26 October 2016


Hi there!

I had so much creating this card... with all this cute smiley faces on my desk, I found myself smiling all the way from the beginning right to the point where I am typing up this post!

smiley face birthday shaker card

A close up:

smiley face birthday shaker card

I created the cutting file for the shaker in the Silhouette Studio, by welding the offset shape from the 'smile' to a basic frame.

The smiley faces are part of a set of 7 emoticons by Spellbinders.

I think you are going to see a lot of them in the future on my blog! Each face are made up of 2 layers. So the black you can see is actually negative space peeping through the top yellow layer.

Yes... and off course although not visible, everything is kept inside by an acetate layer.

I have put the 2 phrases of my sentiment together to share with you:

Sharing at the following challenges:

Less is more   ~ Use acetate or vellum

Inkspirational challenges  ~ Black & one color

Seize the birthday ~ No toppings

Happy little stampers  ~ Anything goes with dies

Thanks for visiting me today!


25 October 2016

CASology : Cure

Hi there!

CASology  time!

Where will this week's cue card take you?

It made me literally think out of the box this week ... the tissue box!


I know tissues won't really cure any illness, but it will surely help to get you there!

This is how it looks like empty:

And this is how it looks closed and ready to go into an envelope :

Dimensions (closed) : 9 x 11.5cm

Design ID #62550 From the Silhouette online store with my own sentiment. 
Font : Cashew Apple Ale

This is the first time I made a pop up card and let me tell you it was so much fun!
It also was a fabulous opportunity to use up some patterned paper that's been waiting in a drawer very patiently!

You might be wondering (like I was wondering) where the saying "bless you" after someone sneezes,  originated. If you are interested to learn something new today, click here ☺.

For more inspiration... please visit my friendly teammates listed below:

Guest designer:  Petra

Our sponsor this week: Birch press design 

Thanks for visiting me today!

24 October 2016

You can do anything!

Hi there!

I hope this Monday is treating you with love and kindness!

I have a quick card to share... inspired by a couple of challenges :)

Close up:

My card features the Casual Friday set called Breathe. I used the brush stroke stamp to stamp the heart in an area I masked with a negative of a die cut heart.

The light pink is Pixie (Avery Elle)
The red is Watermelon (Ranger - Adirondack)

I used my new!!! Misti to stamp the sentiment with Versamark over the stamped brush strokes. I had to repeat the sentiment stamping 3 times to get good coverage over the pigment inks. I would never be able to get this result without my new toy (insert happy face)!


CAS-ual fridays ~ Fight like a girl

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~ Think Pink

Addicted to stamps ~ Anything goes


Thanks for visiting me today!


23 October 2016

The Paper Players #318: A sketch by Jaydee

Hi there!

It's a sketch week at The paper players!


As many times before, when faced with a sketch that has a couple of layered elements, I try to see how I can "CASify" it :)

This is how it turned out:

Decofoil Christmas tree card

A closer look:

Decofoil Christmas tree card

So... my Christmas tree takes the place of the vertical panel, and instead of a sentiment on a banner, I added it directly to the circle element. And there you have all the elements presented in a CAS way!

The Christmas tree is a free SVG I found HERE.

I printed it in black with a laser printer and applied green and silver Decofoil with my laminator.

The sentiment is from the Silhouette store Design ID #110161.

To finish off the tree I added a couple of bright pink rhinestones.

First Christmas card done and dusted... and with that being said and done... I am joining Muse Christmas visions challenge where Cornelia also has a shiny Christmas tree as inspiration this week!


I hope you will add a card to the Paper Players gallery this week!

Hugs and thanks for visiting me today!


21 October 2016

Guest designing for Uniko : A Rainbow challenge

Hi there!

So excited to share a card with you today as guest designer at Uniko Studio !

Thank you Beverley for inviting me!

We have a very popular color challenge to inspire you this month!

I made a card using one of the amazing digis Bev offered here in the Simply cards & Papercraft magazine.

Uniko studio digital freebie floral heart

A design made easy by using the Silhouette Studio software.

I used my Promarkers to color the beautiful flower heart in the colors of the rainbow.

No one can resist a rainbow, so come join the fun, and remember you don't need to use Uniko products :)

The design team has wonderful inspiration lined up on the Uniko blog... so time to get inspired!

Thanks for visiting me today ☺


20 October 2016

CAS(e) this sketch # 195

Hi there!

I can't believe it's Thursday again! Time flies!

You know what this means... new sketch inspiration brought to you with the compliments of CAS(e) this sketch !

How will Chrissy's sketch inspire you?

I made two cards this week . I made the one without the background first... and then looked at the sketch again, and thought , actually this calls for some kind of background, so I grabbed the same colors of Promarkers I used to color the flowers, and just randomly *yes me* drew stripes to create a kind of messy look to honor Chrissy's sketch.

Here it is... with backround :

... and without :

I LOVE the style of Rhonna Farrer's designs in the Silhouette store. It's modern, bold and fresh!

Design ID #153157

Sentiment from Miss Kate Cuttables (with Sympathy word set).

I hope you will join us again!

Thanks for visiting me today


19 October 2016

sending Hugs... for Muse

Hi there!

Just a quick hello with a card inspired by Jenni  at Muse card club .

I love the soft aqua and white look of Jenni's card, and wanted to honor this in my CASE.

Further on, I used the same basic layout with die cuts, but picket dots instead of stripes.

Both the bird and floral frame are Silhouette designs

Design ID #63035

Design ID #18628

My sentiment... you are welcome to use it :)

I am also linking to the anything goes with dies challenge at Happy little stampers.


Thanks for looking!