Sunday, September 11, 2016

Black and White to Color

This is my card for the Make it Monday#260 Black and White with Color. See it HERE. I used the numbers from the PTI Outlines Alphabet and Polka Dot Basics for the circles. I did basic coloring with Copics. I added glossy accents to the dots to give the card a bit of glitz and interest.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Casual Fridays Challenge #155

My post today is for the Casual Friday's Challenge to check it out go HERE  It's all about black and white with a pop of color. I used retired stamps with SU yellow ink and the white is cut using my Silhouette Cameo and then mounted on black cardstock.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Cover Plate Tags

I'm entering this tag into the Make It Monday Challenge at Papertrey Ink. I used the PTI Coverplate Twisted die for my tag. The flower is embossed with the mini background stamp from Strawberry Patch and pearl embossing powder. I base watercolored the background tag with my Zig Clean Color markers.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Papertrey August Blog Hop

It's been awhile since I've participated in the Blog Hop but summer's less busy so I'm able to get back in the papercrafting groove. Yay for that!! To see the challenge project go HERE Love the colors in this. I used PTI Feather Finery and Remember stamp sets. SU ink Cameo Coral, Creamy Caramel and Basic Gray which looks kind of black in full strength.

Here's the inspiration photo

And here is my card. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Time to Color 154

This is for the challenge at Casual Fridays Time To Color I made my card using Casual Fridays Stamp set Calm and Gentle. I heat embossed it with browns and yellows and then used a water color with Zig pens to fill in the greens and browns. Pretty simple!! 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Create Along With Us Tag

Hi Everybody!! Today I am entering the Create Along With Us challenge over at Papertrey Ink. I was inspired by a tag done by Melissa Philips (love her work always). Check it out HERE
This is my tag done with PTI Wreath for All Seasons and Polka Dot Paper. Gratitude stamp and ribbon is SU Taffeta. The dots are stamped and embossed gold and the raised ones are done with Nuvo Crystal dots.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Casual Fridays Gift Tag

Today I am entering the Casual Fridays Gift Tag challenge. Check it out HERE I used the CF stamps Woot Woot. I stressed the turquoise paper for the backing. Stamped the number 5 and cut it out of glitter cardstock. I had to photograph it on black because I just could not get a good picture. I'm thinking it was because of the glitter.  It just kept turning so blue. So this is the best that I could get it. That's it that's all!!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Create Along with Us July '16

Creating along with Papertrey Ink   I loved Danielle's card at first sight and was inspired to try to make something similar. You can find her card HERE  Loved the hibiscus and colors she used.
PTI products I used were stamp sets Remember(flowers), Damask Designs(background)on Aqua Mist cardstock and Enjoy the Ride and Wreath for All Seasons for the words. Patterned Paper is from Pretty Pastels.

Friday, July 8, 2016

String Art Using Die Cuts

Happy July everyone!! This card is for the challenge at Make it Monday #255 String Art using Die
Cuts. I used the Beautiful Blooms2 dies. I notched the tip of the petal so that my string would catch in the center of the petal. I water colored the centerS for the flowers on watercolor paper with my zig pen. The centers of the flowers were done by using PTI All About You stamp on black paper then heat embossed with SU Cornflower yellow. Paper is from PTI textsyle Black and White Basics.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Thank You Card

Hi everybody! It's been a cloudy rainy week and I'm here with a card for two challenges. Thanks with Twine Casual Fridays HERE and Reverse Stencilling Make it Monday HERE Love the effect of the reverse stencil. Must try that again. I used Spellbinders and PTI BBlooms dies, PTI Aqua Mist,Winter Wisteria and Memento Pear tart and SU Night of Navy inks. Stamps PTI Lovely Labels and Beautiful Blooms.

Friday, June 17, 2016

PTI Create Along with Us June 2016

It's time for Papertrey Ink's Create Along with us. For details check it out Here I totally did a copy card. I loved Melissa's card lots so of course as you can see mine is pretty much same as hers. You can check her card out Here
                                                    This is a photo of her card.


And this is mine. I used PTI stamps Guidelines to create my blocks. SU inks and sentiment.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Splatters and Florals

I'm back with another card that I am entering in two challenges. One at Less Is More and the other at Casual Fridays I embossed PTI clock and masked it to create a frame for my floral wreath. Used splatters and sentiment from SU. I added a few glossy accent droplets all around which you probably can't see but they add a bit of shine.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Make It Monday 252 Shadowing with Copics

We are having a rainy gray day here so it's a great day to get a card into the challenge over at Papertrey Ink. Check it out HERE. I used PTI felt along with the Polka Dot Parade die and woodgrain impression plate for the frame and stamps from Turning a New Leaf and All About You.

side view to show off the woodgrain which you can't really see on the full photo.

Friday, June 3, 2016

MIM Gradient Watercolor Diecuts

I made a couple of cards and this one made the entry for the challenge at PTI. To see the details of the challenge see HERE My previous one is posted but I entered it in another challenge Here  I used the Zig markers and wow they do produce color!! I haven't used them much but do need to practise to get a toned down result as well as the bright. I used the Bloom Builders #3 dies for my flowers and Hello Sunshine for sentiments. I scrounged to find a tiny sentiment stamp for the tag. Jar stamp is from Recollections.

Tropical Birds

This is a challenge I stumbled across. Check it out HERE I'm getting in just under the wire. 
I used Papertrey ink products and SU sentiment. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Papertrey May Blog Hop

I got sparkles and glass beads everywhere with this project!!! Here it is! To see the details of this Hop click HERE I used the PTI Strawberry Patch stamps to create my watercolor strawberries. I sparkled up the pink edge and spots on the strawberries with glass beads and stickles to give it a sugary sweet theme.
                                                                 Here is the inspiration photo.

                                                              And this is my take on it!!


Sunday, May 22, 2016

Make It With Money Birthday Boy

I'm entering this card into the Casual Fridays Birthday Boy challenge HERE and Papertrey Make It Monday Make It With Money HERE.  I wasn't going to take part in the PTI challenge because I couldn't think what I might make with money but I got onto Youtube and came up with this guitar.  I used PTI Fancy Flourishes and Casual Fridays Woot Woot stamps. A few SU sequins and here you have it.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Make it Monday Sunshine Card

This is my card for a Make it Monday Ink blending through a die cut mask. Check out the details and video HERE My ink blending turned out rather opaque. I will try another one and hopefully get the technique mastered. I used the PTI Beautiful Blooms II flower die and sentiment from Hello Sunshine.

Monday, April 25, 2016

PTI April Blog Hop

It's time for the April Blog Hop over at Papertrey Ink. Check it out HERE This is the inspiration photo.
and this is my take of it. A bit of a vintagey look. I used PTI stamps Enjoy the Ride, Strawberry Patch on one of the balloons, Clouds die to do the sponging and a few October afternoon papers. 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Faux Brush Lettering

Happy Friday!! Here's my card for the Make It Monday #246 I used Lovely Layers stamps set and dies and a new 2016 SU saleabration stamp. My letters aren't as nice as I'd like them to be but I will be trying this technique again. Practise makes perfect!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Smile Card for MIMonday

I'm joining the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday 245 this week. It's a challenge to create something with isolated color. For my card I used PTI products Black and White Back to Basics paper collection, stamps: Beautiful Blooms, All About You, Background basics:Text Style. Additional stamps from SSS Happy and Smile and SU butterfly.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Papertrey Ink March Create Along With Us

This week I am playing along with Papertrey Create Along With Us March edition. I used Lizzie Jones  card as my inspiration. This is her cute one layer card

and this is my card. 

 PTI stamp sets I used are, gold embossed swirl icing lines from Little Bitty Bird, sentiment is from Through the Trees and the flowers and leaves are from Beautiful Blooms II and Turning a New Leaf.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Ombre Stenciled Background

Here's my card for the challenge at Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #241. You can check it out HERE I used PTI stamps Life,Up Up And Away and I exchanged the basket bottoms on the balloons for the ones in Everyday Button Bits. The only background stencil I own is the little circle/dots that I added.
It turned out ok though.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Papertrey BlogHop February 2016

This is my entry for the February Blog Hop at Papertrey Ink. This is the inspiration photo. So pretty!!

I used PTI Beautiful Blooms II Stamps to create the patterned paper at the top and Strawberry Patch for the top of my little tag.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Paper Clippings

This is my card for the challenge over at Papertrey Ink Capture the Moment Paper Clippings My card uses 9 different techniques as a part of the celebration of PTI's 9th anniversary. I used Aqua mist and Razzberry fizz. My main stamps used were PTI Birds of a Feather along with the die.
My 9 techniques are: Paper piecing in a stamped square, chalk coloring over versamarked stamped, using stamp pad on embossing folder, just stamped, ink splattering, embossing folder with punched circle, sponging color over embossed, gel medium over stencil, clear embossed and then inked.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Make It Monday Love Card

This card is for the challenge at Papertrey Ink. Check out the details here Make it Monday#238
I used PTI Stamps and die Polka Dot Parade#11 and the Sunshine Impression plate.  I coloured the heart with copic markers and a bit of wink of stella pen. A little gold embossing and that's it!!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Here's the inspiration photo for the January Papertrey Blog Hop
My project, a card that uses PTI Friends 'til the End. I couldn't get the light quite right because I ran out of daylight hours. Anyway here it is!!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

MatchBox Valentines/Gifty packets

My projects are for the Make It Monday #237 A fun little matchbox package. I made a couple of them by recycling the tea boxes. It worked perfectly to tuck some goodies and tea into them. I used PTI products, Polka dot parade, Little Bitty Bird, sentiment from Damask Designs and Lovely Layers. As you can see on the contents I added a little note of "Pay It Forward". I will leave it anonymously in someone's mailbox. Hope it travels to a few more people. I put in a tea, hot chocolate voucher and a little cinnamon chocolate. I tied it up and didn't staple it in so that it would be easier to fill again.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Create with Us, January 2016

This is a challenge new to me from Papertrey Ink. Check out the details: Create with Us My inspiration came from Melissa Philips Lilybean Paperie Her card is so pretty! I used PTI Butterfly Kisses die, Button die (for middle of butterfly), stamp sets Fancy Flourishes, sentiment from Little Lady and paper is Green Tea Leaves.