Thursday, October 27, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #196

Happy Thursday and welcome to CTS #196! Woo hoo, it's a special week for us as we are CAS(E)ing for a Cause (!!
While using the sketch as a guide, the DT has been challenged to create pet-themed general and thank you cards, which will be donated to the animal shelter and used to write messages to their many donors and volunteers. 
Frantic Stamper's little kitten die (and a pile of entertaining yarn spools!) was just what I had in mind for this thank you card. Lots of white space and color (and a bit of cute)!
We hope that you'll be inspired to play along with us at CAS(E) this Sketch #196.
P.S.-Please welcome our fabulous GD, Lisa!!


Thursday, October 20, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #195

Chrissy has created an amazing sketch for CTS #195 that is sure to inspire! Hopefully, you will find that both the fabulous DT and our CTS gallery provide a plethora of pin-worthy projects that will spark you creativity!
On this card you'll see a few shades of rarely used purple, a little corner of loose watercoloring using the appropriately named Watercolor Wonders stamp set (which requires a bit of practice to make it look effortless!) and a bit of subtle splatter.
We hope that you'll play along at CAS(E) this Sketch #195! Can't wait to see how you've been inspired.
P.S. - Please welcome our amazing GD, Lorraine!!

Fusion Card Challenge - Soft and Subtle

Happy Thursday and welcome to a new Fusion Card Challenge, the 'Soft and Subtle' edition!
Such a beautiful inspiration photo and an equally lovely sketch! There are some amazing DT projects, so be sure to take a peek and, hopefully, be inspired to create away! When playing along you may use the sketch OR the photo as your jumping off point. OR, if you are feeling super duper clever, you can fuse 'em together!

The floral-filled photo jump started my, love the varying shades of pink, the soft hints of gray and green and lots of white! I've used my new Gina Marie Scalloped Circles dies in addition to PTI's 'Don't Forget to Write' kit (one of my favorites....beautiful stamps AND dies!) to create this CAS card.
We hope that you'll join in at the Fusion Card Challenge and will enjoy all of the loveliness/inspiration from the DT and the always fabulous gallery!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Muse: Christmas Visions #66

I'm playing along for the very first time at the Muse: Christmas Visions #66! Love, love this adorable card from Chriss Blagrave, and her equally adorable little critter.
The mice from PTI's Christmas Critters were the inspiration for my CAS card with a soft blue background, a bit of holiday greenery and lots of lovely white space! Thankfully,  I've got a bit of a head start on my Christmas cards and tags thanks to these cute little mice and the gallery inspiration at Muse: Christmas Visions #66. 
Many thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #194

Happy Thursday and welcome to CTS #194! N@Ali has designed a beautiful sketch... crisp,clean and oh so versatile. The DT creations are sure to inspire too!
There were a few snippets of pp on my always messy crafting desk (love this coral/navy combo!), a polka dotted card base and the "Hello" die that were meant for each other.  Sorry - been a bit obsessed with the Bloomin' Cute (appropriately named!) sentiment dies of late.
Anywaaay.... hope that you'll be joining in at CAS(E) this Sketch #194! Lots to see in the gallery and also an amazing creation from GD, Emily!!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Tag You're It #57

Yes, I may be a bit late to the coffee lovin' party. However, this amazing Altenew stamp set caught my attention.... lots and lots of lovely pots, cups and the perfect coffee sentiments! The Tag You're It #57 Challenge also piqued my interest with Richard Breaks' beautiful tag - embossing, a bit of blending and the perfect bit of shine!
I've played around a bit with a few shades of Distress inks/watercoloring and a lovely die cut tag from Frantic Stamper. Pretty CAS, but conveying my appreciation for (and love of) a great cup o' joe!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #193

Just take a peek at this oh-so-pretty sketch that Leigh has designed for CTS #193! Lots of beautiful inspiration from the DT too, so be sure to take a look, get creative, and join in the fun!
I was a little bit obsessed with trying out this persimmon/gray color combo that I'd seen somewhere in Pinterestland. So..... a bit of SSS for the bg, MFT flowers (I won't even guess at how many floral sets I have - never too many!) and a PTI sentiment die keep things clean and simple.
We hope that you'll be inspired to play along at CAS(E) this Sketch #193 (where you also find a project from our amazing GD, Agnieszka!).