Tuesday, February 5, 2019

BOUQUET of Love at CASology

Happy CASology Tuesday!
This week we have a cue card that screams for all things floral.

I'm addicted to this stamp set by Simon Says Stamp! I recently did 50 wedding invitation (blog post coming soon) using this image and I love love love it. I wanted to use some different colors from the normal V-day (which if you remember, I don't celebrate lol). This is a combo or Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks and May Green and Yellow Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. To keep it all one layer, I did a little bit of masking of the flower bouquet to build up the sentiment at the bottom of the card.

Check out the flowery love from the rest of the DT too!

Guest Designer: Lynda

I'm also joining up at 

Can't wait to see your cards in the gallery! You have until Monday at 9AM CST to join.
Have a crafty week :)


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

FROZEN Wonderland at CASology

It's been such a funny weather season here in Maryland, but many of you can 
relate to our CASology cue card this week: FROZEN.

I couldn't help it but to use this sentiment and snowflake combo :)
It says, "some of my best friends are FLAKES." #wheresthelie LOL!

I did some distress ink blending with some soft granite stamped snowflakes.
And of course, no card of mine is complete without some embossing.

Head over to my IG page to see the shine from this really cool Atlantic Seaspray WOW! embossing powder. 

Looking forward to seeing you in the gallery too!

Guest Designer: Barb G.

I'm also playing along with 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Jolly HOLLY at CASology

We're giving you 2 weeks to show us your awesome HOLLY inspired cards
over at CASology!
Merry Christmas and let's jingle all the way :)

This plaid holiday paper was calling my name...and of course I couldn't go without using a 
little pop of gold glitter tape (again lol). The stamp is sentiment stamp is from Precious Remembrance Shop and the holly berry and leaves are from Ellen Hutson.

In case you didn't know, I LOVE embossing powder. And yes, it takes some time masking off
intricate stamps, and avoiding getting the wrong color EP where you don't want it (trust me I know), but it's so worth the result!

I hope you check out the other DT member cards this bi-week and join us in the gallery!

Guest Designer: Toni

I'm also playing along at CAS(E) this Sketch! #301

Happy Holidays!
xoxo Deidre

Monday, December 17, 2018

Christmas Cards and a DT Call

This is only like THE MOST WONDERFUL time of the year!
I love the Christmas season...the energy, the shopping, the weather, the food :)
And, I have a brother who was born on Christmas Day (love you Nate).

I'm not only making cards, but also sharing them in hopes of joining a new DT. 

This week's inspiration is from Freshly Made Sketches 367.

My favorite holiday icon is the snowman, so I couldn't help but color this little guy.
He's from The Alleyway Stamps (no longer in business, sad face).
I dry embossed some snowflakes in vellum and added more 
to the background with clear versa mark ink.

I painted over the Copic coloring on his earmuffs and scarf with Nuevo glitter drops 
(a new favorite thing I'm doing).

In case you missed my Christmas card last week on Instagram (I was on vacay in the Cozumel), here's a non-traditional color combo that I love, also using FMS as an inspiration!

Hope you're enjoying your holiday season and thanks for stopping by!

xoxo Deidre

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Don't Forget to Sparkle GIRL

Happy Turkey Week!
We're giving you a whole 2 weeks to play along with us 
at CASology for this cue card!

We want to see your feminine spin on things:

I recently ordered a sweet little angel sitting on a crescent moon die by Alexandra Renke (Angel in the Moon). It's hard to tell, but I've coated her in polysparkle embossing powder and the shine is awesome. Check out my Instagram page for a closer look :)

I didn't have turquoise glitter tape, so I used some Calypso WOW embossing glitter on some plain printer paper to mimic the look. I finished with a sentiment from Ellen Hutson's Spread the Sparkle stamp set (no longer available, sorry). I love when I can curve sentiments to create a cool look!

You should definitely check out the rest of the DT design's...while you're eating turkey
or tofurkey :)

Guest Designer: Erin T.
Sponsor: STAMPlorations

Our awesome sponsor for this challenge's winner and continued supporter of CASology is STAMPlorations!

I'm also joining at Inspired by...
The colors of white, turquoise, silver, and gold were calling my name.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you in the gallery!
xoxo Deidre

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

How GLASSy We Are at CASology

Happy CASology Tuesday! It's that time of year...holiday cardmaking season is upon us :)
This week, I'm using some sparkly effects on some ornaments to showcase our cue card:

This entire card was made with one stamp set from Hero Arts (Christmas Crystals, CL802). It's an older stamp set, so it's not that easy to find...sorry.
I dry embossing the wonky border and taped off the edges so that I could "hang" the
ornaments inside. The reddish one is actually popped up on 2 pop dots for dimension.
I colored everything with Copic markers then layered some White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops with a paint brush...btw, it dries clear and sparkly, not white.
I stamped the sentiment and created the silver card base border with silver embossing powder.

I think the rest of the DT has some awesome GLASSic designs for you too!

Guest Designer: Sandie

I'm also joining at Inspired by... thanks to the white space, hanging pom poms, and colors.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

SCARY Fun at CASology

It's almost time for ghosts, goblins, and lots of chocolate candy! This week at CASology, we're crafting up some spooky goodness in our CAS cards. Our cue card is:

This card was a mashup of 3s...the classic CAS number :)

I used 3 stamp sets (Ellen Hutson's Wonky Backdrops, Hampton Arts' SC0581 for the bats, and Paper Smooches' Spookalicious for the sentiment). 

My 3 embossing powders were: Orange and Lime Green by Ranger and Urban Amethyst by Lindy's Gang.

Be sure to see the DT's awesome designs this week and play along for a chance to win a prize from Uniko!

Guest Designer: Karen W.
Sponsor: Uniko

Thanks for flapping by....get it...bats...lol never mind :)

xoxo Deidre

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

What's on the MENU at CASology

Happy CASology Tuesday! This week's cue card might just make you hungry:

Who can resist a good, hot, crispy french fry?? The sentiment and birdie are from WPlus9. I did a little Copic coloring and popped him up on a few foam dots.
I added some clouds and used blue cardstock for my card base. I liked the extra white of the card at the bottom, so I decided not to lop off the rest of the card base :)

So now time to see what's being served up at the other DT member pages.

Guest Designer: Ishani

I'm also joining up at CAS(E) this Sketch! 293

Have a great day...and don't eat too many frenchy fried potatoes :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

A Debt of GRATITUDE at CASology

This week at CASology, we're finding all kinds of ways to say thank you, we appreciate you, and you're awesome! Our cue card this week is:

This is truly a CAS card...purple and white embossing powders made all the magic happen.
This technique is really easy if you have a stamp positioner like a MISTI or Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform...but it's not a must. 

The DT and guest designer would love to show you their debts of gratitude too :)

Guest Designer: Haris

Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo Deidre

Friday, September 21, 2018

All DRESSed Up at CASology

We're playing dress up at CASology this week! Show us all your girlie, frilly, pretty one for our cue card inspiration...and we're back to weekly challenges again :)

This week, I used some masking and ink blending to create my background. The dress is a paper doll cutout that I printed from online and paper pieced with some decorative cardstock.
By the way...I adore the Hero Arts hybrid inks, in case you haven't tried them. They stamp with crisp impressions and leave a very smooth finish without mottling.

Ok, time to check out the DT! And there's a sweet prize for this week's winner from our awesome sponsor STAMPlorations.

Guest Designer: Barb G.
Sponsor: STAMPlorations

STAMPlorations is having a 25% off fall sale right now on stamps, stencils and dies in the Flutter Fall section of the store!  Be sure and go take a look!  Use code FLUTTER25 at checkout.  Sale continues until the end of this month.

Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo Deidre