Friends Are Like Seashells – Artistically Inked

Welcome back!  Today, I am really mixing it up! Theme and Color: The Four Seasons (June) – Pink Flowers; Technique: Double Trouble (#114) – Background and Partnership; Sketch: Atlantic Hearts (#478) and Partnership; Theme and Materials: Tic Tac Toe (#167) – Flowers, Friends and Twine; Theme: Just Add Ink (#609) – Flowers; and Color Technique:Continue reading “Friends Are Like Seashells – Artistically Inked”

Happiness Abounds – Just Because

Hi and welcome back to the Studio!  A number of current challenges involve color and specifically the new Stampin’ Up! 2022 / 2024 In-Colors. CAS Colours & Sketches (#475); Sunday Stamps (#285); and Inspire Create (#119): So, I have combined them with the current Global Design Challenge (#348) to case the layout of a cardContinue reading “Happiness Abounds – Just Because”

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”

Hand-Penned Petals – Perfectly Penciled Friendship Card

One more… Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge (#661), Theme and Colors: The Flower Challenge (#69) and Sentiment: The Alphabet Challenge (Letter “F”). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Balmy Blue cardstock. Background Panel: (5” x 3¾”) Black Dotted patterned piece of paper from the now retired Pattern PartyContinue reading “Hand-Penned Petals – Perfectly Penciled Friendship Card”

Nature’s Prints Floral – Perfectly Penciled

It has been a Sunday chore day, but I managed to squeeze a few moments to make this quick little card. Playing with two challenges:  Stampin’ Up! Only (#303) for the theme and Color Hues (#42) for the color choice.  The Sketch was inspired by a card I recently saw made by Sue Vine. (SeeContinue reading “Nature’s Prints Floral – Perfectly Penciled”

Floral Celebration – Celebrating You

Today I am playing with a new stamp set (to me) Floral Celebration from Close To My Heart.  I received this stamp set as a winner of a random draw from the Double Trouble team.  It only seems fitting that I use it on the newest Double Trouble Challenge (#111). Additional Inspiration: Sketch: Tuesday MorningContinue reading “Floral Celebration – Celebrating You”

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”