Monday, September 9, 2019

Special Wishes Pup


Hello hello!

I'm continuing to work on Christmas cards since the holidays will be here in no time at all.  Today's card is for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge to use a stamp (no digital images).  This little cutie is from Gerda Steiner and he's sitting atop an oldie but goodie Hero Arts sentiment.  He's coloured with Copics and popped up on some ancient Adornit paper.  I love this bit of paper and am sad that I've just cut into the final piece although I guess I should be proud that I'm using it instead of hoarding it!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Candy Green 12x12) Adornit
Stamps:  (Dog from Christmas Puppies) Gerda Steiner, (Sentiment from Get Merry) Hero Arts
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Markers:  (R29, R59, E33, E35, E37, 100) Copic
Glitter:  (Star Dust Stickles) Ranger
Other:  (Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops) Tonic, (Glossy Accents) Ranger

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Santa Paws


I've got a card today for two challenges - the MFT Sketch challenge and Addicted to Stamps and More Make Your Mark challenge.  This MFT set of Christmas pups is one of my faves.  They're so adorable and look ready for a cuddle!  I coloured this guy with Copics and used some of HOTP paper on the background.  There are Stickles on the white edges of his hat and some Glossy Accents on his nose.




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Forever Christmas 6x6) Hot Off the Press
Stamps:  (Dog & sentiment from Happy Howlidays) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Markers:  (R29, R59, E33, E35, #7, 100) Copic
Glitter:  (Star Dust Stickles) Ranger
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Friday, September 6, 2019

Stand Out


Hi there!

Today I have a card for the Inspired by Words challenge at Time Out.  I took my inspiration from the word "rainbow" and created a rainbow of clouds for my unicorn (with her rainbow mane and tail) to perch on.  I love the sentiment - it makes for a great encouragement card.  I also like the sassy turn of her head.  She reminds me of Chica who often does the same!




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Bashful Blue Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Unicorn & clouds from Unicorns 'n' Rainbows, Sentiment from Pure Magic) Essentials by Ellen
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  (RV10, YR00, Y00, G00, B00, BV31, C1) Copic
Gems:  Recollections

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Ham It Up


Hello hello!

I'm popping in today with a card for the Paper Players Down on the Farm challenge.  This little MFT piggy is so darn adorable and perfect for the challenge.  I steered away from my usual white card base here and had fun with some old My Mind's Eye papers and an ancient scallop border die from PTI.  I really must do that more often...


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  Happy Day 6x6) My Mind's Eye
Stamps:  (Pig & sentiment from Hog Heaven) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Small scalloped border) Papertrey Ink
Markers:  Copic
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Colour Throwdown #559


Hi there!

I'm excited today to be playing along as the Guest Star Stamper at The Colour Throwdown! The colours are interpreted as navy, mustard/gold, coral/peach and cream.  I took my inspiration from the bouquet and pulled out Altenew's Simple Flowers to play with.  I created a background pattern and then added some Nuvo drops to the flower centers for a bit of dimension.  The sentiment is an oldie but goodie from Avery Elle.

I hope you'll check out the gorgeous creations from the Design Team and then play along.  You have until Monday, 9 September at 6pm Eastern.  



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink, (Night of Navy Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flowers from Simple Flowers) Altenew, (Sentiment from Oh Happy Day) Avery Elle
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Flirty Flamingo, More Mustard, Night of Navy) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

CASology #351


Welcome to Week 351 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



This Katzelkraft ostrich always makes me giggle so I knew I had to use him for this week's cue word.  I decided he'd make the perfect dapper dude with a bit of a saucy side to him.  :D The Tim Holtz hat fit him beautifully and I always feel a sense of accomplishment whenever I use a bit of ribbon - no matter how tiny!

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, 16 September (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Cajun Craze, Old Olive) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Ostrich) Katzelkraft, (Hat from Crazy Things) Tim Holtz, (Sentiment from Hello You) Simon Says Stamp
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Mento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  (Y17, YG63, E08, W3, W5) Copic
Ribbon: EK Success
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Monday, September 2, 2019

Reindeer Jingles


I've got one more card for today - this one for the current CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.  I'm so far behind on Christmas cards so I pulled out these Mama Elephant reindeer (gifted to me by the ever fabulous Claire of Ham'n'Mule Designs) and put them to work.  I used some scraps of Echo Park paper for the circles and background stripe and lots of gems for sparkle!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Soft Stone) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Reflections Christmas 6x6) Echo Park
Stamps:  (Reindeer & sentiment) Mama Elephant
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Stitched Circles) Heffy Doodle
Markers:  (R17, YR04, Y15, G05, B05, V09, E31, E43, 100) Copic
Gems:  Recollections

Crabulous Birthday


Hello hello!

Today's card is one I made for a friend and I'm entering it in the Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes challenge.  My friend and her hubby are pun fans like me.  In fact, her hubby has been known to open a card addressed to her when he knows its from me!  Cheeky man...  
Anyway this card uses MFT stamps, Paper Smooches waves and Mama Elephant letters - I love it when all my supplies play together so nicely!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Tempting Turquoise) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Crab, gift, sentiment) My Favourite Things, 
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Alpha letters) Mama Elephant, (Waves) Paper Smooches
Markers:  Copic
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Brusho Butterflies


Hi there!

Today I've got a card for the Addicted to Stamps and More Anything Goes challenge.  Ages ago I was playing with my Brushos and have had some scraps left sitting on my table ever since.  I decided to make use of them and stamped these gorgeous Paper Smooches butterflies onto them.  After I laid them out on my card I thought they needed a little something more to make them pop.  After perusing my stamps I came up with these dotty circles from Altenew - perfect!  I played with the MFT sentiment for ages before finally deciding on placement (does anyone else do that?) and added a few gems for sparkle.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Crisp Cantaloupe) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Butterflies) Paper Smooches, (Haltone Circles) Altenew, (Sentiment) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Crisp Cantaloupe) Stampin' Up
Other:  (Brushos) Colourcraft
Gems:  Recollections

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Party Dress Birthday


Hello hello!

I'm popping in today with a card for the Time Out challenge where the inspiration word is Fashionable.  When I was in NY back in May I finally got to meet up with the amazing Claire Grantham of Ham'n'mule Designs.  During a yummy sushi dinner we had lots of laughs and exchanged crafty gifts.  This HA stamp and die set is one that I received from Claire and thought of it immediately when I saw this challenge.  I'm not normally one to use people stamps (I'm all about the critters) but this one is really quite sweet and I love how this card turned out. 


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Daydream, Swiss Dot) Doodlebug
Stamps:  (All from Dress Up) Hero Arts
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  (RV06, E11, E33, E35, E50) Copic
Gems:  Recollections

Knitty Kitties


Hello there!  

I've got a card for two challenges today - Just Add Ink (photo inspiration) and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge (CAS).  I got these adorable Hero Arts kitty stamps back in May when I was in NYC and they were the first thing I thought of when I saw the JAI inspiration photo.  I love when a challenge card comes together so easily!  



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Island Indigo, Basic Black) Stampin Up
Stamps:  (Cats from Knitting) Hero Arts, (Sentiment from Smitten Kitten) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Speech bubble) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (BG09, B93, BV31, V000, V06, C1, C3) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

Monday, August 26, 2019

Birthday Chicks


I've got a card this morning for the My Favourite Things sketch challenge.  These chubby little chicks are totally adorable and are becoming fast favourites.  I used some MFT paper for the background to add a bit more of a festive feel.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Island Indigo, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Sweet Celebrations 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (All from Birthday Chicks) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Rounded squares) Lifestyle Crafts
Markers:  9YR04, YR61, Y02, Y11, RV02, RV10) Copic
Glitter:   (Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss) Tonic
Other:  (Nuvo Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Birthday Balloons


Hello hello!

I'm here with a card for the Colour Throwdown challenge.  The colours are perfect to put these NBUS Concord & 9th balloon images to work.  There are lots of fun layering stamps to add patterns to the balloons but for today I kept them simple.  The sentiment die and stamp are much used Mama Elephant products.



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Calm & Cozy Chevron 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Balloons from Happy Balloons) Concord & 9th, (Sentiment from Labelled Messages) Mama Elephant
Inks:  (Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet) Ranger Distress Inks
Die:  (Happy) Mama Elephant
Other:  (Nuvo Violet Galaxy Crystal Drops) Tonic

Yellow Butterfly


Hi there!

I've got a card today for three challenges - CAS Colours and Sketches, Freshly Made Sketches and Seize the Birthday (Toppings - Butterflies).

I used a few scraps of old patterned paper here (which always makes me happy) and a pretty butterfly from My Favourite Things.  I love that the body of the butterfly comes as a separate die so you can layer it on the wings for more dimension.




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill, (Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Yellow from Capture 6x6) Basic Grey, (Purple from Everyday Collection 6x6) Avery Elle
Stamps:  (Sentiment from More Essential Sentiments) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Butterfly) My Favourite Things, (Stitched rectangle) Lil' Inker Designs
Gems:  Recollections

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Pigeon Inspiration


Hello hello!

I'm popping in today with a card for Seize the Birthday (no toppings) and The Library Challenge.  This time the Library inspiration book is Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.  This, and all the other pigeon books, are great sellers at the bookstore and I think they're so much fun.  I took inspiration from the cover art for my card using similar colours and layout.





Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Orange) Bazzill
Stamps:  (Bird from Mod Birds, Hat from Beary Special Birthday) My Favourite Things, (Sentiment from Sassy Birthday) Technique Tuesday
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Soft Sky) Stampin' Up
Die:  (Speech bubble border) Lawn Fawn
Markers:  (RV42) Copic
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

CASology #350


Welcome to Week 350 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



This adorable little Neat & Tangled ocean background has been sitting around unused for far too long so I was thrilled to have the perfect opportunity to put it to use this week!  The Simon Says Stamp whale is a match made in heaven for it and the Reverse Confetti sentiment rounds out the design beautifully.

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:

Amy C

This week's sponsor:

Stamplorations


Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 2 September (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Textured White) Bazzill, (Bashful Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Whale from Encouraging Animals) Simon Says Stamp, (Sentiment from Seaside) Reverse Confetti
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Makin Waves) Neat & Tangled
Markers:  (R32, BG01, B00, C1, C3) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Caibbean OceanCrystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

CASology #349



Welcome to Week 349 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



This past weekend was a long holiday one for us and we had a bbq with friends down at our dock.  It was a lovely afternoon/evening of swimming, good company and, of course, plenty of burgers and hot dogs for the grill!

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, 19 August (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Hot dogs from Alfresco) Paper Smooches, (Hot diggity from Exclamations) Was-usal Fridays, (Its your from Say What) Mama Elephant
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic