Friday, January 21, 2022

Inkspirational Challenge #257~Designer's Choice - Cozy...Warm and Cozy (Simple Stories Ephemera and Knit EF)


Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #257 where I've selected COZY as my Designer's Choice. Quilts, warm clothes, snuggly things: I'm sure many of those spring to mind...but perhaps a cup cozy might be a choice, or a teapot cozy, or a cozy group of close knit family/friends. Lots of choices! 

I dove, once again, into my rather extensive stash of ephemera - this time from Simple Stories - for my card. I selected images that keep me toasty on wintry days: sweaters, hats, mittens and of course, hot beverages. Even the background has an element of cozy, with the knit embossing from a RG folder. 

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

MarinaPiaMarlenaLindsey (on break)

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Just Us Girls Challenge #616~Photo Week...Snowman Flurry of Happiness (Your Next Stamp)


Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #616, where our new designer, Lisa E, has selected this sweet in-love snow couple to inspire us. Too adorable! 

Once again, Chrissie Stokes and Stef Perry join us as Guest Designers; do check out their cute cards, as well as those by the rest of the team.

I went rather literal with the photo with my little snow people and sentimet from Your Next Stamp. The 'window' is from Studio Katia. Of course, they needed to be on sparkly snow. 

That's it from me; looking forward to seeing how the photo inspires you!

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Sunday, January 16, 2022

Color Hues Challenge #33~Silver and White...Sending You Warm Greetings


Already at the half-way point of January and with it comes Color Hues Challenge #33, where our lovely hostess, Julie, has selected Silver and White as the combination for the next two weeks. 

We're delighted to have Stephanie joining us as our Guest Designer; her card, as well as those of my  teammates, are absolutely lovely!

A simple little number from me, featuring silver papers from the Sizzix Opulent collection, paired with die cut snowflakes and a sentiment from Your Next Stamp. A little frosty wintry wonderland...

Looking forward to how Silver and White inspire you! 

This challenge will be open until January, 29th @ 9AM!

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!

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Friday, January 14, 2022

Just Us Girls Challenge #615~Color Week...Light Blue, Silver and White Floral - Sending Hugs Your Way


Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #615, where our lovely hostess, Lisa K, has selected Light Blue, White and Silver as this week's colour inspiration. A frosty combination; perfect for the weather here! 

Once again, we're delighted to have Stef Perry and Chrissie Stokes joining us as Guest Designers; their cards, as well as those of my teammates, are absolutely lovely! 

Finally had a play with my TH/Sizzix Festive Bouquet, bought a while ago. Of late, I've been smitten with the Echo Park/Carta Bella winter collections that have lovely flowers using this very combination, which prompted me to give it a try with these florals and glad I did! I used the two lightest blues from Memory Box's Ocean Blue collection and gorgeous silver mirror paper from the Sizzix Opulent collection. STAMPlorations circles cover plate adds a subtle texture to the background. 

That's it from me.
Looking forward to seeing your Light Blue, Silver and White creations in the gallery! 

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Perfectly CAS January 2022 Challenge #23~Flowers...Floral Hello


Welcome to Perfectly CAS January 2022 Challenge #23, where we're inviting you to showcase flowers on 1/3 or less of your project. We're in full-blown winter here, so I'm looking forward to seeing lovely blooms filling the gallery! 

I've used some lovely Pinkfresh Studio ephemera for my cards, pairing it with a Hello from The Stamp Market. Simple! In fact, the most difficult part was selecting which florals to use, as they're all so very pretty! 

Please be sure to pop by my teammates' blogs, leave them some love, then play along with us!
  • 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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Sunday, January 9, 2022

Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #1~Snowflakes...Latte 'Tis the Season and Merry & Bright (MCT and STAMPlorations)


Popping in to join the new Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #1~Snowflakes with a duo of cards. What a fabulous challenge to keep us in Christmas and coffee year-round!

First, my latte cover plate card - from My Creative Time - where the mug opens as the card front. I love this design; something different from the 'usual'. Pretty papers from Echo Park's Winter collection; snowflake from MCT as well.

My second card - a peppermint mocha coffee, I've decided - features a lovely ATC image from STAMPlorations. I backed it with a matching blue cardstock and a fluttering of gold snowflakes. A simple sentiment - in navy - finishes it off.

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Saturday, January 8, 2022

HLS January 2022 Anything Goes with Dies Challenge...Missees Girl Power


One of my favourite finds of 2021 was the Missees, Missees Man and Missees Pets line of stamps, dies and papers, designed by Karin Joan for Studio Light. I made oodles of Missees, some of which I've shared and some, I've not...and this is one that's finally seeing her turn on the stage. For most of the pretty gals, I used slimlines; here was my first of a set using an A2 Mama Elephant frame and banners from P13's Girl Power collection.  I'll share the remainder over on IG. 

Now, to start on a fresh batch of Missees! 

That's it from me! Check out what my talented teammates have created, then bring out 
your dies and join us in the gallery!

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