Thursday, January 29, 2015

Crazy Card Party-- Valentines

This week at Crazy Card Party, Av is challenging us to create Valentines. 

I can't wait to see what the other Party-Ers came up with for Valentines!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ PTI, Clearly Besotted
inks~ PTI, Versamark, Memento

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge

It has been a long time since I played along with any challenges. Papertrey's "heart" theme for this month's blog hop caught my attention.

This is what I created...

I created my own stencil with a small heart die. And I love how vellum looks over top of stenciling or stamping.

thanks for dropping by!

cs~ PTI, Neenah
stamps~ PTI, Simon Says Stamp
dies~ PTI
ink~ PTI, Versafine
glitter paste~ BoBunny
seam binding

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Crazy Card Party-- Bokeh!

It's my turn to pick the challenge this week at Crazy Card Party. I say it's bokeh time! I have always loved that soft unfocused look of layered circles. Sort of how the world usually looks to my eyes anyway LOL! 

I watched this great video at WPlus9 and then played around with distress ink water colouring. I even made my own circle stencil like she does in the video. I was really happy with how it turned out, but I know it is a bit hard to see in my photos. In real life it looks very cool!

Be sure to check out what the other Party-Ers did this week with bokeh!

cs~ PTI
watercolour paper~ Canson
ink~ Versafine, distress inks, PTI

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Crazy Card Party-- Wedding!

This week at Crazy Card Party Kathryn is all about weddings. Well duh, makes sense as she has a big wedding coming up in her family in a few months!

I kept things really simple. I embossed Rustic Wreath in silver and added a glittery die cut sentiment and some silver twine. 

Full disclosure...this is actually an anniversary card if you could see the inside sentiment. Sorry Kathryn...but it sort of counts right since an anniversary is like a wedding, only years later, and less stress!

Be sure to check out what the other Party-Ers have done for the wedding theme.

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamp~ PTI
die~ PTI
glitter paper~ DCWV
embossing powder~ Martha Stewart

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Crazy Card Party-- Something New

This week at Crazy Card Party, Rosanne is asking to see "something new." Well, right before Christmas I ordered myself a stamp set I had been coveting for some time...WPlus9 Fresh Cut Containers. I tried out a watercolour technique with distress markers on this retirement card for my fellow Party-Er Kathryn. Now that is also something new! I also used a new stitched tag die from Simon that I also got just before Christmas. So that is three new things!

Congratulations Kathryn!

And be sure to check out what new stuff the other Party-Ers are showing off this week,

cs~ PTI, Canson watercolour paper
ink~ Versafine, distress markers
stamps~ WPlus9
die~ Simon

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Crazy Card Party-- Celebrate!!

This week at Crazy Card Party, Regan is asking us to Celebrate. I made this card for my friend Mary who is having a birthday this week. I made sure her card was bright and happy, just like her!

I love this big sentiment from a new Avery Elle set I got at the Bug. And inside I added another sentiment from the set: "Time to drink champagne and dance on the table!" 

Be sure to check out the celebrations going on with the other Party-Ers. And Happy New Year!!

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