Saturday, June 22, 2019

Addicted to CAS Challenge - Wedding


Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS! Vicki is our Hostess, and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Wedding’.
Our Guest Designer is the amazingly talented Elizabeth Stewart

For my card, I turned to an old fave from Papertrey Ink ~


I created a very subtle ombre effect with my inks for the word happy to match the bridal party colors, and added a touch of greenery and a sentiment. I couldn't resist the heart, a few clear sequins, and a black border!
We would love to see how the code word ‘Wedding’ 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: Papertrey Ink - Embellished Elegance
Ink: Altenew
Misc: Heart - Altenew; Sequins - Lucy's Things

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge - Bees



Hi there ~ Today I'm sharing a card I created for one of my all-time favorite challenges...Darnell's Twofer Challenge!   I missed the deadline last month, so I was determined to complete my entry on time this month ~


I love these cute little bees...please excuse the bright yellow - The color is much softer in person. I think it's the lamp I use to photograph my cards :) 
For my first card, I stenciled the background clouds and die cut the apertures. The bees were colored with Copic markers, the glasses and heart were smothered with Glossy Accents and the wings were accented with a clear sparkle pen. 

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My twofer ~


I needed a birthday card, so I chose one of the bees looking to pollinate the flower. I used a honeycomb stencil for a soft background and added a sentiment and a few sparkly sequins...and my Twofer was done! Here is a pic of both cards ~


Why create one card when you can create two? If you would like to play along, pop on over to Darnell's Twofer Challenge...here are the rules:



I hope your week is going well...Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Card #1
Stamps: Hello Bluebird - Bee Happy; MFT - From the Heart (sentiment)
Dies: Hello Bluebird - Bee Happy; SSS - Tri-Square Wafer Die
Stencil: MFT - Mini Clouds Stencil
Misc: Copic Markers; Spectrum Noir - Clear Sparkle Pen; Glaze Pens - Black, Silver, White; Glossy Accents

Card #2
Stamps & Dies: Hello Bluebird - Bee Happy
Stencil: Tim Holtz - Honeycomb Layering Stencil
Misc: Copic Markers; Lucy's Things - Clear Sequins



Tuesday, June 18, 2019

June CAS Stencil Challenge Reminder


Hi there ~
Today I’m sharing my reminder card for the CAS Stencil Challenge. Our theme is ‘Perfect Pearls/Pearl-Ex’ and our hostess is Linda!



For my card, I colored the rays with pencils, then stenciled with Versamark and yellow Perfect Pearls. After applying Perfect Pearls to the stencil, I colored the images with Copic markers and popped them up onto a stitched panel. I added a few red hearts and smothered the owls' noses with Glossy Accents, and this card was done and dusted!

I hope you’ll check out the Challenge Blog to see the beautiful reminder cards from our DT and Guest Designer, Chrissie ...We would love to see your take on the challenge!


Thanks so much for stopping by,







Supplies:
Stencil: MFT - Radiating Rays
Stamps: MFT - Forever & Owlways
Dies: MFT - Stitched Rectangle STAX
Misc: Perfect Pearls - Yellow; Versamark; Hearts - stash; Copic Markers; Glossy Accents

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Fusion Card Challenge

Hi there blog friends ~ It's time for a new challenge at Fusion and this time our prompt is ‘VW Hippie’. One would think a leftover flower child like me would have tons of colorful flowers on my card, but I went a different way ~


I flipped the sketch and used stone gray cardstock for this cute 'Cat Frame' die by Ali Express. As a nod to the psychedelic colors on the VW bus, I used several DOX inks and spritzed the panel with shimmer spray.

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 fabulous 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 - More Essential Sentiments
Die: Ali Express - Cat Frame
Inks: Tim Holtz - DOX inks
Misc: Lucy's Things - Crystal Clear Sequins; Imagine - Sheer Shimmer Spray

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Addicted to CAS Challenge #161 - Father


Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS. Jaydee is our Hostess, and just in time for Father’s Day, she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Father’.

Since my father passed away several years ago, I created this card for the hubs ~


We would love to see how the code word ‘Father’ inspires you! If you would like to see inspiration from the Design Team and play along with us, visit the ATCAS Blog.  

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: TH Stampers Anonymous - Bird Crazy; SSS - Tiny Words; MFT - Scene Builder
Dies: TH Stampers Anonymous - Bird Crazy; Altenew - Inline Alphas; MFT - Skinny Strips
Misc: MFT - Clouds Stencil; Glossy Accents (eyes); Copic Markers


Thursday, June 6, 2019

CASology Challenge - Calm


Hi there, blog friends! I'm back to share a card I created for the current challenge at CASology. While rummaging through my stash for the cue 'Calm', I came across this stencil and thought it would work well...when I'm stressed, I love a hot bath and a cup of tea...Yes!


I thought it would be fun to ink the stencil with DOX inks in rainbow order, and although it's hard to see on screen, I spritzed the steam with Sheer Shimmer Spray. By the way, I am LOVING the new Life Changing Brushes...they're a great investment :) I added a simple sentiment and black border, and that was it! 

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: PTI - Keep It Simple: Just Because
Stencil: ARTplorations - Coffee Cup
Misc: Tim Holtz - Distress Oxide Inks

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

CAS Mix Up - June Challenge


Hi there ~
A quick post from me...I'm playing along with the CAS Mix Up Challenge with the prompt: Ombre...I grabbed one of my all-time favorite stencils and created this card.


I used the SSS Leaves stencil and blended 3 shades of Altenew inks to create the ombre effect. The sentiment was embossed in gold and the panel was die cut using MFT stitched rectangle STAX. A few clear sequins and that was it!

Ombre technique, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Stenciling, Die Cutting


Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Calligraphy Classics
Dies: MFT Stitched Rectangle STAX
Stencil: SSS - Leaves
Inks: Altenew - Limade, Lime, Fresh Leaf
Misc: Ranger Super Fine Gold EP; Lucy's Diamonds Sequins

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

June CAS Stencil Challenge


Hi there ~
Today starts a new challenge at the CAS Stencil Challenge. Our hostess is Linda, and she has chosen the theme for the month of June. Chrissie Stokes was our winner for the April Challenge, and she is our Guest Designer!
For my card, I decided to go with Perfect Pearls on a Butterfly Stencil.


Using perfect pearls with stencils was a bit challenging for me. I watched the video tutorials listed on the Challenge Blog and consulted my teammate Robyn about using white cardstock. She recommended coloring the stencil first (I used colored pencils), then applying Versamark before adding perfect pearls...and it worked! Lastly, I added the sentiment and a few clear sequins, and this card was complete!

I hope you’ll check out the Challenge Blog ~ Linda has listed some great video tutorials for this technique...and of course, the DT girls have created beautiful cards to inspire everyone ~

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Keep it Simple - Thank You
Stencil: Memory Box - Butterfly Drifting
Die: MFT - Stitched Rectangle STAX
Misc: Pretty Pink Posh - Clear Sequins; Perfect Pearls - Interference Blue


Thursday, May 30, 2019

Fusion Card Challenge

Hi there blog friends ~ It's time for a new challenge at Fusion and this time our prompt is ‘Rainbow Birds’. 
I combined the inspiration photo with the sketch but flipped it to create a horizontal card.


I started by blending distress inks in rainbow order for the background and decided to leave the birds white so they would pop against the bold colors. I added a sentiment and a few clear sequins, and this card was complete :)

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 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,






Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - A Tweet Hello
Dies: MFT - A Tweet Hello; SSS - Tri-Square Wafer die
Misc: Pretty Pink Posh - Clear Sequins; Distress Inks

Monday, May 27, 2019

CASology Challenge - Summer



Hi there,
It's been ages since I played along at CASology, so when I saw this weeks' cue card, I grabbed some supplies and got busy ~


I've never gone sailing, even though I live within an hour of the beach, but it sure looks like fun! The next best thing for me is spending time in my craft room with some new stamps and dies, so that's what I did :)

I hope everyone is well and having a fun weekend ~ And, that my U.S. friends are having a meaningful and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend!

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - You Float My Boat
Dies: MFT - You Float My Boat, Stitched Mod Rectangle STAX
Stencil: Simon Says Stamp - Waves
Misc: MFT - Silver Cardstock; Altenew - Antique Silver Embossing Powder; Tim Holtz - Salty Ocean; Picket Fence - Life Changing Brushes

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Addicted to CAS Challenge #160


Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS   Angie is our Hostess and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Graduation’.
Our Guest Designer is the amazingly talented _____, winner of Challenge #158! 

I've used this image before from the Silhouette Store because I love the effect of a solid black die cut with an ink blended background.


I created the background panel some time ago, so don't quote me, but I think I used DOX inks and a baby wipe for texture. Here is a close-up ~


I die cut an oval from linen cardstock and used 2 layers of foam dots for the grad for dimension, then added a few gold stars in the corner. To keep the card CAS, I used gold cardstock for the scripty sentiment...and that was it!

We would love to see how the code word ‘Graduation’ inspires you! If you would like to see inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer, and play along with us, come on over and join us for the new ATCAS Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Ingredients:
Dies: MFT - Stitched Oval STAX, Tag Builder Blueprints #6 (stars); Penny Black - Sentiment
Ink: TH Distress Oxide Inks - Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet\
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Fresh Snow Linen C/S; Luxe Gold C/S; American Crafts - Black Textured C/S
Misc: Silhouette Studio for Cameo - Graduate; Baby Wipes (I think)

Saturday, May 18, 2019

May CAS Stencil Challenge Reminder


Hi there ~
Today I’m sharing my reminder card for the CAS Stencil Challenge. Our theme is ‘Stenciling over a colored background’ and our hostess is Sue!
For my card, I decided to stencil with Smoke Gray ink on a Cement Gray panel.


I started by stenciling the skateboarder (Sarah's Funky Fossil Designs Shop) on a wonky stitched panel. I masked the image and added splatters with black and white watercolors, then placed the grout gray die cut sentiment. 

I hope you’ll check out the Challenge Blog to see the beautiful reminder cards from our DT and our awesome Guest Designer, Michele Ferguson ~ We would love to have you join us in the challenge while you're there!

Thanks so much for stopping by,







Supplies:
Stencil: Funky Fossil Designs
Dies: MFT - Smile, Wonky Stitched Rectangles
Ink: SSS - Smoke; Pink Fresh Studios (black); Winsor & Newton (white); MFT - Cement Gray


Thursday, May 16, 2019

Fusion Card Challenge - Hedgehog Scooter


Hi there blog friends ~ It's time for a new challenge at Fusion and this time our prompt is ‘Hedgehog Scooter’ For my card, I chose a square format, and combined the sketch and inspiration photo



I stayed true to the sketch and started by stamping the pattern with the MFT Radiating Halftone background stamp with Versamark ink, then colored the critters with Copic markers. It's hard to see in the photo, but I stenciled clouds using TH Tumbled Glass ink and stamped some grass using my new stamp builder set.
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 fabulous 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 - Happy Hedgehogs, Radiating Halftone Background
Dies: MFT - Happy Hedgehogs, Essential Speech Bubbles, Stitched Dot Circles; Spellbinders - Nestabilities Circles
Misc: Copic Markers; Versamark Ink

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Addicted to CAS Challenge #159 - Horizon


Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS Toni is our Hostess she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Horizon’.
Our Guest Designer is the amazingly talented Ishani!

I recently purchased the MFT Scene Builder stamp set, and thought it would work well for this card:


I stamped a few of the background images from the Scene Builder set, then added the critters from another stamp set. I used Distress Inks for the grass and Copic markers to color the images and horizon line...and that was it :)

We would love to see how the code word ‘Horizon’ inspires you! If you would like to see inspiration from the Design Team, and play along with us, visit the ATCAS Blog HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Scene Builder, Fox & Friend
Dies: MFT - Fox & Friend, Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame
Misc: Tim Holtz - Distress Inks; Copic Markers; Gina K. Amalgam Ink


Saturday, May 4, 2019

May CAS Stencil Challenge


Hi there ~
Today starts a new challenge at the CAS Stencil Challenge. Our hostess is Sue, and she has chosen the theme for this month. For my card, I decided to go with a navy blue background and white pigment ink ~


I started by stenciling the Warp Speed pattern, then colored the images with Copic Markers. To keep my card CAS and preserve white space, I placed my focal point in the upper third of the card.

I hope you’ll check out the Challenge Blog to see the beautiful cards from my teammates and our 'Super Duper' Guest Designer, Michele Ferguson!  While you're there, check out the great video tutorials which are really helpful ~ We would love to see your take on this month's challenge!

I am also entering this card into the challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More for their theme Clean & Simple ~



Thanks so much for stopping by,







Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Fox & Friend, Adorable Elephants (butterfly)
Dies: MFT Fox & Friend, Adorable Elephants, Slanted Sentiments
Stencil: Altenew - Warp Speed
Misc: Copic Markers; Versamark; MFT - Sweet Tooth Ink; Hero Arts - Detail White EP