Thursday, February 13, 2014

CCC + PTI

Two cards, two challenges. No chatter. (Well....maybe a little)  The first card is headed off to the Card Concept Challenge. The 'theme' is monochromatic pink. Took a while for the ping to stop bouncing and settle in one place.



I really wanted to use green, but didn't.




A simple tag card. Probably fits best in the "Clean and Layering" category. There is a matching pink panel on the inside which shows up when the card is closed. All pink scraps. Neenah white base. Pink sequins. A bit of ric-rac and silver string on the tag. A smidge of leftover ribbon. That's about it for this one. 


And PTI's Anniversary celebration continues. Today, the challenge was to randomly choose one 'ingredient' from nine different categories, which were found on the various DT blogs. Mine has: 1) Hawaiian Shores (well, nearly that color), cardstock, 2) Raspberry Fizz (also really close to that color...) cardstock, though it looks red in the photograph, 3) Aqua Mist - had that exact ink!, 4) White cardstock, 5) the first sketch (I'll show you that in a minute, 6) it's a birthday card, 7) an inlaid die cut, 8) rhinestones, and finally, 9) thread.

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And this is my take:



The rich, deep pink on the sentiment panel looks soooo red here, but truly, it isn't. A scrap of dp for the punched out hearts. White Neenah base, white thread from my sewing box. Pretty simple. Gotta run. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day everyone. Hope you get some happy dancing in. (I really like how it looks in real life)


17 comments:

For the Love of Sunflowers said...

Love the sweet tag as the focal point on your card.

Geri said...

Hey there pal! Still trying to catch up on some of my blog visits!

Glad that you used pink (instead of green) cuz this is a PERFECT entry for CCC!!! That ping stopped bouncing at the perfect time! Love the 'tag' look and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the scalloped bottom layers and the bling!

Will chat tomorrow!

Geri said...

Ooops...hit the 'send' button too quick...

Second card - stunning colors (looks pink on my monitor!)and awesome angles. The loose thread rocks!

Happy Valentine's Day sweet friend!!!

Kylie said...

Your "chatter" is always welcome. It's so uplifting.

The pink is so darling (and just quietly, I think your card would have been just as darling in monochromatic green!). Sweet and lovely and would be delightful as a new baby card too...

Your PTI card is so bright and happy. Love that "birthday". Actually I love all of it from the angle of the sentiment to the colours as well as the cute hearts dancing across the card. Beautiful!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Colour has such an impact on design - your first card is soft and pretty and your second bold card (hello, CASology...)has a much more riotous feel (my big word for the day!)And both are equally celebratory and appropriate for the right people! Thanks so much for joining us at the Card Concept!

Shannon J said...

Happy Valentine's, Bev!! What a treat it is to visit your blog - just love your designs! The first card - isn't that inspiration photo dreamy?! I can see how it resulted in this soft, sweet, lovely card! And I fell in love with your strings of hearts in the second card! Fabulous CAS, and love the colours!

Anita in France said...

Sigh ... sigh (again) ... these are simply lovely, Bev ... the gorgeous soft pink with all those yummy elements and textures is so delicious! Your string of hearts ... a delight ... the colours have all arrived here as they should ... delightfully pink and blue! Hugs, Anita :)

Craftychris said...

Both are fab! The tag is so pretty and the hearts on the second one look so cool! xx

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW! You've been busy - LOVE all of your designs! So inspiring to come here! Hugs, Karin

cm said...

Oh my...joining with Anita in sighing over these two beauties. The pink tag...soft, delicate...and the edgings are so eye-catching. Loveliness! Your second card is an eye-catching, 'bold' delight (enter in Casology!) with the sweet heart banner and big birthday. Another visit where I'm coming away dazzled, smiling and inspired! You're just so awesome!! Hugs~c

Narelle Farrugia said...

Both cards are gorgeous! I love how you've left all that white space and added gorgeous pink highlights! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

Hannelie said...

Two beauties my friend Bev!
Especially love the little hearts in different patterns!
Great design.
Hope Valentines was fun!
xoxox

Kim Heggins said...

Bev, you crack me up...simple card, really? This is simply beautiful and such a sweet way to say happy birthday. I was so tempted to add green to my card too but opted not too. This is a beauty and a winner in my book. Now for you second card, so stinkin' fun, love the floating hearts! Have a wonderful weekend!

Kerin said...

Love the tag you've created, the link layers are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept :)

Deepti said...

These card are so very pretty :) I just love those hearts on the second card. U create wonders!

Marybeth said...

Both are so beautiful! I love the first one ,something about pink and white...through in a tag and it's love at first sight.
Love the heart banner too.

keren said...

You've done these challenges justice. Love the gentle simplicity of the first but being a colour loving girl- really love the last one. You obviously thrive on challenges! x