Thursday, October 30, 2014

Altenew Birthday



I've got a card today for the October Altenew challenge.  I was inspired by the colours, flowers and butterflies.  I tried a couple of different gold embossing powders for the flower but I don't know if they're old or what but they didn't melt well and mostly ended up rubbing off of the card.  So I went with this Zing powder in Butter.  I really like how it pops against the turquoise and contrasts with the Cherry Cobbler colour.  That's it for me.  Hope you have a fabulous day!




Card Supplies
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flowers & leaves from Hennah Elements, Sentiment from Label Love) Altenew
Ink:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Cherry Cobbler) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Butter Zing) American Crafts
Gems:  Recollections
Wood Veneers:  Studio Calico

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Merry Panda



Hi there!  I'm popping in today with a card inspired by the sketch over at The Paper Players.  I followed it very closely and even managed to use a button which doesn't happen too often.  I love those little Mama Elephant pandas (although I don't use them nearly enough) and the Santa hat from Neat & Tangled's Hey Cookie set fit him perfectly!  Now he just needs a drink in his hand to fully complete the Merry look!  :D








Card Supplies
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Real Red, Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Panda from Pandamonium) Mama Elephant, (Hat from Hey Cookie) Neat & Tangled, (Sentiment from Get Merry) Hero Arts
Ink:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Markers:  (Real Red) Stampin' Up, (C-1) Copic
Twine:  Darice

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sparkly, Dotty Birthday

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


Hi again!  I've got one more card for you today.  I'm entering this in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge to use kraft and over at the Seize the Birthday challenge as an Anything Goes card.  I used Hero Arts ink daubers to create the polka dots.  I stamped them all in white first and then went over them in different colours.  I heat embossed the sentiment over the top of the dots and then smeared Star Dust Stickles over each of the dots for some shine.  They're so fun and sparkly in real life!  That's it for today.  Have a lovely evening!


Card Supplies
Cardstock:  (Kraft) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Make a Wish) Mama Elephant
Ink:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Pale Tomato, Orange Soda, Butter Bar, Fiels Greens, Tide Pool & White Daubers) Hero Arts
Embossing Powder:  (Black Super Fine Detail) Ranger
Glitter:  (Star Dust Stickles) Ranger

CASology #119


Welcome to Week 119 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


I was giggling to myself as I posted this card on the Design Team Blog because it really looked like I'd posted the wrong card for this challenge.  That song from Sesame Street kept coming into my head - "One of these things is not like the others…"  

I do have a couple of ghost stamps (including the cutie showcased by Judy) but I kept hearing "ghost stamping" in the back of my mind whenever I though of the challenge.  I figured it was some long forgotten stamping technique but couldn't remember exactly what it was so I finally googled it and ended up watching this video by Jennifer McGuire.  So there you have it - the cue word inspired me to use the ghost stamping technique.  How will it inspire you?  Check out the fabulous designs from the rest of the 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:  (Kraft) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (All from Super Script) Altenew
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Raspberry Jam, Unicorn) Hero Arts
Gems:  Recolections

Monday, October 27, 2014

Yellow Thanks



Good morning!  It's the last week of October already and it's finally starting to cool off a bit around here.  I even put on a pair of jeans yesterday!  And almost as exciting as the fact that it was cool enough to wear them is the fact that they still fit!  :D


Today's card is made using the palette from the Colour Throwdown challenge. In real life the yellow card base is significantly lighter in colour than the yellow vase but in this photo it all looks the same.  I guess that may disqualify me from the challenge but I wanted to share the card anyway.  Now off to get going with my day.  Hope yours is a good one!   



Card Supplies
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (So Saffron, Daffodil Delight) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flowers & leaves from Crystal Clear, Shadow from Shadows) Paper Smooches, (Sentiment from Oh Happy Day) Avery Elle
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Crystal Clear 3) Paper Smooches
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Muse & Card Concept


Hello and happy Sunday!  I have cards to share for two challenges today. First up is my take on Marion Vagg's card over at the Muse challenge.  I was inspired by the colours and explosive feel of the design.  I used my Paper Smooches Bam Bubbles for my explosion, a PTI "you" die and a partial sentiment from Altenew.  I also made my own enamel dots using hole punches and Glossy Accents.








Card Supplies
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Not Quite Navy) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Label Love) Altenew
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Bam Bubbles) Paper Smooches, (You from Wonderful Words) Papertrey Ink
Punches:  (1/4" & 1/8" hole punches) McGill
Other:  (Glossy Accents) Ranger






Next up is a card for the Card Concept challenge.  I was inspired by the sunflowers and checked tabletop to make this Clean and Simple card.  I also used last week's CAS(E) This Sketch sketch but since the internet was down I couldn't post it on time for that challenge.  


That's it for today.  See you tomorrow!




Card Supplies
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  (Walnut Grove) Pebbles
Stamps:  (Sunflower from Friendly Folk) Sentiment from Everyday Expressions) Fresh Squeezed Stamps
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  (YR04, Y17, E37) Copic
Gems:  (Bumblebee assortment mini pearls) Doodlebug

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tropical Holiday Cards


Hi there!  Our internet service has been patchy since all the storms last week but it's up and running this evening so I'm hoping to catch up with visiting some blogs.  I also wanted to post 2 cards for the current Merry Monday challenge to use non-traditional Christmas colours.  

Although I have lots of wintery images (snowmen, snowflakes, etc) I tend to steer away from them and I try to find ways to incorporate a bit of an island feel into my Christmas cards.  I used shells and starfish to decorate the wreath on my first card and then on my second card I used a coral coloured base.  

That's it for me tonight.   Hope you're all having a lovely weekend!



Supplies Used:

Wreath Card
Cardstock:  (White) Handy Hippo, (Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Wreath from Bells & Boughs) Papertrey Ink, (Shells from Life Is Good) Lawn Fawn, (Sentimetn from Merry Messages) Stampendous
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Strawberry Slush, Lucky Limeade, Garden Green) Stampin' Up
Gems:  Recollections

Tree Card
Cardstock:  (Calypso Coral) Stampin' Up, Vellum
Stamps:  (Tree from Swirl Christmas, Sentiment from Very Merry Christmas) Hero Arts
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White) Wow
Gems:  (Beetle Black assortment mini pearls) Doodlebug