Thursday, June 26, 2014

Three Cards for Thursday

Imaginative post title, eh?! The old brain isn't working so well today, and so that's the best I could come up with. Bear with me as I think the cards are better than the title... I'll cut to the chase and get to the cards right away without any chatter.

First I'm playing in a new-to-me challenge, called The Challenge which is 'brought to you by' the lovely and talented Lesley Croghan. Awesome sketch, and there's still some time to play along, so head on over and jump right in!


As soon as I saw the sketch, I new exactly what papers I wanted to use. Funny how things like that just pop into one's head, isn't it?! Anyway, here's my card:


Nothing too fancy. The base is Neenah white, and the large cardstock panel is just a scrap of blue from the burgeoning scrap box. The dps are all from Authentique. SU black ink and an old SU stamp. Three MME enamel dots and a bit of KF twine. EZPZ.

Next up, I wanted to play along with the City Crafter's Challenge Blog. The theme is Red, White, and Blue. There's still time to play over there, too, so I hope you'll be my neighbor in the gallery. 



Here's the card:



Neenah white base onto which I stamped my HB with LF's Quinn's Alphabet. Colored with Pro Markers. Two Doodlebug borders, an old silver star, and done. Pretty EZPZ too. This one looks crooked...but when I hold it in my hot little hands, it seems just fine...What the heck...?

And for my last card, I've got three challenges that I'm popping it into. First it's going over to Muse. Check and see what Beverley Brown came up with. Simply amazing. I did try to use kraft, but my card just didn't look right. Still, I took the colors and general design for mine. I also want to send this over to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, where it's 'Anything Goes.' And last, but not least, I've got one more entry into Miss Delightful Darnell's NBUS challenge. While I'm coming close to the deadline, Darnell's challenge is open until tomorrow if you want to play too.


  Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog   


And my little card looks like this:



I started with a Neenah white base, and stamped the scribbled circles from TAWS in SU black ink. I used various Copics to color them. My NBUS is the sentiment, which is from Jillibean Soup. Three enamel dots from MME finished it off. Another EZPZ card. And with that, I'll leave you. Happy dances everyone.


27 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Wow, you've had a busy day! Love the whimsical, fun feel of your take on ths Muse - great colours and use of those airy shapes! so glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Sue - said...

Love your brightly coloured scribble circles' they make a great fun card.

Patti said...

Wow I am really crushing on your last card! brilliant to color the scribbles in!!

Great cards one and all! : )

Patti

Deepti said...

Somebody has been on a card making spree, love these cards from pattern papers to copics, it's all awesome but somehow I can't get my eyes off the third one :) it is superb !

cm said...

I think your brain is in fine fettle, my friend, given the trio of terrific you've shared here! Card 1, with the combination of papers, IS fancy, fabulous and fantastic! Card 2 is a dazzler (crooked? Not from my perspective!). Card 3 is brilliant! I, too, love Bev's card, but my attempts to replicate were *meh* at best (feeding Mr. Recycle again...). Yours, however, is ultra cool and ultra inspiring! I may have to rethink my 'thinks' and see if yet another go-round is in order! Happy dancing at catching up - and hoping my ramblings were coherent! Many hugs heading your way! ~c

Kim Heggins said...

Love your post title...I use one like that quite often. Your cards are fabulous, all 3 of them but your final card is what really caught my eye. I love, love how you colored inside those scribbles, so fun and just so clever!

lostinpaper said...

All three cards are wonderful and so different Bev, great use of patterned paper and those scribbles couldn't looks any sweeter, you are a genius, the multicolours are perfect!

lostinpaper said...

All three cards are wonderful and so different Bev, great use of patterned paper and those scribbles couldn't looks any sweeter, you are a genius, the multicolours are perfect!

Darnell J Knauss said...

The least you can do is say, "Three Incredible Cards for Thursday!" You makes such thoughtful cards, Bevie, clearly focused on the challenges and all different! I like that very much! Each one is unique, but still fabulous!!

Thank you for joining in my NBUS Challenge again!! You're the best!! Mwah! Darnell

Debi said...

I like your Muse Challenge card... Fun circles and nice bling placement.

Marybeth said...

Looks like you have been busy my friend. Love the fun cards you found time to make, red white and blue is a fav. Bev!

Craftychris said...

All these are so cool! Those scribble circles really appeal, they are so quirky! xx

Craftychris said...

It's me again! I have been trying to find the scribble circles online and can't find them! It's probably me being silly! Please could you point me in the right direction? Thank you xx

kreativekymona.com said...

Hello Bev! As always you have created an amazing card. I love scribbles. I also love the 3 enamel dots. The placement is great.

Jen said...

You've got classically elegant, fun and whimsical all wrapped up in these great cards!

Geri said...

You and 'three' get along famously! If you continue cranking out '3' fabulous cards every day, the Hallmark police will be at your door in no time flat!

I really admire your ability to 'fit' your designs to various challenges! Gorgeous DP on the first card - love how the black pops! Cool 'patriotic' b-day card - love the angled star, and AWESOME thank you card - those scribble circles are so cool...but the three enamel dots rock!

crashyourstash said...

The NBUS challenge card is very cute. What is TAWS?

Ros Crawford said...

Such a wonderful cards!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Anita in France said...

Oh my, Bev ... IMHO, your brain is working just fine ... actually way beyond fine to create these beauties! The first is simply gorgeous, calm, serene and elegant ... the second is so much fun ... and the third, LOVE! How inspired to colour these circle scribbles ... they're totally fabulous, fantastic, brilliant! I have this set ... I NEED to try this! Hugs, Anita :)

maria f. said...

Prooooolific! Glad those PPs popped into your cabeza - they work so well for that sketch. And I LOVE how you colored those scribbled circles. Total eyecatcher.

Lesley Croghan said...

Great job, Bev! I love the mix of papers and the simple sentiment. Thank you for playing at The Challenge!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Love your brightly coloured scribbles!! Keep arriving at your blog from various galleries, just loving what you put together, and how you go about doing it! Thanks for the inspiration!

wienerhoneymooners said...

BEV!!! Lovely, lovely card!! --- and I personally LOVE the title of your post!!! LOL!

Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Challenges, you can enter up to 5 times too! FUN..

Love the circles card too!!!!
HUGS!

Lori said...

Great designs! I love the mix of papers on your birthday card. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

Anna Rogalska said...

Such a wonderful card!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

KackaD said...

Super card, I like colours and clean design.

cheiron said...

Great designs and great cards! I LOVE the one with the circles! Thanks so much for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)