Thursday, July 19, 2018

Make it Monday #329-Making Stencils from Die Cuts

I actually found time to make a card today! It's been awhile since I've participated in a MIM, but I'm happy to have another card made for my stash. I *finally* received the dies for the Farmer's Market Florals, so used that stamp set to create a card today. I also received a couple of the Mix and Mat dies, so used the Plaid Die to die cut a sheet of Dura-Lar for my stencil. I like using Dura-Lar because I can re-use the stencil and any ink that gets on it from sponging rubs off easily. Great challenge, courtesy of Melissa!

Here is the stencil, cut from the Dura-Lar, all nice and clean and ready for the next use!
Thanks so much for looking, and for your encouraging words.

Friday, May 25, 2018

May 2018 Blog Hop

It's time for Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop. I really liked the gingham tablecloths in their inspiration photo, and the flowers, so those are the things I concentrated on for my card.
I'm so late in posting this! (And it looks like supper is going to be late....again...because I've been busy in the garden, and now a little crafting at the last minute!)

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Make it Monday #318

It's been a long time since I had time to make a card for a Make it Monday, and I'm sad that I've missed quite a few good challenges. However, this week I had some time, and also stepped out of my comfort zone to do some stitching. Michelle has challenged us to stitch some stems, but I went a little further and put some French knots in the center of my flowers. That was a lot more difficult than the stems, as the knots wanted to pull the centers right out of the card stock! But I persevered, and put some Multi-Mat Medium on those knots so they won't come undone. I stamps I used are PTI's Flower Favourites and Keep it Simple:Mother. This will be going to my mother, who is 92. She likes bold colours, so I kept that in mind with the inks.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Merry Monday #279 - Poinsettias

Well..... This is my first entry in the Merry Monday challenges, after meaning to do this for almost 2 years! Marcia has inspired me to participate, and here I am.
So one Christmas card down, about 30 to go :)

I used WPlus9's Woodland Wreath stamp set and dies to create this card, and PTI inks.

 I embellished with some gold Stickles and some Glossy Accents on the bows and poinsettias, in order to make them stand out a little more. I think I like the size of this smaller,  4 1/4" square card!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

PTI Feb. 2018 Blog Hop

A quick post to enter this card I made for my youngest granddaughter for Easter. I chose to go with the colours, and Easter theme, for this month's blog hop.

I went with the green grass, as branches in my wreath. I also picked up on the pink eggs and turquoise accents, with a little yellow. My granddaughter loves pink, so I added extra in the flowers and mat.
Stamps: Twig Wreath, Embellished Elegance, K I S. Easter

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Make it Monday #312 - Framing Sentiments

Laurie Schmidlin has us framing our sentiments (or images) for this week's Make It Monday. I used  "Pen and Ink" for my sentiment--which is framed using dies from the A2 die set--and Bitty Bouquets for the flower embellishments. A few Lucy's Jewels and some Stickles for the flower centers, and it's done.

Have a great day, and thanks for looking!

(All materials are from PTI)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

PTI Anniversary Day 10: Stripes

Today's challenge is all about stripes. I went with a retro design, masculine card, using PTI's stripes coverplate, as well as some of their Smokey Shadow striped paper. The sentiment is one of the Think Big series.
We're having a lovely sunny day, today, so took advantage of it for this photo. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

PTI's Anniversary-Day 8 Colour Challenge

Today's challenge is all about colour. I am drawn to Heather Nichol's style, with her use of kraft, yet I hardly ever create a card with kraft. So today I'm changing that. I Cased her card, as well as the colours she's used to make mine.
First, here's the colours I used, as well as a look at Heather's card. (I hope it's not too blurry to read!)

And here is my card, using Flower Favourites. It's been a fun anniversary, and thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

PTI 11th Anniversary Day 7-Using Dies only

PTI has challenged us to use dies only for a card. I used the Garden Garland dies, as well as a sentiment from Graceful Greetings. I did have to stamp the sentiment onto the die cut to make it more legible. Hope that still counts as "dies only"! I finished off the flowers with Wink of Stella pen, and  black enamel drops or jewels.

Thanks for looking!

PTI 11th Anniversary Day 5

Today's challenge is all about stamps that are being retired. I used "Cutting Garden" for my card.

Funny story.
I Googled this stamp set for inspiration and noticed one card, in particular. I especially liked the colours. Here it is.
 So I grabbed the inks that I thought had been used, and proceeded to Case (sort of "copy", cough, cough) that card. It wasn't till I was almost finished that I noticed the papers used as a background for the photo. they are papers I often use as a background. What great minds, I'm thinking! Well, turns out, the card was mine! Sheesh. Losing it, I tell ya...

Here's my Case (aka "Copy"). I think I like my original, better! The stamping was less watery.

Anyways, thanks for looking!