Friday, December 30, 2016

Feel Better

This week at Simon Says Wednesday challenge it is anything goes. I thought I would play along.


I made this pretty get well card with WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas


I thought I would play along with one more challenge before the holidays. Simon Says Wednesday challenge this week is "Make it Sparkle" featuring Hero Arts. 




I used my new Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree set. I love all the layers. I embossed the final layer with iridescent white. And I added snow in the background with a stencil and paste with glitter on top before it dried. A sequin star for the top of the tree finished it off!

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps~ Hero Arts
inks~ Memento, Versamark
stencil~ Simon Says Stamp
paste~ Ranger 
dies~ PTI


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Merry and Bright


My friend Rosanne hosts a tag swap every year. This was my third year participating. The participants really pull out all the stops in creating tiny masterpieces to swap. 

Here is the tag I created this year...it has a bit of a Central Park vibe thanks to PTI's "A Walk in the Park" stamps and dies.




And then I created 19 more!





Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ PTI, Hero Arts
dies~ PTI, Sizzix, Your Next Stamp, Simon Says Stamp
inks~ Memento, Hero Arts, PTI

Friday, December 16, 2016

Make a Wish!


Every year I make a set of all occasion cards to give to my mom as part of her Christmas present. It is a great excuse to dig out lots of stamp sets and have fun. 

Here is one of the cards I made for her...




The wreath is from a new set from Sugar Pea designs. I embossed it and the sentiment in black. Love it! The flowers are WPlus9 and that fun sentiment is Mama Elephant.

I decided to link up with Simon Says Wednesday challenge this week...Gift It. I will give this card in a set to my mom as  a present, and she will give it as part of a birthday present sometime this year! 

thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Neenah
pp~ Recollections
stamps~ Sugar Pea, WPlus9, Mama Elephant
inks~ Memento, Versafine, Hero Arts, PTI
sequins~ Pretty Pink Posh



Saturday, December 10, 2016

Be Merry!


Well it certainly looks like Christmas around here this week! Thought I would link up with Simon's Wednesday challenge. It's a pretty inspiration board...






What a pretty inspiration! I chose the cute car with the tree on top! I used a very old Stamping Bella stamp and watercoloured it up. My friend Dee recently did a similar card. So I channeled my "inner Dee" and splatted some gold mist on it too!






Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Canson, PTI
stamps~ Stamping Bella, Hero Arts
inks/paint~ Peerless, Versafine, Memento
mist~ Heidi Swapp
dies~ Simon Says Stamp
 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Crazy Card Party~ Poinsettias or Christmas florals!


This week at Crazy Card Party, I am up and I want to see Christmas florals! I love poinsettias (and full disclosure I rarely have luck keeping a real one alive for long!) so I was really excited about two new(ish) things in my stash to play with.

First up is a Clearly Besotted stamp set. I embossed a poinsettia on vellum. Love how that turned out! And gold with a kraft card base just makes me happy! The sentiment is from my go-to PTI set by the lovely Maile Belles. I channeled my "inner Dee" and splatted on a bit of gold mist. :)


 





Second up uses my new Tim Holtz poinsettia stencil. I tinted some paste with a variety of distress inks. Love how the final result perfectly matched PTI's new pink Lovely Lady! I threw lots of glitter on the paste before it dried. 


 

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

Merry Christmas:
cs~ PTI
stamps~ Clearly Besotted, PTI
sequins~ Simon  
  
Merry & Bright
cs~ PTI
stamps~ PTI
stencil~ Tim Holtz
paste~ Ranger
inks~ Ranger distress, Versafine

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Be Merry

I have been having fun making different Christmas cards. My problem every year is I want to try all kinds of styles and techniques!

This was a simple one, but I just love how it turned out!




I put paste and glitter through my Tim Holtz stencil. Love the white on the soft blue! Like a cozy sweater. I topped it with a silver foil die cut and a silver embossed "be".

I linked up with Simon Says Wednesday challenge...anything goes

thanks for stopping by!

stencil~ Tim Holtz
paste~ Ranger
stamp~ Clearly Besotted
cs~ PTI


Friday, December 2, 2016

Merry & Bright


Decided to play along with Simon Says Wednesday challenge...anything goes. I had fun playing around with vellum and stencils for this one.




I inked up the background using silver ink and a birch stencil. Then I embossed some vellum with snowflakes and layered that over top. Love that look! I finished it off with some stitched hills and a frame and this pretty stag.

thanks for stopping by!

cs~ PTI, Neenah
stencil~ Crafters Workshop
dies~ Simon Says Stamp, PTI
ink~ Memento
stamps~ PTI

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Crazy Card Party-- Plaid!




This week at Crazy Card Party, Kathryn is asking to see plaid.    Well I rarely use patterned paper on cards, but this inspired me to dig through my 6x6 pads and I found some very cute Simple Stories fall themed plaid paper.




Here's what I did with it...










I used PTI's Leaf Prints borrowed from fellow Party-Er Patricia. I embossed the veins in copper and watercoloured with distress markers. I put them on a panel popped up over the plaid strip. Pretty!



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


stamps~ PTI, Avery Elle
inks~ Versafine, Versamark, Distress markers
pp~ Simple Stories
cs~ PTI, Canson

Friday, November 25, 2016

Papertrey November Blog Hop Challenge


I've been busy crafting up Christmas cards. The PTI blog hop this month has such a fun inspiration photo...so retro! Look at that how those non traditional colours pop against the white tree!







I embossed Rustic Wreath in white and then watercoloured over it in teal. So fun! A red glittery die cut sentiment really contrasts nicely.




I am looking forward to seeing all the inspiration along the hop!

cs~ PTI, Canson
stamps~ PTI
inks~ Versamark, PTI, Peerless
dies~ PTI, Your Next Stamp

All is Calm All is Bright


I have been trying to find time to make Christmas cards. Last night I had fun with some paste and glitter! 





I decided to link up with Simon's Wednesday challenge this week..."Christmas to die for" featuring their own exclusive dies. I used my stitched rectangle for the base along with stitched slopes and stitched village.  I love how the paste stars pop on the navy background.

thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ Neat & Tangled
stencil~ My Favorite Things
paste~ Ranger
inks~ Versafine
dies~ Simon Says Stamp

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Crazy Card Party-- Thanks



This week at Crazy Card Party, Rosanne has set a Thanks theme.    I love making thank you cards!







I love this big "merci" sentiment from PTI. It looks pretty with the WPlus9 Anemones. I need to practice with these more!


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

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ PTI, WPlus9
inks~ Hero Arts, PTI, Memento, Versafine
twine~ American Crafts

Friday, November 11, 2016

Thanks


You can never have enough thank you cards! I decided to link up with the Simon Says Wednesday challenge this week...Thanks/Thanksgiving.






I watercoloured through a fern stencil with my Peerless paints and distress inks. I love how it turned out. A few sequins and a die cut sentiment finished it off.


Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ PTI, Canson
stencil~ Crafters Workshop
paint~ Peerless, Tim Holtz
dies~ Your Next Stamp

Friday, October 28, 2016

Hello


Happy Friday! I thought I would play along with Simon Says Wednesday challenge...anything goes

I played around with the oh so lovely WPlus9 set Anemones. Here's what I came up with...




With the MISTI it is easy to get everything lined up and the exact saturation of colours you want. I layered white pigment ink over top of some of the colours to get a more muted look. I added an embossed sentiment from Winnie & Walter, a strip of black card stock and some blue twine.

thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ WPlus9, Winnie & Walter
inks~ Memento, Hero Arts, PTI, Altenew, Versafine
twine~ American Crafts



Tuesday, October 25, 2016

You're Fabulous!


I recently purchased the flamingo layering set by Hero Arts.  It just makes me happy! I thought I would play along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week..."Think Pink" in honour of breast cancer awareness month. Such an important initiative!

Well nothing says pink like flamingos! Here's my card...




Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ Hero Arts
inks~ Altenew, Memento, PTI, Versafine
dies~ Hero Arts, Your Next Stamp

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge


With the gorgeous fall weather we have been having, I thought I would play along with the PTI October blog hop. Here's the pretty inspiration photo...





My dad's birthday was on the weekend so I thought I would use a fall theme for his card. Here's what I came up with...




I embossed and watercoloured a few leaves from Leaf Prints and also die cut some Leaf Silhouettes from paper watercoloured for another project. I added a strip of blue glitter to match the Blueberry Sky banner for some contrast.

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

cs~ Strathmore, PTI
stamps~ PTI
inks~ Ranger Distress markers, Staedtler watercolour crayons, Versafine, Versamark


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Crazy Card Party-- Colour


This week at Crazy Card Party, I am up and I want to see everyone COLOUR! It can be markers, pencils, copics, watercolour, whatever. 

I have recently discovered the joy of adult colouring books. So I decided to colour up these PTI doodle feathers with my new Staedtler pencil crayons. I set them on a watercoloured background.


    


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

cs~ Neenah, PTI, Canson
stamps~ PTI
inks/pencils~ Staedtler, Peerless, Ranger Distress ink, Versafine
 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Joyful Tidings


I had a chance to play around with Simon's Clearly Besotted collaboration set Holly Berries this week and decided to link up with Simon's Wednesday challenge..."totally resistible."

I embossed the delicate branches in clear on watercolour paper and then coloured over them with a bright blue Peerless watercolour paint. I just love how it looks like snow covered branches backed by a brilliant blue winter sky. I embossed the sentiment in gold and trimmed the side with some gorgeous gold striped vellum.  Some gold sequins finished it off.





thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Canson, PTI
stamps~ Simon/Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts
vellum~ Stampin' Up
inks~ Peerless, Versafine
sequins~ Simon

Papertrey Ink October Play Along With Us



These cool nighttime temperatures have inspired me to start into my Christmas cards. And with the great inspiration in the PTI October release, I thought I would "Play Along."


Betsy's snowflake card caught my eye right away. I have been loving all the Doodle sets and I especially love snowflake themed cards.

Here's Betsy's creation...


 

I loved the look of the Amethyst Allure and Aqua Mist that she used so I watercoloured the background using these inks and layered on a bit of coordinating Peerless paint. Then I stamped a few snowflakes from Snowflake Medley and paired them with a sentiment from Snowflake Flurries.




Looking forward to seeing the rest of the release!

thanks for stopping by

cs~ Canson, PTI
inks~ PTI, Peerless
stamps~PTI

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Crazy Card Party-- Thanksgiving/Autumn


This week at Crazy Card Party, Kathryn has set a Thanksgiving/Autumn theme. Makes sense!




    


A while back I borrowed a gorgeous PTI leaf set from fellow Party-Er Patricia. I embossed the veins in copper and then filled in the leaf colour with distress markers. Such an amazing set! I set it on a card base with some more copper embossing and a few sequins. The sentiment was embossed in white on soft stone card stock...a bit hard to read here but it looks soft and lovely in real life.



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


cs~ PTI, Canson
stamps~ PTI, WPlus9
inks~ Versamark, Ranger distress markers
sequins~ American Crafts

Friday, October 7, 2016

Thanks


I have been making lots of fall inspired thank you cards lately. I decided to link up with Simon's Wednesday challenge this week...Halloween Inspiration
Here's the inspiration board...




I love that colour combo and of course the gorgeous trees along the road. Here's what I came up with...




I watercoloured some paper with my new Staedtler crayons (love!) and then popped some glitter leaf die cuts on top. It is hard to see but I also painted some iridescent watercolours on top.  I added a die cut sentiment to finish it off.

thanks for stopping by and happy Thanksgiving!



cs~ Neenah, Canson, PTI
dies~ Your Next Stamp, PTI
watercolours~ Staedtler, Artists Loft

 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Crazy Card Party-- Paper Piecing



This week at Crazy Card Party, Rosanne is asking to see paper piecing.    I hope this counts...it certainly involved lots of tiny pieces of paper!






I die cut some leaves from white and inserted the outline part back into my panel. Then I die cut them again from paper I watercoloured with my new Staedtler crayons---love! I carefully placed the watercoloured pieces into the spots in the leaves. Tedious but I love the finished look!



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

cs~ PTI, Canson
dies~ PTI, Your Next Stamp
stamps~ WPlus9
ink/paint~ Versafine, Staedtler
sequins~ Simon

Monday, October 3, 2016

Thank You Kindly


I took some time this weekend while it was cool and rainy to play at my craft table. I have had this Hero Arts floral stamp set for a while but wasn't sure where to start with it. I was inspired by Yana Smakula to arrange some flowers and leaves around one of the big sentiments. I know I will play with this set again soon! 




I thought I would link up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge...anything goes!

thanks for stopping by!

cs~ PTI
stamps~ Hero Arts
inks~ Versafine, Memento
washi~ AC Moore


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge


Even though our weather has continued to feel more like full on summer, I have been excited to pull out my Christmas stamps. So I decided to play along with the PTI blog hop this month. 

Here is the pretty inspiration image...





And here is what I came up with...


I stamped Peaceful Pinecones branches with Green Parakeet and the cones with Dark Chocolate. I tucked a few springs of greenery behind from Winterberry cut from Green Parakeet and tied it up with some twine. I topped it off with a bow from Lovely Laurels. I added a strip of glitter at the bottom with double sided tape.







I am looking forward to seeing all the great inspiration along the blog hop!
 
Thanks for stopping by!

cs, stamps, twine, dies~ PTI
inks~ PTI, Versafine, Delicata














Sunday, September 18, 2016

Forever in our Hearts



I needed a sympathy card so I used my WPlus9 Anemones set for the first time this weekend. Very pretty set!

When I stamped the second darker layer on the flowers I didn't like how dramatic it looked, especially for a sympathy card, so I tried a trick I had seen...applying white pigment ink on top of a darker colour. I really like the effect!






I decided to link up with Simon Says Wednesday challenge this week...clean a simple

thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ WPlus9, Clearly Besotted
inks~ Altenew, Memento, Hero Arts, PTI, Versafine


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Play along with us...Merry Christmas





I thought I would participate in PTI's "Play along with us" during the September release. I loved all the holiday sets, especially the greenery.




I love everything Kay Miller creates! I was especially inspired by this one during the release...














This is what I created...I stamped some branches with distress ink and lightly watercoloured them. I embossed and die cut a few pinecones from Peaceful Pinecones and topped it with a sentiment from that set as well. Some sequins and stamped red berries really finished it off and I matted everything on a Classic Kraft base.










This release has really inspired me to open up my Christmas stamping stash and dive in!


thanks for stopping by!


cs~ PTI, Canson
stamps~ PTI, Stacy's Stamps, WPlus9
dies~ PTI, WPlus9
inks~ PTI, Versafine, Versamark, Ranger



Monday, September 5, 2016

Thanks


I made a few hostess cards recently. I thought I would post one here and link up with the Simon Says Wednesday challenge this week..."anything goes."





I watercoloured some Altenew magnolias with Peerless. Love how that turned out!

Happy Labour Day!

cs~ PTI, Strathmore
stamps~ Altenew
dies~ PTI

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Crazy Card Party-- Trees!


This week at Crazy Card Party,  I am up and I'd like to see anything to do with trees...actual trees, branches, leaves, wood grain....


    





I embossed the trunk and the leaves. I love the little red die cut bird! Trees just make me happy.



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

cs~ PTI
stamps~ PTI
 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge


I haven't posted much lately but I thought it would be fun to try this month's PTI blog hop challenge

Here's the inspiration photo...







I decided to play around with my new What the Doodle feather set. I stamped it in Memento and then coloured it with Staedtler watercolour pencils. The lighter peach looks more pinky in real life. It turned out looking sort of "Southwest" which is kind of cool. I matted it on a Summer Sunrise card base and added some sequins.





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

Thanks for stopping by.

cs~ PTI, Strathmore
stamps~ PTI
ink/pencils~ Memento, Staedtler
sequins~ American Crafts


Crazy Card Party-- Travel!!


This week at Crazy Card Party, our resident "cruise director" Kathryn set a travel theme! Well you don't have to ask me twice to post travel layouts!


Here's us in the arctic in Norway. Such an amazing day.
 

     



















  And here's a pocket page from the same day...taking a ferry across the fjord to our lodge. Man it was cold but stunning views and amazing experience!




 




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

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Crazy Card Party-- Birthday!


This week at Crazy Card Party, Rosanne has set a birthday theme! Gee, I wonder why LOL! 

  




I borrowed this PTI anniversary set from Rosanne at the Crop and Create crop. Such a pretty set and I love the fonts in the sentiments.


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

cs~ PTI, Neenah,
stamps~ PTI
inks~ Memento, Versafine, Versamark
sequins: Simon
embossing powder~ Martha Stewart
    

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Crazy Card Party-- Christmas in July!


This week at Crazy Card Party, Patricia is asking to see Christmas in July! Actually I was really happy when I saw this challenge...I love making Christmas cards, no matter what month it is!

I stamped some branches, berries and pine cones from various stamp sets. I popped on some silver embossed branches too. Kind of cool!




    


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

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ PTI, WPlus9, MFT, Paper Smooches
inks~ PTI, Versamark