Saturday, June 3, 2023

It's a Maze

New challenge at Sketch Saturday

The sketch has an option: Masculine Theme

My card uses an embossing folder, Sweater from Sissix, a stencil from Altenew, Calligraphy Maze, and a few embellishments from my stash. The sentiment was computer generated and cut with a stitched die from Gina K Designs.

Linking to  Cards for Guyz Challenge Blog #323 'Lots of Layers' ( there are 5 here)

                 Try it on Tuesday    'Make it Masculine'

                Everybody-Art-Challenge  #527  'Something for a Man'

You are Amazing

Challenge #731 at AllsortsAnything Goes with Option: Use Dies

As always there are some wonderful prizes from our sponsors SizzixAALL and CreateAldridge CraftsLavinia and Ruth Hamilton Design

My DT card for you this week features a very pretty and delicate die cut from Spellbinders, 
Punch and Pierce Borders, as well as a die cut sentiment from a Hero Arts stamp and die set.
The floral elements are Gina K ephemera.

Monday, May 29, 2023

Father's Day

 Two challenges inspired this card. I have been wanting to use this pretty Echo Park plaid paper I purchased recently, so it was a perfect fit. I used an Altenew 3-D folder on the yellow card. The vehicle is an Altenew mini-set.  I cobbled a sentiment using a Gina K 'happy' and a CTMH 'Father's Day.' Some Glossy accents were added to the headlights and windshield, and a few Nuvo drops for accents.

                                  Linking to Double Trouble Challenge #139  "We Dare You"

and adding the triple-dare to link to Festive Friday #135 Father's Day using blue, Plaid, Vehicle

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Thinking of You

           Some masking circles, blending, and silhouette butterflies today for a CAS card.  

Butterflies and sentiment from Simon Says Stamp March 2020 kit. Inks Gina K Designs.

Inspired by three challenges:

Just Us Girls #681 Silhouette/CAS

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Stencil Notecard

 This week's challenge at Allsorts is Anything Goes with an option to Use a Stencil

Prizes from SizzixAALL and CreateAldridge CraftsLavinia and Ruth Hamilton Design

I love any opportunity to use my stencils!  This card used two -Snow Pines (#139 AALL&Create) and a script stencil from Finnabair.  I splattered with Ground Espresso and stamped a bit of a musical background stamp as well.

The twig was cut with an Altenew die. All assembled with Matt Gold and cream linen card.  I decided I wanted this to be a plain card for a personal note, so left off any sentiment.  The blended panel has enough left for two more cards, so I may may it into a small gift set for a friend who has a birthday soon.

Monday, May 22, 2023



New sketch #608 at Try Stampin' On Tuesday! with option to create a scene.

My middle son is having a big birthday soon, and this card will be for him.

The images are all from Spellbinder's small die of the month, Flyby Greetings.

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Here with a Monday morning inspiration for you using this week's sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

My card uses an Altenew stamp, colored with Altenew Artist Markers and embossed with gold. Some gold threat and confetti to embellish. Summer is golden, right?  Sentiment from Simon Says Stamp, May 2021 kit. 

Hope you will join the challenge. The Design Team enjoys seeing your creations!