Daisy Lane – It’s Your Time to Shine!

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#280) is to add some Metal to your card.  How about a whole lot of metal? I have been away for a bit of a holiday and had a lovely time and the deadline for this challenge is just around the corner.  I wanted to create a greatContinue reading “Daisy Lane – It’s Your Time to Shine!”

Biggest Wish – Happy Birthday

I need a card for a bright and boisterous young boy. I was inspired by the Paper Players Challenge (#557) Theme: By the Numbers and the Color Throw Down Challenge (#659) Colors: Red, Purple and Orange.  I put them together with the current sketch from the Sketch Saturday Challenge (#676). Let’s see what I cameContinue reading “Biggest Wish – Happy Birthday”

Forever Fern – Inspired Thank You

Wishing you a happy day!  How do you spend your Sundays?  Me? I like to create a storm in the Studio.  Several challenges combined for this card. Sketch and Technique: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday’s (#520); Theme: Just Add Ink (#569); Theme: TGIF (#331) and Colors, Tools and Style: The Paper Players (#556) Tic Tac ToeContinue reading “Forever Fern – Inspired Thank You”

Happy Hello – Textures & Frames

How can a Studio called, the INQUE SPOT, not get excited about the “Ink Spot” stamp in the new Textures & Frames FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set?  It will a ‘keeper’ for sure! In my recent – Celebration of Color Class, one of the cards created used many of the Bright’s Family of Colors and thisContinue reading “Happy Hello – Textures & Frames”

Mountain Air – A True Friend

Time to case the catalog…this week it is another card found in the Sale-a-bration Brochure on page 6.  Let’s have some fun combining challenges! Sketch: Case-ing Tuesday Challenge (#317); Colors: Global Design Project Challenge (#305); Theme and Style: The Paper Players Challenge (#534). Here is the result: Steps (In the order I did them): IContinue reading “Mountain Air – A True Friend”

Inspired Thoughts – Harvest Hello

Continuing with my WEEKEND CHALLENGE – SIMPLICITY… A number of challenges came together, inspiring me to create this simple masculine card. Sketch: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#433); Theme and Style: The Paper Players Challenge (#554); Subject and Color: Sunday Stamps Challenge (#263). Here is the result: Steps: The Wheat Grass focal image: (1½ x 5”)Continue reading “Inspired Thoughts – Harvest Hello”

Celebrate Sunflowers – Happiness

I have combined the two weekend challenges to create a single card. WEEKEND TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE – Use Soft Pastels. SUNDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE – SS008 and the Paper Players Challenge (#553) for the colors. Here is the result: There are several ways to use the new Soft Pastels and I tried three different techniques: (1) DirectContinue reading “Celebrate Sunflowers – Happiness”

Joyful Life – Good Friends

Having a play with some delightful colors and a great new stamp set, Joyful Life.  Those two, Buster Bear and Cotton Tail are having so much fun! Sketch: Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#497) Inverted; Color: Paper Players Challenge (#553) and as I water colored the image, Happy Little Stampers August Water Color Challenge. Here isContinue reading “Joyful Life – Good Friends”

Beautiful Moments by the Sea – Doing it Together

A couple of deadline are looming and I wanted to play with them… Sketch Only: FUSION Card Challenge (Lemon Hydrangea); Theme: Paper Players Challenge (#552) and Colors: CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#431). Here is the result: Steps: Focal Image: (2¾” x 2¾”) Basic White cardstock.  The Little Girls on the Beach and the SeagullContinue reading “Beautiful Moments by the Sea – Doing it Together”

Quiet Meadow with Nature’s Harvest – Thinking of You

These two stamp sets:  Quiet Meadow and Nature’s Harvest go so well together.  Nature’s Harvest will be available next month as it debuts in the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog.  This stamp set was my first pick from the catalog! Inspiration for this card came from several sources: The Paper Players Sketch Challenge (#551),Continue reading “Quiet Meadow with Nature’s Harvest – Thinking of You”