Saturday, February 8, 2014

Getting this in

No chatter today. I've had a four-day run of migraines; I'm good now, but am trying to get this post in before it decides to reassert itself within a half an hour or so. So straight to it then...

I've got three cards to share with you this evening. They'll all go into a few challenges. First up is my card for CASology where the Cue Card is "And."






Kisses and Hugs. Appropriate for Valentine's Day, I think, and rather EZPZ. Everything was cut with my Cameo, except the base and the black mat. Can't remember the fonts, sorry. Scraps of red and black, Neenah white base, and a smidgen of Glossy Accents on the bitty heart.

Next I really, really, really wanted to play along with Curtain Call this week. Very warm and cozy inspiration photo. Take a look:



This looks soooo good for those of us dealing with more wintery weather. I'm also putting this upcoming card into Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge, where it's "Anything Goes" this week.





And this is my card.




I've used a Neenah white base, and a scrap of brown. All of the dps are from SU, one of my all time favorite set of patterns: Parisian Breeze. Not hoarding it anymore. The brown ink is from Colorbox. A Sizzix leaf die, some random sheer ribbon, W plus 9 circle die, ME dies on the two larger panels, an MFT sentiment, and PS coffee cups for the stamps. 

And last, (deep breath now, you're almost done....) I've been wanting to join in the fun as Papertrey Ink celebrates its Seventh Anniversary. 

Anniversary-blog-header


Very fun challenges, and unfortunately, this is the first chance I've had to play along. This challenge is to make a 3x4" journal card. No folds allowed. This is my take:




I used a scraps of turquoise, white, and dps. A small scrap of yellow glitter paper cut with PTI's birthday die, and a masked off PTI 'happy' stamp. SU ink, MME enamel dot, Prima flower, some white sequins, a heart cut from a wood grain paper scrap, and that's it. I'm stopping now. Hope you happy dance throughout the rest of your weekend. 



19 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love this - such an original idea for hugs and kisses! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week, my friend!

Bobby said...

Sorry about the ykw's but you muddled through and made some great cards.

Craftychris said...

All three of these are fabulous! So much creativity! I really hope your nasty migraines go away soon. Take care. xx

Kim Heggins said...

Love them all Bev and feel better, migraines are no fun, but you already know that. Your sweet coffee card is my favorite of the bunch, just so sweet. Take it easy and I pray you feel better real soon. Sending hugs your way!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Bev, Oh, you are such a dear.

So glad you are able to get this in today!! Love seeing you when you are on your game, and glad it eased up! Hugz to you BEV!!!!

Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Lynn Mangan said...

Three great cards Bev...I especially love the hugs and kisses card. Adorable! Hope you continue to feel better!

Anita in France said...

Oh, Bev, hope those YKWs stayed well at bay and you're enjoying some restful sleep just about now! What a fabulous selection of cards ... gorgeous, graphic and bold xo's and so perfect with the wee heart ... such a yummy paper pieced warm and cosy coffee card (love the sentiment!) ... your rainbow trading card's so vibrant, fun and full of energy! Sending healing thoughts across the miles, my friend! Anita :)

Kylie said...

Migraines are just the worst and I hope your YKW's leave you in peace! Horrid things.

Your creativity is endless. All three cards are so different and beautiful. I wish I could think outside the square like you do time and time again.

Laura Davis said...

Great work!
laura

Shannon J said...

Oh you poor, sweet thing. Stupid migraines.
These cards are just fabulous. I am always in awe of what you come up with!

Isha Gupta said...

Nice coffee card. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at PS Sparks!!

Jen W. said...

I'm sorry to hear about your migraines. :( I get them too so I feel for you! All three of your cards today are fabulous but is especially like the clean a Nd crisp XO card. It rocks! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Judy1223 said...

Bev, so sorry to hear about your ongoing battle with migraines...that can be so nasty! Best wishes that you feel better soon. I love ALL your cards today...especially your sweet, CAS card for CASology. Great use of negative space, so cute! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Stacey Schafer said...

great card! thanks for playing along at the curtain call!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm so sorry you have been ill again, Bevie. Hopefully you are at the end of this cluster and you stay free of them for a long time!

I do think all that pain pays off for you with creative bursts like this! Your works of art are sensational!! Hugs, Darnell

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love this!!!!

Hannelie said...

Great cards! Everyone special in it's own way!
hugs
x

cm said...

Oh sweet Bev - I hope the YKW's have finished their run and stay away for a very, very long time! Despite not feeling great, you have created a charming gathering of delight here! The X and Os is super cute; the coffee is 100% accurate and so inviting; the journal card so bright and cheery (and a mini...yayyyy!!!) Awesome and wonderful, just like YOU!
c

Geri said...

I'd say that you sure showed those nasty you-know-whats that they can't keep a creative girl down!!!

Fan-tabulous creations! Love the big, bold letters on the first card; the beautiful brown & blue color combo on the second card (and the images!!!) and the bright & cheery rainbow colors on the third card!

Sure hope you are feeling better soon :)