Thursday, 21 October 2010

Thank YOU!

Hey,

Just swinging by with a super quick post not only to share a project with y'all, but to express my thanks for all your sweet messages about my dad. Times are tough and I'm still living out of a suitcase, not knowing where I'm staying from one night to the next, but it's worth every bit of disruption if it means dad can get better.

So I'm posting on a Thursday (aka Friday Eve) so you know that it's time for:


So here's the gorgeous card by Barbara Anders up for our CASE study this week:

Both polka dots and stars - this card definitely hits my soft spots! And although it's not a card, this is my take on the challenge:

Thank You Treat Box

So how did I squeeze in any inky time for this week's CASE study? Well I had to cut some treat boxes for an art club at work and couldn't resist cutting one from some yummy kraft cardstock for myself to decorate *wink* It's been so long since I've gotten inky, but it's just the kinda therapy the doctor ordered for me to de-stress a little.

If I could make lots of these, I'd fill them with sweet treats and give them to you guys as a thank you for your positive vibes/prayers during this anxious time! You're all so sweet; thank you so much!

Fancy playing along with us? I hope so, and if my treat box isn't enough to get your mojo going, then check out the rest of the CASE study DT:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Andrea Ewen
Carole Kisch
Cindy Lee
Lenet Mos
Sue Kohler
Teneale Williams
Barbara Anders (Octob
er's Muse)

Catch ya later





Treat Box Deets
{Thank You}
Stamps: Star Prints (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Black (Memento)/Antique Linen (Distress Ink)
Cardstock: Kraft, Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Dotty Biscotti (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Treat Box Die (Papertrey Ink)/Star Punch (SU!)/Raspberry Fizz Button (Papertrey Ink)/Fineline Pen

Friday, 15 October 2010

Christmas Cheer

Hey,

Thanks so much for all your well wishes about my Dad (and us as a family!) It's stressful here, but the good news is that his condition is improving. We can but hope for a full recovery - fingers crossed! Keep those positive vibes coming!

So whilst packing to come and stay with my family I made sure that I packed my CASE study card and camera; I spent a couple of mins after dinner today trying to find a good spot to take a picture for you and this is the best I could do:

christmascheer

I couldn't resist CASEing the layout and the use of stripy ribbon. In fact the whole idea of creating a Christmas card was inspired by the ribbon. This is a first. I never make my Christmas cards until December. Could it be that I'm going to be super organised this year? I very much doubt it *wink*

I've no idea when I'll be able to post again or get inky. I'm wishing I'd remembered to pack some stampy supplies but I simply couldn't choose what to bring for fear of upsetting my other stamps. I am blog-hopping though and although not commenting, I'm admiring all of your creations.

Oh and if you find time to join us on CASE study this week then please do! I'll still be checking out your work!

OK we're off to visit dad now so I've gotta go!

Catch ya later (how much later, I've not a clue!)

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Scary Times

Hey,

Now I was hoping for this to be a happy, bubbly post where I get over excited about my first ever publication (Check out CARDS Nov 2010 - page 49)

But sadly, this has been completely overshadowed by a family emergency.

Yesterday was not a good day. In fact, it was possibly the scariest day ever. I ended up rushing to hospital with my dad in a really bad way. It looked like the worst was to be confirmed yet somehow (and still, I've no idea how) he is stable.

So although it's Friday Eve; it's time for another CASE study; I don't have a sample to share with you today. Even though I've made it, I haven't had a moment to photograph it - my brain is mush and all I can promise is that when I do find the time, I will share it with you!

As for now, I hope the card up for CASE study this week will get your creative juices flowing from our Muse, Barbara Anders:The thing I CASEd was the layout and the use of stripy ribbon but feel free to CASE this in any way you feel inspired to. And if you need more inspiration then check out the great CASE study DT:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Andrea Ewen
Carole Kisch
Cindy Lee
Lenet Mos
Sue Kohler
Teneale Williams
Barbara Anders (Octob
er's Muse)

So I'll be back with my card when I can. As for now, if you've got any positive vibes going - there's a guy here and his family who really needs 'em.

Catch ya later.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

D-Day!

Hey!

Today is the day! The day of our Make and Take Event! I've just spent a fabulous Saturday with my buddies Kate and Caryn, preparing like mad with lots of chattering too! We ended last night with a lovely meal out and a cocktail but we were responsible; the last thing we needed was a hangover today LOL!

So if you're coming to see us today, click away from this screen because I'm sharing the projects we'll be making! Go on - shoo!

So now they've gone, lemme share the three projects we've got in store today for the peeps coming to see us.

First up - a sweet number using Enjoy the Ride. Don't ya just love the use of buttons for headlights?! So sweet! Kate totally rocks at using this set and this design is of no exception!


Secondly - my love for Simply Chartreuse with a cosy chair thrown in for good measure too! How could I not use one of my all time fave sets with a splash of green *grin*

Last, but by no means least - a treat box using yet another fave stamp set, Star Prints! Now you don't think we'd let people return home with an empty treat box, would you? Nope, I'm pretty sure there will be a treat in store to sweeten that box up even more *wink*


And on top of this there's the fun of meeting up with fellow stampy peeps, having a natter and a good cuppa. I can't wait!

OK - gotta dash because we've still got lots to do and little time - I'll edit this post with the full deets of the projects when I find a spare moment!

Wish us luck!

Catch ya later!

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Can you guess what it is yet?

Hey!

What did I tell you? This week is just zooming by so fast! I'm still surrounded by fabulous PTI goodies I have to pack up for our make and take and just to add a li'l bit more pressure, I've come down with a horrid lurgy! I know my guy is so kind and sharing, but did he really have to share this with me?!

Sniffles and organising aside; it's Friday Eve and nothing stops for:A new CASE study! And with it this week, our fabulous new muse for October, Barbara Anders! Oh I just know you're gonna love the creations up for CASEing this month *wink*.

Here's what's up for CASEing this week:


Check out the leafy goodness on this baby! So in between sniffles, coughing, spluttering and organising, I squeezed what little inky time I could find to make my take of it:

Thank You

Recognise it?! OK so I've kinda cheated and used my own card from my last post for extra inspiration; but as I'm so busy (and ill *sob*) I'll hope you'll let me off!

Just a note about this card- the title of today's post is a reference to my seam binding; it's s'posed to be a flower if you couldn't tell! Don't ask me how I created that random flower from the seam binding. I envy all of you who can create those beautiful bows with it. I even followed a tutorial and my bow looked awful! So as a last resort, I stuck a load of tape down and twisted the ribbon randomly, sticking a button in the middle for the centre LOL! Do you think I'll get away with it?!

So as always - we'd love it if you could join in this week with us! If you need more inspiration (I have a feeling you might if you're still squinting at the screen trying to make the seam binding look like a flower LOL!) then check out the fabby CASE study DT:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Andrea Ewen
Carole Kisch
Cindy Lee
Lenet Mos
Sue Kohler
Teneale Williams
Barbara Anders (October's Muse)

OK back to make and take business with large doses of honey and lemon for me! Have a super duper weekend - mine's gonna be busy but oh so fun meeting some of you! I can't wait!

Catch ya later!






Card Deets {Thank You}
Stamps: Turning a New Leaf, Round and Round (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Hint of Pesto (Versamagic)/Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Dotty Biscotti (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Seam Binding (thanks, Diva!)/Vintage button (Papertrey Ink)/Apron Lace Border Punch (Fiskars)

Monday, 4 October 2010

Lovely Leaves...

Hey!

Happy Monday peeps! I have a feeling this working week is gonna flash before my eyes with the amount of things I have to do to get ready for our PTI Make and Take on Sunday! So sorry if I'm a little absent in Blogland this week, but that's why! (Speaking of which, we have a spare place! If you'd like it, then email us at apassionforpapertrey@yahoo.com)

But before I get myself surrounded with stuff to sort, I'm sharing a leafy li'l number with y'all today as well as some pretty cool news. I've been featured over on the Inspirational blog! You can check it out here!

Anyways, onto the leafy li'l number:
Thank You Autumn

This card was made for our brand new challenge on the PTI blog: Awesomely Autumnal! We wanna see creations inspired by the season of autumn. I focused on the colours and the leaves that turn. Now the leaves are definitely turning around here - some trees are pretty naked after the terrible windy and wet weather we've had! I do love autumn, but it's the dry, crisp days I tend to remember fondly rather than the soggy ones! LOL!

Now this card features some of PTI's new colour - Fine Linen; lemme say I *love* this colour! It makes a fab neutral colour; great for when I want a little less contrast than using Kraft and a little more contrast than using PTI's Vintage Cream. I just know this is gonna be a staple supply of mine!

I really hope you can find a chance to play along with us too! Your creations need only one PTI product on them to qualify, so let autumn inspire you and go get inky!

Right then, back to the organising for next Sunday. Organisation was never my strong point *sigh*

Catch ya later!





Card Deets

{Thank You}
All PTI Supplies Unless Stated
Stamps: Turning a New Leaf/Round and Round
Ink: Pure Poppy/Dark Chocolate
Cardstock: Dark Chocolate
Patterned Paper: Dotty Biscotti
Accessories: Fine Linen Grosgrain Ribbon/Jute Ribbon Twine/Autumn Mix Vintage Buttons/Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Happy WCMD!

Hey!

Hooray not only for the weekend but also for....

Happy World Card Making Day, Peeps! I love that there's a day dedicated to this fabulous hobby! I wish it meant that I could clear my whole day to celebrate it, but alas, those pesky household jobs need doing still....well maybe they could wait for today? *wink*

I wonder if it's a happy coincidence, but I had some happy mail today all the way from Germany from my sweet (and very talented!) friend, Vanessa! You can check out the super sweet gift she sent here - what great timing eh?! She knows me so well, treating me to some sweet chocolates and some fabulous green supplies for this wonderful hobby our ours. Thanks so much, Vanessa you're a real treasure, *mwah!*

Ok so I better share a card seeing as it's WCMD today! Today I'm sharing a card I've made the curent colour cue {8} challenge. I've always wanted to play along with these challenges and squeezed this card into my inky time late last weekend and although I'm not entirely satisfied with my attempt, I still enjoyed making it nevertheless:

Thank You

I know, the leaves need more contrast against the white panel, and I've kinda bodged the background stamping but it adds to the home-made look, right?! *wink*

Right, keeping it short and sweet today. I've got loads to do if I wanna squeeze in any inky time today! Wishing you all a very happy World Card Making Day and hoping you all squeeze in some inky time today too!

Catch ya later!





Card Deets
{Thank You}
Stamps: Turning a New Leaf, Background Basics: Text Style, Round and Round (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Lemon Tart, Spring Moss, Scarlet Jewel (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Scarlet Jewel, Stamper's Select White
Accessories: Prima Flower/Glittery Brad/Cuttlebug/Nestabilities

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I am on various design teams and receive free product to use and promote. I geniunely love the products of the companies and all opinons are honest and my own.

I'm flattered if I've inspired you and you want to CASE anything of mine, but please don't enter it for commercial publications or competitions.
Thank You!
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