Wednesday, January 15, 2020

CAS Challenge Reminders

Hi everyone.  We are changing things up a bit for the CAS Challenges.  The reminder posts will all be on the 15th of the month (CAS Mix Up, CAS Watercolour, CAS Christmas, CAS Stencil).  This is so it's a bit easier for us.

The above card is a reminder for CAS Mix Up - Partial Die-cutting, hosted by our wonderful Designer, Hideko.  The spray of flowers is heat embossed in gold, partially die-cut, watercoloured and placed over a black card base.  Simple gold embossed sentiment finishes the card.


Here's a sampling of colours:

The above card is for CAS Watercolour - Cool Colours challenge hosted by Bonnie.  This time I used the colours from the colour swatches Bonnie provided.  So fun!!  The large sentiment is on the inside that matches this image (too big for the front of the card).  It says "When life gives you a rainy day, wear cute boots and dance in the puddles."


This card is a reminder for the CAS Christmas - Tag challenge hosted by Christine.  I used a beautiful die-cut ornament gifted to me by a friend.  Die-cut, watercoloured, added sparkle and gloss, and added a hanger.  A sweet little tag with sentiment and twine bow finishes the card.


The above card is for CAS Stencil - Use a New Stencil, hosted by Nancy. We are also celebrating our 1st birthday!  I used a new-to-me stencil from Funky Fossil (Knitted Background).  I sponged in rainbow colours, blending as I went.  Stamped the dog twice, watercoloured, fussy-cut one and just the paws on the second.  Stamped the sentiment in the background, popped up a frame overtop, added the dog at the bottom, and popped up his paws so they are hanging over the edge.

I hope my cards have inspired you to take a look at the challenge blogs to see the amazing cards from our Designers, Guest Designers, and participants.  If you haven't had time to play along, there's over a week left before all four challenges close on January 24th at midnight PST.  Come join us!

CAS Mix Up Reminder - Flower spray
Stamps:  Kind Soul (W Plus 9); sentiment - Bouquet of Thanks (Simon Says Stamp
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:  Versamark; Distress Inks:  Abandoned Coral, Barn Door, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Matching die to kind soul flower spray (W Plus 9); Princess Gold embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, water brush

CAS Watercolour Reminder - Cute Boots
Stamps:  Puddle Boots; Cute Boots (Stampendous)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Versamark; Distress Inks:  Crushed Olive, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Gathered Twigs (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: Clear embossing powder, heat tool, water brush

CAS Christmas Reminder - Cardinal Ornament
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Real Red card stock (SU!)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Peeled Paint, Fired Brick (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Cardinal Ornament die (Cottage Cutz); water brush, glitter pen (Spectrum Noir - also gift from friend); Crystal Glaza (Nuvo)

CAS Stencil Reminder - Use a New Stencil
Stamps:  Dog (Impression Obsession - retired)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz); Obsidian Black permanent (Altenew - gift from friend); Zig - light gray for dog
Accessories & Tools:  Knitted Background Stencil (Funky Fossil), Stitched frame die (AliExpress), waterbrush

CAS Mix Up - Partial Diecutting
CAS Watercolour - Cool Colours
CAS Christmas - Tag
CAS Stencil - Use a New Stencil


Patti said...

Don't you just have the most amazing challenges going Loll!!! Your partial die cut card is stunning with the contrast in black and lightly colored on white! Your perfectly colored boots are COOL!! your darling little tag makes me wanna begin to sing Joy to the LWorld!! and if there is a cuter pup in blogland I don't know where!! Bravo friend!!! and please keep those fun challenges coming : )

HilaryJane said...

4 of the best here Loll. What can I say? They are all so good but I do really like the rainbow and the little dog on your stencil card. Stencils are the best xx

Julie B said...

What a great set of cards Loll. Love the contrast of the colourful flowers against the black of the first and the last is so cute! :)

Pat said...

Four fabulous cards Loll and it makes sense to show all the reminder cards in the same post. Gorgeous flowers dramatic against the black, then the beautiful boots, so cute, and the circular bauble shaped tag with the wonderful bright red background, and then that so so sweet dog with the vivid rainbow background, and love the look of that great stencil. x

Julia Aston said...

Goodness Loll - so much lovely inspiration here today - the partial die cut card is beautiful with those lovely blooms hanging over the black, your boots are so colorful and fun - I want to put them on and find a puddle to splash in - wonderful watercolor wash grounding them - Your cardinal tag is so pretty with the holly and I just love the colorful stenciled background for your cute pup hanging over the frame! xx

Linda said...

All of your cards are so amazing. I love, love, love your partial die cut flowers. Your watercoloring is fantastic. Love your little ornament tag. Hope you are having a great week.

I Card Everyone said...

Wow, Loll! That's what I call a 'wrap!' All gorgeous, btw!

Susan said...

Oh my goodness - four wonderful cards! Love them all! Your partial die cut one is stunning - so beautiful against the black. And those colourful Wellington boots made me smile! The Christmas ornament with the little tag is CAS Christmas card perfection. And of course I love the dog against the rainbow knitted background - two of my favourite things, dogs and knitting, in one card!

Marcia Hill said...

Four FABULOUS cards Loll!! Love them all, but think your sweet puppy dog card is my favorite!! I love the rainbow you did with the knitted stencil (I have that stencil and haven't used it yet either!) and then of course that sweet puppy with his paws hanging over the edge is just too CUTE! Hugs. :0)

Maria said...

A gorgeous collection of cards, Loll!! Wonderful colors and great design!! All so unique and lovely...well done!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow Loll - great quartet of cards! Especially love the rich red behind your cardinal tag!!

nancy littrell said...

Wow...posting all 3 of yours and Bonnie's CAS Challenges and your CAS Stencil all in one post was like walking into a craft store surrounded by overwhelming goodies (our kind of candy store!).

TFS all your inspiring CAS designs! Impossible to pick a favorite, but your partial die cut beautifully colored flowers with the black background just about popped out of my computer screen:-) Loved your fun colorful rubber boots in Cool colors:-) Your Christmas tag is a Joy and Love the Red (white) space for your background. Who could resist your sweet fussy cut pup and knit stitch rainbow colored stenciled background. out did yourself Loll on this really fun and creative post:-) I am inspired to go play in my craft room:-)

Thank you to you and Bonnie for inspiring all of us with your creative CAS Challenges. I am so proud to be a part of your CASette Design Team (Stencil Challenge). Thank you for keeping us organized. Love and Hugs...Nancy

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful array of cards Loll - love them all, but i think my favourite will have to be the stenciled one with the cute dog.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh wow! They are all amazing! Love the partial die cut , the flowers against the black look terrific... Then those wellies! I love them! Beautiful christmas tag card and then there's that cute dog with a fabulous stenciled BG... Way to go!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Definitely 4 WOW's for these cards, FABULOUS work.
Faith x

Arlene said...

WOW, beautiful cards. The top flower card is absolutely gorgeous. It was followed by WOW after WOW card.

BożenA said...

I love the great contrast of the first card. The pastel bouquet looks stunning against a black background, and the partial cut adds a lot of charm to the card.

BożenA said...

I love the second card for its colors. So joyful, springtime. This card adds hope that the winter will end soon

BożenA said...

A beautiful card with a tag. You wonderfully used this die to create a tag. A great idea.

BożenA said...

I love how you put this sweet dog in the window. Your card has such a beautiful extra dimension. I also love the wonderful, colorful background. WOW !!

Bonnie said...

An elegant floral bouquet that works perfectly for partial die cutting! I love how the black accentuates the colors! Those rain boots are adorable and you've done a wonderful job of coloring the intricate designs! Love the inside sentiment too. Such a pretty die cut ornament with the sweet cardinal and tiny tag! The last card with the rainbow background and the pup peeking out is so adorable and makes me smile!

Barb Ghig said...

Every one of your cards is fabulous, Loll! Of course, my fave is the darling pup peeking out from your beautiful stenciled background :) Thanks for making me smile today...I needed that! xx

Ina G said...

Great idea to showcase all these challenges together. i love checking out your works as they are always so inspiring. My favourite her are those colourful boots. Wishing I could put them on and jump in puddles here. Hopefully soon.

Trina P. said...

Love that all the reminder CAS challenge posts are on the same day... so much eye candy! All your cards are beautiful and inspiring. The tweet round tag is a stand out against the red base. Your rainbow stencilled puppy card is so cute hanging over the window opening.

Christine Alexander said...

So many great cards Loll, of course your tag card is tops for me but also that great dog and the knitted stencil background :)

Robyn Oliver said...

Busy, busy lady Loll..... four cards !!! and they're all fabulous...just love the floral with the black card-gorgeous colours, and the sentiment with the 'cool' gumboots is some rain here for puddle jumping, and gorgeous little die cut for the tag card and finally the cutest ever little dog with his rainbow stencil background - they're all wonderful... have a fabulous day hugs Robyn

Karen Dunbrook said...

wow....what a fab lineup of all wonderful cards, so awesome mf.
I love seeing what you create, thanks for inspiring.
xx Karen

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous inspiration and what stunning cards...of course no favourites but loving the first card especially with the dark cardstock behind those beautiful flowers, which has a real wow factor Loll x.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wonderful Challenge cards, Loll!
The gold looks beautiful with the black card base, and the partially die-cut spray of flowers is simply gorgeous!
Beautiful coloring of the rain boots and a pretty ornament with a tiny tag. The stenciled knitted background in rainbow colors is so pretty, especially with the sweet “Jessie's friend-like” puppy!
Hideko xx

Jo said...

Wow, four spectacular beauties. The first is quite special with that black card base, really honours the beautiful bouquet. Love the harmony with those boots. The tag is just perfectly assembled and that cute dog at the end of the rainbow says it all. A very busy lady filles with special creativity. BEAUTIFUL! xx

JoAnn said...

Four fabulous cards but I am partial to the first one with the flowers. Love the colorful embossed flowers against the black background. Love all the CAS challenges and it is much easier that the reminders for all be on the 15th. Great idea. Thanks.

Bobby said...

You've shown us all how to make cards for the four wonderful CAS challenges, Loll. I love them all. I made one similar to the first one for another challenge and those boots are darling.

Debbie said...

Wow - you’ve been one busy lady! These are all lovely, but I’m particularly drawn to the Christmas one - my beloved red and what a beautiful die cut and watercolored ornament. TFS.

My Paper Epiphany said...

I'm almost lost for words! So much creative talent in one post! I love them all and your colouring is so vibrant and beautifully done! The dog in your last card made me smile:)

Kia's Place said...

Goodness Loll, such beautiful cards done with beautiful colours. I love the little doggie in the last one, and am wowed by the beauty of the first one. And in between, the fun boots, and the Christmas tag card I just love.

Anita in France said...

How fabulous to see all these CAS beauties in one place, Loll ... each one wonderful! I'm especially taken with the first ... the gold embossing is fantastic with the black ... and the blooms are just gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Linda said...

Well .... where do I start! What a fabulous CAS collection.
Love the partially die cut flowers against the black, very striking.
The colourful wellington boots are so much fun.
Love the Christmas tag, so elegant but, I think my favourite is the happy chappie on the last design. He looks so cute peeping out against the rainbow coloured background xx

Susan Joyce said...

Three fabulous cards Loll. Love the colours of the CAS Mix Up flowers and it looks terrific paired with the black and gold.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Fabulous set of cards.
Love the striking contrast of colour on the dark background of your partial die-cutting one.
I am a sucker for doggy cards though - so that cute guy, on the edge, is just perfect.

Cathy said...

Wonderful cards Loll, you are so creative! Cathy x