All Squared Away – Good Things Grow

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#293) is to add texture to your card. What does texture mean to you?  Dry or Heat Embossing, Visual Patterns, Layers, Twine or Ribbon…there are a lot of textures to choose from. Bringing it all together: Just Add Ink Challenge (#597) – Choose Two [Paper and Pattern]; ColourContinue reading “All Squared Away – Good Things Grow”

Anything is Possible – Hand-Penned Petals

Before the weekend begins again, I am just getting around to the Inque Spot Studio Client Sketch Challenge from last weekend (SS023).  Somehow, time gets the better of me…or perhaps…I try to do too much…but playing in the Studio makes me very happy!  I chose to work with the current colors suggested by the FacebookContinue reading “Anything is Possible – Hand-Penned Petals”

Batik Boutique – Spring Floral Hello

Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Challenge (#345) and pairing it with the Facebook COLOUR INKspiration Challenge (#116) for a sweet Spring Floral Hello card. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Smoky Slate cardstock. Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Basic White cardstock dry-embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder. HorizontalContinue reading “Batik Boutique – Spring Floral Hello”

Honeybee Home – You’re the Nicest

A couple of challenges just seemed destined to work together… A favorite color challenge of mine is the Facebook group – Colour INKspiration.  The current colors (#115) are So Saffron, Bumble Bee, Cajun Craze and Gray Granite. Over at the Cookie Challenge (#165), the inspiration photo includes Bumble Bees, Daisies and similar colors. Here isContinue reading “Honeybee Home – You’re the Nicest”

Friendly Hello – Best Birthday

Playing in the Studio today. I started with the Facebook Colour INKspiration Challenge (#113).  The colors Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, White, Black and Gold were rumbling around in my head… I took a look at the new Sale-a-bration FREE Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper pack colors which included: Pale Papaya, Flirty Flamingo, Very Vanilla, BasicContinue reading “Friendly Hello – Best Birthday”

A Friendly Hello Birthday Card

Hi, welcome back!  Trying to catch a deadline. This card is for the Paper Players Sketch Challenge (#569) and I selected the colors from the current Facebook Colour INKspiration Challenge (#112). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Panel: (5¼” x 4”) Mint Macaron cardstock. Continue reading “A Friendly Hello Birthday Card”

Majestic Tree Tag – Sketch Challenge

Hi!  Welcome back!  I had a bit of a play in the Studio this morning.  I created a card for the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Challenge (#530) and the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#137). Then I re-created it with the colors from the current Facebook Colour INKspiration Challenge (#110).  It is interesting how changing colorsContinue reading “Majestic Tree Tag – Sketch Challenge”

Nature’s Harvest – Thank You

…and I am back…had a very lovely visit with family…but time to get back to creating… Sketch: Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#508) with the colors from the Facebook Colour INKspiration Challenge (#109). Keeping it Simple – Here is the result: Steps: Focal Image – Echinacea:  Very Vanilla cardstock (2⅝” x 3⅞”).  The Blossoms image andContinue reading “Nature’s Harvest – Thank You”

In Your Words – Smile!

The last card for today to complete the outstanding September challenges. Stamp Set: Stamping Through the Catalog Facebook Challenge for today and Tools: Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge.  (I missed this one …time zone / time out – oh well). I mixed these two challenges with the current Color: Colour INKspiration Facebook Challenge (#108) andContinue reading “In Your Words – Smile!”

Moving Forward – Happy, Happy Birthday

Hi and welcome to my blog today!  I needed a birthday card for a little fellow and thought I could combine a bunch of challenges… Theme #1: Retro Rubber Challenge (#165) Transportation, Theme #2: Seize The Birthday Challenge (#221) By The Sea, Theme #3: Just Add Ink Challenge (#569) Just Add “N” – Nautical, Color:Continue reading “Moving Forward – Happy, Happy Birthday”