Saturday, 10 September 2011

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!

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 Stampin' Up
Inks: Island Indigo, Basic Gray both from Stampin' Up
Accessories: Peach Parfait Ribbon, Large and Small Tag Punches all from Stampin' Up, Circle Nestabilities, orange Zest Button from Papertrey Ink

My next orange card is for Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #146, Stampin' Royalty's Challenge #88 to use Concord Crush, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Certainly Celery and for Free For All Challenge #81 to use paper piecing. I decided to paper piece my flowers in 2 different patterned papers for each colour and I love how they came out.

Stamps: Growing Green from Stampin' Up
Papers: Certainly Celery cs & DSP (retired), Concord Crush cs & DSP from hostess pack, Whisper White, Haiku DSP (retired), Sunny Garden DSP all from Stampin' Up
Inks: Basic Black from Stampin' Up
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Certainly Celery Ribbon both from Stampin' Up, Gems from eBay

And my next one is for SC349 for the sketch, Make It Monday's Challenge #31 to use non-background stamps to make a background, Shabby Tea Room's Challenge #78 to make a pink wedding card and A Passion For Papertrey's Challenge Design Team Inspiration, which was to be inspired by a card from the PTI DT. An easy one really as there's so much to be inspired by. I chose this card by Nichole from last month's release. I just love how stunning the black and white stamping look on a bright coloured piece of cs.

Stamps: Turning A New Leaf, Botanical Silhouettes, Wonderful Words Additions, Friendship Jar Spring Fillers all from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Confetti White, Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Raspberry Fizz from Papertrey Ink
Inks: Basic Black, Whisper White both from Stampin' Up
Accessories: Wonderful Words Die from Papertrey Ink, Eyelet Border Punch from Stampin' Up

And my last card for today is for Just Magnolia's Sketch Challenge #23, Cute Card Thursday's Challenge #181 to use something you find in an office (I hope my mini bulldog clip counts!), Colour Create's Challenge #77 to use pink, brown, cream and white and for Friday Mash Up's Challenge #23 to use stitching and or a back to school/teacher's gift. I just went with the stitching today as I'm already shattered from the first week back at school and still have a huge ton of work to do! And I haven't taught a full week yet! LMAO

Stamps: Tilda with Daffodil from Magnolia, Signature Series: Dress Form from Papertrey Ink
Papers: Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso both from Stampin' Up, Copics White, Girly Polka Dots Papers from Wild Rose Studio
Inks: Early Espresso ink and marker from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Corner Rounding Punch (that has now broken and doesn't punch all the way round the corners! GRRRR!!!), Lace from Cuddly Buddly, Flowers Embossing Folder, Tag from Martha Stewart, Brown flowers from Hero Arts (I think), Roses from Hobbycraft, Early Espresso Ribbon, Mini Bulldog Clip both from Stampin' Up

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


  1. I'm glad you liked my "odd" color combo!! Your card is just lovely; they all are! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

  2. The bright pinks work so well! I like how you used the dandelion stamp so interestingly .. really unusual. Great stuff.

    Shelly X

  3. Hi sweetie wow this is stunning, loving your colours perfect, thanks for joining us at JM/HS this time hugs pops x x x

  4. Ooh I love your pink and black card Vannessa - very eye catching! Lovely background stamping too! Thanks for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey! Kate x

  5. These are ALL lovely! Wonderful colors! Thanks for sharing with us at THE SHABBY TEA ROOM ;-)

  6. Oh my! Fabulous colouring and cute accents! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

  7. You have made very lovely creations! Your card for the Stampin' Royalty challenge is beautiful!! Love your use of the patterned papers! Thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

  8. What a very pretty tilda! Love the stitching accents which match our challenge at the Friday Mashup, thanks for playing along. Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

  9. Wow, great job getting some crafting in! Beautiful coloring!! Thanks for playing at the Mashup this week.

  10. Hi Vanessa,

    Card of Just Magnolia's Challenge :
    I like the way you treated the sketch, the choice of papers and colors. Simple and clean style. Good idea to have rounded off angles, that gives more sweetness !
    Congratulations !

    Hugs from France.
    Cat's Scrap.

  11. Love your card using the Friday Mashup challenge, the stitching is fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

  12. Great Cards! You have a very pretty style. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Stampin' Royalty!

  13. Oh what wonderful cards.

  14. Pretty Tilda, and some beautiful stitching accents. Thanks for playing with us at the Mash Up
    Cindy GD

  15. Awesome cards! I love the paper pieced flowers! Thanks for playing with SR this week!

  16. Beautiful cards!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
    have a fab day, happy crafting, Debxx

  17. What a great image on your card for the Friday Mashup.. She is darling! I love how you did the stitching and great Color Combo! Thanks for joining us this week .. Always good to see you playing along with us.

  18. Love the pink and brown card - too cute!!!! Thanks for playing with the Friday Mashup this week.

  19. I have that same IKEA unit in my crafty space too and I could do with another one fact, I could do with a bigger room LOL!
    Loooooove the sassy colour combo for your papertrey card and fab background stamping!
    Thanks for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey!

  20. Love the rich colours on your Papertrey card Vanessa. Good luck with the organisation - I think it is always a work in progress!
    Carol x

  21. Oooh fab cards!! Love your Tilda, especially with her spotty backing paper!! Thanks for playing along with us at Colour Create Challenges this time around, Juliexx