Sunday, October 28, 2012

Merry & Bright

I crafted another card inspired by Wendy Vecchi over at Simon Says Stamp and Show.  I just loved the way she stamped those pointsettias! I kept it pretty simple this time.

Stamps~ Hero Arts, My Stamp Box
pp~ PTI

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

thanks friend

My friend Dee showed me this tutorial for ombre felt flowers. So I just had to try it!

ink, pp, cs and stamp~ PTI
twine~ American Crafts
dies~ Impression Obsession and Spellbinders

I also decided to link up with the Passion For Papertrey challenge blog this week. The theme is friends!

thanks for peeking!

Merry Christmas

The challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show is inspired by Wendy Vecchi. I loved her stamped pointsettias and and leaves so I tried it out!.

stamps~ Hero Arts, My Stamp Box
pp~ October Afternoon
twine~ American Crafts
rub on sentiment~ Pebbles

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

PTI October Blog Hop Challenge

I had a chance to play along with PTI blog hop for the first time. But I got home too late from an extremely fun cross border day to participate. My sides still hurt from the laughing! (thanks girls!)

Oh it is anyway...

I am right in the swing of my Christmas card making so this blog hop challlenge was perfect timing. I played with my growing collection of PTI inks, dies and patterned papers.

For the first colour scheme I used some Raspberry Fizz paper for the background tag and then stamped with the other three colours to make these fun coffee holders.

pp~ PTI
ink~ PTI
stamps~ PTI and Hero Arts
ribbon~ American Crafts

For this next colour scheme I kept it simple with a one layer card.

I don't have any PTI snowflake stamps yet but I realised I have many in my stash! These inks really went well here.

inks~ PTI
stamps~ PTI and various

And I went back to my Heart 2 Heart coffee set for this last colour scheme. The background tag is Harvest Gold patterned paper Distressed Dots, the holly and berries dies are cut with Spring Moss and Berry Sorbet Bitty Dots paper. The coffee cozy is stamped in Melon Berry. Fun!

pp, ink, dies~ PTI
twine~ American Cafts

Thanks for the great inspiration!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fall Colours

I have been working hard trying to make a few Christmas cards each week. Last night I made this one and realised the colours were pretty fall-like! Must be something in the air. I was inspired by my very talented friend Regan! She made much nicer cards than this at a recent crop. I loved her idea of stitching a wreath shape. Genius!

I decided to link up with the Allsorts Challenge this week: fall colours.

cs, pp, dies ink~ PTI

Thanks Regs for the inspiration!

Sunday, October 21, 2012


I had time to do one more "Favourite" for the Simon Says challenge this week. Same MME line, same non traditional colours!

pp~ MME
ink and stamp~PTI
twine~ American Crafts
trim and doilie~ my stash

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Joy to the World

This week Judy over at LRW is asking for bows! Well I seem to be adding twine bows to everything lately.

Here's a Christmas card I made using a big chipboard snowflake over layers of washi tape. Fun! And of course a bow with my favourite American Crafts twine.

washi tape~ Queen and Co.
chipboard~ My Little Yellow Bicycle 
twine~ American Crafts
button~ Basic Grey
cs, stamp and ink~ PTI

Thanks for a great challenge Judy!

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Time for another Christmas card! This week Simon Says Stamp is asking for your favs. I just love using non traditional colours for holiday cards. Pink! Fuchsia! And another recent fav is twine. I can't seem to stop using it. 

pp~ MME
twine~ American Crafts
ink and stamp~ PTI

Peace out!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Happy Holidays

So here's one last card for the Simon Says die and punch challenge. I really gave my Spellbinders pennant dies a work out!

chipboard snowflake~ My Little Yellow Bicycle
rub on sentiment~ Pebbles
button~ Basic Grey
seam binding~ my stash

thanks for looking!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Happy Holidays

Another Christmas card for the Simon Says dies and punches challenge. This one has a ton of die cuts from Sizzix and Spellbinders.

cs, pp and twine~ PTI
rub on sentiment~ Pebbles
gems~ Queen and Co.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Holiday Greetings

Here's another card I made. It is like Santa's workshop in my scrap room right now!  I decided to link up with Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week for dies and punches! I cracked out dies from Spellbinders, and MFT and a punch from  Martha Stewart!

cs and pp~ PTI
felt and ribbon~ my stash

thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Celebrate Winter

The folks over at Simon Says Stamp are calling for everything glimmer and sparkle this week. Nothing sparkles more than snowflakes! I used my fav PTI Friendship Jar set along with some Hero Arts snowflake stamps, heat embossing and glitter! A special thanks to my friend Avril who inspired me to make this card.

Thanks for peeking!

Monday, October 8, 2012


I have been busy making Christmas cards since the great crop a week ago. Jan over at LRW is asking for buttons. I realised I rarely use more than one. Here's one with three buttons!  I kept things pretty simple with Tim Holtz brick embossing on the background and one of my mom's fabric yo-yo flowers.

cs~ PTI, Bazzill
buttons~ Basic Grey
twine~ American Crafts
sentiment sticker~ Simple Stories

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Tis the Season

This past weekend I got together with some extremely talented ladies to make Christmas cards! You can never start these things too soon! It was a blast and I had such a great time.

Here are a couple of cards I made...

The paper is Prima and has a sort of "Tim Burton" spooky Christmas look that I love.

cardstock, twine, ink, stamp~ PTI
pp~ Prima
rub on~ Pebbles

seam binding, buttons~ my stash

Thanks again Dee for such a fun crop!

Happy Thanksgiving!