Saturday, July 26, 2014

Dauber Thanks

I've broken out my Hero Arts ink daubers again - this time to make a one layer card for the current A Blog Named Hero challenge.
I paired them with the aptly named Dauber Bunch stamps and I had fun making little rainbow flowers!  There will definitely be more daubers finding their way into the Craft Cave in the future...

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Kraft) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Flowers & sentiment from Dauber Bunch) Hero Arts
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Early Espresso) Stampin' Up, (Pale Tomato, Orange Sode, Butter Cup, Field Greens & Tide Pool daubers) Hero Arts
Gems:  Recollections

Friday, July 25, 2014

Oh, Ship!

Hi there!  I'm popping in with a card for the current RetroSketches challenge.  I CASified the sketch a bit - took out a layer and replaced the bow with a banner - but I think the sketch is still pretty clear on my card.  I fought my hoarding instinct and used a piece of patterned paper for the background.  I thought the waves on it were perfect for the design.  I love this Simon Says set.  It always gives me a little giggle!  :)  Hope you've all got fun plans for the weekend! 

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Kraft) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Uncharted Waters 6x6) Glitz
Stamps:  (Ship & sentiment from Naughty Nautical) Simon Says Stamp
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Punch:  (2" circle) Marvy Uchida

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hello Flower

Good morning!  I'm sharing a card for the current Paper Players challenge to create a clean and simple monochromatic card.  At first I played around with some watercolors but I still need a lot more practice before I feel comfortable with them.  At the moment my attempts are reminiscent of my kindergarten creations!  I finally decided to stick with coloured cardstock and make a simple, pink Paper Smooches flower.  I popped each layer up on foam tape and added Star Dust Stickles to the centre of the flower.  Clean, simple and just my style!  :D  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Kraft) Papertrey Ink, (Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo) Stampin' Up, Vellum
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Dauber Bunch) Hero Arts
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Big Bloom) Paper Smooches
Glitter:  (Star Dust Stickles) Ranger

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bubbles & Birdie

Hi there!  I'm popping in with a card for the current challenge over at The Cutting Edge.  Our inspiration is an adorable card by Jean Manis.  How cute are those kitties and their little ball of yarn?  Those dies have just jumped to the top of my wish list (and I hope they make some doggie ones too!).  Anyway for my card I took inspiration from the colours, the tag and a die cut with openings.  I christened my new Simon Says Bubble Parade die and thought it was the perfect place for a little birdie to sit.  Okay, off to 5K training now and then a walk for Atticus.  Hope you have a lovely day!    

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Kraft) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentimetn from Simple Salutations) Market Street Stamps
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Bubble Parade) Simon Says Stamp, (Nestled Bird) Poppy Stamps, (Flag Tags) Paper Smooches
Gem:  Recollections

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CASology #105

Welcome to Week 105 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:

There seem to be an endless number of run/walks for different charities, especially for breast cancer charities.  I'm currently in training myself to run my first 5K in October and I'll be raising money for 2 cancer charities.  I wanted to make a card that I could send out to people as a thank you for their donations and this week's cue word gave me the push I needed to get it going.  And now it's your turn to get going!  Check out the fabulous creations by the rest of the design team and then get crafting!  

Meghan McMillan (Taking a break)

And this week's guest designer:

And our July guest designer:

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

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Smokey Slate, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sneakers & sentient from Hope) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Letters) Mama Elephant
Marker:  (Pretty in Pink) Stampin' Up

Monday, July 21, 2014

ColourQ & Curtain Call

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

Hi again!  I've had a fabulous day in the Craft Cave today and have lots of cards to share over the next few days.  I'm starting with a card for the current ColourQ and Curtain Call challenges.  I used all five of the colours from the ColourQ palette and I thought a celebratory card would be good for Curtain Call as it's their 1st anniversary!  I used these new (to me) Papertrey Ink dies to create a festive background and added some balloons.  I love the mixed fonts on the sentiment too - so fun! Hope you've all had a lovely day!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Lucky Limeade, Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Birthday Style) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (IVersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Balloons & streamers from Birthday Style) Papertrey Ink
Twine:  (Charcoal) The Twinery

Stitched Flowers

Hello, Monday!  I'm playing along with the current Colour Me… challenge.  I finally got the Papertrey Ink Solid Stitches and Swirls stamps to go along with the original Stitches and Swirls set.  I love them!  So much fun to layer!  I chose to only layer some of the flowers and leaves here and love the contrast with the ones that I only stamped with stitches.  I coloured some gems with my Island Indigo marker to use in the flower centers.  This is such a great trick.  You never have to buy anything but clear gems because you can customize them any way you need to with markers!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Bermuda Bay, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Stitches & Swirls, Solid Stitches & Swirls) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (Island Indigo) Stampin' Up, (Unicorn) Hero Arts
Marker:  (Stampin' Write Island Indigo) Stampin' Up
Gems:  Recollections