Tuesday, June 20, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #228 - Colours

Hi Everyone,
Patricia has some yummy colors for this week's CC&S challenge.  I had to do some substituting, but I think they are pretty close!

I kept my stamping simple. I used Island Indigo ink for Dapper Denim and pulled the ink color in with my colorless blender pen and then used it to color her hair using Peach Parfait and Cazun Craze.  The oval frame was on my desktop waiting to be used from another card!!  The girl stamp is from Stamping Bella and the sentiment from Right from the Heart.

Hope you will play along with us at CC&S this week - but first pop by the blog for some DT inspiration!!

Challenges Entered:
Path of Positivity #50 - Faith, Hope, Love
Let's Craft and Create #126 - Girls, Girls, Girls
Love To Craft #11 - AG
Brown Sugar #255 - AG

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #227 - Sketch Challenge

Beverly has a great sketch for us to play with this week on the CAS Colours & Sketches Blog.  This one pushed my thinking a bit.  I used a little creative license with the larger circle, trying to keep my layered flowers and bottom leaf to mirror a circle-ish shape.  The flower representing the smaller circle is stamped directly on the card front the others are layered on top using foam dots.  The strip of paper along the left side was in my scrap drawer and really pulls in all of the colors from the flowers.   The card to the right is actually my second card, and one I went back and remade because I decided my original (seen at the bottom of my post) wasn't really CAS because it was too layered.  Maybe I was obsessing too much; maybe Patricia, Beverly, or Karen were channeling me - for whatever reason, it was a good exercise to go back and revise!

The stamp set, Abstract Florals, is from a new-to-me company, called Right At Home.  The sentiment is from a different set, called Grateful Heart.  I was super impressed with the quality of the clear stamps.  The solid shapes stamped perfectly from the first time I inked them - no matter what kind of ink I used!!  I have a feeling I will be ordering a few more stamps from Right at Home!

Hope you will play along with us this week and you find inspiration from the other DT creations!
My original, layered design.















Challenges Entered:
Addicted to Stamps #150 - Flowers
Crafty Catz #374 - AG with a die or punch
Jo's Scrap Shack #192 - AG
Crea Chicky's #11 - Flowers






Tuesday, June 6, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #226 - Colours

This is my week to hostess for the CAS Colours & Sketches Blog.  Challenge #226 is a color challenge.

I was in need of some thank you cards and happened on my Simply Said: You Sentiment stamp and Elle- ments Die from Avery Elle.  Sorry, I don't know who makes the embossing folder (there's no name on it), but it's one of my "go to" folders.  I die cut the word and then embossed the crumb cake card front.  Because the negative space from the letters o and y were needed, I kept the die cut word and pieces in the folder to be embossed.  As a bonus,  I had an extra word you beautifully embossed from the Crumb Cake background! (*Scroll down to see the CAS card I made with it.)

Not being the neatest of crafters, Floral Frame was still on my desk - which provided me with the stamp for the cute flowers next to the word thank.  This inset style card is so quick and easy - I mass produced six of them in relatively little time!  The sentiment and die set will get lots of use!

Make sure you pop by the CC&S Blog and check out the DT inspiration! I hope you will come and play with us this week.


*Does it get any simpler than this?!?!
The same embossing folder on white paper,
 left over "you" sentiment from my 1st card,
and white embossing powder
on a PTI sentiment.
LOVE IT!!




Challenges Entered:
Crafting from the Heart #162 - AG
Come and Get It 6/4 - AG
A Bit More Time to Craft #45 - AG
Crafting With An Attitude #28 - AG





Friday, June 2, 2017

Sandra Caldwell New Release Friday

The image I have from Sandra's new releases this week is called #1603 BBQ Dad.  The sentiment is Labeler Alphabet from Stampin' Up!  and the dots behind him are from a PTI set called Celebrate.

I thought about making this a Father's Dad card for my husband, because he is the Grill King in our house, but my brother's birthday snuck up on me - so it's going to him.  The  inside reads:  Hope your birthday is smokin' hot!!   

You can find this new digi and the rest of today's new images on the Babycakes Digis and Designs Etsy Shop.  Check out the rest of the DT images on Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans FB Group page.

Challenges Entered:
Hand Stamped Sentiments #265 - Sketch
Aud Sentiments #181 - Summer + sent.
Craft Rockets #38 - For the Men/Boys





Tuesday, May 30, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches ~ Challenge #225 - Double Week!

The fifth week of any month is always a double challenge week!  Patricia has created the color combination and the sketch for you.  My card is a male get well card, so I featured the blues with just a pinch of Purely Pomegranate.  The stamp and "That blows" sentiment is from Technique Tuesday, called Fan-tastic.  It's been in my stash for a while and never been inked up (whoops!!) - but this is the perfect card for its debut!! The fan is done in white embossing powder with white paint splatter on the background.  The "get well" is from MFT's Label Maker Sentiments stamp set.

Take a peek at the CAS Colors and Sketches Blog to see what the DT has cooked up this week.   Can't wait to see what you create with our double challenge.








Challenges Entered:
Path of Positivity #49 - Present, not Perfect
A Gem of A Challenge #195 - For the Boys/Men
Sweet Stampin' Challenge 5/27 - Use Your Old Stash
Creative Fingers #131 - AG

Friday, May 26, 2017

Sandra Caldwell New Release Friday

Back with another new image from Sandra Caldwell.  This one is called #1573 All Ears!  You can find this cutie in Sandra's Babycakes Digis and Designs Etsy shop.  Take a peek at the FB group to see the DT's cards using the other whimsical images Sandra has drawn this week.

Challenges Entered:
Freshly Made Sketches #289
Creative Moments #118 - AG
Artistic Inspirations #179 - AG
Color Inspiration Monday #22


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #224 - Sketch Challenge





I knew just the perfect stamp to use when I saw Emily's sketch for this week's CAS Colours & Sketch Challenge and went right to the Stamping Bella section of my collection and pulled out Edward the Edgy Bunny!  Along the way, I noticed MFT's Label Makers stamp set and decided to use it to create the small rectangle shape from the sketch.    




I stamped the bunny in grey on watercolor paper and attempted the no-line watercolor look with Distress Inks and then fussy cut around the shape.  I love the way it turned out.  

Pop over to the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog for some DT inspiration.  I hope you decide to give this sketch a try!  I can't wait to see how folks interpret this week's sketch in the gallery.    
Challenges Entered:
Colouring in Scrapland 5/15 - AG
Simon Says Stamp 5/22 - Little Critters
Creative Craft Cottage #88 - Critter
Pile It On #130 - Animals