Monday 8 March 2010

Challenge: Spring Clean!


Happy Monday! Time for a new challenge!

With spring slowly creeping in, we want you to 'spring clean' your crafting stash and find all those goodies that you so needed at the time but haven't actually found a use for....until now!

We wanna see what you've been hoarding and what you've found at the bottom of your stash, on your creations. Not only will you feel so good that you've justified that purchase by using it, but you'll have created more room for more stash! Now that's a win/win situation in my book LOL!

Whilst rooting through my stash I came across about a million eyelets and Gromlets along with my Crop-A-Dile Big Bite...oh I so had to have that when it first came out but I've hardly ever used it!

I also came across some really sparkly thread so challenged myself to use that too. I'd seen this card by Maile Belles that kick started my mojo to create this:

Behind that white button lies a large, red Gromlet and not a big Pure Poppy Button. I kinda like it and it beats using two buttons for the same effect!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Daily Designs Sentiments
Ink: Memento Black
Card: Stamper's Select White/Kraft/Valentine DP
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Concentric Hearts Die/Crop-A-Dile II/Eyelets/Large Gromlet/DMC Jewel Thread/Lil' Clippie/Fine Black Pen
/3D Foam Pads

Here's Kate: " A few years ago I went through a phase of buying lots of alpha stickers, but hardly ever use them so this challenge was a good time to rectify that! I stamped some of the funky dots from the new Dot Spot set in Aqua Mist, added the felt stickers and some Aqua Mist buttons, inked and stitched the edges et voila!"


Stamps - Dot Spot (PTI)
Card - Vintage Cream/Kraft (PTI)
Ink - Aqua Mist (PTI)/Antique Linen Distress Ink
Other - Sewing machine/Felt Alpha Stickers (American Crafts)/Aqua Mist buttons

As our featured stamper, Katie has been spring cleaning her own crafting stash and found some beautiful beads to use on her creation, providing us with this stunning card:

"I hope you like my card, I decided to use beads as they are something I've had for a while now, with every intention to use them, however I never did get around to it. I've kept the card simple with few colours using my favourite PTI set."

How creative to make a butterfly from blooms and beads!

As well as some very pretty paper piecing too:

There's nothing better than a true friend - Recipe
Spring Clean Item: Beads
Stamps: In Bloom
Card: Guide Lines DP
Other Products Used: Black Fine Liner, Craft Wire, Memento "Tuxedo Black" ink
Tools: Pliers, Ruler

Here are those all important 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, but unfortunately prizes can only be shipped within Europe!

* Challenge closes on Monday 22nd March 2010 at 9.00am GMT

* A winner will be chosen at random to receive a collection of PTI goodies!

We can't wait to see what you dig up and use!

Aimes, Kate & Katie


Katie Berberich Handmade said...

Brilliant cards Kate and Aimes, I'm thrilled to be "Featured Stamper" this month! xxx

Emma said...

Oh no don't tell me I have to use my hoards of lovely things that must not ever be touched apart from stoking LOL!

Wooooo lots of gorgeousness I see before me today. Aimes you know how to do it to me with Mr clippy and your signature uber stylish lined sentiment - classic :D

Kate hope you realise that I hold you personally responsible for the 20 sheets of wool felt I took delivery for last week hee hee. Inspired subtle class as always from yourself.

Way to go you Katie - how ingenious and positively artistic use of this set - love the butterfly :D

Take care ladies and I hope yo join in on this one :D

Emma xx

Beverley said...

Hey! Stunning cards as always with tons of inspo! Oh what section of my stash to tackle first! Lol! Thanks for setting a FAB challenge!

Vicki said...

Wow ladies some fabulous cards and lots of inspiration, hope to try and join in this week:)

Vicki x

Vanessa said...

Super cards, ladies! Hope to make a card!

Vanessa x

Vicki said...

Oh wow loving the new Mr Linky (cool!) and fab cards as always ladies, managed to make it this week:)

Vicki x

Daniela F. said...

Awesome cards, ladies!! This challenge is right up my alley and I already know exactly what to use up :) xx