Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Day 13 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Day 13 at the 25 Days of Christmas Tags, features Technique Tuesday.
Woe is me! I lack their product. But fell in love with this sweet cup of
peppermint cheer from Teri Anderson,

Cheery greetings picked up with some PTI products,

complete with frothy peppermint!

On to Day 14!

The Card Concept: Homestyle Holiday

Hi! It's Holiday time on the Card Concept challenge blog!

We have a rustic, homestyle holiday photo this time
to inspire us, and I was drawn to the folksy warmth and sparkle of the 
Christmas tree.

I love creating layers for a scene, and stenciling Nuvo's glitter paste on PTI's dark navy 
cardstock was the perfect start for my layered and mixed media card.
In the Meadow die (snowy hills) embossed with Stampendous: Shabby Blue Embossing powder.


Play along for 2 weeks on the Card Concept blog, and don't forget to tell us
what style you used to create your card. Remember, you can combine them
or use one your own!

Monday, November 12, 2018

25 Days of Christmas Tags: Day 12

It's Day 12 for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags, and the host today
is Pretty Pink Posh.
I used Jeanne Jackna's darling tag shown here, as my muse,

and used the tag's shape, and double cuties with a shaker.

PTI: Christmas Cuts & Basic Cut Tag
Make It Market: Fairy Tale Christmas

Monday, November 5, 2018

Day 4 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Back with Day 4 of 25 Days of Christmas Tags.
Today Tracey's featuring Reverse Confetti, and I was
inspired by Jeanne Jackna's bright and colorful tag,

Jeanne's project are always standouts, lots of clear bright color, and 
unmatched layered design. 

Here's my tag, using Reverse Confetti's layered tag.

Stayed with Jeanne's pink and lilac inked bg, and added Essentials by Ellen's 
Laurel Wreath dies. PTI: Corner Adorner October bow.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Christmas Tags

During PTI's last month's release, I purchased Betsy's Poinsettia & Pine tag making kit
and decided to make a bunch for a dear friend celebrating a birthday. 
What started out as half a dozen, seemed to grow as I played with colored cardstock 
and stash of Christmas sets.
I hadn't seen for awhile.

When done, I piled them inside the sweet little sleigh, complete with mini
wreath on it's front, boxed, wrapped and my gift was ready to give.

Hope my post gives you lots of inspiration. The sweet mini kit
 comes with decorator paper and dies for easy creating. I just enjoy
stamping, so these are all stamped with PTI holiday stamps.

Here's a look at the tags

I can't wait to do more. What a lovely way to spend an afternoon... crafting!

Day 3 25 Days of Christmas Tags

It's day 3 of 25 Days of Christmas Tags, and the inspiration  just keeps
coming. Today Concord and 9th are the sponsors, and I decided
to use Tenia's tag as my muse.

Here's Tenia's tag:

I love the gold rings, non traditional pink and green, shape of the tag,
well, honestly loved the whole thing!

So here's mine:

Didn't stray far from the tree rings (sorry...) with my tag.
Used the same C9 Tree Ring stamp on PTI's Quilted tag. Even added a bit of 
washi in the bottom right hand corner. Did add the tree and sentiment from 
C9's Christmas Cottage.

Play along here on Tracey's blog:

Friday, November 2, 2018

Day 1 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi and welcome to Day 1 of 25 Days of Christmas Tags.

I know... I posted Day 2 first. This tag, inspired by
Simon Says Stamps' Shari Carroll's GORGEOUS tag
took a bit longer  (drying time).
 Take a look at Shari's tag,

Layers of loveliness everywhere!!! And you know I love layers.

And here's my tag,

Shari has a video showing in detail how she made her tag, lots of mixed media,
layers of paper, and my favorite, topped with starry acetate.

I had no acetate with print, so I made my own with heat resistant acetate, and
snowflakes from PTI's Silver White Winters.

You can see the silver embossing in this photo. 
The strip under PTI's Wet Paint Holiday die is something from my stash 
from Martha Stewart.

Are you playing along on Tracey's blog? Lots of sponsors with LOTS
of prizes! 

Day 1 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi everyone! It's more of '25 Days of Christmas Tags',
the brain child of my friend Tracey McNeely. 
Lots of inspiration and lots of prizes!
Day 2 and I'm using Tracey's tag as my muse.
Altenew is her guest and sponsor.

And here's my tag

I used a stamp from Penny Black, called Berry Speckled, and a tag from PTI (#10),
and sentiment from Altenew's Halftone Holiday.

Play along here:

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Card Concept: Rustic Fall

Hi and welcome to a new challenge at the Card Concept.
It's the last day of October, and we have this wonderful Rustic
Fall Inspiration for you.

I loved the warm rustic country feel in this photo, and went with the colors and 
pumpkins for my Classy Elegant Layered card.

Hope this gives you some inspiration. There's plenty more on the Card Concept's blog.
You're welcome to pick any of the styles on the blog, or combine them or even come up
with a style of your own. 
Our challenges are for 2 weeks and I love seeing your takes on the inspiration.

Hope you have a crafty week!

PapertreyInk product links will take you to the item in their store.

Happy Halloween!

A Happy and safe Halloween to all!
It's my turn at the Poppystamps blog today. 
Hope you'll pop by to see how I created this card.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Have a Holly Jolly

Hello PTI friends! 
If you love playing along with PTI's MIM, you're gonna love this week
with Dawn. She shows us how she created a background on a card
she did by using painted brushstrokes.
Dawn makes it look easy. But have to tell you, it took me several
tries to get something I liked. The brushed cardstock I ended up with
is one I added gold paint to at the end. IRL, I liked it. Photographing
made it look a bit too busy. 

One of the things I loved about this technique was the ease making 2 cards.

The white is my favorite of the 2. I cut the word 'Christmas' off the Holly Jolly
Christmas die so it would fit within and on my Tag die.
Lots of greenery from 2 of my favorite Raspberry Suite sets: Gran's Garden and
 Holiday Greens. The fabulous bow is from Corner Adorner: October, and 2 cards for Christmas
are done!

A few tips: I stamped my images using a misti so I
could go over them with shading. Then for added color intensity, I stamped again
with versa mark, and sprinkled with clear embossing powder. 

Both sentiments were die cut with shimmer cardstock, for a more
holiday feel. 

I will definitely use this fun technique again. I'd like to try it
with softer a softer pallet next time. Maybe with pastels.

All items used below will take you to the PTI store.
Happy Crafting, and Happy shopping!