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.

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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:



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Thursday, January 04, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #253 -- Retro CTS #107

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #253 designed by N@ Ali:


I decided to use my new Rose Builder set from Wplus9 to make my card.


I started by diecutting my images and stamping them with Altenew ink: Frosty Pink,
Cotton Candy, Coral Berries, Ruby Red and Papertrey Ink ink: Limeade Ice, 
Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado.
I blended Altenew Mountain Mist ink onto the top part of my panel and 
flicked on some Lagoon ink mixed with water.


I stamped my sentiment using PTI's Tropics, in Altenew Jet Black ink.

And here is the card I made originally for the sketch, back in January 2015:



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 11th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Seasons Givings Blog Hop 2017


Welcome to the Seasons Givings Blog Hop!

As has become my tradition, I'm participating in this blog hop today
 because of you, my blog readers.
I truly appreciate each one of you.... that you take the time to come & visit my blog
& comment on my projects... it means so much to me!
And so, this blog hop is being held for you, as a way for me to say "thank you".

For those of you who are new to my blog, I welcome you to check it out.

Each stop on the hop is hosting a giveaway. 
So make sure you comment on each one to be eligible to win each prize.

My giveaway consists of nine prizes.

That's right.
Nine prizes, all comprised of Reverse Confetti stamps and dies.
There are five to six stamp sets in each prize pack, along with the coordinating dies.

Here is a photo of each one.
(If you'd like to see them bigger, just click on the photo to enlarge it.)


To be eligible to win one of these prize packs, you need to leave a comment here
on my blog by Friday, January 5th, 2018, at 7pm CST.
I will announce the winners on Saturday, the 6th.

If there is a certain prize that you would prefer, 
leave the number with your comment and I will see what I can do.
No promises, though. ;)

And here's the card I wanted to share with you....
a thank you to all of my wonderful readers!


I started by stamping my Altenew Adore You blooms and leaves in versafine black onyx ink
onto my watercolour paper and heat embossed them in clear.
Then, I coloured them in using my new Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours that my kids
gave me for Christmas.
I also coloured in the background and spritzed on some extra ink for depth.


I stamped my sentiment (from Simon Says Stamp's Many Thanks stamp set) 
in versafine black onyx ink onto a strip of vellum and heat embossed it in black.
I layered it over my watercolored panel and adhered it to a piece of aqua mist cardstock.

Before you go, I welcome you to follow my blog & click on the link to do so on the sidebar,
but it is not necessary for you to do so to win a prize.

Next on the hop is my talented friend, Marcie Sharp.

Here's the complete list of all of the Season's Givings Blog Hop participants:


Happy New Year!

Thanks for looking!