Challenge: Easter/Spring is here!

Hello and welcome to another challenge! I know it’s come around very quickly but Easter is nearly upon us, so it seemed fitting for us to set an Easter theme challenge!

If you don’t own any Easter stamps do feel free to make a ‘Spring’ themed card instead!

I decided to use a zingy colour combo for mine – maybe not a traditional Easter colour combination but I love it!


Stamps – Take Three Spring
Ink – Summer Sunrise
Card – Stamper’s Select White/Summer Sunrise/Raspberry Fizz
Paper – Pretty Pastels
Other – Summer Sunrise & Raspberry Fizz buttons/corner rounder punch

Here’s Aimes:
“Well I don’t actually own any Easter stamps *gasp* we tend to focus on the scoffing of Easter treats rather than exchanging cards LOL! With this in mind, I decided to make a little treat box to fill with mini-eggs to celebrate spring/Easter. I was planning on using some yummy mini eggs as props for my photo but they’ve gone missing….;D”

Box Recipe

Stamps: Daily Designs/Daily Design Sentiments/Polka Dot Basics II
Ink: Versamark/Dark Chocolate/Summer Sunrise
Cardstock: Spring Moss/Melon Berry/Vintage Cream
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/Lemon Tart Grosgrain Ribbon/Melon Berry Vintage Button/White Button Twine/Scalloped Edged Scissors

As our featured stamper, here is Katie’s beautiful sample:

Easter Blessings Card – Recipe

PTI “Tags for Spring” – Stamp collection
PTI Bitty Box Basics 2008 cardstock (Dark Chocolate)
PTI Perfect Match Cardstock (Summer Sunrise)
PTI Button (Summer Sunrise)
Other products used: Papermania gems, Memento “Rich Cocoa” ink, white card, cord,
Tools used: Martha Stewart Embossed, zig zag border punch, Cutter Bee

Here are the details:

* 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, but unfortunately prizes can only be shipped within Europe!

* Challenge closes on Monday, April 5th 2010 at 9.00am GMT

* A winner will be chosen at random to receive this collection of PTI Goodies:

1 sheet of each design of PTI’s Turning a New Leaf DP (8×8, 6 sheets in total) and a whole new roll of dark chocolate grosgrain ribbon!

Have fun!

Kate, Aimes and Katie xxx

Melon and Avocado

I was just going through some old pics and found this card that I never posted – it was for the winner of our last blog candy. I adore this colour combo – Melon Berry and Ripe Avocado – such a simple and quick card but it works well I think!

Have a great week and don’t forget to keep an eye on Nichole’s blog – July’s sneak peeks are underway…woo-hoo!!!

Kate x


Stamps – Tags for Spring
Ink – Melon Berry
Card – Melon Berry/Ripe Avocado
Paper – Green Tea Leaves
Ribbon – Ripe Avocado Satin
Other – Corner Rounder Punch/Circle Punches

Easter Treats

I got some Easter Lollipops for the children’s friends, but being a Crafter, I added ribbon, a tag & a matching card before sending them out lol….
….close up of the card….
Recipe (all PTI unless otherwise stated): Stamps – Tags For Spring & Mega Mixed Messages / Ink Pads & Card – Summer Sunrise & Lemon Tart / Paper – 2008 Bitty Dot Basics & Friends ‘Til The End Collection / Ribbon – Lemon Tart Topnotch Twill Tape / Other – EK Success Punch & Spellbinder Nestibilities.

Thanks for looking & don’t forget to join in our current challenge 🙂

Love Steph xxx


Like Kate, I am a huge fan of the PTI Raspberry Fizz line – it’s too delicious for words & you could win some Raspberry Fizz goodies just by entering our current challenge!


….close up of card….
The woven basket has been made using a Lauren Meader My Timeless Template for PTI
Recipe (all PTI unless otherwise stated): Stamps – Tags For Spring / Ink – Raspberry Fizz / Card – Raspberry Fizz, Kraft & Stampers Select White / Ribbon – Raspberry Fizz Swiss Dot, Raspberry Fizz Classic Grosgrain, SU! White Grosgrain & SU! Linen Thread / Tools – Martha Stewart Punch & Spellbinders Nestabilities
Thanks for looking & hope you’re having a fantastic weekend!
Love Steph xxx