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.


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 Embossing Folder, 3D Gloss, Rectangle Nestabilities

My next card is a little thank you card for the lady we are getting our kitten from next Friday. This is our little kitty now at 8 weeks old. Isn't she just adorable?! She's really friendly and is just so happy to sit for ages being stroked and fussed over. She's going to be one spoilt kitty that's for sure!

Anyway... this card is for SC332 for the sketch, Totally Tilda's Challenge #22 to include Tilda and her cat or dog, Magnolia-licious' Colour Challenge #7 to use black, white and one other colour and for Just Magnolia's Challenge #106 to use lace.


Stamps: Tilda with Cat from Magnolia, Thanks Tons (retired), Paw Prints wheel both from SU

Papers: Bordering Blue (retired), Basic Black both from SU, Copics White

Inks: Bordering Blue (retired) from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Black Gingham Ribbon (retired) both from SU, Lace from Cuddly Buddly, Roses from eBay

Another thank you for this next one. I will need a few by the end of the school year, so I'm making loads of thank you cards to choose from. This one is for Viva La Verve's Sketch #2 for May, Colour Create's Challenge #70 to use aqua, green, purple and white, for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday's Challenge #14 to use selctive inking and for Free For All Challenge #64 to make a sentiment the focal point of the card.


Stamps: Think Big Favorites #2, Polka Dot Basics, Mat Stack 1 Collection all from PTI

Papers: Old Olive, Lavender Lace (retired) both from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI, My Mind's Eye Stella Rose DSP

Inks: Old Olive, Lavender Lace (retired) both from SU

Accessories: Lavender Ribbon from taylored Expressions, Doily Flower Die from Marianne Designs, labels 14 Nestabilities, Scallop trim Border Punch from SU, Medium Butterfly Die, Signature Series Butterfly Die both from PTI, Button and embroidery thread from stash

My next card is a nice simple one using Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #138 and Color Throwdown's Challenge #141 to use Rose Red, So Saffron and Aqua.


Stamps: Take Three: Summer, Round & Round both from PTI

Papers: So Saffron, Rose Red both from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI, Cosmo Cricket De Lovely DSP

Inks: Rose Red, So Saffron, tempting Turquoise all from SU

Accessories: D'vine Swirls Embossing Folder, Rose Red and So Saffron buttons from SU, Aqua button from Papermania, Embroidery Thread from Stash, Double Ended banner Die from PTI

And my final card for today is for Viva La Verve's Sketch Challenge #3 for May and for Play Date Cafe's Challenge #81 to use purple, green and grey. This is the inspiration piccy...

And here's my card...


Stamps: Simple Circles, Game On both from PTI

Papers: Basic Gray, Concord Crush both from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI

Inks: Kiwi Kiss (retired), Basic Gray, Concord Crush all from SU

Accessories: Kiwi Kiss ribbon (retired) from SU, Simple Circles Border Die from PTI, Circle Nestabilities

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


  1. All of the card look great..you've been busy! Good luck with the adorable new kitty!

  2. Oh your new little kitty is just precious!! And you've got quite a lot of fun on this post :) Really love your last card-super cool design and fun use of our colors! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  3. Wow you have been busy!!! all of them are super cards - thanks so much for including our challenge at Totally Tilda in your very busy crafting day LOL!!
    Lynne xx

  4. Those spots are spot-tacular! Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe :)

  5. Beautiful cards. Cute Tilda card with fun DP. Thank you for joining us at Magnolia-licious and hope you will come play with us again for the next ones :o)

  6. Gorgeous cards :-) all of them are fabulous and the piccy of the kitten is very cute too :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  7. Wow, you have been busy! What a cutie pic too! Love your card for our challenge, you worked the colours so well, great interpretation! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

  8. What a busy girl you've been! Beautiful cards! LOVE the cohesiveness the layers and polka dots creates! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  9. Gorgeous sweet Tilda image great colours lovely work thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda chall this wk.

    smiles Christine TT DT & girlies xx

  10. Wow, 5 cards in one day and all gorgeous!!! Love your card for our challenge at Colour Create - the colours are spot on, and it's so pretty! Thanks for joining us, Juliexx

  11. Gorgeous tilda card
    Love all of them xx

  12. WOW! You were a busy bee!! LOVE each one--all so different! Love those felt butterflies--but I love that last one the most! LOVE those green stamped circles--and that masculine feel to the card--but it could also be for a lady--it's perfect;) Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}

  13. Vanessa, you've been busy!!! WOW, five cards! Lovely Tilda cards. Adorable image. Love your DP with the paw prints.
    Thanks for coming over to play with us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge.

  14. What a wonderful group of cards!! I really love your PDCC cards - such a super fun use of this week's colors! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week!


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