Category Archives: CASE Study

Make It Monday #169 (Vellum Overlays), CASE Study #197 (Pamelo Ho), Color Throwdown #298 (Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder), SSS Monday 23/6 (Use This More), SSS Wednesday 25/6 (Anything Goes)

Well that wasn’t too long a wait for a one handed post … here’s my second card …

MIM 169, CASE Study 197, CT 298, SSSM 23-6, SSSW 25-6I used PTI’s Sketched Shapes to make the circle grid … each circle double stamped to make the criss cross pattern … and a gap was left for the sentiment.  I stamped and heat embossed the the vellum overlay with a PTI sentiment and wrapped it round the stamped panel, adhering it to the back.  The stamped panel was mounted on vellum, which had already been edged with a Promarker, and the whole thing was popped up on foam dots on the card base.  The tiny gems were the finishing touch.

I’m joining in with these challenges …

Make It Monday – Vellum Overlays (great video from Danielle)

CASE Study – Pamelo Ho’s circles/vellum overlay card

Color Throwdown – Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder (my closest colours to them)

SSS Monday – I Ought To Use This More (Vellum)

SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes

Off for a short meander around the blogosphere before bed … may well see you there!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


Simon Monday Challenge Blog          Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog



CASology #74 (Snowflake), Make it Monday #144 (Heat Embossing Vellum), CASE Study #170, CAS-ual Fridays #123 (Let it Snow), Addicted to CAS #28 (Snowflakes), SSS Wednesday 11/12 (Let it Snow)

Snow and snowflakes … rather a popular theme this week (can’t think why!).  If I’d been as highly organised for Christmas as I’d hoped and planned to be (hahaha … as if), I’d have been having lots of fun now, making snow cards galore, just for the joy of it.  However, that’s not the case … there’s still lots to do (I’m hoping you may just be empathising a little here!) … so I’ve made one card to cover all of them (which I think is allowed!) … CASology, CASE Study, CAS-ual Fridays, Addicted to CAS and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday … plus Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday, where we’re asked to use heat embossing on vellum.

CASology 74, MIM 144, CS 70,  CFC 123, ATCAS 28, SSSW 11-12


     Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog    

I used Uniko Studio and Hero Arts snowflakes, plus Papertrey Ink’s smallest Spot Dot circle (which fits really well with the snowflakes and has a perfect sequin sized centre) as well as one of their Merry & Bright Additions sentiments.  The soft aqua-blue and white-with-pearls colour palette came from the CASE Study inspiration picture.

I started with the base card, drew a pencil line ‘wave’ and stamped the aqua-blue snowflakes and circles along and around it.  The vellum was cut to size, placed over the base and the ‘wave’ was traced and cut out.  I used a piece of clear cardstock between the base card and the vellum to protect the base card and so I could see to stamp the overlapping snowflakes and the sentiment onto the vellum.  They were done with Versamark ink and embossed in white.  I then trimmed a piece of white cardstock to size, adhered the vellum to it and popped the panel up on foam dots, matching the ‘wave’ of snowflakes and circles on the base card.  The finishing touches were the sequins and pearls, and the top rounded corner.

I do hope your Christmas preparations are coming along as you’d hoped … thanks so much for stopping by, your visits and comments are always a delight!  Anita 🙂

Muse#40 (Darnell), CASology #67 (Country), CASE Study #163

This week’s party is in full swing over at Muse, and there’s still a little time left to join in the fun created by this week’s GD and sweet friend, the delightful, delicious and delectable Darnell (thought you’d like the alliteration!).  Darnell’s inspiration card is thoughtful and beautiful … and her post equally so (go over if you haven’t already, you’ll see what I mean) … it highlights Breast Cancer Awareness, such an important subject for each of us.  As well as joining in at Muse, I’m also submitting my card to CASology, where the Cue Card is Country and CASE Study, where GD Elena Roussakis has given us a charming pink, white and green scene to play with.  Here’s my card …

Muse 40, CASology 67, CASE Study 163

And here’s Darnell’s wonderful card …



So what did I take from where?  From Darnell’s card I took the layout, the flowers and the colour palette … and the latter two happened to sit nicely with Elena’s light and feminine scene.  I don’t need to look too far to find ‘country’ round here … it’s right on the doorstep … and one of the loveliest sights in spring and summer is the wildflower meadows.  So my card should have you imagining swathes of delicate blooms drifting softly in the gentle breeze amid a sea of green (probably about right for our friends coming into spring in the southern hemisphere … it may take a bit more imagination if you’re already up to your knees in snow!).

On a white panel, I stamped a Penny Black flower image, an Avery Elle sentiment and underlining scroll, and the Annabelle Stamps leafy branches.  The flowers were coloured with Promarkers and I finished off with a strip of gingham DP, before popping it all up on foam dots on the card base.

I’m off to check out what everyone else has been inspired to create … and plan to come back a little later with something else to share.  For now, though, thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

PS:  Thanks so much to everyone who voted my ‘tweet’ card (here) into an Honourable Mention spot at Muse last week … this is what I looked like when I found out  🙂

Muse #35 (Marion Vagg), CASE Study #158, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 18/9 (STAMPtember), CAS-ual Fridays #115 (Fall Colours and a Leaf)

I misplaced a memory yesterday … I’d had it all week, but on the one day when I planned to use it, it did a disappearing act.  Was my brain too full of other stuff to recall it?  Mmm, nothing new there then.  Was I distracted by the sight of the blue sky and sunshine for the first time in a week?  Perhaps, but probably not.  Maybe it was the excitement of getting the housework done?  Huh, as if.  Anyway, misplaced it was until today when it reappeared … so I thought I’d share it with you, a day late … My Papercraft World is a year old!

In the last twelve months, I’ve been so fortunate to ‘meet’ such a worldwide group of lovely crafters … talented, inspiring, supportive and generous people who make up our crafty community.  And that’s not all … within that group of lovely crafters, I’ve also had the chance to become friends with some of the sweetest, most encouraging and loving people you could hope to meet … I consider myself truly blessed to be in such company.  So to everyone, for everything, thank you from the bottom of my heart :).  Here’s a card to say so …

Muse 35, CASE Study 158, CFC 115, SSSW 18-9

I was inspired here by a number of challenges.   At Muse, Marion Vagg has given us a richly coloured floral card, and at CASE Study, where it’s my first time playing along, Kathy Racoosin is the muse.  I’ve not played along at CAS-ual Fridays since having my time away on the renovation, so it’s good to be back with the theme of ‘Fall Colours and a Leaf’, and finally, I’m submitting this card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where we’ve to use something from the store … I used The Alley Way Stamps‘ Petal Pushers and Awesome Blossom.


          Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

The flowers and leaves were stamped, coloured with Promarkers, trimmed out and mounted on a polka dot embossed panel using different depths of foam dots.  I stamped the sentiment, added the gingham bow, fixed the panel to some orange/gold DP and adhered it all to a textured card base with rounded bottom corners.  I’d really appreciate some advice about embossed backgrounds and stamping … is it better to stamp then emboss or to emboss then stamp?  I did the latter, but flattened the dots beforehand and ‘refilled’ them afterwards to get a crisp finish … p’raps it would’ve been better to do the former in the first place!  What do you do?

I’d like to say hello this evening to Tonilea .. a new non-blogging but Pinterest-ing friend … you’re very welcome along … and thank you 🙂  I’d also like to say thank you so much to my fellow players at Muse last week, for the Honourable Mention for my rainbow roofed house card!

I’ll be back shortly with my last card of the weekend … thanks so much for coming by, as ever, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂