Friday, August 17, 2018

Hey, Sugar!


Hello there!

I have a bright and colorful card today for the Inkspirational photo challenge.  The popsicles in that picture look super tempting right now in this crazy summer heat - I'll take one of each please!  My popsicle is courtesy of Reverse Confetti and the fun patterned paper is from an ancient Basic Grey 12x12 kit called Lollipop Shoppe.  The zig zag die is from Pretty Pink Posh and I love it!  It makes it so easy to create a fun background.  




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Crumb Cake, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Lollipop Shoppe 12x12) Basic Grey
Stamps:  (Popsicle & sentiment from Hey Sugar) Reverse Confetti
Ink:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Stacked Edges 1) Pretty Pink Posh
Other:  (Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops) Tonic

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Orange Thanks


Hiya!

I've got a card today for the colour challenge at The Paper Players.  I dug out an old Taylored Expressions die set and used a flower die to create a fun patterned thank you card.  The sentiment die is Essentials by Ellen and, although you can't really see them, there are Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops scattered around the sentiment. 




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White, Pale orange) Bazzill, (So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Scribble Flowers) Taylored Expressions, (Many Thanks) Essentials by Ellen
Other:  (Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Another Fast Watercolor Flower


Hi there!

I've got another card for the Just Us Girls challenge to use Jennifer McGuire's Fast Watercolor Technique and this time I paired it with the current CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.  This time I used a flower and a sentiment from Winnie & Walter.  You can barely see it in this photo but I also used a cover plate from Lil' Inker to add some texture to the black panel.  




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Watercolor) Ranger, (White) Papertrey Ink, (Perfect Plum, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flower & leaves from In Bloom: Addie's Garden, Sentiment from Sentimental: Birthday) Winnie & Walter
Ink:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet) Ranger
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Quilt coverplate) Lil' Inker Designs
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Teeny Flowers


Back again with one last card for the day.  This is for the Fusion challenge where I took inspiration from the dark woodgrain planter and the flowers in the photo.  I've been wanting to use this flowered washi tape for ages and I found the Catherine Pooler inks matched it pretty well.  I stamped and fussy cut some ancient Papertrey Ink flowers and put them into Paper Smooches vases cut from woodgrain paper.  The sentiment is also PTI and I added Nuvo drops to the flower centers.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Stamps:  (Flowers from Bold Blooms and Bold Blooms II, Sentiment from Asian Fusion) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, Catherine Pooler
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops
Gems:  Recollections

CASology #310


Welcome to Week 310 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


I was working ahead on my design team cards and made this one in the middle of the World Cup madness.  I don't really follow any sports but I do enjoy World Cup time and getting caught up in the excitement.  Sadly England (my team) and Portugal (Luis's team) didn't make it to the final but it was still an exciting one.  I was rooting for Croatia and even though they didn't win they fought hard until the end.  

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 is a 2 week challenge!**
Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 27 August at 9am (CDT).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Cherry Cobbler) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Football from All Star) Skipping Stones Design
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Stickers:  (Roosevelt Letter Stickers) American Crafts

Fast Watercolor Flower


Hi there!

I've got a card today for 3 challenges.  Just Us Girls challenged us to use Jennifer McGuire's Fast Watercoloring technique.  It looked easy enough so I gave it a try and made a bunch of flowers that look so awesome!  This is the first one I'm sharing using the sketch from Just Add Ink.  I'm also playing along with the Simon Says Wednesday challenge to Distress It (since I used Distress inks).  There are lots of different companies showcased here - the flower and leaves are Altenew, the Happy is Mama Elephant, the Birthday is Winnie & Walter and the patterned paper is MFT.  It really is a wonderfully easy technique especially as I really have never mastered the whole watercolor thing.  Expect to see more in the future!




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Watercolor) Ranger, (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Gray & White Basics 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Flower & leaves from Hennah Elements) Altenew, (Birthday from Sentimental: Birthday) Winnie & Walter
Ink:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover) Ranger
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Happy) Mama Elephant
Gems:  Recollections

Monday, August 13, 2018

Yappy Birthday


Hiya!

I was SO happy to get into the Craft Cave today after being down and out with the flu since Wednesday.  I've still got a gross cough but I made it past the point where I feel like I'm dying so there's hope for me yet.  :)

This card is for the MFT sketch challenge.  This is the first time I've inked up this little pooch.  I love his silly tongue poking out and thought it went perfectly with a punny sentiment.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill, (White) Papertrey Ink, (Old Olive, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Free Spirit 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Dog & sentiment from Canine Companions) My Favourite Things
Ink:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Stitched rectangle) Lil' Inker Designs, (Circles) Avery Elle
Markers:  (RV32, E21, E33, E35) Copic