Saturday, March 28, 2015

Two Cards Today

Somewhere along the line, I've gotten so where I have a hard time just posting one card. Had one made from late yesterday, but just couldn't post it. It felt like I needed a second card before my fingers would click the "new post" button on my blog. Sheesh! In my mind, I'm saying to myself, "well, I hope it was worth it!" Guess we'll see...

My first card is going to Uniko, where I've chosen to make use of their lovely sketch, which you'll see in a minute. Then I want to send this over to Less is More, where the challenge is to combine three of their past challenges. I chose Week 26 "Feeling Fruity", Week 38 "Polka Dots" and finally Week 213 "This Makes Me Happy."  Without sounding weird, this card does make me happy. And boy do I need that after this week!


"Less is More"


I kept it fairly CAS. Started with a Michaels white base and scrap, which I die cut with my PPP little square. Added a scrap of polka dot cut with MFT's pierced rectangle which I adjusted to make a square. MFT's flourish sits behind the popped up focal panel. The stamps are W Plus 9 used with various inks. You know... this does make me happy!

This next one has a playdate at CAS(E) This Sketch, and also over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where it's Anything Goes. Busy little card...


Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog


Got a few weirdish things going on here.... First, the leaf is gold. NOT green. Gold. The walls in my (hahahahaha) photography studio (living room) are green. Next, the gold inks I wanted to use just looked goofy next to the Punchinella vellum (SC), and the gold leaf. It's brown ink. I know, right?! Hazel by ME to be exact. But it works. I cut the leaft with an MFT die. And all on a Michaels white base. Kept this one CAS. I like it that way. And I've got to run. Time to get the salmon ready to go under the broiler. Yum! Have a beautiful Palm Sunday tomorrow. Happy dances everyone.


26 comments:

Shelly said...

Two FABULOUS cards! I think combining three challenges in one, is a enough of a challenge! lol You nailed it! ;) Love that peach! Your second card is so sweet and clean...it's perfect! I know you had some troubles with your photo (and trust me when I say, story of my life! lol) though, your outcome is perfectly usable! ;) And hey, I have one of those 'fancy studios' too! ;) Enjoy your weekend!

Lynn said...

Two gorgeous cards Bev. It's so funny how we all get our own little routines/rules that we feel like we need to abide by! Love how you put the flourishes behind the peach. Perfection! Always love coming by your blog!

~amy~ said...

ooohhh...both are wonderful, but that peach, is well, peachy keen. Love all fruit things.

Deepti said...

These are so amazing, that peach is soooo perfect :) awesome designs

Susanne Vargas said...

Polka dots always give off a happy vibe and combined with the swirls and that sentiment it just IS a happy card. Nothing weird about it! And the second card is so elegantly CAS - love it!
Happy Palm Sunday to you, too!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I saw the peach and immediately thought, "This is my new fave Bevie card," but then I saw the leaf and THAT became my new fave! You really have me swooning over these two, my friend! They are both CASlicious and winners in my book! Do you think my new routine this year of doing two cards every time I do one card is rubbing off on you? I'm seeing lots of others doing it to this year. Although your two are not using the same product, so who knows? I just know that I love it when you post, whether you do one card or more!! As for these two, I'm pinning them! I hope you have a wonderful Palm Sunday, too! Miss you! Hugs, Darnell

Geri said...

OH...MY...GOSH...these are seriously THE two most amazing cards EVER!!! The peach is so perfectly clean & simple with a color combo that is soothing and so pretty. The swirls behind the frame - wow!

The honeycomb, embossed leaf and graphic sentiment is ....perfect! You've left me nearly speechless!

Yep...WWCD x 2!

Virginia Lu said...

You sure used these objects so fabulously in both of your design, Bev! I adore that peach color....and the thickness and textures of the leaf is awesome! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

sandie said...

Very peachy Bev, Love the sketchy feel to the image. So pleased you used the sketch and to see you at Uniko again. Plus that leaf looks fab, great rexrure, have a fun. Sunday x

Viv's Visuals said...

Two gorgeous CAS cards.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fabulous cards Bev and I love your combination of LIM challenges on the first one. Beautiful image and colouring and I'm thrilled to see you've linked up at Uniko Studio too.
Sarah
Less is More

Kristie Goulet said...

Two fabulous cards that make me happy too!!! Love them both!

I Card Everyone said...

I've never seen a more perfect spot for a flourish, Bev... love this peachy card!! Thanks so much for sharing your honey of a leaf card with us at CTS!!
=] Michele

Brenda said...

What beautiful cards Bev! I love that peach one, so cute! love your second card too, CAS cards like yours always "grab" my eye. Hugs, Brenda

cm said...

Bev, I'm swooning (which is normally reserved for butterfly cards, so that's a telling sign!) over the cas-ilicious beauty of both your cards. The peach is simple, yet stunning; cute, yet classy. Gorgeous. Your leaf, paired with the honeycomb background, is utterly lovely! I agree with the other gals: these are top-notch, extraordinarily fabulous (rather like their designer). Mom and I are off to Palm Sunday mass in the next hour...may your day (and all days) be filled with blessings...
Hugs~c

Chrissie said...

What fabulous cards Bev, I just love them both, the combined challenges work beautifully on your card for LIM!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

lostinpaper said...

Funny how we have to be photographers as well as card creators, sometimes it's the hardest part of the card, trying to get the photo 'just right'... and sometimes for me, it's just the best picture out of a bad lot lol. Both your cards are wonderful Bev, your peach is coloured to perfection!

Anita in France said...

These are both so swoonworthy, Bev! Such a delicious peachy delight, all fresh and yummy with just the perfect flourish behind it! What a beautiful crisp white and gold CAS confection ... love that vellum with the perfect gold leaf (yes, I see gold over here!). Two absolute beauties, my friend! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Kara Lynne said...

These beautiful CAS cards have me swooning! That peach is gorgeous and I love the flourish, especially how it curls up over the square on the bottom! Your second card has a classy, artistic vibe going on!

Becca Cruger said...

Firstly. You always know how to make me smile. I love your humor. Secondly - these are some beautiful examples of creativity! I especially love that gold (green) gold leaf design. I'm so jealous of your CASability.

Shannon McComb said...

These are both such sweet cards!! I love that peach and the soft colors you used. Lovely cards!!:)

PiecesByEmily said...

Beautiful cards, Bev! Love the green vines behind the peach... pretty details!

Laura Norris said...

I really like the peach card! The colors are great and the swirly vine is a perfect touch. And I totally understand about photographs not showing the correct color. But who has the time to learn how to be a great photographer when I want to spend all my spare time making cards??

Kim Heggins said...

Miss Bev...what a wonderful pair of fabulous cards. I am in love that peach card, just looks so real and with the green swirl vines, amazing!

Bobby said...

These are two terrific cards, Bev, and both could have got to all the challenges. I love that peach, and gold or green, I love the design of your second card. Some of my favorites of yours.

Anne said...

Two super cards Bev, love that peach and can see why it makes you happy!
Thanks so much for combining challenges at LIM!
Anne
Less is More