Thursday, March 19, 2015

Double Wishes

The title of this post refers to the sentiments on the two cards I have for today. Each has "wishes" in their sentiments, even though I didn't notice until I went to photograph them. Funny that. But before I get to them, I have a question. Is anyone else getting bombed with unwanted pins on their Pinterest boards? And it's PINTEREST who's doing it!!! What is up with that? If it continues, I may stop pinning. I've emailed them to stop, but so far they're ignoring my request. If I do stop using Pinterest, it's not because of you wonderful people; it'll be because of their tampering with my boards. Hate that!

Up first is a card for Lesley's The Challenge #27. There's a sketch and a color theme, and for my card, I chose to only go with the colors. Had a ping, and couldn't ignore it if I tried...You know how that goes, lol!


Those colors have such a Springtime feel, don't you think?


This card uses such a variety of source materials. Michaels white base and scrap. A printed stripe paper made with my Silhouette, an MFT pierced rectangle stamped with a CB sentiment in Versafine ink. Old felt flowers and brads for their centers, with MFT leaves from a lovely green scrap. I did pop up the flowers a bit too. The pink really isn't this garish. It's bright and perfect. (darn lighting/editing...)

Next, I wanted to play along at AAA Cards Challenge, where we are to create something Bare Naked. No, not that kind of bare naked...CAS. I do love CAS cards. And then this morning, I saw that Susanne was the GD over at Time Out, where, guess what???.....it's CAS too! Perfect fit. Black and white with one color. Hit that with this one!



TIME OUT Challenges

And my other "wishes" card:


A whole bunch of NBUS!! (bad me...and more on the way...bad me) Started with a Michaels white base, and then broke out this fun SC stamp set. Cut a flag die and used the square, both of which are from PPP. I didn't pop this up, as it has to be mailed, but I think it's cute! A yellow copic, and Versafine black ink. EZPZ. And that's it for today. Happy dances everyone.

P.S. As many of you know, I struggle with migraines. LOTS of migraines. This week has been particularly tough. If I'm not commenting on your lovely blogs, it's usually due to that. So I apologize, and will get to comments soon. Thanks for understanding. xoxo

33 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the stripes with the pops of colour and texture and your white CAS birdie! So glad you're feeling better!

sandie said...

I just love that paper. I need to invest in some striped paper, it always looks so stunning. And great to see you ar Time Out with such a cute card, love the tweet! So sorry to hear about the migraines, I know how awful they can be, take care xx

Lisa Lara said...

TWO TOO Cute cards Bev. I just love those sweet felt flowers.

Susanne Vargas said...

These stripes with the felt flowers are so stunning! And your Easter card is so adorable with that cute, little chick tweeting! Hope you are feeling better soon! And now I have to go check if Pinterest is doing the same to my board...

Becca Cruger said...

EEEEEkkkk!! These are both the cutest WISHES that you could send. I adore the felted flowers with the bold gray stripes. And that little chick?! So tweet!
I will have to tell you with Pins - you shoud be able to click on the name and say, don't follow. I'll figure out exactly how and detail it for you, but I'm traveling currently.
And I'm sorry to hear you're having a bad time with your migraines this week. Sending good thoughts and lots of hugs!

Deepti said...

Love the stripes and the felt flowers :) such cute cards!

Lesley said...

Such a beautiful card for The Challenge. Love those felt flowers and the stripes! I know what you mean about Pinterest! It bugs me too!

Jen Mitchell said...

Love these cards. The stripey one is so eye-catching and the one with the little chickie is so sweet.

And I must admit I've never heard of anyone being able to pin to things to my own boards. I've just had a look at mine and the only things that are on my boards are things that I've put there. That's strange indeed that you're seeing stuff that you didn't pin. I hope you find a solution!

And so sorry to hear about your migraines. Rest up and take care of yourself!

Kara Lynne said...

I am surprised to hear about the pins getting on your personal board. I haven't had that happen. You didn't let a grandkid get on your computer, did you? Ha! Your wishes will be granted, I'm sure when your recipients receive these cards! The first one is CAS-elegant, and the second is CAS-awww! I'm sorry to hear about the migraines, the world must stop when that happens.

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my...Miss Bev two fabulous cards. Your first card is amazing, love those wonderful gray strips and your sweet felt flowers, a fantastic way to say Happy Birthday! And your Easter card is as cute as can be. Love your adorable little chick.
Sending you gentle hugs and well wishes. Waving my magic wand and hope you will be migraine free for a long time, a very long time.

Kim Heggins said...

oops...me again. Forgot to thank you for playing along with us at The Challenge, this is a wonderful card.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Gergeous BEV, so clean and crisp!!!!! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!!! -so glad to see you join us!!! ---Love to see you at AAA Cards too!!! ---Hooray!!

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog, I love when you stop by!!!!

Joyce said...

I am so very sorry to hear about your migraines. I hope you are feeling better very soon. And, your cards today--love all the wishes. Your felt flowers are so luscious looking--I want to reach out and touch them. And, your little birdie is just darling, and I like how you framed him with the banner and the square.

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's so nice to see you feeling well enough to make some fabulous cards and post, Bevie! I know how disabling your headaches are for you and we all understand when they happen.

You've done a bangup job on these challenges! I love the stripes and sweet flowers and then your uber-CAS chickie card just makes me smile from ear-to-rear!! Stay well!! Hugs, Darnell

Petra Swart said...

Both your cards are so pretty, Bev!!! Oh, I love those sweet little felt flowers and the stripy bg is great!!! Love the sentiment stamp you used - the font is so lovely and goes perfectly with the flowers and the stripes!!!
And the little birdie - he is just such a cutie - love your sweet card!!!

So sorry to hear about your migraine, Bev!!! My heart goes out to you and I hope it will be better soon!!!

Have a great day!! XX

Sid said...

Those are fab card !

Jane said...

Great CAS card, loving all the white! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Loe you CAS card with all that white space and that little chick! The stitched die is such a nice touch. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Great cards Bev, fun and striking.
Your little chick card is so totally cute and perfectly CAS too. thanks for sharing at AAA cards. Sarah x

~amy~ said...

Boo to the migraines and the Pinterest trolls :(

Yay for 2 spectacular cards...LOVE the blooms on the first card and sweet CAS 2nd card!

I Card Everyone said...

I can't help with Pinterest... but you knew that, right? Just love the stripes and those darling little felt flowers!! Both very tweet...
=] Michele

Bobby said...

Love those gray stripes behind the lovely felt flowers, Bev. And the CAS Easter card is so cute. Hope the YKW keep at bay so you can enjoy more time crafting.

Geri said...

PING, PING, PING... oh yeah! Two amazing cards!

This striped card now resides in the #1 spot on my "Fav Bev Cards" list. It's the perfect mix of everything...color, texture, soft graphicness, perfect font...

Yep, totally a "sweet tweet for they eyes" (yeah, I know, lame!). Tons of glorious white space that showcases the stitching and the stamped images so well!

Gerrina said...

Greet how the white tag gives so much movement. Great CAS-card! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

Anita in France said...

Oh my goodness, Bev, what pings they were! Those sweet pink felt blooms against the neutral stripes are just charming ... texture-y, dimensional and so touchable! Your little tweetie pie bird is a CAS delight ... love the white on white detailing and his gorgeous pop of yummy colour ... so cute! So delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out, my friend! Hugs & Bisous, Anita :)

Victoria Lavender said...

Those are delightful cards! The one for us, AAA CARDS, is terrific and great for the season. It's also a great entry for our game, very cas. Cheers, Victoria

Victoria Lavender said...

Those are delightful cards! The one for us, AAA CARDS, is terrific and great for the season. It's also a great entry for our game, very cas. Cheers, Victoria

Jill Vickers said...

I love the cute Easter design! SO glad that you were feeling well enough to share it with us over at AAA Cards this week! Jill

Martha said...

OH, Bev, your first card is simply gorgeous! I love the design, stripes & the pop of color. And, your second card is just so adorably sweet!

I hope you are feeling better.
Have a wonderful day.

Justine Hovey said...

Both cards you created a gorgeous! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards Challenges! Justine

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Gorgeous cards, Bev! I love what you have done with the gray stripes and lovely, bright flowers. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Challenge!

Kim S said...

My family had its first ever experience with a migraine when we rushed my 19-year old son to the hospital when he felt like an ice-pick was going through his right eye, then started slurring his words and not making sense. I have a new appreciation for what you must go through. I am truly sorry that you suffer.

I LOVE the cards you made in the midst of it. The bright flowers on the gray stripe is fabulous. The flowers absolutely pop - and I love their cute little centers.

I love how you have used the flag with the chick. The little window is a great way to show him off - and the flag shape keeps it all fun and whimsical!

cm said...

My dear friend, I apologize for being FIVE posts and TEN days behind in commenting, with nothing as a reasonable excuse beyond disjointed and on-the-road! Here now though, with my mom *waving, hello Bev* by my side, both bedazzled by your cards! While the second one is ever so tweet, the first...OH MYYYY! Colours, stripes, the font, the flowers...head over heels in LOVE! So gorgeous!
Hugs~c