Monday, May 29, 2017

Hibiscus Thank You

Hello hello!
I've got a simple card for two challenges today - CAS Colours and Sketches and the Just Add Ink Just Choose Two challenge (I chose flowers & washi tape).  There's a lot of Altenew going on with this card - stamps, washi, ink - which is unusual for me as I normally mix and match a few different companies.  I laid two strips of washi tape and then popped up the fussy cut flower and the sentiment on foam tape.  I actually made a few with different sentiments.  Finally I dug out some yellow Liquid Pearls to use on the centre of the flower for a little shine and texture.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flower & leaves from Hibiscus Bouquet, Sentiment from Many Thanks) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko, (Coral Berry, Forest Glades) Altenew
Washi:  Altenew
Other:  (Buttercup Liquid Pearls) Ranger

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Ice Cream & Pedal Bikes

America's Cup fever is in full swing here as the races started yesterday in the Great Sound at the west end of the island.  I've never paid much attention to it in the past but I finally watched some races today and I'll admit they're pretty exciting.  It will be going on all month so I have a feeling that I'll be as into it as everyone else before long.

Between watching races I managed to get some crafty time in.  I've got a few cards to share over the next few days.  Today I'm starting with a card for the Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try.  I love these RC ice cream dies and they are just meant to be paired with bright and happy colours!  I used Nuvo Drops to add the dots around the sentiment and the detail on the ice cream.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Strawberry Slush, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Love & Ice Cream) Reverse Confetti
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Dies:  (Ice cream) Reverse Confetti
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Next up is a card for the Colour Throwdown also using Reverse Confetti stamps.  I actually paper pieced the green onto the bike. Not sure what I was thinking as it was insanely fiddly but I like that it matches the rest of the green.  The bike is popped up on foam tape and I used Nuvo Drops here again.  
That's it for today.  Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Gumball Green, Smokey Slate, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Rollin') Reverse Confetti
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

Friday, May 26, 2017

Kitties & Polka Dots

Hello and happy Friday!

I'm sharing a card today for the Simon Says Wednesday Furry Friends challenge.  I was totally inspired by this card of Caroline's at her blog KISS - Keep It Sweet and Simple.  I love her style and her use of fun bright colours.  If you've never seen her work you must check it out - it's fabulous!  Instead of inked squares I used MFT patterned paper.  I stamped and fussy cut the MFT kitties and added just a touch of pink to each of them before popping them up on foam tape.  I'm going to make a doggie one next.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Dots & Stripes Sorbet 6x6, Dots & Stripes Fresh 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Cats & sentiment from Cool Cat, Cats from I Knead You) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Punch:  (1 9/16 circle) MgCill
Marker:  (R32) Copic
Gems:  Recollections

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Birthday Purses

Hello hello!  Back to work today after a lovely midweek break.  Unfortunately today is insanely humid.  Yuck!  I guess summer is really here.
  I've got a card for the Cupcake Inspirations Fashionista challenge.  I stamped these Skipping Stones Design purses in ombre colours, gave them some gem clasps and popped the sentiment on top of them so it wouldn't get lost.  A pretty easy design and it would be fun to make a few in different colours to have on hand for fashion loving girlfriends.  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Birthday Purses) Skipping Stones Design
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Gems:  Recollections

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Butterfly Birthday Wishes

Hello and Happy Bermuda Day!  
It's a public holiday here and the (unofficial) first day of the year for Bermudians to go swimming.  It's super humid so Luis and I will be heading down to the dock later on to cool off.  In the meantime I have a card for the Paper Players CAS butterfly challenge.  I used some embossing paste with an Altenew stencil for the background along with an Altenew sentiment and Papertrey Ink butterflies.  Nice and quick to put together but the paste and popped up butterfly add lots of dimension and texture.
That's it for now.  Time to fire up the BBQ for some lunch.  Have a lovely day!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Strawberry Slush, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Birthday greetings) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Dies:  (Butterflies) Papertrey Ink
Stencil:  (Sketched Lines) Altenew
Embossing Paste:  Dreamweaver Stencils
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CASology #250

Welcome to Week 250 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:

Loudness can be subjective so I think one could go in a number of directions with this cue word.  I thought about airplanes, my cat's purr (really loud when it's right in your ear at 1am!) and bright (or loud) colours amongst other things but in the end I went for loud music using this fun set from Paper Smooches along with Lil' Inker Designs sentiment.  I also broke out my Hero Arts inks which haven't seen the light of day in a while.  It was fun to rediscover them!  

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:

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, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Beats & music notes from Bebopper) Paper Smooches, (Sentiment from Seriously Awesome) Lil' Inker Designs
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko, (Green Hills, Tide Pool, Stone Wash, Grape Juice) Hero Arts
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Tribal Butterfly

Hi there!  I've got a card for the Just Us Girls Trend Week challenge - Create a background using inks.  I had fun inking up a panel of paper with Distress Inks and then die cutting this super cool Waffle Flower tribal pattern.  I layered a solid vellum butterfly behind the grey one and the edges of the wings are popped up on foam tape.  I added some Nuvo drops to the butterfly for a bit of fun.  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Vellum), (Smokey Slate, Basic Grey, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Mother Knows Best) Fresh Squeezed Stamps
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukeniko, (Abandoned Coral, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed Distress Inks) Ranger
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Butterflies) Papertrey Ink, (Tribal Pattern) Waffle Flower Crafts
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic