Thursday 3 June 2010

Cards for challenges (and fun too!)


What a fabulous week it's turning out to be! Not only this super sunny weather, but also the fab time I had yesterday meeting up with some fellow PTI Addicts (Caryn and Taheerah) to have a girly night at the Trafford Centre!

Just sharing a couple of cards today for challenges that I just had to play along with and had lots of fun doing so in the process!

This was for the Embellish Challenge, which I personally think was thought of with me in mind LOL! Earthy tone, green, and the requirement of a butterfly on your project really got my mojo going!

Now I used a butterfly punch that I'm totally guilty of neglecting. I really should use the supplies I convince myself I NEED more often!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Around and About Sentiments/Polka Dot Basics II
Ink: Memento Black/Versamark
Card: Kraft (from stash)/PTI True Black and Spring Moss
Paper: PTI Bitty Box Basics Spring Moss/True Black
Accessoreis: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/EK Success Border Punch/Tonic Butterfly Punch/Jute Ribbon Twine/Corner Rounder Punch/PTI Button

And speaking of challenge, here's another card I entered for a Paper Crafts challenge which was based on a sketch that I kinda followed....well I missed some of that sketch off but I still like the card *grin*!

I die cut a load of flowers from tissue paper that you get your precious PTI stamps wrapped in and layered them to make these pretty blooms.

I'm thinking of giving this to a happy couple who are about to get married very soon - it kinda makes me think of a wedding with all that white!

Card Recipe
Stamps: PTI Damask Designs
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow
Card: PTI Stamper's Select White
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/Cuttlebug Flower Die/PTI Impression Plate/PTI Vintage Buttons/Hero Arts Pearls/Tissue Paper

Hope y'all having a fab week so far, I'm kinda sad it's Friday tomorrow; why is it that a week off just flies by and a week at work drags by slowly *sigh*



Diane Jaquay said...

Both of these are really FABULOUS Aimes!!! And how fun that you got to meet up with some PTI folks, I hope I can do the same someday :)

Emma said...

Wow Aimes - these are both sublime. I am in love with that kraft number and the shards of black DP - is inspired.

Glad you enjoyed your crafty get together :D

Amy Kolling said...

I love your first card a LOT!! The polka dots, the curved sentiment, the pop of color behind the butterfly, just to mention a few!!!

Gwen said...

Holy Cow do I love that long card!!! so different from everything else I am seeing these days!! And the white on white....stunning!!

Daniela F. said...

I'm head over heals with that long kraft card, Aimes! From the unusual format to that punched out butterfly, it's simply stunning :)