Thursday, September 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop


It's the 25th, which not only means that there are
three months left until Christmas,
but that today is the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop, and,
as is my custom, I'm playing along.

This month, we were given this photo to inspired us...


... as well as some colour combos and sketches.
I decided to just combine the colour combos to make my cards.

Here are the cards that I made, using the sketches...



For my first card, I did use the card as a starting off point, but strayed from it just a bit.
I stamped my sentiment from Wet Paint Holidays in enchanted evening and
added a coordinating diecut.
I stamped the flowers from Bells & Boughs on some diecuts and
added some branched on my card background.
I impressed my card using my PTI woodgrain impression plate and
inked the edges in soft stone.
The patterned papers are Crate (grey polkadot) and My Mind's Eye (blue woodgrain).



For the second sketch, I used the same patterned paper and sentiment stamp set.
I diecut my banners with the Get a Handle On It die
and added some simply chartreuse felt leaves and autumn rose buttons.



For the third sketch, I added some felt poinsettia using my Pretty Poinsettia dies
with autumn rose, scarlet jewel & simply chartreuse ink.
Again, I inked my background with soft stone ink and impressed it with the
woodgrain impression plate.
I created the banner with the Get a Handle On It die &
stamped the sentiment with Wet Paint Holidays.

And, lastly, I have a fourth card to share that I made using just the photo as inspiration....


I stamped the container from Wplus9 Fresh Cut Containers in versamark
and heat embossed it in silver.
I stamped the berries using Wplus9's Fresh Cut Florals stamp set & cut it out by hand.
I cut a slit at the top of the container and inserted a few FCF diecut berries.
I stamped my sentiment using Wet Paint Holidays in scarlet jewel and heat embossed
the "blessings" in silver.
I diecut the edge using Edgers#3 & impressed the background
using the Striped impression plate.


I'm also linking these cards up to this week's Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for looking!


53 comments:

sableturquoise said...

waouuuhhhh ! so nice your cards ! i like them !
nex look for your blog, it's so sweet .

Lynn said...

Beautiful Leigh. I love the soft neutral embossed backgrounds.

~amy~ said...

Love them ALL!

Lynn Put said...

Beautiful cards, Leigh! Love the silver embossing on the last card.

Alanna said...

Wow so many awesome cards. I love them all.

Jennifer K said...

Goodness! So many beautiful cards!

artful-notions said...

Love them all, Leigh, so creative! But really LOVIN' the felt poinsettias!

StephH said...

So many beautiful designs Leigh! I really like your use of the woodgrain embossing plate and your embossed pot of berries on your last card. Great take on the challenge today!

Diana K said...

Wonderful cards, Leigh. I loved this month's inspiration and you obviously did too!

Melissa Sibert said...

Gorgeous cards, Leigh. Always look forward to seeing your creativity and unique interpretation of the sketches.

Tonya Jastad said...

They are all gorgeous Leigh!

Nicole Parmentier said...

Awesome cards Leigh! I love the warm felt and the berries in the latest card!!

Tonya said...

Wow! You really went above and beyond. EVERY one is beautiful. Those exact buttons you used are perfection!

Gina said...

So pretty, Leigh! All of them are - but I especially love the last one -- the pot of berries is perfect!!

Kathryn A said...

Love all your cards, Leigh! Great use of the Wet Paint Christmas set. Can't wait to get mine!

Marcia HIll said...

Everyone of your cards is SO pretty! I love the look of the Soft Stone you used with the colors from the inspiration photo...together they look so soft and elegant! Beautifully done Leigh! :0)

Sue Lelli said...

Holy cow! They are ALL so GORGEOUS! So many FAB details! LOVE!

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful eye candy, Leigh! So gorgeous!

Inkyfingers said...

What a great collection of cards Leigh. I don't know how you manage to come with so many when I can barely manage 1!!!! Love the last one especially.

Jacquie Southas said...

Lovely set of cards, Leigh!

Cecilie said...

They are all really pretty! How fun that you too took to working with Bells and Boughs ;)

Annette Allen said...

wow they are all gorgeous.. nicely done.. :)

Greta said...

Lovely cards, Leigh! I especially like the first one!

sarah.boirin said...

I love your cards, especially the use of the felt.x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Exquisite makes, as always, Leigh! You are so inspirational to all of us!! Hugs, Darnell

Helen F. said...

Hey Leigh, these are 4 gorgeous Christmas cards. You nailed each sketch...love the felt flowers and the silver embossed pot!
PS: Thanks for the reminder Christmas is only 3 months from today :-o

Lisa said...

Ooooh so much prettiness! I think the last one is my fave...something about those little berries. Well not to mention the polka dots!!

BethieJ said...

Leigh ALL your cards are FABULOUS!! Love your take on all the sketches!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!
Have a GREAT day!
Happy Hopping! :)

Keva Phipps said...

Wow! These are all gorgeous. You did an amazing job.

Connie MacFarlane said...

All of your cards are fabulous Leigh! I especially like the Peace on Earth card. Well done!

Michelle said...

These cards are all so beautiful!

Renee said...

Beautiful!
On all counts...
though the 2nd is my favorite!
Can't believe you found 3 matching buttons...
love it! :)

Joyce said...

All your cards are so fabulous. I really really love the last one. Love what you did with those berries.

Kara said...

beautiful cards!

Charlene said...

Gorgeous Leigh!!!!

Linda said...

You have been busy Leigh. So pretty.

Luanne said...

Now I need Wet Paint Christmas! These are all lovely!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic set of cards! Happy hopping!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful collection of cards! Happy hopping!

Tracey McNeely said...

Wow you were busy making card for the PTI blog hop! Love them all and so nice to see you using your new goodies!

Megan Carroll said...

Wow! You have been busy!! Fantastic cards Leigh!

Lindsey said...

Leigh these are amazing...absolutely amazing. I love every single one of them!

Martha said...

Leigh, your cards are beautiful!

Sherrie M. said...

Great cards Leigh! Love the Christmas one especially as its a fab reminder to use that edgers die! Oh, got my stamps yesterday...totally forgot they were coming so it was a nice surprise.

KayM said...

Oh my goodness what a lovely group of cards! I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite they are all so nice!!

Rema said...

Your cards are all stunning Leigh!

3 Happy Crafters said...

All gorgeous cards, Leigh! Loving the embossed flower pot and felt poinsettias! Looks like you've made some progress on your Christmas cards. :)
Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Leigh. Love the poinsettias and the textured background on the first one... those button berries are perfect!

walchowDesign said...

Waaah! So many beautiful cards! Love everyone of them!

Karen C. said...

Looks like you've made a good start on your Holiday cards, Leigh. Love how different they are, but all of them use the Wet Paint Holiday sentiments.

Heather said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards, each with lovely design and such pretty colour combos with fabulous stamps and elements!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Heather xx

cm said...

Stunning and gorgeous, Leigh!!
~c

Nathalie said...

I love this color combo (and would love that outfit too!) - your cards are so pretty I don't know which one I like more! The last one maybe...