Beautiful Moments by the Sea – Doing it Together

A couple of deadline are looming and I wanted to play with them… Sketch Only: FUSION Card Challenge (Lemon Hydrangea); Theme: Paper Players Challenge (#552) and Colors: CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#431). Here is the result: Steps: Focal Image: (2¾” x 2¾”) Basic White cardstock.  The Little Girls on the Beach and the SeagullContinue reading “Beautiful Moments by the Sea – Doing it Together”

Simply Succulents – Good things Grow

It was a busy weekend, so I decided to combine my two weekend challenges to create a single card. WEEKEND TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE – Color and/or Theme (I chose to concentrate on the Colors) and SUNDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE – SS007 Here is the result: Steps: Focal Image: (2¾” x 4”) Basic White cardstock.  The large SucculentsContinue reading “Simply Succulents – Good things Grow”

Pansy Petals – You Make the World a Better Place

Trusting you all had a great weekend!  How can it be August already?  One year has gone by since I started this blog.  Happy Birthday to the process.  Thanks for following me! My weekend got away from me and I wanted to create a card for the Freshly Made Sketches (#496) Challenge.  Squeaking under theContinue reading “Pansy Petals – You Make the World a Better Place”

Citrus Bubble Over – Your Kindness is Refreshing!

The Happy Little Stamper’s group puts out five different challenges each month.  The July CAS (Clean and Simple) Challenge was “Citrus and Zing”.  I have to tell you I struggled with this theme.  Every Lemon type stamp set that I recalled I might still have, I could not find.  Then yesterday I had an idea. Continue reading “Citrus Bubble Over – Your Kindness is Refreshing!”

Feels Like Home – Missing You

The free SALE-A-BRATION stamp set Feels Like Home was also a first pick from the upcoming August / September 2021 Brochure.  This stamp set can be yours for a qualifying $50.00 US purchase. The end of the month is quickly approaching and I have not yet participated in the Stampin’ Up! July Color Challenge.  TimeContinue reading “Feels Like Home – Missing You”

Never Blue When I Think of You.

Welcome back! Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#276) is SHADES OF BLUE. So many possibilities…Blue is such a staple color in so many areas of design. I decided to play with my Blending Brushes and see what I could create with various shades of blue. I hope that you like this card andContinue reading “Never Blue When I Think of You.”

The Key to My Success is You – You Make a Difference

I have started designing for the CARDZ 4 GUYZ Team.  So excited to be welcomed. This week the challenge (#275) theme is: KEYS I took a browse through all of my stamp sets…(I have lots)…and looked for all that had keys. Although many of the stamp sets used are retired, they are keepers because IContinue reading “The Key to My Success is You – You Make a Difference”

Pierced Blossoms – I Like You

Having a little fun combining a number of challenges.  I sometimes think we are all on a collective wave as often as not different groups think similarly… SKETCH: Freshly Made Sketch Challenges (#493); COLOR: Color Hues Challenges (#21); SUBJECT, THEME and/or MATERIAL TYPE: The Flower Challenge (#58); and THEME and/or MATERIAL TYPE: The Paper PlayersContinue reading “Pierced Blossoms – I Like You”

Biggest Wish – Hello

My second speed challenge.  What can you make in under 10 minutes?  The As You See It Challenge (#253) asked if you can do it and use Foliage as your theme. Here is the result: How long do you think it took? Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Soft Succulent cardstock. AccentContinue reading “Biggest Wish – Hello”

Quiet Meadow – Thinking of You

Not quite done with these beautiful Floral images in the Meadow Dies set.  They just beg for a watercolor treatment. Over at TGIF, the current challenge (#323) includes the perfect complement of colors for Meadow Flowers.  I felt that the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#428) would work very nicely to showcase these flowers. Here isContinue reading “Quiet Meadow – Thinking of You”