CASE Study Challenge #4

CASE study are having their 4th challenge and I couldn’t resist entering into it again….I think I am becoming hooked on challenges!!

Once again the beautiful inspiration card was designed by Maki Jones. I love her flower in this one….just perfect!

I was inspired by the orange and green colours Maki used in her design (but I added blue as well) and also the use of the oval with the flower on the side. I also incorporated the scallop edge into my design.

And here is my card!

I made my own flowers using the Ume Carl Craft punch and used the same paper from the border on the side. I made the text in Microsoft Word and distressed the green border around the text, though this is hard to see in the photo.

Supplies: Regal Craft White textured card, Kaisercraft papers – Sugar Cookie, Choir and Darleejing, blue Bazzill cardstock, Kaisercraft pearl embellishments, Carl Craft Punch – Ume (for flowers), Versacolor Ink – bark (distressing oval and flowers), sponge daubers, Hero Arts Blossoms stamp (for leaves), foam dots, Zots clear adhesive dots, Microsoft Word.

Thanks for looking,

Have a great day,


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Noah’s Ark

I am right into digi stamps at the moment and here is another little cutie that I have come across in my web travels; this time from Squigglefly. My inspiration for the colours and the rolling sea came from Alice Wertz’s take on Noah’s ark which can be found here.

Once again I used Derwent pencils and Gamsol. I used foam dots on the animal’s heads to give the card some dimension and also on the waves at the front. I white embossed the Hero Arts Flourish background stamp for the waves and then rubbed a mix of Atlanta and Sky Blue Versacolor inks over the embossing. Glossy Accents were used on the noses, beak and eyes of the animals. The cloudy background was made with some cloud masks I made and my sponge daubers.

Supplies: Bazzill cardstock (blue to make the card), white cardstock, Noah’s Ark digi stamp from Squigglefly, Derwent pencils, Gamsol, white embossing powder, Versacolor ink (Atlanta and Sky blue for waves and sky), sponge daubers, Hero Arts Flourish background wood mounted stamp, foam dots, Glossy Accents, circle cutters from Creative Memories, twine, Hero Arts alphabet stamps, black felt pen.

And I am really pleased as I have finally purchased some Prismacolor pencils. I have wanted some for a while now but couldn’t justify the cost, but thankfully someone was having a craft room clean out on Ebay and I picked up a relatively unused set of 48 pencils for $40!! BARGAIN!! So now I have loads more colours to play with…..

Until next time,


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