Sunday, February 28, 2010

'Watercolour' thank you card

Here is a card I made using my new blender pens and SU's 5th Avenue floral set.  I love the soft look you can achieve - can't wait to try them out again!  I did read about problems with ordinary card stock pilling or curling up when using blender pens so I have worked on watercolour paper instead.

Card - cream card from stash, SU pacific point, watercolour paper
Stamps - SU 5th Avenue Floral, PTI mega mixed messages
Ink - SU riding hood red, kiwi kiss, pacific point, baja breeze

Friday, February 26, 2010

Papertrey February blog hop

Welcome and thanks for visiting! This month, the theme is Design Team Appreciation - the challenge was to find a project  that inspired us and then recreate it with our own spin.

I'm totally in awe of the Design Team and what they come up with - thanks so much  to each one of you for all the inspiration!  I've learnt so much in the last year.

The project that particularly inspired me this month was one of Dawn's cards which features the new set  Take Three: Spring. Here is a photo of her stunning card.  I was really inspired by the clean fresh look of Dawn's design and the way the set provides a gorgeous focal point:

I don't have this set (yet!) so have instead used some of the images from Turning a New Leaf to 'create'  my own take three with a twist.  Here is what I came up with:

Not sure how easy it is to see, but the red leaf is embossed to make it pop - I used Versamark together with my SU dye ink to make the embossing powder stick.  I'll add the sentiment to the inside of the card once I decide who to give it to.

Paper - white card from stash, SU read red, whisper white, black card from stash
Stamps - PTI turning a new leaf
Ink - Momento black, Versamark, SU riding hood red,
Accessories - cuttlebug square die, clear embossing powder, buttons

Monday, February 22, 2010

Baby card

A family friend had a baby recently so I've been making baby cards again. Here is one I made using my cuttlebug and the cute Baby Shapes cookie cutter dies from Quickutz. I also cut out the scalloped square usinga free die I got when I bought my cuttlebug. The squares are on foam mounting tape to make them pop. I stamped the sentiment with versamark and then with pigment ink to create a kind of shadow effect. Quick and easy!

Paper - white card from stash, SU baja breeze, cricut navy paper
Stamps - PTI mega mixed messages
Ink - versamark, SU night of navy craft ink
Accessories - Quickutz baby shapes dies, cuttlebug scallop square die, foam mounting tape.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

PTI flower embellishment challenge

Nichole's latest challenge is to create a flower embellishment to use on a card and also to create a sheet of embellies to share. I'm a bit short of time this weekend so have 'recycled' a flower I made a while ago. It's super simple - a Cricut die cut and a Basic Grey stitched brad. Here is my card:


And here are my easy-peasy flower embellies to share. Pity not many of my friends are really into card making or scrapbooking.  Oh well, guess it means I get to keep them myself (*wink*). The card and embellies were made using scraps from my stash - added bonus!

Paper - SU chocolate chip, kiwi kiss, riding hood red, baja breeze, whisper white, bella rose designer paper, Core'dinations chocolate box collection, Cosmo Cricket early bird
Stamps - PTI birthday basics
Ink - SU chocolate chip
Accessories - cricut die cuts, basic grey stitched brads, cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Another bird card

I've been trying to use up some more of my scraps and here is the result - a little bird card using SU's Good Morning Sunshine designer paper and an image from the cricut cartridge Home Decor.  I think this layout works well and will use it again. I cut the punched scallop border with my cricut and cricut design studio.  The file for the border comes from Diane at Capadia Designs. The card panel and the bird die cut are both popped out using foam mounting tape.

Paper - SU chocolate chip, sunshine yellow, tangerine tango, whisper white, good morning sunshine designer paper
Accessories - cricut die cuts, SU chocolate chip ribbon, foam mounting tape

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

CPS card sketch #153

As part of the 3rd anniversary celebrations, PTI is sponsoring the prize for this week's challenge at CPS   so I had to enter!  I haven't done any sewing or quilting for a while, so thought I would use some fabric in my card.  In honour of Nichole's announcement that PTI will be introducing wool felt, I also used some felt. Here is what I came up with:

I stamped the background using PTI's Polka Dots II and versamark ink.  The leaves were also stamped using versamark and PTI's Turning a New Leaf on green card stock from Core'dinations Chocolate Box collection. The flower is a gathered circle made from a scrap of quilting fabric and the heart is wool felt.

Paper - cream card from stash, SU chocolate chip, passion pink, dark pink from stash, green from core'dinations Chocolate Box collection
Stamps - PTI turning a new leaf, polka dots II, mega mixed messages
Ink - versamark
Accessories - fabric and felt scraps, button, SU chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Retro card

Here's another card made using scraps.  Just love SU's good morning sunshine designer paper and thought I would incorporate some of that.  Here is the result.  Am really pleased with how it turned out and it feels good to have used up various bits and pieces of paper in my stash.  The 'reverse' scallop at the bottom is was what left from a scallop border cut I cut out using my cricut and cricut design studio. The sentiment is from PTI's birthday basics, a really useful sentiment set.

Paper - SU kraft, chocolate chip, pacific point,  good morning sunshine designer paper
Stamps - PTI birthday basics
Ink - SU chocolate chip
Accessories - cricit die cuts, dimensionals, foam mounting tape

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

PTI birthday card bash challenge

I came home late from work with a list of things to do.  However, I got side-tracked.  Nichole Heady announced a challenge today -  to print out and use an image that a PTI design member had created as an embellishment for a card.

I downloaded the image that Dawn McVey created and here's what I came up with:

The patterned paper is from Basic Grey's Nook & Pantry collection (love those cupcakes) and I paired that with some core'dinations card stock from the Chocolate box collection. The polka dot border was made using the Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder and I sanded the card to reveal the green core. The pierced scallop border was cut using my cricut.

Paper - SU chocolate chip, whisper white, riding hood red, Core'dinations chocolate box
Accessories - cricut die cut, cuttlebug embossing folder, We R Memory Keepers corner chomper