Tuesday, April 24, 2018

CASology #297


Welcome to Week 297 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



I realize there are plenty of different activity related shoes out there - hiking boots, riding boots, flippers, golf shoes, etc - but for me, most of my active pursuits need nothing more than a pair of sneakers.  As a kid I was pretty boring and only ever wore plain black or white sneakers.  They could not have ANY colour on them.  These days I have a bit more fun - purple running shoes and turquoise Converse are more my thing.  Entering my second childhood maybe?  

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 is:
Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember that the deadline for entries is Monday at 9am (CDT).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Sneakers) Serendipity Stamps, (Sentiment from 12 Days Companion Greetings) Essentials by Ellen
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  (R32, YR02, Y02, G02, B02, C1, C3) Copic
Gems:  Recollections

Monday, April 23, 2018

Thank You Butterflies


This is one of the other cards I managed to make over the weekend.  It's for the CAS Colours & Sketches colour challenge.  I love this colour combo - bright and cheery and perfect for spring!  The circles and butterflies are from a Winnie & Walter die set and the sentiment is an oldie but goodie from Papertrey Ink.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Think Big Favourites #6) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Circle, butterfly) Winnie & Walter
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Freshly Made Butterflies


Hi there! 

Another weekend is almost over and I didn't get as much time in the craft room as I would have liked - too much adulting to be done I'm afraid!  I did manage to make a couple of cards and I'll share the other one tomorrow.  For today I have an entry for Freshly Made Sketches using a Winnie & Walter scalloped rectangle and Papertrey butterflies and sentiment.  I've been using a lot of this DCWV glitter paper lately and I might actually run out of it.  What a calamity!!!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Grey, Basic Black) Stampin' Up, (Pink glitter) DCWV
Patterned Paper:  (Calm & Cozy Chevron 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamp:  (Sentiment from Fillable Frames #4) Papertrey Ink
Ink:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Butterfly) Papertrey Ink, (Scalloped Rectangle) Winnie & Walter
Gems:  Recollections

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Flowery Boot


This is my third card for the April Paper Smooches challenge and it's definitely my favourite. (Apologies to the other two cards).  Instead of making an umbrella vase like in the photo I went for a boot vase.  That PS boot die is so cute and was screaming to be cut from some flowery paper.  It's layered a few times for dimension (as is the sentiment) and the flower is popped up on foam tape.      


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Maggie Holmes 6x6) Crate Paper
Dies:  (Boot, flower, thanks) Paper Smooches, (Stitched Scallop Basic Edge) My Favourite Things
Glitter:  (Nuvo Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer) Tonic
Gems:  (Brown) Doodlebug, (Clear) Recollections

Friday, April 20, 2018

Muse Birdie


Thank you to Kim Heggins whose Muse card made me finally break out these adorable WPlus9 birdies.  They are definitely going to see more ink!.  I used Altenew inks for this card.  I find myself reaching for them more and more.  I love how the ink cubes come in little ombre sets - makes life so easy!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Bird & branch from All Year cheer) WPlus9, (Sentiment from Just Thinking of You) Neat & Tangled
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Sunkissed, Frayed Leaf, Volcano Lake, Lagoon, Moca) Altenew
Gems:  Recollections

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Blue Unicorn


Hiya!  I've got a card for the Paper Players magical challenge.  There are so many fun unicorn images out there at the moment from classic to cute to chubby.  I went with this Concord & 9th unicorn - a more classic look.  Most of my past unicorn cards have involved a rainbow so I tried to get away from that this time and went ombre instead.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Night of Navy) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Unicorn Awesomeness) Concord & 9th
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Soft Sky) Stampin' Up
Markers:  (B00, B05, B39, C5) Copic
Glitter:  (Gold Wink of Stella) Zig
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Button Flowers & Butterfly


I've got two cards to share today.  First up is for Inspired by All the Little Things.  I was doing some tidying in my craft room and found these ancient Sassafrass flower stickers.  I put them together with some die cut Paper Smooches stems and an Essentials by Ellen sentiment.  Quick and easy but colorful and fun.      


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Wild Wasabi, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from 12 Days Companion Greetings) Essentials by Ellen
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Stems from Dainty Flowers & Dainty Flowers 2) Paper Smooches
Stickers:  Sassafrass
Gems:  Recollections



Next up is for the Just Us Girls black and white stripes challenge.  I initially tried making white stripes on black cardstock using embossing paste but it all went horribly wrong so I went back to the drawing board.  I wanted broad stripes but only found skinny stripes in my patterned paper collection.  I finally just trimmed pieces of black and white cardstock and die cut them with a stitched square to create the little panel.  The PTI butterfly is cut from hot pink DCWV glitter paper.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Grey, Basic Black) Stampin' Up, (Pink glitter) DCWV
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Think Big Favourites 5)) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Butterfly) Papertrey Ink, (Stitched square) Lil' Inker Designs
Gems:  (Large gem) Doodlebug, (Small gems) Recollections

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

CASology #296


Welcome to Week 296 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


Mother's Day and Father's Day always sneak up on me so this is a great prompt to get me going on these categories of cards.  Despite trying to be more original every year I still end up with flowers on the majority of my Mother's Day cards.  I guess if it ain't broke...  

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:

Rahmat

This week's sponsor is:



Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember that the deadline for entries is Monday at 9am (CDT).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Flower from Watercolor Wonders, Sentiment from Wild Hibiscus) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Honey Drizzle, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades) Altenew
Gems:  Recollections
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic
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Monday, April 16, 2018

Mom, Pen & Star


Hello hello!

I've got three challenge cards to share today.  First up is for The Colour Throwdown using a mixture of different companies.  The flower is Lil' Inker, the die cut letters are Lawn Fawn and the sentiment is Altenew.  I love it when they all play nicely together!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Family Ties 6x6) Pebbles
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Painted Butterflies) Altenew
Dies:  (Flower) Lil' Inker Designs, ('M') Lawn Fawn
Gems:  (Brown) Doodlebug, (Clear) Recollections




Next up is a card for CAS Colour and Sketches.  While perusing my patterned papers I came across this script design from Kaisercraft and it sparked the idea for the card.  The pen and sentiment are from Papertrey Ink.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Night of Navy, Bravo Burgundy) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Periwinkle 6.5x6.5) Kaisercraft
Stamps:  (Pen & sentiment from Happy Trails) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Clear) Hero Arts
Dies:  (Stitched rectangle) Lil' Inker Designs
Gems:  Recollections



Last but not least is a card for the Just Add Ink shaker card challenge.  I don't make shaker cards very often but I recently got some of these shaped shaker makers from MFT and they sure make the whole process a lot easier!  The sentiment is a Neat & Tangled die and the paper is by Pebbles.  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Celebrate) Neat & Tangled, (Star Shaker) My Favourite Things
Confetti: Recollections
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Mushroom & Dreams


Hi there!

I've got a couple of challenge cards to share today.  First up is for Freshly Made Sketches.  I finally broke out these Essentials by Ellen stamps and did some layered stamping to get some shading on the mushroom.  The sentiment is hard to read but it's a worthy pun - Thank you so mush!  Love it!  The paper is ancient Basic Grey paper and I added a few little Crystal Drops as accents.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Lucky 12x12) Basic Grey
Stamps:  (All from Snailed It) Essentials by Ellen
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Blush, Rouge, Crimson, Velvet, Sand Dune, Rocky Shore, Mocha) Altenew
Die:  (Zig Zag Stitched Oval) My Favourite Things
Glitter:  (Nuvo Ebony Crystal Drops) Tonic
Glitter:  (Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss) Tonic



Next is a card inspired by Tracey's gorgeous design at Muse.  The flower and leaves are from the same EBE set as above and I paired them with a Neat & Tangled sentiment.  I paper pieced the banner part of the sentiment to make it pop a bit more.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Rose Red) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flower & leaves from Snailed It) Essential by Ellen, (Sentiment from Dreams) Neat & Tangled
Inks:  (VersaFine) Tsukineko, (Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Bamboo, Parrot, Olive) Altenew
Gems:  Recollections
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Kitty Trio


CAS(E) This Sketch has another Retro Sketch for us this week.  I was on the design team the first time this sketch was used - you can see my original card here.  This time around, instead of a chevron injury, I went for a trio of adorable MFT kitties, a Honey Bee sentiment and Lawn Fawn paper.



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Let's Polka 6x6) Lawn Fawn
Stamps:  (Cat from Cool Cat) My Favourite Things, (Sentiment from Pawsome Sentiments) Honey Bee Stamps
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  (RV000, YR02, YR07, Y38, C1, C3, C5) Copic
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

CASology #295


Welcome to Week 295 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


Believing in yourself can sometimes be a tall order so it's always nice to get a little encouragement now and then.  This sentiment is from a graduation set from Lil' Inker but it can be used for general confidence boosting too.  The sentiment itself is a work of art and really could stand on it's own but I thought a soaring bird just gave it a little extra something.  

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 9am (CDT).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill, (Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Bird from Happy Trails) Papertrey Ink, (Sentiment from Grad Class) Lil' Inker Designs
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Moon Rock) Altenew
Dies:  (Half & half) Papertrey Ink
Gems:  Recollections

Monday, April 9, 2018

Happy Hello


Hi there!

I've got one more card to share from yesterday's crafty session.  This is another one for the Paper Smooches Spring Challenge but this time using the colours from CAS Colours and Sketches.  I have to say I'd never have put these colours together on my own but I like the result.  I die cut the plant from coloured cardstock and trimmed some stripes to add to the bottom of the card.  The flower and the sentiment are all Paper Smooches.




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, Old Olive) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Fun & Flirty) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (House Plant) Paper Smooches
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Flowers & Birdie


Life has felt a little crazy this week so I was happy to grab some crafty time today and play along with some challenges.  First up is a card for the current Paper Smooches Spring challenge using the palette from The Colour Throwdown.  It's an all die cut card which I don't do very often.  The flowers are Paper Smooches and the Thank You is from Poppy Stamps.  I used Nuvo Crystal Drops for the flower centres.



    












Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill, (Real Red, Pretty In Pink, Mint Macaron, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Dainty Flowers 2) Paper Smooches, (Thank You) Poppy Stamps
Other:  (Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops) Tonic



Next up is a card for Freshly Made Sketches using some ancient My Mind's Eye papers, another Poppy Stamps die and an Avery Elle sentiment.  I am chipping away at the patterned paper stash little by little but it could still probably last me another 10 years!  



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Bloom & Grow 12x12) My Mind's Eye
Stamps:  (Sentiment from All Squared Up) Avery Elle
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Serene Bird) Poppy Stamps
Gems:  Recollections
Other:  (Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops) Tonic