Monday 25 January 2010

Challenge: Nature!

Hello hello! It's Kate here - yes I am still alive lol! I'm sorry for having been MIA for a while - I must say a HUGE thank you to dear dear Aimes for keeping our l'il old blog going while I was on holiday - thanks hun, what a star you are!

So it's time for another challenge and this fortnight we're going back to nature - we'd like you to come up with a nature inspired project. So it can be flowers, trees, leaves or anything that says 'nature' to you!

For my sample I used three of my newest PTI goodies - the yummy leaf papers and matching stamp set and Dawn McVey's 'Say it With Style' sentiment set... this is going to be an absolute fave I can tell!

Stamps - Turning a New Leaf/Say it With Style
Card - Stamper's Select White/Spring Moss
Paper - Turning a New Leaf
Ink - Spring Moss/Dark Chocolate
Ribbon/Button - Spring Moss

Over to Aimes: "Hmmm...nature....well I would love to say there' s loads of it around me that I can relate to a PTI stamp set but that would be fibbing. So instead I turned to a stamp set that I hope will inspire nature to get a move on - I'm bored of winter now LOL!

This was created using a masking technique. The white border was simple; I simply used a white gel pen to draw around the nestability I used to cut out the Melon Berry panel.

Melon Berry is just one of those colours I tend to pass on so I really wanted to make it a feature on this card. I'm still not sure if I like it, but the recipient seemed to!"

I also decorated the inside of my card too, I've noticed that seems to be a trend around Blogland at the mo..."

Card Recipe
Stamps: Friends til the End
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Cardstock: Dark Chocolate/Melon Berry/Vintage Cream
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/Cream Vintage Buttons/Vintage Cream Satin Ribbon/Cream Ribbon Twine/White Gel Pen

And here is the fabulous sample from Dawn, this month's Featured Stamper:

Card Recipe Stamps: Everyday Buton Bits/Giga Guidelines Cardstock: Plum Pudding/Sweet Blush/Dark Chocolate DSP: Guidelines Mediums: Old Olive/Lavender Lace (SU)/Versamark Embellishments: Plum Pudding Satin Ribbon/Square Brad/Buttons from Stash Tools: Paper Cutter and Scorer/Snail Adhesive/Nestabilities (Labels 1)

What could you win?

One Sheet of each design of the gorgeous DP - Simple Valentine (6 sheets in total)

2 Sheets of coordinating cardstock in the following colours (6 sheets in total):

One foot (30cm) of ribbon of the following:

One Raspberry Fizz Cube Ink Cube in the NEW FORMULA which is a total dream to work with. It's a bit like a chalk ink and gives amazing coverage!

Now it's over to you! Here are the challenge deets:
  • All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify
  • To enter, leave a link below to your post featuring the project on your blog or online gallery. (We've just started using My Linky - hopefully it will be ok but if there are any problems please leave us a comment! Click on the Mister Linky Pic below to try it out!)
  • Worldwide entries are more than welcome to share the inspiration, but unfortunately prizes can only be shipped within Europe!
  • Challenge closes on Monday 8th February 2010 at 9.00am GMT
  • A winner will be chosen at random to receive a collection of PTI goodies!
Have fun!

Kate, Aimes and Dawn xxx


Steph said...

Both cards are soooo gorgeous!

Need More Time to Craft said...

Great to see you back Kate.. Just love your card. Those colours are beautiful together. I have resisted buying up to now, but just may cave in this time after seeing your cards,
Carole x

Saxo Stamper said...

Welcome back Kate, hope you had a stunning holiday. Aimes has done a sterling job whilst you have been away.

Love all the cards - all yummy

K x

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

Gorgeous samples there ladies, I love how you've all used totally different colours xx

Beverley said...

FAB Cards! Great inspiration! Here is my card

Ingrid Danvers said...

Awesome cards, and great challenge.


kanishk said...

ust may cave in this time after seeing your cards,

Work from home India

Daniela F. said...

Wonderful example of the three of you - again :-) Glad to have you back in blogland, Kate!

Vannessa said...

Ok I must be having a blonde moment - I can't find the Mr Linky link box thingy anywhere, so here' smy card anyways: It's card #5 in the long post! Great challenge and I don't think I've used so many stamp sets together on one card before LOL

Ann said...

My favourite subject for a challenge - nature! Your cards are great girls - so pretty. I found Mr Linky but you need to be on the home page to see it - it disappears when in the challenge post itself.

Gabi MeWi said...

Love the Papertrey stamps and since christmas I´ve got some,too.
Your cards are adorable and hger is mine :

Vanessa said...

I hope it`s ok that I participate - wasn`t sure because I am your featured stamper :) Just delete me if it`s not ok! Your samples are gorgeous!!!

Vanessa xx

Heidi said...

so fun! just found you guys!

i'm in the u.s. but i'll still play!

here's my link:



Debbie said...

Finally managed to take part again :) Ive uploaded my card to my blog in this post -

Thanks for the inspiration ladies :D


Ethans Mummy said...

still looking for mr linky!!

With a little thanks to a certain lady xxx sam x

Ethans Mummy said...

found it!! haha hope all is ok, its only the 2nd challange I have entered. Thanks again Aimes for all your help lol - my stamps are on their way cant wait!!! xx