Thursday, 26 March 2015

pti mim stamping and mixing patterns

This week Danielle wants us to create our own papers using stamps to create different patterns etc then use them in our creations.
I used to do this years ago and to be honest forgot all about it. Ive never done it since having pti stamps, but Oh My!!! I have had a blast creating papers with pti stamps and i must say that i am hooked. Once the papers were created i was totally inspired to create lots of cards. The fact that the stamps co ordinate with the papers, the inks co ordinate etc makes it oh so easy , i dont think that ive ever had as much fun with a challenge as i have with this one. I'd completely forgotten about creating my own papers with stamps so thankyou Danielle for reminding me :)
Once i started creating the papers i just couldnt stop haha i did a few vellums too.
Since last year i havent had a laptop so im going between iphone and ipad and ive been taking all pics with my phone. However today i got my camera out and used that instead.
So above is my collection of papers that i did. I haven't used every single one in my creations though.

Pegs,pegs pegs, i love pegs, they have lots of uses
Using your scraps create a few pegs to give as a gift of for yourself. I buy bags of 50 wooden pegs for £1, so cheap as chips :) i stamp the paper, glue it all in place, distress the edges and then i add a coat of spray glitter varnish, it protects the paper and gives a nice sparkle.

You can buy small sticky backed magnet dots, stick them to the back of the pegs to be used on magnetic surfaces. These really do make a great gift and are ideal to create using the scraps left over from a co-ordinating card.

I layered the large dot vellum over the small dot paper for a softer look. This is the only creation that has any ribbon etc as its a tag. I was going to add ribbon and lace to some of the other cards too but decided that it would be fun to see what i could create without adding and other items to it. I figured i could just add a little stitching from the sewing machine instead.So all the cards have only cost the price of the white card to make.

I created the green stripes using the lined money strip out of the button boutique set.
I didnt manage to get the dies that went with the bitty bouquet stamp set as it was out of stock :(  so i handcut the flowers out.
I added a little sparkle to the flowers on this one although the pic doesn't capture it.
And last but not least i just had to throw in a little tag.


If you havent yet tried to create your own papers using stamps then i urge you to have a go.

 Thanks for visiting :)
Shaz xxx





Wednesday, 25 March 2015

papertrey march blog hop challenge

At last ive actually created something for the papertrey blog hop
Each month seems to go so quick and its always on my 'to do list' but then somehow i seem to get side tracked. But not this month, this time i made sure to create something.
Here is the inspiration pic for the blog hop

And below are a few thing i created taking inspiration from the pic.

Loved using the bitty bouquet set and the hello die together. I only just bought the hello die las month and i love it.

I thought i would create something using blue skies.

This card uses button stamps from button boutique and the sentiment from blue skies.

Another little happy bag to add to my collection :) 

I just had to create something using the lovely laurels kit.

Last but no means least a little gift wrapped in parcel paper to coordinate with the theme. Created using the image from bitty bouquets, the sentiment from swoosh, and the tag cut with tag sale 4, ive been after that tag die for a while and i managed to get that last month too :)

Im loving the new pti goodies i got from last months release. Ive been creaating away with them. Must go and have a looksie at all the other creations on. The hop :) .




Thursday, 12 March 2015

just a little colour

Thats all im using for my next couple of creations.
Is a colour challenge of yellow and green. Im starting to really enjoy creating simple stamped cards. Im liking the clean look, they are also way much quicker to create. I still love the shabby style look but for now im enjoying clean and simple :)
Seen as how i only just got my new pti orderi just had to use some of those for this challenge. I decided to go very minimal.

I just love this hello die. I stamped onto the die using yellow and green ink. I then stuck 3 die cuts together to make it pop more from the card.

I used the lovely laurels kit for this card. I love how that wreath die only cuts the left and right sections and doesnt cut the bottom or the very top ends. This way you can pull the wreath outwards to make it pop from the card, plus you can push it flat for posting etc. the sentiment stamp and the little flower sequins are also from the kit. I do like how effective it looks. I bet it would look good with just someones large initial etc in the centre, or even wedding invites with the bride and grooms initials in the centre. I think this has lots of uses. 
Need to go get a little housework done so as i can go to the bottom of the garden and play some more :)

Thanks for looking
Shaz xxx


A bit of smooshing

Over at this weeks pti mim
Betsy wants us to do a little smooshing on our creations.
Well yesterday after almost 4 very long weeks these babies from the last release arrived safe and well with me :)

So obviously i had to use something out of this box for my creation didnt i ;)

I smooshed the background and then stamped over the top using stamps from the blue skies collection. It was simple enoughto do and i think it gives a great effect especially as i wanted a sky background.
Need to get playing with all my other new goodies now too :)
Thanks for looking
Shaz xxx

Wednesday, 4 March 2015


With your stamps is what ashley wants us to do over at pti mim i used to do this several years ago on my cards. I went for a non floral theme.

The finished card just looks like a postcard. The little houses remind me of little beach huts. I used stamps from love lives here pti set. I absolutely adore this set, its my fave pti set, infact my fave set full stop. I want to also enter this into this weeks less is more challenge their theme this wek is what makes you happy. This creation makes me happy as the stamp set is my fave. I love the colour combo that i used and it just reminds me of little beach huts which make me think of holidays and thats why it makes me happy :)
Im still waiting on my pti order that i ordered on the 15th 😩 i hate waiting soooo long. At this rate the next release will be out before i get items from the last one 😩
Oh well...back to waiting!
Thanks for looking
Shaz xxx

Sunday, 1 March 2015

a splash of colour

I seem to be on a roll of bright coloured creations at the moment.
This week over at mim  melissa shows how to anchor the focal point of your card using banner/border dies.
Ive based my creation very much on melissa's card.

Ive kept the card very simple. Ive stitched the background to the cb as well as stitching all the die cuts etc.

The felt flower and leaves were cut using dies from the sf 1940's set. Everything else was cut using pti dies lives here, songdird and signature butterfly.
Im enjoying creating colourful things at the moment.
Im getting extremely impatient waiting for my new release pti order to arrive, especially as i had email today to say its only just even left the states today. Thats 2 weeks already :( its prob gonna be at least another 2 before i get it, the next release will prob be out before i recieve it :(
Thanks for looking :)
Shaz xxx