Brilliant Wings – Follow Your Dreams

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#389) is a Sketch. Additional Inspiration: Just Add Ink (#603) for the chosen colors and CAS on Friday (#231) for the theme and card style. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Accent Panel: (3¼” x 3¼”) Silver FoilContinue reading “Brilliant Wings – Follow Your Dreams”

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”

Celebrate with Flowers – Happy 8th Birthday

Lots of plans this weekend…not sure if we will be able to do all that we want.  Spring Festivals and events all start. So, I am trying to beat a few deadlines. Style and Theme – CAS on Friday Challenge (#230), AAA Cards Challenge (#212) and The Flower Challenge (#68); Color – Color Throw DownContinue reading “Celebrate with Flowers – Happy 8th Birthday”

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”

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”

Bottled Happiness – Thank You

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#388) is an Inspiration Board and I was drawn towards the lower left image.  I loved the graphic and spare nature the image.  I chose the current sketch at Paper Craft Crew (#468) for my layout. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”)Continue reading “Bottled Happiness – Thank You”

Wrapped Bouquet – Best Birthday

Hi!  Glad you came back for a visit. Playing with the Sketch and the Theme over at FUSION – Pastel Spring Flowers.  A popular theme at the moment so, I have combined a few other challenges with this card. Theme: Seize the Birthday (#236); Colors: Sunday Stamps (#281); Tools and more: Can You Handle theContinue reading “Wrapped Bouquet – Best Birthday”

Crafting Forever – Handcrafted

Our current challenge at HAND STAMPED SENTIMENTS (#387) is Color.  Additional Inspiration: Theme: Less is More (#462) Sketch: Retro Rubber (#180) Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Coastal Cabana cardstock. Background Panel: (4⅛” x 5⅜”) Basic White cardstock. The Rectangle Frame from the retired Swirly Frames stamp setContinue reading “Crafting Forever – Handcrafted”

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”