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 🙂

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 – Against the [Wind]

There is still time to play along with the CASology challenge – WIND!

I thought I’d post some more inspiration for you:

Against the Wind | by karen h @ carefree creations

You have another week to get your card made – hope you join us!

Thanks for stopping by!

it’s ok to not be ok
Stamps: Inhale Exhale (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Bordering Blue (Stampin’Up);
Paper: Blue Breeze (MFT);
Other: Stitched Rectangle (LilInkers); Flourishes die (Paper Smooches);

CC&S #372 – Rockin’ Day

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

And here is my take:

Rockin' Day | by karen h @ carefree creations

This is such a classic sketch! I love doing CAS collages.

Images are fussy cut.

I hope you join us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

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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).

Hope Your Day Rocks
Stamps: BeBoppin (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Black, Butter Bar (Hero Arts); Silver Delicata (Tsukineko); Real Red, Wild Wasabi (Stampin’Up);
Paper:
Other:
Technique:
Challenge:
Inspired/CASEd from:

CC&S #371 – Thanks

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

And here is my take:

Thanks | by karen h @ carefree creations

Oh Boy, Wei knows how to pick some colors! They seem challenging at first but come together so wonderfully! I love that this combo has a variety of color value.

Fairly simple card – quick stamp and color, add a few cardstock strips, finish with a sentiment die cut.

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).

thanks
Stamps: Winter Greetings (Paper Smooches – PS);
Ink: black (Memento); markers (Copic);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: Thanks die (PS);

CASology – Go Fly a [Kite]

There is still time to play along with the CASology challenge – Kite!

I thought I’d post some more inspiration for you:

Sky is the Limit | by karen h @ carefree creations

I used a previous CC&S sketch because it just fit so well with the Kite theme – I really liked the feel of the kite going off the page.

I did some paper piecing for the kite using the wonderfully cheery Rainbow Sherbet paper pack.

You have another week to get your card made – hope you join us!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

The Sky is the Limit
Stamps: Sunny Side up (Paper Smooches – PS);
Ink: Black, Espresso (Memento);
Paper: White; Blue Breeze, Ripe Raspberry (My Favorite Things); ( Rainbow Sherbet pattern (PS);
Other: Flag Tags die (PS); balloon strings die (PTI);

CASology – Skyline

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

Here is my take:

Greetings | by karen h @ carefree creations

I stamped the skyline, then added the road image right up against it. I fussy cut everything – the city was tedious, but with nothing but straight lines, easy at the same time.

I liked the grey against blue, but wanted a pop so stamped the balloon on pink and a cloud on white.

Check back next week when I’ll have more inspiration from this challenge!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

greetings
Stamps: Metropolis (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Brilliance black (Tsukineko);
Paper: Blue Breeze, Ripe Raspberry (My Favorite Things); Gray Granite (Stampin’Up);

CC&S #359 – Cup ‘o Tea

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

And here is my take:

Cup 'o Tea | by karen h @ carefree creations

I stuck pretty close to the sketch.

The cup is paper pieced. I cut one cup from white and used Copics to color the tea; then I cut the outside cup layer from pattern paper and layered it on top.

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 not basic
Stamps: Hot Concoctions, Inverted Greetings (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Brilliance black (Tsukineko); markers (Copic);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink); Ripe Raspberry (My Favorite Things); Rainbow Sherbert pattern (Paper Smooches);
Other: circle die (Spellbinders);

CC&S #350 – Holly Days

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. And this is a celebration – the challenge is 7 years old! Check out the latest challenge (there’re prizes):

And here is my take:

Holly Decorations | by karen h @ carefree creations

When I saw these colors I knew right away what I wanted to stamp. I love the beaded garland in this stamp set!

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).

happy holly days
Stamps: Holly Jolly (Paper Smooches – PS);
Ink: Shaded Spruce (Stampin’Up – SU); Versamark (Tsukineko);
Paper: Cherry Cobbler (SU); White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: gold embossing (Simon Says Stamp); Stitched Rectangle die (Lil Inkers); Bows die (PS);

Me Hearty

I’m playing along with the AAA Cards – Made in Minutes challenge.

Here is my card:

Me Hearty | by karen h @ carefree creations

This challenge offered an optional twist of ink blending. When trying to come up with a card idea, I spent way too much time focusing on the ink blending so I gave that up and just starting looking for something I wanted to stamp – and dontcha know it, the ink blending worked itself in!

I used a heart die to make an opening in masking paper – which I had to do twice since the first time the mask went down in the wrong place and tore when coming up. Still, the card only took me about 15 minutes to make.

Thanks for taking a peek!

me hearty
Stamps: Ahoy Me Hearty (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Distress – Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet (Ranger); Brillance Graphite Black (Tsukineko);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: Nesting Hearts die (Hero Arts); masking paper;

Grateful for You

Paper Smooches has a monthly challenge and this month is an anything goes challenge – and they’re looking for design team members for next year.

Here is another card for that call:

Grateful for You | by karen h @ carefree creations

Here in Colorado it is already snowing. I miss Virginia falls! This card is in homage to those autumn feelings.

The leaves were inked with two colors of Distress inks then lightly spritzed with water before stamping. After they dried, I spritzed the leaves and card base with an old brown glitter spray.

I did some fussy cutting for the leaves and the sentiment.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Grateful for you
Stamps: Leafy Greens, Debonair, Fall Sampler (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Distress Barn Door, Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade (Ranger); Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink); Bayou Blue (Stampin’Up);
Paper: Baja Breeze, White Naturals (Stampin’Up);
Other: glitter spray (stash);