CAS(E) This Sketch 314 Meets Fusion

Thursday, March 21, 2019

We've got some great new challenges at CAS(E) This Sketch and Fusion and as per my usual I combined them this week.  I ended up with a masculine birthday card...always a tough category for me!



I was inspired by the colors and patterns of the Fusion inspiration and I approximated the shapes of the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.  I've got triangles!

This is the second iteration of this card because the first one was horrible with a capital H!  I made it over the weekend, uploaded it to the respective design team blogs and then had second and, if I'm being honest, third thoughts.  So I rushed home from work on Monday and went straight into my craft cave to make some modifications.  I hope my fellow design team members didn't see the original!  LOL! 

At Seize the Birthday they are always looking for birthday cards and each week they've got an optional "topping."  This week the topping is dots and stripes.  I'm not sure this qualifies for the topping because my dots are square!  Is there a rule that dots have to be circles?  I'm not sure!


Thanks for stopping by!  My fellow design team members at CAS(E) This Sketch and Fusion have made some GREAT cards to inspire you to play along with us.  I hope to see you one (or both!) of those galleries!

Supplies
Stamps:  Artsy (KaiserCraft); Simple Sentiments (Avery Elle); Sohcahtoa (Altenew)
Paper:  Desert Storm, Solar White (Neenah); Peach Parfait (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Nocturne (Versafine Clair); Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Modern Christmas die (Clearly Besotted Stamps)

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Freshly Made Sketches 380

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

It's time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  Our hostess this week is Jacquie and she has given us a great graphic design.  There are so many possibilities with this sketch!


Call me Kermit because I was feeling a bit green when I made this card!  Actually there's a green challenge at Addicted to CAS and at Less is More they are looking for three.....of something.  So here I've got three green rows and three green patterns on paper.  I took a bit of creative liberty with the placement of the sentiment but I think Jacquie might forgive me - at least I hope so!



Thanks for stopping by!  Our Freshly Made Sketches design team has created some amazing cards with this sketch so check them out.  I hope you can join us in the gallery!

Supplies
Stamps:  Hand Lettered Hello (WPlus9)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Lemon Grass (Avery Elle); Black Licorice (My Favorite Things)
Ink:  Nocturne (Versafine Clair)
Accessories:  Happy Hellos die (My Favorite Things)

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CAS(E) This Sketch 313

Thursday, March 14, 2019

This week at CAS(E) This Sketch we've got a retro design using the sketch from challenge #155.  It was a challenge then and it is a challenge now!



I spent a lot of time working on my card for this challenge.  I tried several different backgrounds, each worse than the one before!  Then I got the simple idea that I could cover up the wonky shapes with a layered poinsettia.  I get the spirit of the sketch without the stress of figuring out what to do with those shapes!

The gold & white challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown inspired this simple design.  I layered the die cut poinsettia with both white cardstock and shimmery white vellum.  And I must say that it looks fabulous in real life!  At Happy Little Stampers it's Anything Goes with Dies so I've joined in the fun over there too.


Thanks for stopping by!  My CAS(E) This Sketch teamies knocked it out of the park with this sketch so be sure to check out their cards.  Soooo inspiring!

Supplies
Stamps:  Tiny Words Christmas (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); vellum (Grafix); gold glitter (Recollections)
Ink:  Nocturne (Versafine Clair)
Accessories:  Layered Poinsettia die (Penny Black); gold cord (Stampin' Up!)

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Freshly Made Sketches 379

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

It's time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our hostess is Judy and she's given us a classic sketch!


I was inspired by the colors at Fab Friday as well as the flower challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges to dig out this oldie but goodie floral image from Stampin' Up!  I stamped one flower on the card base then another that I cut out to layer on top.  I added the green horizontal layer in between the two flowers but thought it looked too plain so I die cut a scribble to add on top of it to jazz things up!


The wee sentiment ended up popped up on a layer of cardstock because my first attempt smudged when I tried to stamp it directly on the card base. 😜There are no mistakes in stamping so I knew right away that the fix was to do it all over again as a layer!

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you've got time to join us in the gallery at Freshly Made Sketches!

Supplies
Stamps:  Reason to Smile (Stampin' Up!); Tiny Words (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Mossy Meadow (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral (Stampin' Up!); Nocturne (Versafine Clair)
Accessories:  Scribbles & Splat Thinlet (Sizzix); Royal Garden sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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CAS(E) This Sketch 312

Thursday, March 7, 2019

I've had a lot of circles in my sketch challenge life recently!  I'm not necessarily against circles, per se, but they are tough to deal with when you have so many to deal with!!  This card features the latest challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch which had a LOT of random circles on it.  I went with a simple design and followed the sketch almost to the letter - allowing fo some different sized circles and a big ol' sentiment.



I used the colors at Sunday Stamps, which I think are perfect for a masculine card, and randomly stamped circles all over the bottom third of my card.  The big sentiment stands out layered over those circles and it allowed me to play along with Just Us Girls "birthday" challenge.


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you can join us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week.  The design team has made some great cards to inspire you!

Supplies
Stamps:  Dot Spot (Papertrey Ink); Celebrate Big (My Favorite Things)
Paper:  White (Spectrum Noir)
Ink:  Pacific Point, Lost Lagoon, So Saffron (Stampin' Up!); Nocturne (Versafine Clair)

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Freshly Made Sketches 378

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

It's time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches!  This week our challenge hostess is Amy and her sketch inspired me to bring a little spring-time into my world!



As is well documented here when I see three of something on a sketch I go into full-on panic mode.  I spent many an hour thinking, thinking about what to do with this sketch.  I made a card that was a VERY liberal interpretation of it and after spending a day thinking about it decided it no way was representative of the sketch so I scrapped it in favor of three daisies.  With the plaid background this screamed spring to me, which was fortunate because the challenge this week at The Paper Players is all about spring and at Stamps Ink Paper they want plaid!


Thanks for stopping by!  Our Freshly Made Sketches design team has made some fabulous cards with this sketch so be sure to check them out.  I hope we'll see you in the gallery!

Supplies
Stamps:  Sentimental Birthday (Winnie & Walter)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Amethyst Allure (Papertrey Ink); Daffodil Delight (Stampin' Up!); Perfectly Plaid Rainbow (Lawn Fawn)
Ink:  Nocturne (Versafine Clair)
Accessories:  Gerbera Daisy die (My Favorite Things)

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Tag You're It 82

Friday, March 1, 2019

We've crossed the bridge into March so that means it's time to start thinking about St. Patrick's day!  Well, at Tag You're It we've got you covered!  Our latest challenge has got a lucky Irish theme!



I was bitten by the gnome craze when I was making Christmas cards last year so I was so happy to find this little Irish gnome that I could use on this tag!  I backed him up with some shamrock digital paper that I found on Etsy.  I used the sketch at Global Design Project for my layout.


Thanks for stopping by!  Our Tag You're It design team has made some great tags for this challenge so be sure to check them out.  I hope you'll join us in the gallery!

Supplies
Stamps:  Beer Gnome (Katy's Card Emporium); Teenky Tiny Wishes (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Kraft, Pinefeather (Papertrey Ink); Solar White (Neenah); X-Press It Blending Card
Ink:  Pinefeather (Papertrey Ink); Copics
Accessories:  Traditional Tags STAX (My Favorite Things); Festive Mix (Studio Katia)

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CAS(E) This Sketch 311

Thursday, February 28, 2019

It's time for a new challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch!  This week our sketch is designed by Brian and it's a great design that is open to a wide range of interpretations.



I decided to incorporate the butterfly challenge at TGIF Challenge along with the purple challenge at Just Us Girls on my card.  I love how those butterflies seem to be floating across that panel!  I added a few sequins to take up some of the white space and a birthday sentiment and quick as a wink I was done!


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you can join us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Supplies
Stamps:  Painted Butterflies (Altenew); Sentimental Birthday (Winnie & Walter)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Amethyst Allure (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris (Altenew): Nocturne (Versafine Clair)
Accessories:  Lovely Lilac sequins (Neat & Tangled)

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