CASology – North

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

Here is my take:

Waving Hi | by karen h @ carefree creations

I let my kiddo pick the stamp set for this card – and the image. Of course they picked the smallest bear! Since the image is small, I figured I’d place it up the card like it was far away (which is appropriate since it is waving). I decided to have him standing at the edge of water. I like sentiment collages, so I thought I’d add one for this card – and put it in the water so it didn’t detract from the scene.

The bear is colored with Copics with the no-line technique.

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Waving Hi
Stamps: Polar Bear Pals (My Favorite Things);
Ink: Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen Distress (Ranger); markers (Copic); Versamark (Tsukineko);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: white embossing powder (Hero Arts);

CC&S Celebrates 300!

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

And here is my take:

Celebrate You | by karen h @ carefree creations

This is an anniversary challenge for CC&S! This challenge is in its 6th year! To celebrate – I wanted to thank our players – because without you, we wouldn’t be here! Thank you to all those who join us – You. Are. Amazing!

I chose fireworks to help the celebration. The firework stamps are 2-step images, so I used two shades of color when stamping. I didn’t want the sentiment to overwhelm the delicate fireworks, so I used very pale grey colors.

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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).

WOW
Stamps: Fireworks, You Wow Me (My Favorite Things – MFT);
Ink: Fog (Simon Says Stamp); Gravel Gray, Lush Lagoon (MFT); Highland Heather (Stampin’Up); Soft Sky (Hero Arts); Raspberry Fizz, Lovely Lady, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Bright Buttercup, New Leaf, Green Parakeet, Lilac Grace (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Paper: White (PTI);

CASology – Girl

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

Here is my take:

Hope Santa Spoils You | by karen h @ carefree creations

I like candy color christmas colors. For this card, I started with the green card base. When coloring the child image, I wanted to bring the green into the image, but didn’t want it to be the only color. On the coat I did a plaid pattern to work in the green.

When stamping the sentiment, I did start with the softest of the two curve dies. I cut little slits between the two lines and also between the bottom words. Those snips let me bend the photopolymer. I used a MISTI to help me position and work on the curve before stamping.

I hope you join us at CASology – and you have 2 weeks to do so! For more inspiration, check out the other design team members:

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Hope Santa Spoils You
Stamps: Jingle All the Way, Santa’s Elves (My Favorite Things – MFT);
Ink: Black (Momento); Black Brilliance (Tsukineko); markers (Copic);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink); Sour Apple (MFT);
Other: Stitched Scallops Basic Edgers die (MFT);

CASology – Menu

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

Here is my take:

Love is on the Menu | by karen h @ carefree creations

I bought this chef set because I adored it, but I don’t think I’ve inked it up yet, so when I saw this cue, I knew I wanted to use this set! The sentiment is done on the computer. I used nesting rectangle dies to make the frame around it.

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Love is on the Menu
Stamps: Recipe for Happiness (My Favorite Things);
Ink: Tuxedo (Momento); markers (Copic);
Paper: White card stock, True Black pattern (Papertrey Ink); Moonlight pattern (Stampin’Up);
Other: DJB Chalk it Up font (free at DaFont); Nesting Rectangle dies (Hero Arts);

Cascading Triangles

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

And here is my take:

Hello | by karen h @ carefree creations

I love me a rainbow. When I saw this cascading sketch, I knew I would do a rainbow. I figured a geometric shape would work well with that.

Fairly straight forward card. I took a piece of card stock, blended the inks on and then die cut the shapes out.

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).

hello
Stamps: none
Ink: Distress Inks: Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard See, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet (Ranger);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink); Black (Stampin’Up);
Other: Triangle Stax die, Hello There die (My Favorite Things);

May All Your Wildest Dreams Come True

There is still time to play along with the CASology challenge – CLOUD; it is an extended deadline!

I thought I’d post some more inspiration for you:

Dreams Come True | by karen h @ carefree creations

My other card was dark, so I thought I’d go light and fluffy for this one.

I had the HARDEST time coloring this unicorn (I think I need more pale color markers?) – this is my third iteration and I’m still not satisfied, but, ya know, done is done.

I wanted to add a final touch, but couldn’t think of anything to do and have the card stay CAS.

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May all your wildest dreams come true
Stamps: Magical Unicorn (My Favorite Things – MFT);
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento); markers (Copic);
Paper: Blue Breeze (MFT); White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: Stitched Cloud Edges die (MFT);

What’s the Scoop?

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

And here is my take:

What's the Scoop | by karen h @ carefree creations

As with much of the northern hemisphere, it has been HOT lately. I decided to use an iconic summer image with these cool colors!

Stamping the sprinkles and sentiment in the same color helps link everything together and create a flow to the card.

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).

What’s the Scoop?
Stamps: You’re the Sweetest (My Favorite Things);
Ink: Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana (Stampin’Up); Fine Linen, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Paper: White (PTI);

You’re Amazing

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

And here is my take:

You're Amazing | by karen h @ carefree creations

When I saw the two blues, I knew I wanted to do a layered stamping. I thought the blues would be good for leaves. Since the flower could only be the one color, I thought I’d add some texture.

I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire’s latest video – Custom Stamp Layering. Instead of of using a bone folder – I just did the kissing technique on the flower.

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).

Because
Stamps: Flashy Florals, Because You (My Favorite Things – MFT);
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay (Stampin’Up);
Paper: White, Black (Papertrey Ink);
Other: Because You die (MFT):

Just a Thought Away

Just a Thought Away | by karen h @ carefree creations

I loved the card I made earlier that I did another. I softened the colors and positioned the bouquet just a bit more north-east.

Thanks for taking a peek!

You’re never more than a thought away
Stamps: Fall Florals, Flashy Florals (My Favorite Things – MFT); Whimsical Words (Stampin’Up-SU);
Ink: Pale Plum, Crisp Canteloupe, River Rock, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Soft Sky (SU); Pure Plum Persimmon (MFT); Prairie Grass, Ocean Tides (Papertrey Ink-PTI); Espresso Truffle (Memento);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: Stitched Circles die (Simon Says Stamp);

Mother’s Day Bouquet

Mother's Day Circle Bouquet | by karen h @ carefree creations

I made this card, but ended up not using it this year. It will either go in my free box (which I didn’t bring to work this year, hmmm) or I’ll save it for next year.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Wonderful Mother
Stamps: Fall Florals, Flashy Florals (My Favorite Things – MFT); Well Scripted (Stampin’Up);
Ink: Lovely Lady, Raspberry Fizz, Spring Moss, Prairie Grass, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Dill Pickle (MFT); Purely Pomegranate (Stampin’Up); Espresso Truffle (Memento);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: Stitched Circles die (Simon Says Stamp);