Sunday, 14 February 2010

5 Cards and a Valentine's Present!

Happy Valentines Day!!! And Happy Chinese New Year!!! And Happy Birthday to my friend Asha too!!!

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!


  1. Ok, first of all, what a lucky girl to be getting that deliciously decadent chocolate heart (didn't you say you don't like hearts? Silly girl!)!

    I love all your cards! You sure were busy! Your JUGs challenge card is so pretty in those colors! And you are right about the perfect stamp for this technique! Love the split neg flowers in the corners too! Thanks so much for playing our JUgs challenge!

  2. Wow - what a busy bee - I'm impressed! I love the split negative you did for JUGs - all the little images are as cute as your main image. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls. Have a great week.

  3. What a pile of pretty cards!! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

  4. Oh my! You have been one busy stamper! All of your creations are wonderful! I like that big blossom that you stamped using the split negative technique - it looks fabulous! Thank you for playing along with Just Us Girls - hope you are able to join us Saturday for an all new challenge :)

  5. WOW! You GO girl! Look at all those cards you made! I love that you split the small flowers on your split negative card - in addition to the focal image :). I ♥ TGF - that card is oh so cute as well! Heck, they're all great! and then to top it all off, that delicious looking chocolate, sent me over the edge - lol. Thanks for taking time to play along with Just Us Girls this week!!

  6. Oooh Hotel Chocolat *drool* I just lurve that chocolate (I got some cute hearts from there from my bf yesterday - needless to say they're all gone now LOL!)
    Gosh you are on a roll with the cardmaking, I love them all. I especially love that you've put your PTI prize to wonderful use, I love the papers contrasting like that!
    Thanks so much for entering our challenge!

  7. Wow, that gift is making me hungry! Thanks for playing with the CTD--your card is very cute, I think it is just fine---I love red!

  8. your cards are fantastic. and the candy... yummy :)

    thanks for joining us on the OCC Sketch Challenge this week :)

  9. Oh these are so creative, thanks for playing at OCC.

  10. Beautiful projects! Gorgeous TGF card! Love the color combo! Perfect background you created for Savannah! Thanks for playing along with my challenge this week!

  11. Lovely job on using the colors! Thank you for playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge.

  12. Oh wow, you certainly have been busy! Love all your cards, great job with all challenges!

  13. You are sure a busy little beaver! These are all fabbie! Very creative. Thanks for playing at OCC.

  14. Lucky you getting that big choccy heart. Wanna share? Lol

    What a fabulous bunch of challenge cards, you have been busy. Love your cupcakes with the cupcake background - I must get that wheel. Thanks for playing along.

    Sara xx
    Stamp With Us Design Team

  15. Wow you have been busy!

    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge.