Thursday, July 30, 2015

Crazy Card Party-- Circles

This week at Crazy Card Party,  Kathryn is asking to see circles.  I love clean geometric shapes so I was excited to do this challenge.

I can't wait to see the circle projects the other Party-Ers create this week!

cs~ PTI, Neenah
dies~Your Next Stamp, Spellbinders
stamps~ Paper Smooches, Avery Elle
inks~ PTI, Versafine
twine~ AC

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Friends Forever

I had been wanting to try out a technique my friend Patricia showed recently. And I know she was also inspired by Laura Bassen. I thought this was perfect for Simon's Wednesday challenge...Sparkle and Shine.

I sparkled it up with some silver twine and sequins. Plus the white heat embossed grid lines really shine as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ PTI, Canson
inks/paint~ Peerless watercolours, Versamark, Versafine
stamps~ Clearly Besotted

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Happy Birthday

I haven't played along with any Simon Says challenges in a while. I think this week's Wednesday challenge, Sparkle and Shine is calling my name.

I  have had my Altenew Painted Flowers set for a while now, but this is the first card I have made with it! I add some sparkle with sequins and silver thread. I can't wait to play around with this set some more!

thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ Altenew, PTI
ink~ Versafine, Versamark, PTI, Memento

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Crazy Card Party-- Black Cardstock Base

This week at Crazy Card Party, Rosanne is asking us to use black cardstock as a base. At first I was a bit stumped. But then I decided to colour up some bold watercolour poppies. I thought they would look great on a black background.

I can't wait to see what the other Party-Ers create this week!

cs~ PTI, Ranger Watercolour paper
stamps~ Clearly Besotted, Simon Says Stamp
inks/paints~ Versamark, Peerless

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Crazy Card Party-- Christmas in July!

This week at Crazy Card Party, Regan has declared Christmas in July!   At first I went "yikes" at the thought of winter. But it was fun to pull out some Christmas stamps and stencils. 

I made sure to take a photo of it next to my flowers to prove it really was "Christmas in July"!

It was also a great excuse to play with Patricia's Lovely Laurels set she lent me. (Thanks Patricia!) Some gold paste  stars and stamping with that gorgeous Delicata! But that's it now for a while for Christmas...I am putting that stash away til fall!

I can't wait to see what Christmasy stuff the other Party-Ers create this week!

cs~ PTI, Neenah
stamps~ PTI
dies~ PTI, SSS
paste~ Bo Bunny

Thursday, July 9, 2015

So Glad We're Friends

Seems there is no Crazy Card Party challenge this I decided to post some tags I made recently to put on a little gift my mom made for my scrappy friends.

I cut a stencil out of acetate with a butterfly die and watercoloured with Peerless and distress markers. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Crazy Card Party...Bon Voyage!

This week at Crazy Card Party, Patricia has set a "bon voyage" theme. Love it! I have been having so much fun making cards lately that I haven't done much scrapbooking. So I thought I would make a couple of layouts for this challenge. 

I used some photos of our dinner cruise around the Stockholm archipelago in a restored 1930s steamer.  The food was great and the scenery was even better...all those cute little red cottages on tiny doll houses surrounded by birch trees.

Pocket pages are hard to photograph! But you get the idea. 


And then I made a regular layout...


Thanks Patricia for an excuse to work on some of my long neglected layouts!
I can't wait to see what the other Party-Ers create this week!