Monday, September 26, 2016

Palm Silhouette


Hi there!  I just have one card for today but it's for a few different challenges.  I love the palms silhouetted against the sunset in the photo at The Color Throwdown so I broke out my Memory Box palm die to use with their colours.  I also took inspiration from the photo over at Time Out - I kept the bright colours to one part of my card like the colors there are just in the window.  AAA Cards is looking for CAS masking and it's Make Your Mark week at Addicted to Stamps and More.  I inked my panel with Distress Inks and added a sentiment from CASual Fridays.  A thinking of you sentiment just seems suited to a lonely palm.



  












Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamp:  (Sentiment from Beanstalks) CAS-ual Fridays
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Dusty Concord) Ranger
Dies:  (Swaying Palm) Memory Box, (Circle) Reverse Confetti
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Flowers & Candles

***This is my second post for the day.  For my Papertrey Ink Blog Hope post please scroll down or click here.***


Hello there!  Another weekend has quickly come to a close but at least I got some crafty time.  We had a little brush with Tropical Storm Karl early on Saturday morning but thankfully it turned out to be nothing more than a really windy day.

I've got two cards to share this evening.  First up is an entry for the current Muse challenge. Jenni's card is gorgeous and bright - a perfect cheery birthday card.  I was inspired by the blues (although I went more blue/green) and used the same Altenew flowers that Jenni used.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Island Indigo) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  Watercolor Wonder, Many Thanks) Altenew
Inks:  (Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Stitched Circles) Lil' Inker Designs
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stells) Zig
Gems:  Recollections



This card is for two challenges.  I used the design from Freshly Made Sketches and the Celebration theme from Where Creativity Meets C9.  This was pretty quick to put together.  I stamped the Concord & 9th candles three times and than rainbow coloured them with Copics.  Nothing says Celebration quite like a rainbow!  

Thanks it for today.  Have a lovely evening!














Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Black) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (candles from Eat Cake & Celebrate) Concord & 9th, (Sentiment from Birthday Wishes) Mama Elephant
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Markers:  (R22, R46, YR07, Y08, Y38, YG03, G05, BG34, BG49, B24, B29, V09, V17, RV34, RV95) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stells) Zig
Gems: Recollections
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Papertrey Ink September 2016 Blog Hop


When I saw the inspiration photo for Papertrey Ink's September 2016 Blog Hop I knew I had to play along.  I had a couple of Branching Out die cuts on my desk that were just begging to be used and this was the perfect opportunity.  I paired them with kraft, black and white cardstock and a touch of twine, all inspired by the photo, along with sentiments from Botanical Silhouettes. 



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Black, Kraft) Papertrey Ink, Watercolor) Ranger
Patterned Paper:  Cosmo Cricket
Stamps:  (Sentiments from Botanical Silhouettes) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Intense Black) Simon Says Stamp
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Branching Out) Papertrey Ink
Paint:  (Gansai Tambi) Kuretaki
Twine:  Darice
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

CASology #216


Welcome to Week 216 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


This week's cue word gave me the perfect excuse to pull out a Paper Smooches frame die that hasn't seen much love.  I wanted some bright and cheerful colours to make my sentiment pop and by framing this busy piece of patterned paper and layering it on a white card stock, it keeps the overall design CAS.  

Looking forward to seeing what direction the cue word takes you.  Check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the design and 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) Bazzill, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Stripes) Simple Stories
Dies:  (Frame 2) Paper Smooches, (Hello) Mama Elephant
Sequins:  Doodlebug
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stells) Zig
Other:  (Glossy Accents) Ranger

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

CASology #215


Welcome to Week 215 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


I was thinking that I might go the "bark of a tree" direction with this cue word but who am I kidding - I really can't resist any reason to put a pooch on a card.  I LOVE this cheeky pup from My Favourite Things and this sentiment always makes me giggle.  A friend of mine has definitely had more than her fair share of "hydrant" days lately so I'm sending this to her in hopes of cheering her up.

Looking forward to seeing what direction the cue word takes you.  Check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the design and 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, (Pear Pizzazz) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from You Make My Tail Wag) My Favourite Things
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Stitched Arch) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (R27, R29, E31, E33, E35, E37, 100) Copic
Gems:  Recollections
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Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop With Altenew




Hi there!  Today the CASology gals are taking part in Altenew's Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop!  We've each created a CAS design using Altenew products.  I used the Dodecagram set to create a super CAS thank you card.  

Be sure to go to the Altenew blog for links to all the challenges playing along and find tons of inspiration and details on prizes!



Once you're done with that check back with us for this week's CASology challenge!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Black) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (All from Dodecagram) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Rose Red, Peach Parfait, So Saffron) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Pearl:  Doodlebug

Monday, September 12, 2016

Unicorn, Flowers & a Piggy


Another weekend has come and gone far too quickly and it's back to the grind.  I've got three cards to share today from my crafty time over the weekend.  First is based on the sketch at My Favourite Things.  Those chubby little MFT unicorns are so darn cute!  I think this set is going to see a lot of ink.  I coloured the unicorn and the rainbow with Copics, keeping everything really soft and subtle and because of that I'm also entering this in the CAS on Sunday pastel challenge


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Bashful Blue) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Magical Unicorns) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Stitched frame) Reverse Confetti
Markers:  (RV000, YR00, Y00, G00, B00, BV00, C1, C5) Copic
Gems:  Recollections



Next is a card inspired by the photo at Addicted to Stamps and More.  I created the background with Brushos (inspired by the colours on the wall in the photo) and then layered on some Essentials by Ellen flower dies and an Altenew sentiment.  I love the spotty look the Brushos leave when you don't spritz them too much.  Such a fun product!  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Watercolor) Ranger, (Black) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Bejeweled) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Wild Garden) Essentials by Ellen
Colour:  (Alizarin Crimson, Turquoise, Violet) Brusho
Gems:  Recollections



Finally I have a card for the Just Add Ink challenge to "Just Add P".  I went with this cute little MFT piggy and I paper pieced him for a double "P"!

Time to jet off to work.  Have a wonderful day!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Party Day 6x6) Crate Paper
Stamps:  (Pig & sentiment from Hog Heaven) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Stitched Arch) My Favourite Things
Marker:  (R17) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections