Thursday, July 18, 2024

Just Us Girls Challenge #736 - Photo/Moodboard - Sending Best Wishes (Tropical, Spellbinders)

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #736, where Bobby has selected this fabulous mood board as inspiration this week.
For a shocking change, I went with both colours AND images this time. LOL! Everything is from Spellbinders. 


Looking forward to seeing how the mood board sparks your creativity.

Thank you for dropping by!


Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Color Hues Challenge #91 - Red & Green - Festive Bouquet Poinsettia Merry Christmas (TH, ASD, Spellbinders)

Hello

Welcome to Colour Hues Challenge #91, where Sheri, our hostess, invites us to use hues of Red and Green as inspiration for the next two weeks. Christmas in July certainly comes to mind, as do a variety of other themes/occasions. 

On a bittersweet note, Hannelie is stepping down from the design team after this challenge, to pursue other paths on her creative journey. Thank you so much for being a wonderful inspiration over the past four years. You will be very much misses here but...we know where to find you and your fabulous CAS designs. 

We are delighted to have Rosemary joining us as our Guest Designer.

A combination of companies' products came out to play for my Christmas card: Festive Bouquet, from Tim Holtz, Snowflake cover plate from Alex Syberia Designs, and a foiled sentiment from Spellbinders.  Even though I've had the Festive Bouquet in my collection for quite a while, this is the first time I've made a red poinsettia with it. Need to make more! 


Looking forward to seeing how Red and Green inspire you.

The challenge will remain open until July 29th at 9 AM!

The winners will be posted an hour before our next challenge and the overall winner will have the opportunity to be a future Guest Designer.

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Saturday, July 13, 2024

AAA Colourful Colourboard #5 - Quirky Hearts Love (ASD Quirky Hearts, Love, Hearts Glimmer Plate)

Hello,

Dashing in quickly to share my card for AAA Colourful Colourboard #5


Alex Syberia Designs' Quirky Hearts and Love dies have come for a play, in colours that, hopefully, reflect those in the fabulous inspiration photo. Of course, I *had* to add some touches of gold with the Tiny Hearts Glimmer Plate.



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Friday, July 12, 2024

Inkspirational Challenge #320 - Designer's Choice - Feature Products from 2 or More Stamp Companies - Skateboarding Terry Happy Birthday

Hello,

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #320, where Marlena's Designer's Choice challenge is: Feature Products from 2 or Mor Stamp Companies. Many of you already mix-and-match various companies' products on a regular basis, so this will be second nature for you.  Any theme, any occasion, any style...just be sure to follow the prompt.


A few companies came together for my Skateboarding Terry card:

Companies:
Photoplay - Patterned Paper
Spellbinders - solid cardstock, Skateboarding Terry dies
Speech Bubble - Studio Light
Happy Birthday - Waffle Flower


Looking forward to seeing which companies' products you decide 'play nicely' together.

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Thursday, July 11, 2024

Just Us Girls Challenge #735 - Word Week - Summertime - Sending Hugs and Good Vibes Sunglasses (Concord and 9th Bright Eyes, TE sentiment, MCT paper)

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #735, where our lovely hostess, Carol Mc, has selected SUMMERTIME as the theme for Word Week. Summer pastimes, summer activities, summer clothing...plenty of choices and directions to spark your creativity.

Once again, we're delighted to have Cat joining us as our July Guest Designer.

We've been having a heat wave here in Alberta: hot temperatures, bright blue skies, blazing sun. I'm not a fan of the heat - anything beyond 18C melts me (and our mini schnauzer, Lily) - but I do love stylish sunglasses and found a fabulous card here that sparked inspiration. Concord * 9th's Bright Eyes for the shades, assorted papers from MCT and a TE sentiment: happy to have found this simple recipe for making a card when I'm melting! LOL! 


Looking forward to seeing your summer sensations in the gallery.

Thank you for dropping by!


Thursday, July 4, 2024

Just Us Girls Challenge #734 - Color Week - Coral and Yellow - Wishing You a Beautiful Day Butterfly (The Stamp Market - Papillon)

Hello,

Happy Fourth of July to all my USA friends. Hope your day is filled with celebrations.

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #734, where our lovely hostess, Stephanie, has select the lovely combination of Coral and Yellow as inspiration this week.  


We're delighted to have Cat Craig joining us as our July Guest Designer.

Some of my "old" products from The Stamp Market have come to play: Papillon and a plaid stencil. I paired them with die cuts squares from Studio Light and a sentiment from Taylored Expression.


Looking forward to your Coral and Yellow cards.
See you in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!


Monday, July 1, 2024

Color Hues Challenge #90 - White and Aqua - Birthday Wishes Quadrants (PFS and Spellbinders)

Hello,

Happy July 1st and, to all my fellow Canadian crafters, Happy Canada Day! 

Today, we're inviting you to play along at Colour Hues Challenge #90, where our lovely Nancy has selected White and Aqua as inspiration for the next two weeks. A beautiful, fresh combination, indeed.

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

My PFS Quadrant Background has come out for another play; it wears any colour combination beautifully. For this challenge, I've dressed it in an assortment of teal inks, and paired with a cardstock and sentiment combination from Spellbinders. The circle dies are from Prism Studio; love the faux stitching. 


Looking forward to seeing your White & Aqua inspired creations in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!


Friday, June 28, 2024

Inkspirational Challenge #319 - Use Stencils (Optional: Use Paste) - Just Because (Alex Syberia Designs - Charming Flora, Beautiful Day collection)

Hello

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #319. *Use Stencils* is our inspiration for the next two weeks and, if you want to jazz up your stenciling, we've included an optional twist: Use Paste. Colours, design, occasion - the choice is yours, but please incorporate stencils.


My card features the Beautiful Day hot foil plate, die and stencils from Alex Syberia Designs' most recent release. I added the two die cut floral panels to a Charming Floral background. A "Just Because" foiled sentiment was the finishing touch. I'm a super fan of ASD; her exceptional suites of products make card-making a joy! 


Looking forward to a gallery filled with stencil sensations.

Before I sign off: 
Happy Canada Day long weekend to our Canadian card-makers. 
Hope you'll have plenty of opportunity to join in some celebrations on July 1st. I'm looking forward to fireworks! 

Thank you for dropping by!


Thursday, June 27, 2024

Just Us Girls Challenge #733 - Anything Stencil - You are Special in Every Way (Life is Good Collection - Alex Syberia Designs)

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #733, where stencils are the stars-of-the-stage. 

Joining us for her wrap-up as our Guest Designer for June: Jane Taylor. Thank you for all your incredible inspiration this month! 

My card features the stamps, dies and stencils from the Alex Syberia Designs Life is Good suite. I'm an avid fan of her high quality and creative products. This collection is wonderful: stamps that stamp beautifully, dies that line up and cut easily; stencils that make colouring a breeze. 


Looking forward to your stencil sensations filling the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!


Thursday, June 20, 2024

Just Us Girls Challenge #732 - Photo/Moodboard - Mysterious Petals Thank You (Alex Syberia Designs)

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #732, where I've selected the Mood Board below as inspiration this week.

Remember that mood boards have multiple avenues for you to explore: colours, images, textures, designs, shapes, the 'vibe'...and that's just a start. One element or a combination of several: the options are plentiful.  Let us know what caught your eye; we're excited to see your interpretations. 

 

Source: https://butterflyreflectionsink.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-mood-board.html

We're delighted to have Jane Taylor joining us as our June Guest Designer with another of her fabulous creations.

Colours and the whimsical florals in the lower right image caught my attention; I translated them with the lovely Mysterious Petals from Alex Syberia Designs. This collection of dies work seamlessly to create a most eye-catching arrangement of blooms, buds and leaves. The background features the Charming Flora cover plate. A simple gold foiled sentiment finishes it off.


I cut all the colours with all the dies, which means a few more cards happened. Here's another:


Looking forward to seeing how the Mood Board inspires you.


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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Color Hues Challenge #89 - Sage & Pink - You are the Best - Beautiful Days (Alex Syberia Designs)

Hello,

Welcome to Colour Hues Challenge #89, where our lovely hostess, Marcia, has selected hues of Sage and Pink as inspiration for the next two weeks. I'm smitten with this combination, looking for ways to add it as accents to my cards, wardrobe and home decor. It's a winner!

We're delighted to have Amy Tsuruta joining us as our Guest Designer for this challenge; welcome, Amy! 

My card features the Beautiful Day hot foil plate, die and stencils from Alex Syberia Designs' most recent release. Two shades of pink inks, paired with Dusty Sage (SSS) and Bundled Sage (distress ink) made for easy colouring of these delightful whimsical blooms.  I added the two die cut floral panels to a Charming Floral background. A Just Because Hot Foil & Die  sentiment was the finishing touch. I'm a super fan of ASD; her exceptional suites of products make card-making a joy! 


Looking forward to seeing your Sage and Pink creations.

The challenge will remain open until June 29th at 9 AM.

The winners will be posted an hour before our next challenge and the overall winner will have the opportunity to be a future Guest Designer.


Thank you for dropping by!



Friday, June 14, 2024

Inkspirational Challenge #318 - Mood Board - Alphabet Soup Happy Birthday

Hello,

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #318.  Our mid-June (already!) inspiration for the next two weeks is from the Mood Board you see below. 

Remember that mood boards have ever so many avenues for you to explore with your crafting: colours, images, textures, the 'vibe'...and that's just a start. You can choose one element, or a combination, as the focus of your card/project. Let us know what caught your eye; we're excited to see your interpretations.

Adapted from: https://picsandcheesecake.blogspot.com/2014/05/dt-lifepaperscrapbook-may-mood-board.html

After residing in my stash for over a year (perhaps more!), I finally brought my Concord & 9th Alphabet Soup Turnabout out for a turn-about! Obviously, I drew inspiration from the scrambled letters  in the bottom row photo, the circles next to it and the colour combination. The sentiment is from a Spellbinders BetterPress plate. 


Looking forward to seeing your takes on the Mood Board!

Thank you for dropping by!


Thursday, June 13, 2024

Just Us Girls Challenge #731 - Word Week - Celebrate - Let's Celebrate Breezy Blossoms

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #731, where I've selected CELEBRATE for this week's word prompt.  So many options: birthdays, Father's Day (this Sunday), Mother's Day, weddings, graduation, national holidays (Canada Day and July 4th are on the horizon), retirements, accomplishments, *you*...and the list goes on. Hopefully, we'll celebrate a gallery filled with celebration!


I'm celebrating with some Breezy Blossoms, in pastel colours, from Pinkfresh Studio, paired with a Better Press sentiment from Spellbinders. These flowers make me happy; hope they create a similar response for you.


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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Just Us Girls Challenge #730 - Color Week - Pink and Aqua - This Card is Full of Birthday Wishes (PFS Quadrant, Spellbinders sentiment)

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #730, where our fabulous hostess, Carol Mc, has selected Pink and Aqua for her first-ever Colour challenge. Such a pretty combination!

A new month means a new guest designer; we're delighted to have Jane Taylor joining us for May. Welcome aboard, Jane.

I'm smitten with both my BetterPress and Glimmer systems; both came into play for this challenge. I'm featuring the  older - but new to me - Quadrant Backdrop press plate, stencil and die from Pinkfresh Studio. Silver foil to add some glimmer to the plate, then stenciled with assorted PFS, distress and C & 9th inks. The sentiment is from Spellbinders. My photo doesn't do justice to how pretty this combination is in real life. 


Looking forward to seeing a gallery filled with Pink and Aqua!

Thank you for dropping by!


Saturday, June 1, 2024

Color Hues #88 - Blue and Yellow - Wildflower Postage Collage Hugs Inside (Waffleflower)

Hello,

Welcome to Colour Hues Challenge #88, where our lovely hostess, Karen, has selected a summery combination as inspiration for the next two weeks: Yellow and Blue. 

My Waffle Flower Postage Collage Wildflowers and coordinating Postage Collage dies came out to play with this challenge. Simple stenciling makes me happy, especially in various hues of blue and yellow


Looking forward to seeing your take on these colours.

The challenge will be open until June 14th @ 9:00am EST.

The winners will be posted an hour before our next challenge and the overall winner will have the opportunity to be a future Guest Designer.


Thank you for dropping by!



Friday, May 31, 2024

Inkspirational Challenge #317 - Word Prompt - Frame - Breezy Blooms Today is a Good Day to have a Good Day

Hello,

Happy June 1st...and a warm welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #317. Wonderful to have you joining us.
For the next two weeks, our word prompt inspiration is FRAME.  Super easy; super fun!  Your frames can be any shape, size or style; as long as you have something surrounded by a frame, you're good to go.


Double frame on my inspiration card: Breezy Blossoms  from Pinkfresh Studio and a light stone frame from Dress My Craft, a new-to-me company. The number of frames in the set means I can go on a frame-fest! 


Looking forward to seeing how FRAME inspires you!

Thank you for dropping by!