Tuesday, August 15, 2017

PRICKLY Fun in the Sun

Welcome back to another CASology week! 
Time to put your thinking caps on for this week's cue card.


After my vacation, the first thing that came to mind with this week's CASology cue card was prickly heat (yep, I always get a sunburn despite bathing in 70 SPF sunblock lol). But that's no fun, so I went with my favorite prickly stamps, hedgehogs from Penny Black!


This is a totally one-layered card, thanks to 3 different masks, pastel distress ink blending, 
and Copic coloring. 

The DT has some funny and sharp-witted inspirations for you this week! And don't forget to say hi to our guest designer and awesome sponsor. 


Anna Uhras 
Deidre Payne
Hannelie Bester
Jacquie Southas
Janet Ribet 
Jen Wills
Joyce Mehrberg
Judy Marino
Kymona Tracey
Melissa Chipperfield
Rachel Bergfeld
Sherrie Mannion

Guest Designer: Amy R.
Sponsor: STAMPlorations- They're offering a 10% discount this week 
for our followers- use code CASOLOGY.

I'm also linking up at CAS(E) this Sketch!, Fusion Card Challenge, and AAA Cards.


Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo Deidre
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

CASology Goes on SAFARI

How great that I get to craft while away on vacation in Costa Rica!
And I feel like this week's cue card for our CASology challenge is perfect: SAFARI.


 
I really wanted to make this a one-layer card, so stamping this giraffe and sentiment required a little bit of masking and drawing. I got this idea quite a while back from the fabulous Kristina Werner.
 
Here you can see how short the actual stamp is compared to how he turned out.
 
 
Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens are great for this technique, because you have so many options in nibs size. I colored everything with Copic markers and he's ready for his safari!
 
You have to check out the wildly amazing inspiration cards from the DT and guest designer!
 
 
Deidre Payne (that's me)


Guest Designer: Kevin B.
And a big thank you to our sponsor: Your Next Stamp
You can win a  $25 gift certificate to their online store! Hope you play along this week :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

xoxo Deidre
 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

JUICY Fruit

What a fun cue card we have for you this week over at CASology!
It's the perfect time of year to make a card with everything JUICY in mind.




I've been hanging onto this little Avery Elle "Mon Cheri" stamp set and how sweet (get it??) to use it this week. I actually stamped these on vellum and colored them from the back using Pitt Big Brush Pens. I love Bing cherries and the colors would look great against my sponged Distress Oxide Ink background...which has a little gold lining to the clouds.

The rest of the DT has some awesome inspiration this week to share too, so be sure to say hi. And don't forget the Guest Designer :)


Deidre Payne (that's me)


Guest Designer: Michele

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

xoxo Deidre



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

CASology Celebrates 5 Years ~ Blog Hop Time!

Another year older and we're starting off with a new look...and a blog hop! 

You should have arrived here from the awesome STAMPlorations blog. If you've missed any of the stops on our crazy fab 5-year Anniversary Blog Hop, you can always go back to CASology and start from the beginning. You definitely don't want to miss our celebration and the designers and companies that are sponsoring prizes! Check out the details below.


Even shaker cards can be CAS! I created the paper with all the "happy" sentiments I could dig out of my stamp collection and used various ink colors...I love a good rainbow of colors :) The banner is a folded banner die and was perfect to stretch across the balloon.

Now time to hop over to Kimberly Wiener's inspiration for our b-day party!



Details:
  • To be eligible for the sponsor prizes, you must comment on all stops included on the hop list.  Winners will be selected randomly using random.org.
  • To be eligible for the CASology prize, participants must comment on all stops included on the hop + link up a BALLOON themed card to the gallery.  Winner will be selected randomly using random.org.
  • Winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 1!

Prizes:
CASology - $50 gift certificate to the online craft store of winner's choice
Altenew - $30 gift certificate to the online store
Sprinkle Berry - a gift from their product line
Avery Elle - $20 gift certificate to the online store
Cindy B Designs - $25 gift certificate to online craft store of winner's choice
Concord & 9th - $25 gift certificate to the online store
DeNami Designs - $20 gift certificate to the online store
Lawn Fawn - $35 gift certificate to the online store
Neat & Tangled - $25 gift certificate to the online store
Poppystamps - $20 gift certificate to the online store
Precious Remembrance Shop - stamp set of winner's choice
7 Kids College Fund - $20 store credit
STAMPlorations - $15 gift certificate to the online store
Sunny Studio - Color Me Happy set + matching Color Word Die
The Ton - $20 gift certificate (for The Ton brand stamps, dies, inks & gilding products)
Uniko Studio - an in-stock clear stamp set of winner's choice
Waffle Flower - $25 gift certificate to the online store
Your Next Stamp - $20 gift certificate to the online store

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

WISH a Little Wish with CASology

If you love happy thoughts and positive vibes, then CASology has you covered 
with this week's cue card: WISH.



So I'm totally in L-O-V-E with the Distress Oxide inks! They're creamy and blend so beautifully...and they stamp so cleanly. Seriously, get your hands on a couple of these movies.

I masked off my border and the largest butterfly stamp in the same set as the circles I used for the background to create plenty of white space. I was able to position my sentiment in the middle of the butterfly. I think kraft cardstock is great with pastels, so it's a mostly one-layer card 
with a few tiny rhinestones :)


There's more happy inspirations to see from the DT and guest designer. And our wonderful sponsor this week is Uniko Studios.


Deidre Payne (that’s me)

Guest Designer: Anna
Sponsor: Uniko Studios

I'm also joining up at CAS(E) this Sketch! #229 and TIME OUT Challenge #87

Have an awesome day!
xoxo Deidre

Stamps: Prima Marketing Finnabair- Don't Forget to Fly; Create a Smile- Clear Bad Day
Inks: Distress Oxide- Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Faded Jeans; Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow Ink