Monday 23 August 2010

Challenge: Polka Dots!

Hello and welcome to another challenge here on A Passion for Papertrey! Today we have a special treat for you thanks to the generosity of the lovely Beverley who has so very sweetly donated a very special Papertrey Ink stamp set for us to offer as a prize. Do you recognise this set..:

.... if you don't it is the 2010 'Round and Round' PTI Anniversary set, which cannot be bought and is the prize for this fortnight's challenge! Thank you so much Beverley!

And there are two good reasons for us to be offering this fabulous prize this week - the first is that Aimes and I are celebrating our first anniversary lol!!! It's a year ago that Aimes joined A Passion for Papertrey, and I couldn't ask for a more fabulous friend to be my partner in crime on the blog!

The second reason is to say thank you to all our wonderful readers and supporters - we are always overwhelmed with the response to our challenges and our posts. Thank you all for your support, and for sharing our passion for all things Papertrey!

So onto the challenge!! This time we're going all dotty, and asking you to make a card or other papercrafting project that features polka dots... because we all love cute polka dots don't we?! You could use your polka dot stamps, papers, ribbons, or if you don't have any of those, come up with an original idea for incorporating them into your project!

I have to say I used a few dotty PTI products on my sample!....polka dot stamps, ribbon and papers!

Stamps" Baby Button Bits/Polka Dot Basics
Card: Stamper's Select White/Pure Poppy/Aqua Mist
Paper: Bitty Dot Basics
Ink: Aqua Mist
Other: Copic Sketch Markers/Pure Poppy button/Pure Poppy Swiss Dots ribbon/Rik Rak die/Circle Nestabilities

Over to Aimes:
"OK, so I know you're probably expecting me to break out my Polka Dots II set for this challenge, or maybe to use that sweet polka dot chair/couch from On My Couch but I wanted to incorporate polka dots a little less predictably for me this time..."

Card Deets
{Happy Anniversary}
Stamps: Daily Designs/Round & Round Ink: Pure poppy Cardstock: Stamper's Select White/Kraft Paper: Beautiful Blooms DP Accessories: Fresh Snow Twill Ribbon/Martha Stewart Border Punch/Corner Rounder/White Gel Pen

And here's Caryn as our featured stamper for August, goin' a little Polka Dot Crazy on this little number:

"I have used a Kraft card base and then layered up the panel with Rustic Cream card (embossed with Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder), Kraft coloured paper from Dotty Biscotti and then the top layer is a piece of Spring Moss card. Everything has been roughed up a bit with my new toy - my SU distresser thingy and then I've run the PTI distress ink (the lighter one!) around the edge of it all. The butterflies (Butterfly Dreams) and sentiment (from Everyday Classics) have been stamped in Raspberry Fizz and then it's all finished off with a bit of Raspberry Fizz twill.

Here are all the 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 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, Sept 6th 2010 at 9.00am GMT

* A winner will be chosen at random to receive some PTI goodies! In addition to this, 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't wait to see what you come with - have fun!

Kate, Aimes and Caryn xxx


Anonymous said...

Oh. My. Word.

How generous of you, Beverley! Man.... now if I make a gazillion cards in the next two weeks then that should bump up my chances.

Drat. DH says I have to go to work to earn money so he can stay home to look after our DD.

....question is, do I trust him enough to use any of my stuff to make some of these cards ??? Hmmmm, I'll need to get back to you on that.....

DD, yes. PTI stamps, NO !!!

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

Wow beautiful inspiration ladies and thanks so much to Beverley for offering this fab prize!
I can't wait to have a bash :)

Lousette said...

Love Polka dots, especially love the PTI polka dot backgrounds of which I have both ... I think the first polka dot background was my very first PTI purchase actually. I will be playing along with this one for sure.

Thank you too for a wonderful prize!

Karen M said...

Oops, first again. I just happened to have made this card yesterday for a friend and thought the dots on the snail would be perfect for this challenge! Absolutely love your challenges - they are so unique. Keep up all the good work, girls!

Laura.K said...

wow. Polka dots. I love them, adore them, are the most used background motive.
What a generous prize. I would love to win.

Debby said...

Looove polka dots, so this was one challenge I just had to do! Thanks very much.

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

YAY for polka dots!
Awesome challenge and totally rocking cards, girls!
Oh, and you can count me in the prize drawing - I've got family in Europe that could send that stamps over to Australia later! lol

Paul said...

have just recieved my first ever PTI order yesterday! Had a play this morning. Still on a learning curve but really liking the stamps. I don't have any of the polka dots set but have improvised. I got the Argyle set and there's a row of dts on that so I simply repeated them to create my background. Am just about to post on my blog now but waiting for my pic to load (seems to be taking longer than usual)

Debby said...

Hi Aimes, just wanted to pop by and say thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog. Yeah, UK and PTI rock. Just got to persuade you to drive up to Scotland for your next make and take!

Debby said...

Sheffield is closer than the US though!!

Chris said...

What a wonderful prize for the challenge! Gorgeous cards as always!

Debby said...

I just can't stop with the polka dots! Loving this challenge.

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

I'm so happy I've found you - and this polka dot challenge was so much fun I hope it's ok to upload two entrees!
Love Karin

Ginger Claire said...

Thanks for a brilliant challenge and for setting up this challenge blog xx