Thursday, April 30, 2015

Wishing You Joy

Today's card was made using the colors from Color Throwdown.

My card is a very literal interpretation because I just fell in love with this sweet image!

I started by cutting the panels using MFT Blueprints #20. I stamped the limb from PTI's Out On A Limb selectively, in dark chocolate ink. My idea was to use die cut flowers to add to my branch but I couldn't find any small enough to fit what I wanted to do. I have so many bottles of prima flowers and found the perfect color and size that I wanted. Love it when that happens!
The leaves are punched and cut individually using a Martha Stewart punch. I gently formed the leaves with a stylus and added pearl beads to the centers of the flowers. I cut and heat embossed the small canning jar from PTI's Friendship Jar onto a piece of acetate and added it to the base of the branch. The sentiment is heat embossed in white using MFT's Blissful Butterflies.
I'll be entering this card into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Simon Says Monday Challenge
The Challenge

Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Thinking of You

I finally found time to make a card for the PTI Make it Monday challenge. Lizzie shares her great ideas on softening patterns using vellum. You can find the video HERE.

The graphic design was made using the chevron or arrow stamp from Postmarks. I don't really even know what that design is called, but I thought it would make a fun, graphic background so I stamped it using Limeade Ice and Hawaiian Shores ink. The sentiment is from Graceful Greetings.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Monday, April 27, 2015

Spring Bouquet

Hello paper crafting friends~ I had a request to make some birthday cards for a lovely lady who loves flowers and the color purple so you'll notice that theme in this post.

This card uses Rosie Posie and sentiment from Ruby Rose, both from PTI.

On this card, I stenciled polka dots to create my background panel and used PTI's Year of Flowers and the berries from WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals.

For this card I used lots of products from MFT, including Mini Rolled Roses, Lily Dienamics, various Blueprints to cut the panels and Floral Fusion Cover Up. The sentiment is from PTI's Ruby Rose.
I'm entering one or more of these cards into the following challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says Monday Challenge
Alway Playing with Paper polka dot challenge

Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Saturday, April 25, 2015

ColourQ Challenge #288

Just popping in to add this card that I made using the colors from the ColourQ Challnege.

I have two little creations to share with you using these colors.

I started with a Kraft cardstock base and a white cut a panel using MFT's Blueprints #1, on which I stamped the woodgrain background, also from MFT. I lightly stenciled in some circles using PTI's Fine Linen and Spring Rain inks. The roses are stamped and die cut using PTI's Sweet Life. The banner is also stamped and cut using PTI's Banner Banter. Some clear gem stones finish this card off.

My next little creation uses PTI's Seed Packet Die to create the treat bag that holds a little post card tag.

Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Bee Thanks ~ CTD339

A friend of mind gave me some fresh honey from her bee hives and thought the challenge from Color Throwdown was the perfect jumping off point for my thank you card to her.

Here's my card:

I used PTI's Hexagon Cover Plate, cutting just a portion for some random honey combs. The bees are die cut using some old Quikutz dies. The flowers are from MFT Pretty Poppies. The circle sentiment is from S.S.S.
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

PTI's April Blog Hop

Time for PaperTrey Ink's April Blog Hop!
Fabulous photo inspiration:

For my first card, I took my cue from the striped chair cover in the background and created this card:

Rosie Posie is the star of the show on this card! The sentiment is from Brushed Blooms.
Using the opposite pieces leftover from my first card, I created my next card:

Brushed Blooms shines on this card using Just The Ticket for my sentiment.

I used Petite Pots for my last card. The lattice is from Spellbinders. The sentiment and banner is from Half & Half.
I am entering this last card into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge to keep it clean and simple.
Enjoy hopping today! Thanks for stopping by.
Blessings~ Birgit

Thursday, April 23, 2015

You Make Me...

Popping in to post a card I made for the Simon Says Monday Challenge, where the theme is "due date". I automatically think of babies and library books, so here's my card using a printable library card I found on etsy from the Cameo Shoppe.

I used her printed papers as well for the background and to create the sweet banner.
I randomly stamped the sentiments from SSS, Card Exchanging Friends.
I'm also entering this into the Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Primitive Fascination

It's been a while since I've posted. We drove out to Ohio to visit our son and daughter in law and I've been busy getting things back in order since coming home. It felt good to get back into my craft room for some craft-therapy. Today's cards are done in the primitive style. That used to be the only kind of cards I made when I first started card making, because I just love primitive! My house is primitive, filled with antiques, wooden bowls, crocks and all things prim.
I'll start with the first card that goes along with the bouquet theme challenge over at The Curtain Call.

I used PTI's Simple Sunflowers and the watering can from Garden Variety to create my simple bouquet. I started by stenciling the checkerboard pattern around the outside edges of the card using Tim Holtz black distress ink. I heat embossed the text background from PTI in white and then went over the whole thing with various brown tinted distress inks. The leaves in the background are from PTI's Songbird set. I gently bent the sentiment images, from Simple Sunflowers, to wrap around the front of the watering can.

My next card was inspired by old penny rugs. Back in the 1800's around the start of the Civil War, the women would use coins to trace circles out of left over wool material, old clothing and tattered coats and they would create lovely table toppers and bed coverings called penny rugs.
I used the Stitched Daisy from My Creative Time.

I used an old set from Cornish Heritage Farms paired with PTI's Postmarks to create this card.
And last but not least,

I used the same CHF set along with PTI's Friendship Jar.
Oh, and I have one more jar card to share.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in and visit me.
Blessings~ Birgit

Friday, April 3, 2015

Thanks A Bunch!

I'm loving this new PTI Petite Pots set. I made today's card for the Color Throwdown Challenge.

The sweet little bird is my favorite!!
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Sending Many Thanks

Hello paper crafting friends~ Just popping in to share a quick and easy card that I made for the My Creative Time Designer challenge. Here's the sweet, springy color palette:

Here's my card:

I used the super cute, Tweet Me stamp and coordinating die set.
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit