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Lots of Flowers And A Boy!

I've done a ton of crafting today - as well as my usual challenge cards, I've been making some samples for next weekend's VSN! I'm hostessing a challenge at 9pm EST, which will be 2am our UK time! And next Saturday morning I'm being picked up 7:30 for a day trip to London to do a bit of shopping and then to watch Chicago at the West End. So a little nap on the coach will be in order me thinks!

Anyways.. my first card today is for Just Add Ink's #42 for the sketch and Paper Pal Arts #67 to use Daffodil delight, Basic Gray and Poppy Parade. Not my usual colour combo, but I do like how the dark grey makes the Poppy and Daffodil seem so much brighter.


Stamps: Style Beautiful from SU, Polka Dot Basics from PTI

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Whisper White

Inks: Basic Gray, Poppy Parade marker and ink, Daffodil Delight marker

Accessories: Daffodil Delight satin ribbon, Beautiful Blooms Dies #2, 1/2" circle punch, Button and Pearls from Papermania

My next card is for Mojo #163 for the sketch and Stampin' Royalty's #44 to use Pear Pizzazz, Cajun craze, Marina Mist and So Saffron. I haven't warmed to Cajun Craze yet so every time I do a colour challenge with it in, I use it for my mounts, but I must force myself to try it in some other way and actually open that ink pad! I did get out my new spritzer tool and add some Cajun mist though for an aged kind of look to my image.


Stamps: Just Believe

Papers: Pear Pizzazz, Cajun Craze, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Retired DSP from SU (I don't know the name of this one as my friend Linda sent me some ages ago!)

Inks: SU markers in Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist, So Saffron, Cajun Craze

Accessories: Pear Pizzazz ribbon, Pearls from Lakeland, Labels 4 Nestabilities, Spritzer tool

My next card is for Just Us Girls #58 for the sketch, CC15 to use Barely Banana, Gable Green and Ballet Blue and for Our Creative Corner's theme challenge - An Attitude of Gratitude. It was Diwali yesterday and 2 of my TAs at school brought me some Diwali sweets in (and they were gorgeous, thank you Asha and Kiran!), so I'm using this card as a thank you to one of them (the other will get my next card!).


Stamps: Because I Care

Papers: Ballet Blue, Gable Green, Barely Banana, Whisper White

Inks: SU Markers in Ballet Blue and Gable Green

Accessories: Victorian Lace Die from PTI, Damask Embossing Folder from Crafts Too, Buttons and ribbon from stash, Diamond Stickles

My last flowery card is for Papertrey Peeps #19 to use the negative from a die cut or punch in a positive way. I used my die cut negatives to show the hidden flowers underneath! It's also for Papertrey Posse's petite challenge to use a die and for CC83 to use Cool Caribbean (which I subbed with Soft Sky), Regal Rose and Certainly Celery.


Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II, Mega Mixed Messages, Polka Dot Basics all from PTI

Papers: Regal Rose, Soft Sky, Whisper White

Inks: Certainly Celery, Soft Sky, Regal Rose

Accessories: Ribbon from Fairytale pack (retired), Beautiful Blooms Dies #1, Buttons from Papermania

And my final card is for Taylored Expressions Sketch #133, Farm Fresh Friday's challenge to use twine, Color Throwdown's #117 to use Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red and Marina Mist and for Papertake Weekly's A Penny for the Guy challenge to make a card for a man.


Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages from PTI, Oh Boy Ian from The Greeting Farm

Papers: Tangerine Tango, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Copics White, Washington Apple DSP (retired)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Cream Rustic Twine from PTI, 1/2" Circle Punch, Zig Zag Border Punch from Martha Stewart

And that's all from me today folks! Thanks for stopping buy!


  1. Beautiful cards - You've been one busy bee! Thanks for getting sketchy with JUGS this week. We appreciate it.

  2. WOW you have been busy. Love all your cards. Your card for JAI is fantastic. Love the way you used the colours from Stamping Royalty for the second card, Thanks for playing along with both challenges!

  3. Fabulous cards! You did a fantastic job using the Pals challenge colors! A classy card! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

  4. Such beautiful cards!! You have been very busy! Thanks for playing along with the Papertrey Posse challenge!

  5. All of your cards are equally gorgeous! Isn't it fun to get all these cards done?! Love it! Thank you so much for playing along with Stampin' Royalty.

  6. All your cards are gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along at Papertake Weekly.

  7. Love how you placed each element of the card in just the right spot! Great use of this weeks colors! Thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty challenge!

  8. Wow Vanessa! All your cards are gorgeous! Love the fun colors and your take on the JUGS sketch this week! Great job!!! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!!! We always appreciate your support!!!

  9. Amazing job. Great work. I love the way you use the colours in the challenge. Thanks for joining us this week at SR.

  10. youve have been busy, great cards

  11. Great work on the the Pals Paper Arts challenge. Love the use of Daffodil Delight.

  12. Beautiful cards - they are all gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink! x Amanda

  13. Very Pretty, thanks for playing along at OCC.
    Hugs, Julie

  14. Great cards! Love the ydrangea one for JUGS..perfect image for this sketch! Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls this week!


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