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!