Challenge 17: Ho Ho Ho…!


Everyone ready for a new challenge? I hope so!

For this challenge we want you to think Christmas! It’s only 52 days away y’know – eeek! So this should be easy peasy for you stampers who are super organised (e.g Kate!) and a good kick up the bum to get the mojo going for highly unorganised cardmakers who have only made one Christmas card so far (e.g Me!) Plus, if you’ve had any recent orders from PTI I’ll guess that they may have contained some seasonal goodies that will fit into this challenge perfectly ;D!

Don’t feel the need to stick to cards; if you have something else crafty for Christmas hiding up your sleeve then feel free to enter it!

Here’s my sample:Recipe: Stamps – Stocking Prints Ink – Pure Poppy/Ripe Avocado/Distress Ink Antique Linen Card – Kraft/Pure Poppy Bitty Dot Basics/Vintage Cream/Ripe Avocado Other – Ripe Avocado Grosgrain Ribbon/Pure Poppy Button/Rustic Jute Ribbon Twine/Nestabilities/Rounded Corner Punch

I’m totally inspired by a vintage theme today, but I’m hoping to do a mix of cards as I do love a fab and funky colour combo too when it suits the right recipient!

Here’s Kate’s sample, proving that you just can’t go wrong with Pure Poppy and Kraft for Christmas:

Recipe: Stamps – Believe Ink – Fresh Snow/Memento black Card – Kraft/Pure Poppy/Stamper’s Select White Other – Martha Stewart Lattice punch/New Leaf buttons/Copic Sketch Markers/White Gel Pen

I promise we made our cards separately without any clue what the other was doing – just goes to show that this colour combo is VERY suitable for Christmas I guess LOL!

So here’s the deets:

  • All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify (using a Lauren Meader Template counts as a PTI product btw!)
  • To enter, leave a comment with a link to your post featuring the project on your blog
  • Worldwide entries are more than welcome to share the inspiration, but unfortunately prizes can only be shipped within Europe!
  • Challenge closes on Monday 16th November at 9.00am GMT
  • A winner will be chosen at random to receive a collection of PTI goodies!

Have fun! I can’t wait to be inspired by your entries to help kick my mojo into gear!


1. KatieJane
2. Laurel (from the USA, thanks so much for joining us!!)
3. Beverley
4. Laurel (2nd Entry!)
5. Laurel (3rd Entry!)
6. Mandy
7. Beverley
8. Chris
9. Chris (2nd Entry!)
10. Lesley
11. Cathy
12. Cathy (2nd Entry!)
13. Kirsty
14. Dana
15. Vicki
16. Dawn
17. Ann

Aqua tree

Another Christmas card made with the Believe set – I LOVE this colour combination of Aqua Mist and Enchanted Evening for the holidays, with clear rhinestones dotted all over the tree it’s so priddy! I’d love an aqua Christmas tree!!!

I don’t think you can see from the photo but I stamped flourishes with aqua mist on the aqua mist layer:

Stamps – Believe/Fancy Flourishes
Card – Stamper’s Select White/Aqua Mist/Enchanted Evening
Ribbon/button – Enchanted Evening
Other – Martha Stewart border punch/adhesive gems/Copic Sketch Markers

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and don’t forget to check back tomorrow for a brand new challenge!

Kate x

It begins…

Hi there fellow PTI fans!! Apologies for the lack of posts this past week, both Aimes and I have been caught up with ‘sturf’ and just haven’t had time to create or post… up until yesterday! I was so inspired by the new Christmas releases (and how much did I ADORE all the new sets! It was an expensive day lol!!) that yesterday afternoon I pulled out one of my older PTI Christmas sets and started some holiday cards.

I used the Believe set, which was released two years ago this month – it was around this time that I discovered PTI..and my bank account hasn’t been the same since lol! (Worth every penny though!)

…red, white and kraft is one of my absolute favourite Christmas colour combos so expect to see a lot more of it in the coming months! I usually colour this tree but I decided this time to leave it as an outline image and just added some black Stickles for the berries.

So what did you all think of the new releases? Did anyone order anything? What was your favourite? We’d love to know!

Kate x

Recipe: (supplies are PTI unless otherwise stated)

Stamps – Believe/Polka Dot Basics
Ink – Pure Poppy/Versafine black/Fresh Snow
Card – Kraft/Stamper’s Select White/Pure Poppy
Other – Black gingham ribbon/white gel pen/corner rounder punch (SU)/scallop edge punch (SU)/Stickles