Thursday, February 22, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #260

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #260 designed by Chrissy Larson:


Here's my card:

I used my Simon Says Stamp/Wplus9 Many Thanks stamp set to make my card.
I stamped the flowers in Altenew Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy, Buttercream, Mango Smoothie,
Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades and the sentiment in Jet Black.


A few Pretty Pink Posh sequins finishes it off.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, March 1st to link up your card.

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Pin-Sights, Colour Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches

It's the long weekend here and I've had some time to spend in my craft area,
which has been really nice!

I've decided that one way I can make the most of my time would be to
make a few cards using the same stamp set, while I have it out.

So, I decided to use my Ellen Hutson Mondo Hydrangea stamp set
to make two cards.

The first one is for the February Pin-Sights Challenge:




Here's my card:


I stamped the image in Altenew Turquoise ink and then a second time, using
my MISTI in versamark, so I could heat emboss it in clear.
I coloured it in using my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours.


I adhered it over two strips of cardstock using dimensional adhesive and 
stamped my sentiment (from PTI's Songbirds) in Altenew Evening Grey.

And I made my second card using Colour Throwdown #480:


Here's my card:


With some masking, I stamped the leaves in Papertrey Ink New Leaf ink and 
then a second time, using my MISTI in versamark, so I could heat emboss it in clear.
I repeated these steps with the flowers, using Altenew Deep Iris.
I coloured everything in using my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours.


I stamped my Concord & 9th Barnboard Background on a strip of watercolour paper
in Altenew Evening Grey and stamped my sentiment (from PTI's KIS: Sympathy)
on a strip of grey cardstock and heat embossed it in white.

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, February 18, 2018

MFT 2018 Creative Olympics

I had some time to craft this afternoon and was looking
for some challenges by which to be inspired.
I found the MFT Creative Olympics and decided to play
along with two of their challenges.

I made this first card for the first event: Stamping Slalom,
where we needed to use three different stamp sets on one card.


I also used the current MFT Wednesday Sketch 372:


and the current MFT Colour Challenge 87:


Here's my card:


I used MFT's Beautiful Butterflies, the accompanying sentiment set
and the leaves from the Grateful set.


I also played along with the fourth event: Speed Cardmaking:




I used the same sets and made this card in 13:29 seconds.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Inspired By All the Little Things #80

Today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #80:


I was inspired by the woodgrain background, the colours and the pretty peonies.
I decided to use my Wplus9 Modern Peonies stamp set to make my card,


Here's my card:


I stamped my flowers onto their coordinating diecuts in versamark and 
heat embossed them in gold.
I coloured them in using my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours and layered them over a piece
of woodgrain patterned paper that I had in my stash.


 I stamped my sentiment (also from Modern Peonies) on a strip of PTI aqua mist cardstock
in versamark and heat embossed it in gold.

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Friday, March 2nd to link up your card.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #259

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #259 designed by Donna Mikasa:


I was also inspired by this photo to make my card:


Here's my card:



I blended Altenew Mountain Mist, Buttercream and Cotton Candy ink onto two panels
and then stamped over them with two different sized circles with white ink.
(It's hard to see in the photo, but it shimmers a little in the light.)

I stamped the ferris wheel from PTI's County Fair in the same colours,
as well as Evening Grey.
I edict the "wishing" using SSS's wishing die and stamped the sentiment
from the coordinating stamp set.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, February 22nd to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Papertrey Ink 11th Anniversary Challenges

With life feeling quite full right now 
(working full time, volunteering to create the program and certificates
for the Morden Festival of the Arts and having Austin come home 
from Bible College last weekend for a few days),
I haven't gotten to spend very much time at my craft table lately.

However, I really wanted to play along with the 11th Anniversary Challenges at Papertrey Ink
this month, so I decided to make one card for four challenges.
Yes, four.

They are:
1. The 11th Anniversary Sketch Challenge, where I used this sketch by Lizzie Jones:


4. 11th Anniversary Day 8: Colour Challenge, where I used this colour combo by Keeway Tsao:


Here's my card:


(I apologize for the poor lighting! 
I leave for work before the sun is up and by the time I get home, it's pretty much set.
I cannot wait for spring!)

I used my Bloomers stamp set to make my card.
I embossed my background panel with my PTI Book Print impression plate.
I blended some Altenew Soft Lilac ink onto it with my blending tool.
I stamped my flowers onto their coordinating diecuts using Altenew Frosty Pink,
Coral Berries, Ruby Red, Mountain Mist and Volcano Lake.
I also used my Delicata Golden Glizt ink pad and Altenew Jet Black.
I stamped the leaves (from PTI Lovely Layers) in PTI's Limeade Ice and Simply Chartreuse.


I stamped the sentiment (from Fresh Floral Wrap-ups) on a strip of vellum 
in versafine onyx black ink and heat embossed it in clear.

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Thursday, February 08, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #258

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #258 designed by N@ Ali:


Here's my card:



I stamped my buildings using PTI's City Scene in Altenew Inks:
Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy, Coral Berries, Ruby Red, Mountain Mist, 
Volcano Lake & Lagoon.


I stamped the sentiment (from PTI's Winter Woods) in
versamark on a strip of dark grey cardstock & heat embossed it in white.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, February 15th to link up your card.

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Saturday, February 03, 2018

Inspired By All the Little Things #79

Today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #79:

I was inspired by the colours, bicycle and heart in the basket.
I decided to use my Papertrey Ink Pedal Pushes stamp set to make my card:


I stamped my bike and basket using Altenew Jet Black & Evening Grey onto its coordinating die.
I added the little heart from PTI's Scent-imentals, stamped in Altenew Ruby Red.
I layered it over a white cardstock panel and a strip of patterned paper.


 I stamped my sentiment (from a Papertrey Ink set) in Altenew Jet Black.

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Friday, February 15th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 01, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #257

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #257 designed by Michele Ferguson:


Here's my card:


I used my Concord & 9th Flourish stamp set to make my card.
I stamped it using Altenew inks (Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart, Purple Wine, Autumn
Blaze, Firebrick & Desert Night) & Papertrey Ink Limeade Ice.


I stamped the sentiment (from MFT's You Give Me Butterflies) in versamark
and Altenew Desert Night on a strip of vellum and heat embossed it in clear.


And here is the card that I made with this sketch,
back in January 2016.


Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, February 8th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Card Concept #85 {Rustic Blooms}

Today, I have a card to share that I made for


I decided to use my Fantasy Floral stamps and dies to make my Clean & Layered card:


I stamped my blooms in Altenew Inks: Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry
and Ruby Red, as well as PTI's Simply Chartreuse.
I stamped my aqua mist panel with my Concord & 9th Barnwood Background stamp
in Altenew Rocky Shore.


I stamped the sentiment from Papertrey Ink's A Second Helping of Sunshine in 
versamark ink on a strip of black cardstock and heat embossed it in white.
I adhered it with dimensional adhesive.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Altenew January Inspiration Challenge

Today, I have a card to share that I made for the


I decided to use my Fantasy Floral stamps and dies to make my card:


I stamped my blooms in Altenew Inks: Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris,
Midnight Violet, Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshine, Sunkissed & Orange Cream,
as well as PTI's Simply Chartreuse & Ripe Avocado.


I stamped the sentiment from Build A Bloom: Camellia in 
versamark ink on a strip of dark grey cardstock and heat embossed it in white.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #256

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #256 designed by Chrissy Larson:


I have to admit this was a challenging sketch for me.
I also wanted to play along with this month's Blog Hop at Papertrey Ink,
which was to make a card using this photo as inspiration:


Cute, right?
I was going to do something with my Summertime Sweetness set, with popsicles,
but I wasn't thrilled with how that turned out.
So, I decided to be inspired by the fact that it's food, as well as the colours.

Here's my card:


I apologize for the poor photo! 
I haven't been home during the daylight hours this week in order to take a decent picture!

I stamped the little scales and bowls of fruit in colours that matched the inspiration photo.
I overlapped them, like the sketch, and matted it on aqua mist cardstock.
I diecut the hello using my Wet Paint diecuts, from white cardstock.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, February 1st to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Inspired By All the Little Things #78

Today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #78:

I was inspired by the colours, the quatrefoil patterns on the background of two 
cookies and the sweet little birds.
I decided to use my Papertrey Ink Spring Woods stamp set to make my card:


I tried to add some texture to my background by inking up a stencil with versamark
and pressing it onto my white panel.
This didn't really work the way I envisioned, but nevertheless, I heat embossed it
with white embossing powder.
It's very faint and hard to see in the photo.
I blended Altenew Frosty Pink ink over it and spritzed on some Cotton Candy ink
mixed with water.


 I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's Spring Woods) in versamark onto a strip of grey 
cardstock and heat embossed it in white.
I stamped the bird and branch images onto their coordinating diecuts in 
Altenew Morning Frost, Cotton Candy, Coral Berries, Evening Grey and Frosty Pink,
as well as PTI Green Parakeet.

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Friday, February 2nd to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!