Beautifully Penned – Wonderful Mother

Welcome back…lots of inspiration for today’s card… My creative choices were influenced by: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge (#552) for the Sketch and color choices, Inspire Create Challenge (#115) that also has a Black/White and free color choice theme, Double Trouble Challenge (#108) for both a Frame and a Butterfly Die, and Retro Rubber ChallengeContinue reading “Beautifully Penned – Wonderful Mother”

Ranunculus Romance – Just for You

Welcome back… The Inspiration Photograph and Colors suggested by The Card Concept Challenge (#173) are so pretty and became the starting point for today’s vintage style card. My creative choices were influenced by: Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#157) a Butterfly, a Spring theme, and material – Vellum, Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (#299) Ranunculus Romance BundleContinue reading “Ranunculus Romance – Just for You”

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”

High Tide – You Are Strong

Squeezing in another couple of challenges… Playing with the Retro Rubber Sketch (#176) and the Card Concept (#169) Color and Inspiration Photograph. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Real Red cardstock. Cross Strip: (5½” x 1½”) Cross Hatch Writing piece of vellum paper from the Vellum Layering DesignsContinue reading “High Tide – You Are Strong”

Watercolor Words – Love Hearts

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#383) is a Sketch. I decided to employ the *KISS* Principle – Keep It Simply Simple!  I picked one color to tie into the selected Designer Series Paper pattern and the Tools / Theme from Dies “R” Us Challenge (#187) and the Shapes from the Make My Monday ChallengeContinue reading “Watercolor Words – Love Hearts”

Calming Camellia – Love You, Friend

Lots of sketch challenges are due today.  So here we go… Sketch / Theme: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday (#542) and Color / Theme: Tic Tac Toe (#149). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Evening Evergreen cardstock. Background Panel: (4⅛” x 5⅜”) Soft Succulent trimmed Ombre Gift Bag. CircleContinue reading “Calming Camellia – Love You, Friend”

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”

Merry Little Christmas

And Tuesday has rolled around again!  I am working with the Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Challenge (#332).  My choice of colors, materials and tools were influenced by a few other challenges:  Tic Tac Toe (#141) and Inspiration photographs from Just Add Ink (#582) and Just Us Girls (#612).  Let the fun begin… Challenge: TTTC141 * TicContinue reading “Merry Little Christmas”

Nature’s Beauty – Thinking of You (at Christmas)

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#285) is to use Shades of Brown. I chose Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Cinnamon Cider, Soft Suede and Early Espresso. I selected the current card layout from the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge (#534) and the Happy Little Stampers November Christmas Theme to bring my design ideas together.Continue reading “Nature’s Beauty – Thinking of You (at Christmas)”