23 February 2017

CAS(e) this sketch #210

Hi there!

It's CAS(e) this sketch time!

I LOVE Leigh's sketch this week and had fun creating my card for your inspiration this week!

Altenew Bamboo rose in watercolor

A closer look:

Altenew Bamboo rose in watercolor

I used the Bamboo rose set by Altenew for today's card.

Stamping done with Versafine Onyx Black and my Misti .

After stamping the front panel, I water colored it with distress inks in Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans , die cut the center panel with a Memory box Pin Point die, and popped up the die cut panel with blue fun foam.

I love how my card turned out. This set has so many wonder images. Can't wait to see how it looks in all the colors of the rainbow!

I am playing along at the following challenges:

Happy little stampers CAS challenge ~ Blue

AAA cards ~ Watercolor

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~ Anything goes.


Thanks you so much for visiting me today!


21 February 2017

CASology : Score

Hi there !

Welcome to my Tuesday post where I bring you the new card at CASology and my card to inspire you!


Today's cue card has so many possibilities. I can't wait to see what you create!

Up close:

... and a little surprise sentiment hidden behind the basket ball!

The cutting file is from Apex Cuttables, available HERE.

I added the sentiments, both on the ball and the card base in the Silhouette studio.

I added a little ribbon (tucked in between the 2 layers of the ball) to make it a little easier to remove the ball from the basket. The recipient could then also use it as a bookmark if he/ she wanted to.

This was one of those fun cards to think up and create!

For more inspiration please click the links listed below :

Guest designer: Barb

Sponsor this week: Stamplorations

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20 February 2017

Today is all about... U !

Hi there!

Combining challenges to create a card are sometimes just as much fun as making the card itself!

Today's card is an example !

today is all about you

Up close:

today is all about you

* Edited... spot the mistake! Seems as if I got my alphabet mixed up... silly Q!

It is also an example of exactly what I love to do when I design - combining 'traditional'  stamping and digital elements which I design in the Silhouette studio.
So what is stamped, and what is from the studio?

The alphabet strip on the right hand side, the kraft heart & the sentiment were designed in the Silhouette studio, printed with a printer, and cut with my cameo.

The wood grain pattern on the heart was stamped with a background stamp from Kaisercraft and Versafine Onyx Black ink.

The gingham pattern behind the heart was stamped with another Kaisercraft background stamp and Adirondack Brights ink (Ranger) in Watermelon. 🍉
I partially inked up the stamp to create a distressed look.

The font I used to cut 'today' is called... wait for it... Watermelon-script  🍉 (not planned, I promise!)

The alphas font is Courier .

I created a digital sentiment based on my card for your personal use. Feel free to download and use!

today is all about you free card sentiment

The challenges :

The paper players  ~ Sentiment as focal point

Just us girls ~ Red, Black & Kraft

Less is more  ~ Alphabet



Thanks for visiting me today!

Have a great week 🌼


17 February 2017

Altenew February challenge : Take 2

Hi there!

The beautiful bougainvillea on the February Inspiration photo at Altenew inspired another card 🌸

My card:

Altenew Mini Blossoms
                                                                              (click image for better resolution)

I used the Altenew Mini Blossom set this time.
Sentiment from the Adore you set also by Altenew.

The wood grain background stamp is by Kaisercraft and was inspired by the rustic wood window shutters in the back.

Inks used:
Versafine Onyx black
Picked raspberry (Tim Holtz)
Lemon grass (Avery Elle)

Also adding my link to the Fantastic Florals challenge over at Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge.

Short and sweet for this Friday... thanks for visiting me today!


16 February 2017

CAS(e) this sketch #209

Hi there!

A last Valentine's day card for CAS(e) this sketch this week!

My card, a one layer take on the sketch:

For my card I used the inlaid die technique for the hearts and simply stamped my sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black across, using my Misti.

Really super quick and easy!
The hearts are from Miss Kate cuttables, cut with my Silhouette.
Sentiment from Happy Little Stampers : Everyday Sentiments. 

Adding my link to the following challenges:

Less is more ~ One layer : Opposites attract

  • Up/down
  • Big/ small
  • Fonts: Bold Cursive/ Simple smaller sans serif. (BTW... according to typography experts this is the  rule in combining fonts... opposites attract, but steer clear from conflict )
PS... I know red and pink are not really opposites, but I've grown up learning that you can never wear pink and red together 😄. Anybody else that was taught that way too? But these days I guess anything goes!

CAS-ual Fridays ~ Pink red and white

Just us girls  ~ Hearts

Happy little stampers ~ Anything goes with dies



Thanks for looking!


15 February 2017

Hello Gorgeous !

Hi there!

Another card for today... this time for Karren's inspiration photo at Inspired by all the little things !

A closer look:

I tried to reflect the modern, contemporary & clean feel of the picture, focusing on the beautiful pink bouquet of flowers, with geometric shapes and a bit of bling to bring it to life!

The flower is a design from the Silhouette store Design ID #119639.

I colored it with my Promarkers, and added a sentiment from Altenew Spring Daisy set.

Also linking to :

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~ Fantastic florals

Short and sweet this time!
Thanks for visiting me today!


LOVE... is the best medicine

Hi there!

Although Valentines day is something of the past for now...

we all need LOVE ...

every. single. day. of. our. lives!

A closer look:

I used an ancient little dotted heart stamp from Chiswick. A South-African company if I remember correctly. Stamped with Versafine and my Misti. Colored with Zigs.

The sentiment is my own design, and you are welcome to download one or the other or both!

Playing at:

Muse card club ~ Where Tracey provided the inspiration for my
  • Layout
  • Rainbow colors
  • Water coloring
  • Love / Feel better theme
Just us girls  ~ Trend week : Hearts

CAS water color  Challenge ~ Love


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