Sunday, November 14, 2021

Merry & Bright

 Today's card is for the Fusion challenge and Darnell's NBUS challenge.  I was inspired by the sketch from Fusion and turned it 90 degrees to the right for a landscape layout.  I broke out these Lawn Fawn Christmas light dies for the first time and popped the lights up on foam tape for some dimension.  They were so easy to use.  Why have I waited so long???

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Basic Grey, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Black & White Stripes 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Snow Day) Lawn Fawn
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (String of Lights) Lawn Fawn
Other:  (Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops) Tonic

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Celebrate the Season

Today's card is for the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.  Of all my poinsettia images this one from Altenew is my favourite and gets used every year even though I never got dies for it and have to fussy cut it every time!  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Black) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Poinsettia from Poinsettia and Pine) Altenew, (Sentiment from Simple Strips Christmas) Taylored Expressions
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko,
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard & Simply White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Thursday, November 11, 2021

I'd Totally Pee On You

 Today I'm playing along with Addicted to CAS where the codeword is Circle.  I'm pretty sure I bought this Essentials by Ellen stamp set purely for this sentiment.  It totally cracks me up and is actually a true promise here in Bermuda when at certain times of year the Portuguese Man 'O War jellyfish are plentiful.  The sentiment pairs perfectly with these MFT jellyfish and I thought the porthole would be the perfect way to highlight it!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Jellyfish from Ocean Fun) My Favourite Things, (Sentiment from Besties) Essentials by Ellen
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Razzleberry) Altenew
Die:  (Porthole) My Favourite Things
Gems:  Recollections

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Warm & Fuzzy Wishes

It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and the word is Merry.  It's hard to believe that time of year is already upon us and that there are only 7 more Fridays until Christmas!!!  Yikes!  It'll be January before we know it.  I found a sweet little MFT kitty to wish us a merry Christmas.  I coloured him with Copics and popped him up on a patterned paper panel that's so old I have no idea which company it comes from but I made use of it and that's all that matters.  :)

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink,
Stamps:  (Cat, holly & sentiment from Peace, Love & Paws, Santa Hat from Beast Friends) My Favourite Things
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Hemstitch Rectangle) Spellbinders
Markers:  (R27, G07, G14) Copic

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Good to the Last Drop

 CAS on Friday has a Coffee challenge going on so I'm jumping in with these cute MFT cups and a throwback sentiment from Skipping Stones Designs.  Does Maxwell House still use this tag line?  It sends me right back to memories of commercials from the 80s!  Remember those Tasters Choice ones with the flirty neighbors?  Did they ever get together?  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Cups from Coffee Date) My Favourite ThingsSentiment from Funny Coffee Vol 1) Skipping Stones Designs
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Tiara, Lime Rickey, Aquatini) Catherine Pooler
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Monday, November 8, 2021

Striped Tree

Today's card is for the Addicted to Stamps and More Christmas challenge.  I managed to quickly make 4 cards with this design.  I took a piece of printer paper and covered it with different green strips of cardstock and then die cut 4 trees from it.  Then I die cut 4 stars, embossed 4 sentiments and trimmed 4 card base panels from an old 12x12 piece of patterned paper. The trees are popped up on foam tape and I added a few crystal drops because I love them.  :)

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Black) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight,  All the greens!) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Red plaid 12x12) 
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Get Merry) Hero Arts
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko,
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Tree, star) Papertrey Ink
Other:  (Nuvo Simply White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Furry & Bright

Today's card is for the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge and the MFT Sketch challenge.  This little pup is so adorable in his Santa hat and scarf and he makes an appearance on my cards every year.  I just can't resist that floppy ear peeking out of his hat.    

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Pear Pizazz, Shaded Spruce) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Dog & sentiment from Happy Pawlidays) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko,
Marker:  (R27, E35, E37, W1, W3, W5, 100) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Deck The Halls

 I'm popping in with a card for the Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes challenge.  I love this sentiment from My Favourite Things and thought it suited this grumpy Katzlekraft kitty perfectly.  I dressed him up with a hat and bowtie from Tim Holtz hoping that would cheer him up but as you can see he's still grumpy!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Dark green) Bazzill, (Real Red, Cucumber Crush), Going Grey Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Cat) Katzlekraft, (Hat, bowtie) Tim Holtz, (Sentiment from Sassy Pants Holiday) My Favourite Things, (Envelope Pattern) Hero Arts
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko,
Dies:  (Oval Shadows) My Favourite Things
Marker:  (R27) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Simply White Crystal Drops) Tonic
Gems:  Recollections

CASology #397

 Welcome to Week 397 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:

I have a few typewrite stamps but this one from Hero Arts is one of my favourites.  It reminds me of the one my grandmother had and I loved the clack of the keys and the thunk of the return.  Such good solid sounds!  I fussy cut this one from Bermuda Bay cardstock and made the paper bright yellow so the sentiment wouldn't be missed.  I also added some scored lines in the background to give it a little texture

We're welcoming a new DT member today - Asa Johanssen!  Asa has been a long time player at CASology and I have been a long time admirer of her clean and crisp style.  I'm excited for her to join us!

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, 6 December (CDT).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Typewrite Notes) Hero Arts
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic