Non SUO cards

These are the cards I did for some challenges this weekend that were not Stampin' Up only cards. I do tend to use SU cardstock as I love the quality and colours, but you just gotta use some other stamps sometimes! And with so many different companies out there that I love it's hard to say no sometimes...

My first card is for Sweet Stampin's challenge #45 for the sketch and for Stacey's Curtain Call #49 to use Real Red, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla - lots of neutrals in there but they really do go well together. I got the instructions for these cute little roses from Cards magazine and all you do is punch out a circle and the cut a spiral into it. Roll the flower up, spread it out slightly and glue it onto another circle of card - easy peasy yet so pretty don't ya think?!


Recipe:

Stamps: En Francais from SU, Everyday Classics from PTI

Papers: Real Red, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, To The Nines DSP

Inks: Basic Black

Accessories: Real Red Satin Ribbon, Fancy Tags from Spellbinders, Labels 1 Nestabilities, Extra Large Bird Punch (for the leaves), Black pearls from Papermania, Scallop Circle Punch, Vanilla Cupcake Buttons from Elzybells

My next card is for Farm Fresh Friday's sketch challenge and Our Creative Corner's colour challenge to use Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso. Another one with lots of neutrals so I made a boy's card this time.


Recipe:

Stamps: Edward from The Greeting Farm, Signature Greetings from PTI

Papers: Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Copics White

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Circle Nestabiities, ZigZag border punch from Martha Stewart, Ribbon from stash

My next one uses brown yet again! Lots of this going around at the minute LOL This one is for Just Magnolia's challenge #74 for the sketch and for SCS' CC17 to use Tempting Turquoise and Close To Cocoa. This is one of my new Tilda stamps and I have no idea what colours peonies come in, but I wanted a white and turquoise one - do they come in white?


Recipe:

Stamps: Tilda with Peony from Magnolia, Four Of A Kind from PTI

Papers: Close To Cocoa, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Copics White, Kaleidoscope DSP, Spiced Cider DSP

Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon, Prima Flowers, Mini brads from Papermania

My final card is for Splitcoast Stampers SC298 and CC289 to use Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze and Wild Wasabi. I wasn't overly keen on this color combo at first, but I quite like it now I've used it!


Recipe:

Stamps: In Bloom, Turning A New Leaf, Mega Mixed Messages all from PTI

Papers: Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, Wild Wasabi, Stampers' Select White

Inks: Wild Wasabi, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Wild Wasabi ribbon, Oval Nestabilities, In Bloom Impression Plate

And my final project for today is not a card but a shoe! This one is for Stampin' Royalty's challenge #38 to make anything but a card. I saw these shoes on another challenge blog a few weeks ago and downloaded the template as I knew they would make perfect Hallowe'en gifts. This challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to test it out! And I LOVE it!!! It only took me about half an hour including all the cutting out so these are definitely going to be a quick and easy gift "shoe" to make. Just need some more glitter card now.


Recipe:


Stamps: Tiny Treats: Halloween from PTI


Papers: Purple Glitter card from stash, Whisper White, DSP from Sandylion


Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics


Accessories: Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain ribbon, Small and Large Tag Punches

And that's all for today folks! Thanks for stopping by.

SUO cards

I have a Stampin Up workshop coming up at the beginning of October and thought I'd better make a few samples for the lovely ladies to look at, so I used the opportunity to do a few challenges as well this weekend.

This first card is for Mojo #157 and for Color Throwdown's #111 to use Melon Mambo, Pacific Point and River Rock - what a fab combo this turned out to be! As I don't have any buttons in those colours I made my own from 4 x 1/2" circles of cardstock glued together and then the holes pierced before covering with a layer of glossy accents.


Recipe:

Stamps: Circle Circus, Flower Accent, Dot Dot Dot, Occasional Greetings

Papers: Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, River Rock, Whisper White

Inks: Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, River Rock

Accessories: 1/2" circle punch, Extra Large Bird Punch (for the leaves), Eyelet Border Punch

My next card is for Just Add Ink's #34 for the layout and I didn't have a colour challenge this time for a change! I wanted to use some of the new DSP and colours. I didn't like the smaller flower in the stamp set, Ornate Flowers, that matches the DSP - they looked like fried eggs when I first did them, so I changed stamp sets and the Vintage Vogue flowers look so much better!


Recipe:

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Something Sweet, So Swirly wheel

Papers: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala DSP

Inks: So Saffron (don't have the Daffodil Delight yet), Baja Breeze

Accessories: Daffodil Delight ribbon

My next one is for Splitcoast Stampers SC299 and CC08 to use Bashful Blue and Rose Red. There's not many color challenges left now that have current colours in that I haven't already done. I still have loads to do mind you, but they will have lots of retired colours in them - never mind I still enjoy doing them! Kept this one nice and simple for a change but I think something's missing!


Recipe:

Stamps: On A Pedestal, Curvy Verses

Papers: Bashful Blue, Rose Red, Very Vanilla

Inks: Bashful Blue, Rose Red, So Saffron marker

Accessories: None

My next one is a Hallowe'en one, but I really struggle to do anything other than this owl in the tree design as we have no Hallowe'en sets AT ALL in our new catalogue. That's 3 years now without any and I'm really annoyed about it! We have 2 Valentines, 1 Easter, 1 harvest, which I guess you could use the pumpkins from, but they are not really my kind of pumpkin stamps - too sketchy, a New Year's set and a trillion Christmas ones, but not a single Hallowe'en one - why?! So many of us demos have asked for one but yet again we have been ignored! I guess I'll have to use other companies or my American SU stuff for my Hallowe'en cards again this year! Rant over and this one is for Taylored Expressions sketch #129 and for Papertake Weekly's challenge to use animals.


Recipe:

Stamps: Forest Friends, Occasional Greetings, Baroque Border wheel

Papers: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie DSP

Inks: Basic Black marker, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie

Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, 1/4" circle punch, Glossy Accents, Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch

My final card is another Christmas one - yikes! That's 2 now for the collection! I probably need about 50 or so to send out in total so I guess these will help eventually! This one is for Paper Pal Arts challenge #61. I have been following Mary Fish's blog for a while now - she does some fab cards and she is one of the DT members of this challenge blog, so I thought I'd give it a whirl! I'm also entering it in the Free For All Challenge #31 to use scallops.


Recipe:

Stamps: Season of Joy, Lovely As A Tree

Papers: Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Whisper White

Inks: Baja Breeze, Whisper White

Accessories: Scallop Trim Punch, Oval punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Whisper WHite satin ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch

And that's all folks! I did make a few non SU cards this weekend too and you can see them here if you want.

September 2010 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Today is Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop for this month and I have never had the chance to enter in one of these before - I usually miss the deadline as I get the blog update a day late! But I was checking out Nichole's blog this morning and saw it and jumped straight on to the challenge.

This month's challenge is: One of the most fun things about this hobby is the people you meet, whether in person or online, and the things you learn from them.  Now is your chance to show off any skills you might have learned from a fellow stamper, and perhaps even give them a little shout out to thank them for the inspiration they have provided.

I have learnt so much from the PTI girls since becoming addicted to their stamps a couple of years ago after seeing some beautiful cards on SCS, so I guess my inspiration comes from all of them! I must send out a huge thank you to them all for all their amazing creations each month. A lot of my PTI cards start off being inspired by one of the PTI's DT cards and then I add my own extra bits to it - I like that I can say I almost made a proper PTI card!

Today's card is completely and utterly inspired by this beautiful yellow Embelllishments card created by Debbie Olson. I needed a special 40th Birthday card for a work colleague, who isn't really looking forward to turning 40! I knew I wanted to use my Embellishments set as it is just so beautiful and elegant and matches Emma's style perfectly. The colours I used just add that special bit of elegance as well as all the extra pearls. I know she's going to love it!

I thought I'd also enter this into A Passion for Papertrey's Square card challenge, although strictly speaking it's an easel card, but it's still a square one!


Recipe:

Stamps: Embellishments, Signature Greetings

Papers: Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Whisper White

Inks: Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Whisper White

Accessories: Labels 4 Nestabilities, Kraft (Crumb Cake) Tafetta ribbon, SU Pretties Kit

I had lots of fun doing this blog hop today - just hope I can do it more often!

A few more Hallowe'en cards

I love getting all my Hallowe'en stuff out at this time of year and just looking at all the cute stamps I have. I went to Hobbycraft yesterday (the UK version of Hobby Lobby I guess but not as good) and picked up some cute Halloween hanging chipboard decorations to paint, along with some acrylic paints and I can't wait to get started on those this week.

This first one is for Free For All's #30 to use a punny stamp, which I did for my sentiment and for old Mojo #71.


Recipe:

Stamps: Trick or Treat Trio from Elzybells, Tiny Treats: Halloween and Friendship Jar Fall Fillers both from PTI

Papers: Black Glitter card, Purple glitter paper, Copic White cs, Pumpkin & Aubergine Trick or Treat DSP pack

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: ribbon from Bobbin

My next one is for Just Magolia's #73 to use lace and I used Mojo #53 for the layout, but I did miss of the circle as it didn;t quite look right with my image being so large. This is another stamp that never seems to quite work for me - not sure why but I can but try eh?!


Recipe:

Stamps: Tilda with Spider from Magnolia, Friendship Jar Fall Fillers from PTI

Papers: Lavender Lace, Gable Green, Copic White, Spider DSP from Aodrn It, Halloween Words DSP from Sandylion

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Black Lace from Cuddly Buddly, Green button from stash, Spider brad from Making Memories, Purple gems from Hero Arts

My next one is for Papertrey Posse's Blog Hop #4 which I missed on the actual day so am catching up now. There's too much excitement over the release for me to remember to make a card for it - will have to try harder next time! This month's bloghop was to use either a really old set or a very new one - well my Hallowe'en stuff was the last PTI stuff I bought so this was my really new set! I used SC297 for the layout and as I added a tag of sorts thought I'd enter it for Papertrey Peeps #16 as well.


Recipe:

Stamps: Tiny Treats: Halloween

Papers: Black Glitter card, Orange Zest, Stampers Select White, Halloween Prints DSP

Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Mat Stack #4 die, Orange Zest Bitty Dot ribbon, Spiderweb velour trim (got this last year but have no idea who makes it!)

And my final Hallowe'en card is my fave from today's and is for Sweet Sunday's sketch #86. I used some of my lovely Basic Gray Eerie papers for this one and love the darker look to them compared to the usual bright oranges, purples and greens I use for Hallowe'en.


Recipe:

Stamps: Halloween Trails from Inkadinkadoo, Happy Halloween set from Hero Arts

Papers: Almost Amethyst, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Basic Gray Eerie DSP

Inks: Almost Amethyst, Basic Gray, Basic Black

Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Bat brad from Making Memories

That's now 10 out of the 30 Hallowe'en cards I want to send done! So glad there's plenty of time left to make them! And that's all for today folks!

Not Hallowe'en Cards

I did make a few Hallowe'en cards this weekend and you can see those here. But these are some that are not! :P

This first card is for CC288 to use Blushing Bride, Always Artichoke and Marina Mist, but I don't have the ink for the new colours yet I subbed Bride and Marina with some of the other similar colours instead. This is also for Just Add Ink's #35 to make a sympathy card and I thought these colours were soft enough for one and I used old Mojo #74 for the layout.


Recipe:

Stamps: Cute By The Inch, Fine Flourish, Fresh Cuts

Papers: Pink Pirouette, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Ski Slope DSP

Inks: Always Artichoke, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze

Accessories: Scallop Trim Punch, Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon, Circle Nestabilities, Always Artichoke brad

My next card is for Papertake Weekly's inspiration challenge - I used pale pink, bright pink and turquoise for my colours, but this combo was fab! I also used Taylored Expressions sketch #128 for the layout.


Recipe:

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Dot Dot Dot, So Swirly wheel, Pocket Silhouettes

Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Whisper White

Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo

Accessories: Butterfly Punch, Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, Tempting Turquoise and Pretty in Pink brads, Scallop Edge Punch

My next one is for Mojo #156 using the colours from Color Throwdown's #110 to use Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray and Rich Razzleberry. I also attempted to do some stitching for both Stampin' Royalty's #37 and Sweet Stampin's #44 using my machine so excuse the really dodgy sewing! Some bits had to be done several times as the thread kept coming out of the needle and by the time I had stitched round the 5 pieces of card I was ready to throw that darned machine in the bin! Sewing is SO not my thing! I love the look and so desperately want to do it but my machine doesn't like me. Maybe if I had a better one it would come out better, but can I really justify spending £100 or so on a machine when I can't sew?! LOL


Recipe:

Stamps: Greenhouse Garden

Papers: Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla

Inks: Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry

Accessories: Scallop edge Punch, Basuc Gray Tafetta ribbon, Pearls from Papermania

My next one is for Farm Friday Friday's Old School challenge for which you had to use an old stamp from their collection. I have no idea when the stamps were released so just used the same one as one of their DT members. I used old CC26 to use Tempting Turquoise, Gable Green and Lavender Lace and old Mojo #26 for the layout.


Recipe:

Stamps: Mermaid Anya

Papers: Gable Green, Lavender Lace, Copics White, Rainbow Sherbet DSP (retired)

Inks: Copics, memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon, Green gems from stash

And my final card is my first Christmas card this year as well. I can't believe I started on these already, although this will probably be the last one for a while. This one is for Just Us Girls #51 to use red, green and black and I used old Mojo #57 for the layout.


Recipe:

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Occasional Greetings

Papers: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black Textured, Very Vanilla, Old Olive DSP

Inks: Old Olive, Riding Hood Red

Accessories: Scallop trim Punch, Basic Black Satin ribbon

And that's all for this post today folks. Thanks for dropping by!

More Hallowe'en and a Thank You

If you're not a fan of Hallowe'en cards, you might find my blog getting a bit stale in the next few weeks as I'll making loads and loads of them! I counted up what I wanted to make and I need about 30, including 3 for my MIL to send out. I have made 6 so far LOL but there's still plenty of time. I just realised that I send out almost as many Hallowe'en ones as I do Christmas cards, but not as many gifts.

Anyways my first Hallowe'en card today is for Farm Fresh Friday's Move It challenge. You had to have a moving part on the card so I made my little Hallowe'en characters spin round. Basically I used the same idea as a spinner card but just punched a single circle rather than make a strip for the penny to roll across. I also used the sketch from Sweet Sunday's #85 for my layout - I found this challenge blog whilst browsing this morning and they have some gorgeous sketches on there, so go and check it out!


Recipe:

Stamps: Spooktacular from The Greeting Farm

Papers: Green Galore, Elegant Eggplant, Spiderweb DSP from Making Memories, Orange DSP from Imaginisce

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Martha Stewart Spiderweb punch round the page set, Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon, Scalloped Square Punch

My next Hallowe'en card is for Just Magnolia's sketch #72. I used my new Basic Gray Eerie papers for this one and love the "dark" feel of it!


Recipe:

Stamps: Bat Tilda from Magnolia, Tiny Treats: Halloween from PTI

Papers: Dusty Durango, Creamy Caramel, Copic White, Basic Gray Eerie DSP

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Dew Drops

And my final card for today uses another of my new Verve sets - this one is Thankful Accents and I love the circular flourish - is that what you call it? This one is for Free For All #29 which was a sketch challenge this week and for Curtain Call #47 to use Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso and Whisper White. I still don't have all the new colours in the ink pads as I didn't want to place a large order and be stuck with an old hostess stamp set or paper pack, so am waiting until October 1st when we can order from the new catalogue and then I can get a gorgeous new hostess set - I love all the Level 1 sets in the new catalogue! I also thought I'd enter this one for Sweet Stampin's #43 - Just A NOte. I always need lots of thank you cards so this one was ideal.


Recipe:

Stamps: Thankful Accents from Verve

Papers: Always Artichoke cs & DSP, Kraft cs & DSP, Early Espresso

Inks: Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake

Accessories: Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon, Circle Nestabilities, Clear gems from Papermania

And that's all for today folks. Thanks for stopping by!

Flowers, Hallowe'en and a Party!

Daft title I know, but I think it has a bit of a ring to it! LOL

My first card for today is for Mojo #155 and Color Throwdown #109 to use Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Delight. I just had to use some of my new Verve stamps that arrived this week from the anniversary release and I love them all!


Recipe:

Stamps: Great Friend from Verve

Papers: Melon Mambo cs & DSP, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala DSP

Inks: Melon Mambo, Versamark, Basic Black

Accessories: tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Yellow glitter brad from stash

My next card uses another of my new Verve sets - this time it was Dream Big. This one is for Taylored Expressions sketch #127 and Just Add Ink's #34 to use So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and Crumb Cake (formerly known as Kraft!) I added a bit of shimmer paint to my flower but not sure if you can see in the photo - it looks lovely IRL.


Recipe:

Stamps: Dream Big from Verve

Papers: Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Whisper White, Bella Bleu DSP, Tea Party DSP

Inks: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake, Frost White Shimmer Paint

Accessories: Dragonfly brad and designer brad both from Papermania, Kraft Taffeta ribbon

My next 2 cards use the same Hallowe'en set and papers from PTI and I absolutely love them! I love Hallowe'en and everyone gets a card from me as I just love making Hallowe'en cards! This first one is for A Passion For Papertrey's Punch It Challenge and for Our Creative Corner's Sketch #32. This card is completely inspired by one Nichole Heady did here. The ribbon on this one needed something a bit extra so I stamped lots of the same spiders all along it and doesn't it look fabby?!


Recipe:

Stamps: Friendship Jar, Friendship Jar Fall Fillers from PTI

Papers: Orange Zest, Stampers Select White, Halloween Prints all from PTI, Black glitter card

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Martha Stewart Spiderweb Punch Round The Page set, Orange Zest ribbon, Black Diamond Stickles

My next Hallowe'en card is for Papertake Weekly's Sketch #47 and for Papertrey Peeps #15 to be inspired by Fall. Autumn time to me is always returning to school after the holidays and then the build up for Hallowe'en starts with me making all my cards and pressies. Not sure if you can tell in the photo but I covered the jar with Crystal Effects to give it that clear glass sheen!


Recipe:

Stamps: Friendship Jar, Friendship Jar Fall Fillers

Papers: Black Glitter card, Orange Zest, Stampers Select White, Halloween Prints DSP

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Martha Stewart Spiderweb Punch Round The Page set, Crystal Effects, Orange Zest ribbon

And my final card is a little party invitation for the In Love With Stamping challenge for this month (done all these now!) and for the Stampin' Royalty's challenge #36 which was to use the given photo as an inspiration.


Recipe:

Stamps: Birthday Whimsy, Happy Moments, Just Perfect Alphabet all from SU

Papers: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, So Saffron, Rose Red, Whisper White, Junior Varsity DSP

Inks: Basic Black, Bashful Blue ink & marker, SU Markers in Rose Red, Old Olive, So Saffron

Accessories: None for once!

And that's all for today folks! I'm sure I'll be back tomorrow with a few more cards! Got a ton of Hallowe'en ones still to make!

Some new stamps...

These are the cards I made this weekend with some of my new stamps. You can see the ones I did with my old stamps here as well.

This first one uses one of my new Tilda stamps - I bought about 7 or 8 new Magnolia stamps as well as 2 of the dies on Friday. This one is for In Love With Stamping's September sketch challenge, Just Magolia's #71 to use the cracking glass technique, which didn't come out quite as planned and for Totally Tilda's #4 to use Lilac and Lace.


Recipe:

Stamps: Tilda with Umbrella from Magnolia, Round & Round from PTI

Papers: Lavender Lace, Lovely Lilac cs & DSP, Very Vanilla

Inks: Creamy Caramel, Lavender Lace, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Victorian Fleur EF from Papermania, Tilda's Lace Border Die, Lace from Cuddly Buddly

My next card uses my new All About You set from PTI. This one's for SC296 and CC286 to use More Mustard, Melon Mambo and Baja Breeze.


Recipe:

Stamps: All About You, Out On A Limb both from PTI

Papers: More Mustard, Melon Mambo cs & DSP, Stampers Select White, Ski Slope DSP

Inks: More Mustard, Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: More Mustard grosgrain ribbon, Card Candy from Craftworks Cards

My next card uses another new PTI set, the beautiful Embellishments set. This one is for Just Add Ink's #33 for the sketch, Color Throwdown's #108 to use Kraft, So Saffron and Chocolate Chip and for Stamping Royalty's #35 to use Rhinestones and Pearls. Not sure if you can tell in the photo but some of the flourishes are up on dimensionals using my new Embellishments dies from PTI as well.


Recipe:

Stamps: Embellishments from PTI

Papers: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla

Inks: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron

Accessories: Kraft Tafetta ribbon, Clear Rhinestones from Papermania, Lemon Pearls from stash, Embellishments dies, Labels 4 Nestabilities

And my final card is my fave of today's and uses my new Tuesday stamp from The Greeting Farm as well as the new Halloween Prints DSP from PTI. Ths one is for Farm Fresh Friday's Rule of 3 challenge to use 3 different patterned papers and 3 different embellishments. I used 3 of the different sheets in the Halloween Prints pack and I hope Stickles counts as an embellishment otherwise I only have 2! I also used the sketch from Our Creative Corner's #31. And it wasn't done on purpose but the patterned paper in the middle acted as my greeting as well - perfect placement don't you think?!


Recipe:

Stamps: Tuesday from The Greeting Farm

Papers: Elegant Eggplant from SU, Copics, White, Orange Zest, Halloween Prints DSP from PTI

Inks: Pumpkin Pie from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Black Lace from Cuddly Buddly, Orange Zest button from PTI, Black Diamond Stickles, Spiderweb Embossing Folder, Circle Nestabilities

And that's all for today folks! Will be soon making a start on all my Hallowe'en cards and gifts so expect to see a lot more of them around!

Some old stamps...

Just a few cards I made this weekend using some of my old stamps...

This first one is for Just Us Girls #49 for the sketch and Papertake Weekly's Just The One challenge. You could interpret this one how you wanted, but I chose to use one colour of varying shades and of course I chose pink! I thought I would also enter this for the In Love With Stamping colour challenge for this month to use tone on tone colours.


Recipe:

Stamps: Signature Greetings, Background Basics: Botanicals, Beautiful Blooms II all from PTI

Papers: Melon Mambo cs & DSP, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette

Inks: Melon Mambo, Pretty in PInk

Accessories: Pink Pirouette ribbon, Tilda's Lace Border Die, Tilda's Dragonfly Die, Pink gems from Hobbycraft (these suck btw - the adhesive stays on the acetate sheet rather than coming off with the gem!)

My next card is for Stacey's Curtain Call #46 to use Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Peach Parfait and Poppy Parade. I still don't have the new in colour inks - they will be arriving soon so I improvised yet again by cutting out the different layers on my flower in the colours I needed! I also used old Mojo #41 for the layout - still making my way slowly through all these old ones!


Recipe:

Stamps: Playful Petals, Sweet Birthday both from SU

Papers: Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP

Inks: Wild Wasabi, Basic Gray, Ruby Red marker, Apricot Appeal marker

Accessories: Wild Wasabi ribbon, White brads from stash, Word Window Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

My next card is for In Love With Stamping's August Inspiration Challenge. I took 2 colours from each of the four squares and used them to create this pretty butterfly card!


Recipe:

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly from SU

Papers: Taken With Teal, Regal Rose, Summer Sun, Only Orange, Pink Passion, Rich Razzleberry cs & DSP, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Whisper White!

Inks: Only Orange, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Regal Rose

Accessories: Butterfly Punch, Word Window Punch, Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon

My last card for this post is another In Love With Stamping Challenge - September's technique challenge to use masking. I used Mojo #154 for the layout, Free For All #28 to use birds with a colour you don't normally use, which is my Really Rust and for CC105 to use Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Old Olive, So Saffron and Cool Caribbean, which I subbed with Soft Sky. And I attempted to do a bit of ribbon ruffling and love how this turned out!


Recipe:

Stamps: Thank You Kindly, My Sweet Pea both from SU

Papers: Chocoalte Chip, Really Rust, Whisper White, So Saffron DSP

Inks: So Saffron, Soft Sky, Old Olive ink and marker, Chocolate Chip marker, Really Rust marker

Accessories: Old Olive striped grosgrain ribbon, Circle Nestabilities, Square Nestabilities

Well that's all for this post today folks! I've also done some cards with some new stamps here if you want a look.

Digi Doodle Studios New Release Inspiration Post

Good afternoon and welcome to my DT post for this month's new releases from Digi Doodle Studios. For my inspiration project, I have us...