Sunday, April 23, 2017

Get Well Showers

I used the Pebbles Garden party patterned paper then cut my raindrops from a Memory Box die. My clouds are cut from scrap bits from cloud dies from PTI. The sentiment is from Stampin Up/ Delightful Dozen set.
Hope You Enjoy!
Happy Crafting
Barbara

Mother's Day Flowers



Papertrey Ink Make It Monday

This challenge was include a pattern background through a window. You could stencil, use pattern paper or more creative element to create a pattern. Using one of my favorite flower sets Beautiful Brushstrokes I created a Mothers Day card.
Inks Used to make the flowers:
Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz and Pure Poppy for my flowers. Simply Chartreuse and New Leaf for leaves. I used the Misti which really helped bring out the full color of the inks.
The sentiment is from Happy Hydrangea inked in Hibiscus Burst Ink.
The Banner is from Paper Smooches outlined in Raspberry Fizz Ink.
My patterned paper is from PTI Raspberry Fizz Mix, the small script pattern.
Simply Chartreuse cardstock, Robin Nest / Spring Mix Dew Drops.
The frame is from MFT cut in Hibiscus Burst paper.
Happy Crafting
Barbara

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Inspiration : Sympathy Flowers

My was inspired by Nicole's card. She made the card in similar colors using the new Grans Garden. I loved what she did so I pulled out Rosie Posie. Then I did what any costumer would do order that set! Her tip was to stamp the sentiment first then add the flowers and I did that making rest come together. My sentiment was from the Happy Hydrangea Set (Rosie Posie has none).
Inks PTI/ Harvest Gold; Summer Sunrise. Memento London Fog
Stamps PTI/ Rosie Posie, Happy Hydrangea
Pearl Accents/ Want to Scrap
Happy Crafting
Barbara

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Cup of Thanks







Here is my take on this challenge. Ok so I did not inky but some red patterned paper all decked out sure still looks happy. My "XO" is just a small stamp from Simon Says Stamp / Labeled with Love.
Sentiment is from MFT/ Perk Up.
My center "dollies" are spellbinders dies.
Patterned Papers /PTI: Gingham Pure Poppy, Dear Jane Scripty. The coffee cup is Memory Box Large Cup. My little dots are from Echo Park.
Ink is Memento Rich Coca Brown. The edging die is from MFT Blueprints #20
Happy Crafting
Barbara

Birthday Wishes

Simon Says Stamp
Wednesday Challenge
Birthday
I created this card from a Memory Box Die. I did do double layering in different shades of the orange. It is all glittered up in the Sheer Shimmer Sparkle, difficult to capture on film. My paper is from Hip Hip Hooray from Doodlebug. Inked up in Orange Zest Ink from PTI. Stars from Starform.
Happy Crafting
Barbara

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Argyle Dad

Papertrey Ink
Make It Monday
Stamping Outside the Box
The idea is to have something come out of the box (stamped or die cut) ...in the designer sort of way. Lexi explain this principle so well so do not leave it to me! So go to PTI  Capture the Moment Blog and get the full scoop.
Father Day came to mind using the PTI Tie Die. I paired it with Little Argyle background stamps (much easier to use with a Misti...just sayin!) and Worlds Greatest (an older fathers day set). I added score lines and small gems to finish it off.
Inks: PTI Pinefeather
Memento/ London Fog, Tuxedo Black
Happy Crafting
Barbara

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Thank You in Song






They had some beautiful photos of flowers, some with birds (see site for the full picture). It was so vibrant so I came up with my version. I used PTI Floral Sketches stamps and dies pairing it with Songbirds. I used PTI musical note cover plate for the background. Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst and Autumn Rose Inks were used. To make the white flowers I just stamped the outlines of the flowers then die cut it. I sprayed the flowers and bird with Shimmer Mist / clear. I used Saffron Spice card stock to make my bird and a few flowers.
I hope this not to bright as I used so much color. I really loved the Floral Sketches set , everything stamped and matched so nicely.
Happy Crafting
Barbara

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Bunny Buddy

Simon Says Stamp
Wednesday Challenge
Use More Than One Die or Punch
Here is my card for this week. No stamping just dies. Sometime it just the way it is! I used some patterned paper that is from my stash, green gingham from Cosmo Cricket and the print from SEI/ Kitty's Place.
I die cut the edge from a Spellbinders A2  edger's die. The sentiment and Bunny from Poppy Stamps. I added a few star form stickers for the tail and the little  heart the bunny is holding. Just slightly popped up and still mail ready.
Happy Crafting
Barbara

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Hello

Papertrey Ink
Make It Monday
Window Chipboard Sentiments
Here is my card for this challenge. I picked the noted hello die and paired with the Heart 2  Heart # 4 in the series(love those $5.00 sets!). Since the set had no cord I used the twigs from the Autumn Pumpkins. My sentiment is in Raspberry Fizz cardstock.
Happy Crafting
Barbara

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Best Day


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Fantastic Florals

My card for this challenge is mostly made of MFT dies, Blueprints #20, Stitched Florals. I drop of the floral cuts in the patterned paper to give it some depth without adding another layer. My patterned paper is from Basic Gray. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches/ Slang Gang.
Happy Crafting
Barbara

Monday, February 13, 2017

Better Together


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Cute
Looking for cuteness this week. I think the coffee cup and donuts, let alone this Pebbles  paper all qualify! The whole card club kit set from Feb at SSS was over the moon cute. Show casing a lot of things from Doodlebug, just cannot get enough. So from the kit was the cute coffee die.(which can be bought separately) I paper pieced the all the different colors.
 The doughnut is from My Favorite Things. I pulled an older stamp from Cosmo Cricket ( to go with the Valentines Theme) for the sentiment. I found some flowing hearts from "Oh Whale" set from Stampin Up to place all over the doughnut then put clear Wink of Stella on it. Hope you enjoy my cuteness:)
Happy Crafting
Barbara

Monday, February 6, 2017

Happy Mail


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
The Color of Love
Here my card for this challenge. I used Lawn Fawn mailbox and Love Letters Stamps to send my message of love, The banner die is I cant remember,  lost the card it came on (maybe Echo park or Mama Elephant? ) sorry. I do know that Happy V paper is from Pebbles... so cute!
Happy Crafting
Barbara

Monday, January 30, 2017

Castle Sisters





My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Here is my take on this weeks challenge. I got bit inky with the castle. Started out with craft card stock and used a texture folder for the brick. Then distressed with TH Distress Ink: Walnut Stain. I did the towers darker than the background piece. I used the MFT Well Connected Alphabet stamps for the 'sisters' sentiment . The images are all colored in Copic then I put some clear wink of Stella to my little princess some glitter.
This is such a cute set and a lot fun to play with.
MFT: Castle Die Set; Once Upon A Time and Knight in Shining Armor Dies and Stamps; Well Connected Alphabet Stamps
Copic Markers/ E55,YR23,Y35, YR65, RV13, R83, V17, R29, E00, R02
Wink of Stella/ Clear
Starform/Gold Stars
Ranger/ TH Walnut Stain Distressed Ink;
Sizzix/ Tim Holtz Alterations Brick Embossing Folder
Memento/ Rich Cocoa Ink
Neenah Craft Card Stock
Happy Crafting
Barbara

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Little One




Memory Box
Winter Blues Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Anything Goes

For my blue card I went with the winter baby boy. A CAS design, giving it a soft baby feel just right for a boy card but  mostly a new Mom:). I added a Powder Blue edging using a Copic marker along the vellum,
Memory Box/ Baby Carriage ; Baby Stuff dies.
Poppy Stamps/ Sentiment Die
Starform/ Silver Stars
Copic / B41
Patterned Paper/ Theresa Collins
Happy Crafting
Barbara

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday : Spinner Cards



PTI / Make It Monday# 273
Spinner Cards

Simon Says Stamp 
Wednesday Challenge : Anything Goes

Decided on a get well card using that set "Take It Easy'. I really could see those PJ's for many other saying as during the winter it is hibernation time. The round get well sentiment is from PTI older set "Around and About". Using the Misti finally got the result needed (who knew!) . I heat embossed with black glitter powder then die cut the PJ top , the patterned paper is from Crate Paper/ Heart Day:Adore You.
Stamped in Hibiscus Burst, Pure  Poppy, Memento Tuxedo Black, and used Copic N1/ Natural Gray.
Happy Crafting
Barbara

2 Things









CASE-ing DT Link Up Party # 9

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

The challenge is to case one of the designers cards. So I cased Terri Burson's card. My twist was to use the Simon Says Stamp Falling Hearts background for my "Falling" theme. Then the card stock was die cut again using MFT Blueprints # 22 the stitched corner cut die. I kept the sentiment on area above the cup.
My cup is Stamped, heat embossed in black glitter powder then fussy cut.The cute pattern paper is from  Crate Paper/ Adore You.  I paper pieced the "coffee" in brown card stock from the stash.
The stamps I used are from the Simon Says Stamp new Coffee and Tea set.I put a "2" where the word is originally in the stamp. That die cut was from the Memory Box Advent Calendar set just the 2 out of the ornament. Memento Love Letter ink was used for the stamping. My glisting hearts are from Cloud 9 Design/ Heart Rain Dots.
Happy Crafting
Barbara




Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop




Papertrey Ink
January Blog Hop
My take on this month's blog hop.
PTI: Beautiful Brushstrokes Stamp and Dies; Diagonal Cover Plate; Sentiment from Faux  Ribbon set; Sweet die cut and stamp from the Sweet Holiday Wishes placed on Hibiscus Burst card stock.
I used a  PTI inks to get those beautiful flowers and leafs.
Pale Peony
Hibiscus Burst
Raspberry Fizz
Scarlet Jewel
Pure Poppy
New Leaf
Happy Crafting
Barbara

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Heart Felt





I am making the Memory Box : Plush Bright Hearts. I have made several ..they are very easy to make and die cut beautifully.My backside of the heart was done in a white felt. This was the V -day to make this! They will be hung, tucked and tied. Maybe even a garland. 
Happy Crafting
Barbara

Warm Heart






Here my take on this weeks at MFT. I got my secondary inspiration from their Friday post about quilts. Just that loved that. Then I knew I had this paper (OK so I did have to dig:). My take was also to cut the hole out and pop up the banner with the sentiment. 
MFT/ Hot Cocoa Dies, Perk  Up Stamps {Sentiment }, Banner Die, Stax Pieced Heart Die
Echo Park/ Grandmas Kitchen: Grandmas Quilt Paper
PTI/ Terracotta Tile card stock

Happy Crafting 
Barbara

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Blessed

Papertrey Ink
Make It Monday
Masked Heart Wreath
OK so mine is not a heart, but Melissa said in the training video to try other shapes...different ideas!
I used a cross from Spellbinders as my center mask.One tiny faux pause with that ink but otherwise...
 Stamping away came with a  very inspirational card.
PTI/ Forget-Me- Not, Sunshine Rays, Inspired: Blessed stamps and dies
PTI/ Berry Sorbet Ink. Pale Peony ink and card stock
Simon Says Stamp/ Cotton Candy Ink
Delicata Gold Ink
Want to Scrap/ Pink Pearl
Spellbinders/ Cross Die
Happy Crafting
Barbara

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Winter Birthday

Simon Says Stamp 
Wednesday Challenge
Winter Birthday Theme

My card for this theme. This time I saw this paper from Carta Bella/ Warm and Cozy Collection. Ok get the ink background thing, but using the patterns was fun. Just mostly a die cut card, just stamped out the snow flakes.  Happy Winter Everyone!
Dies
Memory Box/ Banner Parade, Stitched Mittens
Poppy Stamps/ Happy Birthday Banner Flags
Simon Says Stamp/ Painted Happy Birthday
My Favorite Things/ Cozy Mittens Stamp and Dies
PTI/ Ripe Avocado; Scarlet Jewel Card-stock, Ripe Avocado Ink

Happy Crafting
Barbara