Tuesday, 25 April 2017

CASology #246 : Season

When I saw the cue word of this week's CASology challenge, I just knew I wanted to use the Recipe for Happiness stamp set.

I'll give this card for my husband for our wedding anniversary as I just love the way we complement each other. It's so wonderful to have someone who's strengths make up for my weaknesses (and visa versa), and I don't have to be a master at everything! It makes for a much more tastier life.

A touch of embossing paste in a small area, keeps the card CAS.

There are so many different ways to take on this challenge, so don't forget to drop by the design team members to see their ideas. We also have the wonderful Donna Mikasa as our guest designer this week!

Sponsored by Unizo Studio

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Rainbow Butterflies

I was intrigued by the watercolor dip technique of Dave, so I decided to give it a try. I really didn't think the watercolour paper could hold up to that much water, but I love the results.

I white embossed the Simon Says Stamp leaf background to give some more interest.

I will enter this to ...

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

CASology #245 : Grow

I'm sure everyone in the Northern hemisphere is enjoying the start of spring. While down here in the tropics we are only too happy that we've had our first cool evening. 

Luckily for us, we can grow things all year round. I have granadillas flowering and bearing HUGE fruit, but no carrots in the vegetable patch at the moment!

The CASology Challenge cue word is GROW for this week. Let's see what your "green fingers" can create for this challenge.

Sponsored by Stamplorations

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to you all ... 
... I give Thanks for the life and resurrection of Jesus and Rejoice in the hope of eternal life.

Although I'm not normally a person for using a bunny for Easter, I could not resist the Simon Says Stamp Spring Seeds set.

I made one set for a friend using different embossing folders for the backgrounds.

And one bright one for my son's girlfriend who is visiting from the UK. Lovely Spring colours.

I will enter this to ...


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

CASology #244 : Strong

Our CASology cue word for this week is STRONG!

I didn't have any sentiment in my stash that I wanted to use, so I typed up my own. A great way to decide on which font you want to use is the website wordmark.it, where you can type in the word or phrase you want, and it will bring up an example of that word/phrase in every font on YOUR computer. Simply brilliant!

We are sponsored by Kitty Bee Designs. Although I forgot to use their designs, go see what the design team has created.

Janet Ribet (you are here)


Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Have your cake ...

I've had this card in my head for a couple of days, but with visitors here and a number of house emergencies (leaks, overflows ...) I've not got into my studio until tonight. I'm wishing Kymona of the CASology design team a wonderful Birthday! May your layers be many and your frosting be thick!

And some lovely Wink of Stella to give a little sugary sparkle.

Come and play in the CASology challenge this week ...

Come and see what the rest of the design team have created ...

and this week's Sponsor: Serendipity Stamps

As it happens to be Kymona's birthday today, so be sure you stop by her blog and wish her a very Happy Birthday!  She's offering up a little blog candy too, so by taking the time to leave her a little blog love, you'll have a chance to win! 

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Mini Collage

The CASology word cue this week is TEXT. I had so many ideas buzzing around my head, and could have made many cards, but finally decided to go with a mini collage idea.

I will also enter this to the Fusion Challenge : I was inspired by the picture.


Thursday, 23 March 2017

Doodle Buds

The delightful Doodle Buds stamp and die set from WPlus9 ...

Doing more layers than I normally do ... embossing paste, Distress Ink watercolour wash over it, frame die .. and topping off with a touch of Wink of Stella.

My entry for ...

Tuesday, 21 March 2017


The CASology word cue this week is MELT.

Having wracked my brain with thoughts of ice-cream, melted hearts and snow, I had a spark of inspiration as I was going to sleep last night. How about melted embossing powder ... especially ultra thick embossing powder?! I have a big pot of gold UTEE that's never been used.

Keeping it super simple, I embossed 3 layers onto a square of thick cardstock (400gms), and pressed in my bold rose stamp.

Another shot trying to get the shimmer and shine.

Pop on over and be inspired by what the rest of the DT have created : 

and this week's Sponsor : Stamplorations


Friday, 17 March 2017

Think Spring

Oh happy day! I'm so excited be invited to be Guest Designer on the Simon Says Stamp "Think Spring" Challenge over on Flickr starting today. Come on over and join in the fun.

I went the whole hog and used some of their stamps, dies and stencils all on the same card.

Here's take 1 ... super CAS and fresh

And I used some green foam to pop up the inside panel of the tag ...

But then I thought perhaps the flowers were lost on the bold trimmed tag, so when to take 2 ... and added some watercoloring to the flowers.

I can't decide which I prefer. Does the watercolour give a bit more depth and interest? Or just make it more busy?

Also entering this to ...


It's a beautiful world

I'm enjoying the Simon Says Stamp Circle of Leaves die - I know it's going to be a firm favourite.

This time I added Twisted Citrus to the mix, and used the inlay technique.

My entry to ...

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