Sunday, January 22, 2017

Pet Sympathy


Hi there!  Just popping in quickly with a card for Freshly Made Sketches.  I was asked for some pet sympathy cards recently so I used this week's sketch as a jumping off point.  I combined an old Market Street Stamps sentiment with Simon Says Stamp/Kelly Purkey dog  and cat images and a SSS heart.

Hope you all have a lovely week!  



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Kraft) Papertrey Ink, (Cherry Cobbler) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Dog from Oliver, Cat from Newman) Simon Says Stamp/Kelly Purkey, (Sentiment from Pawprints on Our Hearts) Market Street Stamps
Inks:  (Memento Rich Cocoa) Tsukineko
Die:  (Heart) Simon Says Stamp
Other:  (Glossy Accents) Ranger

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

CASology #232


Welcome to Week 232 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


We were lucky enough this week to each get a die to use on our cards from our sponsor Stamplorations.  I love this Oh Frap! die and thought it paired perfectly with this sentiment for an apology card.  I die cut the sentiment 3 times to give it some dimension and covered it with Glossy Accents for some shine. 

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:


This week's sponsor:


Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember that the deadline for entries is Monday at noon (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Kraft) Papertrey Ink, (Cherry Cobbler) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Coffee Cozy) Lil' Inker Designs, (Coffee ring from Funny Coffee Vol 1) Skipping Stones Design
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Chocolate Chip) Stampin' Up
Die:  (Oh Frap!) Stamplorations
Other:  (Glossy Accents) Ranger
Gems:  Recollections

Monday, January 16, 2017

Birthday Duo


I've got 2 cards to share with you today and both took some inspiration from Joyce's first card in this post.   This card is for the current Colour Throwdown challenge.  I used an NBUS Winnie & Walter flower die with some old My Mind's Eye papers.  Joyce's card reminded me of these Papertrey Ink panel dies so I dug them out and dusted them off.  Thanks, Joyce!



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill, (More Mustard, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Yellow polka dots from Moments 6x6, Blue, grey stripes from Lost & Found 3) My Mind's Eye
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Birthday Greetings) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Flower & leaves from In Bloom: Maggie's Roses) Winnie & Walter, (Panels) Papertrey Ink
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections



Next is a card for Freshly Made Sketches.  Just like Joyce I used Copics to create an ombre panel for my design.  I love the look and it matches the cake perfectly.  The cake and sentiment are from Concord & 9th and I went a bit crazy with the pink gems.  

Thanks for being my muse this weekend, Joyce!  :)


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Cake & sentiment from Eat Cake & Celebrate) Concord & 9th
Inks:  (Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  RV000, RV10, RV21, RV23, Y17, C1, C3) Copic
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Thanks, Love & Birthday


Hi there!  Another weekend has come and gone so quickly.  After spending most of the last five days fighting off a migraine I finally got back into the Craft Cave today and I've got 3 cards to share.

First up is for the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.  The splatter pattern on the sketch made me think of dangling vines so I pulled out these Doodle Bloom leaves from Altenew and coloured them with Copic greens.  The flower is from an oldie but goodie Lawn Fawn set of large sentiments.  



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Rose Red, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Leaves & flowers from Doodle Blooms) Altenew, (Sentiment from Grand Greetings) Lawn Fawn
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Markers:  (YG06, G07, G14) Copic
Other:  (Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Nuvo
Gems:  Recollections



This next card was inspired by the photo at The Card Concept.  I focused on the coffee cup and the pinks from the roses.  I used Lil' Inker Designs' coffee cup, patterned paper and sentiment with a Taylored Expression heart die.  I'd say this card fits into the Clean and Simple category. 


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill, (White) Papertrey Ink, (Crumb Cake, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Love You 6x6) Lil' Inker Designs
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Coffee Cozy Stamps) Lil' Inker Designs
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Coffee cup) Lil' Inker Designs, (Large & small heart) Taylored Expressions
Gems:  Recollections



Finally is my take on Anita's gorgeous card over at the Muse challenge.  I took inspiration from her blended colours over an embossed background (although I used watercolors instead of Distress Inks) and the white on black sentiment.   


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Watercolor) Ranger, (Black) Papertrey Ink, (Brushed Silver) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Brilliant from Wait for It, Hope your birthday is... from Rad) CAS-ual Fridays, (Transparent Triangles Background) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Clear) Hero Arts
Die:  (Scalloped rectangle) WPlus9
Paints:  (Gansai Tombe) Kuretake
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

CASology #231



Welcome to Week 231 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


This week's cue word gave me a good opportunity to pull out and use some NBUS stamps.  Now I know these Simon Says tree images have been around for ages but I just got them recently.  I tried watercoloring them with Zigs but I really need more practice in that department so them I just coloured them with Zigs on their own - no water.  I like the richness of the colours like this but I still want to master watercoloring with them!

Looking forward to seeing what direction the cue word takes you.  Check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the design team and then play along!


Hazel Hodgkins - Taking a break


This week's guest designer:


This week's sponsor:


Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember that the deadline for entries is Monday at noon (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Ranger, (Black) Gina K
Stamps:  (Trees from One With Nature) Simon Says Stamp, (Sentiment from Casual Comfort) CAS-ual Fridays
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Jet Black Archival Ink) Ranger
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Stitched rectangle) Lil' Inker Designs
Markers:  (Zig Clean Colour) Kuretake
Gems:  Recollections
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

CASology #230


Welcome to Week 230 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


 What constitutes cold is definitely relative depending on who you talk to.  The other night it went down to 58 degrees here which for us is more than cold - it's freezing!   Out came the fleecy pajamas and extra blankets and the fur babies were more than happy for extra cuddles.  My brother lives in Chicago and has a whole different definition of cold.  At the end of the day though I think it's safe to say that snow = cold so today I went for a cute Newton's Nook pooch romping through a snowy wilderness.   

Looking forward to seeing what direction the cue word takes you.  Check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the design team, give a warm welcome to our newest team members Rachel & Janet and then play along!


Hazel Hodgkins - Taking a break


This week's guest designer:


This week's sponsor:


Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember that the deadline for entries is Monday at noon (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Snow Day 6x6) Bo Bunny
Stamps:  (Dog & sentiment from Holiday Hounds) Newton's Nook
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Stitched Arch) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (W1, W2, W3) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections
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Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy Day


Hallo there!  I've got a quick CAS card to share today for the current Inspired by Words challenge at Time Out.  

The quote this time is:

'With each sunrise we are given a chance for a new beginning'

The stamps and the the stitched arch die are from My Favourite Things.  I stamped the sun onto the blue die cut, then again onto yellow cardstock and cut and paper pieced it back on to the blue.  The blue panel and the clouds are all popped up on foam tape and the sun is covered with clear Wink of Stella.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Textured White, Blue) Bazzill, (Daffodil Delight) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Things with Wings) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Stitched Arch) My Favourite Things
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections
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