Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Hello Sunshine

Welcome Friends!

WOW!  Have you felt Fall in the air?  Here in NE Ohio it seems the weather is going to change quickly from summer to fall and I'm not sure I'm ready for that!  LOL  Where is the time flying off too???

Anyways, after a BUSY week/weekend, I was ready for some quiet, playtime in my crafting cave today and found a few challenges I wanted to play along in.  Hope you like what I've created today!


 Inside view

People often ask me where I get all my card ideas.  Well when I'm stumped, I can always turn to Paper Playful to find a wealth of fun challenges to get my mojo fired up.  Just like today!  A sketch, color & style/theme ... viola! everything you need to create a card. 

The challenges I'm sharing in today are:

Color Hues #1 - Color Challenge

 AAA Cards Challenge #173 - Sketch + twist (I opted out of the twist)


 Tinker- Dream #92 - CAS


Retro Rubber Challenge #143 - Colors 

RRCB 143

My flowers were created from a stash of die cut Heartfelt Creations flowers from a trade show I was a part of for them many years ago (circa 2014-15).  I have a lot of 'blanks (stamped & diecut)' in various sizes that I can simply grab, color & shape to create a quick floral cluster as I have done today.

My greenery was create from a scrap of lime green card stock and Elizabeth Craft 'Garden Notes Ivy Vine' #1297.  My sentiment is from Impression Obsession Hello Sunshine.

OH and I almost forgot!
My background panel was created using a lime green card stock and a Carta Bella 6x6 Stencil called 'Gather Branches' #CBHOA109033.  I've used Versafine Clair 'Verdant' ink for my stenciling.

 Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by today!
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.  I hope you'll stop back tomorrow
when I'll have a card for the new challenge being offered over at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

As always,


  1. Stunningly gorgeous design. xx
    If I don't comment for a few days it's because blogger insists I use the 'prove I am not a robot' pest..xx
    like NOW!!

  2. Dear Darlene
    The card is super beautiful. The coordination is fantastic. Love the colors too. Blessings to you and yours

  3. Your card is so beautiful. I love the design and colors.

  4. A gorgeous card,love the layout.xxx

  5. Your card is a happy card with such a bright green and yellow! It definitely makes me smile! Good idea to keep precut florals on hand for quick coloring and use!

  6. Very pretty both inside and out...love your photo 'opp' lol!!

  7. You've been busy in more ways than one! Wow, I love how you used the yellow and green on this card! It's a fun new challenge. Fall... I would love for it to rain good and hard here in the west because we're literally burning up. I was down with a sick headache last night because the smoke got to me after spending too much time outside. This morning we're covered with ash and smoke is blocking out the sun. I can imagine how bad it is closer to the fires. We've even had some just to the north and the south right here on the coast. Our woods behind us are tinder dry and the smallest spark could set them off. Rich and I have an evac plan in place. Sheesh.

  8. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining the AAA Cards Challenge.
    - Joy Dsouza

  9. You have come up with a real beauty for these challenges, I love the sentiment die cut from pattern paper too, I have been trying to use up all my scraps whenever I can :)

  10. Bright and beautiful! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  11. Beautiful card! Fabulous job with the challenge colors! Thank you so much for playing along with our first challenge over at Color Hues! <3

  12. Wow, great impact with using both the sketch and color challenges. I too use blanks from Heartfelt Creations for quick cards. Lovely job! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber!

  13. I love the way you've stencilled a background for your bright flowers. Cutting the sentiment from patterned paper adds a lovely subtle interest. Thanks for joining in with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

  14. I really love this, the background is perfect for your bright flowers, great job with the colours. Thanks for joining in the fun at Retro Rubber this time Claire DT

  15. Thanks for joining Retro Rubber Challenge Blog. Lovely card.

  16. What a gorgeous card with striking colors. The way you interpreted the sketch is amazing. Thank you for joining us at AAA cards. Hugs ~ Ishani.

  17. What for a great card. Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.

    Hugs and good luck
    DT bastel-traum challenge

  18. Lovely card.
    Thank you so much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge #92. Sorry for the late comment. I hope to see you again in our challenges. :o)
    Milka DT bastel-traum challenge


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