Thursday, August 20, 2015

Crazy Card Party-- one die, seven ways

This week at Crazy Card Party, Patrica is asking to see a creation using a gorgeous laurel die she generously gifted to everyone. She must be a mind reader, since I have had a laurel die on my wish list for a while now.

I thought it was appropriate that I created a thank you card for Patricia for this challenge!


I used the die on some gorgeous gold vellum that Regan gave me last summer and added some flowers with my PTI Bitty Bouquet set. I also stencilled some dots on the background with texture paste. A die cut bow (borrowed from Patricia...thanks again!) stamped in Delicata finished it off.
  I am so in love with this new die. Thank you Patricia for the special gift.

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

cs~ Neenah, PTI
inks~ PTI, Delicata, Memento
dies~ SSS, PTI, Your Next Stamp, Cuttlebug

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Create along with us!

PTI has a new feature during this month's release called Create Along With Us.  

I was inspired by Dawn McVey's colourful leaf card...

And this is what I created using Leaf Prints that I borrowed from my friend Patricia. I embossed the veins in copper penny embossing powder on watercolour paper and then stamped using distress inks.

Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ PTI, Canson watercolour paper
stamps~ PTI
inks~ Versafine, Versamark, Ranger distress inks
sequins~ American Crafts

Sunday, August 9, 2015


Happy Sunday! I needed a little tag for a hostess present recently. So I dug out my neglected Rubbernecker poppy set and embossed the outline in silver. I watercoloured them in with my peerless paints. Love how it turned out! I tied off the tag with some purple seam binding.

I linked up with Simon Wednesday challenge...tie it up.

Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Strathmore watercolour paper
stamps~ Winnie & Walter, Rubbernecker
inks/paints~ Peerless, Versamark, Versafine

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Make a Wish

I finally had a chance to play around with new watercolour pencils I recently bought. I coloured in a Donna Downey stencil  and added some water. Kind of cool! I was fooling around with my camera settings. The stems look neon here...but they are really just green. I finished it off with some hemp twine.

I linked up with the Simon Says Wednesday challenge...tie it up

Happy weekend!

cs~ Canson, PTI
stamps~ Mama Elephant
watercolour pencils~ Derwent
sequins~ Darice

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Crazy Card Party-- Butterflies

I have been a bit obsessed with butterflies lately. So that's my theme this week on Crazy Card Party.

This uses the same technique I posted back in April, just different sentiment, colour scheme and orientation. I just love the way the Peerless colours are so vibrant and blend in such a cool way. I was inspired by Jill Foster.

And in case you were sick of seeing this technique, I did make another butterfly card. This time I embossed a bunch of little butterflies and watercoloured them.

I can't wait to see all the butterflies flying around this week at Crazy Card Party!

stamps~ PTI, Stampin Up
stencil~ Crafters Workshop
inks/paints~ Peerless, Distress markers, Versafine
cs~ PTI, Royal Langnickle watercolour paper, Tim Holtz watercolour paper

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

To you from me with love

This week the Simon Says Wednesday challenge is "Tie it up." I have a big stash of neglected twine so this was a great excuse to dig some out.

I filled a few of PTI's "Gracious Vases" with some WPlus9 florals using my distress markers. A big Mama Elephant sentiment and some American Crafts bakers twine finished it off.

thanks for stopping by!

stamps~ Mama Elephant, PTI, WPlus9
inks/markers~ Versafine, Ranger
cs~ PTI, Canson watercolour paper
twine~ AC