CAS(E) This Sketch 300 Meets Fusion

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Well hello there and welcome to my Christmas channel! Don't be shocked but today I've got a Christmas card to show you which is combination of the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch and the inspiration photo at Fusion.



I really wanted to do a Santa flying his sleigh across the sky on my card but I didn't have one stamp or die in my stash that fit the bill.  Etsy to the rescue!  I bought a cut file then cut it with my Scan N Cut and layered it on a sponged night sky.  Santa is coming my friends! 

There are a lot of Christmas themed challenges out there so I'm playing along with the Anything Christmas challenge at Inkspirational as well as the Holiday Free For All at Muse Christmas Visions.


Thanks for stopping by!  We've got some great challenges going on at CAS(E) This Sketch and Fusion and our design teams will really knock your socks off with their fantastic cards!  I hope you can join us!

Supplies
Stamps:  Fa La La (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Bristol Smooth (Strathmore)
Ink:  Broken China, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Christmas Sleigh cut file (MagicSVGArt)

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Freshly Made Sketches 366 and a DT Call

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

It's an exciting day at Freshly Made Sketches!  Not only do we have a fantastic new sketch designed by Cécile but we are also looking to add some designers to our merry band of card makers!


You'll find all the details over at Freshly Made Sketches but I'll give you a little teaser.  If you want to join us on the design team just play along with this challenge and/or next week's challenge and when you enter your project in our gallery simply put DT Call after your name!  Simple, right?  I'm so excited to see who wants to join our fun group!

Now let's get on to that fabulous challenge I mentioned earlier.  Cécile's sketch is so clever and I love how each member of the design team interpreted it.  I suspect the gallery is going to be full of eye candy this week!  Here's my card...



I wanted to do something a little unexpected with that striped background and luckily I just had gotten this new diagonal cover up die so I put two die cuts (layered in opposing ways) together and got this cool background.  Then I added a glittery tree and a tiny sentiment.  This went together so quickly - it is literally as easy as it sounds!  Over at Global Design Project they've got a 'Tis the Season challenge going on so I think my little sparkly tree fits in nicely there.


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to see you in our Freshly Made Sketches gallery!

Supplies
Stamps:  Tiny Words Christmas (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Champagne Glimmer (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Celestial Copper (Delicata)
Accessories:  Cover Up Die Diagonal ('Lil Inker Designs); Sketch Tree die (Memory Box); Skinny Mini Banners die (Papertrey Ink)

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O Holy Night

Friday, November 30, 2018

Recently I was inspired by a card I saw on Instagram to buy a nativity die.  That card was a sponged night-time background and the nativity scene was done in black so it would be a silhouette and I had every intention of CASEing that card for my own personal stash.  But then I saw the "mostly white" challenge at AAA Cards and thought that might be an interesting look with that die.  So I got to work!




My bad photography aside this card is really pretty in real life.  The white on white design is a great look and the the star shining in the east was die cut in glitter paper so it has some great shine.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  NativityScape die (SugarPea Designs)

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CAS(E) This Sketch 299

Thursday, November 29, 2018

It's the "all Christmas" channel around here!  Yes, instead of preparing for Christmas throughout the year I have waited until almost the last minute to finish up the cards I need.  I'm happy that the latest challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch helped me along the way.




I used some old Stampin' Up! designer to create my colorful background.  The paper was geometric in its design and has a fun mod vibe.  At first glance it's not obvious it's a Christmas design but that sentiment leaves no room for anything but!

Thanks for stopping by!  Our CAS(E) This Sketch design team has created some amazing cards to inspire you for this challenge. I hope you join us in the gallery!

Supplies
Stamps:  Triangle Trees (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Holiday Lounge DSP (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Nocturne (Versafine Clair)
Accessories:  Skinny Mini Banners die (Papertrey Ink)

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Freshly Made Sketches 365

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

This week our new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches immediately put me in mind of some patterned paper.  Jen Brum is our hostess this week and she had Christmas on her mind when she designed the sketch so I was more than happy to oblige - and add to my stash!



I had decided early on that I wanted the focal point of this card to be a poinsettia so I dug through my extensive stash of patterned paper to find something complementary to one.  I ended up with these two patterns - some gold stripes and a vintage looking music sheet.  I love how this turned out!  This particular die is one of my favorite poinsettia ones (yes, I own more than one)!

My Freshly Made Sketches teamies have made some fantastic cards with this sketch so check them out!  And then join us in the gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies
Stamps: Tis the Season (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Classic Ivory (Flourishes); Cherry, Jungle (Avery Elle); Brushed Gold (Stampin' Up!); Snow Village (Pink Paislee); glitter paper (Recollections)
Ink:  Nocturne (Versafine Clair)
Accessories:  Blooming Poinsettias die (Memory Box)

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Happy Christmas

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

I've been on vacation for the last week and have been busy cleaning closets and my craft room.  I'm amazed at the things that I've been storing that I don't use or need!  I'm happy that I managed to throw away several bags of things that I don't need and I also have a big pile of things in good condition that I'm going to donate.  It feels good to purge!

After Thanksgiving and some cyber shopping I had some free time to play around in my newly clean craft room so I made a card for a threesome of challenges.  At CAS-ual Fridays they are looking for shades of gold, Just Us Girls wants bows, and at Less is More it's one layer week.




This bow stamp set is a two layer image so I stamped the first image in a dark honey color then stamped the second layer in gold and then heat embossed it.  It's quite pretty in real life.  I wanted to preserve that white space so I used a small sentiment.

I'm very sad that I'm back to work today but happy that I got so much accomplished while off work - including putting up the Christmas tree.  Once I did that a happy kitty took his place underneath. 😊


Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies
Stamps:  Holiday Bows (The Ton); Tiny Words Christmas (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Honey Nut (Papertrey Ink); Golden Glitz (Delicata); Nocturne (Versfine Clair)
Accessories:  gold embossing powder

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Fusion - Christmas Chair

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy thanksgiving to all my American friends. 😊 I hope you will celebrate the holiday with your family or friends or whoever makes you thankful.


But before we get to all that turkey it's time for a new Fusion challenge.  This week I actually did make some fusion by combining the colors of the inspiration with the sketch.



My cluster of greenery is supposed to be the circles and square on the sketch but I think I might have got a bit carried away! I did manage to incorporate some green, red, off white, and even some stripes so it's all good!

My Fusion teammies have once again made some fabulous cards to inspire you to play along with us.  So be sure to check them out.  See you in the gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies
Stamps:  Spruce & Sprigs, Ways to Sa Merry Christmas (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Classic Ivory (Flourishes); Classic Natural White (Neenah); Real Red, Merry Moments DSP (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Cocoa Bean (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories:  Spruce & Sprigs die (Papertrey Ink)

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Freshly Made Sketches 364

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

My Christmas card countdown continues.  This time I am inspired by the latest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches designed by Kim.

I decided to make my card square to be in sync with the square layer in the corner.  It's hard to make out in the photo but the pink square is actually some very pretty glitter paper and the trees are embossed in silver.  This is so pretty in real life!  The Less is More challenge is looking for metallics so since I embossed this and it looked pretty clean to me so I'm adding this over there. 


Thanks for stopping by! And don't forget to check out our Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  Our design team has made some fabulous cards to inspire you!

Stamps:  Triangle Trees (Reverse Confetti); Tiny Word Christmas (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Purely Pomegranate (Stampin' Up!); glitter paper (Recollections)
Ink:  Nocturne (Versafine Clair)

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