Sharing on another Sunday

Just a few more cards to share with you all today.

My first one I absolutely love! This is for Color Throwdown's Challenge #126 to use Early Espresso, Kiwi Kiss, Marina Mist and Old Olive which are colours based on Basic Gray's Marjolaine DSP, which I just so happened to have an unopened pack of sitting on my shelf! This paper is gorgeous and perfect for both men's and women's cards. I used the more male patterns on this one. I also used Viva La Verve's February Sketch #1 and Farm Fresh Friday's Hats Off To You challenge to use a character with a hat and my Skater Ian is perfect for this one!


Stamps: Skater Ian from The Greeting Farm, Signature Greetings from PTI

Papers: Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss (retired) both from SU, Basic Grey's Marjolaine DSP pack, Copics White

Inks: Early Espresso from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Early Espresso grosgrain ribbon from SU

My next card is for Waltzing Mouse's Sketch #32 and CR84FN13 to use red, turquoise and brown (I did have to add a bit of green as well though) and here's their fab inspiration swatch:

And here's my attempt:


Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages from PTI

Papers: Hawaiian Shores, Stampers Select White, Beautiful Blooms Patterned Papers all from PTI, Close To Cocoa (retired) from SU

Inks: Hawaiian Shores from PTI, Close To Cocoa (retired) from SU

Accessories: Beautiful Blooms Dies #3, Hawaiian Shores button both from PTI, Bakers Twine from Martha Stewart, Bon Voaye Foliage Die from Magnolia, Ribbon from stash, Frost White Shimmer Paint from SU

My next one is for Mojo #175 for the sketch and A Passion for Papertrey's Valentine cookies inspiration challenge. I loved the look of those cookies - yummy! I used some of the Simple Valentine DSP that I still had left over from when I won a prize about this time last year from A Passion... and I still haven't gotten round to buying Heart Prints or another Valentine's set from when I did a Valentine challenge for them last year either! Luckily my Around & About Sentiments has enough hearts in it to use. (Hearts are not really my style to be honest!)


Stamps: Around & About Sentiments from PTI

Papers: Hibiscus Burst, Stampers Select White, Simple Valentine Patterned Papers all from PTI, Chocolate Chip from SU

Inks: Hibiscus Burst from PTI, Real Red, Chocolate Chip both from SU

Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon (retired) from SU

And my final card is a bit of a cheat! My friend at work saw this owl card from last week on my blog and decided she wanted two - one in the same colours as the one I had already made and one in blue. I had already given the other one to my brother for his birthday next week, so I had to make another green one and then this blue version. I used CC125 to use Close To Cocoa, Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery and thought I would enter this in Dana's Papertrey Princess challenge to redo a card from the past. OK it's the not so distant past like it should be, but it still counts right?! (I think I'm going to take the owls off their foam pads though as I don't like the fact that you can see the stamping I did on the card to get their positions in the right place!). I basically used the same layout, but changed the colours slightly, changed the sentiment to a different one from the same set and had 2 little owls instead of one big one.


Stamps: Wise Owl, Out On A Limb both from PTI

Papers: Close To Cocoa (retired), Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue all from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI

Inks: Close To Cocoa (retired), Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Early Espresso all from SU, Copics

Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Twill from Cuddly Buddly, Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder, Cloud Die from PTI (used to make a stencil and inked through it)

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


  1. I think you did a wonderful job with the color combo. Looks like you have been very busy making cards. Thanks for playing at CR84FN. :)

  2. Gosh, you've been busy! I really like your take on the colours we've chosen. It's such a bright, vibrant card - it's fab!! I really like the paper you used. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN this week.

  3. What a great collection of cards Vanessa! That big red blossom looks gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

  4. What a busy inky bee you've been! I love the card for our challenge - what good use that prize has been put to!
    Thanks so much for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey!

  5. All your cards are beautiful! I love the DP you chose, and your bloom is beautiful! Thanks for playing with CR84FN this week!

  6. What a great collection of creations! Your shiny flower and DP are perfect for the CR84FN colors :) Great job! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!!! Hope you'll join us again next week!

  7. Wow - that's a lot of work - you've been busy!! I love them all - they're so varied! Thanks for joining in the fun at APFP.

    Caryn xxx

  8. ALL of the cards are so pretty but I'm going to comment on the CR84FN card. LOVE the background paper with that BEAUTIFUL flower you made for the focal point! Really bright and vibrant! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  9. Great cards. Love the big bloom. Thanks for playing at CR84FN! :)

  10. Wonderful cards! Thanks for playing with CR84FN!


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