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My other challenge cards from the weekend!

My first card for this collection of challenges is for Stacey's Curtain Call #23 to use Pretty in Pink, Kraft, White and Black and for Crazy For Challenges #30 - the sketch. I loved the white damask pattern on the kraft wallpaper in Stacey's inspiration photo so used that as my starting point. Recipe: Stamps: Damask Designs from PTI, A Rose Is A Rose, Well Scripted (my new fave sentiment set!) Papers: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Kraft, Whisper White Inks: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose Accessories: Frosted Lace Stickles, Scallop Trim Border Punch from the US SAB catalogue! It's gorgeous and I so hope we get it over here too. My next card is for SCS' SC272 and CC262 to use Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Orchid Opulence - a great colour combo for which I can use my new Cottage Wall DSP!! This paper pack is just divine - the patterns are beautiful and the colours are so rich and pretty! Recipe: Stamps: Well Scripted, Baroq

A Few Easter Cards

My mother-in-law always requests a few Easter cards to send to my brothers and sisters in law, so I used the opportunity to catch up on some challenges this weekend. My first card is for the March sketch challenge over on the In Love With Stamping forum - a UK based forum, similar to SCS and predominantly a SU demos forum. This card also uses some papers from the new gorgeous Sweet Pea stack which is available to buy on April 1st. I think I'm going to have to get another pack of it so I don't run out! Recipe: Stamps: A Good Egg Papers: Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, So Saffron, Whisper White, Sweet Pea Designer Series Stack Inks: Basic Black, SU Pastels Accessories: Labels 10 Nestabilities, Old Olive twill My next Easter card is for A Passion for Papertrey's Easter/Spring challenge . I don't have any PTI Easter stamps so I used the birdies from the Everday Button Bits set instead, but they look a little "empty" on that white square. I think I'l

Mini Catalogue Blog Hop Tour!

Hello and welcome to another fantastic In Love With Stamping blog hop for the new Stampin' Up Mini Catalogue which is going to be released in just 4 days on April 1st!!! We know that you are just going to LOVE it. There are so many gorgeous new stamp sets in there as well as some fab papers and accessories. For those of you who have joined me from Caz's fantastic blog , a big warm welcome to my little corner of the blogging world! Weren't her projects just wonderful?! I have a few little cards to show you today using some of the new goodies from the mini catalogue too. First up is a cute little card with almost no stamping on at all. It uses the fab and huge pack of Sweet Pea Designer Series papers - these are wonderful and come in such gorgeous designs and colour combos. At only £19.50 for 48 sheets they truely are a fab collection for any Stampin' Up fan! They coordinate with the Trendy Trees stamp set as well as 2 new sets, which unfortunately I don't have a

Inspiring Inkin' Challenge #23 - A Theme Challenge

This fortnight our challenge on Inspiring Inkin' Challenges is to make an Easter card or gift or both if you want! The side twist is to use flowers of some sort, whether stamps, felt fusion, pretties kit, rub ons, paper punched ones or any others you can think of! Here's my entry which is also for SCS Free For All #4 to use Perfect Plum, Barely Banana and Certainly Celery and a basket and for Charisma Cardz #11 - something for the kids. Although I have made these for my partner teacher and 3 TAs, they would also make great Easter egg baskets for children as well. The photo shows both sides of the baskets. One side has the chick on and the other has the sentiment. I made 4 of these in total and they took hardly any time at all. I just need to go and buy some mini eggs now to fill them with! Recipe: Stamps: It's Beautiful wheel, Occasional Greetings, A Good Egg Papers: Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Whisper White Inks: Basic Black, Perfect P

Only a few challenges done today...

I didn't have my usual cardmaking day yesterday as I went to the Stampin' Up training event down in Reading and didn't get back until 8:40pm and I certainly didn't have the energy to do any card making then that's for sure! It was a lovely day meeting up with all the rest of my team and other SU demo friends. I have got loads of swaps to sort out now and a ton of ideas for inspiration! I managed to do 4 cards today for a few challenges and this is the first one. It is for the Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge #7 , Our Creative Corner's other challenge - Think Easter and Sketch 'n' Color #3 to use Apricot Appeal, Lavender Lace, Certainly Celery and Whisper White. (It was confusing trying to work out what Mattgrun was in English until I remembered I could view the German SU catty online and could work it out from there!) Recipe: Stamps: A Good Egg, Polka Dot Background Papers: Apricot Appeal, Lavender Lace, Whisper White, Certainly Celery DSP

Some more cards...

I still can't seem to get off this card making challenge kick and am thoroughly enjoying it but I'm now making so many cards I have nowhere to put them all! I'm also quite late uploading a lot of them as I decided to read a book at the weekend, Dream Warrior by Sherrilyn Kenyon, and couldn't put it down, literally, until I finished it and then I started on Pride by Rachel Vincent and couldn't do anything else until I had finished that one either, so it kind of took all my blogging time away from me LOL My first card this week is for Stacey's Curtain Call #21 to use Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Barely Banana and Whisper White, for Crazy For Challenges #28 to make a masculine card, for Stamp With Us' theme challenge to also make a man's card and for Sketch 'n' Color's challenge #2 - the sketch. Recipe: Stamps: Voila Papers: Always Artichoke, Barely Banana, Whisper White, Certainly Celery DSP Inks: Basic Black, SU Markers i

A weekend of challenges

I managed to get a few challenges done this weekend, but not as many as I would have liked, because I have a ton of assessments to do for my APP data, which has to be handed in on Monday. My first card is for Farm Fresh Friday's " Down The Rabbit Hole " challenge inspired by the release of the new Alice in Wonderland film, which I can't wait to see. I love Johnny Depp and Tim Burton together! I don't have any other "Alice-y" stamps than this one, but I think I can get away with it. I did add some brightly coloured mushrooms in the background. I also used Mercy's Sketch # 63 and Just Add Ink's Challenge #7 to use Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion and So Saffron. I didn't have any matching DSP that I wanted to use so I made my own - pretty huh? Recipe: Stamps: Easter Anya, Queue Up, Thanks Tons Papers: Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Pink Passion Inks: Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, So