Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Color Hues Challenge #47~ Chocolate and Mint...Sweet Birthday Wishes Donuts (MCT)


Middle of August...already! And, of course, time for the new Colour Hues Challenge, where our sweet Nancy has selected Chocolate and Mint as our combination for the next two weeks. Makes me think of sweet treats...

We're delighted to have Kim Heggins joining us as our Guest Designer.

My 'sweet treats' using this combination are chocolate donuts with mint icing and sparkly chocolate sprinkles. Yum! 

Looking forward to seeing how chocolate and mint inspires you!

This challenge will be open until August 28th @ 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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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Perfectly CAS Challenge #30 (August 2022)~Emboss...Spooky Eyes and Ghost BOO!


And here we are: mid-August! How did that happen so quickly? Middle of the month also means time for Perfectly CAS August 2022 Challenge, where we're inviting you to *emboss* - in whatever fashion you choose - on 1/3 or less of your card. 

Yes, technically it's still summer but...never too early to start with Halloween makes! I used a spooky eyes embossing folder for my black strip, then edged it with a narrow Have a Happy Halloween sentiment. Added my cutie pie ghost and Boo and ta dahhh....done! 

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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Friday, August 12, 2022

Just Us Girls Challenge #645~Trend Week - Use a stencil...Zoo Animals Trio (inspired by Once Upon a Time Challenge #1 - Dear Zoo)


Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #645, where our wonderful hostess, Bobby, has selected *use a stencil* as this week's trend. Given the plethora of stencils to be found in the crafting universe, we're sure to have a filled-to-bursting gallery.

We're delighted to have guest designer, Cathy Roffey, join us once again; 

I went on a 'new ideas' search for my cards and, in so doing, was delighted to find a new challenge:  Once Upon A Time

The premise of the challenge is super cool: each month, Deanne will post the cover of a children's book as inspiration. Ideas can be drawn from the story's theme, the cover, the layout, the colour scheme...lots of possibilities. This month, Dear Zoo (you can read it on the challenge blog...so sweet) was chosen...and given that I have a stack of Doodlebug At The Zoo stickers and die cuts (plus many more from other companies...I need to use them!), I settled right in to create a trio of projects.
The card below features a giraffe stencil from Uniko, mini leaf stencil from STAMPlorations and speech bubble + sentiment from My Creative Time created the stage for the cutie-pie giraffe. 

As you know, I have bird terror, but a couple of these birds are just so sweet, I had to give them a play. First, is the flamingo, place atop another STAMPlorations leaf stencil, inked in, of course, Kitsch Flamingo distress ink. 

Second, a 4 x 4 lunchbox note, using another STAMPlorations stencil and Simon Says sentiment from a years' old thumbprint set.

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Monday, August 8, 2022

HLS Anything Goes with Dies Challenge August 2022...You Are All Kinds of Awesome (Photoplay, The Stamp Market, PFS)


Welcome to Happy Little Stampers August 2022 Anything Goes with Dies Challenge, where we're inviting you to make your dies the stars of the stage.

My card sees a trio of companies' products playing nicely together; The Stamp Market (paper and flowers); Photoplay (sentiment); Pinkfresh Studio (banner die). Easy to make, once the ideas sparked.

What dies will you showcase?

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Saturday, August 6, 2022

HLS Stencil Challenge August 2022~Anything Goes...Blooming Teapot and Latte Stencil - Have a Fabulous Day (Pigment Craft Co. and Honey Bee)


Welcome to Happy Little Stampers August 2022 Stencil Challenge, where Anything Goes is always the theme.

My card features Pigment Craft Co.s' Latte stencil trio - with tea dye (of course), spun sugar and tattered rose distress inks -  for the background, paired with the cute Blooming Teapot and a sentiment from Honey Bee. 

Looking forward to seeing your stencil creations in the gallery!

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Friday, August 5, 2022

Inkspirational Challenge #271~Technique - One Layer Stamping...Hello, Hi, Hey Turnabout


We are deeply saddened to share the news that, on July 21st, we lost our treasured friend and teammate, Lindsey, following her hard-fought battle with cancer. Lindsey was well-known for her amazing creativity, witty sense of humor and immense capacity to support and encourage her design team members and challenge participants. The Inkspirational family joins her family and friends in missing her shining light, her 'realness', her kindness. As for me...I miss my friend more with each passing day. 

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #271, where we've selected One Layer Stamping as our Technique Challenge. 

One layer stamping is sooooo not up my alley; I 'need' my stacked die cuts!  Concord & 9th Turnabout to the rescue! Here, I've used an older stamp - Hey There - and it's pretty obvious this is a "Hello, Hey, Hi" how-are-you-doing card. Or so I hope *grin*

Excited to see the gallery filled with your one-layer wonders! 

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Just Us Girls Challenge #644~Word Week - Butterflies....Happy Birthday PFS Stenciled Butterfly


Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #644, where our wonderful hostess, Vicki, has selected *Butterflies* as this week's word challenge. Given all the butterfly stamps/dies/images in craft-land, we're sure to some absolutely gorgeous cards! 

We also welcome Catherine Roffey as our guest designer for August.

I've had the Pinkfresh Studio Butterfly die and stencils for a while, and just recently added the accompanying stamp. My stars, but what a difference it makes! Sooooo pretty! The background floral paper is from Cocoa Vanilla; I think it pairs wonderfully with the butterfly, leaving it to be the star of the stage.

Looking forward to seeing a flutter of butterflies filling the gallery!

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