Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Holy Ship!


Hi there!  I'm just popping in with a card for the sketch challenge at Just Add Ink.  I paper pieced this Essentials by Ellen ship and popped it up over the tags.  Behind that I used the Avery Elle pierced circles dies which you can see if you look closely.  This feels like the perfect card for this week because it's been sunny and breezy, the humidity has finally gone down and the water looks glorious! 

Have a wonderful day!



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Soft Suede) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Ship & sentiment from Stay Salty) Essentials by Ellen
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Night of Navy, Early Espresso) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Pierced Circles) Avery Elle, (Inside & Out Stitched Round Rectangles) My Favourite Things, (Flag Tags) Paper Smooches
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

CASology #217


Welcome to Week 217 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


This week our sponsor, Kitty Bee Designs, provided us with some of their cute images to use for our cards.  I love this panda image - he has such a sweet little face!  In fact I love him so much that I made two cards this week.  For the above card I laid a few coordinating strips of washi tape across the bottom of the card and popped the panda up on foam tape. To me it looks like he's waving so I thought this sentiment from Neat and Tangled would work perfectly with him.  For the card below I used Avery Elle's Pierced Circles to add some interest to the card base and also to ground the image.  The sentiment is double stacked and covered with Glossy Accents.

Be sure to check out Kitty Bee Designs.  They have lots of adorable images - I especially love the cows!



Looking forward to seeing what direction the cue word takes you.  Check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the design and then play along!   



This week's guest designer:


This week's sponsor:


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


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Kraft) Papertrey Ink, (Strawberry Slush, Old Olive, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Panda) Honey Bee Designs, (Sentiment from Salivates) Neat & Tangled
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Pierced Circles, A Tag for All) Avery Elle
Tape:  Recollections
Other:  (Glossy Accents) Ranger

Monday, September 26, 2016

Palm Silhouette


Hi there!  I just have one card for today but it's for a few different challenges.  I love the palms silhouetted against the sunset in the photo at The Color Throwdown so I broke out my Memory Box palm die to use with their colours.  I also took inspiration from the photo over at Time Out - I kept the bright colours to one part of my card like the colors there are just in the window.  AAA Cards is looking for CAS masking and it's Make Your Mark week at Addicted to Stamps and More.  I inked my panel with Distress Inks and added a sentiment from CASual Fridays.  A thinking of you sentiment just seems suited to a lonely palm.



  












Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamp:  (Sentiment from Beanstalks) CAS-ual Fridays
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Dusty Concord) Ranger
Dies:  (Swaying Palm) Memory Box, (Circle) Reverse Confetti
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Flowers & Candles

***This is my second post for the day.  For my Papertrey Ink Blog Hope post please scroll down or click here.***


Hello there!  Another weekend has quickly come to a close but at least I got some crafty time.  We had a little brush with Tropical Storm Karl early on Saturday morning but thankfully it turned out to be nothing more than a really windy day.

I've got two cards to share this evening.  First up is an entry for the current Muse challenge. Jenni's card is gorgeous and bright - a perfect cheery birthday card.  I was inspired by the blues (although I went more blue/green) and used the same Altenew flowers that Jenni used.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Island Indigo) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  Watercolor Wonder, Many Thanks) Altenew
Inks:  (Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Stitched Circles) Lil' Inker Designs
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stells) Zig
Gems:  Recollections



This card is for two challenges.  I used the design from Freshly Made Sketches and the Celebration theme from Where Creativity Meets C9.  This was pretty quick to put together.  I stamped the Concord & 9th candles three times and than rainbow coloured them with Copics.  Nothing says Celebration quite like a rainbow!  

Thanks it for today.  Have a lovely evening!














Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Black) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (candles from Eat Cake & Celebrate) Concord & 9th, (Sentiment from Birthday Wishes) Mama Elephant
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Markers:  (R22, R46, YR07, Y08, Y38, YG03, G05, BG34, BG49, B24, B29, V09, V17, RV34, RV95) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stells) Zig
Gems: Recollections
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Papertrey Ink September 2016 Blog Hop


When I saw the inspiration photo for Papertrey Ink's September 2016 Blog Hop I knew I had to play along.  I had a couple of Branching Out die cuts on my desk that were just begging to be used and this was the perfect opportunity.  I paired them with kraft, black and white cardstock and a touch of twine, all inspired by the photo, along with sentiments from Botanical Silhouettes. 



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Black, Kraft) Papertrey Ink, Watercolor) Ranger
Patterned Paper:  Cosmo Cricket
Stamps:  (Sentiments from Botanical Silhouettes) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Intense Black) Simon Says Stamp
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Branching Out) Papertrey Ink
Paint:  (Gansai Tambi) Kuretaki
Twine:  Darice
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

CASology #216


Welcome to Week 216 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


This week's cue word gave me the perfect excuse to pull out a Paper Smooches frame die that hasn't seen much love.  I wanted some bright and cheerful colours to make my sentiment pop and by framing this busy piece of patterned paper and layering it on a white card stock, it keeps the overall design CAS.  

Looking forward to seeing what direction the cue word takes you.  Check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the design and then play along!   



This week's guest designer:


This week's sponsor:


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


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Stripes) Simple Stories
Dies:  (Frame 2) Paper Smooches, (Hello) Mama Elephant
Sequins:  Doodlebug
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stells) Zig
Other:  (Glossy Accents) Ranger

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

CASology #215


Welcome to Week 215 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


I was thinking that I might go the "bark of a tree" direction with this cue word but who am I kidding - I really can't resist any reason to put a pooch on a card.  I LOVE this cheeky pup from My Favourite Things and this sentiment always makes me giggle.  A friend of mine has definitely had more than her fair share of "hydrant" days lately so I'm sending this to her in hopes of cheering her up.

Looking forward to seeing what direction the cue word takes you.  Check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the design and then play along!   



This week's guest designer:


This week's sponsor:



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


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Pear Pizzazz) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from You Make My Tail Wag) My Favourite Things
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Stitched Arch) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (R27, R29, E31, E33, E35, E37, 100) Copic
Gems:  Recollections
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