08 December 2016

CAS(e) this sketch #201

Hi there!

Another Christmas card for this week's CAS(e) this sketch !

I love this classic layout and used the inspiration sketch literally as is!

up close:

The pretty gift with bow is from the Silhouette online store: Design ID #4403

Instead of cutting the gift shape, I picked a plaid fill option, and printed the gift box and my own sentiment on my card base.

I then cut the ribbon and bow in white, and colored it with my ruby promarker to match the red in the plaid ( I could have used colored card stock, but my red card stock was just a bit too red :)

I finished off the design with 3 red pearls.

The sentiment, created with the font Mademoiselle Camille .

Hope to see you join us this week at CTS!

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06 December 2016

CASology : Space

Hi there!

SPACE... where will our cue card at CASology take you this week?


It took me far enough to find an ALIEN! A friendly one 😁

A closer look:

This friendly guy is the letter 'L' from the dingbat font Aliencons 2.

I used the black fill option in the Silhouette studio to make this a printable, created a small offset to cut it out with my Silhouette.

I also created the sentiment in the Silhouette studio and will share it below.

I popped the image up with foam tape over a soft stenciled BG . After stenciling it in yellow, I moved the stencil a little and applied a small amount of black ink.

Stencil from Enmarc.

The sentiment, which you are welcome to use:

For more inspiration, click the links listed πŸ‘‡

Sponsor:  Pink & Main 

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04 December 2016

The Paper Players: Snowflakes

Hi there!

Nancy is the hostess this week at The Paper Players, with a theme challenge:


I have a shiny blue snowflake card for your inspiration!

up close...

and another angle...

Every time I have to photograph a foiled card, I tell myself... NOT AGAIN!

So pretty and shiny IRL, but oh so difficult to take a good photo!
Even the slightest change in angle , and the color changes or the shine is gone. But I guess that's why it's so amazing IRL !

Anyway, I did my best with the 3 shots above.

The snowflake is from the Silhouette store Design ID #48503.

I used the black fill option, printed the snowflake with my laser printer, cut it out with a small offset, and added Decofoil from Therm-o-Web with a laminator.

I also designed the sentiment in the Silhouette studio, and foiled it simultaneously.

The sentiment, for you to use, if you wish to 😊

Fonts used:

Watermelon Script

I can't wait to see your snowflake cards!

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01 December 2016

CAS(e) this sketch #200 !!!

Hi there!

CAS(e) this sketch  time! We are back after a 2 week challenge, with a new sketch!

A milestone challenge this week!

I am thrilled to show you the sketch for our 200th challenge!

My take on the sketch:

A closer look:

I used a beautiful poinsettia from Apex cuttables.

All design work done in my Silhouette studio.

The new improved πŸ‘Œsentiment, designed by me and shared with you:

Spot the improvement from the one on my card πŸ˜†

Fonts used:

Stylish calligraphy
Scartan Floaben

Sharing my card at CAS on Sunday for their Christmas challenge


Simon says stamp - Work-it-Wednesday Die-Cutting .

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Please join us for this fabulous occasion!

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29 November 2016

CASology : Candle

HI there!

Candles are a wonderful element to create atmosphere, not only in our daily life, but also in design and more specific on cards!

So this week at CASology we want to see CANDLES!

Will it be birthday candles or Christmas candles?
Can you think of more ways to incorporate the cue in your design? I can't wait to see!


Our Sponsor this week , Kitty Bee Designs, had birthday candles in mind with this cute birthday bee:

A closer look:

I opened the image in my Silhouette studio, added a small offset and used the print and cut function to the image as is, as well as a mirror image .

The sentiment is also from the sponsor. The Silhouette program make positioning of all elements really easy.

I colored the cute bees with my Promarkers, and stenciled a soft BG using a hexagon stencil also cut with my Silhouette.

I used Hero arts shadow inks in Butter Bar and Soft Cantaloupe for the stenciling.

Looking for more ides and inspiration ? Click here πŸ‘‡

Guest Designer: Rachel Bergfeld

I hope to see you in the gallery this week!

Thanks for looking

27 November 2016

The Paper Players #323: A sketch by Sandy

Hi there!

I am so glad you popped in to take a look at the card I made for your inspiration over at The Paper Players !


A lovely versatile layout... Love it Sandy!

A closer look:

The sunflower bouquet is a design from Tanya Batrak : Design ID #150566 in the Silhouette store.

I used the cutting file as a digital stamp by using the black fill option, and applied a small offset to cut the outline. I colored the image with my Promarkers.

The thankful sentiment is also from the Silhouette store : Design ID #159823. 'For you' part is computer generated (Font : Dream Orphans)

The grid BG is from the Pixel Scrapper, you can find it here.

I found inspiration for my card from the following challenges:

The card concept ~ Photo inspiration

CAS-ual Fridays ~ Be thankful .

Happy little stampers  ~  Anything goes with dies.


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Enjoy your Sunday


24 November 2016

Peace on earth

Hi there!

Time to join some inspirational challenges with a Christmas card!

Up close:

Another card combining my love for traditional card making methods using stamps as well as my Silhouette.

I used 2 stamps from the Natures Treasure from Uniko. The smallest leaf in the beak of the dove, and the largest outline leaf in the negative space of the circle.

I colored the large leaf with a Promarker (color - Pine). There's a Wink of Stella on those leaves...  not visible on the photo unfortunately. πŸ˜†

The dove was cut from a free clipart image found on the internet.
I finished off the card with 3 red enamel dots.

The sentiment is my own design, and I will share it below (2 versions).



Scriptina pro.


Freshly made sketches ~ Sketch (Rotated)

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~ Christmas to die for.

Uniko studio  ~ Christmas

Time out challenges ~ Christmas

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