Thursday, 19 June 2014

CASology DT Feature


Hello! Today is my day to be featured at CASology as part of our 100th Cue Card Celebration! Head over and check it out!  I hope you've been enjoying getting to know all of us a little bit better. 

I have some blog candy to give away, so be sure to leave a comment below before 10 am EDT tomorrow and then I'll announce the winner!



I made this card with my (currently) favourite technique - inlaid die cuts. I love the smooth surface, the wow! factor and the satisfaction of getting everything back in the right place (this can be tricky!). For this card, I used a Papertrey Happy die and a Clearly Besotted Birthday die. I lost the pink dot on the i, so I substituted with bling!

Thanks so much for celebrating CASology's 100th Cue Card with us - we are so thrilled to have all of you supporting CASology and playing along with us! 


crafting in the kitchen, 2 1/2 years old.

49 comments:

shirley-bee said...

You're famous, you've been on the telly! Love the bling rescue :) And no wonder you're such a talented cardmaker if you started that young!

Kari V. said...

When I first came to your page this morning I was delighted and amazed! I love this fun card!! I've never tried this inlaid die cutting technique but I'm a big fan. Beautiful card, pretty colors, awesome results!!

Judy1223 said...

Oh, Ardyth! How cute to see you crafting at the sweet young age of 2 1/2! I'm guessing a lot of us started out that way...lots of white glue in my background, that's for sure! I love the combination of inlaid die cuts on your card...and the bling s a perfect dot to your "i." It's great to get to know more about you and it's a pleasure being on the CASology DT with you! (No need to count me in your drawing.)

Ellen said...

Ardyth, your cards are always such an inspiration to me. I think studying your cards and techniques have helped me learn so much about CAS design! I enjoyed reading more about you at CASology. Thanks for all of the inspiration!

Cindy H. said...

What a cool card, Ardyth! It's easy to see why one little piece can go missing, BUT you did find 13 of those rascals:) I rather like the bling substitution. Love that sweet picture of you (glueing on cotton balls for snow?).

Dee Miranda said...

Awesome card!
By the way, that picture is super adorable (:

Virginia Lu said...

Congrats on the feature, Ardyth! Your old photo is SO lovely! You haven't change a whole lot really-I meant you still have the same cute look :) I am into inlaid die cut these days ,too! Love your gorgeous birthday card!

Bobby said...

I like finding out how you came to do clean and graphic designs. I always love what you do and the way you look at things but it's definitely not me.

Annheidel said...

Nice work with the inlaid die technique. It creates a simple, but striking card!

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

I really like your CAS style and from time to time get inspired by your work. Happy celebration with CASology :o)

Sue McRae said...

I love your CAS style and all the great packaging & promotional items you PIN. Such a great way to be inspired!

JO said...

I admire your style -- you make such a clear statement with your designs. And how do you do it every day of the year?? I have some Uniko studio flowers, but not this one, would love to add it to my stash.

aileen (mum) said...

As always a beautiful card that says it all with so much ease. I love the feature piece brilliant.

Jasleen said...

Thanks for the chance, Ardyth. Excellent card and the technique. Very adorable picture of you, reminds me of my two and a half year old daughter with her paints and a brush :)

June K said...

Love your card. The inlaid in pink is so pretty. My gosh, you certainly started young. I guess once a crafter always a crafter :)

Shelly said...

Your card ROCKS!!! Love it! And just look at that picture!...Adorable! :)I'm headed on over to CASology now! ;)

Happy Dance said...

Awwww...! What a sweet photo of li'l Miss Crafty! Love seeing it, and thanks for sharing. Congrats on the feature, too. And as for your card...well, it's fabulous as always. Great pink, and love the little bling to finish off the birthday. Great card. Bev

Deb Shenenberg said...

Love the card!! And you brought a definite smile to my face with your adorable 2-year-old self crafting away! Thanks for the opportunity to win a great prize.

Jacquie Southas said...

Fabulous card - love the overlapping inlaid dies - there is nothing "simple" about this perfect CAS card! Adorable crafting photo :)

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome inlaid die cut card! That looks like it takes some planning! Funny that you lost the dot... I'll never tell! But great fix with the bling! Cute pic of you crafting at that wee age! Thanks for the chance at a fabulous prize... fingers crossed!

Joyce said...

It is so nice to learn more about you. I love your inlaid die birthday card, as well as the sweet picture of you crafting in the early days. I assume you no longer sit in a high chair when you create these days?

Julie Beech said...

How do you manage to fit all your activities into your day and still come up with such fantastic designs.
I know what you mean about the piecing together those die cuts. It's so frustrating when one incy little bit flies off the desk but the end result is certainly worth it as your card shows. :)

hanhquyenna said...

Oh, you are such a creative lady. Love your cards.

Anita in France said...

Loved reading your feature over at CASology, Ardyth ... left you a message there too! Awesome card, that stunning pink inset into the already inset black ... wow! Oh my, what a little sweetie, happily sitting and sticking ... good to know there are some things that don't change, my friend!! Anita :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic feature today Ardyth! Even a few tidbits I didn't get to know about you on our all day adventure last summer! Love your inlay die cut card today. Of course do not include me in the draw!

Susan said...

I love your super clean style...and the inlaid look is my favorite too! I love that stamp set from Uniko...would love to get my hands on it!

pcm said...

very cool card and i love the picture!

Lilian YF said...

What can I say...I just love your cards! And how do you do it...being in so many design teams? =)
Love the photo, too!

Kimberly Clark said...

Really love your card!!!

Sandie C said...

I take my hat off to you for having the patience to make this card with the inlad work. Like someone said before - simple but so affective. Love all your cards - they always look great.

lostinpaper said...

Fantastic Ardyth, one of my fave techniques too, hard to imagine but my dies seem to be used as much as my stamps around here (who woulda thought)! Loved reading more about you... the piano hey? you really are one clever lady.

colleen said...

yea for you being a fellow Canadian stamper , your colour choices, designs and me winning your draw prize Colleen

Shona Chambers said...

This card is so gorgeous!! You know I like clean, simple and lots of white, I'm so in love with the design. It must have been a labour of love too as doing double inlays would have taken ages. Very much worth it and always looking forward to your next card.

golightly said...

I love it! You are always a wealth of inspiration :)

Neets B said...

Fab card, Ardyth and glad to see you've managed to get your hands on at least one of the CBS word dies! :) I adore your clean and graphic style with pops of colour, you are a true inspiration xx

Mrs Harry said...

Such attention to detail Ardyth, fabulous work. Thanks for the opportunity to win schtuff!

kathy e said...

I love your cards! And I can't wait to try the inlaid technique!

Stella said...

I love your inlaid die technique! Clean, crisp, and creative! (It also gives me an excuse to shop for new dies....LOL!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

yay! Love your card and the inlaid die cuts are beautiful! Really loving your picture too, so cute!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love your card! I would like to try this inlaid die-cuts technique. Such a sweet pic of you as a toddler! I enjoy your CAS cards very much - I don't comment very often but I get your emails every day and so enjoy your style!

Marianne said...

Where would we be without bling? I've been meaning to try this inlaid technique for a while now, and I'm already brooding on a way to cASE this card of yours with the supplies I have...

Kristie Goulet said...

I love your inlaid die technique! It is great learning more about you and seeing the picture. So cute.

Sheila H said...

You rock the inlaid technique, Ardyth!

Darcy said...

Ardyth I love the inlaid die technique! Clean and simple....love! I love the #tbt picture even though it's Fri!!! adorable! Thanks fr the chance to win some things to give me inspiration that is so needed here! lol

Somdeepa Das said...

I really love love your style of CAS crafting...its really one of the simplest and still manages to put forward the message with so much clarity! I think my tastes have been greatly altered and defined by you and the wonderful DT of casolgy!

My Paper Cat said...

Once again you inspire, thank you

Geri said...

Don't you just LOVE the neat & tidiness of the inlaid die technique? I sure do!

Awesome card but not near as sweet as the picture!

Brenda said...

Somehow I missed this lovely card Ardyth, but glad I quickly saw it. lol I love how you inlaid the dies, it does give a wow factor and a smooth look! I think too all these pieces can get a little tricky to put back where they belong, but you have did a fabulous job on it! I also love the bling for the "i" dot. But mostly I love that picture of crafting at the age of 2 1/2-how perfect and cute!!! Hugs, Brenda

Gay Peplow said...

Brilliant card Ardyth, I love the intricacies of this design, you have a good eye for detail, love it!!! Gay x