Wednesday, 7 September 2011

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...


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 from Anita's

Inks: Tempting Turquoise from Stampin' Up, memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, River Rock Ribbon (retired) both from Stampin' Up, Crystal Stem from magnolia (first time I have ever used these and I kind of like it!), Paper Roses from eBay, Buttons from Papermania

My next card is for Papertake Weekly's Challenge Anything Goes (OK strictly speaking this was for their sketch challenge last week, but I didn't upload it in time so as it fits this challenge too I thought I would use it for that as well!)  and Color Throwdown's Challenge #157 (which I'm very late for as well!) to use Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgundy and Lucky Limeade, which I had to sub with Kiwi Kiss as mine isn't here yet. This is the first time I have used my Marci stamps - I bought 2 a while ago from my local craft store and haven't used either and she is just so cute! I can feel another addiction coming on...


Stamps: Darling Marci from La-La Land Crafts, Delightful Dahlias from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist cs and DSP from Subtles Pack, Bella Bleu DSP (retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copics White

Inks: Bravo Burgundy from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Ribbon (retired) from Stampin' Up, Primas and other paper flowers from stash, Brads from Papermania

And my final card for today is another Hallowe'en card! This one is for Friday MashUp's Challenge #22 to use a gatefold card and/or numbers and for Farm Fresh Friday's Challenge By The Numbers. OK my use of numbers is quite small (on the DSP and greeting) but they are still there! I used some of my gorgeous new Fancy Pants Oct 31 pack but the left hand side of the sheet was blank so I used my spiders and web to add a bit more to it and I love how this one came out! It's a 5 inch square gatefold and a perfect size for Hallowe'en!


Stamps: Tuesday from The Greeting Farm, Friendship Jar Fall Fillers, Halloween Treats and Sweets both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Sahara Sand, Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Oct 31 Patterned Paper from Fancy Pants, Copics White

Inks: Basic Black from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Labels 4 Nestabilities, Purple Ribbon from stash, Gems from Stampin' Up

And that's all from me today folks! Thanks for stopping by! I'll have to try and be a bit more organised this weekend, but I've just had a new Ikea unit put together for all my crafting stuff and I now have to find the time to sort it all out! And I have a LOT!!!


  1. Your gatefold card looks great...lve the purple ribbon with the black and sahara sand. I also like how you added some stamped images to balance out the dp...great job! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

  2. Hi sweetie this is gorgeous love this image, fab colours too,thanks for joining us at JM/HS hugs pops x x x

  3. Hi Vanessa, Love your use of purples, black and white to create your halloween gatefold card. so glad you joined us at the Friday Mashup.
    Kasey ~ in Oz

  4. Another set of fabulous cards. Love the sentiment on your CR84FN card - thanks for playing along!

  5. That image is adorable!! I love the color combo you used too. Great Gatefold card for this week's Friday Mashup challenge. Thanks for joining us.

  6. Perfect colors for the tomboy skateboard chic! LOVE the blue jeans and the flowers together! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  7. Love your Halloween gatefold card! That paper is great and the image you used is really fun!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!