Tuesday, November 18, 2014

CASology #122

Welcome to Week 122 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:

Nothing better than a CAS rainbow huh?  Especially tucked into a corner to preserve all that lovely white space!  Be sure to head over to the CASology page to check out the rest of the gorgeousness from the Design Team - it's an especially fabulous gallery!

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:  (Tall from Soiree) Mama Elephant
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Pale Tomato, Orange Soda, Butter Bar, Green Hills, Tide Pool, Passion Flower) Hero Arts
Gems:  Recollections

Thursday, November 13, 2014

CAS(E) This Sketch 100!

Hello there!  I was so excited when Chrissy Larson contacted me to help celebrate the 100th sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch!  I was a member of the design team from November 2012 - June 2014 and I give CTS full credit for helping me overcome my fear of sketches.  I play along now and then and always check out the latest creations from the design team - it's a stellar group of ladies!  Anyway I spent a ridiculously long time on a card before finally admitting to myself that it just wasn't working and I needed to start over. Thankfully once I saw Therese's card over at Muse this idea came together very quickly and easily.  I hope you'll play along and make this 100th challenge a super special one!    

I'm also playing along with the Moxie Fab Tree-Mendous Trees challenge and the Simon Says Wednesday Star challenge.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment)  Woodware
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Nesting Star) Lifestyle Crafts
Punch:  (1/2" circle) Marvy Uchida

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

CASology #121

Welcome to Week 121 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:

This week the DT is playing along with our teamie Tracey McNeely's annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags event!  We've all used our cue word to make CAS tags instead of cards.  I'm generally not much of a tag maker and when I do make them I usually end up sticking them onto cards!  LOL!  However, there is so much amazing inspiration over on Tracey's blog that I had no trouble coming up with my own design this week.

Now, not only is Tracey showcasing a mind boggling number of amazing tags but she is also hosting a massive giveaway of goodies from 6 amazing sponsors:

CAS-ual Fridays
Clearly Besotted
Lawn Fawn
Neat & Tangled 
Paper Smooches 
Reverse Confetti

Awesome right?  Tracey is offering a chance to win every day by commenting on her blog posts.  She's also asked each of us from the DT to draw a name from today's post to add to her prize draw.  You have until November 27th to comment here for an extra chance to win!  Be sure and visit the rest of the Design Team to ogle their gorgeous tags and also to comment for even more chances to win!

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) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Tree & sentiment from Get Merry) Hero Arts
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Gumball Green) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Nesting Star) Lifestyle Crafts, (Tag Sale #3) Papertrey Ink
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stells) Zig

Monday, November 10, 2014

Colour Challenges

Hello to a new week!  I have two cards to share this morning for challenges that are closing today.  First up is The Colour Throwdown.  I was inspired by the colours and the photo for this card.  I broke out my Papertrey City Scenes stamps for the first time and got brave and decided to play with my watercolors.  There's nothing groundbreaking about my watercolouring but it's the first time I've been really pleased with the result which is always a good feeling!  :)    

Next up is the Monochromatic challenge at Colour Me…!  I've gone for Christmas polka dots again and this fun subway style stamp from Fresh Squeezed Stamps.   I'm loving my Wow Superfine embossing powder - it gives such a crisp image!  That's it for me today.  Off to take Atti for a swim and then get to work on card orders before I drown in them!  Have a lovely day!

Supplies Used:

Cardstock:  (White) Ranger, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Eiffel Tower from City Scene, Sentiment from City Scene Sentiments) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Black Super Fine Detail) Ranger
Watercolours:  Loew Cornell
Gem:  Recollections

Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Real Red, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Subway Series: Holidays) Fresh Squeezed Stamps
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Stencil:  The Crafter's Workshop

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Merry Muse

Hi there!  Usually I don't get around to making a card for the Muse challenge until the last minute but Vicki Dutcher's bright and cheery card totally inspired me on Monday so I broke out a stencil and some Distress Inks and got straight to work.  I love the fun polka dots and big sentiment on Vicki's card so that's what I focused on for mine.  I used three colours of Distress Inks for the dots and my current favourite Gumball Green cardstock from Stampin' Up.  Mom called it a "funky, modern kind of Christmas card".  I was chuffed with that description but I don't think it was a compliment.  LOL!  Mom likes a more classic style...  :D  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Gumball Green, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Inks:  (Barn Door, Fired Brick & Aged Mahogany Distress Inks) Ranger
Dies:  (Merry from Holiday Fill in the Blank) Avery Elle, (Christmas) Paper Smooches
Stencil:  (Dots) Stampin' Up
Sequins:  Doodlebug

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

CASology #120

Welcome to Week 120 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:

I was excited that this week's word has nothing to do with the current season or holidays (as they already feel like they're taking over my life) but in the end they crept into my card design anyway.  I can never resist a punny sentiment and I wanted to let this adorable octopus finally get inked up.  Initially the card only consisted of the octopus and the speech bubble - the background seemed a little plain.  Then I remembered these Paper Smooches bubbles and added them using VersaMark ink - subtle but they still add some interest without overwhelming the CAS design.  And now it's your turn to show us what the word sea brings to your mind !  Check out the CASology blog for the gorgeous creations 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, (Soft Sky) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Sheer Simplicity Neutral) K & Co.
Stamps:  (Octopus from Sea Animals) Market Street Stamps, (Hat from Hats Off to You, Letters from Claire's ABCs) Lawn Fawn, (Bubbles from Surf & Turf) Paper Smooches
Ink:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Die:  (Word Bubbles) Paper Smooches
Marker:  (Real Red) Stampin' Up

Monday, November 3, 2014

Festive Gifts

It felt so good to be back in the Craft Cave today after another unplanned break.  Wednesday and Thursday I was in bed with a migraine.  My own fault really as I had recently told someone I hadn't had a bad one in ages.  And this was a bad one.  I haven't had a headache free day since but at least they're minor enough that I can function.  I even managed to spend half the day outside with Luis yesterday clearing more trees.  

Anyway today's card is for two challenges.  I used the sketch from the Fusion challenge and the photo inspiration from Festive Friday.  I was inspired by the gifts and the reds.  I used some Fancy Pants paper to paper piece the Woodware gifts and added a Sweet Stamp Shop sentiment. And that's it for today!  See you tomorrow!

Card Supplies
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  (Happy Holidays) Fancy PantsStamps:  (Gifts) Woodware, (Sentiment from Holiday Seniments) Sweet Stamp Shop
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Cherry Cobbler) Stampin' Up
Gems:  Recollections