Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Yeti For Christmas!


Hello!

It's another blustery day here and I'm about to set out to do my rounds bathing dogs and clipping nails.  First though I want to share a card for the Inkspirational Anything Christmas Goes challenge.  This MFT Christmas Yeti is a favorite - he's so cute all tangled up in those lights!  I paired him with a cool striped background die from Taylored Expressions.  I like that the stripes are different sizes - it adds a fun element to it.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red) Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  (All from Beast Friends) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Diagonal stripes cover plate) Taylored Expressions
Markers:  (R17, R32, Y06, G14, B29, W1, W3, W5) Copic
Gems:  Recollections 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Glitter Poinsettia


Hello and happy Monday!

I've got a card to share for the current CAS on Friday challenge to make a Christmas card.  I used some WPlus9 poinsettias and paired them with some American Crafts glitter tape.  I realised that I often use turquoise with poinsettia images and thought maybe I should try something else but hey, if it ain't broke...


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (All from Pretty Poinsettias) WPlus9
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Reds, greens, yellow) Altenew
Tape:  (Turquoise glitter) American Crafts
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, December 9, 2018

To Youuuuuu!


Hi there!

I'm popping in on this grey and chilly day to share a cheery birthday card for the Anything Goes challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.  I used an adorable Gerda Steiner pooch.  I paper pieced him with, and popped him up on, papers from Studio Calico.  It was nice to take a little break from Christmas cards and make a few birthday cards but now I need to get back to the festive creating!



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper:  (Snippets 6x6) Studio Calico
Stamps:  (All from Howl Are You?) Gerda Steiner Designs
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Stitched Arch) My Favourite Things
Gems:  Recollections

Friday, December 7, 2018

Flower Birthday


 Hi there!

I've got  card today for Heather's colour challenge at Winnie & Walter.  I had some fun creating this patterned panel although it took forever to lay it out - I need to speed up my randomness!!  I like how it came out though and everything from the flowers to the sentiment to the scalloped die cut panel are all Winnie & Walter.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  (Flowers from In Bloom: Eva's Favourite Flowers, Sentiment from Sentimental: Birthday) Winnie & Walter
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Pumpkin Pie) Stampin' Up, (Tiara, Aquatini, Flirty Fuchsia) Catherine Pooler
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Scalloped rectangle) Winnie & Walter
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic
Gems:  Recollections

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Lighting Up Newton


Hello there!

I've got a card to share for the Inky Paws sketch challenge.  This image of Newton tangled up in lights is one of my favourites for Christmas.  He's such an adorable little scamp!  And clearly I'm digging the "tangled up critters" theme as yesterday's reindeer got himself in a bit of trouble too!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Black) Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  (All from Newton's Holiday Mischief) Newton's Nook
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Horizontal Stripes cover plate) Papertrey Ink, (Classic Rectangles Large) Spellbinders
Markers:  (R17, R32, YR04, Y06, G14, B29, V17, C1, C3, C5) Copic
Gems:  Recollections 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Merry Reindeer


Hiya!

I'm popping in tonight with a card for the Christmas theme challenge at The Paper Players.  I am really loving these Gerda Steiner Christmas critters stamps.  I used a kitty image here and still have some pooch images to colour.  I put some Glossy Accents on the reindeer's nose for a little shine and popped him and the birdies up on foam tape.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red) Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper:  Adornit
Stamps:  (All from Little Reindeer) Gerda Steiner
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Stitched Arch) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (R20, R29, YR04, Y06, Y08, YG23, E33, E35, E71, E77) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

CASology #323


Welcome to Week 323 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



To me, north in winter time means snow snow snow!  I don't usually make cards with anything snow related - it feels wrong since we never have any here.  However, this sweet set from Neat & Tangled was irresistible and has now come in handy for this challenge!

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 by Monday, 17 December at 9am (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Winter Wishes) Neat & Tangled
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Stitched Arch) My Favourite Things
Tape:  (Silver glitter) American Crafts
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Homestyle Holiday


Hello there!

I have a card (which I think falls in the Clean & Layered category) for the Card Concept photo inspiration challenge.  I pulled out some new Lil' Inker Designs goodies for this one.  I LOVE this plaid cover plate and used it on a few different cards yesterday.  I took my inspiration from the tree, the pops of red and the dark night outside the window.  I had a little trouble with lighting on this photo but on the tree it says, "May your days be merry and bright."  There are 5 different sentiment ornaments in the set.  I made a card with each and will share them later as I realised I didn't photograph them all.  
  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Basic Black) Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  (Tree from Ornamental Christmas) Lil' Inker Designs
Inks:  (Parrot) Altenew
Dies:  (Plaid cover plate) Lil' Inker Designs
Twine

Friday, November 23, 2018

Ornamental Newton


Hiya!

I've got a card today for two challenges - Freshly Made Sketches and the colour challenge at Inky Paws.  I hope my design isn't too much of a stretch in terms of the sketch but I had fun putting it together.  How cute (and naughty!) is Newton hanging off of this Christmas bauble?  I used some tree branches from Sunny Studios for the ornament to hang on.  It's either the biggest Christmas tree and ornament ever or Newton has been shrunk to the size of a mouse!



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  (Newton & sentiment from Ornamental Newton) Newton's Nook, (Tree branches from Holiday Style) Sunny Studios
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Gumball Green) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Markers:  (R17, R20, G14, C1, C3, C5) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic
Gems:  Recollections

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Flowers & Snail


Hello!

I've got three cards to share today.  First up is for the colour challenge at Just Us Girls.  I used some paint strokes from one of the Flora & Fauna texture sets to lay the colours down.  The flowers are Paper Smooches and they were each die cut and stacked with three layers to give some dimension.  The sentiment is from Altenew and I used Nuvo drops for the flower centers and to highlight the sentiment.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  (Paint stroke from Texture Set) Flora & Fauna, (Sentiment from Many Thanks) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Tiki Torch, Tiara, Fiesta Blue) Catherine Pooler
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Dainty Flowers 2) Paper Smooches
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic



  
The next card is for the CAS challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.  I wanted to make a more CAS version of the first card.  This time I let the paint strokes overlap a bit and I stamped the Flora & Faun flower and sentiment directly onto them.  I used a Nuvo drop for the flower center and some clear gems around the sentiment.  I keep changing my mind about which one I like best.  Which one do you prefer?


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Paint stroke from Texture Set, Flower & sentiment from Octagon Greenhouse) Flora & Fauna
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Tiki Torch, Tiara, Fiesta Blue) Catherine Pooler
Other:  (Nuvo Black Crystal Drops) Tonic
Gems:  Recollections



Finally I have a card for the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge using the colours from CAS Colours & Sketches.  I turned the sketch 90 degrees to the right and pulled out this adorable Lil' Inker Designs Snailed It set.  I couldn't resist giving him a sparkly snail trail.  In fact, that may be the sole reason I bought this set...  



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Cherry Cobbler, Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide, Basic Black) Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  (Snail & sentiment from Snailed It) Lil' Inker Designs
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Speech bubble) My Favourite Things, (Heart) Simon Says Stamp
Other:  (Star Dust Stickles) Ranger
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

CASology #322


Welcome to Week 322 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:





I really wanted to go the baby girl route with this card but then I stumbled across this Mama Elephant girl silhouette and realised she was in the NBUS category.  Perfect time to change 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:

Erin T.

This week's sponsor:

Stamplorations

**This is a 2 week challenge!**
Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 3 December at 9am (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (All from So Breezy) Mama Elephant
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart, Limestone) Altenew
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Ahoy!


Ahoy there!

It's been a grey, rainy weekend - perfect for hunkering down and crafting!  I've taken a little break from Christmas cards to restock some general card categories.  This card is for two challenges - CAS Colours & Sketches and AAA Cards On the Move challenge. The scallops on the sketch made me think of waves so I decided to use this adorable NBUS MFT sailboat.  I figured it could be used as a hello card or perhaps a new baby boy card.




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Bashful Blue, Tempting Turquoise) Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  (Sailboat from You Float My Boat) My Favorite Things, (Sentiment from Ahoy) My Cute Stamps
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Crimson, Fresh Lemon, Persian Blue, Rocky Shore) Altenew
Dies:  (Borders) Paper Smooches
Gems:  Recollections

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Merry Dachshund


Hi there!

I've got a card to share for the Addicted to Stamps and More holiday challenge.  I've had these PTI Christmas dog stamps forEVER and I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've inked them up.  I made a bunch of different ones but this is my favorite.  Who can resist a dachshund in a sweater??



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper
Stamps:  (All fro Come All Ye Faithful) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Real Red, Old Olive, Soft Suede) Stamping' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Scalloped rectangle) Winnie & Walter  

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Joyous Poinsettia


Hello!

I've got a card to share for the Time Out challenge.  I was inspired by the way the red pops off of the grey in the Time Out photo as well as by the Christmas greenery in the background.  I fussy cut a poinsettia and heat embossed a sentiment (both by Altenew).  I highlighted the flower and leaves with Copics and added Nuvo drops for some texture and dimension.




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Grey, Basic Black) Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  (Flower from Poinsettia & Pine, Sentiment from Lyrical Script) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Markers:  (R29,YG95) Copic  
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

CASology #321


Welcome to Week 321 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:




When I was a kid I managed to break at least one glass ornament every year.  No matter how careful I was there was always one that "jumped" out of my hands and shattered on the floor so I feel for this kitty.  Hopefully Santa won't be too hard on him.  I mean really, how could you punish a face that adorable?  

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, 19 November at 9am (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  (All from Christmas Kitten) Gerda Steiner
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Markers:  (R29, R32, R59, Y08, G05, C1, C3) Copic