Wednesday, June 3, 2020

CAS Christmas Challenge - Bells

Hi there, blog friends! Our last challenge at CAS Stencil was in May, and I am thrilled to announce that Loll has asked me to join the team at CAS Christmas.  Thank you, Loll!
Our Hostess is Linda and she would like us to use ‘Bells’ on our card...also, our Guest Designer is LeAnne  ~ Here is my card:

These lovely Christmas bells are from Poppystamps. Initially, I used silver foil but no matter how hard I tried, they looked black on screen...plan B was to die cut them in stone gray, and all is well.

We hope you’ll stop by the Challenge Blog and check out all the beautiful Christmas cards by our DT and Guest Designer...the The challenge ends on the 24th, so you have plenty of time to play along with us! 

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Keep It Simple: Christmas
Dies: Poppystamps - Silver Bells; MFT - Stitched Scallop Basic Edges
Misc: Altenew - Antique Silver EP; Pretty Pink Posh - Silver Sequins

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Fusion Card Challenge - Beach

Hi there ~ It's time for a new challenge at Fusion and this time our prompt is ‘Beach’.  For my card, I chose to combine the sketch with the theme from the inspiration photo... 

My card design speaks for itself, so I will spare you the details :) I do want to mention that I used Antique Linen distress ink for the bottom panel and on my screen, it looks yellow...In person it looks like sand - sorry about any confusion.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: MFT - Drink Up The Sunshine, Sweet Sentiments, Mermazing (fish)
Dies: MFT - Drink Up The Sunshine, Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2, Sweet Sentiments
Misc: Tim Holtz - Distress Oxide Inks; Copic Markers

Monday, May 25, 2020

CASology Challenge - Plant

Hi there, blog friends! I haven't played along with the CASology Challenge in several months, but no more excuses, I am sliding in at the eleventh hour with my entry ~

I love these cute little cacti from MFT! So, I inked them up, colored them with Copic markers, and placed them inside a square frame. Please excuse the's so hard to photograph foil cardstock. I also stenciled the clouds and placed the planter on a shadow die cut. And, that was it :)

I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy! Also, some states in the U.S. are starting to relax their guidelines, so I hope that means you are able to get outside and enjoy some nice weather ~

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: MFT - Let's Stick Together
Dies: MFT - Let's Stick Together, Shadow; Altenew - Fine Frames: Square
Stencils: MFT - Mini Cloud Edges
Misc: MFT - Silver Foil Cardstock; Copic markers

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Love You

Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS ~ Ceal is our Hostess, and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Rainbow’. Our very special Guest Designer is Hannelie and she has created a gorgeous card for this challenge!

I channeled my inner 'Laura Bassen' for this is my card:

I started by creating a mask with a heart die, then used my drifts/hills stencil with a rainbow of distress inks to create the pattern. It's hard to see on screen, but I used black metallic cardstock for the die-cut word, and it looks amazing in person!

We would love to see how the code word ‘Rainbow’ 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,

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - All My Love (you)
Dies: Reverse Confetti - Lovey Words; MFT - Stitched Hearts, Skinny Strips
Stencils: MFT - Drifts/Hills
Misc: DCWV - Metallic Cardstock; Tim Holtz - Distress Inks; Lucy's Things - Clear Gems

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Twofer Card Challenge #27

Hi there blog friends ~  Darnell's Twofer Challenge #27 is up and running, and for the month of May, the prompt is 'Flowers'.

The rules for this challenge are to create two different designs for two different occasions using the same stamps, stencils, and/or, I grabbed one of my favorite stamp sets and got busy ~

For my first card, I started by blending DOX inks to create the background, then I used my MISTI to stamp the black silhouette flowers. A simple 'thank you' sentiment and this card was done!

For my second card, I wanted something with a spring/summer color palette...

For this card, I used my favorite color combo for the flowers and leaves and a very soft gray cardstock for the vase. I created a stencil with a shadow die and scored the card base every 1/2 inch, added my sentiment and that was it.
Here is the photo of both cards for the challenge blog ~

You have until the 24th if you would like to play along with the May Twofer's a great way to add to your stash!

I hope everyone is staying healthy! Sending cyber hugs to all ~

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: MFT - Flower Silhouette card kit, Happy Hummingbirds; Altenew - Sentiment Strips
Dies: MFT - Flower Silhouette card kit, Shadows; La Pareja Creativa - Vase
Misc: Tim Holtz - Distress Oxide Inks; Taylored Expressions - Blender Brushes

Friday, May 15, 2020

CAS Stencil Challenge - Reminder

Hello friends!  Just a reminder that there is still time to link up your card for the May CAS Stencil Card Challenge. Hilary is hosting this month and she is challenging everyone to Layer our Stencils. As always, there are several links to techniques over at CAS Stencil Blog for your inspiration.

I started by stenciling the wreath in light green, then added the polka dots in a darker shade. A few red berries and clear sequins with a silver embossed sentiment, and this card was complete!

There's lots of Design Team inspiration over at CAS Stencil Blog  - as well as from our talented Guest Designer, Greta ~  

You have until the 24th to link up your card...I hope to see you there!

Since the wreath is a brand new stencil, I am going to add this card to Darnell's NBUS Challenge #14 ~

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Keep It Simple: Christmas
Stencils: Altenew - Wonderful Wreath; Simon Says Stamp - Tiny Dots
Misc: Pretty Pink Posh - Metallic Silver Sequins