Monday, April 15, 2019

Peek-a-boo at CASology

This is a fun challenge and I hope you can "see through" our antics at CASology!





Using acetate in a card can be tricky. You have to think about adhesives, the inside of the card, 
how to put your greeting, etc. This always stretching my brain...and tests my photo skills lol.

My secret to adhesives and acetate - use sheets of double-sided adhesive (like Stick-It sheets) or
run embellishments through a Xyron sticker maker. The back side of everything is evenly covered (usually) and looks so much cleaner from the inside :)

I hope you check out the other DT member blogs!

Have a great day!

Deidre



Saturday, March 23, 2019

Treasures in the OCEAN at CASology

We're inviting to join us at CASology to swim around with us for our 2-week challenge.



To make this card, I took a light gray cardstock, die cut it into a tag and covered it with Broken China 
Distress Oxide ink. I used a wave die to cut out a scrap piece of cardstock so that I could use it as a stencil. Starting at the bottom of the tag, I swirled on some Cracked Pistachio distress ink in three layers. I moved my homemade stencil over a smidge or two with each line. 

The die cut nautical images are suspended using silver thread to match the silver embossing of the sentiment. I hope you enjoy!

Please paddle over to the DT blogs to see their inspirations. 
We'd love to see your cards in our gallery!
Our awesome sponsor, STAMPlorations, is back with a prize for the winner.



Guest Designer:  Asa
Sponsor: STAMPlorations




Thanks for stopping by!
Deidre


Monday, March 4, 2019

BOUNCE Outta Here at CASology


So I know you're trying to figure out how my card fits with
our CASology cue card this week...



The cool kids use the word "bounce" to mean leaving, departing, going away.
I thought why not bring a little pop culture into this week's card!

I love this stamp set from Simon Says Stamp!
A little silver embossing paste through a heart stencil and I'm done.

Check out the other DT cards this week!



Guest Designer: Bobby
Sponsor: Uniko Studio

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

FURBABY Kisses at CASology


For all of you pet lovers, this week we're hoping to tug on 
your heart strings :) Our cue card at CASology is:



I had to represent for my little fur babies (both doggies), so I thought a little
puppy love and foam-dot-popped-up ears would be great for a little dimension this week.
This is a really old Inkadinkadoo stamp set that I adore for dog lovers.

I love how many different animals the DT represented this week, so check them out and see if your fluffy one is represented!



Guest Designer: Lindsey
Sponsor: STAMPlorations


STAMPlorations is returning as our wonderful sponsor and is offering this challenge's winner $25 off their next online order!  Be sure and check out their TWO sales happening right now for extra savings!





Thanks for stopping by!
Deidre

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 :)

Deidre


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
Sponsor:


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.