Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Masculine Cards

The cue word for CASology Challenge is GRAY. I thought it a wonderful opportunity to make some masculine cards.



I pulled out my new Altenew geometric sets ... Building Blocks and Simple Shapes XL.  Not as easy to line up as one thinks - even with the help of my Tonic Stamping Platform. I will have to work on it more.


My second card was inspired by the design of Mayuri's card.


My last card ... I think this is my favourite with the metallic die cut.




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Saturday, 9 December 2017

Sparkle!

I'm so happy to be the guest designer at Addicted to CAS this week! It's time to Sparkle!


I used the marvellous glitter card stock, some iridescent string and metallic stars. I added Diamond Stickles to biggest to add extra sparkle! This is my card .... but I had glued it on the card upside-down!


So I cut it off and mounted it on a larger card... and I actually prefer it like this.



Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Dance in the Rain

It's Tuesday and time for a new CASology challenge. This week the cue word is STORM.

I'm keeping it monotone with this card. And I'm using this stamp for the first time ... been waiting for it for a while now. I had to wait for a friend to go to the States as they don't ship to my little island. I made the sentiment using the silhouette software.



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Monday, 4 December 2017

Present and Name Place Card

When I spotted this "gift box in a card", I knew it would be perfect for the table decoration and name place setting. I had to adjust the box size so that the present would fit. (Shhh! Can't tell you yet as the dinner is next week!)


My entry for ...

...  SIP : All Wrapped Up






Christmas Joy

Another inlaid card ... but not so complicated. Just one branch instead of the two at the top. But added that sweet little robin from Penny Black.


My entry for ...



... CAS Mix Up : Stamping plus 2 items of your choice. I went with die cuts and embossing.




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Saturday, 2 December 2017

November CCC Challenge Reveal

It's time for the November CCC Reveal. This Challenge involves actually sending and receiving cards. Simply wonderful to get happy mail in the post box.
I sent my card to Denise in California. I followed 3 of the 4 challenge ideas : colour, sketch and theme (Blessings)





Theme Options: Blessings/Deer/Friendship 

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Friday, 1 December 2017

Christmas Holly

A simple CAS Christmas card.



My entry for ...



... Fusion Challenge : Red ChristmasI was inspired by the photo ... berries; red, white & green; ribbon.



Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Peace Dove

I knew I wanted the Bird dies from Ellen Hutson, but this is the first time I'm using them. Paired with a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.


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Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Let it Snow

Tuesday means it's CASology Challenge day! Our cue word this week is Round. We had the pick of 2 Kitty Bee Designs and I chose Snow Penguin.  



The snow is mixture of Nuvo Blue Lagoon Glitter Drops and Diamond Stickles.


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More Charmed Flowers

I've been playing around with different ways of colouring the Charmed flowers. I used Distress Inks as watercolours, pulling through the Squeezed Lemonade with Carved Pumpkin and Ripe Persimmon.



Another entry for ...

... Altenew November Challenge




Monday, 27 November 2017

Inlays and Baubles


I was so taken with Ardyth's inlays, thought I'd give it a try. I don't have any flourish dies so thought I'd use the Ellen Hutson pine branches. Oh my! Not a wise choice, especially as I thought I'd be clever and do one branch behind the other. This is not for the faint-hearted. 

I used some very fine glitter paper that I discovered at a local store, adding Copic colouring to deepen colour on the back pine branch and the bottom of the sentiment. The gold on the ornaments is Delicate gold refill ink - painted on. Love that ink!



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Sunday, 26 November 2017

Grateful

Orange is not my favourite colour and it's not easy for me to use on my cards, but there are a number of challenges with this colour scheme, so I thought I'd give it a go.

I love the lightness of the Charmed set from Altenew, so kept it mostly white and just added touches of yellow and orange. Background was created by watercoloring with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Love the colours that come out of it.


And I learnt a new thing today ... I had weighted down my card to flatten it after it had buckled a little from the watercoloring. And look what it did to the Enamel Accents ... flattened them AND gave them a velvety look. So now there are 2 ways to use them. So happy with the find.




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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Christmas Cheer

How about creating and sending some Christmas Cheer to friends and family. The cue word at the CASology Challenge this week is Cheer!


I found some Christmas Cheer amongst my stamps in the Papertrey Wet Paint Holiday Tags set. Since it was in a circle shape, the first thing that came to mind was Christmas pudding! So I added some frosting and holly.


I used Stickles to give the cheer some sparkle.


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