Monday, November 30, 2020

Speech Bubble Thanks

 


Today's card is for two challenges - Time Out (Quick) and Just Add Ink (Just Add "S" - I added speech bubbles!)  I generally take forever to make even the simplest card but this one came together really quickly.  I used Paper Smooches speech bubble and thanks dies and some fun Pinkfresh paper to make a cheery thank you card.  The middle speech bubble is popped up on foam tape and the thanks is shined up with Glossy Accents.



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  Pinkfresh
Dies:  (Speech bubble, thanks) Paper Smooches
Other:  (Glossy Accents) Ranger, (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic



Tuesday, November 24, 2020

CASology #379

 

Welcome to Week 379 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


Okay I'm really reaching with the cue word this week. I'm pretty sure I don't have any wheat images in my stash so I knew I'd have to think outside the box.  First I considered a "This deserves a toast" sentiment with a slice of toast but I've done a similar design for CASology before.  In the end I went for beer.  Now I'm not a beer drinker but I know there are some beers made with wheat.  (I even googled it to double check I wasn't crazy).  I was going to use white Liquid Applique to make the beer foam puffy but apparently that stuff doesn't last forever because my white Liquid Applique is now decidedly brown!   

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!


***We're going back to challenges every 2 weeks!***
Link your creations to the CASology blog by 9am Monday, 14 December (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Night of Navy) Stampin' Up, (Textured White) Bazzill
Stamps:  (Beer from Cheers To You) Stampin' Up
Inks:  (Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Classic Block Alpha) essentials by Ellen
Markers: (YR23, Y17) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Let's Get Merry!

 


Today's card is for the Simon Says Wednesday Christmas challenge.  The sentiment is an old one from Hero Arts but definitely always a favourite.  I thought it worked perfectly with this Tim Holtz pooch because he sure looks like he's well on his way to getting merry!

Supplies Used:

Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Granny Apple Green) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  Doodlebug
Stamps:  (Dog from Crazy Dogs, Hat from Crazy Things) Stampers Anonymous, (Sentiment from Get Merry) Hero Arts
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko,
Dies:  (Long Classic Rectangles Small) Spellbinders
Markers:  (R11, R22, R27, R32, Y17, C1, C3, C5, C7) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Brusho Poinsettia

 

Today's card is for the AAA Cards sketch challenge.  I didn't go with the optional twist to use primary colours because I was deep in Christmas card making mode and wanted to use a poinsettia for the card.  Way back in February I made a bunch of panels using Brushos (see below) and I used a couple of them on this card.  I stamped the Essentials by Ellen flower and leaves onto them and then fussy cut them.  And then I remembered I had the matching dies and didn't need to cut them by hand at all!  *sigh*  Sometimes I really worry about the state of my brain!


 

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up, (Tim Holtz Watercolour) Ranger
Patterned Paper:  (Stay Colorful 6x6) American Crafts
Stamps:  (Poinsettia from Mondo Poinsettia) Essentials by Ellen, (Sentiment from Holiday Cheer) Papertrey Ink
Ink:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder: (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Brushos:  (Alizarin Crimson, Brilliant Red, Terracotta, Orange, Yellow, Sunburst Lemon, Line Green, Sea Green, Turquoise) Colourburst
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Vintage Santa

 


Today's card is for the Inspired By... challenge.  I love the vintage look of the picture but I don't have any stamps that really fit that aesthetic.  I have a few sheets of vintage looking patterned paper but have always found them really busy and could never work out how to use them.  Enter Lisa Elton's card which gave me the perfect inspiration for what to do with them!  I think I'll end up with a stack of similar cards that makes use of some of the papers (Christmas and otherwise) that I just don't know what to do with.  Thanks so much, Lisa!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Basic Black) Stampin' Up, (Green) Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  (Mistletoe Memories 8x8) Daisy D's
Stamps:  (Christmas) Winnie & Walter
Ink:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko,
Embossing Powder: (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Other:  (Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss) Tonic



Monday, November 16, 2020

Merry & Bright Trees


 I've got a card today for the photo inspiration challenge at Just Add Ink.  I love those bright and cheery Christmas trees in the picture and went straight for these Reverse Confetti tree dies.  Initially I had them placed centrally on the card but thought they needed a bit more pizzazz so I dug around until I came across the Ride the Wave die from MFT and that gave me the idea for some snowy hills.  The WPlus9 Sentiment fit perfectly across the front of them and it comes with a matching die - so cool!  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Suede, Smokey Slate, Basic Black) Stampin' Up, (Glitter) DCWV
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Holiday Trimmings) WPlus9
Ink:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko,
Embossing Powder: (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Trees) Reverse Confetti, (Ride the Wave) My Favourite Things
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Warm Winter Wishes


Today's card is for the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.  I have a whole pile of images on my desk that are stamped and ready for colouring.  This little birdie looked like he'd be the perfect fit for the sketch so I coloured him with Copics and added some Stickles to his hat for a bit of shimmer.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Red, green) Bazzill
Stamps:  (All from Season's Tweetings) Winnie & Walter
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko,
Dies:  (Stitched circle) Heffy Doodle
Markers:  (R29, R59, YR02, YR31, G28) Copic
Glitter"  (Stardust Stickles) Ranger
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic