Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CASology #267


Welcome to Week 267 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


Originally I was going to make a card featuring a whale because blue whales are the biggest animals ever to have lived (as far as we know) and apparently their tongue alone can weigh as much as an elephant.  How's that for a crazy fact?  However, while looking for a whale stamp I stumbled across Ella the Elephant from (appropriately) Mama Elephant and she completely distracted me from the whale idea.  I think she still conveys the cue word pretty well though so I went with it.  

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, (Smokey Slate, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Fancy Free 6x6) Pink Paislee
Stamps:  (Elephant & hat from Ella & Friends) Mama Elephant, (Balloon from Pawsome) Waffle Flower, (Sentiment from Hot Chick) Avery Elle
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Stitched Rectangle) Lil' Inker DesignsTwine:  Darice
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

CASology #266


Welcome to Week 266 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



I loved this July post from Jennifer McGuire about block watercolor stamping.  All those rainbow colours made me happy and it's the kind of watercolor look that anyone can manage.  I finally got around to trying it out and made 10 cards including this one with one of my favourite cake images (from Concord & 9th).  I love how the yellow is a little brighter just around the candles.  Kind of makes them feel like they're glowing.  Happy accident!

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).

I'm also going to enter this over at the Just Us Girls Block Watercolor Stamping challenge.



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Calypso Coral) Stampin' Up, (Watercolor) Ranger
Stamps:  (Cake from Eat Cake & Celebrate) Concord & 9th, (Sentiment from Beary Birthday) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko, (Abandoned Coral, Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber) Ranger
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Stitched Rectangle) Lil' Inker Designs
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic
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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Tree Joy


I'm starting to feel a bit smug about my progress with my Christmas cards which probably means that my Christmas mojo will dry up any minute now so I guess I'd better make the most of it while I've got it.  The Merry Monday challenge is back and this week they want cards with the word "Joy" on them.  I used some Newton's Nook trees decorated with pearl gems that I coloured with a red Copic.  I added some Stampin' Up glitter tape and a sentiment from Paper Smooches.  I also made one with white glitter tape and still can't decide which one I like better.  The white glitter looks like snow which, living in Bermuda, I generally try to avoid on my Christmas cards but I'll let it slide for now.  :) 




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Kraft) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Trees from Festive Forest) Newton's Nook, (Sentiment from Joyful Greetings) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko, (Real Red, Lucky Limeade) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Tree & star) Newton's Nook
Marker:  (R29) Copic
Glitter tape:  Stampin' Up
Gems:  Recollections

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Yeti for Christmas


Another Christmas card!  Yay!  Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Just Add Ink which I turned 90 degrees to the left.  I have a big box full of Christmas patterned paper (mostly 12x12s that I bought years ago) and I'm trying desperately to put a dent in it.  This pattern is from American Crafts and I managed to get a few cards out of it.  I felt like it was a good backdrop for this happy Christmas yeti.  How cute are his little fangs??
That's it for now.  Have a wonderful day!   


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Early Espresso) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  American Crafts
Stamps:  (Yeti & sentiment from Beast Friends) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Stitched circle) Lil' Inker Designs
Markers:  (R27, YR04, Y15, G05, B29, V17, C1, W1, W3, W5, W7) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections    

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

CASology #265


Welcome to Week 265 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


I didn't think I'd be playing along this week but I got a bit of unexpected free time so I was able to make a card.  It also helped that I had some inspiration from this week's Make It Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink - Small Images on Repeat.  Lack of mojo is a nightmare but once in a while inspiration pops up at just the right moment.  Thank goodness for 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 noon (CDT).

I'm also going to enter this in the Back to School challenge at the Paper Players.



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Apple from School's Out) Sweet Stamp Shop, (Sentiment from School Time) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Die:  (Wonky Stitched Square) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (R29, G14) Copic
Gems:  Recollections

Monday, September 4, 2017

Bird in Wreath


I made this card a few days ago but have since been fighting off a summer cold (kindly gifted to me by my darling husband) and never got around to posting it.  However the Colour Throwdown challenge ends in a few hours so here I am at the last minute.  I'm continuing with my efforts to get ahead with Christmas cards and trying to make a few of each design (depending on how fiddly they are).  This one, being mostly die cuts, came together fairly easily so I made a few.  (Pats self on back).  Hopefully I'll have more to share later in the week.



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Soft Stone) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Hand Lettered Holiday) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Dies:  (Meadow bird) Memory Box, (Star Frame) Avery Elle, (Wreath) Papertrey Ink
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

CASology #264


Welcome to Week 264 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


Do kids play hopscotch anymore or am I really dating myself by confessing that we played it a lot when we were younger?  I remember drawing out the squares in chalk on the pavement and then finding the perfect pebble to throw - just enough weight and flat enough so it wouldn't roll too much.  We never coloured our hopscotch squares but this Reverse Confetti one just called out for some rainbow 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!




Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember that the deadline for entries is Monday at noon (CDT).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Soft Stone) Papertrey Ink, (Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Rollin') Reverse Confetti
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Gems:  Recollections

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

CASology #263


Welcome to Week 263 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


I'm about a year late to the party with these Neat & Tangled flower stamps but better late than never I say!  I love them.  They're simple and sweet and I think they're perfect for the cue word.

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, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Scandinavian Prints) Neat & Tangled
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukeniko, (Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Sunkissed, Firebrick, Citrus Burst, Honey Drizzle, Parrot, Moss) Altenew
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Gems:  Recollections

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Background Poinsettias


Hello and happy Saturday! 
I'm working this weekend but have some cards to share that I've been working on over the week.  I've actually started to buckle down and get going on some Christmas cards which I'm very proud of.  Usually I go into panic mode around the end of October and never make as many as I want but this year will be different!
This card is for the Flower Challenge - Focus on background stamping.  The flowers and leaves are from Essentials by Ellen stamped with Altenew inks. The sentiment - both stamp and die - are from Winnie & Walter.  I added some Liquid Pearls to the centre of the flowers and scattered some gems around the sentiment.  I actually made 4 of these in the end.  Once I'd decided on the flower placements they moved along pretty quickly and they're also pretty flat for mailing.  Yaaassssss to that!



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flowers & leaves from Mistletoe & Holly) Essentials by Ellen, (Merry from The Big, the Bold & the Merry) Winnie & Walter
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Ruby Red, Parrot) Altenew
Dies:  (Christmas) Winnie & Walter
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Other:  (Buttercup Liquid Pearls) Ranger
Gems:  Recollections

Friday, August 18, 2017

Flower on Stencil


Hi there!  
I have a simple card for two challenges tonight.  I used the colours from CAS Colours & Sketches and and the Stencil prompt from Just Add Ink.  If you look closely behind the flower you can see part of an Altenew stencil done with white embossing paste.  It adds a bit of texture and dimension behind the Lil' Inker Designs flower.  The Thanks is Mama Elephant and I had a bit of fun with some black Nuvo drops.




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Flower) Lil' Inker Deisgns, (Thanks) Mama Elephant
Embossing Paste:  Dreamweavers Stencils
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Clack Crystal Drops) Tonic  

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CASology #26


Welcome to Week 262 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


    I've been a bit grumbly about having to go back to work after two weeks off so I should probably have a stack of these on standby to hand out.  It really is the perfect sentiment.

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, (Cajun Craze, Elegant Eggplant) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Cactus & sentiment from Sweet Succulents) My Favourite Things, (Shadow from Shadows) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko, (Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up
Die:  (Stitched Arch) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (YG67, G21, V04, V15, V17, E04, E08) Copic
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