Tuesday, 11 April 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #218


Oh my, these days & weeks are certainly flying by! I think I'm finding them to pass so quick as my days and evenings are filled to the brim ;)

My days are spent entertaining and occupying two crazy beans! They are proper little boys, loving playing outside and getting dirty now the days are getting warmer and dryer ;) Though they are pretty good the majority of the time and play well together, so I do get the 'odd' moment to get things done. You can guarantee that if I get any kind of 'work' out to do they want me for something! So, I have been 'trying' to get it done once they go to bed, which occasionally has been a challenge :(

Hence the time I do get has been spent on getting new products ready for release on 6th May, which is the day I will be at Happy Stampers Festival in the Wirral (Liverpool) - YAY! Are you planning on coming...? I'd love to see you if you are :)

Anyway, I did find a little creative time to make todays card using hostess sketch for this weeks CAS Colours & Sketches challenge HERE and seen below.

And this is how I decided to use it...

For some reason I *really* wanted to make a shaker card and in my head I had forgotten about the vertical strip on the sketch! So, I adapted my original idea of how I was going to make the shaker but still got to make one! 

I purposefully didn't include a sentiment on the sketch as sometimes cards just don't need one on the front. Though the little square on the sketch could easily be where a sentiment could go or be placed. I decided to make a Spring card inspired by the current AAA Cards challenge HERE

I chose the solid flower from Flower Power #2 which is a modern Blossom flower design and paired it with a couple of leaves from Natures Treasures. I stamped them in colours to match the pretty pastel sequins in the shaker, which are from Pretty Pink Posh.

I hope that I have inspired you to play along this week and if you need a little more inspiration, be sure to head on over to the CAS Colours & Sketches blog HERE to see what the amazing Design Team and Guest Designer have created using the colours.

I look forward to seeing you in the gallery & have fun!


  1. Beautiful shaker card, looks so neat & carefully crafted. Super adaptation of the vertical line too.

    1. Thanks for linking up at AAA Cards.

  2. Beverley your fun shaker is so pretty yet beautifully clean and simple too! A great take on this week's sketch.

  3. Great idea to make the oblong into a shaker. Those coloured sequins and flowers inside the shaker are really cute. x

  4. Awesome card! Love the shaker component!

  5. I adore your shaker card. I'm not really good at those.

  6. Lovely, Bev. I love shakers and this one is so sweet. Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

  7. Gorgeous card Bev ! I love the soft, pure and clean design ! What a great idea to make it a shaker card ! Love the colours you chose ! Thanks so much for sharing and for inspiring.

  8. This is so pretty!! Love all the white space and the fun shaker.

  9. Gorgeous shaker and I agree that sometimes you just don't need a sentiment. This is a great example of that!

  10. I love this shaker card, so pretty.


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