Monday 12 July 2010

Challenge: To 'Die' for!

Ready for a new challenge? I thought so!

Don't be confused by the title of our new challenge; it's just me being a fan of a cheesy play on words! For our latest challenge we want to see creations that feature the use of Dies. So many of us now own die-cutting machines, and it seems that so many companies (including Papertrey Ink) have released their own dies to co-ordinate with stamp sets, (and in some cases stamp sets that co-ordinate with dies from other companies) that it seemed appropriate to set a challenge based on 'em!

Now don't feel that you've gotta use a PTI die on your creation - remember that your creation only needs to use a single PTI product to qualify for entry to our challenge! Oh and you're not limited to cards either ;D

Now it's my turn to host alone this fortnight for now as my partner in PTI crime, Kate is kinda busy! If she finds time, I'm sure she'll provide a fabulous creation later. Seems like July is a rather busy month for both of us!

Anyways here's my example for the challenge:

Card Recipe
Stamps: Star Prints/Background Basics: Text Style/Fancy Flourishes/Daily Design Sentiments/Vintage Labels
Ink: Dark Chocolate/Versamark
Card: Vintage Cream/Kraft/New Leaf
Accessories: New Leaf Twill Ribbon/Clear EP

This card was made for my very own honey's birthday last Friday, hence the super simple design! And as you can see I used a load of stamps sets on what seems like a very CAS card, along with my Nestabilites rather than a PTI die. I do however have another example to share with y'all later this week that features many PTI dies on one card - stay tuned for that when I find time to photograph it LOL!

Here's Kate: " I'm really leaning towards vibrant summer colours this week - no doubt an antidote to the pouring rain! I used my On my Couch set and matching die for the cute polka dot chair":

Stamps: On my Couch
Card: Stamper's Select White/Raspberry Fizz
Ink: Raspberry Fizz/Summer Sunrise/Aqua Mist/True Black
Papers: Bitty Dot Basics 2009 - Summer Sunrise
Other: Raspberry Fizz ribbon/Labels One dies

Wanna play along but wondering what to do if you haven't got a die-cutting machine?! How about finding a crafty peep to post you a few die-cut shapes to help you out?

So what's in it for you if you play along? How about a super sweet PTI stamp set?

Yup, the winner will receive the sweet stamp set, Fly Away!

So, you ready to play? Here's the deets:

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

* To enter, use our inlinkz thingy 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 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, July 26th 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.

OK crafty peeps, go get die cutting!

Aimes & Kate


Anonymous said...

What a fantastic card, Aimes!!! Love the focal pannel and the way you used the ribbon.
Great challenge, I won't let this one pass and thanks so much for including my card in the last one ;)

Ann said...

I'll post a few die cuts on if someone would like one - I've got the Delightful Dalia, Enjoy the Ride and the teapot and label from Tea for Two if anyone is interested. Great challenge Aimes and love your DH card.

Isha Gupta said...

Great card and challenge.Wish I get time to play this month.

Beverley said...

Super card Aimes, love how you've done the ribbon. Fantastic prize too :)

Cathygel said...

A very nice card Aimes!
I've got somes PTI dies so I'll try the challenge...:)

Emma said...

Fantabulous dear Aimes and totally inspired and super clever with that threaded ribbon - whoooo just too gorgeous :D

Deb Neerman said...

FABulous sample card ... thanks for another fun challenge, Ladies!

Monica K. said...

That card for your hubby is so cool! Love how you threaded the ribbon through the card.

And the diecut challenge sounds so fun! I've already got some ideas and can't wait to get started. ;)

Helen Berry said...

I love how you created the panel with the star image - it's a fantastic card Aimes, perfect for your hubby. Bet he'll be delighted with it. The way you've threaded the ribbon through is so effective. LOVE it x

Michelle said...

Lovely card I also love the way you have used the ribbon on this card, Dont you just love new ideas.
Michelle x

Ginger Claire said...

Gorgeous inspiration and a fabulous challenge - thanks girls xx

Lousette said...

Oooh fabulous - I love dies and have just bought a few PTI ones. Great challenge, have played along.

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

I {heart} the creativity here!! Thank you for the inspiration! xx

Imke said...

Great Prize ! Thanks for the chance to win. Aimes your card is very pretty. Greeting from Germany !