Tuesday, October 21, 2014

CAS-ual Fridays and Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Welcome to Day 2 of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and Add a Little Dazzle blog hop! I love working with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps & Fri-Dies and can't wait to show you how I paired them up with these fun metallic sheets from Add a Little Dazzle. For this blog hop, be sure to leave a comment on each blog on each day of the hop for a chance to win some amazing prizes!

If you came here from Cathy's blog you're on the right track! If you'd like to start at the beginning pop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog.  You'll see the full line-up at the bottom of today's post. 

I reeeeealllly hope you're thinking that looks like a bomb because that's what I was going for...just humour me if you don't get it. ;) 

The "bomb" was cut using the Funky Round Tag Fri-Dies and a Black Diamond metal sheet; the strip along the bottom is Perfect Peacock and the twisty pieces exploding from the bomb are Perfect Peacock, Ocean Blue, Wondrous White and Polished Purple. What I like about these metal sheets is that they are thin enough to die cut easily and they bend and twist as needed. All I needed to do for the twisty pieces was cut a thin strip and wind it around a pencil. The background and sentiment come from the Exclamations set. 

Thanks for checking out my project today...I have one more card to show later this week using more metal sheets so come back. Don't forget to check out the CAS-ual Fridays blog all week because there is a new hop each day with loads of inspiration.  

Marcie Sharp (that's me!)

Enjoy the hop! 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

I love donuts

It's the weekend folks! Woot woot! I'm getting in some quality crafting time and as of right now, my children are upstairs playing together and I have not heard any screams of terror or arguing in 15 minutes. It's possible they have destroyed their bedrooms but at least they're doing it together. :)

My card today is going in two different challenges; first, the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge which is "O is for..." I took my donuts (or doughnuts as us Canadians spell it) to be the letter 'o' and lined up three of them across the card. The second challenge is CASology Week 117: CANDY and I think the sprinkles and icing on the doughnuts count! Some Glossy Accents and sequins finish the card off perfectly.

Thanks for stopping in today and enjoy the rest of your weekend! 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Spring Chicken in Autumn

I have an affinity for chickens seeing as I grew up the daughter of egg producers. I like my eggs cooked anyway you make them, I have chicken drumsticks in the crockpot for supper, and although you would never guess it, I find it hard to pass up any sort of decor with chickens on it. Weird I know. When I saw the Birthday Farm Animals set by Simon Says Stamp, I knew I was going to buy it based on the chicken alone. SO cute. Love love love! 

I'm linking up to Virginia's View Challenge Clean and Simple this month with a barely a day to squeak in before the deadline. Nothing like leaving it to the last minute. Confession: I was convinced I'd linked up an earlier card but I guess not. Oh well. So here goes again! 

I stamped and embossed the chicken image in white, then used my Distress Markers to watercolor her (she's a girl).  After that the rest was easy peasy!  Use your time wisely and head on over to see the rest of the links for some amazing clean and simple inspiration. There are some amazing creations there!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Picture Perfect with Paper Smooches

Thanksgiving has come and gone here in Ontario and we are all in turkey and pumpkin pie recovery mode. If I have to recover from something...well...eating pie is what I'd like to be recovering from. :) 

Onto the card for today! I'm playing along in the Paper Smooches Picture Perfect challenge which is absolutely lovely.  So many ways to go with this one- barn board, floral inspiration, colours, the letter "E", textures...I chose the colours and flowers to base my design from. 

I made a relatively simple one layer card (more or less one layer) that would be easy for mailing.  I stamped the sentiment from Blossoming Buds and built the floral images around it.  A few enamel dots finished off the design and the white panel was glued to a pre-made card base.

Thanks for stopping in today! In case I haven't told you lately, in the spirit of Canadian Thanksgiving, I am thankful for all you crafty friends. :) 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Wish Big- CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

It's the weekend! Yippee! It's also Thanksgiving weekend in Ontario and I'm really looking forward to turkey, potatoes, stuffing and good ol' pumpkin pie not mention visiting with my wonderful family. 

Today is my day to share a project on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog so pop on over and check it out there too. I'm still pinching myself that I get to be a part of this talented team!

I created a mini card (4.25x3.5) and tag set using the Funky Round Tag Fri-Dies and Bold Wishes stamp set. For both pieces I stamped the small border with gray ink, used my Peerless Watercolors to flick splotches of colour all over and then stamped the bold sentiments in black ink. 

The CASology #116 SPLATTER challenge fit perfectly for this card so I'm linking up over there. 

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