Winds of Change – You Make Me Smile

Over at Time Out, Challenge (#213) they are looking for a vacation related theme. What is your ideal vacation?  Sun, Sand, Surf? Or like me, the cobbled streets of Europe.  My ideal is cycling through the tulip fields in the Netherlands… Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) SoContinue reading “Winds of Change – You Make Me Smile”

Daisy Garden – Thank You

It is Tuesday!! Time for the Facebook Case-ing Tuesday (#356) Challenge. Additional Inspiration: Stampin’ Up!’s #SimpleStamping Challenge for May and Crafter’s Café (#285) Challenge for Theme Materials. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Accent Panel: (4⅝” x 3¼”) Spotted Orchid Oasis piece of paperContinue reading “Daisy Garden – Thank You”

Just Because – Happiness Blooms

Happy Sunday!  I have been invited to be a Guest Designer for the AAA Cards Team. What a nice opportunity to share with such talented designers. This week, the challenge (#215) is to create a No Layer Card with the theme options of Plant, Grow and/or Farm. Perusing my collection of stamps for an imageContinue reading “Just Because – Happiness Blooms”

Delicate Dahlias – Fragrant Blossoms

Hi! Welcome back.  I have a lovely floral card for you today.  A friend asked me to create a card for someone really special.  Her favorite flowers are Dahlias and specifically pink ones… Several challenges inspired my creation: Retro Rubber (#182) Flower Power; Just Us Girls (#631) Word Week – Flowers; The Card Concept (#175)Continue reading “Delicate Dahlias – Fragrant Blossoms”

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”

Perfectly Penciled – Happy Mother’s Day

Had a chance to catch up and create my card for this week’s Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Challenge (#354). Have to admit that I was a little stumped with this one.  Loving all the circles but what theme, what colors and what materials to use… With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I opted to playContinue reading “Perfectly Penciled – Happy Mother’s Day”

Animal Outing – Welcome Little One

Hello and welcome back.  I am pleased to let you know that I have been invited to be a guest designer with the CAS Colours & Sketches team for the month of May. The CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#468) this week is Color: Additional Inspiration: Theme: Crafter’s Café (#284) and Cookie Challenge (#168), SketchContinue reading “Animal Outing – Welcome Little One”

Beautifully Penned – Wonderful Mother

Welcome back…lots of inspiration for today’s card… My creative choices were influenced by: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge (#552) for the Sketch and color choices, Inspire Create Challenge (#115) that also has a Black/White and free color choice theme, Double Trouble Challenge (#108) for both a Frame and a Butterfly Die, and Retro Rubber ChallengeContinue reading “Beautifully Penned – Wonderful Mother”

Nature’s Prints – Hello There

It’s Tuesday!!  A simple card for Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Sketch Challenge (#353). Additional inspiration: Color: As You See It (#273), Subject, Materials and Tools: Tic Tac Toe (#158), Style: Stampin’ Up! #Simple Stamping (April). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”)Continue reading “Nature’s Prints – Hello There”

Ranunculus Romance – Just for You

Welcome back… The Inspiration Photograph and Colors suggested by The Card Concept Challenge (#173) are so pretty and became the starting point for today’s vintage style card. My creative choices were influenced by: Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#157) a Butterfly, a Spring theme, and material – Vellum, Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (#299) Ranunculus Romance BundleContinue reading “Ranunculus Romance – Just for You”