Thursday, April 29, 2010

No, not another challenge - YET

Recently I saw a card with many different patterned papers on it. I thought I would try my hand at creating a similar card. I found this this great card at ...Just a little something blog by Joanne and thought I would CASE it a bit.

So here is my take on her card

I did use the rule of three changes when CASEing: first I changed the decorative paper used, I changed where the sentiment was, layered the circle on a scallop, and I used a velvet scallop ribbon. I did use my sewing machine and I am pleased with the result. It was a bit of a step outside my box since I am not always comfortable with matching up patterned papers. Enjoy!

Supplies Used:
Waltzingmouse - Blessed by You stamp set
PTI Dark Chocolate ink
PTI Kraft Cardstock, Melon Berry buttons and twine
Webster's Pages decorative paper

Go-to-gal Challenge #1

My second challenge of the day: I wanted to participate in this challenge that Betsy Veldman posted. I went very simple and here is the sketch that I used

and here is the card I created:

Supplies Used:
PTI Fillable Frames #1 & #2
SU! wire
Sassafras flowers
PTI New Leaf & Lemon Tart cardstock
PTI True Black and New Leaf ink

Waltzingmouse May Release Challenge

This is the first time I am participating in a Waltzingmouse challenge. I love Claire's stamp sets. They are beautiful and you get tons of stamps in a set ~ very good value for the price (even though I have to pay in pounds). Here is the sketch that Claire provided...

I used Waltzingmouse Blessed By You stamp set.

Additional supplies:
PTI Ripe Avocado and Vintage Cream cardstock
Webster's Pages deco paper (last year's Christmas line)
Circle Nestabilities
PTI Ripe Avocado buttons tied with PTI twine
extra doodad I have had so long I don't remember the company it is from
PTI Spring Moss & Ripe Avocado ink
Palette ink - Burnt Sienna
PTI Vintage Tea Dye Duo

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bling on the Old - Papertrey Peeps challenge

I never finished or maybe even started the last couple of challenges and I am a bit embarassed about that. However, this one I did finish and in a timely manner too! Funny thing is right before Spring Break I did complete a card and I thought I would post it for the challenge it belonged to as soon as we returned (because I had plenty of time to do that). Well, when we returned and I put the sentiment on, I completely forgot what challenge it was for. Oh well, I can always use a fun card in my stash.

Anyway here is the card I completed for this challenge.

Supplies:(all PTI unless otherwise noted)
Warm Happiness stamp set
New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores and Stampers Select White cardstock
Green Boutique patterned paper
True Black and Hawaiian Shores ink
Hawaiian Shores twill ribbon
New Leaf button tied with DMC white floss
Ric Rac die used to cut stampers select - covered with Martha Stewart glitter
rhinestone flowers - 99 cent rack at Archivers a couple of years ago

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Gift for a special friend

I made this gift set for a friend who has a birthday soon! Mostly PTI (Papertrey Ink) goodness plus some new Crate Paper decorative paper! WooHoo ~ gotta love it when the box comes with loads of new paper to play with.

For this gift set I used:

PTI Butterfly Dreams stamp set with matching butterfly die and Fillable Frames I & II
PTI ink - Terracota Tile, Hibiscus Burst and Dark Chocolate
lots and lots of glitter and distress stickles
PTI cardstock - Terracota Tile, Hibiscus Burst
Crate Paper - Pink Plum line
PTI ribbon - Terracota Tile bitty dot and Hibiscus Burst satin

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

a few more CASEs and a card order...

I recently received a card order from a friend of a friend. I was so excited to be making cards for someone else. She ordered 15 cards ~ some of them were CASEd and others were just ideas I had. Here they are...

CASEd from Ashley Newell

CASEd from Maile Belles

CASEd on my own design that I did for a Compose a Card challenge

based loosely on a Ashley Newell card

these two uses Nichole Heady's silk paper technique

CASEd from Lauri Williams

A few more cards I did for another friend and CASEd from Geny Cassady:

PS: If you recognize your card please let me know so I can give credit to you.

Okay to CASE - PP Challenge #4

For this challenge we were to CASE (Copy & Steal Everything) from Nichole Heady. Using one of the projects she made during the last 2 releases but changing the stamp set involved.

Here is the sample I CASEd:

Here are the cards I came up with. I did make a few changes so it wasn't a complete case. First I stamped my flower in black instead of white. I also drew my line around the image in black and put this on the colored cardstock as opposed to around the cardstock. And finally instead of sponging the image with white ink I played with my COPIC markers and colored them in.

I like how they turned out. What do you think?


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