Hugs & Kisses

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

And here is my take:

Hugs & Kisses | by karen @ carefree creations

I had to go Valentine with this color scheme. This is a very simple card – one-layered 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).

Huge Hugs & Kisses
Stamps: We Connect, Sweet Hearts (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Rose Red, Sweet Sugarplum, Cranberry Crisp (Stampin’Up); Black (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Paper: White (PTI);
Technique: one-layer card olc;
Challenge: CAS(e) This Sketch #190

You Deserve a Treat

Today’s card is for the Addicted to CAS challenge whose code word is Pet.

Here is my card:

You Deserve a Treat | by karen @ carefree creations

I’ve had this robot set for a while now, but haven’t used it. When I was checking my index for a pet, I saw this little robot dog and wanted to use it.

Since the robots are grey, I added my color with the accents.

The sentiment is created on a computer and printed onto the cardstock.

Thanks for taking a peek!

you deserve a treat
Stamps: Boom Bots (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Black (Momento); Charcoal (Palette);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink); Poppy Parade, Moonlight pattern (Stampin’Up);
Other: markers (Copic); Bitwise font (found at DaFont);
Challenge: Addicted to CAS: Pets

Be Careful

Today’s card is for the CASology challenge where the cue card is: Cut.

Be Careful | by karen @ carefree creations

When I first saw the cue card, Cut, I immediately thought about an injury (probably because I’m accident prone, lol). I’ve done a card similar to this before, so I tried to change it up a bit – angle the cut, use distressing, no white.

The sentiment is stamped with alphabet set.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Be Careful
Stamps: Healthy Vibes, Alphadot (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Dapper Denim (StampinUp – SU); Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Paper: Dapper Denim (SU); Sea Glass (Simon Says Stamp); Kraft, Pure Poppy (PTI);
Technique: distressing
Challenge: CASology challenge

Nutty for You

Playing along with CASology.

Nutty for You | by karen @ carefree creations

The challenge cue is Forest. I had another plan, but it didn’t work for me. I ended up here instead. I broke out my Copics, which I haven’t used in ages. I stamped the acorn three times so that I could layer the finished product up (it also made it so much easier to color).

The wood grain image is inked with a sponge to have it fade on the side.

Thanks for taking a peek!

nutty for you
Stamps: Falling for You, Kissables (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Black (Momento);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: markers (Copic);
Challenge: CASology

Let’s Get Cozy

I’m playing along with Paper Smooches Sparks challenge. It is a theme and inspiration combination. The theme is cozy and the inspiration photo is:

I’ll admit, I had a hard time finding the inspiration photo cozy! But I had a brain storm and it worked out beautifully:

Let's Get Cozy | by karen @ carefree creations

I got to try my hand at mirror stamping with the MISTI. I followed Jennifer McGuire’s video. It worked wonderfully!

The cocoa is watercolored. I added a bit of texture to the mugs with an embossing folder. And I tied it all together with some fiber.

Since it turned out so wonderfully, I’m going to forget that a mistake led me to the stitched border and white on white layering. Instead of attributing that to having stamped on the card base UPSIDE DOWN, we’ll just pretend that I was inspired by the layers of the window sill. :)

Thanks for taking a peek!

let’s get cozy
Stamps: Hot Concoctions, Dude Block, Space Cadet, Christmas Sampler, Mini Monograms (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Mocha (Altenew); Wet Cement (Hero Arts);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: fiber (stash); Fancy Fan embossing folder (StampinUp); Stitched Rectangle dies (Lil Inkers);
Challenge: Paper Smooches Sparks

Holly Season

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

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This is the sketch I chose to work with:
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And here is my take:

Holly Season | by karen @ carefree creations

When I was creating my card, Ardyth had just published this card and I loved the shadows on her one-layer card, so I had to do that on this card.

Super quick card! I stamped it all out, let it dry a bit, then added shadows with a Copic marker.

I hope you join us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Thanks for stopping by!

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

Season’s Greetings
Stamps: Holly Jolly, Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches);
Ink: New Leaf, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Espresso Truffle (Momento);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: T1 marker (Copic);

Christmas Wishes

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

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I chose to use:

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And here is my take:

Christmas Wishes | by karen @ carefree creations

I love these pastel colors; they make a great Christmas scheme!

Thanks for stopping by!

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

Christmas Wishes
Stamps: All Yule Need (Paper Smooches – PS);
Ink: Truffle Espresso (Momento);
Paper: White (PTI); Calypso Coral card stock, Pool Party pattern paper, Pear Pizzazz pattern paper (Stamin’Up);
Other: Bows die (PS);

Dressed Up Christmas

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

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And here is my take:

Dressed Up Christmas | by karen @ carefree creations

This is a versatile sketch! I had lots of ideas to use as the stars, but I settled on the bows. I used 3 different styles of bows which made the card have a fun and flirty feel. I thought the sentiment complemented them well.

I hope you join us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Thanks for stopping by!

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

Let’s Be Merry
Stamps: Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches – PS);
Ink: Real Red (Stampin’Up – SU);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: Bows die (PS); Stylish Stripes embossing folder (SU);

this age looks good on you

old age | by karen @ carefree creations

I’m playing along with Paper Smooches’s monthly inspiration challenge. This month is layers!

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I had fun making this one. The background is layered up with 6 colors of torn cardstock. I chose a blue pattern paper so that the dinosaur stands out. This sentiment was too fun not to pair with the dinosaur!

Thanks for taking a peek!

happy birthday
Stamps: Cuteasaurus, Sentiment Sampler, Happy Birthday (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Graphite Black Brilliance (Tsukineko);
Paper: True Thyme, Delightful Dijon (Stampin’Up); Canyon Clay, Terracotta Tile, Americana, Blueberry Pie Patterns (Papertrey Ink); Milk Chocolate (My Favorite Things);
Technique: paper piecing; tearing;
Challenge: Paper Smooches – June 2016

Wedding Botanicals

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

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And here is my take:

Wedding Botanicals | by karen @ carefree creations

These colors are just so pretty! My sister-in-law recently got married. I made this card to send to her.

The “Mrs” is thin line image and I needed it a bit bolder to stand out so I outlined it with a pen.

I hope you join us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Thanks for stopping by!

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

Mr & Mrs
Stamps: Botanicals 3, We Connect (Paper Smooches – PS);
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz (Stampin’Up); Gravel Gray (My Favorite Things); Black (PTI);
Paper: White (PTI); Gravel Gray (My Favorite Things);
Other: Scallop Frame die (PS);