Monday, March 19, 2018

Birthday Shenanigans

Hi there!  

Popping in quickly with a card for the CAS on Sunday Cerebration with Sequins challenge.  I used CAS-ual Fridays stamps with Distress Inks to create a partial rainbow and then added lots of sequins for some sparkle.  Super simple but these fun sentiments are really almost all you need for a fun and colorful card!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Patterns from Bold Wishes, Sentiment from Shenanigans) CAS-ual Fridays
Inks:  (Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet) Ranger
Sequins:  Doodlebug

Sympathy Flower


Today I've got a card for the current CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.  This Winnie & Walter flower and leaves have been sitting on my desk for a while and I realized they'd be perfect for this week's sketch.  I paired them with some turquoise washi tape and a Lil' Inker sympathy die.  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill, (Watercolor) Ranger, (Smokey Slate, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flower from In Bloom: Addie's Garden) Winnie & Walter
Inks:  (Terracotta, Brilliant Red & Orange Brushos) Colourcraft
Dies:  (With Sympathy) Lil' Inker Designs
Washi:  Scotch
Other:  (Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Alcohol Ink Square & Owl

Hi there!

I've got two cards today.  First a card for two challenges - Freshly Made Sketches and The Card Concept (where I'd categorize my card as Clean and Simple).  I used some alcohol inks to create the square background.  I'm still not all that confident with it but every once in a while I get something passable out of it.  :)  The plant is a Flora & Fauna die stacked up in 3 layers and then covered with Glossy Accents.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill, (Yupo) Ranger, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Many Thanks) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Botanical Alcohol) Ranger
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Plant) Flora and Fauna
Other:  (Glossy Accents) Ranger
Gems:  Recollections

Now put your sunglasses on because this next card is a bright one for the MFT Sketch Challenge! Not sure what got into me especially since I always struggle with making animals unusual colours.  However I decided to just go with the flow today and have some fun.  Also I got to pat myself on the back for using not just patterned paper but coloured cardstock as well.  Yay me!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Cucumber Crush, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Fun & Frolic 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Owl & sentiment from I'm Owl Yours) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Wonky Stitched Circle) My Favourite Things
Markers: (R17, YR16, Y38, G14) Copic
Glitter:  (Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss) Tonic

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Ombre Cat Sympathy

I've got a card today for the AAA Cards Ombre challenge.  I really like this ombre paper from Lil' Inker Designs and their pet sympathy sentiments are lovely.  I paired them with a Frantic Stamper cat die and a little heart from Simon Says Stamp.  Unfortunately since I sell my cards out of one of the local veterinary hospitals I have to stock up on these pretty regularly so I made a second one with a different colour background.  Tomorrow I'll have to make a few dog cards as well.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Pink Pirouette, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Dip Dyed Ombre 6x6) Lil' Inker Designs
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Angel Pets) Lil' Inker Designs
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Art Deco Felix) Frantic Stamper, (Tiny Heart) Simon Says Stamp
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

CASology #291

Welcome to Week 291 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:

I've only missed the last two weeks of CASology challenges but it feels like forever since I played along.  I'm glad to be back with what I think will be a popular cue word.  Every stamper at least has a butterfly stamp right?  It's like Stamping Law that at the very least you must have a flower stamp and a butterfly stamp in your collection.  This little caterpillar is from an ancient (probably long retired) Sweet Stamp Shop set.  I wonder if there really are any rainbow coloured caterpillars in the world?  Note to self - Google that!       

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 9am (CDT).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Happy Bugs) Sweet Stamp Shop
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Stitched speech bubble) Lil' Inker Designs
Markers:  (R17, R32, Y08, Y38, G14, B05, V04) Copic
Gems:  Recollections

Monday, March 12, 2018

Diamonds & Flower

Yaaaassssss!  Back for a second day in a row!

Today's card is for The Colour Throwdown.  I snatched up this MFT flower as it was about to be retired but this is the first time I've inked it up.  There are no sentiments in the set so I used one from Altenew.  The Stacked Diamond background is from Simon Says Stamp.  I have their Stacked Hearts background too and I really like them.  They can be used for so many occasions.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill, (White) Papertrey Ink, (Crumb Cake, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flower from Tropical Flowers) My Favourite Things, (Sentiment from Many Thanks) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Silver Stone) Altenew, (Garden Green) Stampin' Up, (Abandoned Coral) Ranger
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Stacked Diamonds) Simon Says Stamp
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Flower & Dino

Hi there!

It's been ages since I've done any crafting - the last few weeks have been pretty intense.  I finally managed to get some time to create this weekend but it was VERY slow going.  It always takes a while to get back in the groove after a break but I'm glad to be back.  

I've got two cards to share today.  First up is for Freshly Made Sketches and The Flower Challenge (Anything Goes).  I inked up this yummy Altenew lily with Altenew inks and paired it with a Winnie & Walter sentiment and some MFT paper.  It's ridiculous how long this took me to make but, like I said, it takes time to get going again.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Grey & White Basics 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Flower from Layered Lily) Altenew, (Sentiment from Sentimental: Birthday) Winnie & Walter
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Pink Diamond, Pinkalicius, Rubellite, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen) Altenew
Gems:  Recollections

Next is a card for CAS Colours & Sketches and Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes).  This is the first time I've used this Paper Smooches dinosaur die.  How cute is he?  I paired him with an MFT sentiment but I thought he needed something to make him look a bit more celebratory so I dug out the Simon Says Stamp balloon for him to take along to the party.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White, Green) Bazzill, (Crushed Curry, Bravo Burgundy) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Prehistoric Fun) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Dino) Paper Smooches, (Balloon) Simon Says Stamp