Freshly Made Sketches #284

Hello 🙂 I almost went with Karren’s hearts in the layout for Freshly Made Sketches #284: …but I had these burlap flowers and decided to go with them instead. I went with neutral colours. I felt the patterned paper was a great match for the flower embellishments. It could work for a just thank you…

CASology 245 – grow

What a cue card for CASology #245: Timely and full of potential! Here is what I came up with: The idea I had going in to this design was someone grateful to a parent or mentor who has helped along the way and shaped the person they are today. I pepped up the stamping with…

CAS(E) This Sketch #217

It’s a springy sketch for CAS(E) This Sketch #217: Here is my card: I liked the idea of grass, but had to improvise. I flipped a bunting stencil upside down and used green inks in increasingly dark shades to kind of imitate small hills in a field. Then I stamped, cut out and coloured the…

CASology #237 – score

It was a head-scratcher of a cue card for CASology 237: This is my take: I don’t remember the last time I only did a few stamps on a card and left it at that. Kudos to those who do it well! The simplicity is growing on me. number stamps – Recollections sentiment stamp –…

S.I.P. #87 – kindness

Kindness is the theme for Stamp Ink Paper #87! This is what I rustled up: I embossed the patterned paper to add some texture and to enhance the petals of the flowers. I layered with dark grey, giving the card a more elegant feeling (instead of working off the red or yellow for a brighter…

Freshly Made Sketches #275

Here is this week’s sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches: I have been feeling a girly hangover after Valentine’s Day. In keeping with my streak of making some more masculine cards, I came up with this: I love this paper. I got it years ago, and I forget where but I wish I had picked…

CASology 231 – forest

The cue card for week 231 at CASology is forest: As previously mentioned, I had already packed away my winter and Christmas supplies so I panicked a bit. The result is a bit of a stretch… I incorporated the colour green and a plant stamp to bring in at least some elements of the traditional…

CYCI 123 – red, white and blue

After a week off of being creative, I am back at it with this week’s Can You Case It challenge: The combination of red, white and blue is inspiring to many people on multiple levels. Here is what I came up with: I took advantage of the sunny but cool weather to take photos of…

Thank You Give Away

Hello! I have hit 55 followers on Instagram. It’s my favourite number, and in honour of the milestone I am holding a small give away. These are four small goodies from the wonderful Flow magazine, a magazine for paper lovers. Here is what is included: 30 Day Notebook: Die cut shapes (not adhesive, but easy…

CYCI#113 – Thanks A Bunch

This week’s Can You Case It challenge is a colour challenge: Navy, kraft and grey is a great combo. I was worried I didn’t have anything navy! I used Avery Elle’s All Squared Up stamp set that I recently got and I love them! It took me a while to figure out how I wanted…

Thanks a bot greeting card

It’s a sketch challenge over at Can You Case It this week. So many options. What is a girl to do? When in doubt, do a space theme! I enjoyed being able to colour with this one 🙂 Pencil crayons, Copics, three different types of Sharpie…lots of fun. Sorry for the bad lighting. It is…

thank you greeting card – You’re the Best

This card was made to send in to Stampington for a colour challenge (olive). It was a nice chance to use my Art-C sentiment stamps. I had tried to emboss the envelope but the ink I used was too quick-drying. Rookie mistake 😦 Here is the other card I made for this same colour challenge…