Thursday, February 02, 2023

*Time Out Challenges #231*

The challenge at Time Out Challenges was an easy one for me...  we challenge you to use the photo prompt as inspiration and for this challenge, we are using a card by the ever fabulous Gina K as inspiration!  We have a great prize from Gina K up for grabs!

I love Gina K and her style.... and honestly, I think I've CASEd the card in the graphic before!  So instead of doing it again, I pulled out some other things from my stash of Gina K and did something a little different.  I used similar colours and some ink blending... even kept a rectangular focal point... but then put my own twist on the card.

Card Info
*Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! Basic Black
*Images:  Gina K Wreath Builder
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne; Tim Holtz Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean
*Dies:  Waffle Flower Additional Circles
*Stencil:  Gina K Mandala Burst
*Tools:  Perfect Layers
*Challenge:  Time Out #231

Wednesday, February 01, 2023

*Gold Accents*

The mojo is still stunted but I did manage to throw together a card for the current Just Us Girls challenge... lots of shine in this one as everything has a highlight of gold!

Card Info

  • Cardstock:  Spellbinders Gold
  • Paper:  Stampin' Up!
  • Images:  MFT Bitty Birthday Wishes
  • Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne; Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Scattered Straw, Twisted Citron
  • Dies:  Pink Fresh Studio Small Butterflies
  • Hot Foil Plate:  Pink Fresh Studio Small Butterflies
  • Foil:  Spellbinders Aura
  • Tools: Perfect Layers
  • Challenges:  Just Us Girls #664


Tuesday, January 31, 2023

*CAS Colours & Sketches #503*

It's time for a new challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches... and since we have an extra Tuesday of the month, we have a double challenge for you!  We want you to create a card using both the colours and the sketch below.

I used my Misti to help me stamp my sentiment evenly and decided a fun gnome would finish of this celebration card!

Card Info
*Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! Rose Red
*Images:  Photoplay Norbert's Birthday Party; MFT Essential Sentiments
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics
*Dies:  Photoplay Norbert's Birthday Party
*Tools:  Misti; Perfect Layers

Monday, January 30, 2023

*A Big Birthday Wish*

My  apologies for not posting much lately... honestly, since about the second week of December, my mojo has taken a holiday from me.  I have had a few bursts of creativity and a whole bunch of dead time in my creative space.  I did manage to put together a few cards yesterday that I'll share, but it was a real struggle!

Today I am sharing a card for Freshly Made Sketches #570 and Color Throwdown #727...

I know I could have done some flowers with the colour combination but I was feeling stripes for some reason... which led me to following the sketch...

Card Info
*Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! Old Olive, Regal Rose, So Saffron
*Images:  MFT Bitty Birthday Wishes
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne
*Dies:  Stampin' Up! Splendid Stems; Pink Fresh Studio Slim Stripes
*Embellishments:  Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

*Christmas Craft Creations January*

 There is still time to play along with the current challenge at Christmas Craft Creations.  We want you to use up some of your "snippets" with this card.  What's a snippet?  It's the left over pieces from other cards.  It's the scraps of paper cut from other projects.

I keep my left overs in a little container on my desk... and there was getting to be quite a bit in it lately.  Here's a photo of my bin of leftovers before I started digging through it to make my card...

I dug through the bin and pulled out anything I thought could work for a Christmas card.... and here's what I came up with...  The colours aren't perfectly traditional but I still think they work...

Card Info
*Cardstock:  known gold sparkle
*Images:  Pink Fresh Studio Rainbow Floral
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne; Stampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler, Granny Apple Green, Blackberry Bliss
*Dies:  MFT Filled With Joy; Pink Fresh Studio Rainbow Floral, Slim Strips
*Stencil:  Pink Fresh Studio Rainbow Floral
*Embellishments:  Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen

Monday, January 23, 2023

*Freshly Made Sketches #569*

I really loved what the design team did with the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches... but I just couldn't get it to look how I wanted.  I tried some different things, some different elements and then finally decided to try one idea with the sketch flipped.  I'm not honestly sure if this follows the rules or not, but I like this card way more than anything else I was putting together with the card sketch.

Card Info
*Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! Midnight Muse, Real Red
*Images:  Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Birthday
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne
*Etc:  Pink Fresh Studio Rainbow Floral Washi
*Dies:  Pink Fresh Studio Rainbow Floral; Taylored Expressions Simple Strips
*Tools:  Perfect Layers
*Embellishments:  Studio Katia Arctic Breeze Pearls

Sunday, January 22, 2023

*AAACards #232*

It's time for a new challenge with AAACards... and this one could be a tough one!  We are hosting an all white challenge!  You can't have any other colours than white on your card.

I almost always put a sentiment on my card front so I wasn't sure what to do with this.  I decided to try to opal foil on white cardstock to see what would happen... and while it's very subtle, I think it worked.

If you want to play along, I have one tip for you... layers!  I probably could have done more layering to create a little more interest with my card front.

Card Info
*Dies: Nested Hexagons; Stampin' Up! Pierced Blooms; Spellbinders Yana's Sentiments
*Dies:  Spellbinders Yana's Sentiments
*Hot Foil Plates:  Spellbinders Yana's Sentiments
*Foil:  Spellbinders Opal
*Embellishments:  Studio Katia Arctic Breeze Pearls
*Challenges:  AAACards #232

Saturday, January 21, 2023

*Outside of my Box*

I went outside of my initial thoughts with this colour challenge at Color Throwdown...  I love these colours together but I didn't want to make a wintery card.  Now that I look at this card, I think I should have done the floral on the navy instead of the grey... but I kept going with this thought in my head and while I'm not sure it's "right" I do like it

Card Info
*Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! Night of Navy, Basic Grey
*Images:  Pink Fresh Studio Believe in Yourself; Studio Katia Birthday Greetings
*Ink:  Versamark
*Embossing:  WOW white embossing powder
*Dies:  Stampin' Up! Tasteful Lables; Pink Fresh Studio Believe in Yourself
*Embellishments:   Studio Katia Arctic Breeze Pearls
*Tools:  Perfect Layers
*Challenges:  Color Throwdown #726

Friday, January 20, 2023

*New Little Someone*

I found out about this "new to me" challenge from a member of one of the design teams I'm on.  This is the first challenge of 2023 from Inkspirational and I had a lot of ideas floating in my head for it.

As you can see, I went with a new baby idea... I used some of the left over foiled butterflies from another project to create this super sweet but simple card.

Card Info
*Cardstaock:  Stampin Up! Basic Black
*Images:  Altenew Bundle of Joy
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne
*Hot Foil Plates:  Pink Fresh Studio Small Butterflies, solid plate
*Foil:  Spellbinders Aura
*Tools:  Perfect Layers
*Challenges:  Inkspirational #281

Thursday, January 19, 2023

*Time Out Challenges #230*

It's time for a new challenge at Time Out... and for this challenge, our sponsor is AALL & Create.  If your card is chosen from our entries, you'll win $20 to spend at AALL & Create!

As you can see in the graphic below, we had a word inspiration challenge for you.  I love that it's a quote from one of my favourite TV shows!

I am so pleased with how my card turned out... I took Beth's quote above and decided that it felt like an anniversary type moment to me.  I am thankful for my Misti as it made this card easy.  I first stamped my sentiment on my white panel.  I left it in place in my Misti and put the red heart in the spot I wanted it.  As I wasn't sure if it would work, I didn't use any adhesive.  I inked my stamp and stamped again and it worked perfectly (I might have gotten lucky!).  I then had to work a little to find exactly where those words fit perfectly to get my heart in the right spot.

Card Info
*Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! Basic Black, Real Red
*Images:  Pink Fresh Studio Fancy Sentiments
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne
*Dies:  Hero Arts Infinity Hearts
*Embellishments:  Studio Katia Arctic Breeze Pearls
*Tools:  Perfect Layers
*Challenges:  Time Out #230

Wednesday, January 18, 2023


I'm not sure but I think that this card needed something else.  It just feels like it's missing something to me.  I like it, but it's missing "something".

Card Info
*Images:  Spellbinders Sentiments For You
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne:  Tim Holtz Salty Ocean, Scattered Straw, Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry
*Dies:  Pink Fresh Studio Small Butterflies; Stampin' Up! Layering Ovals
*Hot Foil Plate:  Pink Fresh Studio Small Butterflies
*Foil: Spellbinders Aura
*Stencils:  Pink Fresh Studio Small Butterflies
*Embellishments:  Stardust Stickles

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

*CAS Colours & Sketches #502*

It's time for a new sketch challenge with the team at CAS Colours and Sketches.... and I have paired my card with the current challenge at Just Us Girls!  

Tis the season for Valentine cards... and I'll end up with a bunch because of design team commitments.  I don't send them out so perhaps I'll have to gift them to someone who does want to send them.

I didn't have to do a love theme with this card.... but I had the theme from the Just Us Girls challenge in my head ("heart") so it fit...

Card Info
*Cardstock:  Spellbinders gold mirror
*Images:  MFT Essential Sentiments
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne
*Dies:  MFT Pierced Heart Stax
*Tools:  Perfect Layers

Monday, January 16, 2023

*Sketch Challenge Sympathy*

I was able to find some time on Saturday after work to be creative... and my mojo decided to play along too!  Woohoo!  I had some appointments and errands to run this morning but am hopeful that Mr Mojo will pop back in to play for a bit now that my responsibilities for today are done.

I played along with the sketch at The Papercraft Crew... this week it's a vertical sketch.

My first instinct was a card with snowflakes (man how I love making Christmas cards) but I decided some pretty flowers would work as well...  I chose some subtle tones and decided to make this a sympathy card.

Card Info
*Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! Soft Succulent
*Images:  Taylored Expressions Simple Strips
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne
*Dies:  Taylored Expressions Simple Strips; Stampin Up! Pierced Blooms
*Embossing:  Stampin' Up!
*Embellishments:  Kaiser Pearls
*Tools:  Perfect Layers

Sunday, January 15, 2023


I'm once again playing with the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  There were some wonderful creations made by the design team and I was inspired to come up with something as well.  

I had fun with this geometric die from Spellbinders.  I cut it out of three different colours of cardstock and interchanged them to create my petals.

Card Info
*Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder, Purple Posy
*Images:  Taylored Expressions Simple Strips
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne
*Dies:  Spellbinders Color Block Mini Petals; Taylored Expressions Simple Strips
*Tools:  Perfect Layers