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