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 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Papertrey July Blog Hop Challenge

Well when I saw this month's PTI blog hop inspiration photo, I knew I had to play along. I love everything about that room!

I dug out "On My Couch" and "Lighten Up" sentiments and created this little scene with Melon Berry, Aqua Mist and Blueberry Sky. Notice the gold legs on the chair! Love it!

Thanks for stopping by!

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

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

You make my heart soar!

I've been on a roll playing along with lots of challenges this summer. Today I thought I would link up with PTI's Make it Monday~ Spritzed Stamps.

Melissa's example used Feather Finery, so that's what I tried...

I love how it turned out, especially with the gold embossed dots on top.

Thanks for stopping by!

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

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Crazy Card Party-- Tropical!

This week at Crazy Card Party, I am up and I want to see anything tropical since the weather lately has certainly been hot hot hot!!

I used my Hero Arts hibiscus set to create these pretty flowers...they are almost exactly the colour of our hibiscus flowers you can see here in the background!


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

cs~ Neenah, PTI
pp~ Basic Grey
stamps~ Hero Arts,PTI
inks~ Altenew, Hero Arts, PTI, Memento
sequins~ Simon

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Create a Scene!

Well it's never too early to start your Christmas cards right?? I thought Christmas when I saw this week's Simon Wednesday challenge...create a scene...

I created a little scene inside this snow globe! I embossed the houses and snow and then watercoloured the sky with gelatos. 

Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Neenah, PTI, Canson
stamps~ Your Next Stamp, Neat & Tangled, PTI
dies~ Your Next Stamp, PTI
stencils~ Simon Says Stamp

Monday, July 11, 2016

Create Along with Us

I have been loving the sneak peeks of the July PTI release tropical theme. I decided to "play along" after I saw Maile's gorgeous card featuring tropical foliage.

I used the same colour combo, adding coordinating darker shades for the leaf veins. 

Looking forward to seeing the rest of the release!

cs~ PTI, Neenah
stamps~ PTI, Hero Arts
inks~ PTI

Lake Malaren

I have been trying to find time this summer to work on layouts. When I saw the Simon Says Wednesday challenge this week, I was so inspired by the "mood" board.

I have been working on photos from our Scandinavia trip in 2013. And the image of the boardwalk reminded me of our day in Sigtuna, Sweden, on Lake Malaren. 

I used a bunch of different supplies, mostly Pink Paislee, American Crafts, Teresa Collins and Basic Grey.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Crazy Card Party-- washi!

This week at Crazy Card Party, Kathryn is asking us to use washi tape. I have a pretty big collection of it and often forget to use it.This was a great excuse to try something I had been thinking about for a while. The black floral lacy pattern at the bottom of the card is actually washi tape! It is a wide roll, Recollections I think.


I embossed the big sentiment with clear powder. Special thanks to Patricia for explaining that you can emboss with black Versafine ink. I was too dumb to figure that one out myself! Doh! Brilliant that Patricia!

I used my MISTI to position lots of florals from a bunch of sets all around the sentiment. Love how it turned out!

I can't wait to see how the other Party-Ers use washi this week!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
inks~ Versafine, Altenew, PTI, Hero Arts, Memento
stamps~ PTI, Mama Elephant, Clearly Besotted, WPlus9
washi tape~ Recollections

Monday, July 4, 2016

Sending Happy Thoughts

Happy Monday!

Just thought I would post this card in honour of Pride Weekend! I watercoloured this laurel wreath in a rainbow pattern with my new Staedler pencils.

I linked up with Simon's Wednesday challenge...anything goes

have a great week!

cs~ PTI, Ranger
stamps~ WPlus9
inks/paints~ Staedler, Versafine
dies~ Simon

Friday, July 1, 2016

Friends are flowers...

Happy Canada Day!

Just thought I would post this card in honour of my great friends. You know who you are!

I linked up with Simon's Wednesday challenge...anything goes

have a great weekend!

cs~ PTI, Ranger, Neenah,
stamps~ Hero Arts, Rubbernecker
inks/paints~ Peerless, Simon Says Stamp, Memento, Versafine
sequins~ Simon Says Stamp