Tuesday, January 20, 2015

CASology Week 130: FRIEND





Hello and happy Tuesday.  Before I get to this week's challenge, I have to say a big WOW!  You guys really had some fun with our challenge last week of NBUS.  It was great fun to team up with Darnell, and I felt better about some of my unused supplies after seeing all the amazing supplies that you all had sitting around unused.

OK, on to today's business--a new challenge at CASology where the cue word is FRIEND.  I pulled out a fairly new stamp and die set called Big Hugs.  It is turning out to be one of my very favorite stamp sets, and is the set I have been turning to when I want to send a little note to a friend--kind of just because/thinking of you/friendship card.

I took a small piece of water color paper and painted over it with Limeade Ice, Harvest Gold and Aqua Mist reinkers and lots and lots of water.  After it dried, I cut it with one of the Hugs dies and then used foam tape to mount the negative portion onto a piece of white card stock just a tad bigger than my water color piece.  I adhered the entire thing to a white card base and added a few clear sequins.




I'm also linking this card up at Happy Little Stampers CAS Watercolouring Challenge, Less is More, where the theme is FRIENDS, and Uniko Studio Challenge #17 Love and Friendship.

I used the die cut Hugs to make another card.



And, I still was not done playing with this die, and grabbed a piece of patterned paper that was still lying around from when I made this card.



I think I'm going to keep this set out for a while.  I've got a few more ideas for when I have some more time.

Will you play along this week?  I sure hope so.  What do you think of when you see the word FRIEND?   Check out the beautiful designs from the CASology Design Team members and see how they were inspired by FRIEND.  Don't forget to keep your card Clean and Simple.



Thanks for Visiting


40 comments :

  1. Love the simple sentiment and the citrusy colour!

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  2. Hugs to you, these are all fabulous Joyce. The watercolouring effect is awesome.

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  3. Fab cards, love the colours you have used

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  4. I think of people that welcomed me to their world... people like YOU, Joyce... thanks, and also for these Hugs!
    =] Michele

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  5. I love how you played with this die, Joyce! Your water colored background is so pretty, and works perfectly on the first 2 cards, and the black really pops on the plaid! Love them all!!!

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  6. Wow - when you send hugs - you send Amazingly cool and clever ones!!! Love each one of these cards but I must say the colors and techniques of the first one intrigued me!! You are such a fun card maker to follow cuz you are always showing me cool, new stuff!! Thanks for being so awesome!! Hope your week is filled with beautiful things!!!

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  7. Wow Joyce, another set of fantastic cards!! I need to get that die, love it

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  8. I can tell you really love your Big Hugs stamp/die. Haha!! l love every single card you made, but my fav is the last one. I think it would be perfect for masculine card.

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  9. These are awesome!! Love how uniquely you have showcased the die!

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  10. Oh wow, these are all so gorgeous. This looks like an amazing set.

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  11. That really is a pretty awesome set. I love how you came out with two gorgeous cards from one die cut and that yummy watercolouring!

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  12. Hey Joyce!! I totally sending hugs right back at you. Your cards are so pretty! Those PTI dies are so cute. I should have bought them. Nicely done.

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  13. I have that die set on my wish list. You've made such fabulous cards with it, Joyce, which just makes me want it more. And the fact that you can get two cards from one cut makes it even better. ;)

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  14. Wow! I didn't realise that first card was a negative of the 'hugs' die! My eyes are playing tricks on me! Love your calming colour choice, and love how you put the die cuts straight into action for the second card! Third card is gorgeous too! Love it when you find a stamp/ die and can use it endlessly!!!

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  15. Hi Joyce, thanks for visiting my blog. I really like huge die cuts, they can be decorated in so many different ways, sometimes I would stamp background stamps on it too. :) Thanks for including my bloglink as GD this week. :)
    Ren
    xoxo

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  16. What a fab die and love all the ways you have used it. Adore the colours you habe used for watercolouring. Great to see you at Uniko

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  17. You've showcased your new stamp/die set to perfection, what a stunning set of cards!
    Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Less is More
    Anne
    Less is More

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  18. Fab variations on a theme !!

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  19. A post full of hugs - wonderful! Welcome to Uniko Studio and thanks SO much for joining in on the challenge. HUGS Bev x

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  20. Hi Joyce. Looks like you had lots of fun with this big HUGS die. Love the watercoloured background for your first card, and then the second with the w/c die-cut word --- great way to make use both pieces from your die-cut. Adding the stamping onto the letters really makes them stand out even more. And your last card is just plain fun ... red plaid -- love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers.

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  21. A gorgeous and eye-catching card Joyce
    Thanks so much for linking up and playing along this week
    Sarah
    Less is More

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  22. I love the use of watercolouring and the die cut. I am waiting on a word die so I can try this very technique. Can't wait because the effect is amazing. LOVE your card! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

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  23. So many sweet and beautiful hugs...I love them all. You are so clever and how nice to have a stash of these for when you need to send a hug through the mail. Fabulous!

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  24. Hi Joyce! Great set of cards. I am totally inspired by your watercoloring. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my card for the last CASology challenge. Hope to play along this week, too.

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  25. Wow, what awesome designs from one very versatile die! Love the look you got with the watercoloring!

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  26. These are so fantastic, Joyce! I just gotta love the versatility of this set; and your creations are simply amazing. Wish I could watercolor like this...might have to practice this week! Have a wonderful weekend. Bev

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  27. Oh, these are so fun! You're making me regret not getting this set....

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  28. You are really taking that HUGS die out for a test drive, aren't you? These are all such wonderful cards.

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  29. Wow! Love your water coloring. Great layout.

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  30. Amazing, Joyce ... these are all so gorgeous ... lovely zesty colours on the first two! I'm waiting for these die to come back into stock ... as patiently as I can!! Anita :)

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  31. This is such a great bunch of cards, it would be difficult to choose a favourite!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  32. LOVE the simplicity of these cards Joyce! And what a great die. Nice, fresh colours too! Hazel x

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  33. Ahhh....lots of cool ideas for the Sending Hugs set! They are all so pretty!

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  34. wooowww 3 HUGS cards and all are adorable...
    I love the first one with ombre effect and the second one the inside of that ombre so clever made Joyce
    and my really fav is the last card its with plaid paper
    it can be for man and woman card
    I love this post
    Joice hope I can see you on my post to casology Friend this week
    to make you easy to find here is the link to my post...happy sunday..
    http://creativewithmonika.blogspot.de/2015/01/friend-card-and-card-with-mushroom-image.html#comment-form

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  35. Joyce, you shared 3 amazing HUGS cards and I can't wait to see what else you come up with! What a great die and pretty watercoloring! I can't decide which card I like best...they are all awesome!

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  36. Totally brilliant card maker - Always love seeing your creativity!!! This is gorgoeus..

    ..........Though I must be going blind your font is hard for my eyes.... jeesh, I must go to the eye doctor!!!! maybe next week...

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  37. Totally brilliant card maker - Always love seeing your creativity!!! This is gorgoeus..

    ..........Though I must be going blind your font is hard for my eyes.... jeesh, I must go to the eye doctor!!!! maybe next week...

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