I’m a Sucker….for a Good Pun

It is time for another CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – Pun!

Here is my take:

Sucker for You | by karen @ carefree creations

I *am* a sucker for a good pun. Lots of my stamp sets are punny. I stamped this on Valentine’s Day so I guess I was a little influenced in my sentiment/image selection.

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

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I’m a sucker for you
Stamps: Color Layering Octopus (Hero Arts);
Ink: Coral Crush, Persimmon (My Favorit Things); Versamark (Tsukineko);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink); Island Indigo (Stampin’Up);
Other: white embossing powder (Hero Arts);

You Are Magical

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

And here is my take:

You Are Magical | by karen @ carefree creations

I will say I tried quite a few stamp images before I even got to unicorns and when I started this card I wasn’t really sure where I was going, but I am so happy with the final result. The sparkles add just the perfect touch.

Here is a better glimpse of those sparkles:

You Are Magical  - the sparkle | by karen @ 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).

You Are Magical
Stamps: Magical Day (Stampin’Up – SU);
Ink: markers (Copic); Black (Momento); Marina Mist, Sweet Sugarplum (SU);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP (SU);
Other: Magic Mates die (SU); Stitched Circles (Simon Says Stamp);

You Rock My World

The last card I will post from my February 2016 Splitcoast Dirty Dozen time. Each DD month has a theme; if you are a member of the Fan Club, you can view more details about this card and its relation to the challenge here.

Rock My World | by karen h @ carefree creations

The jukebox is gold embossed and colored with Copics. To help ground the jukebox, I used distress ink with a stencil to create “a floor”. I love those tiny little music notes!

The sentiment is done with partial inking to mix and match a couple bits.

Thanks for taking a peek!

You Rock My World
Stamps: Perpetual Bliss, Sweet Hearts, Word Salad, Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Markers (Copic); Soot distress ink (Ranger); Versamark (Tsukineko); Basic Grey (StampinUp); Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: Gold embossing powder (Simon Says Stamp); Zippy Dots stencil (Memory Box);

Sing Karaoke

Another card from my February 2016 Splitcoast Dirty Dozen time. Each DD month has a theme; if you are a member of the Fan Club, you can view more details about this card and its relation to the challenge here.

Karaoke | by karen h @ carefree creations

My hubby and I are one of those couples that just randomly sing love songs to each other (ok, we just randomly sing songs ALL the time, but sometimes they are love songs). That is one of the reasons I bought the sentiment set!

Lots of shine in this card (so hard to photograph). I added a bit of glitter to the music notes.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Sing Karaoke
Stamps: Be Boppin’ (Paper Smooches); Faux Ribbon (Papertrey Ink – PTI); I Like You (Kelly Perkey); Diagonal Stripes background (My Favorite Things);
Ink: Black (PTI); Silver Versacolor, Versamark (Tsukineko);
Paper: white, Silver Adhesive, Black (PTI);
Other: Silver embossing powder (Filigree); Wink of Stella (ZIG);

I just called to say…

Another card from my February 2016 Splitcoast Dirty Dozen time. Each DD month has a theme; if you are a member of the Fan Club, you can view more details about this card and its relation to the challenge here.

I Just Called... | by karen h  @ carefree creations

I really like how this one turned out! I know I felt so clever with it (though I don’t really know why, lol). Very simple design and kept the images light grey so the sentiment would stand out.

Thanks for taking a peek!

i love you
Stamps: Heart 2 Heart #4 Telephone, Litty Bitty Bird (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Say What (My Favorite Things – MFT);
Ink: Wet Cement (Hero Arts); Black, Pure Poppy (PTI);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: Say What die (MFT);

The Rose

This weekend I’ll be posting my Splitcoast Dirty Dozen cards from February 2016. Each DD month has a theme; if you are a member of the Fan Club, you can view more details about this card and its relation to the challenge here.

Yellow Rose | by karen h @ carefree creations

Some no-line watercoloring. I loved how it turned out I didn’t want to cover it up, so I kept the design pretty sparse.

Thanks for taking a peek!

hello
Stamps: Year of Flowers: Rose, Graceful Greetings (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Smokey Shadow (PTI); Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard See, Fossilized Amber, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss distress ink (Ranger);
Paper: Smokey Shadow (PTI); Fog (Simon Says Stamp); Watercolor (Ranger);
Other: Graceful Greetings die, Woodgrain impression plate (PTI); Rectangle Frame die (My Favorite Things);
Technique: No-line watercoloring;

Season of Joy

This card is for the PTI Anniversary – Color Challenge.

I used Heather’s color scheme:

Those colors really worked well for what I was going for, which is inspired by Amy’s awesome card.

Here is my card:

Plaid & Sprigs | by karen @ carefree creations

I am in love with the plaid Mix & Mat! And pairing it with the seasonal greenery sets makes so much sense to me.

To do the sentiment, I trimmed the “s” from the “season’s” die and the sub-sentiment is partial inking of a sentiment from a totally different set.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Season of Joy
Stamps: Spruce & Sprigs, Holiday Greens, Wonderful Words Holiday (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Prarie Grass, Olive Twist, Scarlet Jewel, Honey Nut (PTI);
Paper: White, Olive Twist, Classic Kraft (PTI);
Other: twine (stash); Mix & Mat – Plaid, Wet Paint – Holiday die (PTI);

You & Me Together

It is time for another CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – Together!

Here is my take:

You & Me Together | by karen @ carefree creations

Well, with Valentine’s Day here I had to make a sappy card :)

To make the pink layer, I did partial die cutting with a large circle die. I added faux stitching with a marker.

The pea image is 3 layers. First I stamped the outline on the pink layer – so I wouldn’t have to cut out the curlie-cue. Then I stamped the image on pattern paper, cut it out and adhered to the pink layer. Finally, the peas are stamped on card stock, cut out, and adhered to the pattern paper. I layered it this way because they are the most important piece so they should be on top.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

You & Me
Stamps: Vegtastic, We Connect, ChitChat (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Black (Palette); Pretty in Pink marker (Stampin’Up – SU);
Paper: New Leaf cardstock & pattern, Pure Poppy, White (Papertrey Ink); Pink Pirouette (SU);
Other: Circle die (Spellbinders); Holiday Shapes Hearts & Stars die (Simon Says Stamp); Glossy Accents clear glaze (Ranger);

You’re Brilliant

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

And here is my take:

You're Brilliant | by karen @ carefree creations

This was a fun sketch. I immediately thought about lightning bugs. I loved spending summer nights catching and releasing these amazing critters.

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’re brilliant
Stamps: Crystal Clear, Flap Happy Snowflakes (Paper Smooches – PS); Bright Idea (Technique Tuesday);
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko); White (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Yoyo Yellow (Stampin’Up);
Paper: Dark Indigo (PTI);
Other: Crystal Clear die (PS); white embossing powder (Hero Arts);

Thanks, but no stamps

I’m pretty certain I will never say “thanks, but no stamps”!! Today’s card is for PTI’s No Stamps Challenge.

Why is it that I am fully capable of creating a card without stamps until someone tells me to do that very thing??!! I managed, but I’m only feeling so-so about the final card:

Thanks, but no stamps | by karen @ carefree creations

I had lots of ideas but nothing was working for me. I finally decided to play with the distress crayons I got ages ago and then was too intimidated to use (which, since it took me YEARS to try distress inks, shouldn’t be a surprise). This was the first time I put them to paper an the fact that I could use the result does impress me, lol. I know I goofed and I did learn from the process, but I was happy enough to call it done!

I was thinking this would be a good masculine card, but when putting the leaf bits down, I didn’t like the way they overlapped, so I die cut a little floral bit for the center. Now all I see is that floral bit and it is just enough to throw me off.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Thanks
Stamps: NONE!!
Ink: Distress Crayons (Ranger);
Paper: Watercolor (Ranger); Enchanted Evening (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Other: Bloomin Cute Sentiments die, Fancy Foliage Details die (PTI);