Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Guest Designer at CASology # 142

Good morning!

Today I have an honour to be a Guest Designer at CASology. 

When Melissa contacted me and ask me to be their GD for this challenge I was so thrilled but when I got the cue word I was even more excited!! How sweet it is and how wonderful cue word for a challenge when the spring has finally come! 

Here is the challenge:

Well, the first thing that I knew when I saw the word was that I am going to be doing some Purple Onion fun this time! Their stamps are just the sweetiest in my opinion. About the same time, my friend asked me if I could make a birthday card for her aunt since she is turning 60! Sweet Sixteen turned into Sweet Sixty! The recipient is also a kindergarden teacher so I kind of tried to achieve an old story book look to this card. Maybe she would like it! Here is my card:

Here is a close-up of the mouse:

Some of you have requested that I show how I colour this mouse, so this time I filmed while making this card. Hopefully you enjoy and try it on your own. I would love to see your colouring!

If you can't see it here, you can watch it in Youtube.

Stamps: Wishing (partly stamped) by Purple Onion Designs, Halftone Hello (sentiment) by Altenew.
Inks: Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks, Memento Desert Sand, Versafine Onyx Black
Derwent Inktense Pencils: Tan (1720), Saddle Brown (1740), Willow (1900), Sun Yellow (0200), Spring Green (1550), Light Olive (1540), Iris Blue (0900) Cadmiun Orange (0250), Burnt Orange (0260).
Cardstock: Canson Mix Media cards stock 200gsm, Dovecraft Back to Basics IV Designer Paper Pack 150gsm
Card base: Papermania A6 300gsm
Copic Multi Liner 0.3 Black
Wink of Stella Glitter Pen

Thank you for stopping by today and please join the fun at CASology this week! See you soon! 



  1. As always, Marika, a fabulous card! I love those little Stacey Yacula (Purple Onion) images, too :) Thank you for the video!

  2. Congrats to your guest designer spot! Love your sweet card with the cute little mouse. POD stamps are really the cutest and you've once again done an incredible job coloring it. Can't wait to watch your video, which I will spare for some time later this week when I have more time to watch it.

  3. Marika, Thank you for the video. You have truly inspired me. I think you are an artist. I tried to recreate the poppy card .. not too bad either. Now I'll work on color pencils. Thanks.

  4. Congrats on your well deserved Guest Designer spot! This is such a cute card...beautiful coloring, and charming scene! Thanks so much for the video :)

  5. Oh so beautiful, I'm heading to Youtube to watch your video!

  6. Love your pencil coloring and this little mouse! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial video!

  7. You're right, these stamps are very sweet. A mouse is so pretty tousled faux fur. I'm very impressed.

  8. You couldn't possibly know how happy I am right now, Marika!!! Thanks for using the mouse... perhaps one of Stacey's birds next time... I want to watch again! So happy to see as guest designer at CASology... well deserved, indeed!
    =] Michele

  9. Loved the video and truly love the card! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us!

  10. Beautiful card!! Thank you for the video. Did you dry emboss that "60" or is it foil? It really makes the card!

    1. Hello Robin, thanks for your kind comment. 60 is a outline sticker. Thanks for asking, I forgot to mention it in the supplies list.

  11. I was here yesterday and I got so caught up watching your video that I forgot to leave a comment! ha! This is the sweetest card ever. I just adore your coloring!!

  12. Marika, congratulations! This mouse is super cute! And the colors are soft. I like your card)

  13. Congratulations on your guest design ! Fabulous coloring :)

  14. Marika, this is fabulous! I loved watching your video...you make it look easy but the end result looks professional! Wow! So great having you as a guest designer this week at CASology!

  15. Marika, this is fabulous! I loved watching your video...you make it look easy but the end result looks professional! Wow! So great having you as a guest designer this week at CASology!

  16. Another super cute creation!!! I love that sweet image of the cute little mouse!!!!