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

Your Favourite Colour!!

Welcome to another Passion for Papertrey challenge! This time we’re going to ask a very simple question…. what’s your favourite colour?!!

And then of course make a card using your top choice – the colour doesn’t have to be a Papertrey Ink colour if you don’t have all the colours, but, as always, must include at least one PTI product 🙂

Anyone who knows me no doubt is aware of my obsession with all things Aqua and Turquoise so it was a toss up between Aqua Mist and Hawai’in Shores – Aqua Mist has always been my favourite colour but it got some serious competition when I received my Hawai’in Shores colour! Torn between the two I decided to go with the newest addition to my colour collection 🙂

Recipe:

Stamps: Asian Fusion/Polka Dot Basics/Mega Mixed Messages
Card – Hawai’in Shores/Stampers Select White/True Black
Ink – Hawai’in Shores/True Black
Other – Corner Chomper

Over to Aimes:
“Well I’m not gonna surprise any of ya! Anyone who knows me, knows that my all time favourite colour is green. Pretty much any shade of green will float my boat. Not that I don’t love any other colours, just that if I had to pick only one then without a doubt, it’d be green! So without further ado, here’s my example:”

Card Recipe
Stamps: Background Basics: Text Style/Turning a New Leaf/Friends ’til the End
Ink: Distress Ink Antique Linen/PTI Spring Moss
Card: Kraft/Vintage Cream
Papers: Bitty Box Basics/Turning a New Leaf
Accesories: EK Success Border Punch/Dark Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon/Sewing Machine/3D Foam Pads

As our featured stamper this month, Marinette couldn’t choose between her two favourtie colours: Red and Kraft! So she did what any other crafty peep would do and use both LOL!

Supplies:
PTI kraft and Pure Poppy, Ink Pure Poppy, tiny tag “Birthday Wishes” stamped with “Mega mixed Messages”, stamp PTI “Happy Birthday “Say it with style” , PTI “heart print” ink pure poppy, stamp PTI “delightful dahlia” ink pure poppy

Fancy playing along? 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 31st 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.

Need more tempting? Look at what you could win for this fortnight’s challenge:

One sheet of each design from the Green Boutique pattern paper pad (6 sheets in total)

AND

A whole roll of grosgrain ribbon in the delicious Hawaiian Shores colour!

We can’t wait to see what your favourtie colour is!

Kate, Aimes and Marinette
xxx

Our star!!

Happy Saturday peeps!! Guess what….. we have a star in our midst!!!!

I’m SO excited to tell those of you who haven’t seen Nichole’s Guest Star Stamper post, that our very own Aimes has won one of this month’s categories!! I feel like a proud mum haha!! We all know how incredibly talented and creative she is so it really should come as no surprise… and it’s not the first time she’s won either!!! So a BIG congrats hun!!!!

This card was made for my lovely blogging buddy Caryn, and also is my very belated sample for our recent embossing challenge (what can I say… I was too busy sunning myself in California lol!)

Recipe:
(All Papertrey Ink)

Stamps – Say It With Style/Green Thumb/Background Basics: Text Style
Card – Ocean Tides
Ink – Versamar/Ocean Tides
Other – Black gingham ribbon/White Embossing powder

I love the effect of the white flowers embossed on the Ocean Tides background, which itself was stamped with the Background Basics: Text Style stamp. That has to be one of my favourite background sets!

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Kate xx

Challenge: Nature!

Hello hello! It’s Kate here – yes I am still alive lol! I’m sorry for having been MIA for a while – I must say a HUGE thank you to dear dear Aimes for keeping our l’il old blog going while I was on holiday – thanks hun, what a star you are!

So it’s time for another challenge and this fortnight we’re going back to nature – we’d like you to come up with a nature inspired project. So it can be flowers, trees, leaves or anything that says ‘nature’ to you!

For my sample I used three of my newest PTI goodies – the yummy leaf papers and matching stamp set and Dawn McVey’s ‘Say it With Style’ sentiment set… this is going to be an absolute fave I can tell!


Recipe:
Stamps – Turning a New Leaf/Say it With Style
Card – Stamper’s Select White/Spring Moss
Paper – Turning a New Leaf
Ink – Spring Moss/Dark Chocolate
Ribbon/Button – Spring Moss

Over to Aimes: “Hmmm…nature….well I would love to say there’ s loads of it around me that I can relate to a PTI stamp set but that would be fibbing. So instead I turned to a stamp set that I hope will inspire nature to get a move on – I’m bored of winter now LOL!

This was created using a masking technique. The white border was simple; I simply used a white gel pen to draw around the nestability I used to cut out the Melon Berry panel.

Melon Berry is just one of those colours I tend to pass on so I really wanted to make it a feature on this card. I’m still not sure if I like it, but the recipient seemed to!”

I also decorated the inside of my card too, I’ve noticed that seems to be a trend around Blogland at the mo…”


Card Recipe
Stamps: Friends til the End
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Cardstock: Dark Chocolate/Melon Berry/Vintage Cream
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/Cream Vintage Buttons/Vintage Cream Satin Ribbon/Cream Ribbon Twine/White Gel Pen

And here is the fabulous sample from Dawn, this month’s Featured Stamper:


Card Recipe Stamps: Everyday Buton Bits/Giga Guidelines Cardstock: Plum Pudding/Sweet Blush/Dark Chocolate DSP: Guidelines Mediums: Old Olive/Lavender Lace (SU)/Versamark Embellishments: Plum Pudding Satin Ribbon/Square Brad/Buttons from Stash Tools: Paper Cutter and Scorer/Snail Adhesive/Nestabilities (Labels 1)

What could you win?

One Sheet of each design of the gorgeous DP – Simple Valentine (6 sheets in total)

2 Sheets of coordinating cardstock in the following colours (6 sheets in total):

One foot (30cm) of ribbon of the following:

One Raspberry Fizz Cube Ink Cube in the NEW FORMULA which is a total dream to work with. It’s a bit like a chalk ink and gives amazing coverage!


Now it’s over to you! Here are the challenge deets:

  • All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify
  • To enter, leave a link below to your post featuring the project on your blog or online gallery. (We’ve just started using My Linky – hopefully it will be ok but if there are any problems please leave us a comment! Click on the Mister Linky Pic below to try it out!)
  • Worldwide entries are more than welcome to share the inspiration, but unfortunately prizes can only be shipped within Europe!
  • Challenge closes on Monday 8th February 2010 at 9.00am GMT
  • A winner will be chosen at random to receive a collection of PTI goodies!

Have fun!

Kate, Aimes and Dawn xxx