Nice List

Hi there.  Took a quick break from design work and created a really fun CAS Christmas card.  From here on out, it will probably be Christmas cards with the occasional birthday cards thrown in since I have some coming up.



Let’s get right to it.  Die cut a Zig Zag Stitched panel from Neenah cardstock.  Stamped the Santa image off the edge with Intense Black ink and coloured with Copics.



Masked the image and the area above Santa’s ankles and sponged black ink for the ground area to anchor Santa.



Die cut you from red glitter cardstock and white heat embossed the sentiment on a black strip of cardstock. Fussy cut around the word list since it’s taller than the rest of the sentiment. Thought the red glitter diecut was enough, so no embellishments.  Adhered the panel to a white top folding card base and it was done.

Thank you for visiting.  Have a great week.






Linking this one to:
CASologyWeek 273 List
Sugar Pea DesignsMix It Up Challenge #37
Send a Smile 4 KidsHappy Holidays 4 Kids
Happy Little StampersNovember 2017 CAS Challenge Christmas
(updated to add) CAS Mix UpNovember 2017 Glitter (+stamping+diecutting+heat embossing)





Clearly Floral Birthday

Hi there.  Been lacking energy lately, but wanted to complete a card I started.  I’m sharing a CAS Mix Media floral birthday card using one of my favourite sets from Clearly Besotted in one of my favourite colour combos.  These flowers are large and fun to colour.



Stamped the flowers with Memento black ink on a stitched X-Press It rectangle.  Coloured with Copics.



Masked the image and blended Smoky Slate ink with a Clarity brush through a Halftone stencil for the background.



White heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock and mounted with foam adhesive.  Added clear shimmer to the flowers to finish.

And that is it.  Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your day.







Linking to:
The Flower Challenge#13 First Birthday Use Your Favourite Flower
Just Us Girls#416 Black, Green, Purple
CAS on Friday#19 Flowers







Purple Winter Wishes

Hello again.  I am quickly popping in with a second post today to share a non-traditional colour CAS Christmas card.



The penguin image was stamped with Memento black ink on X-Press It paper, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the coordinating die (my alignment was off, so I had to do some fussy cutting to try to even it out). The sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock.



The background was created by ink smooshing Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Inks on watercolor paper, then die cutting with a circle die.



A Zig Zag Stitched panel was die cut from watercolor paper and adhered to a white top folding card base.  All the pieces were assembled and mounted to it.  Clear shimmer and some sequins finished off the card.

And that’s it for today.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day or night wherever you are.







Playing in the following:
Addicted to Stamps and More  –  #263 Holiday
Send a Smile 4 KidsEarly Holiday Wishes 4 Kids
Sugar Pea DesignsMix It Up Challenge #36
Winnie & WalterWCMD 2017 CAS Challenge with Heather H
Winnie & WalterWCMD 2017 Smooshing Challenge with Lydia





Buddy with NBUS Happy

Happy Monday everyone. Today I am sharing a CAS birthday card created for my sweet crafty friend Nancy. Her birthday is today! Unfortunately, I didn’t send it early enough and she did not get this before leaving on her trip… so surprise, Nancy! Hope you’re enjoying your birthday getaway. For her card, I brought back my favourite Buddy image and paired him with a NBUS happy die. Love these triple layer word dies.



An A2 size stitched rectangle was die cut from X-press It paper. Buddy was stamped with Memento black ink then coloured and shaded with cool gray Copic markers.



The word happy and first layer were die cut from white cardstock. The happy word diecut was placed back into the negative piece to make it easier to colour it with a mini blending tool and distress inks.



The bottom happy layer was die cut from black cardstock and another happy word was die cut from white cardstock to be stacked. Birthday was white heat embossed on a scrap of black cardstock. The stitched panel was mounted to a top folding card base before the sentiments were adhered. Clear shimmer on the pastel coloured happy finished the card.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.





Linking to:
The Card Concept #78 Pastel Party (inspired by pastel colours and stuffed doggy in drawer).
Seize the BirthdayBalloons
CAS on Friday#117 Dies
Happy Little StampersSeptember 2017 Anything Goes with Dies
NBUS#12 Anything Goes with NBUS





MFT Card Design Contest


Hello everyone.  This is the third year My Favirite Things (MFT) is running their Card Design Superstar contest.  This year there are three categories.  This card is for the Clean and Simple (CAS) category.



An A2 size panel was cut from X-press It paper using my paper trimmer.  The elephant was stamped first then masked.  The hippo and hello were stamped next then masked.



With the masks in place, distress inks were blended on with a mini blending tool for the background. Water was splattered then dabbed off with a paper towel to give it some texture.  Masks were removed and the critters were coloured with Copic markers.



The stripes along the bottom was created by blending black ink through the Split Diagonal stencil (discontinued).  For dimension while maintaining white space, the camouflage diecut technique was used on the word die there.



The panel was adhered to a white top folding card base and clear shimmer was added to the colourful background to finish.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great day!






Stamps: Adorable Eleohants, Happy Hippos, Hog Heaven
Dies – Hello There
Stencil – Split Diagonal (discontinued)

Other Supplies:
X-press It paper, Memento black ink
Distress Inks – Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet
Copic Markers – W00, W1, W3, C00, C1, C3