Monday, 29 June 2009

Challenge 9 - Button It!

This week we want to see buttons on your projects (doesn't have to be Papertrey buttons), here's my card - not my best work but the fabulous weather is forcing me outside lol....

Recipe: Stamps - Cupcake Collection / Paper - 2008 Bitty Star Basics / Card & Ink Pads - Vintage Cream & Dark Chocolate / Ribbon - Classic Grosgrain Vintage Cream / Vintage Button - Dark Chocolate / Other - Spellbinder Nestabilities & Martha Stewart Edge Punch

Kate 's sample (putting mine to shame!!):

Card made with Hibiscus Burst buttons - I sewed them all on:

Notebook made with a Bind-It-All:


Stamps - Friends til the End/Heart Prints
Ink - Hibiscus Burst/Black
Card - Stamper's Select White/Hibiscus White/Grey (SU)
Buttons - Hibiscus Burst
Other - Grey ribbon (SU)/Crafter's Tool Kit/Bind-It-All/Heart punches (EK Success)

If your entry is randomly selected you will receive a small selection of all the current Papertrey Vintage Buttons & also an assortment of teeny Prima Flowers (as shown)....

To qualify for the prize (ship within Europe only), entries must contain 1 Papertrey item and be submitted by 9am Monday 13 July 2009 - can't wait to see what you come up with!

Love Stephanie xxx

A winner!

Thank you for all the fabulous entries to our flowers challenge, what a great collection of cards!!

And the winner is....

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-06-29 08:48:37 UTC


....Vanessa from Germany!! Congratulations Vanessa, please send your email address to and we'll send your prize asap! You can check out Vanessa's gorgeous card here.

A brand spankin' new challenge will be posted later today so check back then!

Kate x

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Mojo reviver!

This is my entry for Dawn's current colour challenge - it helped me to find my missing Mojo lol!

First off I used my Guide Lines 1 set to make some patterned paper using Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet and Dark Chocolate inks:

Here's the card and note holder made with the paper:

I finally got around to making one of Dawn's distressed flowers - fun fun to make! I cut the leaves freehand and used my Scor-Pal to mark the veins, then sponged them and the flower edges.

With the left over paper I made my mum a little note holder - she never has paper by the phone for messages I thought I'd change that!

These are so simple - I just coated a coaster with Mod Podge, adhered the paper then sponged and sanded the edges. Added a strip of the paper to both sides of the bulldog clip and a touch of ribbon.

Now I can't wait for Dawn's next colour challenge! Thanks for visiting today!

Kate x

(All Papertrey Ink)

Stamps - Guide Lines 1
Ink - Melon Berry/Berry Sorbet/Dark Chocolate
Card - Vintage Cream/Melon Berry/Berry Sorbet/Dark Chocolate
Ribbon - Berry Sorbet
Other - Dark Chocolate button/Martha Stewart border punch/embroidery thread/Mod Podge

Monday, 22 June 2009

Card Couture

I had super duper fun playing with one of Lauren Meader's latest PTI download templates called Card Couture (sorry for the rubbish piccies, photography is NOT my thing)....

I thought the concertina style box would be perfect for storing different occasion cards for those times you get caught short at the last minute!!

There are 5 compartments so I made 4 different occasion cards - Thank You, Birthday, Thinking of You & Get Well (all same style - just different round sentiments), leaving the last compartment for envelopes....

Recipe: Stamps - Around & About Sentiments & Spiral Bouquet / Paper - 2008 Bitty Dot Basics / Cardstock - Vintage Cream & Dark Chocolate / Ink Pads - Dark Chocolate / Ribbon - Luxe Satin Vintage Cream / Vintage Buttons - Dark Chocolate & Vintage Cream White Mix / Other - Martha Stewart Edge Punch, SU! Punch, Prima Flowers, Sizzix Leaf Die, Quickutz Label Die

The children are staying with my parents this week so lots of playtime for me lol (how terrible am I?!!) Thanks so much for looking & have a wonderful day :)
Love Stephanie xxx

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Another Father's Day Card

At Hubby's request, I made this card for his Stepfather, from the children....

Recipe: Stamps & Paper - Men Of Life / Cardstock - Pure Poppy & White / Ink - Pure Poppy, True Black & Spring Rain / Ribbon - Classic Grosgrain Pure Poppy / Button - Vintage Spring Moss / Other - Martha Stewart Edge Punch & Spellbinder Nestabilities

Yay - it's Friday! Have a good 'un everyone :)
Love Stephanie xxx

Monday, 15 June 2009

Flower Power

When Kate told me what this week's challenge was I had to smile, you see, I have a little thing for Prima Flowers (don't we all?)....

I also have a thing for buttons but I'll share that with you another day lol

Sorry Kate for non-related PTI post *slap my own wrist* haha
Love Stephanie xxx
P.S. I'm working on my new Blog, thank you so much to those of you who have asked me about it & made me feel 'wanted' XOXO

Challenge 8 - Flowers and Flowers

So did anyone order anything from today's release?! I am totally in love with the vintage basket set and pleased that it was still available when I went Papertrey shopping at the crack of dawn this morning!

So onto today's challenge - this time it's about flowers! We would like to see cards made with at least two flowers on them - it doesn't have to be stamped flowers if you don't have any Papertrey flower stamps - think flowers made from ribbon, punched flowers, paper or fabric flowers, doodled flowers - so long as you use at least one Papertrey product on your card and it has at least two flowers on it you will be entered into the draw to win these PTI goodies:

- A selection of 12x12 Guide Lines papers
-2 each of co-ordinating Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon and Vintage Cream Cardstock
-1 length each of Plum Pudding and Lavender Moon satin ribbon

Here is my sample:

Recipe: (Papertrey unless stated)

Stamps - Women of Life
Ink - Pure Poppy/New Leaf/Lemon Tart
Card - Stamper's Select White/Pure Poppy
Paper - 2008 Bitty Dots in Lemon Tart and Pure Poppy
Ribbon - New Leaf Twill/Pure Poppy Swiss Dots
Vintage Buttons - New Leaf
Other - Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinder)/corner rounder punch (SU)/Liquid Pearls (Ranger)/

And Steph's:

Recipe (all PTI):

Stamps - Beautiful Blooms & Everyday Classics
Cardstock, Inkpads & Vintage Buttons - Hibiscus Burst, Lemon Tart & Aqua Mist
Ribbon - Extra Fine Polka Dot Satin Hibiscus Burst

To enter please leave a comment below with a link to your card, I'm afraid we can only ship prizes within Europe. Entries must include at least one Papertrey product. You have until 9am on Monday, June 29th to enter.

Have fun!

Kate x

1. Emma's Entry
2. Vicki's Entry
3. Jeannette's Entry
4. Emilia's Entry
5. Vannessa's Entry
6. Tina's Entry
7. Ann's Entry
8. Jo's Entry
9. Debbie's Entry
10. Vanessa's Entry
11. Jan's Entry
12. Dana's Entry
13. Nina's Entry
14. Dawn's Entry
15. Chris' Entry

Challenge 7 Winner

The winner of challenge 7, who will be receiving the Paper Pad & Ribbon Reel is Nina ( no. 6) who's stunning card can be seen here

However, I have decided that on this occasion, everyone is a winner! I have compiled little packs of co-ordinating PTI pattern papers, cardstock & ribbon for everyone who took part....

Mail me your address to & I'll get them sent out asap :)
Sorry if this post is a bit garbled, I'm still a little jet lagged & therefore suffering from sleep deprivation - hasn't stopped me from filling my basket over at the PTI Store first thing this morning though lol
Please check back later for our next challenge!
Love Stephanie xxx

Friday, 12 June 2009


Here's a card I made as a result of this post on my blog but forgot to post it on here!

Stamps - Star Prints/Fancy Flourishes
Card - Kraft/Hibiscus Burst
Ink - Hibiscus Burst/Dark Chocolate
Other - corner rounder punch/star punch/circle punch

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Raspberry Suite Challenge

I loved Dawn's Raspberry Suite colour challenge this week - what a fabulous colour combination!

And here's my card:

I think I can safely say you haven't seen the last of these fabulous flourishes on here! I stamped the flourish with Vintage Cream ink onto Kraft cardstock. I haven't given my Heart Prints set much love recently so stamped and punched out a heart from the set, added a button and satin cream ribbon and sponged all the edges with distress ink.

(All PTI unless otherwise stated)

Stamps - Fancy Flourishes/Heart Prints
Ink - Vintage Cream/Dark Chocolate/Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Card - Kraft/Vintage Cream/Dark Chocolate
Paper - 2008 Bitty Dots - Raspberry Fizz
Ribbon - Cream Satin
Other - heart punch (EK Sucess)/scalloped border punch (Fiskars)/Hibiscus Burst button/brown pearls

Have you seen the sneak peeks for the new releases?! I'm so excited about the basket set Nichole previewed today - I love stamps that I can colour!!

Thanks for visiting and don't forget our current challenge!

Kate x

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Flourished Damask

Don't you just love flourishes?! They add so much to a design - I'm loving playing with the new flourishes set and in this card I've paired in with the Damask Designs to make a stamped background.

(All PTI unless stated)

Stamps - Fancy Flourishes/Damask Designs/Star Prints (sentiment)
Ink - Melon Berry/Dark Chocolate
Card - Stamper's Select White/Melon Berry/Aqua Mist
Ribbon - Aqua Mist satin
Button - Melon Berry
Other - corner rounder punch (SU)/labels four die (Spellbinders)

Thanks for visiting and don't forget our current challenge!!!

Kate x

Monday, 1 June 2009

Well done Debbie!

What a lovely surprise I had when I checked my emails first thing this morning and saw that Debbie from here in the UK had been chosen to be featured on this month's Papertrey newsletter!!

A huge congratulations Debbie! It was great to learn more about you and see more of your projects in the Papertrey forum gallery!

If you don't already get the monthly newsletter full of great tips and ideas about using PTI stamps you can sign up here.

Kate x

Challenge 7 - Circle Card

Welcome to a new challenge and this fortnight it's all about circles! We want you to make a circle card using at least one Papertrey Ink product.

To create circle cards you can use dies like circle Nestabilities, circle templates or even trace around a plate.

I couldn't work out how to make it stand up so decided to make little notecards instead lol....

I tried different colours too....

....& this is what they look like on the back....

Recipe: Stamps - PTI Floral Frenzy & Text Boxed / Ink & Card - PTI Assorted / Other - Spellbinder Nestabilities, SU! Circle Punches & Prima Flowers

And Kate's (using circle Nestabilities but leaving a 'hinge' at the top)

(All PTI unless stated)

Stamps - Polka Dot Parade/Fancy Flourishes/Star Prints
Ink - Hibiscus/Dark Chocolate
Card - Stamper's Select White/Dark Chocolate/Hibiscus
Ribbon - Hibiscus satin
Other - Circle Nestabilities/star punch (Stampin Up)/Dark Chocolate vintage button/linen thread/Crafter's Tool Kit (Stampin Up)

And the randomly drawn winner will receive....
6x6 Pink Patterns Paper Collection & Melon Berry Luxe Satin Ribbon (as shown in photo)

Entries must include 1 PTI element to quality & prize can only be shipped within Europe (sorry!). To enter leave a comment and link to your blog or album below. You have until 9:00am Monday 15 June to join in so please do :)

Have fun!

Stephanie and Kate x

1. Tina's Entry
2. Dawn's Entry
3. Aimes' Entry
4. Ann's Entry
5. Vanessa's Entry
6. Nina's Entry
7.Emma's Entry

Our winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered our blog candy give away - it's so great to have so many PTI fans from all corners of Europe visit us!

But there can only be one winner so here goes.....

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-06-01 09:25:19 UTC

And the winner is Vicki from Merseyside in the UK!!! A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS Vicki!! Please email your snail mail address to and I'll send you your anniversary stamp set asap!

I'll be back later to set a new challenge - hope to see you then!!

Kate x