Tuesday, June 27, 2017

CASology #255


Welcome to Week 255 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


I've had these WPlus9 birdies for a while now and, thanks to my lovely friend Claire, I finally dug them out to get them inked up.  (More on that tomorrow).  I couldn't resist making coloring that little round tummy red - this bird was made to be a robin red breast!  I also love this sentiment.  Luis and I always get scolded by the staff at our favourite pub because we're not supposed to feed the birds but they look so adorable trying to fly off with a big ol' french fry hanging out of their little beaks!  How can we not share with them?     

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, (Textured White) Bazzill, (Soft Sky) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Happy Birds) WPlus9
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko, (Cement Grey) My Favourite Things
Dies:  (Stitched Arch) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (R22, R35, YR04, Y38, Y21, Y06, E33, E35) Copic
Gems:  Recollections
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Monday, June 26, 2017

Trio of Critters


Hi there!  Not only did I have some unexpected crafty time today but my mojo was also very cooperative!  Yaaaasssss to the mojo!  So I have 3 cards to share starting with this cute Stampers Anonymous pooch.  I based the layout on CAS(E) This Sketch and the patterned paper makes it eligible for the Simon Says Wednesday challenge.  I'm also going to play along with the Anything Goes challenge at Seize the Birthday.














Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Night of Navy Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (June Bug 12x12) Basic Grey
Stamps:  (Dog from Crazy Dogs, Hat from Crazy Things) Stampers Anonymous, (Sentiment from Offbeat Birthday) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Speech bubble) XCut, (Wonky Stitched Rectangle) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (R17, R22, Y06, E33, E35, E37, C5, C7) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig



This next card is for the Just Add Ink sketch challenge.  This Whimsy Stamps elephant is so cute and I love his little party hat.  I found the card base in a pile of extra stuff on my desk.  If you look closely it's been decorated with an old PTI impression plate and it seemed like the perfect pattern for a party!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Rose Red, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Sweet Celebration 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (All from Sketched Elephants) Whimsy Stamps
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black Tsukeniko
Dies:  (Wonky Stitched Rectangle) My Favourite Things
Impression Plate:  (Sunshine) Papertrey Ink
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections



Finally is a card for the My Favourite Things sketch challenge.  This is the only cat from this particular stamp set that I hadn't inked up so I thought it was time he get his moment in the sun.  I kept thinking it needed a little something else but now I'm glad I left it as a simple layered design.  

That's it for today.  See you tomorrow for CASology!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Island Indigo, Smokey Slate, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Calm & Cozy Chevron 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (All from Cat-itude) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Stitched Round Rectangle) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (R20, YR16, Y38, BG09) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic

Ombre Paint Strokes


Hi there!  Popping in quickly with a card for the Men challenge at Paper Smooches which came along at the perfect time as I need more masculine birthday cards.  I stamped the sentiments onto the awesome Paint Stroke dies, attached them to a die cut panel, mounted that to the cad base, added some Nuvo drops and voila - masculine birthday card!



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Bashful Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Surf's Up) Avery Elle
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Dies:  (Paint Strokes) Paper Smooches, (Wonky Stitched Rectangle) My Favourite Things
Other:  (Black Nuvo Crystal Drops) Tonic  

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Many Thanks (Literally)


Hello hello!  I've been busy working on some special orders and a little project that I'll be sharing on Wednesday but I also managed to get a card done for a few challenges.  I used the colours from CAS-ual Fridays along with layout inspiration from Jenni Murray at Muse and I'm joining the Words Take Center Stage challenge at AAA Cards.  This began as a 1 layer card but there was a little issue with one of the round thank yous so I re-stamped them, punched them out and popped them up.  Also, I know that ink looks a little red but I promise it's SU Calypso Coral.   

That's it for today.  Hope you all have a wonderful week!









Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (All from Many Thanks) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko, (Calypso Coral, Pool Party) Stampin' Up, (Grout Grey) My Favourite Things
Punch:  (1 1/4' circle) EK Success
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

CASology #254


Welcome to Week 254 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


This started out as a one layer card but, as usual, I inked outside of the masked off stripe and ended up with a mess.  Clearly I need to mask off EVERYTHING that I want to stay uninked!  I liked the ombre effect of the inking though and didn't want to chuck it so I just cut out the stripe, popped it up on foam tape and added it to a new card blank.  It adds some dimension so I think I can say this way a successful save.  

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!


Sherrie Mannion - Taking a break


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, (Real Red, Island Indigo) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Fill in the Blank) Avery Elle
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko, (Island Indigo) Stampin' Up, (Twisted Citron) Ranger
Dies:  (House) Avery Elle, (Heart) Simon Says Stamp
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

CASology #253


Welcome to Week 253 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


I don't seem to have all that many clothing images in my stamp and die collection outside of baby clothes so I went with what I have.  Originally I was just going to have the onesie replace the "a" in baby but it didn't look quite right.  Then I placed a Lawn Fawn "a" on the onesie and it pretty much obscured it.  I then found a smaller Papertrey "a" which fit in the onesie perfectly.  Looking at it now I'm not sure I like it.  Maybe it needs a bigger onesie with an "a" that matches the other letters.  I may have to play with this design again.  What do you guys think?

I had to make a boy version of the card too of course!



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!


Judy Marino (Taking a break)


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:  (Textured white) Bazzill, (Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, Basic Grey, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Pink plaid from Perfectly Plaid 6x6, Blue plaid from Perfectly Plaid Winter 6x6) Lawn Fawn
Stamps:  (Welcome from Welcome Baby) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Onesie) My Favourite Things, (B & Y letters) Lawn Fawn, (A) Papertrey Ink
Other:  (Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops) Tonic

Monday, June 12, 2017

You're The Man


I'm way behind in the Father's Day card department and am scrambling to get some made for a few people.  This one is super simple and graphic.  I used My Favourite Things triangle dies with Authentique paper and a dad die and sentiment from Reverse Confetti.  I'm going to enter it in the Simon Says Wednesday Make It Masculine challenge

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Early Espresso) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Accomplished Collection 6x6) Authentique
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Tie-Rifil) Reverse Confetti
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Dad) Reverse Confetti, (Triangles) My Favourite Things
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic