Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A Couple of Cards, and a Winner

Getting ready for company, but just had to feed my cardmaking addiction this morning. The house isn't too bad, it's mostly a bit of tidying and the normal weekly chores and then it'll be all spiffed up. And if I play my cards right (hahahahaha!), I might even have time for another post or two this week. First up is a card I made for my friend Jennifer's birthday. She's a pretty special person, and I know she'll like this color combination. I plan on sending it over to SSS Monday Challenge (X, Y, Z), as well as SSS's Work It Wednesday Challenge (Yellow).

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"Yellow" begins with the letter "Y." 


Michaels white base and panel. Some PPP and SC sequins. A strand of Twinery twine. Cobalt cardstock, a bit of chevron dp from Pebbles, and a PTI die and stamp. This one popped into my head, and came together just like I'd envisioned it. 

The next card is a birthday card that could work for either a him or a her. I've seen several cards for this new-to-me challenge, and knew I wanted to join in the fun. It's over at Happy Little Stampers and there's still time to play! Check out the great inspiration:


Here's the celebratory card I came up with:


After starting with a Michaels white base and panel, I used a black scrap and other bits and bobs of scrap cardstock. A couple of SC stamps, and some PTI and W Plus 9 circle dies and done. I like this one; it's happy!

And now for the part of this post you've been waiting for...the winner of my blogaversary giveaway. DH helped by drawing names out of a bowl, and the lucky winner is.....

Brenda

Send me an email with your mailing address, and I'll get the goodies right out!

Have a great rest of your week everyone, and don't forget to do a little happy dance!




31 comments:

Loll said...

Two fantastic cards! Both are bright, fun and happy. :) The shaker card is sweet, love the bright blue chevron background. And love the inlaid die techniques with your colourful mix of circles. The black lines and sentiment really ground everything. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

Shelly said...

Two FUN and FABULOUS cards!
Enjoy your company! :)
Congrats to Brenda!

Lisa Lara said...

What a fun shaker Bev and your dot card is wonderful. Love it.

Tracey McNeely said...

Fabulous shaker card Bev! Love the yellow sequins. Hope you had a lovely visit with your company. The second card with the fabulous dots--love!

sandie said...

Fab and fun cards, love the chevrons x

Petra Swart said...

Love your fun shaker card, Bev!!! The chevron bg is great!!! Your HLS card is just as lovely - love the cheerful circles in the lovely bright colours!!

Marybeth said...

There is always something to do with the house before company comes. Good for you for taking some time for cards. Love them both ,the shaker card is beautiful and I LOVE the bubble ( that's what I will call it) card ! So fun and I love the inlays. Enjoy your company!

Marybeth said...

Congrats to Brenda!

I Card Everyone said...

Bev!!! Love all those bright primary colors! Each card is a charmer - love the shaker!!!
=] Michele

~amy~ said...

Awesome shaker card...LOVE the colors and your polkas.....perfect.

Brenda said...

Yikes, could this be me?!!! I emailed you Bev, at least I think it was you. lol Thanks and thanks to the Mr. too! I love, love both of your cards! The shaker card look fabulous, love that color combo and chevron print. Reminds me of the beach for some reason. And your second card is so festive looking! Love all those colored circles and your stripes. That "celebrate" font is really cool too. Hugs, Brenda

PiecesbyEmily said...

Awesome cards, Bev! I love your fun shaker card!

Bobby said...

I am really loving both of these cards, Bev. It's a simple shaker which I think makes it all the better, and those colorful circle are so well placed.

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are so amazing to be able to create these two delightful cards with all that you have going on right now, Bevie! I love them both to pieces!! Thinking of you and missing you! Hugs, Darnell

cm said...

A spiffy, clean house...I wish! I think our *housekeeper* is on strike *grin* Two delightful cards! I want to give your shaker a shakey-shake and set those sequins a shimmying! So pretty! Your inlaid circles: yes, most definitely happy! The curvy sentiment is the perfect accessory. Another visit that sees me smiling!
Hugs~c

Gail Townsend said...

two gorgeous cards, love the shaker card, and the dots is lovely and bright. Gailx

Geri said...

Spots, dots & chevrons...delightful creation! LOVE the shaker card - blue, yellow & white is such a vibrant color combo!

Cool 'bits & bobs' of color. Love the lines between the circles and your sentiment!

Hope you are feeling a bit better! Now stop reading your e-mails and get some rest!

Jen Mitchell said...

These are so bright and cheery! Shaker cards always make me smile :) And I love your bubbly take on the HLS challenge!

Kylie said...

Gorgeous shaker card, Bev! I love the way you used our sketch at HLS. Great colours and design! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both so fun!

Diane said...

Two delightful designs.

Hugs diane

Kim S said...

Both are so cheerful!! I love the bright chevrons with the soft yellow shaker accents - a great combination! And no one can go wrong with inlaid circles - I particularly like your use of the striped lines to set off the sentiment. I hope you are enjoying your company!

Anita in France said...

Oh, Bev, these are just so fun and happy ... and so you! Fabulous blue and yellow sequin-y goodness ... and all those bubbles of yummy colour ... gorgeous, my friend! Hugs & Bisous, Anita :)

Sandra said...

Stunning cards! Both so pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Kylie said...

Don't you just love it when a card comes together exactly how you plan it?! It's so rare for me. lol I love both cards. The shaker for the first is so sweet. Very clever! I love the dots and happiness of the second. You have such wonderful ideas!

SmilynStef said...

I love how you have the sequins on the inside & outside of your shaker card.

Laura Norris said...

Love both of your cards Bev! The shaker one is very cheery with all the yellow! And great take on the inspiration piece with the colorful circles. Well done!

Keren Baker said...

Feeding your addiction. Most important! 😉. Your cards are awesome- I really love the bubble effect one. Gorgeous happy colours- made me smile! x

Kim Heggins said...

Two over the top FABBY cards...love all those fantastic, colorful dots and your shaker birthday card, so fun and festive!

Bobby said...

Your card was a favorite at Happy Little Stampers. Congrats, Bev.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I had to pop back and congratulate you for having your outstanding card selected as a fave over at HLS!! I'm not surprised; I adore it!! You didn't answer my email, but I know you are busy, so I'll just say I hope you are feeling better! Miss you! Hugs, Darnell