Season’s Greetings – Simply Elegant

I created this card for the Fusion Challenge (It’s All in the Elements).  There is a lot going on in the Inspiration Photo. My take-away? The Christmas Baubles and their colors along with the gold of the triangle. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Brushed Silver cardstock. BackgroundContinue reading “Season’s Greetings – Simply Elegant”

Welcome Home, Friend

Hi!  Today I am having fun with the Inspired By Sketch and Theme Challenge (#194).  This time of year we are experiencing the Fall/Autumn colors (They are peaking in my area at the moment) and getting our homes ready to welcome friends and family over for Thanksgiving. A few other challenges fit this theme too. Continue reading “Welcome Home, Friend”

Peaceful Boughs – Season’s Greetings

And Tuesday has rolled around again!  Just like Sunday is a day with lots of challenge deadlines, Tuesday is a day with lots of Design Team challenges. So, without further ado, I am working with the Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Challenge (#328). My choice of materials and tools were influenced by a few other challenges:  TicContinue reading “Peaceful Boughs – Season’s Greetings”

Blossoms in Bloom – Hello

Having a play in the Studio and creating for a few challenges… Sketch: Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#506) with the colors from the Just Add Ink Challenge (#575). Here is the result: Steps: Focal Image – Blossom:  Using the flower die from the Penned Florals Dies set, the Blossom was die-cut three times from aContinue reading “Blossoms in Bloom – Hello”

All The Good Things – Good Fortune and more…

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#278) is THINGS WITH TAILS. What has a tail?  A coin, a kite, an airplane, an animal, a fish…not sure what else but I settled on a fish, a Koi fish or two. Here is what I came up with: Steps: Hunting for a “Tail”, I came acrossContinue reading “All The Good Things – Good Fortune and more…”

Extraordinary Bedazzled Butterflies

Playing with a few other challenges this afternoon. Sketch: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#434), Theme: CAS on Friday Challenges (#212) and Tools: Happy Little Stamper Challenges for August. Here is the result: Steps: I die-cut two Butterflies from the free Sale-a-bration Be Dazzling Specialty Designer Series Paper with one of the Butterfly dies from theContinue reading “Extraordinary Bedazzled Butterflies”

Expressions in Ink – You Are So Special

I couldn’t resist The Spot Challenge (#162) this week.  Case the Designer: Maheswari Rajaguru. I took a browse through her Pinterest page and selected this card to CASE.  Copy and Selectively Edit. And this is the result: Steps: For the Ombre Panel (3¾” x 3”), I chose to cut up one of the Evening Evergreen OmbreContinue reading “Expressions in Ink – You Are So Special”

Suite Sampler – Thanks

The sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches – FMS484 is “clean”.  Clean usually means lots of “white space” but today I flipped white space to “black space”.  Hope you like it! And this is the result: Steps: I wanted to use the Gilded Leafing and selected the silhouette Flower image from the Suite SamplerContinue reading “Suite Sampler – Thanks”

Fine Art Floral – Thank You

I came across another new sketch challenge site: Tuesday Morning Sketches and I thought the sketch was interesting.  I thought I might use the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper and the Floral Design that coordinated with the Golden Garden Specialty Acetate.  This paper is so pretty and is one of my favorites.  I amContinue reading “Fine Art Floral – Thank You”

Opulent Treasured Medallion

So many beautiful new stamp sets in the 2021 Spring Mini Catalog. Difficult to choose which one to use at any given time. This week’s sketch over at The Paper Craft Crew – PCC413 was the inspiration for my card using the Treasured Medallion stamp set. Here is what I created: The beauty of PrettyContinue reading “Opulent Treasured Medallion”