Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Inspiration File Challenge and a Christmas Card

Hi, everyone!!!!


As you can see in the post title I have made another card to link at the Inspiration File Challenge run by Kara Vrabel, on her blog, K and R Designs.  This time I have been inspired by a card from week#209 made by Lindsay and you can find it on her blog, Note to Self,  here.  This is Lindsay's card:

  

and my CASE of her card:
 


Stamps from Altenew.  I decided to colour my flowers and leaves with coloured pencils.
The die cut word was sent to my by a friend, very long ago!!!!  Thanks, Joyce - I've still got a few of the words you sent me, left!!!!





...and then I've also made a shaker Christmas card!!!!! 
A special friend of mine, who will be known by most of you, Vicki Dutcher, from All I do is Stamp, sent me a Christmas card at the end of last year and she was so sweet to add a little envelope with some shaker mix, into the card's envelope!!!!!!  What a wonderful idea to make a Christmas card even more special to add such a sweet little gift!!!!!   I appreciated this thoughtful gift sooooooo much - no way I can find anything of the sort here in George - I would have to order it from overseas!!!!!  So to you, too, another great big,THANK YOU, Vicki!!!  I didn't put everything into this shaker, there's some more left for one or two future projects!!!!!!    
So this is the first shaker card I have ever made with such great shaker mix:



Star dies from MFT.
Silver mirror card on the inside of the shaker and under the sentiment strip.
Sentiment computer generated.
I can't stop shaking the card and looking at the sweet little stars and sequins - the colours are so beautiful IRL - couldn't really capture it nicely in the photo!!!!!



So that's it for now!!!!  Lovely having you here - hope to see you again soon!!!!


 








24 comments:

GerJanne said...

Super mooie kaartjes! Ik vind de zwart witte heel chique. De shakerkaart is ook geweldig. Mooi om de rand van de ster er gedraaid op te plakken.
Ik hoop dat mijn post toch ook binnenkort bij je aan komt.
GerJanne

Mona Pendleton said...

All your cards are gorgeous Petra! Love the monochromatic color scheme and the fun shaker!

Angela Bode said...

Both cards are gorgeous and you have shared another fabulous challenge with me! I didn't know about the Inspiration File! very cool! I love your take on Lindsay's card! I love how you made it a little more bold with the dark borders and the colored in leaves and flowers. Beautiful!!! Your Shaker card is such fun. I am so very sad. My first shaker card ever went to my mother last week but it never made it to her house. Apparently someone else ended up with it. :(

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous and chique are both your cards Petra. Love the shaker-colours and the twisted star, beautiful.
Greetings Miranda

Becca Cruger said...

Talk about some sweeeeet cards! I just love the artsy flow of the flowers down the first card and then that adorable little shaker! So cute!

Kara said...

beautiful!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Yay, Petra! You made your first shaker card! And it's awesome! I love shaker cards! They are so much fun! I may have to CASE your design with the offset star - it looks amazing! And I love your Inspiration File card! I struggle with black-and-white cards but this looks wonderful! Thanks for inspiring! I'm going to join Kara's challenge too - I made my card today! There's so much inspiration over there! Thanks for telling us about her challenge!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So fun you were able make an awesome shaker card with the goodies! It turned out fabulous!

I Card Everyone said...

I adored that card from Lindsay ... your CASE of it is just as fantastic, Petra - in all my favorite colors! and you shaker? STAR of the show today!!! xx
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My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Your cards always, ALWAYS, make me think, "how come I'm not creative enough to think like that?" You never cease to amaze me with your creative use of such simple supplies . . . I am going to dedicate a Pinterest board to you and your fabulously unique design ideas! Thanks again, as usual for inspiring me!! Have a wonderful evening! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Sorry, was so excited with the second card, forgot to say how much I loved the first one too! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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Geri said...

Jaw dropping GORGEOUS cards! You're on fire girl!!!

Two classic beauties, subtle colors, cool bits of bling, lovely dimension, flawless & perfectly balanced designs...AND a shaker card element that is out of this world (as in the 'stars') amazing! Your talent truly is never ending!

Two more WINNERS!!!

Joyce said...

These are both so very stunning. Love them. I did get such a kick out of the fact that you are still using those die cuts I sent you ages ago. Guess it is time for me to send you some more when I get a chance.

Loll said...

Two amazing designs Petra! Both are such striking cards. Always inspired by you! xx

Rosemary said...

the first card is so elegant done in the shades of gray and the shaker card is so fun, petra!! love the way you placed the star!!

MaryH said...

A splendid CASE of the inspiration card, and I loved how you made the design your own with the dimensional die sentiment. Classy colors too. Super clever work on the Shaker Christmas card too!Love the way you've done the 'over' star with all the sparklies peeking through the aperture. Well done! TFS & Hugs

Happy Dance said...

So I see your first card, and go, "ohhhhh, so pretty" in my head. The grays and blacks and whites are so elegant, and the flowers, branches and swirls are just lovely. I sigh, and continue to read your post. Then my eyes light upon your amazing shaker card. Now, you could have left off the top star, but no. You took your design to an even higher level and added just that right touch. These are two fantastic cards, my friend. I think you've got some winning entries here. Bev

Misty Elam said...

Love, love, LOVE your cards, Petra!!! Every time I come to visit your blog, you blow me away with the next card even more beautiful than the last!!! Both of these are perfection, my friend!!! xoxo

Misty Elam said...

P.S. Thank you so much for answering my question about how to get a badge onto my blog. Didn't realize it was so simple!! 😊😊

Karren said...

Gorgeous cards, Petra! Your gray and white card is stunning and your shaker card looks amazing with the star frame angled like it is.

Monika Reeck said...

The Big word Happy is adorable against your black n white n grey card I adore the flowers your colored only with grey this is stunning monochrom card Petra
the second card yeah lovely Shaker
I never made shaker card and yours looks so simple and CAS
great post my friend and happy weekend
hugs
Monika

Lindsey said...

Petra, your CASE is amazing!!! It is one of my favorite cards I have seen all year! The changes you made to the design are just brilliant. And I love your Christmas shaker! What a delight to visit your blog today!

Pat said...

This is another great CASEing of one of the Inspiration File cards Petra, and I love your white sentiment against the black border and the use of grey to colour the flowers and leaves, and the Christmas shaker is beautiful with all those brightly colours sequins and stars, and what a wonderful idea to twist the star frame at an angle. The silver mirri behind the shaker and as a border for the sentiment goes perfectly. x

Jen Mitchell said...

Congratulations on your first shaker card! It's a beauty and I'm sure it won't be your last! Shaker cards are so much fun, don't you think? I love how you angled the stars and used such a colorful blend of sequins. How lucky you are to get such a gift!