Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Hot Birthday Chick

This week Just Add Ink wants us to Just Add "E" so I went for Exercise!  This Avery Elle chick actually looks pretty happy to be working up a sweat.  I can't say I feel the same in the middle of a pilates or yoga session but I always feel good afterwards.  Also I feel taller after those classes.  Anyone else experience the same thing?

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin; Up
Patterned Paper:  (Celebrations 6 x 12) Provocraft
Stamps:  (All from Hot Chick) Avery Elle
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Stitched Arch, Flags) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (Y02, Y38, B00) Copic

Fusion Thoughts

I'm popping in with a last minute card for the Fusion challenge.  I was inspired mostly by the sketch but also took some colour inspiration from the cake.  I trimmed the stems off of some Memory Box flowers to create these funky blooms and dug out some Kaisercraft paper to use for the background strips.  The sentiment is an often used one from Altenew.

Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: (Periwinkle 6.5" x 6.5") Kaisercraft
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Heartfelt Sentiments) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Chloe Stem) Memory Box
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

CASology #365

Welcome to Week 365 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:

I've had this tiny Taylored Expressions kite for ages but I'm pretty sure this is the first time it's seen the light of day.  This is the time of year when lots of kites start appearing in the skies here in Bermuda all building up to Good Friday which is a day of kite flying, codfish cakes and hot cross buns for us.  Sadly the packed beaches and parks with kites vying for airspace will probably not be happening this year so I'm looking forward to seeing all your gorgeous kite designs instead.

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, 13 April (CDT).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill, (Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Type It) Mama Elephant
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Kite) Taylored Expressions, (Stitched clouds) Lil' Inker Designs

Saturday, March 28, 2020

What's Mew?

The latest Paper Smooches challenge has an animal theme and Simon Says Wednesday challenge has proclaimed that Anything Goes.  For this one I pulled out an old favourite PS set with lots of adorable kitty images.  I cut the frame from some MME paper and added a yellow speech bubble for a pop of colour.   

Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: (Happy Camper 6x6) My Mind's Eye
Stamps:  (All from Feline Friends) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Island Indigo) Stampin' Up, (Tiara) Catherine Pooler
Dies:  (Duo Die 1) Paper Smooches, (Speech bubble) Heffy Doodle
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Friday, March 27, 2020

Dogs & Cats Celebrate!

I immediately thought of these adorable little Mama Elephant cats and dogs when I saw the latest AAA Cards challenge - along the edge with the optional twist of dogs and cats.  They haven't had much use so it was fun to pull them out and give them some love.  I popped them up on foam tape for a little dimension and added an Altenew sentiment and some Nuvo drops to finish it off.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Cats from Little Cat Agenda, Dogs from Little Dog Agenda) Mama Elephant, (Sentiment from Birthday Bash) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  (RV23, R20, Y15, BG23, B24, B32, RV02, RV04, E11, C1, C3, W1, W3, W5, 100) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Mustard Yellow Crystal Drops) Tonic

For Fox Sake

I'm back with another one of the non-white-card-base cards I made the other day.  This one is inspired by the photo at The Card Concept and I'd put it in the Clean and Layered category. I've been meaning to make a card with sentiment for ages.  I have both an enamel pin on my bag and a coffee mug with this saying - I love it!  I spent ages dithering about colours and layout for the alpha dies and in the end went for a mixed font sentiment which I think is kinda fun.  And look!  Another scrap of patterned paper used!  Huzzah!  

Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill, (Cajun Craze, Lucky Limeade) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: (DIY Home 6x6) Pebbles
Stamps:  (Fox face from Hey Foxy) Lil' Inker Designs
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Fox image & sentiment) Lil' Inker Designs, (Speech bubble) Lawn Fawn, (Letters) Mama Elephant
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Geometric Flower Birthday

Usually when a colour challenge throws pink and purple at me I run a mile but I decided to be brave today and use The Colour Throwdown's colours while also playing along with AAA Birthday and MFT's The Birthday Project.  All the products I used here are from MFT.  The flower is three separate ones layered together.  I added some clear Crystal Drops to the centre of the flower and also below the sentiment.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Pretty in Pink, Perfect Plum, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Queen For a Day) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Triangles, flowers) My Favourite Things
Other:  (Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops) Tonic

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A Million Thanks

I don't make one layer cards very often but I went for one today while playing along with Addicted to CAS's Circle challenge.  I pulled out a neglected Mama Elephant set and inked up those circle sentiments with a bright and cheery rainbow of Catherine Pooler inks.  Lining them up took ages but I think it was worth the fuss in the end.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (All from Many Thanks) Mama Elephant
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Party Dress, Tiki Torch, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Aquatini) Catherine Pooler
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

You Are My Sunshine

Hi there!

I'm popping in tonight with a card for the Simon Says Wednesday challenge (Whatever the Weather) using the CAS Colours and Sketches sketch.  This Technique Tuesday stamp set has long been a favourite.  It even got me featured in Paper Crafts magazine back in the day!  I flipped the CC&S sketch around 180 degrees and use an MFT die for the frame.  All the cards I made today ended up using coloured card bases which is rare for me but made for a happy and colorful display on my craft table.  I made another of these using orange and black but I think I definitely like the yellow one best.

Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Weather Report) Technique Tuesday
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Stitched rectangle scallop edge frame) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (Y02, Y15, Y38) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Ripened Pumpkin and English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Monday, March 23, 2020

Wishing You a Happy Birthday

Hello hello!

I've got a card today for the Seize the Birthday (Touch of Green) and Addicted to Stamps and More (Anythng Goes) challenges.  I used a Reverse Confetti sentiment, Paper Smooches flowers and leaves and MFT patterned paper and scalloped curve die for this design.  I'm really pleased with how bright and cheery it is and it was the perfect antidote for the grey and drizzly day we had.  Hope it's sunnier where you are!

Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: (Proper Pinstripe 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Birthday Wishes) Reverse Confetti
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Leaves & flower) Paper Smooches, (Scalloped edge) My Favourite Things
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Oldies But Goodies

I pulled out some more oldie but goodie PTI products for this card that I made to play along with CAS Colours and Sketches and CAS(E) This Sketch.  I love these sentiments with the mixed fonts and the flower die has gotten plenty of use over the years.  Sometimes I feel bad going back to old favourites over and over when I have so much NBUS but I guess if it works it works!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Bashful Blue) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Botanical Silhouettes) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Melon Mambo) Stampin' Up
Die:  (Flower, Simple circles border) Papertrey Ink
Other:  (Nuvo Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops) Tonic

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Flying Birthday Kitty

Hi there!

I spent a lovely few hours in the Craft Cave today - the first really significant time in over a month.  It was a slow start but by the end of the session I was feeling a bit less rusty.  Its unfortunate that's it's taken a pandemic for me to have more time in there but I'm going to go with it for now.  

With this card I'm playing along with Freshly Made Sketches and Time Out.  This adorable Your Next Stamp kitty is NBUS for me so I was pleased to make used of him.  I also dug out these adorable PTI clouds that were all the rage back when I started stamping.  Yay for using oldie but goodies!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Textured white) Bazzill, (Tempting Turquoise) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Party Pets) Your Next Stamp
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Clouds) Papertrey Ink
Markers:  (R11, R17, R22, C1, C3, C5) Copic

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

CASology #364

Welcome to Week 364 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:

I am excited to be getting back to card making after my surgery.  It was so frustrating to have down time but not be able to craft.  Grrrr...  I did lots of reading though and even watched a few movies I've been meaning to watch for ages.  It was good downtime and Chica was more than happy to help keep me planted on the sofa!  

I kept thing very simple for my first card back - one image with basic paper piecing and a sentiment.  The mug is Paper Smooches and the sentiment is from Lil' Inker Designs.  I was heartbroken to hear they recently closed up shop!   I remember when they opened.  I have so many of their products and Laura always provided exceptional customer service.  I'll really miss them. 

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 March (CDT).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Paper Cottage 6x6) Basic Grey
Stamps:  (Cup & steam from Hot Concoctions) Paper Smooches, (Sentiment from Coffee Cozy) Lil' Inker Designs
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Soft Suede) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Gems:  Recollections