Sunday, November 18, 2018


Ahoy there!

It's been a grey, rainy weekend - perfect for hunkering down and crafting!  I've taken a little break from Christmas cards to restock some general card categories.  This card is for two challenges - CAS Colours & Sketches and AAA Cards On the Move challenge. The scallops on the sketch made me think of waves so I decided to use this adorable NBUS MFT sailboat.  I figured it could be used as a hello card or perhaps a new baby boy card.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Bashful Lue, Tempting turquoise) Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  (Sailboat from You Float My Boat) My Favorite Things, (Sentiment from Ahoy) My Cute Stamps
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Crimson, Fresh Lemon, Persian Blue, Rocky Shore) Altenew
Dies:  (Borders) Paper Smooches
Gems:  Recollections

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Merry Dachshund

Hi there!

I've got a card to share for the Addicted to Stamps and More holiday challenge.  I've had these PTI Christmas dog stamps forEVER and I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've inked them up.  I made a bunch of different ones but this is my favorite.  Who can resist a dachshund in a sweater??

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper
Stamps:  (All fro Come All Ye Faithful) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Real Red, Old Olive, Soft Suede) Stamping' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Scalloped rectangle) Winnie & Walter  

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Joyous Poinsettia


I've got a card to share for the Time Out challenge.  I was inspired by the way the red pops off of the grey in the Time Out photo as well as by the Christmas greenery in the background.  I fussy cut a poinsettia and heat embossed a sentiment (both by Altenew).  I highlighted the flower and leaves with Copics and added Nuvo drops for some texture and dimension.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Grey, Basic Black) Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  (Flower from Poinsettia & Pine, Sentiment from Lyrical Script) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Markers:  (R29,YG95) Copic  
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

CASology #321

Welcome to Week 321 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:

When I was a kid I managed to break at least one glass ornament every year.  No matter how careful I was there was always one that "jumped" out of my hands and shattered on the floor so I feel for this kitty.  Hopefully Santa won't be too hard on him.  I mean really, how could you punish a face that adorable?  

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 guest designer:

** We're back to weekly challenges now that the summer is over!**
Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 19 November at 9am (CDT).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  (All from Christmas Kitten) Gerda Steiner
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Markers:  (R29, R32, R59, Y08, G05, C1, C3) Copic

Monday, November 12, 2018

Birthday Piggy


Today I've got a card for 3 challenges - the MFT sketch challenge, the Seize the Birthday challenge (Toppings: CAS) and the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge (Make Your Mark).  I turned the sketch 90 degrees to the right and inked up this adorable piggy for the first time.  I coloured him and the butterflies with Copics and used MFT patterned paper for the grass.  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (County Fair Plaid 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (All from Sow Much Cuteness) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  (R22, YR00, YR02, Y00, Y02, B60, B63, C7) Copic
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Wreaths & A Fox

I've got another couple of cards from yesterday's crafting session.  This one is for Freshly Made Sketches.  I pulled out a little used Stampin' Up set for this.  It's nice and easy to stamp the different layers of leaves and berries and it comes with two sentiments so of course I made two cards.  I used Nuvo Crystal drops for the berries.  I love those drops!  I really need want to invest in a few more colours one of these days.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive) Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  (All from Wondrous Wreath) Stampin' Up
Inks:  (Real Red, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Joy, Noel) Stampin' Up, (Scalloped rectangle) Mama Elephant
Other:  (Nuvo Autumn Red Crystal Drops) Tonic

Next is a card for the Colour Throwdown.  This little Lawn Fawn fox was looking a bit dusty so I thought I'd put him to use.  I realize I probably should have used a little more brown in my design but it's there in the coffee cup so it's not completely missing!  :)

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Slate Blue) Bazzill
Stamps:  (All from Winter Fox) Lawn Fawn
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Pierced circle) Lil' Inker Designs
Markers:  (YR04, Y38, B45, E37) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops) Tonic

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Panda & Abstract

Hi there!

It's been ages since I've done a non-CASology post but I had a lovely day in the Craft Cave today so I have some cards to share.  First up was inspired by Anita's card at Muse.  My original idea involved a lot more white and no yellow but I couldn't get it to look quite right.  I finally set it aside.  Maybe I'll go back and try to figure it out another time.  In the end I took inspiration from the teal and the balloon on Anita's card and came up with this little number.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  (Panda from Pandamonium) Mama Elephant, (Sentiment from Sentimental:  Birthday) Winnie & Walter
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Balloon, Pierced rectangle) Lil' Inker Designs
Twine:  The Twinery
Washi:  Pebbles
Gems:  Recollections

Next up is a card using for CAS Colours and Sketches (colours) and the Simon Says Wednesday challenge (Thanks/Thanksgiving).  I broke out some NBUS Altenew stamps and tried to go a little abstract.  It's really not my forte but it was fun.  I definitely need to keep practicing though. 

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Rich Razzleberry) Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  (Squares & lines from Watercolor Frames, Dot pattern & sentiment from Halftone Circles) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (So Saffron, Bashful Blue) Stampin' Up
Die:  (Thanks) Altenew
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic