Saturday, October 31, 2015

Oh Happy Day

This week at Simon Says Wednesday is anything goes! I never seem to get sick of making these watercolour butterfly cards.

I hope it is a happy day!

cs~ PTI, Strathmore
stencil~ Dina Wakley
inks~ Peerless, Distress markers, Versafine
stamps~ Mama Elephant

Friday, October 30, 2015

Favourite Christmas Cards for Inspiration

In order to get inspired to make this year's Christmas cards, I thought I would post a few of my favourites from last year...

Some cool trees with O Tannenbaum...

Boughs and snow with Peaceful Pinecones...

And boughs and tree lights with Holiday Lights...

And of course the painful but oh so beautiful Pedal Pusher...

I may just have to remake some of these again this year...

cs~ PTI, Neenah
stamps~ PTI, WPlus9
inks~ PTI, Versafine, Versamark, Memento
dies~ PTI, WPlus9, Simon Says Stamp

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Crazy Card Party-- Texture

This week at Crazy Card Party, Rosanne is asking to see some texture.

 I decided to do some texture paste behind these pretty Ellen Hutson flowers (thanks Av). Regan actually made me this texture paste (it rocks...better than the stuff you can buy) and Rosanne let me borrow her circle stencil. So this was really a team effort!

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

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ SSS
dies~ Ellen Hutson, YNS

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Work it Wednesday~ Thank You

I decided to play along with the Simon Says Work it Wednesday challenge.."thank you." I love making thank you cards since I have such lovely friends I like to thank for all the nice things they are always doing for me.

Thank you to all my great friends out there!

cs~ PTI, Strathmore
stamps~ Neat & Tangled,Winnie & Walter
dies~ PTI, Simon
twine~ DMC
sequins~ Simon
inks~ Peerless watercolour, Versamark

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge

I have really been putting off starting my Christmas cards, but I decided to play along with the PTI blog hop this month.

Here is the inspiration image...

I usually don't usually use the traditional red and green in my Christmas cards, but I thought they went perfectly with the boughs from Peaceful Pinecones and the lights from Holiday Lights.

I can't wait to see all the great inspiration along the blog hop!

cs~ PTI, Neenah
inks~ PTI, Versafine
stamps~ PTI

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Crazy Card Party~ Christmas

This week at Crazy Card Party, Regs is asking to see Christmas.   

I went with gold, kraft and ripe avocado. I made some gold "snow" with paste as a background to the wreath and bow from PTI's Lovely Laurels that Patricia lent me. (thanks!). I really regret not buying that kit. Now it's out of stock. 

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

cs~ PTI, Neenah
stamps~ PTI
inks~ Delicata
dies~ PTI, Your Next Stamp

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Crazy Card Party-- Turn up the Tunes!

This week at Crazy Card Party, Patricia is asking us to "turn up the tunes" with inspiration from a song. 

Well, recently I have had Meghan Trainor's "All about that bass" in my head. I know the song is NOT about cards, but it made me think about card bases and, dare I say it, ONE LAYER cards!

 I embossed a butterfly on the side and then added some distress markers over top. Simple but I really like how it turned out.

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

stamps~ Avery Elle,  Hero Arts
inks~ Versafine, Distress markers
watercolour paper~ Strathmore

Sunday, October 4, 2015


There was no CCP challenge this week so I decided to post a card I made to say thanks for a girls' cottage weekend. It was also World Cardmaking Day this weekend so I am linking up with Simon Says Stamp's call to show what we have been working on lately.

I have been perfecting my Altenew Painted Florwers. They require a bit of careful attention but I really love how this one turned out.

Thanks for a lovely weekend Tina!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ Altenew, PTI
inks~ PTI, Memento, Hero Arts, Versafine
dies~ SSS