Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Rainbow Greetings


 Just popping in with a card for the CAS birthday challenge at the Paper Players.  I ended up making 6 cards to make use of all the rainbow stripes that were cut.  The sentiment dies are from Simon Says Stamp and Paper Smooches.  I used 3 layers of cardstock for them and then covered them with Glossy Accents.








Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Black) Papertrey Ink
Pattered Paper:  (Dots & Stripes Sorbet, Dots & Stripes Fresh 6x6) My Favourite Things
Dies:  (Rainbow) Essentials by Ellen, (Happy birthday, thank you) Simon Says Stamp, (Hello) Paper Smooches 
Other:  (Nuvo Rhubarb Crumble, Ripened Pumpkin, English Mustard, Bottle Green, Caribbean Ocean, Violet Galaxy Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Hey Boo!


 Today's card is for the CAS on Friday Autumn or Halloween challenge.  I used these adorable Essentials By Ellen ghost stamps and some fun Halloween colours for this quick and easy card. And I'm still having lots of fun with the Classic Block Alpha dies that let you make any sentiment you want!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Granny Apple Green, Concord Crush) Stampin; Up
Stamps:  (Ghosts from Happy Hauntings) Essentials by Ellen
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Classic Block Alpha) Essentials by Ellen
Other:  (Nuvo Black Crystal Drops) Tonic

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Lucky Me


 I'm playing along today with the Friendship or Encouragement challenge at Time Out.  I used a new to me sentiment die from Essentials by Ellen and some fun Crate Paper patterned paper that's been kicking around for a while.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Black) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Bliss Collection 12x12) Crate Paper
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Lucky) Essentials by Ellen
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Lucky) Essentials by Ellen
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

Monday, October 11, 2021

Happy Birthday To Ewe


Today's card is for the Birthday challenge at AAA Cards.  This is their 200th challenge so they're having a big celebration!  I couldn't resist a punny sentiment and going back to this stacked sentiment layout that I love.  I coloured the MFT sheep with Copic and I added some Honey Bee stars for a little extra colour.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Rose Red) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sheep & sentiment from Ewe Are The Best) My Favourite Things, (Stars from Celebration Box) Honey Bee Designs
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Tiara) Catherine Pooler, (Limestone) Altenew
Die:  (Flag) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (R29, Y15, C1, C3, C7) Copic

Sunday, October 10, 2021

You Never Age


It's been a long time since I played along with The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers but I couldn't resist their birthday challenge.  I adore this grumpy cat and this MFT snarky sentiment suits him perfectly.  I paper-pieced a Tim Holtz birthday hat for him which seems to have made him even more grumpy!  :)


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Rose Red, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Cat) Katzelkraft, (Hat) Tim Holtz, (Sentiment from Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings 2) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Oval) My Favourite Things
Other:  Nuvo Rhubarb Crumble & Caribbean Ocean Crystal Drops) Tonic

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Eeeeek!


 I've got another Halloween card today.  This one is for the Spooky challenge at The Paper Players.  I went for an almost one-layer card here which I very rarely do.  Despite loving CAS designs I always feel the need to pop up a few elements for some dimension.  Here I popped up the Happy Halloween sentiment and in person it makes the ghost peeking out from behind it look even cuter.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Black) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Images from Happy Hauntings, Sentiment from The Last Bite) Essentials by Ellen
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Orange Twist, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Grape Crush) Catherine Pooler
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Batty Halloween


 I've got a card today for the Just Us Girls Halloween challenge.  I pulled out my new Essentials by Ellen Halloween stamps again and went with a repeating sentiment and one image popped up on foam tape.  A simple layout but always one of my favourites.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Bat from Happy Haunting, Sentiment from The Last Bite) Essentials by Ellen
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Lime Rickey, Grape Crush) Catherine Pooler
Other:  (Nuvo Ripened Pumpkin Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

CASology #396

 Welcome to Week 396 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


This was the sentiment that immediately came to mind when I saw this week's cue word.  I tried a couple of different layouts but finally settled on clustering the elements in the corner.  I used yellow ink for the sentiment to mimic the setting sun.

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:



***You've got 4 weeks for this challenge!***
Link your creations to the CASology blog by 9am Monday, 1 November (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Waves from Stay Cool) Essentials by Ellen, (Sentiment from Get Outta Town) Paper Smooches
Ink:  (Tiki Torch, Something Borrowed) Catherine Pooler
Dies:  (Swaying Palm) Memory Box

Monday, October 4, 2021

Birthday Flowers


 I'm popping in today with a card for the Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes challenge.  I used some older Mama Elephant and Avery Elle stamps for the flowers and sentiment.  The paper is from a Teresa Collins collection that I won via a Moxie Fab challenge back in the day.  Remember those challenges?  I really do miss PaperCrafts and Moxie Fab!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Black) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Fabrications 12x12) Teresa Collins
Stamps:  (Flowers from Freestyle Florals) Mama Elephant, (Sentiment from Cake and Candles) Avery Elle
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Markers:  Copic
Gems:  Doodlebug

Friday, October 1, 2021

Snappy Birthday


 Hello there!
I've got a card today for the Die Cuts and/or Stencils challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.    I've been having lots of fun creating my own sentiments with these Essentials by Ellen alpha dies.  This time I paired those letters with a Simon Says "birthday" die and some alligators from My Favourite Things.  I ended up making two designs but still can't decide which is my favourite.  What do you think?


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Lucky Limeade, Mossy Meadow, Cucumber Crush, Emerald Envy, Call Me Clover, Lemon Lime Twist) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Alligator) My Favourite Things, (Alpha letters) Essentials by Ellen, (Birthday) Simon Says Stamp
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic

Monday, September 27, 2021

You Are Chair-ished

 


I was feeling in a punny mood yesterday so I pulled out some oldie but goodie stamps to put together this simple card.  The chairs are from a 2010 Unity Kit of the Month set (!!!) and the sentiment is from one of the earliest Papertrey Ink sets that I bought.  I keep thinking I need to weed some of my older stuff out but when I try I end up making cards with what I dig up. It's like finding lost treasure!  
I'm going to enter this is the Addicted to Stamps and More Any Occasion challenge because there's always an occasion to share love, encouragement and a pun!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Black) Papertrey Ink, (Cajun Craze, Pacific Point) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Chair from Sept 2010 KOM) Unity, (Sentiment from Chair-ished) Papertrey Ink
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Other:  (Nuvo Simply White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, September 26, 2021

You've Been Boo'd


I don't usually make Halloween cards but I couldn't resist these adorable stamps from Essential By Ellen.  I decided to use them for the CAS Colours and Sketches colour challenge.  They're not your typical Halloween colours but I thought that made it kind of fun.  And then of course I couldn't help making another card in more traditional colours... 
(I also used Cecile's Freshly Made Sketches sketch from a couple of weeks ago because I love it!)


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Dapper Denim) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Ghosts from Happy Haunting, Sentiment from The Last Bite) Essentials by Ellen
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Stitched Square) Lil' Inker Designs
Other:  (Nuvo Ripened Pumpkin & English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Autumn Leaf Flower


We're in the midst of some renovations at the moment so when I was at the paint store I may have grabbed a few more paint swatches than I needed...  I thought this one would make a nice background for some autumn leaves for the Inkspirational challenge.  I love these Altenew leaf dies and while I was playing around with them I found that they look a bit like a flower in this configuration so I went with it.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Leaves) Altenew, (Many thanks) Essentials by Ellen
Other:  (Nuvo Simply White Crystal Drops) Tonic, (Glossy Accents) Ranger

Monday, September 13, 2021

Speech Bubble Thanks


 I was doing some digging around through old supplies this past week and came across these Neat & Tangled speech bubble dies.  I thought they'd be fun to use in a rainbow of colours for this week's Inspired By... photo.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Lovely Lipstick, Pumpkin Pie, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Stop & Go) Neat & Tangled
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Speech bubble) Neat & Tangled
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Yasss!

 

Today's card is for the Just Add Ink Just Add Lines challenge which came along right when I needed it.  I was SO excited to get this Essentials by Ellen Yasss die - it's totally me!  I was trying to put this card together and knew it wasn't quite right - there was something missing.  Then I happened upon the JAI challenge and the lightbulb went on - some lines across the bottom were the perfect element to balance out the design.  Thanks, JAI!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Black) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: (Enchanting Washes 6x6) Altenew
Stamps:  (You Rock from Sparkle & Shine) Neat & Tangled, (Brush Spatter Background) My Favourite Things
Ink:  (Fresh Snow) Papertrey Ink
Dies:  (Yasss) Essentials by Ellen, (Stripes) Mama Elephant
Other:  (Nuvo Simply White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Friday, September 10, 2021

Eat All The Cake


 I've got a card today for the Addicted to Stamps and More Birthday challenge.  I've been having a lot of fun lately playing with the Classic Block Alpha dies from Essentials by Ellen.  I'm loving the look of the large, bold sentiment with just one image.  I also totally agree with this sentiment and may have resembled that cat a time or two in my life...

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Textured white) Bazzill, (Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Cat from Party Pets) Your Next Stamp
Ink:  (Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Classic Block Alpha) Essentials by Ellen
Markers:  (R02, R11, Y17, E35, E37, C1, C3, C5) Copic

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Up and Away

 

I've got a card today for the CAS on Friday Balloons challenge.  These Mama Elephant critters are old favourites and since I had them out I made two cards.  I also broke out some ancient PTI cloud dies and a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Textured white) Bazzill, (Marina Mist) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Bunny, fox and balloons from Up and Away) Mama Elephant, (Sentiment from Furry Cat & Box) Simon Says Stamp
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  Copic
Dies:  (Clouds) Papertrey Ink
Other:  (Nuvo Clear Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

CASology #395


  Welcome to Week 395 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


I wanted this stamp and die set for AGES, finally got it and then it sat...  So glad this week's cue word gave me a reason to break it out.  All those little dies are a bit fiddley but it was worth it.  It's so 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 9am Monday, 5 October (CDT).



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Pizza My Heart) My Favourite Things
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Pizza) My Favourite Things
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Monday, September 6, 2021

Pastel Birthday


 Today's card is for the Seize the Birthday Use Pastel Colours Only challenge and the Just Us Girls 6 of anything challenge.  These colours look a lot darker on the screen than they do in real life so hopefully they'll qualify.  I haven't used this Neat & Tangled die since 2015.  How nuts is that?  Clearly there's way too much stuff in my craft room if it's taking that long to get back around to things again...  Anyway since I had it out I ended up making two cards.  Not sure which one I like best... The second one appeals more to my CAS soul as there's a bit less going on but then all the colors mixed up together in the first one are kind of fun.  What do you think?



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Pretty In Pink, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Wisteria Wonder, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Birthday Tags) Neat & Tangled, (Bows) Avery Elle
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Dotty Hippo

 


Today's card is for the Simon Says Wednesday Stamp It challenge.  I broke out my Concord & 9th Painted Dots Turnabout stamps for the first time.  I bought a couple of them and I like them but they're definitely more suited to square cards aren't they?  I tried to figure out how to use it on my Misti with a rectangular card and failed spectacularly so then I just used a 5.5 x 5.5 piece of cardstock and trimmed it for the front of the card. 

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Black) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Hippo & balloons from Happy Hippos, Sentiment from Essential Sentiments) My Favourite Things, (Painted Dots Turnabout) Concord & 9th
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Bellini, Mint To Be) Catherine Pooler, (Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Markers:  (R02, G00, C1, C3, C5) Copic
Dies:  (Flag) My Favourite Things