I had another fun full day of crafting today and managed another 5 cards! I honestly have no idea what I'm going to do with all these cards, so I think I'm going to make some boxes up and give lots away as little pressies!
My first card today is for Our Creative Corner's Sketch Challenge #2 and A Passion for Papertrey's Valentines challenge. I won the prize for the last Passion for Papertrey challenge and the lovely Aimes sent me 6 sheets of cardstock - 2 each of Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz and Pure Poppy, a Raspberry Fizz ink cube, some ribbon in Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz and Fresh Snow and 6 sheets of the gorgeous Simple Valentines patterned paper. I just had to use these wonderful new supplies to make my boyfriend his Valentine's card this morning. I had no other heart stamps from PTI at all other than this small one in the Sign Language set, so I'll have to rectify that with my next order! Although I'm not a fan of hearts, you never know when you might need some!
Stamps: Signature Greetings, Sign Language both from PTI
Papers: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Simple Valentine patterned paper all from PTI
Inks: Raspberry Fizz and Hibiscus Burst from PTI, Real Red from SU
Accessories: Pure Poppy grosgrain ribbon from PTI
My next card is for Taylored Expressions Sketch #100, Farm Fresh Friday's Vintage challenge and ColourQ #19 to use Regal Rose, Blush Blossom, Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip and White. I don't really do vintage as it's not my style, so this is as vintage as I can get :P I do love the little cheeky dancing of Savannah though.
Stamps: Bella Toile, Baroque Motifs, Savannah from The Greeting Farm
Papers: Close To Cocoa, Regal Rose, Blush Blossom, Non SU white, Sweet Always DSP
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Ciaos
Accessories: Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Brown brads covered with Diamond Stickles, Circle Nestabilities
My third card of the day is for Mojo #125 and Color Throwdown's #79 to use Sage Shadow, Blush Blossom and Riding Hood Red. I'm not overly happy with this card - I think I used too much red on it to be honest. Oh well....
Stamps: Birthday Surprise from Verve
Papers: Blush Blossom, Sage Shadow, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Washington Apple DSP
Inks: Riding Hood Red, Sage Shadow, SU Markers in Sage Shadow and Blush Blossom
Accessories: Riding Hood Red ribbon, Circle Nestabilities, Labels 1 Nestabilities
My next card is for Just Us Girls #20 to use the split negative technique, Mojo #115 that I missed and CC196 from Splitcoast Stampers that I also missed.
I had to emboss the white because when I stamped it onto the Taken With Teal cardstock, it was almost the same colour as the Teal on white!! I really like this technique and it works brilliantly with this stamp set because most of the flowers are solid images.
Stamps: Petal Pizzazz, Whimsical Words
Papers: Baja Breeze, Taken With Teal, Whisper White, Washington Apple DSP
Inks: Whisper White craft ink, Taken With Teal
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Circle Nestabilities, Turquoise Zoomz (like Dew Drops)
And my final card is for Stamp With Us' Colour Inspiration Challenge and Mojo #119, another one I missed.
Stamps: Crazy for Cupocakes, Cupcakes wheel
Papers: Close To Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Sweet Always DSP
Inks: Close To Cocoa ink and marker, SU markers in Gable Green, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Accessories: Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon, Light Pink Gingham ribbon, Circle and Rectangle Nestabilities, Prima flowers, Brad from Papermania
I had loads of fun doing all these challenges today, but the best thing about today was my Valentine's gift from my lovely boyfriend. I got this box:
How gorgeous is this box?! Even better is what's inside though! Have a look...
A milk chocolate heart seductively swirled with caramelised crispies and strawberry chocolate. Finished with luscious truffles and dusted with tongue-tingling blackcurrant to make them feel fruity all over! (Copied and pasted off the Hotel Chocolat website!). I had a little bit and it is heavenly!! I love Hotel Chocolat chocolates and in a way am so glad we don't have a shop here in Peterborough as I would be in there ALL the time!
Hope your Valentine's was as good as mine!