Wednesday, 15 November 2017

CAS Mix Up November Reminder


There's still time to play!



Please follow challenge rules:
  1. Must be a card with a CAS (clean and simple) design (including open space)
  2. Must include at least three components listed on challenge badge
  3. Include link to challenge in your entry post
  4. When linking to challenge, link to your entry post
Thank you!!


Robyn
(Guest Designer)
Using stamping, glitter, dry embossing, die cuts and watercolouring


Bonnie
(Host)

Using stamping, glitter, die cuts, heat embossing, smooshing with Inca Gold


Nancy

Using Layered Stamping, Glitter Cardstock, Die Cut. and Brushos Watercoloring


Susan

Using stamping, glitter, watercolouring, fussy cutting, splash watercolour, and die cutting


Julia

Using stamps, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush, Glossy Accents and die cuts


Joanna

Stencilling, thick Gloss Gel, Glitter, Die Cut, Heat Embossed Stamping




Challenge is open until the 24th.











Wednesday, 1 November 2017

CAS Mix Up November Challenge


Welcome to a new challenge!
Check out the Top Picks from October's layering stencils challenge HERE.

Here's this month's challenge hosted by Bonnie.



With the holidays fast approaching a little glitter (or a lot) is fun to use.  Let's let our cards sparkle!

We have lots of tutorials with some new and old glitter techniques.

November - Glitter videos:
Adding glitter to stamped and coloured images by StampTV (6:03)
DIY Glitter Embellishments by madscrappergirl (6:43)
DIY Glitter Paper by The Rubber Cafe (1:21)
Glitter Heart Card by Memory Box (5:43)
Glitter Painting by Jessie Hurley (4:44)
Glitter Splatter Technique by Kelly Acheson (9:51) - glitter technique at 5 minute mark of video
Glitter with Glossy Accents by Little Crafty Pill (7:39)
Glittered Heart using Sookwang Tape by Mayholic Designs (5:48)

Written Tutorials
Glitter Feathers by Frankie Magazine
Packing Tape Glitter by Connie Stewart


Please follow challenge rules:
  1. Must be a card with a CAS (clean and simple) design (including open space)
  2. Must include at least three components listed on challenge badge
  3. Include link to challenge in your entry post
  4. When linking to challenge, link to your entry post
Thank you!!


Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer Robyn (Waterlily Cards by Robyn)
She won the September  with this gorgeous card.


Robyn
(Guest Designer)

Using stamping, glitter, heat embossing and die cuts

Bonnie
(Host)
Using stamping, glitter, heat embossing, splash watercolour, fiber leaf


Loll
Using stamping, sponging, ghosting, die-cutting and glitter paper


Nancy

Using Stamping, Glimmer Paper and Iridescent Ice Heat Embossing, and Die Cutting.


Susan

Using stamping, glitter, die cutting, and stenciling



Julia

Using stamping, blue glitter card stock, and two dies, one layered on foam dots.



Joanna

Using stamping, glitter, die cutting, texture gel, crackle accents


Challenge is open until the 24th.












Saturday, 28 October 2017

CAS Mix Up October's Monthly Picks


What a lovely mix of layered stencils we had in our gallery this month.  
Thank you to everyone for sharing your talents in using this technique!

Our Top Pick for October
Ina

We were impressed with the variety of stencils used, her lovely mix of colors and by the beautiful design of Ina's card!

Congratulations, Ina!
Make sure to grab the "Top Pick" badge below.



And more Outstanding Designs




Congratulations to Gwendolyn, Marcia, Evelyn, Mac, Birgit,
Vicki, Papierelle, Marilyn, and Linda!
Make sure to grab your badge below.



November's challenge starts in a few days.  See you on November 1st!

Sunday, 15 October 2017

CAS Mix Up October Reminder


Our mid month reminder of the October CAS Mix Up Challenge!


Julia here as this month's hostess and
I'd like you to get out whatever stencils you may have or maybe make your own stencils by using one of your dies with acetate?!

Then we want you to use more than one stencil on your card - overlaying them - maybe stenciling with acrylic paint, and then layering another stencil over that and stenciling with ink, or Brushos, or watercolor?

There are several great videos on layering stencils linked below to get your creative juices flowing!

Remember to keep it all clean and simple leaving lots of open space on your card!

We also extend a hearty welcome to Sue - our talented Guest Designer for October!

Please follow challenge rules:
  1. Must be a card with a CAS (clean and simple) design (including open space)
  2. Must include at least three components listed on challenge badge
  3. Include link to challenge in your entry post
  4. When linking to challenge, link to your entry post
Thank you!!

Sue
(Guest Designer)

Using stamping, layered stencils with Distress Ink, and die cuts

Julia
(Host)

Using stamping, layered stenciling and die cuts

Bonnie

Using stamping, layered stencils, heat embossing, masking, sponging and die cuts

Loll

Using Clarity brushes, layering stencils, stamping, die-cutting, and faux stitching

Nancy

Using Stamping + Layering Stencils with Distress Oxide Inks + Die Cuts

Using stamping, stencil layering, and embossing paste

Joanna
(Off this month)



Challenge is open until the 24th.










Sunday, 1 October 2017

CAS Mix Up October Challenge


Welcome to a new challenge!
Check out the Top Picks from September's Watercolour Wash challenge HERE.


Welcome to the October CAS Mix Up Challenge!
I'm fairly new to the Design Team and I'm excited to be hosting the challenge for the first time!

This month I'd like you to get out whatever stencils you may have or maybe make your own stencils by using one of your dies with acetate.

Then we want you to use more than one stencil on your card - maybe stenciling with acrylic paint, and then layering another stencil over that and stenciling with ink, or Brushos, or watercolor.

There are several great videos on layering stencils linked below to get your creative juices flowing!

Remember to keep it all clean and simple leaving lots of open space on your card!


Please follow challenge rules:
  1. Must be a card with a CAS (clean and simple) design (including open space)
  2. Must include at least three components listed on challenge badge
  3. Include link to challenge in your entry post
  4. When linking to challenge, link to your entry post
Thank you!!


Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer Sue (Sue's Card Craft
She won the August Alcohol Ink challenge with this gorgeous card.


Sue
(Guest Designer)
Using stamping, layered stencilling, die-cutting, heat embossing,
 distress inks and watercolouring


Julia
(Host)
Using stamping, layering stencils, die cut frame and sequins


Bonnie
Using stamping, layering of three stencils, masking and die cutting


Loll
Using smooshing, layering stencils, and stamping


Nancy
Using Stamping + Layering Stencils with Distress Oxide Inks + Die Cut


Susan
Using stamping, layering stencils, and dry embossing



Come join in the fun.  The challenge runs until October 24th.












Thursday, 28 September 2017

CAS Mix Up September's Monthly Picks

We had so many wonderful Watercolour Wash cards in our September gallery!  
Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Our Top Pick for September
Robyn Oliver
We loved Robyn's beautiful watercolor background with it's beautiful colors.
It shows off the delicate leaf silhouette perfectly.

Congratulations, Robyn
Make sure to grab the "Top Pick" badge below.



And more Outstanding Designs




Congratulations to Lindsey, Cheryl, Hideko, Susanne, Katrina, Linda, 
Birgit, Barb, Sue, Cathy and Ashwini
Make sure to grab your badge below.



October's challenge starts in a few days.  See you on October 1st!

Friday, 15 September 2017

CAS Mix Up September Reminder


There's still time to play!



Please follow challenge rules:
  1. Must be a card with a CAS (clean and simple) design (including open space)
  2. Must include at least three components listed on challenge badge
  3. Include link to challenge in your entry post
  4. When linking to challenge, link to your entry post
Thank you!!


Cathy R.
(Guest Designer)

Using stamping, watercolour wash, fussy cutting, stenciling with glass bead glitter gel

Bonnie
(Host)


Using stamping, heat embossing, watercolor, watercolor wash, and splatter

Loll

Using stamping, watercolour wash, and die-cut

Nancy

Using Stamping, Watercolour Wash with Kuretake Gansai Tambi W/C Paints, Die Cuts

Using stamping, watercolour wash, die cutting, and heat embossing.

Using stamping, watercolour wash, wet and dry embossing, sequins and Nuvo Jewel Drops

Joanna
(off this month)



Challenge is open until the 24th.






Friday, 1 September 2017

CAS Mix Up September Challenge

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wash is a term for a visual arts technique resulting in a semi-transparent layer of color. 

Watercolour Wash Videos
Watercolor Wash 3 Ways by LindsayWeirich (12:34)
Easy Watercolor Wash Background by Scraps & Stamps (8:03)
How to Paint Flat Washes Danica Sills (10:09)


Please follow challenge rules:
  1. Must be a card with a CAS (clean and simple) design (including open space)
  2. Must include at least three components listed on challenge badge
  3. Include link to challenge in your entry post
  4. When linking to challenge, link to your entry post
Thank you!!


Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer, Cathy R. (Cathy's Card Spot).
She won the July challenge with this gorgeous card.


Cathy R.
(Guest Designer)

Using watercolour wash, stamping and heat embossing 


Bonnie
(Host)

Using stamping, watercolor wash, heat embossing with emboss resist technique


Using stamping, watercolour wash, and die-cut


Using Stamping, Watercolour Wash with Distress Oxide Inks, Fussy Cutting and Doodling


Using a flat watercolour wash, stamping, and die cutting


Julia

Using watercolour wash, stamping, dry embossing and sequins.


Joanna
(off this month)



Challenge is open until September 24th.