CASology – Pool

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

Here is my take:

Jump In | by karen h @ carefree creations

I don’t have a pool image, so I had to fake it. Quite happy with how this turned out!

This challenge will go through August 3!

I hope you join us at CASology – and, for more inspiration, check out the other design team members:

Thanks for stopping by!

jump in!
Stamps: July 2019 Kit (Hero Arts – HA);
Ink: Black (HA);
Paper: White, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Marina Mist (Stampin’Up);
Other: July 2019 Kit die (HA); Waves die (PTI); circle die (Spellbinders);

CC&S #378 – Hello Summer

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

And here is my take:

Hello Summer | by karen h @ carefree creations

I’ve had these colors and the image selected for months! I hate summer (heat) but I love the bright/bold colors that I always associate with summer.

The added detail layers to the berries was stamped in the same grey as the sentiment – I love how it takes on the color underneath.

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 summer
Stamps: Beautiful Berries-Summer (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Four Seasons (Simon Says Stamp);
Ink: Granny Smith Green, Pacific Point, Gorgeous Grape (Stampin’Up); Smokey Shadow (PTI);
Paper: White (PTI);

CC&S #377 – Find Paradise

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

And here is my take:

Find Your Paradise | by karen h @ carefree creations

I’m kinda proud of this one. Normally I can’t manage a color scheme card that doesn’t LOOK like it was for a color challenge (hard to explain what I mean).

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).

find your paradise
Stamps: Paradise Palms (Newton’s Nook);
Ink: Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom, Crumb Cake (Stampin’Up – SU);
Paper: White (PTI); Bashful Blue (SU);
Other: Swirly Scribbles die (SU); Stitched Rectangles (Lil Inkers);

CASology – A Beer for [Father]

There is still time to play along with the CASology challenge ā€“ Father!

I thought Iā€™d post some more inspiration for you:

A Beer for Dad | by karen h @ carefree creations

If you haven’t submitted a card yet, you still have time! Check back next week when I’ll have one more card inspired by the FATHER challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jolly Good Fellow
Stamps: Craft Brew (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Delightful Dijon (Stampin’Up – SU); Black (PTI);
Paper: White (PTI); Island Blue (Simon Says Stamp); Poppy Parade (SU);
Other: Craft Brew dies (PTI);

CC&S #376 – Better Together

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

And here is my take:

Better Together | by karen h @ carefree creations

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).

Better Together
Stamps: Two-Toned (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: black (PTI);
Paper: Black (PTI); Dark Chocolate (Simon Says Stamp); Soft Suede (Stampin’Up – SU); Desert Sand (Close to My Heart); Fine Linen (PTI); Vanilla (SU); White (PTI);

CASology – Gaming [Father]

Ooops, I forgot to actually publish this one šŸ™‚

There is still time to play along with the CASology challenge ā€“ Father!

I thought Iā€™d post some more (masculine) inspiration for you:

Two Player Mode | by karen h @ carefree creations

My family games – all of us. We all like different things, but we all game, so when this set came out, I had to have it.

You have more time to get your card made ā€“ hope you join us!

Thanks for stopping by!

Life is Better…
Stamps: Level Up (My Favorite Things – MFT);
Ink: Rococo Rose (Stampin’Up – SU);
Paper: White, Limeade Ice (Papertrey Ink); Black, Coastal Cabana (SU);
Other: Game Controller die (MFT);

CC&S #375 – Have a Fruitastic Day

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

And here is my take:

Have a Fruitastic Day | by karen h @ carefree creations

The sentiment is done with a font.

This is a color challenge, so I couldn’t add any additional colors, but I did want to see what it would look like with green leaves on the strawberries, so after I took my official photo, I colored in the leaves.

Have a Fruitastic Day with green | by karen h @ carefree creations

I do like this version better which makes me think I should have chosen a different image selection…oh well šŸ™‚

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).

Have a Fruitastic Day
Stamps: Fruitastic (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Tuxedo (Memento); markers (Copic);
Paper: White, Pure Poppy patterns (Papertrey Ink); So Saffron (Stampin’Up);
Other: Flag Tag dies (Paper Smooches); CK Allison font (Creative Keepsakes);

CASology – Father

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

Here is my take:

Anniversary | by karen h @ carefree creations

My kiddos are older, so I don’t make father’s day cards for them to give any more. My anniversary was this past weekend, so I made a card for that instead – ya know, for the FATHER of my children šŸ™‚

There are 3 shades of brown on this – the background trees are tone-on-tone Kraft, the “happy” is a mid-brown, the “anniversary” is a dark brown, but stamped only once, and the deer is stamped multiple times with the same dark brown. Using a monochromatic color scheme means I can layer the images without adding bulk so this card stayed a one-layer card!

This challenge is open for the MONTH of June! I’ll keep making cards each week, but they’ll be masculine themed, not father.

I hope you join us at CASology – and, for more inspiration, check out the other design team members:

Thanks for stopping by!

happy anniversary
Stamps: Masculine Motifs, Keep it Simple Birthday 2, Keep it Simple Anniversary (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Kraft, Cocoa Bean, Dark Chocolate (PTI);
Paper: Kraft (PTI);

CC&S #374 – Good Thoughts

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

And here is my take:

Good Thoughs | by karen h @ carefree creations

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).

Sending Good Thoughs
Stamps: Perfect Pennants (StampinUp – SU); Sweet Hearts (Paper Smooches); Shine, Ruby Rose (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Blushing Bride, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch (SU); Pure Poppy (PTI); Dusty Blue (Hero Arts); Grape Jelly (My Favorite Things);
Paper: White (PTI); Sour Apple (MFT);
Other: Fillable Frames 1 die (PTI);

CC&S #373 – Congratulations

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

And here is my take:

Congrats | by karen h @ carefree creations

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).

CongratulaionsB
Stamps: Beautiful Friendship (Stampin’UP – SU);
Ink: Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz (SU); Cocoa Bean (PTI);
Paper: White (PTI); Crumb Cake (SU);
Other: Stitched Borders die (Lawn Fawn);