Wednesday, November 13, 2019

November Twofer Challenge - With a Twist!


Hi there blog friends ~
As you probably know, Darnell's Twofer Challenge is one of my all-time faves, and this month we get to play with our holiday greenery! Here are the rules:


For the month of November, Darnell has included a twist ~ she is suspending one of the rules and we are allowed to create two cards for the same occasion ~ Woo-Hoo!!! I am really far behind on my Christmas cards, so I'm thrilled! I kept both of my designs very CAS and plan to create several more of each for my stash :)


The common element in my cards is the greenery in this wreath. For my first card, I watercolored the sprigs with DI's and splattered with gold and white metallic pigment ink from Gansai Tambi. The die-cut sentiment is from last years' release and the red gems are from my stash. The simple white card base is embossed with SU Subtle Dynamic Textured Impression Folder. I die-cut the wreath twice and layered it a little offset, but I think it looks wonky...when I duplicate this card, I'll have to sort that out :)


Another CAS design...I created the background with Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers DOX then splattered with Winsor & Newton white paint and spritzed with clear shimmer spray. The sprig was cut from the wreath with white glitter cardstock and I used silver foil cardstock for the sentiment and border.

And, here they are together ~


Thanks so much for stopping by...I really appreciate your visits and your sweet comments ~ I read every one of them :)







Supplies:
Card #1
Dies: MFT - Joyful Wreath, Joy (Sentiment)
Misc: Dynamic Textured Impression Folder; Distress Inks; MFT - Gold Foil Cardstock; Stash -  Red Gems

Card #2
Dies: MFT - Joyful Wreath; Impression Obsession - Peace
Misc: PTI - Linen Cardstock (Dove); SSS - White Sparkle Cardstock; MFT - Silver Foil Cardstock; Sheer Shimmer Spritz; Tim Holtz - DOX Inks

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Addicted to CAS Challenge #172 - Birthday


Happy 7th Birthday, ATCAS!!!

Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS  ~ Vicki is our Hostess, and since it is our 7th Birthday as a challenge blog, she is asking everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Birthday’.

Our Guest Designer is the super talented Charlotte (Lady Joyful). Charlotte was the winner of our 'Plaid' challenge, and she has created a fabulous card to inspire you.

I created a birthday card for my wonderful friend, Michele, and since she has already received it (and celebrated), I can post it here...



Michele frequently injects humor in her cardmaking, so I thought this card would be right up her alley :) I had a lot of fun creating it, too...I used Copic markers to color the image, and Grout Gray ink to stencil the brick wall and the oval shadow. I also added some Pico Embellisher for a glossy finish on the sunglasses.

We all need a few extra birthday cards for our stash, and we would love to see how the code word inspires you! If you would like to see inspiration from the Design Team and play along with us, come on over and check out the ATCAS Blog ~

Thanks so much for stopping by,







Supplies:
Stamps: Art Impressions - Fire Out; MFT - Brushstroke Expressions (HB sentiment inside)
Dies: MFT - Elegant Rectangle STAX; Hero Arts - Speech Bubble
Stencils: MFT - English Brick Wall
Misc: Pico Embellisher (Gloss on sunglasses)

Monday, November 4, 2019

November CAS Stencil Challenge


Hi there blog friends ~ It’s time for our last challenge of the year at CAS Stencil! (There will be no challenge in December). Our Guest Designer is Lucie and our Hostess for November is Linda, who has chosen ‘Stencil Monoprint’ for our technique.


I watched the video posted on the challenge blog and used distress inks with my stencil and for the butterfly. I also added some silver thread and a few clear sequins to jazz things up a bit :) 

This was a new technique for me, and I really had fun with it ~ I hope you'll grab your stencils and come join us at the CAS Stencil Challenge Blog for this unique challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: PTI - Butterfly Blooms
Dies: PTI - Butterfly Blooms; MFT - Stitched Scallop Basic Edges
Stencil: Altenew - Deco Wallpaper
Misc: Nuvo - Glacier White Embossing Powder; Mixed Media cardstock; Lucy's Things - Crystal Clear Sequins; Tim Holtz - Distress Inks

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Fusion Card Challenge - Mermaid

Hi there blog friends ~ It's time for a new challenge at Fusion and this time our prompt is Mermaid. 



For this challenge, I decided to combine the sketch with the theme. I used a waves background stamp and stenciled clouds in the sky. The images were colored with Copics and I added details with a silver Gelly Roll Pen.


                                        
Don't forget the best thing about the Fusion Card Challenge is that you can choose between the sketch and the inspiration photo, or both! My teamies have created some amazing cards to inspire you, so feel free to stop by the challenge blog and play along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by,







Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Mermazing, From the Heart (sentiment); Hero Arts - Waves Background
Dies: MFT - Mermazing, Blueprints 33
Stencils: MFT - Mini Clouds
Misc: Spectrum Noir - Clear Sparkle Pen; Silver Gelly Roll Pen

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Addicted to CAS - Challenge #171 - Hero


Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS ~ Jaydee is our Hostess, and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Hero’. Our Guest Designer is the super talented Trina!



A fun card to make...I used distress inks to create the sky and stenciled the rays with white pigment ink. Then, I splattered white pigment ink to create some 'stars' and Copic markers to color the pup. Lastly, I added a touch of Crystal Glaze to his nose...and that was it!

We would love to see how the code word ‘Hero’ inspires you! If you would like to see inspiration from the Design Team and play along with us, come on over and check out the ATCAS Blog  ~ 

Thanks so much for stopping by,







Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Super Dog
Dies: MFT - Super Dog, Our Town, Rectangle STAX
Stencil: Radiating Rays
Misc: MFT - Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink; Copic Markers; Nuvo Crystal Glaze

Saturday, October 19, 2019

October Twofer Card Challenge


Hi there ~ It's time to play along in the October Twofer Challenge and I am loving this month's prompt ~ Sweets! Here are the rules:


 I grabbed my 'Sweet' die and sentiments and got to work ~


For my first card, I thought these adorable Bitty Bears would work well for a fun birthday card. I colored them with Copic markers, placed them inside the peek-a-boo windows, and added my 'sweet' die and sentiment strip. It's hard to see on screen, but I also stenciled mini clouds behind the bears :)

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My 2nd card is for my step-granddaughter. She is working on her PhD, so we like to send her Starbucks gift cards once in a while, and since she is a very 'sweet' girl, it works perfectly for her.


I also colored this image with Copic markers and stenciled the brick wall and oval shadow. I thought she looked just right on this (new to me) Elegant Rectangle die.

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Here is the photo for the challenge blog ~



If you're looking for a fun challenge, head on over to Darnell's Twofer Card Challenge...she always has a great prompt, and why make one card when you can make a Twofer?

Have a great weekend, everyone...and thanks so much for stopping by ~






Supplies:
Card #1
Stamps: MFT - Sweet Sentiments, Bitty Bears
Dies: MFT - Sweet, Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Window
Stencil: MFT - Mini Clouds
Misc: Hero Arts - Detail White Embossing Powder; Altenew - Volcano Lake Ink (sentiment); Copic Markers; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass (clouds); Nuvo Crystal Glaze (balloon)

Card #2
Stamps: MFT - Sweet Sentiments, Miss You A Latte
Dies: MFT - Sweet, Oval Shadows, Elegant Rectangle STAX
Stencil: MFT - English Brick Wall
Misc: Copic Markers; MFT - Cement Gray ink (brick wall and shadow)