Your Friendship Warms My Heart – Spirited Snowmen

Catching up after the holiday weekend and mixing two challenges that are due today. Something a little chill for a hot day! Sketch: Freshly Made Sketches Challenge (#492) and Color: Color Throw Down Challenges (#649). Here is the result: Steps: Square Card Base: (8½” x 4¼” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock.  The Happy SnowmanContinue reading “Your Friendship Warms My Heart – Spirited Snowmen”

Just Peeking In – Pretty Kitty

Let’s go for it! Sketch:  Try Stampin’ On Tuesday’s (#512) adding in a little Double Trouble (#87) with Thing 1, 2 and 3; Theme: Make My Monday (#151); and Color: Colour INKspiration (#102) Here is the result: Steps: Square Frame: (2⅜”) In Good Taste Designer Series Paper – Gray Stone Slate pattern die-cut using twoContinue reading “Just Peeking In – Pretty Kitty”

A Jar of Meadow Flowers – Hello Friend

Farm House / Shabby Chic is something I love to look at but rarely use for inspiration in my card making. Over at TGIF, the current challenge (#322) is just that.  A favorite of Andrea Tracy-Tucker – Designer of the Month.  I chose to use the color palette suggested by the Fab Friday team (#216).Continue reading “A Jar of Meadow Flowers – Hello Friend”

Celebrating with Flowers – Happy Birthday

Mixing it up!  Having fun combining a few challenges: Sketch: Paper Craft Crew (#432), Color: Just Add Ink (#560), Stamp Set: Stampin’ Through the Catalog (Celebrate with Flowers – June 27, 2021). I decided to flip the Sketch 90 degrees.  Here is the result: Steps: Three Rectangle Blocks: Coastal Cabana cardstock.  Left Block (¾” xContinue reading “Celebrating with Flowers – Happy Birthday”

Let’s Celebrate – Just Because

Each month, Stampin’ Up! issues a #SimpleStamping Challenge.  For the month of June, the theme was “Just Because” and we were encouraged to use a punch in addition to Stamp, Paper and Ink. Keeping this challenge in mind, I mixed it up with the current sketch challenge from CAS Colours & Sketches (#425).  For myContinue reading “Let’s Celebrate – Just Because”

Brilliant Butterfly – Love You

Two challenges today.  Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge (#426) and the June SU! Colour Challenge. Here is what I created: Steps: Focal Image: Butterfly Detail (Basic Black cardstock) and Background (Sahara Sand cardstock) were die-cut with the matching dies from the Brilliant Wings Dies set. Background Panel: (5¼” x 4”) Bermuda Bay cardstock dry-embossed with theContinue reading “Brilliant Butterfly – Love You”

Quiet Meadow – Hello

Thought I would share this card I created for the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday’s Challenge (#511) and the current COLOUR INKspiration Challenge (#102). The colors are so soft and pretty together. Here is the result: Steps: Focal Panel: (2” x 5⅜”) Basic White cardstock.  Smoky Slate and Gray Granite inks were added to the panelContinue reading “Quiet Meadow – Hello”

Celebrate with Flowers – Happy Birthday

Keeping it simple and having a play with colors and coloring. Sketch:  Tuesday Morning (#611) and Color Throw Down (#648) Here is the result: Steps: Floral Panel: (2⅞” x 4¾”) True Love Designer Series Paper colored with a variety of Stampin’ Blends: Light Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green and Soft SeaContinue reading “Celebrate with Flowers – Happy Birthday”

Bamboo Beauty – Caring Thoughts

I decided to play with the Blended Alcohol Technique for this card. Over at Sunday Stamps (#259), the current challenge is Color and you must pick at least three colors.  As a “Green” girl, I opted for what I determined to be White, Soft Sea Foam, Just Jade and Pool Party. To create the backgroundContinue reading “Bamboo Beauty – Caring Thoughts”

Blossoms in Bloom – Penned Flowers Birthday

Over at the Color Hue challenge site, the colors are Black and Aqua.  Such a striking combination! I felt that the Saturday Sketch (#665) would work nicely for the idea that popped in to my head. I pulled out a piece of retired Tempting Turquoise cardstock and the matching Stampin’ Write Marker for this project. Continue reading “Blossoms in Bloom – Penned Flowers Birthday”