Wednesday, April 14, 2021

You're S'Whale


Today's card is for the colour challenge at the Paper Players.  I knew I wanted to use the whale from this Essentials by Ellen set but I didn't want to do my usual and pop him up on some wave dies so I went for this vent heart from Simon Says Stamp instead.  I'm not very good at using unusual colours for things (pretty sure there aren't any merlot coloured whales in the world) so it felt good to nudge myself a bit out of my comfort zone.  I ended up with two cards in the end but can't decide my favourite.  Which one do you like best?

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Not Quite Navy, Bravo Burgundy, Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from S'Whale) Essentials by Ellen
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Night of Navy) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Heart Vent, Holiday Shapes) Simon Says Stamp, (Flag, Speech bubble) My Favourite Things
Other:  (Nuvo Navy Blue, Oyster Grey & Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

CASology #388

Welcome to Week 388 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:

This die was on my wish list FOREVER and I finally got it at the end of last year.  I actually made this card in January and used the negative die cut for this card here.  Love when you can get a two for one deal like 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!

***You've got 2 weeks for this challenge!***
Link your creations to the CASology blog by 9am Monday, 26 April (CDT).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Sweet Marmalade 12x12) Sassafras
Dies:  (Say Hello) My Favourite Things
Other:  (Nuvo Caribbean Ocean Crystal Drops) Tonic

Monday, April 12, 2021

Hapbee Birthday

Today's card is for the Fusion challenge where I was inspired by both the photo and the sketch (although I went for a landscape instead of portrait orientation).  I paired this Paper Smooches bumble bee (from their first release I think!) with a more recent sentiment and gave him an Essentials by Ellen hat.  The hexagons are from a Papertrey Ink cover plate.  It came together pretty quickly and because I wasn't sure about the blue "honeycomb" I made a second card using yellow.  Which do you prefer?

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Bee from Giddy Bugs, Sentiment from Courteous Cuties 2) Paper Smooches, (Hat from Bear Ware) Essentials by Ellen
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Hexagon cover plate) Papertrey Ink, (Flag)) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (Y15, BG23) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Rainbow Happy Mail

Today's card is for the CAS on Friday Happy Mail challenge.  I haven't made a one-layer card in ages and I almost had one here but then I decided to pop up an envelope over the heart.  I just couldn't help myself.  I can't stay away from that foam tape!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Best Mail Ever) Concord & 9th, (envelope from You've Got Mail) Lawn Fawn
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Samba, Orange Twist, Limoncello, Lime Rickey, Something Borrowed, Grape Crush, Flirty Fuscia) Catherine Pooler
Gems:  Recollections

Monday, April 5, 2021

Party Pooch

This pooch has been sitting on my desk, coloured and ready to go, for ages so since the Simon Says Wednesday challenge is Anything Goes I thought it was his time to shine.  With those droopy eyelids he certainly looks like he's been celebrating hard so I thought it only fitting that I use this My Favourite Things sentiment.  The confetti-esque Basic Grey paper is perfect for a party and also for a coloured card base (which I always promise myself I will use more often!)

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (So Saffron, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Out of Print 6x6) Basic Grey
Stamps:  (Dog from Crazy Dogs, Hat from Crazy Things) Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous, (Sentiment from Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings 2) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Wonky Stitched Rectangles) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (R32, Y15, BG01, E33, E35, E37, 100) Copic

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Pink Birthday Butterfly

 Today's card is for The Colour Throwdown and the My Favourite Things sketch challenge.  Unfortunately I realise now that my cream card base looks pretty white in this photo (so it may not qualify for Colour Throwdown) but I figured I'd post it anyway.  I haven't used this MFT butterfly in ages and now I remember why - I never bought the matching dies and those little antennae are a pain in the butt to fussy cut!  I'm also going to play along with the Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes challenge.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink, (Textured White) Bazzill, (Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Butterfly from Beautiful Butterflies, Sentiment from Essential Sentiments) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Frosty Red, Rubellite) Altenew
Dies:  (Flag, rectangle) My Favourite Things
Gems: Recollections

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Wavy Birthday


Today's card is inspired by the CAS Colors and Sketches double challenge.  Usually I have a hard enough time just following a sketch or colours so it's pretty rare that I play long when I have to combine both.  I stumbled across this PTI birthday die that I haven't used in ages and thought it would be perfect for the circle element.  My first attempt at this card used straight blue stripes but it seemed a little meh so I went for some wavy stripes.  (Hopefully it doesn't mean I've started too far from the sketch).  I'm also going to play along with the Anything Goes portion of Seize the Birthday

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Peekaboo Peach, Tempting Turquoise, Marina Mist) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Happy Birthday) Papertrey Ink, (Stacked Edges 1) Pretty Pink Posh
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic