Thursday, July 28, 2011

Anyone for eggs?

Here is a card which features PTI's spring fillers for the Friendship Jar set. I paper pieced some eggs for the jar. Sorry about the strange angle for the photo - it was difficult to capture the jar without too much glare as it has a layer of acetate over the top to make it look more realistic!


Paper - PTI kraft, Green Boutique patterned paper
Stamps - PTI Friendship Jar Spring Fillers, Friendship Jar
Ink - Versafine onyx black, Stazon
Accessories - PTI Friendship Jar dies, label die, large scallop border die, acetate, staples, foam tape, Quickutz metal sheets, PTI new leaf grosgrain ribbon

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Webster's pages vintage

I love several of Webster's Pages collections and the petite pages are perfect for card making. Here's one example -  a birthday card.  The ledger paper is repurposed from a Jenni Bowlin stamp packet - I just aged it with some ink:


Paper - PTI stamper's select white, melon berry, Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue/Wonderfall Petite Pages paper & journaling notes
Stamps - PTI Birthday Bash sentiment,  Jenni Bowlin ruler
Ink - Versafine onyx black,  SU  groovy guava, PTI vintage tea dye duo
Accessories - sewing machine, PTI melon berry and ripe avocado buttons

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer card camp 2011 week 4

Well, it's been a bit of a crazy week. Haven't had much time to create or to even think about this week's colour combination, except to realise I didn't have quite the right green for the second colour so had to improvise a bit.

I was intending to make a floral sort of card, but  ended up with something else entirely.  I was tidying up some paper, came across a helicopter, and this is the result.  I do need a few more masculine cards in my stash, so this will fit the bill nicely:


Paper - PTI stamper's select white, Crate Paper Toy Box patterned paper

Ink - PTI vintage tea dye duo
Accessories - Crate Paper chipboard and stickers, stapler, foam tape

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

YOF sweet peas

Here's a card I made with the sweet pea flower from PTI's YOF Collection - the mini version of the flowers. Coloured with copics from the plum pudding and ripe avocado trios:


Paper - PTI  vintage cream, lavender moon, bitty box patterned paper
Stamps - PTI  Garden Variety, YOF Collection,  unknown text stamp  
Ink - Versafine onyx black,  memento tuxedo black, PTI lavender moon
Accessories -various copic markers, coin envelope svg file, seed packet label svg file

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summer card camp 2011 week 3

Hi and thanks for popping by. Well, the time is flying by and it's week 3 of the card camp. This week's colour combo is a much more muted neutral palette.  Love that pop of red, though. And this is what I came up with. Needed to make a birthday card for a friend, so the timing was perfect.  She's a big fan of red, so hope she likes it.  I made my own flower embellishment by gathering ribbon into a rosette shape:


Paper - PTI kraft, Basic Grey Curio patterned paper
Stamps - PTI Just the Ticket, Turning a New Leaf
Ink - Versamark, Memento cocoa, PTI fresh snow
Accessories - PTI linen canvas impression plate, clear embossing powder, leaf svg, PTI pure poppy saddle stitch ribbon, coconut shell button

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Love this tulip image from PTI's Friendship jar Spring Fillers. Here it is coloured with the plum pudding and lavender moon copic trios.  I've discovered that colouring is a lot of fun - go on, give it a go!


Paper - PTI stamper's select white, lavender moon
Stamps - PTI Friendship Jar, Friendship Jar Spring Fillers
Ink - Memento tuxedo black, sweet plum
Accessories - copic markers, PTI label die, foam tape

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Summer card camp 2011 week 2

It's week 2 of the 'summer' card camp and here's another yummy colour selection. The only gripe is that there are a couple two many colours for my comfort zone - 3 or maybe 4 is about my max. So guess it's good to be pushed a bit.  And here's what I came up with using the daffodil image from PTI's Year of Flowers Collection:


Paper - PTI stamper's select white, bitty box basics patterned paper, Coredinations cardstock, DCWV  patterned paper
Stamps - PTI YOF Collection, Garden Variety 
Ink - Versafine onyx black, Memento tuxedo black, PTI fresh snow
Accessories - seed packet frame svg, copic markers, MemrieMare cabbage rose ribbon, paper doily

Tuesday, July 05, 2011


Here's another card from a vintage card workshop at my LSS. DCWV glitter paper and lots of sewing:


Paper - Bazzill basics cardstock, DCWV glitter sheet, poem extract
Accessories -ribbon scraps, sewing machine, kaisercraft rinestones, foam tape

Friday, July 01, 2011

Colouring practice

I finally bit the bullet and bought some copic markers. Just a few to try out - and now I'm hooked! 

It's incredibly restful just sitting quietly and colouring. Concentrating on the small picture in front of you and thinking about colour and how to shade. Reminds me of quilting - time slows down and you get caught up in what you're doing. I've started small (literally) with the new YOF Collection from PTI - the miniature versions of the flower stamps. And I'm quite pleased with my first efforts:


Paper - PTI stamper's select white
Stamps - PTI YOF Collection
Ink - Memento tuxedo black
Accessories - various copic markers