Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Colour Me # 91 Creative & Freshley Made Sketches #206 by Linda

One card for two challenges
A sketch by Linda
MFT BG Romantic Script, SSS Friendship Butterflies in PTI's Aqua Mist, Soft Stone & Memento's Angel Pink
Viva's Perlen-Pen for the pears. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Challenge #44 & SSS - World Card Making Day

A card for The Challenge 
I used the colors and the shapes as inspiration.  I don't have any monster type critters so just this cute little bunny.

Momma Elephant - Up and Away colored with copics and some clear Wink of Stella on the balloons.
PTI' - Orange Zest and Lemon Tart - Bitty dots pattern paper.  Keep It Simple Birthday 

Merry Monday #172 - Use Rainbow Colors

Welcome to Merry Monday.  
This week Kristi's challenge is to use rainbow colors on your card.  And that definitely was a challenge for me.

MFT Brick Wall stencil- sponged on with Distress Ink, Fired Brick, sponges a sheet in Distress Inks the colors of the rainbow then die cut PTI's Stocking Prints in different areas to get different parts of the rainbow.
The holly is from Tag It's #9 
Added my three granddaughters names to the stocking and some Pretty Pink Posh sequins. 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Colour Me #90 - Playful

A card for Colour Me 

Lil Inker's Stitched Oval, PTI's Autumn Adornments, in Simply Chartreuse, Orange Zest, Blueberry Sky & Distress, Fossilized Amber

Friday, September 25, 2015

PTI's September 2015 Blog Hop

My card for the Blog Hop this month. 
Click to play along PTI
This is the inspiration photo.
September Blog Hop Inspiration 

I used Brusho's, red, yellow & orange after white embossing the Autumn Adornments stamp, then sprayed with water to let it react.  Love it .
The label is one I had that I stamped with this sentiment from the same set along with a swirl and some leaves.  I then added white pigment ink to get the chalkboard look. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Color Throwdown #361

Need to make a few Halloween cards so this is a quick one for the color challenge on

Halloween stamp set (Unknown), in PTI's Simply Chartreuse and Distress Ink, Fossilized Amber.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Make It Monday #224 with Danielle, Two Toned Stamped Sentiment

I love how striking Black & White is, then add a pop of red and we have a card for 

PTI's Diagonal Stripe cover plate, Think Big Favorites #2, Life is Beautiful die in Pure Poppy and a few Pretty Pink Posh Sequins.

Merry Monday #172 Watercoloring.

This is my very first challenge on the Merry Monday Design Team.  To say that I was ecstatic to receive an email from Lesley asking me to join the Merry Monday Design Team is an understatement.  So, here I am, little ole me, on my very first Design Team..... WOW that is amazing!
Katie's challenge this week is to Make a Christmas card with watercoloring on it.
To play along click here Merry Monday

LaLa Land Christmas Blessing watercolored with Zigg Watercolor Pens.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The Paper Players #263 & AAA Cards #48

A Fall card for The Paper Players 

PTI's Autumn Adornments embossed in white, then colored with Zigg watercolor pens and spritzed with water to let the water do its magic.
Layered Banner Banter in orange zest.
And a few sequins to finish it off. 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

CASology #164 & CAS(E) this Sketch #141

One card for two challenges


Momma Elephant Up & Away.  Colleen somehow got two of the dies for this set so she gave one to me and while I was visiting I stamped a bunch of the Stamp set.
 MFT Double Stitched Squares 
I'm not very good or fast with Shaker cards but this one went together pretty well.  I can't seem to gauge how many sequins to put in the bags.  I think this one is a little too full.
PTI's Circle Scribbles 
Images colored with Copics. 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Time Out #40 CASE Tracey

Love how this turned out.  Thanks Tracey, for the gorgeous inspiration.

PTI's Garden Gild die in Vellum.  Background sponged with Distress Inks.
Perlen-Pen for the pearls. 

The Challenge #42 A Color Challenge

The Challenge is back.  Click Here to join in.
PTI border die on Rustic Cream Cardstock,  Vintage Linen die and stamp set in Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy and Sweet Blush.  The bling is light aqua.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Create Along With Us - September 2015

Well, I have finally created a card for this challenge and it wasn't easy.  I really struggled trying to use foil, (It's not as easy as Jennifer makes it look)  Ended up just using foil paper and that was much easier. 
I used this card by Heather as my inspiration

PTI's Wreath For All Seasons, Wet Paint Holiday dies in Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado

Monday, September 14, 2015

NBUS #5 - Darnell's Challenge -3 - Thanks Darnell

This is another Stamps of Life set.  I joined the stamp club where they send you the stamp of the month because I don't usually buy these type of stamps.  I really like flowers so that's what I usually buy.   So this is my way of getting some different stamp sets to add to my collection.  Some are a bit quirky.  

NBUS Click to play along
SOL - Watermelon 2 stamp, border colored with Copics, large piece stamped with PTI's New Leaf & Pure Poppy
I actually, cut the diagonal to put the border of watermelons in but couldn't see it so added the black strips.  What do you think with or without the stripes?
Wink of Stella and some sequins.

NBUS #5- Darnell's Challenge - 2

A second card for Darnell's NBUS challenge. 

This is a Stamps of Life - T-Shirt 2 Stamp    I used Brushos on a sheet of paper when I was at Colleen's, one of the new things we were trying at her house.  It was sitting on my desk and I thought hmmm, that looks like tye-dye and this t-shirt would be perfect except I had to fussy cut and I'm not too fond of fussy cutting, but it looked pretty easy so ta-dah...
MFT - Double Stitched Squares, BG stamp Romantic Script
Darice - Diagonal stripes embossing folder
PTI - Double Ended Banner - Balloon Bash, Berry Sorbet cardstock
Clear Wink of Stella on flowers with some bling....

Guest Designer for Merry Monday #171

Here is a second card that I made.

Imagine my surprise when I was chosen as the winner of Merry Monday and asked to be the Guest Designer for the next challenge.  And so ecstatic..... Thank you for choosing my card.....
So here is my card using the Sentiment as the focal point.
Colleen and I had just been taking a class on Craftsy on watercoloring taught by Deepti and this is one of the techniques we used.  

Distress Inks, PTI's Happiest of Holidays, Nativity

Sunday, September 13, 2015

NBUS #5 - Darnell's Challenge

Finally was able to make a card for Darnell's NBUS Challenge
This is a MFT Stamp set Pretty Poppies that I got a couple of months ago.  It's been on my desk that long .  I used Distress Inks to sponge the background and then stamped in black.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Make It Monday #223 Camouflaged Pockets Inserts by Dawn

Finally came up with an idea for Make It Monday 
A technique by Dawn

PTI's Beautiful Butterflies in Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Lemon Tart & Terracotta Tile, 
The Paper Studio Butterfly Embossing Folder.
Basic Bookmark #3 

Friday, September 11, 2015

Tag You're It #30

After spending about 2 weeks with Colleen, I am back in my room creating alone.  We had such a great time together as always.  You'd think we would run out of things to talk about, but we don't.

I saw the Tag You're It challenge and decided to give it a try.  I am slightly challenged when it comes to making cupcake cards.  They just don't turn out so great.  I had some miscellaneous stamps that I gave to my granddaughter and so do not have any cupcake stamps.  
So a sweet blogger friend, Marybeth sent me some cupcake images a few months ago when I announced I didn't have a single cupcake stamp. 
Anyway, thought I would try again when I saw the Tag You're It Challenge
And still not liking mine.  Don't know what it is.  I was happy until I tried to color in the sprinkles and just have a hard time keeping them in the lines.  Grrrr......And I should have left the little frame white.  Oh well, here it is.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Two More Watercolor Techniques by Deepti

This method is using a tissue to create clouds in the sky and then stamping with PTI's  Up, Up & Away and then watercolored with Distress Inks.

Using salt on wet water color to create texture.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

One More Card - Watercoloring with Deepti

Another card taking Distress ink to paper and then spritzing with water for this effect.  Using a brush to help it move and blend.
Then stamped Pine Trees from Impression Obsession.  I must admit this is not my original creation, but a CASE of Colleen's masterpiece.  Her's was so beautiful, I just had to make one, too.

More Cards using Deepti's Watercoloring Techniques

These cards are embossed with white embossing powder and then wet on wet watercoloring.  Wet the whole thing with water and then drop in the colors.

Stamping with Colleen - Learning new Watercolor Techniques with Deepti

  We are taking a watercolor class from Craftsy and the instructor is Deepti.  This was an awesome class and showed us all kinds of new techniques and how to achieve them.
Since these are not being entered into any challenges, I thought I could post them all here. The first two cards are using the Ombre watercolor method.  The third is to color in the flowers with watercolor.
The first Halloween card is watercoloring the background in one color and I decided to make a Shaker card with it.  We are trying out the Fuse and not having much success with it, but will persevere.
The second one is wet on wet watercolor and then adding more color around the images.