Thursday, December 25, 2014

Crazy Card Party~ Anything Goes

In honour of Christmas day, Dee has given us the week "off" at Crazy Card Party, so we can post anything we like. I thought a Christmas card would be appropriate.

Be sure to see what the other Party-Ers have posted today for anything goes.

 Merry Christmas!!

cs~ PTI
watercolour paper~ Canson
die~ Memory Box
stamps~ PTI
inks~ PTI, Ranger distress inks
stencil~ SSS

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Crazy Card Party~ Christmas Tag

This week at Crazy Card Party, Patricia is asking to see Christmas tags. Perfect timing since we all just made tags for Rosanne's annual tag swap. I was honoured to be asked to participate this year, my first time joining in. It was very stressful since I know these ladies really pull out all the stops on their tags!

I pulled out all my favourite things...vellum, gold, embossing, burlap!

The bottom layer is PTI cream cardstock. On the back I stamped "to" and "from" with a Mama Elephant set. The next layer is Stampin Up gold vellum. Then a smaller burlap tag, topped with a tiny kraft tag stamped with a PTI "joy" stamp. I got out my Peaceful Pine cones set and stamped the branch and embossed the pine cone with Martha Stewart "copper penny" powder.   Some bells, seam binding, gold thread and hemp cord finished it off.  I purposely left the different layers "loose" so that it had movement and the sheer part of the vellum could really show through. 

Then I made 19 more!


Thanks for a wonderful evening Rosanne and thanks for the gorgeous tags ladies!

Be sure to check out the tags made by the other Party-Ers!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Crazy Card Party-- Non Traditional Colours

This week at Crazy Card Party, Avril is asking for non-traditional Christmas colours. So I chose pink and yellow!

Be  sure to check out what non-traditional colours the other Party-Ers have used this week!

cs, stamps~ PTI
inks~ PTI, Versafine, Memento

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Believe in the Magic

This week I played along with Simon Says Wednesday Challenge...Christmas/Holiday theme.

I thought I would use my new stag die from WPlus9. 

thanks for dropping by!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
inks~ PTI, Versafine, Versamark
dies~ WPlus9
embossing powder~ Martha Stewart
stamps~ Your Next Stamp, PTI

Monday, December 8, 2014

Baby it's cold outside!

I borrowed PTI's Come All Ye Faithful from my friend Regan and went a bit crazy with the dog cards. Here are a few of the many combinations of sentiments, sweaters and backgrounds I made...

Once I was addressing my cards I realised I have lots of dog lovers on my list!

Fun times. Thanks Regs!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Crazy Card Party-- Snowflakes

This week at Crazy Card Party, it is my turn to issue the challenge and I chose snowflakes. Not that I am craving winter or anything crazy like that. But I just love snowflakes and make most of my Christmas cards with something snowflake related.

I played around with PTI's Snowflake Flurries in a bunch of different colour combos. 

I can't wait to see all the snowflake creations this week and be sure to see what kind of snowstorm the other Party-Ers have whipped up!

cs~ PTI

ink~ Versafine, PTI

stamps~ PTI, Paper Smooches, Print Works
twine~ AC, Doodlebug

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Merry & Joy

I thought I would post a few more of my Christmas cards.  This time I really gave my PTI Wreath for All Seasons set a work out. I love how it went so well with my new WPlus9 sentiment dies! It is hard to tell in these photos, but the wreathes are embossed and very shiny and sparkly in real life.

I linked up with Simon Says Wednesday challenge...anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ PTI, WPlus9
dies~ WPlus9
embossing powders~ Martha Stewart
inks~ Versamark, PTI, Memento

Deck the Halls

I thought I would share some cards that I have been madly working on! I have been having fun with PTI's Holiday Lights and my new Taylored Expressions sentiments.

I linked up with Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge...Holiday Cards.

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps~ PTI, Taylored Expressions
inks~ PTI, Memento, Versafine

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Let it Snow

This week at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge...anything goes. They are also featuring Lawn Fawn. Well I just can't get enough of my LF "Winter in the Park" stamp set, as you can see! I promise this is the last card I will post featuring this adorable bench and street lamp.

I watercoloured the background with distress inks and then added a wash of iridescent watercolour and then stencilled some snowflakes with my new Memory Box stencil. The sentiment is from Avery Elle-- it goes perfectly!

thanks for dropping by!

cs~ PTI, Canson
inks~ Versafine, Ranger Distress inks, Artist's Loft
stamps~ Avery Elle, Lawn Fawn
stencil~ Memory Box

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Merry and Bright

Simon Says Stamp Blog Work it Wednesday is asking to see any kind of holiday project.

I thought I would share this fun card I made with some new stash...Tim Holtz and WPlus9 dies and Winnie and Walter stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ PTI
stamps~ Winnie and Walter
dies~ PTI, Tim Holtz, WPlus9
pp~ American Crafts

Crazy Card Party-- Coffee Break

This week at Crazy Card Party, Kathryn is asking for a coffee theme. I love how it can go with Christmas too!

Be sure to check out what kind of coffee the other Party-Ers are serving up this week!

cs~ PTI
pp~ Echo Park
stamps~ Stampin Up, PTI
ink~ Versafine

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Papertrey November Blog Hop

I thought I would link up one more card for the Papertrey blog hop, since the theme this month is one of my favourite Christmas card themes...SNOW!

I played around with one of my favourite PTI sets, Pedal Pusher, and created a festive and snowy scene...

I embossed the snow on the background and added some glitter paper at the bottom for a "snowy" ride.

Thanks for stopping by!

dies and stamps~ PTI
inks~ PTI, Versafine
cs~ PTI

Papertrey November Blog Hop Challenge

I think snowflakes are my favourite theme for my Christmas cards. This year I have been having fun playing with my Snowflake Medley set. The Papertrey blog hop this month is featuring all things "snow" so I had to play. I just loved this inspiration photo...

Here's my take on it...I heat embossed some of the flakes in iridescent embossing powder and then rubbed on some distress inks. The sentiment from Snowflake Flurries is perfect.

Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ PTI, Neenah
stamps~ PTI
inks~ Versafine, Ranger Distress inks

Papertrey Blog Hop Challenge

I have been having so much fun playing with my Peaceful Pine cones set this year. 

One of the inspiration photos for the Papertrey Blog Hop was perfect!

Here is my take...
The embossed pine cone looks so amazing in real life.

Thanks for dropping by!

cs, stamps, dies, twine~ PTI
ink~ PTI, Versafine

Papertrey Blog Hop Challenge

It's time for the November Papertrey blog hop and the theme is SNOW! As soon as I saw this inspiration photo of a snowy park scene, I knew I wanted to play along.

Here is what I came up with! The Wet Paint dies and stamps went perfectly with my park bench and lamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ PTI
watercolour paper~ Canson
ink~ Versafine
stamps~ PTI, Lawn Fawn
watercolours~ Artist's  Loft, Ranger Distress inks
dies~ PTI

Sunday, November 23, 2014

More fun with O'Tannenbaum

I wanted to show a few more of the cards I made with my friend Rosanne's amazing set...Can you also tell I am in love with my new WPlus9 "merry" die??

Thanks again Rosanne!



I have been busy making my Christmas cards!  I just love these new stag dies from WPlus9. This guy is leaping through some embossed stars.

I linked up with Simon Says Monday the moon.

Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ Winnie and Walter, PTI
dies~ WPlus9, Mama Elephant

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Crazy Card Party- Framed!

This week at Crazy Card Party, Rosanne is asking to see something with a frame. I love my PTI fabulous frames die and use it all the time. I decided to frame some embossed hot air balloons using my new Clearly Besotted set for a card for my friend's anniversary.

 Be sure to check out what the other Party-Ers have "framed" this week!

cs~ PTI
pp~ Echo Park
stamps~ Clearly Besotted
ink~ Versafine
twine~ Doodlebug

Saturday, November 15, 2014

All is Calm All is Bright

I played around with some of my new stash last night! I water coloured the background with distress inks and pearlescent water colours. Then I stencilled some stars. I just love that park bench and lamp post!

I liked up with Simon Says Wednesday Challenge..."we're seeing stars"!

Have a great weekend!

cs~ Canson water colour paper, PTI
stamps~ Lawn Fawn, Impression Obsession
inks~ Versafine, Ranger Distress Inks
water colour~ Artist's Loft
stencil~ Teresa Collins

Friday, November 14, 2014

Crafting with the Core Eight

Hard to believe that it was a week ago when I was having a blast with my scrappy BFFs. I had so much fun playing with different stamps and dies that my friends were very generous to lend me for a bit.

A special thank you to Rosanne for letting me play with this amazing PTI set O'Tannenbaum and a special thanks to Lee Anne for letting me use her Wet Paint dies.

 Here's what I came up with...

Miss you all!! Can't wait til we get together again!

Joy to the World

I have been busy working away at my Christmas cards. I love to try all kinds of products and themes for my cards each year. One of my new obsessions is stars! Lucky for me, this week's challenge at Simon Says Wednesday challenge is "We're Seeing Stars."

I used a bunch of new stash on here...Ellen Hutson stamps, gold twine, star dies, glitter stuff.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ Winnie and Walter,  Ellen Hutson
inks~ PTI, Versafine, Versamark
dies~ Paper Smooches, PTI
embossing powder~ Martha Stewart
vellum, confetti, twine

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Crazy Card Party-- Rustic

This week on Crazy Card Party, Regs is asking for something rustic. 

Burlap seems very rustic to me, so I decided to start with a burlap tag. I added some leaves I made with Patricia's PTI Leaf Prints set (thanks again Patricia!), some seam binding and a wood grain background. Pretty rustic right??!

Incidentally, this card is for my friend Kathryn. You may remember from a past post that the thank you card I made her back in late August has been lost in the mail. So I made sure to hand deliver this one LOL!!

Be sure to check out the rustic creations made by the other Party-Ers this week!

cs~ PTI
watercolour paper~ Canson
inks~ distress markers, Versafine
stamps~ PTI, Avery Elle

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Forever in our hearts

In honour of Remembrance Day today, I thought I would post a poppy card.

This Clearly Besotted set is perfect for today.

I linked up with Simon Wednesday Challenge "Thinking of You" in honour of Remembrance Day.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Crazy Card Party-- Christmas Cards

This week at Crazy Card Party, Dee is encouraging us to get started on those Christmas cards!

I decided to try out some watercolour on my cards this year using a pearlescent set of watercolours from Artists Loft I got at Michaels. They are really shiny in real life. I embossed some silver stars and added some star confetti too. I love that sentiment from PTI.

Be sure to check out the Christmas cards the other Party-Ers made this week.

stamps~ PTI, Winnie and Walter
watercolour~ Artists Loft
ink~ Versafine

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Joy to the World

This morning we woke up to a blanket of white (!!) so I decided to make a card to match the glittery snow outside my window. 

I had fun watercolouring with distress inks and adding snow with my new SSS snow stencil. I glittered up the trees and hills. 

I decided to link up with Simon Says Wednesday Challenge...Anything Goes. 

Have a great weekend!

cs~ PTI
watercolour paper~ Canson
stamps~ WPlus9
dies~ WPlus9, PTI, Memory Box
inks~ Ranger distress inks, Versafine

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Crazy Card Party-- Autumn

This week at Crazy Card Party, Patricia is asking for an autumn theme. I love fall, especially watching the leaves change colours in the forest right outside my door. So I decided to post TW0 projects, a card and a layout.

Here is a card I made with Patricia's gorgeous PTI  Leaf  Prints set. I have had so much fun playing with it. Thanks for letting me borrow it Patricia! I embossed the leaf veins and then stamped the body of each leaf with distress markers. The sentiment is from a new Avery Elle set I just got at the Bug!

I also made a few layouts recently when Patricia hosted a great scrappy day at her house. I dug out some old Crate stuff. Here's DJ and I out enjoying the fall colours a few years ago on the trails behind our house...

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the other Party-Ers have come up for this autumn theme!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Crazy Card Party-- Halloween!

This week at Crazy Card Party, Avril is issuing a Halloween theme. I made this layout of my mom when we went on a fall colours hike. The colours certainly seem Halloween!

Be sure to head over to see what the other Party-Ers made this week.

pp, die cuts~ Imaginesce
flair~ AC
alpha stickers~ BG
cork shapes~ Studio Calico

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Crazy Card Party--Ombre!

This week at Crazy Card Party, it is my turn to issue the challenge. I chose ombre! I think I just like saying the word. I love the idea of a gradation of colour from dark to light. 

I did something a bit different with it so I wanted to show you an in progress photo. First I coloured stripes of colour from dark to light on water colour paper.

Then I embossed my sentiment in silver on vellum and layered that over top of the ombre for a really subtle effect. I pinned the layers inside an embossed polaroid frame and added a few confetti stars in silver to finish it off. Love it!

I hope you play around with ombre this week and be sure to check out what the other Party-Ers did!

cs~ PTI
water colour paper~ Canson
stamps~ Mama Elephant
ink~ Versamark
water colours~ Ranger distress markers, Peerless
confetti stars