Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Just stamps and Ink!

Hi All

Last week I didn't make one single card. I was not in a crafty mood. Then a few days ago I saw this card by Ksenija. I loved it and it reminded me that what I love about card making most is just a CAS design using just a few stamps and ink. I am not a technique crafter. Give me a few stamps and some ink and I am one happy girl! Ksenija blog is Sweet Kobylkin and I urge you to pop over there and be inspired! I chose orange, yellow and green-all lovely citrus Spring colours.

Here is the card I made:

The flower is from Mama Elephant and the sentiment from Uniko-both never been inked before so heading over to Darnell's NBUS challenge #6

I will also add this to the following challenges:

Just Us Girls-flowers
Less is More-citrus

Have a fun filled day x


  1. I didn't want to but I just HAD to... SMILE! Great card : ) Thank you for the smile!!


  2. Sandie--this is so bright and fresh. Love those outline flowers and your bold sentiment--together they all make such a wonderful focal point. So glad you are back to feeling crafty.

  3. Fabulous card. Lovely colours.

  4. Sandie, what a lovely floral arrangement you're treated us to today! Smiling! I haven't posted a card in over a week as well...feeling crafty but the blog side of things is overwhelming me! I don't know if I'm supposed to comment on people's blogs AND instagram photos AND FB posts, so the sheer conundrum 'not knowing' (I don't want to stop commenting, but I simply can't visit cards showcased in three different places) what to do has me in a 'stopped and stunned' mode. Advice? Your card has brightened my day; knowing I'm not alone in feeling out-of-sorts helps, too!

    1. Can I offer you a piece of advice? I would comment in one place, which is more comfortable for me and just like in other social networks. If it not a case of a DT responsibilities to comment on blog posts :) We all have overlapping followings in different soc networks. Have a great day!

  5. Just my kind of card. I'm a stamp and ink girl too. Love this. Color combo is fabulous. I haven't stamped in 2.5 weeks since my crafty weekend. Might be another week...although I'm itching to get down to my craft room :)

  6. A simply beautiful card, hope you don't mind but I might be case-ing your design!
    Karen x

  7. I really do love your cas style! I have to learn a lot - this card is perfect!!
    Greetings Elisabeth

  8. Wonderful card, perfectly CAS and such lovely layout and colours. Thanks also for the link to Ksenija's blog - fantastic inspiration there!

  9. I go through periods too where I just don't feel like being creative but generally what comes a week later is a rush of ideas! This card is CAS and Perfect Sandie! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Just Us Girls this week!

  10. Lovely subtle colours and a super CAS design!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  11. Sandie this is so pretty, I love those flowers!

  12. What a pretty card, Sandie. Hope you've got back your crafty groove.
    x Asha

  13. So pretty and delicate! Thanks for sharing at Less Is More!

  14. Oh....I know that mood all to well and just hate feeling like that. But your card is amazing and you would never know that you were not in the mood to make cards, simply beautiful.

  15. Very elegant card and love the simplicity of it! :)
    Suchi xx

  16. With just stamps and ink (and some paper) you make beautiful real CAS-cards! Like this one! Hugs, Gerrina

  17. You do not need much more than inks and stamps to make lovely cards and that's what you do! Love the bold black here.

  18. Sandie, great card! I am so happy that my card brought you back to a crafty mood! And I must say it is different from mine, that what I love about real caseing, there is a personal interpretation, personal style. Thank you, dear, for spotlighting me :)

  19. I am in love with this CAS beauty! You've created another winner! xo

  20. Striking simplicity, Sandie!!! Beautifully CAS and I looooove the black strip at the top!!!
    Have a great day!!!!
    PS. I wanted to link my card with the gears at Casology as you suggested, but when I went there yesterday I was too late - the spin challenge had already closed!!!! And I planned to link my NBUS#6 aeroplane card there, too!!! Too bad, hey - next time I'll be on time!!!!!

  21. WOW! CAS at your brilliant best Sandie, love the floral image, gorgeous use of the colours and yummy scrumptious white space.
    Thanks for sharing and playing along at Less is More this week.
    Sarah xx

  22. So glad you managed to find your crafty mojo. I love your CAS style and this is a beauty in its simplicity.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  23. Lovely cas card. So glad you shared with us at Just Us Girls this week.

  24. Beautiful. Love the black accents with the citrus coloured flowers. xx

  25. How lovely, Sandie ... fresh and zingy ... and so wonderfully CAS (which you ALWAYS do so perfectly!)! Being crafty ... empathising ... I'm managing DT and GD cards only at the moment ... can't wait for some space in my days just to play in! Hugs, Anita :)

  26. I love the card you CASE ing from Ksenija
    yours is also beautiful and really Sandie
    you are queen at using white card stock and inks
    I love this color combo
    will catch up tomorrow sweety

  27. You might not be a technique crafter, but with different colored inks and a few stamps you're able to make the most fantastic CAS cards. You've got a great eye for how to make a card look outstanding with colors and a carefully planned layout.