Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Petite Places and an Easter Wreath

I had a little time to craft over the past few days and finished a project I had planned for Easter. I used Papertrey Inks Tinsel and Tags set together with Petite places church die and Petite places sweet shoppe die and co-ordinating stamp set. Betsy Veldman, a very talented designer at Papertrey Ink has created these amazing die cuts and stamp sets. I am a great fan of her work and get great inspiration from her blog.
I did not have all my craft supplies with me as we were not in Dublin so I had to make do with what I had. A polystyrene wreath, some netting for the base, a few die cuts and of course sequins for a little sparkle. Out little country home was the perfect setting to show off my Easter wreath. I  just had to pull the bike out of the shed to complete the setting !

Our little piece of heaven right here on earth.


Monday, March 30, 2015

Make it Monday

With a little time this weekend to craft, I caught up with Papertrey Ink's series of  'Make it Monday'. They are a great collection of videos, one posted each Monday morning inviting the viewers to try out the techniques shown and then compete in a competition. On Monday 23 March 2015, Danielle Flanders presented a video on making your own patterned papers with various stamps from your stamp collections, a variety of inks and some plain cardstock.
I kept to Danielle's patters and colours, though my stamps in some cases were different. Nevertheless I am pleased with the results. Great Make it Monday Tutorial !

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Having fun with my Misti

Today I set a little time aside to make a birthday card for a friend. I used embellished elegance stamp set and dies from Papertrey Ink and inspiration from a lovely card by Kristii, Sincerely Yours Blog. Kristii's card prompted me to buy the stamp set and now with the incredible Misti I can stamp those long thin stems accurately. Inks and cardstock from Papertrey Ink. Patterned paper from stash.
Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Misti is in the house

Yesterday the postman knocked on the door with a package from My Sweet Petunia containing a late  Christmas present, the new and incredible stamping tool, MISTI.

My day's plans gave way to trying out the latest invention to the stamping world. Having tried it, I love it. It is seriously the best thing since sliced bread (as they say). The following cards were stamped using stamps and dies from Papertrey Inks, You are a Masterpiece Kit. Using Misti I was able to stamp the die cuts accurately first time with no wastage of cardstock.


The Misti is made of sturdy acrylic but to keep it extra safe I invested in a cute oilcloth laptop sleeve by Cath Kidston. It was the perfect fit.


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenges Day 8

My entry for Day 8 Challenge :  create a project using a blue ombre effect
For this challenge I created a card using the You are a masterpiece kit to create the above card. The dies and stamps in this set are amazing. I used Papertrey Ink's cardstock and ink to complete the project.

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenge Day 6

Today we were asked to name each of the stamp sets used above.
My entry is:

1. Desktop Design
2. Summer Hills
3. Home Made
4. Summer Camp
5. Kid Kudos Stamp Set
6. Teepee Time
7. On The Farm
8. City Scene

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenges Day 7

My entry for Day 7  Challenge  Time to pull out all of your heavy metal!

For day 7 our challenge was to create a card using metallics only with neutral basics. I made this card very late on Wednesday night.  Meadows Green stamp set and dies, impression plate, cream and craft cardstock and embossing powder are all from Papertrey Ink.


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