Friday, August 17, 2018

Hey, Sugar!


Hello there!

I have a bright and colorful card today for the Inkspirational photo challenge.  The popsicles in that picture look super tempting right now in this crazy summer heat - I'll take one of each please!  My popsicle is courtesy of Reverse Confetti and the fun patterned paper is from an ancient Basic Grey 12x12 kit called Lollipop Shoppe.  The zig zag die is from Pretty Pink Posh and I love it!  It makes it so easy to create a fun background.  




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Crumb Cake, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Lollipop Shoppe 12x12) Basic Grey
Stamps:  (Popsicle & sentiment from Hey Sugar) Reverse Confetti
Ink:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Stacked Edges 1) Pretty Pink Posh
Other:  (Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops) Tonic

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Orange Thanks


Hiya!

I've got a card today for the colour challenge at The Paper Players.  I dug out an old Taylored Expressions die set and used a flower die to create a fun patterned thank you card.  The sentiment die is Essentials by Ellen and, although you can't really see them, there are Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops scattered around the sentiment. 




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White, Pale orange) Bazzill, (So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Scribble Flowers) Taylored Expressions, (Many Thanks) Essentials by Ellen
Other:  (Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Another Fast Watercolor Flower


Hi there!

I've got another card for the Just Us Girls challenge to use Jennifer McGuire's Fast Watercolor Technique and this time I paired it with the current CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.  This time I used a flower and a sentiment from Winnie & Walter.  You can barely see it in this photo but I also used a cover plate from Lil' Inker to add some texture to the black panel.  




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Watercolor) Ranger, (White) Papertrey Ink, (Perfect Plum, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flower & leaves from In Bloom: Addie's Garden, Sentiment from Sentimental: Birthday) Winnie & Walter
Ink:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet) Ranger
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Quilt coverplate) Lil' Inker Designs
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Teeny Flowers


Back again with one last card for the day.  This is for the Fusion challenge where I took inspiration from the dark woodgrain planter and the flowers in the photo.  I've been wanting to use this flowered washi tape for ages and I found the Catherine Pooler inks matched it pretty well.  I stamped and fussy cut some ancient Papertrey Ink flowers and put them into Paper Smooches vases cut from woodgrain paper.  The sentiment is also PTI and I added Nuvo drops to the flower centers.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Stamps:  (Flowers from Bold Blooms and Bold Blooms II, Sentiment from Asian Fusion) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, Catherine Pooler
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops
Gems:  Recollections

CASology #310


Welcome to Week 310 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


I was working ahead on my design team cards and made this one in the middle of the World Cup madness.  I don't really follow any sports but I do enjoy World Cup time and getting caught up in the excitement.  Sadly England (my team) and Portugal (Luis's team) didn't make it to the final but it was still an exciting one.  I was rooting for Croatia and even though they didn't win they fought hard until the end.  

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 is a 2 week challenge!**
Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 27 August at 9am (CDT).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Cherry Cobbler) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Football from All Star) Skipping Stones Design
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Stickers:  (Roosevelt Letter Stickers) American Crafts

Fast Watercolor Flower


Hi there!

I've got a card today for 3 challenges.  Just Us Girls challenged us to use Jennifer McGuire's Fast Watercoloring technique.  It looked easy enough so I gave it a try and made a bunch of flowers that look so awesome!  This is the first one I'm sharing using the sketch from Just Add Ink.  I'm also playing along with the Simon Says Wednesday challenge to Distress It (since I used Distress inks).  There are lots of different companies showcased here - the flower and leaves are Altenew, the Happy is Mama Elephant, the Birthday is Winnie & Walter and the patterned paper is MFT.  It really is a wonderfully easy technique especially as I really have never mastered the whole watercolor thing.  Expect to see more in the future!




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Watercolor) Ranger, (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Gray & White Basics 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Flower & leaves from Hennah Elements) Altenew, (Birthday from Sentimental: Birthday) Winnie & Walter
Ink:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover) Ranger
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Happy) Mama Elephant
Gems:  Recollections

Monday, August 13, 2018

Yappy Birthday


Hiya!

I was SO happy to get into the Craft Cave today after being down and out with the flu since Wednesday.  I've still got a gross cough but I made it past the point where I feel like I'm dying so there's hope for me yet.  :)

This card is for the MFT sketch challenge.  This is the first time I've inked up this little pooch.  I love his silly tongue poking out and thought it went perfectly with a punny sentiment.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill, (White) Papertrey Ink, (Old Olive, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Free Spirit 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Dog & sentiment from Canine Companions) My Favourite Things
Ink:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Stitched rectangle) Lil' Inker Designs, (Circles) Avery Elle
Markers:  (RV32, E21, E33, E35) Copic

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Dotty Meow


Hello hello!

I'm playing along today with two challenges - the Simon Says Wednesday challenge to make your own background and the Just Add Ink inspiration photo challenge.  I took my inspiration from the rainbow colours in the photo and pulled out my Hero Arts ink daubers to create this dotty rainbow background.  I chose this Newton's Nook image because the ball of yarn continues the round theme (and also because he's just so darn cute). 



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Bermuda Bay, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Kitty from Newton Unwinds) Newton's Nook, (Sentiment from Pawsome Sentiments) Honey Bee Stamps
Ink:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Meow) Newton's Nook, (Dashed rectangle) Avery Elle
Ink Daubers:  (Pale Tomato, Orange Soda, Butter Cup, Field Greens, Tide Pool) Hero Arts
Markers:  (BG15, V000, C1, C3) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic
  

Monday, August 6, 2018

Party Poodle


Hiya!

I've got a second card to share today - this one for the MFT Sketch Challenge.  I love all the MFT cat and dog stamps - so much adorableness!!  This sassy poodle is one of my favourites and it only seems right that she's paired with plenty of pink.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Sweet Celebration 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Poodle & sentiment from Lucky Dog, Hat & gifts from Beary Special Birthday) My Favourite Things
Ink:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Markers:  (RV34, C1, 100) Copic
Gem:  Recollections

Copper Bird


Good morning!  

I've got another card to share from the weekend's crafty sessions.  This is for the Colour Throwdown where we had to use black, white and copper.  I managed to dig up some Ranger copper embossing powder and used it to coat the Memory Box bird die.  It's not quite that dark in real life but I struggled to capture it in the photo.  Below the sentiment is also a strip of copper coloured glitter tape.  



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Textured White) Bazzill, (Chocolate Chip, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Many Thanks) Altenew
Ink:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Copper) Ranger
Dies:  (Leaves) Papertrey Ink, (Perched Reed Bird) Memory Box
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic
Glitter Tape

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Two Challenges


Hello there!  

After what seems like forever I got to spend some significant time in the craft room over the past couple of days thanks to Cup Match - our 4 day public holiday for the East vs West cricket match.  It took a while to get back in the groove but I ended up with a few cards to share.

First up is for the Muse challenge and the inspiration card from Tristan.  I followed the colour scheme (including the kraft twine colour), used a flower image and kept a clean, white background.  The flower is popped up on foam tape for some dimension.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Flower & leaves from Layered Lily, Splatter from Watercolor Frames, Sentiment from Heartfelt Sentiments) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen, Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Blue, Starlight, Sand Dunes, Pure Graphite) Altenew
Gems:  Recollections



Next is a card for Freshly Made Sketches.  I'm trying to use more coloured card bases and also patterned paper so here I managed to combine that using Stampin' Up cardstock and some ancient K&Co paper.  The butterfly is MFT and the sentiment is Altenew.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Certainly Celery, Basic Black) Stampin' Up, (Periwinkle) Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  (Que Sera Sera 12x12) K&Co
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Heartfelt Sentiments) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Butterfly) My Favourite Things, (Stitched Square) Lil' Inker Designs
Markers:  (E33, E35) Copic
Gems:  Recollections