Tuesday, February 20, 2018

CASology Week #288...Pun




Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is PUN.

There are so many wonderfully punny stamp sets around.  I am not the hugest fan of puns, and even I had a hard time choosing from the many clever, punny stamps I have.  In the end, I decided to use this cute little Lawn Fawn Hedgehugs set.

Super simple and sweet.  I colored the hedgehogs with Copics and then traced them with  a grey copic marker.  It gives the illusion of some depth, even though the card is basically one layer.




Now it's your turn.  How does PUN inspire you?  I hope you play along this week.  Please remember to keep it Clean and Simple.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the design team.




Joyce (that's me)


We are sponsored this week by  STAMPlorations.

Our Guest Designer is Jan C.


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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Time Out #103...Bring on the Crafty Fun




We have a new challenge for you at Time Out.  Our challenge this time is:







No secret what my hobby is!  I won this little stamp set years ago, and I'm not even sure where.  I thought it was perfect for this challenge.  I used my Copic markers to color the markers.  



Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is Ashwini, so please stop by her blog to see what she has created for this challenge.  CAS-ual Fridays is our sponsor for this challenge.  Details for the prize are on the Time Out Challenge Blog.


This challenge will run for two weeks.  I hope you will take some Time Out of your busy schedule to play along with us.



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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

CASology Week #287...Together




Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is TOGETHER.  What do you like to do together with someone else?  I decided it would be fun to have a panda birthday party together.

I stamped and masked a bunch of Mama Elephant Pandas to create a panda party.



Now it's your turn.  How does TOGETHER inspire you?  I hope you play along this week.  Please remember to keep it Clean and Simple.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the design team.




Joyce (that's me)


Our Guest Designer is Anna.


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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Hooray and Happy Anniversary



I'm popping in quickly to post two cards I made today for some challenges.  PTI's Release Day 2 challenge is to make a card with only dies and no stamps.  I used the color scheme from this week's CAS Colours & Sketches #258 and Text Block You Did It for my card.








Playing along with several love themed challenges, I have this anniversary card with these swans in love.  I am entering this card at AAA Cards #108:  All You Need is Love, Simon Says Monday Challenge: Love is in the Air and Simon Says Wednesday: Challenge It Most Be Love.








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Saturday, February 10, 2018

My Crafty Week



I played along with several of the PTI Anniversary challenges this week.  Here goes...



I made this card for the PTI Day 4 Floral Challenge and was inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #258.  I'll also enter it at Seize the Birthday, without the toppings option.  I used Sweet Spring--and old set but one of my favorites.  Masked the center image to add more flowers on either side and colored with Copic markers.







My next card is for the PTI Transformation Tuesday challenge on Day 3.  I started with a card I made a while ago--I wasn't happy with it and never posted or sent it.  It seemed a little 'blah' to me.

Original Card
This card was one layer.  I cut the front to a 4 by 5 1/4 size, inlaid the die cut in a darker shade of green, and added one more hand cut piece of the sentiment.


Transformed Card
I am much happier with the new design.  I am also entering this card at CAS on Friday #126: Dies.



My next 2 cards were inspired by the PTI Retirement Challenge from Day 5.  It looks like they are retiring most of the Boy Basics stamps, so I pulled mine out and made a couple of valentines.

I used Boy Basic Frog Hop and Heart Squared to create this valentine.  After stamping the frame of hearts, I cut it out, stacked it 3 high, and then inlaid the stack back into the negative space.  The partial frog is peeking into the window and the full frog is stuck on top.


 I am also entering this card at CAS-ual Fridays #192: Hearts, Inkspirational #154: Aperture, and AAA Cards #108: All You Need is Love.






Another Valentine using a soon-to-be-retired stamp, Hello Foxy.  I am entering this card at Cupcake Inspirations #439: Love, Happy Little Stampers February CAS challenge: Hearts, and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: It Must Be Love.






Last up is my 3rd Valentine with the same design.  I had to make them similar as they are going to 3 sisters and they like getting the same things.


I am entering this card at Addicted to Stamps and More #278: Holiday, Happy Little Stampers February Anything Goes with Dies challenge, and Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Love is in the Air.






That's it for me today.  I hope to have some more for tomorrow.


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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Time Out #102...Reminder...Happy Birthday XOXO




There is still time to play along with our current challenge at Time Out.  Our challenge this time is a photo challenge.





I picked up on the black and white stripes and the gold, and made this CAS birthday card using Avery Elle Beautiful Bow stamps.



Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is Trina, so please stop by her blog to see what she has created for this challenge.  STAMPlorations is our sponsor for this challenge.  Details for the prize are on the Time Out Challenge Blog.


This challenge will run another week.  I hope you will take some Time Out of your busy schedule to play along with us.



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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

CASology Week #286...Butterfly





Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is BUTTERFLY.  I have so many butterfly stamps and dies, it was a challenge to decide which to use.  In the end, I picked a set I hadn't used very much--PTI Make it Market Color Pop Butterflies.  Try saying that 3 times fast!




I followed a very common design, with three vertical elements, some going off the page, and with the sentiment partly overlapping my image.

Now it's your turn.  How does  inspire you?  I hope you play along this week.  Please remember to keep it Clean and Simple.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the design team.




Joyce (that's me)



Our Guest Designer is Barb.


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Sunday, February 4, 2018

My Crafty Weekend



Hello and happy Sunday.  Are you watching the Super Bowl?  I am going to watch the commercials, and read my book in between commercials.

I had a Super Crafty weekend.  Here goes...

Vicki's Inspiration Card

I was inspired by the trio of 3 colored critters in Vicki's adorable inspiration card at Muse #251.  I broke out my MFT Polar Bears for this birthday card.  I gave the bear in the front a stylish teal scarf and trendy teal skates, and will enter this card at Addicted to CAS #129:  Teal and Addicted to Stamps and More #277: Make Your Mark.







My next card is inspired by the Candles topping option at Seize the Birthday, the colors at Color Throwdown #478, and the Color Me Pretty challenge at CAS on Friday #125.









I loved this week's sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch #257, and hope to try another one this week.  Here's what I made yesterday.  I am also entering this card at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.






PTI Make it Monday #311 is all about using different types of paper.  I used some cork paper as well as a page from a book I bought in Italy several years ago for paper crafting purposes.  I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #322.






Switching gears a little, there are so many challenges this week about love and Valentines day.  I pulled out some of my heart dies.  First up is a card using MFT Heart Balloon dies and SSS Handwritten Borders as the string.  I was originally inspired by the sketch at this week's Fusion challenge.  My card went a bit off the rails for the sketch, but I will try again later in the week to see if I can get closer.   I am also entering this card at Just Us Girls #426: Love and AAA Cards #108: All You Need is Love.






Last up....one more Valentine...  I inset the heart on the left and stacked 3 die cuts for the heart on the right for more texture on the card.  I am entering this card at Paper Players #379: Valentine and Just Add Ink #394:  Romance.






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