Monday, February 8, 2016

Sketchy Hearts


Hi there!  I've got another card to share from the special orders I've been working on and I'm going to enter it in a few challenges since so many of them have to do with hearts and Valentine's at the moment.  :)  This was pretty simple to put together. I just die cut the hearts, mixed up their colours, layered them and added a sentiment and some gems.  

I used the sketch over at the Fusion challenge as a jumping off point.  

I was also inspired by the photo at The Card Concept and I'd say my card falls into the Clean and Simple category.  

The Simon Says Wednesday challenge is to Have a Heart and I had to play along especially as these are Simon Says heart dies.  

Just Us Girls has Valentine as their word challenge this week.   

And finally AAA Cards (a CAS challenge) has a love theme at the moment.

Okay, 14 cards to go to finish off my special orders so I'd better get cracking before I have to head back to work.  Have a lovely day and I'll see you tomorrow for CASology!






Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Real Red, Basic Black) Stamping' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Puppy Love) Reverse Confetti
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Sketch Heart) Simon Says Stamp


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sketchy Birthday


Hi there!  After two fabulous weeks of card making, blogging regularly and visiting other blogs I fell right back off of the wagon.  Work has ramped up again and I've had a lot of special card orders to complete so I haven't been on the computer much at all.  I've had to make a few birthday cards so I made this one based on the sketch at Seize the Birthday.  It uses goodies from Altenew, Lil' Inkers and Neat & Tangled.  Aside from trying to keep all the little triangles from falling out (I only wanted a few to be missing) it was pretty easy to put together.  :)  Have a lovely evening!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Bermuda Bay) Stamping' Up, (Black) Gina K, (Gold)
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Birthday Greetings) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko,
Dies:  (Tiny Triangles) Neat & Tangled, (Balloons, string, Stitched Circle) Lil' Inkers Designs
Marker:  (Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up

Friday, February 5, 2016

Skipping Stones Design


Hi there!  I'm sharing a card today over at the Skipping Stones Design Blog.  I'd love it if you popped over to take a look at it!  
Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

CASology #183


Welcome to Week 183 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


I took inspiration from the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch to work out my card this week.  I went for a very literal interpretation and used one of my favourite Lil' Inker dies to cut a nice glittery sun.  To add some interest to the clouds I made them darker where they overlap and I popped up the sun for some dimension.  This week's word leaves a lot of room for interpretation so I'm excited to see what you all come up with.  Be sure to check out the gorgeousness from the design team gals and than 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, (Smokey Slate, Basic Grey) Stamping' Up, (Yellow glitter) DCWV
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Sending Sunshine) Wplus9
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko,
Dies:  (Stitched sun) Lil' Inker Designs, (Cloud border die) WPlus9

Friday, January 29, 2016

Skipping Stones January Stamp & Share Challenge


Hello and welcome to the Skipping Stones January Stamp & Share Challenge!  We have an Anything Goes challenge this month so there's no reason not to join in - you can create anything at all and Skipping Stones Design stamps are not required to play along (but if you have some we'd love to see you use them). 

For my card I used the Dogs Vol. 1 stamp set - definitely one of my favourites!  I covered my card base with paper from Authentique and die cut a rectangle from the same paper pad.  My hydrant and sentiment are stamped and embossed and I watercolored the hydrant.

I hope you'll find some time to play along with us especially as one lucky person will win a Skipping Stones Design stamp set of their choice!  Be sure to check out the rest of the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team and then get crafting!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Carefree 6x6) Authentique
Stamps:  (Hydrant & sentiment from Dogs Volume 1) Skipping Stones Design
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Dashed rectangle) Avery Elle
Gems:  Recollections

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Birthday 'Gator


Hi there!  I managed to grab some time to make a card today for three challenges.  I started out with the Reverse Confetti Sketch For You To Try.  I'd been intimidated by all the layers but I finally picked out some Glitz patterned paper and went for it.  I paper pieced the adorable alligator and his balloons and gift and then spent forever deciding which papers to use for which layer.  I'm happy with how it turned to so I guess it was worth the time!  :)  I'm also going to enter it in the Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes challenge and The Male Room challenge to make cards for babies and boys.  I think it's a fun card for a little lad!  That's it for me today.  Have a good evening!














Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  (Finnley 6x6) Glitz
Stamps:  (Alligator from Later Alligator, Sentiment, gift & balloons from Monkey Business) Reverse Confetti
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko,
Dies:  (Stitched Circle) Lil Inker
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

CASology #182


Welcome to Week 182 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



Everywhere you look in Bogland it's reds and pinks and love themes.  How is it almost Valentine's Day already?? It'll be Christmas any minute now...  

Anyway I ADORE a good pun which is how my card came about.  My husband adores his landscaping equipment so I thought this card would be perfect for him.  :)  Can't wait to see what you all adore.  Be sure and check out all the fabulous inspiration from the design team and then play along with us!



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, (Real Red, Old Olive, Smokey Slate, Basic Black) Stamping' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Funny Man) Tailored Expressions
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko,
Dies:  (Lawnmower) Tailored Expressions, (Grassy border) Lawn Fawn