Thursday, January 28, 2016

Crazy Card Party-- Try Something New

This week at Crazy Card Party, Regs is asking to see us try something new. I wasn't sure what to do at first. But then I decided to show a new thing I just tried with my layouts. I have always admired how Ali Edwards prints journalling right on her photos. So I added a bit of journalling to a few photos using a free software called Photoscape. It is pretty basic but it worked well.

Lots of glare...sorry. But you can see the lines of text I added to my photos.



Also new here are the wood veneer stars I just bought at a crop this past weekend. And I used my days of the week dies for the first time to do "Sat" since I wanted to do my date nice and large, also like Ali does.

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

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


I thought I'd keep on a roll and play along with Simon Says Wednesday challenge again. This week it's Anything Goes, featuring Simon exclusive products.

I had fun playing with my Simon set "Artful Flowers." I embossed them in white and watercoloured them in with some distress markers. I also added some leaves from Altenew's Painted Flowers. 

Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ PTI, Strathmore
stamps~ Simon Says Stamp, Altenew
inks/paint~ Ranger distress markers, Versamark
dies~ Your Next Stamp, PTI
sequins~ Simon Says Stamp
twine~ DMC


Monday, January 25, 2016

Warm Winter Wishes

I haven't played along with a Simon challenge in a while. Here's something for this week's Wednesday challenge, Create with Critters. I put my new Impression Obsession stag in a snow globe!

It has certainly been wintery lately!

Thanks for stopping by!

dies~ Your Next Stamp, Impression Obsession
stamps~ Neat & Tangled, PTI, Your Next Stamp
cs~ PTI

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Crazy Card Party-- GOLD!

This week at Crazy Card PartyDee is asking to see GOLD. Big shocker there...we all know how much she loves to craft with gold. 

I actually don't use it too often...I think I am more a silver girl. But I had a lot of fun going a bit crazy with gold on this Christmas card...


Gold paste, gold foil and gold!

And I thought I'd post this tag too...


I just love that sentiment from Mama Elephant!

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

cs~ Neenah
paste~ BoBunny
embossing powder~ Martha Stewart
ink~ Delicata
stamps~ PTI, Mama Elephant

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Crazy Card Party-- Winter!

This week at Crazy Card Party, Patricia is asking to see something wintery.    

Most of my Christmas cards I made this year had a "winter" theme! Here is one of my faves...


I watercoloured the background to sort of look like the northern lights. I love the way the little houses and tree show up against the brilliant night sky. I pasted some snow falling to finish it off. Love!

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

cs~ Neenah, PTI, Strathmore
dies~ Simon, YNS, Ellen Hutson (thanks Regs and Dee for lending me these gorg dies) 
inks/paint~ Peerless, Versafine
stamps~ PTI