Friday, November 26, 2010

PTI November Blog Hop

The brief this month was Christmas tags, which have featured heavily in the past few PTI releases.  Not something I normally do, as I am flat out just getting Christmas cards out.  So here is my take on a tag, if I did them. I really wanted to use the wide striped SU ribbon but was unsure how tidy the corners would look and 2 bows on a card could look odd. So I imitated it by using double sided tape and embossing powder (no red glitter !! and I call myself a card maker).  The other embellishment I have been wanting to do are the sparkly snowflakes - don't have spray adhesive so I punched them from double sided adhesive sheets.  Came out quite well I think.

Still love that wreath.

What you need

Cardstock - Bazzill Basics Red, PTI white
Stamps - PTI Signature Christmas, Wreath for All Seasons
Ink - SU Real Red, Old Olive
Dies - Bigz Scallop Rectangle; PTI Mat Stack 1, Beautiful Blooms #1
Felt - PTI Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream
Embossing Powder - Judi Kins Rocking Red
Crafty Sparkles - Cosmo Crystal
Gemstones and pearl - Kaisercraft
Ribbon - SU
White Button

Sunday, November 21, 2010

CAS #116 and Happy Birthday

This layout has had me stumped for quite afew days, both in colour and shape. 
This is what I came up with, not quite as vibrant as I would have hoped and it does need something in between kraft on kraft.

What you need

Cardstock - PTI Kraft
Patterned Paper - Pebbles Linnie Bell Pearl
Lace - ? Maya Road
Die - Spellbinders Labels 5
Stamps - PTI Holiday Sparkle, Holly Jolly
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa;  Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy
Gemstones - Kaisercraft

Finally,  Happy 8th Birthday to my daughter for Friday (that's 8 going on 15 attitude-wise).  I made this card for her which my husband took as his card to her!!  I copied (there is no other word for it) a card Tina Fussell (Travelling Mama) did a month or 2 ago and she just loved it, particularly the blue ipod.
It took alot longer that I imagined with all the paper piecing but I love the stamp and the chance to use my Copics.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

CAS #115

This stamp set is such a pretty one, I don't use it as often as it deserves.  This was an unusual layout but it didn't take long to  work out what I would do.  The large medallion is layered and I did more colouring of gemstones (how easy is it, to get the custom colour you want).

The school year is rapidly drawing to a close.  My daughter's birthday is on Friday and we are having a family celebration which includes her godparents ( due to logistics this doesn't happen often), should be lots of fun.

What you need

Cardstock - Bazzill Basics Red;  SU white
Stamps - Wplus9 Mehndi Medallions
Ink - SU Real Red, Old Olive;  Memento Tuxedo Black
Gemstones - Kaisercraft
Brad - SU
Markers - SU Real Red, Old Olive

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

JAI #43

Just Add Christmas and very loosely based on last week's sketch (wanted to do it but didn't get to it).  I haven't used Snow Swirled at all this year as it was my Christmas card feature last year.  I also wanted to make a really lush purple card, a bit over the top but so what.  It was a great way to use up scraps - paper, jewels etc.

What you need

Cardstock -  Bazzill Basics Velvet;  SU white
Stamps - SU Snow Swirled;  PTI Polka Dot Basics II
Ink - Versamark;  PTI Fresh Snow
Filigree Embossing Powder
Paper Flowers - Kaisercraft
Gemstone Brads -  Kaisercraft, SU
Gem Swirls - Zva Creative

Monday, November 15, 2010

Case Study #14

This is the beautiful CASE card from Heather Pulvirenti - lovely luscious bow and layers of divine patterned paper.

This is my take on it. The elements I picked were the polka dots, "joy" and ruffled ribbon.  I had my paper flower collection out for another card later in the week so decided to continue the theme.  It's very hard to see the stamp so there is a close up below.  I hadn't coloured gemstones before and thought this would be a great opportunity to give it a go (it is much brighter in real life).
What you need

 Cardstock - Bazzill Basics blue-greens
Stamps - SU Spotlight on Christmas;  PTI Polka Dot Basics II
Ink - Versacolour Mint
Paper Flowers - Kaisercraft
Ribbon Pleats - Pink Paislee
Gemstones - Zva Creative
Copics - R29, BG15

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Colour Throwdown #118

It's been alittle while since my last blog post, a combination of over committing myself to making Christmas presents (the deadline for school stuff is drawing near at a rapid rate) and a lack of  motivation to participate in my favourite challenges.  Add to that November is a nightmare month for us, lots of school events and my daughter's birthday (that takes up about a week and a half).  Instead of a party, she is having a play in the park with afew of her good friends today, which won't be too stressful.

Anyway, the card - love this colour combination.  I don't have Cherry Cobbler so had to resort to Read Red but will remedy that situation shortly.  Can't seem to put this stamp set away, such a classic image.

What you need

Cardstock - PTI Kraft;  Bazzill Basics Red
Stamps - PTI Wreath for All Seasons, Communique Curves
Ink - PTI Fresh Snow;  SU Real Red, Soft Suede

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

JAI #41

This is a card I made for my Mother-in -Law in the New Year.  In another life she was a florist and roses are her favourite flowers (which she used for our wedding a lifetime ago).  Once I had put on all the elements I wanted to use, a sentiment seemed abit redundant.  She knows what it celebrates.
What you need

Cardstock - Bazzill Basics Blue; Vellum
Stamps - SU Fifth Avenue Floral
Ink - Versamark
White embossing powder
Gemstones - Zva Creative

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I would have to go with Charlene on this one, this ain't my style - I admire the artistry and skill of the card makers who can do it ( and really wish I had some ability in this area) but no.  So this is my attempt - I love the choice of colours, the closest I have to rust is copper or burnt orange.  Again, this embellishment fell out of the box and all over the floor with my Prima flowers, so felt this was a good time to use it.

What you need

Cardstock - Bazzill Basics Yellow
Patterned Paper - American Crafts;  Kaisercraft Devonshire Collection
Robbon - Websters Pages
Die - PTI leaves
Pearl Brad - Kaisercraft
Embellishment - Melissa Frances

Monday, November 1, 2010

Damask ...

It is such a classic design and one of my favourites.  This divine paper arrived on Friday with a few other SU goodies and knew I had to use it.  I think it will cover 2 challenges I want to enter

Moxxie Fab - Diggin' on Damask (though I don't think my design is particularly innovative), and
Case Study #12  (some people can do the most simple elegant cards!)

What you need

Cardstock - Bazzill Basics Red;  PTI Kraft;  SU Black
DSP - Christmas Cocoa
Ribbon - Vandoros
Gemstones - Kaisercraft
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