Tuesday 14 December 2010

Perfectly Pretty Pearls

Hi, Caryn here.

Firstly - sorry this is appearing a bit late - I've been suffering a wee bit with the lurgy over the last few days and thought we still had another week to run on our last challenge!! Oops! Luckily I was organised enough to have my card made so without further ado, here we are with our new challenge Pretty Pearls. As usual you can interpret this as you wish but we want to see you using pearls in some way on your creation (which must incorporate at least one Papertrey Ink product).

I am still in Christmas card-making mode at the moment so my card is another festive one! I used my beloved Peaceful Poinsettia set along with Big and Bold Holiday Wishes. The image and sentiment have been stamped in Versamark and then embossed in white filligree powder. I am loving this colour combo of Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist and Kraft - loads of my cards this year have used it! Caryn x

Stamps: Peaceful Poinsettia/Big and Bold Holiday Wishes
Ink: Versamark
Card: Kraft/ Aqua Mist/Pure Poppy/Spring Moss
Other: White Filligree embossong powder/Martha Stewart Edge punch/adhesive pearls and gem/Nestabilities: Lacy Circles and Standard Circles

Here's Kate:
"My mum asked me to make some cards for her this Christmas and for two of the three designs I used the Wreath for All Seasons set, I can see this becoming one of my most-used PTI sets! The gaps in the wreath design just calls out for some pearly berries!"

Here's a close up of the pearls:

I'd better make a start on my own cards now!

Stamps: Wreath for All Seasons/2010 Holiday Tags
Ink: Purely Pomegranite (SU), Versafine Black
Card: Vintage Cream/Purely Pomegranite (SU)
Other: Cuttlebug embossing folder/Purely Pomegranite ribbon (SU)/Adhesive Pearls/Rustic Twine/Mat Stack 4 die.

Over to Aimes
"OK. So I am in the middle of a huge panic. Breathe, Aimes. Breathe! It's only 11 days until Christmas and I'm still making Christmas cards! *Argh!* Still, I like to tell myself it's because I'm at my 'most creative' when I'm under more pressure - ha!

So here is my 'pearly' creation:

I've kinda cheated - hope you'll forgive me. I know you've seen this card layout before (for the last challenge) and I'm using it again for my example for this challenge. I think the change of colours and the pearly touches certainly make it different from my other two....well it's more girly anyways!"

Card Deets
{We Wish you a Merry Christmas}
Stamps: Holiday Signature Greetings, Fancy Flourishes (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Spring Rain, Sweet Blush, White Shimmer Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Snowflake Die (Provocraft)/Nestabilities/Fresh Snow Satin Ribbon and Spring Rain Button (Papertrey Ink)/Pearls (Hero Arts)/'Chompy' (Corner Chomper!)

As our featured stamper for December, here's Aga's fabulous take on the challenge:

“I've always been a fan of red berries on Christmas cards. There's something so pretty about them. To create my card I used the leaves from the Blooming Button Bits set with white embossing powder and red pearls. Don't they look cute together? I also added a baker's twine, printed sentiment and a piece of red punched border.”

Ready to play along? Here are the deets:

Here are the deets:
* All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify (please state what is PTI as sometimes for us it's hard to tell :D)

* To enter, use our inlinkz thingy at the bottom of this post. Please leave the correct URL for your entry post and not just your generic blog address! 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, December 27th 2010 at 9.00am GMT

* As well as a randomly picked winner, 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.

So here's what you can win - A Fillable Frames #6 stamp set.

We can't wait to see what you come up with!
Caryn, Kate, Aimes and Aga


Marlou McAlees said...

Truly beautiful cards, I love them :)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Three words: YOU {totally} ROCK!!

Daniela F. said...

Stunning cards and so great for last minute Christmas card inspiration :)

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Beautiful creations! Do rhinestones also count??

Chris said...
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Chris said...

I am loving all of these cards - now I have to find some gold pearls - they are fab!

Mandy said...

Stunning creations ladies!!

Imke said...

Beautiful Cards, Ladies !!

KimB said...

Hi ladies,

just wanted to let you know that I thought the DT cards were awesome - I am loving all the wonderful ideas I am picking up here!! Merry Christmas.