All Squared Away – Good Things Grow

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#293) is to add texture to your card. What does texture mean to you?  Dry or Heat Embossing, Visual Patterns, Layers, Twine or Ribbon…there are a lot of textures to choose from. Bringing it all together: Just Add Ink Challenge (#597) – Choose Two [Paper and Pattern]; ColourContinue reading “All Squared Away – Good Things Grow”

Batik Boutique – Spring Floral Hello

Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Challenge (#345) and pairing it with the Facebook COLOUR INKspiration Challenge (#116) for a sweet Spring Floral Hello card. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Smoky Slate cardstock. Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Basic White cardstock dry-embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder. HorizontalContinue reading “Batik Boutique – Spring Floral Hello”

Honeybee Home – You’re the Nicest

A couple of challenges just seemed destined to work together… A favorite color challenge of mine is the Facebook group – Colour INKspiration.  The current colors (#115) are So Saffron, Bumble Bee, Cajun Craze and Gray Granite. Over at the Cookie Challenge (#165), the inspiration photo includes Bumble Bees, Daisies and similar colors. Here isContinue reading “Honeybee Home – You’re the Nicest”

Island Vibes – Welcome

For three Facebook Challenges, I created a color-blocked card. Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Challenge (#339) for the Sketch, Colour INKspiration Challenge (#114) for the Colors and for the Theme / Stamp Set choice, the Stampin’ Through the Catalog – January 20 Challenge. If you have Facebook and your app is open, the links should work…if not,Continue reading “Island Vibes – Welcome”

Friendly Hello – Best Birthday

Playing in the Studio today. I started with the Facebook Colour INKspiration Challenge (#113).  The colors Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, White, Black and Gold were rumbling around in my head… I took a look at the new Sale-a-bration FREE Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper pack colors which included: Pale Papaya, Flirty Flamingo, Very Vanilla, BasicContinue reading “Friendly Hello – Best Birthday”

A Friendly Hello Birthday Card

Hi, welcome back!  Trying to catch a deadline. This card is for the Paper Players Sketch Challenge (#569) and I selected the colors from the current Facebook Colour INKspiration Challenge (#112). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Panel: (5¼” x 4”) Mint Macaron cardstock. Continue reading “A Friendly Hello Birthday Card”

Majestic Tree Tag – Sketch Challenge

Hi!  Welcome back!  I had a bit of a play in the Studio this morning.  I created a card for the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Challenge (#530) and the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#137). Then I re-created it with the colors from the current Facebook Colour INKspiration Challenge (#110).  It is interesting how changing colorsContinue reading “Majestic Tree Tag – Sketch Challenge”

Nature’s Harvest – Thank You

…and I am back…had a very lovely visit with family…but time to get back to creating… Sketch: Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#508) with the colors from the Facebook Colour INKspiration Challenge (#109). Keeping it Simple – Here is the result: Steps: Focal Image – Echinacea:  Very Vanilla cardstock (2⅝” x 3⅞”).  The Blossoms image andContinue reading “Nature’s Harvest – Thank You”

In Your Words – Smile!

The last card for today to complete the outstanding September challenges. Stamp Set: Stamping Through the Catalog Facebook Challenge for today and Tools: Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge.  (I missed this one …time zone / time out – oh well). I mixed these two challenges with the current Color: Colour INKspiration Facebook Challenge (#108) andContinue reading “In Your Words – Smile!”

Intricate Leaves – Happy Anniversary

A few more challenges…Wedding White with gold and/or silver just won’t cut it with my husband…something a little more down to earth is more his style. The optional element for the current Try Stampin’ on Tuesday’s Sketch challenge (#522) was Anniversary.  Down to earth is clean and simple so I selected one of the linesContinue reading “Intricate Leaves – Happy Anniversary”