Sunday, 20 September 2009

A Passion for Papertrey Challenge

The challenge for the last two weeks at a Passion for Papertrey blog is to make a card using your favourite cherished colours. I have two favourites - lilac and pink - so I made two cards rather than combine the two!

I took my layouts from a Christmas card Niki Estes made this week which you can see here which I just love! The first card has my favourite stamp set too - Spiral Bouquet.

Double trouble here tonight - with a pink version using Everyday Button Bits -

I made this pink one for my friend Tilly in New Zealand (it's in the post Tilly!)- she sent me the most lovely card when I lost my beautiful Chocolate Point Burmese called Jalpa two weeks ago. She was a grand old lady and would have been 20 years old next month but now I hope she is happy chasing mice in cat heaven! Here she is as I remember her best.

It's been a beautiful weekend here - a really good end to the Summer! Thanks for taking the time to pop by and have a good week!

Today's ingredients:
Celebrate - Stamps: Spiral Bouquet, Background Basics Retro, Scattered Showers; Inks: Spring Moss, New Leaf, Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding; Papers: Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding, Stampers Select White; Other bits: Nestabilities, little gems, sewing machine.
Soaring - Stamps: Everyday Button Bits, Background Basics Retro; Inks: Plum Pudding, Spring Moss, Berry Sorbet; Papers: Berry Sorbet, Polka Dots, Stampers Select White; Other bits: Sweet Blush Vintage Buttons, Nestabilities, sewing machine.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Raspberry Suite Colour Challenge 16

I nearly had a "Tena" moment when I woke up and saw that this card had been chosen for Dawn's "In the Spotlight" - I can't describe how happy it made me - thanks Dawn!

I think I might just be able to sneak this card in under the wire for Dawn's latest colour challenge - thanks goodness for transatlantic time differences!

I love this week's colours - very Autuminal. I used all the colours from Papertrey in the sample for this quickie card - the flower is from In Bloom and the sentiment from Everyday Button Bits.

I'm trying to forget that the Summer is nearly over and the cold weather is on it's way but I suppose it's inevitable!