Monday, June 26, 2017

Ombre Paint Strokes


Hi there!  Popping in quickly with a card for the Men challenge at Paper Smooches which came along at the perfect time as I need more masculine birthday cards.  I stamped the sentiments onto the awesome Paint Stroke dies, attached them to a die cut panel, mounted that to the cad base, added some Nuvo drops and voila - masculine birthday card!



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Bashful Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment) Hero Arts
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Dies:  (Paint Strokes) Paper Smooches, (Wonky Stitched Rectangle) My Favourite Things
Other:  (Black Nuvo Crystal Drops) Tonic
  

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Many Thanks (Literally)


Hello hello!  I've been busy working on some special orders and a little project that I'll be sharing on Wednesday but I also managed to get a card done for a few challenges.  I used the colours from CAS-ual Fridays along with layout inspiration from Jenni Murray at Muse and I'm joining the Words Take Center Stage challenge at AAA Cards.  This began as a 1 layer card but there was a little issue with one of the round thank yous so I re-stamped them, punched them out and popped them up.  Also, I know that ink looks a little red but I promise it's SU Calypso Coral.   

That's it for today.  Hope you all have a wonderful week!









Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (All from Many Thanks) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko, (Calypso Coral, Pool Party) Stampin' Up, (Grout Grey) My Favourite Things
Punch:  (1 1/4' circle) EK Success
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

CASology #254


Welcome to Week 254 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


This started out as a one layer card but, as usual, I inked outside of the masked off stripe and ended up with a mess.  Clearly I need to mask off EVERYTHING that I want to stay uninked!  I liked the ombre effect of the inking though and didn't want to chuck it so I just cut out the stripe, popped it up on foam tape and added it to a new card blank.  It adds some dimension so I think I can say this way a successful save.  

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!


Sherrie Mannion - Taking a break


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, Island Indigo) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Fill in the Blank) Avery Elle
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko, (Island Indigo) Stampin' Up, (Twisted Citron) Ranger
Dies:  (House) Avery Elle, (Heart) Simon Says Stamp
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

CASology #253


Welcome to Week 253 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


I don't seem to have all that many clothing images in my stamp and die collection outside of baby clothes so I went with what I have.  Originally I was just going to have the onesie replace the "a" in baby but it didn't look quite right.  Then I placed a Lawn Fawn "a" on the onesie and it pretty much obscured it.  I then found a smaller Papertrey "a" which fit in the onesie perfectly.  Looking at it now I'm not sure I like it.  Maybe it needs a bigger onesie with an "a" that matches the other letters.  I may have to play with this design again.  What do you guys think?

I had to make a boy version of the card too of course!



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!


Judy Marino (Taking a break)


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:  (Textured white) Bazzill, (Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, Basic Grey, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Pink plaid from Perfectly Plaid 6x6, Blue plaid from Perfectly Plaid Winter 6x6) Lawn Fawn
Stamps:  (Welcome from Welcome Baby) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Onesie) My Favourite Things, (B & Y letters) Lawn Fawn, (A) Papertrey Ink
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic

Monday, June 12, 2017

You're The Man


I'm way behind in the Father's Day card department and am scrambling to get some made for a few people.  This one is super simple and graphic.  I used My Favourite Things triangle dies with Authentique paper and a dad die and sentiment from Reverse Confetti.  I'm going to enter it in the Simon Says Wednesday Make It Masculine challenge

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Early Espresso) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Accomplished Collection 6x6) Authentique
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Tie-Rifil) Reverse Confetti
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Dad) Reverse Confetti, (Triangles) My Favourite Things
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Two Flowers


Hi there!  We finally got some much needed rain today which not only was reason to celebrate but also made for a perfect excuse to get in some crafty time.  I've got two cards for three challenges.  First up I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and took inspiration from Anita's card at Muse.  I love the drama Anita's black flowers against the red background pattern.  It's bold and fabulous!  I used some Authentique papers for the two panels on the sketch, heat embossed and fussy cut the Altenew flower and added some Nuvo dots around the Altenew sentiment.















Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Carefree Collection 6x6) Authentique
Stamps:  (Flower from Hennah Elements, Sentiment from Many Thanks) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Other:  (Nuvo White & Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic



This card uses the colours from CAS Colours & Sketches.  I happened to have the Soft Sky die cut square on my desk so decided to try and use it for the challenge.  I used a Calypso Coral marker to add some subtle detail to the Essentials by Ellen flower petals.  I also die cut some extra outlines to put behind the square for a bit of interest.  I'm pretty sure this idea was in my head because I've seen it on someone's blog recently but I cannot remember who's or when it was.  If anyone knows please let me know so I can link to them!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Calypso Coral, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Bejeweled) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Die:  (Flower from Wild Garden) Essentials by Ellen, (Wonky Stitched Square) My Favourite Things
Marker:  (Calypso Coral) Stampin' Up
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Inspired By All The Little Things Guest Designer


I was absolutely thrilled to bits when the lovely and talented Karren of Stamping Stuff invited me to be her guest for this week's Inspired by All the Little Things challenge!  If you've never visited Karren's blog you are missing out.  Her creations are gorgeous and I'm in awe of her colouring skills.  


Here is this week's inspiration photo.  I was inspired by the pink behind the placard and the white sentiment framed by the flowers.  I wish I could say that I inked up the coloured panel on my card but alas, I am not that talented.  Instead it's a gorgeous piece of Cosmo Cricket paper.  The sentiment is stacked multiple times for dimension.  For the flowers I embossed them on vellum, keeping them simple so they wouldn't compete with the coloured panel.

I hope you'll join us and play along this week.  It's wedding season after all so it wouldn't hurt to have a wedding card in your stash!  Also if you have a moment I'd love it if you popped over to the Inspired By... blog and checked out my little interview.  :)

Have a great weekend!



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Vellum), (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Hey Sugar 12x12) Cosmo Cricket
Stamps:  (Flowers & leaves from Doodled Dasies) Lil' Inker
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Mr & Mrs) Paper Smooches, (Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frame) My Favourite Things
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

CASology #252


Welcome to Week 252 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


I challenged myself not go the obvious butterfly route for my card but in the end I got this idea in my head and couldn't shake it.  Really though, who can resist a pretty butterfly card?  I'm sure that butterflies and flowers make up 80% of my stamp images so I might as well use them right?  Bees and spiders can wait for another day...

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).

I'm also entering this card in the current CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured white) Bazzill, (White) Papertrey Ink, (Lucky Limeade) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Butterfly from Up The Happy) Essentials by Ellen, (Sentiment from Geometric Greenery) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Markers:  (R37, R35, R22, YR07, YR16, Y38, Y17, Y08, Y06) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic
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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Ella & the Party Paper


Today's card is very different for me.  No CASness here.  Nope.  Instead I went wild with the patterned papers.  Miss Ella (from Mama Elephant) and her party hat are paper pieced and popped up against some super fun and busy papers.  Don't they just scream celebrate?  I also added gems all over the place for even more pizzazz.  I'm going to play along with the birthday challenge at The Paper Players, the patterned paper challenge at CAS-ual Fridays and the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp.














Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Memories Captured 6x6) Fancy Pants
Stamps:  (All from Ella & Friends) Mama Elephant
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Glitter: (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Speech Bubble Rainbow


Today I have a sentiment filled card for the CAS on Sunday repetition image challenge.  A rainbow of happy birthday speech bubbles topped by another happy birthday sentiment - all kinds of repetition going on here!  The birthday die is multi-layered and topped with Glossy Accents for some shine.  To finish it off I decided to give the Nuvo drops a break and use some gems so the poor little sparkly things don't feel neglected.  :)

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Speech bubble from Cl737) Hero Arts, (Happy from Birthday Greetings) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko, (Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Birthday) Mama Elephant
Gems:  Recollections

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Bowled Over


Hi there!
I'm popping in with a card for Fusion and the MFT Colour challenges.  I took the Fusion sketch and turned it sideways and also used the baking/kitchen theme from the photo as inspiration to ink up these MFT stamps.  The bowls are popped up on foam tape on top of the wonky stitched squares.  I framed the sentiment with some Nuvo drops and also used them for the dots on the bowls.  I know I'm late to the game with Nuvo drops but I am loving them!  My poor gems are getting neglected...
   

  












Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Tip Top Taupe) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Bowls from Kitschy Kitchen, Sentiment from You Bake Me Happy) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko, (Coral Crush) My Favourite Things, Sunkissed) Altenew, (Soft Sky) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Bowls, Wonky Stitched Squares) My Favourite Things, 
Other:  (Nuvo White & Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

CASology #251


Welcome to Week 251 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


I don't know too many people who like medicine but sometimes I suppose it's a necessity.  Wouldn't it be nice if love could cure all ills?  Until then pills and potions will be around so why not make them cute like these little heart shaped ones!  These and a spoonful of sugar should go down pretty easily.   

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, Soft Stone) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Get Well Soon Additions) Whimsy Stamps
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Get Well Soon Additions) Whimsy Stamps
Other:  (Glossy Accents) Ranger, (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic