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Hallowe'en, Christmas and a random!

I promise these are the very very last Hallowe'en cards I've done and they have now all been posted and will have all hopefully arrived in time for Hallowe'en tomorrow! This first one is for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenge #22 to Use 3 design papers, 2 embellishments and 1 ribbon on your card. I also used old Mojo #54 for the layout. Recipe : Stamps: House of Haunts Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Cast-A-Spell DSp (retired) Inks: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum Accessories: Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon, Buttons from Papermania, Bat Brad from Making Memories, Scallop Edge Punch My very last Hallowe'en card is for the Hope You Can Cling To challenge #25 to use buttons - although I only used one button, it was quite a large one! I also used Mojo #51 for the layout as well. Recipe: Stamps: Friendship Jar Fall Fillers Papers: Basic Black from SU, Orange Zest, Stamper Select White, Halloween Prints all from PTI Ink

More pink cards

With the charity card drive over on Splitcoast Stampers to help raise money for the MD Anderson Cancer Center so many of my cards have pink in them as stated mostly in the challenge write ups. But pink is one of my fave colours so I'm not complaining! My first card today is for the October In Love With Stamping limited supplies challenge , in which we were not allowed to stamp on cardstock, so I used vellum instead and came up with this card in the technique style that Nichole Heady has shown before on her blog here . This is also for Papertrey Peeps Challenge #18 to use pink and for the Hope You Can Cling To challenge #23 to use stitching in some form on your card. I used my Sew Easy with the scallop head and then cut round it afterwards. Just adds such a nice edge to it don't you think?! Recipe: Stamps: In Bloom from PTI Papers: Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz both from PTI, Vellum cardstock from SU Inks: Versamark, Raspberry Fizz from PTI, Memento Tuxedo Black

Hallowe'en Shoes and a Diary

I made all the Hallowe'en shoes today for the gifts bags of choccies to go in for my friends and family this year. I used the same shoe as this one I did a few weeks back, but used different coloured cardstock (simply because I had no more of the glitter card) with different ribbons and DSP. Like the shimmery cardstock? I used my Champagne Mist shimmer paint all over the outside of the shoes and they really do shimmer very nicely! This is what 11 shoes look like from the front.... And from the side... I thought I would enter these into the Sweet Stampin' Challenge #49 - Anything but a Card as I do have a little big of stamping on these on the tags. Recipe: Stamps: Tiny Treats: Halloween from PTI Papers: Lovely Lilac, Whisper White, range of Hallowe'en themed DSP including from My Mind's Eye Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Accessories: Range of orange ribbons from stash (I kept running out hence the fact there are 5 different types, but at leas

October 2010 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

It's time again for Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop and this month the theme is winter holidays other than Christmas. This is Nichole's write up for the challenge: There is always a lot of focus on Christmas in our industry this time of year, as that is what the majority of the population celebrates. However, this month's blog hop is dedicated to those that celebrate winter holidays other than Christmas. Create a project that celebrates Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or some other winter holiday as we embrace everyone's beliefs in a celebration of diversity through paper crafting. I don't own any of the stamp sets for Hanukkah and don't really know enough about Kwanzaa to make a card for it, so instead I decided to make a winter scene card that could be used as a generic holiday card and I love this sentiment too. I do believe I have only used this set once before and I have no idea why I haven't used it more often because it's such a fab, versatile set. I

Some other odds and ends..

This is the last post for today with some other cards and things that were neither pink nor Hallowe'en! My first card is for CC293 to use Concord Crush, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive and what a gorgeous combo this one was! I used Mojo #24 for the layout, but moved the embellishment to the other side and for Hope You Can Cling To #21 to make a handmade embellishment. I had cut all the papers up for this one before I realised that I hadn't got my Cherry Cobbler marker yet so had to stamp the image again and cut all those tiny flowers out - not recommended at all as it took AGES!!! All my new core colour and in color markers have been ordered and will hopefully be here this week. Recipe: Stamps: Hopeful Thoughts from SU Papers: Concord Crush cs and DSP from hostess pack, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive cs and DSP (retired), Whisper White Inks: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Concord Crush Accessories: Scallop Trim border and corner punches, Concord Crush ribbon, Boho Bloss

Last few bits of Hallowe'en stuff

I have finished all my Hallowe'en cards now and just have the witch's shoes to do as gifts holders (I did one here a few weeks back and love it!). These are a couple more cards and a home decor piece - I do have another one of these to paint, but just didn't have any more energy to do it today! This first card is for Our Creative Corner's Challenge to use Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Early Espresso and for Sweet Sunday Sketch #90 . I wanted a bright funky DSP for this card and couldn't find the right colours so made my own with Dot Spot and love it! My image didn't quite fit the sketch either but I think it's close enough. Recipe: Stamps: Dot Spot from PTI, House of Haunts from SU Papers: Certainly Celery, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry Inks: Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso Accessories: Eyelet Lace Border Die from PTI, Rich Razzleberry Taffeta Ribbon from SU My next

A few pink cards

I never got round to blogging yesterday's cards so I've had to put all this weekend's creations (and a couple of things from last week that I never did either) into 3 different posts so they don't end up being miles too long! This post has all the cards with pink in! The first card is for A Passion for Papertrey's CASE challenge . I chose this card of Michelle Wooderson's to case. I basically kept the same layout and idea but used the colours from CC292 to use Pink Pirouette, Real Red and Pear Pizzazz. This one is also for Stampin' Royalty's #42 to use ribbons. Recipe: Stamps: Little Lady, Background Basics: Botanicals both from PTI Papers: Pink Pirouette from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI, Real Red DSP from retired hostess pack (SU), Pear Pizzazz from current hostess pack (SU) Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Black, Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz Accessories: Pure Poppy Button, Pure Poppy Baker's Twine, Large Scallo

Saturday's cards

I only crafted on Saturday at home this weekend as I attended a Stampin' Up training event led by the lovely Monica and Bekka on Sunday, but I'll upload photos of all those projects and swaps probably next weekend as this week is crazily busy at work for me - 2 parents evenings, one til 8pm and the other til 6pm and I'm on a course in Newmarket in between! Anyway my first card is for Splitcoast Stampers Mini VSN Challenge #1 which was to be inspired by one of the 3 papers made by Cloud Nine Designs. The VSN this time round is called On Cloud Nine and all of the challenges are fab! I used the Hallowe'en paper for my inspiration, although my card doesn't really resemble the paper, but I did use purple, green and black on mine. I'm also entering it in Stampin' Royalty's #41  and Totally Tilda's Spooky Hallowe'en Special Challenge ,  which were both Hallowe'en as well, Just Magnolia's #77 for the sketch, SCS' Hope You Can Cling To #14

Bit of a mixed batch today...

Today's cards are a bit of a mixture of different challenges from this week. The first one is for Stacey's Curtain Call #51 to use So Saffron, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Basic Black and Crumb Cake. I so needed to use my new Notably Ornate set and came up with this design! Recipe: Stamps: Notably Ornate Papers: So Saffron cs & DSP from Subtles pack, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Love Letter DSP Inks: Marina Mist, Basic Black, So Saffron Accessories: Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, Modern Label Punch My next card is for Sweet Sunday Sketch #88 and Totally Tilda's #7 to make a traditional red and green Christmas card. I decided to make my little Elf Tilda into a Christmas fairy/elf and prop her up on a bauble! Recipe: Stamps: Elf Tilda, Big Christmas Ornament both from Magnolia, Tiny Tags from SU Papers: Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Christmas Jingle Scrapping Kit all from SU Inks: Real Red, Old Olive from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, C

Embellishments and Hallowe'en

Just a few more cards I did today for a few more challenges! The other cards I did with my new SU stash can be found here if you want a peek! The first one is for Papertake's Weekly Challenge and as it's their 3rd birthday (congrats to them all) this week's challenge is to redo your favourite challenge of theirs so far. I chose to do Black, White & one other colour from way back in September 2009 for mine. I did a similar card to the one I did here for the Papertrey Ink blog hop this month for my friend's birthday card, which is tomorrow. I do need to make a matching box as well, but I didn't get time today, so will have to do it tomorrow morning. Recipe: Stamps: Embellishments from PTI, Curly Cute from SU Papers: Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Whisper White Inks: Basic Black, Blushing Bride Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Basic Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Pink gems from Papermania My next card uses the same stamp set but a different s

Some of my new SU stash

My big Stampin' Up order arrived yesterday and I now have all the new cardstock and ink colours with some of the new ribbons too. I got 6 new stamp sets, 5 new packs of DSP and a new punch, so I just had to play with some of them today. My first card is for the Our Creative Corner Sketch challenge , Paper Pal Arts #63 to use Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait and Melon Mambo and what a gorgeous combo this one turned out to be. I also did this one for the Hope You Can Cling To challenge 2B to be inspired by lingerie. Most of mine is either pink or black with dots or flowers (sure you all needed to know that, but I guess I have to explain where the inspiration came from :P) Recipe: Stamps: For Everything Papers: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Melon Mambo, Whisper White Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Melon Mambo Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Melon Mambo Polka Dot ribbon, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Silver gems from Papermania My next card is for SC301 , Hope You