Monday, March 27, 2017

MIM #279: Curved Sentiments

It's time for another Make It Monday, over at Papertrey Ink. Ashley has us curving our straight sentiments to make them curved. My "Inspired: Hope" set hadn't seen any ink, yet, so I decided to use it. I sponged on some ink, added some rays from "Shine" and added a small cross to balance everything out. I added some ribbon (can't remember when I last used ribbon!) because there was an empty space underneath the sentiment. I'm a little "meh" on this card, but there you have it. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

PTI March 2017 Blog Hop

It's time for PTI's monthly blog hop, with the following colour inspiration, from Victoria Johnson.
Victoria johnson 8

I used Fresh Bouquet (again--I have made many cards lately with this set!), and used the colours from the above photo. The background is stamped with leaves from "Turning a New Leaf", stamped in Versamark onto Tropical Teal cardstock. I used my watercolours to paint in the flowers, etc.

I've used GKD Denim cardstock for my card base--sure wish PTI had this colour blue, as Gina K doesn't ship their heavyweight cardstock to Canada anymore. So disappointed! It's a nice, bright navy/ Royal blue, and I only have a few sheets left. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

PTI 10th Anniversary Challenge: Altered Envelopes

I had fun making this card! Love this stamp set and am glad that I finally caved and bought it. I used Zigs to watercolour the flowers on the card, but knowing the envelope wouldn't stand up to water, I used the coordinating stamps with inks to colour in the envelope. I may save this for Mother's Day. Mom is 91, and not doing very well since her stroke last summer.  I want to give her a special card because I don't know how much longer we will have her with us...

PTI's 10th Anniversary: Packaging

I've made a tag for Rebecca's challenge, seen here, using the colours she's used. I stenciled some gold onto the Quilted Tag die, and sponged some Melon Berry ink onto it as well. I then heat embossed Fresh Florals in gold and used my Zig pens to colour it in. Some Berry Sorbet patterned paper gave it some punch, and some gold ribbon from my stash finished it off.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Make It Monday #277:Nail Polish Marbling

Lizzie gave us an interesting technique, and although it was a bit of a challenge, I'm glad I tried it. The results are very striking. I haven't worn any nail polish in a long while, so it's good to use it for something! And just a note in case anyone hasn't tried it yet--it sure needs to be done in a well-ventilated area! Phew... Here is my take on the challenge:

I think I'll be sending this off to my husband's niece, for her birthday on the 17th. Thanks for looking, and for commenting, as your comments make my day :)

Thursday, March 2, 2017


It's time for another Make it Monday over at Papertrey Ink, and I've decided to use What the Doodle: Cake, for my image. I used my Prismacolor Pencils to colour in the white, heat embossed image, and added some Wink of Stella. I'd like to try this again with a larger image to colour, like flowers. I think it would be more effective.

 I added some dimensional adhesive behind the cake and the cherry, and layered the panel onto some Berry Sorbet patterned paper for emphasis.

Thanks for looking--have a great day!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge


It's Time for Papertrey's February  Blog Hop Challenge, and here is the inspiration photo. 
Feb Blog Hop Inspiration

While I love the rich colours in the photo, I found it a bit heavy for a card, but gave it a whirl, anyways. Here is my take on the photo. I used Garland Garland to cut out the wreath in Gold Cardstock, and the flowers in various shades of pinks and purples. I heat embossed the sentiment (from Graceful Greetings ll) in gold, right on the Smokey Shadow card base. And you see the fig seeds in the photo? That's why I put all the dots around the wreath! Lol.
I apologize for the horrible photo...I sure wish I had put a different background behind the card, and used a better camera than what my iPad has, but I have to get this posted!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

PTI Stamps: 2016


What do you get when you mix Laurie Willison's card...
Painted Petals - Laurie

...with Melissa's card?
Painted Petals - Melissa

You get my card !   (You can't go wrong Case-ing 2 great designers!!)

Monday, February 20, 2017

PTI Stamps 2015

I was surprised by how much I loved Twig Wreath stamp and die set, so I decided to make a Christmas wreath. I liked the colours in Betty Wright's card, which was highlighted on Nichole's blog, and decided to Case hers.
Twig Wreath - Betty

Here is what I came up with. I added some gold, and omitted the Autumn Rose, focussing instead on Pure Poppy and Scarlet Jewel. The green inks are the new Prairie Grass (love it!) and Simply Chartruese. So my first card for 2017 is now done!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

PTI Stamps: 2014

I had a difficult time choosing which stamp set to use for this challenge, but I finally settled on Feathery Finery. I haven't used it much, so dug it out.
I've totally Case's Betsy's card, seen here.

And this is what I've come up with.