blue and Ruby Red for my colours.


Challenge N was to be inspired by the song Wild Thing by the Troggs. I love this song! And went straight for my Wild About You. This is a very plain and simple card, simply because my craftiness level had run low by the time I did this card - it was the last one I did today and you can tell! I used old Mojo #50 for the sketch as well. (I don't necessarily do them in order as I can't do them at the same time as the challenges are released and tend to do my faves first hehe)



Challenge O was to use a large background stamp, but you can't stamp the whole background of your card. I used my En Francais to decorate my flowers. I used old Mojo #75 for the sketch (have nearly caught up on all these old ones!) and CC47 to use Cameo Coral, Lavender Lace and Basic Black. When I first put these colours together I thought how ghastly they were and nearly put them all away again, but I persevered and actually they're not too bad together! Not colours I would use myself though!


And last, but not least, Challenge P was to use the thumping technique. I've never done thumping (not like this before anyways :P) so it was a new technique for me. I kinda like the look of it, but I definitely need to use colours I can actually see on the stamp next time LOL. I used old Mojo #72 for the sketch and CC19 to use Apricot Appeal and Almost Amethyst.


And that's all my cards for VSN (so far anyway). Hope you've had the time to join in too. The challenges really are lots of fun! Thanks for stopping by!

February Virtual Stamp Night - Saturday's Challenges F - L

As there's so many card challenges during VSN, I thought I'd split them up into a few separate posts. These ones are the challenges F - L from Saturday.

Challenge F was to be inspired the photo on the post, which was basically a basket full of sweeties! I used 3 colours - red, pink and white from the photo as well as the sweeties idea for my card. I also used Papertake Weekly's Challenge #53 for the sketch.


Challenge G was use the lyrics of the song, When my dreams come true by Rebecca Lynn Howard as inspiration. I instantly thought of this sentiment when I read the challenge, so that's what I went with. I used Viva La Verve's Sketch #1 for March and Color Throwdown's Challenge #130 to use So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Tnagerine Tango and Chocolate Chip.


Challenge H was the soot stamping one, which I didn't want to do!

Challenge I is one I'm going to do tomorrow using my first teddy as my first love!

Challenge J was to incorporate sheet music somewhere into your card or project. I made this card earlier this week for my Papertrey Ink Shoebox Swap for the PTI day a group of us are going to in March, so I just had to use it for this challenge.


Challenge K is the other card I need to do tomorrow, using embossed vellum.

Challenge L was use a kitchen or food theme. I went for nice and simple and made a birthday cake! I used the colours from CR84FN17 to use light pink, bright pink and chartreuse as well as old Mojo #44 for the sketch. This is the inspiration picture for the CR84FN colours.


And here's my card:


And that's all for this post folks. Thanks for stopping by. The rest of my VSN challenges can be found here and here if you want a peek.

February Virtual Stamp Night - Friday's Challenges

It's time for another fabby VSN over on SCS this weekend, so guess what I've been doing?! I tell you I have made a heap of cards and am now completely crafted out. I managed all of them except for 3 - 1 I didn't want to do (it used the soot stamping technique and me and fire and card don't go well together hehe) and the others I just ran out of craftiness for, but luckily all the cards have to be uploaded by Monday 7pm EST so I can get them done after work tomorrow!

On to Friday's challenge cards then...I have combined so many other challenges with these (VSN's a good excuse to use some of the SCS colour and Mojo sketch challenges I haven't yet done!) and all the details will be in my SCS gallery if you wish to look.

Challenge A - a sketch challenge. I also used Just Add Ink's challenge #57 to use Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and River Rock and for Truly Scrumptious' challenge #51 to use swirls and pearls.


Challenge B was to be inspired by a wedding song. I'm not married (and will probably never get round to it!) but one song I would like for my wedding song is Take That's Greatest Day. I love how beautiful this song is and my inspiration came from the sunset and almost silhouettes in the video. I also used Stampin' Royalty's challenge #60 for the sketch.


Challenge C was to use some kind of bird. I combined tons of challenges for this one: PTI's Make it Monday Challenge #3 to use glittered strips (which I loved so much everything had a glittered strip or glitter glued on the edge!), Mojo #179 for the sketch, CC311 to use Perfect Plum, Rose Red and Always Artichoke and for A Passion for Papertrey's Invitation challenge.


Challenge D was to use 2 or more techniques on a card. Mine were a little cheating I guess - punching, paper piecing and Copic colouring! I also used SC320 for the sketch, Free For All #52 to make a child's birthday card and Free For All #53 to use a tropical theme.


And the last challenge on Friday was challenge E which was to use a red dress on your card/project. This one also uses Just Magnolia's Challenge #95 for the sketch and CC109 to use Real Red, Sage Shadow and Basic Black.


Saturday's Challenges can be found here and here if you want to see what else I made! Thanks for looking folks!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink's February 2011 Blog Hop


It's that wonderful time of the month again - Papertrey Ink's Monthly Blog Hop.


This month the challenge is to use scallops. Nichole said "We want to see your best use of scallops, of any sort, on a project!  This can include scalloped borders, offset-scallops, stamped scallops, scalloped mats, scalloped frames, layered scallops, scalloped tags or anything else you can dream up! You can use dies, patterned scissors or even circle punches in a row to achieve your special look."

OK I wasn't overly adventurous, but I did use a scalloped border die and scalloped square nestabilities on mine.


This card is also for  SC321 for the sketch, Paper Pal Arts Challenge #82, which was also to use scallops and for Colour Create's Challenge #65 to choose 3 fruits from the inspiration photo to use as the colours on your card. I chose a melon, a banana and an apple for mine to give me Melon Berry, Lemon Tart and Spring Moss and what a gorgeous combo this turned out to be!

Recipe:

Stamps: Delightful Dahlias from PTI

Papers: Lemon Tart, Spring Moss, Stampers Select White, Distressed Dots DSP, Pretty Pastels DSP all from PTI

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

Accessories: Medium Scallop Border Die, Lemon Tart ribbon, Delightful Dahlias dies all from PTI, Pearls from Papermania, Square Nestabilities

Sunday, February 20, 2011

And cards from Sunday

These are a few challenge cards I made today!

This first one is for Waltzing Mouse sketch #35, Our Creative Corner's Getting Wordy challenge and for CR84FN16 to use light pink, medium violet and gray. My card is only loosely based on the sketch as I cannot draw stars for the life of me (can never get them even!) and I don't have any star nestabilities so I used my Labels 1 instead for a cute little 4 inch card. I love this colour combo too - such a pretty one and here is CR84FN's inspiration swatch piccy:


And here's my card for it:


Recipe:

Stamps: Frame It, Fun Faux Circles both from Waltzing Mouse

Papers: Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry all from SU

Inks: Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette and Rich Razzleberry markers all from SU

Accessories: Labels 1 Nestabilities, button from stash, Oyster Grey baker's twine from The Ribbon Reel, Rich Razzleberry ribbon (retired) from SU

My next one is for Sweet Sunday's Sketch #105, Just Us Girls' Challenge #72 to use aqua, melon and kraft and for Free For All #49 to use at least 1 warm colour and something fuzzy - I used felt! I LOVE this colour combo as well!


Recipe:

Stamps: Everyday Button Bits from PTI

Papers: Aqua Mist, Melon Berry both from PTI, Kraft (now known as Crumb Cake) DSP from retired hostess pack, Elegant Soiree DSP, Very Vanilla all from SU

Inks: Crumb Cake from SU

Accessories: Beautiful Blooms Dies #1, Aqua Mist ribbon both from PTI, Circle Nestabilities

And my final card for today is for Just Add Ink's #56 for the sketch, Stampin Royalty's challenge #59 Mark It Up to use markers (I dug out my trusted copics for this one!), Color Throwdown's #129 to use light green, Ballet Blue and dark green, Totally Tilda's Challenge #16 How Does Your Garden Grow to use a nature/garden theme and for Just Magnolia's Challenge #94 Love You.


Recipe:


Stamps: Lots of Thoughts (retired) from SU, Tilda with Sunflower from Magnolia


Papers: Ballet Blue, Handsome Hunter (both retired) from SU, Copics White, DSP from Daisy Bucket


Inks: Ballet Blue (retired) from SU


Accessories: Tilda Lace Border Dies from Magnolia, Pearl from Papercellar, Ribbon from stash

And that's all from me today folks! Thanks for stopping by! I might manage to get a couple more posts in this week as it's half term so more time for crafting! YAY!!!

Cards from Saturday

I didn't get around to blogging these yesterday, but I did a few cards for a few challenges.

My first one is for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday challenge #2 to use a vellum strip for the sentiment, Paper Pal Arts Challenge #81 for the sketch, CC310 to use Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point and So Saffron and for Papertrey Princess Joyce's It's All About Technique Challenge to use at least 4 layers, sewing (I did faux stitching as I forgot until the very end!), white embossing and a vellum sentiment panel - what a lot of criteria! But I managed it all hehe!


Recipe:

Stamps: Little Bitty Birds, Friends Til The End both from PTI

Papers: Wild Wasabi cs and DSP (from old hostess pack - retired), Pacific Point, Whisper White, Vellum cardstock, Tea Party DSP (retired) all from SU

Inks: Pacific Point ink and marker, Whisper White (both from SU), Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Pacific Point Ribbon (retired), Clear Embossing Powder, Scallop Border Punch all from SU, Circle Nestabilities, Brads from Papermania

My next card is for Mojo #178 for the sketch, CC95 and CC110A which were the same colour combo to use Basic Black, Whisper White and Cool Caribbean (I don't have any of this colour so subbed it for Soft Sky instead). I LOVE how this card has turned out - this combo is just gorgeous!


Recipe:

Stamps: All About You from PTI

Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White, Soft Sky cs and DSP (both retired) all from SU

Inks: Basic Black, Soft Sky (retired) both from SU

Accessories: Soft Sky ribbon (retired), Scallop Trim Border Punch both from SU, Circle Nestabilities, Card Candy from Craftworks Cards

My final card from yesterday is for Viva La Verve's February Sketch #4, Papertake Weekly's Putting on the Glitz challenge to use glitter and bling and for old CC28 to use Mellow Moss, Almost Amethyst and Bravo Burgundy. I did have to swap the sketch around a little bit as I cut the paper wrong and that was the last sheet I had of the Mellow Moss dotty paper - you can still see the inspiration in it though!


Recipe:

Stamps: Framed Wishes, Great Friend both from Verve

Papers: Almost Amethyst (retired), Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White, Mellow Moss DSP (from retired hostess pack), Tea Party DSP (retired) all from SU

Inks: Versamark, Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss, Almost Amethyst (both retired) all from SU

Accessories: Bravo Burgundy ribbon (retired), Dazzling Diamonds, Heat 'n' Stick Powder all from SU, Gems from stash

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

Thursday, February 17, 2011

February's Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz

Each month on the 17th, Walzting Mouse Stamps host a Blog Waltz with a given theme. You do need to use their stamps to participate and as I have just got myself 3 sets I thought I'd join in this month. The theme for this month is designing with buttons.
And here's my take on this challenge, using stamps from all 3 of my new sets! I did also use old Mojo #40 for my sketch - you know how I love to combine my challenges!


Recipe:

Stamps: Faux Fun Circles, Frame-It, Victorian Frippery all from Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Papers: Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Whisper White all from SU, After Five Collection from Kaisercraft

Inks: Sahara Sand, Basic Black both from SU

Accessories: Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon (retired) from SU, Circle Nestabilities, Primas, Oyster Grey Baker's Twine from The Ribbon Reel, Big spotty button and tiny flower buttons from stash, Small black buttons from Papermania

I had lots of fun doing this blog waltz and can't wait to join in again next month!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sharing on a Sunday

Well it's Sunday again and I spent most of the day crafting away! I love being able to do that!

My first card today is for A Passion For Papertrey's Tag - You're It Challenge, using the colours Betsy Veldman used on the PTI colour challenge they hosted the other day. I didn't get chance to make a card for it, but I love this combo so used it today! This is the tag I made...


And this is the card I attached it to, using old Mojo #36 for the layout!


Recipe:

Stamps: All Booked Up, Mat Stack 1 Collection, Everyday Button Bits

Papers: Naturals Ivory from SU, Hibiscus Burst, Scarlet Jewel, Distressed Dots DSP all from PTI

Inks: Kiwi Kiss (retired) from SU, Hibiscus Burst, Scarlet Jewel

Accessories: Hibiscus Burst ribbon and Buttons, Harvest Gold felt and Buttons, Scarlet Jewel Buttons, Mat Stack 3 die, 1 3/4" Limited Layers Circle Collection Dies, Medium Butterfly Die, Signature Series Butterfly Die, Double Ended Banner Die all from PTI

My next card is for Sweet Sunday's Sketch #104 and CC307 to use Soft Suede, Elegant Eggplant and Riding Hood Red. I was totally inspired by Karen's card and made a banner one myself! And I used the repeated sentiment idea that I did a couple of weeks back here.


Recipe:

Stamps: Banner Builder, Mega Mixed Messages, Make A Wish all from PTI

Papers: Elegant Eggplant, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Washington Apple DSP (retired) all from SU

Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red

Accessories: Banner Builder Dies from PTI, Circle Nestabilities,  Zig Zag Punch and Red Baker's Twine both from Martha Stewart, Elegant Eggplant Ribbon from SU

My next two cards both use one of my 3 new sets from Waltzing Mouse Stamps. I've been meaning to get some for ages but never got round it to until now. I love some of their designs - so different! This first one is for Waltzing Mouse Sketch #34 and for CR84FN15 to use teal, yellow and green. This is the fab inspiration swatch!


And here's my take on these colours and sketch. I left most of it uncluttered to show off this beautiful background pattern - this is the stamp I bought this set for. It's SO pretty!


Recipe:

Stamps: Victorian Frippery from Waltzing Mouse Stamps, Delightful Dahlias from PTI

Papers: Taken With Teal (retired), Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz all from SU

Inks: Taken With Teal (retired) Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz all from SU

Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Doily from eBay, Delightful Dahlias Die and Double Ended Banners Die both from PTI, Daffodil Delight Ribbon from SU, Button from Elzybells, Lemon Twine from The Ribbon Reel

And my final card for today's post is for a few old challenges I want to catch up on - Free For All #50 to use white or vanilla, one neutral shade, one other colour and all stamping must be in the same colour, CC48 to use Creamy Caramel and Not Quite Navy and for Mojo #69 for the sketch.


Recipe:

Stamps: Victorian Frippery from Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Papers: Not Quite Navy, Creamy Caramel (retired), Very Vanilla all from SU, Linen Closet DSP from DCWV

Inks: Not Quite Navy

Accessories: Cornice Border Punch from Martha Stewart, Circle Nestabilities, Primas, Brads and Ribbon from stash.

And that's all from me today folks! Thanks for stopping by. By sure to pop back on thursday when I'll be showing my card for my first ever Walzting Mouse Blog Waltz! Now I have some WMS sets I can join in!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A few colour challenges

Just a few cards I made today using some colour challenges I need to catch up on.

This first one is for CC308 to use River Rock, Basic Gray and Whisper White and for SC319 for the sketch as well.


Recipe:

Stamps: Guide Lines Two, Friends Til The End, Background Basics: Botanicals all from PTI

Papers: River Rock, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Ginger Blossom DSP (retired) all from SU

Inks: River Rock, Basic Gray both from SU

Accessories: Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch both from SU

My next one is for Farm Fresh Friday's Color Me Happy Challenge which was to use pink (well hot pink, but I wanted to use this DSP so ended up with a soft pink in the end), turquoise and a colour of your won choice, which for me was black! I also used Mojo #177 for the sketch, which I actually really struggled with. I could not get the slanted side panel in the right size!


Recipe:

Stamps: Miss Anya Collection from The Greeting Farm

Papers: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black both from SU, Copics White, DSP from Provocraft

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Blac, Copics

Accessories: Flowers from Prima and Doodlebug, Brads from Papermania, Argyle Embossing Folder, Ribbon from stash

And my last card for today is for CC309 to use Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight and for SC317 which I missed. I really struggled with these colours! So out of my comfort zone! I did manage to find some DSP that kind of matched so went with those and borrowed someone else's idea for the sunset! (And excuse the wonky sentiment!)


Recipe:

Stamps: Just Believe from SU

Papers: Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, Whisper White all from SU, Seaside Collection DSP from Kaisercraft

Inks: Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight all from SU

Accessories: Buttons from stash

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

A couple of Valentines

As it's Valentine's Day on Monday I thought I'd best make my boyfriend a card. However I made the Edwin one first and then remembered he doesn't like these stamps (he thinks they looks like mooses - poor Tilda and Edwin) so I then made the second one, which actually I do prefer. It's not the custom over here yet to send Valentine cards and gifts to loved ones like it is in America, and while I did do last year, I just haven't had the time to do so again this year! Must try to get more organised next year!

So on to the cards... this Edwin valentine is for several challenges (only because so many challenge blogs are Valentine themed at the minute). So this one is for Just Magnolia #93 for the sketch, Totally Tilda Challenge #15 to use 3 different heart elements (I have 5 - the background stamps, hearts on the DSP, hearts on the ribbon, heart punchies and the heart balloon Edwin is holding!), Papertake Weekly's Have A Heart challenge, Stamping Royalty's Challenge #58 Hearts, Hearts, and more Hearts and for Colour Create's Challenge #64 to use chocolate, strawberry and cream, inspired by the truely scrumptious sundae on their blog!


Recipe:

Stamps: Loving Edwin from Magnolia, Around & About Sentiments from PTI, Victorian Frippery from Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Papers: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Sending Love Speciality (retired) all from SU

Inks: Real Red, Chocolate Chip both from SU

Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Ribbon from stash, Tilda Doily Lace Border Die from Magnolia, Small heart punch from SU, 3D gloss

My other Valentine's card is the most vintage one I've come up with and I just LOVE it!!! This one is for Viva La Verve's February Sketch #3, Paper Pal Arts Vintage Inspiration Challenge #80, Just Add Ink's Challenge #55 Just Add Love and Papertrey Princess Belinda's Celebrate Challenge.


Recipe:

Stamps: Damask Designs, All About You, Just The Ticket all from PTI

Papers: Pink Pirouette, Close To Cocoa (retired), Very Vanilla all from SU, DSP from Kaisercraft

Inks: Close To Cocoa, Creamy Caramel (both retired), Pink Pirouette all from SU

Accessories: 1 3/4" Limited Layers Circle Collection, Just The Ticket Border Die both from SU, Heart pearls from Hobbycraft and Papermania, Gold swirl clip from Woodware, Seam Binding Ribbon

And that's all my Valentine's done for today folks! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thursday Night Crafting

I needed to do a couple of quick cards tonight - one for my TAs birthday and the other for the same TA to give to her Hubbie on Valentine's day. And as is the norm I manage to squeeze in a couple of challenges too hehe

This first one is for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday challenge - a new challenge set every week on Nichole's blog. This first one was to use sentiments from various different stamp sets and make a worded background. My TA LOVES turquoise so I used a mix of Hawaiian Shores and Early Espresso and came up with this one using the sketch from Walzting Mouse #33.


Recipe:


Stamps: Butterfly Dreams, Signature Greetings, Round and Round, Calendar Basics, Make A Wish, Just The Ticket, Everday Classics, Around & About Sentiments, Take Three: Summer, Mega Mixed Messages, Sign Language, PIece of Cake (and probably some more I can't remember!)


Papers: Hawaiian Shores, Stampers Select White both from PTI, Early Espresso from SU


Inks: Hawaiian Shores from PTI, Early Espresso from SU, Copics


Accessories: Butterfly die from PTI, Early Espresso satin ribbon from SU, Diamond Stickles


My next one is a remix of a card I did last month. My TA saw the anniversary card I did for my BF here and wanted one for her Valentine's day card to her husband. Now, I couldn't copy it exactly as that wouldn't be fair on my boyfriend, so I changed it slightly and used the colours from CR84FN14 instead.


And here's my take on these colours:


Recipe:


Stamps: Mat Stack 2 Collection from PTI, Happy Heart Day (retired), I {Heart} Hearts both from SU


Papers: Pink Passion (retired), Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip all from SU, Stampers Select White, Simple Valentine DSP both from PTI


Inks: Pink Passion (retired), Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip all from SU


Accessories: Mat Stack 2 die from PTI, Chocolate Chip satin ribbon (retired) from SU, Brads from Papermania, Hearts Embossing Folder from Crafts Too, Icicle Stickles

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

Sunday, February 6, 2011

PTI Anniversary Tag

Papertrey Ink are giving away an even better prize than yesterday's in their 4th year anniversary celebrations! I mean seriously how fab was yesterday's prize - I honestly didn't think they would be able to top that one, but they have. The prize for today was a guest designer slot for a month AND the opportunity to design your own stamp set alongside Nichole's fab artwork! How great would it be to have your own stamp set designed, made and sold by PTI?!

The only requirements to this contest was to download the free anniversary tags, make a project with one or more (up to a maximum of nine different projects) and leave a comment again! I was at Monica and Bekka's training day all day today so by the time I got back, chatted with my boyfriend, had dinner and finished my book (I'm telling you I am so addicted to reading on my Kindle at the minute!) it was about 8pm when I was blurffing and saw the contest. At first I couldn't be bothered to get all my crafting stuff out again, but then when I read the prize I jumped at the chance. I only did a quick one though and here it is...


I couldn't quite decide if the tag was kraft, which it was on my computer screen, or Simply Chartreuse which it looked on the cardstock. When compared to both neither really matched so I went with kraft (well Crumb Cake) instead.

Recipe:

Stamps: Turning A New Leaf, Background Basics: Petal Power both from PTI

Papers: Hibiscus Burst, Stampers Select White both from PTI, Crumb Cake, Whisper White both from SU

Inks: Hibiscus Burst from PTI, Whisper White from SU

Accessories: Limited Layers 1 3/4" Circle Collection, Hibiscus Burst ribbon both from PTI, Lace from Cuddly Buddly, Gems from stash

Well fingers crossed for me! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Papertrey Favourites from the Past Year

This month is Papertrey Ink's 4th year anniversary. How far they have come since their first release! Not only do they have a huge range of stamps, they also have an increasing colour palette of matching cardstock, ribbons, buttons, felt (in some colours) and inks to come, a huge range of dies, lots of which match their stamp sets, gorgeous patterned paper packs and a hugely inspirational design team.

To celebrate Papertrey Ink are giving away an unbelievably huge prize which you can read here. The prize is simply fantastic and who wouldn't want to win all that?! And all you have to do post your favourite PTI project from the last year and leave a comment on Nichole's blogpost. Easy!

My favourite project from the past year was the matching set of card, gift box and gift tag I made for all my friends' Christmas presents this year. These are the photos of each one as I made them, but I didn't take a photo of all 3 together - doh! I just loved these pastel colours together and the new Stocking Prints dies and Background Basics: Christmas set became new favourites too! (I have linked the original posts under each photo as well)




I'm so looking forward to having another year of PTI to play with! I just love their stamps and everything - can't wait to see this month's release either!

First post of Feb

Hello and good evening! The first weekend of February is usually a good one for me - it's payday! Yay!!! I ordered myself some new stamps from PTI and Waltzing Mouse, some ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, some Card Candy from Craftwork Cards and 6 new books for my Kindle! And that should be all my splurges done for the month, but I bet I find something else I need sooner or later! I'm at Monica's Stampin' Up training event tomorrow, so I won't be able to get all my challenges done this weekend, so a good excuse for doing a bit more crafting during the week.

Anyhow on to the cards...This first one is for Viva La Verve's February Sketch #2, Color Throwdown's Challenge #127 to use Early Espresso, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake and So Saffron and for Farm Fresh Friday's A Sew Easy challenge to use sewing. I painstakingly handstitched the cross-stitches down the centre panel as I cannot use a sewing machine for the life of me and I really wanted real stitching on this one!


Recipe:

Stamps: Miss Anya Love Collection from The Greeting Farm, Polka Dot Basics and Signature Series: Flower both from PTI

Papers: So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso all from SU, Copics White, DSP all from Nitwit Collections Essentials

Inks: Bashful Blue from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Bashful Blue grosgrain ribbon (retired) from SU, Embroidery thread from stash, Buttons from Elzybells, Labels 14 Nestabilities

My next card is for Truly Scrumptious #50 for the sketch, Just Magnolia #92 for their Anything Goes with ribbons challenge, CC56 to use Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue, Green Galore and Tempting Turquoise and for Copic Creations #43 to use cool colours.


Recipe:

Stamps: Make A Wish and Make A Wish Addition from PTI, Tilda with Birthday Present from Magnolia

Papers: Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue, Rainbow Sherbet DSP (all retired) from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI

Inks: Brilliant Blue, Ballet Blue, Green Galore (all retired), Tempting Turquoise all from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon (retired), 1" circle punch both from SU, Ribbon slot punch, Nellies Flower Dies

My next 2 cards are thank yous for Monica and Bekka for tomorrow so had to be SU only cards really, which I don't do too often at the minute.  This first one is for Just Add Ink's Challenge #54 to use Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Rose Red and Regal Rose (gorgeous combo!), for Papertake Weekly's Challenge Anything Goes with flowers and for Mojo #176 for the sketch. My card is a cute 4" square - love working with this sized card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Bliss, So Happy For You both SAB sets from SU

Papers: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso DSP from the Neutrals pack all from SU

Inks: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Soft Suede all from SU

Accessories: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch

And my final card for today is for SC318 for the sketch and for Paper Pal Arts #79 to use Riding Hood Red, Rich Razzleberry and Certainly Celery.


Recipe:

Stamps: Cottage Wall, For Everything both from SU

Papers: Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla all from SU

Inks: Riding Hood Red, Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery all from SU

Accessories: Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Trim Border and Corner Punches all from SU

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