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!
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…”
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