Challenge: Super Circles!

Hey!

Welcome to a fabulous new challenge! We hope you’re ready to ink along with us! 🙂

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 🙂

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! 🙂

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 🙂

* 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
xxx

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Colour Pop Challenge!

Hi all! Welcome to another challenge! We’ve got a classy one for you this time – we want you to make a card, or other paper-crafting project, using black, a white and a pop of colour…. very classy don’t you think?!

Now, looking at the cards we three A Passion for Papertrey girls have come up with (with no consultation!) you might think it has to be pink but it certainly doesn’t! You can use whatever colour you like!

I used a negative die cut for my card, I wanted to emboss the front of the card but I somehow managed to mis-place one of my Cuttlebug plates so had to leave it clean. Typically I found it straight after I’d adhered the main panel to the card!

Card details:
Stamps: Friends Til The End
Card: Stampers Select White/Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Bitty Dots 2009
Dies: Double Ended Banner/Love Lives Here
Other: Corner Chomper, adhesive gems, copic marker
Over to Caryn:
“I had a great time with this card – I had to try and make something whilst sharing my small desk with three of the children who had the laptop on it and their drinks, cupcakes , sticky fingers, yada, yada….
Anyhoo, this is what I managed to produce from beneath the rubble that was my desk when they finally departed!! I used the Beautiful Blooms II set that hasn’t seen daylight for some time and the new True Black ink – OMG it stamps so well!! My splash of colour is Raspberry Fizz – yum!”
{Recipe}
Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II, Say It With Style.
Card: Stampers Select, Bazzill Raven
Ink: True Black, Raspberry Fizz
Ribbon: Top Notch Twill (Raspberry Fizz)
Other: Mega Mat Stack 4 die.

Over to Aimes:
“Oooh I do love this design theory of contrasting a pop of colour against a black and white design. I’m normally a sucker for using red for this technique but I couldn’t resist trying out my new PTI Raspberry Fizz die ink:
Card Deets
{Hello Friend}
Stamps: Rosie Posie, Modern Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Raspberry Fizz Ink (Papertrey Ink)/London Fog, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: White and True Black (Papertrey Ink)

This super-flat and super simple card uses a simple masking technique and features stamps from Rosie Posie. The sentiment comes from my beloved Modern Basics :)”

Here’s what you could win! It’s the super-cute Heart-2-Heart set:

Here are the challenge 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, March 19th 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.

We can’t wait to see your creations!

Kate, Aimes & Caryn xxx

Challenge: Needle and Thread

Hello and welcome to a new challenge!

This fortnight we want to see what you can rustle up when faced with the words, “Needle and Thread.” I have to admit that I freaked at these words at first, but once you think about it, this challenge is open to lots of cheating interpretation….*wink*

Now I was not about to get reacquainted with Machiney (my neglected sewing machine): my time restraints and our explosive love/hate relationship meant I had to save a date with Machiney for another time. However, I did still use a needle and thread for my card:

Card Deets
{Love You}
Stamps: Sentiment from Modern Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Twine (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Baker’s Twine (Papertrey Ink)

Well I guess it’s still using a needle and thread if you substitute needle for paper piercer and thread for baker’s twine that is! 🙂

Over to Kate: “You know the great thing about challenges? They make you dig out sets you’d totally forgotten about! As I was rooting through my PTI sets looking for some inspiration for this challenge I came across my Studio Style and Quilter’s Sampler sets – unused for (ahem) a very long time! I had such fun with card, CAS, lots of white and zingy colours – my favourite things!”

Card Details:
Stamps: Studio Style/Quilters Sampler (PTI)
Card: Stamper’s Select White (PTI)
Ink: Raspberry Fizz/Summer Sunrise/Hawai’in Shores/Basic Black (PTI)
Other: Corner Chomper/Small Labels Die (PTI)


Over to Caryn:

Well I have to agree with Kate – this challenge got me reaching for sets that haven’t seen the light of day for some time! My sewing machine has somehow been relegated to the loft (thanks darling husband!) so I decided to rely on the “faux stitching” technique for my card. I also MADE myself step away from my comfort zone colours (pure poppy, raspberry fizz, aqua mist) and went for Berry Sorbet.

{Card deets} – All PTI (unless otherwise stated)
Stamps: Wonderfully Whimsical
Card: Berry Sorbet, Vintage Cream
Ink: Smokey Shadow
Other: Promarkers, Berry Sorbet Satin Dots ribbon, Take Three die, butterfly punch, white gel pen.

So are you ready to join in the fun? We hope so! Up for grabs for one randomly selected European peep is this sweet stamp set:

And don’t forget to check out the deets before you play along:

* 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, March 5th 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.

We can wait to see what those words inspire you to create!

Aimes, Kate & Caryn
xxx

Happy Happy Happy Holidays

Are you ready yet? Can you believe how quickly Christmas is creeping up on us? I hope your preparations are going well!

I’m popping in to wish you all a very happy holidays, whatever you’re doing!

happy happy happy holidays

Card Deets
{Happy Happy Happy Holidays}
Stamps: Modern Basics, Stocking Prints (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)/Fern (a muse)
Cardstock: White, Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Twine (Papertrey Ink)/Apron Lace Border Punch (Fiskars)/Cuttlebug, Swiss Dot Embossing Folder (Provocraft)/Chompy! (Corner Chomper)/Gems (Stash!)

Modern Basics has proved to be my saviour with my Christmas cards this year! It’s posed as a wreath and now holly! Whatever next…..?

How about a poinsettia?

Happy Holidays

Yup – Modern Basics has definitely shown me that sometimes there’s no need to buy new sets to get the mojo flowing 🙂

Happy Holidays

Card Deets
{Happy Holidays}
Stamps: Modern Basics, Stocking Prints (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)/Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: White, Pinefeather (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Bling (Zva)/Button (Papertrey Ink)

Wishing you all a fabulous Christmas!

Aimes
x

P.S If you’ve got a spare moment, why not indulge in a spot of green on your creations and share the inspiration for our current challenge? *wink*

Hello, hello….

Aimes here. Reporting from a mountain…..of washing and chores!

As much as I love going on holiday, I always dread the return jobs of unpacking, washing, etc…After I’ve caught up with it all, I feel like I need another holiday LOL!

So I’m just popping by here to share a couple of ‘hello’ cards to assure you that I’m still here!

Hello

And here’s another that proves that I’m on a bit of a sentiment-placement kick too!

Hello

Gotta love that Modern Basics set: I find that every time I play with it I can create graphic style cards that totally float my boat 🙂

Well it’s Friday so I’m off to tackle more chores before hoping to have a nice relaxing (and inky) weekend!

Aimes

x

Card Deets

{Hello}

Stamps: Modern Basics (Papertrey Ink)

Ink: London Fog (Memento)/Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink)

Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White, Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink)/Grey (Craft Supply)

Accessories: Pink Vintage Button (Papertrey Ink)

{Hello}

Stamps:
Modern Basics (Papertrey Ink)

Ink: Orange Zest, Lavender Moon (Papertrey Ink)/Tuxedo Black (Memento)

Cardstock: True Black, Stamper’s Select White (Papertrey Ink)

Accessories: Promarker (Letraset)/Fresh Snow Twill Ribbon (Papertrey Ink)/Chompy! (Corner Chomper – We R Memory Keepers)

Hello…

Happy Friday Eve! (Can’t you just tell I’m a weekend kinda gal? LOL!)

I’m popping in with a card made from my new (well, new to me!) Modern Basics stamp set:

Hello

I love the endless possibilities this stamp set offers; I think I must have spent a good hour or so simply stamping and creating new pattens on scrap paper with it!

Now just before I leave you, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock here in Blogland you’ve probably heard about Gallery Idol 2011. Now I dunno how, but somehow I’ve made it into the final 20! We were given the task of creating DIY embellishments for round one, and after chopping the end of my pencil crayons, here’s my entry:

You Color My World

Voting for the next round ends today at 7pm UK time, and the 15 cards with the most votes go through to the next round. I’d really love it if you could be so kind enough to pop across there, register (it only takes a couple of mins), check out the amazing creations and vote for your favourite (I’d obviously love it if my card – #15 – was your favourite *wink*)

OK that’s enough shameless grovelling and plugging from me for one day….LOL!

Aimes
x

Challenge: Sweet, Sweet, Summertime

Hey Everyone!

Ready for a brand spanking new challenge here on A Passion for Papertrey? I hope so!

For the next fortnight we’re thinking of summertime. Whether it’s the colours you associate with summer, items associated with summer or anything else that reminds you of the sweet summertime, make a creation out of it and join in the fun!

For me, summer is the sweet long six-week holidays I get from work 🙂 We break up next Thursday and I can’t wait! When I was a kid the first week off would involve a trip to the sea-side and that’s what inspired my creation:


I went with a very graphic interpretation of the sea with those chevrons LOL! I’ll be off to the sea-side in Wales at some point in the holidays – you just can’t beat a paddle in the sea 🙂

Card Deets
{Hello}
All Papertrey Ink Supplies Unless Stated
Stamps: Background Basics: Chevron Strips, Modern Basics (Sentiment)
Ink: Hawaiian Shores/Tuxedo Black (Memento Ink)
Cardstock: Lemon Tart, Stamper’s Select White
Accessories: Orange Zest Vintage Buttons/Fine Line Black Pen (Letraset)/Chompy! (Corner Chomper – We R Memory Keepers)

Over to Kate: “Another CAS card from me – this time a bright invite to a summer party, I’m imagining a fun pool party except I don’t have a pool!”

Stamps: A Day at the Beach, Polka Dot Basics
Card: Stamper’s Select White, Hawai’in Shores
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Hawai’in Shores, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Raspberry Fizz ribbon, nestabilities

Over to Caryn:
Nothing says “Summer” to me more than Wimbledon – it kicks off the season for me and although my beloved Roger Federer didn’t do all that well this year I still managed to catch a few matches and enjoyed the tournament immensely. As a wee nod to my favourite sporting even of the year I have made a card using the strawberry die and stamp set (Fruit Fusion: Strawberry). With a touch of lace and the gingham at the bottom (reminds me of pots of jam and picnics!!) this card does make me feel jolly summery.

{Recipe}
Stamps: Fruit Fusion: Strawberry, Background Basics: Gingham, Turning a New Leaf and Round And Round.
Ink: Pure Poppy, Spring Moss, Berry Sorbet
Patterned Paper: Pink Patterns Collection (for the scalloped strip)
Other: Lace trim, Strawberry die, medium scalloped border die, red gingham ribbon.

So are we feeling the summertime vibe? I hope so! Now before you come and jump in the pool of creativity with us – check out what one randomly selected European Peep could win:


Yup this sweet mini set, Whale Wishes could be yours!

Here are those all important deets:

* 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, July 25th 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
xxx