Tuesday, April 23, 2019

CASology #340


Welcome to Week 340 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


When I saw the cue word for this week the first thing that came to mind was a safari.  I have tons of stamps of animals you might see on safari but one of my favourites is this (now retired) giraffe from Avery Elle.  I love the little grin on his face and how he's perfectly angled to peek onto a card to deliver a message!
  
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, 29 April at 9am (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Night of Navy) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Giraffe from What's Up?) Avery Elle, (Sentiment from Sketchy Thoughts) Winnie & Walter
Inks:  (Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Night of Navy) Stampin' Up
Die:  (Speech bubble) Winnie & Walter
Markers:  (R02, E33, E35, E51) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Birdie Wishes


Hi there!

It's been awhile since I've posted non-CASology cards so I thought I'd pop in with a couple today.  I made two using the same sketch from My Favorite Things.  The first card uses the colours from CAS Colours and Sketches and the second card uses the palette from Colour Throwdown.  I love these Mod Birds from MFT - they're perfect for so many different occasions!







Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Birds from Mod Birds, Sentiment from More Essential Sentiments) My Favorite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Rockin' Red, Orange Twist, Something Borrowed) Catherine Pooler
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  Zig Zag Stitched Ovals, Essential Speech Bubbles, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Banners) My Favorite Things
Other:  (Nuvo Autumn Red, Navy Blue & Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

CASology #339


Welcome to Week 339 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



I went a little outside the box with the cue word this week because what came to mind was Neil Armstrong's quote from the moon landing:

That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

That led me to dig around for a moon image and I found this NBUS one from SugarPea Designs that was sorely in need of inking up.  
  
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, 22 April at 9am (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Watercolor) Ranger, (Night of Navy) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Over the Moon) SugarPea Designs
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Juniper Mist) Catherine Pooler
Die:  (Scalloped frame) Mama Elephant
Markers:  (YR00, Y11, Y15, Y17, C1, C5) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

CASology #338


Welcome to Week 338 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:




I certainly put together more than my fair share of these plastic cones while I worked at the animal hospital and always felt bad for any animal that had to wear one.  Thankfully there are other more comfortable options these days but sometimes only one of the old plastic cones will do the trick!
  
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, 15 April at 9am (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Old Olive, Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Dog & sentiment from Doggy Kisses) Art Impressions, (Shadow from Shadow) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Stitched speech bubble) Lil Inker Designs
Markers:  (BG10, E33, E35) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

CASology #337


Welcome to Week 337 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



This week's cue made me think of being a kid with that feeling of being so excited about something that you feel like you could burst and Paper Smooches had the perfect stamp set for that idea.  It's a silly sentiment but fun too.  I kept the card simple with some good old paper piecing (which PS stamps really lend themselves to) and popped the images up on foam tape for some dimension.
  
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, 8 April at 9am (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Twiggy Florets) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Zigzag stitched oval) My Favourite Things
Gems:  Recollections

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Easter Kites


Hiya!

I'm playing along today with the Inkspirational Word Prompt Challenge - Cloud.  Here in Bermuda it's tradition to fly kites on Good Friday so I wanted to make some kite related Easter cards.  This Paper Smooches image is perfect and I love the little curls in the cloud design - so cute!  I paper pieced the kite and clouds and then added a Simon Says Stamp Easter die.  I ended up making 3 cards with the different combos of paper left over from the stamping and fussy cutting.  Always a plus when you can make multiples!  





Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Textured white) Bazzill, (Rose Red, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Kite & cloud from Cut Loose) Paper Smooches, (Blessings from Rejoice!) Simn Says Stamp
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Easter) Simon Says Stamp
Glitter:  (Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss) Tonic
Gems:  Recollections
  

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Pattern Paper Purrthday


Hello hello!

Today I'm playing along with two challenges - the Paper Smooches Birthday challenge and the Time Out Inspired By Words challenge.  I used some NBUS Paper Smooches dies (cat, mouse and paint stroke) and an old favourite Lil' Inker Designs die (balloon) along with some bright and busy patterned paper to create this little number.  Very different from my usual CAS fare but sometimes I like to get a little crazy!  :)




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Basic Grey, Basic Black) Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper:  (Good Vibes 6x6) Crate Paper
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Smitten Kitten) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko,
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Cat, mouse, paint stroke) Paper Smooches, (Balloon) Lil' Inker Designs, (Wonky Stitched Rectangle) My Favourite Things
Other:  (Nuvo Turquoise Crystal Drops) Tonic
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Rainbow Birthday


Hello!

A super quick post today with a card for the Just Us Girls photo inspiration challenge.  I used some Papertrey products that have been languishing on a shelf and lots of Distress Inks.

Hope you have a fabulous day!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Happy)
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet) Distress Ink
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  Papertrey Ink
Glitter:  (Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss) Tonic

Monday, March 25, 2019

Trio of Bunnies


Good morning!  

I'm popping in with a card for two challenges - AAA Cards (1 image + optional twist: spring) and Simon Says Wednesday challenge (Cute).  I've had this cute Skipping Stones Designs bunny image for ages and, while he's had a few outings in the past, it was fun to find him again and dust him off.  I thought the Altenew letters felt very Easter-y and I'm always a fan of the yellow and turquoise combo!

I made a few other cards while I had the supplies out but keep changing my mind about which is my favourite.  Which do you like best?






Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Textured white) Bazzill, (Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  Skipping Stones Designs
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Letters) Altenew, (Ovals, Scalloped frame, Sentiment banner) My Favourite Things
Markers:  Copic
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard, Clear Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Shoes and Flowers


Hi there!  

I've got two cards to share today for a few challenges.  First up is for Freshly Made Sketches and the colour challenge at Just Add Ink.  I dug out some old Paper Smooches stamps and dies for this card.  How cute are those shoes?  Initially I just had the shoes laid out in a grid pattern but that didn't seem quite right.  Then I tried popping them up on black squares but I didn't have the right size.  Finally I punched out a bunch of circles and voila - third time's the charm!  I love it!



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Perfect Plum, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Retail Therapy) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Shoes) Paper Smooches
Punch:  (1 1/4" circle punch) EK Success
Gems:  Recollections




Next is a card for the colour challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches.  This is the first time I've inked up this Altenew set and I love it!  I am definitely going to be playing with it a lot more especially with the feeling of spring in the air - its perfect for this time of year.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Old Olive, Pacific Point, Sahara Sand) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Garden Silhouette) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Old Olive, Pacific Point, Sahara Sand) Stampin' Up
Die:  (Garden Silhouette) Altenew
Twine:  Darice
Gems: Recollections

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

CASology #336


Welcome to Week 336 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



This is definitely my new favourite shark stamp.  I love his smiling face and goofy overbite.  So cute!  The inked background was a happy accident.  It was an inking exercise gone wrong that I almost threw out but in the end I liked the weird texture and thought it would make for a good ocean background.  
  
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:

Asa

This week's sponsor:

Stamplorations

** This is a two week challenge!!**

Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 1 April at 9am (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (All from Beach Buds) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Mermaid Lagoon) Ranger, (Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Markers:  (C1, C3) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Ripened Pumpkin & Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic