20 Jan 2017

....just because it's the Color Throwdown!

Good day and another nice one it is!  Actually it's raining and drizzly but smiling is always an option - so here we go with a quick post.

The Color Throwdown has some warm colours this week - red, kraft and grey so I put together a 'just because' card.

I used Papertrey Ink's Petite Places: Main Street stamps and dies along with Simon Says Stamp ink.

I finished the card off with red and white twine - cute.... I love making little scenes!

Take a trip over to the Color Throwdown and ink it up!!

16 Jan 2017

The Flower Challenge - Blue and Yellow

Good Morning! The Flower Challenge is definitely right up my ever loving craft alley!  I love flowers - you can tell I'm sure - so I decided to play along this month.

The theme this month is Blue and Yellow!

I'm cheating a wee bit as I used gold instead of yellow - but it was for a very special birthday so hopefully I can be forgive haha.  And a bit of pink - okay that is all the tweeking!

I used Altenew Peony Bouquet and dies along with Reverse Confetti Bitty Banners and Papertrey Ink's Sew Stylish Number Die Collection for the numbers.

Make sure you enter the challenge - flowers only - what could be better?!!

14 Jan 2017

January Winter with Time Out

The Time Out Challenge is all about "Winter" this session with an optional white on white touch - if you wish.

I used Papertrey Ink's Birthday Classics: January Mini Stamp Set for my sentiment.  I stamped it in Versamark Ink onto vellum and embossed it with white embossing powder.

And......after sprinkling on my embossing powder, I remembered that I didn't pack my heat gun when I came home from Florida. I tried to use my hair dryer, but it just didn't work - not even one little granule of powder was melted.  Thank goodness I have a crafty daughter who lives so close - I ran over to Marcie' s house and used her heat gun - problem solved!

I die cut white cardstock using the Winter Woods Cover Plate and layered it onto patterned paper. I tucked a hill made from Soft Stone cardstock behind the Cover Plate and adhered the vellum onto the cardstock.

To finish, I added Diamond Lace Stickles and pretty sequins for a great effect!

Why not join in on this fun challenge - it's too darn cold to exit this house today!

13 Jan 2017

Reverse Confetti - Celebrate!

 Good day! Oh man I haven't been blogging for awhile - somehow my blog got kind of snookered up - it had a bunch of exclamation points all over it - crazy!!  I finally managed to get it semi-fixed with some help from Marcie - honestly frustrating!

Anyway - here I am back with this month's Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT) from Reverse Confetti!

I love their products so much-  especially Garden Bunch - those flowers are just so sweet!

I stamped a few of the flowers using Reverse Confetti's Aqua, Iced Aqua and PTI Aqua Mist - so pretty all together! The leaves are from the Whole Lotta Thanks stamp set and I used RC Stone ink.

My background is from Reverse Confetti  Warm Heart 6 x 6 paper pad and the card base is RC stone.  I added the pretty Lacy Scallop Frame on top of the PTI Swiss Dot patterned paper and then layered the pretty flowers from Garden Bunch.

The sentiment is from another of my favourite sets  - Bitty Banners - I stamped in versa mark onto my cardstock and white embossed it with my heat gun.

Take a walk over to Reverse Confetti's sketch this month - and give it a try!!

17 Dec 2016

Concord and 9th Winter Challenge!

Concord and 9th has a fun challenge blog - no pressure - just stamp away.  My favourite kind of challenge!

This month it's all about Winter so I chose to use winter colours - my own interpretation of course.   I see frosty blues and sparkly pretties in my winter mind :)

I stamped the pretty flowers from Brushed Blossom with Reverse Confetti ink.  Using my Wink of Stella pen, I brushed over each flower (SO difficult to see the sparkle in a photo - dang).

The sentiment, also from Brushed Blossom, was stamped with Versafine Black.  I added some beautiful Clear and Sparkly sequins from Pretty Pink Posh using Multi Medium Matte.

After trimming the sides, I tied some twine around the top and popped it up onto a Soft Stone card base.

It's my hubby's birthday - so since we never do anything fancy schmancy, I'll give him this card - it's true love folks!!