Monday, September 17, 2018

CAS Christmas September Reminder - Wreath

Hello there!  This is the reminder post for CAS Christmas Wreath challenge this month.  There is one more week left to get your entries linked.  I used a wreath die last time, so I used a stamp this time to create this. 

Started by die cutting a white stitched rectangle from Neenah cardstock.  Used Memento black ink  to stamp the images and my MISTI to figure out their positioning.   Stamped then mask the wreath first, followed by the hat then the mouse.  Masked off the 'O' in JOY and stamped the J and Y to complete the sentiment.

Removed all masks and coloured with Copics. White heat embossed the other part of the sentiment on a black strip.  Popped the panel onto a white card base with white fun foam for dimension.  Added a few snowflake sequins (retired) and clear shimmer to the pink bow/hat to finish.

Birgit of Rapport fran ett skriybord is our guest this month.  You can see the fabulous creations she and my team have created on the main blog post HERE.  Hope you will join us.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a wonderful week!

The Holly and Ivy Christmas - #36 Anything Christmas Goes
STAMPlorations - Summit CAS
STAMPlorations - Summer Thame & Sketch (Stamps & Anyrthing Goes)
Addicted to Stamps and More - #309 Clean and Simple
CAS-ual Fridays - #208 Use Those Sequins!  (snowflake sequins)

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Less is More #380 - OLC Florals

Hello there!  It's a new challenge this fortnight at Less is More (LIM) and we are back to that dreaded one layer card (OLC).  The theme this time is Florals.  We have our July winner, Julie Beech of Crafted by Jules, joining us as our wonderful guest designer.  And new sponsor CAS-ual Fridays is generously offering a 20% discount code to their store valid till the end of the month!  Just enter 'lessismore' at checkout.


So I bought this floral pumpkin stamp because I wanted a pumpkin image without it being only a pumpkin.  Does that make sense? 😂  I also see it's retiring now, so I thought I better break out this NBUS set.  Since this is a OLC, there is very little to explain here.  Stamped the image with black Memento ink on a white Copic friendly card base and coloured with Copics in Halloween colours to keep with the fall season. 😉

The sentiment from the same set was heat embossed with black Versafine ink and clear glitter embossing powder.  Outlined the sentiment with a white gel pen where it overlaps the image to make it stand out better.  Added clear shimmer to the flowers to finish!

Are you ready to join us?  Our guest Julie and my teammies have made some beautiful cards to inspire you and you can check them out HERE.  Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful week.

AAA Cards - #123 Sketch
Time Out - #118 Photo Inspiration (orange pumpkin with flowers)
Creative with Stanps - #30 Pumpkins
Watercooler Wednesday - #187 Kath's All About Occasions
STAMPlorations - Summer CAS
STAMPlorations - Summer Theme and Sketch (Stamps & Anything Goes)
Addicted to Stamps and More - #309 Clean and Simple


Monday, September 10, 2018

Beary Christmas

Hello there!  It's fall and although I like the cooler weather, I usually skip the whole fall card making season (Halloween, Thanksgiving, etc.). I head right over to Christmas. 😅  So I have a really easy CAS Christmas card to kick off the week.


I started by die cutting a scallop rectangle from Neenah cardstock.  Stamped the bear with Memento black ink, then masked it.  

Masked a horizon line and added Peacock Feathers distress ink with a mini blending tool for the background.  Removed masks and coloured image with Copics.  

White heat embossed the sentiment on a black strip.  Mounted the panel with fun foam to a white card base, then added clear shimmer to the bow to finish.  

Easy-peasy!  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week. 

Freshly Made Sketchess - #353 Sketch by Jen M.
Papercraft Challenge -  #19 Animals
STAMPlorations - Summer CAS Challenge 


Monday, September 3, 2018

CAS Christmas August Challenge - Wreath

Hello there! This month's CAS Christmas challenge starts today and we want to see a Wreath on your clean and simple (CAS) Christmas card.  This is what I came up with.  

That adorable Mini Wreath  was die cut twice from Neenah cardstock, then coloured with Copic markers, giving it some texture and dimension.  If I were to mass produce it though, I would just die cut it from green pattern paper or cardstock.  Did the same for the bow, but for a little sparkle, added some clear shimmer to it.  

The door and steps were die cut from Bristol paper.  There was a Pinewood embossed piece in my stash and I thought that would give the door nice texture, so I die cut the door again from it.   I then removed the door frame from the plain Bristol piece and popped it over top of the wood embossed door frame.  Needed the steps to fit the scene, so they were die cut two more times from Bristol paper and stacked.  The sentiment was heat embossed on vellum with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  Vellum was added behind the window for that frosted window look.  Added all the pieces,  except for the wreath, onto an Early Espresso panel.  Attached the panel to a white card base, then mounted  the wreath up on some foam tape to finish.

Our July winner, Birgit of Rapport fran ett skriybord, is our guest designer this month.  She and my team have created some fabulous cards to inspire you and you can see them all HERE.  The challenge runs till September 24.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful week!

SSS Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes
Mod Squad Anything Goes
STAMPlorations - Summer CAS Challenge 
Addicted to Stamps and More - #307 Make Your Mark
Snippets Playground - Week #334   die cuts all from snippets
The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - #35 Anything Christmas Goes

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Less is More #379 - Black White Plus One Other Colour

Happy September 1st everyone!  It's not just a new month but a new challenge at Less is More (LIM).  We have a colour challenge this fortnight and the possibilities are endless.  Show us your Black, White plus One Other Colour card.  CAS-ual Fridays is our wonderful brand new sponsor this month.  Play along in all the September challenges to be in the running for the $25 gift card prize to their store.  Oh and did I mention that they are also generously offering discount code ‘lessismore’ to save 20%?  


I was going through my bits bag when I saw these black die cut balloons that I had planned to use for a New Year's card but ended up making something else.  I die cut them from Whisper White cardstock and then ink blended Black Soot distress ink with a mini blending tool. For some sheen, they were covered with Perfect Pearls.  The strings were die cut from black cardstock.  

A piece of gold foil cardstock was sitting on my desk, and that was how I decided my third colour. 😁  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a black strip.  All pieces were added to an A2 size Whisper White panel, then mounted it to a white card base to finish. 

Ready to join in the fun?  For some more beautiful inspirations from my teammies, head over to the LIM blog HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your day.

Freshly Made Sketches - #352 Sketch by Jen T.  
Watercooler Wednesday - #185 Anything Goes
SSS Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes
STAMPlorations - Summer CAS Challenge