Sunday, November 12, 2017

CAS Watercolor and Muse Card Club Challenges

Hi all ~ Even though my mojo is really low right now, I love a good challenge and wanted to play along in a few of my favorites :)

First up is the November CAS Watercolor Challenge for the theme 'Holiday':

My card...

I can't get enough of this holly leaf die, so I started by using distress inks to color the leaves and added splatters with white ink. I embossed the sentiment and mounted everything on a white woodgrain panel and added a few Nuvo Drops for a pop of color...done and dusted!

My 2nd card is for this week's challenge at Muse. Here is the beautiful card Anita created to inspire us:

My take on Anita's card:

This is my new favorite Christmas themed embossing folder, gifted to me by my lovely friend,'s hard to see the depth of the impression on screen, but in person, it is AMAZING! 
So, I embossed the panel and watercolored the holly dies, then fiddled with the sentiment to shape it to fit the banner. A few red gems, and this card was completed.

I focused on Anita's:
- Embossed panel
- CAS Layout

Have a great week, everyone ~ Thanks so much for stopping by,

Card #1:
Embossing Folder: SSS White Woodgrain
Holly Dies: Tonic Studios
Sentiment: MFT Snow Globe Stamps
Nuvo Crystal Drops: Red Berry (Gloss)
Stampendous Detail White embossing powder, Copic Opaque White ink

Card #2:
Embossing Folder: Richard Garay - Pine Needles
Banner: Lifestyle Crafts
Sentiment: Ellen Hutson - Christmas Scribbles
Distress Inks: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn
Hero Arts White embossing powder; MFT Dill Pickle cardstock

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Addicted to CAS Challenge #124

Hi there ~ Mr. Mojo has left town, so I've been getting the house ready for the holidays and working on some 'tried and true' designs for my Christmas cards ~

Thankfully, it's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS and we have a really fun code word:

STAMPlorations is our Sponsor, and Shery is offering a $10.00 GC to the store for the winner! We hope you'll find time to join us...Here is my take on the code word:

I love silver EP, but it hates the camera :) My sentiment reads 'Believe in the Magic of Christmas'. This is one of my favorite SSS dies and I love that it can be used all year long. Just for a change, I thought it would be fun to use non-traditional colors, so that's what I did!

We have a lovely and super talented Guest Designer for this challenge - Laurel S. and she has created a beautiful card to inspire everyone...Feel free to swing by and see what my fabulous teamies have created as well ~
Thanks so much for stopping by,

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Addicted to CAS Challenge - Leaves

Hi all,
I'm back to share a card for the latest challenge at Addicted to CAS ~ Our Hostess this time is the super talented Anja, and she has chosen 'Leaves' for the code word!

Karren J. won the last challenge, so she is our Guest Designer. And, don't forget that we always have a great prize for the winner...this time Happy Little Stampers is our Sponsor and Kylie is offering a $15.00 gift certificate to her store :) We hope you'll consider playing along with us!
Here is my card:

I love this sweet MFT stamp set...the images are so charming and it's a great opportunity to practice my Copic coloring skills. I stenciled the background with Grout Gray to showcase all the pretty fall colors on the leaves and stamped the sentiment in dark blue for a change. 

So, that's it for me...I hope everyone's weekend is off to a great start ~

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Monday, October 23, 2017

Happy Pawlidays!

Hi there, blog friends ~
I have two cards to share ...My first card is for Freshly Made Sketches, using this cute little Christmas pup stamp from MFT. 

I used Copic markers to color the puppy and added Glossy Accents to the light bulbs. The berries on the wreath were made with Nuvo drops and the die cut sentiment was cut with gold foil. Also, the striped paper is from WRMK...acetate and gold pretty IRL.


For the past week, I've been hunting through my stash for a sentiment for the CASology cue card (Sorry), and shortly after I finished my first card, I found it! The irony is the pup from my first card works perfectly for this card, so I decided to use it again...hope you don't mind :)

This time I colored the pup in light brown and I also changed the colors on the Christmas tree lights. The brick background was stenciled in grout gray and the sentiment was stamped using MFT Label Maker Sentiments. 
That's it for me...have a wonderful week ahead!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: MFT - Happy Pawlidays, Label Maker Sentiments
Dies: MFT - Happy Pawlidays, Joy; SSS - Wreath
Stencils: MFT - English Brick Wall
Paper: MFT - Gold Foil; WRMK - Acetate (Clearly Posh)
Misc: Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops