Challenge: Nature!

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…”

Card Recipe
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:

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!

Have fun!

Kate, Aimes and Dawn xxx

16 thoughts on “Challenge: Nature!

  1. 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.

  2. I hope it`s ok that I participate – wasn`t sure because I am your featured stamper ๐Ÿ™‚ Just delete me if it`s not ok! Your samples are gorgeous!!!Hugs,Vanessa xx

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