Nature’s Beauty – Be Awesome

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#296) is the theme Wildlife. Again, I chose a Deer.  The majestic stag from the retired Nature’s Beauty stamp set is one of my favorite wildlife images. I complimented my scene with images from the new Grassy Grove stamp set and the sentiment from the Nothings Better ThanContinue reading “Nature’s Beauty – Be Awesome”

Grassy Grove – Happy Birthday

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#295) is to theme based: “D” is for…and I chose Deer. Bringing it all together: Make My Monday Challenge (#173) – Theme; Sunday Stamps Challenge (#282) – Sketch; and Happy Little Stampers (May) – CAS Style. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (11” x 4¼” scored atContinue reading “Grassy Grove – Happy Birthday”

Better Places – Happy Father’s Day

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#294) is to create a Tag or add a Tag to your card.  Bringing it all together, I was inspired by: Time Out Challenge (#211) Outdoor Theme; Just Add Ink Challenge (#599) – Favorite Animal; and Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Challenge (#352) for the Slim-Line Sketch. Here is theContinue reading “Better Places – Happy Father’s Day”

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”

Animal Outing – Together We Make a Great Pair

Hi!  Welcome back. Sundays are always great days to play in the Studio.  The only drawback is that if I get busy during the week, all of the challenges (mostly sketches) that have Sunday deadlines are set up in the cue.  Noon means Noon and Three means Three.  Decided not to do the Noon challengeContinue reading “Animal Outing – Together We Make a Great Pair”

Guy Greetings – Hats Off To You!

A few more clean and simple challenges… Sketch: Freshly Made (#528); Greeting and Color: Seize the Birthday (#234) and Theme: CASology (#401). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Soft Sea Foam cardstock. Accent Mat: (3⅞” x 5⅛”) Evening Evergreen cardstock. Background Panel: (3¾” x 5”) Basic White cardstock.Continue reading “Guy Greetings – Hats Off To You!”

Enjoy the Moment

Welcome back!  Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Today I am playing with the current sketch over at CAS Colours & Sketches (#460).  The stamp set, Enjoy the Moment, hasn’t seen a lot of love lately and I was looking for an opportunity to use it.  This sketch seemed ideal. I picked the current colorsContinue reading “Enjoy the Moment”

Through it Together – You are Capable

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#291) is to create a Slim Line card. Wow!  That is a wide-open category…Anything Goes. I prefer to make Mini Slim-Line cards (6” x 3½”) so, I chose the layout from the Sketch Saturday Challenge (#695) and the Colors from the Facebook SU! Color Challenge for March. HereContinue reading “Through it Together – You are Capable”

Playful Dots – Biggest Wish for a Happy Birthday

Welcome back! Some interesting challenges available at the moment.  The Global Design Project (#331) team want you to play with Circles and Dots and the Just Add Ink (#592) team wants you to pick two of three elements.  I chose Patterned Paper and Layers.  I brought these suggestions together using the current sketch from theContinue reading “Playful Dots – Biggest Wish for a Happy Birthday”

All Together – Here For You

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#290) is to create a Fancy Fold card. There are so many different Fancy Folds one can do with a card base.  I chose to go with a fan favorite of my clients.  A little different than a standard card but ever so simple to create.  This isContinue reading “All Together – Here For You”