Tuesday, April 18, 2017

CASology #245


Welcome to Week 245 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


I wasn't thrilled with the first card I made this week.  It was fine but a little boring so I put my thinking cap back on and came up with growing hair.  As someone with really short hair this is something I deal with a lot and when I put off a haircut for too long I feel like this guy!  He really gives me a good giggle and I thought he'd be perfect for the challenge.  

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:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Hey Chick) Stampin' Up
Inks:  (Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Die:  (Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frame) My Favourite Things
Markers:  Copic
Gems:  Recollections

Monday, April 17, 2017

Rainbow, Unicorn & Flowers


Hi there!  I'm popping in with two cards today.  First up is for the My Favourite Things sketch challenge and the Cupcake Inspirations Mythical challenge.  The stamps, patterned paper and wonky stitched die are all MFT.  I love this unicorn set.  They are a little chubby and super cuddly looking!  I coloured the unicorn and rainbow with Copics and popped them both up on foam tape for some dimension.  There's also a healthy dose of Wink of Stella on the unicorn and rainbow.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Rose Red, Bashful Blue) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Rainbow stripes from Sweet Celebration 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (All from Magical Unicorns) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Die:  (Wonky Stitched Rectangle) My Favourite Things, (Flag) Paper Smooches
Markers:  (R85, RV000, YR00, Y11, YG11, BG10, BV00, C1, C5) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections




Next up is a card for three challenges - Curtain Call's photo inspiration, the Addicted to Stamps and More Make Your Mark challenge and the Spring word prompt at Inkspirational.  Doesn't get must springier than flowers and Mother's Day I'd say!  I Zig coloured some Simon Says Stamp flowers and put them in a subtly striped vellum jar from Paper Smooches.  The sentiment is from Fresh Squeezed Stamps and you'll probably see a lot of it since it's one of the few Mother's Day sentiments I have.  Also there's that MFT scallop frame popping up again...  :)  
















Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Watercolor) Ranger, (Bashful Blue, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up, (Vellum)
Stamps:  (Flowers from Spring Flowers) Simon Says Stamp, (Sentiment from Mother Knows Best) Fresh Squeezed Stamps
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukeniko, (Cement Grey) My Favourite Things
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Jar) Paper Smooches, (Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frame) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (Zig Light Pink, Light Carmine, Light Green) Kuretake
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Umbrellas, Clouds & Rainbows


Hi there!  I've got cards for several challenges today.  First up is for the Inspired by All the Little Things challenge.  I was inspired by the grey day, the umbrella and the stripes although I went for rainbow stripes instead of black and white stripes.  I also used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches but I flipped it upside down.  This was actually my second attempt at the card. My first one used different papers.  Can't decide which one I prefer...






Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  (Rainbow stripes from Everyday Collection 6x6) Avery Elle, Grey stripes from Dots & Stripes 6x6) Echo Park, (Plaid from Perfectly Plaid) Lawn Fawn, (Grey dots from South of Market 6x6) Studio Calico
Stamps:  (All from Weather It) Avery Elle
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Die:  (Cloud border) Mama Elephant
Gems:  Recollections



Finally I have a card for the CAS-ual Fridays rainbow challenge.  How fabulous is that rainbow glitter tape?  Once I laid the tape I embossed the sentiment from Shenanigans to really make it pop and then I added a generous helping of gems for a bling-tactic celebration!



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Shenanigans) CAS-ual Fridays
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Clear) Hero Arts
Washi:  (Glitter chevrons) Duck
Gems:  Recollections

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Elephant & Flowers


I was so relieved to wake up headache free after such a horrible day yesterday and since Luis was going to work on the yard I hit the Craft Cave.  The annual craft event at the Mason's Lodge is coming up next month so I'm working hard to build up some stock.  Thank goodness for challenges to get the mojo flowing!   

This card is based on the design over at Freshly Made Sketches and I'm also entering it in the two patterned papers challenge at Seize the Birthday.  I love this elephant set from WPlus9 - they're so darn adorable!  I used a Mama Elephant cloud border die and some ancient Basic Grey papers - anyone remember Lime Rickey?  For some reason I have that collection in 6x6 AND 12x12 form.  I must have really loved it!




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Limre Rickey 6x6) Basic Grey
Stamps:  (All from Unforgettable) WPlus9
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Die:  (Cloud border) Mama Elephant
Markers:  (C1) Copic
Other:  (Oyster Grey Nuvo Crystal Drops) Tonic




Next up is a card using the sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches and the colours from The Colour Throwdown.  My coral colour looks a lot darker on screen than in real life which is kind of annoying but oh well.  The flower is from WPlus9 and the sentiment is from Fresh Squeezed Stamps.  Also I finally got the MFT rectangle scallop edge frames and I love them!  I have a feeling they'll be appearing quite a bit...
















Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Gumboil Green) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flower from Summer Blooms) WPlus9, (Sentiment from Mother Knows Best) Fresh Squeezed Stamps
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko, (Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Gumboil Green) Stampin' Up
Die:  (Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frame) My Favourite Things
Other:  (Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

CASology #244


Welcome to Week 244 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


This week's cue word gave me the perfect excuse to finally ink up this adorable little Avery Elle chick because what's one way to get strong?  Exercise of course!  I don't think I generally look that happy when I'm exercising but that's just me.  :)  Since I had the set out I made a couple more cards in different colours.



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:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Hot Chick) Avery Elle
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Die:  (Stitched arch) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (RV13, RV21, RV23, YR16, Y06, Y08, Y11, Y17, YG23, G000, BG34, C1) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections

Monday, April 10, 2017

Purr-thday Kitties


Hi there!  
I'm starting off the week with a card for three challenges - Freshly Made Sketches, the Simon Wednesday Happy Birthday challenge and the Addicted to Stamps and More Anything Goes challenge.  I love the fun sketch this week at FMS and decided pretty early on that I'd be using these MFT kitties for my design.  The kitties and cake are Copic coloured, fussy cut and popped up on Lil' Inkers stitched squares.  I'm going to have to go back and make a dog one as well I think.  Got to keep all the different animal lovers happy.  :)
Have a great day!     












Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Cats from Cool Cat, Cake & small hat from Birthday Bears, Large hat from Beary Special Birthday) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Markers:  (R32, RV10, RV21, RV23, YR00, YR20, YR68, Y38, BG15, C1, C3, C5) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Purple Bottles & Kites


After a busy couple of weeks I was excited to get some crafty time this weekend and not just card making crafty.  Last night a few friends got together to make Bermuda kites.  It's tradition here on Good Friday to fly kites and to eat lots of hot cross buns and fishcakes. 
As you can see from the photo we all went for different patterns.  It's a seriously fiddly job cutting the panels and gluing them down and I confess that by 10:30pm I was losing the will to live but I got it done and we'll see on Friday if it flies.      

  
As for my card this is for The Card Concept and I'd say it definitely falls into the clean and simple category.  The bottles and sentiment are from Fresh Squeezed Stamps (sadly closed) and the flower is Altenew.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Bottle from Soda-Lighted, Sentiment from Mother Knows Best) Fresh Squeezed Stamps, (Flower from Doodle Blooms) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFne Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Gems:  Recollections