Anything Goes!

Hello!

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

We’ve got only one question to ask you for this fortnight’s challenge:

Have you got any PTI supplies?

If the answer to that is ‘yes’ then it’s time to get inky and join in the fun because this fortnight anything goes! Yup, that’s right, we’re making the most of the summer care-free spirit and asking you just to be creative and create anything! Cards, treat boxes, tags, you name it!

I opted for a card (surprise, surprise!)

I’m not normally one for Berry Sorbet but I do like it paired with Kraft (mind you, I think I could say that about any colour!)

Card Deets

{You make my heart Sing}

Stamps: Bird Watching (Papertrey Ink)/Hearts (Amuse Stamps)

Ink: Dark Chocolate, Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink)

Cardstock: Kraft base (craft supply)/Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink)

Accessories: Chompy! (Corner Chomper – We R Memory Keepers)/Victorian Lace Border Die (Papertrey Ink)/Cuttlebug

Over to Caryn…

I love this fortnight’s theme – can’t wait to see the huge variety of cards and creations I expect we’re going to get – especially after we had such a bumper number of entries to our last challenge!! Thanks everyone for playing along.

Now to my sample. I recently received my order which I made on 23rd July and which included the Stamp-a-faire exclusive set – Iconic Images. What can I say – I LURVE this set. It’s so different from any other set I have from PTI and I just can’t put it down!!

{Recipe}

Stamps: Iconic Images, Everyday Classics, Label Basics.

Ink: Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate,

Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Sweet Blush

Other: Sweet blush satin ribbon, Angles label die, Score Pal.

I just love the combination of Vintage Cream, Sweet Blush and Dark Chocolate – it gives such a lovely vintagey feel when you put them together.

Over to Kate:

“I was feeling rather mojo-less when I sat down to make my card. So I decided to use a few challenges to try and kick-start it again. I chose two challenges, a Case Study challenge and Play Date challenge (all details are on my blog) – and came up with this. Now I’m not too sure about the pink, but I was trying to stick to the challenge colours! I did, however, really enjoy inking up my Beautiful Blooms set – one of the first PTI sets I ever bought!”

Stamps: Beautiful Blooms/Think Big Favourites 3

So now it’s time for you to get your own PTI supplies out and get inky with us 🙂 Need more encouragement? Well one randomly selected European Peeps could get their inky mitts on this:

Fruit Fusion: Apple Stamp Set

Here are the deets

* 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!)

* 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 5th 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.

Have fun and create whatever you feel like! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Aimes, Caryn & Kate

xxx

Challenge : Sky’s the Limit!

Hello peeps and welcome to a new challenge here at A Passion for Papertrey. Thank you again for your stunning entries into our last summertime challenge – it gets harder and harder to pick a top three every time!

So what’s this new challenge all about I hear you ask? Well, this time, the sky’s the limit! If you can find it in the sky then you can enter our challenge with it!!! Birds, butterflies, aeroplanes, balloons, clouds, rain, sun, rockets, stars…… the list is endless. So come on and join in the fun – get those stamp sets and dies out and show us what you’ve got. Here’s some inspiration to whet your appetite….

{Recipe}
Stamps: Fly Away, Everyday Classics, A Little Argyle (spot strip). Hero Arts stars background.
Ink: Smokey Shadow, Lemon Tart, Memento black.
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Kraft (PTI); Craem and blue (from stash)
Others: PTI coaster, Fly Away die set, Stars die set

I started with a cream card base and stamped the Hero Arts stars background stamp over it in Lemon Tart to give a subtle background. I die cut and stamped the aeroplane from a PTI coaster and coloured it with ProMarkers. The stars were cut using the Seeing Stars dies and layered up over a strip of kraft card and blue Bazzil from my stash. You may not see it but I stamped the word “Ben” (my nephew) using the Simple Alphabet stamp set onto the plane to personalise a bit for his birthday.

Over to Aimes
Ok so I’m gonna ‘fess up that I cheated I took a pretty loose interpretation of this challenge….forgive me? Well the good news is that if I can get away with this without both Caryn and Kate telling me off then you can too *wink*

Card Deets
{Celebrate Your Day!}
Stamps: Signature Greetings (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Vellum Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Bling (Hero Arts)/White Gel Pen (Ranger)/Detail White Embossing Powder (Stampendous)

I think at a push I could suggest the bling represents stars that you can find in the night sky, the vellum represents the clouds you can find in the day sky and the different shades of blue represent the sky at different times of the day. Do you think I’ve dug myself outta this yet? LOL!

Colour blocking is such a big trend right now and that’s what inspired this design. I’m thinking of making a set of these in different colours with different sentiments as the design was pretty easy to make and a great way of using up those scraps …”

Over to Kate
“Our poor Kate was last seen under a mountain of boxes looking for the phone to set up her broadband…LOL! She’s recently moved and we’re hoping that she’ll be settled soon and back to Blogland before we know it :)”

And the prize???

The challenge rules:

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

* 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 8th 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!

Caryn, Kate and Aimes
xxx

Challenge: Polka Dots!

Hello and welcome to another challenge here on A Passion for Papertrey! Today we have a special treat for you thanks to the generosity of the lovely Beverley who has so very sweetly donated a very special Papertrey Ink stamp set for us to offer as a prize. Do you recognise this set..:

…. if you don’t it is the 2010 ‘Round and Round’ PTI Anniversary set, which cannot be bought and is the prize for this fortnight’s challenge! Thank you so much Beverley!

And there are two good reasons for us to be offering this fabulous prize this week – the first is that Aimes and I are celebrating our first anniversary lol!!! It’s a year ago that Aimes joined A Passion for Papertrey, and I couldn’t ask for a more fabulous friend to be my partner in crime on the blog!

The second reason is to say thank you to all our wonderful readers and supporters – we are always overwhelmed with the response to our challenges and our posts. Thank you all for your support, and for sharing our passion for all things Papertrey!

So onto the challenge!! This time we’re going all dotty, and asking you to make a card or other papercrafting project that features polka dots… because we all love cute polka dots don’t we?! You could use your polka dot stamps, papers, ribbons, or if you don’t have any of those, come up with an original idea for incorporating them into your project!

I have to say I used a few dotty PTI products on my sample!….polka dot stamps, ribbon and papers!


Recipe:
Stamps” Baby Button Bits/Polka Dot Basics
Card: Stamper’s Select White/Pure Poppy/Aqua Mist
Paper: Bitty Dot Basics
Ink: Aqua Mist
Other: Copic Sketch Markers/Pure Poppy button/Pure Poppy Swiss Dots ribbon/Rik Rak die/Circle Nestabilities

Over to Aimes:
“OK, so I know you’re probably expecting me to break out my Polka Dots II set for this challenge, or maybe to use that sweet polka dot chair/couch from On My Couch but I wanted to incorporate polka dots a little less predictably for me this time…”

Card Deets
{Happy Anniversary}
Stamps: Daily Designs/Round & Round Ink: Pure poppy Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White/Kraft Paper: Beautiful Blooms DP Accessories: Fresh Snow Twill Ribbon/Martha Stewart Border Punch/Corner Rounder/White Gel Pen

And here’s Caryn as our featured stamper for August, goin‘ a little Polka Dot Crazy on this little number:

“I have used a Kraft card base and then layered up the panel with Rustic Cream card (embossed with Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder), Kraft coloured paper from Dotty Biscotti and then the top layer is a piece of Spring Moss card. Everything has been roughed up a bit with my new toy – my SU distresser thingy and then I’ve run the PTI distress ink (the lighter one!) around the edge of it all. The butterflies (Butterfly Dreams) and sentiment (from Everyday Classics) have been stamped in Raspberry Fizz and then it’s all finished off with a bit of Raspberry Fizz twill.

Here are all 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, Sept 6th 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.

We can’t wait to see what you come with – have fun!

Kate, Aimes and Caryn xxx

Well Wishes

One of the main reasons I love Papertrey so much is how quickly I can make a card, there’s hardly any stamping on this project, I’ve just utilised the gorgeous papers – the products really do speak for themselves….

Recipe: Stamps – Everyday Classics / Paper – Everyday Blessings & 2008 Bitty Dot Basics / Card – Spring Moss & Aqua Mist / Ribbon – Topnotch Twill Spring Moss / Other – Spellbinder Nestabilities & Sizzix Floral Dies

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Thanks for looking & have a nice day 🙂
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Love Stephanie xxx
P.S If you like these papers – there’s a chance to win them over on My Blog (blatant plug lol)

Raspberry Fizz Re-Visited

It’s been a while since I used my beloved Raspberry Fizz papers & I was getting withdrawal symptoms so had to give myself a hit…..

Recipe: Stamps – Everyday Classics & Heart Print Sentiments / Papers – Raspberry Fizz Mix / Card & Ink – Raspberry Fizz & True Black / Other – Vintage Button & Saddle Stitched Ribbon True Black

Ahhhh, that’s better, should keep me satisfied for a little while – it’s tough being a Raspberry Fizz junkie LOL

Hope you’re enjoying your weekend, thanks for taking the time to stop by 🙂

Love Stephanie xxx

Fancy Flourishes

I’m thinking of personalising this card for my Mum’s birthday next week but haven’t decided if it’s special enough yet – my Mum is the most selfless person I know & she lives & breathes for her family….

Recipe: Stamps – Fancy Flourishes, Faux Ribbon & Everyday Classics / Papers – 2008 Bitty Dot Basics / Card – Raspberry Fizz / Inkpads – Raspberry Fizz & True Black / Ribbon – Classic Grosgrain Raspberry Fizz / Other – EK Success Edge Punch

Busy weekend ahead – I’m attending my 1st Shoe Box Swap on Saturday & so looking forward to meeting up with some lovely ladies & on Sunday is Hubby’s Work Summer Fair which is a huge affair & so much fun for families!

Thanks for dropping by & have a wonderful weekend 🙂

Love Stephanie xxx