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



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

Saturday, September 4, 2021

You Are Awesome!


Today's card is for the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge which is a double challenge this week and I managed to use both the colours and the sketch!  I used a mixture of companies here - the sentiment (both stamped and die) are Neat & Tangled, the dotty background is WPlus9 and the Bam Bubble is Paper Smooches.  I love when they all play so nicely together!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Black) Papertrey Ink, (Rose Red, Crushed Curry) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Dotty pattern from So 80s) Wplus9, (You Are from On The Corner) Neat & Tangled
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Marina Mist) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Bam Bubble) Paper Smooches, (Awesome) Neat & Tangled
Other:  (Nuvo Navy Blue Crystal Drops) Tonic

Thursday, September 2, 2021

First I Drink the Coffee


Today's card is for the Inkspirational photo challenge.  This is such a cool picture and I pondered it for ages before finally coming up with my card.  I love this coffee cup and sentiment from Lil' Inker Designs (sadly, no longer with us) and thought the turquoise and yellow would pop nicely against the black and white circles. 

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Black) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Coffee Talk) Lil' Inker Designs
Ink:  (Tiara) Catherine Pooler
Dies:  (Mug, sun) Lil' Inker Designs, (Circles) Essentials by Ellen
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic

Bright Birthday Flower

 Life has been busy and it's been over a month since I last posted so I'm glad to finally have a bit of crafty time.  Today I'm playing along with the Paper Players and Time Out.  The Paper Players gave us a Tic Tac Toe challenge and I used the first column for my card - feminine, birthday, florals.  Time Out wants us to use a coloured card base.  I've actually been trying to use more coloured card bases in a bid to tackle my cardstock stash (ha ha!) so I appreciate the encouragement here.  I haven't used these Essentials by Ellen flower dies in ages but they are perfect for some bright and cheery birthday florals.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron, Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi, Coastal Cabana) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Sassy Pants Birthday 3) My Favourite Things
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Wild Garden flowers) essentials by Ellen
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic