Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Papertrey Princesses Inspiration Challenge

Yes, I know I've been a bad blogger of late.  I think there are a few reasons for this.  First, after having two wonderful weeks off at the holidays, I just couldn't get myself motivated and back into a routine. Second, I think my Mojo went on holiday as well.  Third, 'Life' just got in the way.

I think the 'renewal' of The Papertrey Princess challenges are just what I needed to get my motivation back. (or at least some of it).


Our first challenge of the year is from the amazingly talented Anya. (a link to her blog is in the sidebar on the left).  Anya chose an inspiration challenge.  Here is the picture of the inspiration piece.  I love the colors, textures and elements in the sewing basket.



Here is my card.  I think the stripes, the colors, the sewing, the pinked edges and the pins are all represented in the card.  I'm pretty happy how it turned out.  Thanks Anya for your inspiration piece.

The stamp sets used are all from Papertrey Ink.  The stripes are from the Faux Ribbon set and the stamped circle image are from the Daily Designs and Daily Design sentiments sets.

Thanks for taking a peek and I'd love to hear what you think.

19 comments:

ashjoy said...

Great job! I love the little stick pins. Beautiful card!

Mariah said...

What a great card. I love the pins and the rough edges of the layers of CS. Beautiful!

anya said...

Oh Val, this is beautiful! I just *love* it! The stick pins are the perfect addition. You did such a super job!

Diane Jaquay said...

Fantastic Val, everything on this card just comes together so beautifully! Love the ribbon and the pins, pefect!!

Jennifer K said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! But I have to ask about the stick pins - do you stick yourself (I would)? How do you mail them and not worry about sticking the recipient? I love the look of them - I'm just afraid I'd bleed all over the card. lol

Cheryl said...

Oh, that's such a happy card! Great job!

Sue in Grapevine said...

Ca-ute!

Nadine said...

Your card is lovely Val!! I just got the Faux Ribbon set and will be playing with it soon. How did you get your stripes lined up so straight? And did you stamp the ribbon too? Anyways, great job on the challenge!!

Cindy Holshouser said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such nice words. I got back into card making when I discovered PTI almost 2 years ago. I really feel connected to my PTI friends and I really appreciate sharing this fun craft with you.

Lee said...

This is super. Love the stitching and those pins add the finishing touch.

Barbara said...

So pretty!!! I love those stick pins, too!

Leah said...

I love this! It's so sweet and perfect for the challenge...I need to get mine done soon:)

Melissa said...

Very pretty! I love that ribbon and your tag is so beautiful!

Diane said...

Such a beautiful card! Your choice of colors and layout are wonderful.

IamDerby said...

this card is too sweet Val! I love those little stick pins.

Belinda said...

Lovely! Your take on the challenge is awesome and love the touch of the stick pins!

Dana said...

AHHH! Your pinking is awesome Val! Did you sew the ric rac on the ribbon or was it already like that? I LOVE it, either way. Great card all 'round.

Mara... said...

I think the colors are wonderful and I love the stamp you used!! Beautiful card!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Val, this card is just beautiful. Love the colors, design, stitching and.....well, I like everything about this card. You did a wonderful job.

xoxo