Sunday 18 May 2014



Have you had a good weekend?  It has been gloriously sunny here so the only raindrops are on my card :)  This is a shaker card that I made for this week's CASology challenge with the cue card Splash.  It seemed like a good opportunity to use my new Weather It stamps and dies from Avery Elle:

I stamped the raindrops from the set in Teal Zeal from Memento and used some Wink of Stella.  The umbrella is die cut and I backed it with acetate before inlaying the handle.  I used a selection of doodlebug sequins for the shaker element.  I have never made a shaker card before - it was lots of fun!  I will also link up with Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge to use die cuts.
I am way behind with the OCC Watercolour for Cardmakers class but have loved seeing the videos and all of the fantastic cards that others have created.  Here is a (very simple) watercolour card made using the Sochatoa set from Altenew and a sentiment from Avery Elle's Handwritten Notes stamps.  The triangles are watercoloured with Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks.
Thanks for your visit - I really appreciate you stopping by :)
Sarah x


  1. Love both cards!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CASology. May

  2. Lovely watercolor, and WONDERFUL splash card for CASology!! Love the sequins!
    Thanks for joining us at CASology, and hope that you are inspired to join us again!!

  3. Both cards are fabulous, Sarah! I love how you used the umbrella for your 'shaker' clever and fun, and your CAS design on your 2nd card is just beautiful! You always know how to mix and match your stamps from different companies so well, and this is a perfect example!

  4. Both cards are wonderful!! Very pretty! Great work!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!