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Last few thank yous

I managed to do a few more thank you cards today so I think I finally have enough for giving out to people for my Christmas presents. I did do some for the children in my class who gave me pressies too but they were very basic simple ones, so I haven't taken a photo of those ones. My first card is for SC311 and In Love With Stampin's December colour challenge to use Real Red, Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive. Recipe: Stamps: Just Believe from SU Papers: Old Olive, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Very Vanilla, Dashing DSP (retired) all from SU Inks: SU markers in Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive Accessories: Real Red Taffeta ribbon, Victorian Fleur Embossing Folder from Papermania My next thank you is for Mojo #171 and Free For All #41 to be inspired by The Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky. I absolutely love the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from this classical composition, although I have yet to see the ballet version! Recipe: Stamps: Fairy Chl

A few thank you cards

I always make and give thank you cards for any gifts received - just the good manners I was installed with I guess and today I took a break from my new toy, my fantastic Kindle that the lovely Santa bought me for Christmas this year to make a few thank you cards (I have already downloaded about £100 worth of books to it as well as umpteen freebies as well so should keep me going for a little while!). This first one is for Paper Pal Arts #74 for the sketch, Stacey's Curtain Call #62 to use Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze and White and for Leah's Papertrey Princess Challenge to use polka dots and flowers. And continuing with my goal to use up some of my DSP horde, sorry collection, I dug out some untouched Kioshi paper from Basic Gray that was almost a perfect colour match for this challenge. Recipe: Stamps: Mat Stack 1 Collection, Beautiful Blooms both from PTI Papers: Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz all from SU, Stamper's Select White from

Papertrey Ink December Blog Hop

I am actually a day late with this one, but as I've done it I thought I would show it to you anyways. This month Nichole and the rest of the PTI team challenged us to use up some Christmas leftovers on a project. As it happens I didn't have many bits left over as I had tidied everything away already for Christmas, but I did receive this gorgeous box from my Secret Santa, Melanie, over on the In Love With Stamping forum. And inside was this set of 3 reels of gorgeous ribbon all tied together with a long strip of the new Real Red taffeta ribbon. I didn't think I would like this ribbon as red is not a colour I especially choose to use, but I do like the more subtle shade of it in this ribbon. Anyway I used some of this ribbon on my project which is also for Mojo #170 , CC302 to use Red, Black and White and for Mara's Papertrey Princess challenge to create a card with something in the air on it - I chose butterflies! Recipe: Stamps: Signature Series: Butterfl

The final Christmas card and pressies

I know this is a bit late seeing as Christmas has been and gone, but in the chaos of the last few days I just haven't had the time to upload these photos to my blog, so here's the last Christmas card I did and 2 presents I did as well. And as per usual I managed to squeeze in a couple of challenges as well! My card is for SC312 , which was a nice and simple sketch - just what I needed as well as I realised on the morning I was heading to the post office to post all my cards (at the last minute as well) that I had 2 missing! So I whipped up 2 of these in a flash! Recipe: Stamps: Inside & Out: Holiday from PTI Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Jolly Holiday DSP all from SU Inks: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler both from SU Accessories: Scallop Trim Punch, Old Olive Twill (Retired) both from SU, Red gems from stash, Christmas Tree Die from PTI My next project is a pillow box that I made to put my mother-in-law and my BFF's jewellery gifts in (they got differ

A final few PTI Christmas cards

Only 6 more days til Christmas!!! Hope you're all as excited as I am! I have virtually finished all my Christmas cards now - just one more to make for my MIL to match the pillow box I also need to make for her jewellery and then I think I can finally say I'm done with them all! So on to the cards... This first one is for CC301 to use Basic Gray, Concord Crush and Marina Mist, old Mojo #83 and for an old Papertrey Princess challenge of Michele's to use an old stamp set with a non-traditional colour combo. I think this qualifies! Recipe: Stamps: Stocking Prints, Big & Bold Holiday Wishes, Background Basics: Christmas all from PTI Papers: Basic Gray, Concord Crush, Marina Mist all from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI Inks: Basic Gray, Concord Crush, Marina Mist all from SU Accessories: Stocking Die, Large Scallop Border Die both from PTI, Buttons from stash, Diamond Stickles, Silver cord from stash, Snowflakes Embossing Folder My next card uses S

Christmas with PTI

Just a last couple of things I did this weekend, but these all use PTI stamps! My card is for Stacey's Curtain Call #60 to use Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Real Red and Whisper White, Sweet Sunday's sketch #96 and Papertrey Posse's glitter challenge . I used Stickles glitter glue, so I hope that counts! Recipe: Stamps: Background Basics: Christmas, Made of Snow, Inside & Out: Holiday Papers: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery all from SU,  Stampers Select White from PTI Inks: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Accessories: Real Red Satin Ribbon from SU, Large Scallop Border Die, Chocolate Bakers Twine both from PTI, Button from stash, Diamond Stickles And my final thing for this weekend was 10 of these calendars, which I am entering in Papertrey Peeps challenge #20 to use one of Papertrey Ink's product lines! I used the Calendar Die from PTI, along with the mini calendars, CD cases and Calend

Papertrey Princesses Challenge - Banners

It is Melissa's turn to host this fortnight's challenge for the Papertrey Princesses group I joined a couple of weeks ago and this time it is banners! Banners are all the rage at the minute and I love them! I didn't think I would to be honest, but I have seen so many gorgeous cards with them on that I have jumped on the bandwagon too! I don't have Papertrey Ink's Banner Builder set....yet! But it is definitely going on my next order after Christmas is done! Along with the matching set of dies too. To make the little scalloped trim at the top of each pennant I used the Fillable Frames #6 die - a great way to get those teeny tiny scallops!'s my attempt at making my own birthday banner card... Recipe: Stamps: Four of A Kind from PTI, Just Perfect Alphabet from SU Papers: Lemon Tart, Stampers Select White, Happy Dots DSP all from PTI, Chocolate Chip from SU Inks: Chocolate Chip ink and marker from SU Accessories: Lemon Tart buttons

Sharing on a Sunday

Thought I'd just share I few cards I made this weekend with you! This first card is for SC310 which I adapted to fit a square card as my image was going to be too wide for a normal A6 sized card, Just Magnolia #85 to make a Christmas card, Color Throwdown #122 to use Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzazz and for Stampin' Royalty #49 to also make a winter holidays card. I love this cute little Santa Edwin reading his list to make sure he has all his presents ready to deliver on Christmas Eve! Recipe: Stamps: Snow Flurries, Delightful Decorations both from SU, Out On A Limb from PTI, Santa Edwin, Wishful Armmchair both from Magnolia Papers: Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Ski Slope DSP (retired) all from SU, Copics White Inks: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Riding Hood Red all from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Accessories: 3/4" circle punch, Diamond Stickles, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Riding Hood Red ribbon (retired) My next card is ye

I'm A Princess!!!

A Papertrey Princess that is! Over on the Papertrey forum I have joined a challenge blog group, called the Papertrey Princesses . Each fortnight one of the Princesses will set a challenge that the rest of us can then make a card or project for! The current challenge was set by Diane, the lovely lady who invited me to join (thank you Diane) and her challenge was called Merry and Bright . Unfortunately I don't have the Merry and Bright PTI stamp set, but I do have Big & Bold Holiday Wishes which includes the perfect sentiment for this challenge! And here is my offering: This card is also for A Passion for Papertrey's Christmas challenge , Color Throwdown #121 to use Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip and Marina Mist, Sweet Stampin's Make Your Own Background Paper challenge and Papertake Weekly #51 for the sketch. Recipe: Stamps: Background Basics: Holiday, Big and Bold Holiday Wishes both from PTI Papers: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Whisper White all from SU In

Christmas and some flowers too

Just a few more Christmas cards for you - I so need to count how many I've made recently and see if I have enough to hand out. My mum and mother-in-law always have a few as well, so need to see how many they need before I declare my Christmas card making over and done with (and then my huge Christmas card stash box can go away again, even though I've hardly used anything from it this year!) First up is my card for Just Magnolia #84 for their anything goes with a bit of sparkle challenge, SC308 and CC12 to use Orchid Opulence and Going Gray, but I haven't got any Going Gray left in decent sized pieces anyway so subbed it with Basic Gray! Recipe: Stamps: Jolly Hug Tilda from Magnolia, Inside and Out: Holiday from PTI Papers: Orchid Opulence, Basic Gray both from SU, Copic White, Other white from stash, DSP from Papermania Inks: Orchid Opulence from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Accessories: Diamond Stickles, Ribbon from Hobbycraft, Sequins from Christma

Last minute challenge cards and my advent calendar!

Just a couple of last minute challenge cards for you before the challenges run out! My first one is for Stacey's Curtain Call #58 to use Crumb Cake, Concord Crush, Whisper White, Basic Black and Basic Gray - such an elegant colour combo! I used old Mojo #47 for my sketch as well. This one is also for Sweet Stampin's Bows and Buttons challenge . Recipe: Stamps: Damask Designs, Big & Bold Wishes both from PTI Papers: Crumb Cake, Concord Crush, Whisper White, Basic Gray all from SU Inks: Concord Crush, Basic Black, Crumb Cake all from SU Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Buttons from Papermania, Textile Texture Embossing Folder, Ribbon from stash, Corner Rounder Punch My next card is for Totally Tilda #10 to use Gold and Glitz and for Just Magnolia #83 for the sketch. I'm also entering it in Free For All #19 to use gold and a star and for Free For All #20 to use new stuff. I keep forgetting to entering this challenge, despite how much new stuff I d