Sunday, February 19, 2017

Chameleon Gators?

Somehow it's already Sunday night.  This weekend just flew by at a ridiculous speed.  I had hoped to get some more cards done today but my plans were thwarted by an unexpected nap attack.  Those things are so sneaky!  I blame it entirely on the giant stack of pancakes that I consumed this morning...

Anyway this card is one I made yesterday but forgot to photograph so here it is today.  It's for the MFT sketch challenge and the MFT colour challenge.  That gator has made another appearance although much more CAS than last time.  I used glossy black Nuvo drops for his eyes, framed the sentiment with a couple of gems and that was it!  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black) Stampin' Up) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Jungle Friends) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Alligator) My Favourite Things
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic
Gems:  Recollections

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Daubers & Doggie

Hello again and happy Saturday!  I've got two cards to share with you today.  First up is inspired by Tracey's awesome card over at Muse.  This is my second attempt.  My first attempt I stuck really closely to Tracey's design and tried to watercolor just the centre of the images like she did.  Me and Zigs still don't play very nicely together though so I put that card aside.  I started digging around through drawers and came across my Hero Arts daubers and thought they'd give me the loose feel of Tracey's coloring without struggling with the Zigs.  So I stamped the balloons and then splotched them with the daubers and I love it!  It's fun and funky and a bit messy.  I think you could give it to a guy (even with the pinkish balloons included).  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Black) Gina K
Stamps:  (Balloons from Admit One) Lawn Fawn, (Sentiment fromLabel Love) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Pale Tomato, Orange Soda, Buttercup, Field Greens, Tide Pool) Hero Arts
Dies:  (Stitched hearts) Lil' Inker Designs  

Next is a card for the Addicted to Stamps & More CAS challenge using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  This pooch is from an awesome Gerda Steiner set sent to me by the lovely Judy.  She introduced me to Gerda Steiner and after I oohed and aahed all over a series of cute pooch cards she had made Judy sent me a set for myself.  Crafty friends are the best!  I coloured this guy with Copics, fussy cut him and popped him up on foam tape so he could peek over the sentiment and strips of washi tape.  I love his adorably grouchy face!

Edited to add:  Judy suggested I enter this in the Gerda Steiner Share Your Design Challenge.  Thanks, Judy.  Glad to have a new challenge to play along with!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Textured White) Bazzill, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Dog & sentiment from Howl Are You?) Garda Steiner Designs
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Markers:  (E21, E33, E35, E37, 100) Copic

Friday, February 17, 2017

What Every Girl Deserves

There were 101 things I should have been doing between walks and work shifts this afternoon but I decided to pretend that none of those things existed and snuck off to the Craft Cave instead.  I put this little number together quite quickly using the colours from Cupcake Inspirations and the sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches.  The sentiment and the hearts are all from Lil' Inker Designs and the strip behind the hearts is washi tape.  All the hearts are popped up on foam tape to add some dimension.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Stay Beautiful) Lil' Inker Designs
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Stitched hearts) Lil' Inker Designs
Gems:  Recollections

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Taking Flight

How is it Thursday already?  This week is just flying by.  I feel like I've barely stopped.  My boss is away so I have extra responsibilities at work.  I'm also taking care of my boss's neighbors' cats (since they're away too) and I'm walking Tug, my neighbor's dog, everyday this week.  Unfortunately my Tex is not so great with other dogs (that's what happens when you spend the first 12 years of your life chained up getting no socialization) so I have to walk him separately from Tug so I end up taking three 40 minute walks a day.  If nothing else I'm getting my exercise this week!  

Luckily I had a productive crafty weekend so I've had cards to share this week.  Today I'm playing along with the Addicted to CAS pets challenge which seems especially appropriate this week since I'm drowning in pets!  :)  Naughty Newton has taken off from his birthday party and who know where he'll end up.  I used a journaling card from Reverse Confetti for the sky and added a generous coating of Wink of Stella to the balloon.

That's it for now.  The critters are calling!  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  J(ournaling card) Reverse Confetti
Stamps:  (Cat & sentiment from Newton's Birthday Bash) Newton's Nook
Inks:  (Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  (R29, RV000, C1, C3) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


Hello!  Just popping in quickly today with a card for the Just Us Girls Hearts challenge.  These Neat & Tangled stamps were on my wish list for ages but I finally got ahold of them and I love them!  That little sailboat is so cute and I love the heart tucked into the sentiment. I paper pieced the boat with some Lil' Inker papers and used a WPlus9 die for the waves.  Simple and sweet!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Love You) Lil' Inker Designs
Stamps:  (All from Sailmates) Neat & Tangled
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Ruby Red) Altenew
Dies:  (Heart) Taylored Expressions, (Waves) WPlus9
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

CASology #236

Welcome to Week 236 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:

How adorable is this Winnie & Walter birdie?  I love his sweet little smile and the heart on his chest.  The perfect little love bird to bring some romance into your life!

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, (Real Red, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Bird &  sentiment from So Tweet) Winnie & Walter
Inks:  (Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Love) Paper Smooches, (Wonky Stitched square) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (R29, Y38, E31, E33) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections

Monday, February 13, 2017

Panda, Pups and Poinsettia

Hi there!  I've got some more cards to share with you from the weekend.  First up is for the numbers challenge at The Male Room.  I made this for a friend using some My Favourite Things pooches, a Mama Elephant happy and Papertrey Ink numbers.  Love that naughty pooch on the right and I think that's how my friend felt about turning 40.  :)

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Night of Navy) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Dogs from Lucky Dog & You Make  My Tail Wag, Hat from Beary Special Birthday, Balloon from Birthday Bear) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Happy) Mama Elephant, (Numbers) Papertrey Ink
Markers:  Copic

Next is a card for the Addicted to Stamps and More Holiday challenge.  I paper pieced this gorgeous Altenew poinsettia with Webster's Pages paper and popped it up on foam tape for dimension.  Some yellow Stickles in the centre give it a little sparkle!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Soft Stone) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (It's Christmas 6x6) Webster's Pages
Stamps:  (Poinsettia from Poinsettia & Pine) Altenew, (Sentiment from Joy to the World) Avery Elle
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Glitter:  (Yellow Stickles) Ranger
Gems:  Recollections

Finally is a card for the Simon Says Wednesday Cute challenge.  It doesn't get much cuter than these Mama Elephant pandas and I'm loving these Crush papers from We R Memory Keepers!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Regal Rose, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Crush 6x6) We R Memory Keepers
Stamps:  (Panda & sentiment from Pandamonium) Mama Elephant
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Hearts) Simon Says Stamp, (Stitched circle) Lil' Inker Designs, (Dashed rectangle) Avery Elle
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections