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

Happy Birthday, Crafty Girl!


Happy Bank Holiday Weekend, Peeps! It’s a soggy one in Sheffield today, but as I’m feeling much better since my last post, I’m happy! Still a few sniffles and sneezes but much, much better 😀

I’m sharing a card with you today that I made for my fellow crafty peep, Emma’s birthday which was last Thursday.

My whole justification for buying Studio Style was for this sentiment; I just love it! It’s the first time I’ve inked it but it won’t be the last!

Card Recipe
PTI Supplies
Stamps: Studio Style
Ink: Enchanted Evening/Spring Rain/Hawaiian Shores
Card: Enchanted Evening/Stamper’s Select White/Spring Rain
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/Glossy Accents/Enchanted Evening Satin Ribbon/Martha Stewart Border Punch/Corner Rounder/Promarkers

Have a super weekend! If you’re having a soggy weekend like me, why not get inky and join in our current challenge – you can enter more than once too if you fancy it *wink*!


My Glossy Accents Fix!


Happy Sunday! Gosh why do the weekends fly by so fast? It’s always Monday morning before I know it!

Just a couple of cards to share with you this morning. I’m playing catch up as I’d posted them on my own blog but haven’t shared them here yet!

This first one I’m going to confess I really like (are we allowed to say that about our cards?!)

I think I like it so much because not only do I have a huge thing for butterflies, but it’s also so sparkly IRL! I also applied Glossy Accents to the middle butterfly to make it stand out even more so it’s not just super sparkly, but super shiny too! Glossy Accents has become one of those things I’m just dolloping on everything at the mo LOL!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Butterfly Dreams
Ink: Memento Black
Card: White/Spring Rain/Orange Zest
Accessories: Versamark Pen/Copic Spica Clear Pen/Fine Line Black Pen/Glossy Accents

This next card was made for when I was a Guest Designer over on the CAS DT on Splitcoast Stampers last Monday. I felt so honoured to be asked, but felt the pressure too! Luckily, it gave me the perfect excuse to ink up Studio Style and have a bit of fun. I love the sentiments in this set, they’re so true!

Oh and check out the Glossy Accents again! It’s much more effective IRL! And yup, I’ve now actually run out of Glossy Accents so no more glass-like button jars to be stamped until I get hold of some more LOL!

Card Recipe
All PTI Supplies
Stamps: Studio Style
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Card: White
Accessories: Glossy Accents/Promarkers/Dark Chocolate Twill

Hope you have a lovely, relaxing Sunday! If you’re not doing anything today, why not root through your crafting stash to join in with our current challenge? Hurry though, it ends tomorrow morning!

Thanks so much for stopping by!