Monday 13 July 2009

Template Challenge

Happy Monday fellow PTI fans! Is anyone else as excited about this month's release as I am?! If you haven't been following the countdown check out Nichole's blog immediately!It's shaping up to be one of my favourite releases... the couch set is a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e! And how about the button set - what an amazing idea, I never guessed what that was going to be from the peeks!

So it's time for another challenge here on this little blogeroo of ours and this time it's all about Lauren's Timeless Templates. Lauren never ceases to amaze me with her creativity with these templates - how lucky are we to have access to templates that involve no measuring, just print and cut!!

Here is the link to all the templates - they all come with several projects made by the design team. They cost $5 and are fabulous for us overseas PTI customers as there is no shipping costs - hooray! Just download them onto you computer, print, cut, stick and stamp!

So for this challenge we want to see projects made from any Timeless Template - you don't have to use any other PTI products on your project if you don't have them, but of course we'd love to see them if you do!

When you look at the list of the templates you'll see there are even two free ones to download - I've chosen one of these - Recipe Wrap-Up - for my samples.

My best friend runs her own cake business from home - she makes the most fabulous, and fabulously-decorated, cupcakes and novelty cakes. She's in the process of launching a new website for which she is soon having a photoshoot.

As part of the shoot she wanted to have some cupcakes with some of my cupcake toppers - here's what I came up with:

And of course I had to made her something pretty to put them in. This is the front of the Recipe Wrap-Up:

The inside without contents:

And filled with the cuppie toppers:

Such a fun template to make, I love the little pockets - think of all the fun uses for them!!

Recipe: (all Papertrey Ink)

Stamps - Ambassador Monogram/Fresh Alphabet/Heart Prints/Women of Life/Star Prints
Ink - Pure Poppy/Sweet Blush

Stamps - Friends Til the End
Ink - Hibiscus Burst
Card - Kraft/Hibiscus Burst/Stamper's Select White
Ribbon and Button - Hibiscus Burst/white floss

Over to Stephanie....

I used the ever so popular Pack A Picnic Template (it's my favourite to date)....

....& what's inside?....yummy strawberry sweeties of course!....

Recipe: Stamps - Fruitful / Card - New Leaf, Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet & Guidelines II Grid / Ink - New Leaf & Berry Sorbet / Ribbon - Swiss Dot Satin Berry Sorbet, Topnotch Twill Berry Sorbet & Extra Fine Polka Dot Satin New Leaf / Other - SU! Punches, Martha Stewart Edge Punch & Cricut Expression Machine

Here's the prize that will go to the randomly drawn winner:

(1 roll each of Plum Pudding and Ocean Tides ribbon, 3 sheets each of Plum Pudding and Ocean Tides Cardstock, 2 sheets of matching Polka Dot 8 x 8 patterned papers, handful of Vintage White and Cream buttons.)

To join the challenge post your project on your blog or online gallery then link to it in the comments section below. You have until 9am on Monday, July 27th to enter. I'm afraid we can only post prizes within Europe.

Thanks and have fun!

Kate x
9. Taheerah's Entry


Emma said...

AS the goonies say - HEY YOU GUYS (I love that film). It is destiny that brought us together and I am so doing this challenge as I have just started (can you believe it)Laurens picnic basket. I have to make 3! for the teachers and teachers assistants at my son's school.

Your projects are perfection as alwways. Kate, I can still remember your cute little buns ;D and Steph I am drooling as I write because as well as a beautiful picnic basket those sweety strawberries are my fave.

Hope you both have a great week :D

Tina Spohn said...

I clapp my hands for these great examples, you made. Wow, they are so beautiful! And I´m gonna love this challenge, I already know it. *lol*

You mentioned the sneak-peaks: Oh yes, there are some sets I gotta have. The button-set is one of theme. I can´t wait, till I can order and this time I´m going to order for myself and for a friend of mine, so we can split the shipping costs.

Hugs, Tina

Vicki said...

Oh fab challenge you two! Have just downloaded the picnic basket, I can't wait to have ago.

Vicki x

Taheerah said...

A timely challenge girls - I made a couple of Pack a Picnic baskets a few weeks ago but hadn't put them on my blog yet, and now I have the perfect excuse to do it!

TesaB said...

Wohoo! I've been lurking around the templates section for quite some time and now you give me the ultimate reason to do it! And wow, your samples are truly STUNNING!!!

And I sooooo wish I had a friend to split the shipping with!!! Any Swedes out there???

Joan Ottevanger said...
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Joan Ottevanger said...

Hi sorry for the other message somethings giong wrong so I try it over.
My message is.
I love the templates and I have several at the moment I use the picnic basket it most.
Her can you find my basket.

Vicki said...

Hi, managed to make me a picnic basket and I must say I am delighted with it, I was even more delighted when I realized I had two templates a large and a small, yippeee!

Mine is here!

Vicki x

Emma said...

Yeh ! my ladies - my entry

Aimes said...

Hey gals! OMG what a challenge - straight outta my comfort zone of just cards! Your creations rock (as always!)
Kate I just love the little cuppie toppers - so clever and what a pretty way to store them!
Steph, your picnic basket is amazing! I especially like the contents ;D you'll always hit my weak spot with strawberries - yum!
Hope to play along real soon!

Vannessa said...

Here's mine - a big one this time as I had just made these for end of year presents for my TAs and other teachers I work with.

TesaB said...

PHEW! I'm happy about the Monday morning deadline! Stupid me made a Blog Hop project out of this challenge (was so excited and got carried away!) due midnight EST tonight. Well, that was 30 minutes ago. So here it is:

Recipie wrap up

Ann said...

I love Timeless Templates - I think I've got just about all of them. A great excuse for making two more - can I enter two? Here they are.

Hanne said...

Here is my share... I really like it. The paper is craft paper and the designer paper is from the Basic Grey Bittersweet collection. The button is a Dark Chocolate Vintage button and the ribbon is from my stash. This is my first time ever that I play in a challenge!

Taheerah said...

Took me a while as I've been on holiday, but I've finally posted the two baskets I made ages back! You can find them here:

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Chris said...

What pretty templates girls! I have to get the Pack a Picnic - one of the few I don't have.

Here's my Take Along Tote!

Thanks for another great challenge Steph and Kate :)

Vanessa said...

No no no!! My printer is dead!! I can`t print my templates... argh!

Lorraine A said...

I loved this theme ,,, and ytour creations are absolutely fabulous !! :-)

you can see my 'creation' here ! :-)

Lorraine x x

Lorraine A said...

oops sorry about the 't' :-)

Unknown said...

Great theme, and quite a challenge for me - your samples are stunning - as always and my entry is here


Jan xx

sugacatz said...

This will be my first ever post on this blog. I am so glad that I found this blog as I keep drooling over the products on the papertrey website.

Anyway I made the picnice basket. HERE IS MY CARD

Aimes said...

Hey ladies - I know it's bloomin' close to the deadline but I hope I've made it in time!!
I've had lots of fun making this yesterday but couldn't photograph it until this morning as I'd run outta light!
Thanks for a fab challenge!

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