Perched in a Tree – Merry & Bright

Happy Tuesday!  Time again, for the Design Challenges: Cardz 4 Guyz (#310) and Hand Stamped Sentiments (#403). I decided to combine them with the sketch from Paper Players (#619) and another combination of the colors from the Color Dare (#523) Tic Tac Toe board. Here is the result:  Steps: All elements were adhered to theContinue reading “Perched in a Tree – Merry & Bright”

Perched in a Tree – Nature Sings

Welcome back!  Lots happening around town this weekend and the weather is supposed to be fantastic, so I am trying to get ahead… Current challenges: The Card Concept (#181); Freshly Made Sketches (#577); Addicted to CAS (#230) and the Alphabet Challenge (#Letter N). Using the Red/Blue/Purple tones from the Forest Lake inspiration photograph, here isContinue reading “Perched in a Tree – Nature Sings”

Perched in A Tree – Your Kindness

Welcome to the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge (#399) launching today! This week, we have a Color Challenge to serve as Inspiration for your project. I am looking forward to seeing what you will create with these colors. I selected the current sketch from Try Stampin’ On Tuesdays (#576) and additional Materials as suggested by MakeContinue reading “Perched in A Tree – Your Kindness”

Simply Sketched – Sympathy Card

Some Sundays just get off to a slow start… A few clean and simple (CAS) style challenges came together quickly. AAA Cards (#223) for the theme, Addicted to CAS (#228) for the subject and Less is More (#472) for the color. Sympathy cards are my least favorite to make…yet I love a black and whiteContinue reading “Simply Sketched – Sympathy Card”

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”

Symbols of Fortune – May all your Paths lead to Happiness

Hello and welcome back.  Week Two as guest designer with the CAS Colours & Sketches team for the month of May. The CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#469) this week is a Sketch: Additional Inspiration: Just Add Ink (#602) Choose Two – Stenciling, Heat Embossing or Texture Paste. Happy Little Stampers (May) Stencil – AnythingContinue reading “Symbols of Fortune – May all your Paths lead to Happiness”

A Friendly Hello – Welcome to 2022

When you live in a different country from your immediate family, the Christmas break, for me, is definitely longer.  Getting back on track takes a little longer. It is a new year and Stampin’ Up! just issued the new Occasions Mini catalog and the new Sale-a-bration brochure.  Lots of lovely new products to play with. Continue reading “A Friendly Hello – Welcome to 2022”

Etched in Nature – Thanks

Hey, it’s Tuesday!  Time for the Case-ing Tuesday Challenge (#325).  The sample that we are casing this week is a card found in the Holiday Catalog on page 28.  I chose to use the color palette from the Paper Players Challenge (#562) and a suggested row from the current Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#134). HereContinue reading “Etched in Nature – Thanks”

Free As A Bird

Keeping up with my “work”.  “Work” is subjective and mine includes the pleasure of crafting, hanging out in the Studio and generally making a mess…that is until I put everything back in it’s place. So two more combined challenges:  Try Stampin’ On Tuesday (#518) for the sketch and Colour INKspiration (#105) for the color scheme.Continue reading “Free As A Bird”

Oh, Snap – It’s Your Birthday

Time again to work on the weekly Case-ing Tuesday Challenge #300.  This week the Sample and Sketch is from page 72 of the Mini Spring Catalog.  I decided to mix it up with the Paper Players #537 Theme Challenge and the Tic Tac Toe #109 Line Challenge. And this is the result: The Tic TacContinue reading “Oh, Snap – It’s Your Birthday”