23 April 2017

Best Wishes

Hi there!

Yesterday , while waiting for our eldest daughter to arrive for a !!! month's !!! visit, I had to keep busy to make the time go faster !

So I decided to create a card for the current Fusion card challenge where they have an amazing inspiration photo. My card is quite a literal take on the photo, also using the sketch provided, just flipped it upside down.


My card:

A closer look:

For my window, I used 2 chevrons, cut from a lighter and darker grey card stock. I used the same concept for a masculine birthday card HERE.

I had a specific image in mind, and because I don't have it in a stamp form, I did a quick online search for flower bouquets coloring pages. I opened the image I found in the Silhouette studio, traced it and did the fussy cutting with my cameo.

I water colored the bouquet with my Zigmarkers.

The sentiment is a digital stamp, using the font Always in my heart.

Also playing at

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~ Flowers/showers

Simon says stamp Monday challenge ~ Splash it on (watercolor)

CAS water colour ~ Pink & green

Simon says stamp Work it Wednesday ~ Flowers/ showers

That's it!

Thanks for visiting me today. Enjoy your Sunday!


21 April 2017

A beautiful day!

Hi there!

The inspiration photo at The card concept shouts SPRING! I am sure you will agree.

So inspiring!


Some of the smaller stamps from sets often get neglected (by me), but from the first moment I saw this picture, I knew I wanted to use one of those neglected stamps to create a card for this week's challenge.

Altenew beautiful day

From another angle:

Altenew beautiful day

The stamp I used is from the Beautiful day set by Altenew, and even though I have used this set a couple of times before, I have never inked up this lovely little branch with flowers.

I started of by doing light blue water color smooshing, using my Zigs, and then stamped the image several times to create the background. I then colored the leaves and flower centers , also using my Zigs.

The butterflies were cut with my Silhouette, and they also got smooshed with watercolor.
After it dried, I stamped the black dots (one of the small accent stamps from Springtime azalea stamp set)

Black ink : Versafine Onyx black.

Also playing at :

Work it Wednesday  ~ Flowers / showers

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~ Flowers / showers

Simon says stamp Monday challenge ~ Splash it on (using watercolor)

Thanks for visiting me today!


20 April 2017

CAS(e) this sketch # 218

Hi there!

Thursday... and it is CAS(e) this sketch day on my blog!

My take on the sketch looks like this:

And another angle:

This fabulous lady is a digital design by Hero Arts and you can find her in the Silhouette store :
Design ID #30907.

I added a strip of small B&W polka dots pattern and created my own sentiment in the Silhouette studio.

Short and sweet today!

Hope to see you in the CAS(e) this sketch gallery this week!


19 April 2017

Thank you Daisy

Hi there!

We are past the halfway mark of April, and I haven't joined a couple of my favorite monthly challenges yet. So today is the day!

A closer look:

I used the largest Daisy from the Altenew Spring daisy set.

Added a sentiment from the Floral-frame-stamp-set also by Altenew.

I water colored the flower and leaves with my Zigs .

Embossing folder by Sizzix/ Tim Holtz Alterations.


CAS watercolour ~ Pink & Green

The flower challenge  ~ Sketch

Simon says stamp Work-Wednesday ~ Flowers/ Showers

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~  Flowers/ Showers

Simon says stamp Monday challenge ~Splash it on (watercoloring)


Thanks for visiting me today!


18 April 2017

Casology: Grow

Hi there!

It's time for a new cue card at CASology !

My card:

A closer look:

I used a cutting file from Apex cuttables . This is one of six images in the sweet love couples pack.
I cut the image from black card stock using my Silhouette cameo, designed and printed my own sentiment in the Silhouette studio, and created a soft stenciled background using green dye ink from Hampton art . I masked a flower stencil with a die cut heart to create the BG. One of those very QACAS cards I love to make!

Font used for my sentiment: DK Mango smoothie... and if you want to use it , you're welcome!

Our sponsor this week: Stamplorations

Looking for more inspiration?     👉                          

Guest designer: Lisa

Adding my link to the STENCIL challenge  @ AAA cards CAS on Sunday

                                      For your blog

Thanks for visiting me today!


16 April 2017

More rainbows!

Hi there!

I planned on making a card and ended up with a bonus when I realized there was another easy card in that throw away piece with die cut circles!

Looking at the two cards after I finished it... I like the card with the rescued card stock more!

And the second (bonus card!)

I played with Acrylic paper and Faber Castell soft pastels to create the rainbow stripes.

 Sentiments created in the Silhouette studio.

My cards were inspired by :

Muse card club ~ Inspired by Tracey's rainbow & circles

Addicted to CAS ~ Rainbows

Cas-ual fridays ~ Rainbows

Seize the birthday ~ No topping

Happy little stampers  ~ April CAS Blending



Thanks for visiting me today!


15 April 2017

Proud of your strength

Hi there!

One of my favorite Altenew sets to watercolor is the Bamboo rose set. I think it lends itself beautifully to loose watercoloring , which works for me! With this month's Inspiration challenge picture still in my head, I stamped a simple scene and watercolored it, using my Zig markers.

This time I used the flowers as background and added 2 butterflies as focal point. I did some mirror stamping of the butterfly and did the 'fussy cutting' with my silhouette.

Altenew bamboo rose

A closer look:

Altenew bamboo rose

I also want to share my card at Less is more (Spring walk) and Addicted to stamps (make your mark)


Thank you so much for visiting me!