Monday, 25 July 2011

PTI July Blog Hop

Though I have been an avid PTI fan since 2009 this is the first blog hop I have ever entered! Inspired to create for fun tonight after a busy day in the studio & a busy week ahead I took an hour out to make this card.

Using the inspiration photo above I created the card below. I really wanted to used the Mehndi Medallion Stamp, but I have not got it yet & forgot to order it with my last order! 

I could have easily chosen the butterfly & stripes element in the photo to focus upon but that wouldn't have been as much of a challenge! I chose to break out Beautiful Blooms II and used the small floral elements to create my own medallion effect. I think it worked out quite well. 

Sorry for the bad photo the light is fading after a not so sunny day here in the North East of the UK :(

I used the Clean & Simple FTL150 sketch for the basis of this card, along with PTIs Orange Zest, Ocean Tides & a lil bit of Ripe Avocado. Orange is not a colour I would normally use, let alone with Ocean Tides - way out of my comfort zone! The sentiment is from Handwritten Notes.

Anyway, off for a little workout before bed! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 23 July 2011

PTI Stamp-a-faire Challenge 5

OK, so this is challenge no.5 & the challenge is to use a solid stamp to create a faux stamped border.

I like the card overall but I could have done better with the faux stamped border! The flowers could have been stamped closer together, but oh well here's my entry anyway!

I used another CPS sketch for this card. I used the solid flower from Flower Fusion 1 & the felt flower is Flower Fusion 2. The sentiment is from Mat Stack 1.

I'm off to see if I can make one last card or 2!

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PTI Stamp-a-faire Challenge 4

I'm really enjoying some down time in my studio, away from designing & applying for jobs etc.! Playing is SO much fun! I'm glad that Karl has been occupied with his Xbox & now the boxing so I can quietly play!

Anyway, here is the card I made for Challenge no.4 This was a colour challenge using Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores & Enchanted Evening.

I used a CPS sketch for this card & kept it really simple! The bitty dot paper is Simply Chartreuse whilst the stem & leaves of the flower are stamped in Ripe Avocado. I didn't have a Enchanted Evening button small enough to fit inside the felt flower which is cut using the Flower Fusion 1 die. So I stamped the sentiment in Enchanted Evening & used some embroidery floss too add that colour element.

I made 2 cards in succession so I'll be blogging the next one straight away! I'm getting a little tired now after a lovely day so I'm not sure how many more I will manage to squeeze in! 

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PTI Stamp-a-faire Challenge 3


I'm back with Challenge Card no.3! My blog here hasn't seen this much action since February! LOL! 

So this challenge was to use the concept Heather Nichols had used which is incorporating a window and tying ribbon from the edge of the card to the side of the window.

As I already had some Soft Stone CS on my desk I decided to used that as my base card colour again! This time I stamped the Raspberry Fizz Mat Stack 3 Frame onto the layered mat & used the circle die from the limitless layers collection to cut out the window.

I used the leaf image from the Anniversary Round Round set & also the Thank you sentiment. I stamped the image with SU! Kiwi Kiss & added some stickles to the centre of the circles. The ribbon is Summer Sunrise Twill & the button is also Summer Sunrise.

A simple little cheery kind of card! I'm off to have my tea now, but I'm sure I'll be back soon with some more challenge cards! 

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PTI Stamp-a-faire Challenge 2

After a nice bike ride around Wolviston & Billingham I have come home & retreated back to my studio to make a card for the next challenge! 

For this challenge we were to pair up HOT pink I used Raspberry Fizz & a charcoal grey. I used Smokey Shadow. I wanted the RF to really POP off the card so I used Soft Stone as my base card colour rather than white. I think this worked really well.

I decided to break out a couple of older sets in my collection, Friends 'Til The End & Butterfly Dreams. 

One can never have too many Thank you cards so I used a sentiment from Mat Stack 1 Collection. 

I am glad the nights are light and that it is actually sunny here today so I can take some decent photos of the cards! Well, I will be back shortly with Challenge 3, I need to get my skates on as Challenge 5 has been posted - yikes! I need to fit in tea somewhere too!

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PTI Stamp-a-faire Challenge 1

So today is the Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-faire, I wan't lucky enough this year to go to the USA for a holiday & go to Stamp-a-faire like I did to CHA last year :( 

Still Nichole & the team have included those who couldn't go by hosting lots of fun on her blog and challenges to win the Stamp-a-faire stamp set which I would love to win to give to my friend :) 

The first challenge is to create patterned strips created with your favourite design elements.

I decided to break out Button Boutique for the second time. This time I decided to use the cute button stamps to create a background pattern. I also used the zig zag stamp on the left hand panel.

I added the wonderful friend sentiment from the Anniversary Round Round Set. I am super pleased how this card turned out. Looking forward to having a go at the next challenge too. 

I off for a lil bike ride first though on my brand new bike :) my present for getting a FIRST in my degree from my hunny :)

Be sure to check out the fun over on Nicholes Blog HERE. 

Thanks for Stopping By!