Hi Everyone,

It’s time for another Pals Paper Arts Challenge today. This week is a sketch challenge from the very talented Sandie Connor.ppa-300-may12

I’m really pleased to be entering this challenge using some of the products from the new annual catalogue. Although the catalogue officially runs from 1st June 2016 to 31st May 2017, demonstrators have had the opportunity to purchase certain products early. I was thrilled to see the Pineapple stamp was one of the goodies we could buy! Pineapples (and flamingos 😉 ) are so on trend this year, and make me think of warm sunny days, tropical beaches and delicious Pina Coladas!!


The base of my card is made from Basic Black cardstock. It can’t actually be seen it in this photo as I layered it with a piece of Gold Foil Sheet which was the same size. This was topped with another piece of Basic Black cardstock, cut slightly smaller, creating a gold foil frame.

The black card front was decorated with two vertical strips of tape from the Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape pack. I cut a strip of black and white striped paper from the Pop of Pink Speciality Designer Series Paper stack and placed it vertically in the centre of the card.

The Pineapple was stamped out on to Whisper White card stock in Peek a Boo Peach and Emerald Envy ink.

The banner was created using the new Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set and Duet Banner Punch. (This is available as a bundle from 1st June saving 10%). The banner and sentiment were stamped in Versamark and heat embossed using Gold Stampin Emboss powder.

Finally the Pineapple and Banner were attached to the card using Stampin Dimensionals and a few rhinestones were added to the pineapple for a bit of glamour!

The Pineapple stamp, Thoughtful Banners bundle and Pop of Pink range will be available to purchase from 1st June 2016. Just click on the ‘Shop Now’ button on my blog to place an order. Everyone who places an order will receive a thank you gift in the post as long as they have not selected the ‘No Contact’ option when ordering.

If you would like a paper copy of the new Annual catalogue please drop me an email at and I will send you one out.

Bye for now,





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