Sweet Pea

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

And here is my take:

Sweet Pea | by karen @ carefree creations

I love this color combo! I admit I wasn’t sure what I was going to stamp with it…but still, it is awesome.

Eventually I decided to create some plaid and that led me to a baby card (I know that may be a bit non sequitur to some…but it my brain tends to move in weird directions, lol).

The stamp set is made to showcase buttons. I don’t use buttons much any more as they are too bulky. I thought the set had some circles that could be used, but nope. Thankfully I had a button die. The stamp is supposed to have 2 tiny circles and 1 medium. The smallest button die only fit two. I guess this would be a good card for twins. I don’t need a baby card, so this will probably go in my give away box.

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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).

little sweet pea
Stamps: Baby Button Bits, Background Basics: Super Stripes (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Mint Macaroon, Old Olive, Tip Top Taupe (Stampin Up – SU);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: Buttoned Up 1 die, Sentiment Splits: Curved Vertical die (PTI); Linen Thread (SU);

With Sympathy

Sympathy Poppies | by karen @ carefree creations

Sadly, I do need a sympathy card. This one is going through the mail, so I kept it a simple one-layer card.

The solid layer of the flower is stamped, 2nd generation, with Riding Hood Red and the overlay is Raspberry Ripple.

I embossed a partial frame. Getting those corners right is so hard (so mine are not)!

The card base is white, but, with the photo taken next to the yellow background, it seems cream colored…I’m thinking that would have been good. Next time.

Thanks for taking a peek!

With Sympathy
Stamps: Remember, Think Big Favorites #3 (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Raspberry Ripple (StampinUp); Cocoa Bean Ripe Avocado (PTI);
Paper: White (PTI);
Technique: embossing

Brighten My Days

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

And here is my take:

Brighten My Days | by karen @ carefree creations

I find it funny how much my card tastes differ from my decorating tastes. I love stamping with gingham, but I do NOT want it in my house, lol. I do love strawberries though. Since my last stamping session was highly unsatisfying, this card makes me very happy (even though the solid images didn’t line up well with the outline – it is hard to see such a light grey through an inked image!).

There is a lot of stamping going on, so to (try to) keep the card CAS, I eliminated a layer. I don’t miss it.

I had thought about going over the vines with green, but now that it is done, I’m glad I didn’t.

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).

You Brighten My Days
Stamps: Strawberry Patch, Scripted, Background Basics: Super Gingahm (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Blueberry Sky, Bright Buttercup, Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow (PTI);
Paper: White, Harvest Gold (PTI);
Other: Double Ended Banner die, Scripted die (PTI);

Sun Spots

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And here is my take:

Sun Spots | by karen @ carefree creations

I had lots of ideas for this sketch, but this one stuck in my head. I had the curry ink still out from last week’s and I knew it was perfect for this stamp. And, yay, practically a one-layer 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).

hello
Stamps: Dot Spot (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Crushed Curry (Stampin’Up – SU)
Paper: White (PTI); Dapper Denim (SU);
Other: Swoosh die (PTI);

Wedding Bells

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

And here is my take:

Wedding Wishes | by karen @ carefree creations

I love this stamp set, but haven’t used it for a non-Christmas card yet – until today!

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).

Wedding Day Wishes
Stamps: Bells & Boughs, Fancy Flourishes, Keep it Simple (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Crushed Curry, Perfect Plum, Smokey Slate (Stampin’Up); Truffle (Momento);
Paper: White;
Other: Bells & Boughs die (PTI);

Celebrating PTI 2016

The last “year” card. This time for Celebrating PTI 2016. I do wonder what the rest of the month is going to bring us!

Sending Hugs & Sunshine | by karen @ carefree creations

I am so happy with how this turned out! A one layer card that doesn’t feel flat!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Sending…
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Painted Petals;
Ink: Smokey Shadow, Bright Buttercup, Crushed Curry (SU), More Mustard (SU), Canyon Clay, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse;
Paper: White;
Technique: olc one-layer card;

Celebrating PTI 2015

Woohoo – I am caught up! This post is for Celebrating PTI 2015.

Spring Celebration | by karen @ carefree creations

I used Twig Wreath (the only one of the 5 that I own). I paired it with another 2015 set – Layered Banner.

I wanted a soft color palette this round. Still, these aren’t colors I would normally put together, but I was trying something new.

Thanks for taking a peek!

celebrate
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Twig Wreath, Layered Banner, Skinny;
Ink: Kraft, Mint Julep, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Pale Peony, Lilac Grace, Saffron Spice;
Paper: White, Mint Julep pattern;
Other: Layered Banner die;

Celebrating PTI 2014

This card is for PTI Celebrating 2014 and Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

      

Hello | by karen @ carefree Creations

I got the color scheme from a Feb 2016 PTI Inspiration Card. I really love jade, teal, and hawaiian together!

The sentiment is 5 layers (though no layers under the “lo”).

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Hello
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Leave it Be, Ombre Builders;
Ink: Bright Buttercup, Vintage Jadeite, Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores, Ocean Tides;
Paper: White, Enchanted Evening;
Other: Leave it Be die, Wet Paint die;
Challenge: Freshly Made Sketches

Celebrating PTI 2013

This card is for both the PTI 2013 and CAS(e) This Sketch challenges.

      

All the Time | by karen @ carefree creations

I’ll admit, when I first saw the CASe sketch, I was scratching my head and pretty much figured I would just succumb and use a circle. In the PTI Hands of Time set there is one image in there with the side cut off. As I was trying to put together my PTI card, it took a while, but it finally dawned on me that that image would be perfect for that sketch!! This card makes me so happy…it turned out just like I thought!!

I used my MISTI to ink the clock image using layers of ink and sponging to get the fade.

The sentiment is layered 3 times to give it enough dimension and shadow to stand out against the detail of the clock face.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Thinking of You
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Hands of Time, Everyday Photo Finishers;
Ink: Spring Moss, Ocean Tides;
Paper: Vintage Cream, Ocean Tides, Spring Moss;
Other: Big Basics: Thinking of You die, Hands of Time die;
Challenge: CAS(e) This Sketch

Celebrating PTI 2012

This post is for the year 2012. I decided to pair up Hello Sunshine, a highlighted set, with another 2012 set: Flipping Out (because flip flops and sunshine just go together!). Here’s my card:

Flippin' Sunshine | by karen @ carefree creations

The color combo is a bit different for me, but I like it – bright and happy!

I used a Keep is Simple frame for the tag. To make it shorter, I die cut it once, then went back and adjusted the paper so the tag end of the paper was in the die, lower than the stitched lines (thankfully that fit my sentiment).

Thanks for taking a peek!

happy summer!
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Flippin Out, Hello Sunshine;
Ink: Bright Buttercup, New Leaf, Smokey Shadow;
Paper: White, Harvest Gold, Raspberry Fizz, Smokey Shadow;
Other: Limitless Layers 2 1/2 Circle die; Keep it Simple Frames die, rhinestones;