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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:

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!

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

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 anothe

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

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

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

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

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 d