Monday, 27 December 2010

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.


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 PTI, Kioshi DSP from Basic Gray

Inks: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz both from SU

Accessories: Early Espresso grosgrain ribbon from SU, Victorian Lace Die, Beautiful Blooms Dies #1, Eyelet Border Die, Mat Stack 1 die all from PTI, Buttons from Elzybells

And my next card is for Diane's Papertrey Princess challenge to be inspired by your wardrobe colours (my wardrobe consists mainly of black and pink, with a bit of purple and the odd thing in a few other colours!). I also did this one for Stampin' Royalty's #51 for the sketch and Our Creative Corner's Fa-la-la Felt challenge. And again I'm using up some of that DSP stash!!!


Stamps: Beautiful Blooms, Mega Mixed Messages both from PTI

Papers: Raspberry Fizz cs and DSP, Stampers Select White both from PTI, Basic Black from SU, Dotty DSP from My Mind's Eye

Inks: Raspberry Fizz from SU, Basic Black from SU

Accessories: Beautiful Blooms Dies #2, Raspberry Fizz Felt both from SU, Polka Dot Ribbon from stash, Button from stash, Embroidery Thread

And my final card for today is for Just Magnolia's sketch #86, Totally Tilda's #12 to make an easel card and for Papertake Weekly's Anything Goes challenge. As I still have my Christmas stash box out I thought I would make a proper Christmas thank you using up some of my mountain of Christmas DSP that I hardly touched this year.


Stamps: Reindeer Tilda from Magnolia, Signature Christmas from PTI

Papers: Ruby Red (retired), Old Olive both from SU, Christmas DSP from Papermania, Gold card in stash box, Copics White cs

Inks: Ruby Red (retired) from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Snowflakes Embossin Folder, Oval Nestabilities, Oval Punches, Scallop Border Punch, Buttons (retired) all from SU, Embroidery thread from stash, Sequin ribbon thing from Christmas stash box (I think this was a magazine freebie from years ago - I doubt I would have bought it!)

And that's all from me today folks! Thanks for stopping by. I'm sure to be back sometime this week with the rest of my thank you cards as I want to make another 5 or so yet!


  1. oooh, those are pretty! i love your use of the sketch challenge! Thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

  2. Love that colour combo! Great job with the sketch. Thanks for joining Stampin' Royalty this week!

  3. Great constrasting colour combo!I just all the polka dots, thanks for playing this week at Stampin' Royalty.

  4. Three lovely cards - all so bright and happy. Wonderful job with the felt on the middle card. The felt flower's color looks so gorgeous with that polka dotted button layered over it. So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

  5. Beautiful cards! I especially love the pink and black one with all those wonderful polka dots!

  6. Very Pretty Vannessa!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Paper Take Weekly!

    True :D

  7. Fabulous card. Thanks for participating during this busy time and of course, thanks for playing with us this week at SR.

  8. Vannessa, I could look at your blog all day. I love your cards and the way you meet the challenges. You are a beautiful inspiration. Keep up the good work!

  9. All three cards are beautiful Vanessa! Thank you for playing the Curtain Call with us...hugs ~S~

  10. Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing along with us at Pals Paper Arts.

  11. Such a pretty collection of cards! The BG paper is so perfect for the color challenge, and I love the die cut border. Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!

  12. Such clean and gorgeous cards! Love the stamping!

    Tracey xx :D