Monday, January 13, 2020

You're Brrr-fect


Today I'm playing along with two challenges - Paper Smooches Anything Cold and Time Out's Photo Challenge.  I'm pretty sure I've never inked up these adorable PS Chilly Chums which really is a crime so I tried to make up for it by creating 3 cards.  The hearts on the tree branches in the photo are what made me think to use the PS linked hearts to create a background and I filled in one heart to create a visual triangle.  






Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Primrose Petal, Raspberry Ripple, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Chilly Chums) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Markers:  (R59, R85, C1, C3, C5, W1, W3, W5, 100) Copic
Die:  (Linked hearts) Paper Smooches
Gems:  Recollections

Scattered Flowers


Good morning!

I didn't get as much crafty time as I wanted this weekend since I got a last minute call to cover a work shift on Saturday but I did manage to make a card for three challenges - CAS Colours and Sketches (colours this week), Freshly Made Sketches and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Fun with Florals).  I pulled out some Lil' Inker Designs flower dies and cut out a whole pile of them in the three challenge colours.  I ended up making 3 cards and still didn't use them all up so they're ready and waiting for a future card.  The sentiment and flag are both from My Favourite Things.  I added Glossy Accents to the centre of the three biggest flowers and gems to some of the smaller ones for a bit of shine.




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from More Essential Sentiments) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Stitched flowers) Lil' Inker Designs, (Flag) My Favourite Things
Gems:  Recollections
Other:  (Glossy Accents) Ranger

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Bold Patterned Birthday


Hello there!

I'm popping in today with a card for the Seize the Birthday Layer It challenge.  I took inspiration from this gorgeous card made by Gayatri.  I changed it up a bit by keeping the die cuts right next to each other and using patterned paper instead of inked card.  It's a great way to make use of patterned paper especially the old 12x12 sheets that I have.  I added the Simon Says birthday die over the top which is a two layer die so counting the card base I have 4 layers.  I liked the design so much I ended up making three cards with different papers and I imagine there will be more in the future.





Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Rich Razzleberry, Crisp Cantaloupe, Lemon Lime Twist) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, K&Co
Dies:  (Happy Birthday) Simon Says Stamp, (Flags) Taylored Expressions
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic, (Glossy Accents) Ranger

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

CASology #359


Welcome to Week 359 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



We're back with another year of CASology!  We have new DT members and lots of great challenges so I hope you'll play along every two weeks.  

Today's cue word leaves your options wide open - you could repeat images or a sentiment (like I did).  Or maybe you have a critter or person that looks ill because their meal is "repeating" on them!  Ha ha!  Get creative and show us what you've got!

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, 20 January (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Balloon from Celebration Box) Honey Bee Stamps, (Sentiment from Essential Sentiments) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Cement Grey, Grout Grey) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (R35, R37) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Bird-day Wishes


Hello!

I had some more crafty time today so I'm playing along with the Just Add Ink sketch challenge.  I pulled out some oldie but goodie Reverse Confetti stamps and My Mind's Eye paper for this one and made two with different patterns and colours.  Can't decide which one I like better.  Any thoughts?




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Regal Rose, Island Indigo) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: (Happy Day 6x6) My Mind's Eye
Stamps:  (Birds & sentiment from The Tweet Life, Balloons & hat from Monkey Business) Reverse Confetti
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Stitched circles) Heffy Doodle
Markers:  (R32, YR68, Y11, BG34, BG49) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Birthday Unicorn


Hi there!

I hope everyone has been enjoying the festive season.  Luis and I had a very quiet Christmas which was lovely and I've been happy to have a bit of free time for crafting.  
I've even made cards for a couple of challenges like this one for the MFT Sketch challenge and the Just Us Girls Anything Goes challenge.  I love these MFT unicorns. They're super cute with just that little bit of chub that makes them extra adorable.  :)



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Soft Sky) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Unicorn & rainbow from Magical Unicorns) My Favourite Things, (Sentiment from Bigger Blooms) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Clouds, Stitched Arch) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (V000, YR00, Y00, G00, B00, B60, C1, C3, C5) Copic
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

CASology #358


Welcome to Week 358 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



My Favourite Things has some really fun sassy sentiment sets and this Katzelkraft kitty seemed made for this particular sentiment.  Clearly he's that friend who promises plenty of hijinks and no chance of a dull moment whenever you get together! 

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, 30 December (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Old Olive) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Cat) Katzelkraft, (Sentiment from Sassy Pants Best Friends) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Rich Cocoa) Tsukineko
Markers:  (YR04, Y38) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Ripened Pumpkin Crystal Drops) Tonic