29 August 2011

Did someone say paper??

In case you didn't know, patterned paper is my weakness! ;) I am always buying lots of different papers and so of course when I saw that Amy was giving away 1000 sheets of paper (along with some pretty amazing stamps) on her blog I just had to enter!

And if you would like to play along too for a chance to win just click HERE.

Happy Stamping!

28 August 2011

FTL155 and Colour Q #99 Combined

This week over at the Clean & Simple Stamping Blog, the challenge (along with the usual sketch) is to also incorporate one of the colour challenges from the Colour Q blog. So I have used the current challenges from both sites to create my card this week.

Here are the challenges:

And here is my card:

Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Ink: Taken with Teal (I don't have Indigo yet), Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, SU! DSP,
Other: gems, stitching

Colour Q challenge #99

Here is my first card using the colour challenge for this week from the ColourQ Blog. If you would like to play along, here are the colours:
And here is my card.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Iconic Images
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink: Taken with teal (I don't have the Indigo ink yet), Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Ribbon in crushed curry and Pumpkin pie, nestabilities, stitching, button

26 August 2011

Colour Throwdown #156

I was playing around with a couple of challenges this morning and made this card using the colour combo from the Colour Throwdown blog for this week, as well as last week's Pals Paper Arts Sketch (although it is too late to submit that one now).

And I think this card even qualifies for the 'Use your stash' Challenge over at Just Add Ink because I have not used Perfect Plum in a LONG time! lol

These are the colours for this week's challenge:
And here is my card:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Perfect plum, crumb cake, whisper white, so saffron
Ink: Perfect Plum, So Saffron and Versamark Dazzle
Other: PTI die, pearls, stitching, border punch by SU!

25 August 2011

JAI82 - Use your stash!

This week's challenge over at Just Add Ink is a great one! We are encouraging you to use something from your stash that you haven't used in a long time. I don't know about you but that probably means half of my stash! LOL

I still haven't had much time to play this week, so I hope to get something more 'fancy' done over the weekend for this challenge. But for now I have a very simple card to show you using a Hero Arts butterfly stamp that I have had for ages and never used.
Stamps: Butterfly by Hero Arts, Greeting by PTI
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Black, Grey
other: Glitter, stitching

Thank You Cards

Just a quick post today, as I have a lot of stuff going on here at the moment and am about to run out for an appointment. Life just seems so crazy busy! I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to this weekend as we have made no committments and I plan on just spending a nice quiet couple of days at home with my girls :)

Anyway, onto my card. I had a couple of Thank You cards to send out and so I quickly whipped these up. Since my mojo seems to have taken a bit of a break I have cased these cards. The first one is a case of the talented Nichole Heady from PTI, and my apologies but I don't know who the second card came from as there is no watermark and I appear to have saved it without the details. But if it looks familiar to you, please let me know! I have changed it up a bit ;)

Please excuse the bad photos, but I realised just as I was putting these in their envelopes that I hadn't taken a photo of them and didn't have time to set organise my usual set up.
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Basic Black
Other: Dotted scallop punch by SU!, felt, Red buttons by SU!
Stamps: Awash with flowers by SU!, Thankyou stamp by Papertrey Ink.
Cardstock: Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red
Other: Ribbon, gemstones

18 August 2011


Can you believe that it's already time for another challenge over at Just Add Ink?

This week has flown by in a haze of illness here. What started out as migraines ended up as a middle ear infection in both ears for me causing me to be quite dizzy and off balance. Then Claudia came down sick today with vomiting and high temperatures. I am not sure if it is a bug or a reaction to some vaccination needles she had yesterday. Either way it meant a day at home hanging out on the couch for both of us.

I have managed to get a few cards done and this week's challenge card was one of them! If you would like to play along, here is the gorgeous colour combo.
I also combined the colour challenge with this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge . This is the sketch.

And here is my card. I have used the new Delicate Doilies stamp from Stampin' Up! which will be available on 1st September.
Stamps: Delicate Doilies by SU!, sentiment stamp by Papertrey Ink.
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Peach Parfait, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cajun Craze, Bashful Blue, Groovy Guava (I didn't have the peach!)
Other: Scallop circle punch, border punch and circle punch all by Stampin' Up!

Clean & Simple Stamping - FTL153

Here is a quick card I whipped up today for this week's sketch challenge over at Clean & Simple Stamping. Unfortunately I was just a couple of hours later to add my link over at Cas-ual Fridays. But if you would like to play along, here is the sketch:
And here is my card:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White and two new colours; Pool Party and Island Indigo
Ink: Island Indigo, Kiwi Kiss, Pretty in Pink
Other: Stitching, SU! Textured Impressions folder, flower punch by PTI, buttons by SU!

15 August 2011

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #82

Here is a very quick (and by quick I mean under 10 minutes!) card that I created using this week's gorgeous colours from the Inkspirations Challenge Blog. If you would like to play along, here are the colours:
And here is my card.
Stamps: Delicate Doilies and Wonderful Words
Cardstock: Kraft (crumb cake), Very vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist and Cajun Craze
Other: Pearl Accents, Triple Layer Doily Punch by SU!

08 August 2011

PTI - Make It Monday

Well, I'm a week late but I finally got a chance to play along with last week's Make It Monday challenge over at Papertrey Ink - decreasing apertures.

Here is my card:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Mat Stack 3 and All Booked Up.
Cardstock: Early espresso, rose red, very vanilla
Ink: Early espresso, rose red
Other: Mat Stack 3 die, SU! distressed texture plate, circle punch, scallop border punch by Fiskars, rose red seam binding.

05 August 2011

The Stamp Spot Sketch Challenge

My friend Patrice from Just Add Ink is the guest designer over at The Stamp Spot at the moment. And since I have never been visiting over there before, I had a look and noticed they have a great sketch up for this months challenge so I thought I would play along.

Here is the sketch:
And here is my card. I used the colours in the DSP as inspiration for this card.
Stamps: Build A Blossom by SU!, Teeny Tiny Sentiments by SU!
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Rose Red. DSP by Bo Bunny
Ink: Rose Red, Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette
Other: Early Espresso ribbon, antique brads, Distressed texture plate, build a blossom punch

JAI79 - Just add tearing / distressing

This week over at Just Add Ink, we are challenging you to use some form of distressing or tearing technique on your project.

I chose to tear my DSP and then used the distressing tool to get the rough edges on my card this week. And the DSP I have used is embossed and really shiny but for some reason I couldn't seem to capture that in the photo, so you will have to imagine it. LOL
Stamps by Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Whisper white, so saffron
Ink: Basic Black, Marina Mist
Other: Daisies #2 die, black satin ribbon and glimmer brad all by SU! Die by Papertrey Ink, stitching, distressing tool by Heidi Swapp

01 August 2011

Make A Wish

Here is a birthday card I made for my beautiful daughter who will be 15 tomorrow. Wow!! I still can't believe she is THAT grown up!
Stamps: Cupcake Collection and Tiny Treats Birthday by PTI.
Cardstock: Cool Caribbean, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White by SU!
Ink: Cool Caribbean, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink by SU!
Other: Pretty in pink satin ribbon by SU!, Mat Stack 5 and banner die both by PTI, Distressed texture pad by SU!