Monday 8 February 2010

Challenge: Be My Valentine!


Happy Monday! Apologies for this challenge being posted later than I wanted - I'm in the midst of a stinkin' cold which took pleasure in taking over my weekend :o(

Enough sniffling and moaning from me though, are you ready for a new challenge?! I hope so because for this one we want you to get 'loved-up' and think 'Valentine's' with your creations. Remember it doesn't have to be restricted to a card and can be a little valentine treat for anyone! Don't panic, it doesn't have to be one huge slushfest on a card declaring your love for someone! If you'd rather, you could think about just featuring one aspect of Valentine's (e.g Hearts) on your creation.

Well my example started with this one card...

..and by the end of my inky session, it turned into this!

These are a cute 3x3 inches in size - so sweet! I'm selling these at work to raise money for the British Heart Foundation - I've sold a few today! If some don't sell, I can always sneak them into my guy's packed lunch for the remainder of the year ;D

Here they are closer up:

Card Recipe
Stamps: Tiny Treats: Valentine/Polka Dot Basics II
Ink: Memento Black/Various PTI Inks!
Cardstock: Stampers Select White/Various PTI Colours!
Accessories: Promarkers/3D Foam Pads/Aqua Mist Vintage Button/Cream Button Twine/Fine Black Pen

Here's Kate with her gorgeous example:

Stamps - Big and Bold Wishes
Card - Stamper's Select White/Raspberry Fizz
Paper - Simple Valentine
Other - Black gingham ribbon/felt hearts and buttons(Martha Stewart)/EK Success border punch

..and as our featured stamper, Vanessa has provided us with TWO stunning examples!

I'm literally drooling with this scrumptious cupcake creation...

Supplies for the Cupcake card: Cardstock: (White, Raspberry Fizz ) PTI, Patterned Paper: (Pretty Pastels) PTI, Stamps: (Tiny Treats: Valentine, Baby Button Bits) PTI, Ink: (Black) Tsukineko, (Worn Lipstick) Ranger Industries, Fibers: (Raspberry Fizz Luxe Satin Ribbon) PTI, (Twine) Craft Shop, Accents: (Sweet Blush Vintage Button) PTI, (Heart Pearl) Hero Arts, Dies: (Labels 4) Spellbinders, Markers: Copic

...and then it's topped off with this super sweet creation!

Supplies for the Pink/Kraft card: Cardstock: (Kraft, Berry Sorbet) PTI, Patterned Paper: (Pretty Pastels) PTI, Stamps: (Background Basics: Hearts) PTI, Ink: (Fresh Snow) PTI, (Watermark Ink) Versamark, Fibers: (Vintage Cream Luxe Satin Ribbon) PTI, Accents: (Heart Pearls) Hero Arts, Tools: (Border Punch) EK-Success, (Corner Chomper) Crop-A-Dile

Here are the deets:
  • All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify
  • To enter, use our Mister Linky 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 February 2010 at 9.00am GMT
  • A winner will be chosen at random to receive a collection of PTI goodies!

So getting thinking of some lovey, dovey creations and get inky! We can't wait to see what creations you come up with!

Aimes, Kate & Vanessa



Beverley said...

FAB cards! The tiny treats 3x3 cards are simply cute! I hope you raise lots of money for British Heart Foundation. Kate's card is so striking, I love the colours! Vanessa's projects are so inspiring too. I must of know you were doing a LOVE theme as I have just used my Tiny Treats Set! Will have a card uploaded tomorrow! Thanks for keeping my creations flowing with all you FAB inspiration and great challenges!

Ethans Mummy said...

Oh wow I love them!! lush lush lush - and thanks for donatting to BHF - close to my heart as my son is born with CHD xxx love sam xx

Basement Stamper said...

oh my!!! Those are so darn cute, I love 3 x 3 cards and your are exceptional, love how they are all different and I'm sure they will sell like hotcakes!

PinksyDoodles said...

Fabulous cards ladies - you are a great inspirations.
Clare x

Emma said...

Super duper stuff this week ladies, honestly it just gets better and better - I do so love popping by.

Linby said...

wow I love those little 3x3 cards sooo cute. Love all the other things too - fab as always.

Diane Jaquay said...

All of these are just beyond beautiful!! Those 3X3 cards are SO cute, I so wish I could color that well!

Amy Kolling said...

Those 3X3 cards are just to die for! I love that all you've used was polka dots and the Valentine set! Definite CASE!!!!!!

Kathy said...

the 3x3's are adorable and love Vanessa's cards!!!!! Beautiful work ladies!

Ohneilly said...

Wow! Fab cards. I have managed to make a card for this and it's on my blog. Please have a look,
Claire x

Gabi MeWi said...

Great inspiration and I sent you all the best wishes and you will sell them all !

Debbie said...

Gorgeous cards and that would make a perfect little set for kids to take into school!!

Ive uploaded mine via MrLinky - it was working for me this morning!! YAYY!!


Geny said...

All so great, those Tiny Treats cards are simply perfect! I love every single one!!

AuroraDawn said...

Gorgeous cards, love them :O)

Not sure if my card uploaded or not ...

Daniela F. said...

Fab new challenge and gorgeous example by all three of you!! Dana xx

Antje said...

Gorgeous cards here, lovely inspiration! I cross fingers, you will sell your 'tiny treats'cards - love your coloring there!
I made it in the last minute with my project - but not too late ;-)
Wishing you a lovely Valentine Day.

Huguenot Girl said...

Cute cards and a great charity!

I have loaded my cards via Mr Linky!


Vannessa said...

I used my lovely new goodies for my Valentine's card - thank you bot so much for them!

Julie said...

Hi Amies and Kate,
I've made it just in time with my entry...
Love the cards Aimes - very sweet.
Lots of Love - Ju xx