Inspiring Inkin' Challenge #4

Can you believe we are already on challenge #4 over on my Stampin' Up team's challenge blog? This fortnight's challenge is to make a man's card! Aaarrrggghhh! I find these so difficult to do as men are just so difficult to make cards for in general. With it being Father's Day this weekend I thought I'd make my Dad a card with one of his favourite things - beer.

I will admit this was not my original idea, but I saw a very similar card in the gallery on SCS and knew that it would be perfect for my Dad's Father's Day Card. I have added my little bit to it though so it's not a direct CASE.

Not sure if you can see but I have sponged ever so lightly More Mustard on the background so that it wasn't such a stark white and then the heads on the beer glasses stood out more. I do like the idea of using a main image repeatedly to make a background paper and will do this a bit more often I think.

Stamps: Occasional Greetings, Cheers to You

Paper: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White

Ink: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard ink pad and marker, Creamy Caramel marker

Accessories: Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon, More Mustard brads

A Passion for Papertrey Challenge #8

Challenge #8 on A Passion for Papertrey is called Flowers and Flowers. I am cheating a little bit with this card as it was one I made for a PTI swap over on SCS, but as it fitted the challenge I thought I would post it. I love this flower from Spiral Bouquet - it's just so pretty.

The background paper was made using the Grid Lines Two stamp set. It took ages to do, but looks so beautiful. So what do you think?


Stamps: Grid Lines Two and Spiral Bouquet both from Papertrey Ink

Paper: Basic Grey, Rose Red and Pretty in Pink from Stampin' Up, non SU/PTI cream cs

Inks: Basic Grey, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and Mellow Moss all from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Pink Dew Drops, silver mini gems, scallop edge border punch from Stampin' Up

A Passion for Papertrey Challenge #7

I've had this card on my to do list since it was announced over on the Passion for Papertrey blog, but I haven't had the time to do until this weekend. (This time of year is always majorly chaotic, what with end of year reports to write, year group assembly to write and rehearse, SATs papers to mark and so on and so on...). The challenge is to make a circle card and here's mine...

I used the largest scalloped circle nestability and cut 2 from Sweet Blush cardstock. I then used the next size down in the same set for the Lavender Moon Bitty Dots Basics paper and inked the edges in Lavender Moon for a bit more definition. The flower comes from my fave PTI set at the minute - Spiral Bouquet and the sentiment comes from Little Lady. I still haven't gotten round to ordering another Sweet Blush ink pad so I used Pink Pirouette from Stampin' Up instead with Lavender Moon and New Leaf, both from PTI. I added some little gold gems and joined the 2 base pieces together with pink flower shaped eyelets and some Lavender Moon ribbon.

A really quick and pretty card!

Stamps: Spiral Bouquet and Little Lady both from PTI

Papers: Sweet Blush, Bitty Dots Basics, Stamper's Select White all from PTI

Inks: Pink Pirouette from Stampin' Up, Lavender Moon and New Leaf from PTI

Accessories: Scalloped and straight edge circle nestabilities, Lavender Moon swiss dot ribbon, gold self adhesive gems from Hero Arts, pink flower eyelets

Inspiring Inkin' Challenge #3

For this week's challenge over on Inspiring Inkin' Challenges we are challenging you to use black, white and a colour from the Bold Brights family. I love the colours in the Bold Brights family but I have to admit they sure are bright! The added twist is to use your favourite stamp set.

Here's my card using Pink Passion from the Bold Brights family with Baroque Motifs, my all-time favourite set (well at the minute anyway!) with Sincere Salutations, my all-time favourite sentiments set.

This is the inside - you just have to decorate the inside when using a gorgeous set like this (and even more so when you are using black as your base!)


Stamps: Baroque Motifs and Sincere Salutations

Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White and Pink Passion

Inks: Basic Black, Pink Passion

Accessories: Heat n Stick powder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Black Brad, Black Gingham ribbon.

Digi Doodle Studios New Release Inspiration Post

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