Thursday 31 July 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #86

Such a busy week and spent ages working on a card last night that just wouldn't work. Even went to bed with a headache because it was so frustrating. So I set to work on this card instead and luckily it went a bit more smoothly.....
This is the brilliant sketch they have at CAS(E) this Sketch this week. I had LOTS of ideas but decided to go back to what I know and love....

Yep, no DP for me with this card, stamping and stenciling all the way!!! This is only my second time using a stencil and used my little green versa cube straight on it (as I don't have enough extra mini pads for my mini distress tool thingy....) and it worked out pretty well. Instead of the line in the sketch I flowed my light blue hearts from the sentiment and away with the butterfly. Splashed out and put some Wink of Stella on the butterfly and we are done!

The sentiment is from Kaisercraft 'Hip hip', the small heart is from Lawn Fawn 'Peace Joy Love' and the butterfly stencil from Teresa Collins 'Basically Essential'. And of course enamel dots from Papervine.

I'm also linking this card to The Card Concept Challenge #15 where their theme is:
I hope they don't mind that I didn't have any lime inks or papers, so chose the brightest green I could find. This would be in the 'Clean and Simple' category.

Also linking to the challenge at Less is More - Week 182 where their theme is 'Anything Goes'.

And to the challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More #106 where their theme is also 'Anything Goes'.

And finally, the new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  has the same theme of 'Anything Goes'. So can imagine I will be doing alot of linking over the next week......

I'm working on two other cards, just waiting for one to dry to can get a photo of it while the sun is shining. Its just like Summer here today, no wonder everyone (except me, thank goodness!) is getting sick. I've never seen such a changeable Winter. Hopefully there are no more frosts, bring on the sunshine I say!!!!!

Take care



  1. Love the take on the sketch Shona and the colours look perfect to me. I haven't used a stencil yet ever but have just got one so hoping to try soon. Thanks for joining is at ATSM

  2. Beautiful clean lines in the true spirit of minimalism !!

  3. Another beautiful card, Shona - love the soft blue hearts! Really light and airy. It's always great when you can link up to multiple challenges, isn't it!

  4. Another super duper card Shona
    Love it too
    Thanks again so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  5. This is a fabulous card, brilliant CAS design.

  6. Love those little hearts behind the butterfly, Shona! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  7. Love how you interpreted the sketch, Shona! Fabulous CAS design! So happy you could join us at ATSM!

  8. Once again, you have created a really gorgeous card, Shona! I love how you added the hearts trailing toward the pretty!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week! Hope you'll come back again soon!

  9. LOVE the stenciled hearts Shona ... fabulous backdrop for your pretty butterfly. The enamel dots are lots of texture and dimension. Thanks for joining us at ATS&M.

  10. How lovely, Shona ... a pretty butterfly surrounded by a cloud of cascading hearts ... so delightfully CAS! Anita :)

  11. Ooh this is so stylish Shona, love it
    Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
    Less is More Designer

  12. Very pretty! Great take on the sketch!

  13. Super sweet card. The hearts are perfect with your sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept.

  14. This is CAS gorgeousness! Thanks for playing with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  15. I'm sorry this comment is so late, but I was on holiday in Spain last week and wifi was a little limited and slow!
    This is terrific Shona!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  16. Beautiful CAS, love it! Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week. Monika

  17. Hey Shona!! I love this card. Butterflies are my thing and when you mix them with hearts. I'm in heaven. Wonderfully done.