Tuesday, 17 January 2017

CASology #232 : Cut

This week's cue word at CASology Challenge is CUT!

I wanted to add some interest to my word die cut from Stamplorations, so I inked it in graduating colour and then stamped some horizontal lines from the Simon Says Stamps Basic Stripes set.

I used the same line stamp on my card and matched them up.

Grab your die cuts or scissors and join in the challenge. 

Check out the Design Team cards for some great inspiration!

Janet Ribet (you are here)

Guest Designer: Anita

Sponsor : Stamplorations

Thursday, 12 January 2017


I was so taken by Amanda's card, that I had to make my own version. I went with a a lovely cheery blue background. I used Distress Inks as watercolour.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

CASology #231 : Forest

Those of us in the southern hemisphere are just getting back to "normal life" this week. I returned home from the beach yesterday, and had a busy day today helping my daughter to prepare and pack. Flying back to the real world and work. 

Life slows down when you're at the beach ... in the mountains ... by lakes ... in nature. Gives one time to regain our perspective and balance. A great way to start the year and good to do on a regular basis.

So here's my card for the CASology Forest Challenge.

Using only one third of the card leaves plenty of white space. I had to try out my new colours of Prismacolor crayons. Lots of lovely greens in my new 150 set!

Check out the Design Team cards for some great inspiration!

Hazel Hodgkins (taking the week off)
Janet Ribet (you are here)

Guest Designer: Christel!

Join the challenge before Monday 16th January at noon (CMT).

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

CASology #230 : Cold

This is my first card for the CASology DT! What an exciting start to 2017. Wishing you all a most creative year ahead.

The cue word this week's challenge is COLD, and I could certainly do with something cold these hot southern hemisphere summer days. I'm just melting at the beach!

To keep the card CAS, I decided to go for the "one third rule", in using only one third of the card for the design, and placing the images at the one-third sweet spot. Using small pieces of patterned paper adds interest without making the card too busy.

Sponsor:  Rubber Dance Stamps.  Pop over to the rest of the DT to be inspired:  

Guest Designer : Wendy

Friday, 23 December 2016

Ornament Card

I needed to make 12 cards for staff and carers at the assisted living facility where my MIL is staying. Thought it would be fun to make a card that could have an ornament as part of the card. As they are more French speakers than English, I used the lovely simple "Noel" sentiment.

The ornament is stuck with temporary glue and can be easily removed. Some Diamond Stickles adds some lovely shimmer.

My entry for ...


Thursday, 22 December 2016

A Quiet Peaceful Christmas

I finally got round to making a card with the wonderful Holy Nights die set of Concord & 9th. Used soft colours to convey peace, stillness ... a Holy night.

I'm not actually sending this card - I've put it up as a decoration. The colours just happen to match the delphiniums and pink flowers which I was so excited to find in Mauritius for the first time today. If anyone knows what those pink flowers are called, I would love to know. They are so soft and pretty and I have no idea what they are.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. May you be showered with the blessings of peace, the beauty of hope, the spirit of love and the comfort of faith.

I leave you with this delightful recounting of the Christmas story by kids.

I'll enter it to CAS-ual Fridays Challenge : Christmas /Hanukkah

Monday, 19 December 2016

A Gift for You

I'm combining a number of challenges ... to make this card.

As I needed to die cut 3 times to make the card I wanted, I mixed up the combinations and made another 2. Yay ... TWO bonus cards!

I think this one needed something, and you can't go wrong with some bling. Added Frosted Lace Stickles.

My entry for ....

... CASology : Bow Challenge

... Addicted to Stamps and More : CAS Challenge

... Muse Challenge #196 ... where I focused on using one red object with a black sentiment.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Love Makes the World Go Round

Our little planet is spinning around in vast space ... and we can all add our little bit of love and kindness.

My entry for CASology : Space Challenge.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Primary Colours

Primary colours make me think of children, paint and blocks .... so here's my card ...

Monday, 5 December 2016

I love Christmas

My first card with the Penny Black Winter Wonderland set. I just love the little birds with their Santa hats.

Inspired by the ...

... bird in the middle
... surrounded by leaves
... with a little sentiment

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