A Winner! – Thank You challenge

Just popping to announce the winner of our last challenge and to showcase the top three as picked by us APFP girlies!

So without further ado, here is the random winner of the $5 PTI gift certificate…………….

Random number………………….. 5 which means SAM is our lucky winner.

Please email us your address and details Sam and we’ll send the GC deets out to you.

Now onto our Top 3 Passionistas.

First up happens to be our winner Sam!

We loved the simple style and bold use of white space – simple yet elegant – lovely colouring on those acorns too!

Secondly is Kirsty.

We loved how Kirsty stamped the butterflies onto bookprint and gave them life by layering them – stunning.

And last but not least is Camilla

The idea to use different panels of woodgrain gives this card a lovely weathered look and the sentiment across the bottom looks perfect.

Well done ladies – you are all Papertrey Passionistas!!

We are having a few issues with our blinkie at the moment so don’t despair if you can’t get the code to work properly for you at the moment – I know some have emailed us about it!  As part of our new-look blog design which is currently “under construction” the blinkie will be rewritten and as soon as it is ready we’ll have it available to all!

Pop back along later for our new challenge.

Bih hugs,

Caryn, Aimes and Kate xxx

Challenge: Thank You

Greetings all! Well you might have noticed a bit of a change here on A Passion for Papertrey, we’re undergoing a re-vamp – hooray! But while we’re in the process of that we’re not going to be looking quite as pretty for a while so please bear with us 🙂

Before we get going on another challenge I wanted to share a picture with you of a special night out us APFP girls had recently. What better than cocktails with lovely friends!

Left to right: Aimes, Kate & Caryn
We met up in Manchester for a night of cocktails and giggles!

So onto an all-new challenge. If there’s one type of card that I always run out of in my card stash it’s Thank You cards, are you the same? If so here’s your chance to replenish your stock because for this challenge we want you to create a Thank You card, or any other papercrafting project that says thanks!

Looking back through my Pinterest boards I came across a card by Maile Belles who had stamped a floral background with orange ink onto white cardstock, I was inspired to use the same idea and finished the card off with a simple sentiment and a bit of stitching.





Card Details:
Stamps: In Bloom/Think Big Favorites 2 (PTI)
Card: Stamper’s Select White/Aqua Mist (PTI)
Ink: Orange Zest(PTI)/Memento Black
Other: Corner Chomper/Stitching Floss/Copic Markers

Over to Caryn:

I seem to have opted for a flowery little number too!  It definitely has a touch of Springtime even though we’re very nearly into Autumn!!  I don’t often venture into mixing so many colours on one card (they tend to be one or two at the most) but I love seeing other cards made with this combo so thought I’d give it a try.

Recipe {Thank You}
Stamps: Flower Fusion 11, Iconic Images, A Little Argyle.
Card: Stampers Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Berry Sorbet, Ripe Avocado.
Ink: Spring Moss, Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Berry Sorbet.

Other: Line/Canvas impression plate, mat stack 4 die.




Here’s Aimes: 
I’m currently thinking I should have done all the work I said I’d do during the summer holidays! LOL! My body is in shock at the return to school after the summer holidays – I’ll be back soon with a card though! 🙂 




So fancy joining in the fun with us? One randomly drawn stamper will win a $5 PTI Gift Certificate!

Here are the details you’ll need to know to enter! 


* Enter as any times as you wish! All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify and can cater for as many different challenges as you please! (please state what is PTI as sometimes it’s hard for us to see…)
 

 * All entries must be newly created (well, new to Blogland anyways!). Please don’t link to old posts that might happen to fit the brief of the challenge!! Please leave a link back to this challenge on your entry too 🙂
 
 * To enter, use our inlinkz thingy at the bottom of this post. Please leave the correct URL for your entry post and not just your generic blog address! If you’re having problems then just leave a comment with a link to your post featuring the project on your blog or online gallery.
 * Worldwide entries are more than welcome to share the inspiration and can be in with a chance of being a Top 3 PTI Passionista, but unfortunately prizes can only be shipped within Europe! 
* Challenge closes on Monday, September 17th 2012 at 9.00am BST
 * As well as a randomly picked winner, we’ll select the top three creations we like the most and feature them on the Blog. The top three PTI Passionistas will have chance to display a Top 3 Passionista Blinkie on their own blog.!



Happy stamping!

Kate, Aimes & Caryn xxx

Our winners!

Thanks for checking in as we draw the winners for our latest challenge. Before we reveal our winners we have some big news for you – our challenges are now open worldwide!! This blog was started to bring together PTI fans from here in the UK and across Europe, but we have decided from now on to make our corner of the web a place where fans of PTI across the globe can come together to join our challenges and general love of all things PTI!

Up until now we have restricted our challenge prizes to Europe but from now on our prizes will, in the main, be PTI gift vouchers which can be claimed by anyone around the world. A big thumbs up!!

So, without further ado, let’s announce the winner to our latest challenge… and it is…

Here are your random numbers:

7

Timestamp: 2012-09-05 21:09:55 UTC
(Random.org)

Kirsty! Congratulations Kirsty. Please email apassionforpapertrey@yahoo.co.uk to for details on how to claim your PTI voucher.

We will be continuing our blinkie awards for our favourite three creations from each challenge – our top 3 PTI Passionistas, again open to stampers worldwide!

Here are our top three this time round:

Imke created such a pretty card that really caught our eye! We loved your layout – it’s a perfectly balanced design and how pretty are those colours!


 Micholla – Well Micholla didn’t settle at making one of this fabulous card – no, she made 6 in different colours! We loved your layout and background stamping!

Sam – well done on creating such an adorable scene! So many things to love about this card but our favourite is that super-cute felt tree!

A big congrats girls! If you would like to claim our blinkie for our blog please email us at apassionforpapertrey@yahoo.co.uk.

Don’t forget to check back later for a new challenge!

Kate, Aimes and Caryn xxx

Challenge: Congrats (Team GB!)

Hello!

Welcome to a shiny new challenge here on A Passion for Papertrey!

Us gals are in a very celebratory mood after a very successful Olympics – we don’t want it to end! We certainly feel very proud of Team GBs achievements so with this in mind, we’re asking you to create projects with a congrats theme this fortnight.

Now don’t worry, you don’t have to dedicate your card to Team GB if you aren’t a fan of the Olympics – just stick with the theme and use at least one PTI product to join in the fun 🙂

For my card I used a set that I haven’t inked up for ages. Happy Trails is such a sweet set, I should give it more inky love every now and again:

Let your dreams take flight

Card Deets
{let your dreams take flight}
Stamps: Happy Trails (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black, London Fog (Memento)
Cardstock: Enchanted Evening, White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Lemon Tart Bitty Box Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Lemon Tart Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen and Canvas Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink)/Cuttlebug (Provocraft)/Copic Marker

I feel this card has a congrats theme even though the sentiment doesn’t literally say ‘Congrats’. I’m thinking of using this for an exam congrats or a card to celebrate the start of college/university. Oh those were the days *sigh*  LOL!

Over to Caryn:

Well this challenge made me want to reach for my Scattered Showers set – one of my all-time favourites.  This could be for a bridal shower or baby shower perhaps – or just a general congrats card!  The layout is actually from this weeks Retro Sketches challenge which you can see here.  The little fabric heart on the umbrella is actually cut from Aqua Mist grosgrain ribbon with the hearts border die – it cut surprisingly well!

 
Recipe: {Congratulations}

STAMPS: Scattered Showers.
INK: Aqua Mist, Ripe Avacado, Smokey Shadow.
DIES: Scattered Showers, Heart Border, Mat Stack 4, Canvas Impression Plate.
CARDSTOCK: Vintage Cream, Rustic Cream, Ripe Avacado, Green Tea Leaves pp.
OTHER: Ripe Avacado button, felt, Aqua Mist grosgrain ribbon.

Kate will be joining as soon as she has access to her crafty supplies! 🙂

So fancy joining in the fun with us? One randomly selected peep will win a $5 PTI Gift Certificate!


Here are the deets – check ’em out before you ink along with us! 🙂

* Enter as any times as you wish! All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify and can cater for as many different challenges as you please! (please state what is PTI as sometimes it’s hard for us to see…)
 

 * All entries must be newly created (well, new to Blogland anyways!). Please don’t link to old posts that might happen to fit the brief of the challenge!! Please leave a link back to this challenge on your entry too 🙂
 
 * To enter, use our inlinkz thingy at the bottom of this post. Please leave the correct URL for your entry post and not just your generic blog address! If you’re having problems then just leave a comment with a link to your post featuring the project on your blog or online gallery.
 * Worldwide entries are more than welcome to share the inspiration and can be in with a chance of being a Top 3 PTI Passionista, but unfortunately prizes can only be shipped within Europe! 
* Challenge closes on Monday, September 3rd 2012 at 9.00am BST
 * As well as a randomly picked winner, we’ll select the top three creations we like the most and feature them on the Blog. The top three PTI Passionistas will have chance to display a Top 3 Passionista Blinkie on their own blog.!

We can’t wait to see what you create!

Aimes, Caryn & Kate
xxx

Winner, winner…..

Hey!

Happy Monday! It could be extra happy for you as we announce the winner and Top 3 PTI Passionistas of our past challenge. We had on overwhelming amount of entries; thanks to everyone who joined in the fun with us!

So the randomly selected winner of the cutie pie punny sentiments set is:

Number 15 which is lucky for Sandie! Congrats Sandie! Email us your postal addy to apassionforpapertrey(at)yahoo(dot)com and we’ll get that set out to you!

Now for our Top 3 PTI Passionistas. We wanted to add more to our Top 3 with so many fabulous entries to choose from – you made our choices hard but we finally narrowed it down to the following:


Lee had us embracing the summer even more with those super cute flip flops! What a fun, summery way to say hello!

Gerdine made our jaws drop with her beautiful baby card. So soft, pretty and delicate!

Erin grabbed our eyes with this fun CAS card with super stamping. We also loved the added touch of the decorative edge!

Congrats ladies! If you need a blinkie and we can get it working, then pop us and email and we’ll try our best to get it to you in working order (still got to get my resident geek to look at it properly!) Resident geek is a wonder! Find the working code in the left hand column 🙂

Thanks once again to everyone who played along with us! We hope you can join us again as we introduce a shiny new challenge tomorrow!

Aimes, Caryn & Kate
xxx

Challenge – Take Your Pick!!

Hello one and all and welcome to a spanking (yes, I have been reading FSOG) new challenge here at A Passion For Papertrey.  This time we’re asking you to Take Your Pick from the many (or few) PTI supplies you have and come up with something fabulous!!  It doesn’t just have to be a card – as long as you’ve got some PTI lovliness in there somewhere we’ll be happy!!

This year I was able to make great use of my alphabet dies when making my Thank You Teacher cards. I have realised though that I really do need to order the upper case set too!!!  The Fruit Fusion: Apple set also comes in very useful for these cards too!

 
Thank you {teacher}

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Fruit Fusion : Apple, Say It With Style.
Cardstock: Stampers select: White, Raspberry Fizz, 
Ink: Spring Moss, Raspberry Fizz
Dies: Block alphabet, fruit fusion apple, framed out1

Over to Kate: “It’s been a while since I had to make a baby card but some dear friends of mine recently welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the world so I grabbed my Bitty Baby Blessings – can you believe I bought this when it was released in 2008!! Where does the time go?!!”


Card details:
Stamps: Bitty Baby Blessings/Think Big Favorites 5
Card: Stamper’s Select White/Spring Rain
Ink: Memento Black
Other: blue gingham ribbon/Copic sketch markers

Over to Aimes: “I’ve been playing around with my embossing powder and heat gun to come up with a simple thank you card for my stash:

Card Deets
Stamps: Peaceful Garden (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Royal Velvet, Fine Linen (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Gold Detail Embossing Powder (Stampendous)/Vintage Cream Satin Ribbon (Papertrey Ink)


Isn’t it apt that I’ve used gold embossing powder when you think of how well Team GB are doing in the Olympics! *wink* 

The prize this time is this cute little punny sentiment set: Lighten Up Sentiments

Here are all the details you’ll need to know about entering:

 * Enter as any times as you wish! All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify and can cater for as many different challenges as you please! (please state what is PTI as sometimes it’s hard for us to see…)
 

 * All entries must be newly created (well, new to Blogland anyways!). Please don’t link to old posts that might happen to fit the brief of the challenge!! Please leave a link back to this challenge on your entry too 🙂
 
 * To enter, use our inlinkz thingy at the bottom of this post. Please leave the correct URL for your entry post and not just your generic blog address! If you’re having problems then just leave a comment with a link to your post featuring the project on your blog or online gallery.

 * Worldwide entries are more than welcome to share the inspiration and can be in with a chance of being a Top 3 PTI Passionista, but unfortunately prizes can only be shipped within Europe! 
* Challenge closes on Monday, August 20th 2012 at 9.00am BST
 * As well as a randomly picked winner, we’ll select the top three creations we like the most and feature them on the Blog. The top three PTI Passionistas will have chance to display a Top 3 Passionista Blinkie on their own blog.!
Happy Stamping!
Caryn, Kate and Aimes xxx

A Winner

Hey!

We’re taking a brief break from the excitement of the Olympics to announce the winner of our Summertime Challenge. A huge thanks to everyone that joined in the inky fun!

So without further ado, the winner of two gorgeous spools of PTI ribbon is:

Here are your random numbers:

4 

Timestamp: 2012-08-06 13:30:41 UTC

Number 4 which means Micholla is our lucky winner! Congrats, Micholla! Email us your postal addy and we’ll get that gorgeous ribbon out to ya!

Now for our Top 3! We definitely felt the summer vibe through your wonderful entries and narrowed our choices down to the following:


Jean: A fabulous CAS design and those beautiful butterflies help to create the perfect visual triangle around the sentiment

Cassie: Wow! Cassie is really packing a punch with colour and gives her card real energy!

Nerina: What’s summer without some sunshine? Well if you can’t get the real deal, the sunshine on Nerina’s card is the next best thing!

Congrats ladies! If you need the code for a Top 3 blinkie, then pop us an email and send it to you (bear in mind it’s being slightly naughty at the moment though!)

Thanks again to everyone who took the time to link up their creations. We hope you can join us for a new challenge tomorrow! 🙂

Aimes, Kate & Caryn
xxx

Challenge: Summertime

Hello all and welcome to another challenge! After weeks of non-stop rain here in the UK we are rejoicing in finally having a summer – hooray! Just in time for the Olympics too!!! So to celebrate our challenge this time round is… yep, you guessed it – summertime! We’d like to see a card or other papercraft creation inspired by this fabulous season!

What is a summer’s day without an ice cream?! For my sample I headed straight for my Sweet as Can Be set for a tasty treat birthday card, not sure what flavour the Hawai’in Shores scoop is though!

Card details: (all supplies PTI)
Stamps: Sweet As Can Be
Card: Stamper’s Select White/Raspberry Fizz/Kraft/Summer sunrise/Hawai’in Shores
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Ric-rac border die

Over to Aimes:

Summertime to me means long happy summer holidays avoiding the ‘back to school’ signs in shops! Ha! But I also love to see the butterflies dancing around too and that’s what inspired this card:

Butterfly Birthday2

I know you don’t often see purple butterflies but this was created with a friend in mind who loves the colour! The flourish gives the butterflies movement and lets them dance across the card (well I hope it does anyway as that’s what I was going for!)

Caryn is busy with her lovely family this week so I’m afraid can’t join us for the challenge. We’re looking forward to welcoming her back soon!

So want to see what you could win? One randomly selected winner will be the proud owner of three rolls of brand new PTI ribbon – yummy!

Simply Chartreuse, Melon Berry and Scarlet Jewel

 Here are all the details you’ll need to know about entering:

 * Enter as any times as you wish! All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify and can cater for as many different challenges as you please! (please state what is PTI as sometimes it’s hard for us to see…)
 

 * All entries must be newly created (well, new to Blogland anyways!). Please don’t link to old posts that might happen to fit the brief of the challenge!!Please leave a link back to this challenge on your entry too 🙂
 
 * To enter, use our inlinkz thingy at the bottom of this post. Please leave the correct URL for your entry post and not just your generic blog address! If you’re having problems then just leave a comment with a link to your post featuring the project on your blog or online gallery.

 * Worldwide entries are more than welcome to share the inspiration and can be in with a chance of being a Top 3 PTI Passionista, but unfortunately prizes can only be shipped within Europe! 
* Challenge closes on Monday, August 6th 2012 at 9.00am BST
 * As well as a randomly picked winner, we’ll select the top three creations we like the most and feature them on the Blog. The top three PTI Passionistas will have chance to display a Top 3 Passionista Blinkie on their own blog.!
Happy Stamping!
Kate, Aimes & Caryn xxx

Our winners!

Hello and a big thank you for all the wonderful entries into our previous challenge – we loved looking through your fabulous creations!

So who won that super-cute stamp set you ask? Let’s find out!


Here are your random numbers:

1

Timestamp: 2012-07-24 13:37:46 UTC
(Random.org)

Karen M! Congratulations Karen, please email your snail mail address to us at apassionforpapertrey@yahoo.co.uk and we’ll get your prize in the post to you asap!

It was a tough decision (as always!) to choose our top three PTI Passionistas but there are the three cards we finally narrowed it down to these fabulous cards:

 
We loved Pauline’s pretty, shabby chic card. Those buttons are so adorable, and her perfect stitching just finishes it off!!

 

Jean’s card is the epitomy of CAS – how great would this be for the teen boys in your life?! (I can feel some CASE-ing coming on!)

Monica’s card made us want to jump online and order the Lovely Layers set! She actually made a few in different colour ways – this one was our favourite!
Congratulations ladies, if you would like to grab our blinkie please email us at apassionforpapertrey@yahoo.co.uk. Check back tomorrow for a brand new challenge!
Kate, Aimes and Caryn xxx

Challenge: Anything Goes

Hey!

Welcome to a shiny new challenge here on A Passion for Papertrey!

Now we realise that this time of year can be super busy – with holidays, schools getting ready for their summer holidays (yes, that’s me! can. not. wait!), celebrating the Olympics etc, etc… – so we’re having an ‘Anything Goes’ challenge. That’s right, so long as you use one Papertrey Ink product on your project (and that doesn’t have to be a card – anything creative will qualify!) then you can enter it!

Now it won’t surprise you to know that I opted for a card LOL!

Balloons!

Card Deets
Stamps: Everyday Button Bits (Papertrey Ink) 
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Card: Dotty Card Blank (A Muse)/White (Papertrey Ink)  
Accessories: Pure Poppy Buttons (Papertrey Ink)

Everyday Button Bits is a set I should use more often. It’s fab for making quick cards with a little bit of ‘oomph’ with those buttons! 🙂

Over to Caryn:

I’ve had a run of boy’s birthdays to cater for recently so thought I’d share one of the creations I made for my nephew who was turning 7.  It’s simple but I know he’s into his gaming so thought he’s appreciate the Guitar Hero nod!

 
Did a slightly more colourful version too!

 
You Rock

{Card Deets}
Stamps: Grunge Me, Boy Basics: Rock On.
Ink: Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise (PTI), Memento (London Fog and Tuxedo Black)
Card|: Stamper’s Select White. 

Here’s Kate: “I needed to make a birthday card in a real hurry so grabbed my tremendous treats set and my Copic markers, I forget how much I love colouring when I haven’t done it for a while!”


Card details:
Stamps: Tremendous Treats: Birthday
Card: Spring Rain/Stampers Select White
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Copic Sketch Markers/Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder/Mat Stack 5 Die

So c’mon! There’s no excuse to not play along with us this fortnight! Up for grabs for one randomly selected participant will be be:

Just before you ink along with us, don’t forget those all important deets:

 * Enter as any times as you wish! All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify and can cater for as many different challenges as you please! (please state what is PTI as sometimes it’s hard for us to see…)
 

 * All entries must be newly created (well, new to Blogland anyways!). Please don’t link to old posts that might happen to fit the brief of the challenge!!Please leave a link back to this challenge on your entry too 🙂
 
 * To enter, use our inlinkz thingy at the bottom of this post. Please leave the correct URL for your entry post and not just your generic blog address! If you’re having problems then just leave a comment with a link to your post featuring the project on your blog or online gallery.

 * Worldwide entries are more than welcome to share the inspiration and can be in with a chance of being a Top 3 PTI Passionista, but unfortunately prizes can only be shipped within Europe! 
* Challenge closes on Monday, July 23rd 2012 at 9.00am BST
 * As well as a randomly picked winner, we’ll select the top three creations we like the most and feature them on the Blog. The top three PTI Passionistas will have chance to display a Top 3 Passionista Blinkie on their own blog.!

We can’t wait to see what fabulous projects you create!

Aimes, Caryn & Kate
xxx