Tuesday, October 16, 2018

CASology #317


Welcome to Week 317 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


My card today reflects something I get grief about whenever I order it from a menu.  Yes, I am one of those people chefs hate - I like my steak well done and I make no apologies for 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:


** We're back to weekly challenges now that the summer is over!**
Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 22 October at 9am (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Steak, well done & You Did It from Raise the Steaks) Altenew, (Congrats from Welcome Baby) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Cherry Cobbler) Stampin' Up, (Mocha, Espresso) Altenew

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

CASology #316


Welcome to Week 316 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


I really should make a stack of these to keep on hand because I rarely seem to get birthday cards in the mail on time if at all.  I've been especially bad this year but am trying to get back on track.  

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:


** We're back to weekly challenges now that the summer is over!**
Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 15 October at 9am (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Bermuda Bay, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Seriously Awesome) Lil' Inker Designs
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Stickers:  American Crafts

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

CASology #315


Welcome to Week 315 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



I have a lot of gratitude towards Altenew for sending this gorgeous flower stamp with a personalized "Handcrafted by Jennifer Wills" stamp included.  Talk about customer appreciation!  I know there was a lot of buzz around these stamps a while back but it took some time to get ahold of mine.  While it's lovely that Altenew sent these out as a surprise gift, Bermuda doesn't take kindly to items that arrive without invoices.  Even free gifts need a value so we can pay duty on them!  Anyway after some finagling I finally got mine and I couldn't be happier.  Thanks, Altenew!

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 summer is over!**
Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 8 October at 9am (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Night of Navy) Stampin' Up, (Yellow) Paperbilities
Stamps:  (A Gift for You) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (With Gratitude) Lil' Inker Designs
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Yeti & Kitty


Hi there!  

I have two more cards to share today.  First up is for the Stripes challenge over at Just Us Girls.  I love this striped paper and used dotted paper from the same collection to paper piece the yeti's scarf.  I think he's definitely ready for the holidays with his hot cocoa, Santa hat and rosy cheeks!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertry Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: 
Stamps:  (Yeti & sentiment from Beast Friends) My Favourite Things
Ink:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Copics: (W1, W3, W5) Copic
Die:  (Stitched Circle) Lil' Inker Designs
Gems:  Recollections




Next up is a card for the Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes challenge.  Every once in a while I drift outside my CAS comfort zone and go a little crazy with the patterned paper.  I really had fun with this one and love how it turned out.  And how cute is Newton stalking that poor defenseless piece of cake!  Actually that's pretty much how I am whenever cake is involved...   Nom nom nom!!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertry Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: (Crush 6x6) We R Memory Keepers
Stamps:  (Cat & sentiment from Newton Loves Cake) Newton's Nook
Ink:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Copics: (R000, BG01, C1, C3) Copic
Die:  (Stitched Circle) Lil' Inker Designs
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic
Gems:  Recollections

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Floral Duo


Hello there!

I've got two cards to share with you this evening.  First up is for the Freshly Made Sketches and Colour Throwdown challenges.  These Tall Blooms stamps are some of my favourite from Reverse Confetti.  I coloured them with Copics and die cut them.  I added a little twine bow to the middle bloom and popped it up on foam tape.  The sentiment is from Altenew.



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Bermuda Bay, Smokey Slate, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flowers & leaves from Tall Blooms) Reverse Confetti, (Sentiment from Many Thanks) Altenew
Ink:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Tall Blooms) Reverse Confetti
Markers:  (YG03, YG23, BG01, BG15) Copic
Twine:  Darice
Gems:  Recollections



My next card was inspired by Michelle W over at the Muse challenge.  I adhered pretty closely to Michelle's layout & colour combo but added extra stripes and used die cut flower and leaves instead of stamped ones.



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Black & White Stripes 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Birthday Greetings) Altenew
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Fantasy Floral) Altenew
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

CASology #314


Welcome to Week 314 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


Today's cue word gave me the perfect chance to finally ink up this sentiment from MFT which I think is totally adorable.  Of course, I had to make a girl card too - just 'cause.  :)



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 summer is over!**
Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 1 October at 9am (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Onesie from Cute As A Button) Reverse Confetti, (Sentiment from Welcome Baby) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Arctic, Frosty Pink) Altenew
Gems:  Recollections

Monday, September 24, 2018

Hello, Butterfly


Hi there!

I've got one more card to share today - this one for the Simon Says Wednesday challenge to Bling It On!  This Altenew butterfly has been sitting on my desk since I was playing around with Jennifer McGuire's fast watercoloring technique.  I added some Nuvo drops to it for a bit of texture and interest.  The Hello is by Mama Elephant and I covered it with Glossy Accents.  I finished it off with American Crafts glitter tape and, of course, a few tiny gems.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Watercolor) Ranger, (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Butterfly from Bejeweled) Altenew
Ink:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet) Ranger
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Hello) Mama Elephant
Glitter Tape:  American Crafts
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic
Gems:  Recollections

Teal Typewriter


Hiya!

I'm just popping in with a card for the Addicted to Stamps and More photo inspiration challenge.  All the pictures in the collage are fabulous and I love the colours but I took my inspiration from the teal typewriter in the middle and broke out some coloured embossing powder (which I hardly ever use but really should use more often).   


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Farm Girl 8x8) October Afternoon
Stamps:  (Typewriter from Type It) Mama Elephant, (Sentiment from Sentiment Sampler) Paper Smooches
Ink:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Zing Aqua) American Crafts
Dies:  (Norebaook Basic) Paper Smooches
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic
Gems:  Recollections

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Flowers in a Teapot


Good morning!

I have a CAS card for two challenges - CAS on Friday (Flowers) and The Flower Challenge (Anything Goes).  I inked up some NBUS Flora & Fauna stamps for this design.  The red flowers and shadow are stamped directly onto the card base and the large flower and teapot are popped up on foam tape for a bit of dimension.  The colour palette actually came from Tracey's Muse card but I was totally disorganized and missed the deadline for that.  Doh! 



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Flowers & teapot from You Me Teaset, Shadow from Texture Set) Flora & Fauna
Ink:  (Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Crimson, Turquoise, Silver Stone) Altenew
Markers:  (YR04, Y38) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Froggie Friend


Hello hello!

I'm popping in with a card for the sketch challenge at Just Add Ink which I rotated 180 degrees.  I recently got a few stamp sets from Your Next Stamp and it was a no-brainer that this little froggie would end up in my shopping cart.  He reminds me of the tiny tree frogs we have here that sing all night.  They're especially noisy right now since we just had a good rain shower.  I sprinkled some Brushos on watercolor paper, spritzed them and once they were dry I stamped and die cut the froggie.  I stamped him a second time on white cardstock to cut out the eyes.  I popped him up on a Lil' Inker pierced square and I used a sentiment and speech bubble from Heffy Doodle.  

I actually had so much fun with him that I made a few other similar cards at the same time.






Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill, (White) Papertrey Ink, (Tangelo Twist, Night of Navy) Stampin' Up, (Watercolor) Ranger
Stamps:  (Frog from Sticky Note) Your Next Stamp, (Sentiment from Whatcha Saying) Heffy Doodle
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Pierced square) Lil' Inker Designs, (Speech Bubble) Heffy Doodle
Paints:  (Orange, Sea Green, Lime Green Brushos) Colourcraft
Gems:  Recollections

CASology #313


Welcome to Week 313 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



I'd been wanting some of the Technique Tuesday Sassy sets for ages and finally broke down and bought a few.  How perfect that one had this little dress with it just in time for this challenge. It's like it was meant to be!

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:


** We're back to weekly challenges now that the summer is over!**
Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 24 September at 9am (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Dress & sentiment from Sassy Fashion) Technique Tuesday
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  (RV13, RV21, RV23) Copic
Glitter:  (Nuvo Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer) Tonic
Tape:  (Black glitter) American Crafts
Gems:  Recollections