Thursday, March 23, 2017

Baby Boom


Hello there!  

I've got a card today for the Muse challenge and the Paper Players CAS Baby card challenge.  Jenni's sweet little baby card provides plenty of inspiration.  I picked up on the baby clothes on a white panel over gingham.  I inked up these adorable Reverse Confetti onesies, fussy cut them and popped them up on foam tape onto the Lil' Inker pierced squares.  The gingham background is from Market Street Stamps (sadly no longer in existence).  I couldn't just make one pink card so I made three more in other colours using the different onesies.





  












Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  ((Onesies from Cute As A Button) Reverse Confetti, (Gingham) Market Street Stamps
Inks:  (Bubblegum) My Favourite Things, (So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky) Stamping' Up
Die:  (Pierced square) Lil' Inker Designs
Gems:  Recollections

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Weather & Flora


Hello! 
I've got two cards to share today starting with one for CAS(E) This Sketch and the CAS challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.  I thought of this Papertrey Ink stamp as soon as I saw the CTS sketch and inked it up for the first time.  I coloured it with Copics, added some clear Wink of Stella and that was it.  Definitely quick and CAS.






Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (All from Splits: Get Well Soon) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko, (Peach Parfait) Stampin' Up
Markers:  (Y15, Y38, B00, C1, C3, C5) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig




Next is a card for Anything Goes at the Flower Challenge.  My card was inspired by this one made by the wonderful Michele.  I loved the dotty grey scalloped background and the images tucked onto the top of the sentiment.  I finally got around to playing with these fun Simple Flowers from Altenew.  Aren't they yummy?  So bright and happy.  :)


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Wild Wasabi, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Grey dots) Pebbles
Stamps:  (Flowers & leaves from Simple Flowers, Happy from Birthday Greetings) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukeniko, (Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Night of Navy) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Birthday) Papertrey Ink, (Scalloped rectangle) Winnie & Walter
Gems:  Recollections
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

CASology #241


Welcome to Week 241 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


My mind went straight to this MFT penguin stamp set when I saw this week's cue word.  How cute is he in his little shorts with his melting popsicle!  I coloured him with Copics, fussy cut him and popped him up on foam tape on top of the heart.  

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 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, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Penguin & sentiment from Penguins in Paradise) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Dies:  (Heart) Taylored Expressions
Markers:  (YR04, YG06, YG23, BG05, E33, C7) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections

CAS Colours & Sketches Guest Designer Take 3


Hi there!  I'm back for my third week of guest designing for CAS Colours & Sketches.  

This week we have a colour challenge:


These are classic bright Stampin' Up colours this week - some of the first I ever bought.  (You don't have to use SU colours - just match your colours as closely as possible).  The Avery Elle butterfly was stamped, fussy cut and popped up on foam tape over the leaves and stitched arch.  You can't see it but the leaves are covered with clear Wink of Stella and I've scattered some gems around as well.  The sentiment is Altenew and I like the clean lines of the font against the busy layers of die cuts.

Be sure to check out the inspiration from the Design Team and then play along!  You have until 6pm Eastern Time on Monday, 27 March.    


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill, (Old Olive, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Butterfly from Butterflies) Avery Elle, (Sentiment from Bejeweled) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Leaves) Papertrey Ink, (Stitched Arch) My Favourite Things
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections

Saturday, March 18, 2017

No Prob-llama


Hello and happy Saturday!  I've got a card for the MFT sketch challenge and the Just Add Ink Just Add "L" challenge.  I love these MFT llamas and I think this guy looks especially fabulous in his party hat!  All the papers are MFT and I coloured him with Copics.  That's it for now - I'm going to get outside and enjoy this beautiful day!

 












Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Sweet Sunshine 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Llama and sentiment from Llama Love, Hat & balloon from Birthday Bears) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Stitched Scallop Basic Edges) My Favourite Things, (Stitched Circle) <il' Inker Designs
Markers:  (W1, W3, W5) Copic
Gems:  Recollections
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Kitty & Flower


Hi there!  I've got a card for two challenges today.  I'm playing along with Newton's Nook's Inky Paws Birthday challenge.  I used Tracey's sweet and colorful card over at Muse for my inspiration.  Newton is coloured with Copics and the gift is paper pieced with Echo Park papers from the same set as the background papers.  Pretty quick and simple to put together and I love the bright and happy stripes!

      












Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Splash 6x6) Echo Park
Stamps:  (Kitty & sentiment from Newton's Birthday Bash) Newton's Nook
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  (R00, R22, C1, C3) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections




I'm also playing along with the Doodle challenge over at Addicted to CAS.  I still have some of the stamped PTI Doodlie-Do images that Anita sent me a while back so I coloured one with bright rainbow colours and popped it up on foam tape.  The sentiment is from Mama Elephant.



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Flower from Doodlie-Do) Papertrey Ink, (Sentiment from Party Kit) Mama Elephant
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  Copic
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

CASology #240


Welcome to Week 240 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


We've had some tricky cue words the last couple of weeks but today's is a simple one.  Most stampers have flower images and with flowers come leaves so I'm hoping to see lots of you playing along this week!  I stamped my Paper Smooches leaves with Altenew inks and layered a Lil' Inker Designs sentiment over the top.  A few Nuvo drops scattered around, a black strip to ground the leaves and that was that! 

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, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Leaves from Botanicals 2) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades) Altenew
Dies:  (With Sympathy) Lil' Inker Designs
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

CAS Colours & Sketches Guest Designer Take 2


Hi there!  I'm back for my second week of guest designing for CAS Colours & Sketches.  

This week we have a sketch challenge:



I broke out some NBUS items for my card which seemed to perfectly capture the sketch.  The wreath and bird are from Lil' Inker Designs with a banner from Paper Smooches and a sentiment from Fresh Squeezed stamps (sadly closed).  It came together quickly once I finally decided on the colours for my bird - I could have dithered forever on that!

Be sure to check out the inspiration from the Design Team and then play along!  You have until 6pm Eastern Time on Monday, 20 March.    


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill, (White) Papertrey Ink, (CPear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Bird from The Little Things) Lil' Inker Designs, (Sentiment from You Said It Sister) Fresh Squeezed Stamps
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Wreath) Lil' Inker Designs, (Flag) Paper Smooches
Gems:  Recollections

Monday, March 13, 2017

Feel Better Soon


Today's card is for the current Colour Throwdown challenge.  This may be the first time I've showcased these Altenew stamps.  I've tried to work with them a few time with my Zigs but I've never been thrilled with the results especially when comparing them to other beauties I've seen.  Just gotta keep practicing I guess...  Here I went with my favourite technique of paper piecing using solid cardstock.  The leaves are glued flat and the flowers are popped up for a little dimension.  Clean, crisp and simple.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Periwinkle) Bazzill, (Gumboil Green) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Bamboo Rose) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Happy) Altenew
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Channeling My Inner Ardyth


Hello there!  I sat down about an hour ago to write this post when boom!  Out went the power.  Strange as it is a calm, crisp evening with no wind.  Anyway I dashed upstairs to make sure mom was sorted with lanterns and water and just as we got everything together the power came back on.  Always the way isn't it?  Ah well.  I'm grateful it was just a quick outage and we'll consider it a drill for future problems.  :)  

Back to the card. I wanted to play along with Muse where we have a beautiful, bright card from Anita.  I never think to use pink and orange together but then I see it here on Anita's card and I think it's bold and a bit sassy and I love it!  I decided I was going to channel my inner Ardyth and try to break down and capture the very basics of Anita's card.  In the end I decided that was pink, orange, black and a flower and I came up with the above.  And then I saw Ardyth's Muse card and realized she completely out-Ardythed me!  Ha ha!  See what I mean about how she perfectly CASifies but still captures the essence of the Muse card?  This is why I think she (and her style) are so awesome.  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from CL341) Hero Arts
Inks:  (Pumpkin Pie) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Fused Frame) Paper Smooches, (Flower) Lil' Inker Designs, (Circle) Reverse Confetti 
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic, (Glossy Accents) Ranger

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thank You Cactus


I had some crafty time yesterday and made a card for the Curtain Call challenge using the design from Freshly Made Sketches (turned 90 degrees to the left).  Pretty proud of myself actually - I normally make challenge cards at the last minute not the day they're announced.  The cactus and sentiment are from Lil' Inker Designs and the patterned paper is My Favourite Things.  I added lots of bling and my favourite Paper Smooches shadow to ground the plant.  That's it for now.  Have a lovely day!  















Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Mossy Meadow) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Free Spirit 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Cactus from So Prickly, Sentiment from Darling Diamonds) Lil' Inker Designs, (Shadow from Shadows) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up
Die:  (Stitched rectangle) Mama Elephant
Gems:  Recollections

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Cut It Out


Hello!  I'm here today with a card for the Cut It Out challenge at The Paper Players.  It's Mother's Day this month in the UK and I've had a couple of requests for cards.  The butterfly and leaves here are fussy cut and the Happy is a die cut.  (They're all from Altenew while the Mother's Day is from Hero Arts).  I really need to invest in the butterfly dies because cutting out those little antennae is no easy task - very fussy indeed!  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Wild Wasabi, Smokey Slate, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Butterfly from Painted Butterflies, Leaves from Doodle Blooms) Altenew, (Mother's Day from CL334) Hero Arts
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Frosty Pink, Coral Berry) Altenew
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Happy) Altenew
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Birthday Tags


It's pretty rare for me to post more than once a day but this will be my third post for today.  
I wanted to get this card into the Just Add Ink photo inspiration challenge and the Simon Says Wednesday challenge to make or use a tag.  I very rarely make tags but I will happily use them on a card and these tiny tags from Mama Elephant were as yet unused so I broke them out and put them to work.  The letters and birthday die are also from ME.  I decided not to stop at one card and made a couple of others using different colours.  I added some grey Nuvo drops for a bit more texture and that was it!  A quick addition of birthday cards to the stash.  Gotta love that!





Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill, (Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry,  Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Alphabet, birthday, tags) Mama Elephant
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

CASology #239


Welcome to Week 239 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


There are plenty of different kinds of landmarks in the world but living on an island, just down the road from one of our two lighthouses, I figured I had to go with this image.  Also it was an NBUS Paper Smooches die so I was happy to have a chance to put it to work.  The sentiment is from a really old Paper Smooches set, from their first or second release I think.  The glow of the lamp was created with a Lil' Inkers Designs die.  

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!


Rachel Bergfeld - On a break


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, (Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Giddy Bugs) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Lighthouse) Paper Smooches, (Dual dotted circle) Lil' Inker Designs
Gems:  Recollections