Thursday, December 7, 2017

Critters in Santa Hats



Hi there!

Just popping in with a card for the Santa hat challenge at Merry Monday.  I made a few with different papers and sentiments and also some with kitties.  I love these Tim Holtz critters but I really need to invest in the dies - they took ages to cut out!





Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (It's Christmas 6x6) Webster's Pages
Stamps:  (Dog from Crazy Dogs, Cat from Crazy Cats, Hat from Crazy Things) Tim Holtz, (Sentiments from Hello December) Fresh Squeezed Stamps
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Die:  (Stitched speech bubbles) Lil' Inker Designs
Markers:  (R20, R27, R29, Y17, E33, E35, E37, C5) Copic

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

CASology #278


Welcome to Week 278 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:

 
This week's cue word led me to create a simple encouragement card.  We all go through stormy times now and then and sometimes all you can do is hang in there and ride it out.       

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:


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, (Smokey Slate, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up, (Yellow glitter) DCWV
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Hang Ups) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Clouds & lightning) Lil' Inker Designs
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

CASology #277


Welcome to Week 277 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:

 
Despite the fact that I don't spend much time in bars, this is the first thing that came to mind when I saw the cue word - a round of drinks!  I was excited to get these cute glasses as a freebie with my last MFT order and I paired them with a sentiment from MFT's Uncorked collection - they're perfect for each other!      

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
Stamps:  (Glasses from Christmas Cocktails, Sentiment from Uncorked) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  (R11, Y11, YG04) Copic
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

CASology #276


Welcome to Week 276 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


Yaaaaassss!  

This is my go to cheer of celebration.  I use it in other instances too but most often as a cheer.  I use it so much that my brother gave me this for Christmas and it has pride of place in the Craft Cave.  
(Apologies for the appalling photos)



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, (Lucky Limeade, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Louie's ABCs, Louie's 123s) Lawn Fawn

Monday, November 20, 2017

Kitty & Poinsettias


Good morning and happy Monday!

I've got two cards to share today.  The first is for the MFT Wednesday Sketch challenge.  The stamps are from three different sets but they all work perfectly together.  During the most recent Ellen Hutson die sale I broke down and bought matching dies for almost all of my MFT cat and dog stamps.  I've generally resisted buying matching dies since I figure I can fussy cut the images and use that money for other goodies but given how often I use these stamps I decided it was a worthwhile investment.  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill, (White) Papertrey Ink, (Lucky Limeade, Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Cat & speech bubble from I Knead You, Heart from Umbrella, Sentiment from Smitten Kitten) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko, (Calypso Coral) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Stitched Square Scallop Edge Frame, Fishtail Flag Frames, Cat, Speech Bubble) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (RV10, C1, C3, C5) Copic
Gems:  Recollections



Next is a card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  I broke out my Brushos again and created some inked papers.  I then stamped and die cut the Essentials by Ellen images from those papers and popped them up on foam tape.  I sprinkled some gems around the sentiment and added some Buttercup Liquid Pearls to the flower centres.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Watercolor) Ranger
Stamps:  (All from Mistletoe & Holly) Essentials by Ellen
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Dies:  (Mistletoe & Holly) Essentials by Ellen
Paint:  (Terracotta, Alizarin Crimson, Brilliant Red, Lime Green, Sea Green Brushos) Colourcraft
Other:  (Buttercup Liquid Pearls) Ranger
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Black & White Christmas


Hi again!  

I'm popping in quickly with a card for the Muse challenge where this week Ardyth provided the fabulous inspiration.  I stuck pretty close to Ardyth's design with white inlaid die cuts on a black background.  That swirly tree is from Whimsy stamps and the sentiment is from Reverse Confetti.  The star is cut from DCWV glitter paper.  I also made a second card with the leftover die cuts.

  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Grey, Basic Black) Stampin' Up, (Yellow glitter) DCWV
Dies:  (Funky Christmas Tree) Whimsy Stamps, (Joy) Reverse Confetti

Reindeer & Bear


Hello hello!

I've got two cards to share today.  First up is for the Just Add "R" challenge at Just Add Ink.  I had fun arranging these Authentique papers and gave myself points for putting another (tiny) dent into the patterned paper stash.  The reindeer is from Essentials by Ellen and I thought he needed a little jingle bell for just a bit more holiday cheer.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Kraft) Papertrey Ink, (Chocolate Chip) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  Authentique
Stamps:  (Sentiment) Hero Arts
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Die:  (Reindeer) Essentials by Ellen
Twine:  Darice
Glitter:  (White Wink of Stella) ZigGems:  Recollections




Next up is a card for the Furry Friends challenge at the Simon Says Wednesday challenge.  The team highlighted Newton's Nook stamps this week so I made another Winston card and paired him with a Paper Smooches sentiment.  My background was inspired by Jeanne of A Kept Life who has made a bunch of brilliant cards with bright striped backgrounds that I LOVE like here, here and here.  Check out her blog if you never have - she has a fun, bright and cheery style.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Cucumber Crush, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Bear from Winston's Home for Christmas) Newton's Nook, (Sentiment from Christmas Sampler) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Chevron) My Favourite Things, (Stitched Square) Lil' Inker Designs
Markers:  Copic
Glitter:  (White Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections