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Sharing some others on a Sunday

These are a few other, non flowery cards I made this weekend! I had a ton of fun making all these cards this weekend, but never managed to actually do the Easter gifts or make the new Kaisercraft set of drawers like I was going to do! LOL nevermind, another excuse for crafting during the week! My first one is my fave card from this weekend - I love the colours and the prettiness of it! It's for Magnolia-Licious Challenge #5 to be inspired by a picture of pretty little Easter eggs, Just Magolia Challenge #99 to pick a line from their bingo board and use the items it says. Mine were the 3 diagonal squares from the top left and I had to use gems, flowers, lace and ribbon! I also used the colours from CC315   - Regal Rose, So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz and these colours also fit the Pastels Challenge from Colour Create's #67 . Recipe: Stamps: Tilda And Her Bunny from Magnolia, Mega Mixed Messages from PTI Papers: So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Junior Varsity DSP (retired), Sw

Flower Foursome

Just a few flowery cards I made this weekend! This first one is for Sweet Sunday's Sketch Challenge #110 , Papertake Weekly's Challenge to make a card for mum (It's Mother's Day here in the UK on April 3rd so thought I'd be prepared ahead of time - that both mine own mum and my MIL cards sorted out now!) and for CR84FN21 to use garnet, chartreuse and cream. This is their gorgeous inspiration swatch... And here's my card for this challenge... Recipe: Stamps: In Bloom, Delightful Dahlias both from PTI Papers: Simply Chartreuse, Scarlet Jewel both from PTI, Cream cs from stash, Prima's Moulin Rouge Patterned Paper Pack Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Scarlet Jewel from PTI Accessories: Ribbon from stash, Brads from stash, Oval Nestabilities, White Opal Liquid Pearls My next one is for SC325 for the sketch, Paper Pal Arts Challenge #86 to use embossing (I used debossing I guess it's called so I hope that counts!), Make It Monday

Sharing on a Sunday

Just a few more cards I did this weekend... This first one is for Farm Fresh Friday's Monochromatic March Madness Challenge and Waltzing Mouse's Sketch Challenge #39 . I went for some cute girly pink on this one! Recipe: Stamps: Banner Builder, Fillable Frames #6, Fancy Flourishes all from PTI, Hats Off from The Greeting Farm Papers: Sweet Blush from PTI, Whisper White from SU, Copics White, DSP from My Mind's Eye Inks: Sweet Blush from PTI, Soft Suede from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Accessories: Banner Builder Dies from PTI, Pink Baker's Twine from The Ribbon Reel, Pink Roses from Hobbycraft My next one is for Just Magnolia's Challenge #98 to use your favourite colour combo - one of my faves at the minute is pale blue and brown together - I just love them! I used the sketch from Paper Pal Arts #85 , CC314 to use Soft Suede, Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake and I added my covered chipboard flower for my sentiment for Totally Tilda's Challen

Playful Purples

I used purple a few times this weekend - mainly on colour combos, but I do love a bit of purple! This first card is for Mojo Monday #182 for the sketch, Color Throwdown's Challenge #133 to use More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi and Early Espresso and for Stampin' Royalty's Challenge #63 to use dry embossing. I used one of my new SU embossing folders and it has a really deep impression - love it! Recipe: Stamps: Petals & Stems, Circular Sayins both from Verve Papers: Elegant Eggplant, Early Espresso, Perfect Plum, Whisper White all from SU Inks: Wild Wasabi, More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum all from SU Accessories: More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder both from SU, Circle Nestabilities My next card is for Sweet Sunday's Sketch #109 , Truly Scrumptious' Challenge #53 to use a tag and CR84FN20 to use plum, lavender and green. This is the gorgeous swatch for these colou

Make It Monday Challenges #5 and #6

I didn't get time at the weekend to do Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday challenge #5 from last week which was to use distressed edges, so I made one today. Too late to enter for the winning stamp set, but I still wanted to do it. I used my new Dressform stamp set that I got from karin at our PTI day on Sunday - I wasn't overly fussed when I first saw this one, but it has really grown on me now. This card is also for Sweet Sunday's Sketch #108 and CR84FN19 to use Aqua, Steel Blue and Gray and this is their inspiration piccy: And here's my entry for it: Recipe: Stamps: Dressform from PTI Papers: Basic Gray, Not Quite Navy both from SU, Stamper Select White, Aqua Mist, Pretty Pastels DSP all from PTI, Gray DSP from Magnolia Inks: Basic Gray from SU Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Flower from eBay, Aqua Mist ribbon from PTI, Distressing tool And this Monday's Make It Monday Challenge #6 was to deboss only half a piece of cardstock/diecut or whate

Papertrey Ink Day With Friends

I went down to Watford today for a Papertrey Ink crafting day with a group of friends from the In Love With Stamping forum, all organised by the lovely Karin, who runs the forum. There were 12 of us for the day, but another 4 ladies played from home as they couldn't make it to Watford. I hope they had as much fun playing away as we did! Karin had made everyone a gorgeous little gift box full of goodies: And this is what was inside - the Signature Series Dressform stamp set and die (different people had different sets depending on what they already had), some Pure Poppy and Vintage Cream felt, 1 stamp from the Trademarks set, some Pure Poppy, True Black and Vintage Cream buttons in an embossed glassine bag, some mini eggs and a Kit Kat, but I ate that one! These are all the projects we made and card candy we swapped! There was a lot to do and we were going at it all day LOL! Ally's project was to make a flower wreath and unfortunately I just didn't get the time to

Flowers and Easter

Despite being completely bunged up with a cold (possibly the flu!) and a nice booming cough I still had to play today. Work's been very stressful this week and I needed some well deserved crafting stress relief! My first card for today is for A Passion for Papertrey's Piece Out Man Challenge , using SC323 for my layout, CC313 to use Concord Crush, Bashful Blue and Pear Pizzazz and for Free For All Challenge #55 to have interesting edges! Recipe: Stamps: In Bloom, Asian Fusion both from PTI Papers: Pear Pizzazz cs and DSP from hostess pack, Concord Crush cs and DSP from hostess pack, Whisper White, Bashful Blue DSP (retired) all from SU Inks: Basic Black, Bashful Blue both from SU Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Concord Crush ribbon both from SU My next card is for Mojo Monday Challenge #181 for the layout and Color Throwdown's Challenge #132 to use Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Soft Sky. Recipe: Stamps: Birthday Surpri

Sharing On A Sunday

This group of cards are such a mixed batch that I have no idea what else to call my blog post! My first card is for Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #37 and CR84FN18 to use yellow, orange and kraft. I really didn't think I would like these colours together, but they are so bright and funky! Love them! This is the CR84FN inspiration sketch, which I took the orange cupcakes idea from as well! And this is my card... Recipe: Stamps: Frame It from Waltzing Mouse Stamps Papers: Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala DSP, Haiku DSP (retired) all from SU Inks: Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake all from SU Accessories: Daffodil Delight Ribbon from SU, Square Nestabilities My next one is for SC322 for the sketch and Farm Fresh Friday's Use Up Your Christmas Stash Challenge . The patterned paper I used on this card all comes from October Afternoon's Good Cheer pack which is a Christmas set - I deliberately chose the non-Christma

Butterflies and flowers...

I seem to have a butterfly thing going on this weekend in my cardmaking! I do like butterflies though - they are just so pretty, but cannot abide moths! They are so hairy!!! LMAO Anyways my first card is for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Challenge #4 to use fun foam (I found an entire pack of A3 sized sheets in a huge range of colours tucked at the back of a load of my stamp boxes. No idea when I bought this but it looks pretty old!). I also used Papertrey Princess Leah's challenge to use a frame but no sentiment (I ended up using a very similar layout to Leah's as well, so must have subconsciously CASEd her card - thanks for the inspiration Leah!) and Totally Hues #3 to use Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Aqua Mist and Hawaiian Shores. (I am SOOOO happy to have found a PTI colour challenge blog!) Recipe: Stamps:   Butterfly Dreams, Mat Stack 1 Collection both from PTI Papers: Orange Zest, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Stampers Select White, 2008 Bitty Dot Basics D