Shaded Summer – Hello

What did I do this afternoon?  More cardmaking, of course! First off, I was considering the FUSION – It’s All in the Elements – Wheel Wreath Sketch and Inspiration Challenge. My take-away? Earthy colors with metallic accents and circle shapes. Additional inspiration?  Elements as suggested by Can You Handle the Pressure (#9) and TGIF (#373).Continue reading “Shaded Summer – Hello”

Daring Adventure – Guy Greetings

More testosterone…with Father’s Day around the corner, many, many masculine challenges abound.  So here is one more… Double Trouble (#113) partnering with Try Stampin’ On Tuesdays (#559).  How about adding elements from Tic Tac Toe (#166) and Inspiration Station (#31). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Very VanillaContinue reading “Daring Adventure – Guy Greetings”

Bamboo Beauty – Through it Together

Hi! Welcome back.  I am having a play in the Studio this morning. Sketch: Sunday Stamps (#284), Colors: Facebook Colour INKspiration (#123), Theme: CAS on Friday (#233) and sharing with Ellibelle’s Corner. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Panel: (5¼” x 4”) Soft SucculentContinue reading “Bamboo Beauty – Through it Together”

Botanical Prints – Here For You

Can you stand another one?  I am catching up… Over at CAS on Friday (#232), the theme is Fruit.  I selected the retired stamp set Botanical Prints for the Rosehip image. I chose to use the 1970’s inspired colors suggested by Retro Rubber (#184) and to bring these ideas together, I selected the current sketchContinue reading “Botanical Prints – Here For You”

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”

Symbols of Fortune – May all your Paths lead to Happiness

Hello and welcome back.  Week Two as guest designer with the CAS Colours & Sketches team for the month of May. The CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#469) this week is a Sketch: Additional Inspiration: Just Add Ink (#602) Choose Two – Stenciling, Heat Embossing or Texture Paste. Happy Little Stampers (May) Stencil – AnythingContinue reading “Symbols of Fortune – May all your Paths lead to Happiness”

Symbols of Fortune – You Are So Loved

Chasing a few other deadlines… Sketch – Try Stampin’ On Tuesdays (#533) Option: Things That Fly; Theme – Paper Players (#589) Birds and/or Bees and; Materials – Tic Tac Tac (#160) Tic (Gold), Tac (Layers) and Toe (Pearls). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. TheContinue reading “Symbols of Fortune – You Are So Loved”

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”

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”

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”