28 August 2016

The Paper Players #310 : A sketch from Nance

Hi there!

We have a sketch for you this week at The Paper Players !


I had fun creating this card inspired by Nance's sketch. I kept the orientation the same, but literally stretched the sketch a bit this week!

floral thank you card

A closer look:

floral thank you card

I used a freebie stamp set I recieved with a recent issue of Papercraft essentials.
Black outlines stamped with Versafine. Yellow , green and teal stamped with ColorBox inks.

The sentiment is computer generated, here for you to download:
(font : Destain)

free thank you card sentiment

I used the color inspiration from the Color throwdown challenge:


Thanks for visiting me today.... hope to see you join us this week for our sketch challenge!


27 August 2016

Good Luck!

Hi there!

Lazy Saturday afternoon here in Abu Dhabi.

Said goodbye to our youngest daughter this morning at the airport. When she arrived home early July, Summer seemed long, but when I look back now, I wonder what happened to the hours, days and weeks. I miss her already, and Sugar keeps looking for her (insert sad face)

Next visit is December, for Christmas...

The best medicine is to keep busy, so this is what I made today. A good luck card. Appropriate for our student who start her 3rd year of uni next week.

water colored good luck

water colored good luck

Inspiration for my card comes from a couple of challenges:

Muse card club  ~ Inspired by Marilyn. I focused on the following elements:

  • Color palette
  • General layout
  • Technique

Addicted to CAS ~ Silhouette

Darnell's  NBUS challenge ~ I used a NBUS sentiment stamp from Penny Black flower sparks set.

To create the background, I cut 6 rectangles with the smallest die from the Memory Box pinpoint rectangle set. I used my Zig Markers to scribble on a piece of acetate . Colors used:
  • Scarlet red
  • Red
  • Bright yellow
Spritzed with water, and swooshed every rectangle through the water/paint mixture.
I popped every rectangle up on foam tape to create dimension.

Branch with leaves from the Silhouette store. Cut with my cameo from black card stock.


Thanks for visiting me today!

Enjoy your weekend ☺


25 August 2016

CAS(e) this sketch #187

Hi there!

I am here to share this week's CAS(e) this sketch inspiration!

My take on Chrissy's sketch which has so many possibilities:

A closer look:

I designed my card in the Silhouette studio, cutting the tiny images from black paper, adhering it to colorful circles.
Always amazed by the way the cameo is able to cut detailed shapes like this!

The theme of my card was inspired by the following 2 challenges:

Less is more  ~ something exotic


Addicted to CAS ~ Silhouette

Thanks for visiting me today!

Hope to see you play along with our sketch this week ☺


23 August 2016

CASology : FUN

Hi there!

FUN is the cue card at CASology this week!


I was inspired by the word(s) FUN-filled ... here's how it turned out:

fun filled card

A closer look:

fun filled card

I read a post about graphic design the other day. It said that if you had to explain your design, it wasn't successful... but I am going to explain anyway! Although it's a shaker card I didn't really aim for it to shake... making sense ? I wanted to FILL the word FUN to give meaning to it! So I used tiny silver seed beads to do just that :)

I had to layer the top panel (4 layers) to create space for the beads. Contained them with a layer of acetate beneath the top layer.

I created the glittery striped background with washi tape by 3M. LOVE the sparkle ! I also die cut the balloon from a piece of BG paper that was left over.

I saved the sentiment I created in the Silhouette studio for you to use:

Fonts used :
Better together & Berlin Sans

For more amazing inspiration please visit my teammates listed below:

                                                                            Guest Designer:  Cat

Sponsor:  Waffle Flower

I am adding my link to the following challenges:

CAS on Sunday ~ Balloons

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~ Make for the border.

Time out challenges  ~ Caseing Julia (focusing on the fun shaker card with striped border)

Thanks for visiting me today!

Hope to see you join the FUN at CASology this week!


21 August 2016

The Paper Players #309 : Sweet & CAS

Hi there!

Time for Sandy's sweet & CAS challenge at The paper players


I went for something sweet... but healthy too :)

Two examples for you today, showing one with softer blended colors...

be like a pineapple card

be like a pineapple card

... and one with solid color blocks:

be like a pineapple card

be like a pineapple card

I wanted to incorporate the design elements captured in a pineapple without actually using a pineapple image.

I did that by welding a scalloped oval shape to a diagonal grid background in the Silhouette studio.

I added color to the background for the first card with distress inks by Hero Arts ( green hills, butter bar and a small amount of orange soda) and solid green and yellow card stock for the second card.

I created my own sentiment form a known quote found on Pinterest.

... and yes, you are welcome to download and use it  ☺

free pineapple printable/card sentiment

Adding my link to the following challenges:

AAA cards ~Blending (first card).


Uniko studio ~ Inspired by a song title.

I can think of 2 songs. One is Sweet Caroline by my all time favorite Neil Diamond & who can remember this one : Agadoo doo doo push pineapple shake the tree ! You can listen here !


Thanks for visiting me today!

Hope to see you play along this week :)


18 August 2016

CAS(e) this sketch #186

Hi there!

Time for a new sketch at CAS(e) this sketch !

N@Ali's turn to bring on the inspiration , here's my take :

polka dots and stripes butterflies

Yet another card designed in the Silhouette studio, and cut with my cameo ;)

I know IRL butterflies' wings are mirror images... but I decided to use my artistic licence , and played around with polka dots, stripes , positive and negative cuts! Why not? I love the fun graphic look !

The butterfly is a design by Hero arts in the Silhouette store ( Design ID #8265 ).

The sentiment is my own, and as always I share it :

Fonts used : Claphappy light & Fineliner Script.

Adding my link to the patterned paper/ designer paper challenge at Inkspirational 


Thanks for visiting me today... hope to see your card in the CTS gallery this week!


16 August 2016

CASology : DREAM

Hi there!

After all the dizziness last week's cue card caused , I am sure you are ready for this week's challenge at CASology... DREAM !


Let's see what you will dream up this week!

A closer look:

My card uses a  scrap of  watercolored paper that was lying on my desk after THIS card I made last week.

I added a strip of glittered paper to give the butterfly a place to rest on.

Vellum butterfly cut 3 times with my Silhouette (resized every time) .

Outline sentiment written with my Silhouette cameo and sketch pen.

Three rhinestones to finish off the design.

We are sponsored by Stamplorations this week.


For more inspiration click the links below:

Guest designer:  Rachel

My layout was inspired by the sketch at CAS on Sunday .

Also adding my link to the watercolor challenge at Just us girls.


Cas-ual fridays ~ time to color ~ challenge


Thanks for visiting me today!

Hope to see you play along this week ☺