Sunday, 16 May 2021

CAS MIX UP (May Reminder 21)

   Hi there. Just popping in to remind you about this month's  CAS Mix Up Challenge. 

It's a Stencil Challenge this month.  Nancy is our host and the prompt is 'Rainbow Ink Blending or Colours'.  There are some links to videos on our blogPlease be sure and keep your card designs Clean and Simple.


I made my own stencil with Penny Black balloon die and Yupo.  I then stencilled and blended the balloons with Distress Inks. I hand drew the strings and stamped the bows and sentiment.

I have another card to share which was not quite CAS enough to use for CAS Mix Up. 

I layered 2 sheets of vellum with different patterns on each. 
The butterfly die is from Waffle Flower.


We have the Uber talented Michelle, from 'I Card Everyone' joining us as Guest Designer this month. You can see Michelle's card and more from our fabulous DT at the CAS Mix Up blog.


I'm sharing my Balloon card at the following:-




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Saturday, 15 May 2021

PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE (MAY REMINDER)

 It's the 3rd Saturday of the month, so we have more inspiration for you at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. The theme is 'ANYTHING GOES' or the optional twist is 'CAS Cards'.


First I made a smooshed background with Karin Markers and then lined it up with the window and stamped the foliage. Next I stamped the butterflies on the background and again on more card, colouring them with Karin Markers and fussy cutting.

Stamps: Penny Black Butterfly Garden
Dies: Mft Peekaboo windows; SSS Sentiment  dies

You can see more inspiration from our talented Guest Designer, Bunny and the rest of the DT at our blog. I hope you have the opportunity to join in our challenge.

The prize for this challenge is provided by our generous sponsor:

Prize - $20 voucher!

If you'd like to be considered for a guest designer spot for a future challenge, please add 'GDT' after your name on the link-up...and remember to check back to see if you've been chosen!


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52 CHRISTMAS CARD THROWDOWN (MAY THEME)

  The third Saturday of each month at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is either a theme or recipe challenge.

 Fabiola decided to go for a theme this month and she wants to see SANTA on your cards. I'm sure this will be a popular theme:)


I used a NBUS stamp set from Uniquely Creative and made a CAS card. I love the long list.



I hope you'll visit the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog to see what the rest of the team created with these colours and then be inspired to join in the challenge!

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Thursday, 13 May 2021

Full Bloom

 Hi there. I've been practising with my Karin Markers and Zigs and made this card today...

I used a few new (to me) products in the making of this card. First of all I'd been noticing this gorgeous textured card around blog land and discovered it was a made with a SU embossing folder that was about to retire. Luckily I just managed to get it and you'll be seeing this texture a lot in the future! 

I stamped and coloured the images with the markers. The sentiment was stamped with Altenew Dark Night, which is a wonderful alternative to black. I fussy cut around the sentiment, although I'm not sure if I. could have stamped it on the card before embossing. 
Stamps:- Stampin Up Full Bloom, Butterfly Bouquet, Southern Serenade
Dies:- Stampin Up Full Bloom

I'm sharing at the following challenges:- 

One of my faves



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Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Twofer Cupcakes

 A cupcake makes everything better, so a Twofer should make us extra happy! Yes, the theme at Twofer Card Challenge is 'Cakes/Cupcakes'

I used the same stamp set and designer paper pad for both cards. 


I did a bit of paper piecing in this card. I used kraft paper and coloured the toppings with Zigs and Karin Markers.


I'm not sure about this one, maybe chocolate wasn't the best colour option for this shape cupcake:) 
I added some sprinkles with Liquid pearls. Did that make it better??? 
You can't tell from the pic, but I used Acetate for the window.

Stamps: SSS Sweet Cakes


BONUS!
IF YOU'D LIKE TO JOIN IN A FUN RECIPE EXCHANGE, PLEASE ADD YOUR
FAVOURITE CAKE OR CUPCAKE RECIPE TO YOUR POST WHEN YOU PLAY,
AS SOME OF THE DESIGNERS HAVE DONE!


SIMPLICITY CHOCOLATE CAKE


2 TBS BUTTER

2 TBS COCOA

1 CUP SR FLOUR

1 CUP CASTOR SUGAR

1/2 CUP MILK

2 EGGS (lightly beaten)

1/2 TSP VANILLA

1/2 TSP INSTANT COFFEE (optional)


MELT BUTTER. CHUCK ALL THE INGREDIENTS TOGETHER. BEAT IT FOR A COUPLE MINS. COOK IN GREASED CAKE TIN FOR 30 MINS AT 180 DEGREES. ICE IT IF YOU WANT.

EAT IT.


Or my favourite variation


EASEY PEASEY BANANA CAKE

As above, 

Omit Cocoa

Add 1 mashed ripe banana

I use 3/4 cup sugar instead 1 cup 


I'm also sharing my Birthday card at the following challenge:-





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Tuesday, 11 May 2021

CAS COLOURS & SKETCHES (May Sketch)

  It's time for a Sketch Challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches. I really love the sketch Samantha, our host, has created for us. 


I was excited to ink up some Anita Jeram stamps, which I recently acquired. I used 2 different sets, fussy cutting and colouring with Karin and Zig Markers in a Painterly style. The Hare on the right is part of a bigger image. 
Stamps: Colorado Craft Company (Anita Jeram) Christmas Presents & Snow Happy
Die: Penny Black
Embossing Folder: Stampin Up


I hope you'll check out the CC&S blog to see what the rest of the design team and our  Guest Designer have created.  We hope you'll be inspired to make your own card, which needs to be linked to  the challenge post by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday. 

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Whale Done!

 I'm back with a card I made for my Daughter. She moved to Queensland a few months ago to live with her boyfriend and has been looking for a job ever since. She just managed to get a part time job using her creative skills, so that's a great first step! 

She loves whales and her boyfriend bought her tickets to go whale watching, so I decided to make a Whale themed card to congratulate her on getting the job.

I used an old Hero Arts stamp and Distress Oxide ink to make the wash. Then I stamped the Whale with DO and shaded with Altenew Ink.  Can you see the little fish escaping? 
The sentiment is stamped with Altenew Ink. I couldn't resist adding the bling and the embossed border. 
Stamps: Stampin Up Whale Done

I'm sharing my card at the following:-


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