Fresh Cut Flowers – Thinking of You

Welcome back!  Slow start to my day.  I had a number of errands to take care of this morning.  Just happy that I had some time to play this afternoon. Working with the current FUSION challenge (Pinwheels) and the Just Add Ink (#620) Inspiration photograph. Here is the result: Steps: All of the elements wereContinue reading “Fresh Cut Flowers – Thinking of You”

Splendid Thoughts – Let’s Celebrate

The challenge theme for the FUSION sketch is Wine & Cheese.  How appropriate as we visited a winery yesterday.  I selected the retired stamp set, Tuscan Vineyard, to play with. I chose to create another one-layer clean and simple card for the INKspirational (#271) challenge and did a bit of Blender Pen water coloring soContinue reading “Splendid Thoughts – Let’s Celebrate”

Season of Chic – You Are Amazing

Welcome back!  I am playing around with several new products.  The Twigs & Sprigs Embossing Folder & Die Set along with some of the very pretty items that make up part of the Texture Chic Suite. I opted to use the sketch only from the current FUSION challenge… and matched it up with the JustContinue reading “Season of Chic – You Are Amazing”

It’s a Panda Party – Celebrate Today!

Holiday weekend and some more time to play.  Welcome back!  I have another clean and simple card for you. Creating for a few more challenges.  Inspiration – Just Add Ink (#610), Style – Tic Tac Toe (#168), Theme – Inspiration Station (#33) and the Sketch only – FUSION (June 23, 2022). Here is the result: Continue reading “It’s a Panda Party – Celebrate Today!”

Shaded Summer – Hello

What did I do this afternoon?  More cardmaking, of course! First off, I was considering the FUSION – It’s All in the Elements – Wheel Wreath Sketch and Inspiration Challenge. My take-away? Earthy colors with metallic accents and circle shapes. Additional inspiration?  Elements as suggested by Can You Handle the Pressure (#9) and TGIF (#373).Continue reading “Shaded Summer – Hello”

A Fish & A Wish – A Sea of Thanks

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#297) is the theme On the Water. Having some fun with one of my new favorite stamp sets: A Fish & A Wish.  I selected the colors from the Facebook SU! Color Challenge for May…just squeaking in…and the sketch only from the current FUSION Challenge. I chose toContinue reading “A Fish & A Wish – A Sea of Thanks”

Amazing Silhouettes – Blue Butterfly Birthday

Hi! Welcome back.  Two challenges today… Sketch, Theme and Color – Fusion (Blue Butterflies) and Sentiment – Seize the Birthday (#237). Adding the gorgeous new Sun Prints Designer Series Paper available in the current Annual 2022/2023 Catalog. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Panel:Continue reading “Amazing Silhouettes – Blue Butterfly Birthday”

Wrapped Bouquet – Best Birthday

Hi!  Glad you came back for a visit. Playing with the Sketch and the Theme over at FUSION – Pastel Spring Flowers.  A popular theme at the moment so, I have combined a few other challenges with this card. Theme: Seize the Birthday (#236); Colors: Sunday Stamps (#281); Tools and more: Can You Handle theContinue reading “Wrapped Bouquet – Best Birthday”

You’re the Nicest – Honeybee Home Sweet Bunny

Hi!  Glad you came back for a visit. Playing with the Sketch and the Theme over at FUSION – Cloth Bunnies.  I was inspired by the various textile patterns use to create the cloth bunnies and opted for the spring-like colors of Pale Papaya and Calypso Coral instead of Cream and Navy. Here is theContinue reading “You’re the Nicest – Honeybee Home Sweet Bunny”

Inspired Thoughts – You Make a Difference

Hi, welcome back!  I have been mulling over my design for the FUSION Challenge for days and now the deadline is here.  Time to get cracking… So many elements on this Bookshelf inspired me and I had a deep dive into my collection of stamp sets (retired) to keep the scale of the images similar.Continue reading “Inspired Thoughts – You Make a Difference”