Monday, April 23, 2018

Thank You Butterflies

This is one of the other cards I managed to make over the weekend.  It's for the CAS Colours & Sketches colour challenge.  I love this colour combo - bright and cheery and perfect for spring!  The circles and butterflies are from a Winnie & Walter die set and the sentiment is an oldie but goodie from Papertrey Ink.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Think Big Favourites #6) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Circle, butterfly) Winnie & Walter
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Freshly Made Butterflies

Hi there! 

Another weekend is almost over and I didn't get as much time in the craft room as I would have liked - too much adulting to be done I'm afraid!  I did manage to make a couple of cards and I'll share the other one tomorrow.  For today I have an entry for Freshly Made Sketches using a Winnie & Walter scalloped rectangle and Papertrey butterflies and sentiment.  I've been using a lot of this DCWV glitter paper lately and I might actually run out of it.  What a calamity!!!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Grey, Basic Black) Stampin' Up, (Pink glitter) DCWV
Patterned Paper:  (Calm & Cozy Chevron 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamp:  (Sentiment from Fillable Frames #4) Papertrey Ink
Ink:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Butterfly) Papertrey Ink, (Scalloped Rectangle) Winnie & Walter
Gems:  Recollections

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Flowery Boot

This is my third card for the April Paper Smooches challenge and it's definitely my favourite. (Apologies to the other two cards).  Instead of making an umbrella vase like in the photo I went for a boot vase.  That PS boot die is so cute and was screaming to be cut from some flowery paper.  It's layered a few times for dimension (as is the sentiment) and the flower is popped up on foam tape.      

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Maggie Holmes 6x6) Crate Paper
Dies:  (Boot, flower, thanks) Paper Smooches, (Stitched Scallop Basic Edge) My Favourite Things
Glitter:  (Nuvo Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer) Tonic
Gems:  (Brown) Doodlebug, (Clear) Recollections

Friday, April 20, 2018

Muse Birdie

Thank you to Kim Heggins whose Muse card made me finally break out these adorable WPlus9 birdies.  They are definitely going to see more ink!.  I used Altenew inks for this card.  I find myself reaching for them more and more.  I love how the ink cubes come in little ombre sets - makes life so easy!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Bird & branch from All Year cheer) WPlus9, (Sentiment from Just Thinking of You) Neat & Tangled
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Sunkissed, Frayed Leaf, Volcano Lake, Lagoon, Moca) Altenew
Gems:  Recollections

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Blue Unicorn

Hiya!  I've got a card for the Paper Players magical challenge.  There are so many fun unicorn images out there at the moment from classic to cute to chubby.  I went with this Concord & 9th unicorn - a more classic look.  Most of my past unicorn cards have involved a rainbow so I tried to get away from that this time and went ombre instead.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Night of Navy) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Unicorn Awesomeness) Concord & 9th
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Soft Sky) Stampin' Up
Markers:  (B00, B05, B39, C5) Copic
Glitter:  (Gold Wink of Stella) Zig

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Button Flowers & Butterfly

I've got two cards to share today.  First up is for Inspired by All the Little Things.  I was doing some tidying in my craft room and found these ancient Sassafrass flower stickers.  I put them together with some die cut Paper Smooches stems and an Essentials by Ellen sentiment.  Quick and easy but colorful and fun.      

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Wild Wasabi, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from 12 Days Companion Greetings) Essentials by Ellen
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Stems from Dainty Flowers & Dainty Flowers 2) Paper Smooches
Stickers:  Sassafrass
Gems:  Recollections

Next up is for the Just Us Girls black and white stripes challenge.  I initially tried making white stripes on black cardstock using embossing paste but it all went horribly wrong so I went back to the drawing board.  I wanted broad stripes but only found skinny stripes in my patterned paper collection.  I finally just trimmed pieces of black and white cardstock and die cut them with a stitched square to create the little panel.  The PTI butterfly is cut from hot pink DCWV glitter paper.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Grey, Basic Black) Stampin' Up, (Pink glitter) DCWV
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Think Big Favourites 5)) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Butterfly) Papertrey Ink, (Stitched square) Lil' Inker Designs
Gems:  (Large gem) Doodlebug, (Small gems) Recollections

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

CASology #296

Welcome to Week 296 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:

Mother's Day and Father's Day always sneak up on me so this is a great prompt to get me going on these categories of cards.  Despite trying to be more original every year I still end up with flowers on the majority of my Mother's Day cards.  I guess if it ain't broke...  

Looking forward to seeing what direction the cue word takes you.  Check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the design team then play along!

This week's guest designer:


This week's sponsor is:

Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember that the deadline for entries is Monday at 9am (CDT).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Flower from Watercolor Wonders, Sentiment from Wild Hibiscus) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Honey Drizzle, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades) Altenew
Gems:  Recollections
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic