Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Merry Monday's Santa Challenge

This week's Merry Monday challenge is use Santa on our cards!

Stamped and copic colored a vintage santa from Oxford Impressions with Memento Northern Pine.
 Classic Kraft, Rustic Cream, Ocean Tides cardstock
Background Basics: Christmas Joy
Tag Sale #8
Evergreen Border Die
Peaceful Pinecones Stamp and die

Like the rustic feel to the dear old guy.
Kept it rather CAS (for me anyway!)
Play along here:

FF's Element Challenge: Wreath

Every 2 weeks Festive Friday hosts a challenge to help us build our stash of Christmas cards.
This week's challenge: Include a wreath

PTI: Rustic Wreath

Wreath diecut with Ocean Tides and Pinefeather.
Shortened the Pinefeather wreath die cut to slightly enclose the window.
'Lil Inkers bow, and stitching dies.
PTI Pinecones set
Sentiment Rustic Wreath
Find Festive Friday's challenge here:

Monday, October 28, 2013

MIM #138 Inlaid Die Cuts

This week's MIM has us inlaying die cuts.
I have seen many others doing this seamlessly well, and I'm so glad 
Betsy Veldman's tutorial showed me how. 

The hardest part is deciding which fabulous die to use!
I wanted to stamp onto a die cut like Betsy did, so I chose 'Snow', and cut it 3 times into 
my white card stock.
She used the ampersand, a set I'm in love with! Used 2 of the sizes. 
Inks: PTI Aqua Mist, Blueberry Sky & (ampersand!) Winter Wisteria.
PTI cardstocks, all matching the inks
Snowflakes from PTI's Snowflake Medley & Winter Cheer.
White embossing powder
Frosted the card a bit with Prisma glitter and done!
Betsy, thank you! 
If you like to learn how, check out the video here:

Sunday, October 27, 2013

MFW's TT: Enthralled with Fall and MIM's Dimensional Leaf Wreath & JUG #212

This week's Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab world is this 
Awesome photo! Cath sure know how to inspire!
For me, it was the colors! Fire reds, pinks, oranges and yellows!
OK, then there's the leaves, as only God can create!

I started with a soft stone cardstock base, run through the 'Lil Inkers stitching die.
The wreath is PTI's new Rustic Wreath
Leaves: PTI Leaf Prints, misted with various colors from Lindy's Stamp Gang
Ended up misting the wreath a bit as well.
PTI Twine
Metal leaves
Sentiment: PTI First Fruits embossed on vellum, which was run through a woodgrain folder

Also entering in MIM's Dimensional Wreaths

Friday, October 25, 2013

PapertreyInk's October Blog Hop: Tags

Happy October Blog Hop, all, and welcome!
It's a tag challenge!
I've done 4 tags for you to see, all on one post, 
makes it an easy visit.
Vintage Ornaments, a bit of fussy cutting of the white decorated middle on a Tag Sale #5
(red Poppy cardstock)
Found these crystal baubles at a thrift shop and knew they'd come in handy somewhere!
Garden Sprig die from Poppystamps.

Next is a card, envelope and tag set done for an auction fund raiser.
Used the Nativity Silhouette set.

The wonderful PTI dies make it so easy to do an assembly line set.
The pointsettia is from Year of the Flowers: Pointsettia

10 cards
10 envelopes
10 matching tags

3rd tag is a chalkboard technique on a tag sale die.
 Boutique Borders: Christmas 

And last a fun tag with the Starry Banners die.
I've wanted to get at the Two Feet Deep set and this is the perfect chance!
It's a wonderful stamp and die set with sweet results.
Kept it simple without a drop of glitter! Unusual for me.

Lots to see on Nichol's blog,
hop along and enjoy all the wonderful tag creations!

Monday, October 21, 2013

MIM #137 & Merry Monday Music

The super inspiring Melissa leads the way this week on Make It Monday.
She created a dimensional leaf wreath, using vellum and die cuts embossed and 
sprinkled with glitter.

PTI's Year of the Flowers: Pointsettia is wreath-like, and allowed me to create the dimensions
that worked for this technique.
PTI Pure Poppy cardstock
The pointsettia is embossed with gold on vellum, and colored with ink refills pure poppy
 and scarlett jewel.
Background Basics: Sheet Music stamped with Memento Black ink.
Sentiment embossed in gold from Think Big Favorites #20.

Also entering this in Merry Monday's challenge #80
Use Music on your card
Thanks to them, my Christmas card stash is growing!

MFW's Color Media Challenge

Sympathy cards are the hardest for me to make.
Unfortunately needed to send this one to our nephew's wife, who lost her father in a plane crash on Friday.
It is devastating to loose a loved one for any reason, but so unexpected, with maybe, so much left unsaid, is a hard tragedy to bear.
Fortunately our dear niece is comforted by a family that loves her and a dear Lord in the comfort business!
Cath's Tuesday Trigger challenge has been: Apache Tears in the Key of Autumn.
Rather fitting the task of the card I had to do.
Here is the inspiration photo
On Cath's website she gives credit to this lovely piece of crochet work 
to it's crafter. 
My inspiration came from it's title: Apache Tears

I chose a Martha Stewart feather stencil, and Lindy's Stamp Gang Mists to create my one layer card.
PTI Ocean Tides cardstock
PTI Leaf border die, selectively placed on bottom.
 Thought they looked a bit like tears.

Oops, time ran out for the TT, will add this to Moxie's Color Media Challenge.

Handmade Cards Week: The Color Media Challenge

MFW's Color Media Challenge

It has been a great month of challenges celebrating Papercraft Magazine's transition to Online.
One of the challenges is (sorry, it ends today!)
The Color Media Challenge
And yes, we love our various additions of color application!

Oh that marvelously scary tree branch stamp from Waltzingmouse!
It has been stamped over various colors of Lindy's Stamp Gang mists.
Sentiment: Stampendous Aged Bronze embossing enamel
PTI cardstock

MFW's Metal, Wood & Cork

A card for Moxie Fab World's Metal, Wood & Cork Challenge.
Used all 3 elements on this card!

Wood frame, cork leaf, and metal leaves.
Images and sentiment from PTI's First Fruits
Die cut leaves: PTI's Leaf Prints
Sequin Leaves: Lawn Fawn
Button & Twine: PTI
Authentique pattern paper
Cardstock: PTI

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Merry Monday #79

Squeeking under the wire with this one!

Blue, Gray/Silver & White

So inspired by Leslie's striking card, kept mine simple with impact.
Loved the 3rd photo on the left too.

Embossed snowflakes on vellum from Farmfresh.
Powder is a yummy mix from Stampendous called Shabby blue.
Large snowflake medallion from PTI.
PTI cardstocks
Blue velvet ribbon, silver edged ribbon from my stash.
Glittered cardstock and aqua rhinestone.
Wish I could invite you to play, but time is short, maybe 2hrs. left!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Challenge 3 for Waltzingmouse's Pajama Party: Art Deco B/W & Pop

Welcome to the 3rd challenge at Waltzingmouse's pajama party!
This one's a black/white art deco themed challenge!
Must say I was smitten when I saw this lovely silhouette in their new stamp set!
And it's filled with all sorts of shapes and symbols of the style!
Perfect for my layering heart!
Background is stamped with ink,
The frames and Lady Deco, with black embossing powder.
Frame is popped up with foam.
Just a bit of gold for accent (hope that's allowed).
Play along here:

Waltzingmouse's Victorian Ghost Stories

Boo to ya' all, and welcome to Waltzingmouse's 
Victorian Ghost Stories Challenge!

Using the scary branches for the bg, and a fussy cut piece of said bg for my raven to perch on,
I created this card. Very Poeish, (Victorian?), and nice and simple.
Love that scary bush/tree!

Play along here:
if you dare!

Waltzingmouse's Greenish Halloweenish

Waltzingmouse is hosting a pajama party, this time with some of it's 
newer stamps. I had fun with their scary branches, and used it for the background of 
some of the kids' cards.
Lots of treatment with Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, most 'greenish', and PTI's Limeaid card stock.
Ran the vellum strip through the Cuttlebug for more texture.
PTI's Trick or Treat and pumpkin.
Join in  the fun here:
... WMS October Pajama Party

Friday, October 18, 2013

Festive Friday's Element Challenge

Festive Friday's Challenge this week:
Had to do a shaker card.
The grandkids love them!
PTI's Shape Up Series: Snowman, Cover Plate: Snow Drifts dies
Sentiment: PTI's Sentiment Labels
PTI's Cardstock: White Shimmer, Soft Stone Pattern Pack, Stamper's Select White
Zing embossing powders
Lawn Fawn sequin confetti

Play along here:
FFC19 - Theme Challenge...

Thursday, October 17, 2013

PTI's MIM #136 Textured Stamping

PTI's Make It Monday features a dandy technique Ashley calls "Textured Stamping".
This is honestly something I've never thought of. 
Looked through my PTI stamps and found Lovely Layers, a nice solid image, and 
Terracotta Tile ink.
Embossed the wheat sheaf from First Fruits in gold,
and added the sentiment from Autumn Acorns.
PTI twine.
All PTI cardstocks, Kraft, Rustic Cream, & Ocean Tides.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Moxie's Washi Tape Challenge

2nd post for Moxie Fab World's sticker and tape challenge.
Once again, loving to use up some of the stash I've accumulated!

The tape is on the inside,
the word JOY is cut out of the front.
PTI's Sweet Blush card stock.