Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Ferris Wheels


Hi there!  I've got a card to share today for the Inspired by the Little Things challenge.  This Lawn Fawn ferris wheel is an oldie but goodie.  I embossed it in red, inked up the background with Distress Inks and cut it with a WPlus9 scalloped rectangle die.  What looks like water droplets around the top are actually stars from a Mama Elephant cover plate.  I cut them but left them in place and then covered them with clear Wink of Stella.  Finally I added an Altenew sentiment and some gems.  I'm also going to add this to the Simons Says Wednesday Anything Goes challenge.   


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Ferris wheel from Admit One) Lawn Fawn, (Sentiment from Bejeweled) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch) Ranger
Embossing Powder:  (Rouge) Zing
Dies:  (Stars coverplate) Mama Elephant, (Scalloped rectangle) WPlus9
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections


Since I had this stamp set out I decided to use it for a second card.  This time I used the design from CAS(E) This Sketch and the colours from Just Us Girls.  While the first card is pretty dreamy this one is definitely more masculine.  This time I used a sentiment from the LF set and a speech bubble from Neat & Tangled.














Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Kraft) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Ferris wheel & sentiment from Admit One) Lawn Fawn, (Speech bubble) from A Lot to Say) Neat & Tangled
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

CASology #237



I struggled with this cue word for a while because at first all I could think of was sports and was stumped on making a sports related card.  Finally over the weekend I thought of a music score and this card came together super quickly after that.  I inked the pink strip with Distress Inks, stamped the music and sentiment and added some gems.  One layer fabulousness!

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!




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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:  (All from Love Notes) Cas-ual Fridays
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick) Ranger
Gems:  Recollections
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Monday, February 20, 2017

Hey Foxy


Hi there!  I've got a card to share for the Sketch For You To Try at Reverse Confetti.  That adorable fox is from a special set designed for Simon Says Stamp.  I paper pieced him with My Favourite Things paper and popped him up on foam tape.  The blue background is the RC All Framed Up die.  I love that you can leave the pieces together or pull it apart and end up with 6 different frames.  So cool!



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Pacific Point, Basic Black) Stampin' Up) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Fun & Frolic 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Fox & sentiment from Forest Friends) Reverse Confetti
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (All Framed Up) Reverse Confetti, (Dotted circle) Lil' Inker Designs

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Chameleon Gators?


Somehow it's already Sunday night.  This weekend just flew by at a ridiculous speed.  I had hoped to get some more cards done today but my plans were thwarted by an unexpected nap attack.  Those things are so sneaky!  I blame it entirely on the giant stack of pancakes that I consumed this morning...

Anyway this card is one I made yesterday but forgot to photograph so here it is today.  It's for the MFT sketch challenge and the MFT colour challenge.  That gator has made another appearance although much more CAS than last time.  I used glossy black Nuvo drops for his eyes, framed the sentiment with a couple of gems and that was it!  
















Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black) Stampin' Up) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Jungle Friends) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Alligator) My Favourite Things
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic
Gems:  Recollections

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Daubers & Doggie


Hello again and happy Saturday!  I've got two cards to share with you today.  First up is inspired by Tracey's awesome card over at Muse.  This is my second attempt.  My first attempt I stuck really closely to Tracey's design and tried to watercolor just the centre of the images like she did.  Me and Zigs still don't play very nicely together though so I put that card aside.  I started digging around through drawers and came across my Hero Arts daubers and thought they'd give me the loose feel of Tracey's coloring without struggling with the Zigs.  So I stamped the balloons and then splotched them with the daubers and I love it!  It's fun and funky and a bit messy.  I think you could give it to a guy (even with the pinkish balloons included).  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Black) Gina K
Stamps:  (Balloons from Admit One) Lawn Fawn, (Sentiment fromLabel Love) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Pale Tomato, Orange Soda, Buttercup, Field Greens, Tide Pool) Hero Arts
Dies:  (Stitched hearts) Lil' Inker Designs  


Next is a card for the Addicted to Stamps & More CAS challenge using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  This pooch is from an awesome Gerda Steiner set sent to me by the lovely Judy.  She introduced me to Gerda Steiner and after I oohed and aahed all over a series of cute pooch cards she had made Judy sent me a set for myself.  Crafty friends are the best!  I coloured this guy with Copics, fussy cut him and popped him up on foam tape so he could peek over the sentiment and strips of washi tape.  I love his adorably grouchy face!

Edited to add:  Judy suggested I enter this in the Gerda Steiner Share Your Design Challenge.  Thanks, Judy.  Glad to have a new challenge to play along with!














Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Textured White) Bazzill, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Dog & sentiment from Howl Are You?) Garda Steiner Designs
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Markers:  (E21, E33, E35, E37, 100) Copic
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Friday, February 17, 2017

What Every Girl Deserves


There were 101 things I should have been doing between walks and work shifts this afternoon but I decided to pretend that none of those things existed and snuck off to the Craft Cave instead.  I put this little number together quite quickly using the colours from Cupcake Inspirations and the sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches.  The sentiment and the hearts are all from Lil' Inker Designs and the strip behind the hearts is washi tape.  All the hearts are popped up on foam tape to add some dimension.















Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Stay Beautiful) Lil' Inker Designs
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Stitched hearts) Lil' Inker Designs
Gems:  Recollections

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Taking Flight


How is it Thursday already?  This week is just flying by.  I feel like I've barely stopped.  My boss is away so I have extra responsibilities at work.  I'm also taking care of my boss's neighbors' cats (since they're away too) and I'm walking Tug, my neighbor's dog, everyday this week.  Unfortunately my Tex is not so great with other dogs (that's what happens when you spend the first 12 years of your life chained up getting no socialization) so I have to walk him separately from Tug so I end up taking three 40 minute walks a day.  If nothing else I'm getting my exercise this week!  

Luckily I had a productive crafty weekend so I've had cards to share this week.  Today I'm playing along with the Addicted to CAS pets challenge which seems especially appropriate this week since I'm drowning in pets!  :)  Naughty Newton has taken off from his birthday party and who know where he'll end up.  I used a journaling card from Reverse Confetti for the sky and added a generous coating of Wink of Stella to the balloon.

That's it for now.  The critters are calling!  



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  J(ournaling card) Reverse Confetti
Stamps:  (Cat & sentiment from Newton's Birthday Bash) Newton's Nook
Inks:  (Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  (R29, RV000, C1, C3) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections