CASology #346 Ring

Hi there!

Welcome to my post for the CASology challenge this week.

I have a important news to share. I am presently at a stage in my life that some of the family and personal goals are taking priority over crafting time. With less time for cardmaking I feel, I may not be able to do proper justice to my position on this very amazing design team. Hence, with a heavy heart I have decided to step down from the CASology team from June 2019.

It was such a great journey for me with the ultra cool ladies on the team. We always helped eachother and shared inspiration. It was just pure creative fun! Thank you so much Deidre Payne, Jacquie Southas, Janet Ribet, Jen Wills, Joyce Mehrberg, Karen Haman, Melissa Chipperfield, Rachel, and Sue Symens. You Gals Rock!

I must thank you all the participants and regular visitors of CASology for all the sweet words and kind comments. It helped me in sharing my creations each week for over a year and half now.

Like they say, all good things must come to an end. This is where i bid you all good bye. I hope we will continue to keep in touch through blogland.

Comming to the cue word is this week. It is “Ring”

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Here’s my take:

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I first stamped, colored and fussy cut the image of this adorable lion. I used zig real brush markers to color the image and add details on the mane.

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Next I stamped the images of the circus tent and elephant with a very light distress ink and used masking paper to help get the desired affect.

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I then added the sentiment in black and adhered the image of the lion to completet the card.

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I hope my card inspires you to join us at CASology and gets you to crafting. Do  play along with us, just remember to keep it CAS. The following CAS guidelines should be of help when creating your design:

  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

Please check out the awesome CAS cards that the talented design team members and lovely guest designer made to inspire you:

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Can’t wait to see your creative take on this cue word. Do let me know how you like this card by leaving me comments. I love to read them and i appreciate your time on my blog a lot.

Happy Crafting !

Hugs

Bharati

CASology #345 Clam

Hi there!

Welcome to my post for the CASology challenge this week. The cue word is this week is “Calm”

I actually started crafting and card making to cope with my stress and still it is a great stress buster for me. Some times i have these bouts of mild depressions and the stigma attached to it makes it even more harder to share. Crafting and the amazing crafting community has really helped me immensely, for which i am forever grateful.

Here’s my take:

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I first placed the stencil of Buddha slightly off set from the card front and then inked it with distress inks.

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I then adhered the the sentiment strips

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I hope my card inspires you to join us at CASology and gets you to crafting. Do  play along with us, just remember to keep it CAS. The following CAS guidelines should be of help when creating your design:

  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

Please check out the awesome CAS cards that the talented design team members and lovely guest designer made to inspire you:

Can’t wait to see your creative take on this cue word. Do let me know how you like this card by leaving me comments. I love to read them and i appreciate your time on my blog a lot.

Happy Crafting !

Hugs

Bharati

CASology #344 Summer

Hi there!

Welcome to my post for the CASology challenge this week. The cue word is this week is Summer!!

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I live in India and the summers here are super hot here. However, they are packed with juicy fruits like watermelons, mangoes, tender palm fruit, musk melon ……. Its a time for holiday from school and fun at the beach or the pool…. I was inspired by all this for my card.

Here’s my take:

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I first die cut a white card front from a rectangular die and then stenciled it with distress inks and rays stencil by Crafty scrappers.

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I then stamped this adorable hippo biting into a water melon in her beach wear. The stamp is by Neat & Tangles and i colored the image using zig real brush markers.

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I then add a few white highlights and drops with a glitter pen before i fussy cut the image

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To complete the card i adhered the whole panel on a deep yellow card base.

So what’s you take on summer? What do you like to do and how is summer in your country. Do share.

I hope my card inspires you to join us at CASology and gets you to crafting. Do  play along with us, just remember to keep it CAS. The following CAS guidelines should be of help when creating your design:

  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

Please check out the awesome CAS cards that the talented design team members and lovely guest designer made to inspire you:

We also have Stamploration returning as our sponsor for this week. The winner will get a Gift Card to their store. Thank you Shery !

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Can’t wait to see your creative take on this cue word. Do let me know how you like this card by leaving me comments. I love to read them and i appreciate your time on my blog a lot.

Happy Crafting !

Hugs

Bharati

CASology #343 Color

Hi there!

Welcome to my post for the CASology challenge this week. The cue word is color!!

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Here’s my take:

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I use the dies from the MFT once upon a rainbow die set to cut out the rainbow and clouds

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I then inked the rainbow and the clouds with distress inks and added the sentiment with black ink

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I guess the color on the rainbow was not enough for me, i added some to the sentiment as well and finished the card by added glossy accents over the word colorful.

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Now it’s your turn to add some color !

I hope my card inspires you to join us at CASology and gets you to crafting. Do  play along with us, just remember to keep it CAS. The following CAS guidelines should be of help when creating your design:

  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

Please check out the awesome CAS cards that the talented design team members and lovely guest designer made to inspire you:

Can’t wait to see your creative take on this cue word. Do let me know how you like this card by leaving me comments. I love to read them and i appreciate your time on my blog a lot.

Playing along with the following challenges:

Happy Crafting !

Hugs

Bharati

CASology #342 Mother

Hi there!

Welcome to my post for the CASology challenge this week. Mother’s day is this week end and we have the perfect cue word to get you ready with you Mother’s day cards.

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Here’s my take:

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For this card i first stamped this gorgeous butterfly by Tubby Crafts with alcohol marker friendly ink (you can use Memento Tuxedo Black or Tubby Crafty Jet Black) on a white card stock (Use an alcohol marker firendly card stock like Nennah Solar White).

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I then colored the image with copic markers and then fussy cut the image leaving a whtite background all around. I then cut two die cuts from the letter “M” using the bold Alphabet dies by Die cuts and more. I also die cut two “M”s out of a craft sheet and then adhered to the paper die cuts.

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On a card front which I die cut using wonky rectangle die by Avery elle, I adhered both the die cuts of the letter “M” which already had the foam cuts underneath. And in middle of both the letters I adhered the butterfly with foam squares to match the dimention. I lifted the wings of the butterfly for added interest and more dimenson.

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I then added the “i love you ‘ sentiement by MFT Stamps in black to finish the card before adhering it to a card base.

Now it’s your turn to jump into action!

I hope my card inspires you to join us at CASology and gets you to crafting. Do  play along with us, just remember to keep it CAS. The following CAS guidelines should be of help when creating your design:

  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

Please check out the awesome CAS cards that the talented design team members and lovely guest designer made to inspire you:

Can’t wait to see your creative take on this cue word. Do let me know how you like this card by leaving me comments. I love to read them and i appreciate your time on my blog a lot.

 

Playing along with a couple of challenges:

 

Happy Crafting !

Hugs

Bharati

CASOLOGY #333 Bounce

Hello There

Welcome back to the CASology challenge.. Today we have a fun cue word for this week’s challenge. It is “Bounce”

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Here’s my Card

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I made this card by first coloring the adorable image of the basketball by Your Next Stamps with copic markers and then fussy cut it.  I stamped the punny sentiment from the same stamp set and then adhered the colored image.

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I am really happy with the CAS look of this card and i hope my card inspires you to join us at CASology and gets you to crafting. Do  play along with us, just remember to keep it CAS. The following CAS guidelines should be of help when creating your design:

  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

Please check out the awesome CAS cards that the talented design team members and lovely guest designer made to inspire you:

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Uniko is joining us as our sponsor this week and you’re not going to want to miss any of the excitement going on over on their website!  They are celebrating their 7th year in business and you have a couple more days to join in the fun!

Playing along with a few challenges:

Inkspirational challenge  – use your stash

2sisters on the blog – CAS card

creatalicious challenges – Anything goes + CAS card

Can’t wait to see your creative take on this cue word. Do let me know how you like this card by leaving me comments. I love to read them and i appreciate your time on my blog a lot.

Happy Crafting !

Hugs

Bharati

AAACARDS #132 – One Layer + Love

Hello There!

February is the month of love and we too are celebrating Love at AAACards Challenge.  The challenge format has a twist and is made more interesting for you to create wonderful Clean And Simple cards.

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Here’s my card

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I have to be honest, i am a bit scared of one layer cards. I guess, that’s because i feel i have very less scope for error. So this is completely out of my comfort zone.

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I began with coloring this cute and adorable image by Penny Black Stamps. I think the set is called critters in love.

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After coloring, the image, i masked it with liquid masking fluid and inked the background with a bit of blue and green.

Tip: Please be patient for the masking fluid to dry. You may use a masking paper or masking tape as well.

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After inking, i then peeled the masking and stamped the sentiment. Voila! the card is ready.

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I hope my cards inspires you to play along AAA Cards challenge and gets you crafting to make some handmade happiness for your loved ones. Just remember to keep is Clean and Simple – CAS.
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Do visit AAA Cards challenge for more inspiration from the very creative Design Team who have beautiful cards to dazzle you. I encourage you to visit them and leave them some love.

Åsa
Bharati (you are here!)
Ksenija
Lucie
Maaike

Guest Designer – Mac Mable
 STAMPlorations is our sponsor for this challenge and Shery is offered a $25 gift code to the shop to the winner. Thank you Shery for being so kind and generous.
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All the very  best. Happy Crafting !! Have fun!!

Hugs

Bharati

CASOLOGY #329 TURN

Hello There!

Welcome back to the CASology challenge.  This week the cue word at CASology is Turn and there are so many ways to go with this word.

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Here’s my take:

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Making this card was really very easy once i had the idea. I colored the image of the books with copic markers. The stamp set and coordinating die set is called “our stories” by MFT Stamps.

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I then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and adhered the image with foam tape.

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I am really happy with the CAS look of this card and i hope my card inspires you to join us at CASology and gets you to crafting. Do  play along with us, just remember to keep it CAS. The following CAS guidelines should be of help when creating your design:

  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

Please check out the awesome CAS cards that the talented design team members and lovely guest designer made to inspire you:

Can’t wait to see your creative take on this cue word. Do let me know how you like this card by leaving me comments. I love to read them and i appreciate your time on my blog a lot.

Happy Crafting !

Hugs

Bharati

CASology #328 Smile

Hello There!

Welcome back to the CASology challenge. The moment i see a handmade card , what comes to my face a big simile. There is simply something lovely about holding a handmade card in your hand. Don’t you agree. This week the cue word at CASology is SMILE

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Here’s my take:

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To make this card i first stamped and colored this cute image by Gerda Steiner Designs with alcohol markers and fussy cut it.

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Next die cut a tag in white and adhered the peeking fox to one side of the tag and stamped the sentiment on the tag in blue to match with the color of the scarf the fox is wearing. I threaded the tag with white and blue twine to match the color of the stamping and the white background. I finally added a few hearts and adhere the tag on the card with foam tape for added dimension.

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What’s your take on this lovely cue word? I am so eager to see.

I hope my card inspires you to join us at CASology and gets you to crafting. Do  play along with us, just remember to keep it CAS. The following CAS guidelines should be of help when creating your design:

  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

Please check out the awesome CAS cards that the talented design team members and lovely guest designer made to inspire you:

Can’t wait to see your creative take on this cue word. Do let me know how you like this card by leaving me comments. I love to read them and i appreciate your time on my blog a lot.

Happy Crafting !

Hugs

Bharati

AAA Cards – Game #132

Hello There !

Welcome to the another amazing challenge at AAACards. The challenge format now has a twist and is made more interesting for you to create wonderful Clean And Simple cards.

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Here’s My Card with the theme and the twist

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Masking is one of the best techniques to create a CAS card and to cluster images on a card. To make this card i used masking tape as well as masking paper, inks by tubby craft and stampset by CAS-ual Fridays.

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I first stamped the image in shades of pink using inks by Tubby craft and then masked it completely before stamping the image in shades of blue inks by Tubby Craft. I then masked both the images and used a masking tape before i inked the lower part of the card front.

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I finally stamped the sentiment from the stampset and adhered the card front to a soft pink card base.

We have CAS-ual Fridays sponsoring this challenge and you have a chance to win $25 gift certificate by CAS-ual Fridays. Do visit their lovely store with amazing creations.

I hope my cards inspires you to play along AAA Cards challenge and gets you crafting to make some handmade happiness for your loved ones. Just remember to keep is Clean and Simple – CAS.
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Do visit AAA Cards challenge for more inspiration from the very creative Design Team who have beautiful cards to dazzle you.

We have with us Julie B who is our Guest Designer for the forthnight

Design Team

Åsa
Bharati (you are here!)
I encourage you to visit them and leave them some love.

All the very  best. Happy Crafting !! Have fun!!

Hugs

Bharati