Monday 2 November 2009

Challenge 17: Ho Ho Ho...!


Everyone ready for a new challenge? I hope so!

For this challenge we want you to think Christmas! It's only 52 days away y'know - eeek! So this should be easy peasy for you stampers who are super organised (e.g Kate!) and a good kick up the bum to get the mojo going for highly unorganised cardmakers who have only made one Christmas card so far (e.g Me!) Plus, if you've had any recent orders from PTI I'll guess that they may have contained some seasonal goodies that will fit into this challenge perfectly ;D!

Don't feel the need to stick to cards; if you have something else crafty for Christmas hiding up your sleeve then feel free to enter it!

Here's my sample:Recipe: Stamps - Stocking Prints Ink - Pure Poppy/Ripe Avocado/Distress Ink Antique Linen Card - Kraft/Pure Poppy Bitty Dot Basics/Vintage Cream/Ripe Avocado Other - Ripe Avocado Grosgrain Ribbon/Pure Poppy Button/Rustic Jute Ribbon Twine/Nestabilities/Rounded Corner Punch

I'm totally inspired by a vintage theme today, but I'm hoping to do a mix of cards as I do love a fab and funky colour combo too when it suits the right recipient!

Here's Kate's sample, proving that you just can't go wrong with Pure Poppy and Kraft for Christmas:

Recipe: Stamps - Believe Ink - Fresh Snow/Memento black Card - Kraft/Pure Poppy/Stamper's Select White Other - Martha Stewart Lattice punch/New Leaf buttons/Copic Sketch Markers/White Gel Pen

I promise we made our cards separately without any clue what the other was doing - just goes to show that this colour combo is VERY suitable for Christmas I guess LOL!

So here's the deets:
  • All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify (using a Lauren Meader Template counts as a PTI product btw!)
  • To enter, leave a comment with a link to your post featuring the project on your blog
  • Worldwide entries are more than welcome to share the inspiration, but unfortunately prizes can only be shipped within Europe!
  • Challenge closes on Monday 16th November at 9.00am GMT
  • A winner will be chosen at random to receive a collection of PTI goodies!
Have fun! I can't wait to be inspired by your entries to help kick my mojo into gear!


1. KatieJane
2. Laurel (from the USA, thanks so much for joining us!!)
3. Beverley
4. Laurel (2nd Entry!)
5. Laurel (3rd Entry!)
6. Mandy
7. Beverley
8. Chris
9. Chris (2nd Entry!)
10. Lesley
11. Cathy
12. Cathy (2nd Entry!)
13. Kirsty
14. Dana
15. Vicki
16. Dawn
17. Ann


Diane Jaquay said...

These are both beautiful but I particularly ADORE the Santa card!!

Emma said...

Mmmmm kraft card stock and Christmas - heavenly, well that's all I wont on mylist this year lol!

Stunning creations again (sorry if I sound like a parrot)they both ooze sumptuousness :D

Vicki said...

Oooow girls gorgeous cards, need to think about this one, only have two stamp sets and neither of them are Christmassy!:(

Vicki x

Ingrid said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Hopefully my PTI goodies will arrive this week. :-)

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

Hi ladies, some lovely Xmas cards there Kate and Aimes.
I had to get my thinking cap on for this challenge as I have no Xmas theme Papertrey stamps. I hope you'll like what I managed to achieve none the less.
Here's my card
Katie xxx

Laurel Beard said...

Love your challenges! Here is a card I just did..... I am in the good ole' USA so I just play for fun. I am sure I will be doing more this week so who knows, you may hear from me again! Thanks for letting me play along!!!

Beverley said...

Hi, decided to join in with a challenge for the first time! Thanks for all the lovely inspo! Here is my card!

Laurel Beard said...

Hello from the good ole' USA. Florida to be exact. 73 degrees today.... I am ready to break out my jackets and boots! Come on already. Get cold!!! Here is another one..... I am on a Christmas roll today! I just ordered Holiday Button Bits. I couldn't resist any longer! Can't wait to get my hands on that one........ I promise. I will stop with the madness of showing you all my creations....

Laurel Beard said...

I just got the Holiday Button Bits in the mail today and I tore it open! Since I am only half way done with the Tucked Away templates I am doing for my mom, I used the present stamp on two of those and then I did another one of my Christmas cards with the adorable Gingerbreak Cookie stamp! That stamp just makes me hungry!!!

You seriously don't have to publish all my entries. I just LOVE your blog and love your comments/feedback.... :)

Mandy said...

Love your Christmas projects Kate and Amy, absolutely stunning!

I had to do some thinking for this one as I don't have any Christmas Stamps from Papertrey, but finally came up with these little treat bags.


Beverley said...

I had to enter another card! Love the inspo on this blog!

Chris said...

Thanks for the kick start with some great samples!

Here are my two - now I have to get going on loads more!!

sugacatz said...

Loving the cards girlies. I too am a Kraft Addict. I just adore it. I had fun making my tote. Fingers crossed. Have a fab day. Lesley


Cathygel said...

What wonderful cards!!

This challenge fit in perfectly with this gift I've just made for Christmas.

Here's my notepad

Cathygel said...

I have to enter another note pad...
I love your blog...

Kirsty @ Quirky Card Designs said...

Hey ladies,

Love the cards, what a way to start off a challenge! You always give great inspiration!

Here's my entry!

I will warn you all, the Kraft obsession is spreading... :)

Daniela F. said...
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Daniela F. said...

Lovely Chrismas cards, ladies :-) Here's my attempt. You inspired me to go for vintage and a primary color this week!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Dana x

Vicki said...

Well managed to come up with this one, it was either stars or Hope you like it!

Vicki x

Here's my card!

AuroraDawn said...

Managed to finish my card, its only taken me a week!!

Ann said...

Oh no! I'm too late again! Never mind - thought you'd like to see my Christmas projects anyway:

Love your cards too Kate and Aimes - I must get started on mine!