My First…

…Christmas card!

Yup, today I made my first Christmas card of the season! Pretty amazing for me as I usually start making them mid-December! The thing that made me finally get crafting for Christmas is the PTI Blog Hop. This month it’s a Holiday Hop so everyone is sharing their creations for the Holiday season – I’m hoping to get a good dose of inspiration from this month’s hop!

For my part of the hop I made a Christmas card:
This card was made using the super fun Stocking Prints set. This is such a fun set that I could be tempted to make many more Christmas cards well before December approaches!

Now this card isn’t just a card…just pull out those candy canes and satsumas….


Yup it’s a Couch Surprise Card converted into a Stocking Surprise Card LOL! Had to fiddle a little with the original concept to get it to work for a stocking but it works! I have to say it made me giggle the way the sentiment worked with the idea – now that’s my kinda stocking exchange LOL! The fireplace is hand drawn, I’m hoping the glitter I applied to make the flames sparkle will avert your eyes from my drawing technique ;D

Card Recipe Stamps: Stocking Prints Card: Pure Poppy/Ripe Avocado/Vintage Cream/Kraft/Vellum from Stash Ink: Pure Poppy/Ripe Avocado/Distress Inks Antique Linen & Vintage Photo Accessories: Promarkers/Stickles Glitter in Red and Crystal/3D Foam Pads/£10 note LOL!

This card will be for my bro – I certainly don’t plan on making a load of ’em as I’d not only be poor but I’d have no time to go Christmas shopping! We always exchange some money and treat ourselves to something we really like. Put it this way, after we’ve both shopped for our family (7 nieces and nephews!) we’re too pooped to find a gift for each other!

I hope you all had a super weekend (and an extra hour for us in the UK!) I’ll be back soon as I’ve got the week off work and I’m hoping to get inky fingers – hurrah for half term!


PTI Blog Hop


Eeek! My first post on the PTI Blog – how daunting! Seeing as I’m the new gal around here I hope you’ll be gentle with me!

Firstly can I just thank everyone for being so welcoming towards me here on the PTI blog – I feel truly blessed to not only have the opportunity to be contributing here, but to be part of such a supportive community – big hugs to you all!!

Well seeing as I’m the kinda gal that throws herself into the deep end, I thought I would do the same with my first official post on here. So cue this post not only being a card, but a card that fits the current Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #15 as well as being a part of this month’s PTI Blog Hop too!

I’ve never taken part in a Blog Hop before but I actually had time this month due to the long (and nearly ending!) summer holidays. I did consider participating in the blog hop on my own lil’ blog but seeing as I’m hoping a lot of PTI addicts will stop by, this site seems much more suited to it!

Now if you’re new to the idea of a blog hop – it’s just as the name suggests, no need to be literally hopping LOL! You just hop from blog to blog to see people’s creations based on a set challenge.

The PTI Blog Hop challenge this month was to create something inspired by autumn (or fall to you on the other side of the pond!). The current RSCC really screamed out autumn to me (well maybe not the pink so much as the other colours!) so I decided to multi-task and combine this with my blog hop entry too, here are this week’s colours:
And finally – here’s my creation!I hope you like it! I wanted it to represent autumnal leaves blowing through the wind. As a kid I used to (and still do!) love it when loadsa leaves are blowing towards you and you try to dodge ’em – ah the best things in life are free!

I double stamped a couple of my leaves to add more depth to the orange leaves (it’s all about the Melon Berry, Baby!)This card sums up why I ADORE PTI, the stamp sets are SO versatile that you can create nearly anything when you combine them. With PTI, the world really is your oyster – your imagination is the only limit!

Well that’s all from me now – how did I do on my first post?!

Thanks so much for hopping by – now I’m off to do a spot of hopping myself!


Recipe: (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated)
Stamps – Remember/Fancy Flourishes
Ink – Melon Berry/ Whispers Sage Shadow/Hibiscus Burst
Card – Vintage Cream/Spring Moss/Melon Berry
Other – Vintage Button (Melon Berry)/Vintage Cream Ribbon/Rustic Cream Twine/Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/Corner Punch