Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Happy Halloween


It's been nearly 3 years since I last posted so I'll be amazed if anyone sees this or if the post even survives given that last year Blogger suddenly decided to delete about 30 of my posts for "content violations" (without actually saying what the violations were).  Posts that had been there for years.  Posts about handmade cards.  Not sure what was suddenly so offensive about them but whatever.  *insert eyeroll*

Anyway at the request of a friend I finally dug into my stash and made a few Halloween cards.  Mostly I just remade past designs but I did make one brand new one so I figured I'd share it.  This Ellen Hutson bear continues to be a favourite image and all the add-on sets that come with it make it perfect for so many occasions.

Hopefully it won't be another 3 years before I return!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Granny Apple Green, Concord Crush, Crumb Cake, Smokey Slate, Basic Grey, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: (Haunted Hallows 6x6) Teresa Collins
Stamps:  (Bear from All Inside, Cat, cauldron, bubbles, hat & broom from Bear Ware 2, Sentiment from The Last Bite) Ellen Hutson
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Glitter: (Lime Green Stickles) Ranger

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Christmas Kickstart Challenge

Waaaaay back in the beginning of November I was invited by Jo (AKA Dotty Jo) to be a Guest Elf at the Christmas Kickstart challenge.  I was chuffed to be invited and luckily she caught me before life took some unexpected turns and my card supplies got packed up and shoved into a corner.

The theme for this month's challenge is The Sentiment Takes Centre Stage.  This was a perfect choice for me as I'd been having so much fun with my Essentials by Ellen alphabet dies at the time.  I always thought this Katzelkraft kitty must be yowling out a celebratory tune and decided that this time the tune would be Deck the Halls.  :)

I hope you'll play along and can't wait to see your creations!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Ralfs Red, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: (Green Swirls 12x12) Stemma
Stamps:  (Cat) Katzelkraft, (Santa hat from Holiday Cats) Skipping Stones Designs
Ink:  (Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Classic Block Alpha) Essentials by Ellen
Markers:  (R27) Copic
Other:  (Glossy Accents) Ranger

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

CASology #398

  Welcome to Week 397 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:

I wonder how many kids suffer from neck strain as they turn their heads skyward searching for a glimpse of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.  Is that a thing?

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!

Link your creations to the CASology blog by 9am Monday, 3 January (CDT).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Dapper Denim) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Joy To The World) Avery Elle
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Limoncello) Catherine Pooler
Die:  (Stitched rectangle) Mama Elephant
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Monday, December 6, 2021

You Made the List

I'm playing along today with the Any Occasion challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.  When I got this Yasss! die I knew immediately that I was going to use it with these particular Ellen Hutson stamps for a cheeky Christmas card.  They really were meant to be together!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: Adornit (?)
Stamps:  (Bear from All Inside, List & sentiment from Santa's List) Ellen Hutson, (Santa hat from Beast Friends) My Favourite Things
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Yasss!) Ellen Hutson

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Christmas Cactus

 Hi there!  I'm popping in today with a card for the Simon Says Wednesday Happy Holidays/Christmas challenge.  There was a period last month where we thought there wouldn't be any Christmas trees making their way to the island this year so I figured I should make some cards with alternative decorative options!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Cherry Cobbler) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Cactus from Llama Love, Pot from Sweet Succulents) My Favorite Things, (Sentiment from Jungle Greetings) Mama Elephant
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Zig zag stitched oval) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (R59, G07, G14, E08) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Red Berry, English Mustard, Caribbean Ocean, Violet Galaxy Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Merry & Bright

 Today's card is for the Fusion challenge and Darnell's NBUS challenge.  I was inspired by the sketch from Fusion and turned it 90 degrees to the right for a landscape layout.  I broke out these Lawn Fawn Christmas light dies for the first time and popped the lights up on foam tape for some dimension.  They were so easy to use.  Why have I waited so long???

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Basic Grey, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Black & White Stripes 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Snow Day) Lawn Fawn
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (String of Lights) Lawn Fawn
Other:  (Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops) Tonic

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Celebrate the Season

Today's card is for the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.  Of all my poinsettia images this one from Altenew is my favourite and gets used every year even though I never got dies for it and have to fussy cut it every time!  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Black) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Poinsettia from Poinsettia and Pine) Altenew, (Sentiment from Simple Strips Christmas) Taylored Expressions
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko,
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard & Simply White Crystal Drops) Tonic