Wednesday, 25 February 2015



It is the 25th of the month meaning it is time for PTI's blog hop. This month was a busy one with all the anniversary festivities so we were simply given a photo from which to draw our inspiration. Here it is:

Blog Hop Inspiration

I thought about using one of my coverplates but in the end I decided to sponge on a background and then use my Pedal Pusher stamps and dies. Here is my card:

I diecut my bicycle then used my MISTI for the first time to stamp on the diecut. I have to say this tool made it super easy to line everything up and get a solid image. Love it! I added a white mat and put everything on a Soft Stone cardbase.

Usually my cards end up in a pile in my office, but I actually already  gave this card to a  friend who has been having a bit of a hard time. I hope it brightens her day!

Well, I know there is lots more to see! Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, 22 February 2015



It has been a very busy week but I am stopping in with a card I made for this week's Make it Monday. Here it is:

I used a portion of my PTI Happy Hearts Coverplate for my stencil. I love the look of embossing paste and really need to use it more often!

I also used a PTI double ended banner and a RC banner. The diecut word and sentiment are both from SSS.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Days 7 & 8


I am stopping in with my last two cards for the anniversary challenges over at PTI.

Day 7's challenge was a  Heavy Metal Challenge .The goal was  to create a project using only metallics and neutrals.

I used PTI's Wine Bottle tag for my starting it is:

I used PTI's True Black as my neutral and added a Scribbled Circle diecut in some silver shimmer paper from my stash. I also used PTI's KIS Thank-you stamp set for my sentiment which  I embossed in gold. Lastly, I added a diecut wine bottle from PTI's Uncorked.

Day 8's challenge was a Blue Ombre Challenge

Our goal was to make a card using a variety of blue tones. Here is my card:

I used some scraps of patterned paper then used a circle die cut left over from  a PTI Wine Bottle Tag. Again, I used my KIS Thank-you stamp set and embossed the sentiment in gold. I am also linking this one up for this week's Retrosketches Challenge.

Well, that's all for this year's challenges (I think!). Tomorrow is the big release. I am looking forward to seeing the full reveal of all the fun stuff coming out!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Papertrey Ink Anniversary. Days 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5!


I finally had some time to make some cards for Papertrey Ink's Anniversary. My hubby was away for work giving me a little extra time to craft after the little ones were in bed. I have several cards to share so here we go!

Day 1 was a color/sketch challenge so here is the color combo and sketch I chose:



And here is my card:

I used my Heart to Heart #4 Stamps and Dies along with my PTI Double Ended Banner die. I also added a PTI Pure Poppy Button and some enamel dots from my stash.

Day 2 - Maile Belles Inspiration - easy enough right? I love her style and am so glad she is back this year as a stamp designer!

Here is my card:

I used my Bubble Talk stamps and dies for this CAS card. I hope Maile approves!

Day 3 - Today we are challenged to make a tag and add it to a bag,,,,I opted to add my tag to a bottle instead!

Here is my tag:

We are headed over to a friend's house  this weekend so I made a Wine Bottle tag using my PTI die along with my Uncorked stamps and my Tag Sale #5 die. 

Day 4 - Build a Bouquet. This challenge was the most difficult for me as we are supposed to build a bouquet using more that one stamp set. Well, I have very few flower stamp sets so after searching though my stash I opted to use my Ruby Rose and Ruby Reprise stamps and dies along with my Scribbled Circle dies. The sentiment is from Big Ticket Basics. 

Day 5 - Today we are supposed to use a stamp set that has never been used or been used very little. I have used all of my stamp sets (at least all my PTI ones) so I pulled out my Hippity Hoppity stamps and dies which I have only used once!

Here is my card:

Whew!! There are still four more days to go before the big anniversary release....I hope you are enjoying all the fun! Enjoy the rest of your week!


Sunday, 8 February 2015



I am popping in with a card for this week's MIM over at Papertrey Ink. I just got the Comic Strip Coverplate so I thought I would give it a try for this week's challenge along with my Zappy Birthday stamps and dies.

Here is my card:

I also used my Comic Strip patterned paper for the background and layered the coverplate in PTI True Black and Harvest Gold. This card is for an upcoming birthday for a my son's friend who is turning 5. Hope he likes it!

Thanks for visiting!