Tuesday, October 21, 2014

CASology #118

Welcome to Week 118 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:

This week's cue word seems very appropriate as today I am grateful that my home is safe and undamaged. Last week Bermuda was hit by two storms within 6 days.  Tropical Storm Fay hit us on Sunday followed by Hurricane Gonzalo on Friday.  TS Fay ended up being a blessing in disguise.  It caused a lot of damage but it also cleared out a lot of trees which greatly lessened the impact of Gonzalo.  My family has been so very lucky.  While we lost a lot of trees and had damage to our waterfront our house is fine and so are we.  A lot of people lost roofs and some people haven't had power since Fay hit.  We got power back quite quickly although internet and cell services have been erratic.  

This pile of branches and foliage from TS Fay was only the beginning...

I wasn't sure I'd get to play along this week as we've had a long slog of cleaning up but I managed to get into the Craft Cave for a bit yesterday afternoon.  It felt so good to get inky again and our internet came back over night just in time for me to post.  It's not my best card ever but I'm grateful to be able to make one at all.  Be sure to head over to the CASology page and check out the gorgeous designs from the rest of the design team and then play along!

And this week's guest designer:

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

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill
Stamps:  (Houses from Hey There) Amy Tangerine, (Sentiment from Home Sweet Home) Market Street Stamps
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Pale Tomato, Butter Bar, Tide Pool) Hero Arts

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Happy Halloween

I don't usually make too many Halloween cards but I wanted to play along with the Halloween challenge over at The Paper Players.  I used the colours from last week's Colour Throwdown challenge as they were very Halloweeny (although obviously I'm too late to play along).  I was inspired by the Paper Players photo and went with a black cat silhouette in front of the moon.  I used a mixture of Sweet Stamp Shop and Neat and Tangled stamps and a Papertrey die.  I love it when different companies work so well together!  Time to head off to work.  Hope you have a great day!      

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Smokey Slate, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Cat from Halloween Owl-Fits, Fence from Haunted House) Sweet Stamp Shop, (Sentiment from Halloween Scene) Neat & Tangled
Ink:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Cloud) Papertrey Ink
Punch:  (2 1/2" circle punch) Marvy Uchida
Gems:  Recollections

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Enjoy The Ride

Hi there!  I'm popping in today with a card for 2 challenges.  I took the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch (turned 180 degrees) and paired it up with the Seeing Red Recipe Swap from Catered Crop and came up with this.  I thought this fun washi tape would make a great road for a bright red VW Bug to zip along!  I coloured the Bug with some Copics and popped it up on foam tape to finish it off.  Hope you all have a lovely day!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill
Stamps:  (Car & sentiment fom Bon Voyage) Market Street Stamps
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Washi Tape:  Scotch
Markers:  (R35, R46, Y17, C-5, 100) Copic

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

CASology #116

Welcome to Week 116 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:

In school from Primary 4 through Primary 7 we had to write with fountain pens.  When I started P4 I was so excited about graduating from using pencils to writing with a pen.  How grown up!  The excitement wore off pretty quickly once I realized how messy they could be.  My work suffered from many an ink splat and splotch over the years!  Thus you can see the inspiration for this week's card.  And now it's your turn to splatter.  Check out the splattery fun from the design team and then get messy!

May Sukyong Park (on a break)

And this week's guest designer:

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

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill
Stamps:  (Pen & ink splotches from Happy Trails) Papertrey Ink, (Sentiment from To The Point) Avery Elle
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Island Indigo, Bravo Burgundy) Stampin' Up
Gem:  Recollections

Monday, October 6, 2014

Sunflower Day

***This is my second post for the day.  For my Festive Friday post please scroll down or 

Hello again!  I ended up having some time today to make a card for three challenges.  The initial inspiration came from the photo at the Fusion challenge.  It's a CAS design so I'm entering it in the Virginia's View Clean and Simple challenge and since I used all stamping I'm joining in with Time Out's stamping challenge (but not using the optional twist of apples).  I stamped the CAS-ual Fridays flower onto yellow cardstock and then added some highlights to the petals with Copics and then used Cinnamon Stickles on the centre of the flower.  I stamp layered the leaves and sentiment and then popped up the flower for a little dimension.  Okay, that's really it for today.  I'll be back tomorrow!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Daffodil Delight) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flower & sentiment from Wonderful Words) Cas-ual Fridays, (Leaves from Turning A New Leaf) Papertrey Ink
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Soft Suede) Stampin' Up, (Green Hills) Hero Arts
Glitter:  (Cinnamon Stickles) Ranger
Markers:  (Y17, Y38) Copic

Festive Wreath

Since I've had so much fun playing along with the Merry Monday challenge I decided I should check out the Festive Friday challenge as well.  The photo they provided this fortnight immediately sparked an idea in my head and it actually translated pretty easily onto my card.  Love when that happens!  I made the wreath using branches from Papertrey's Bells & Boughs set (here it is again!) and added some Stickle berries to it for some colour and shine.  Quick, simple and flat for mailing.  Awesome!   

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Lakeside 6x6) Pebbles
Stamps:  (Leaves from Bells & Boughs, Berries from Holida Cheer, Christmas from City Scene Christmas Sentiments) Papertrey Ink
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Real Red, Old Olive, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Wonderful Words:  Holiday) Papertrey Ink
Glitter:  (Xmas Red Stickles) Ranger

Sunday, October 5, 2014

What's Canoe With You?

I love the little fox from Avery Elle's Happy Camper set and this week's ColourQ palette and photo immediately made me think of him.  It's so nice when a card comes together so quickly and easily - just a bit of stamping, some fussy cutting and it was done!  It's my kind of CAS card and because of that I'm also going to join in with the Clean and Simple challenge over at Virginia's View. Hope you're all having a lovely weekend!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Chocolate Chip) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Happy Camper) Avery Elle
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo) Stampin' Up, (Potter's Clay) Memento