Challenge: Super Circles!

Hey!

Welcome to a fabulous new challenge! We hope you’re ready to ink along with us! ๐Ÿ™‚

This fortnight we’re honouring the most super of shapes – the circle! We know, we know: hexagons might be so on trend right now, but circles still rock! Afterall, a hexagon is just a circle with straight edges and points, right? *wink*

So my brain got tickin’ for this challenge and I started stamping the circular image from Daily Designs. I wondered what pattern I’d end up with if I rotated the circle through 360 degrees….

Voila!

This pattern reminds me of one Christmas as a kid when I went crazy over my new toy: Spirograph! Did you ever have one of these? I used to make so many patterns with that baby and pin them on my pinboard to admire ๐Ÿ™‚

If you’re a visual learner, then here’s a peek at how I stamped that image:

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Spirograph, stamping stylee! I like it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Over to Caryn…

Well I decided to go punchy with my card and broke open my Raspberry Fizz patterned papers and paired them with the Aqua Mist ones.  It was a simple case of punching circles from different papers and then layering them up to give this scalloped effect.  I die cut the letter from the block alphabet die and adhered them to a strip of AM card stock and that was it.

Here’s Kate: “I had a real urge to stamp a circle background for my card so used my Mehndi Medallion set – technically some of them aren’t true circles but hey! I’m loving this combination of Melon Berry, Aqua Mist and Harvest Gold!”

 

Card details: (PTI unless stated otherwise)
Stamps: Fillable Frames 1/Mehdni Medallion
Ink: Melon Berry/Harvest Gold/Aqua Mist
Card: Stamper’s Select White
Other: Fillable Frames 1 die/Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)/Aqua Mist button

Our prize this fortnight for one randomly selected peep is this stamp set:

Here are those all important deets:

* Enter as any times as you wish! All entries must contain at least one PTIproduct 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

* 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, May 14th 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!

Aimes, Kate & Caryn
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Challenge – Goin’ Geometric

Welcome to a fabulous new challenge here on A Passion for Papertrey! We hope you’re ready to throw some shapes and incorporate some geometric elements to your paper-crafting projects this fortnight; we want to see simple geometric forms such as circles, rectangles, triangles etc…stealing the spotlight of your designs.

For my own project I opted to play with circles. A circular stamp of circles from Daily Designs was my inspiration point:

Card Deets
{for you}
Stamps: Daily Designs, Wonderful Words Additions (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: London Fog, Memento Black (Tuxedo)
Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White, Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Simply Chartreuse Buttons (Papertrey Ink)/Twine (Pink Paislee)

I couldn’t resist adding some scrummy simply chartreuse buttons to continue the circular theme on this tiny 3×3 card *wink*

Over to Kate:
“I loved making this card – I used my Tranquillity Trilogy set and dies for the first time and loved them. I was going to go for a triangle but ended up going for a hexagon, it was so satisfying fitting it together! I decided to keep it simple and stick to a monochromatic card, can’t go wrong with Ripe Avocado for a Christmas card!”

Recipe:
Stamps: Tranquillity Trilogy
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Versafine black
Card: Stamper’s Select White/Ripe Avocado
Other: Double Ended Banner Dies/gems

Over to Caryn..


As promised it’s another Christmas card from me! I started to look for geometric shapes in my PTI sets and of course the triangle banners from Banner Builder immediately popped out at me! I started with a kraft card base (my favourite kind at the moment) paired it with Pure Poppy card and some patterned paper from the Rustic snowflakes collection. It’s not that easy to see in the photo but I added a good sprinkling of red glitter to the flags, the edge of the card and the sentiment (from Big and Bold Holiday sentiments). Another one to tick off my list!

Ready to get jiggy with geometric elements? We hope so! Up for grabs for one randomly selected European peeps is this mini stamp set:


Be sure to check out our deets before playing along!

* All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify (please state what is PTI as sometimes it’s hard to see :D)

* 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!!

* 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, October 17th 2011 at 9.00am GMT

* 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 come up with!

Aimes, Kate & Caryn
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Challenge: Friends!

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Happy Monday (bank holiday Monday for us here today – woo hoo!) I hope y’all ready for a fun new challenge?!

For this fortnight’s challenge we want you to create something with a friend in mind…

For my example for this challenge, I won’t surprise anyone by saying I inked up my Friends ’til the End stamp set! Though I was determined to not use the flowers as I always do in that set and instead focus on the words:


I’m hoping that this could almost pass for a masculine card with those colours, though is it too slushy to send a guy a ‘friend’ card?

Card Recipe
Stamps: Friends ’til the End
Ink: Versamark/Dark Chocolate/Scarlet Jewel/Antique Linen Distres Ink
Cardstock: Kraft/Scarlet Jewel/Ripe Avocado
Accessories: Ripe Avocado Ribbon/Jute Ribbon Twine/Dark Chocolate Button/Cuttlebug/Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Over to Kate: “For my sample I reached for my beautiful In Bloom set, it’s just the most gorgeous set to colour and is going to a very special friend ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t think you can tell from the picture but the flower is super glittery!

Recipe:
Stamps – In Bloom
Card – Kraft/Aqua Mist
Ink – Memento Black
Other – Copic Sketch Markers/Glitter/EK Success border punch

And as our featured stamper this month, here’s Marinette’s fabulous take on the challenge:

Papers: Bazill kraft, papers Turning a new leaf by Papertrey Ink,
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Delightful Dahlia/Daily Designs/Tiny Tag “Friend” from Mixed Messages

So here are the deets:

* All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify

* To enter, use our inlinkz thingy at the bottom of this post. 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, May 17th 2010 at 9.00am GMT

* A winner will be chosen at random to receive some PTI goodies! In addition to this, 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.

So start thinking ‘friend’, Peeps and go get inky!

Aimes, Kate and Marinette

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Home Sweet Home

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Happy Wednesday! We’re nearly there, Peeps! I can see the weekend approaching, and a fabulous Bank Holiday one at that for us – woo hoo!!! Phew! Work has just been manic this week so I’ll be grateful for a few days to catch up with everything!

Anyways, enough of my busy week, how about a card?

I made this quite a while ago for my partner in PTI crime, Kate! It took ages to go through the post, I’ve no idea why but it delayed me in posting it up here and then I kinda forgot about it hiding in my documents!
Card Recipe
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Daily Designs/Daily Designs Sentiment/Polka Dot Basics II
Ink: Versamark/Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate/Aqua Mist/Raspberry Fizz/Kraft
Accessories: Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz Grosgrain Ribbon/Martha Stewart Border Punch/Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/Promarkers

Needless to say I always turn to Aqua Mist for my buddy, but now I’m thinking I may have to turn to Hawaiian Shores for her…or maybe both?! LOL!

This was made before my guilty crafty indulgence of a fab apron-lace border punch…to create my punched edges for this card, I used my trusty dotted scalloped border punch and aligned the dots right up to the edge of the Aqua Mist cardstock. It gives a kinda apron-lace effect though it’s no substitute for the real deal ;D

Hope y’all having a fab week so far…thanks so much to all that have entered our current challenge so far, I’m loving your entries and hope to catch up ‘properly’ this weekend!

Aimes
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Challenge: Easter/Spring is here!

Hello and welcome to another challenge! I know it’s come around very quickly but Easter is nearly upon us, so it seemed fitting for us to set an Easter theme challenge!

If you don’t own any Easter stamps do feel free to make a ‘Spring’ themed card instead!

I decided to use a zingy colour combo for mine – maybe not a traditional Easter colour combination but I love it!

Recipe:

Stamps – Take Three Spring
Ink – Summer Sunrise
Card – Stamper’s Select White/Summer Sunrise/Raspberry Fizz
Paper – Pretty Pastels
Other – Summer Sunrise & Raspberry Fizz buttons/corner rounder punch

Here’s Aimes:
“Well I don’t actually own any Easter stamps *gasp* we tend to focus on the scoffing of Easter treats rather than exchanging cards LOL! With this in mind, I decided to make a little treat box to fill with mini-eggs to celebrate spring/Easter. I was planning on using some yummy mini eggs as props for my photo but they’ve gone missing….;D”


Box Recipe

Stamps: Daily Designs/Daily Design Sentiments/Polka Dot Basics II
Ink: Versamark/Dark Chocolate/Summer Sunrise
Cardstock: Spring Moss/Melon Berry/Vintage Cream
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/Lemon Tart Grosgrain Ribbon/Melon Berry Vintage Button/White Button Twine/Scalloped Edged Scissors

As our featured stamper, here is Katie’s beautiful sample:

Easter Blessings Card โ€“ Recipe

PTI โ€œTags for Springโ€ โ€“ Stamp collection
PTI Bitty Box Basics 2008 cardstock (Dark Chocolate)
PTI Perfect Match Cardstock (Summer Sunrise)
PTI Button (Summer Sunrise)
Other products used: Papermania gems, Memento โ€œRich Cocoaโ€ ink, white card, cord,
Tools used: Martha Stewart Embossed, zig zag border punch, Cutter Bee

Here are the details:

* All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify

* To enter, use our inlinkz thingy at the bottom of this post. 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, but unfortunately prizes can only be shipped within Europe!

* Challenge closes on Monday, April 5th 2010 at 9.00am GMT

* A winner will be chosen at random to receive this collection of PTI Goodies:

1 sheet of each design of PTI’s Turning a New Leaf DP (8×8, 6 sheets in total) and a whole new roll of dark chocolate grosgrain ribbon!

Have fun!

Kate, Aimes and Katie xxx

For Mum…

Hey!

So sorry I’ve been M.I.A recently, this week has been so busy! So busy that I’ve even been missing out on the PTI Countdown *gasp!* I need to catch up asap!

Fortunately my weekend has been a bit less busy, giving me just enough time to get some Mother’s Day cards made for today! In my typical style, I’m leaving things to the last minute!

So with it being Mothering Sunday here in the UK today, Chris and I will be visiting our mums with some yummy gifts and an accompanying handmade card. I decided to CASE a card I’d made previously but in my dippy state, forgot to post here! D’oh!

Here it is anyways – better late than never!

This card was totally inspired from this card by Maile Belles. I loved that bright colour combo, so cheerful!
Card Recipe
(All PTI Supplies)

Stamps: Friends ’til the End
Ink: Summer Sunrise/Raspberry Fizz
Cardstock: Vintage Cream/Raspberry Fizz
Accessories: Raspberry Fizz Grosgrain Ribbon/Pink Gems/Decorative Scissors
/3D Foam Pads

So for Chris’ Mother’s Day card, I decided to CASE myself!

(Apologies for poor lighting, that’ll teach me to try and take pics outta natural light!)

Shame I don’t have a bold ‘Mum’ stamp but I think my old stash of transfers did the job OK!

Card Recipe
(All PTI Supplies)
Stamps: Friends ’til the End
Ink: Summer Sunrise/Raspberry Fizz
Cardstock: Vintage Cream/Raspberry Fizz
Accessories: Raspberry Fizz Grosgrain Ribbon/Doodlebug Transfers/Decorative Scissors
/3D Foam Pads

For my own card for my mum, I went with a completely different kinda style. I really like to try and make cards that people will like, rather than just ones that I like!

(Again, apologies for poor lighting!)

This card is very ‘mum’ with the cute polka dots and sweet blush. She’s not a fan of green, but I couldn’t resist a splash of it to represent the grass for those wellies! Before you think it, no, I don’t own a gorgeous PTI Scalloped Border Die (yet!), but I did create this scalloped edge using a rectangular nestie twice and only cutting part way. You can’t see the join hidden behind the sentiment (sneaky eh?!) But still, I’ll be glad when I can just run a border die through my ‘bug’ to make life that bit easier!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Daily Designs/Daily Designs Sentiments
Ink: Sweet Blush/Spring Rain/Versamark
Card: Sweet Blush/Vintage Cream/Sweet Blush Bitty Dot Basics
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/Detail White EP/3D Foam Pads/Vintage Cream Satin Ribbon

Well I hope you’ve all had a fab weekend, it’s a double celebration for us. I’ve got not only my mum to celebrate but my brother’s birthday too! Yup, cue another masculine card to share with you very soon….!

Aimes
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Holiday Tree Versatility!

Hey!

Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going OK? Mine is zooming by because I’ve got the week off work – typical eh?!

I don’t know about you but I’m ready for Spring now! Though we’ve had no snow this week (I know some parts of the UK have) I’m getting bored of being cold and not seeing so much of the sun. Let’s see if this card can help spring come along sooner:

Card Recipe
Stamps: Holiday Tree/Polka Dot Basics II/Daily Designs Sentiments
Ink: Dark Chocolate/Hibiscus Burst/Sweet Blush/Raspberry Fizz
Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White/Aqua Mist/Bitty Box Basics Spring Rain and Ripe Avocado
Accessories: Cream Ribbon Twine/Hibiscus Burst Button

The idea for this card originated from this card by Maile Belles. Do you recognise the tree? Yup, it’s no other than the tree from my Holiday Tree set! My main reason for my passion for PTI is how their sets are so versatile – who’d have thought a holiday tree would be suitable for a spring card? Well once it’s decorated with some polka dots (yup, still lovin‘ ’em!) this tree could be a tree for all seasons depending on what colours you’d use! I’ve gone for pink blossom today, but tomorrow I could go for a mix of greens for summer or even some reds and oranges for autumn!

Not into decorating trees? Well how about making your own DP with it? This card was totally inspired by the packaging you get from Dorset Cereals products (not affiliated with the company btw, just lovin‘ their muesli and porridge ;D) The DP is made from the other tree from my Holiday Tree set.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Holiday Tree/Daily Designs/Daily Designs Sentiments
Ink: Dark Chocolate/Spring Moss/New Leaf
Card: Dark Chocolate/Pure Poppy/Spring Moss/Stamper’s Select White/New Leaf
Accessories: New Leaf Twill Ribbon/Martha Stewart Border Punch/Circle Nestabilities/Cuttlebug

Not into trees at all? Well here’s just one more card before I leave that doesn’t have a holiday tree in sight!

Card Recipe
(PTI Supplies)
Stamps: Damask Designs/Daily Designs Sentiments
Ink: Versamark/Memento Black
Cardstock: Vintage Cream/Kraft/Spring Moss
Accessories: Vintage Cream Luxe Satin Ribbon/Decorative Edged Scissors

This 3×3 card was created for one of the many challenges to celebrate PTI’s 3rd anniversary. I had such fun playing along when I could. My jaw continued to hit the floor with each new product they revealed. Shame we’ve gotta wait a while for some of them though as they sold like hotcakes! Good job I totally know they’ll be worth the wait ;D

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Aimes
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