Challenge – Valentine’s!

Welcome to our first challenge of 2012 here on A Passion for Papertrey! We hope you can ink up and play along with us 🙂

For this fortnight’s challenge we’re looking ahead to the next occasion in our calendars after Christmas: Valentine’s Day! That’s right, it’s never to early to make a card to show someone you care about them:

Card Deets
{Love You}
Stamps: Wonderful Words Additions, Heart – Around and About Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)/Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: White, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Canvas and Linen Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink)/Cuttlebug, Olivia Alphabet Dies (Provocraft)/Novelty Paper Clip (Office Supply)/Gem (Stash!)

This design was totally inspired by some novelty paper clips I had in my stationary stash and will hopefully suit my guy; he’s not one for a huge slush-fest on a piece of card – LOL!

Over to Caryn …

Hello all and Happy New Year! Hope everyone’s creative juices are flowing for our new challenge! I have to say I am in a bit of a lull with my mojo at the minute and really struggled getting this card together! Maybe it’s that post-Christmas lull?!  My inspiration came from my red polka dot table-cloth (I guess it has to come from somewhere!!).

  
{Recipe}

Stamps: Heart Prints
Card: Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Stampers Select WhitInk: Pure Poppy, Fresh Snow
Tools: Woodgrain IP, Scallop edge punch (SU!)
Other: Ribbon from stash

Over to Kate: “Happy 2012 everyone! I’m still loving the new PTI inks and used them to whip up this CAS card, enjoy the challenge!”

Card Details: (All supplies PTI unless stated)

Stamps: Heart Prints
Card: Stamper’s Select White
Ink: Raspberry Fizz/Hawai’in Shores/Basic Black
Other: Adhesive gems (Hero Arts)/Corner Chomper

So, are you ready to get loved up and ink along with us? We hope so! Up for grabs for one randomly selected European PTI Peeps is this sweet stamp set:

Just before you dash to play – take a peek at our challenge 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!). 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, January 23rd 2012 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!

Aimes, Caryn & Kate
xxx

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Challenge: Pretty Petals

The sun has been shining, the ground is warming up and everything is in bloom. So to celebrate this gorgeous time of year we’re going to go mad for flowers for our next challenge! So let’s see those flowers on your projects peeps! Any colour or variety, the choice is yours!

For my sample I dug out (bad pun, sorry!) my Green Thumb set. This was one of my first ever PTI sets, bought about three years ago, but hasn’t seen much ink lately! That’s changed though as I had a good play with it over the weekend!

Recipe:
Stamps – Green Thumb
Card – Stamper’s Select White/True Black/Spring Moss
Ink – Summer Sunrise/Melon Berry/Orange Zest/Terracotta Tile/Spring Rain/Antique Linen Distress Ink
Other – True Black gingham ribbon/Spring Moss button

Here’s Aimes:

“Well I bet you were expecting me to ink up Friends ’til the End for this challenge were you not?! LOL! Well in a bid to escape my urge to ink it up all the time I fancied surprising both you and myself by having a go at making my own flower!”


“Super easy to make with lots of die-cut flowers from tissue paper! Just proves that you don’t need a stamp set that features a flower to enter our challenge ;D”

Card Recipe
(All PTI Supplies)
Stamps: Background Basics: Text Style/Turning a New Leaf/Damask Designs (sentiment)
Ink: Smokey Shadow/Spring Moss/Versamark
Cardstock: Lemon Tart/Stamper’s Select White
Accessories: Vellum/White Tissue Paper/Lemon Tart Button/Jute Button Twine/Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/Apron Lace Border Punch

And here is our sample from Dana, this month’s Featured Stamper!

Isn’t it so happy and cheerful?!

Stamps: PTI Fillable Frames #2, PTI Giga Guidelines, PTI Heart Prints
Ink: PTI Summer Sunrise, PTI Spring Moss & Aqua Mist (mixed), PTI Vintage Tea Dye Duo
Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream, PTI Rustic Cream, Core’Dinations Aquamarine,
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket Early Bird
Dies: PTI Beautiful Blooms die #2, PTI Fillable Frames #2 die
Other: PTI Vintage Button Aqua Mist, Prima E-line flowers (white Hydrangea), sisal twine, sewing machine / thread

Here’s those 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 3rd 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 floral delights you come up with!

Kate, Aimes & Dana
xxx

Papertrey ATC Swap

Finally, here we are with details of our first Swap!

Being very conscious of limited PTI supplies we thought what better than an ATC Swap (ATC’s are little pieces of Art Work that measure 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″)

My Example:
….& the fantastic thing about ATC’s is they make excellent Card Toppers for a quick & easy card….

Recipe: Stamps – Heart Prints, Damask Designs & Polka Dot Basis II / Card & Ink – True Black, Enchanted Evening & Raspberry Fizz / Ribbon – Saddle Stitched Grosgrain Enchanted Evening / Other – EK Success Edge Punch & Paper Piercing Tool
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Kate’s Examples:

Recipe: (All Papertrey Ink unless stated)
Stamps – On My Couch/On My Couch Additions/Background Basics – Retro
Ink – Pure Poppy/Versamark/Memento Tuxedo Black
Card – Stamper’s Select White/Enchanted Evening/Pure Poppy
Ribbon – Pure Poppy twill
Other – Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder/white embossing powder/corner rounder punch
Recipe: (All Papertrey Ink unless stated)
Stamps – On My Couch
Ink – Hibiscus/Sweet Blush/Memento Tuxedo Black
Card – Vintage Cream/Hibiscus
Other – sewing machine

If you want to join in, please leave your name & email here, further details will follow when all spaces are filled (or by 05/08/09 at the latest)

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Stephanie & Kate x

*No More Spaces*
ATC’s will be due in by 31 August 2009
Other brands can be used (cardstock, embellishments, ribbon etc.) but Stamps & Designer Paper must be PTI
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2. Kate
3. Tina
4. Shaz
6. Dawn
7. Sue
8. Ann
10. Vicki
11. TesaB
12. JanJ
13. Nina
15. Emma Lynne
16. Bekka

Challenge 9 – Button It!

This week we want to see buttons on your projects (doesn’t have to be Papertrey buttons), here’s my card – not my best work but the fabulous weather is forcing me outside lol….

Recipe: Stamps – Cupcake Collection / Paper – 2008 Bitty Star Basics / Card & Ink Pads – Vintage Cream & Dark Chocolate / Ribbon – Classic Grosgrain Vintage Cream / Vintage Button – Dark Chocolate / Other – Spellbinder Nestabilities & Martha Stewart Edge Punch

Kate ‘s sample (putting mine to shame!!):

Card made with Hibiscus Burst buttons – I sewed them all on:

Notebook made with a Bind-It-All:

Recipe:

Stamps – Friends til the End/Heart Prints
Ink – Hibiscus Burst/Black
Card – Stamper’s Select White/Hibiscus White/Grey (SU)
Buttons – Hibiscus Burst
Other – Grey ribbon (SU)/Crafter’s Tool Kit/Bind-It-All/Heart punches (EK Success)

If your entry is randomly selected you will receive a small selection of all the current Papertrey Vintage Buttons & also an assortment of teeny Prima Flowers (as shown)….

To qualify for the prize (ship within Europe only), entries must contain 1 Papertrey item and be submitted by 9am Monday 13 July 2009 – can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Love Stephanie xxx

Raspberry Suite Challenge

I loved Dawn’s Raspberry Suite colour challenge this week – what a fabulous colour combination!


And here’s my card:


I think I can safely say you haven’t seen the last of these fabulous flourishes on here! I stamped the flourish with Vintage Cream ink onto Kraft cardstock. I haven’t given my Heart Prints set much love recently so stamped and punched out a heart from the set, added a button and satin cream ribbon and sponged all the edges with distress ink.

Recipe:
(All PTI unless otherwise stated)

Stamps – Fancy Flourishes/Heart Prints
Ink – Vintage Cream/Dark Chocolate/Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Card – Kraft/Vintage Cream/Dark Chocolate
Paper – 2008 Bitty Dots – Raspberry Fizz
Ribbon – Cream Satin
Other – heart punch (EK Sucess)/scalloped border punch (Fiskars)/Hibiscus Burst button/brown pearls

Have you seen the sneak peeks for the new releases?! I’m so excited about the basket set Nichole previewed today – I love stamps that I can colour!!

Thanks for visiting and don’t forget our current challenge!

Kate x

I Heart PTI

I just can’t stop using the 2008 Bitty Dot’s Paper – it’s so versatile, here’s one of my favourite colour combo’s….
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Recipe (all PTI unless otherwise stated): Stamps – Heart Prints & Heart Print Sentiments / Paper – 2008 Bitty Dots / Card – Poppy Red & Stamper’s Select White / Ink – True Black / Ribbon – Saddle Stitched True Black / Other – Martha Stewart Punch
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Thanks for stopping by & have a lovely weekend 🙂
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Love Steph xxx

shabby mother’s day card

This is the card I made for my mum for Mother’s Day – she’s a historian so loves anything with a vintage feel. In an Antiques Market I found an Edwardian Mother’s Day card which I gave to her along with this card, and a history book she wanted.

I stamped one of the individual damask stamps from Dawn McVey’s fabulous Damask Designs set with Sweet Blush ink on Vintage Cream cardstock. I repeatedly stamped the XOs from the Heart Prints set for the horizontal layer, then stamped, punched out and layered some hearts from the same set.

Finally I distressed the edges, sponged on some Antique Linen Distress Ink, added some Sweet Blush Grosgrain ribbon, pom-poms, a button and pearls. Quite a different look from the one layer cards!

Thanks for visiting and don’t forget our current challenge 😉

Kate x

Recipe:
All supplies Papertrey unless otherwise stated

Stamps – Heart Prints/Damask Designs
Ink – Sweet Blush/Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Card – Vintage Cream/Kraft/Sweet Blush
Other – Sweet Blush Grosgrain ribbon/adhesive pearls (Kaisercraft)/ pom-pom trim (Bazzill)/EK Success heart punches