Showing posts with label WPlus9. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WPlus9. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Bokeh Birthday

Happy New Year everyone!   I just checked out the January CAS Mix Up Challenge and it's BOKEH!
I've never done Bokeh before and it looked so fun - I just had to join in.  You may know that I was on the CAS Mix Up team -  but for 2019 I've moved to the NEW Stencil Challenge team
 (see more about that below!)
So I checked out the linked videos over at CAS Mix Up and got to work.
I sponged a 4"x 5 1/4" panel of Bristol Smooth White with Twisted Cintron and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks and let it dry.  Then I cut my own circles stencil using a piece of acetate and different size circle dies.  I sponged over the circles in a random pattern with Glacier White Pigment Ink, overlapping some and inking some more heavily so they look like they are closer.  
I cut my panel in two so I was able to make two cards.

So I used Bokeh, stamping, die cuts and sequins.
The scallop border is from PTI, the die cut birthday is from WPlus9, the HAPPY above is from PTI and the happy below is from a Dec Freebie set from PTI.

You'll find the CAS Mix Up Challenge here.

And I'd love for you to check out the new CAS Stencil challenge Loll is launching on Jan 4th!  You will find the CAS Stencil Challenge here.  A great opportunity to use all those stencils laying around in your craft room!!  Hope to see you there!




Stamps:  Never Enough: Birthday, You're Beautiful Birthday set (freebie in Dec) - PTI
Paper:  Bristol Smooth Surface, white, Enchanted Evening, Vintage Jadeite - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Twisted Cintron and Mermaid Lagoon, Glacier White Pigment Ink - Ranger, black - PTI
Accessories:  Happy Birthday Die - WPlus9, Scallop Stacker Medium die - PTI, hand made circles stencil (using acetate and Circle Nestabilities), sponges, Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, foam dots.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge - August 14th

Hi all -  it's another Thursday - AND it comes with another Fusion Card Challenge!  You guys outdid yourselves with the Beach House theme and sketch on the last challenge - what great cards you all shared! 
So here is this week's challenge -  a vase of bright florals and an easy paneled sketch to inspire you!  You can make a card inspired by the photo,  or the sketch -  OR do a FUSION and use both on your card!
and here's the card I created - once again being inspired by the photo AND the sketch.
I cut panels of Coredinations Distress papers - I love the texture it gives even though it's open space - I also sponged the edges of the papers with Ranger Distress Mustard Seed Ink.  The blooms are from that wonderful WPlus9 set- Fresh Cut Florals and I used the coordinating die set to cut them out.  I love all the cards I see out in blog land using this set - and I don't get it out often enough!  The florals look so pretty layered together - don't they?!  I used foam dots to pop some of them up and dangled one off the edge of the MFT Die cut Sentiment Strip.  I finished my card with 3 sequins from Avery Elle.
What speaks to you from this week's Fusion Card Challenge?   Check out all the details and find the link up here.

And check out all of the Design Teams inspiration linked below:


I'm also entering my card in the Seize the Birthday challenge - anything goes.

Stamps:  WPlus9 - Fresh Cut Florals
Paper:  White - PTI, Cordinations Distress Collection
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Tangelo, Rose Bud, Angel Pink, Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy, Cantelope; Ranger Distress Mustard Seed
Accessories:  Dies - WPlus9 - Fresh Cut Florals, Sentiment Strips - MFT, foam dots, Lemonade Blend Sequins - Avery Elle.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Minions

I have two Minion cards to share today - you know, those cute little yellow guys from the movie Despicable Me?    I was totally inspired by this post of Kim Heggins and she was inspired by this post of JJ Bolton.
I added hair (like Minion Carl accept Carl only has one eye!) and overalls to my little Minions.  My DH asked me if I could make him a Thank You card that he could send the the Physical Therapists that have been working with him since December after he had shoulder surgery.  He just ended his therapy a week ago and is now supposed to do the exercises they taught him at home.
I didn't really have any 'physical therapy' type stamps so when I saw Kim's Minion - I thought he would be really cute for my card! I think it will give them all a chuckle! The Thank You stamp is from PTI (a special set from 2011 that I got free for ordering a zillion stamps from PTI that year - not for sale).
And then I realized that I had missed my friend's 13 year old son's birthday on 7/1 - and I know he loves the Minions - so while I had all the 'stuff' out on my table - I made this card for Destin.  The Happy Banner is from PTI, the balloon die and Birthday are from WPlus 9.  I used Karen Foster Snap stamps for Destins name (no longer available).  I also used Stitched Mat Rectangle dies on both cards along with a Nestie Circle die on the 1st card.
For both Minions - I used a sheet of yellow fun foam for the body - using my Apothecary Bottles dies to cut the shapes (but you could certainly hand cut this shape!).  I punched the eyes with a 1/2" circle punch and punched out the center with a 1/4" hand punch.  I backed the silver with 1/2" punched circle of white - and made the pupils with a dot of Black Enamel Accents.  I cut little narrow strips of black for the hair - gluing on longer pieces and then trimming them off after they were dry.  I hand cut the overalls - using the yellow body as a template for the width and bottom edge.  I drew the stitches with my 01 Black Micron Pen.

I'm entering my birthday Minion in Virginia's View Challenge - to use Dies
and to the Moxie Fab Wonderful Words challenge

Stamps:  A Big Thank You - PTI (not available for sale), Whole Lotta Happy - WPlus9, Snap Stamps alphabet - Karen Foster (no longer available)
Paper:  White, Blueberry Sky, True Black, Lemon Tart - PTI, Silver - Michaels
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  yellow fun foam sheet - Joann's, Whole Lotta Happy Dies - WPlus9, Happy One Liners Die - PTI, Stitched Mat Rectangle Dies - Lil' Inker Designs, Apothecary Bottles Die - Sizzix Alterations Tim Holtz, 01 Black Micron Pen - Sakura, Black, Enamel Accents - Ranger, foam tape, Scortape, Glue Pen, 1/2" circle punch, 1/4" punch

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge - July 3rd

If you are looking for my eclectic Paperie ePlay challenge post 'Altered Bottles'- please scroll down!

Thank you all for participating in our last challenge when we joined up with Cas(e) this Sketch - what wonderful inspiring cards you all linked up!  We hope you will be equally inspired by our challenge this week!   Don't you just LOVE the blue and red colors here???!!  Or maybe you just really love the sketch?
Personally -  I have a lot of difficulty using a triangle -  so I'm afraid I just ran with the colors, flowers and stripes in the inspiration photo this time!
I stamped my Pinstripe Backgrounder stamp from Waltzingmouse in black ink on white cardstock - then I sponged the whole panel with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.  I cut the panel with my Stitched Mat Square die from Lil' Inker Designs and layered it onto a white card base.  I got out the Lil' Inker Spring Flowers Die set that I bought quite a while ago and sort of forgot I had (!) and boy - do I love how they look creased and layered!!  I put foam tape between each layer so they really pop up.  I added the sentiment from Whole Lotta Happy from WPlus9 on a  banner cut with my Stitched Sentiment flag die from Lil' Inker.  Then I just added some home made enamel dots (made from Perler Beads)

I can't wait to see how you interpret the challenge this week!   Here are links to see what the rest of the Design Team has created!

Sindu
Stephanie Severin


Remember to link up your card over at the Fusion Card Challenge Blog

And I wish all those in the US - a happy safe 4th of July!  We'll be home watching the Boston Pops and fireworks on TV on the 4th -  and on the 5th we're traveling to Rhode Island to the wedding of my college roommate's son.  

and if you'd like some 4th of July crafty inspiration - click here to see all my past posts for the holiday!


Stamps:  Pinstripe Backgrounder - Waltzingmouse, Whole Lotta Happy - WPlus9
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy - PTI, Pacific Point - SU
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Salty Ocean
Accessories:  dies - Stitched Mat Squares, Stitched Sentiment Flag, Spring Flowers Die Set - Lil' Inkers Design, enamel dots - home made from Perler Beads.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Cheer Up Buttercup

Well - it's Monday once again - I hope everyone had a lovely weekend!  We had some sunshine but it was rather cool (50's) and the nights have still been COLD (30's)!   Today is the running of the Boston Marathon - and I work at a hospital right near the finish line.  I decided to take the day off, rather than be in the middle of all the crowds honoring the anniversary of last year's tragedy.

For today's card - I used some new things and some old things on my card -  
The  new thing is the fun background stamp from WPlus9 Borders and Backgrounds set - it's a strip of dots and when you stamp them repeatedly, it looks like rain falling, doesn't it?!  The old thing is the umbrella and sentiment stamps from Scattered Showers from Papertrey Ink.  I stamped the dotted umbrella in Mustard Seed Distress Ink onto Harvest Gold card stock - then stamped the outline stamp over the dotted stamping, cut it out and layered it onto the panel with foam dots. I love this sentiment - it cheers me up just reading it for some reason!  I cut my panel with a stitched mat rectangle die and layered it over a piece of Washi tape adhered onto the card base.  I made my own enamel dots by baking Perler beads which I showed on this post.

I'm linking this card to two challenges:
My design was inspired by Seize the Sketch
And the Card Concept challenge is to use an umbrella - my card is Clean and Layering

Stamps:  Scattered Showers - PTI, Borders and Backgrounds - WPlus9.
Paper:  White, Harvest Gold - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Mustard Seed and Tumbled Glass, Archival Garden Gate
Accessories:  foam dots, washi tape - Michaels, enamel dots - home made from Perler Beads.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter, Bunny!

One final bunny card - using my brand new Lil' Inker Designs Bunnies and Bows dies (SO cute!) - along with the ever present Stitched Mat Rectangle and with the addition of a Stitched Mat Circle today!
I die cut 2 stitched mat rectangles - one in vintage cream and one in Berry Sorbet - then I cut them into uneven strips and pieced them back together alternating the colors.
My card was inspired by the Cure for the Monday Blues challenge
I was inspired by the bunnies, the little vase of tiny blooms and the little drink bottles with striped colors.  This photo sure does cure the Monday Blues!

Wishing everyone who celebrates - a most Blessed Easter!

Stamps:  Happy Easter, Bunny - Penny Black, little blooms - from Fresh Cut Florals set - WPlus9
Paper:  white, Vintage Cream, Berry Sorbet - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Adirondack Salmon and Mountain Rose.
Accessories:  Stitched Mat Rectangles and Circles, bunny and bow dies - Lil' Inker Designs,  black rhinestone - Kaiser, foam dots, 1 1/4" circle punch - EK Success.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Perfect Day for a Happy Birthday

I'm squeezing in a couple more challenge cards that I had time to make this week.  First is a card I used some of my brand new Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi stencils on.  The background is Check Mate and the tree is Layered Tree.  The sentiment is from Sentimental Art by Studio 490 Stampers Anonymous.  I stenciled on a panel of watercolor paper so there is a nice texture on it.  I used Ranger Distress Bundled Sage, Archival Leaf Green and Tree Branch.

I'm linking this card to the Keep It Simple challenge - Stencil
 
As well as Virginia's View Challenge - Stencil
and the Moxie Fab World Styling with Stencils 

For my second card I used some pretty patterned papers I just got at a friends Stampin' Up Party.   The balloons are dies from WPlus9 Whole Lotta Happy that I added twine balloon strings to!   The sentiment  Verve.
My card design is from Seize the Sketch
and I was also inspired by the Cure for the Monday Blues - the colors and mix of patterns!
Tree card
Stamps:  Stampers Anonymous Studio 490 - Sentimental Art

Paper:  White - PTI, Watercolor paper - Ranger
Ink:  Ranger Distress Bundled Sage, Archival Leaf Green and Tree Branch
Accessories:  Stencils:  Check Mate and Layered Tree - Studio 490 Wency Vecchi

Happy Birthday to You
Stamps:  Verve
Paper:  White, Aqua Mist - PTI, DP - Sweet Sorbet Stampin' Up.
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  foam dots, square Nestability, Stitched Mat Rectangle Dies - Lil' Inker Designs, Caribbean Twine- The Twinery, balloon dies - Whole Lotta Happy - WPlus9.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge - March 13th

It's Thursday once again - and time for another exciting Fusion Challenge!  I love to see how everyone is linking up every other week with their creative takes on the challenge -  I can't wait to see what you do with this!

When I started on the Design Team (just 5 short challenges ago!) I had the lofty goal of always doing the "Fusion" - combining the photo and sketch - but I'm finding that the photos often trigger something in my mind and I run with it!  Such was the workings of my brain for this challenge!
Ok - so how did I get here from there??!!  Well - here's the story.  At the same time period that I was trying to think of what to make for this challenge - I just happened to be looking through the Silhouette Store and these arrow boxes were on the front page as a new template in the store - and they were in green and yellow - and the light bulb flicked on!  Somehow, the flowers and stems in the photo became arrows in green and yellow!

And then I had lots of fun arranging them! Yes - these are actually balancing on each other!

The flower stamps are Funky Flowers from Waltzingmouse.  The Birthday sentiment is from Whole Lotta Happy from WPlus9.
Here's a view of the box open.  Each arrow measures ~7 3/4" h x 5 1/4" wide.
Here's a close up of the flower and sentiment -  AND I got to use some corduroy brads that I've had for several years that were just lounging around in my brad drawer!

How will you be inspired by this Fusion Challenge ??!!  I can't wait to see!
 I hope you'll check out the rest of the Design Team to see how they approached the challenge this week!





I'm also entering my project in 
the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge - Anything goes.
Inky Impressions Challenge - Go Green 
Seize the Birthday -  topping - Stitching
 
Stamps:  Funky Flowers - Waltzingmouse, Whole Lotta Happy - WPlus9
Paper:  textured greens and yellow - Michaels, white, simply chartreuse - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress - Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Arrows template - Silhouette Store, Silhouette Cameo, 2" circle punch - Fiskars, lucky blend sequins - Avery Elle, Stitched Mat Rectangle dies - Lil' Inker Designs, pinked circles - Nestabilities, Cool Cord Brads - Nikki Sivils, foam dots, ScorTape. 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Sparkle and Silver

I had a lot of fun making the two cards I have to share today!  Sparkle and Silver,  Aqua and Purple and a little bit of Gold!  For my first card - I used my brandy new Cover Plate Stripes Horizontal from PTI - patching some of it with black and tan.  The Funky Flowers are from Waltzingmouse, the sentiment is from a new set I just got in the mail -  Whole Lotta Happy from WPlus9 - embossed in gold on a black panel I cut with a stitched mat rectangle die from Lil' Inker Designs
This card was inspired by the Cure for the Monday Blues #6 - Strictly Sparkle.
  I'm also entering this into Seize the Birthday - Anything goes.
 My next card is another one full of sparkle - I actually used the same sparkle paper from Michaels - but in aqua this time.
I silver embossed the deer from Waltzingmouse on brushed silver card stock.  I used a Tipped Top Die from PTI to cut the angled sparkle panel.  I silver embossed the sentiment "Merry Christmas" ( Zalig Herstfeest in Dutch) and added some silver sparkle enamel dots!  
 




 My inspiration for this card was this week's Merry Monday Christmas Challenge

 My design was from this week's Freshly Made Sketches
 and I used a Dutch sentiment on my card for the City Crafter Challenge Blog -  Do you speak English?

How fun are all these blog challenges??  They really help me get creative in my card design!

 To Help You Celebrate
Stamps:  Funky Flowers - Waltzingmouse,  Whole Lotta Happy - WPlus9
Paper:  white, true black, fine linen - PTI, purple sparkle card stock - Michaels
Ink:  Versamark, Ranger Distress Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint
Accessories:  gold embossing folder, heat gun, foam dots, tiny clothespin - Michaels, Sugar coated brad - Doodlebug Design, Stitched Mat Rectangle Die - Lil'Inker Designs, cover plate stripes Horizontal - PTI

Zalig Herstfeest
Stamps:  Folk Art Christmas Additions, Nutcracker Sweets - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  white - PTI, aqua sparkle - Michaels, Brushed Silver - SU
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  silver embossing powder, heat gun, Tipped Top Die - PTI, reindeer die  - Folk Art Christmas/Waltzingmouse, glitter eyelash yarn - Martha Stewart, enamel dots - My Minds' Eye, Glue N Seal.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Three for Six

I'm finding I don't have enough days to singly post the blog challenges I want to participate in.  So today I have three cards covering 6 challenges!  
For my first creation, I die cut a piece of watercolor paper with a stitched mat die from Lil'Inker Designs then dragged it over my non-stick craft mat that I had inked with some distress inks and spritzed with water.  I dried the panel a bit with my heat gun then spritzed it with Sheer Gold Shimmer Mist (that I just purchased on sale at Joann's!).  The stamps are Fresh Cut Florals and dies from WPlus9.  The sentiment strip is MFT.
I hope you can see the gold shimmer better on this close up.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
WPlus9 Birthday Celebration Week 3: Trend Watch - I used misting, metalics, enamel dots, watercolor

STAMPlorations - Stamps and Stitches (faux stitched edge)
 The Card Concept 4 - Use a Floral Theme - mine is clean and layering
I used the same color inks for my second card - but this time I sponged the inks onto my watercolor paper panel (cut again with the stitched mat rectangle die) and then flicked water on it with my fingers - then blotting it a little to get any pools of water off - and drying it with my heat gun.  I embossed the panel with a wicker weave embossing folder then cut it into 3 equal pieces.  I layered them to a panel of Berry Sorbet that I had embossed with a Square Lattice embossing folder.

I gold embossed the sentiment from PTI onto vellum and adhered it to the card with pink brads.
I'm linking this card to the following challenges
So sorry to keep you so long -  I just have one more to show you!
The heart stamp on this card is from Nordic Winter, the Happy and Wishes are from Say It Loud - Winter Holiday by Waltzingmouse.  The birthday die is from PTI.  I used my Sprayza Blow pen to get the spray on the birthday.
 My card design was based on one of the images in the Cure for the Monday Blues #5 challenge - Frame it can you see which one?


On Your Special Day
Stamps:  Fresh Cut Florals - WPlus9
Paper:  Watercolor paper - Canson, white - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed and Victorian Velvet, Grout Gray- MFT, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Fresh Cut Floral dies - WPlus9, sentiment strip die - MFT, non-stick craft mat, Stitched Mat Rectangle die - Lil' Inker Designs, sheer gold shimmer mist spritz - Tsukineko, heat gun.

Birthdays are Like Quilts
Stamps:  Quilters Sampler - PTI
Paper:  white, berry sorbet - PTI, vellum - SU, watercolor paper - Cranson
Ink:  Versamark, Ranger Distress Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick
Accessories:  heat gun, gold embossing powder, wicker weave embossing folder - Provo Craft, Square Lattice Embossing Folder - SU, pink brads, Stitched Mat Rectangle die - Lil' Inker Designs.

Happy Birthday Wishes
Stamps:  heart from Nordic Winter, Happy and Wishes from Say it Loud - Winter Holiday -  Waltzingmouse
Paper:  white, fine linen, spring rain - PTI
Ink:  Memento Toffee Crunch
Accessories:  foam dots, birthday die - PTI, Sprayza Blow Pen

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge Jan 16th

Time for another Thursday  Fusion Challenge!  Don't you just love this photo?  And the sketch is fabulous as well!
I focused on the flowers and the woodgrain background with a little nod to the sketch in the placement of the flowers and sentiment!  I white embossed the woodgrain background from Waltzingmouse on chocolate card stock. I love how it came out!
I've had these lovely paper flowers from Prima for ages and I was so happy to use them here - aren't they pretty?!  To get the touch of black in - I added punched ferns around the blooms.
I stamped my sentiment from WPlus9 on a Sentiment Strip from MFT layering it over a piece of ric rac with foam tape.
Here are the links to the rest of the talented Fusion Design Team where you will find more wonderful inspiration for this weeks' challenge!


Stamps:   Woodgrain Backgrounder - Waltzingmouse, On Your Special Day from Fresh Cut Flowers Set - WPlus9.
Paper:  Kraft, White, Dark Chocolate, True Black - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Versafine Vintage Sepia
Accessories:  Prima Floral Embellishments, white embossing powder, heat gun, Glue N Seal, Ric Rac - Joannes, foam dots, Sentiment Strips Die - MFT, Black Rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, fern punch - Martha Stewart Punch.