Tuesday, March 12, 2019

CASology #335


Welcome to Week 335 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



Earth (as in dirt) has been a frequent presence in our house lately as Miss Chica has suddenly displayed an affinity for digging!  Despite our best efforts she's dug up our new banana plant 3 times now.  We may have to resort to rerouting the invisible fencing around the garden because chicken wire and concrete blocks have done nothing to deter her so far! 
  
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 holiday are over!**

Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 18 March at 9am (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Carrots & trowel from Green Thumb) Paper Smooches, (Sentiment from My Punny Valentine) Fresh Squeezed Stamps
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Stitched Arch) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (R17, YR04, YR07, G14, C5) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Ripened Pumpkin Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

CASology #334


Welcome to Week 334 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



My infantile mind immediately went to funky smells with this cue word, helped along by Miss Chica who drops some hardcore SBD's on a regular basis.  Who knew such a big smell could come from such a small dog??
  
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:

Claire

** We're back to weekly challenges now that the holiday are over!**

Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 11 March at 9am (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Perfectly Plaid Rainbow) Lawn Fawn
Stamps:  (Dog from Canine Companions, Hat from Beary Special Birthday) My Favourite Things, (Fart & sentiment from Stinky Skunk) Sweet Stamp Shop
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  (YG03, BV02, E33, E35) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Violet Galaxy & Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

CASology #333


Welcome to Week 333 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



I keep seeing images of everyone in the US and Canada snowed under so this card will either make you want to smack me or will bring a little warmth to your day.  I'm hoping it's the latter!
  
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:

Bobby

This week's sponsor:

Uniko

** We're back to weekly challenges now that the holiday are over!**

Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 4 March at 9am (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Textured white) Bazzill, (So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Cloud from Blue Skies, Ball from Swimsuit Season, All others from Life is Good) Lawn Fawn
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Polaroid frame) Lawn Fawn
Markers:  (R17, YR04, Y02, G14, B05)) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Crystal Drops - White & Ebony Black) Tonic

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

CASology #332


Welcome to Week 332 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



I am so grateful for the amazing dogs and cats that have been a part of my family over the years.  They've filled my life with love, laughter and emotional support through some rough times.  I am a huge advocate for adoption, especially of senior pets who, when they're unlucky enough to end up in a shelter, are continually overlooked purely for their age.  You can create just as strong a bond with a senior pet as you can with a puppy or kitten so if you're ever thinking of adopting please consider the seniors!
  
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:

Lindsey M-P


** We're back to weekly challenges now that the holiday are over!**

Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 25 February at 9am (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Dog & sentiment from Playful Pups) Mama Elephant
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Essential Speech Bubble) My Favourite Things, (Hearts) Simon Says Stamp
Markers:  (C1, C3, C5, 100) Copic
Glitter:  (Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss) Tonic

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

CASology #331


Welcome to Week 331 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


Waves are something I am blessed to see every day - sometimes softly lapping the shore, other times lashing the island into submission.  I didn't realise how important the ocean was to me until I spent time living in Louisville, KY.  It was a fabulous city and I had an amazing two years there but it became clear that I was not meant to live a landlocked life.  
  
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:

Amy K


** We're back to weekly challenges now that the holiday are over!**

Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 18 February at 9am (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Boat & sentiment from Wicked Nautical, Paint strokes from Positive Strokes) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Blue) Altenew
Markers:  (YR02, YR04, YR07, B39, E35) Copic
Gems:  Recollections

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

You Make My Heart Saur


Hi there!

I’ve got a card today for the Paper Players sketch challenge.  I did some more masking and inking although this time I used regular Distress inks and didn't have the paper pilling problem like I did yesterday with the Oxide inks.  These Heffy Doodle stamps are NBUS so I was glad to put them to work especially since I can't keep up with the demand for Valentine's cards right now!



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Dinosaur & sentiment from Dino Time) Heffy Doodle
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral Distress inks) Ranger
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Hearts) Simon Says Stamp
Markers:  (R20, YR31, YR61) COpic
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

CASology #329


Welcome to Week 329 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


My card this week took a couple of tries to get right.  The first one involved some ill fated heart die cuts and a multi-color sentiment.  It was not a pretty sight.  So I one back to the drawing board and did some masking and inking and was SO much happier with this result!  

I must ask though - is paper pilling common when you work with Distress Oxide inks?  I had the same problem with regular cardstock and watercolor paper.  Am I just being too heavy handed with it?
  
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:

Swati


** We're back to weekly challenges now that the holiday are over!**

Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 4 February at 9am (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Switch & sentiment from Bright Idea) Technique Tuesday
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Squeezed Lemonade Oxide Inks) Ranger
Dies:  (Heart) Taylored Expressions
Markers:  (C1, C3) COpic
Gems:  Recollections