Friday, May 20, 2022

Just Us Girls Challenge #633~COLOR Week - Coral, Blue and Tan...Hey, Cutie Pie (Pigment Craft Co.)


Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #633, where our lovely hostess, Bobby, has selected Coral, Blue and Tan as this week's colour inspiration. 

 Once again, we're delighted to have Deborah Wheeler joining us as our May Guest Designer.

This palette certainly lends itself to beach/lake themed cards, but I headed in a completely different direction. Likely because a) no beaches in our vicinity and b) my La Cucina set from Pigment Craft was calling for a play! This fabulous card by Leica, on IG, was my inspiration, so I full-on cased hers. 

Coral, blue and tan: what will YOU create?

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Color Hues Challenge #41~Aqua and Red...Happy Birthday Gift Bags (Spellbinders Shopping Card Add-Ons)


Welcome to Color Hues Challenge #41, where our lovely Cindy invites us to play with hues of  Red and Aqua for the next two weeks. I'm sure this pretty pairing will see a gallery filled to over-flowing!

We're delighted to have two guest designers joining us: Kim Miller and Marcia Hill. Their cards, along with those of my teammates, are fresh, fabulous and inspiring!

My card features the shopping bags from the first Shopping Cart & Add-ons collection by Becky Roberts/Spellbinders. I love this collection, especially since so many of the add on sets can be used in the cart as well as separately. Versatility, plus! And the new collection has just been released! I'm soooo excited! 

Looking forward to seeing how Red and Aqua inspire you.

This challenge will be open until May 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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Saturday, May 14, 2022

Perfectly CAS May 2022 Challenge~Distress...Sweets for the Sweet (Missees)


Welcome to the Perfectly CAS May 2022 Challenge, where the theme is *Distress.* Distress inks, distressed edges...whatever you choose as 'distress' works for us!

Distress inks for me, in three colours only - Picked Raspberry, Saltwater Taffy and Tea Dye - to colour up these sweet treats. Images are from Missees Pets Collection. I'm NOT skilled with watercolour, but still, I'm okay with how these turned out.  Anyone fancy a donut? Cupcake? Macaron? Milkshake? 

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, May 13, 2022

Inkspirational Challenge #265~Designer's Choice - Use Something Free or Gifted...I Ruff You


Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #265, where Pia, as her Designer's Choice, invites us to use something we received for free or as a gift on our cards/projects. 

My card features a super cute stamp - which I call my Lily-dog - from my wonderful friend and teammate, Lindsey M-P!  I coloured this adorable pup similar to Lily (who, at the moment, is a bit of a a scruff ball!), placed her peeking over a fence, to let her daycare gal know she 'ruffs' her! This card will be in-person delivered on Tuesday; hopefully, it will bring Lorraine a smile! We really do love her...a LOT!

Please check out how my team played with their free/gifted products, then bring out yours and join us in the gallery! 

Marina (taking a break)PiaMarlenaLindsey 

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Just Us Girls Challenge #632~Trend Week - Shaped Cards - Circle, Apron/Dresses, Tea Cup


Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #632, where I'm delighted to be your hostess. For this week's Trend challenge, I've selected "Shaped Cards" - essentially, any shape *except* square or rectangle. Shaped cards appear to be quite popular, likely influenced by super talented Jennifer McGuire, who has shared several recent videos filled with shaped-cards inspiration. Let's create outside the box!

Once again, we're delighted to welcome Deborah Wheeler  as our May Guest Designer. Her card is so creative, as are all those by the team! Shapes galore! 

Okay, so I got carried away! I'll just let the photos do the talking...

Circle Card 1 - My Creative Time for card elements; Missees Pet collection for the bunny.

Card 2 - Pigment Craft Co.'s Apron Strings

Card 3 & 4 - Pigment Craft Co.'s Apron Strings, turned into dresses

Card 5 - Pigment Craft Co's Tea Cup and Cup of Happy flowers

Excited to see what shapely shapes you'll share with us in the gallery!

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Sunday, May 8, 2022

HLS May 2022 Anything Goes with Dies Challenge...Best Mom Ever and Happy Mother's Day (Pigment Craft Co.)


Welcome to Happy Little Stampers May 2022 Anything Goes with Dies Challenge. Bring out those dies and go die-cutting crazy!

Mother's Day here, so I'm sharing three cards, themed accordingly. The first is still in my stash; the second went to my mom; the third to my husband's mom. Pigment Craft Co. 'em! 

Please visit my team; their cards are awe-mazing!

Looking forward to seeing you in the gallery!

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Friday, May 6, 2022

Just Us Girls Challenge #631 - WORD Week - Flowers...Good Friends Always Know When You Need A Cup of Tea


Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #631, where our lovely hostess, Vicki, has selected *Flowers* as this week's word prompt. We're a bit away from flowers in full bloom here, but Spring's presence is starting to show...budding leaves, wee sprouts peeking from the lilies and a scattering of wild crocus on the hillsides where we walk our girl.

We're delighted to welcome Deborah Wheeler as our May Guest Designer. Her card and those of my team are absolutely lovely! 

My tea cup, the pink blooms and the lightly stenciled scattered dots background are all from Pigment Craft Co. Such fun that many of the products play so well with one another; more possibilities, for sure!

Looking forward to seeing your flowers blooming in the gallery!

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