Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Snowy Inspiration


CASology is made up of an amazing team of designers, each of whom has her own style and I'm often inspired by all of them.

This set of cards was inspired by both GD Laura's card, as well as Jen's card. At some point, I am going to figure out how to case May's card - did you see that clean embossing?!

(and I apologize for the photos - one of the consolations of living in Toronto in the winter is that even when it's cold, we often get lovely, crisp, sunny (ie good photography) days, but I don't think we've seen the sun since December started!)



For the first card I used a Tim Holtz Joy die (disappointed with the less-than-clean cut) and an unknown little snowflake (it's one of my faves). The second two will be given to my kids for Christmas. I used an MB alpha,  a Lil' Inkers Designs snowflake for 'noel' and an unknown snowflake for joy.

14 comments:

Sheila H said...

Your colors are wonderful - they add a bright and happy spark.

Hannelie said...

Clever and fabulous designs Ardyth! Love it!

Shona Chambers said...

Hi Ardyth, I just wanted to thank you so much for my early Christmas present at CASology this week!! I can't believe you chose my card to win, I'm over the moon and can't stop smiling about it. After getting 11 HM's over the past few months I was beginning to think I wasn't quite good enough or had the right ideas to win, so this has totally given me a boost in the 'confidence department'. Thanks again, you've made me extremely happy!!!! Oh, and love these cards by the way. I never use navy cardstock but it really makes the colours pop so might have to put some on my shopping list....Merry Christmas xxxx

Tracey McNeely said...

Ardyth these are so fabulous, I love the colour against the navy blue and the inlaid die cutting is fantastic! You did well considering the weather we have had this month in Toronto!

Margaret said...

Great CAS cards, Ardyth. I have found out that if you use a metal shim with Tim's word dies you get a cleaner cut.

Lynn said...

Oh these bright colors are truly fabulous Ardyth. Love all the in laid dies!

Nancy Carroll said...

Wow, love the Cards, the awesome colors against the dark background is stunning.

Brenda said...

Oh Ardyth, these are fabulous cards and CASes! I love them all!!! We haven't seen much sun this December either, we had our first day of bright sunshine for the first time in 3 weeks and now we are right back to the dreary days again. Looks like snow if you ask me and we are supposed to get snow on Christmas Eve and I'm good with snow on Christmas Eve! lol Hugs, Brenda

Geri said...

The pics look fine to me! The brilliant colors are stunning, especially paired with this yummy, deep rich shade of navy! The kids are gonna love these cool cards!

Joyce said...

These are all so dramatic and gorgeous. Love all those different snow flakes.

Becca Cruger said...

I think these cards are gorgeous. I love how you grounded those bright bursts of color with the deep navy. Perfection!

Ela G said...

I love the joyful bright colors! Great cards.
Wishing you the best for Christmas
Ela

Anita in France said...

Cool, crisp. colourful, Ardyth ... love the vibrant colours with the navy! Anita :)

Jen W. said...

I love the NOEL in the bright colours! I'll have to CASE your CASE! :) And I didn't even notice the rough edges of the joy diecut. I had to zoom in close to see it. I know what you mean though. I feel like I spend a lot of time with my exacto blade scraping edges clean! LOL!