With Much Love – Dragonfly Garden

Welcome back!  Happy Sunday to you all. Over at Tic Tac Toe (#156), the right line challenge includes: Ribbon, something Floral and a Mother’s Day sentiment.  With this in mind, I selected a few other challenges to create my CAS (clean and simple) card. Colors and Color Medium: CAS Colours & Sketches (#464) and HappyContinue reading “With Much Love – Dragonfly Garden”

There is Hope on the Horizon – World of Dreams

So much happening in the world…hard not to be affected by it. Today, I took inspiration from several current challenges: AAA Cards Challenge (#210) for Style; Alphabet Challenge – Letter “Y” for Colors; Retro Rubber Blog Challenge (#178) for Stamp Set choices and a stepped of version of Simple Stamping re: The Inque Spot StudioContinue reading “There is Hope on the Horizon – World of Dreams”

Spring Floral – Thinking of You

Welcome back!  A slew of challenges are due, so here we go… Sketch: The Paper Players (#580); Tools: TGIF (#357); Colors / Theme / Tools: Tic Tac Toe (#150) and a Recipe from As You See It (#269) to use all of the elements: Die Cuts / Twine / Textured Embossing / Pastel Colors andContinue reading “Spring Floral – Thinking of You”

Brilliant Wings – Happy Birthday

Another Butterfly…I love the Butterflies…they are so pretty… The current challenge over at Just Us Girls (#619) invites you to create your own Stencils using Dies.  What I great idea!  The die sets that I chose were: Tasteful Labels, Brilliant Wings and the retired Ornate Borders. To complement the Stencils I created, I chose theContinue reading “Brilliant Wings – Happy Birthday”

Floral Color & Contour – You’re Absolutely Amazing

Chasing a few more challenges…welcome back! Sketch: Paper Craft Crew (#458); Color: CAS Colours & Sketches (#455); Style: AAA Cards (#207) and Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday (February). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Top Square: Starting with a (5½” x 4¼”) piece of Copy Paper, IContinue reading “Floral Color & Contour – You’re Absolutely Amazing”

Winter Rose – Hello

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#378) is a Color Challenge. Playing around with the Iconic Dies.  I chose the floral inspiration photograph and the sketch from the Inspired By Challenge (#197) to create my card. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Panel: (4⅛”Continue reading “Winter Rose – Hello”

In Your Words – Smile!

The last card for today to complete the outstanding September challenges. Stamp Set: Stamping Through the Catalog Facebook Challenge for today and Tools: Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge.  (I missed this one …time zone / time out – oh well). I mixed these two challenges with the current Color: Colour INKspiration Facebook Challenge (#108) andContinue reading “In Your Words – Smile!”

Mountain Air – Happy Birthday

Time to celebrate the 500th Sketch Challenge from Freshly Made Sketches!  Incredible.  I love to use a sketch as a starting point and the library of options at Freshly Made Sketches is an great resource.  The Design Team strives for a clean and simple esthetic and that was what I was working towards.  However, asContinue reading “Mountain Air – Happy Birthday”

All Squared Away in the Majestic Mountains

Having a play with a number of challenges:  Sketch – Try Stampin’ on Tuesday’s (#509), Colors – Color Throw Down (#646), Technique / Tools – The Spot Creative Challenge (#165) and the June Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge and Theme – Cardz 4 Guys (#272). Here is the result: Who says you have to goContinue reading “All Squared Away in the Majestic Mountains”

Treasured Moments – Inspired Mandala

I am continuing to play with the new Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks. This week’s Sketch Saturday (#660) was flipped 90 degrees to better accommodate the Mandala image.  For the color palette, I chose to work with the Stampin’ Up! Only Color Challenge (#275). And this is the result: Steps: I selected a piece ofContinue reading “Treasured Moments – Inspired Mandala”