Friday, May 26, 2017

Kitties & Polka Dots


Hello and happy Friday!

I'm sharing a card today for the Simon Says Wednesday Furry Friends challenge.  I was totally inspired by this card of Caroline's at her blog KISS - Keep It Sweet and Simple.  I love her style and her use of fun bright colours.  If you've never seen her work you must check it out - it's fabulous!  Instead of inked squares I used MFT patterned paper.  I stamped and fussy cut the MFT kitties and added just a touch of pink to each of them before popping them up on foam tape.  I'm going to make a doggie one next.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Dots & Stripes Sorbet 6x6, Dots & Stripes Fresh 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Cats & sentiment from Cool Cat, Cats from I Knead You) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Punch:  (1 9/16 circle) MgCill
Marker:  (R32) Copic
Gems:  Recollections

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Birthday Purses


Hello hello!  Back to work today after a lovely midweek break.  Unfortunately today is insanely humid.  Yuck!  I guess summer is really here.
  I've got a card for the Cupcake Inspirations Fashionista challenge.  I stamped these Skipping Stones Design purses in ombre colours, gave them some gem clasps and popped the sentiment on top of them so it wouldn't get lost.  A pretty easy design and it would be fun to make a few in different colours to have on hand for fashion loving girlfriends.  

  
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Birthday Purses) Skipping Stones Design
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Gems:  Recollections

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Butterfly Birthday Wishes


Hello and Happy Bermuda Day!  
It's a public holiday here and the (unofficial) first day of the year for Bermudians to go swimming.  It's super humid so Luis and I will be heading down to the dock later on to cool off.  In the meantime I have a card for the Paper Players CAS butterfly challenge.  I used some embossing paste with an Altenew stencil for the background along with an Altenew sentiment and Papertrey Ink butterflies.  Nice and quick to put together but the paste and popped up butterfly add lots of dimension and texture.
That's it for now.  Time to fire up the BBQ for some lunch.  Have a lovely day!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Strawberry Slush, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Birthday greetings) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Dies:  (Butterflies) Papertrey Ink
Stencil:  (Sketched Lines) Altenew
Embossing Paste:  Dreamweaver Stencils
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CASology #250


Welcome to Week 250 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


Loudness can be subjective so I think one could go in a number of directions with this cue word.  I thought about airplanes, my cat's purr (really loud when it's right in your ear at 1am!) and bright (or loud) colours amongst other things but in the end I went for loud music using this fun set from Paper Smooches along with Lil' Inker Designs sentiment.  I also broke out my Hero Arts inks which haven't seen the light of day in a while.  It was fun to rediscover them!  

Looking forward to seeing what direction the cue word takes you.  Check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the design team then play along!




This week's guest designer:


This week's sponsor:


Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember that the deadline for entries is Monday at noon (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Beats & music notes from Bebopper) Paper Smooches, (Sentiment from Seriously Awesome) Lil' Inker Designs
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko, (Green Hills, Tide Pool, Stone Wash, Grape Juice) Hero Arts
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Tribal Butterfly


Hi there!  I've got a card for the Just Us Girls Trend Week challenge - Create a background using inks.  I had fun inking up a panel of paper with Distress Inks and then die cutting this super cool Waffle Flower tribal pattern.  I layered a solid vellum butterfly behind the grey one and the edges of the wings are popped up on foam tape.  I added some Nuvo drops to the butterfly for a bit of fun.  




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Vellum), (Smokey Slate, Basic Grey, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Mother Knows Best) Fresh Squeezed Stamps
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukeniko, (Abandoned Coral, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed Distress Inks) Ranger
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Butterflies) Papertrey Ink, (Tribal Pattern) Waffle Flower Crafts
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

CASology #248


Welcome to Week 248 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


This sentiment comes from the only Verve set that I own and it gets a lot of use.  I love the fact that it fits so perfectly onto this Papertrey Ink grad cap die.  It makes for some very quick and easy cards!     

Looking forward to seeing what direction the cue word takes you.  Check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the design team then play along!




This week's guest designer:


Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember that the deadline for entries is Monday at noon (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Daffodil Delight, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Words of Wisdom) Verve
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Grad hat & tassel) Papertrey Ink
Gems:  Recollections

Monday, May 8, 2017

Flamingos & Unicorns


I've got two cards to share tonight.  First up is for the Simon Says Wednesday challenge - A Hint of Pink and the Seize the Birthday Anything Goes challenge.  A friend of mine gave me a few of these flamingos which are really cute and add some fun dimension to the design.  They also help to make for some quick and easy cards.  The hardest part was choosing the patterned paper!


Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Adrift 6x6) Basic Grey
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Tickled Pink) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Die:  (Pierced circle) Lil' Inker Designs
Gems:  Recollections




Next is a card for the My Favourite Things sketch challenge (I flipped the sketch upside down) and  the CAS on Sunday challenge to use glitter or sequins.  I pulled out that fabulous rainbow glitter tape again.  I think this is going to be the first time I actually use up an entire roll of washi tape.  Now THAT is an accomplishment! 



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Bashful Blue, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Unicorn & sentiment from Magical Unicorns) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frame) My Favourite Things
Tape:  (Glitter rainbow) Duck Tape
Markers:  (R27, YR04, Y08, G14, B05, B29, V09, C1, C3, C5) Copic