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Papertrey Ink's September Blog Hop

It's Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop again and this time we were asked to take inspiration from this picture below. I loved the idea of all the multicoloured stripes so used that as the basis for my card. Here's the photo........ And here's my card....... I just had to use that sentiment for this card! I'm also entering this one in A Passion For Papertrey's Mad for Tags Challenge . Recipe: Stamps: Butterfly Dreams, Up, Up & Away Sentiments, Fillable Frames #9 all from Papertrey Ink Papers: Ocean Tides, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Raspberry Fizz all from Papertrey Ink, Real Red, Whisper White both from Stampin' Up Inks: Real Red, Summer Sun (retired) from Stampin' Up, Raspberry Fizz, Ocean Tides from Papertrey Ink Accessories: Ocean Tides Ribbon, Fillable Frames #9 Die, Medium Butterfly Die all from Papertrey Ink, Buttons from Elzybells, Baker's Twine from The Ribbon Reel Thanks for stopping by! I hope to get

Sharing on a Sunday again

Got a bit of a mixed bunch of cards again today, but I love all of them! This first one is for Stampin' Royalty's Challenge #90 for the sketch (and thank you to the Royalty girls for choosing my cupcake card as a top pick last week) and for Colour Create's Challenge #80 to use lime, aqua and white. I used some of the new gorgeous in colors on this one. Recipe: Stamps: Iconic Images, Half & Half both from Papertrey Ink Papers: Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, A Walk In The Park Patterned Paper Pack from Echo Park Inks: Lucky Limeade, Pool Party both from Stampin' Up Accessories: Half & Half Die from Papertrey Ink, Button from Elzybells, Ribbon from stash My next card is for Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #66 which I added to a regular A6 sized card base (and lucky me won last week's stamp set! I picked the new Say It Loud Winter Holiday set!). I used the colours from CR84FN39 to use brown, orange and yello

A few mixed cards

This week's challenges that I like to do are full of sketch challenges, which are my fave ones to do, but it does mean I end up making more! Any excuse for more crafting time huh?! My first card is for Just Add Ink's Challenge #86 for the sketch, Color Throwdown's Challenge #160 to use Regal Rose, Very Vanilla and Early Espresso (one of my fave colour combos ever!) and Make It Monday's Challenge #33 to use frosted images. My flowers didn't frost as well as Lisa Johnson's, but I do like the softer colour of the ink that I got when I over-stamped the flowers in white. (And on a happy note, I was the winner of Make It Monday Challenge #32 for my Hallowe'en card with the bats in acrylic paint that I did here last week). Recipe: Stamps: Botanical Silhouettes from Papertrey Ink Papers: Regal Rose, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Sweet Always DSP (retired) all from Stampin' Up Inks: Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Regal Rose, Whisper White all fro

A couple more Hallowe'en cards

Just a couple more Hallowe'en cards from today's crafting session. This first one is for Cute Card Thursday's Challenge #183 for the sketch, Cupcake Craft Challenge #160 to use black and purple and for Papertake Weekly's Challenge Creature Comforts . This is one of my new Kraftin' Kimmie stamps and it is such a fab Hallowe'en stamp! Recipe: Stamps: Kreepy Kitty from Kraftin' Kimmie Papers: Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Cast-A-Spell DSP (retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copics White Inks: Perfect Plum from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Card Candi from Craftworks Cards, Ribbon from Doodlebug And my last Hallowe'en card for today is for Farm Fresh Friday's Hallowe'en Challenge , SC351 for the sketch and CC341 to use Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive. Not traditional colours for a Hallowe'en card I know, but I love how this one came out! Recipe: Stamps: Spoo

Sharing on a Sunday

I've got a couple of girly cards and a couple of men's card on this post for you. This first one is for Viva La Verve's Sketch #3 for September and for Stampin' Royalty's Challenge #89 to be inspired by the divine looking cupcakes photo. Recipe:  Stamps: Carpe Cupcake, Framed Wishes, Fancy Florals Remixed all from Verve Stamps Papers: Blushing Bride, Early Espresso both from Stampin' Up, Basic Gray Carpella Patterned Papers, White from stash (trying to use all my old cheapy stuff up!) Inks: Early Espresso from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Button from stash, Baker's Twine from The Ribbon Reel My next card is for Just Add Ink's Challenge #85 to just add baby, Play Date Café's Challenge #99 to use white, lilac and lemon and for Papertrey Princess Mara's challenge to use a banner. I don't have any PTI baby sets so a banner

More Oranges

As it's coming up to Hallowe'en soon (ok in about 6 weeks, but I send out loads of cards so have to start early!) I'll be making lots of orangey cards, so here's a few for you! My first one is for SC350 for the sketch, Papertake Weekly's Things with Wings Challenge , Papertrey Princess Leigh's Challenge to use 2 different patterned papers and for Make It Monday's Challenge #32 to use acrylic paint. I used white acrylic paint to add the wings and faces to my little bats and the stars in the background. Thinking about it now I really should have chosen a different patterned paper as I have 2 layers virtually the same, but initially my bats were going to be just on white card, but they looked wrong. Nevermind, I still like it! Recipe: Stamps: Hallowe'en Treats & Sweets, Wise Owl both from Papertrey Ink Papers: Only Orange (retired), Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Halloween Prints Patterned Papers from Papertrey Ink, Copics White I

Sharing on a Sunday Once More

It's Sunday again which means it's back to work tomorrow - boo hoo, but I also have a few cards to share too! This first one is for Waltzing Mouse's Sketch Challenge #64 , which I deviated from a bit, but you can see the basic sketch in there (I hope!) and for CR84FN38 to use bright pink, black and grey. I love this combo! This is the swatch from CR84FN And here's my card for it. Excuse the splodges of ink as well! Recipe: Stamps: Cameo To Go, Cameo Makers both from Waltzing Mouse Stamps Papers: Melon Mambo, Basic Gray, Whisper White all from Stampin' Up Inks: Melon Mambo, Basic Gray, Basic Black all from Stampin' Up Accessories: Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Melon Mambo Button both from Stampin' Up, Gems from eBay, Baker's Twine from The Ribbon Reel My next card is for Play Date Café's Challenge #98 to use navy, teal and mustard (well I interpreted that colour to be mustard, but it could have been more yellowy too) and Cupcake C

Oranges and Pinks

Managed to squeeze some crafting time in today after sorting out my crafting stuff on my new Ikea unit. It's still not exactly the way I want it, but I have to keep using it to see what works and what doesn't in terms of where I've stored things. (And I have way too much stuff to fit on it all and could really do with another one in the same size - I bought the 4x4 Expedit cube unit!) Anyway on to the cards...My first card is for Viva La Verve's Sketch #2 for September and for Color Throwdown's Challenge #158 to use Island Indigo (all my new in colors arrived the other day and they are lovely! Can't wait to get my hands on the new ribbon as well though!), Peach Parfait, Basic Gray and light gray. An odd combo but the colours work so well together! Recipe: Stamps: Dream Big, Fancy Florals Remixed both from Verve Stamps Papers: Island Indigo, Going Gray (retired), Very Vanilla, Peach Parfait DSP from hostess pack, Nouveau Chic DSP (retired) all from St

Way too late on Wednesday!

These were cards I actually made on Sunday but hadn't gotten round to blogging! I've been doing school stuff, getting my classroom ready for when the kids came back today (I was so not ready and still have SOOOOOO much stuff to do!)! first card is for Mojo Challenge #206 , which I'm too late for now, but hey-ho! I also used Just Magnolia's Anything Goes Challenge with the option of circles and CR84FN's Challenge #37 to use light blue, turquoise and neutrals. River Rock was my choice for neutrals and it works so well with the blues, don't you think? Think is the swatch from CR84FN37... ...and here's my take on these colours... Recipe: Stamps: Skateboard Tilda from Magnolia, Skater Dude from Papertrey Ink Papers: River Rock, Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Copics White, Spotty Patterned Paper from Echo Park's Springtime Pack, Other Patterned Paper from my Mind's Eye Stella Rose Hazel Pack, Circle Card Blank f

Turning to Autumn

It's coming to that time of year again. It's getting colder (although I can't say we've had a great deal of hot summery weather here in the UK this year!), school starts next week and it's time for me to start making my Hallowe'en cards. I absolutely LOVE Hallowe'en - it's my fave holiday of the year. I just adore all the witches, bats, ghosts, spiders and pumpkins and I always send out cards and give out little Hallowe'en gifts! This first card is for Waltzing Mouse's Sketch Challenge #63 for the layout. I chose the colours to match my DSP scraps which was perfect for this sketch. I don't know what it is about Basic Grey Patterned Papers, but they always make me want to distress them! Recipe: Stamps: Cicely At Halloween from Waltzing Mouse Stamps Papers: Only Orange (retired), Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Basic Grey Eerie Patterned Paper Pack, Copics White Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Accessories: Ribbon from

A Pair of Flowers

Just a couple of flowery cards that I made today. This first one is for Just Add Ink's Challenge #83 for the sketch, The Shabby Tea Room's Challenge #77 to use your birthstone colour - my birthday is in July so my birthstone is Ruby. I don't especially like rubies (much prefer pink sapphires!). I also used Play Date Café's Challenge #97 to use black, white and a splash of red and   Free For All's Challenge #79 to stack something. My flower has 5 layers on it - the black dots are actually on a sheet of acetate which I layered over the Cherry Cobbler in the same size. Recipe: Stamps: Birthday Bash Sentiments from Papertrey Ink Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Night & Day DSP (retired) both from Stampin' Up, Black Glitter Card from Stash, White Hammered Card from Stash Inks: Cherry Cobbler from Stampin' Up Accessories: Beautiful Blooms Dies #1, True Black Buttons, Doily Details Dies, Limited Layers 1 3/4" Circle Die all from Papertre