Monday, May 30, 2016

Totally Awesome Birthday

***This is my second post for today.  Please scroll down or click here for my earlier post!***


Hi there!  I'm popping in again with one more card for two challenges.  Using the fun photo over at Addicted to Stamps and More I was inspired by the primary colours and the stripes.  Since I these colours make me think of little boys I'm also playing along with the Birthday Boy challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays.  I actually used some coloured embossing powder (which is rare) and I love how bright and cheery it is!  
That's it for today.  Have a lovely evening!














Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Paper Cottage 6x6) Basic Grey
Stamps:  ("Hope your.." & "Totally" from Rad, "Awesome" from Wait for It) CAS-ual Fridays
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Balloons) Simon Says Stamp, (Balloon string) Lil' Inker Designs

Barnyard Animals & Butterflies


Hello, Monday!

I managed to get a few more cards made yesterday - mostly special orders but I did get a couple of challenge cards completed as well.  I'm playing along with the MFT Sketch challenge for the first time with these cute NBUS farm animals from The Whole Herd.  I had fun Copic coloring them and then punched them out and layered them on top of some MFT plaid paper.  They are so adorable especially the pig and the cow.  :)  I'm also going to enter this in the Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes challenge.















Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Country Fair Plaid) MFT
Stamps:  (All from The Whole Herd) My Favourite Things
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Punch:  (1 1/4" circle) EK Success
Makers:  (RV42, R17, Y17, E08, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, E43, E93, C-7) Copic
Gems:  Recollections




My second card is for the Seize the Birthday Dimension challenge.  The centre of the Lil' Inker butterflies are glued down while the outside edges of the wings are popped up on foam tape.  The Altenew sentiment is popped up as well.  

That's it for today.  See you tomorrow for CASology!  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay, Tip Top Taupe) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Birthday Greetings) Altenew
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Butterflies) Lil' Inker Designs, (Stitched rectangle) Mama Elephant
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Dino Love & Geometric Rainbow


Hello and happy Sunday!  I've had a bit of crafty time this weekend which has been lovely so I have a couple of cards to share with you.  First up is a card inspired by Kim's design over at Freshly Made Sketches.  These sweet little MFT dinos are NBUS for me.  I coloured them with Copics, fussy cut them and popped them up on foam tape in front of an MFT heart.  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill, (White, Kraft) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Prehistoric Fun) My Favourite Things
Ink:  (Intense Black) Simon Says Stamp
Die:  (Heart Stax) My Favourite Things
Makers:  (YG03, YG06, YG23, YG63, YG67, YG91) Copic
Glitter: (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig



Next up is a card inspired by Jenni's Muse creation.  I wanted to try a technique that Heather from Houses Built of Cards shared here that involves dabbing Distress Inks directly onto the card and then spritzing it with water.  Looking more closely at Heather's card now I think I should have used the other side of the watercolor paper but I'm pretty happy with this for a first try. 


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Watercolor) Ranger, (Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Spot On) Lil' Inker Designs
Inks:  (Jet Black Archival Ink, (Abandoned Coral, Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet) Ranger
Die:  (Diamond Parade) Simon Says Stamp
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

CASology #199


Welcome to Week 199 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


You guys knocked it out of the park last week with the Stencil cue word!  I had a really long "short list" and I struggled to pick a winner.  So many great CAS designs!

This week's cue word is a fun one and great to get your mind churning for Father's Day and just guy cards in general (which aren't always the easiest).  I stuck to one layer and minimal embellishments for my card.  I know some people might raise their eyebrows at bling on a guy card but I think it can work in small doses.  :)

Looking forward to seeing what direction the cue word takes you.  Check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the design and then play along!   



This week's guest designer:


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


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (All from Vroom Vroom) Taylored Expressions
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Real Red, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Gems:  (Black) Recollections, (Red) Doodlebug

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Welcome to the Neighborhood


Hi there!  I'm popping in with a card for the current Curtain Call challenge.  I knew what I wanted to do as soon as I saw the inspiration photo.  That doesn't happen very often and it's even less often that I get a card in this far ahead of the deadline.  :)  Anyway the card came together really quickly thanks to these cute little Paper Smooches bird house dies (as well as the tiny birdie).  Love when it all goes smoothly!  

    

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Sumer Fresh) Simple Stories
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Home Sweet Home) Market Street Stamps
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Bird House) Paper Smooches

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Scoops of Thanks


I'm so excited that Blogger has finally stopped tormenting me and is letting me upload photos again.  I was not a happy bunny on Monday...  

I've got a bright and yummy card to share today.  I used the design from the current RetroSketches challenge and the colours from last week's ColourQ challenge.  I loved the colours and didn't get a chance to play along but I thought I'd put them to use anyway - they gave me the perfect excuse to christen these Reverse Confetti dies and stamps.  I love this ice cream die - such a fun shape and it looks good enough to eat!  I tried a few different cardstocks before I settled on vellum for the centre panel - everything else just covered up too much of those happy stripes.  That makes my card eligible for the Just Us Girls vellum challenge so I'm playing along with them too.  

That's it for now.  Have a lovely day!













Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Peach Parfait, Vellum) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Love & Ice Cream) Reverse Confetti
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Clear) Hero Arts
Dies:  (Ice cream) Reverse Confetti, (Dashed rectangle) Avery Elle
Glitter:  (Star Dust Stickles) Ranger

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

CASology #198


Welcome to Week 198 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



I have quite a few stencils but they're ticked away so I never remember to use them.  I need to find them a more prominent storage place so they'll get more love.  For my card this week I used the Oh My Stars stencil from Stamplorations (who just so happen to be our sponsor this week!).  I used white embossing past to cover my card base with stars and then die cut and popped up a yellow star on top.  Using the white embossing paste on white card stock adds interest and texture to the base while still keeping a CAS feel.

Looking forward to seeing what direction the cue word takes you.  Check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the design and then play along!   



This week's guest designer:


This week's sponsor:


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

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Label Love) Altenew
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Puffy star) Lawn Fawn
Stencil:  (Oh My Stars) Stamplorations
Embossing Paste:  (White) Dreamweaver Stencils
Glitter:  (Yellow Stickles) Ranger