Sunday, August 31, 2014

Dotty Muse


Hi there!  I finally got into the Craft Cave for a few hours today and have managed to play along with a couple of challenges.  I definitely wanted to join in with the fun over at Muse because the lovely Bobby of Bits & Pieces is the Guest Muse this month!  I love the ombre, dotty swirls that Bobby created and they're even more cool because they're made with embossing paste!  Bobby challenged us to try using some EP and I tried, I really did but I just wasn't happy with the final result so I scrapped it and went back to the drawing board.  I pulled out Papertrey Ink's Dot Spot stamps and embossed the largest one with clear embossing powder.  Then I took some Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and went to town blending it over the circles. The sentiment is from Avery Elle and I added a few gems for some shine.  That's it for me now - off to cook some dinner!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill
Stamps:  (Circle pattern from Dot Spot) Papertrey Ink, (Sentiment from Cake & Candles) Avery Elle
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink) Ranger
Embossing Poiwder:  (Clear) Ranger
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

CASology #110


Welcome to Week 110 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


I was excited to break out some NBUS for this challenge - all the stamps I used here are seeing ink for the first time!  Initially only the typewriter and letter were featured on the card.  However, I thought it needed something to tie the sentiment and the image together a little bit more.  I finally settled on the streamers as they support the celebration of a birthday. Have you been over to the CASology blog yet?  If not, go quick and check out the rest of the beauties from the design team and then get crafting!



And this week's guest designer:


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

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Pumpkin Pue, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Typewrite & sentiment from Type It, Streamers from Party Kit) Mama Elephant
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Streamer) Mama Elephant

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

CASology #109


Welcome to Week 109 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


Mmmm… java!!  I confess that coffee is a delight that I've only discovered in the last year or so.  I have always thought that coffee smells wonderful but found the taste too bitter for my liking.  That is until I discovered the Snickers Latte.  *Cue shining light and angels!*  Talk about yummy!!  Completely calorically sinful, but yummy.  And don't even get me started on the Snickers Frappuccino…   Enough of that.  Time for you to check out the rest of the design teams' caffeinated creations and then get to work on your own!



And this week's guest designer:



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

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Natural Necessities Double Dot Designs) Bo Bunny
Stamps:  (Woman & sentiment from Funny Coffee Vol 1) Skipping Stones Designs, (Coffee stain from Cyber Cafe) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Real Red, Soft Suede) Stampin' Up

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

CASology #108


Welcome to Week 108 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



The world is filled with magical things so I'm excited to see all your interpretations of magic this week!  My thoughts went straight to this Paper Smooches set and this fabulous unicorn image.  I love it!  It totally makes me think of the 80s and My Little Pony and Rainbow Bright all rolled into one!  Now, hop on over to the CASology blog to check out the magical design team creations and then get craftin'!




And this week's guest designers:


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

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill
Stamps:  (Brush stroke from Positive Strokes) Paper Smooches, (Sentiment from Kid Quotes) Inkadinkado
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry) Stampin' Up
Pearls:  Recollections


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

CASology #107


Welcome to Week 107 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



I could have made a million cards for this week's cue word but life is a little hectic right now so I just made one.  :)  I'm loving these Papertrey cover plates.  Leaving the background all one colour adds some texture while still looking clean.  It also allows the main image to pop.  I'm looking forward to seeing all your stripy creations this week!  Be sure and peruse the gorgeous gallery from the design team and then get to work!  


  


And this week's guest designer:



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

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  (Reunion 6x6) My Mind's Eye
Stamps:  (Flower from Magnolias for Her) Altenew, (Sentiment from Many Thanks) Mama Elephant
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Horizontal Stripes Cover Plate) Papertrey Ink
Glitter:  (Gunmetal Stickles) Ranger
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CASology #106


Welcome to Week 106 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


I'm guessing that this week's cue word will bring in a plethora of gorgeous entries.  I mean, who doesn't love a good rainbow?  There are so many ways to incorporate rainbows and rainbow colours into a card design so I'm really excited to see what you guys come up with!  Check out the beauties created by the rest of the design team and then get to work!


Meghan McMillan (Taking a break)

And this week's guest designer:

And our July guest designer:

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

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill
Stamps:  (Brush stroke from Positive Strokes) Paper Smooches, (Sentiment from Kid Quotes) Inkadinkado
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry) Stampin' Up
Pearls:  Recollections

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Dauber Thanks


I've broken out my Hero Arts ink daubers again - this time to make a one layer card for the current A Blog Named Hero challenge.
I paired them with the aptly named Dauber Bunch stamps and I had fun making little rainbow flowers!  There will definitely be more daubers finding their way into the Craft Cave in the future...


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Kraft) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Flowers & sentiment from Dauber Bunch) Hero Arts
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Early Espresso) Stampin' Up, (Pale Tomato, Orange Sode, Butter Cup, Field Greens & Tide Pool daubers) Hero Arts
Gems:  Recollections