Friday, November 26, 2021

Inkspirational Challenge #252~Designers' Choice...Plaid Sleigh Treat/Gift Box


Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #252, where Marlene and Pia have teamed up in selecting PLAID as their Designers' Choice. Makes me think of things warm and cozy...

Making a debut for this challenge is my new Sleigh Treat Box die and I just happened to find a lovely piece of P13 plaid paper to pair with it. The bow and runners are sheeny silver cardstock. This took, literally, under 5 minutes to put together and is roomy enough for small gifts (as you see here) or quite a few chocolates, if you prefer! Place-table settings, home decor, gift container (tealight candles just popped into my mind)...all kinds of possibilities with this easy-to-use die. 

Please check out my teammates' delightful creations, then PLAID along with us!

Thank you for dropping by!

Just Us Girls Challenge #612~Photo Week...Kraft Snowflake Just for You Mini Shopping Bag

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #612, where our lovely Lisa has selected this wonderful festive photo as inspiration for the ENTIRE month of December! Yes, you read that right! The design team is taking time off over the holidays, returning with a fresh slate of inspiration and challenges on New Year's Day  2022.  Play along with us this month and then, for sure, come back on Jan. 1st!

NEWSFLASH: We're looking to add a new designer to the team!  If you are interested, please enter "DT" after your name when you add your photo to this challenge.  We hope to have a selection by Jan. 1st. 

A big thank you to Rachel Davis for being our amazing guest designer this month. Her wrap-up card is, of course, as wonderful as her previous ones have been. And speaking of wonderful: check out the team's creations! Delights, all!

It's obvious what inspired me from the photo: the shopping bags! Perfect opportunity to give my mini shopping bag die, along with its accompanying snowflake and sentiment dies, a play! Simple...and it's even holding a little gift inside! 

Looking forward to seeing how the photo inspires you!

May you be blessed with all the season has to offer - joy, peace and love! 

Thank you for dropping by!

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

STAMPlorations 7th Annual Giving Thanks Blog Hop and Giveaway...Newsprint Autumn Tiles Thank You


Welcome to STAMPlorations' 7th Annual Giving Thanks Blog Hop and Giveaway. I'm delighted to be joining several of my teammates to share some inspiration and details about this fabulous event!

If you've seen any of my recent STAMPlorations projects, you'll know I'm besotted with the amazing paper goods products that Shery offers. It should come as no surprise that I'm showcasing an example here, in my quick-to-make card, featuring Newsprint Autumn Ephemera Tiles and Thank You Coffee. I separated the tiles, placed on directly on the panel, then added layers of scrap cardstock to the backs of the remaining two for dimension. A sentiment from one of my favourite sets finishes it off. 

Now, for the important stuff: PRIZES (specific details are HERE)! 

*Blog Hop Prizes

  • FIVE (5) winners of a $10 prize code; winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the hop post and designers' blogs and/or IG accounts.

 *Giveaway/Linky Prizes - randomly drawn from the Linky

  • TWO (2) winners of their choice of STAMPlorations product up to $15 value
  • ONE (1) winner of a $40 prize code

 *Extra/Surprise Prizes - randomly drawn

The hop and giveaway/linky are open until December 8 (2 weeks), with winners announced on December 10 in the November winners post.

Thank you for dropping by!

Friday, November 19, 2021

Just Us Girls Challenge #611~Color Week....Aqua, Brown and Cream...Cozy Winter Bear Happy Holidays


Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #611, where our lovely Vicki has select Aqua, Brown and Cream as this week's colour inspiration. 

Once again, we're delighted to have Rachel Davis joining as our November Guest Designer. Her card and those of my team showcase an array of possibilities with this pretty combination.

My bear from Tim Holtz' Cozy Winter set has come out for another play; this time, he's sending Happy Holiday wishes.  My background panel is actually ivory but...close enough.  He is such a cutie! The snow is glitter paper, for an extra bit of fun.

Since he's sipping coffee and has a couple extra mugs nearby (either he's chilly and needs several cups of hot beverages, or he's waiting for friends to join him), I'm sharing him at the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. 

 Looking forward to seeing your Aqua, Brown and Cream creations!

Thank you for dropping by!

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The Color Hues Challenge #30~Silver and Gold...Merry Christmas Snowflake (TH and Uniko)


Here we are, already mid-November! Let's not even talk about how close December is!

Welcome to Color Hues Challenge #30 where, as hostess, I'm inviting you to play with hues of Silver and Gold for the next two weeks. I'm not sure that those colours actually 'have' hues but...whatever! Bring out the sparkle, the sheen, the glimmer, the glitter and play! 

A very easy-to-create card for me, using a lovely Tim Holt snowflake die, beautiful Sizzix papers and a lovely sentiment from Uniko.  Technically, my snowflake is not a snowflake (more than 6 sides); rather, it's a sparkly, shimmery snowflake-like ornament, with some sections stacked and some inlay. This two die set has ever so many possibilities; happy to have it in my collection!

Please check out the stunning cards created by my teammates and our guest designers! 
An array of WOW!
Looking forward to seeing a gallery filled with Silver and Gold.

Carol and Hilary - Guest Designers

The challenge is open until 9:00 AM (EST) on November 29th.

 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!

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Perfectly CAS November 2021 Challenge~Tropical...P13 Sunshine Images and C & 9th Hello, Sunshine


Welcome to Perfectly CAS November 2021 Challenge, where our theme is TROPICAL. Given that winter has made its presence known here, it's nice to think about warm sunny days, beaches, cool beverages...

My card features an assortment of tropical elements that I actually fussy cut! Yes! True story! These are from P13's Sunshine paper pad. I'm pleased that I remembered this collection; it really is pretty!

Please be sure to pop by my teammates' blogs, leave them some love, then bring your Perfectly CAS Tropical creations to the gallery.
  • A friendly reminder: For this challenge, we're asking you to use one-third (aka: the rule of thirds) or less on your card designs, leaving plenty of scrumptious white space (two-thirds of your panel) to draw our eyes to to your focal image. Kylie has included an easy-to-follow explanation on the challenge blog here.

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Friday, November 12, 2021

Inkspirational Challenge #252~Photo Challenge...Gold Deer and Black Wreath Peace on Earth


Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #252, where we have this lovely chair photo to spark your creativity for the next two weeks. Black + many possibilities, especially for Christmas cards. Or perhaps the florals will catch your eye...or maybe even the 'chair' itself. How about that background? Loads of entry points; let your imagination soar!

Using the black + gold combination as my starting point, I chose to transform the beautiful busy pattern into one more clean and simple.  Of course, gold is a pain to photograph but in real life, it has such a lovely sheen.  

That's it from me; looking forward to your photo-inspired creations filling the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!