Sunday, October 28, 2018

CASology Challenge #318 - Scary

Hi there ~ I'm back to share a card I created for this week's challenge at CASology. The cue card is perfect for Halloween, so I thought it would be fun to send a card for a sweet friend...

I started by stamping the spider web with grout gray ink, then I die cut the ghost and stamped the cute little mouth and eyes :) I also added some shading on the ghost with Copic markers (C1 & C0). The alphas were die cut with an old pack of DCWV glitter cardstock, which I popped up with fun foam. And that was it...done and dusted!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Corner Adorner: August (spider web); Hello Bluebird - Ghostly Greetings (ghost)
Dies: Hello Bluebird - Ghostly Greetings; Altenew - Bold Alphabet
Misc: DCWV - Glitter Cardstock; Copic Markers

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Addicted to CAS Challenge #148

Hi all ~ It’s time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS  Our Hostess is yours truly, and I've chosen the Code Word for this challenge :)

Recently, I bought my first set of stamps from Uniko, so that's what I used for my first card:

I started with a Grout Gray card base, and embossed the outline of the flowers and leaves with white EP, then stamped the details with different shades of pink and green. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in cement gray, and that was it. I find one layer cards difficult because I love to add gems or enamel dots, but that would be cheating, right?


While shopping the Uniko store, I also picked up a stencil and created a 2nd card ~

This is a very large stencil, so I decided to create a 5 x 7 card. I used Distress Oxide inks (Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade) and spritzed it with a little bit of Sheer Shimmer Spray. The sentiment is from a really old Waltzingmouse set called 'Say It Loud'. And, that was it...of course, I'll have to create a custom envelope for it, but that's fine.

Ok, now we would love to see how the code word One Layer Card inspires you! If you would like to see inspiration from the Design Team, and play along with us, visit the ATCAS Blog HERE  ~

Don't forget, as always, Happy Little Stampers (HLS) is our Sponsor, and Kylie is generously awarding the winner with a $20.00 GC to the store!

  Happy Little Stampers was created in 2015 by Kylie (owner of ATSM and ATCAS). Kylie wanted to bring out a line of stamps that were useful for everyday crafters. From cute to whimsical images, from every day to funky sentiments there is something for everyone!

 Also, as the hostess for this challenge, I will be sending a crafty gift to the winner!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Card #1
Stamps: Uniko - Beautiful Blooms III; Avery Elle - Oh Happy Day (sentiment)
Ink: Altenew - Cherry Blossom Oval Set; Green Meadows Oval Set; MFT - Cement Gray; Versamark
Misc: Stampendous - Detail White embossing powder

Card #2
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Say It Loud
Stencil: Uniko - Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum
Ink: TH DOX - Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade; Versafine - Onyx Black
Misc: Imagine - Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray (Sparkle)

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Fusion Card Challenge - Fall Porch

Hi there blog friends ~ It's time for a new challenge at Fusion! If you're enjoying the cooler temperatures and beautiful autumn colors like we are right now in most of North America, then you'll be inspired by the photo, just as I was...

I'm really loving this wreath, so I decided to use it again for this challenge. This time, I used the color palette in the photo and linen cardstock for my card base. I stamped the wreath onto X-Press It cardstock and colored all the images with Copic markers. I embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder, added a small enamel dot to the bloom, and a touch of WOS to a few of the images for some sparkle.

My teammates have created some really beautiful cards, and I hope you'll check them out and join us for this challenge...whether you find your inspiration in the sketch or the photo or both, we would love to see your creations in the Fusion Gallery!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps - Pretty Pink Posh - Autumn Wreath; MFT - Fall Friends (sentiment)
Dies: Pretty Pink Posh - Autumn Wreath
Misc: Wink of Stella - Clear Sparkle Pen; Ranger Super Fine Gold embossing powder. My Mind's Eye - Enamel Dots; Uniball Signo White Pen

Friday, October 19, 2018

October Twofer Card Challenge - Harvest

Hi there blog friends ~ I always enjoy playing along with Darnell's Twofer Challenge and as soon as I saw this month's prompt, 'Harvest', I ordered this cute stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh: 

My first card (left) was stamped on Blending Card and colored with Copic markers in autumn colors. To keep it CAS, I added a sentiment with copper embossing powder with a touch of WOS and Glossy Accents on the flower. 
For my 2nd card, I wanted to create a monochromatic color palette and stamped the images with cement gray ink on a stone gray panel. I stepped outside my comfort zone and stamped a few images in a random pattern, then die cut the panel with the stitched scallop border die. I added a scripty sentiment and a few sparkly sequins, and this card was finished. 

The rules for the Twofer Challenge are: We can interpret the prompt however it inspires us, but we must use the same stamp or die on both cards and they must be for 2 different occasions.
Darnell and her team have provided lots of beautiful inspiration on the Challenge Blog, so be sure to check it out...I also have a badge on my sidebar with the rules of the challenge, if you would like to play along...deadline is the 24th!

Have a great weekend ~ Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: Pretty Pink Posh - Autumn Wreath; SSS - Big Thanks
Dies: MFT - Stitched Scallop Basic Edges
Ink: MFT - Cement Gray, Licorice Hybrid Ink; Versamark; SSS - Soft Granite
Misc: WOW - Copper Embossing Powder; Pretty Pink Posh - Copper Sequins; Little Things by Lucy - Diamond Sequins; WOS - Clear Sparkle Pen; Glossy Accents

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Always & Forever

Hi there ~ I'm back with a quick post to share a card before CASology closes their doors for this weeks' challenge:)

Here is what I came up with...

Hubby and I will be married 44 years in January, so I thought combining the ampersand and sentiment would work well for an anniversary card. I used gold embossing powder for all the stamping, dry embossed a border to create a frame, and added a few gold sequins...and that was it :)

Have a great week, everyone ~ Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: SSS - Forever and Always; Paper Smooches - Ampersand
Dies: Paper Smooches - Ampersand
Misc: Ranger - Super Fine Gold EP; Pretty Pink Posh - Gold Sequins; Scor-Pal; WRMK - Stylus

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Addicted to CAS Challenge #147 - Foliage

Hello there, blog friends! It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS! Our Hostess is Stephanie, and she has chosen 'Foliage' as our code word!

I started by masking a vertical panel, then created masks with post-it notes and Lawn Fawn leaf dies, which I sponged using Distress Oxide inks. The 'Thanks' sentiment is from SSS and the 'xo' is from MFT. A few gold sequins and this card was done and dusted :) 

Our Guest Designer and my teammates have created some gorgeous cards for this challenge. Stop on over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog to check them out, and play along with us...we would love to see your take on the code word.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: SSS - Big Thanks Words; MFT - From the Heart
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Stitched Leaves
Inks: TH - Distress Oxide Inks; PTI - Dark Chocolate Ink; Versamark
Misc: Pretty Pink Posh - Gold Sequins; Hero Arts - White embossing powder

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Fusion Card Challenge - Pastel Halloween

Hi there ~ It's time for a new challenge at Fusion. As you know, the fun part of this challenge is that you can use the sketch or the inspiration photo, or both...I decided to go with both for my card ~

What do you do when you're inspired by those cute little ghost cookies in the photo, but don't have any ghost stamps in your stash? You go shopping :)
So, I found these adorable ghosts at Hello Bluebird...(by the way, they have a lot of cute stamps). I colored them with Copic markers and popped them up on my stenciled clouds. I stamped the simple sentiment with Versafine and embossed with clear EP to add a little shine.

I hope you'll join us at Fusion...whether you're inspired by the sketch, the photo, or both, we would love to see your creations in the gallery! 

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: Hello Bluebird - Ghostly Greetings
Dies: Hello Bluebird - Ghostly Greetings; MFT - A2 Stitched Rectangles STAX
Stencil: MFT - Mini Cloud Edges
Misc: Copic markers; Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder; Lucy's Things - Diamond Sequins

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

October CAS Watercolor Challenge

Hello there blog friends! CAS Watercolor Challenge is celebrating their 2nd birthday, and as always, I am excited to play along! For the October challenge, they have chosen a beautiful autumn color palette for us...and here is my take ~

I wanted to watercolor a flower, so I chose this lovely Gerbera Daisy from Winnie & Walter using my brand new liquid watercolors. I also painted a strip of dark green on the left with Glimmer Metallic Ink, and added a touch of Wink of Stella to the center of the is a close-up ~

It's a little difficult to see the sparkle on screen, but I love the effect of all the shimmer and flecks of gold in the green metallic ink on the border. I mixed it with a little water and brushed it on...yummy! I'll be adding more colors to my collection asap.

Check out THIS VIDEO by Jen McGuire using the Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Inks. 

Happy 2nd Birthday to Loll, Bonnie and their amazing DT at the CAS Watercolor Challenge! 

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Addies Garden
Dies: Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Addies Garden; SSS - Painted Hugs Wafer Die
Ink: Pinkfresh Studio - Liquid Watercolors (flower, stem, leaf); Hero Arts - Glimmer Metallic Inks; Versafine - Onyx Black Ink
Misc: Hero Arts - Clear Embossing Powder; Lucy's Things - Diamond Sequins; Wink of Stella - Clear Shimmer Pen 

Sunday, October 7, 2018

CAS Christmas October Challenge

Hello there ~ I'm back to share a card I created for the October Challenge at CAS Christmas. I have lots of bird stamps and wanted to use my current favorites from PTI...

I started by stenciling clouds on the background then watercoloring and splattering the pine tree branches. Lastly, I added Glossy Accents to the berries and stamped and die cut the sentiment...and that was it :)

If you're looking for some inspiration, Loll & Bonnie have three fabulous challenges to choose from! To get started on your Christmas cards, check out the CAS Christmas Challenge...for all of their challenges, click on the corresponding badge on my'll be so glad you did!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian blog friends! 

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Brushed Birds; Sunny Studio - Holiday Style (sentiment)
Dies: Papertrey Ink - Brushed Birds, Spruce & Sprigs (Berries); Reverse Confetti (Joy); Your Next Die (Branch)
Stencil: MFT - Mini-Clouds
Ink: MFT - Cherry Crisp; Altenew - Sea Glass, Ocean Waves; DI's - Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn
Misc: Glossy Accents

Saturday, October 6, 2018

CASology Challenge #315 - Gratitude

Hi there blog friends ~ I thought it would be fun to play along at CASology this week with this card...

I started with a stitched panel, then created the background with a stencil, but I think I got a little carried away with the circles :) I love the shadow on the thanks die, so I included that along with a stamped subscript. Lastly, I placed the panel on a black card base for a strong contrast...and that was it!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: SSS - Big Thanks
Dies: SSS - Big Thanks; MFT - A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX; Slanted Sentiment
Stencil: MFT - Circles
Ink: Versamark; Altenew - Cotton Candy; SSS - Audrey Blue; MFT - Spearmint