Ooh, I’m in love with PTI!!

My goodies arrived on Friday from Papertrey Ink and I am officially in love!  I have had a few bits and pieces (some stamps, card, a couple of ribbons etc) for a while but it’s mostly Christmas stuff and I just haven’t been in the mood to do Christmas cards recently (I wonder why!!).  Anyway, I have now bought a few new stamp sets, ribbons, buttons, more card, papers etc, and spent a couple of hours bonding with them last night.  I feel like I’m starting again with crafting – like I’ve got new life!!!!  I made a few cards – 4 of which I can’t share just yet as they’re either DT projects or they’ve been sent to people who would probably see them if I posted them here.  So here is the one I CAN share.
All supplies are PTI.  The stamps are from the Baby Buttons set (OMG it’s gorgeous) and they were stamped in Dark Chocolate ink.  The cupcake has been paper pieced in papers from the Pretty Pastels range and the “frosting” is white Flower Soft (reminds me so much of dessicated coconut – yum).  I’ve used my Labels nesties to make an aperture in the card and put a peice of acetate behind on which to mount the cupcake.  Behind the window on the inside back of the card there is a matching nestie shape stamped in Aqua Mist using the Polka Dots Basics stamp set.  Finally I’ve put an Aqua Mist button on the cake and dragged out my trusty old sewing machine for a wee bit of stitching.

Right, better go and do some HW (shudder).  Chris has taken 4 of the kids to Deeside ice-skating so I’m going to tackle the task of sorting the washing out!!  What else are Sunday’s for!!!!  (Don’t answer that – I was being sarcastic!!)

Big hugs,
Caryn xxxx


  1. Hehe… I knew you wouldn’t be able to resist for long!!! Fab card honey, I WISH I’d got this set now – think I’ll put it in my PTI basket now!! Enjoy playing with the rest of your goodies!! Hugs Kate xx

  2. such beautiful soft colors Caryn! No wonder you’re in love. Beautiful! Happy sorting!(are you done yet?) don’t remind me of those nasty chores. xxD

  3. Aloha Caryn! I just hopped on over from the PTI forum to say hi and check out all your creations. Niiiccceee!! Isn’t Baby Button Bits so much fun to play with? Your window card is fabulous and Im going to have to try that next time. Thanks for sharing so I could be inspired!! :o)

  4. Cute card! Don’t you love how easy PTI makes it to create great stuff! Welcome to the boards, too. You have a lot of cute stuff on here. I’m glad to add you to my list of blogs I follow!

  5. Wow! This card is gorgeous! Love all the dots, the fluffy glitter and the cut out technique!

  6. lovely, I like the acetate window.

  7. Oh yay! We have another PTI lover – how many until world domination I wonder?! LOL!
    Oh so jealous you’ve got inky before me but I’m LOVING what you’ve done with those polka dots!
    Get the housework outta the way and get inky – I can’t wait to see what else you create!

  8. What a SWEET creation! Love that “coconut” icing!

  9. Hi Caryn,
    This card is so so sweet. Cute image and great papers. Love it.
    Fiona x

  10. A gorgeous card Caryn, I love the soft colours and your new stamps.

    Liza x

  11. GORGEOUS!!

    I’ve done some serious sucking up this month after being on a serious stash diet, hoping that DH will let me off this month, I’m going into PTI withdrawl I really do ‘have’ to have some new stash and that baby buttons set is crying out to me, and those new patterned pastels ….

  12. Hi Caryn, this is such a cute card, i love it! Hope you enjoyed your doing your HW, i guess we all need a HW fairy, (actually i have one, i married him). I’m looking forward to being your teamie for the next month too.
    Hugs Tracy x

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