Sunday, November 19, 2017

PTI Challenge


This weeks challenge at PTI is to Create a project using inspiration you have seen during the November release. You can find the challenge HERE There are so many wonderful projects, but I love snow flakes so I chose this card by Betsy Veldman. 


Betsy's card has a stenciled background and a layered tag on top. One of my good friends owns a winery and a wine tasting room. I have been busy making some wine tags for her to give to customers. Most of them are holiday tags, but I did some generic ones, fall and Thanksgiving and birthday. I decided I would make one more tag and copy some of Betsy's features.

My tag.

Betsy started by stenciling a background. I did not have the stencil so I used a Spellbinders die and made one of my own. and sponged on some blue and green ink and added some splatters. I used last month's kit from PTI and made a tag for the top of my wine bottle tag. Betsy used green parakeet which I don't have  so I came as close as I could with green leaf and aqua mist for the IO snow flake.I added some blue glitter paper under my die cut tag for some shine. I added some twine from the kit and a sequin to finish my project. The wine bottle tag is also from PTI.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dies R Us Snow

It is the 15th of the month which means that it is time for a new challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog.

Anything SNOW related . . .
(snowman, falling snow, etc.)

I decided to make a snow shaker card. If you have never made a shaker card, you can find many videos on You Tube explaining the process. I sponged a background then layered the beautiful Frantic Stamper Church in the Wildwood which makes it easy to create a scene.   I used the following dies from the Dies R Us Store on my card. 

We are looking forward to your snow themed designs.  

Double D Here Comes Santa

Darlene has created a fun filled Santa Mood Board for our challenge this time. These Santa images are so much fun and filled with Christmas Cheer. Need some more inspiration? Visit  the Double D Challenge Blog.

Here Comes Santa Claus
(Use SANTA on your card/project)


It has been awhile since I created a double Z fold card so I decided to create one using a Cottage Kutz Santa I have had for awhile. I cut him from red glitter paper and white card stock. At this time of the year, I try to keep a stash of  snowflakes on hand. I used wuite a few IO and Poppy Stamp snowflakes to add texture to the background.  I also added an IO Merry Christmas cut from glitter paper and created presents by cutting squares and using some ribbon dies I had.

Of course, Dar made the prize fit the challenge. How cute is this Santa and sleigh? 

So what are you waiting for? Pull out your Santa stamps, papers, pictures dies and join us at  Double D Challenge Blog.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Dies R Us Fall

It's the first of the month so that means another challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. This challenge is

Anything pertaining to FALL
(Fall Harvest, Fall Colors, etc)

I always need a stash of Birthday cards so for this challenge I decided to use fall colors as my starting point. My orange is PTI Canyon Clay layered behind some Gina K heavy base white card stock.  I used the Cheery Lynn floral for my flowers. I love how these flowers shape. You can get a variety of sizes depending upon  how much you shape and pinch them at the bottom. I used the IO stamp and die set for the sentiment. 

Frantic Stamper - Dies - FernFrantic Stamper Fern

If you want a chance to win a gift certificate to the fabulous Dies R Us store, just link up your fall design at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. Remember you must use at least one metal die on your card. 

I will also enter this at the Crop Shop Challenge

Double D Feeling Fallish

Once again, Diane has a fabulous mood board for our inspiration. The Double D teams are divided into two groups,Team Diane and Team Darlene. We are asked to create a project on either the first or third Wednesday depending upon our team assignments, but the boards are so beautiful that most of us create cards for both challenges because we can't resist.

Feeling Fall-ish

Here is prize for this challenge  

My eye was drawn to the fame and leaves so I tried to recreate it. I started with my favorite wood panel technique and covered it with a chicken wire cover plate and  added some Cheery Lynn leaves, IO birdhouse and Die-Namites cat tails.  The team has some wonderful inspiration for you at Double D Challenge Blog so pay a visit to the blog then create your own design using the mood board for your inspiration.