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Waltzing Mouse Sketches

I've not been able to do the last couple of Waltzing Mouse sketches so thought I would catch up on doing them this morning. This first one is this week's sketch #58 , which I combined with Play Date Café's Challenge #92 to use coral, petal pink and ancient gold. I don't have much gold stuff as I don't like the colour, but did find some embossing powder and organza ribbon hidden away in my stash! This is the colour swatch from PDC. And this is my card for it! Not colours I would choose myself, but I like how it came out! Recipe: Stamps: Fancy Flourishes from PTI, Large Doily, Dainty Doilies 2, Holiday Labels #14, Say It With Style all from Waltzing Mouse Stamps Papers: Cameo Coral (retired), Blushing Bride, Whisper White all from SU, Patterned Paper from My Mind's Eye Inks: Cameo Coral (retired), Blushing Bride, Versamark all from SU Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder from SU, Lace from Cuddly Buddly, Gold Organza Ribbon from stash, Buttons

July Mini VSN

It's VSN time again over on Splitcoast Stampers, but tonight is just the mini event. The main event is coming up on August 26th and 27th. This VSN's theme is the Wild Wild West and not having any cowboys type stamps at all I just had to go and buy some! (Any excuse for crafty shopping huh?!) There are 6 challenges tonight and mine is number 5! Challenge #1 was called The Grand Entry and you had to create a card that includes flags or pennants. I just had to pull out my Banner Builder set for this one. We also got bonus points for making it red, white and blue! And trying to stick to the cowboy theme, I included a little cowboy stamp! I also used TECC36 for the sketch. Recipe: Stamps: Back In The Saddle, Way Out West both from Waltzing Mouse Stamps Papers: Real Red, Brilliant Blue (retired), Whisper White all from SU Inks: Brilliant Blue (retired), Whisper White, Early Espresso all from SU Accessories: Pure Poppy Baker's Twine, Banner Builder Dies bo

A Few Random Cards

Just a few more I've done this week... This first one is for Waltzing Mouse's Sketch Challenge #57 (I've missed the last couple of these so need to get caught up again!) and Color Throwdown's Challenge #152 to use Rose Red, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede and River Rock. As soon as I put my ink pads together for these colours I fell in love! This combo is absolutely GORGEOUS! Recipe: Stamps: Large Doily, Dainty Doilies 2, Say It With Style all from Waltzing Mouse Stamps Papers: Rose Red, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Ginger Blossom DSP (retired) all from SU Inks:  Rose Red, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, River Rock ink and marker all from SU Accessories: None My next one is so out of my usual style but I really like it! This one is for Just Add Ink's Challenge #78 to use Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery - perfect colours for a man's card! I also used Free For All's Challenge #75 to make a CAS card. Recipe: St

More Square Cards

Just a few square cards I made this week. I haven't been keeping up with my blog everyday idea that I was going to do, but I've developed a new Sims 3 addiction this week and keep forgetting to do other stuff on my laptop! This first one is for A Passion For Papertrey's Sky's The Limit Challenge and old Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #110 . I just had to use my new kites and the same sentiment! I'm planning on working through all the old TE sketch challenges, so you'll see lots of them on here at the minute! Recipe: Stamps: Up, Up & Away from PTI Papers: Lavender Moon, Hibiscus Burst, Spring Rain, Stampers Select White all from PTI Inks: Whisper White from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Lavender Moon, Hibiscus Burst both from PTI Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Clouds Dies (to make masks) from PTI My next card is for Cute Card Thursday's Challenge #175 for the sketch, Stampin' Royalty's Challenge #82 Summer (Summer

Make It Monday On A Tuesday!

I rarely get the chance to do a  blog post with a single card in it as I'm always trying to cram everything in to such a short amount of time at the weekend! But now the summer holidays are here and I can take my time a bit more! This card is for Make It Monday's Challenge #25 to use white ink to colour in images. I just had to make some daisies using my All About You set. I also used the sketch from old TECC18 . I used a Q-Tip to colour the petals in (and thinking about it afterwards I should have just used my ink refill and a paintbrush, but hey ho nevermind!) and I did go back over the petal outlines with a marker pen as I just didn't think they stood out enough! Recipe: Stamps: All About You Papers: Daffodil Delight cs & DSP from Brights Stack, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz DSP from hostess pack all from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI Inks: Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink all from SU Accessories: Chocolat

Papertrey Ink's July Blog Hop

Wow it's been a made Papertrey Ink weekend this weekend with the Stamp-A-Faire challenges (I still have #10 to do yet!), but first today is the monthly blog hop! And this month was another inspiration one. This picture is just perfect for my favourite colour combo of Melon Berry, Ocean Tides and Fine Linen!  And here's my take on it. A very busy card but I love it! This layout is from Mojo Monday's Sketch #201 . Recipe: Stamps: Delightful Doilies, Mehndi Medallion, Say It With Style, Butterfly Dreams all from PTI Papers: Fine Linen, Ocean Tides, Stampers Select White, Green Tea Leaves Patterned Paper all from PTI Inks: Baja Breeze, Groovy Guava, River Rock, Chocolate Chip all from SU Accessories: Melon Berry Buttons, Ocean Tides Buttons and Ribbon, Medium Butterfly Die, Signature Series: Butterfly Die, Diamonds Impression Plate, Chocolate Baker's Twine Thanks for stopping by!

Sharing on a Sunday

I had loads of fun yesterday with Papertrey Ink's Stamp-A-Faire's challenges, but these are the few cards I did yesterday morning, before I started my marathon of card making. This first card is a first technique for me, using Make It Monday's Challenge #23 Dry Brushing . I didn't have any white acrylic paint so I used some green stuff I had left over from painting my Hallowe'en decorations last year. I love the rustic kind of feel to it and added a bit of brown ink round the edges just to finish it off a bit better. I also used Stampin' Royalty's Challenge #81 for the sketch and CC332 to use Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi and Pool, Party, which we haven't got over here yet, so I subbed it with Soft Sky instead. Recipe: Stamps: Frog Hop, Fillable Frames #2, Fillable Frames Additions 1 all from PTI Papers: Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky (retired), Bella Rose DSP (retired) all from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI Inks: Chocolate

Papertrey Ink Stamp-A-Faire 2011 Challenges #6 - 10

Carrying on with the challenges for Papertrey Ink's Stamp-A-Faire Day! Challenge #6 was to use the little notch technique to hold twine or ribbon in place across the cover of your project. I just had to use my Botanical Silhouettes set at some point tonight and this sketch, old TECC24 , was perfect! I also used old CC78 to use Old Olive, Vintage Violet (which I subbed with Perfect Plum) and Cranberry Crisp (which I swapped for Purely Pomegranate). Recipe: Stamps: Botanical Silhouettes, Tag Its #2 Papers: Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate (retired), Perfect Plum DSP (retired) all from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI Inks: Old Olive, Purely Pomegrante, Perfect Plum Accessories: Old Olive Twill (retired), 3/4" Circle Punch both from SU Challenge #7 was to have a "play date" with your stamps and discover 2 or 3 images from different sets that layer together in a surprising way, just like Betsy Veldman did for her make 'n' take! I took compl

Papertrey Ink Stamp-A-Faire 2011 Challenges #1 - 5

Today Papertrey Ink are hosting a Stamp-A-Faire in Cincinatti, but due to work I physically couldn't get there in time, so I'm playing along with the challenges on Nichole's blog instead. There will be 10 challenges in all, but I doubt I will get to do them all because of the time difference. They all need to be uploaded by 11:59 EST and that's 5am over here and I'll be fast asleep by then! Challenge #1 was to create a project featuring patterned strips that are created with some of your favorite decorative elements. I used the gorgeous Guide Lines II to make the two strips on this card. I also used Mojo Sketch Challenge #200 , CC330 to use Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango and PTI Princess Leah's challenge to make a card/project to give to someone within the next week. I need some thank you cards for my birthday gifts from last week, so this one will be going to my MIL for hers. Recipe: Stamps: Guide Lines II, Think Big Favorites #1

July's Papertrey Ink Day

This month I offered to host the Papertrey Ink Day that a few of us from the In Love With Stamping forum get together to do. Unfortunately so many of us were crazily busy that only Linzi and I could play together in person, so I went to Linzi's up near Loughborough on Sunday and even though it was just the two of us we had lots of fun and girlie chats too. This is the goody bag I made everyone... And inside was a bag of felt, ribbon and buttons with a stamp set and matching die (this was Linzi's picnic box and she got the Frog Hop set). I also added some strawberry Haribos (well I did have fruit theme going here) and some Green & Black's Chocolates. And I made a paper folder containing 6 sheets of the beautiful Green Tea Leaves Patterned Papers and a PTI Pink Bag but I forgot to photo that one. These are all the projects and card candy that we swapped. My friend Amy joined in for the first time and only did the card candy, but she has said she wil