Friday, November 20, 2015

Make It Monday #231

I used stamps from several different Petite Places sets to make a motif for this week's Make it Monday at Papertrey Ink.


Stamps:  Petite Places - Main Street, Sweet Shoppe, Happy Camper; Tinsel & Tags Sprigs  - Papertrey Ink 
Ink: Tsukineko
Other: blue rhinestones

Friday, November 6, 2015

Make it Monday #228

A christmas tag made from fibres and ribbons (all from the Basic Grey Figgy Pudding collection).

Die:  Tag Sale 3 - Papertrey Ink 
Ribbon/Fibre: Figgy Pudding - Basic Grey
Other: Gold star brad; bamboo skewer

Sparkly Birthday

Here is a card made using a file from the Silhouette store.  I backed the cut-out using different colours of glitter paper.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Puppy Birthday

Stamps:  Birthday Wishes and Balloons - My Favorite Things; Furry Friends - Avery Elle
Ink: Black - Versafine and Memento;
Markers: Copic
Other: Assorted rhinestones

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Create Along with us: October 2015

I was inspired by this card by Laurie:


Stamps:  Rosie Posie, Rosie Posie Additions, Good Times, Sentiment Splits - Papertrey Ink 
Ink: VersaMark; Rocket Red, Olive, Evergreen, Bark - Tsukineko
Markers: Gold - Wink of Stella
Other: Velvet ribbon, gold embossing powder

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Beaded Ornaments

Two star ornaments I made using the Beaded Holiday dies from Papertrey Ink.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Softie Dog

Here is a dog I made using the Softie dies from Papertrey Ink.  I put pipe cleaners in the ears so they would bend.  I used an ear die for the tail and again used a pipe cleaner to make it curl around.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Stamp

This week's challenge at Simon  Says Stamp is 'Anything Goes'.  Since it is sponsored by Hero Arts, I decided to pull out one of the first stamps I ever bought; the prince.  I made a small card and watercoloured the image.

Stamps:  Prince - Hero Arts 
Ink: Black - Stayzon
Markers: Zig Clean Color Real Brush; Water Brush; Gold, Silver - Wink of Stella
Other: Sequins

SAF 2015 Accessories Challenge

Although I wasn't able to participate on the day, here is my take on the SAF 2015 Accessories Challenge at Papertrey Ink:

In addition to felt, I used gold fake leather.

Dies:  Beautiful Blooms, Button Stack, Button Up - Papertrey Ink 
Other: Felt, seed beads, embroidery thread, faux leather

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Make it Monday #221

I decided to use my new Zig Real Brush markers for this week's Make it Monday at Papertrey Ink.  The challenge is to mask a sentiment.  I chose the sentiment from the Blue Skies stamp set and created a mask with a Post it note.

Stamps:  Blue Skies - Papertrey Ink 
Ink: Black - Versafine 
Markers: - 041, 080, 070, 072, 062, 025, 031, 050, 042, 036 - Zig Clean Color Real Brush; Water Brush

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Create Along with us July

This month's challenge is to create a card inspired by the July release at Papertrey Ink.
I chose this card by Dawn:

Here is my card:
I coloured the hexagons and the road strip using Copic markers.
Stamps:  City Scene, Global Greetings German - Papertrey Ink 
Dies:  Hexagon cover plate - Papertrey Ink
Ink:Khaki - Versacolor; Black - Versafine and Memento; Red - Memento
Markers: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99 - Copic

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Make it Monday #217

A quilting card this week for the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday challenge.
Stamps:  Quilter's Sampler, Quilter's Sampler Additions, Happy Hexagons- Papertrey Ink 
Dies:  Hexagon cover plate - Papertrey Ink
Ink:Pink, Orchid, Sea foam. Old Rose, Turquoise, Cinnamon, Narcissus - Versacolor; Black - Versafine 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tea Holder

A tea bag holder made using the coin purse die from Papertrey Ink.  The pockets are made by cutting the ends off the Needlebook die. The flowers are from the Floral Cluster die.  
Dies: Sewing Staples kit, Coin Purse - Papertrey Ink
Other: Ecru thread, Grey thread 535 - DMC; Pink, Cream, Blue and Green acrylic/wool felt; Cream beads; Cream ribbon. 

Gamer Card

A card I made using game controller dies from My Favorite Things.
Dies: Game Controller - My Favorite Things
StampsLevel Up - My Favorite Things. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sewing Staples


Here is the scissor keeper I made using the Sewing Staples kit from Papertrey Ink. The scissor fob is made using the heart shape from the Coffee Cozy Additions die. I bought the faux gold leather material from my local Spotlight store.  It worked really well with the dies, as it is not very thick.

Dies: Sewing Staples kit, Coffee Cozy Additions - Papertrey Ink
OtherPink Thread - DMC 936, White Thread - DMC Blanc, Gold Thread - Sullivans Crochet Yarn; Pink and White Acrylic/wool Felt; Gold Faux Leather; Ribbon, Beads - Papertrey Ink. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


I wanted to make a pincushion for my work table.  After playing around with some of the stitched rectangles and circles from Papertrey Ink, I found that three of the second smallest rectangle would fit into one of the third smallest circles (after joining them along the short seams).

Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Circles - Papertrey Ink 
OtherPink Thread - DMC 936; Pink Acrylic Felt; Fabric; Fusible interfacing

Monday, March 23, 2015

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #205

Here is the card I made for this week's Make It Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink. The theme is confetti cluster stamping.  All of the small stamps are from the set Embellished Elegance. I hand cut the butterfly and the velum overlay for the butterfly.

Stamps:  Embellished Elegance, Beautiful Butterflies, Beautiful Butterflies Layers- Papertrey Ink 
Ink:Pink, Rose Red, Cyan, Topaz, Lavender, Burgundy, Fresh Green, Seafoam, Amethyst, Canary - Versacolor; Black - Versafine 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #204

This week's challenge at Papertrey Ink is to use a watercolour 'smooshing' technique. I always need cards for boys, so I created a galaxy background.  It took me a few attempts! The first time I used too much water and the next time not enough. The third time was just right!  

Stamps:  Boy Basics: Out of This World - Papertrey Ink 
Ink:Indigo, Violet, Grape, Imperial Blue - Versacolor; Black - Versafine and Stayzon 
Dies: Boy Basics: Out of This World, Tag Sale 3 - Papertrey Ink; A6 Metric Card Stackers - Cheery Lynn
Other: Dark Navy card base, Silver mirror cardstock - Unkown;Acetate for smooshing technique; Markers R89, R59, R29, YR14 - Copic

Monday, March 2, 2015

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

The theme for the spring coffee lovers blog hop is "Spring", so I chose to incorporate butterflies.
I assume that the phrase 'spring for' is used in many English speaking countries - it means to treat someone.  I made the phrase using a sketch pen on my Silhouette machine.

Stamps:  Beautiful Butterflies, Heart to Heart Coffee, Turning a New Leaf - Papertrey Ink 
Ink:Sage, Turquiose, Orchid, Camellia, Narcissus - Versacolor; Black - Versafine 
Dies: Heart to Heart Coffee - Papertrey Ink; A6 Metric Card Stackers - Cheery Lynn
Other: Black Sketch Pen, Beautiful Dreamer Sketch font - Silhouette; Markers RV02, BG23, R43 - Copic

Friday, February 27, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #112

I made this card for CAS(E) this Sketch #112.

It is hard to see the glitter, so here is a close up:

Stamps:  Watercolor Wonder, Wonder Words Birthday - Papertrey Ink 
Ink:Royal - Versacolor; Champagne - Versamark 
Dies: Wonderful Words Birthday - Papertrey Ink; A6 Metric Card Stackers - Cheery Lynn
Other: Clear - Wink of Stella, Gold Embossing powder, Blue sparkle adhesive paper - Unknown

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #202

The challenge this week is to anchor a focal point using banner or border dies.  I chose the banner die from Bountiful Banners. Although it doesn't show, the small rectangles are blue and sparkly.  I also painted clear Wink of Stella over all the coffee drips.

Stamps:  Drips and Dribbles, Candy Cane Christmas, Bountiful Banners - Papertrey Ink 
Ink:Atlantic - Versacolor; Jumbo Java, Wheat - Versamagic 
Dies: Bountiful Banners - Papertrey Ink
Other: Clear - Wink of Stella, Bagette Sparkles - Unknown

Friday, February 6, 2015

Papertrey Ink 8th Anniversary

The majority of stamps in my collection are from Papertrey Ink, so I had a few to choose from in this challenge!

I used the following sketch and colour scheme:

Stamps:  Tiny Treats Birthday, Tremendous Treats Birthday, Turning a New Leaf - Papertrey Ink 
Ink:Green Tea, Opera Pink, Turquoise - Versacolor; Black - Versafine 
Other: Markers - Y26, Y28 - Copic