I have to go back to work tomorrow for a training day and then the kids start on Wednesday so this is my last official day of my holidays. I do enjoy the holidays and dread going back to work, you know having to get up at the crack of dawn again (or whilst it's still dark like it is at the minute), but I gotta pay those bills and earn some money for all these lovely stamps I keep buying!!!
So these are the last cards for this week and this first one is for Sweet Stampin's Favourite Song challenge. I had a look through my iPod and I really struggled with ideas for translating most of the rock/metal music that I love into cards. I was going to do Welcome to the Jungle by Guns 'n' Roses (it was this song/album that got me into rock music), but to be honest I couldn't be bothered to cut out loads of jungle animals and leaves, so instead I went with Purple Rain by Prince and made a purple card. Prince is one of the few pop musicians I can listen to! I also did this one for Cheryl's Papertrey Princess challenge which was to CASE another princess. I chose this card by Diane as she was the lovely lady who invited me to join the challenge group. I love the layout on this card and it's one I think I'll come back to again.
Stamps: Four of A Kind from PTI (CHA special set)
Papers: Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding, Stampers Select White all from PTI, Basic Black from SU
Inks: Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding both from PTI, Pear Pizzazz from SU
Accessories: Plum Pudding Ribbon, Lavender Moon Button, Eyelet Lace Border Die, Rustic Jute Button Twine all from PTI, Purple glitter dots from stash
My next one was a really quick and easy one. This is for Stacey's Curtain Call #63 to use Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Cajun Craze and Always Artichoke. I also did it for Free For All #43 to make a birthday card and used the sketch from old Mojo #82 to for layout. In my quest to use up some of my patterned paper mountain, I found this paper by October Afternoon and whilst the green is more olive than artichoke, I think I can get away with it. I also managed to use up the last of this ribbon and actually inked up one of the many doilies I've bought and never used. I am slowly getting through some of my stash!
Stamps: Mat Stack 1 collection from PTI
Papers: Cajun craze, Bashful Blue both from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI, DSP from October Afternoon
Inks: Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue all from SU
Accessories: Doily from eBay, Ribbon from American Crafts, Buttons from Elzybells, Mat Stack 1 Die from PTI, Scallop Trim Punch from SU, Martha Stewart Baker's Twine
And my final card for today is for a new colour challenge blog I found whilst blurfing yesterday, CR84FN, which is run by Mona Peddleton, whose style I love and this card is for challenge #9 to use yellow, peach and light pink. I love these colours together - they just scream tutti frutti to me!
I used the sketch from Waltzing Mouse's Sketch #28 and this is also for Cheryl's Papertrey Princess challenge to not use a sentiment on a card. Here's what I came up with. (And I used another doily (well half of one) on this card as well!)
Stamps: Embellishments, Delightful Dahlias both from PTI
Papers: Blushing Bride, Barely Banana (retired) both from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI
Inks: Barely Banana (retired), Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait all from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Doily from eBay, Peach Parfait ribbon from SU, Delightful Dahlias Dies, Pearls from Lakeland, White Opal Liquid Pearls
And that's all from me today folks. thanks for stopping by!