Floral Thanks

Tonight I have a card for the colour challenge at CAS Colour & Sketches #231

Card:  Bazzill.
Die:  Memory Box, Geneva Vine & Thanks.
Stencil:   Tim Holtz, Bubble.
Ink pad:  Hero Arts, Soft Pool

Will also join the Less is More Challenge #338 - No Stamps



The card tonight is for the CAS(E)this Sketch Challenge #230

Early this month on Less is More Challenge blog there was a card by Pauline Bird I liked very much.  So after much humming and hawing trying to decide what to do for this challenge I decided to case Pauline's card.  You can see the card here Crafting with Cotnob.  Thank you Pauline for the inspiration.

The image, sentiment and stripes are all digital.  I purchased them from Pink Petticoat, which is now The Lovely Studio.  I cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than the cardbase and heat embossed it using Range Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  I cut the all the digital images to match the sketch and adhered them to the Platinum panel and in turn attached the panel to the cardbase using foam tape.

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It is the one layer challenge with a coloured card base at Less is More but with a difference.  This challenge will run for 2 Weeks in conjunction with AAA CAS Cards.

I have used a Technique Tuesday image and sentiment.  They were heat embossed using Hero Arts white embossing powder.  I used a gel pen to make a faux stitched border.

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Tonight I have a card for the colour challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches #230

This card is very simple and straightforward. The image is a Lawn Fawn stamp and the sentiment is Penny Black.  I used Distress Ink and Versa Color inkpads.  The card was mounted on coloured card stock and in turn was mounted on the card base with foam tape.

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White on White

The theme for this week's Addicted to CAS Challenge #114 is White on White

I die cut Leonora Bloom, Memory Box, and adhered it to the the panel.  The sentiment is from a Penny Black set.  I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black and the clear embossed it with Hero Arts embossing powder.  A Stampin' Up embossing folder was used to give some texture to the card.  The panel was mounted onto the card base with foam tape.

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Blue Bird

This week the Less is More Challenge #335 is Colours of Your Country's Flag.  The Australian flag is red, white and blue.

I coloured the digital image, A Day for Daisies, with Copics.  I have a limited range of Copics hence the pale blue rather than the navy of our flag.  I hope this is still acceptable?  A small red punched flower with clear rhinestone centre was added to the birds beak.  Then using a Spellbinders circular die I cut a hole in piece of card, stamped the sentiment, Avery Elle, and added three Kaiser Craft pearls.  This was then mounted over the bird image using foam tape. 

Also Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Red, White & Blue

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This week the cue word for the Casology Challenge is FLY.

I have used an image from A Day for Daisies and the sentiment is a Mama Elaphant die.  The design paper is an unknown scrap.  I used Lyra pencils to shade and colour the hen.

I know hens can fly because ours fly over a chest high fence we put up to keep them out of our vegetable garden.  Well they fly to to top of the fence and then jump over.  Our hens, Tim & Tam, are glossy brown hens not white and they don't wear aprons. 

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Beach Huts

The challenge at Less is More this week is a sketch.

I have used a digital image from Just Ink Lined which I coloured with Copics and the sentiment is from a Technique Tuesday set.  Lawn Fawn dies were used to cut the curved lines.  I fussy cut the green beach hut and mounted on foam tape for dimension.

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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.