Tuesday, August 16, 2016

CASology #211


Welcome to Week 211 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


Today's cue word is pretty broad which hopefully means that lots of you will play along!  :D

This Simon Says Stamp set was the first thing to come to mind for me.  I paper pieced the dog and pillow, popped everything up on foam tape and left plenty of "white" space 
behind it all.

Looking forward to seeing what direction the cue word takes you.  Check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the design and 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:  (White) paper trey Ink, (Chocolate Chip) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Creative Agenda 6x6) Echo Park
Stamps:  (All from Pillow Talk) Simon Says Stamp
Ink:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Punch:  (1/8" hole punch) McGill
Marker:  (W-1) Copic
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Musical Butterflies & Lanterns


Hello!  I'm here today with two CAS cards for 4 challenges.  First up is a one layer card made with Skipping Stones Designs stamps.  I used the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch for my design and the butterflies have music notes inside of them so I am playing along with Addicted to CAS's music challenge.  I used some mini cube Distress Inks for the butterflies and I love the bright colours!  I was thinking I might make a set of these but change up the colours and sentiment.  














Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (All from Heartsong) Skipping Stones Designs
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks) Ranger
Gems:  Recollections




For my next card I combined Lawnscaping's patterns challenge with the light source challenge at the Paper Players.  I paper pieced the lanterns with glittery DCWV papers and popped them up on foam tape for some dimension.  This is a pretty old LF set but one I've gotten plenty of use out of over the years.  You can see the sparkle a bit better 
in this close up.


That's all for now.  Have a wonderful day!














Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  (Citrus Matstack) DCWV
Stamps:  (All from Lunar Lights) Lawn Fawn
Ink:  (VersaMarkVersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Clear) Hero Arts
Twine:  Darice
Gems:  (Orange) Doodlebug, (Black) Recollections

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Bunnies & Ice Cream

***This is my second post of the day.  For my CASology post please scroll down or 


Hi there!  I have 2 more cards to share with you today. First up is a card using the sketch at the Taylored Expressions Share Joy challenge.  I adore the TE Grumplings animals.  There are a few different sets (all on my wish list of course) but at the moment I only have the Party Grumplings.  I hadn't inked up the bunny from this set so I decided today was his day.  I coloured him with Copics and used some bright patterned paper for the stripes behind him (I have no idea who made them - they're from about 2008!).   


ETA:  Lindsey suggested I should also play along with the Naughty or Nice You're Number's Up challenge so I'm throwing my hat in the ring!














Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  Stash
Stamps:  (All from Party Grumplings) Taylored Expressions
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Wonky Stitched Squares) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (RV13, Y17, YG23, V17, E37, C1, C3) COpic
Gems:  Recollections



  
Next up is a card for the Curtain Call challenge.  I know those are snow cones in the inspiration photo but I was never really a big fan of those.  I'd take ice cream over a snow cone any day!  Here I used bright colours and framed the Reverse Confetti sentiment with the matching ice cream dies.    

That's all for today.  Have a lovely evening!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Peach Parfait, Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Love & Ice Cream) Reverse Confetti, (Envelope Pattern) Hero Arts
Ink:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  Reverse Confetti

CASology #210


Welcome to Week 210 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


The word dizzy makes me think of spinning around and something that does a series amount of spinning is a tornado.  We don't have huge scary tornados here like in the US but we do have some.   They often occur within hurricanes (which we've had plenty of) but we're more likely to see waterspouts off of the north shore.  ( A waterspout is just a tornado over water instead of land).  I've only seen a few but they're pretty cool to watch (from a safe distance!)

Looking forward to seeing what direction the cue word takes you.  Check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the design and 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:  (Elegant Eggplant, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Sheer Simplicity Neutrals 12x12) K & Co
Stamps:  (All from Eco Friendly) Paper Smooches
Ink:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Gems:  Recollections

Monday, August 8, 2016

Watercolor & Cardstock


I was so happy to get back into the Craft Cave today for a good few hours.  I did 19 days in a row at work and when I'm in the thick of that I struggle to keep my mojo flowing.  Today was good though.  Despite feeling a bit rusty at first I managed to get a few cards made that I'm pretty happy with.  

First up is an entry for the Addicted to Stamps and More! photo inspiration challenge.  I embossed the Skipping Stones Designs sentiment in white and then painted the background with Gansai Tambi paints.  The butterfly (also SSD) was embossed on vellum and popped up with strategically placed foam tape.  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Watercolour) Ranger, (Black) Papertrey Ink, (Vellum)
Stamps:  (All from Always Here) Skipping Stones Designs
Ink:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Watercolors:  (Gansai Tambi) Kuretake
Die:  (Scalloped frame) WPlus9



  
Next is a really simple card using the palette from ColourQ.  I paper pieced the Mama Elephant Freestyle Florals and highlighted them with markers and Stickles.  I love this Essentials by Ellen sentiment die.  I cut it three times here and covered it with Glossy Accent.  I finished it off with faux enamel dots - hole punched card stock topped with Glossy Accents!  I'm also entering this in the Just Add Ink - Just Add "F" challenge and the Simon Says Wednesday Fabulous Florals challenge

That's it for tonight.  See you tomorrow for CASology!















Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Night of Navy) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flowers from Freestyle Florals) Mama Elephant
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Many Thanks) Essentials by Ellen
Punches:  (1/8' & 1/4" holes punches) McGill
Markers:  (Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Garden Green) Stampin' Up
Glitter:  (Star Dust Stickles) Ranger
Other:  (Glossy Accents) Ranger

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

CASology #208


Welcome to Week 208 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


There are lots of people off of work on exciting holiday journeys at the moment but for my card I went more for the idea of a life journey - we never know where it's going to take us.  Although this design could easily get very busy I kept it CAS by using a limited colour palette and keeping the background totally unadorned.  

Looking forward to seeing what direction the cue word takes you.  Check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the design and 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).

Since all of the images on my card are paper pieced I'm going to play along with this week's challenge at Just Add Ink.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Smokey Slate, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Felicity 6x6) Glitz
Stamps:  (All from Going Places) WPlus9
Ink:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Marker:  (R22) Copic
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

CASology #207


Welcome to Week 207 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


When I am feeling rough in the morning the only thing I can think about is coffee and how fast I can get some so life can begin (as the sentiment says)!  Its so amazing how one little cup can smooth over that rough feeling and make everything okay.  :)

Looking forward to seeing what direction the cue word takes you.  Check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the design and 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:  (White, Kraft) Papertrey Ink, (Cherry Cobbler) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Everyday collection 6x6) Avery Elle
Stamps:  (All from Coffee Cozy Stamps) Lil' Inker Designs
Ink:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Wonky Stitched Rectangle) My Favourite Things
Gems:  Recollections