Sunday, December 4, 2016

Purple & Green


Hi there!  It's been a cold and blustery day today so after having a walk with Tex I scooted off to the Craft Cave for some inky time and I have two cards to share tonight.  

First is inspired by  EK Gorman's card over at Muse.  I love that chicken and sentiment - they totally cracked me up!  I looked for something similarly funny but in the end I took my inspiration from the leaves surrounding the image.  They reminded me of the leaves from Altenew's Doodle Blooms so I pulled them out and used them to frame the sentiment on a simple thank you card.  I used Zigs to colour everything and popped the flower up on foam tape for a bit of dimension.  There's plenty of Wink of Stella on everything too.  I'm also going to enter this in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Flower & leaves from Doodle Blooms, Sentiment from Many Thanks) Altenew
Inks:  (Intense Black) Simon Says Stamp
Markers:  (41, 45, 81, 82, 83) Zig
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollection



Next is a card for Freshly Made Sketches.  The stamps are all from Essentials by Ellen.  These stamps were everywhere last year but I didn't get them until this year so as usual I'm a little behind on the trend but I don't care because I love them.  I got a couple of other sets from last year too so you'll be seeing a lot of them.  Consider it a trip down memory lane!  


Time for bed now.  Hope you've all had a lovely weekend!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill, (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Christmas Scribbles) Essentials by Ellen
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Lucky Limeade) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Circle) SugarPea Designs
Markers:  (Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry) Stampin' Up
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollection

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

CASology #226


Welcome to Week 226 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


This week our sponsor, Kitty Bee Designs, has again provided us with some of their cute images to use for our cards.  I immediately fell for this adorable kitty peeking out from behind her cake.   I did some simple Copic coloring and fussy cutting and added a plain blue panel behind her for a little bit of interest.  Using a solid colour keeps the design from getting too busy. 

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, (Bashful Blue) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Kitty & sentiment) Kitty Bee Designs
Dies:  (Wonky Stitched Rectangles) My Favourite Things, (Speech Bubble) XCut
Markers:  (RV10, RV21, RV23, Y17, E00, E02, C1, C3) Copic
Glitter:  (White, Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections
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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Meowy Christmas


Hi there!  I had some unexpected time to craft today so I'm back with a few more cards.  First up is a card for the CAS on Sunday Pets challenge.  About a month ago we spent a day hunkered down in the house waiting out Hurricane Nicole.  I ended up spending a big part of the day coloring stamped images and I'm slowly getting around to actually making cards with them.  I made two of the same card just with different coloured kitties from Newton's Nook.  The paper is an ancient piece of 12x12 patterned paper that is finally seeing the light of day.  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  ?
Stamps:  (All from Newton's Holiday Mischief) Newton's Nook
Inks:  (Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Wonky Stitched Square) My Favourite Things
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig





Next is a card for the Little Tangles CAS challenge.  I used some off white MFT patterned paper in the background for a little interest.  The ornament is embossed in silver and I thought some pink would add a bit of fun to the card.


Okay, that's really it for today!  Have a good night!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Black) Gina K
Patterned Paper:  My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Ornament from Merry & Bright, Sentiment from Very Merry) Neat & Tangled
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Silver) Ranger
Twine:  The Twinery
Gems:  Recollection

Inspired By All The Trees


Hi there!  I'm playing along today with the photo inspiration at Inspired by All the Little Things.  I love those fun coloured trees especially the one that looks a little tipsy.  :)  I know C9 and PTI have some fun bottle brush tree stamps but they haven't made it into my inventory yet so I used these Altenew tree silhouettes for my card.  I used my MISTI to get a nice smooth image although the colours ended up a little richer than I had planned.  I still like how it came out though. 

Hope you are all having a lovely day and Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Textured White) Bazzill, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Tree & sentiment from Festive Silhouettes) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Island Indigo) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Gems:  Recollection
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Merry Zig Zags


Hello hello!  Popping in quickly with a CAS card for three challenges.  I used the design over at CAS(E) This Sketch as a starting point.  Just Add Ink asked us to use two of three elements and I used die cuts and designer paper.  Finally The Paper Players is having a CAS Christmas challenge and this is my second entry for them.  I stacked 3 black merry diecuts before adding the designer paper die cut on the top.  I covered them with Wink of Stella and then added some bling below the embossed sentiment.  This actually came together pretty quickly and I love the fun zig zags!

 










Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Black) Gina K
Patterned Paper:  (It's Christmas 6x6) Allison Kreft Designs
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Hand Lettered Holiday) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Merry) Papertrey Ink
Gems:  Recollection

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

CASology #225


Welcome to Week 225 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


Today's cue word has tons of possibilities!  I went with two soft things on my card - an adorable (but naughty) kitty and a ball of yarn.  I wrapped the twine around a cardstock circle and then had fun stringing it back and forth under the frame.  Because the twine is a little busy I kept the colour palette simple to retain some CASness.   

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:  (Textured White) Bazzill, Smokey Slate, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Cat from I Knead You, Sentiment from Cat-Etude) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Stitched frame) Reverse Confetti
Punch:  (1/2" circle) Marvey Uchida
Marker:  RV02, C5) Copic
Gems:  Recollections

Monday, November 21, 2016

Baubles & Flowers


Hi there!  Hope you all had a good weekend and your week is off to a good start. Unfortunately I lost most of yesterday to a migraine which really sucked especially as it was the first beautiful day we've had in a while.  :(  However, I got a bit of crafty time in today and have two cards to share.  For this card I used the colours from the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge and am also playing along with the Addicted to CAS Ombre challenge.  I'm also going to enter this in the CAS Christmas challenge at The Paper Players.  I paired some Altenew ornaments with a Hero Arts sentiment and added gems for a little bit of bling.








Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Textured White) Bazzill
Stamps:  (Ornaments from Festive Silhouettes) Altenew, (Sentiment from CL621)Hero Arts
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Night of Navy) Stampin' Up
Gems:  Recollection





This card uses the current ColourQ colours.  Except for the sentiment these are NBUS stamps from Winnie & Walter.  I had fun putting together the flower elements and I used the reverse side of the vase stamp to "colour" it in.  Everything is popped up on foam tape at different heights for some fun dimension. 

That's it for today.  See you tomorrow for CASology!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Old Olive, Chocolate Chip) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flowers, leaves & vase from In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet) Winnie & Walter, (Sentiment from Many Thanks) Altenew
Inks:  (Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip) Stampin' Up
Glitter:  (Cinnamon Stickles) Ranger
Gems:  Recollection