Tuesday, July 16, 2019

CASology # 348


Welcome to Week 348 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



My first thought the I saw the cue word was the shimmer of a mirage but I just wasn't in a creative enough space to move that idea from my brain onto cardstock.  So instead I went with the ocean which I see shimmering every day and its also full of gorgeous shimmery sea creatures!  I ink blended the blue strip and then popped up the little seahorse on foam adhesive for a little dimension.

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 sponsor:


Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 5 August (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Seahorse & sentiment from The Reef) Avery Elle
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean & Wilted Violet Oxide inks) Ranger
Other:  (Nuvo Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Thanks Balloon


Hello there!

Its been almost a month since my last post although it feels like a lot longer than that.  The summer is flying by but thankfully we got to slow down for two weeks when we went to visit Luis's family in the Azores.  It was the most chilled holiday we've had in a VERY long time.  We did lots of eating and hanging out with his family and I burned through 7 books which was wonderful especially as most of them were fantastic and highly recommendable!  Now we're back home and I must say I'm feeling a lot more calm and relaxed about life than I did before I left.

As for crafting its taken me a bit of time to get back into the swing of it after such a long break but I feel like I'm finally hitting my stride.  Today's card was inspired by two challenges - CAS Colours and Sketches and The Library Challenge (thanks for pointing this one out to me, Michele!).  I'd never heard of this Jules Verne book before and don't know the story so I took my inspiration from the cover.  It seemed to lend itself perfectly to the sketch at CASC&S and I knew those Papertrey Ink stripes would be just the ticket for creating my sky.

  

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

CASology #346


Welcome to Week 346 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



These are definitely not the kind of rings I want to have anywhere in my house but I'll always risk them for a good cup of coffee!  A caramel latte with soy milk is my go-to (hot or cold depending on the season).  What's your favourite?

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 sponsor:


Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 1 July (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Cherry Cobbler) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Free Spirit 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Coffee ring from Funny Coffee Vol 1) Skipping Stones Designs, (Sentiment) SugarPea Designs
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Espresso) Altenew

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Rockin' Day


Hi there!

The last few weeks have been busy with travel and extra work hours.  All enjoyable but its left little time for crafting.  After a swim around the bay this morning I escaped to my craft room for an hour and came up with a card for three challenges.  

When I saw the Card Concept photo inspiration (CAS category for me!) this oldie but goodie Paper Smooches set immediately popped into my head.  The CAS Colours and Sketches colours seemed perfect for the challenge as did the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch.  





Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Pool Party) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Painted Beboppin') Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Powder Pink, So Saffron, Pool Party) Stampin' Up, (Cement Grey) My Favourite Things
Dies: (Circle from Burst Die) Avery Elle

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

CASology #345


Welcome to Week 345 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



Jellyfish are funny creatures because they look so ethereal and serene when floating through the water but boy can they give a nasty sting if you get too close!  Here we have a lot of Portuguese Man o' War which look similar to these and have extremely long, sometimes hard to see, tentacles.  I've been lucky enough to avoid the sting so far in my life and fingers crossed it stays that way! 
  
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 is a two week challenge!***

Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 17 June at 9am (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Textured White) Bazzill, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Painted Jellyfish) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark Tsukineko, (Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris, Limestone) Altenew
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

Monday, May 27, 2019

Bright Birthday


Hello hello!

I've got a wild and bright birthday card to share today.  Everything here (except for the speech bubble) are Reverse Confetti products.  I love the little smiles on the giraffes' faces - they're pretty darn adorable!  I used the stripes to guide my colour palette and just went for it with the colours.  

I'm entering this in several challenges:












Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Cheerful & Kind 6x6) Reverse Confetti
Stamps:  (Giraffes & gifts from Life Me Up, Hats & sentiment from Monkey Business) Reverse Confetti
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Speech bubble) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (RV34, R32, YR04, Y38, YG03, B23, W7) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

CASology #344


Welcome to Week 344 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


The humidity is really kicking in here so I guess it's time to accept that summer is coming and summer means swimming!  Plenty of people swim all year round here but generally I don't set foot in the water before July.  I broke that rule this year and went in last month but still... summer is about getting in the water, preferably with a mask and snorkel so I can keep an eye on what's in there with me!   
  
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 is a two week challenge!***

Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 3 June at 9am (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Watercolor) Ranger, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Oceans of Love) Heffy Doodle
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Turquoise & Prussian Blue Brushos) ColorCraft
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Pierced circle) Lil' Inker Designs, (Flag) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (YR00, YR02, YG63, YG67, YG91, G21, G94, G99) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic, (Glossy Accents) Ranger
Gems:  Recollections