Sunday, 17 October 2010

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 and Sweet Stampin' #48 which were both to use ribbon and Papertake Weekly's 3 of a kind challenge. I used 3 different patterned papers, 3 stamps and I had 3 bats.


Stamps: Bat and Dracula Edwin from Magnolia, Frienship Jar Fall Fillers from PTI

Papers: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Copic White, Basic Gray Eerie DSP

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Black glitter ribbon from Hobbycraft

My next card is for the Mini VSN Challenge #2 which was to use the spotlighting technique and I pulled out one of my fave stamp sets for this technique - Fresh Cuts. I also used Mojo #32 for the sketch and Hope You Can Cling To #15 to use pink, aqua and olive.


Stamps: Fresh Cuts

Papers: Pixie Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Basic Gray Lemonade DSP

Inks: Old Olive, Pixie Pink

Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Circle Nestabilities, Spellbinders Fancy Tags Dies

My next one is for the VSN Mini #3, which was to use pastels in pastel colours, with an optional extra of using Flower Soft. I couldn't find my Flower Soft anywhere (I don't really use it so have obviously put it away but no idea where!). I used the popping pastels technique to make my background paper and, although you can't see in the photo, I did use pastels round each petal on the flowers. I used SC302 for the layout, CC68 to use Blush Blossom, Night of Navy, Borderng Blue and Regal Rose. This is also for Hope You Can Cling To #11 to add paper flowers to a card/project and for the Our Creative Corner's Embellishments challenge to use 3 or more embellishments. I used die cuts, buttons and ribbon!


Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II from PTI

Inks: Versamark, Stampin' Pastels

Papers: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Bordering Blue, Blush Blossom, Regal Rose, Sweet Always DSP (Retired)

Accessories: Blue flower buttons from stash, Pale pink ribbon from stash, Bloom Dies #3 from PTI

My next card is for VSN Mini #4, which was to be inspired by the given quote about angels favourite hiding places. I thought I would use the idea of the breeze along with a Tilda from when she used to have wings. This is also for CC84 to use Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery and Blush Blossom, Free For All #31 to use scallops and Hope You Can Cling To #13 to make a card that was not a square or rectangle.


Stamps: Tilda in Summer Breeze

Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom, Copics White

Inks: memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Large Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Boho Blossom Punch, Buttons from Papermania, Icicles Stickles

And my final card for this post is not for a Mini VSN challenge. I didn't do #5 as it was using the Foxi Oxi technique and I don't have any Oxi-Clean and I wouldn't know what else to use instead, so I didn't do it! This one uses Mojo #160 for the sketch, the inspiration of Autumn trees from Paper Pal Arts, A Passion for Papertrey's Autumnal challenge and Hope You Can Cling To #10 to be inspired by a place you walk by everyday. I don't walk anywhere unless I really have to - that's why cars were invented, but I do walk through my school car park everyday and we have a huge amount of trees in our front "garden". There's loads of willow and silverbirches and all of them are slowly turning to the autumn colours now, so I guess my colours come from that!


Stamps: Turning A New Leaf, Everyday Classics both from PTI

Papers: Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla

Inks: Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Versamark

Accessories: More Mustard grosgrain ribbon, Martha Stewart Cornice Border PUnch, Dew Drops

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


  1. Beautiful cards. Love that little vampire edwin. I love what you did for the SPOOKY KOOKY challenge. Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Royalty this week.

  2. You have been very busy creating! They are all beauties! Terrific work with the embellishments. So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

  3. Love your card and thank you so much for joining us at Just Magnolias!

  4. Cute cards! LOVE all the embellishments! Thanks for playing along with 'Our Creative Corner' this week!

  5. These are fabulous!

    Thanks for joining the Totally Tilda challenges!


  6. Great cards. My fav is the Thank You in such fresh colours !