Sunday, December 4, 2022

HLS December 2022 Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes (optional: Stencil)...May Your Holidays be Merry & Bright Santa Tag Card (MCT)

Hello,

Welcome to Happy Little Stampers December 2022 Christmas Challenge. It's always Anything Goes here, with an optional twist which, this month, is *Stencil.*


How about a cute Santa to wish you Merry & Bright holidays! He's cut from patterned papers, using coordinating dies. I added a belly band strip, a couple of snowflakes and ta dahhh...done! 


Looking forward to your Christmas creativity in the gallery.

This will be our wrap-up Christmas challenge for 2022; see you in March 2023!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Friday, December 2, 2022

HLS December 2022 Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes...Birthday Wishes Balloon Bouquet (Pinkfresh Studio Celebrate Washi and Dies)

Hello,

Welcome to Happy Little Stampers December 2022 Birthday Challenge, where the theme is always Anything Goes. Let's celebrate those special days!


I've shared some cards, previously, using Pinkfresh Studio's Holiday Essentials washi & dies; now, time to share the Celebrate collection. The washi...gorgeous! Background is the Diamond cover plate from Pigment Craft Co. I love it when awesome products do the work! 


Looking forward to seeing your Birthday cards/projects in the gallery!

This will be our last challenge for 2022; we'll be taking a break to rejuvenate and relax for a bit. See you in March 2023.

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Color Hues Challenge #54 ~ Navy and Cream...Festive Bouquet (Tim Hltz/Sizzix)

Hello,


Welcome to Color Hues Challenge #54 - and our final challenge for 2022. Karen, our wonderful hostess, has chosen Navy and Cream as inspiration. Such a pretty combination that speaks to class and elegance. 

Our talented Kristie Goulet will be leaving the team - and we will miss her and her CAS cards immensely. Thank you, Kristie, for all your inspiration and friendship. Take care! 


We are delighted to welcome Ina as our Guest Designer for this challenge.


Simple card using Pigment Craft Co.'s Diamond cover plate background on navy cardstock and Sizzix/Tim Holtz Festive Bouquet dies. Two little bits of gold bling and...ta dah! Done! Sentiment free to leave my options opened.


Looking forward to a gallery filled with Navy and Cream delights.
Wishing all our players a festive, merry and safe holiday season.

This challenge will be open until DEC. 28th @ 9AM!

The winners will be posted an hour before our next challenge - on January 1, 2023 -  goes live.
The overall winner will have the opportunity to be a future Guest Designer!

Thank you for dropping by!


Friday, November 25, 2022

Inkspirational Challenge #279 - Technique Challenge - Paper Piecing...Quilted Poinsettia JOY (Concord & 9th, Photoplay)

Hello,

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #279, where our Technique Challenge is Paper Piecing. Fussy cutting, inlaying paper pieces with die cuts...as long as you have 'pieced' paper, you're good to go!


I know that, technically, "paper piecing" requires stamping/fussy cutting, but...I am completely and utterly pathetic with fussy cutting! Vision, poor coordination...just can't! So, I decided to go a slightly different route, by paper piecing my brand new Concord & 9th Quilted Poinsettia dies. Trust me...this was a bit of a challenge, getting things to line up correctly. Once I did (a few mess-ups along the way!), the results are pretty. Here, I've used P13 patterned paper bits. A great way to use of scraps...I mean, paper pieces. LOL!  


Looking forward to seeing your paper piecing artistry in the gallery.


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Just Us Girls Challenge #660 ~ Photo Week...Peace On Earth Deer Wreath

Hello,

I'm back as hostess for Just Us Girls Challenge #660, where we have this lovely photo - selected by teammate Vicki - as this week's inspiration. This room...so glamourous!


Our talented November guest, Karren Johnson, and the amazing design team have created lovely cards, drawing inspiration from various aspects of the image. Thank you, Karren, for sharing your exceptional creativity with us this month! We're sad to see you go, but hope you'll join us often in upcoming challenges.

The deer picture over the mantle, the greenery and the navy/gold are elements that caught my eye - and I translated them into the card you see below.  Simple..with my lovely MCT stamps and dies.


This will be our final challenge for 2022, as the team takes a well-deserved December break to recharge their creativity. And watch for some new things coming here at Just Us Girls in 2023! Exciting!  

Looking forward to seeing how the photo inspires you.


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Friday, November 18, 2022

Just Us Girls Challenge #659 ~ Color Week - Red, Green, Gold....Merry & Bright (Pinkfresh Studio)

Hello,

I'm delighted to be your hostess for Just Us Girls Challenge #659, where you're invited to use traditional Christmas colours - red, green and gold - on your cards/projects. You are *not* required to create a Christmas-themed card; just play with the colours in any fashion you please!


We're delighted to have Karren Johnson joining us as our November Guest Designer; her card is gorgeous, as are those of my teammates.

I'm continuing to play with Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Elements and a sentiment/frame from an older set: Merry & Bright. I've had the stamps/dies for years and this marks their debut! Glad they played nicely with the new stuff.  


Looking forward to a gallery filled with Red, Green and Gold!


Thank you for dropping by!


Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Color Hues Challenge #53 ~ Scarlet and Green...Peace, Joy, Love (Pinkfresh Holiday Elements, Mama Elephant Sentiment Banners)

Hello,

Welcome to Color Hues Challenge #53. Julie B, our wonderful hostess, has selected Scarlet and Green as inspiration for the next two weeks

We're also delighted to have Samantha as our guest for this challenge. Her card is absolutely festive fabulous!

As I mentioned in a previous post for a previous challenge, I've fallen for some of Pinkfresh Studio's washi, dies, stamps and stencil collections. The washi, especially, is stunning! My quick-and-easy card features a Holiday Elements washi wreath with an additional larger poinsettia, a sentiment banner from Mama Elephant and background cover plate from Pigment Craft. Co. Looking forward to more makes with this set....


This challenge will be open until November 28th @ 9AM 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!