27 June 2017

CASology : Fly

Hi there!

Time for a new cue card at CASology !


So many directions you can 'fly' with the cue this week!

I never have a masculine card when I need one... so I used the opportunity to make a kind of all purpose guy card:

  • The plane is a cutting file from  APEX cuttables  available HERE.
  • I printed the image (adding my own sentiment to the banner) and cut it out with a small offset, using my cameo. 
  • I colored the image with my Zig markers, and popped it up on the card base with a watercolor smooshed BG.
  • In order to get a 'cleaner' looking circle shaped BG, I taped a die cut circle mask to my card base before I did the smooshing, 

Looking for more inspiration? Just click the links listed below 👇

Guest designer:
Deidre Payne

Sponsor: Rubberdance stamps.

Adding my link to:

Happy little stampers  ~ June-watercolor-challenge (with the twist of masking)


Happy little stampers ~  June cas challenge ~ Smooshing.


Thanks for visiting me today!


23 June 2017

With love ... on your birthday.

Hi there!

When inspiration knocks on the door in so many forms, you simply have to make a card!

A sketch challenge, a color challenge and some keywords made today's card happen :)

I used:

  • A free digital stamp, offered by Bev from  Uniko studio which you will find  Here . I have used it before on this and this cards.
  • Zig markers for coloring.
  • Watercolor paper
  • Silhouette cameo for cutting and silhouette studio to design to sentiment.


The challenge - using the keywords Flowers, watercolor, birthday & bright.

CAS watercolour ~ Summer



I saved the sentiment I created and you are welcome to use it!

Thanks for looking!

Have a great weekend.


22 June 2017

CAS(e) this sketch #227

Hi there!

Ready to take a look at the new inspiration at CAS(e) this sketch ?

N@Ali created this layout with so many possibilities!

I created a watercolor BG panel in 3 colors with my Zig markers using the smooshing technique.

The sentiment was cut with my Silhouette cameo : Design ID #46981, and the little sentiment banner computer generated.

Sharing my card at :

Happy little stampers June CAS challenge ~ watercolor smooshing.

Seize the birthday ~ anything goes

Time out challenges ~ Celebrations

         Grab Our Badge!

Thanks for looking!


21 June 2017

Find joy...

Hi there!

We need to remind ourselves daily to be on the look out for small moments of joy. We are all constantly BUSY. Sometimes too busy to be IN the moment and well... just BE!

So today's card will hopefully remind us all to slow down and find joy in the little things 😊

Stamps from :

 Cas-ual fridays : Breathe.

Inks : 

Hero arts - Soft granite
Altenew - Rouge & Volcano lake.

I started by stamping the sentiment in the 3 colors, using my Misti. I then masked the sentiment and used the brush stroke stamp from the above mentioned set to frame the sentiment and created the background.

The birds were cut with my Silhouette and I adhered it with foam tape for dimension.

Inspiration for my card:

CAS-ualfridays challenge ~ Coral, Aqua, grey.

The paper players ~ CAS, feathered friends.


Thanks for visiting today!

Wishing you a joyful day.


20 June 2017

CASology : House

Hi there

It's CASology time on the blog today !


Because our 2 daughters live on 2 different continents than we do... I always need welcome home cards for when they visit! Of course you can make any house/home related card. Looking forward to see your interpretation!

A closer look:

A very QACAS card using the stripe fill function to create and print the background for my focal point.

I designed the sentiment in the Silhouette Studio, and saved it for your personal use:

Looking for more inspiration? Just click the links listed below 👇

Guest designer:  Sue

Sponsor:  Rubberdance

Thanks for visiting me today!

Hope to see you join us at CASology this week!

19 June 2017

Altenew June inspiration challenge : Take 3

Hi there!

I have one last card to share inspired by the June  Altenew challenge !

This time I used  tone on tone, cream, in the background, and picked the pink flowers for my focal point.

Altenew June inspiration challenge using Amazing you stamp set

A closer look:

Altenew June inspiration challenge using Amazing you stamp set

  • Stamped with : Versafine Onyx black.
  • Colored with : Zig markers

Also playing at :

The flower challenge  : Anything goes.


Thanks for visiting me today!


15 June 2017

CAS(e) this sketch #226

Hi there!

So happy to be here to share my inspiration card for this week's CAS(e) this sketch 😊

My take on Donna's sketch:

A closer look:

 ... and some supplies:

The graphic flowers are a design from Tanya Batrak in the Silhouette store : Design ID #133547

I used the black fill option in order to use the image as a printable. Created an offset and welded the offset to a rectangle.

Sentiment: Design ID #193384

I printed the image on lightweight watercolor paper, and colored it with my Zigs.

Thanks for looking! I hope to see you in the CTS gallery !