Friday, September 22, 2017

CAS on Friday - Dies

Can't believe it is already half way through September.  I gotta start working on some Christmas cards...but first, we have another challenge starting today at CAS on Friday.  Our theme for this challenge is to use a Die on your card.  Lots of opportunity with this theme.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Remember, I have a giveaway happening now---check it out here!

Here's my take on the challenge...




This was a take on a card that I made awhile back...that one was for Valentine's Day and this is for a friend who has been a bit under the weather.

My friend loves pink and glitter so I added a bit of sparkle to this card. The sentiment and images are from Lawn Fawn.  I used copic markers to add the color and Wink of Stella for the sparkle!



Here's a close up of the image.  As you can see I added some dimension by adding a bit of foam tape to the die cut image.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Addicted to CAS - Florals


Another beautiful day, with lots of opportunity to play outside...my favorite kinda day!

Remember, I have a giveaway happening now---check it out here!

We have another challenge starting over at Addicted to CAS!  Our theme for this week is Florals.  Always a fun challenge.

I love this modern floral set from Simon Say Stamps and have been using it quite a bit lately.






This was a quick and easy card.  I started by stamping my colored flowers, then adding the black outlines.  Super quick and easy!





Here is a bit of a close up of the card. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Less is More - Take Flight


Finally the heatwaves are over and we are settling into some nice tennis playing weather!  Another week of social tennis and some fun dining with friends!

Remember, I have a giveaway happening now---check it out here!

We have another challenge starting over a Less is More!  Our challenge for this week is Take Flight.  I had several ideas for this one, but in the end, I decided to go with this card.  Here's my take on the challenge...




This was a fun card to make...lots of coloring which I like.  I stamped the main image and colored it with Copic Markers.  I then added the sentiment.  I felt a bit too empty so I added the skyline on the bottom. Super fun to make!

















Here's a close up of the card.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!














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Saturday, September 9, 2017

One Layer Card - Coloring

Wow, can't believe it is already September.  This year is flying by....

Remember, I have a giveaway happening now---check it out here!

We have another challenge over at Less is More and our theme for this challenge is a One Layer Card and Coloring.  You can use markers, colored pencils or any coloring medium.  Here's my take on the challenge, looking forward to seeing what you come up with!




I found this cute little stamp and just love it.  This is the perfect birthday card for one of my friends!  I used copic markers to color this sweet beauty.

After stamping the sentiment, I added a few little stars for some shimmer!




Here's a close up of the card. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Friday, September 8, 2017

CAS on Friday - Color Me Pretty

The heat wave is slowly receding.  I'm looking forward a bit more normal September weather!

Remember, I have a giveaway happening now---check it out here!

We have another challenge starting today over at CAS on Friday.  The theme for this challenge is Color Me Pretty.  You can use markers, colored pencils or another other coloring medium you can think of.  Here's my take on the challenge.



I used this stamp from Art Impressions.  I just love this sassy lady...she is so funny!

I colored her using copic markers. Stamped my sentiment and used the inlaid die technique to add to the card for more easy mailing.

I thought it needed a bit something extra, so I added my little stars....yup, been adding those quite a bit!














Here's a close up of the card!  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Addicted to CAS - Apples


For all of my US friends...welcome to the long weekend. Hope everyone has some fun plans!

Remember, I have a giveaway happening now---check it out here!

We have another challenge starting today at Addicted to CAS!  Our theme for this challenge is Apples!  What a terrific theme as the school year begins!  Not having any young ones at home anymore...here's my take on the theme.






I started by stamping my little mouse and the basket of apples.  I then colored them with Copic Markers.  I decided to add a tone on tone sentiment on some green paper.  I used the inlaid die technique to put the pieces together.  Then a final touch added the sentiment!

Here's a close up of the card.  You can see it is flat for easy mailing...love that inlaid die technique!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Less is More - Royal Blue & Lime Green

Getting ready for the Labor Day weekend...boy did the summer just fly by!  Well the good news, is that the summer weather will likely linger for another few weeks!

Remember, I have a giveaway happening now---check it out here!

We have another challenge starting today at Less is More! Our theme for this challenge is Royal Blue & Lime Green. I really love these colors together.  Here's my take on the challenge...



This is a quick card...I simply stamped my snow peeps and colored them with Copic Markers.  I then add some foam tape for dimension and added them to my card base.  I used a few of my rectangles to create this inlaid die technique to add the frame.  Stamped the sentiment and done!




Here's a close up of the card. You can see the dimension of the snow peeps against the flat card base!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Giveaway #3

We are heading into another heat wave...not looking forward to it...I mean it is September after all I'm ready for the fall!

I have another stamp that I think would be fun to share.  This is a 6 x 6 rubber stamp---a great background stamp!  I am excited to see what the winner can make with this one!

Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp TINY ALPHABET BACKGROUNDS sss101516 Falling For You Preview Image


If you are interested in this item, simply make a word or alphabet themed card and send it to me at the address below by September 30, 2017 (don't forget to include your address).  I will select one winner from the cards that I receive!


Mail all cards to:
Susan Wuthrich
P.O. Box 1784
Cupertino, CA  95015-1784




Thank you for all who entered the last giveaway...the prize has been sent out!

Susan

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Less is More - Real Objects

Getting ready to head off to a tennis tournament!  Looking forward to a day of lots of tennis! Hope it doesn't get too hot!

We have another challenge starting today over at Less is More!  Our theme for this challenge is Real Objects!  Just add an object to your card...but remember to still keep it CAS!

Here's my take on the challenge...


I love this little bunny!  After stamping him out and coloring him with copics, I added a bit of foam tape.

I sponged a bit of distress ink on this card base and added a bit of water to give it some slight texture.  I added the sentiment and gave it a bit of dimension with foam tape.

My real object is the stars I added around the bunny!


Here's a close up of my card!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Friday, August 25, 2017

CAS on Friday - One Layer Card

Well the summer is flying by...seems that the kids are back in school!  Thus, we have more opportunity to get tennis courts :)

We have another challenge starting at CAS on Friday!  Our theme for this challenge is one of my favorites...a One Layer Challenge.  I really do like these cards, so challenging.  Here's my take on the challenge.


I used this Stamping Bella image and colored it with Copics.  I added the sentiment and done!

For me the coloring is relaxing, so these one layer cards are just perfect for me to relax and color away!


Here's a close up of the card.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Less is More - Perfect Holiday

It's been a busy week, but we are back to our normal schedule...a bit of tennis with the husband continues to be my weekly bonus!

We have another challenge starting over at Less is More!  Our theme for this week is Perfect Holiday. Lots of opportunities here...I decided to focus on Christmas, since is is already the middle of August and I've gotta start making a few Christmas cards to avoid the year end crush!

Here's my take on the challenge...



For this card, I stated by stamping my Santa image and using the partial die cut method.  Love this technique!  I then colored my Santa with Copics.  I added a bit of snow to my grey card stock with molding paste.  Then stamped and cut out the sentiment in the form of a speech bubble.  Fun card and pretty quick too!




Here is a close up of the card...hard to see the dimension, but I did pop up the Santa on foam tape!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Addicted to CAS - Friends

Can't believe that it is already the middle of August...wow, where does the time go?

We have another challenge starting today at Addicted to CAS.  Our challenge for this week is Friends.  I picked this theme as I love making cards and sending them off to friends.  Also, I'm excited to work with a variety of stamps and this theme allows me to do that.

Here's my take on the challenge...





I simply stamped the main image on card stock.  Colored it with Copics and added the sentiment.  I find the hardest part of coloring is picking my colors and once that is done, the actual coloring is pretty quick.  I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the candles as a final touch!



Here's a close up of the card.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Less is More - Vehicles

Another fun week of tennis and outdoor activities.  Just love this summer weather!

Remember, I have a giveaway happening now---check it out here!

We have another challenge starting today at Less is More.  Our theme for this challenge is a One Layer Card and Vehicles.  I was thinking of going with cars, but then decided on a camping theme. Here's my take on the challenge...



I started by stamping and masking my images.  I then used distressed ink to add the background, then used my copics to color the main images.  In the end, pretty quick and simple.




Here's a close up of the card.  You can see it has no dimension, so it will be easy to mail.

Look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Friday, August 11, 2017

CAS on Friday - Birthday

We have a new challenge starting over at CAS on Friday!  Our theme for this week is Birthday!  Just perfect as we are moving into the busy birthday season for our family.

Remember, I have a giveaway happening now---check it out here!

Here's my take on the challenge.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!



For my main image, I stamped this cute guy and masked him.  I then added a few balloons!  I colored him with Copic markers.  I then thought this fun sentiment from Penny Black would go nicely so I cut it out and used my distress inks to add a bit of an ombre effect!

I really wanted to add a bit of Wink of Stella, but thought as a masculine card, that might be a bit too much!





Here's a close up of the card.  You can see I added a bit of foam tape to the sentiment to make it pop.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Less is More - Tropical Fruit

We are on the tail end of a heat wave and I have to say I'm happy to have it come to an end.  Being outside is so fun, but not when it is too hot!  Anywho...lots of great tennis this week and some time in the studio.

Don't forget to check out my latest Giveaway...here!

We have another challenge starting today at Less is More.  Our theme for this challenge is Tropical Fruit Colors.  I have no fruit stamps which would have been fun to use for this challenge! However, I do have lots of drink stamps---not sure what that says about me...but decided to focus on tropical fruit drinks.  Here's my take on the challenge...





This is a one layer card.  A simple card with a bit of simple masking. Coloring with Copics and done!






Here's a bit of a close up!  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Addicted to CAS - One Layer Card


Another beautiful week! The husband is feeling better this week, so we are off to play tennis!  Nothing better than a day on the court with the husband!

I have a Giveaway going on.  If you are interested, check it out here!

We have another challenge starting today at Addicted to CAS!  The theme for this week is One Layer Card.  My favorite!  Here's what I came up with...






I stamped this image and colored it with my Copics.  These Stamping Bella images are so fun to color and I find that everyone seems to love receiving these cards.

Just to add a bit of sparkle, I added a few stars at the end as a finishing touch.



Here's a bit of a close up of the card.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!