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

Friday, April 2, 2021

Hot Air Balloon Birthday

 It's a public holiday here today so I got some much needed crafty time.  The first thing I did (after dithering over what podcast to listen to...) was play along with Freshly Made Sketches.  I rotated the sketch 90 degrees to the left and went from there.  This Lawn Fawn hot air balloon is an old favourite and I paired it with some WPlus9 clouds.  I had fun colouring and then got brave and gave my second card a not blue sky!  Who am I???

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Textured White) Bazzill, (Crisp Cantaloupe, Bashful Blue) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Balloon from Blue Skies, Sentiment from Happy Everything) Lawn Fawn
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Cloud border) Wplus9
Markers:  (R32, YR00, YR31, YG41, B12, B63) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard and Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

CASology #387


Welcome to Week 387 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:

So many ideas came to mind when I saw this week's cue word - the animals I've had in my life (who are always a source of comfort), cozy pajamas, a comfy sofa - but in the end I went for the card I needed in the moment which was, unfortunately, a sympathy card.  I like this sentiment as an alternative to "With sympathy" as it feels a little less formal (although now that I look at it I ended up dressing it with a rather formal frame).  

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, 12 April (CDT).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Soft Stone) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Penny Lane 12x12) My Mind's Eye
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Heartfelt Sentiments) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Frame) Paper Smooches, (Leaves) Reverse Confetti
Gems:  Recollections