Monday 18 October 2010

CASE Challenge!

Ok peeps it's time for another challenge here on A Passion for Papertrey! This time we're going to ask you to take inspiration from those fabulous PTI Design Team ladies by CASEing one of their cards. Have a browse through all of their wonderful blogs (there are links on the left hand side of this blog), find something that inspires you and make a card based on it - you can base your creation almost entirely on theirs or just keep a few elements... either way, have fun!

I decided to make a baby boy card for a friend who recently had her second bundle of joy - I CASEd this card made my Nichole Heady:

I kept a few elements the same - the plaid teddy and central panel - but changed several too:

Unfortunately Aimes can't join us today as she has family commitments - we're all sending her lots of love and big hugs.

So now it's time to have over to Caryn:

"Hey everyone. Just wanted to start by saying say how totally honoured and priveledged I feel to have been asked to join my MOST favourite blog of ALL - A Passion for Papertrey. I am in impressive company with my gorgeous girls Kate and Aimes and am so looking forward to what lies ahead with this fabulous challenge blog. It is so exciting to be able share my own love of these amazing products and also enjoy all that you lovely peeps create along the way too.

Right, onto this fortnight's challenege. For my "CASED Card" sample I chose to take my inspiration from one of Nichole Heady's cards showcased in the September release:

It uses the "must-have" (IMHO) Wreath For All Seasons set and one of the background elements from Background Basics: Christmas. The twiggy wreath from the set is stamped in Dark Chocolate and the berries overstamped in Pure Poppy (my current favourite colour) on Vintage Cream card mounted onto Dark Chocolate card.

The sentiment (from Wreath for All Seasons) is stamped in Pure Poppy and I have also added just a smattering of stickles to the occassion - well, it is Christmas! There's a wee bit of Pure Poppy twill added to ground the focal point and that's it. A simple card that I was able to do in about 10 minutes so easy to mass produce too - just what all we crafters need in the run up to the festive season.
Seasons Greetings!"

And here is our Featured Stamper for October, Debby:

"When I sat down to think about which of the fabulous design team members to case I was also thinking about my crafty to do list. On that list was to make lots of tags for Halloween treat bags and it was then that I remembered these ( lovely tags by Michelle Wooderson of Mish Mash (

I’ve been meaning to make some tags like these forever! I used the Halloween tags 2009 set that I used on my Halloween card for the autumn card challenge and set to work. Here is the result. Boy, tags are hard to photograph! I used Mish’s idea of setting the tags on twine to try and get a better photo.

There is an individual pumpkin image in the stamp set which I used, but the witches hat and spider were part of a circle image and for those I created a mask to get just the part of the stamp I wanted. Now I love these tags and some of them may get tied straight round the neck of a treat bag, but I wanted to take things one step further and make a few treat toppers for some bags to take to my nieces I will be seeing soon. So I cut toppers out of some bitty box basics and bitty dots basics papers and mounted the tags using dimensionals. I filled a clear bag with some cute Halloween chocolates and put everything together. They look so cute in real life. Together with the card from the last challenge they look like this.

I so enjoyed putting these tags and treat toppers together and it was great to have Mish’s tags to case. There is such a wealth of ideas in the design team blogs and the PTI gallery – grab an idea that takes your fancy and run with it! Now I just need to make another 50 of these tags!"

So are you ready to get CASEing for a chance to win this stamp set?!!!

Here are the challenge deets!

* All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify

* To enter, use our inlinkz thingy at the bottom of this post. Please leave the correct URL for your entry post and not just your generic blog address! 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, November 1st 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 up with!

Kate, Aimes, Caryn & Debby


lil-paper-pixie said...

Wow girls, I am first, get me!!!

Fab challenge, I am quite happy to copy..LOL



Ginger Claire said...

Another fab challenge girls. Send Aimes my love xx

Pickle said...

Yay another challenge! Thanks to you all x

Isha Gupta said...

Fab challenge. Would love to participate....hope to get some time this weekend.

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Magnificent samples and a truly enjoyable challenge! YAY! I never say no to CASEing my favvie PTI girl Niki :)

Om oss said...

Love this challenge, thank you!!

irene said...

Hello, I'm the one wjo posted card no. 19. I don.t have a blog so I wanted to tell my details here. I created this card after I saw the card of Nicole Heady during the june release in this post

I loved the way she used the spoons in the background.

Bye Irene

Margaret C said...

Loved this challenge - although I found it more challenging than I thought ! Would be interesting to work out which designer was CASEd the most... ( yup, I'm doing school work as I browse !!)