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!

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Summer Dreaming

 A new challenge at Sketch Saturday!  

I am home again after a long and marvelous trip in Greece.  So I apologize for not visiting your blogs and commenting on your creations. I promise to visit and look forward to seeing all you make.

The option for this sketch is "sponging" ... which I have not used.  My card does use a pretty paper from The Paper Studio that I snipped and popped up with dimensional foam. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Dandelion Messages ( May 2021 kit). There a few tiny bees stamped inside.

Hope you will join us at Sketch Saturday.

Allsorts 14th!

                                               ALLSORTS is celebrating 14 years!   

                                 There are some very special prizes for this weeks challenge!

Prizes from AALL and Create: A4 stamp set Blooming Field and coordination die, 2 A5 stamp sets, 2 DL stamp sets plus stencils and A6 stamp sets.

My card is a Z-fold w/ Pop Up that I learned from Frenchie here .  I stenciled a large panel of card stock using Trinity Stamps  Lemon & Leaves stencil with a variety of inks.  I made an ordinary Z fold card base and then added the pop up feature.  The pop up square should probably have had a different design for the time I will pay better attention :-(    Other than that, the fold was super easy to put together, and it fits in a standard A2 envelope easily.  I added some confetti after the first picture. Bright yellow lemons just make me happy - summer lemonade in the sunshine!

Hope you will join the challenge and celebrate a birthday with us at Allsorts.

                                                        the back - space for a message
front - closed

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Happy Anniversary

 This week's challenge at Allsorts has the option to 'Embellish It" which is always fun. Add some ribbon, sparkle...whatever takes your fancy.  There are some marvelous prizes from our sponsors

                          WOWVOWOakwood Direct and Craft Stash

AND a very special challenge begins next week with even more fabulous prizes to celebrate the 14th Birthday for the Allsorts challenge.  It will begin May 20th, so be sure to check it out and join the celebration.

For this week, my card used a heart shape stamp from Concord & 9th - Painted Shapes set. I inked it with various shades of yellow and pinks. Then stamped and heat embossed Iceland Poppies from Altenew Paint-a-Flower. The sentiment is from Altennew's Magnolia Rustica set. It was embellished with pieces from Altenew's Fine Frames cover die and some pale gold sparkle gems.

Monday, May 8, 2023

Beautiful Inside & Out

Sketch #524 at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge is a delightful opportunity to use beautiful scraps. I have this gorgeous paper and ephemera from Gina K Designs, Watercolor Florals, and the background pink paper is from one of her kits.

The stamped sentiment on the front is from the Altenew Anemone set. Inside I have stamped Happy Mother's Day with the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy set.

I hope you will join the challenge!

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Hello Friend SS#725


New at Sketch Saturday

Looking for a twist? Have you tried...A theme...Use a Floral Image

My card uses some pretty papers from The Paper Studio, and a water colored image from Altenew's Pen Sketched Flowers set. The sentiment  is from Gina K Designs Never Lose Hope Mini set. I water colored using Gina K inks Peach Bellini, Tomato Soup, and Medium Spruce.  Circles cut with Spellbinders dies. The back panel was embossed with an Altenew coverplate.

Check out the fabulous talent of the rest of the Sketch Saturday Design Team and play along!

April Showers bring May Flowers

 New today at Allsorts!  Week #727

                     ***  April Showers bring May Flowers ***

                        Prizes from WOWVOWOakwood Direct and Craft Stash 


My Design Team inspiration for you this week is all Spellbinders Floral Butterfly Small die of the month.  I made a background by heat embossing a circle background stamp in white and then applying several shades of Nuvo powders and spritzing. I cut the flowers from scraps of the background left once I cut the piece down to fit an A-2 card base. I used a small green scrap for the leaf bases.  Many tiny, fiddly bits!! But really fun to put together.   I hope you will join us at Allsorts this week.