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VSN Saturday's Challenges

If you saw the card on this post for the VSN Friday's challenges, then these are the cards for Saturday's challenges. I haven't managed to do all of these ones yet, but will upload the rest tomorrow. Challenge F was my card and a nice simple one to start the day - use flowers of any kind and description on a card. I used this card that I made for the Passion for Papertrey challenge last weekend . Challenge G is to make 3D paper roses. I used Marlene's tutorial here  on 3rd May on how to use the large flower from the Vintage Vogue set to make them. I also used the Stamp With Us sketch and Stampin' Royalty's Challenge #21 to use Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery. Challenge H is to make a bookmark or a card with a detachable bookmark. I have never made one of those cards so now seemed like a good time to do one! I also used CC93 to use Sage Shadow, Blush Blossom and Rose red for my colour combo and old Mojo sketch #95 for the layou

Inspiring Inkin' Challenge #28

It's a sketch challenge over on the  Inpiring Inkin' Challenges blog today with a side twist of using one or more retiring colours. I didn't use a retiring colour on my card, because I just thought that Not Quite Navy was retiring and didn't check before I made my card. Oops! Not to worry. Anyways this is the sketch... ...and this is my card based on it. You can see I veered off the sketch a bit, but I really do like this card and I will definately be using this sketch again. Recipe: Stamps: Vintage Vogue Papers: Basic Gray, Not Quite Navy, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Bella Bleu DSP Inks: Basic Gray, Not Quite Navy, Pretty in Pink ink and marker Accessories: Whisper White and Basic Gray Tafetta ribbons, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Clear Rhinestone Brads

VSN Friday's Challenges

It's VSN this weekend over on SCS again and as you all know I love doing these challenges. I'm a hostess for Saturday's first challenge as well, which means I get to see all the challenges ahead of schedule and there are some fab ones coming up. Go check out the Virtual Stamp Night forum to see them all! Anyway these are all the challenges for Friday night. Saturday's will be in another post. Challenge AA is to use blue, grey and white with pink as an optional colour on a project and this is what I did! This one is also for this week's Inpsiring Inkin' Challenge #28 too. Challenge A is to use the serigraph technique. Now I have never used this technique before so don't be too shocked by it. It uses the brayer which I'm still not very good at but I don't think you need to be for this technique. I used an old Mojo #64  for the layout and Stacey's Curtain Call #32 to use Regal Rose, Summer Sun, Whisper White, Apricot Appeal and Rose Red. Wha

A Box of Challenges

I was making a desktop card holder using Jo's template for the Just Us Girls Challenge #34  and decided to fill it with some matching cards using other sketch challenges from this weekend. This set is going to be perfect for an end of year gift for some work colleagues. I'm going to make 5 more in different colours and stamps though so everyone has their own set. This is the whole collection in the box... And out of the box... These are the photos of the individual cards. This first card is for Stampin' Royalty's #20 . The next card is for Crazy For Challenges #38 . The next card is for Mercy's Challenge #74 . And the last card is for Just Add Ink's #18 . Recipe for whole collection: Stamps: Greenhouse Garden, Sincere Salutations Papers: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP Inks: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Old Olive satin Ribbon, Ey

A little bit behind...

I'm a bit late uploading my cards this week - no excuse this time. Just being lazy I guess!  My first card is definately late for the challenge but I'm going to upload it anyways. It's for Sketch 'n' Color's #12 and old color combo CC184 from SCS using Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray and Always Artichoke. Not sure if you can see in the photo but I did saturate the scalloped circles with shimmer paint before fixing them all together. Recipe: Stamps: Circle Circus, Framed With Love Papers: Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla Inks: Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray, Always Artichoke Accessories: Riding Hood Red Ribbon, Bird Punch (for the leaves), Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 3/4" circle Punch, Brad from stash, Platinum Shimmer Paint My next one is yet another late one! It's for Farm Fresh Friday's Sketch challenge , Color Throwdown's # 93 to use Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo and Baja Breeze,  Papertake Weekly's S

Inspiring Inkin' Challenge #27

This fortnight's challenge over on my SU team's challenge blog, Inspiring Inkin' Challenges , is a colour challenge with a difference. You need to go to this blog:  to generate a list of colours. All you need to do is choose either 3, 4 or 5 colours and tick the box, depending on how many you want and then click the submit button. It will then take you to a page of 10 different colour combos - choose one you like and off you go! Simple. The side twist is to use one of Stampin' Up's satin ribbons. These are absolutely gorgeous and come in Whisper White, Chocoalte Chip, Real Red and Old Olive. Let's hope we get some more colours in the new catalgoue as they are so lush to use! I got some very strange colour combos in my list but I chose Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red and Yoyo Yellow and this is what I came up with. I don't think I particularly like it though. I did use Mojo #18 for the layout

Cards With Red In!

And these are my cards from this weekend with red in. Red's not normally a colour of choice for me unless I'm making Valentine's or Christmas cards, but all these challenges had red in, so here they all are. My first is for last week's Stamp With Us colour challenge to use the picture on their blog as inspiration. I used red, lilac and yellow and white stripes for mine! I also used Mojo #49 for it as well. Recipe: Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes Papers: Lovely Lilac, Summer Sun, Whisper White, Real Red, Bride DSP Inks: Lovely Lilac, Summer Sun, Real Red Accessories: Real Red Grosgrain ribbon, 1 3/8" circle punch, Scallop Circle Punch My next card is for Mojo #138 , Just Us Girls #33 to use Red, White, Blue and Kraft and for Our Creative Corner's Masculine Birthday Challenge . Recipe: Stamps: Birthday Surprise from Verve Papers: Brilliant Blue, Real Red cs & DSP, Kraft, Whisper White Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics Access

Cards With No Red

I didn't blog yesterday's cards as I was playing WoW too much (geek day yesterday LOL) and completely forgot, so I split this weekends cards into 2 sets - those with red in and those without. These are the ones without red in. The first one is for Our Creative Corner's Sketch #15 and Color Throwdown's #92 to use Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Old Olive and Kraft! I dug out one of my ever faithful PTI sets for this one - they have so many beautiful flower sets, it's hard to not find one for a challenge like this. Recipe: Stamps: Spiral Bouquet from PTI Papers: Kraft, So Saffron, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Tall Tales DSP (I think - I forgot to write it down!) Inks: Old Olive, So Saffron, Baja Breeze Accessories: Sizzix Beautiful Wings Die, Scallop Edge Punch. Blue gems from Papermania My next card is for Stacey's Curtain Call #30 to use Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Pink Pirouette and Kraft. I also dug out an old Mojo sketch #48 f

Happy Monday!

I generally don't like Mondays but each one is another day closer to half term LOL I have a few more cards to share with you left over from the weekend. The first one is for Sweet Stampin's Challenge #25 to use Summer Sun, Green Galore, Only Orange and Pixie Pink - wow what a challenge this was! I would have grabbed my Sweet Something for this challenge, like I did for this color combo of Stacey's a few weeks back, but I thought I'd better try something new! I grabbed Mojo 89 as well and came up with this: Recipe:   Stamps: Itty Bitty Buds (Hostess set), Flight of the Butterfly Papers: Summer Sun, Green Galore, Only Orange, Pixie Pink Inks: Summer Sun, Green Galore, Only Orange, Pixie Pink Accessories: Yellow dotty satin ribbon from stash, Daisy Pattern and D'vine Swirls Embossing Folders, Circdle Nestabilities, Clear gems from Papermania My next card is for Stacey's Curtain Call #29 to use Summer Sun, Bordering Blue, Tangerine Tango and Whi

...And Cards With Old Stamps

The next few cards are made with some oldie stamp sets. See this post for some of my new stamps! The first card is for Mojo137 and CC269 to use Lovely Lilac, Gable Green and Cameo Coral. I tried to use as little Cameo Coral as possible as it's one of those colours I just cannot work with at all! And now I think there's a bit too much Lovely Lilac instead LOL Recipe: Stamps: Floral Symphony, Birthday Surprise, Beautiful Kindness all from Verve Stamps Papers: Cameo Coral, Gable Green, Whisper White, Lovely Lilac DSP, Pink Flamingo DSP Inks: Lovely Lilac, Gable Green and Cameo Coral Accessories: Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Paper Piercer and mat, Green flower brads from Papermania My next card uses Best Wishes & More, which is a great set for a range of occasions, but I especially love the flower in it.This one uses Mercy's Sketch #72 and the color combo from Just Add Ink's #16 to use Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink, Ruby Red and So Saffron. I love th