Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas R and R 2013

After Christmas morning (Boxing Day) Relaxation. Love the effects!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Papertrey December Bloghop #2

Had so much fun with the first one had to do another one in my favourite Christmas colors. Red, Gold and Green. On this pkg I used gold twine and PTI set Tree Trimming Trio. Nestabilities die cuts for tag and cheapy ($ store) felt snowflake. Pretty easy and colorful. Check out the details for this challenge HERE

Papertrey December Bloghop

Happy Boxing Day to those who still recognize it as a "holiday". Here is my creation for the Dec. Blog hop. Check it out HERE"Packages Tied up with String. I used brown paper that I stamped with the PTI Polka dot Basics. I added Aqua string and pom poms. Tag is made with Aqua Mist paper and Tree from Believe set. Sentiment is from Wreath for all Seasons.
Close up of tag

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Ink Pad Designs #140

It's a white weekend here today. Had our first big snowfall of the season. It's beginning to look alot like Christmas!! Here's my card for the Make it Monday Challenge #140 I used ink pads PTI Aqua Mist and Fresh Snow SU Bashful Blue and Creamy Caramel for the background. Versamark stamped and embossed PTI Through the Trees stamp set. I used Silhouette Merry and Bright and Tree and Cardinal. I used Heat embossing, a bit of Stickles and Liquid Applique for the snow. 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Brandied Cherry Chocolates

Here's my project that I made for the Casual Fridays challenge #119: Use dry or heat embossing on your Clean And Simple project. Check it out HERE   I made a chocolate box for some brandied cherries that I made and started back in August.  I found a recipe guide to refer to online and improvised. After draining them well I dipped them in dark chocolate. Gold embossed sentiments  stamps by SU Warm words and Unity Million stamp.They have been a handy birthday gift for all the birthdays in my family in October and November. They have been a hit!! 


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Chalkboard Art Square frames

Go HERE to check out this weeks challenge at Papertrey Ink #139 Stamed square frames. I chose to make a chalkboard card as I never did get a chance to try out Betsy Veldman's challenge and it looked so fun. So this is my take on the challenge. I used PTI stamp sets Vintage labels and All about You and sentiments from Everyday Button Bits. Other stamps by Unity.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Inlaid Diecuts Challenge

Happy November!! This is my project for the challenge that is Papertrey Ink Inspired I layered the two snowflakes from a set of two from Papertrey Ink then layed it on red cardstock. Bit of a challenge alright. I embossed the background (snowspecks) with white EP and then sponged with blue. The little sentiment is from and old set from SU. Small snowflakes are from another PTink set Holiday Tree.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Dimensional Wreath Challenge #137

Here's my card using leaves to make a dimensional wreath. Check out the challenge HERE I used the PTI Border die. Cut it down the middle, made little indentations in each leaf and then wound it around in a circle. I snipped a few leaves and then layered them on top to fill in some spaces. The sentiment is from PTI Tree Trimming Trio and papers from PTI Holiday Flourishes and Swirls. Was going to add some berries etc but just didn't think it needed it.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Papertrey October Blog Hop Tags

My favourite paper thing to make. Tags. Especially Christmas tags. Fun to put some of my Christmas sets to use. Check out all the tags and inspiration right HERE I used PTI sets Believe, Wreath for all Seasons and the PTI paper pack Holiday Flourishes and Swirls. I used some paperclay on a star and stocking and also added lots of gold foiling.

                                                       Details of Paperclay and gold foiling.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Textured Stamped Tag

I kept thinking that this tree from PTI stamp set Holiday Tree might work well for the textured stamping. I stamped the tree in halves swooping down on each side to give it a bit of a branch look. Kind of hard to see on the picture. Details on Textured stamping HERE at Papertrey Ink.

Textured Stamping

Here's my card for Papertrey Ink Challenge #136 I used PTI stamp sets Text Boxed and sentiment from Damask Designs. I wanted just a subdued, slightly modern look with the black grey and white design so I just accented with a bit of dull gold and a single rhinestone. The textured stamping gave it a bit of a brushstroke look. I like it!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Argyle Stitching

This is my entry for the Casual-Fridays challenge CFC117:  Use real or faux stitching on your CAS project. I decided to try some Argyle by cutting out the diamonds first on the navy and then glueing it down onto some kraft cardstock. Stitched with white pen. My stitching looks a bit wrinkly. Didn't think it would be that hard to get those lines real straight. Anyway it's nice to have some masculine cards on hand. Stamp from PTI and then I placed the circle into a Memory keepers metal ring. Tied up with a bit of red ribbon.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Birthday Repeat and Lift

I needed a birthday card so I went looking for something that would work for this week's Papertrey Ink Make it Monday project. I didn't have any matching stamps and die cuts so I used the PTI All about You stamp set. Did some fussy cutting and it all worked out ok in the end. The colors on the backgound are rolled on with a brayer roller. I didn't put the color on the embossing folder because I wanted it subtle.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Dimensional Paste Winter Card

This is my challenge entry for Make It Monday #133 Creating a Flocked Look with Dimensional Paste Fun Technique and it adds so much to a card! Liking it alot! I didn't have any cover plates so I used a SU brass stencil that I have owned forever.
 I used PTI stamp sets Through the Trees (bird) and Holiday Tree. Few sparkles here and there and a bit of thread for a scarf.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Striped Embossing

Here's a card that I worked on way to long and still not loving it. Don't know why?? I did the "striped embossing" Make it Monday technique as seen HERE on the butterfly. Used three colors. I had to cut it out because I had too many little flecks around it. So this was the end result. It is a bit brighter on the photo than IRL. 
PTI products used: Beautiful Blooms II die and Stamp set, Ric Rac die, ButterflyKisses Stamp set, checked background on flower pattern is from Strawberry Patch.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Heat and Bond on Die cuts

Fun technique! shown by Erin at PaperTrey InkI found a bag that I saved from pillowcases that I bought and started from there. I used PTI clouds dies(felt) and Little Lady stamps. I stamped then fussy cut the ladybug. Stamped the little sentiment, antennae and lady bug trail with memento ink directly onto the bag. Was surprised at how well that worked. Because this will never be washed it will be just fine. I did heat set it with a hot iron. I ironed the red gingham strip onto the bottom. The sun was cut by hand as well. Perfect little gift bag.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Kraft with Text

Here is my project for Casual Fridays "Kraft with text". I chose to do a Christmas tag. I used two old retired favourite Christmas SU stamp sets. The trees are cutouts of PTI dotted patterned paper. Did some sponging etc and that's it.  

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Rolled Dough designs 3

One more and pretty much identical replica of Jessica Witty's design. Love that ornament she made. I was on a roll!! lol I used a paper doily to emboss the clay and then used PTI's A Wreath for all Seasons on the sentiment. Library ledger for the 2013. Painted it with a pearl paint. Check it out at Papertrey Ink for some neat ideas on working with paper clay.

Rolled Dough Designs 2

This is a second entry for Stamp affair at Papertrey Ink This time I used Ashley Cannon Newell and Jessica Witty's designs. The backing of the snowflake is done by pressing lace into the clay to give it texture and then letting it dry. I used the PTI die to cut the snowflake. Used the cookie cutter technique and brass stencil for the front snowflake. Painted all over with pearl paint, punched a hole and then a added string for another cute gift tag or something to hang on a tree. 

Rolled Dough Designs

Here is my entry for the Stamp Affair 2013 Rolled Dough design over at Papertrey Ink. Check it out for some super fun ideas. I chose to use Jessica Witty's design. It caught my idea immediately and I think these would make some great gift tags that can later be used to hang on a tree or garland. I stamped the paperclay with a blue ink and PTI background Basics Sheet music. It's hard to see but I stamped the ink onto them while they were still wet. This added a bit of texture to the clay.  I then cut them out with cookie cutters. Glossed them up with glossy accents after they were dry and added pearls to the tree. Fun project!! 

Monday, July 29, 2013

One Year Old Jubilee

It's been awhile since my last post. Summertime has a way of keeping me away from my crafting. I needed a card for a special little one year old. Jubilee's card is a hand cut dress and embossed with a cuttlebug folder. The number 1 is cut with cameo silhouette. This to be entered into the challenge over at Casual Fridays using a number on a creation.

This cute little gal celebrated her first birthday and loving her cake too!! She was loving that it was all hers to enjoy!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Casual Fridays and Papertrey Ink Bloghop

Inspiration photo

Here is my entry for the Papertrey Bloghop "Just a touch of Gold" that happens once a month. I am also entering it in the challenge over at Casual Fridays "An element that goes off the card front"
For my card I used PTI stamp sets -All About You and - Hello Sunshine. Hawaiian Shores felt and paper. I handcut the felt to create the flower then glued it together with a bit of hot glue.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New House for Fusion

 This is a card for the Fusion Challenge I chose to use Lesley's "House". I used Unity Stamps (retired Simply Home). Copic colored the house. I sponged some clouds using a cutout by PTI. I am giving this card to my Niece and her family. They just bought their first home and this was perfect timing and the color of the house that they bought.
Inside the doors. Stamp by SU retired

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Pretty Banners

I've been MIA for a bit because of all the gardening that had to be done. I'm kinda caught up and today was a cool rainy day so I found the time to get a bit of a papercrafting fix!! 
This is my creation for the challenge over at 
Make it Monday #119 Flagged Borders and 
at Casual Fridays Using Banners and or Flags. 
I used the SU Clouds Embossing folder, Papers from Papertrey Ink and Sentiment is from Hello Sunshine by PTI. The trim was cut using the Leaf border die by PTI. 
Cute ideas as I hardly ever use flags in any of my cards.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Beyond Paper with Impression Plates

Our weather has finally turned a corner. Balmy warm temps!! So enjoying it!

Here's my take on the challenge from Make It Monday. Instead of making a card I decorated a candle jar using the silver tape. I cut a strip long enough to fit the jar. I cut the top with PTI small scalloped border die. I punched random flower and stars so the candle light will shine through. Then I embossed it with PTI circle impression plate. This would be an easy addition to a themed party, shower etc. The tape is high temp heat resistant so that's an added bonus.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wish Big

A Birthday card for the challenge at Casual Fridays  Made it just under the midnight deadline. Yay!
All you have to do is
CFC99: Create a Clean and Simple Birthday project.
You have until May 1st, and you can enter as many times as you'd like.
Have fun, just keep it CAS :)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Pearly Finish

For this card I used Perfect pearls to be entered in the challenges at PTI Make it Monday and SimonSaysStamp  anything goes. I used stamps by PSX (background) and PTI -Through the Trees.  I used a versa mark embossing pen with gold embossing powder at the bottom to add the detail. When I took the picture I caught a bit of the sheen with a different angle to show off what a difference the Perfect Pearls make.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Papertrey April Blog Hop

This is my entry for the The April Blog Hop at Papertrey Ink "Something tilted"
 All Products except Washi tape used are by PTI 
Stamps: It's a Celebration(tag);Holiday Tree (words) and paper- It's Official 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

You Are Beautiful

I post this for all you Beautiful Ladies in my Life!! You all know who you are :) This is such an awesome video. Make sure to watch it. So important to know that you really are Beautiful!

An LOL Card

A new take on the LOL computer lingo. Loads of Love!! This is for the challenge over at Papertrey Ink Make it Monday This was a fun card to create. A little time consuming but enjoyable. I used PTI Outlines Alpahbet for the L's. I wanted an uppercase letter so I used the number 7 upside down and bending it open a bit so it looked more like an L. Stamped and then fussy cut out. Embossed with SU Mambo Melon. Stamps: Grass and flowers PTI Garden Variety and car from Enjoy the Ride. Sunshine is Unity Stamps and car filler and sentiment from SU Loads of Love. Paper: PTI white and Bitty Dot Basics. Sponged edges with PTI Aqua mist and SU Lucky Limeade. I used glossy accents on some white paper dots for the headlights. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Glitter it Up

A card for the challenge over at Casual-Fridays Glitter it up! Use glitter, ribbon etc. to make it sparkle.
I used glitter ribbon and glittered up the center of the flower. I used silver emboss and shimmer paint to the flower to add to the glitz. Stamps by Hero Arts and SU, Cuttlebug embossing folders.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Watercolored and Embossed

This is my my card for the challenge at Capture the Moment Water coloring an embossed image. I used PTI Remember and Damask Designs stamp sets. Did a few dots and lines free hand.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Chevrons and Flowers

Hello again, this card is so cheery. Weather is not so cheery at all. Unbelievable -15 (celsius) degrees this morning. I'm sure that has to be record breaking!! Canada is cold but this is ridiculous already! 
Today I am joining a brand new challenge called Fusion Card Challenge New for me and a new challenge. I chose to use the combination of the photo and the sketch. Sounds fun check it out. Also this card meets the requirements for Casual-Fridays CFC97- Create a Clean And Simple project that features both chevrons and flowers!
I used punches for all of the flowers, Sizzlet for leaves. Stamps by Lawnfawn, Unity and SU. I drew the black line border and bee trail in by hand. 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Collage Elements

It's April 8th and we woke up to a dump of snow, AGAIN!!! It's springtime somewhere I know it and wish it was here. More bad weather allows more time for more fun paper playing!. Ok so on with the challenge entry for over at PTI Capture the Moment  "Creating a Collage Element project". Thought I'd try a masculine card. I have 5 brothers so one of them will be the recipient on their next birthday. I'm always short on guy cards. I used PTI Stamps Through the Trees and Mini Library Ledger  and a set from Clear Art Stamps(don't know the name) and SU alphabet stamps.