Sunday, 26 January 2014

Papertrey Ink January 2014 Blog Hop

Its raining today, yippee! Both of the kids have had friends over and I didn't have any jobs to do inside, so.....I made some cards!

Papertrey Ink had a blog hop today where their inspiration was the colour pink. Anyone could participate and you can load photos of your cards onto their blog. I spent ages looking at all the wonderful creations and leaving lots of comments for very talented people. Was lots of fun. I then thought 'why don't I try it?' So have spent the past 2 hours putting together three cards and hopefully I can link them to the blog.
For some reason today I was really inspired by polka dots. Its not usually my thing but no other pattern seemed to fit. For this first card I used my heart paper punch to cut out hearts from Echo Park 'Dots and Stripes' 12x12 paper. I stamped in the middle 'love' with my new Simon Says Stamps 'Tags Sayings', stamped the heart in a pinky red and then used my Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to make it shine.
For this card I used my punch again along the bottom of the card and put the same polka dot paper behind. I stamped this from Simon Says Stamps 'Only have Eyes for you' and added some pink pearl dots.
For my last card I used the same paper again and stamped on white cardstock with a stamp from Simon Says Stamps 'Tag Sayings'. I then used a rhinestone heart in pale pink and some silver thread I found at christmas.

I just tried to add my cards to the blog but found that the link had closed!!! Am really disappointed but oh well, at least I made some cards and was able to view some amazing projects with so many wonderful ideas.

Must make sure next time I work out the time difference between New Zealand and the U.S. correctly so I don't miss another hop!

Take care

1 comment:

  1. These are all so darn cute! Oh, I feel your pain about missing challenges, no fun at all but it does happen to the best of us. I love your clean look too, so sweet and perfect for Valentine's Day!