Monday, 6 February 2012

Happy 5th Birthday PTI

Today is the start of the celebrations over at Papertrey Ink for their 5th anniversary.
The design team shared lots about themselves today and it was great to read their stories.  Their work constantly inspires me and their blogs are definitely on my go to places especially when I need a creative nudge in the right direction.  So a massive thank you from me to each of the design team and everybody behind the scenes at PTI.  Papertrey will always hold a special place in my heart as is led me to one of my best friends (J xx).  So today Nichole set the challenge to choose one of the projects highlighted by the girls and to draw from it.  For me it had to be Jessica Witty's beautiful card, with so much white space.  I've looked at this card several times but never been brave enough to go there.  But today I have embraced all that white space!


I also tried it with cutting the quatrefoil die rather than embossing it


Then inspired by the challenge at:
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - photo inspiration
I changed the colours slightly


Supplies used (all PTI)
Card - stampers select white, orange zest, raspberry fizz, hibiscus burst, aqua mist, spring moss
Ink - versamark, orange zest, fresh snow
Stamps - delightful dahlia, tiny treats birthday
Dies - delightful dahlia, cover plate - quatrefoil, double ended banners
Other - buttons, white embossing  powder

I also decided to do some colouring and what better than Strawberry Kisses Flower Power, how cute is that kitty!
I was inspired by challenges at:
My Time To Craft - A is for Adorable
Papertake weekly - sketch #64
Simon Says Stamp - Animal Antics
Cute Card Thursday - Buttons and bows
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - valentine colour challenge
Sir Stampalot - In the Garden


Supplies used:
Stamp - Strawberry Kisses Flower Power
Paper - Echo Park - Be Mine Collection
Colours - Spectrum Noir

So I'd better get to bed as I have to go to Derby today, let's hope most of the snow has disappeared.  As far as I'm concerned I only like snow when it's up a mountain and I have my skis on!!

Have a great week.
Love ya
Ginger
xxx

18 comments:

Pam W. said...

Your cards are lovely. Great job with the inspiration.

Julia said...

Gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us at My Time To Craft. Hugs, Julia

brenda said...

Two lovely cards Ginger, I especially love the clean crisp feel of the first one.

Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Stampalot, good luck and hope you will join us again.

B x

Francesca said...

Absolutely beautiful, thanks for joining us for our IN THE GARDEN challenge
over at Sir Stampalot this month
and good luck !

Hugs
Francesca

Angie said...

Very pretty card love the colours and the fab papers. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
Angie x

pinky said...

Lovely selection of cards, the 3rd one is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.
Pinky

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely cards. I absolutley love the one with the quatrefoil.

Katina said...

Two very different but equally lovely cards Claire.Love the elegance and CAS style of the first one (very grown up!) and the absolute cuteness of the second one - just makes you go 'awww'!
xx

Deb said...

beautiful cards!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
Debxx

Louise Welsh said...

fabulous, and fanks claire. i'm still going to be a diva though, although i don't think i will make a very good one though, i will have to get practising. louise xx

Stampalicious said...

great card,I love that image, Thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week, hugs, martina

GlitteryKatie said...

Oooh that Cabbage rose stamp is wonderful!!!
Love those cards- you are on a roll Miss H!!!

sandra's crafty corner said...

what a lovely card, pretty colours, thanks for playing along at dutch dare and good luck,
hugs sandra dt

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

julieprice3 said...

Beautifully done! Thanks so much for joining in at Stamptacular Sunday this week
Hugs Julie P

Christine said...

Such cute cards!! I love that image and you colored it perfectly!! Great embellishments too!! So sorry to be a wee bit late in commenting this past week. Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Shanna Shands said...

I love the dry embossing. The flowers are beautiful too. Thanks for playing with Dutch Dare!

Ruth said...

Beautiful cards. The big flower is gorgeous! Thanks for joining the Sir Stampalot Challenge, Ruth :)

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