Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge

Well I just had a very productive couple of hours while hubby has been watching State of Origin (a Rugby League game where New South Wales v's Queensland) for those not from Australia.

 I would normally watch it, except when Nichole Heady's (Designer & co-owner of Papertrey Ink) Blog update came through today & she said they were having a Blog Hop, I knew I wanted to make something because you all know how much I am loving my Papertrey Ink Goodies, & a few guilt free hours in my craft room just did the trick. WOW my first ever PTI Blog Hop.

The challenge for the Blog Hop this time was to use flowers from the Papertrey Ink range.
That should be easy enough considering I own several gorgeous sets & dies.
I set out to make 1 card & ended up with 4. My only concern now is, are they of a high enough standard? As I had a chance to check out the posts from the last Blog Hop & there are so many talented people out there.

As you will be able to tell from he cards I have made I just love using the Beautiful Bloom II #1 die & the Fabulous Felt. The die has a lovely finish when used to cut cardstock & works just as well when cutting through the felt. The felt is really versatile not only could you use it in conjuction with the dies, but could cut out your own design freehand. I would love to make some pretty felt embellishments you attach to either headbands or clips for the girls.

If I could just have a few weeks with no other committments like washing, cooking & working, think of the creations I could come up with. OH TO DREAM!!!!!!

I am happy with how they turned out & would love to here your comments.

Sentiment from PTI Flower Fusion #3 set,

  Flower Fusion #2 stamp set

 Think Big favourites #2

 Larger then life & Think Big Favourites #3

I haven't included a recipe for each card if you need to know a little more just drop me an email.
Well I hope you have enjoyed my card & maybe inspired you to head on over to Papertey Ink to check out all their fabulous stamps & accessories.

Now I just need to stay awake to post the link as far as I can work out it will be midnight Australian time.

Till next time

Happy Stamping


  1. WOW -- these are all sooo pretty!!!

  2. Wow Fiona you are busy. These do look great on headbands I make them for our little one all the time she loves them;) The blue square card with flower is my fave.

  3. Your ribbon ties are beautiful! When tying technique do you use? Would LOVE to know. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wow! You've been a busy bee! It's all beautiful- really like the felt flowers!! The blue square card is fantastic!

  5. Congrats on your first blog hop mine was last month! Everything you've created here is very cute. great job!!

  6. Wow, you sure have been busy in the workshop! Incredible array of flowers! I think my favorite card is the "Hello Friend" one, although they are all wonderful!

  7. WOW! All 3 cards are fabulous! I love your very clean style of stamping! You take excellent photos also!

  8. So many pretty flower cards with you! I'm stunned by them all, but my fave is the last one! Love those flowers in the deep blue!!! Gorgeous!!
    Hugs, Wendy

  9. gorgeous cards! love the pink, but the last one is just stunning! beautiful!

  10. Welcome to the Hop! Your cards are all lovely. They made me smile.

  11. Wow, look at how productive you were! And each card was just as pretty as the previous one!! I love the blingy center on the first card and your lovely clean/simple style.

  12. Holy Cow Fi!! You are on fire girlfriend! lol
    Every single one of these is gorgeous!!!

    I've just sat and tried to make something, but I'm so choked up with the flue that I can't even think! So I put it all away and will just chill out for today I think!


  13. Oh my! How beautiful each card is. The dies really help in making flower embellishments much easier for us paper crafters. I really like all the colors you used to build each card. So pretty!

  14. Love them all! I really love that bright pink!

  15. Fiona all your cards are so pretty. Your colours are amazing. Loving all the felt.

  16. These are all wonderful cards. I love the square Hawaiian Shores flower card - awesome color combo!

  17. You have been a busy bee haven't you! These are all really stunning cards, I love them all :)

  18. WOW Fiona, what a gorgeous line-up. You were busy! I love each of these cards, they're all just lovely.

  19. These are all gorgeous!! I love your CAS style and that die cut is amazing : )
    Dana via The Outlawz

  20. Your cards are all beautiful, I'm a new follower from The Outlawz. :) Lori m

  21. I agree your blog and and cards are gorgeous! I also would like a lesson in ribbon tying. :) Signed up as a follower.
    Hugs and Joy
    Diane via The Outlawz

  22. Your cards are just beautiful, Fiona!!!

  23. Wow The colors are so bright.!I love them but i am partial to the pinks my new skirt has the same pink in it!!!! Great cards! found you on the outlawz now a follower!!


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