Tuesday, December 3, 2019

CASology #357


Welcome to Week 357 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


This Neat and Tangled bear is such a cutie pie!  The gingerbread man is pretty cute too although he looks very cheerful for someone who's about to be eaten!  The bear actually comes with several things to hold so I made a second card with him clutching and armload of goodies.  I keep changing my mind about which one I like best.  Which do you like?  



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!


Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 16 December(CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Gumball Green) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  
Stamps:  (All from Beary Merry) Neat & Tangled
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Stitched Arch) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (R17, YR00, E00, E33, E35, E37, E51, E57, C1) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black & White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Turquoise Anniversary Butterfly


Hello!

Today I've got got a card for the Just Us Girls Shades of Teal challenge.  I made quite a few cards with different PTI butterflies yesterday all using different Altenew inks.  For this one I took a cool Avery Elle circle die and used it to create a pierced background to help the butterfly pop a bit more.  I had forgotten all about it and found it recently while I was digging around for another die.  I love when that happens - its like Christmas!  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Beautiful Butterflies and Beautiful Butterfly Layers) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, Lagoon) Altenew
Dies:  (Butterfly) Papertrey Ink, (Pierced circles die) Avery Elle
Glitter:  (Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss) Tonic
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

CASology #356


Welcome to Week 356 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


This large MFT sentiment was the first thing that came to mind when I sat down to make this card.  I wasn't sure what to pair with it initially but I think butterflies have the perfect calming and delicate feel needed for this kind of encouragement card.  

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!


Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 2 December (CDT).

I'm also going to enter this card in the Just Us Girls Shades of Teal challenge.



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Butterflies from Beautiful Butterflies, Sentiment from All Occasion Sentiments) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, Lagoon) Altenew
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

Monday, November 18, 2019

Joyful Kitty


I've got a card today for the My Favourite Things sketch challenge.  I stamped and coloured a bunch of MFT kitties a while ago and am finally getting around to using them on Christmas cards.  All I had to do was crank out a few Santa hats and I was in business!  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Lucky Limeade, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Cat from Cool Cat, Hat from Beast Friends, Sentiment from Handwritten Holiday) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Rockin' Red) Catherine Pooler
Dies:  (Circle) Spellbinders, (Bow) Avery Elle
Markers:  (R11, R27, C1, C3, C5) Copic
Glitter:  (Frosted Lace Stickles) Ranger
Other:  (Nuvo Morning Dew & Liquid Mercury Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Jolly Kitty


Hello!

I got some more crafty time today and have a card for Freshly Made Sketches.  I think this Fancy Pants patterned paper is my favourite Christmas paper of all time.  I simultaneously love and hate to use it because I don't want it to run out.  However I thought it would be perfect for this sketch so I cut into it.  I popped a Santa hat on this MFT kitty and set him up peeking over a Taylored Expressions sentiment.  (Have you guys tried their Simple Strips sentiment sets?  They're awesome!!!).  Funky trees and a cute kitty - what more could you want from a Christmas card?


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Happy Holidays 8x8) Fancy Pants
Stamps:  (Cat from Cool Cat, Hat from Beast Friends) My Favourite Things, (Sentiment from Simple Strips Christmas) Taylored Expressions
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops) Tonic

Dachshund Through the Snow


Hi there!

It's been almost two weeks since I last posted.  Life has gotten super busy and sadly has left little time for card making so I was happy to finally get in a few hours this weekend.  A friend wants a dachshund card for Christmas and this week's CAS Colours and Sketches sketch gave me a perfect jumping off point.  This happy guy from Newton's Nook has a paper pieced scarf that matches the sentiment strip and he's merrily bounding through some Pebbles snow paper.  I coloured him with Copics and popped him up on foam adhesive.  Pretty straightforward and I appreciate the push from CASC&S to use something other than my usual circle or square.



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Night of Navy) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Snowflakes & green from Snow Fun 12x12) Pebbles
Stamps:  (Dog & sentiment from Holiday Hounds) Newton's Nook, (Hat from Beast Friends) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  (R27, W1, W3, W5) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

CASology #355


Welcome to Week 355 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



I have quite a few cactus stamps but I always seem to be drawn back to the ones from My Favourite Things.  I coloured them with Copics and paired them with a Paper Smooches sentiment.  The wood grain washi tape seemed like the perfect thing to ground the plants and I added some Nuvo drops for a bit of fun.

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!


Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 18 November (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Perfect Plum, Basic Black Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Cactus from Sweet Succulents) My Favourite Things, (Sentiment) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Markers:  Copic
Washi Tape
Other:  (Nuvo Crystal Drops) Tonic