Thursday, 25 August 2016

Papertrey Ink: August 2016 Blog Hop

For this month's Blog Hop, over at the Papertrey Ink blog, Nichole Heady is providing, as is her habit every month, some very yummy and delicious looking inspiration ...

photograph from VSCO
I just love the creaminess of the colours in this photo and they were definitely the element that inspired me the most. I decided to make up some Christmas cards and tags using this untraditional colour palette ...


A group photo and now for some individual shots. I made two versions of the first card, one horizontal, one vertical ...


Paper - PTI Stamper's Select White, Rustic White. Stamps - PTI O'Tannenbaum. Ink - PTI Fine Linen, Soft Stone, Sweet Blush; Fresh Ink Navy. Dies - PTI Building Blocks.
Paper - PTI Stamper's Select White, Rustic White. Stamps - PTI Petite Pots (2015 Anniversary set), O'Tannenbaum; MFT Whimsical Woodgrain Background. Inks - PTI Sweet Blush, Fine Linen, Canyon Clay, Soft Stone, Berry Sorbet; Fresh Ink Navy; Versamark. Dies - PTI Petite Pots (2015 Anniversary set), Cover Plate: Winter Woods, Building Blocks. Other - Crystal Stickles; SSS Detail White embossing powder.
Paper - PTI Stamper's Select White, Rustic White. Stamps - PTI Painted Poinsettia, O'Tannenbaum, Don't Forget To Write kit. Inks - PTI Soft Stone, Sweet Blush; Fresh Ink Navy. Dies - PTI Painted Poinsettia, Don't Forget To Write kit, Building Blocks, Tag Sale: Quilted.
Paper - PTI Stamper's Select White, Rustic White, Vintage Cream. Stamps - PTI Enclosed: Wreath, Don't Forget To Write Kit. Inks - PTI Sweet Blush, Soft Stone. Dies - PTI Enclosed: Wreath, Don't Forget To Write kit, Tag Sale: Quilted. Other - Ranger's White Enamel Accents.


And that's pretty much it for me. Happy hopping everyone!

46 comments:

  1. All your note cards are so beautiful Diana, I love the soft colors you used.Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

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  2. You always 'bring it'! And I'm so glad! Inspiration on steroids! Love the colors and how you used them for a holiday style all your own. Gorgeous!!!

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  3. Oh, Diana, I am always so inspired when I visit your blog! You never disappoint!
    I love your gorgeous cards and tags -- all very wonderful takes on the inspiration photo! I think my favourite is the one with the trio of little birds..... I was so tempted to buy that set just for the little bird, but I never did. I really should have...

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  4. Wow, Diana, just a gorgeous post! Love both the tree cards - really clever use of the colors!

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  5. Wow! I love each of them. The soft colors are just beautiful!

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  6. What beautiful designs on all of your projects! The nontraditional colors work wonderfully on these Christmas card/tags!

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  7. WOW - love them all - such unique Christmas cards in those colors - all are just gorgeous!!!

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  8. My goodness, Diana, you have been so busy. These are beyond gorgeous!

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  9. What a lovely assortment of cards! The birds in the woods card and the poinsettia tag are my favorites.

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  10. Oh my heavens!!! I am speechless! Diana these are all beyond stunning! Your colors are SO soft and pretty! I love each and every one of these! The little birds and the birch trees just makes me so happy!!

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  11. Just fabulous. Love the poinsettia tag best, but you captured the dreamy inspiration picture perfectly in all of these.

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  12. Every single one is stunning! Love them all!! Subtle gorgeous colours with beautiful extra touches like the enamel accents.

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  13. What stunning array of cards Diana! So soft and pretty. Love them all.

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  14. Oh, my.... I love these colours and what you've done with them! Gorgeous creations, Diana, and good for you to get some Christmas projects done! And I agree-lets get some dies made for O Tannenbaum!

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  15. WOWZER, Diana, you were on a roll, and a fabulous one at that. These are all simply gorgeous in their soft and subtle color palette.

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  16. Oh my, those are lovely. I would never have thought to turn those colors into holiday cards and tags...but now, I can't think of anything better to do with them. PERFECT. Great inspiration.

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  17. Wonderful Christmas inspiration!! So lovely Diana!

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  18. Oh so many beautiful holiday tags and cards. Love the softness of them.

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  19. Oh my, oh my...you win hands down Diana!! Each one of your cards are just stunning!! I am totally in love with the soft colors and the dark sentiments...just totally jaw dropping! I so want to CASE each one of these...lovely, lovely cards!! :0)

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  20. So pretty. That painted pointsettia is beautiful. I'm waiting to see what gets released this year by PTI before choosing my Christmas Card Design, but that stamp set is high on my list now!

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  21. Wow - you were inspired! What lovely soft colored cards! I would have never thought these colors would make such lovely holiday cards.

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  22. Diana, you matched perfectly the inspirational color palette. Your soft pastels with the berry sorbet, canyon clay and the navy are gorgeous.

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  23. These are so beautiful, Diana! I especially love your Merry & Bright tag. The poinsettia looks gorgeous inked in those colors. And I heaved a little sigh of relief to see that someone else's mind thought Christmas. :)

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  24. seriously gorgeous set of cards!! love where the inspiration photo took you!!

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  25. Gorgeous collection of projects! Love them all! Happy hopping!

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  26. I absolutely love love your collection of cards and tags!!! They are so pretty! I would have never thought these colors would look so awesome in the Christmas theme. You are so creative!

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  27. These are awesome, Diana! Love the non-traditional holiday color theme. They look so soft and festive! Great pairings to the Don't Forget to Write frames! So elegant, clean, and classy! -CarrieP

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  28. Diana, these are all just stunning! I really like the use of the non-traditional colors.

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  29. Very Inspiring! I have signed up for your posts I like these so much. Thank you

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  30. Oh my, what sweet cards and tags! The soft, dreamy look that you achieved with those pastel colors puts a whole new look on Christmas. Makes me want to case each and every one of them!

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  31. Making Christmas cards from the palette never crossed my mind--but it should have! Oh how I love these cards, Diana! Thank you so much for the encouraging comment--really made my day!

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  32. Diana, you constantly amaze me that you can see Christmas in everything! And you see it spectacularly!
    How in the world? These are all fabulous! Absolutely GORGEOUS!

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  33. wow! You have totally outdone yourself on these! Just jaw dropping!

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  34. GORGEOUS cards, Diana! Love these pastels for a beautiful non-traditional Christmas :-)

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  35. You've outdone all of us! I always look forward to your blog hop entry because it's usually a cover for several creations! The cards are so unique with their colors! It's time to get going on Christmas cards for me and you've inspired a few ideas and future purchases!

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  36. Diana, I think these are the perfect Christmas colors! LOve both versions of your first design. All beautifully designed... gorgeous, really!
    =]

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  37. Your cards are gorgeous and your tags are glorious! I looooooooooooooove these colors for Christmas, there is just something spectacular about them! Every little detail, every creation....BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  38. Oh how I love using unconventional Christmas colors!! I love your creative designs.

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  40. Oh goodness - these are dreamy. Love how you've used the colors. Would love to see the presents with their tags too. My fave in the lineup has to be the birdies. Love that orange guy sticking out of the flock. As for shaving cream... try it, you'll like it ;)

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  41. Wow, Diana! These are scrumptious!

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  42. These are all absolutely fabulous Diana! Love the way you used the colours from the inspiration photo for your Christmas cards.

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  43. A perfect interpretation of the colours Diana - just gorgeous projects. I'd never have thought of using those colours for Christmas cards...they look wonderful!

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  44. Really beautiful!!! The colors are gorgeous! The bird card and the peace are my favorites!

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  45. Wow!!!! I love the way you used colors ,that I thought I didn't like! The trees are gorgeous in these colors! Beautiful cards!

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  46. All of these are exceptionally spectacular. I love them all. These colors are just sweet and pretty as can be.

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All comments are very much appreciated. Thanks so much for your encouragement.