Hello hello! It’s Kate here – yes I am still alive lol! I’m sorry for having been MIA for a while – I must say a HUGE thank you to dear dear Aimes for keeping our l’il old blog going while I was on holiday – thanks hun, what a star you are!
So it’s time for another challenge and this fortnight we’re going back to nature – we’d like you to come up with a nature inspired project. So it can be flowers, trees, leaves or anything that says ‘nature’ to you!
For my sample I used three of my newest PTI goodies – the yummy leaf papers and matching stamp set and Dawn McVey’s ‘Say it With Style’ sentiment set… this is going to be an absolute fave I can tell!
Stamps – Turning a New Leaf/Say it With Style
Card – Stamper’s Select White/Spring Moss
Paper – Turning a New Leaf
Ink – Spring Moss/Dark Chocolate
Ribbon/Button – Spring Moss
Over to Aimes: “Hmmm…nature….well I would love to say there’ s loads of it around me that I can relate to a PTI stamp set but that would be fibbing. So instead I turned to a stamp set that I hope will inspire nature to get a move on – I’m bored of winter now LOL!
This was created using a masking technique. The white border was simple; I simply used a white gel pen to draw around the nestability I used to cut out the Melon Berry panel.
Melon Berry is just one of those colours I tend to pass on so I really wanted to make it a feature on this card. I’m still not sure if I like it, but the recipient seemed to!”
I also decorated the inside of my card too, I’ve noticed that seems to be a trend around Blogland at the mo…”
Stamps: Friends til the End
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Cardstock: Dark Chocolate/Melon Berry/Vintage Cream
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/Cream Vintage Buttons/Vintage Cream Satin Ribbon/Cream Ribbon Twine/White Gel Pen
And here is the fabulous sample from Dawn, this month’s Featured Stamper:
Card Recipe Stamps: Everyday Buton Bits/Giga Guidelines Cardstock: Plum Pudding/Sweet Blush/Dark Chocolate DSP: Guidelines Mediums: Old Olive/Lavender Lace (SU)/Versamark Embellishments: Plum Pudding Satin Ribbon/Square Brad/Buttons from Stash Tools: Paper Cutter and Scorer/Snail Adhesive/Nestabilities (Labels 1)
What could you win?
One Sheet of each design of the gorgeous DP – Simple Valentine (6 sheets in total)
2 Sheets of coordinating cardstock in the following colours (6 sheets in total):
One foot (30cm) of ribbon of the following:
Raspberry Fizz Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon
One Raspberry Fizz Cube Ink Cube in the NEW FORMULA which is a total dream to work with. It’s a bit like a chalk ink and gives amazing coverage!
Now it’s over to you! Here are the challenge deets:
- All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify
- To enter, leave a link below to your post featuring the project on your blog or online gallery. (We’ve just started using My Linky – hopefully it will be ok but if there are any problems please leave us a comment! Click on the Mister Linky Pic below to try it out!)
- Worldwide entries are more than welcome to share the inspiration, but unfortunately prizes can only be shipped within Europe!
- Challenge closes on Monday 8th February 2010 at 9.00am GMT
- A winner will be chosen at random to receive a collection of PTI goodies!
Kate, Aimes and Dawn xxx
Both cards are soooo gorgeous!
Great to see you back Kate.. Just love your card. Those colours are beautiful together. I have resisted buying up to now, but just may cave in this time after seeing your cards,Carole x
Welcome back Kate, hope you had a stunning holiday. Aimes has done a sterling job whilst you have been away.Love all the cards – all yummyK x
Gorgeous samples there ladies, I love how you've all used totally different colours xx
FAB Cards! Great inspiration! Here is my card http://littleshopofcrafts.blogspot.com/2010/01/friendstil-end.html
Awesome cards, and great challenge.xoxo
ust may cave in this time after seeing your cards, Work from home India
Wonderful example of the three of you – again 🙂 Glad to have you back in blogland, Kate!
Ok I must be having a blonde moment – I can't find the Mr Linky link box thingy anywhere, so here' smy card anyways: http://saffiresstamping.blogspot.com/2010/01/weekend-of-challenges.html It's card #5 in the long post! Great challenge and I don't think I've used so many stamp sets together on one card before LOL
My favourite subject for a challenge – nature! Your cards are great girls – so pretty. I found Mr Linky but you need to be on the home page to see it – it disappears when in the challenge post itself.
Love the Papertrey stamps and since christmas I´ve got some,too.Your cards are adorable and hger is mine :http://stempelhex.blogspot.com/2010/01/passion-for-papertrey-nature.html
I hope it`s ok that I participate – wasn`t sure because I am your featured stamper 🙂 Just delete me if it`s not ok! Your samples are gorgeous!!!Hugs,Vanessa xx
so fun! just found you guys!i'm in the u.s. but i'll still play!here's my link:http://haphazardlycrafty.blogspot.com/2010/02/pti-challenge-emboss-resist.htmlThanks!heidihaphazardlycrafty.blogspot.com
Finally managed to take part again 🙂 Ive uploaded my card to my blog in this post – http://countryheartandhome.blogspot.com/2010/02/passion-for-papertrey-challenge.htmlThanks for the inspiration ladies :DHugsDebbiex
still looking for mr linky!! http://handmadewithlovedurham.blogspot.com/2010/02/wow-i-cant-beleive-its-nearly-monday.htmlWith a little thanks to a certain lady xxx sam x
found it!! haha hope all is ok, its only the 2nd challange I have entered. Thanks again Aimes for all your help lol – my stamps are on their way cant wait!!! xx