Monday, January 21, 2013

Last day of holidays .... (BIG sigh!)

 It's back to work tomorrow, still it's been a nice break, though a little hot so unable to achieve all we wanted to around the house.  My daughter has another week to go before school starts and we have the Australia Day holiday next weekend too, so something to look forward to.

Wanted to have a go at these 2 before time ran out.  Tricky colours these and in my head I wanted the colour to be in the cardstock rather than the stamping.  So all stamping is in grey and broke into my new SU colours for Summer Starfruit.  I did think about colouring in the flowers but glad I didn't, as it looks really pretty sitting here on my desk.

What you need
Cardstock - SU Real Red, white, Summer Starfruit, Melon Mambo
Stamps - HAPattern Hearts and Flowers, Year Round Sentiments
Ink - SU Basic Grey;  Memento London Fog
Punch - Fiskars
Gems - Kaisercraft

Now, this next one evolved rather than trying to fit in a couple of challenges .... Really!  I started out with my Hero Arts challenge with what I believe is my oldest HA stamp.  I used it in this post many moons ago.  So it was easy to visualise it in Dynamic Duo colours of red and black with a touch of Valentine.  But the design stumped me till I saw the latest Paper Players challenge.  Problem almost solved.  

Trying to be a bit arty, and not go down my usual framing route, I tried for off centre ... not tooo bad.  And finally it neatly fell into the Addicted to CAS embossing challenge.

I am happy with the finished product, especially the little hearts, a punch Jennifer McGuire has used many times to great effect.

What you need
Cardstock - SU Real Red, white, black
Stamps - HA Chandelier;  PTI Lighten Up
Ink - Versmark; Versafine Onyx Black
Embossing Powder - Zing Glitter Black
Die - Spellbinders Classic Squares
Punch - Martha Stewart
Glossy Accents


  1. Two great cards Cassie - glad you left the first one uncoloured! The second is great and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining the fun at A2CAS this week.

    Karen x

  2. What a lovely birthday card, Cassandra, I too love the stamp line roses! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ this week.

  3. I love both cards and I'm off now to check out a couple of challenges I haven't seen. Hope the transition back to work is an easy one!

  4. What a pretty birthday card. I love the pops of red and summer starfruit. Thanks for joining us at colourQ and retro sketches!

  5. Wow! Two wonderful cards that encompass several challenges! I really like it when I can do that, as I feel I'm multitasking! I love the way you've incorporated the colors of the Color Q colors in the first card. The stamp and sentiment are perfect for each other on the second turned out so cool! Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos!

  6. sooooo pretty!! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ!!

  7. Both such pretty cards Cassandrra. You rocked the CAS on your colourQ. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

  8. HI Cassandra,

    normally I find it strange to look at colorless stamps. But this time i think THIS is the eye-cathcer and really beautiful
    Thanks so much for joining us at ATCAS!


  9. Both cards are fabulous! I am totally swooning over the embossed chandelier!

  10. I love the beautiful chandelier stamp you used and it looks awesome embossed in black. I'm also loving the way you framed it out. Thanks for sharing your creation with The Paper Players, Cassandra!

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  12. Two lovely cards, either would fit in for our challenge, if they both had Embossing. Your chandelier card is gorgeous, dramatic, yet clean and simple, perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at Addicted to CAS during our Embossing challenge. Hope to see you again. Caz

  13. That window is fabulous! Great pairing of sentiment and image. Thanks for playing with the Dynamic Duos.

  14. Great cards! That chandellier image is fabulous and just perfect with that sentiment! Thanks for playing along with Dynamic Duos this week!

  15. OH my! This is beautiful! I love the colors and the bling you added in for the sketch! Thanks for playing at Retro Sketches!


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