Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Floating Kitty


 I've got a card today for the Just Us Girls (Float) and Seize the Birthday (Furry Friends) challenges.   Working through more patterned paper here.  Bit by bit I am determined to conquer it!  This is ancient paper from Hot Off the Press and seemed like the perfect background for naughty Newton floating off on a birthday balloon and the WPlus9 scalloped die gives it a bit of a cloud feel.
 

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Green Party Words, Purple Party Words) Hot Off the Press
Stamps:  (All from Newton's Birthday Bash) Newton's Nook
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Scalloped Rectangle) WPlus9, (Speech bubble) Paper Smooches
Markers:  (E33, E35, E37, 100) Copic

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Patterned Background Kitty


 Today's card is for the Time Out Pets challenge and the Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes challenge.  The expression on this kitty's face seemed perfect for this sassy sentiment and I like the versatility of the sentiment too - it's from a birthday set but I feel like it could work for any celebratory day or even as an encouragement card.    


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Indie Chic Saffron 6x6) My Mind's Eye
Stamps:  (Cat from Cat-itude, Sentiment from Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Marker:  (W1, W3, W5) Copic

Monday, May 3, 2021

Mother's Day Bird


Today's card is for the Freshly Made Sketches and Colour Throwdown challenges.  I have a pile of this Memory Box bird die cut in many colours sitting on my desk and the Throwdown colours gave me the perfect chance to put one to use.  Once I'd picked her out the rest of the card basically put itself together!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Blushing Bride, Lucky Limeade) Stampin' Up, (Coral mulberry paper)
Stamps:  (Sentimnt from Extra Special) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Meadow Bird, Small Circle Burst) Memory Box, (Leaves) Reverse Confetti 
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Lemons & Limes

I've got two cards today inspired by the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.  I broke out a new to me Essentials by Ellen stamp set and made use of some more Hero Arts ribbon after recently having so much fun with it on this card and this card.  



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Squeeze the Day) Essentials by Ellen
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  (Y00, Y02, Y08, Y11, YG03, YG06, YG11, YG67, E57) Copic
Ribbon:  Hero Arts
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard and Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops) Tonic

Thursday, April 29, 2021

More Bright Birthday!

I'm on a patterned paper roll this week!  This card is inspired by the photo challenge at Just Us Girls.  I took my inspiration from all the bright colours including the pink flowers, green boots and blue sky.  The paper is by Reverse Confetti and I'm really loving the bright colours and fun patterns in this set - all very spring-worthy!  I'm also going to play along with the Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes challenge.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Paper Bliss 6x6) Reverse Confetti
Stamps:  (Flower from Blooms 'n Buds, Sentiment from Birthday Wishes) Reverse Confetti
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Party Dress, Lime Rickey) Catherine Pooler
Dies:  (Hemstitch Rectangles) Spellbinders
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

You're How Old?


The current Inspired By photo reminded me of this card that I made a few weeks ago so I thought I'd CASE myself and make a similar one for this challenge.  These Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs are are so cute and they have the best expressions on their faces.  The shocked look on this guy's face seemed a perfect match for this rather cheeky sentiment.  :)


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Rose Red, Peekaboo Peach) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Out of Print 6x6) Basic Grey
Stamps:  (Dog from Crazy Dogs, Hat from Crazy Things) Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous, (Sentiment) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Wonky Stitched Rectangles) My Favourite Things, (Speech bubble) XCut
Markers:  (E33, E35, E37, 100) Copic

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

CASology #389


 Welcome to Week 389 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


Both this Lawn Fawn stamp and the Cosmo Cricket patterned paper have been in my craft room FOREVER!  I have used them both before so they're not NBUS but it's certainly been awhile since they came out to play.

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!


***You've got 2 weeks for this challenge!***
Link your creations to the CASology blog by 9am Monday, 10 May (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Circa 1934 6x6) Cosmo Cricket
Stamps:  (Just My Type) Lawn Fawn
Ink:  (Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko, (Rockin' Red) Catherine Pooler
Markers:  (YR23, YG63, BG93) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Monday, April 26, 2021

Bright Birthday


I've got a card for the Fusion challenge today.  It might be considered a bit of a stretch but I took my inspiration from the colours of the flowers.  I've been trying to make use of more patterned paper and this bright, cheery yellow felt like a good backdrop for my bright, cheery flower!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Paper Bliss 6x6) Reverse Confetti
Stamps:  (Flower from Blooms 'n Buds, Sentiment from Birthday Wishes) Reverse Confetti
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Party Dress, Lime Rickey) Catherine Pooler
Dies:  (Stitched rectangle) Mama Elephant
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Mother's Day Flower


Popping in today with a CAS card for The Card Concept.  I was inspired by the purple flowers and grey vase.  I used the same flower and a similar layout recently but changing up the flower colour and background gave it a completely different vibe - a softer feel that I thought would appeal to my mom for Mother's Day.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Flower from Build-a-Flower Magnolia, Sentiment from Extra Special, Splatter from Watercolour Frames) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Bamboo, Olive, Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Midnight Violet, Mocha, Silver Stone) Altenew
Other:  (Nuvo Violet Galaxy Crystal Drops) Tonic

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Leaf Blessings


 I haven't played along with the Shopping Our Stash challenge in forever but this time the theme is plant life and I felt inspired.  These leaves are from a Craft's Meow set.  I've had them so long that the company doesn't exist anymore so I think this definitely counts as shopping my stash!  I used an ink smooshing and misting technique to colour the leaves and added an MFT sentiment, some twine and a few Nuvo drops to finish it off.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Watercolour) Ranger, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Leaves from Beautiful Spring) The Craft's Meow, (Sentiment from Essential Sentiments) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover) Ranger
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Twine:  Darice
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Pink Stripe Flowers

 

I've got a card today for the Seize the Birthday Spring Flowers challenge.  For some reason I never have the patience to colour this Altenew flower and in the past have just embossed it with coloured embossing powder.  This time I decided to "colour" it with striped cardstock.  I combined a Mama Elephant happy die with one of their stamped sentiments and finished things off with some scattered gems.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Regal Rose, Strawberry Slush, Melon Mambo, Smokey Slate, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flower) Altenew, (Birthday from Labeled Love) Mama Elephant
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Starfish Thoughts


 Today's card is for the Time Out photo inspiration challenge.  I took my inspiration from the starfish on the pillows and the teal chairs.  Since I was going for a beach feel I finally pulled out these Avery Elle coral dies and put them to use behind the starfish.  Since it's their first time getting dusted off I'm also going to play along with Darnell's NBUS challenge.



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bau, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from The Reef) Avery Elle
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Coral) Avery Elle, (Square Frame) My Favourite Things
Other:  (Nuvo Ripened Pumpkin Crystal Drops) Tonic

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Flowers & Stripes


Today's card is for The Colour Throwdown and Addicted to Stamps and More challenges.  Initially I was going to keep this super simple with just the flowers and a blue flag for my sentiment but then I decided the flowers needed a backdrop.  After playing around with a few ideas I settled on these skinny stripes from Essentials by Ellen and I like how it looks like a blue sky!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Pacific Point) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flower from Build-a-Flower Magnolia) Altenew, (Sentiment from Sentimental: Birthday) Winnie & Walter
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Citrus Burst, Maple Yellow, Honey Drizzle, Bamboo, Olive) Altenew
Dies:  (Skinny Stripes) Essentials by Ellen
Other:  (Nuvo Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops) Tonic

Friday, April 16, 2021

Peek-A-Boo Elephant


 Today' card is for the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.  I recently got these Avery Elle Peek-a-Book Pals stamps and thought they'd be perfect for this layout and since I'm using them for the first time I'm going to join in with Darnell's NBUS challenge.  I spent way too long dithering about which patterned paper to use but finally decided on this random piece that I found (no idea who made it) and decided on the green cardstock to make that one green stripe in the paper pop out.  Also since I had everything out I made a second card with a slightly different layout.






Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Granny Apple Green) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper
Stamps:  (All from Peek-a-Boo Pals) Avery Elle
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Stitched circle) Heffy Doodle
Markers:  (BG09, C1, C3, C5) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

You're S'Whale

 


Today's card is for the colour challenge at the Paper Players.  I knew I wanted to use the whale from this Essentials by Ellen set but I didn't want to do my usual and pop him up on some wave dies so I went for this vent heart from Simon Says Stamp instead.  I'm not very good at using unusual colours for things (pretty sure there aren't any merlot coloured whales in the world) so it felt good to nudge myself a bit out of my comfort zone.  I ended up with two cards in the end but can't decide my favourite.  Which one do you like best?


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Not Quite Navy, Bravo Burgundy, Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from S'Whale) Essentials by Ellen
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Night of Navy) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Heart Vent, Holiday Shapes) Simon Says Stamp, (Flag, Speech bubble) My Favourite Things
Other:  (Nuvo Navy Blue, Oyster Grey & Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

CASology #388


Welcome to Week 388 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



This die was on my wish list FOREVER and I finally got it at the end of last year.  I actually made this card in January and used the negative die cut for this card here.  Love when you can get a two for one deal like that!

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!


***You've got 2 weeks for this challenge!***
Link your creations to the CASology blog by 9am Monday, 26 April (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Sweet Marmalade 12x12) Sassafras
Dies:  (Say Hello) My Favourite Things
Other:  (Nuvo Caribbean Ocean Crystal Drops) Tonic

Monday, April 12, 2021

Hapbee Birthday


Today's card is for the Fusion challenge where I was inspired by both the photo and the sketch (although I went for a landscape instead of portrait orientation).  I paired this Paper Smooches bumble bee (from their first release I think!) with a more recent sentiment and gave him an Essentials by Ellen hat.  The hexagons are from a Papertrey Ink cover plate.  It came together pretty quickly and because I wasn't sure about the blue "honeycomb" I made a second card using yellow.  Which do you prefer?


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Bee from Giddy Bugs, Sentiment from Courteous Cuties 2) Paper Smooches, (Hat from Bear Ware) Essentials by Ellen
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Hexagon cover plate) Papertrey Ink, (Flag)) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (Y15, BG23) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Rainbow Happy Mail


Today's card is for the CAS on Friday Happy Mail challenge.  I haven't made a one-layer card in ages and I almost had one here but then I decided to pop up an envelope over the heart.  I just couldn't help myself.  I can't stay away from that foam tape!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Best Mail Ever) Concord & 9th, (envelope from You've Got Mail) Lawn Fawn
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Samba, Orange Twist, Limoncello, Lime Rickey, Something Borrowed, Grape Crush, Flirty Fuscia) Catherine Pooler
Gems:  Recollections