Saturday, October 21, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #69

Today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #69:

I was inspired by the pretty quilt to make my card:


I used my Pretty Pink Posh Stitched dies to create my quilt for the background.
I stamped my pumpkin and leaf from Essentials By Ellen onto their coordinating diecuts
and coloured them in with my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush.


 I stamped my sentiment (from Wplus9's Gratitude) in Altenew Evening Grey ink.
Some PTI rustic cream button twine finishes it off.

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Friday, October 27th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #244

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #244 designed by Chrissy Larson:


Here's my card:



I stamped the sentiment and leaves from Neat and Tangled's Grateful stamp set
onto a piece of white cardstock in PTI Simply Chartreuse and Tropical Teal inks
and trimmed it into a diamond shape with my trimmer.
(Note: this trimming was a lot harder than I thought it would be and I found
myself wishing I had a diamond shaped die!)


I blended the same shades of ink onto another piece of cardstock,
sprinkled some water over top and trimmed it out as well.
I layered everything on a piece of PTI kraft cardstock.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, October 26th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Cuddle

The LEAD of the Cuddle Challenge will be invited as a 
Guest Designer in a future challenge!
Please visit the Curtain Call Challenge Blog for all the challenge info and deadline.

Here's my card, using my Neat and Tangled Beary Merry stamp and die:


I started by stamping my bear onto watercolour paper in versafine onyx black ink
and heat embossing him in clear.
I coloured him in using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush.
Then, I ran him partially through my diecutting machine with his coordinating die, 
to trim off the one side. 
I using my little trimmer to trim the straight edges.
I stencilled my Papertrey Ink Woodblocks stencil onto a piece of dark grey cardstock
with some Wplus9 white ink, to mimic the eyelet blanket in the inspiration photo.


I stamped the "miss you" (from PTI's Winter Woods) in Altenew Jet Black ink.

Make sure you visit each of the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge
 designers' blogs for more inspiration!
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #68

Today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #68:

I just love this gorgeous bouquet and how it's cascading downward like that.
I decided to use my new Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set and 
Essentials by Ellen Thankful stamp set to make my card:


I stamped the Beautiful Day stamp in Altenew Sand Dunes and Versamark onto my 
watercolour paper background and heat embossed it in clear.
I stamped the the Thankful stamps with the same technique and then diecut 
them using their coordinating dies.
I coloured them in using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush.


For my side panel, I smooshed Altenew Dusk mixed with water 
onto a strip of watercolour paper.
I stamped my sentiment (from Thankful) in the same colour.

I'm also linking this up to this month's Mix It Up Challenge with Essentials by Ellen,
where we were challenged to pair Essentials by Ellen with Altenew.

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Friday, October 20th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #243

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #243 designed by Donna Mikasa:


Here's my card:



I started by using my Tim Holtz woodgrain stencil to create my water,
by applying Hawaiian Shores ink to my Aqua Mist panel.
I diecut the Big Sky cover plate and trimmed along the woodgrain design I created
and adored it to my card.
I stamped the lighthouse from PTI's Guiding Lights onto its coordinating diecut
in Altenew Ruby Red and Jet Black.


I stamped the sentiment (also from Guiding Lights) and the birds
in Altenew Jet Black.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, October 19th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Essentials by Ellen Mix-It Up Challenge: October

Today, I have a  card to share that I made for 
this month's Mix It Up Challenge with Essentials by Ellen,
where we were challenged to pair Essentials by Ellen with Altenew.

Here's my card:


I stamped my image from Essentials By Ellen's Mondo Peonies onto my watercolour
panel and coordinating diecut in versamark, so I could heat emboss them in gold.
I coloured them in using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush.
I did the same thing with the leaves from Altenew's Adore You.




I stamped my sentiment from Altenew's Build a Flower: Magnolia in versamark
onto black cardstock and heat embossed it in white.

I was also inspired by make my card from 



Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 08, 2017

MFT Stamps: World Cardmaking Day Challenges

I didn't participate in World Card Making Day yesterday,
because we were in Winnipeg, celebrating Thanksgiving with my mom.
So, I decided to play along with the World Card Making Day
challenges at MFT Stamps this afternoon.

I made five cards for the four challenges. :)

First of all, I created this card for Challenge #1: ROYGBIV,
where we needed to incorporate the colours of the rainbow:


I made a one-layer card using MFT's Beautiful Butterflies.
I stamped my sentiment using Handwritten Holiday and a stamp from PTI.

Next, I created two cards for Challenge #2: Die-Namics Designs,
where we couldn't use stamps, only dies.


I smooshed some aqua and green inks onto watercolour paper and diecut them
using the leaves from Flashy Florals.
I flicked white paint mixed with water onto my kraft cardstock background
and added the thanks (from the Flashy Florals kit), diecut from white cardstock.

I had a few leaves left over, so I made a second card:


On this one, I added a little twine to finish it off.

Next, I created two cards for Challenge #3: By the Numbers,
where we were encouraged to incorporate numbers into our card.
Since I don't own any number stamps or dies from MFT stamps, 
I decided to stamp some stacks of 39 books on the front of my card.


I did some masking to create my stacks using the books from Our Story.
I diecut the watercolour panel, after colouring it in with my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers,
with my Mama Elephant Femme Frames diecut.
The sentiment was heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock.

And lastly, I have a card for Challenge #4: Make & Mail,
which I made for my sister-in-law, which I will mail on Tuesday.


For this card, I used MFT's Fall Florals and this week's 


Thanks for looking!




Saturday, October 07, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #67

Today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #67:

It's our Thanksgiving this weekend and I am loving this lovely table decor!
Here's my card:


I stamped my Wplus9 Delightful Dahlias stamp onto watercolour paper in Altenew
Rocky Shores and then again in versamark (using my MISTI) so I could heat emboss it in clear.
I coloured them in using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush.


 I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's Winter Woods) in Altenew Espresso ink.

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Friday, October 13th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 05, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #242

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #242 designed by me:


Here's my card:



I started by inking my back panel with PTI Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest and Summer Sunrise
inks and my ink blending tool.
Over this, I stamped my new PTI SAF butterfly stamp and heat embossed it in white.
I diecut a circle from another piece of white cardstock and layered it over top.


I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's KIS: Birthday) on a strip of black cardstock
and heat embossed it in white.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, October 12th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!
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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #66

Today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #66:

I just love this gorgeous bloom and how it's partly out of the photo like that.
I decided to use my new Altenew Floral Fantasy stamp set to make my card:


I stamped my flowers onto their coordinating diecuts in Altenew
Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite and Razzleberry inks and stamped the 
leaves directly onto my back panel in PTI's New Leaf ink.
I clustered them together on my card front.

 I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's Winter Woods) in Altenew Jet Black ink.

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Friday, October 6th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #241 -- (Retro CTS #23)

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #241, which was originally posted as CTS#23,
designed by Chrissy Larson:


Here's my card:



I decided to use my new-to-me PTI's Second Helping of Sunshine set to make my card.
I stamped the scale, bowl and cherries on their coordinating diecuts
in Altenew Mountain Mist, Ruby Red, Lagoon & Emerald inks.
I adhered it to a piece of white cardstock that I scored with my Score Pal.


I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's SAF set) in Altenew Jet Black.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, October 5th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Papertrey Ink's September Blog Hop

I have a card to share for today's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.
 

 This month's challenge was to use this photo as inspiration:


Isn't it lovely? I love the sweet bird, the colours and the black background!
Here's my card:


I combined three stamp sets to make my card: Beautiful Berries: Autumn,
Twig Wreath and Spring Woods, which I stamped onto their coordinating diecuts,
using a combination of Wplus9, PTI and Altenew inks.


I heat embossed the sentiment (from PTI's Winter Woods) in white
and diecut my panel using my Mama Elephant Femme Frames scalloped die.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #65

Today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #65:

This fun scene inspired me to make a tag for a care package that I sent to Austin
at Bible college.


I started by stamping my Mama Elephant Three Amigo stamp onto a 
piece of watercolour paper that I diecut using PTI's Tag Sale #7  
in versafine onyx black ink and heat embossed it in clear.
I masked his bottom half and selectively stamped the mushroom from the SSS/Reverse Confetti
Stamptember stamp set from last year called Forest Friends.


I coloured them in with my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush,
as well as the grass and background. 


I attached it with some Reverse Confetti twine to a bag of Butter Crunch
a placed it at the top of a box filled with new socks, mini-chocolate bars,
granola bars, a Marvel surprise toy & some deodorant.
Austin texted to say he got it and said: "You guys are awesome!" :)

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Friday, September 29th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #240

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #240 designed by Chrissy Larson:


Here's my card:



I started by stamping my new PTI Beautiful Berries: Autumn set in Altenew
Rocky Shores and , as well as PTI Scarlet Jewel and Autumn Rose.
I added some background with some Hawaiian Shores ink mixed with water and a paintbrush. 
I splattered on some Tropical Teal ink mixed with water, after masking my berries. 


I stamped my sentiment (from PTI Tropics) in Autumn Rose and then,
using my MISTI, inked up the bottom portion in Scarlet Jewel and stamped it again.
I stamped the little bird from Altenew Garden Gate in Altenew Dark Chocolate
and heat embossed it in clear before painting it using the same colours from my card,
water and a paintbrush.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, September 28th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #239 -- Take Two

Today, I have another card to share that I made for


I used an older Mama Elephant set called Type It and stamped my images
in Altenew Morning Frost, Sea Glass and Desert Night.


I did some masking to stamp the typewriter in two colours.

Remember, there's still time to play along with this week's CAS(E) this Sketch.
You have until Thursday, September 21st to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!