Thursday, January 14, 2016

Just Playin'

Now I could have cleaned the bathroom this morning. Or I could have mopped the kitchen floor. I could have hauled out the vacuum and done the family room. But I didn't. Given the choice of any of these cleaning chores and crafting, I know what you'd have picked too! I will get to those chores in a bit, but I just couldn't rush right into them....my body would have gone into craft withdrawal and totally shut itself down. At least that's the story I'm telling! Besides, Mr. Mojo made an appearance, and I wasn't turning him away.

I've got three cards, (I know, right?!) for several challenges. Decided to play at City Crafters Challenge with card #1. Had a ping, made the card, and then saw that it matched Retro Sketches for this week. Seriously, I made the card before I saw the sketch! Then, I needed to break out some NBUS for Muse, and card #2 fits there, as well as Addicted to Stamps and More, and a new-to-me challenge, Double Click Skittles (hi Kim!). Whew!


City Crafters Challenge


Retro Sketches


Muse


Addicted to Stamps and More


Double Click Skittles Challenge


Here are the cards I made, one at a time


I hit the scrap files for this card. The red bandana patterned paper is, I think, from LYB, but don't quote me on that, as it has been in the scrap file for at least a couple of years. Some red scraps for the MFT flag and the RC frame. Some MME enamel dots, and a couple of random blings. The sentiment is from Verve with ME ink. See that cute little butterfly? That was in this ginormous box of goodies Amy T. sent. Thanks Miss Amy!! As soon as I saw it, and I'd just visited City Crafters blog, I knew exactly what I was going to make. You should see it in real life...

Then I made this:


Here's my little NBUS flower stamp. Wait till you see the other stamps that came with them! I'm not going to show the rest here, but I LOVE this set!! I pretty much CASED Anita's card, without the vines. I added some black blings to the centers of the flowers, and made the dot triangles. I colored the flowers with Copics, and added a TT sentiment. The black ink is Versafine. A strip of black cardstock and done. I had fun coloring this one. And that's it for today. I'll be back soon. Well, it really depends on how fast I clean the house...maybe if I go really fast, I can craft more today!!!! Happy dances everyone.


42 comments:

Barb said...

They are two beautiful cards Bev. What a lovely butterfly that is that your friend sent. It matches perfectly with the items from your stash. I love the second card. It is so fresh and pretty and I think I'm going to have to CASE this. Barbxx

Marina said...

Beautiful use of the two patterned papers; I love the colour of this very pretty card. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter. Marina DT

Ardyth said...

The shading of your hydrangeas is so pretty! I love the wandering they're doing across the card! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, my friend!

Leigh Penner said...

I usually make myself do my chores first and then I can stamp guilt-free. LOL!
Super sweet cards, Bev!

carol (krillsister) said...

Love your Muse card. It's so colorful.

Aileen (mum) said...

Love both cards, really much better than housework. Housework will be there again next week and the week after but you must always go with the flow-feeling crafty do it before its gone.

Linda said...

Such a pretty MUSE card.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, let's see, do we want to see photos of your clean house or photos of your inspiring and sensational cards? Talk about a rhetorical question! Well done, Bevie, these are winners to me!! Miss you!! Hugs and Mwah! Darnell

Claire said...

Beautiful cards Bev - love the pretty pastels on the second!

lostinpaper said...

I decided not to do housework today either and got a few cards completed, but the pressure has been on this month, so still a few more to make yet lol. Love your panel of floating flowers, those pastel colours are perfect!

~amy~ said...

These are awesome and chores can always wait :)

I Card Everyone said...

Hey girlfriend! LOve your bandana paper, and darling little butterfly - couldn't be more precious. Now you've given me a *ping* for Muse with this darling card with its pretty little posies! Hey, we could [not] do chores together!
=]

sandie said...

Fabulous cards Bev. My fav is the Muse card, so pretty and fresh. Have a fun weekend x

Marybeth said...

Haha... your choices sound just like mine, and you made a good one! Beautiful cards Bev! Love that music note butterfly!

Kim Heggins said...

Love your cards...so beautiful, that butterfly is just gorgeous. Your NUBS is amazing too, those flowers so sweet. Thanks so much for playing along with us at DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

Kim
Skittles DT

Cat Craig said...

Your Muse card jumped out at me in the gallery. Love it in the pastel shades. I also love those little three dot embelishment/doodles. Very pretty.

Karren said...

Beautiful cards! I just adore the row of "dancing" flowers on your Muse card.

TK said...

Two wonderful cards! Love the beautiful little butterfly, and the background paper as well. Then, the lovely flowers! Can't wait to see the rest...

Colleen said...

Bev,your MUSE card is fantastic!! I really need to think outside the box!! You are a real inspiration!!

maria f. said...

Whoa! Numero dos is a stunner, Bev. Jumped right out of the gallery. Glad that NBUS made an appearance. The dots are a fantastic design element.

Lynn said...

The house cleaning can always wait! Two beauties. Love the soft coloring you did on the flowers. Beautiful!

Becca Cruger said...

Vacuum clceaner? what is this contraption you speak of? ;) Do you want to send your Mr. Mojo my way? He's been missing over here for awhile and it's really hard to get into my craft room without him! I just adore that butterfly card you made - the swirly paisley background is so pretty! And your second card makes me wish for spring. The air temp is -26 here with a -42 windchill. Luckily I can stay inside for the next 3 days.

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful cards!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Marlena M. said...

Lovely work with the sketch and CASE! I do the same with housework vs crafting~I don't like inspiration to sit idle, whilst I can clean anytime. ;)

Neets B said...

Bev, I love your little trail of flowers across your card, and those little dots add so much, I always forget about adding those sorts of touches.
Thanks so much for playing along at Muse and ATSM this week, Anita x

Bobby said...

You have to grab the Mojo when it runs by, Bev, so I'm glad you put off the chores to make these lovelies. Great elements on your red card and soft, sweet flower for Muse. I'm happy dancing with you.

Moosisk said...

Love your card for the "Muse" challenge. Those flowers are SO sweet! :D

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Love the sweet colors on your flowers! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

Greta said...

The butterfly card is striking & beautiful! Sweet flowers--perfect card for the Muse challenge!

Jen W. said...

It's definitely far more important to stave off crafty withdrawal than to vacuum! Glad Mr. Mojo was cooperating for you. Your first card is gorgeous - that yummy paper and the sweet little butterfly were made for each other! And how cool that it fit the RetroSketches sketch so perfectly!
Those flowers are so perfect for CASEing Anita's card and I love the soft colours you used! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Hannelie said...

In ♥ with your muse card. Pretty. Pretty AWESOME!

Eliz Stewart said...

Love the soft pastels!

Stella said...

Bev both cards are lovely! And a lovely take on our theme.Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB! Good to see you!

Marilyn said...

Love the soft colors you've chosen for your Muse card. Wonderful interpretation of Anita's card. Thank you for your thoughtful comments.

Lori said...

I love the clean and simple designs! Both cards are fabulous!

Thanks for joining us over at Doubleclick Skittles Challenge!

Lori-Skittles Design Team Member

Lori said...

I love the clean and simple designs! Both cards are fabulous!

Thanks for joining us over at Doubleclick Skittles Challenge!

Lori-Skittles Design Team Member

Martha said...

Bev, both cards are simply fabulous! The bandana paper is striking. Love the adorably sweet & beautifully colored flowers, fun dots, & darling sentiment on the second card.

Crafting is definitely more fun than cleaning...any day.
Happy crafting!

Olesya Kharkova said...

Amazing soft colors! love them all! Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM blog!
Olesya, DT

Terri Burson said...

Gorgeous cards! That butterfly is dreamy! Thanks for joining the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

Terri ~ Skittles Design Team

Anita in France said...

That pink flourishy DP is gorgeous with the delicate little butterfly, Bev ... so elegant and rich! Your sweet trail of soft blooms is so pretty ... such delicious pastel colours ... and so spring like! Congratulations on your HM at Muse, my lovely friend! Miss you tons! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Kylie said...

Another trio of awesomeness! Mr Mojo surely did come to play. I know I told you last night but that last card, in particular, is so beautiful. They all are but that one just speaks to me. hugs!

Clayfan 1 said...

I amnew to this. Can you please tell me where the flower stamp is from on the last card? They are all lovely.
Thanks.
Kay Fipps
NV