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.

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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!

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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!

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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);

More than Bacon

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

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And here is my take:

More Than Bacon | by karen @ carefree creations

Whew, this was a challenge! Despite that, I did come up with a few options, but bacon really worked for me :)

I did flip the sketch so that the sentiment/image combo were in the correct order.

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).

More Than Bacon
Stamps: Calorie Free (Paper Smooches – PS);
Ink: Black (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Poppy Parade (Stampin’Up – SU);
Paper: Blush Blossom (SU); White (PTI);
Other: Calorie Free die (PS); Stitched Rectangle die (Lil Inkers);

hello

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

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And here is my take:

hello | by karen @ carefree creations

Sorry….I’m up late trying to get this card posted and my brain is dead tired. I’m not going to write much as I’m pretty sure it won’t be coherent.

The sun and house are paper pieced. Otherwise, this is a very simple 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 Thursday, 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: Bitty Bungalows, Sunny Side, Forest Whimsy, Chit Chat (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Black (Papertrey Ink-PTI);
Paper: Lemon Chiffon, Sour Apple, Sno Cone (My Favorite Things); White (PTI); Country Drive pattern paper (Echo Park); Domestic Goddess pattern paper (Stampin’Up);
Technique: fussy cutting

Birthday Banner

Birthday Banner | by karen @ carefree creations

I created this card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

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To stamp the giraffe, I had to bend the image and stamp it in two sections. It actually turned out very well, even though I ended up covering up where the two sections meet.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Happy Birthday
Stamps: Zoo Crew, Streamers, Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches – PS);
Ink: Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Paper: Spring Rain, Kraft, White, Harvest Gold (PTI);
Other: Flag Tag die, Streamers die (PS); Square Lattice embossing (Stampin’Up);

Hey Chick

Hey Chick | by karen @ carefree creations

I neglected chores this weekend so I could stamp. This card is for the CASology: Washi challenge.

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I don’t normally use washi tape (though, I have plenty of choices in my stash, sigh). I went with a fairly obvious use of the tape. I do like the mostly white chicken – it pops against the kraft.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Hey Chick
Stamps: Green Acres (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Black (Momento);
Paper: Kraft, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink);
Other: Gingham, In Color 2014 washi tape (Stampin’Up); markers (Copic);

Party Streamers

Party Streamers | by karen @ carefree creations

This card is for the Paper Smooches Challenge. The fun image inspired me to find an image to use for streamers. This fun diamond border fit perfectly.

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Thanks for taking a peek!

Happy Birthday
Stamps: Hullabaloo, Borderlicious (Paper Smooches – PS);
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Green Apple, Slate (Simon Says Stamp – SSS)
Paper: White (PTI); Cool Caribbean (Stampin’Up); Lavender, Slate (SSS);
Other: Wonky Stitched Rectangle die (My Favorite Things); Birthday Words die (PS);