Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dreams Do Come True


Hello!

I'm playing along today with the design from CAS(E) This Sketch.  Whenever I am stumped by a sketch I try turning it in different directions to see if that sparks any ideas.  In this case I turned the sketch 180 degrees and immediately saw a rainbow.  I used the My Favourite Things Stitched Arches to make the rainbow and layered a Neat and Tangled sentiment over it for a simple encouragement card.

  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Soft Stone) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Dreams) Neat & Tangled
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Stitched Arches) My Favourite Things
Other:  (Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CASology #275


Welcome to Week 275 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


I finally got my hands on the Katzelkraft cat and dog stamps that I've been lusting after for ages and I thought this guy would be perfect for this week's cue.  Not only does he have sharp teeth and claws but he also has a sharp, sarcastic wit!

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 and remember that the deadline for entries is Monday at noon (CDT).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Lucky Limeade, Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Cat) Katzelkraft, (Sentiment from Snarky Sentiments) Lil' Inker Designs
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Dies:  (Speech bubble) Lil' Inker Designs, (Oval shadow) My Favourite Things

Monday, November 13, 2017

Poinsettia Joy


Hello!

Today I'm sharing a Clean and Layered card for the challenge at The Card Concept.  I took my inspiration from the poinsettias, the wood table and the gold of the lights.  I spritzed some Brushos onto watercolor paper and once that dried I stamped the flower and leaves onto them.  I then fussy cut them, popped them up on foam tape and added a sparkly sentiment.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up, (Gold) DCWV
Patterned Paper:  (Woodgrain from Holly Berry Borscht 6x6) Jellybean Soup
Stamps:  (Flower from Poinsettia and Pine) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Die:  (Joy) Reverse Confetti
Paint:  (Terracotta, Brilliant Red, Lime Green, Sea Green Brushos) Colourcraft
Glitter:  (Goldenrod Stickles) Ranger

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Paws & Leaves


Hi there!  

It's a long weekend for us here so I ignored all my chores today and hung out in the Craft Cave instead.  I got quite a few cards made and have two to share now.  First up is for Freshly Made Sketches with another appearance by one of the adorable new My Favourite Things Christmas pooches.  I paired him with some fun (and ancient) Pebbles paper and a Lil' Inker Designs pierced square.  



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Christmas Stripes 12x12) Pebbles
Stamps:  (Dog & sentiment from Happy Pawlidays) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Die:  (Pierced square) Lil' Inker Designs
Markers:  Copic
Glitter:  (White Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections



Next is a card for the Muse challenge inspired by Anita's creation.  I dug out some old leaf images from The Craft's Meow (sadly now closed) and used the Hero Arts autumn ombre ink pad to get a similar look to Anita's leaves.  A bit of green matting pays homage to the green on her design.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Old Olive) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Leaf & sentiment) The Craft's Meow
Inks:  (Ombre Autumn) Hero Arts
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

CASology #274


Welcome to Week 274 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


Yet again, this week's cue word set me off singing and this time it's Elton John's Tiny Dancer.  Clearly I didn't make a card with a dancer on it.  I actually made a baby card first.  But then I came across this Flora and Fauna set and decided a little butterfly with a tiny sentiment and gems was the way to go.  There's lots of Wink of Stella on the butterfly so it's nice and sparkly in real 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!




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

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Butterfly & sentiment from Octagon Greenhouse) Flora & Fauna
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Markers:  (BV02, BV04, BV13) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Christmas Critters


Hello!!

It's been ages since I was in the Craft Cave but today I finally returned to it and I have two cards to share.

First up is for the current Muse challenge where the fabulous Lindsey has provided our inspiration.  As you can see I stuck very close to the layout and just changed up the sentiment and image.  I broke out my Hero Arts ombre ink for the first time to stamp the sentiment and can't wait to play with them some more.  These MFT pooches are my new favourite Christmas images so I'm sure you'll be seeing plenty more of them!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Dog from Happy Pawlidays, Sentiment from Handwritten Holiday) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko, (Red ombre) Hero Arts
Markers:  Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections


This next card is for Freshly Made Sketches and the Anything Goes challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.  I had fun coloring this Newton's Nook image of Winston the bear heading home for Christmas.  He's definitely ready to celebrate!  















Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Red) Paperbilities
Patterned Paper:  (It's Christmas 6x6) Webster's Pages
Stamps:  (Bear & sentiment from Winston's Home for Christmas) Newton's Nook
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Die:  (Stitched circle) Lil' Inker Designs
Markers:  Copic
Glitter:  (Clear, Gold Wink of Stella) Zig

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

CASology #272


Welcome to Week 272 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


Ever since I saw this cue word I've had Madonna's song "Cherish" stuck in my head.  Talk about a throwback!  Actually that's the second week in a row that the cue word has gotten me singing and the second week in a row I've ignored the song and gone in another direction.  I went in a matrimonial direction after watching a wedding scene on tv.  My ears perked up at "..to love and to cherish...".  Perfect!  Card idea sorted!

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:

PJ

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, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flower from Build-A-Flower Magnolia, Sentiment from Ori Kami) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko, (Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades) Altenew, (Soft Suede) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Build-A-Leaf Magnolia) Altenew
Gems:  Recollections

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Dogs, Ornaments and Flowers


I am a sucker for pretty much any stamp set with dogs or cats in it so as soon as I saw them I knew I HAD to have these adorable Christmas pooches from MFT.  I've been coloring them all in today and then I made this card for the ornament challenge at Merry Monday.  This little guy couldn't be more perfect for it!  I actually made a second card with slightly darker colours.  I keep going back and forth on which I like best.  What do you think?



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Textured White) Bazzill, (Poppy Parade, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Dog & ornament from Happy Pawlidays) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Die:  (Joy) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (R17, R22, Y17, G05, G14) Copic



Next up is a card for two challenges - The Colour Throwdown and The Flower Challenge.  The Flower Challenge is celebrating their one year anniversary and wants us to use our favourite flower.  I have an awful lot of flower stamps and there are a few that I turn to more than others including this Altenew bloom.  It's popped up on my blog a lot and I especially love it embossed in white on black cardstock.  Here I paired it with some old Basic Grey paper and some PTI flowers.  It came together quite quickly so I made some more in different colours.





Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Kioshi 12x12) Basic Grey
Stamps:  (Flower from Hennah Elements) Altenew, (Sentiment from Many Thanks) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Leaves) Papertrey Ink, (Stitched rectangle) Mama Elephant
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CASology #271


Welcome to Week 271 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


The first thing that came to mind when I saw this cue word was Justin Bieber's song, "Sorry".  Clearly nothing came of that thought in the end but perhaps one of these days the idea in my brain will find it's way onto cardstock.  For now though we have the adorable Naughty Newton of Newton's Nook to illustrate the cue word.  I love this guy.  He's so darn cute you can't even get mad at him!  Actually the sentiment should probably be, "Sorry (not sorry)" because you know he is not at all distressed about the havoc he wreaks.  In fact, he even looks a little proud of himself...

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:


This week's sponsor:


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

I'm also going to enter this card in the One Layer challenge at Inkspirational.



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Cat & sentiment from Naughty Newton) Newton's Nook, (Speech bubble from Just Hatched) Mama Elephant
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko, (Regal Rose) Stampin' Up
Markers:  (R11, YR16, YR23, G21, G99, E04, E08, E35, E37, W1, C1, C3, C5) Copic

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Card Trio



Hi there!  


I have a few more cards for the Winnie & Walter WCMD celebrations and a few other challenges.  First up is for Lea's Rainbow Colour challenge at W&W.   I used the All Framed Up dies from Reverse Confetti and because all the frames cut at once I end up making 7 cards in all different rainbow orders.  (I'll share the other 6 another time).  This one uses a super cool W&W birdie with an awesome mohawk!  I thought it only right his mohawk match the background and I paired him with an MFT sentiment.  (I have very few W&W sentiments but will hopefully remedy that situation soon).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Bird from So Tweet) W&W, (Sentiment from Geometric Greenery) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (All Framed Up) Reverse Confetti
Markers:  (R17, R29, YR16, Y38, Y15, YG95, BG15, B24, V17) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections



   
Next is a card for Mayuri's Background Building/Pattern Making challenge at W&W which I paired with the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge (I turned the sketch 90 degrees to the right).  I used the stamping off technique to create the Merry background and then inked over it with some Distress Ink.  The Christmas die cut is layered twice and covered with Wink of Stella.  I used a black gem to dot the "i" since I lost the actual dot somewhere on my desk in the process.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Merry from The Big, The Bold and the Merry) Winnie & Walter
Inks:  (Real Red, Cherry Cobbler) Stampin' Up, (Barn Door Distress Ink) Ranger
Die:  (Christmas) Winnie & Walter
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections


Finally is a card for Lydia's Smooshing challenge at W&W and the design was inspired by Tracey's card at Muse.  I inked and spritzed Mustard Seed Distress Ink on an acrylic block and stamped it onto watercolor paper and then did the same on top of it with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink.  I die cut the W&W rose  from that and added a grey outline diecut to it.  I stated the leaves and popped the flower up on foam tape.  The sentiment is an oldie but goodie from PTI.

I had hoped to play along with all the W&W challenges but unfortunately fell short by 2.  I had a lot of fun with it though and used a lot of NBUS which is always a plus. 

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Grey) Stampin' Up, (Watercolor) Ranger
Stamps:  (Leaves from In Bloom: Julie's Roses) Winnie & Walter, (Sentiment from Birthday Bash Sentiments) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko, (Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed) Ranger
Die:  (In Bloom:  Maggie's Roses) Winnie & Walter
Gems:  Recollections