Two Birds

This is my fourth and final week as a Guest Designer and it's a sketch challenge at the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #229

I have used dies for the majority of this card.  The birds and branch are Memory Box, the stars are Simon Says and the moon is Spellbinders.  The sentiment is from a Technique Tuesday set which was heat embossed with Hero Arts white embossing powder.

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This month has been a great challenge for me and one I have thoroughly enjoyed.  Thank you for the experience. 


Three Feathers

It's my third week as a Guest Designer and it's a color challenge at the CAS Colours & SketchesChallenge #228

I have used a Waltzing Mouse stamp for bothe the image and the sentiment.  To obtain the colours I used a mix of inks - Versa Magic for the peach, a Tombow marker for the denim and Brilliance for the copper.  The pearls are from Kaiser Kraft.

Looking forward to seeing everones interpretation.


Butterfly Friend

I’m back for my second week as Guest Designer for CAS Colours & Sketches #227.  This week it is a sketch challenge.

The circles are cut using a Spellbinder's die and the butterfly from aSimon Says die.  A white border to both circles.  The butterfly was sprayed with Sheer Shimmer Spritz and adhered to the larger circle which was then mounted on the card with foam tape.  The sentiment is from a Technique Tuesday. I masked off a thin edge strip of card and sponged it with Distress Ink, the same colour as the two circles.  Finally I used Kaiser rhinestones to complete the card. 

Be sure to check out the Design Team for some truly wonderful inspiration.



I am honoured to have been asked to be the Guest Designer for the month of June for
CAS Colours and Sketches - #226.  This week it is a colour challenge.

Here is my card

I don't have these colours but I have tried to come as close as I can using what I do have.  I have used an Impression Obsession Hollyhock die.  The flowers were coloured with Hero Arts Fresh Peach and VersaMagic Persimmon.  The background is sponged with Hero Arts Soft Pool.  The sentiment is from a Technique Tuesday set.  It was stamped first using VersaColor Pinecone, then VersaMark and embossed in Hero Arts Clear embossing powder.  The panel and Hollyhocks are mounted on foam tape.  Clear Wink of Stella added to the Hollyhocks was a finishing touch.  Unfortunately it doesn't show up in the photo.

Don't forget to visit CAS Colours and Sketches for more inspiration from the Design Team.



I am very excited to be the guest designer at CASology this week.

I have used a clip art image for the mortar board.  I printed it on card and fussy cut it.  A Lawn Fawn Stitched die was used to cut a piece of card.  The silver card was cut using a Spellbinders die.  The sentiment is from a Simon Says set.  This was silver embossed using Hero Arts embossing powder. This was mounted on a piece of black card and then attached to the card using foam tape.

I am sorry the photo isn't the best because of the reflection on the silver star.



The theme for this week's Less is More Challenge #326 is Lucky Dip Shadow.

I have used a stamp from the Hero Arts Delicate Leaf Clusters set.  Having masked the card I used Hero Arts ink to sponge the background.  Then I employed the technique of second generation stamping to achieve a shadow.  The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday.  Finally this was mounted on the card base using foam tape.

Yappy Birthday

 The card tonight is for the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #219 and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

I started by stamping the Mama Elephant dog on white cardstock and colouring it with Lyra pencils. I created a hole in the design paper (Stampin' Up I think).  I stamped the sentiment which is from the same set as the dog.  Then I drew a dotted line around the edge of the design paper with a white gel pen.  The design paper was then mounted onto the card with foam tape, as was the dog and sentiment banner.


Season's Greetings

I made it!  I turned on the computer earlier this evening and nothing happened.  Nooooo!  After working on it for over an hour I got it going.  What a relief.  The first thing I did when it started was to load everything onto an external drive, just in case.  Something I had been meaning to do for some time.  So happy days we are operational again.

So here is my card for the Casology Challenge #246 - Season.

I thought this was a great cue word, lots of room for interpretation.  I loved Rachel's take on the cue word.  But as I haven't done a Christmas card for awhile I thought I would use Season's Greeting.

I stamped the Penny Black, Berry Wreath, with VersaMark onto a piece of red card.  Then I added Ranger, Platinum, embossing powder.  I did the same with a Watzing Mouse Stamp sentiment.  I covered the bottom portion of a white card with Versamark  and again used Ranger Platinum embossing powder.  Finally the red card was mounted onto the base card using foam tape.


Sail Away

Tonight I have a card for the sketch challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches #220

The stamp set is from Simon Says.  The yacht was coloured with Lyra pencils and I used Hero Arts inkpad for the sponging.  I fussy cut the yact and the waves but used Spellbinders dies for the rectangle and the "moon".  The waves and the yact were mounted on foam tape.  The rhinestones are Kaiser Craft.

I have turned the sketch upside down.  I hope that is acceptable.


Blue Thank You

Tonight's post is for CAS-ual Fridays CFC172 - Colour Challenge.  Also joining the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

The base card was stamped with a Hero Arts background stamp and was heat embossed with Hero Arts enbossing powder.  I cut two different sized rectangles, one pink and one navy.   The navy rectangle had a Hero Arts sentiment stamped on it and heat embossed in white.  The rose stamp (a freebie from a magazine) was stamped on a navy piece of card and a white piece.  The navy piece was heat embossed and the white piece was coloured with Copic.  The coloured roses were cut out and stuck on the blue card.  The card was then put together.  Foam tape was used on the base card and the floral corner.

The weekend is upon us, so have a lovely weekend everyone.


Counting the Time

Here is my card for the Time Out Challenge #81 which is inspired by a Home Sweet Home photo.

I lightly stamped an Art Journey background stamp then I sponged over the stamping with Ranger Ink.  I stamped a clock and sentiment from the Flourishes Moments in Time set using Momento Tuxedo Black.  Hero Arts butterflies were added using Ranger ink.  This panel was then mounted onto the card using foam tape.

My inspiration was the clock and the butterflies.



The theme for this week's Less is More Challenge #325 is Stripe

I have used the Paper Smooches stampset, Vogue Abode, for my card tonight.  I have paper pieced the furniture with Kaiser Craft design paper.  The pale blue rhinestones are also Kaiser Craft.  Just out of interest to which era do you think this furniture belongs?



Here is my card for the Casology Challenge #245 - Grow.

I coloured April, Mo's Digital Pencil image with Lyra pencils.  The design paper if from the Cream & Sugar pad by Doodlebug and the sentiment is from Technique Tuesday.

This evening we have some bad thunder storms.  I hope the rain clears up tomorrow for the ANZAC day march.


Rennie McIntosh Roses

The card tonight is for the Flower Challenge #7 - Sketch

The stamp set I have used was free with a magazine and it is coloured with Copic markers.  The roses were cut out with a round die and mounted on black card.  The border stamp was also mounted on black card and then the card was assembled.

I have a number of roses in my garden and one of my favorites is the Charles Rennie McIntosh, a David Austin rose.  It's a soft pink lilac colour.


Spring Walk

The theme for this week's Less is More Challenge #324 is SPRING WALK

The Penny Black image was coloured with Lyra pencils and a Technique Tuesday sentiment was stamped.   The card base had splatters and Doodle Bug DP added.  The panel was attached to the card base with foam squares to give some dimension to the card.  Finally I used Martha Stewart punch to make some butterflies from Doodle Bug Sugar paper and adhered them to the card.


On the Mend

Tonight's card is for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Spring Collection Inspiration

I have used a Pink Petticoat digital image and sentiment.  The sewing machine was coloured with Lyra pencils and then fussy cut.  Using a My Favorite Things die I cut a note page from some Minds Eye (I think) DP.  I mount the machine onto the note page with foam tape and in turn the note page was mounted to the card using foam tape.  It was finished of with some clear drops.

This is the inspirational mood board

I took inspiration from the green sewing machine.


Happy Birthday

Today I have a card for the sketch challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches #218

I have used  Hero Arts image which I coloured with Lyra pencil and then fussy cut.  I gave the balloon a touch of  Wink of Stella.  A small Lawn Fawn Stiched rectangle was cut and an Annabelle Stamps sentiment was stamped on it and and one corner was lightly sponged with Distress Ink.  The mouse image was adhered to the rectangle with foam tape.  A Technique Tuesday daisy die was added to the panel and the rectangle was added to the panel with foam tape.  All was added to the card base again with foam tape.  Then horror! I noticed a smudge so I added three Clear Droplets.



Tonight I am playing along with Casology Challenge #244 - Strong.

I found this challenge difficult because I had nothing to use in my stash.  I finally found a verse online.  The feather is a Hero Arts stamp which was heat embossed using Hero Art gold embossing powder.  I sponged a background to the feather with Distress Ink.  The button is unknown but the twine is Jillybean.  To finish I used gold and clear sequins.



The card tonight is for the CAS(E) this Sketch #216

I have used Pink Petticoat image which I coloured with Lyra pencil.  The sentiment is computer generated.  I scored the lines, added a ribbon and some Kaiser rhinestones.  This was then stuck to a piece of pink Bazzill card. Which in turn was mounted with foam tape onto the card.  I am just making the deadline by the skin of my teeth.



The Less is More Challenge #323 is a onlayer card and the cue is Curve.  Will also join Simon Says Happy Birthday Challenge

For this card I masked off the balloon and sponged three different Distress Ink blues to give a bit of shading. The pattern is a DarkRoom Door stamp heat embossed using Hero Arts clear embossing powder.  The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp .  I used a black Tombow to draw the string.



Todays post is for CAS-ual Fridays CFC171 - Rainbows.  By happy coincidence I can also use Rainbow for the Time Out Challenge #80 'When it rains look for rainbows, when its dark look for stars'

The rainbow was created using copics on a strip of card.  I then used an Annabelle Stamps die on a second card strip and stuck the two together.  The Hero Arts sentiment was stamped with VersaMark and Hero Arts white embossing powder was added and heat embossed.  The sentiment was then added to the card using foam tape.  The panel was adhered to the card base with foam tape. 



Today I am playing along with Casology Challenge #243 which - ICING.

The cupcake images are A Day for Daisies digital stamp.  I coloured the cupcakes with my Lyra pencils and fussy cut them out.  I punched out some little daisies from white card and added a Kaiser Kraft rhinestone to the centre.  These were to echo the daisies on the cakes.  Then I blended some VersaColor Pink and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, across the centre of the card. The Victorian Velvet was used to add some splatters.  The sentiment is from a My Favorite Things set.  The cupcakes were mounted on foam tape.  To finish the card the panel was popped up on foam tape.

The weather has turn cold and we have had rain and lots of wind this weekend.  But it's all good I am on leave for the next ten days. Love, love, love it!!!

Everyone have a great week.


A Pastel Easter

The Less is More Challenge #322 calls for 3 Pastels.

I have colour a Power Poppy digital image with Lyra pencils.  The Simon Says colored card was cut diagonally and attached using foam tape.  Some pink splatters and pin sequins were added and then after fussy cutting the image it too was attached using foam tape.