Monday, June 30, 2014

July 1, 2014 - Monochromatic Challenge Using Light Greens - My Bestie Aussie DT

Oh my gosh, can you believe it is already July.   Where has the time gone??  Well it certainly has flown by that's for sure.  

Well we have a great new challenge on the My-Bestie Aussie DT Blog.  This time it was making a monochromatic card using Light Greens.  I really like monochromatic cards, but sometimes finding just the right colors to use together is certainly a challenge.  :-)  I have chosen to use a sweet image from Sherri Baldy's Etsy shop named Cynthia and you can find her HERE .

  
I used various papers from my paper stash, which I am sure we all have a lot of "stash" like that.  :-)  The dies are from Memory Box and are new.  I loved them and somehow they just found their way in my shopping card at the scrapbook store the other day. LOL .  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, Lace around the bottom is from Wal-Mart (Can you believe that).  I used Derwent InkTense Pencils to color her and used stickles on her wings along with pearls from Stampin Up.  Found a couple of "hat" pins and added that for just a little extra.

Had fun creating this card and hope that you will join us in our challenge this month and also go and take a look at all the lovely cards our talented design team members have created.  If you want to join or just take a look at the other cards, click HERE

Thank you for once again stopping by to visit my blog. Hope you like my card and I would really appreciate any comments you might want to make.  I truly appreciate each and every one of them.  

Happy Stamping and Many Hugs,
Pat


Friday, June 27, 2014

June 27, 2014 - Special My Bestie Aussie DT Blog Hop - Butterflies and Bees in the Spring!!!!

Hey my friends, just dropping by to let you know we have a new and exciting  blog hop starting today and we are "showcasing" some new digis from Sherri Baldy.  The title of our blog hop is Butterflies and Bees in the Spring.  I was given a precious image of a bee and here is my take on the challenge.



Don'tcha just love this sweet image?  I know I do.  If you want her you can find her at Sherri's etsy shop by clicking HERE.  I don't know why, but when I saw the image I knew she just screamed for yellow and aqua papers.  So I looked through my stash and found exactly what I wanted.  I also found in my stash the perfect flowers that were all connected in a row.  How great was that.  :-)  

We would love for you to come join us in this blog hop.  Please visit all the DT members blogs and make a comment.  Also, these precious images do not have names yet and you can have a chance to name them and if your name is chosen, guess what????   You win the digi!!!!!  How cool is that.  So please leave a suggested name in the comments on our blogs.  Good luck and I hope your name is chosen.  :-)  

So let's get started with the hop.  If you are reading my blog first, you will need to click the link below and start on our challenge blog first.  Then follow the list down to make sure you have visited all the blogs. 

START HERE MY BESTIES AUSSIE BLOG
http://mybestiesaussiechallenge.blogspot.nl/

ROSE ANDREW http://www.cardsforallreason.blogspot.com

(You are Here) PAT JAYNES  http://www.pjskreativekorner.blogspot.com

GEESJE BOUTKAN http://www.hobbyhoekje-engelchen.blogspot.nl/

BELINDA LEWIS http://beelewis.blogspot.com.au/

BEVERLY
STEELE http://yorkiemomscrapping.blogspot.com.au/

PAULINE YATES  http://paulinescardmania.blogspot.com.au/

JULIE GLEESON http://juliegleeson34.blogspot.com.au

RETURN TO
MY BESTIES AUSSIE BLOG
http://mybestiesaussiechallenge.blogspot.nl/

BLOG HOP RULES

Make sure you follow these instructions

1.      Firstly Make sure you are a follower of the Aussie Besties Blog - And leave a comment

2.      Visit each Blog on the Hop List

3.      Leave a comment on each Blog

4.      We would also love you to become a follower of each Blog

5.       Have Fun!

PRIZES



Once again thank you for joining our blog hop and thank you for stopping by my blog and I ask that you please leave a comment.

Happy Stamping and many hugs going your way,
Pat

Monday, June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014 - Besties World DT Challenge - Summer Days

Good Monday morning my friends.  Hope you all had a wonderful week-end and are looking forward to a great new week.  :-)

Welcome to our new challenge of "Summer Days"......and yep summer has definitely arrived both on the calendar and in the "heat" we are currently having here in South Carolina.  It has been over 90 and near the mid 90 degree weather for about two weeks now, and I am not a fan of very hot weather. My favorite seasons are Spring and Fall.  LOL

When I was deciding which one of Sherri Baldy's adorable images to color for this challenge, I found the absolutely perfect one which to me really says "summer".  Yep sunflowers and all.  I love this image and hope you like her as well as I do.  :-)  The image I used can be found in Sherri's Etsy shop and you can get her by clicking HERE


I did something a little different this time when I started this challenge.  What you say....well I chose my papers first.  LOL  I wish I would get into the habit of doing that for each challenge as it certainly makes life easier than doing it the opposite of coloring first and then looking for the papers.  Not good and it is certainly a time waster by doing it that way.    I had this 6x6 pad of paper for a while and absolutely knew it was what I was going to use.  The whole pad just screams "summer" to me.  :-)  Even down to the tree branches, birds and birdhouses.  

I love easel cards and since there were so many of the design papers I wanted to use, I decided this card had to be an easel.  I think it worked out exactly like I wanted and I loved using the birdhouse paper as showing when the card is standing open.  :-)  

Supplies used:
Grand Spellbinders Dies
Close to My Heart Cardstock
Wild Orchid Crafts (Flowers)
Derwent InkTense Pencils
Memory Box Dies
Stickles

So hope you enjoyed my take on the challenge and that it may inspire you to join us for the challenge.  You can enter your lovely creations by clicking HERE and uploading your cards. 

Entering these challenges:

Thank you once again for stopping by and please do come again.  I truly truly appreciate your visiting and I so appreciate each time you leave a comment.  I love creating and I hope that you like my projects and that in some way I have inspired you to pull out your images and get your creative juices flowing.

Happy Stamping and Many Hugs,
Pat

Monday, June 16, 2014

June 15, 2014 - Aussie DT Challenge Using Dry Embossing and Dies

Welcome back my friends.  Hope you are enjoying your day and I hope stopping by here brings a little more enjoyment to your day.  :-)  

We have a great challenge going on right now and I'm sure one that you all will want to join. You can join the challenge by clicking HERE.   Who doesn't love dry embossing and dies??  Well I don't know about you all, but I know I use dies on ALL my cards and tend to emboss quite a bit too.  So bring out those trusty embossing folders and dies and get to town.  LOL    For this challenge I used a Sherri Baldy image that you can find HERE.  I love this sweet gal and love her name.  She is called Bashful Bettie.  

So here is the card I designed with using Ms. Bashful Bettie and sure hope that you like it.  


I had a problem trying to get a good picture with this card because the colors are very pastel.  So I put a shout out and a couple of very talented gals sent me a few link to DIY your own lightbox, so I went to the craft store and yeppers I'm gonna make me one so hopefully my photos will start coming out much better and more true to the colors.  :-)  

Here is a little collage of the card that our DT leader made for me, so thought I would share it too.You get a little better close up of some of the dies and the embossing I used.  



I'm not sure I could get much more on this card.  LOL  I kinda went wild with the die cutting.  :-).  Supplies used on this card are:
Dies:  Spellbinders, Memory Box, 
Round 1 1/2" punch and 1 1/4" punch
Small butterfly punch
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Provo Crafts:  Embossing Dies
Paper and Ribbon came form my Stash

I colored the image using the Polychromo pencils by Faber Castell.  Still loving them but I am now trying out my Derwent InkTense pencils and beginning to get very comfortable with those too.  

It may be hard to see, but I embossed the yellow designer and aqua designer papers.  

So that is my card for the challenge this month.  Please take a few minutes and go see the other DT members designs.  They are beautiful.  You can go to the challenge blog by clicking HERE.

Thanks once again for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit my blog.  I truly appreciate you stopping by and would love if you would take a little time to leave a comment.

Have a wonderful week and Happy Stamping Y'all.

Hugs,
Pat

Monday, June 2, 2014

June 1, 2014 - Aussie My Bestie DT Challenge

Good Sunday evening my friends.  Well it's that time again.   Yeppers another great challenge for our Aussie My Bestie DT Challenge.  This challenge required some stitching or some faux stitching.  So I went to my craft area in my basement and "dusted" off the old sewing machine to accomplish.  Had to kind chuckle as I was doing this, because it has been years and years since I have sat down to sew anything, must less sew on a card.  I was very surprised that I even remembered to thread the sewing machine or even how to fill a bobbin. LOL  Also if you had told me years ago that I would ever us my Bernina to sew on paper, I would have said NOOOOOO way.  But it is just sitting there getting no use, and my main focus in my crafty life now is creating cards, so guess I can use it if I want to.  :-)

So here is my card for the challenge and I hope you all like it.  :-)


The Bestie image I used for my card is Bestie IMG 753 and can be found in Sherri Baldy's Etsy Shop.  You can purchase by clicking HERE.  As you can the stitching I used was a zig zag and straight stitching.  I had forgotten how hard it is to line it up when you turn a corner with the zig zag stitch.  But all in all I was pleased, especially since I had not touched my sewing machine in years.  :-)  

Here is a close up of the image.  



I used papers from the stash I had on hand.  Cardstock was Bazzill and Close to My Heart.  I am still on a role with using my Faber Castell Polychromo pencils.  As I have said in several posts, I am so enjoying using them, that I will probably stick to those for a while.  Used flowers from Wild Orchid crafts.  A corner die from Memory Box.  And the corner heart die I believe is from Di-lusionals.  Also used some stickles on the butterflies, her head band, bow and her pantaloons.  

Hope you will take time to have a look at the cards the other Design Team members have created. You can find them by clicking HERE

Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the world.  Have a wonderful new week and my blessings upon blessing come your way. 

Happy Stamping and blessings,
Pat