Friday, November 25, 2011

PTI November Blog Hop


Once again, I've decided to play along with the Papertrey Ink blog hop this month and once again, the challenge is an inspirational photo:



I was inspired by the photo in different ways, so I actually made three cards for the hop this month.

For the first photo, I was inspired by the gingham chair, but unforunately, I couldn't find any red gingham paper in my stash. However, I did find some green Authentique gingham and decided to use that.


I used PTI cardstock (vintage cream, pure poppy), felt (pure poppy), stamps (holiday tags 2011) & dies (damask snowflake, doily details). The patterned paper is Authentique and I trimmed the bottom edge with pinking shears.

For this next card, I took my cues from the different patterns in the photo and the bucket of greenery on the stairs:


I used PTI cardstock (vintage cream, simply chartreuse), buttons (pure poppy), felt ( simply chartreuse), stamps (Christmas labels, tremendous treats: Christmas) & dies (Christmas label, Christmas poinsettia). The patterned paper is Authentique.

And for the third card, I decided to play with my new stamps sets a little to create a one layer card that was inspired by the garland on the banister and the bucket of greenery and balls on the stairs:


I used PTI cardstock (stamper's select white), & stamps (2011 Holiday Tags, tremendous treats: Christmas).

Thanks so much for looking!

38 comments:

Stephanie said...

Leigh..........All of these are just spectacular! You are one impressive paper crafter. It's been too long since I've gotten to your blog for some "Leighspiration!" BTW, I'm so, so sorry to read of your FIL's passing. My prayers are with you and your family.

Lee said...

Beautiful cards. The first one is my favourite.

Elena said...

love them all! the last one is my favorite :)

Marge said...

Awesome Christmas cards -- especially LOVE your first one!!!

Kay said...

Beautiful cards- love them all (especially the layered snowflake)!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful collection of cards! Love the layered snowflake embellishment!

Luanne said...

Love them all Leigh! Each one has special elements and great use of papers. TFS!

Joyce said...

Oh, I love all three of them. I think the middle is my favorite. As usual, you have gone over and beyond with three fabulous cards.

Julie said...

Three lovely cards, but I like the first the most!

Dana said...

Wow!! Great cards!! Great use of pattern papers on the second card!!

Tammy said...

I love all of these but the first one steals the show! I love the pinking edge at the bottom, such a great visual with the diamond argyle pattern.

Lisa said...

Very pretty trio of cards Leigh! Love the sweet willow tree angel peeking in too ;)

Deb said...

Leigh, these are all fabulous! I love how you used green gingham. I hadn't thought of that, but I don't think I have any of that in my stash. Great job!

Terri said...

Great job on all of them. I especially like the first one though. Love the green gingham.

Kristin said...

Love all 3 and I can't pick a fave. :)

Laura B. said...

wow, all three are really fab!!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

3 WONDERFUL Christmas cards!!! Love them all!

euna said...

Great cards as always Leigh. Love that simplicity in the last one! :D

Kim O'Connell said...

Leigh, these are ALL gorgeous! I think the 1st is my fav! I love your blog banner, too! Everytime I am here, it makes me smile!

Gina said...

Leigh all of these are fantastic. I especially love the simplicity of the last one...sweet, simple, perfect!

Tracey McNeely said...

Leigh all your cards are fabulous and so inspiring as always.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful as always, Leigh. I especially love the peek of pp in the top card.

Suzanne Russell said...

Three very different and equally delightful cards! thanks for the inspiration, again!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful cards all of them, where do you find the time!

Kim said...

Love all three of your cards. Great take on the challenge photo.

carol (krillsister) said...

Great cards. Love all the stitching you did on the first two.

Jen Carter said...

Wow all of these are gorgeous and so different in their own way! I love the layered dies on the 1st card and the holly with buttons on the 2nd! The last one is a beautiful CAS design! All so pretty!

Karen C. said...

Sometimes one card just isn't enough!! Love all the different ideas you chose from the inspiration photo. I really like the combination of patterns on the first and second cards, and the last one looks like a fast and festive card for the holidays.

Laurie said...

Girlfriend these are GORGEOUS!! I love the stitching! All of the different layouts are amazing!

missy said...

All of your cards are gorgeous! the first one is my favorite. i love how you paired the snowflake die and the doily die. its beautiful!

Carolyne Aarsen said...

Love, love the cards. First one is my favourite though.

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Leigh, I love the pinking shears and the stitching on that green gingham, and the red really pops! All sweet cards!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

You were busy!!

I love how you layered the doily over the snowflake, it looks meant to be! I have to remember that one...

Everything is beautiful Leigh!

Suzie said...

Great cards, Leigh! I always find inspiration your artwork. Thanks for that! ;)

Suzie said...

Great cards, Leigh! I always find inspiration your artwork. Thanks for that! ;)

Jen Adcock said...

Oh Leigh, these are so wonderful! Your work is always so fresh and totally top shelf. So inspiring!

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Mayol said...

Lovely cards! Wonderful colors. The third one is my favorite :)