Thursday, February 24, 2011

Special Birthday

So hopefully we all have that friend. The one who got us into this hobby...enables us almost as much as we enable them...TOTALLY thinks nothing of you going over at 9 at night to pick up the perfect stamp/die/embelishment to finish your card...knows your stash almost as well as you do.
So, know you have to make this friend a birthday card....while entertaining you 3 yr old and 2 month old ! And surprisingly this card came together quickly
Fine line base, sweet blush layer stamped with the text stamp from WMS stamped in cognac pallette. Stamped the base from Make a Wish in cognac and the cake in sweet blush.
Vintage cream satin ribbon and fancy cut die cut from Fine Linen...embelished the card with some buttons and some ruffled ink ribbon

Hope she liked it.....there was some PTI goodies in the inside !!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Special Wedding card

We had a very special wedding to attend recently, with our 3 year old in the wedding party.
So that needed a VERY special card.
I made this rose based on a tutorial from Dana here .I did it in white then sprayed it with Black Pearl API from tsukineko
Ruffled some grey satin SU ribbon, fancy tag sentiment is WMS
I also ran the bottom of the card with the Edgers #1 die - twice

This card was thick - I had to make it a custom envelo-box to fit it !!!
Cardstock is PTI smokey shadow and silver texture Bazzil.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fly Away Birthday

Hi, sharing a card made for my brother .... he's next youngest from me and his birthday always reminds me how old I'm getting....and that in the fall I will celebrate a big milestone birthday ... EEEEKKK!! Ok on to the card
I started with a background stamped with the two planes from PTI's Fly Away - my little bro is an airplane mechanic and loves all things aviation.
I used mat stack 3 and the co-ordinating stamp set stamped in pure poppy ink...and some fun banners from banner builder set.
The number were taken from my latest PTI box, and cut with some sizzix numbers dies. I went them through twice, slightly shifted the second time to really rough up the edges.
I really like the way this card turned out, it's great when a card is so perfect for the recipient!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

PTI Colour challenge

Hi bloggy friends this is my one and only entry in to the PTI colour challenge...just happy I had time to play at all!!
I picked Betsy's colours as I'm a cream kinda gal...and it's the colour I used the least of!! I was really struggling with the brightness of the Hibiscus burst and Harvest gold when I found this sentiment and suddenly the card flew from there. Used a few mat stacks and the guidelines impression plate.
Also, i watched the gluber video on the cosmo cricket blog and thought why couldn't I do that with some scor pages and a circle nestie...and voila!! I use some new SU seam binding to make my rolled flower. Definitely a learning curve, I will adhere the backside to some card stock next time I make one, as if I touched the sticky surface I kept pulling it away from the backing.

I also coloured my seam binding with a copic and scrunched it into this little fussy bow...which I cant decide if I like or not !!

Thanks for stopping by and good luck everyone!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Make it Monday

I have quite a few cards to make for this weekend so I thought I'd combine one for the make-it monday go to sentiment card over at PTI.

This is a shower card for a special friend. It's been embelished up the yin yang - for me that is
First off, slow to jump on this but it's my first crystal flourish thingy...i like it !
The flower is made with PTI's medium scallop die, i made a few of these when my daughter was born snd I had no time to run to the brought some things upstairs to work on. The button is an aqua mist button with a jewel that I coloured to match the flourish. Ribbon is a scrap of SU Tafetta that i ran a seam up the middle and bunched up....again something I had made up a while ago. I peeked it behind the flower.
And right after posting this, I snipped the ends of that ribbon - it looked a little too long !!
I used several sentiments to make up my word block - all but one is PTI. Just showed me how little options I have for showers !!
Main sentiment is in Hawaiian shores, the rest of them are in versamark. Not 100 % happy with the alignement - lesson learned practice this first !! Some Zig zag stiches with my machine finishes it up.Papers are PTI' Fine linen, Ocean Tides and Aqua Mist. Felt is Ocean Tides

Monday, February 7, 2011

Special Card for a special girl

popping in quickly to share a card made for my cousin - her 8 month old princess is in the hospital fighting to stay with us. Please send up a quick prayer for her, that a heart be found and that she continues to fight

Card uses TT birthday - so versatile- and Victorain Fripperie from WMS. Doily is MS vintaged up with some tea dye.

I saw this layout in the WMS gallery using this stamp set so I cant take credit for it, but it was VERY easy to put together.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Papertrey Favourites 2010

SO re-posting this card as part of PTI's anniversary festivities.
We were asked to post our favourite of 2010 and this is mine. This glitzy, slightly shabby christmas card is one of my favs...and I'm impressed by my photography skills too!!

Well, I've got a sduper duper camera to take wonderful photos of my cards with (but it does intimidate me a bit) and after about 30 shots I manage to get a few really decent ones. So no more not updating excuses.

So here is my Mojolicious entry for this weeks sketch number 163

Despite the fact that I used a million different products from many companies, this card came together so quickly, and one of the rare times that something works out in reality just as it did in my head.

I'm so in love with my vintage ornaments dies....LOVE LOVE LOVE !
I have some beautiful bronze paper somewhere in my craft room, but after spending about 7 minutes looking for it I decided to improvise. I created 2 different shimmer papers and thought, what the heck I'll use both versions on here. Bottom layer is SU Early Espresso with glimmer mist in SUgar plum fairy sprayed on and then slightly wiped off. Top shimmer is PTI Dark Chocolate with Tsukineko API in champagne mist mixed with rubbing alcohol, and sprayed on. I kinda like the effect of two different shimmers on the card, although I do think the subtler one is a bit prettier.

Ribbon is from Michaels - purchased roughly 2 years ago- Pink is PTI sweet blush, pink ink sweet blush and brown in Brilliance Coffee bean. Glitter is MS brownstone.