28 October 2016

Uniko rainbow challenge... a reminder !

Hi there!

Just a quick reminder about the RAINBOW challenge over at Uniko studio where I am gust designer this month!

You still have plenty time to enter... and remember, Uniko products are not required ☺

For my card today, I used the I love tea set!

Yes I love tea and I LOVE this set!

I love tea - Uniko studio

I created a B&W background by randomly stamping the outline teacup. I then added the rainbow accents by stamping the tiny but beautiful heart with swirl in rainbow colors.

I finished off the card with one of the beautiful sentiment from the set.

I hope you will join the rainbow fun!

Adding my link to the anything goes challenge at Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge.

Thanks for visiting me today!


27 October 2016

CAS(e) this sketch #196

Hi there!

It's time for (CAS)e this sketch !

This week's challenge is a little special.  We were contacted by Karen of Feline Creative about possibly joining her in creating cards for a local animal shelter.  The team thought that would be absolutely awesome so we decided to open it up to all of you as well.  So, this week's sketch is going to be our first CAS(E) for a Cause! 

Now, it is not required that you participate in our CAS(E) for the Cause to play along with our challenge.  You are more than welcome to just use the sketch and enter your card as normal.  All cards will be considered for the win.  However, if you feel so inclined, we'd love to have you join in the fun.  Here's a few details about the CAS(E) and you can visit Karen to read more.

They are looking for mostly general and thank you pet themed cards (no wild animals please).   Some birthday, sympathy and anniversary cards are welcome too.  Please leave the inside of the cards blank for the humane society to write personal messages.   Please include envelopes.  No plastic sleeves.

Karen Howard
9088 Country Avenue
Monticello, MN 55362

We hope you'll join us in sending cards to Karen for this really awesome cause!  

Being a dog lover myself, I am joining the fun... for sure!

This is my card, using the sketch flipped upside down!

just for you puppy card - pencil and kraft

A closer look:

just for you puppy card - pencil and kraft

I found this cute pup in an online coloring book here.

I opened the image in the silhouette studio, and used the trace, print and cut function to prepare it for my card.

I colored him with DERWENT Inktense pencils. I think this is only the second time ever I tried coloring on kraft, and I really love the way it turned out. I will try it again soon, for sure!

The paw prints are free clip art I found here.

The sentiment is my own and as always you are welcome to use it :)

just for you free card sentiment

Fonts used : Apple Boy & Beautiful every time.

Our guest designer this week is the wonderfully talented Lisa Adessa. I just might be Lisa's biggest fan! So good to have you as our guest this week !

I want to join a couple of challenges:

Global-design-project  ~ Animals/Pets

Addicted to stamps  ~ Make your mark

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~ Anything goes


Thanks for visiting me today!


26 October 2016


Hi there!

I had so much creating this card... with all this cute smiley faces on my desk, I found myself smiling all the way from the beginning right to the point where I am typing up this post!

smiley face birthday shaker card

A close up:

smiley face birthday shaker card

I created the cutting file for the shaker in the Silhouette Studio, by welding the offset shape from the 'smile' to a basic frame.

The smiley faces are part of a set of 7 emoticons by Spellbinders.

I think you are going to see a lot of them in the future on my blog! Each face are made up of 2 layers. So the black you can see is actually negative space peeping through the top yellow layer.

Yes... and off course although not visible, everything is kept inside by an acetate layer.

I have put the 2 phrases of my sentiment together to share with you:

Sharing at the following challenges:

Less is more   ~ Use acetate or vellum

Inkspirational challenges  ~ Black & one color

Seize the birthday ~ No toppings

Happy little stampers  ~ Anything goes with dies

Thanks for visiting me today!


25 October 2016

CASology : Cure

Hi there!

CASology  time!

Where will this week's cue card take you?

It made me literally think out of the box this week ... the tissue box!


I know tissues won't really cure any illness, but it will surely help to get you there!

This is how it looks like empty:

And this is how it looks closed and ready to go into an envelope :

Dimensions (closed) : 9 x 11.5cm

Design ID #62550 From the Silhouette online store with my own sentiment. 
Font : Cashew Apple Ale

This is the first time I made a pop up card and let me tell you it was so much fun!
It also was a fabulous opportunity to use up some patterned paper that's been waiting in a drawer very patiently!

You might be wondering (like I was wondering) where the saying "bless you" after someone sneezes,  originated. If you are interested to learn something new today, click here ☺.

For more inspiration... please visit my friendly teammates listed below:

Guest designer:  Petra

Our sponsor this week: Birch press design 

Thanks for visiting me today!

24 October 2016

You can do anything!

Hi there!

I hope this Monday is treating you with love and kindness!

I have a quick card to share... inspired by a couple of challenges :)

Close up:

My card features the Casual Friday set called Breathe. I used the brush stroke stamp to stamp the heart in an area I masked with a negative of a die cut heart.

The light pink is Pixie (Avery Elle)
The red is Watermelon (Ranger - Adirondack)

I used my new!!! Misti to stamp the sentiment with Versamark over the stamped brush strokes. I had to repeat the sentiment stamping 3 times to get good coverage over the pigment inks. I would never be able to get this result without my new toy (insert happy face)!


CAS-ual fridays ~ Fight like a girl

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~ Think Pink

Addicted to stamps ~ Anything goes


Thanks for visiting me today!


23 October 2016

The Paper Players #318: A sketch by Jaydee

Hi there!

It's a sketch week at The paper players!


As many times before, when faced with a sketch that has a couple of layered elements, I try to see how I can "CASify" it :)

This is how it turned out:

Decofoil Christmas tree card

A closer look:

Decofoil Christmas tree card

So... my Christmas tree takes the place of the vertical panel, and instead of a sentiment on a banner, I added it directly to the circle element. And there you have all the elements presented in a CAS way!

The Christmas tree is a free SVG I found HERE.

I printed it in black with a laser printer and applied green and silver Decofoil with my laminator.

The sentiment is from the Silhouette store Design ID #110161.

To finish off the tree I added a couple of bright pink rhinestones.

First Christmas card done and dusted... and with that being said and done... I am joining Muse Christmas visions challenge where Cornelia also has a shiny Christmas tree as inspiration this week!


I hope you will add a card to the Paper Players gallery this week!

Hugs and thanks for visiting me today!


21 October 2016

Guest designing for Uniko : A Rainbow challenge

Hi there!

So excited to share a card with you today as guest designer at Uniko Studio !

Thank you Beverley for inviting me!

We have a very popular color challenge to inspire you this month!

I made a card using one of the amazing digis Bev offered here in the Simply cards & Papercraft magazine.

Uniko studio digital freebie floral heart

A design made easy by using the Silhouette Studio software.

I used my Promarkers to color the beautiful flower heart in the colors of the rainbow.

No one can resist a rainbow, so come join the fun, and remember you don't need to use Uniko products :)

The design team has wonderful inspiration lined up on the Uniko blog... so time to get inspired!

Thanks for visiting me today ☺