Sunday, July 17, 2022

July CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Reminder

 I'm here today with my reminder card for the July CAS Christmas Card Challenge.  

Barb is our hostess this month and she wants to see Santa on our cards!

I embossed the circles background on my card base using Pin Point Ring from Poppy.  I layered the die cut Santa over the rings with foam dots.  I stamped the sentiment centered below the Santa. 
I added 3 clear gems to the outside edge of the rings. 

Please join us and link up your CAS creations featuring Santa!  You have until 7/24.

You'll find the challenge here.

Also linking my card to:

Merry Little Christmas Challenge


Stamps: Holiday Fun Sentiments - Stamping Bella
Paper: White, True Black - PTI, Red Hots - Bazzill, Tan and white textured card - Parklane.
Ink: Obsidian - Altenew
Accessories: Cool Yule Dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Pin Point Ring - Poppy, foam dots, clear gems.

Monday, July 4, 2022

Use Your Wings

 I'm joining in with the July CAS Mix Up challenge today.  The challenge this month is Watercolor and the theme is 'Things with Wings'.

My thing with wings is the dragonfly made using Curio Summer Findings from the Greetery.  My water coloring is the wings as well as the blue background.  I smooshed Dox inks in Speckled Egg and Spiced Marmalade (one at a time!)  onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and then smooshed panels of water color paper, one into each color.  I hope that counts as using watercoloring!

I used Pin Point Rings from Poppy Stamps to emboss the circles and a Small Talk Sticker for the sentiment.

Linking to:


Wishing everyone in the USA a Happy 4th of July!

My vase is a cute little woodpecker filled with Blanket Flowers from my garden.  
I thought they looked bright like fireworks!  
I change his topper every week using whatever is blooming.
The eagle is a die and stamp set from Papertrey Ink.

Paper: Water color paper - Canson Cold Press, white - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxide Speckled Egg and Spiced Marmalade.
Accessories: Curio: Summer Findings Dies- The Greetery, Pinpoint Rings Emboss - Poppy Stamps, craft mat, water mister, Small Talk Stickers - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, black Copic.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

July CAS Christmas Card Challenge

 Today the July CAS Christmas Card Challenge has been posted!  Barb is our creative hostess this month and she would like to see Santa on our clean and simple designs!

Here is my no layer, stamping right on the card base, clean and simple design for the challenge!

I used another retired set from Waltzingmouse for this CAS card called Jolly Old Elf.  All of his pieces are stamped separately, the hat is one stamp, the face/vest another, the hands/pants/leg stamp and the boots stamp.  There are other options for each piece in the set too - and they can each be stamped in different colors.
I love this sentiment with the pause in it.  I added the line with a black 01 Micron pen to give Santa a grounding and to accent the pause in the sentiment between 'been.....' and '.....good' - like there might have been a '....bad' option as well! 
(there is not a '...bad' stamp in the set however! So everyone gets on his good list! Santa wants to stay positive!)

So let's see all of your Santa's on your clean and simple designs linked up over at CAS Christmas Card Challenge where you will find lots of inspiration from the team.

Stamps:  Joly Old Elf - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Ink:  Obsidian, Ruby Red - Altenew
Paper:  White - Papertrey Ink
Accessories:  black 01 Micron Pen - Pigma, ruler

Saturday, July 2, 2022

June Card Chain Challenge Reveal

 Today is the day that all of the cards exchanged for the June Card Chain Challenge are revealed.  

This month I sent a card to Joanne in CA and I received a card from Imke in Germany!

You can learn all about signing up for this fun monthly international card exchange here.

Here's the card I sent to Joanne.

 I used the June suggested colors, the sketch and the Friendship Theme.  

You only have to choose one of the design suggestions: colors, sketch, theme or Product/Techniques - or you can use all of them!

There's still time to sign up for the July exchange (July 6th deadline) - check it out here.

Stamps:  Just Sentiments: Summer, Splits: Best Wishes (retired) - Papertrey Ink
Paper:  Tropical Teal, Terrecotta Tile, Fine Linen - PTI, Water color paper - Canson Cold press, DP Hello Sunshine - Taylored Expressions.
Ink:  Tropical Teal - Papertrey Ink.
Accessories:  Skinny Strips dies - Taylored Expressions, Splits: Best Wishes Die (retired) - PTI