Saturday, January 20, 2018

Inspired By All the Little Things #78

Today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #78:

I was inspired by the colours, the quatrefoil patterns on the background of two 
cookies and the sweet little birds.
I decided to use my Papertrey Ink Spring Woods stamp set to make my card:


I tried to add some texture to my background by inking up a stencil with versamark
and pressing it onto my white panel.
This didn't really work the way I envisioned, but nevertheless, I heat embossed it
with white embossing powder.
It's very faint and hard to see in the photo.
I blended Altenew Frosty Pink ink over it and spritzed on some Cotton Candy ink
mixed with water.


 I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's Spring Woods) in versamark onto a strip of grey 
cardstock and heat embossed it in white.
I stamped the bird and branch images onto their coordinating diecuts in 
Altenew Morning Frost, Cotton Candy, Coral Berries, Evening Grey and Frosty Pink,
as well as PTI Green Parakeet.

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Friday, February 2nd to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #255

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #255 designed by Donna Mikasa:


Here's my card:



I started by blending Altenew Mountain Mist ink onto my panel
and then spritzed it with some Lagoon ink mixed with water.
I stamped the flowers and leaves from Wplus9's Rose Builder and Hellebore Builder stamp sets
onto their coordinating dies.


I stamped the sentiment (from Papertrey Ink) in versamark onto a strip of black
cardstock and heat embossed it in white.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, January 25th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #254

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #254 designed by me:


Here's my card:



I started by stamping the frame from Papertrey Ink's Masterpiece stamp set in aqua mist.
I stamped the flowers and leaves from Wplus9's Rose Builder stamp set
onto their coordinating dies.
I also added a few sprigs from Wplus9's Southern Florals set.


I stamped the sentiment (from PTI's KIS: Belated Birthday) in versamark
on a strip of black cardstock and heat embossed it in white.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, January 18th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up Challenge: January

Today, I have two cards to share for this month's Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up Challenge --
one from me and one from Sage.
Yes, Sage made a card!
It's been a while. ;)

Sage and her brothers gave me some Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours for Christmas,
so, Sage joined me in my craft area the other evening to play with them.

We both stamped the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Peony onto watercolour paper
in versafine onyx black ink and heat embossed it in clear.
Then, we set to colouring them in.

Here's my card:


I added a couple of extra blooms, as well as some splatters.


I stamped my sentiment using two from Concord & 9th's Flourish,
which I stamped in versamark on a strip of grey cardstock and heat embossed in white.

Here's Sage's card:


It's it pretty?
She added the "hello" from Concord & 9th's Flourish and 
the "lovely" from Concord & 9th's Hello Lovely.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 08, 2018

Colour Throwdown #474 & Seasons Givings Blog Hop Winners

Today, I have a card to share, as well as the winners from the
Seasons Givings Blog Hop.

First, my card.

I happened to see the latest Colour Throwdown #474 challenge
yesterday morning and was immediately inspired to make a quick card.


Isn't it pretty?
I used my Papertrey Ink Winter Woods stamps and dies to make my card.


I diecut my Winter Woods die from white cardstock, stamped it with Altenew Morning Frost ink
and adhered it over a piece of PTI Vintage Cream cardstock.
I stamped the chickadee on its coordinating die in Altenew Morning Frost (twice)
and Jet Black.


I stamped the sentiment (also from Winter Woods) in Jet Black ink as well.

And, the nine winners of my prize packs are:


 Prize #1: Rachel Vass 
Prize #2: Karen Day 
Prize #3: Bobby  
Prize #4: cm
Prize #5: Larissa Heskett
Prize #7: Marsha
Prize #8:  Kirsty Vittetoe 
Prize #9:  Mirella

Winners, please email me at pennercl@mymts.net
so that I can get your prizes mailed out to you.

Thanks again to everyone who left me such kind comments --
truly a wonderful way to start the new year!

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Saturday, January 06, 2018

Inspired By All the Little Things #77

Today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #77:

I was inspired by the sweet critters & their colours.
I decided to use my MFT Forest Friends stamp set to make my card, 
as well as the MFT Wednesday Sketch 366:


Here's my card:


I started by blending Altenew Mountain Mist ink onto my panel and then
pressed some Lagoon ink on my acrylic block, mixed it with water and
flicked some onto my panel.
Once it was dry, I diecut the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Frame die from the panel,
as well as from a piece of cardstock, which I stacked and adhered together.


I stamped the critters onto a strip of watercolour paper in versafine black onyx ink
and heat embossed them in clear.
I coloured them in with my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers, as well as my
Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours.
I stamped the sentiment (also from Forest Friends) in versamark and heat
embossed it in white on a MFT diecut banner.

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Friday, January 19th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!
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Friday, January 05, 2018

A Tag You're It Farewell

Today, I'm here to participate in a farewell post
The challenge closed its doors last month,
but Tracey wanted to do a post of both the past and present designers 
as a tribute to it.

I joined the team in June of 2014 (how can that possibly be 3 1/2 years ago?)
This was the first tag I created for the challenge:


Here are a few of my favourite projects I made as a design team member:







While I left the team in December 2014, I was very honoured to be asked to be 
a guest designer for the challenge last month, for which I created this tag:



Thanks for looking! 
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