Saturday, February 10, 2018

My Crafty Week



I played along with several of the PTI Anniversary challenges this week.  Here goes...



I made this card for the PTI Day 4 Floral Challenge and was inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #258.  I'll also enter it at Seize the Birthday, without the toppings option.  I used Sweet Spring--and old set but one of my favorites.  Masked the center image to add more flowers on either side and colored with Copic markers.







My next card is for the PTI Transformation Tuesday challenge on Day 3.  I started with a card I made a while ago--I wasn't happy with it and never posted or sent it.  It seemed a little 'blah' to me.

Original Card
This card was one layer.  I cut the front to a 4 by 5 1/4 size, inlaid the die cut in a darker shade of green, and added one more hand cut piece of the sentiment.


Transformed Card
I am much happier with the new design.  I am also entering this card at CAS on Friday #126: Dies.



My next 2 cards were inspired by the PTI Retirement Challenge from Day 5.  It looks like they are retiring most of the Boy Basics stamps, so I pulled mine out and made a couple of valentines.

I used Boy Basic Frog Hop and Heart Squared to create this valentine.  After stamping the frame of hearts, I cut it out, stacked it 3 high, and then inlaid the stack back into the negative space.  The partial frog is peeking into the window and the full frog is stuck on top.


 I am also entering this card at CAS-ual Fridays #192: Hearts, Inkspirational #154: Aperture, and AAA Cards #108: All You Need is Love.






Another Valentine using a soon-to-be-retired stamp, Hello Foxy.  I am entering this card at Cupcake Inspirations #439: Love, Happy Little Stampers February CAS challenge: Hearts, and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: It Must Be Love.






Last up is my 3rd Valentine with the same design.  I had to make them similar as they are going to 3 sisters and they like getting the same things.


I am entering this card at Addicted to Stamps and More #278: Holiday, Happy Little Stampers February Anything Goes with Dies challenge, and Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Love is in the Air.






That's it for me today.  I hope to have some more for tomorrow.


Thanks for Visiting

22 comments :

  1. Your creations are amazing, fun creative, colorful, and just great. I looked at your PTI January 2014 blog hop, and loved all those cards, too. Thank you for all your inspiration!!


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  2. Wow...so many sweet and wonderful cards Joyce! Just love them all but your sweet pair of froggies steal the show for me, they look so darn cute peeking out through all those wonderful red hearts! Wishing you a simply fabulous weekend!

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  3. So much cuteness Joyce! I love those whimsical little flowers on your first and that adorable pair of froggies peeking out at us!

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  4. Loving your Valentine makes Joyce. and the frog one is just so fun and bright and crisp looking. Thanks for entering it into the current AAA Cards challenge.

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  5. The sweet heart framed valentines are adorable, Joyce ... you transformed the gingko leaves so beautifully ... and those whimsical blooms are just so pretty! Hugs, Anita :)

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  6. ALL fabulous, Joyce! But would I seem prejudiced if I admit your CTS card is my fave? and also the fact that I immediately saw our Sketch? Thanks for playing cards with us, my friend!
    [I do love them all... =]

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  7. You got a lot of use out of the heart squared, Joyce. It made great valentines with the addition of critters. I love the bright spring flowers and the Harvest Berries stamp has always been a favorite. The change was subtle but just right.

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  8. Wonderful cards and takes on the challenges, Joyce!

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  9. Such pretty cards, all so different but all are lovely. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  10. Cute heart frame with the frogs and other animals. Thanks for playing along at Casual Fridays Hearts, Hearts, and More Hearts Challenge. DTM Lisa

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  11. Love the freh look of the first card! And see what you mean with the 2nd; looks so good now! And the cards with the animals all are fun! Hugs, Gerrina

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  12. All of your cards are beautiful! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

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  13. What adorable cards! Thank you for joining in on our challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations.
    - Sandy, DT

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  14. Wonderful cards. I so love that first bright and cheery birthday card! So pretty.

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  15. So many lovely cards! Thank you for sharing with us over at Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge this month!

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  16. Loads of great cards! Your frog one is lots of fun! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

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  17. Great cards. Love the little row of flowers on your birthday card. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

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  18. Wonderful selection of cards.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  19. Adorable image and fabulous love heart frame. Thanks for sharing at HLS for our AG with Dies Challenge.

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  20. Wow!! That's a bunch of awesome cards! Love them!

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  21. hi Joyce! these are such lovely cards. The frogs are so very cute and the googly eyes on them make them even more cute. Love the CAS design with the frame of hearts. Thank you for playing along with us at AAACards. Hugs- Bharati

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  22. I love all of your cards, then I always do but seeing your crafty week all together is so fun! Whenever I see a ginkgo I think of you, I remember when you bought that set!

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