05 May 2016

CAS(e) this sketch #171

Hi there!

It was so much fun to see all the different takes on my sketch last week! You all did a great job... thanks so much for filling up the gallery  with all your awesome creations!

But now it is time for a new CAS(E) this sketch !

And my card to invite an inspire you to play along :

Close up:

I used my old Fiskar striped texture plates as stamps to create my plaid BG by inking , spritzing and stamping 2 times  with Spiced Marmalade distress ink. Once horizontally and once vertically. I added the flower which was partially stamped, and a birthday sentiment from the Silhouette online store.
(the 'wishes' is my own addition to the sentiment).

Hope to see you play along !

I am adding my link to the PLAID challenge at Addicted to CAS !

Thanks for visiting me today :)


03 May 2016

Casology : Move

Hi there !

Time to announce this week's cue at Casology :


When you're on the move, you need a design that's easy and quick to replicate ! This card came together in about 15 minutes, design time (in Silhouette studio) included.

we're moving card

we're moving card

The birds , the cages and the branches are all different letters from the same Dingbat font called doodle-dings-1-birds-cages.

As you can see I used the branches and cages only as printables, but applied an offset cutting line to the birds to pop them up and add some interest.
I added my sentiment (font : cookies & milk ) and adhered the top layer over a polka dot BG of patterned paper.

I had to sit on my hands to avoid adding a pop of color somewhere, but after the photo was taken I decided I like the B&W just as it is!

This week's sponsor is Cindy B designs.

More inspiration awaits when you click the links below:

Guest designer: Janet

I am adding my link to the challenge at Less is more, where we are to use DP in a CAS style.

Thanks for visiting me today... I can't wait to see how you will interpret the cue card this week!


01 May 2016

Theme challenge at The Paper Players : Bicycle

Hi there!

There is something about a card with a bicycle on it that steels my heart. Time after time! Don't know why, but it's just a fun element to use !

I remember my high school days, riding my bicycle to school on COLD Winter's mornings and windy and HOT Summer afternoons. That wasn't so much fun though... but I still have the calves to show after all these years ;)

Needless to say , I had so much fun designing and making this card to inspire you to join the challenge at the paper players this week!


Here it is:

As always I saved my sentiment for those who may want to use it.

Life is a beautiful ride free card sentiment

You can find more sentiments under the free sentiment labels in my sidebar, or on my Pinterest board "my card sentiments".

The girl on her bicycle is a free clipart image I found here. I traced it in the Silhouette studio to convert it to a cutting file.
I added my own sentiment and used patterned paper from Mel Stamps (link in sidebar).

I am playing along a couple of other challenges:

Freshly made sketches  ~ Sketch flipped to portrait orientation.

Color throwdown  ~ Yellow, navy and white

Inkspirational challenges  ~ Vehicle


Thanks for visiting me today!

Hope to see you play along!


28 April 2016

CAS(e) this sketch #170

Hi there!

I am so excited to show you the new sketch this week at CAS(e) this sketch... want to know why...?

It's a sketch based on a card I made some time ago. Here's the sketch :

... and you may want to take a look at my original card HERE  ;)

I used the same flower image, changed the colors, sentiment and played with 2 portions of the sketch using negative space, and just look at the total different effect!

And a close up , to show the smaller detail like the vellum layer below the outline Silhouette cut:

It would mean a lot to me if you play along this week, because I am so excited to see how you will use my sketch to fit your style!

I designed the black and white striped BG paper in the Silhouette studio. The flower and leaves are cutting files from Miss Kate Cuttables.

**Did you know that the generous Miss Kate offers a free cutting file EVERY SINGLE DAY OF THE YEAR... how awesome is that? I have collected LOTS of them over the last couple of years ! **

The name of the font I used to cut the sentiment is called haikus-script.

I am linking my card to the Anything goes challenges at :

Simon says stamp


Seize the birthday

Thanks so much for looking!

Have a great day

26 April 2016

CASology : Sprinkle

Hi there!

Let's see what you will create with this week's cue card at CASology !


So many possibilities!

thanks a ton

A quick card made with a combination of stamping, Silhouette Cameo cutting and digital stamps (like I almost always do ;)

So let's sprinkle kindness, love, confetti, water, or real sprinkles this week, whatever you want to add to the list!

Click the links below to see what the rest of the team created to inspire you:

Guest designer: Lisa

Thanks for visiting me today!


24 April 2016

Sketch time at the Paper Players #292

Hi there!

It's a sketch week at the paper players !


I made this card to invite an hopefully inspire you to join the fun :

The flower was cut with my Silhouette cameo. It's a design from Hero Arts in the Silhouette online store design ID #9631.

I added scraps of card stock, my own sentiment and a couple of sparkly gold enamel dots.

You are welcome to download my sentiment  :

free birthday card sentiment

I am linking my card to the following challenges:

Colour q  ~ colors

Uniko studio  ~ metallics

Seize the birthday  ~ anything goes.


Thanks for visiting me today!

Hope to see your sketch inspired card in the gallery !


21 April 2016

CAS(e) this sketch #169

Hi there!

Here to bring you the new sketch for the week with compliments from Chrissy at CAS(e) this sketch !

A super simple take :

I used a stamp set by Fiskars called " Thank you blooms ". Just randomly stamped with Versafine onyx black and loosely water colored with my Zig markers.

Finished off with 2 brads and purple (sparkly) twine.

I am linking to  Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~ make it girly.

Hope to see you join us at CAS(e)  this sketch this week!

Thanks for visiting me!