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Sharing on a Sunday

Just a few mixed cards for you... This first one is for Just Magnolia Challenge #109 - Friends , Magnolia-licious' Inspiration Challenge #7 and old Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #2 . I used the colours from the inspiration photo and came up with plum, sage green, lemon and white. I love how this one turned out! Recipe: Stamps: Tilda with Hawaiian Flower from Magnolia, Mat Stack 4 Collection from PTI Papers: Sage Shadow, Barely Banana, Perfect Plum DSP, Spring Fling DSP (all retired) from SU, Copics White Inks: Perfect Plum from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Ribbon and flowers from stash, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch both from SU My next card is for Farm Fresh Friday's Favourite Holiday Challenge (guess which mine is!), Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #139 and Paper Pal Arts Challenge #95 to use brads. Recipe: Stamps: Spooktacular from The Greeting Farm Papers: Really Rust, Only Orange (bot

A Flowery Trio

Just a few flowery cards I made this weekend. I have the next week off school for half term, so I can be a bit more crafty during the week now! YAY!!! (Although I have a ton of SATS marking to do and planning for the week we go back :( BOO!!!) This first card is for SC334 and Play Date Cafe Challenge #83 to use black, white and a splash of green. I used Old Olive and I totally love these colours together. Recipe: Stamps: Turning A New Leaf, Polka Dot basics II, Fillable Frames #1 all from PTI Papers: Old Olive, Basic Black both from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI, Flowered Patterned Paper from Kaisercraft, Grid Patterned Paper from Teresa Collins Inks: Basic Black, Old Olive both from SU Accessories: Beautiful Blooms Dies #3 from PTI, Old Olive Twill (retired) from SU, Buttons from Papermania, Circle Nestabilities My next one is for Stampin' Royalty Challenge #73 for the sketch, Papertake Weekly's Challenge to use pale, pretty pastel colours and

Papertrey Ink May Blog Hop

It's the 25th of the month, so that can only mean one thing ... the Papertrey Ink Monthly Blog Hop ! The challenge : May is the month when many flowers finally go into full bloom after a long winter's sleep.  For the blog hop this month we want to see your favorite take on flowers.  You can stamp backgrounds, create custom floral embellishments, showcase unique flower center additions (buttons, rhinestones, beads, etc...), flowers die-cut from different materials (like fabric, felt, vellum, etc...) or anything else you can dream up! I used my first and one of my favourite flower sets, Spiral Bouquet and combined it with Mojo Challenge #192 , Make It Monday's Challenge #16 to make a sympathy card and CC324 to use Baja Breeze, Soft Suede and Perfect Plum. I really don't like making sympathy cards - they're just not a happy occasion are they?! I thought these colours were soft enough yet still pretty enough to make a sympathy card. Recipe: Stamps: Spir

May VSN Challenges J - O

And these are the finally challenges from this month's VSN! Challenge J was to show your treasure (i.e. bling)! I used Waltzing Mouse's Sketch Challenge #48 and old CC52J to use Orchid Opulence, Elegant Eggplant, Real Red, So Saffron and Bashful Blue. I don't have many Waltzing Mouse stamps, so had to use the cupcakes from Frame It, like a few other people did - love how it came out though! Recipe: Stamps: Frame It from Waltzing Mouse Stamps Papers: Orchid Opulence (retired), Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White Sweet Pea DSP (retired) all from SU Inks: Basic Black, Soft Suede, Real Red, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence (retired) all from SU Accessories: Modern Label Punch from SU, Baker's Twine, Ribbon from stash, Icicle Stickles Challenge K was to use a map. the only map I have is the one in the Newsprint DSP pack - glad to have found a use for it! I also used Color Throwdown's Challenge #142 to use Basic Gray, basi

May VSN Challenges Kids - I

More VSN Challenge Cards for you... The Kids Challenge is not one I normally do as it's for kids, but I liked this one so thought I would whip up a few thank you cards for the customers at my workshop last week. You had to use a food image so I pulled out my Tart & Tangy set for these ones. They were so quick and easy and all 6 cards and envelopes only took 24 minutes! Would have been quicker if I didn't have to use my markers everytime! Recipe: Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Thank You Kindly both from SU Papers: Love Notes from SU Inks: Pear Pizzazz ink & marker, Real Red ink & marker Accessories: None Challenge F was to use a square card, bright colours and a bird. I did make 2 cards for this challenge only because on the first one I forgot to make it a square so had to do another! Duh!!! This one is also for old Mojo 110 and old CC113 to use Taken With Teal, Cool Caribbean (I subbed it for Soft Sky) and Marigold Morning ( subbed with Summer Su

May VSN Challenges A - E

It's Virtual Stamp Night   over on Splitcoast Stampers again this weekend (bad timing really though as we picked our kitten up on Friday and all I want to do is play with her, but I have been crafting whilst she's been asleep). There were 5 challenges on Friday night, which I did on Saturday morning/afternoon as they start at 11pm our time and I was just too shattered to start crafting at that time of night :P Challenge A was to use aqua, light green and kraft. This card is also for Papertake Weekly's Bloom and Grow challenge to use flowers and Mojo #191 for the sketch. Recipe: Stamps: Friends Til The End from PTI Papers: Aqua Mist, Stampers Select White both from PTI, Pear Pizzazz, Bella Bleu DSP (retired) both from SU Inks: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz both from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Accessories: Aqua Mist Grosgrsan Ribbon, Linen Impressions Plate both from PTI, Card Candy from Craftworks Cards Challenge B was to hide something, so I made a

Just 3 to share today!

Just a few for today for you. This first one is for SC331 for the sketch, Stampin' Royalty's Challenge #71  Let's Celebrate Mom and for CR84FN28 to use red, yellow and neutral. This is the fab inspiration piccy... And here's my card. I'm actually going to give this one to my mother-in-law with some tulips as she loves them and has tons of them in her garden! Recipe: Stamps: Friendship Jar Fall Fillers from PTI Papers: Daffodil Delight, Ski Slope DSP (retired), Sunny Garden DSP all from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI Inks: Real Red from SU, Memento Tuxedo Blac, Copics Accessories: Daffodil Delight Ribbon from SU, Baker's Twine from Martha Stewart, Pearls from eBay My next card is for Walzting Mouse Sketch Challenge #47 and old CC72 to use Cool Caribbean (which I swapped for Soft Sky), Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink. I totally loved Beate Johns card from last week's Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge so completely cased it fo

5 for today!

Had yet another lovely crafting day today and managed to get 5 cards and upteen challenges completed! This first one is for Mojo Monday #190 for the sketch, Papertake Weekly's Challenge to use punches or die cuts and for Farm Fresh Friday's Congratulations Challenge . I currently have a PGCE student (trainee teacher) with me at the moment and she will finish in 2 weeks time, so this card is for her for when she finally passes her course. I have made her loads of other bits and bobs which I'll post some other time when everything is finished. Recipe: Stamps: Teacher Anya from The Greeting Farm, Signature Greetings, Teacher's Apple both from PTI Papers: Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Summer Picnic DSP (retired) all from SU, Copics White Inks: Real Red, Old Olive, chocolate Chip all from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Accessories: Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Real Red and Old Olive Buttons (retired) all from SU, Swiss Dots Embos

Sharing on a Sunday

Just a few more cards from today's crafting time! This first one is for Make It Monday's #13 which was to use a die and impression folder together to give a gap in the impression pattern. I used my In blooms impressions plate which is a gorgeous all over pattern. this is also for CR84FN27 which was to use bright pink, grey and cream. This is the colour inspiration piccy... And here's my card. A bit darker than usual but I love the cream and pink against all that grey. And here's a closer view of the embossing. Recipe: Stamps: Fillable Frames #1 and #10, In Bloom all from PTI Papers: Hibiscus Burst from PTI, Very Vanilla, Basic Gray both from SU Inks: Hibiscus Burst from PTI, Basic Gray from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Accessories: Cream Seam Binding Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, Oval Punches, Heat n Stick Powder, Dazzlin' Diamonds all from SU, Hibiscus Burst Buttons from PTI My next one is for Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #4

Doilies and dimension?

I had a doily and embossing thing going today. I have a ton of paper doilies I bought cheap from eBay and need to use them before I can justify getting the PTI Parisian doily die. I wasn't sure if I would actually use it, but I do like the layer these doilies have given my cards today. My first one is for A Passion For Papertrey's sketch challenge , Papertake Weekly Anything Goes Challenge with an optional extra of using a circle and for My Time Made Easy's Pretty Palette #7 to use pink, light grey and burgundy. This was a gorgeous colour combo! Recipe: Stamps: Think Big Favorites #2 from PTI Papers: Scarlet Jewel, Stampers Select White, 2009 Bitty Dot Basics all from PTI, Going Gray (retired) from SU Inks: Scarlet Jewel, Hibiscus Burst both from PTI Accessories: Scarlet Jewel Felt, Hibiscus Burst Felt, Beautiful Blooms Dies #3, Doily Details Die, 1 3/4" Circle Die all from PTI, Ribbon from American Crafts, Buttons from Papermania, Doily from eBay