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Papertrey Princess Challenge - Stamps n dies

This is my first time at hosting a Papertrey Princess Challenge - woot! My challenge is for you to use a stamp and its matching die. With PTI bringing out so many dies for their stamp sets at the moment I have tons of them! They are just so easy to use! Recipe: Stamps: fancy Fourishes, Signature Series: Butterfly, Mat Stack 2 Collection all from PTI Papers: Royal Velevet, Hawaiian Shores, Fine Linen, Stampers Select White all from PTI Inks: Hawaiian Shores from PTI, Elegant Eggplant from SU Accessories: Mat Stack 2 die, Signature Series Butterfly Die, Fine Linen Ribbon, Medium Scallop Border Die all from PTI Thanks for looking and hope you can join in with my challenge!

Papertrey Ink's April 2011 Blog Hop

It's time again for Papertrey Ink's Monthly Blog Hop and this month is dedicated to all the boys and men in our lives! Now's your chance to create Father's Day projects, boy birthday cards and more to build up your stash! Focus on masculine color schemes, fresh pattern combinations, understated embellishments and unique uses of images you may already have in your stash! I have ordered loads of the new boys stamps and dies, but they have not yet arrived and with all the bank holidays we're having at the moment (2 this weekend and 2 more next weekend) I'm not expecting customs to push it through too quickly! So I pulled out my fairly new Enjoy the Ride set and combined it with old colour combo CC04 from SCS which was to use Only Orange and Ballet Blue, which I swapped out for Orange Zest and Blueberry Sky from PTI instead. The layout is from My Time Made Easy's Pretty Patterns Challenge #6 as well. Recipe: Stamps: Enjoy the Ride from PTI Papers:

Sharing on a Sunday

Just a handful of cards I made today. This first one was quick and simple! It was for Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #44 and CR84FN25 to use red, aqua and white. I so need to get some more Waltzing Mouse Stamps as I only have 3 sets and constantly have to use the same ones over and over for these sketches. It's payday in a few days so guess what I'll be doing Thursday morning?! This is the gorgeous inspriation swatch from CR84FN... And here's my card... Recipe: Stamps: Victorian Frippery from Waltzing Mouse Stamps Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White all from SU Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Riding Hood Red both from SU Accessories: Riding Hood Red ribbon (retired), Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder both from SU, Fancy Labels Nestabilities, Mermaid's Tears Zoomz from Stamp Galaxy (like Dew Drops) My next card is for Just Magnolia Challenge #103 for the sketch and Colour Create's Challenge #69 to use pink, blue and brow

...and Butterflies

Just a few cards I made this week with butterflies on. My first one is for Make It Monday #11 to use the PTI dies backwards so they emboss the cardstock instead of cutting it. Not sure if you can see, but I embossed the Mat Stack #3 die onto the white card, then masked it to stamp the background before stamping the Mat Stack 3 and Round & Round images in the embossed area. I also used the colours from old Totally Hues #1 - Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse and Harvest Gold. Recipe: Stamps: Mat Stack 3 Collection, Round & Round, Background Basics: Twinkle all from PTI Papers: Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores, Stampers Select White all from PTI Inks: Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores both from PTI, SU Markers in Green Galore and Summer Sun Accessories: Hibiscus Burst Ribbon, Hawaiian Shores Button, Mat Stack 3 die both from PTI, Yellow Baker's Twine from The Ribbon Reel My next card is for Taylored Expressions Sketch #137 (I swapped the ori


Just a few challenge cards I've made this week with flowers on! This first one is my second attempt at doing My Time Made Easy's Pretty Palette #5 to use white, green and orchid. My first card was just ugly! Not sure what happened but it was missing something and the patterned paper didn't work so I binned that one and did this one instead. My first time using these tulips too - don't they just look pretty?! Recipe: Stamps: Friendship Jar, Friendship Jar Spring Fillers both from PTI Papers: Orchid Opuence, Mellow Moss (both retired) from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI, DSP from Kaisercraft Inks: Orchid Opuence, Mellow Moss (both retired) from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Accessories: Mellow Moss ribbon (retired) from SU, 3D gloss, Lace from Cuddly Buddly My next card is for A Passion for Papertrey's Wedding card challenge , Mojo #187 for the sketch, CC319 to use Concord Crush, Crumb Cake and Ivory and for Papertake Weekly's Spots n

Manly Cards

These are my more manly cards from this week. My first one is for Play Date Cafe's Colour Challenge #77 to use green, brown and white, Stampin' Royalty's Challenge #67 - Spring has Sprung and for Free For All #35 to use flaps, so I made a joy fold card. I needed a couple of manly SUO cards for my workshop next week and these challenges were ideal. Recipe: Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Thank You Kindly both from SU Papers: Old Olive, Garden Green, Whisper White, Woodland Walk DSP, Soft Suede DSP from the Neutrals Stack all from SU Inks: SU Markers in Old Olive, Garden Green, Soft Suede Accessories: Linen Thread, Spritzer, Oval Punches, 1 3/8" circle punch My next one is for Just Add Ink's Challenge #64 to use colours from your favourite chocolate bar wrapper, old Mojo #84 and Papertrey Princess Ren-Yi's challenge to use stripes. My fave chocolate bar is Dream from Cadbury's and this is the wrapper - blue, vanilla and brown. It's hea

Girly Cards

I've had a ton of crafting time this week, what with being on holiday and all, but I haven't gotten round to blogging them all until now. These are my more girly cards from this week. My first one is for Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #43 and CR84FN24 to use light blue, aqua and cream. I used Soft Sky which is one of my fave retired SU blues and Aqua Mist from Papertrey Ink, but unfortunately my ink cube is so bone dry I couldn't get anything out of it! I hope PTI bring out their new ink pads soon. This is the pretty inspiration piccy from CR84FN. And here's my card for these challenges: Recipe: Stamps: Victorian Frippery, Frame It both from Walzting Mouse Stamps, Fillable Frames Additions from PTI Papers: Soft Sky (retired), Very Vanilla both from SU, Aqua Mist from PTI Inks: Soft Sky (retired), Tempting Turquoise both from SU Accessories: Beautiful Blooms Dies #2, Fillable Frames #3 die, Aqua Mist Ribbon and Buttons all from PTI, Baker's Twi

A few SUO cards

I have a SU workshop next for a lovely group of ladies and thought I'd better make a few samples for it. And as always I incorporated a few challenges too! My first card is for Waltzing Mouse Stamps Sketch Challenge #42 and CR84FN23 to use light pink, black and cream - one of my fave combos! I found this tutorial through another blog using the owl punch to make this gorgeous rose - what a fab idea! And for a change I made a DL sized card - can't remember the last time I made one this size! Recipe: Stamps: Style Beautiful, Curly Cute both from SU Papers: Pretty in Pink Textured, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Lap of Luxury DSP all from SU Inks: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink Accessories: Owl Punch, Crimper, Scallop Circle Punch all from SU, Diamond Stickles - oops not SUO then! My next one is for CC51. I wanted to make one of these tulip cards using the wing from the bird punch as I've never done one, so just made a quick little 4 inch square card! Recipe:

Feeling Blue???

Nope I'm not, but I've been using blue a lot the past couple of days and really like how it looks on cards. I tend to use blue for masculine cards more than anything, probably because I prefer pinks and purples myself. But these blues were all for more feminine cards, and do look pretty, even if I do say so myself. My first one is for Mojo Monday Challenge #186 for the sketch, old Totally Hues Challenge #2 to use Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Raspberry Fizz and Dark Chocolate and for Make It Monday #10 to use PTI dies to make a mask. I used both the medium butterfly and Signature Series butterfly die to ink up and then stamp over with my new beautiful Twinkle set. Recipe: Stamps: Background Basics: Twinkle, Fillable Frames #1 both from PTI Papers: Ocean Tides, Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, Stampers Select White all from PTI Inks: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky (retired - my Aqua Mist is all but dried up now and I have no reinker) Accessories: Signature Series: Butterfly Di

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Just a few cards I made today that kind of fit this old wedding day saying. I have new stamps and ribbons etc, some old stuff, nothing really borrowed except for sketch and color challenges and my last card is blue! This first card is for My Time Made Easy's Pretty Patterns Challenge #4 for the sketch and Pretty Palette Challenge #3 to use white, tangerine, light blue and aqua. I'm also entering this one in Papertake Weekly's Anything Goes Challenge with something new as the extra option - these are my new stamps, embossing folder and seam binding ribbon all from the SU Mini catalogue. Recipe: Stamps: Baby Blossoms, Sincere Salutations both from SU Papers: Baja Breeze, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango DSP from Brights Stack all from SU Inks: Baja Breeze, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango all from SU Accessories: Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Square Lattice Impressions Folder, Scallop Trim Border Punch all from SU My next one is f

Sharing on a Sunday - Red and Pinks

Just a few more cards I made this weekend that use either red or pink! This first one is for Viva La Verve's Sketch #1 for April , Color Throwdown's Challenge #135 to use red, black, yellow and cream and for Farm Fresh's Challenge In With The New to use something new in honour of the new challenge blog for The Greeting Farm. My Hats Off set is one of my newest ones, that I bought a couple of weeks ago. Recipe: Stamps: Hats Off from The Greeting Farm, Mat Stack 3 Collection from PTI Papers:  Barely Banana (retired), Basic Black, Love Letter DSP all from SU, Copics White Inks: Riding Hood Red from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Accessories: Doily Details Die from PTI, Black Satin Ribbon from stash, Black Zoomz from Stamp Galaxy My next card is for PTI's Make It Monday Challenge #8 to use ink blending techniques, Stampin' Royalty's Challenge #65 to use heat embossing (I attempted to use the emboss resist technique, but my so-called clear emb

Gimme a green card!

I would love a green card actually - I will  move to America one day, ideally to Manhattan but I know I haven't got THAT sort of money, so I guess it will be somewhere nice with tons of land and a huge house, so I can have my own crafting room. Anyways, just a few green cards I made this weekend. This first one is for Sweet Sunday's Sketch Challenge #111 and CR84FN22 to use kraft, brown and green. I have a SU workshop coming up in just over 2 weeks so I thought I better make a couple of samples for it as I hardly do any SUO cards nowadays. This one is a ASUO (Almost Stampin Up Only) card as I did have to use my nesties for the circle. This is the inspiration swatch from CR84FN and isn't that wreath just gorgeous?! And here's my card for it. I attempted watercolouring with the SU watercolor paper and pencils that I won at Monica and Bekka last training event. I'm not really sure about having brown flowers as to me it means they're dead flowers, but there w