Monday, November 27, 2017

Gratitude with Attitude CF 187

I've made a thank you card for the challenge at Casual Fridays 187. Check it out HERE I used a Spellbinders intricate heart for my cutout and punched out a heart then used glue and glitter to sparkle it up. Die cut is Stamplorations and sentiment is CTMH

Friday, November 24, 2017

Make it Monday Photo Ornaments #304

Today I am showing off a photo ornament that I made to enter in the challenge at PTI Make it Monday. Check out details HERE My photo is of two special little people in my life. Their mom does amazing photography and this is one of my favourites. I used the Papertrey Damask Snowflakes to cut the outside of my frame. I die cut the circle first which helped me to center the snowflake overtop. I embossed the snowflake to give it a bit of dimension. Added some stones to a green foil holly die cut and that's it that's all. Pretty simple.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Ribbon and Twine Make it Monday #302

Christmas cards are the absolute favorite of mine to make! We have a blanket of snow and so it's beginning to feel alot like Christmas. The snow won't stay but for now it does look like Christmas. Today I made a card with PTI Believe and background basics Woodgrain stamps. I wrapped the tree and snow globe base with silver twine and added a wrapped ribbon. I embossed the back trees with silver pearl and the front one with white to make it stand out a bit more. I used opal liquid pearl for the snow in the globe and SU embossing folder for the snow on the background paper. I'm entering this in the challenge at PTInk. All details can be checked HERE

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop/Make it Monday

Today I am featuring a card for the October BlogHop Challenge Here and for the Make it Monday Matting with Glitter #301 details HERE. For my card I used PTI Through the Trees and Tree Trimming Trio. Background is done with SU marbled stamp and Azturite glitter by Martha S. House die by SU (2016) I embossed the trees with brown and red embossing powder and then stamped the marble over top.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Challenge CFC #181

My card this week is for the challenge at Casual Fridays
  I have made a sympathy card with the kraft and white. I stamped an old Unity stamp (poppy) on the kraft background and used my embossing pen to fill it in although it looks grey on the photo. Then I embossed the velum with SU embossing folder and laid it over top. I embossed a white stamp again on white and colored it with a kraft pen then staggered them and adhered it with dimensional tape to give a 3D appearance.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Z fold card for Make it Monday

Second card I'm posting this week and this one is for the Make it Monday #295 challenge. It's  a z-fold card and all the info can be found HERE I used the Up and Away and Hello stamp sets by PTI and an old set from SU Through the trees. I gold embossed the balloons, sentiment and trees. The Zfold gave the balloons an appearance of lifting. I like it!

Monday, August 21, 2017

CFC 180 Friendship

I'm getting my card in at the last minute. This one is going for the Casual Fridays challenge and you can find out more RIGHT HERE
I used the CF Pretty Posies set. This set is so versatile! I also used a SSStamp die and SU sets Artistically Awesome and Simply Said. I glossed up the dragon fly and flower centers with glossy accents and added some Nuvo drops to the polka dots for a bit of dimension. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Create Along with Us August '17

This is a second card in a row with the PTI Friend stamp set. It's still one of my favorites. This card is for the Create Along with Us challenge at Papertrey. To check it out CLICK HERE I pretty much followed Lizzie's pretty fall card to a T. Here's her card
And here's my card

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Monochrome Color Pop #294

It's been a few weeks since I've joined the PTI challenges. Summer's been busy! I've made a monochromatic card with a bit of bling and pink today for this challenge. Check it out HERE I used the stamp sets Friends Til the End and Enjoy the ride. Heat embossed black with some memento grey for the monochrome part.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

CFC challenge 179

Today I am sharing a card that I have created for the Casual Fridays challenge. To find the details check it out HERE
I just got a the new SU package of papers of the InColors. I wanted to use the Lemon Lime Twist and the Berry Burst together. My favourites along with the Powder Pink. The dies I used were CF Pretty Posies, Memory Box center burst and Stamplorations smile die. I scored the leaf with my stylus and sponged the flower for a bit of texture.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Christmas in July at Casual Fridays

It's Christmas in July over at Casual Fridays Challenge This will get everybody going thinking about their Christmas cards early..... maybe?

Here's my card for the challenge. I've made a little lantern card with some SU die cuts Sleigh Ride. I used a rotating color battery operated tea light in my card so I've added a couple of colors. It's really quite pretty with the revolving light. After I thought I was finished I decided to add a few more embossed snowflakes and a rhinestone to the snowflake cutout. The card folds down to a 4.5" x 4.5.
I used a bit of dimensional tape for the sentiment to prop up the back. I added Stickles for snow. The inside of the circle is covered with velum and I used my white pen to randomly add white dots for snowflakes. I used some pressure making the dots so that they look slightly raised.
another color
and the inside

Saturday, July 15, 2017

July Create Along with Us

Today my card is for the Create Along with Us challenge at Papertrey Ink. For details check it out HERE My inspiration card is Nichole Heady's pretty summer fruit card. I love the colors.
And this is my card
It looks more blue than it really is. I used Aqua mist cardstock and Hawaiian Shores ink. The birds are from Polka Dot parade. Die cut is from Top Dog Dies. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Pantone Theme

This card is for the Make it Monday Challenge at PTI Check it out Here I did a bit of research and have learned lots about Pantone chips. Very interesting!! For this card I used PTI stamps Enjoy the Ride, It's a Celebration and All About You (hand cut balloons). SU Pretty in Pink cardstock and ink and copic markers.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Create Along with Us June '17

This week is the Create Along with Us at PTI. All the details can be found HERE I have chosen to recreate Laurie's card. I'm just loving everything about it!  I pretty much copied it as best I could with my supplies. This is her card.
For my card I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to give the backing texture. I ran my versamark over top and then brushed it with some pearl powder to replicate her shimmery background. Dies by Stamplorations and Spellbinders. I used PTI Soft Stone cardstock and stamps Beautiful Blooms II, Life and Remember to create the flowers and leaves. My flowers were bigger and took up more space so I couldn't fit an extra sentiment. Other than that it's a CASE!!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Felt Flower Card

Today's card is for the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday Challenge. All details can be checked out HERE I used PTI Felt and Beautiful Blooms smallest die to make my center flower. Leaves were cut with Wplus9 leaf die. Tiny flowers with Top Dog die. Sentiment from PTI Through the Trees. Scalloped squares by Nestability. I was hestitant about joining this challenge because I wasn't sure about the felt flowers but they really are fun to make and really add a special touch to a handmade card.

Friday, May 26, 2017

CFC 174 Sketch

Today I am entering a card in the Casual Fridays challenge. All details of challenge found HERE  This is the Sketch
and this is my card. I used all Casual Fridays supplies except for emboss folder and banner die. Letters were stamped on white with color, cut out and then colored again with copic markers to brighten them up and color edges of letters.  
Fun-fetti die cut out of colored cardstock. Banner stamped with white embossing. 

Stamps: Shenanigans, Whole Shebang
Dies: Fun-fetti Fri Dies

Thursday, May 25, 2017

May '17 Blog Hop

It's time for the Blog Hop over at Papertrey Ink. All the details can be found HERE This is the inspiration photo.

I made a Thank you card for my take on the photo. I used the PTI stamp set Remember. Long time since I used that set. And the SU set Heard from the Heart. I stamped it on watercolor paper and then watercolored after stamping and added a bit of black centers with some glossy accents although it's hard to see. A little tag stamps with Lots of Thoughts. I love these colors!!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Create Along with Us May '17

This week it's time for the Create Along with Us. All details can be checked out HERE
My inspiration card was by Nichole Heady.

And blow is my card. I used a PTI cover plate (can't remember name) sponged the cutout with SU Celery green. Stamps: PTI Beautiful Blooms II and sentiment from Polka Dot Parade. Word diecut by Stamplorations. That about covers it. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Casual Fridays Celebration CFC173

Today I made my card to enter into the Casual Friday's challenge celebrating 6 years. I stamped 6 Ranunculus. They are such a pretty flower. All the details for the challenge can be checked out HERE  I used a Stampendous stamp for the flowers and Unity sentiment. I love the look of watercolor but just never get to trying it so this is one of my first of attempts. I watercolored the flowers with Zig clean color markers. Added a bit of glossy accents. Pretty simple and definitely going to try it again.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Envelope for PTI MIM challenge

This is my entry into the challenge at Papertrey Ink Make it Monday. Check out all the details of the challenge HERE I decided to make a little birthday envelope out of kraft paper. I stamped it with a sentiment from SSS Happy and Smile and used PTI stamps Everyday Button bits, Garden Variety and Fillable Frames for the rest of it. It will be perfect to package a little gift for somebody!!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Background Wash

This is my entry into the Papertrey Ink MIM challenge. Check for all the details on the challenge check HERE I started this card on Monday and could finally come up with a finish today!! I decided to go with a shaker card. My colorwash looks more blendy than I'd like it to be but hopefully next time I'll get it to work to my liking. I love color washing but never quite get the look I'm going for. I used PTI Dot Spot stamps and Enjoy the Ride for the sentiment and Pretty Posies by Casual Fridays. I sprayed every thing with a glitter mist and used Ranger Gold and Wow silver pearl embossing powder. Die cut is by Spellbinders.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Casual Friday's Color Challenge

Today my card is for the challenge at Casual Fridiay's It's all about Pink, white and navy. My card does look like black and white but it truly is navy. I used the Pretty Posies set with gold embossing.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

PTI Blog Hop April '17

It's Blog Hop time at Papertrey Ink. Details all about it HERE and Here's the inspiration photo.
And this is my take on the challenge.
The supplies I used are PTI stamps Hands of Time and Through the Trees and Casual Fridays Pretty Posies. Die cuts PTI Beautiful Blossoms, Hands of Time, Averyelle leaves. That pretty much sums it up. Now to check out the other Blog Hop entries!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Make it Monday Sympathy Card

Hi Everyone, today my Make it Monday card features the Feather Finery die and I've used the Fancy Flourishes with a sentiment from Through the Trees. I used an old background script stamp from Stampin Up along with Aqua cardstock and ink for sponging the background. It's hard to see but I embossed white on the corners as well.  For more details on this challenge check it out HERE

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Make it Monday Thank You

I'm back with a Papertrey Ink Make it Monday card for the challenge HERE I sponged a square as my background box and stamped and clear embossed the flower pot from stamp set Everyday Button Bits and the flowers from Garden Variety. Die cut word is from Stamplorations and embossed to add some shine and dimension. Just a simple little thank you card!!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Spring Birdhouse

Here's a little birdhouse that is for the Papertrey March 2017 release day 4. For the details and to see all the other cute houses check it out HERE  Such a cute little spring project on a day that totally looks like winter in my world. We have a warm up day today, finally!! I used PTI Wreath for All Seasons and Garden Variety on my project along with a bird punch from SU used as my cut around pattern for my felt. I filled it with a bit of Easter grass and some crepe paper eggs!!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Red White and Pink CFC167

I needed a baby card so that's where this challenge at Casual Fridays took me.
The supplies are a hodge podge from my stash. Lots of pink and white with a touch of red in the felt heart cutout. 

and another very similiar card.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Damask Designs

I made a quick little wedding card for the Celebrating Past and Present at Papertrey For my money holder wedding card I used the Damask Designs and sentiment from Enjoy the Ride stamps. Embossed with Wow Silver Pearl.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Favourite Papertrey Project

So they're asking for a favourite for Past Present Future at Papertrey I found a few favourites when I browsed to make my pick. I think this one is the winner! It was for a shaker card challenge a few years back.

Stamped Dangles

This is my card for this week for the challenge over at PTI Make it Monday  "Stamped Dangles". This also works for their challenge at Celebrating Past and Present  The stamps I used are from PTI sets Paper Tray and Out on a Limb and paper is Black and White Basics. The whimsical owl is from Unity. Definitely  a fun challenge!!

And here is a sample I played with just to give it a try. 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

With Love and Music to my Ears

For details on this card challenge go to the Casual Friday Blog (Music to my Ears theme) and Simon Says Stamp (Color of Love theme) For my card I used the Casual Fridays treble clef die. I cut the pink little hearts from the bottom of the same die. For the gold lettering I used my Minc machine with gold foil. I added a bit of wink of STella pen. Hard to see and a bit difficult to photograph with all the shine. Very simple card but the gold really packs a punch!!

Make it Monday Butterfly Card

This week the challenge is to work with patterned paper. Check out the details HERE I used PTI papers, Hawaiian Shores, Chocolate remix for the background and Tea leaves for the butterflies. the word is cutout with Stamplorations die and butterflies with a Sizzix die. I gold embossed the edges.

Friday, January 27, 2017

PTI Make it Monday challenge 273

My second card for this week is for the Make it Monday Capture the Moment challenge at PTI. Lizzie created a pretty Valentine card for the challenge. So here's my take on it. I used PTI Polka Dot Parade owl stamp and die, the grass is done with a stamp from Garden Variety and used the Background Basics Woodgrain. The pink felt is also from PTI. Branch die is from Wplus9 and sentiment and heart stamp from Averyelle.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Papertrey Blog Hop January 17

Oh what beautiful cookies for the inspiration photo! Check out all the details at Papertrey Ink Blog Hop 2017
Inspiration Photo

And this is my take on the challenge. I loved that bottom cookie with the "notebook lines".

I used PTI Beautiful Blooms 2 for my flowers and Strawberry patch to add some pattern to flower centers.  The wishes sentiment is from the Believe set. Now I'm off to check out some of the entries on the Blog Hop!!