Thursday, 8 April 2010

Last few cards of my holiday!

I can't believe how quickly the last 2 weeks have gone! Easter holidays definately need to be longer LOL I'm back at work tomorrow for a training day, then it's the weekend and then back to work for another 7 weeks before my next half term holiday.

I managed just a few more cards this week in between all the other odds and ends I was doing. This first one is for In Love With Stamping's April Challenge Anything Goes which was to use chalks and for SCS CC52F to use Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery and So Saffron. I stamped my strips using Versamark then coloured over them in the same colour chalks and chalked the edges of the strips as well. I also used chalks to colour in the cupcakes using my blender pens. I love the bright tropical colours of this one!


Stamps: Cupcakes wheel, Well Scripted

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Whisper White

Inks: Versamark, Basic Black, Stampin' Pastels

Accessories: Paper piercer and mat

Next is the week's entry for Stacey's Curtain Call #24 to use Kraft, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Garden Green and White. I really struggled with this one as I'm not a fan of Garden Green at all. It's just too dark for my liking, but I gave it a shot anyways. I'm also entering it for Sweet Stamping's Challenge #20 to make a man's card, which I think these colours definately are. I also used an old Mojo Sketch #107 as I'm trying to get through all the ones I missed.


Stamps: Happy Moments, Party Teddies from Elzybells

Paper: Kraft, Garden Green, Whisper White, Rainbow Sherbet DSP

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Ciaos

Accessories: Mini buttons from Papermania, So Saffron ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

My next 3 cards all use some of the fab new stamp sets and papers from the new mini catalogue that came out last week. If you would like to order any of these or any other stuff from Stampin' Up, drop me an email at

The first one is for this month's colour challenge on ILWS to use Pixie Pink, Pink Passion and Pretty in Pink and also fitted the colour challenges for SCS CC112 & CC136 both of which were to use any combination of pinks! The layout comes from Mojo#98 as well. I'm also entering it for the Charima Cardz Challenge #14 to make a thank you card.


Stamps: Something Sweet

Paper: Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Whisper White, Tea Party DSP

Inks: Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Pretty in Pink

Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbon, Circle Nestabilities, Crystal Effects

My next one uses the fab new Bird punch. This punch is in the new flat style and locks closed so it take up less rooms than the old style punches. It's so easy to use as well.I used the sketch from Mercy's #68 and the colour combo from Stampin' Royalty's #14 to use Taken With Teal, Tempting Turquoise and So Saffron. See that shimmer on the birdie's body too? That's the new shimmer paint in Frost White just to give the bird a little bit of sparkle!


Stamps: None!

Paper: So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Taken With Teal, Sweet Pea DSP

Accessories: Large Bird Punch, Circle Nestabilities

And my final card for today uses the new Sweet Pea papers and matching stamp set! I used Sketch 'n' Color's #6 for my layout and took the colours from the DSP for a change!


Stamps: Sweet Pea, Something Sweet

Paper: So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White

Inks: So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive

Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Pretty in Pink Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Piercer and Mat

And now my holiday has come to an end I'll be back to doing my usual marathon card making challenges at the weekends :( Thanks for looking - hope you enjoyed them all!


  1. lovely selection of cards
    Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week

  2. wow, all of them are so adorable

  3. I love your card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty!

  4. Hi Vanessa! I would love to know where you got the coordinating stamps for the Sweet Pea DSP... they are adorable?

  5. super cute cards! thanks for playing along at the Curtain Call!

  6. What a lovely array of cards, each one is so unique and pretty.

  7. Very pretty cards! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

  8. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Royalty!

  9. I love the bear image and the dp and embossing.

    Thanks for joining in with us over on Sweet Stampin Challenge.

    Jayne xx

  10. Darling little bears and a great use of this week's Curtain Call colours. Thanks for playing. Lovely group of cards.

  11. wow! what a fabby set of cards today!!! i love every one of them!!!!!- kelly

  12. Oh wow, you've been busy! Love them all! Thanks so much for taking the time to play the Curtain Call this week!! xx

  13. Very cute card. I just love Sweet Pea :-). Thanks for playing the Sketch'n'Color Challenge. Nadia

  14. Very beautiful card. Thanks for playing at Sketch'n'Color. Andrea

  15. Great cards. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty