CASology – Furbaby

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – FURBABY!

Here is my take:

You Are Pawesome | by karen h @ carefree creations

I’ve always had cats. We got a dog about 7 1/2 years ago. I still prefer cats – but it is amazing how much love a dog can give! Cat and dog stamp sets are a plenty in my inventory. Picking one was hard! I hadn’t used this one yet, so that made the decision easier.

The die cut portion of the sentiment is stacked 3 times.

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you are pawesome
Stamps: Pawesome, You Matter (Simon Says Stamp – SSS);
Ink: Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Paper: Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake (Stampin’Up); Rustic Cream, Dark Chocolate (PTI);
Other: Pawesome die (SSS); Circle die (Spellbinders);

CC&S #309 – You Make Life Zingy

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check out the latest challenge:

And here is my take:

You Make Life Zingy | by karen h @ carefree creations

Since I did yellow flowers a couple weeks ago, I wanted to do something different. I decided lemons. I only have this one from PaperSmooches. It comes with a smiley face (with pucker lips), but since red/pink wasn’t a color in the challenge, I decided to leave the face off.

I used 2 yellow Copic markers and tried not to blend them too much to show the different yellows from the color scheme.

Sadly I didn’t have a sentiment that worked, so I had to make my own. The first bit is a phrase from another set (yay – it was already in that order – no fussy stamping!!), the “zingy” is made with an alphabet set. The alphabet set has each letter with a couple different fonts. In putting it together, I decided to use the ZIGY in the same simple font and the N with the fancy font – I think it turned out great!

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

You Make Life Zingy
Stamps: Fruitastic, Botanicals 3, Mini Monograms (Paper Smooches); Strawberry Patch Sentiments (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Pear Pizzazz (Stampin’Up – SU); markers (Copic); Tuxedo Black (Memento);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other:

CASology – Wave

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – WAVE!

Here is my take:

Thanks for Keeping Me Afloat | by karen h @ carefree creations

I’ve had this set for awhile (I’m a sucker for doodle/zentangle images), but hadn’t used it yet. As I was designing this, I had to keep controlling myself to keep it CAS!

A couple notes about the sentiment: (1) The first bit, I cut the stamp apart and curved it before stamping. (2) Regarding the final bit of the sentiment, I wanted it centered in the label punch, but with the flourish on the t, it felt off balance. To fix that, I turned the stamp around and inked just a tiny bit of the end flourish and stamped it at the beginning of the word. Perfect!

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Thanks for Keeping Me Afloat
Stamps: What the Doodle Wave (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Soft Granite (Hero Arts);
Paper: White (PTI); Lemon Chiffon, Sno Cone (My Favorite Things);
Other: What the Doodle Wave die (PTI); Stitched Circles die (Simon Says Stamp); Femme Frames die (Mama Elephant); punch (StampinUp);

CC&S #308 – Muah

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And here is my take:

Muah | by karen h @ carefree creations

This lip set is so fun, but I don’t use it often. I saw the set when I was deciding what to stamp for last week’s color challenge. I do wish there was couple more sizes in the set (something smaller than the largest and smaller than the smallest).

I kinda wish I had done a darker color for the sentiment (to stand out against the dark pink lips), but I didn’t want to do black. Pretty sure it is still readable enough.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Muah
Stamps: Smooches (Lil Inkers);
Ink: Lovely Lipstick (Stampin’Up-SU); Espresso Truffle (Memento);
Paper: Cotton (Simon Says Stamp);

CASology – Bouquet

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – BOUQUET!

Here is my take:

So Very Grateful | by karen h @ carefree creations

I love flowers and that is where my mind went immediately with the “bouquet” cue. Later I came up with other ideas (like wine), but no stamps for that – and really, I was so happy with how this turned out that I didn’t want to try again.

The bouquet image was stamped, colored, and then fussy cut.

Normally, I always reach for black ink (as I did for the outline and sub-sentiment), but when I contemplated how the card would look with the banner sentiment in black, I decided that would be too heavy. Green worked perfectly.

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So Very Giving
Stamps: So Very Grateful (Stampin’Up);
Ink: Field Day (My Favorite Things); Black (Memento); markers (Copic);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: Stitched Rectangle die (Lil Inkers);

CC&S #307 – Hogs & Kisses

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And here is my take:

Hogs & Kisses | by karen h @ carefree creations

I love this Piggy set – pretty sure I’ve said that any time I post a card with this set. When I saw these colors, I knew I’d use this set again – and there was an image I hadn’t used yet, so….it just made sense 🙂

Such a fun image – love those little kissy lips! The lips are were I used the dark pink color.

The grey is very lightly watercolored around the piggy.

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Thanks for stopping by!

A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Hogs & Kisses
Stamps: This Little Piggy (Stampin’Up-SU);
Ink: Powder Pink, Gray Granite, Lovely Lipstick (SU);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink); Powder Pink (SU);
Other: Postage Stamp die (Simon Says Stamp);

CASology – Turn

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – TURN!

Here is my take:

You Turn Me On | by karen h @ carefree creations

I knew right away I wanted to go in this direction with the cue “turn”. When I was decided on this specific set of images, I was trying to decide how to give it some kick. After some thinking I remembered that I had purchased the Chibi light set a long time ago and never actually did anything with it.

I really wanted to keep this card ultra simple, so I came up with the idea of using the Chibi lights to back-light a heart when the power button is pressed.

After watching this video, I started putting together my card.

Here is my card lit up:

Turn Me On lit up | by karen h @ carefree creations

I’m totally happy with the idea. Unfortunately, this was my first time doing this and I didn’t think about how my foam tape would also be lit up. Next time, I’ll somehow do a circle of foam tape around the light(s).

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You Turn Me On
Stamps: Keep On Rockin (My Favorite Things);
Ink: Black (Tsukineko); Bashful Blue (Stampin’Up – SU);
Paper: White (SU);
Other: lights (Chibi); Heart Prints die (Papertrey Ink);

CC&S #306 – Many Thanks

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And here is my take:

Many Thanks | by karen h @ carefree creations

This is a Timeless Tuesday double challenge – meaning you need to use both the sketch AND the colors!

My card is a fairly literal take on the sketch and I did have all these colors still in my stash.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Many Thanks
Stamps: Lots of Thoughts (Stampin’Up – SU);
Ink: Elegant Eggplant (SU);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Wild Wasabi, Sweet Sugarplum, Elegant Eggplant (SU);
Other: Tremendous Tags die (PTI); Swirly Scribbles die (SU); fiber (stash);

CASology – Smile

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – SMILE!

Here is my take:

You Make Me Smile | by karen h @ carefree creations

This cat face image is a REALLY old stamp, but I can’t get rid of it because it really does make me smile!

A very simple card – one layer, go me – with just a teeny tiny touch of color. Can’t get much simpler than that!

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You Make Me Smile
Stamps: Happy Cat Face (Stampendous); Lunch Box Love (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Black (Memento); marker (Copic);
Paper: White (PTI);

CC&S #305 – Jack Frost Nipping

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And here is my take:

Jack Frost Nipping | by karen h @ carefree creations

Not a stamp in sight for this card! I used a paper pack that included some cute little word panels.

I hope you join us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Thanks for stopping by!

A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Jack Frost Nipping
Paper: Polar Pals 6×6 pad (Doodlebug);
Other: Stitched Squares die (Lil Inkers); Snowflake Trio (My Favorite Things);