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Sharing Sunday's On A Monday!

I completely forgot to blog these cards yesterday as I started making my 40 swaps for the Stampin' Up training I'm attending on July 10th! I've got so much going on in the next 3 weeks I thought I'd better get started as early as possible! This first card is for Viva La Verve's Sketch #4 for June and old CC119 to use Real Red, Barely Banana and Creamy Caramel. An odd combination I thought initially but I love how it came out! Recipe: Stamps: Flutterby Friend, Think Big Favorites #1, Big & Bold Wishes, Mat Stack 1 Collection all from PTI Papers: Barely Banana, Creamy Caramel, Real Red DSP from hostess pack (all retired) from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI Inks: Barely Banana, Creamy Caramel (both retired), Real Red all from SU Accessories: Caramel Gingham Ribbon (retired) from SU, Red Felt from Hobbycraft, Button from stash, Frilly Squares #1 dies from Go Kreate, Forever Friends Embossing Folder My next one is for  Waltzing Mouse'

Papertrey Ink's June Blog Hop

It's 25th of the month and that can only mean one thing! It's Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop . This month was a different challenge. We were to take inspiration from the following photograph. And here's my interpretation... I love the rainbow coloured wall so used that as my background, using some of Papertrey Ink's fab colours. The stripes did look a bit bland initially so I used 6 different impressions plates to jazz them up a bit! The white squares represent the storage cubes in the bottom right of the picture and I used the dragonflies on the wall with the glittery clothes as their wing colours. Recipe: Stamps: Wishing You... from PTI Papers: Stampers Select White, Kraft, Aqua Mist, Scarlet Jewel, Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry, Sweet Blush, Spring Moss all from PTI Inks: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose all from SU Accessories: Beautiful Bloom Dies #2, Harvest Gold Felt, Pure Poppy Buttons, Sunhine, Tin Types, P

Blues and greens...

I completely stepped out of my usual colour palette of pinks and purples today and used lots of green and blue (although there are a few touches of pink). This first card is way more CAS than I'm usually comfortable with doing, but I like it! Not sure if you can tell in the photo or not, but the white layer is impressed with the linen plate from PTI. This one is for Just Add Ink's Challenge #73 for the sketch and for Papertake Weekly's Here Comes The Sun Challenge . Nothing says summer more to me than eating fresh watermelons whilst sunbathing in the back garden! Recipe: Stamps: Fruit Fusion Melon from PTI Papers: Melon Berry, Simply Chartreuse, Stampers Select White, Fruitti Tutti Patterned Paper all from PTI Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Groovy Guava (both retired) from SU Accessories: Melon Die, Melon Berry Ribbon, Simply Chartreuse Button, Linen & Canvas Impression Plate all from PTI, Scallop Edge Punch from SU My next card is for Papertrey Ink's Make

Sharing on a Sunday

Just a few more I did this weekend... This first one is for Mojo Monday Challenge #195 for the sketch, Color Throwdown's Challenge #146 to use daffodil, tangerine and kiwi and for A Passion For Papertrey's It's Elementary Challenge . I took a very loose view of this challenge and used butterflies as they fly in the air! Recipe: Stamps: Botanical Silhouettes, Butterfly Dreams both from PTI Papers: Daffodil Delight, Kiwi Kiss (retired), Haiku DSP (retired), Sunny Garden DSP all from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI Inks: Kiwi Kiss (retired), Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black all from SU Accessories: Tangerine Tango Ribbon (retired), Scallop Edge Punch both from SU, Circle Nestabilities, Buttons from Papermania My next one is for Viva La Verve's Sketch Challenge #3 for June , Farm Fresh Friday's Get Sentimental Challenge to use sentiments, Just Add Ink's Challenge #72 to just add some colouring in, Colour Create's Chal

Pink Cards

Just a few pink cards I made this weekend... This first one is for SC337 for the sketch, Stampin' Royalty's Challenge #76 to be inspired by the photos. I used the doilies and the colour scheme of pink, white and grey. This is also for Make It Monday's Challenge #19 to use the Rock 'n' Roll technique. Recipe: Stamps: Delightful Doilies, Think Big Favorites #2 Papers: Hibiscus Burst, Stampers Select White, Happy Spots Patterned Paper all from PTI, Going Gray (retired) from SU Inks: Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray both from SU, Hibiscus Burst from PTI Accessories: Hibiscus Burst Ribbon from PTI, Basic Gray Button from SU, Baker's Twine from The Ribbon Reel, Fancy Flower Punch from EK Success My next card is for Play Date Café's Challenge #86 to use hollyhock (a bright pink), orange and sky blue. I really wasn't sure about this combo at first but I loved it once it all came together. It's also for Waltzing Mouse's Sketch Challe

A few blues...

The other cards I did this weekend all have blue in... My first one is for Just Magnolia's Challenge #111  for the sketch and Totally Tilda's Challenge #24 to use red, white and blue. I just bought this Tilda stamp and think it is really cute, so just had to use it for a little thank you card. Recipe: Stamps: Strawberry Yummy Tilda from Magnolia, Cupcake Collection from PTI Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Bashful Blue, Jolly Holiday DSP all from SU, Copics White, Strawberry DSP from Magnolia Inks: Cherry Cobbler from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Accessories: Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon from SU, Roses from eBay, Lace from Cuddy Buddly, Oval Nestabilities My next one is a father's day card with a difference. Our little kitten is now 12 weeks old and I thought it might be quite cute to make a Father's Day card for my boyfriend from her as a little joke! This one is for Viva La Verve's Sketch #2 for June , Free For All #68 to use some of your neglec

More CAS than usual

I generally don't do CAS (Clean and Simple) cards as I love my layers and embellishments, but I did a few this weekend. What do you think? My first one is for Make It Monday's Challenge #18 to use tissue paper to create texture, SC336 for the sketch and CC326 to use Melon Mambo (I used Raspberry Fizz from PTI instead), Regal Rose and Pink Pirouette. Recipe: Stamps: Think Big Favorites #1 from PTI Papers: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose both from SU, Raspberry Fizz Mix Patterned Papers from PTI, White tissue paper Inks: Regal Rose from SU Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslits from SU, Raspberry Fizz Button from PTI My next one is for Mojo Monday Challenge #194 , Just Add Ink's Challenge #71 to use black and white and Papertake Weekly's Anything Goes Challenge  with the optional extra of using white and one other colour. Recipe: Stamps: Fancy Flourishes, Delightful Doilies, Think Big Favorites #4 all from PTI Papers: Stampers Select White

Sharing Some PTI On A Sunday

Just a few more cards I did this weekend all of which used stamps from the fabby Papertrey Ink... This first one is for A Passion for Papetrey's Recipe Challenge to use 3 colours, 2 buttons and 1 piece of ribbon, for Paper Pal Arts Challenge # 96 to make a masculine card using Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard and Night of Navy, for Mojo Monday's Challenge #193 for the sketch and for Free For All #33 to use computers on a card. I guess a gaming controllor counts! Recipe: Stamps: Boy Basics: Game On from PTI Papers: More Mustard cs & DSP (from retired hostess pack), Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler DSP from Regals Stack all from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI Inks: Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard both from SU Accessories: Night of Navy Grosgrain Ribbon, More Mustard Button (retired) both from SU My next card is another masculine one using Make It Monday's Challenge #17 to use the cracked glass technique. As you might know from my poor attempt during VS

Pink Cards

Just a few cards I made this weekend with pink in! This first is for Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #50 and Color Throwdown's Challenge #144 to use Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo and Certainly Celery. I really wanted to use butterflies on this card, but I don't have a set from Waltzing Mouse with butterflies in so had to use a PTI one. The sentiment part is all WM Stamps though. Recipe: Stamps: Butterfly Dreams from PTI, Say It With Style, Holiday Labels No. 14 both from Waltzing Mouse Stamps Papers:  Certainly Celery, melon Mambo, Sweet & Sour DSP all from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI Inks: Certainly Celery, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie all from SU Accessories: Certainly Celery Ribbon from SU, Labels #14 Nestabilities, Medium Butterfly Die, Signature Series: Butterfly Die both from PTI, Buttons and Embroidery Thread from stash My next one is for CR84FN31 to use light pink, mid green and neutral and for old Mojo #81 . I have now finally completed all the