Tuesday, January 15, 2019

CASology #327


Welcome to Week 327 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



Ever look at a card after you've photographed it and brought it up on your computer and thought, "Huh.  I wish I'd done this a little differently..."  Such is the case for me here.  I wish I'd stamped a black sentiment with only "sunshine" in yellow.  However, redoing it is not in the cards so I'm going to go with it!

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:

Christine A.

This week's sponsor:


** We're back to weekly challenges now that the holiday are over!**

Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 21 January at 9am (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Something Wonderful 6x6) Teresa Collins
Stamps:  (Sun rays & sentiment from Sunny Skies) Mama Elephant
Inks:  (Sunkissed, Warm Sunshine, Maple Yellow) Altenew
Die:  (Cloud border) Wplus9
Gems:  (Orange) Basic Grey, (Clear) Recollections

Monday, January 14, 2019

Stay Paw-sitive


Hi there!

Today's card is for two challenges - Freshly Made Sketches and Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday (try something new).  This is a pretty old set from Your Next Stamp but this is the first time I've inked it up.  I got the matching dies and they include these awesome scratch mark dies which I love and they add a great bit of texture!  I can definitely seeing them get a lot more use in the future.  




Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Cats & sentiment from Scratch Pad) Your Next Stamp
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Scratch Pad) Your Next Stamp 
Markers:  (YR04, Y38, C5) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Ripened Pumpkin Crystal Drops) Tonic

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Lovie Friends II


I'm back with three more cards using Lil' Inker Designs' Lovie Friends stamps.  I went much more CAS with these cards.  For the first two I paired the critters with different Simon Says Stamp dies.  For the last card I made a funky background panel using some of my favourite washi tape.  I'm going to be really sad when that ones runs out but maybe then I'll use the zillion other rolls collecting dust on my shelf!




Lovie Friends I


Hello hello!

I'm back with some more Just for the Heck of It cards.  There are 4 in this post and I'll share 3 more later.  I've dipped into my Lil' Inker Designs stash again and pulled out the Lovie Friends stamp set.  I am excited that I used almost every stamp in the set - I only skipped 2 small sentiments!  I know I've used the giraffe in the past but I think that's it and I have to say that finally getting the matching dies was a big help as some of these are pretty fiddly for fussy cutting.  I've used mostly Lil' Inker products here -  patterned paper and the scalloped die cuts and stitched heart.  The hearts on the third card are from Taylored Expressions.






Thursday, January 10, 2019

Sentiment Cakes II


I've got three more cards to share from my session with the Lil' Inker sentiment cake stamps.  I continued on with the theme of patterned paper for the first two cards.  The sunburst die on the first card is from SugarPea Designs.  The rectangle dies on the second card are from Mama Elephant.


For the last card I used stamps to create a background pattern and stamped the main cake with Hero Arts ombre ink.  The vellum circle is die cut with a Lil' Inker fringe scalloped circle die which adds some fun to the edges.  I used Nuvo drops for the flames on the candles.





Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Sentiment Cakes


Hi there!

I've got another Just for the Heck of It post today.  This time I'm using these adorable sentiment cakes from Lil' Inker Designs and pairing them with lots of patterned paper and Lil' Inker stitched and pierced dies.  The papers are a mixture of American Crafts and My Mind's Eye and I used Nuvo drops for some of the candle flames and Stickles for others.  Mixing and matching patterned paper is a struggle for me.  Some people make it look effortless like Heather Hoffman does here and here and here (fox card).  I often go to her for inspiration. 



Tuesday, January 8, 2019

CASology #326


Welcome to Week 326 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


As soon as I saw the word 'Frozen' Idina Menzel's voice was belting out in my head, "Let it goooooo!  Let it go!"  I have never even seen Frozen but those two things are inextricably linked for me.  Anyway I couldn't resist the chance to torture everyone else along with me and have that song stuck in your heads for the rest of the day.  :)

(NB:  No disrespect to Idina - she's amazing and I've loved her since I saw her three times in 'Rent').

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:


** We're back to weekly challenges now that the holiday are over!**

Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 14 January at 9am (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Night of Navy, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Breath) Cas-ual Fridays, (Ampersand from You & Me) Hero Arts
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow, (Zing Leaf) American Crafts
Gems:  Recollections