Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Turquoise Anniversary Butterfly


Hello!

Today I've got got a card for the Just Us Girls Shades of Teal challenge.  I made quite a few cards with different PTI butterflies yesterday all using different Altenew inks.  For this one I took a cool Avery Elle circle die and used it to create a pierced background to help the butterfly pop a bit more.  I had forgotten all about it and found it recently while I was digging around for another die.  I love when that happens - its like Christmas!  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Beautiful Butterflies and Beautiful Butterfly Layers) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, Lagoon) Altenew
Dies:  (Butterfly) Papertrey Ink, (Pierced circles die) Avery Elle
Glitter:  (Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss) Tonic
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

CASology #356


Welcome to Week 356 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


This large MFT sentiment was the first thing that came to mind when I sat down to make this card.  I wasn't sure what to pair with it initially but I think butterflies have the perfect calming and delicate feel needed for this kind of encouragement card.  

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, 2 December (CDT).

I'm also going to enter this card in the Just Us Girls Shades of Teal challenge.



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Butterflies from Beautiful Butterflies, Sentiment from All Occasion Sentiments) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, Lagoon) Altenew
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

Monday, November 18, 2019

Joyful Kitty


I've got a card today for the My Favourite Things sketch challenge.  I stamped and coloured a bunch of MFT kitties a while ago and am finally getting around to using them on Christmas cards.  All I had to do was crank out a few Santa hats and I was in business!  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Lucky Limeade, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Cat from Cool Cat, Hat from Beast Friends, Sentiment from Handwritten Holiday) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Rockin' Red) Catherine Pooler
Dies:  (Circle) Spellbinders, (Bow) Avery Elle
Markers:  (R11, R27, C1, C3, C5) Copic
Glitter:  (Frosted Lace Stickles) Ranger
Other:  (Nuvo Morning Dew & Liquid Mercury Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Jolly Kitty


Hello!

I got some more crafty time today and have a card for Freshly Made Sketches.  I think this Fancy Pants patterned paper is my favourite Christmas paper of all time.  I simultaneously love and hate to use it because I don't want it to run out.  However I thought it would be perfect for this sketch so I cut into it.  I popped a Santa hat on this MFT kitty and set him up peeking over a Taylored Expressions sentiment.  (Have you guys tried their Simple Strips sentiment sets?  They're awesome!!!).  Funky trees and a cute kitty - what more could you want from a Christmas card?


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Happy Holidays 8x8) Fancy Pants
Stamps:  (Cat from Cool Cat, Hat from Beast Friends) My Favourite Things, (Sentiment from Simple Strips Christmas) Taylored Expressions
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops) Tonic

Dachshund Through the Snow


Hi there!

It's been almost two weeks since I last posted.  Life has gotten super busy and sadly has left little time for card making so I was happy to finally get in a few hours this weekend.  A friend wants a dachshund card for Christmas and this week's CAS Colours and Sketches sketch gave me a perfect jumping off point.  This happy guy from Newton's Nook has a paper pieced scarf that matches the sentiment strip and he's merrily bounding through some Pebbles snow paper.  I coloured him with Copics and popped him up on foam adhesive.  Pretty straightforward and I appreciate the push from CASC&S to use something other than my usual circle or square.



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Night of Navy) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Snowflakes & green from Snow Fun 12x12) Pebbles
Stamps:  (Dog & sentiment from Holiday Hounds) Newton's Nook, (Hat from Beast Friends) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  (R27, W1, W3, W5) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

CASology #355


Welcome to Week 355 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



I have quite a few cactus stamps but I always seem to be drawn back to the ones from My Favourite Things.  I coloured them with Copics and paired them with a Paper Smooches sentiment.  The wood grain washi tape seemed like the perfect thing to ground the plants and I added some Nuvo drops for a bit of fun.

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, 18 November (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Perfect Plum, Basic Black Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Cactus from Sweet Succulents) My Favourite Things, (Sentiment) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Markers:  Copic
Washi Tape
Other:  (Nuvo Crystal Drops) Tonic

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Gift Bag Pup


Hi there!

I've got a Christmas card for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.  This little Gerda Steiner pup peeking out of the gift bag is so darn adorable!!  I coloured him with Copics, paired him up with an Avery Elle sentiment and scattered some Simon Says stars around to finish it off.  



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Emerald Envy, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Dog from Christppies) Gerda Seiner, (Sentiment from Happy Howl-idays) Avery Elle
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Stars) Simon Says Stamp, (Stitched circle) Heffy Doodle
Other:  (Glossy Accents) Ranger

Monday, October 21, 2019

Triangle Thank You


Hi there!

I'm popping in with a card for the Just Add Ink colour challenge.  I went for a simple graphic look using some MFT triangles and a Paper Smooches sentiment.  I layered the sentiment die 3 times and covered it with Glossy Accents to really make it pop - one of my fave techniques.  I finished it off with some Nuvo drops to frame the sentiment and voila!




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Pear Pizzazz, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Triangles) My Favourite Things, (Sentiment) Paper Smooches
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Purple Sympathy Flower


Hello hello!

I've got a card today for three challenges - Freshly Made Sketches, The Colour Throwdown and AAA Cards (One Corner).  I dug out my much loved Altenew Doodle Blooms and paired them with a simple MFT sentiment for a clean and crisp sympathy card. 





Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Textured White) Bazzill, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flowers &leaves from Doodle Blooms) Altenew, (Sentiment from Essential Sentiments) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Essential Fishtail Flag) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (BV00, BV02, C1, C3) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Violet Galaxy Crystal Drops) Tonic

Friday, October 18, 2019

CAS Flower Birthday


Good morning!

I have a card today for the Flower Challenge's CAS challenge.  I love the gorgeous simplicity of this Altenew flower.  The yellow background comes from their Watercolor Frames set and I love how it helps to pop the flower off of the page.  I decided since I had everything out I'd make the card in blue as well.  The colours came out a bit crisper on the second one but I also like the softness of the first one.  What do you think?




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Flower, Frame from Watercolor Frames) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, Altenew
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Wedding Frame



Hi there!

I'm popping in with a quick card for the Just Us Girls Frame It challenge.  I was inspired by this gorgeous Christmas card by Amy Rohl.  I used some Reverse Confetti leaves with a Paper Smooches frame and my favourite wedding sentiment by Altenew.  That's it for now - gotta dash to work!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Soft Stone) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Penny Lane 12x12) My Mind's Eye
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Build-A-Flower: Magnolia) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Leaves) Reverse Confetti, (Frame 3) Paper Smooches
Markers:  (R27, R32, Y00, Y15, E08, W1, W3, W5) Copic
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

CASology #354


Welcome to Week 354 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



We don't very often get weather related fog in Bermuda but I certainly suffer from pre-coffee fog in the morning.  This little bee looks just how I feel most days and I think that sentiment is spot on - steer clear until the coffee has kicked in!

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, 4 November (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Bermuda Bay, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Bee from Caffeinated Bee, Sentiment from Perfectly Blended) The Rabbit Hole Designs
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Honeycomb coverpkate) Papertrey Ink, (Speech bubble) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (Y02, Y15, BG10, BG15, E47, 100) Copic

Monday, October 14, 2019

Harmony Hedgehog


Hello!

I've got a card to share for two challenges today - Just Add Ink (Just Add "H") and Simon Says Wednesday (Christmas/Happy Holidays).  This is a triple "H" card with harmony, holidays and a hedgehog!  This Penny Black hedgie has been with me for a long time but this may be his first time getting inked up.  (Shame on me!)  Both the Hero Arts sentiment (also an oldie but goodie) and the Jillibean Soup paper seem tailor-made for this little guy.  I went with a yellow card base to show everything is lit up by his little lantern.



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Holly Berry Borscht 6x6) Jillibean Soup
Stamps:  (Hedgehog) Penny Black, (Shadow from Shadows) Paper Smooches, (Sentiment from Very Merry Christmas) Hero Arts
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Sahara Sand) Stampin Up
Dies:  (Oval) SugarPea Designs
Markers:  (R27, R32, Y00, Y15, E08, W1, W3, W5) Copic
Glitter: (Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss) Tonic
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Designer Paper Anxiety


Hello hello!

I've got a card for three challenges today - Just Us Girls (designer paper), The Paper Players (Grateful/Thankful) and Pinkfresh Studio (circle elements).  

I LOVE designer paper.  On my shelf.  Where I can flip through it and admire it and imagine all the cards I'd make with it.  But generally things stop right there.  Because what if I cut it wrong?  Or what if I use that gorgeous piece of paper and the card turns out to be crap?  Or what if I have a Laurie Willison Nuvo drops disaster??  Its far safer to just leave it on the shelf where I can't ruin it.

This is why I need challenges like the one from JUGS to use designer paper.  It forces me to take the plunge and let that paper have its moment in the sun.  This card took a ridiculously long time to put together.  I had to check and recheck that the circle dies were in the right place before I cranked it through the old Cricut.  I agonized over the ink colours for the cats (and now I wish I'd gone with a reddy/orange one for the middle).  I dithered for ages over whether the sentiment should go at the top or the bottom.  But I did it.  I used that piece of DP.  And you know what?  I still have half a billion pieces left so I think I'll be okay.





Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  Pinkfresh Studios
Stamps:  (All from Playful Animal Friends 2) Pinkfresh Studios
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Tiara, Lime Rickey, Aquatini) Catherine Pooler
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Three circles) Simon Says Stamp, (Stitched circles) Heffy Doodle
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic