Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Two for Tuesday

Oh...such an original title...not so much....Have been wrestling with Mr. Mojo, and finally wrung a couple of cards out of him. And let me tell you, it was like pulling teeth to get them. You be the judge. Should I have let him rest, or was the fight worth it?

The first one is very CAS. I do like the colors of it. It's going into the Lawnscaping Challenge, where our cards are to be made with the CAS style. It will also go into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where we're to use glitter. Check mark on that part too.


   Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog


And here's my card:




I had an old piece of glittery striped scrapbook paper that I'm no longer hoarding and used a PTI die to cut the word 'birthday'. The stamp is LF, and I've used some Studio G green ink, and last, a few SC sequins. Irl, it's prettier. Another bad photo -- oh pooh!


Next, I wanted to play along with the AEI{heart}U Challenge. This week we're challenged to use an ombre or gradient effect. Though mine didn't photograph as well as I would have liked it to, the green is actually bit of ombre dp.


Challenge 3






The stamps and dies are AE, stamps that I simply love. SU black ink, Copic markers to color the flowers, and a few of them have been popped up with dots. That dp is from Dear Lizzy, which always makes me smile when I read that, as one of my darling granddaughters is certainly a 'dear Lizzy!' Gotta run for today, but I hope you all have time for some happy dances today.

19 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Bev both of these card make me smile, I love those purple flowers!

Deepti said...

These are so pretty :) I love the way u added glitter on the die ur sentiment!! Amazing as ever !

Teresa Kline said...

oh my goodness, I luv the birthday card, so very cool...so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Lynn Mangan said...

Oh my goodness..definitely worth it Bev. Love the first and then got to the second one and I'm seriously in love with all the beautiful blooms.

Jen said...

I think you have wrestled Mr. Mojo down for the count! These cards are genius! The glittery cross section on the birthday die is a very cool look. And all those wonderful flowers make me long for spring!

Geri said...

Ya sure showed Mr Mojo not to mess with a woman on a crafting mission!

Gorgeous cards! I'm totally swooning over the glitzy birthday card - gorgeous colors and beautifully CAS. The three stars rock!

Your second card is sporting some gorgeous ombre shades of green (that show up fine on my monitor) perfectly paired with pretty purple posies and a nice wide white border that makes the colors really pop!

Now hoist that victory cup high and take a winner's lap around your craft room!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love the super CAS card so much lovely bling!! The second card is very lovely with the blooms cascading like that!!

Worth it!! Loveliness !!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Fabulous CAS cards! LOVE the coloring on the flowers! So Beautiful! Hugs, Karin

Susanne Vargas said...

I would say it was definitely worth the fight! Love the stripey, glittery birthday die on the first one and of course the stars and those happy flowers on the second one! I am sure Mr. Mojo won't put up a fight next time you want to stamp!

lostinpaper said...

Both your cards are fabulous! I LOVE how you have partially die cut 'birthday' with glitter, so very clever!

cm said...

Totally worth it, my friend! You certainly showed Mr. Mojo who's boss with these two charming cards! The glitter interspersed into the sentiment is ever so eye-catching, and the cascade of flowers on the ombre paper, is absolutely stunning! A duo of loveliness! My husband and I are on a wee road trip; I've brought along a small "mobile crafting unit" so hopefully I'll get a card or two created soon! If not, I'll just enjoy the dazzling delights of others, especially here at your place of joy and warmth! Hugs~c

Kim Heggins said...

Bev...both of your cards are fabulous and from this end it appears that Mr. Mojo has returned. Love that sparkly birthday card, so festive but your flower card is a stunner...how did you make those gorgeous flowers...they look like like you purchased them...shear perfection my friend!

PiecesByEmily said...

Both cards are so pretty. I'm sure the glittery card is much more gorgeous in person.

Anita in France said...

Glad you didn't let Mr Mojo rest, Bev ... these are so delightful! Gorgeous glittery-ness on the 'birthday' and perfectly placed star sequins ... and what a stunning tumbling cascade of sweet blooms ... love the dimension! So wonderful! Hugs, Anita:)

Bobby said...

What a unique way to use that birthday die and glitter paper. I love it. No wonder you love that flower stamp. They are so sweet and pretty.

Joyce said...

I see that you have captured your mojo back. Happy to see it. Your two cards are fabulous. I especially love those flowers in your second card. Something about so many flowers all together just makes me happy.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Glitter and ombre, yum, Bevie! Way to rock two on-trend trends with these super CASlicious cards!! Hugs, Darnell

donna mikasa said...

Love the gradient background for the gorgeous cluster of flowers! I like the way they cascade beyond the frame. Thanks for joining the AE Ombré Challenge, Bev!

Katie Gehring said...

Your cards are beautiful! Love the contrast between the flowers and the gradient background! Thanks so much for playing along with us for the AE ombre challenge!