Caroling Mice – Merry Christmas

A fun little Holiday card. Playing with: CAS Colours & Sketches (#485) and mixing it up with Jingle Belles (Vintage), Time Out (#221), Colour Crazy (#34) and Happy Little Stampers Watercolor (September). Here is the result:  Steps: A very quick and cute card! Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.  Cheers,  Jolanda.Continue reading “Caroling Mice – Merry Christmas”

Fresh Cut Flowers – Season of Chic Birthday Wishes

Welcome back!  It was a busy day.  A full house for my afternoon class.  So, I am taking a few minutes (LOL) to create a card this evening. More challenges today: As You See It (#281) Recipe; Make the Cards (#61) for the Colors; Freshly Made (#549) for the Sketch; and Colour Crazy Craft (#32)Continue reading “Fresh Cut Flowers – Season of Chic Birthday Wishes”

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”

Oriental Brushstrokes – Tranquility

How about we pull out the one stamp set that made me swoon when I flipped through the very first catalog I ever saw. Oriental Brushstrokes. It had retired by the time I started buying Stampin’ Up! products and it took me a few years to find it. I think it will be part ofContinue reading “Oriental Brushstrokes – Tranquility”

Forever Friendship – Happy Birthday

Happy Tuesday and welcome to the Facebook Case-ing Tuesday challenge (#365). I chose to flip the sketch from a vertical position to the horizontal to better suit my stamped image from the Forever Friendship stamp set. Here is the result:  Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Cajun Craze cardstock. Background Panel: (5⅜”Continue reading “Forever Friendship – Happy Birthday”

Cottage Rose – Friends Forever

Welcome back to Tuesday.  Having a play with the Facebook Case-ing The Catalog (#361) and mixing it up with a few other challenges. Color: Just Add Ink (#608), Theme: Alphabet (Letter “F”) and Tools: Make My Monday (#177) and Colour Crazy Craft (#23). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (11” x 4¼” scored atContinue reading “Cottage Rose – Friends Forever”

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”

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”

You Are One of a Kind – Fable Friends

Having a little bit of colorful fun with a few Animal Challenges.  Keeping it simple, just Stamps, Inks and Paper. Alphabet (Letter “A”) Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday (April) Color Throwdown (#686) for the colors chosen and Colour Crazy Craft (Week 14) because I chose to use Stampin’ Blends to color the stamped images. Here is theContinue reading “You Are One of a Kind – Fable Friends”