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

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Polar Skater


Hi there!

After a busy morning running around doing errands I managed to sneak a couple of hours in the Craft Cave.  I made this card for three challenges - Merry Monday, CAS Colours & Sketches and The Colour Throwdown.  I inked up this MFT polar bear for the first time and coloured him with Copics.  He's skating along on MFT's Ride the Wave dies which I thought were perfect for the sketch!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!













Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Marina Mist, Brushed Silver) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Bear from Polar Bear Pals) My Favourite Things, (Sentiment from Sentimental: Winter) Winnie & Walter
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Ride the Wave, Fishtail Flag) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (B93, B95, C1, C3) Copic
Glitter:  (clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dreams Do Come True


Hello!

I'm playing along today with the design from CAS(E) This Sketch.  Whenever I am stumped by a sketch I try turning it in different directions to see if that sparks any ideas.  In this case I turned the sketch 180 degrees and immediately saw a rainbow.  I used the My Favourite Things Stitched Arches to make the rainbow and layered a Neat and Tangled sentiment over it for a simple encouragement card.

  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Soft Stone) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Dreams) Neat & Tangled
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Stitched Arches) My Favourite Things
Other:  (Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CASology #275


Welcome to Week 275 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


I finally got my hands on the Katzelkraft cat and dog stamps that I've been lusting after for ages and I thought this guy would be perfect for this week's cue.  Not only does he have sharp teeth and claws but he also has a sharp, sarcastic wit!

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) Papertrey Ink, (Lucky Limeade, Bermuda Bay) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Cat) Katzelkraft, (Sentiment from Snarky Sentiments) Lil' Inker Designs
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Dies:  (Speech bubble) Lil' Inker Designs, (Oval shadow) My Favourite Things

Monday, November 13, 2017

Poinsettia Joy


Hello!

Today I'm sharing a Clean and Layered card for the challenge at The Card Concept.  I took my inspiration from the poinsettias, the wood table and the gold of the lights.  I spritzed some Brushos onto watercolor paper and once that dried I stamped the flower and leaves onto them.  I then fussy cut them, popped them up on foam tape and added a sparkly sentiment.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up, (Gold) DCWV
Patterned Paper:  (Woodgrain from Holly Berry Borscht 6x6) Jellybean Soup
Stamps:  (Flower from Poinsettia and Pine) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Die:  (Joy) Reverse Confetti
Paint:  (Terracotta, Brilliant Red, Lime Green, Sea Green Brushos) Colourcraft
Glitter:  (Goldenrod Stickles) Ranger

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Paws & Leaves


Hi there!  

It's a long weekend for us here so I ignored all my chores today and hung out in the Craft Cave instead.  I got quite a few cards made and have two to share now.  First up is for Freshly Made Sketches with another appearance by one of the adorable new My Favourite Things Christmas pooches.  I paired him with some fun (and ancient) Pebbles paper and a Lil' Inker Designs pierced square.  



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Christmas Stripes 12x12) Pebbles
Stamps:  (Dog & sentiment from Happy Pawlidays) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Die:  (Pierced square) Lil' Inker Designs
Markers:  Copic
Glitter:  (White Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections



Next is a card for the Muse challenge inspired by Anita's creation.  I dug out some old leaf images from The Craft's Meow (sadly now closed) and used the Hero Arts autumn ombre ink pad to get a similar look to Anita's leaves.  A bit of green matting pays homage to the green on her design.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Old Olive) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Leaf & sentiment) The Craft's Meow
Inks:  (Ombre Autumn) Hero Arts
Gems:  Recollections