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”

Merry Melody Christmas

Hi!  Welcome back…or rather I am glad to be back! I always have a hard time getting my MOJO back when I take a Vacation break.  So, I decided to play with a few challenges that have deadlines today. Sketch: Freshly Made Sketches (#532), Theme: Happy Little Stampers – Christmas (April), Tools and Other options:Continue reading “Merry Melody Christmas”

Delivering Cheer – Sending Love

A quick little card to meet a challenge deadline. The current sketch offered by the TGIF Team (#359) felt perfect for a Holiday card and I decided to go for it to play with the March Happy Little Stampers Christmas theme. Here is the result using a number of bits and pieces from my scrapContinue reading “Delivering Cheer – Sending Love”

Let It Snow – Happy Scenes

A quick card to meet a Sketch deadline… Playing with Sketch Saturday Challenge (#693).  The Alphabet Challenge Letter was released today: “W” is for Winter and over at the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge for February, the option was Snowflakes.  These three suggestions came together nicely! Here is the result: A super shiny Winter cardContinue reading “Let It Snow – Happy Scenes”

A Little New Year Cheer

Several Challenges have a similar theme for the first week of January and as deadlines are looming, I created this card to suit them. For Theme: Just Us Girls (#613) Beverage; For Theme: Paper Players (#572) Make 2022 Sparkle; For Color and Inspiration: Sunday Stamps (#273) Winter Bokeh and putting it all together, Sketch: AtlanticContinue reading “A Little New Year Cheer”

Happy Holidays – A Little Tree

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#286) is to create a Contemporary Christmas card. I created this card from a number of scraps that were on my work table as a result of making previous projects. Two Real Red (3”) Scalloped Square Frames left over from creating (2⅝”) Scalloped Squares and one Basic WhiteContinue reading “Happy Holidays – A Little Tree”

Greetings of the Season

Our current challenge at HAND STAMPED SENTIMENTS (#379) is to create a Christmas card inspired by the images provided. I was perusing Pinterest when I came across a card created by Mary Knabe.  I thought it was a great idea and wanted to use her layout for a Christmas card. To CASE, is to CopyContinue reading “Greetings of the Season”

Timeless Tidings – Comfort & Joy

Another challenge that is due today.  I so loved the color scheme and photo inspiration for the current FUSION – Gray White Christmas Challenge.  I had to give it a try… Here is the result: Steps: Card Base (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic Gray cardstock. Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Basic White cardstock. Continue reading “Timeless Tidings – Comfort & Joy”

Itty Bitty Christmas Package – Very Merry

A very simple little card for you today. I chose to work with the Inspired By Challenge (#198) for the sketch and the suggested photo inspiration and was influenced by the Less Is More Challenge (#457) for the clean and simple syle, theme and additional color. So many of the current challenges are using aContinue reading “Itty Bitty Christmas Package – Very Merry”

Bearing Gifts – Believe

One last deadline for today… The current Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#449) was flipped to the horizontal position as it better suited my chosen focal image stamp. Other influences: Colors (Green, Red, Gold and Silver), Plaid Ribbon Trims and the Kraft Colored Tree and Shelf – The Card Concept (#165); Tools (Die-Cuts and both Heat-SetContinue reading “Bearing Gifts – Believe”