Thursday, July 29, 2021

Time Out Guest Designer


 I was lucky enough to be the winner of a recent Time Out challenge and was invited to be a guest designer for their latest challenge!  It just so happens that today is also my birthday - a pretty cool birthday gift huh?


It's an Inspired by Words challenge this time and, as always, you can take inspiration from the whole quote or just one word.  Usually I end up just working off one word but this time I found a rose die and friend sentiment that seemed to work well together and I went with it.

The sponsor this week is CAS-ual Fridays and you have until August 11th to play along!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, White) Papertrey Ink, (Certainly Celery, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from All Year Cheer) Wplus9
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow'
Dies:  (Fantasy Floral, Halftone cover plate) Altenew
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Polka Dot Flip Flops


I'm playing along today with the Inspired By... challenge and Just Us Girls (script).  I have a lot of flip flops but none as fun as these polka dotted beauties.  (Perhaps it's time to change that...)  The challenge photo inspired me to dig out this Lifestyle Crafts die that I've had forever but have very rarely used.  (Shocker, I know).  These fun scripty Avery Elle sentiments haven't seen the light of day in awhile either so thanks to JUGS for nudging me along to dust them off.





Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: (Its Bitsy Polka Dots 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Cake & Candles) Avery Elle
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Flip Flops) Lifestyle Crafts
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Baby Bears


I'm playing along today with the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp.  I needed a few baby cards so I pulled out this cute little bear from WPlus9 and paired him with some Studio Calico papers.  To finish them off I scattered a few Simon Says Stamp stars to frame the sentiments from Taylored Expressions and MFT.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Black) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Story Time 6x6) Studio Calico
Stamps:  (Bear and cloud from Little Dreamers) Wplus9, (Sentiment from Simple Sentiments) Taylored Expressions, (Sentiment from Essential Sentiments) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow'
Dies:  (Stars) Simon Says Stamp, (Scalloped rectangle) Wplus9
Markers:  (R02, B45, C1, W1, W3, W5) Copic

CASology #393


 Welcome to Week 393 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


This week's cue word actually made me think of parking a car so I reached for this Taylored Expressions race car and sentiment.  I often pair them with some washi tape but this time I used a Hero Arts stencil to create the "road" for the car.

I'm also going to play along with the Colours Hues challenge - Red and Blue.

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, 2 August (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (All from Vroom Vroom) Taylored Expressions
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Rockin' Red, Something Borrowed) Catherine Pooler
Stencil:  (Tweed pattern) Hero Arts
Other:  (Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops) Tonic
Gems:  Recollections

Monday, July 5, 2021

Flamingo Birthday


 Today's cards are for Addicted to Stamps (Birthday), Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes) and Shopping Our Stash (Tropical Delights).  I broke out of my usual CAS style today with bright card bases and patterned paper.  It's 12x12 paper that's been kicking around for ages so I was excited to make use of it.  The flamingos are oldies but goodies from Reverse Confetti and I snagged the second sentiment from an MFT set.




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Margarita 12x12) American Crafts
Stamps:  (Face, legs & sentiment from Fabulous Flamingo) Reverse Confetti, (Sentiment from Tickled Pink) My Favorite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Flamingo) Reverse Confetti, (Speech Bubble) XCut, (Scalloped Rectangle) WPlus9
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Stripes & Flower


 This card is for the Colour Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches challenges.  (I realize it's not in the running for Freshly Made as it's not a square card but I wanted to acknowledge where I got the layout from).  I used cardstock to make the striped square, stamped the WPlus9 flower over the top of it and finished it off with a Simon Says Stamp sentiment and some Nuvo crystal drops.   


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Green, blue, purple) Paperbilities
Stamps:  (Flower from Very Vintage Greetings) Wplus9, (Sentiment from Simple Sentiments #1) Simon Says Stamp
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Stripes) Mama Elephant, (Square) Essentials By Ellen
Others:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

Monday, June 21, 2021

What's Mew?


 I've got a super simple card today for the Colour Hues challenge.  I love this kitty from Frantic Stamper and thought she'd go perfectly with these sentiments from Paper Smooches.   I broke out those EBE square dies again (have I mentioned how much I love them??) for a simple graphic design.
  
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Black) Papertrey Ink, (Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Feline Friends) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Cat) Frantic Stamper, (Squares) Essentials by Ellen

Berry Heart


Today I managed to use some patterned paper that I thought would never see the light of day on one of my cards and I'm pretty excited about it!  The Fruit and Berries challenge at the Paper Players gave me the idea for it so thanks, ladies!  I used these Concord & 9th stamps for the first time so I'm also going to play along with Darnell's NBUS challenge.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: (Berry Sweet 8.5x8.5) K&Co
Stamps:  (All from Be Mine) Concord & 9th
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Heart) Taylored Expressions
Markers:  (R27, Y21, YG03, C1) Copic) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops) Tonic

Flower Silhouette


 I'm playing along today with the colour challenge at Just Us Girls.  I took some inspiration from Bobby and pulled out this Simon Says Stamp flower die to use in silhouette.  I then cut some squares from my new Essentials by Ellen square dies (which I am loving) and framed them and stacked them as a background for the silhouette.  Since I had all the cardstock out I used another older die (this one from MFT) and made a quick second card.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Black) Papertrey Ink, (Melon Mambo, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Simple Sentiments #1) Simon Says Stamp
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Fresh Daisies) Simon Says Stamp, (Flowers) My Favourite Things, (Squares) Essentials by Ellen
Punch:  (5/16" circle) Mc Gill
Twine:  Darice
Other: (Glossy Accents) Ranger

Nautical Birthday

I was flipping through my 12x12 paper stash yesterday and came across this American Crafts paper that I thought would be perfect for the Seize the Birthday nautical theme birthday challenge.I pondered a few different layouts but in the end decided to keep it simple and let the paper be the star of the show.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Black) Papertrey Ink, (Textured White) Bazzill
Patterned Paper: (Margarita 12x12) American Crafts
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Essential Sentiments) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (Suede Shoes) Catherine Pooler
Dies:  (Sailboat) WPlus9, (Squares) Essentials by Ellen
Other: (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Grateful Plant


 My card today is for the Freshly Made Sketches and Time Out challenges.  I thought of this Reverse Confetti paper and the Altenew plant as soon as I saw the Time Out inspiration photo and figured they'd work perfectly with the sketch.  The most time consuming part of making this card was deciding on the sentiment but I got there in the end!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Black) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Cheerful and Kind 6x6) Reverse Confetti
Stamps:  (Plant from Potted Plants) Altenew, (Sentiment from More Essential Sentiments) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Lime Rickey, Eucalyptus) Catherine Pooler
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Other:  (Nuvo Rhubarb Crumble Crystal Drops) Tonic

Floral Birthday Wishes


 I've got a card tonight for the CAS Colours & Sketches colour challenge.  I think I've only used one of the flowers from this Altenew set before so it felt good to ink up a few other images from it.  I also haven't used colours for stamping outline images in ages.  I was going to do my usual white-embossed-on-black sentiment but in the end I opted to add a little more colour to the design.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Crushed Curry) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flowers from Golden Garden, Sentiment from Birthday Greetings) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Regal Rose, Old Olive) Stampin' Up
Other: (Nuvo English Mustard & Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Stripes & Anchor


 Today I'm playing along with The Card Concept.  My CAS design was inspired by the stripes on the left of the photo and the general nautical theme.  The anchor and sentiment are both from Paper Smooches.  I used the wonderful Quick Stripes dies from Mama Elephant to cut the stripes.  How did I ever live without them??

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Night of Navy, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Wicked Nautical) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Anchor) Paper Smooches, (Quick Stripes) Mama Elephant
Other: (Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Birthday Flower Cluster


Today's card is a challenge three-fer as I'm playing along with Time Out (Spring theme), CAS on Friday (Flowers) and AAA Birthday (Flowers).  I wish I could say I watercolored that background but it's actually patterned paper from Altenew.  Isn't it gorgeous?  It was exactly what I was looking for to put behind the Simon Says Flower Cluster die and the small sentiment from MFT was the perfect complement for it.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Black) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Enchanting Washes 6x6) Altenew
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Simple Sentiments #1) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Flower cluster) Simon Says Stamp, (Flag) My Favourite Things
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic

Die Cuts Only


 I've got a quick and easy card today.  This one is for the Colour Throwdown and Just Us Girls (No stamping).  I used some layering butterflies from MFT to bring in the blues and then used the light grey for their bodies and the sentiment.  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Butterflies) My Favourite Things, (Thank You) Poppy Stamps
Other:  (Nuvo Navy Blue Crystal Drops) Tonic

Hope Your Day Rocks


 Today's card is for the CAS Colours & Sketches and Paper Players challenges.  I pulled out some oldie but goodie Paper Smooches stamps and kept things simple by just stamping them on coloured card stock.  I fussy cut them and layered them up with foam tape for lots of fun dimension.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Black) Papertrey Ink, (Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Beboppin) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Other:  (Nuvo Rhubarb Crumble & Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

You Make My Tail Wag


 I've got a card tonight for three challenges - Colour Hues, Shopping Our Stash (Fur babies) and My Favorite Things (sketch).  This pooch is from an older MFT set and I've not used this particular image before.  I thought he'd fit perfectly peeking out of the circle and leaning over the flag.  This came together pretty quickly given how rarely I've been crafting lately which isn't usually the case so I was pretty chuffed about that!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Pool Party, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from You Make My Tail Wag) My Favourite Things
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Essential Circles) Essentials by Ellen, (Flag) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (E33, E35, E37, 100) Copic
Other:  (NuvoNavy Blue Crystal Drops) Tonic