Sympathy blues

A final card for the day. Sadly I need a condolence card. It’s been one of those years.

This is my favourite Agapanthus stamp on watercoloured shades of blue for
CAS Colours and Sketches challenge #200 – Colours – monochromatic blues


Addicted to CAS Challenge #101 – Ombre

A haiku doesn’t seem appropriate right now.

New home

This one is for a family member who’s just bought her first home. So sweet!

It’s inspired by Time Out challenge #70 Home Sweet Home Photo Challenge 

There’s pink in there from the picture, and things with wings…

Fun to see our girl,
once a daredevil, now a
domestic goddess!

Science humour

I have scientists in the family. So a science card is bound to find a home.  I’ve been commissioned to create cards for scientists too, for a doctor marrying a computer scientist, and for a mitochondrial researcher (a graphical representation of mitochondria makes a great zentangle). Mostly biology related science, but today’s card is more chemistry. I asked the science teacher in the family for a joke…

science card

Difficult to do a haiku for this one… but best to adapt the text really!

I wanted to tell
you a great science joke but
the best jokes argon

Entering this one for The Male Room challenge #48

Kraft branches

This is a thank you card in the colours from CAS-ual Friday: orange, brown and kraft.  I love the different variations on orange and brown, all subtle due to being stamped on kraft.

This one is for CFC160 CAS-ual Fridays (orange, brown and kraft)

and Time Out #69 Give thanks with a grateful heart.  It’s not for Thanksgiving but it is for a couple of people I am very grateful for (and to), which I guess amounts to the same thing.

The haiku for this one is truly autumnal:

Autumn leaves flame red,
orange crunching underfoot:
fade to wet yellow

New Home Welcome

I found this card very difficult. I had an idea of how the colours should look and the theme, but I tried watercolour paints and pens, and different inks, but I couldn’t get the colours to look right together.

Here is the most passable of my attempts, with coloured cardstock in the end! And the orange is much more orange than it looks in the photo but at this time of the year getting a good photo is near impossible…

This card is entered in the following challenges:

Color Throwdown #417

Volor Throwdown #417


and CASOLOGY Welcome

Which is a bit away from the guidelines because it’s one main image but repeated….  All I can say is. I tried…

And here’s the haiku

Houses drift sadly
through dreams with gentle reproach
Gone, my childhood home.

Lavender Wishes

After two months of no time at all to craft due to being incredibly busy at work, and clearing a house, I’m back at my table trying to recover my mojo!

I don’t really do Halloween or Thanksgiving so I’m sticking to multipurpose cards. This simple CAS card was amazingly difficult to put together. I wanted to use the very pretty patterned paper, but struggled to find card of the right colour. Happily the watercoloured and fussy-cut flower could be made to order. No idea where that stamp came from, though…

This one is inspired by sketch #196 at CAS(E) this Sketch so I’m just sneaking in before the deadline.

Here’s the sketch