Thursday, May 16, 2024

Color Hues Challenge #87 - Coral and Teal - To My Favourite Person Flowers (Spellbinders Better Press)

Hello,

Mid-May already: time to launch Colour Hues Challenge #87. Our lovely hostess, Jules, invites us to use hues of Coral and Teal as our combination for the next two weeks. 

We're also delighted to welcome our Guest Designer - Papierelle

After plenty of 'nope, don't need it', I came to the conclusion that I certainly did! The 'it' I'm referring to is the Better Press system - and it came along with a companion purchase - the Glimmer Hot Foil system. I may be late to embracing their possibilities, but trust me, I'm making up for lost time! I LOVE both!

My card features the press plate that comes with the Better Press system. Even though the image has been showcased by many crafters before me, it's a first for me. The flower is large enough to use ink blending brushes, so I did. Coral is from Pinkfresh Studio; Teal from Altenew. A trio of teal enamel dots and...done.






Most of the team used more vibrant hues of the colours; I opted for less so. Use the hues/vibrancy that works best for you.

Looking forward to your Coral and Teal creations filling the gallery.

The challenge will remain open until May 29th at 9 AM!

The winners will be posted an hour before our next challenge and the overall winner will have the opportunity to be a future Guest Designer.


Thank you for dropping by!


Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Just Us Girls Challenge #727 - Moodboard Week - Cosmos Birthday Wishes (Spellbinders Cosmos)

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #727, where our lovely hostess, Carol Mc, has selected this fabulous summery mood board as inspiration this week. Images, colours, the beachy/travel/adventure vibes...so many ways to interpret one, two or all of these photos.
Once again, we're delighted to have Jenny Martin joining us as our May Guest Designer.

Maps, beach/water images, bikes (my Honey Bee set has gone missing!) aren't in my collection or aren't 'favourites' calling to be used - so I played with colours, specifically the aqua/teal of the beach scene and the sunset/rise of the sailboat photo. Of course, given I'm completely besotted with the Spellbinders Cosmos background, that became the vehicle for my colours...


Yes, I'm an outlier in the group with my take on this challenge, but that's okay. Remember: mood boards are about more than 'just' the photos...

Looking forward to seeing your creativity in the gallery.

Thank you for dropping by!


Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Just Us Girls Challenge #726 - Word Week - Garden - Life is Better in the Garden (MCT)

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #726, where Stephanie, our lovely hostess, has selected GARDEN as this week's word prompt. Time to bring out the seeds, flowers + veggies, gloves, watering cans, trowels, pots, then 'plant' your garden-themed images onto a fabulous, colourful card/project.
Once again, we're delighted to have Jenny Martin joining us as our May Guest Designer.

Garden themed papers, paired with an assortment of die cuts - prim hearts, watering can, tulips + leaves - came together for my mini slim card. It makes me smile - hope it does the same for you. A huge THANK YOU to Melissa, at Moe Creations, for the design inspiration.


Looking forward to seeing your GARDEN inspirations in the gallery.

Thank you for dropping by!


Saturday, May 4, 2024

Inkspirational Challenge #315 - Seasonal - Happy Mother's Day (Spellbinders Floral Celebration and Let's Celebrate Sentiments)

Hello,

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #315, where our theme for the next two weeks is SEASONAL.


Here's a reminder of what this challenge entails:
We invite you to consider the four seasons - Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter - and create cards/projects based on occasions +  images that are quite 'specific' to those seasons.
For instance:
  • Spring: Mother's Day, Easter, flowers, etc.
  • Summer: summer vacations, school's out, weddings, beaches, Fourth of July, Canada Day, etc.
  • Fall: harvest, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Remembrance Day, etc.
  • Winter: Christmas, Hanukkah, winter activities.
I caved! Better Press and Glimmer Hot Foil Systems are in my house! Ohmystars! When people said these were game changers, I wasn't a believer. Consider me converted; they are! I want to Better Press and hot foil everything!
My Spring Mother's Day card is a first with both systems, featuring Spellbinders' Floral Celebration Press Plate and Stencil and Let's Celebrate Sentiments. Aren't those little posies delightful!


Looking forward to seeing your Seasonal sensations filling the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!


Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Just Us Girls Challenge #725 - Color Week - Peach, Lavender and Gray - Botanical Lantern Many Thanks (PFS)

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #725, where our lovely hostess, Bobby, has selected a pretty palette of Peach, Lavender and Grey as colour inspiration this week. 

A new month also means a new Guest Designer; we're thrilled to have Jenny Martin joining us for May.

My Pinkfresh Studio Lantern Botanicals mark their debut for this challenge. Such a pretty collection of images that fit so well with Bobby's colour combination. 


Looking forward to seeing how Peach, Lavender and Grey inspire you!


Thank you for dropping by!


Color Hues Challenge #86 - Lilac and Lime - Anemones Notecard (Memory Box, MCT)

Hello,

Welcome to Colour Hues Challenge #86, where our lovely hostess, Julie, has selected hues of Lilac and Lime as inspiration for the next two weeks. A pretty combination for Spring - or, as is the case here in Alberta, for 'late' winter. Another snowfall warning...but we'll take the moisture to help those May flowers bloom! 

We're delighted to have Sue joining us as our guest designer.

The pretty little anemones blooms from Poppy Stamps came out to play with Memory Box solid and patterned papers. The scallop dies are from MCT. No stamping at all - just lots of die cuts. I couldn't decide on a sentiment for the outside, so left it as an 'whatever the occasion' card.


Looking forward so seeing your lilac and lime delights.

The challenge will be open until May 14th @ 9 AM EST!

The winners will be posted an hour before our next challenge goes live.
The overall winner will have the opportunity to be a
future Guest Designer!

Thank you for dropping by!


Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Just Us Girls Challenge #724 - Anything Goes Stencil - Big Hugs Flower Press (Concord and 9th)

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #724, where I'm delighted to be your hostess for this week's Anything Goes Stencil Challenge.  

This wrap-up challenge for April (ohmyword...time's flying!) means it's time to express our appreciation for our fabulous guest designer: Colleen Begley. Colleen, you've been wonderfully inspiring! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us and we hope to see you in the gallery often.

I'm smitten with Concord & 9th's Flower Press stencil and, after bringing it out for another challenge, I decided to create a second card for this one.


Looking forward to seeing your stencil sensations in the gallery!

Also sharing at: 

My Speckled Egg DI in my photo looks more blue than it does in real life, where it comes very close to that in the photo.  I paired it with Mustard Seed, a bit of Fossilized Amber and some Shaded Lilac. 


Thank you for dropping by!