Monday 24 September 2012

All change!

Hello friends...... we have some exciting news! We will be re-launching our brand new blog in a few weeks time! Please check back soon to join us for more fun challenges and a special re-launch giveaway!! In the meantime... keeeeep stamping!

Kate, Aimes and Caryn

Tuesday 18 September 2012

A Winner! - Thank You challenge

Just popping to announce the winner of our last challenge and to showcase the top three as picked by us APFP girlies!

So without further ado, here is the random winner of the $5 PTI gift certificate................

Random number....................... 5 which means SAM is our lucky winner.

Please email us your address and details Sam and we'll send the GC deets out to you.

Now onto our Top 3 Passionistas.

First up happens to be our winner Sam!

We loved the simple style and bold use of white space - simple yet elegant - lovely colouring on those acorns too!

Secondly is Kirsty.

We loved how Kirsty stamped the butterflies onto bookprint and gave them life by layering them - stunning.

And last but not least is Camilla

The idea to use different panels of woodgrain gives this card a lovely weathered look and the sentiment across the bottom looks perfect.

Well done ladies - you are all Papertrey Passionistas!!

We are having a few issues with our blinkie at the moment so don't despair if you can't get the code to work properly for you at the moment - I know some have emailed us about it!  As part of our new-look blog design which is currently "under construction" the blinkie will be rewritten and as soon as it is ready we'll have it available to all!

Pop back along later for our new challenge.

Bih hugs,

Caryn, Aimes and Kate xxx

Wednesday 5 September 2012

Challenge: Thank You

Greetings all! Well you might have noticed a bit of a change here on A Passion for Papertrey, we're undergoing a re-vamp - hooray! But while we're in the process of that we're not going to be looking quite as pretty for a while so please bear with us :)

Before we get going on another challenge I wanted to share a picture with you of a special night out us APFP girls had recently. What better than cocktails with lovely friends!

Left to right: Aimes, Kate & Caryn
We met up in Manchester for a night of cocktails and giggles!

So onto an all-new challenge. If there's one type of card that I always run out of in my card stash it's Thank You cards, are you the same? If so here's your chance to replenish your stock because for this challenge we want you to create a Thank You card, or any other papercrafting project that says thanks!

Looking back through my Pinterest boards I came across a card by Maile Belles who had stamped a floral background with orange ink onto white cardstock, I was inspired to use the same idea and finished the card off with a simple sentiment and a bit of stitching.

Card Details:
Stamps: In Bloom/Think Big Favorites 2 (PTI)
Card: Stamper's Select White/Aqua Mist (PTI)
Ink: Orange Zest(PTI)/Memento Black
Other: Corner Chomper/Stitching Floss/Copic Markers

Over to Caryn:

I seem to have opted for a flowery little number too!  It definitely has a touch of Springtime even though we're very nearly into Autumn!!  I don't often venture into mixing so many colours on one card (they tend to be one or two at the most) but I love seeing other cards made with this combo so thought I'd give it a try.

Recipe {Thank You}
Stamps: Flower Fusion 11, Iconic Images, A Little Argyle.
Card: Stampers Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Berry Sorbet, Ripe Avocado.
Ink: Spring Moss, Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Berry Sorbet.
Other: Line/Canvas impression plate, mat stack 4 die.

Here's Aimes: 
I'm currently thinking I should have done all the work I said I'd do during the summer holidays! LOL! My body is in shock at the return to school after the summer holidays - I'll be back soon with a card though! :) 

So fancy joining in the fun with us? One randomly drawn stamper will win a $5 PTI Gift Certificate!

Here are the details you'll need to know to enter! 

* Enter as any times as you wish! All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify and can cater for as many different challenges as you please! (please state what is PTI as sometimes it's hard for us to see...)
 * All entries must be newly created (well, new to Blogland anyways!). Please don't link to old posts that might happen to fit the brief of the challenge!! Please leave a link back to this challenge on your entry too :)
 * 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, September 17th 2012 at 9.00am BST
 * 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.!

Happy stamping!

Kate, Aimes & Caryn xxx

Our winners!

Thanks for checking in as we draw the winners for our latest challenge. Before we reveal our winners we have some big news for you - our challenges are now open worldwide!! This blog was started to bring together PTI fans from here in the UK and across Europe, but we have decided from now on to make our corner of the web a place where fans of PTI across the globe can come together to join our challenges and general love of all things PTI!

Up until now we have restricted our challenge prizes to Europe but from now on our prizes will, in the main, be PTI gift vouchers which can be claimed by anyone around the world. A big thumbs up!!

So, without further ado, let's announce the winner to our latest challenge... and it is...

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2012-09-05 21:09:55 UTC

Kirsty! Congratulations Kirsty. Please email to for details on how to claim your PTI voucher.

We will be continuing our blinkie awards for our favourite three creations from each challenge - our top 3 PTI Passionistas, again open to stampers worldwide!

Here are our top three this time round:

Imke created such a pretty card that really caught our eye! We loved your layout - it's a perfectly balanced design and how pretty are those colours!

 Micholla - Well Micholla didn't settle at making one of this fabulous card - no, she made 6 in different colours! We loved your layout and background stamping!

Sam - well done on creating such an adorable scene! So many things to love about this card but our favourite is that super-cute felt tree!

A big congrats girls! If you would like to claim our blinkie for our blog please email us at

Don't forget to check back later for a new challenge!

Kate, Aimes and Caryn xxx