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.

  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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