Thursday, November 21, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #349


Brian brings us this week's CAS(E) this Sketch and it's a two-weeker
That means our US friends can enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday and still have 
plenty of time to enter!

Here's Sketch #349.



And here's my take on it.




The gnome? Again? Yes! Possibly for the last time but I'm not making any
promises. I substituted the little guy for the rectangle element on the sketch,
placed him over some Sunny Studio patterned paper and finished off the
card with some green sprigs and a simple sentiment.

Remember this is a two week challenge so we hope you'll stuff yourselves
silly, grab some good Black Friday deals and find some time to squeeze in a little
CAS(E) this Sketch! Your card(s) are due on Thursday, December 5th and we
do hope to see you in the gallery!


Friday, November 15, 2019

A Gnome Tag for 25 Days of Christmas Tags

I'm joining my dear friend Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags which is in its 
9th year! And her list of sponsors has grown tremendously, as well as the number
of tag entries. Way to go, Tracey!

When I saw that the sponsor for Day 10 was Simon Says Stamp, I pulled out their
Gnome Wafer Die and got to work. Here's my tag, using products from FIVE
different companies.




I LOVE this little gnome. My tag was totally inspired by Maura's tag. I was
inspired by her tag colors and I dug out my bag of rayon ribbons, too.




A Neat and Tangled tag die was texturized with Hero Arts' woodgrain die.
The gnome was cut from white card stock and ink distressed. Some sprigs of
greenery were tucked behind the gnome and topped with the white embossed
sentiment. The tag was finished off with a rayon seam binding bow.

 Thanks for stopping by, and thanks to Maura for the inspiration! If time permits,
I'm hoping to link up another tag or two--how about you?


Thursday, November 14, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #348


Are you ready for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch?
Here's Sketch #348 from Chrissy.




And here's my take on it.




Leaves were cut from scraps of "smooshed" watercolor pieces and adhered to
a card, then topped off with the simple sentiment. And this card is done!

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted the sketch
and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, November 21st and as
the weekly winner, you'll be invited to guest with us on a future sketch!


Supplies:


Thursday, November 7, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #347


CAS(E) this Sketch #347 is a retro one. Remember this?




Here was my take back in 2015.



And here's my take four years later.




Anyone counting how many times I've used this Altenew washi tape? (Answer: 6)
I adhered a piece to white card stock, then cut it out with a stitched rounded die.
After adhering it to a light gray card base, I popped up a sentiment and finished off
with some sequins.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted the sketch
and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, November 14th and as
the weekly winner you'll be invited to guest with us on a future sketch!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #346


CAS(E) this Sketch #346 is a new sketch from me and it looks like this.




Here's my take on it.



I stamped and colored the elf, then trimmed around the border to form a
Polaroid. A green strip of card stock was adhered to a card base and the Polaroid
was popped up over it.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted the sketch
and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, Nov 7th and as the
weekly winner you'll be invited to guest with us on a future sketch.



Wednesday, October 30, 2019

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #461






And here's how I interpreted the sketch.



Two mugs of cocoa were substituted for the circle elements then finished
off with the white embossed sentiment.



Visit the MFT blog for all the details on how you can be the random winner of
a $50 MFT gift voucher when you enter the challenge. We hope to see you
in the gallery!



Monday, October 28, 2019

Merry Christmas Gnome


When I saw Simon Says Stamp's new Gnome die, I just had to get it. He was 
on "reserve" until the end of the month and I really didn't mind waiting. But I was 
so happy (I may have squealed) that I didn't have to wait till then, because he
just arrived in my mailbox a few days ago. Yay!



A kraft panel was embossed with a woodgrain pattern and adhered to an olive
card base. The Gnome pieces were cut from white card stock and inked with 
Distress inks. His beard was "feathered" with Copic markers, then I assembled 
him on the shaped background piece. I just loved seeing him "come to life."


I adhered him to the woodgrain panel and added the white embossed sentiment
and some greenery finished off the card.

It was so much fun constructing the gnome--almost like playing with paper dolls.
I turned him into a Christmas gnome, but he's versatile enough to be used for
any occasion just by changing up the outfit colors.



I'm hoping that by Simon Says Stamp's Die-cember, there will be even more
gnomes, maybe in different shapes and sizes. I'll be wishin' and hopin' til' then.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #345


Here's CAS(E) this Sketch #345, compliments of teammie Brian.




And here's what I came up with.


 

The Quad Love die was cut three times from watercolor card stock and inked
in ombré pinks and reds. They were stacked and adhered together to form a
thick, chipboard piece.

The Shiplap stamp was inked with kraft ink and stamped on a primitive white
panel, then adhered to a kraft card base. I adhered the sentiment piece and
stamped the second part of the sentiment below it.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted the sketch
and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, Oct 31st.
We hope to see you in the gallery!

Supplies:

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

MFT Wed Sketch Challlenge #460




Here's this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #460--a clean and simple one.



And here's my take on it.



The little snowman was grounded with a strip of patterned paper. I added
the speech bubble and heart and the card was done. Love a simple sketch!




Visit the MFT blog for all the details on how you can be chosen as the random
winner of a $50 MFT gift voucher when you join us for the challenge!


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

MFT Snow Globe Greetings Card Kit Release Day


It's time! MFT's Snow Globe Greetings Card Kit is waiting for you in the MFT Store!
Here's my last Card Kit project, using most of the contents of the kit. I'm calling this
card "Mistletoe Under Glass" 😉



Instead of hanging the mistletoe, I trimmed the stem and adhered it to a
Grout Gray card base. I die cut the dome from a white card base and embossed
the sentiment with platinum embossing powder.



The clear dome pouch was assembled over the mistletoe as if it were a
botanical specimen in a glass dome--just another way to feature the mistletoe.

And don't forget that the mid-month "free with $60" die is a gorgeous 
 Believe Die-namics.


I ink distressed a watercolor panel and sprayed some water on the bottom.
"Believe" was die cut twice from white card stock and once from silver glitter
card stock and layered together to form a thick piece. I adhered it on the
inked panel and stamped the second part of the sentiment under it then
finished off the card with the silver star.

Off you go to shop! We hope you enjoy MFT's newest card kit and be sure to
comment on participating members' blogs by Thursday, October 24th for a
chance to win a $50 MFT gift voucher! Happy shopping!



Second card