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