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

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Two Birds (But No Stone)


Hello hello!

I have two cards to share today.  First is for Keren's Lovely Layers Challenge for the Winnie & Walter WCMD celebrations using the sketch from Merry Monday.  Another adorable birdie in a Santa hat makes an appearance!  I used W&W dies for the scalloped layers and the birdie is popped up on foam tape.  I thought it was kind of fun to have a yellow card base - not your usual Christmas colour but it helps make the birdie pop a bit.  I also added Stickles and Wink of Stella to his hat for some festive sparkle.















Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (12x12 polka dots) Doodlebug
Stamps:  (Bird & ornaments from Happy Owlidays, Christmas from The Big, The Bold and The Merry) Winnie & Walter
Inks:  (Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Die:  (Scalloped rectangle) Winnie & Walter
Markers:  (R17, R29, Y15, Y38) Copic
Glitter:  (Frosted Lace Stickles) Ranger, (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig



This next card is for the AAA Cards sketch challenge.  It had me stumped until I came across this Memory Box branch while I was flipping through dies.  It seemed perfect for the stripe on the sketch.  This little MB bird is an old favourite - one of those dies I've definitely gotten my money's worth from!



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Essentials Collection 6x6) Authentique
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Calm & Gentle) CAS-ual Fridays
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Die:  (Perched Reed Bird, Woodland Branch) Memory Box
Gems:  Recollections

Friday, October 13, 2017

Brusho Flower


Hi there and Happy Friday!

Just popping in quickly with another card for the Winnie & Walter World Cardmaking Day challenges.  This one is for Kate's stencil challenge.  I don't have any W&W stencils so I used an Altnew one with some texture paste.  I sprayed some Brushos on watercolor paper and stamped a bloom from Addie's Garden onto it.  I love how the colours came out and I didn't want to detract too much from them so I stuck with a neutral grey for the leaves.  Everything is fussy cut and popped up on foam tape and I added a simple sentiment with some gems.  

I'm also going to enter this in the Simon Says Wednesday Thinking of You challenge.  





Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up, (Watercolor) Ranger
Stamps:  (Flower & leaves from In Bloom: Addie's Garden, Sentiment from In Bloom: Julie's Roses) Winnie & Walter
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Stencil:  (Sketched Lines) Altenew
Embossing Paste:  Dreamweaver Stencils
Watercolors:  (Terracotta, Alizarin Crimson, Brilliant Red, Orange, Yellow, Sunburst Lemon Brushos) Colourcraft
Gems:  Recollections

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Happy Owl-idays


Hi there!

To celebrate World Card Making Day Winnie & Walter posted a whole slew of challenges and gave us a week to play along.  Of course the first one I jumped on was Heather's CAS challenge - I figured I'd ease into it with something in my comfort zone.  :)  

I fell in love with these holiday owls as soon as I saw them - they are so adorable!  I had fun Copic coloring them and I paired them with this frame that I was lucky enough to win when it was released.  I used Stickles and Wink of Stella on the hats and scarf for some added sparkle.  Simple but so sweet!

I'm also going to enter this in the Addicted to Stamps and More Holiday challenge.

That's it for now.  Hope you're having a great week!



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Old Olive) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Owls & branch from Happy Owlidays, Frame from Framed) Winnie & Walter
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Die:  (Frame) Winnie & Walter
Marker:  (R29, R59, Y17, G05, G17, G28, E35, E37, E71, E77, W1, W3, W5, C1, C3, C5) Copic
Glitter:  (Star Dust Stickles) Ranger, (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

CASology #270


Welcome to Week 270 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


When I saw this week's cue word I immediately thought of odd as in quirky and this MFT sentiment was just begging to be put to use.  I had fun digging through patterned papers to find the perfect stripes for the glasses - I knew it was there somewhere!  I inked up the last word of the sentiment separately and popped it up to make it really stand out and added a few gems to the glasses for extra quirkiness.

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!


Hannelie Bester - Taking a break


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).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Snap Life 6x6) Simple Stories
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Geek is Chic) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko, (Regal Rose) Stampin' Up
Die:  (Glasses) My Favourite Things
Gems:  Recollections

Monday, October 9, 2017

Fierce Friend


Hello, Monday!

I'm starting the week with a card for the Colour Throwdown and MFT Sketch challenges.  This adorable little tiger finally got to see some ink.  I love his cheeky little face and the way he's about to pounce.  Pretty sure his little cub roar would be the cutest sound ever too.  :) 

See you tomorrow for CASology














Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Smokey Slate, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Fierce Friends) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Pierced circle) Lil' Inker Designs, (Speech bubble) Waffle Flower
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Greetings from a Bear


Hi there!  

It's been a gorgeous day here.  We spent some time down at the dock this morning but I managed a little crafty time this afternoon. 

This card is for CAS Colours & Sketches and Just Add Ink.  I finally inked up this adorable bear from Winnie & Walter.  I love his chubbiness - so so cute!  I ended up paper piecing him along with the flowers and leaves and put gems on his wheels and his flower.  The speech bubble is from Mama Elephant.    

Hope you have a great week!















Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizazz, Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Bear from Happy Day) Waffle Flower, (Speech bubble from Everyday Greetings) Mama Elephant
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Die:  (Stitched Square) Lil' Inker Designs
Marker:  (E71) Copic
Gems:  Recollections

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Merry Skinny Tree


Hi there!  

Back to Christmas again with a card for the Merry Monday challenge to use a Christmas tree.   How cute is this Tara Wakefield tree?  I love her fun style and wish she would make some more stamps.  She only has a few available but they're all fabulous.  I paired the tree with some ancient Pebbles paper and a Reverse Confetti "Merry" for a quick and simple card - so simple that I made a few of them.  Yaaaassss for easy multiples!

I'm also going to enter this in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Christmas.



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  Pebbles
Stamps:  (Tree) Tara Wakefield, (Christmas) Winnie & Walter
Inks:  (Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Die:  (Merry) Reverse Confetti
Markers:  (Y15, G07, G14, E37, C1) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

CASology #269


Welcome to Week 269 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



My immediate thought this week was of your basic grid - like graph paper.  However, unlike my talented teammates, I couldn't work out how to use this in a CAS design.  So I pondered further and came up with a power grid which distributes electricity and light bulbs use electricity!  I was pretty pleased with myself and also with the fact that this idea led me to dig out and dust off my Unity stamps.  I used to use these a lot but they have been sorely neglected as of late. Definitely time to revisit them!

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:


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, (Daffodil Delight) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Bulb & sentiment) Unity
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko, (Mustard Seed) Ranger
Die:  (Stitched Rectangle) Lil' Inker Designs
Gems:  Recollections

Monday, October 2, 2017

Holiday Poinsettia


Hi there!

I've got another Christmas card today - this one inspired by the current CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.  I remember being desperate to get these WPlus9 poinsettia stamps but I think this is the first time I've inked them up.  For shame...  Oh well - they've been Christened now!  The paper is Doodlebug and the sentiment is from the same Lil' Inker set as yesterday's card.

I thought this sketch looked familiar and then realized that this is a Retro CTS week and, indeed, this is a sketch from way back in 2013 when I was on the CTS team.  You can see my original design here.  Clearly my brain hasn't changed it's thinking process much as I went for flowers both times!



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Black Filigree) Doodlebug
Stamps:  (Poinsettia from Pretty Poinsettias) WPlus9, (Sentiment from Holly Jolly Sentiments) Lil' Inker Designs
Inks:  (Crimson, Grapevine, Warm Sunshine, Frayed Leaf, Forest Gardens, Evergreen) Altenew
Glitter:  (Yellow Stickles) Ranger
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Christmas Mice


Hello hello! 

Today I've got a Christmas card to share based on the design at Freshly Made Sketches.  I've had these little Penny Black mice for ages but this is the first time I've inked them up.  How cute are they?  The "sweet" in the Lil' Inker sentiment seemed to be the perfect match for their adorableness so that got inked up for the first time too.  I'm also going to play along with the Anything Goes challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.












Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up, (Green) Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  (Red) Doodlebug
Stamps:  (Mice) Penny Black, (Holly Jolly Sentiments) Lil' Inker Designs
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Wreath) Papertrey Ink
Markers:  (RV10, R27, R32, Y06, YG03, C1, C3) Copic
Gems:  Recollections