Wednesday, June 22, 2016

You're A Lifesaver


Hello!  I've got a card for CAS(E) This Sketch today using some My Cute Stamps (sadly no longer with us).  It came together pretty quickly.  I think the trickiest part was cutting out the middle of the life preserver.  I'm not that great with an X-acto knife...  :)

Hope you have a wonderful day!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Night of Navy) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Ahoy) My Cute Stamps
Ink:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Punch:  (1" square) EK Success
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

CASology #203


Welcome to Week 203 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


This week we are looking for CAS congratulations of any kind.  I was thinking wedding for my card but the sentiment is versatile and leaves it open for a number of options.  I used Mama Elephant stamps with Wow embossing powder for a clean and crisp look. 

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:  (Black) Papertrey Ink, (Brushed Gold) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Water Blooms) Mama Elephant
Ink:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Clear) Hero Arts, (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Gems:  Recollections
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Monday, June 20, 2016

Inspired Flowers


I'm back quickly today with a card for The Colour Throwdown.  I was initially inspired by this gorgeous card by Therese of Lost in Paper.  I didn't end up with quite the same loose watercolor look though.  I used the backside of the stamps inked and spritzed with water for the watercolor feel and then wasn't thrilled with it so I overstamped the flowers and leaves with the lined images.  Quite a different look in the end but it's fun to see where inspiration leads you.  :)


    

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Watercolour) Ranger, (Mossy Made) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flowers from Our Friendship Grows) Lawn Fawn, (Sentiment from Many Thanks) Altenew
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks) Ranger
Gems:  Doodlebug

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Kitties & Butterflies


 Hi there!  Since we have a long weekend (Monday is National Heroes Day) Luis and I planned to clean and paint the roof but unfortunately the weather has not been cooperating.  We got the cleaning done but unless tomorrow dawns with blazing sunshine we'll have to wait until next weekend to paint.  In the meantime I got some cleaning and tidying done around the house and then skedaddled to the Craft Cave to play along with some challenges.

First up is a card for Freshly Made Sketches and the Simon Says Wednesday Animal Magic challenge.  I paper pieced this NBUS My Favourite Things kitty and her pillow and popped them up inside an MFT stitched arch.  She's such a sassy little thing isn't she?  I love her!  




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  (Capture 6x6) Basic Grey
Stamps:  (Cat & pillow from Cool Cat, Sentiment from Cat-itude) My Favourite Things
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Stitched Arch) My Favourite Things
Marker:  (R32) Copic
Other:  (White Enamel Accents) Ranger




My second card was inspired by Anita's creation over at Muse.  I decided to channel my inner Ardyth and really strip my design down.  I took inspiration from Anita's colors, the butterflies and the sentiment strip.  Because I went so CAS I'm also going to play along with CAS on Sunday's Butterflies challenge.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Plane Awesome) Taylored Expressions
Ink:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Large butterflies) Papertrey Ink, (Small butterfly) My Favourite Things
Glitter:  (ClearWink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

CASology #202


Welcome to Week 202 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


Hi there!  Just in time for Father's Day we have a masculine challenge for you.  I used a sort of faux embossing technique this week.  I attached white die cuts to a white card base which adds some texture and dimension without being too busy.  By using only one colour along with black the design stays simple.  

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, (Daffodil Delight, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Punny Man) Taylored Expressions
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Mug) Taylored Expressions, (Flag Tags) Paper Smooches, (Stitched Circle) Lil' Inker Designs
Gems:  Recollections

Friday, June 10, 2016

Best Dad I Ever Saw


I've got another Father's Day card for you today - this one far more CAS than yesterday's.  In fact it came together super quickly which is always rare for me.  A strip of woodgrain paper, a saw die, a sentiment and voila - done!  Love it!  


The weekend is almost here!  We're going to a BBQ tomorrow night so I have to bake some S'Mores cookies for that.  Yum!  We'll see how many actually make it to the party...  
Any big plans for your weekend?



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Early Espresso, Brushed Silver, Brushed Gold) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Necessities:  Wood) My Mind's Eye
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Punny Man) Taylored Expressions
Inks:  (Versa Fine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Saw) Taylored Expressions

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Best Daddy Ever


I was recently asked to make a Father's Day card from 2 little boys and this idea came into my head pretty quickly.  I thought the primary colours were perfect for kids and it turns out that the dad's father was a pilot so I definitely picked the right images!

I stamped, die cut and Copic coloured the Taylored Expressions airplanes and popped them up on foam tape.  The clouds are Papertrey Ink, the banners are Simon Says Stamp and the letters are Lawn Fawn.  It's bigger than usual - 5x7 - because mom wanted to make sure her little guys had plenty of room to each write a message.  :)  I'm going to enter this in the Father's Day challenge at the Paper Players and also the Father's Day/For a Guy challenge at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.





Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Textured White) Bazzill, (Bashful Blue) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Airplanes from Plane Awesome) Taylored Expressions, (Letters) Lawn Fawn
Inks:  (Versa Fine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Airplanes) Taylored Expressions, (Clouds) Papertrey Ink, (Banners) Simon Says Stamp
Markers:  Copic
Twine:  (Charcoal) The Twinery