CAS24 Colour Challenge


My best laid plans for a card a day during the summer, or even one every couple of days, have come to nought so far.  I have a painting project which is my first priority.  I have never painted a room before and it has been a little nerve wracking at times.  I think I am over half way through now and it looks pretty good.

I thought I’d make a quick card before I got started with the paintbrush this morning so I turned to the CAS challenge for the week.  A CAS card is sure to be quick, right?  Not always.  It took a few takes before I was happy, then I stamped the sentiment and it was crooked!  Perfect chance to use my new oval punch.  These colours are not colours I would normally reach for,  I rarely grab the Bold Brights but they do make happy cards.  I inked the flowers on the yellow pad first, then rock ‘n’ rolled them on the orange.

Thanks for dropping in, I’m off to do some more painting.


Stamps: Paint Prints, Best Yet
Inks: Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise

Stationery gift basket

This basket was the reason things were a little quiet on the blog earlier this week.  A friend asked me if I would make a gift basket for a bridal shower and this is what I came up with.  I had two evenings to get it done and really needed to work with what I had on hand.   Other than the candles it is filled with stationery.  It contains five greeting cards (mainly thankyous, as brides usually have many people to thank), a notebook, bookmark, place cards, two candles and a calendar.  It was the first time I had done a calendar, so it was a little bit of trial and error working out how and  what I would decorate.  I ended up decorating the inside cover, so that when it is hung up the decorated page is showing.  I perforated the top edge of all the months so they can be torn off leaving the decorated page showing all year.

The candles are done with tissue paper and wax paper as explained in my tutorial here.  All the paper items are made using Brocade Background designer paper, River Rock, Confetti Cream or Vanilla cardstock.  I had some lace in my lace basket which co-ordinated perfectly so that is featured on a couple of cards as well as the notebook.

Thanks for dropping in.


Stamps:With Gratitude, Baroque motifs, Paint Prints
Inks: River Rock, versmark, Always Artichoke
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, River Rock, Confetti Cream, Brocade Backgrounds designer paper
Also: Cuttlebug formal squares embossing folder, Lace, Olive Organza ribbon, Embroidery thread, notebook from Staples, basket from Bulk Barn, candles from Ikea, Cherished Memories and Chateau Bella rub-ons

Pretty & simple


I finally found some to stamp again and pulled out the retired set Paint Prints. It is so easy to make pretty cards with this set. It isn’t very clear but I did some flowers in rose red on the rose red background from the bottom right hand corner to the top left hand corner.


Stamps: Paint Prints, Hugs & Wishes
Inks: Rose Red, Bravo Burgandy, Mellow Moss
Cardstock: Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Mellow Moss