Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Washi Birthday



I'm popping in with a card for the sketch challenge at CAS on Friday and the "sketch" challenge at Inkspirational.  I Copic coloured this fun Concord & 9th cake and then I made use of some washi tape in order to prove to myself that I don't just keep it to look pretty in my craft room!  



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Night of Navy) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Eat Cake & Celebrate) Concord & 9th
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Stitched rectangle) Lil' Inker Designs
Markers: (RV42, R02, YR02, Y38, BG15, BG23, E37) Copic
Washi:  Me & My Big Ideas
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

CASology #371



Welcome to Week 371 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:




There's a super cute swimming pool stamp set from Avery Elle that I've wanted for ages but never got around to buying which is a bummer as it would have been perfect for this challenge.  In lieu of that I went in a totally different direction and focused on something I saw lots of pools of when I worked at the animal hospital!  I tried sketching out a more irregular little puddle but it didn't look right so I used an oval shadow die from MFT for a neat and tidy pool of pee courtesy of this cheeky pup.

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!


***We're switching to a monthly challenge schedule for the summer so you have 4 weeks to play along!***
Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 3 August (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Graphic Grid Pastels 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (All from You Make My Tail Wag) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Oval Shadows) My Favourite Things
Markers: (R29, R59, W1, W3, W5, 100) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, July 5, 2020

CAS C&S Flower



I've got a card today for the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.  Its a double challenge to use the colours and the sketch.  I kept mine simple and paper pieced a Paper Smooches flower and used MFT polka dot paper in the background.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Crisp Cantaloupe, Certainly Celery, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Its Bitsy Polka Dots Pastels 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Tiny Words) Simon Says Stamp
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Dainty Flowers) Paper Smooches, (Flag) My Favourite Things, (Stitched rectangle) Lil' Inker Designs
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Rainbow Balloon



Hi there!

I had a little bit of crafty time today and made a card for Freshly Made Sketches and Just Us Girls (Rainbow).  This happy little rainbow hot air balloon has been sitting on my desk for a while and I decided it would be perfect for Jacquie's sketch.  I die cut a few PTI clouds and layered them with the balloon and then added a sentiment.  I was going to go for my usual white font embossed on black cardstock but instead I took a page from Anna Lorenzetto who often uses colours for her sentiment strips and I love the way it turned out!




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Textured White) Bazzill, (Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Balloon from Uplifting) Skipping Stones Designs, (Sentiment from Simple Sentiments No 1) Simon Says Stamp
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Clouds) Papertrey Ink
Markers:  Copic
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Seize the Birthday Guest Designer



Hi there!  
I'm super excited to announce that I've been invited to be the Surprise Party Guest for Seize the Birthday for July and August!  I've been playing along with STB since 2014 - here's the first time I had a winning card with them.  The design team is fantastic and the fact that you can play with the "Topping" option if you need some inspiration or just create any birthday card makes it so easy to play along.


This week's Topping is Red, White and Blue.  I'm sure plenty of folks will go in a patriotic direction with July 4th coming up.  Its not a holiday here though (we're a British Overseas Territory) so I went for a funky blue sky and a bright red plane instead.



I hope you'll join in the fun!  You have until 9am (PST) on Tuesday, 14 July to play along.

Supplies Used:
Cardstoc:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Pacific Point) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Plane from Plane Awesome) Taylored Expressions, (Flying by from Flying By, Happy Birthday from Grand Greetings) Lawn Fawn
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Hexagon coverplate) Papertrey Ink, (Flag) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (R35, R46, C1, C3, C7) Copic
Twinery:  (Black) The Twinery
Other:  (Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Circle Twofer



Last time I tried to play along with Darnell's Twofer challenge I missed the deadline so this time I'm determined to get in there before it's too late!  
WPlus9's Doodle Buds set has a few different flower shapes in it including this fun circle.  On my first card I used it as it was intended as a flower.  I thought, however, that it would also make a fun balloon so I created some bright and happy birthday balloons for the second card.  I used some baker's twine for the string and added a fun, curly happy birthday sentiment.




Supplies Used:

Flower Card:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz, Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flower from Doodle Buds) WPlus9
Inks:  (Jet Black Archival Ink) Ranger
Dies:  (Tag) Papertrey Ink, (Hello) Paper Smooches
Markers:  Zig
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic

Balloons Card:
Supplies Used:
Cardstoc:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Circle from Doodle Buds) WPlus9
Inks:  (Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Sentiment) Paper Smooches
Markers:  (R22, Y15, Y38, YG06, BG23, B05, B23, B63, BV13) Copic
Twinery:  (Stone) The Twinery
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Wavy Thank You



This week The Paper Players are looking for CAS Thank You cards.  In my continuing effort to use patterned paper I pulled out a couple of dies to create this card.  I have an awful lot of 12x12 papers.  They tend to have larger designs which don't always lend themselves to the size of cards but dies like these waves from MFT allow you to cut the papers down to size and still preserve some of the design.  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Indian Summer 12x12) Basic Grey
Dies:  (Ride the Waves) My Favourite Things, (Thank You) Simon Says Stamp
Markers:  (Y38, E31, E37, C7) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic, (Glossy Accents) Ranger