Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge

Hiya!

I finally got the chance to play along with PTI's Blog Hop - hooray!
This month's blog hop challenge involves you challenging yourself to use a Papertrey stamp set that has yet to see ink or even one that might be collecting a little dust!

I used both types  my oldest PTI set (Home Made) that I haven't used in ages, and a set I got at CHA that has not seen ink yet (shocking!) - Everyday Button Bits. I made a little house ensemble with some magnets to put in it for a house warming gift:

This is the front of the house and here is the back:


Here is the completed ensemble:

 and a close up of two of the magnets:




I'd love to stay and chat (and give more details!) but my Mum and husband are waiting impatiently to get to a movie so I must run... will try to stop back later to give some more details!

edited to say - back from the movie now! Here's a few more deets: I used a combination of Aqua Mist/Scarlet Jewell colour combo. All the elements of the house (apart from the curtains) were stamped in brown and the curtains were stamped with a retired blue. I cut out all the elements and added shading with yellow copics in the windows. The door was also coloured with copics. I used some PTI mat stack dies to create the magnet shapes, as well as the limitless labels dies. A combination of buttons finished these off! The sentiments on the magnets were stamped on strips of Kraft cardstock and then I trimmed the edges into a 'v'. The magnets were a bargain that I picked up at a local supermarket (20p for 4!) - I just glued them to the back of the finished pieces of card with a hot glue gun.

Thanks for stopping by!
x Amy x

31 comments:

susanwinslett said...

So so so beautiful! Hope you enjoyed your movie!

Debby said...

What a beautiful house warming gift and it really caught my eye too.

Cindy said...

Super duper adorable.

Peggysuez said...

What a cool color combination and such nice projects. Great collection for a house warming gift.

nancy jane said...

This is a wonderful housewarming gift. The colors are fabulous together.

resmith said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful housewarming gift!

lesleyworth said...

can i just say...i'm not worthy!!! WOWZA! beautiful house and all your bits and bobs with it!

Marisa said...

Wowzers, this is amazing!! Wonderfully done!

Paula Laird said...

Wow! Your house is gorgeous and I love the magnets. What an amazing gift!

Cathy Weber said...

I love your little house project. It was so well thought-out. Lots of great detail. The lace was a really nice touch. I had never thought of Mat Stack's for making magnets. I think I will pull mine out tonight and make a few myself. Thanks for the great idea!

Kara said...

love the magnets!! so cool!

Rosanne said...

These are fabulous!

Kelly S. said...

Your house is amazing! I used that set and template for the first time over the holidays and it is HARD, hee! The magnets are so sweet...such a clever gift package that somebody will really appreciate!

Kay said...

Your house is just darling (I love that color combo), and the magnets you made are also quite beautiful!

beckynoelle said...

absolutely lovely!

Karli said...

This is one of my neglected stamps too I'm afraid ;) beautiful job with the house & the cards- great project!

Jen Carter said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!

Huguenot Girl said...

Super cute Amy! Thanks for sharing! Nicole

Kristii said...

Absolutely awesome!!! I totally love it!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

OMG, this is just DARLING! LOVE that house!

Terri said...

Very cute! Love the magnets too!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is a set I wondered how anybody would use and I love the house as a gift box for the little magnets!! The aqua mist/scarlet jewell combo is soooo pretty and I adore the layered buttons!! Great job!!

Steph H said...

Wow - this is AWESOME - didn't know PTI even had a set that allowed you to create a house - what great attention to detail. Love those colors together.

Debgem said...

Totally amazing - it's a fab project.

Just to let you know that I've a little something for you over at my blog!

Lorraine said...

ACK, this is so darn cute! Love your little house!

Amy Beth said...

Beautiful!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is just amazing--I love the house with the lace, and your magnets are adorable!

Chris L.

Christina said...

This is one amazing project! I adore those magnets, too! Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda said...

Wow! Your projects are so amazing! Beautiful job!

Stephanie said...

This is just amazing! AMAZING! I want to move just so you could make a set for me.....lol Wonderful job with lots of details!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful home! Lovely shading in the windows and on the door. It has a nice and warm inviting feel to it. Like the idea to make magnets and giving along with this beautiful box.