23 March 2017

CAS(e) this sketch #214

Hi there!

If you're looking for sketch inspiration... I have this week's CAS(e) this sketch to share with you!

My card:

A closer look:

A card designed in the Silhouette studio. Not sure about the source of the branch and birds cutting file... it's been in my library for a while.

The font I used for the sentiment is called: DJB Upstairs at the Abbey.

So glad I got to use some washi tape for the BG ( I gathered quite a stash over time 😆)

My card was inspired by the following challenges:

Time out challenges ~ Caseing Jenny (inspired by the home theme / bird house, but added graphic elements of dots and stripes by using washi tape instead of a blended BG)

Less is more ~ Washi Tape

AAA cards ~ Die Cuts

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~ Use more than one die


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21 March 2017

CASology : Melt

Hi there!

It's Tuesday again and time for a new cue card at CASology !


I went for the melting heart option :)

A closer look:

The heart was cut from a clip art image I traced in the Silhouette studio. I layered it 3 times and used the watercolor smooshing technique (With Zig Markers) .


And another card with the same design, just using the 'stencil' that was left over after die cutting the heart for the first card :

A closer look:

The name of the font I used for the "you" is called Clickbait and is available in the Silhouette store : Design ID #179512

Just click the links listed below for lots more inspiration :)

Sponsor: Stamplorations

I used color inspiration from Just us girls and technique inspiration from Inkspirational challenge


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20 March 2017

Make a wish!

Hi there!

I dreamed this card last night when I couldn't sleep... and just needed to see if I could make my dream come true this morning... and it actually turned out the way I hoped it would! A great way to start the week 😀

I used 2 sets from Uniko Studio

~ The tea cup from the I love tea set.
~ Flowers and sentiment from Pure florals cosmos.

 I stamped the cup on the card base with Versafine black on watercolor paper using my Misti , and made a little incision to place the largest flowers partially inside the cup.

I then stamped the smaller flowers and used my Pix scan mat to 'fussy cut' the flowers with my Silhouette.
Finally added color using my Zig markers and adhered the flowers to the card with small squares of foam tape.

Playing at the following challenges:

Uniko studio ~ Spring

CAS water colour ~ Spring

The flower challenge  ~ Anything goes with flowers

CASualfridays ~ Off the edge


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16 March 2017

CAS(e) this sketch #213

Hi there!

So happy to pop in and share my take on this week's CAS(e) this sketch with you!

Here it is... totally inspired by the little drops on Chrissy's sketch... but no raindrops here 😂

A closer look:

I used one of the emoji's (die by Spellbinders) , and completed the 'oops' with Silhouette cut letters.

Very QACAS for today!

How will you be inspired... I am excited to see!

Adding my link at the following challenges:

Dutch card lovers ~ Belated birthday card

Happy little stampers ~ Anything goes with dies

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14 March 2017

CASology : Foliage

Hi there!

Tuesday is CASology day!

This week we invite you to play along with the FOLIAGE cue card!


I hope my card will inspire you to play along!

A closer look:

I used a Monstera leaf cutting file from APEX Cuttables. If you are looking for beautiful cutting files.....................and daily freebies.......................... go click the link ⬆ 😃

I started off by sizing the leaf just a bit bigger than my card's dimensions, then cropped it to fit my card front.

I used white card with splatters which I created with Artmate spray paint I bought at a local stationery shop.
To finish off the card I added a sentiment which was partially cut with my silhouette and the rest printed and layered over gold sparkly washi tape and vellum.

I created a digi stamp sentiment... as always you are welcome to download and use on your projects :)

Fonts used:
Catandra Script
Dream orphans

Looking for more inspiration?

Guest designer: Anna

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12 March 2017

You make me smile

Hi there!

Back to clean and simple after yesterday's card, but still in a masking and water coloring mood
though 😊

Casual Fridays pretty Posies

A closer look:

Casual Fridays pretty Posies

A very simple one layer card using the leaf  & sentiment stamp from the Pretty posies set by Casual Friday stamps.

I stamped with Versamark black ink, and water colored the pretty leaves with my Zig markers on Daler Rowney watercolor paper.

To finish off the card I stamped a couple of dots with a stamp from the Wall flower set , also by Casual Friday stamps.

Adding my link to the following challenges:

Less is more ~ One Layer Leaves

CASual Fridays ~ Off the edge

Time out challenges ~ Love/friendship (not playing the twist this time :)

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11 March 2017

A Spring daisy bouquet

Hi there!

I haven't put away my  Spring daisy set from Altenew after I finished my previous card, and I guess the Altenew March inspiration photo was still on my mind... so I tried something I have never done before... a whole card front filled with flowers!

I was trying to capture the look of a close up photo of a bunch of daisies... let me just say there was a lot of masking and stamping involved... but it was so much fun!

Even more fun when I started the coloring process with my Zigs!

It's bright, bold and fun, and I once again took inspiration from the obvious colors, and the curves as I explained here!

spring daisy by Altenew

From the top to show the dimension:

Altenew Spring Daisy

... and a bit closer:

Altenew Spring Daisy

Because there is so much going on, I kept the rest of the design simple, but to be honest, I didn't want to cover up anything either!
I used my craft knife to cut a simple curve, and added a strip of glittery washi tape to the card base, popping up the two split panels with fun foam.

Also playing at:

The flower challenge  ~ Anything goes

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~ For a special lady

Seize the birthday ~ Anything goes

   Altenew Spring Daisy

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