Saturday, February 20, 2016

Try, try again...

For some reason, Blogger wouldn't let me finish a post yesterday. Every time I tried to add a photo then more text, it kicked me off. So here I am today, keeping it short and trying very hard to get this in! I've got a couple of cards for a few challenges. First for Muse, and then for SSS Wednesday Challenge, and The Challenge. If this works, then I'll post again tomorrow if the day allows. Check out Tracey's inspiration for Muse... LOVE this!


Here's my take:


My gold wouldn't cooperate, so I went with black. There are some gold Stickles in the centers though. EH stamps, PTI rainstones, WPlus9 sentiment, AE die. A few Copics, and if you could see this in person, you'd see the petals have a bit of WoS on them.


And the inspiration photo from TC:


I made a little shaker card for Lily's birthday, which she loved. It happened to be in these colors. Who knew??!!


Where's the gray you might ask? Some is under the 'happy' and some is on the inside...


It's a see-through shaker!

LF star dies (large), AE star dies (small), MFT sentiment and a variety of sequins. Oh, and a MB "8." A large scrap of pink, a small scrap of gray, and some lovely strawberry red scraps. And since Blogger seems to be working, I'm not going to test it too far. I'll close with wishes for happy dances for you all!


34 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Blogger has a mind of it`s own Bev! Your Muse card though is fabulous! I love your pretty flowers and that scripty sentiment. Isn`t it always a shame when we can`t fully share our wink, but we are familiar enough with it to imagine how beautiful it must be. Loving your see-through shaker, well done. Thank you for sharing with us at Muse this week!

Becca Cruger said...

Ugh, blogger and its infernal frustrating awfulness. Sometimes I wonder if the CEOs are having a bad week so they secretly set the coding to malfunction and the watch us all through our laptop webcams and giggle. But anywho- back to the real reason I'm here! Cards! Your shaker card is so sparkly and perfect for an 8-year-old! And your first card is so springy that it makes me want to pull out the picnic blanket.

Nora N. said...

What lovely cards!! The first one ROCKS. You nailed this MUSE challenge. Love your flowers. The second one I love as well. So fun and perfect for a little girl. Beautiful design Bev!!!

Craftychris said...

Both these are fabulous! Gorgeous colours on your flower card and the shaker card is so cool! Lily must have loved it, I certainly do! xxx

Barb said...

Two beautiful cards Bev. I love the colours of your muse card. I think the shaker is really lovely. A lovely idea to use a star shape. Barbxx

Aileen Ryan said...

Two wonderful cards Bev, beausitful colours and layout. Blogger is designed specially to cause us grief, my husband reckons its because the coding guys can never leave well enough alone and just have to tweek here or there and cause problems just to make life more fun, who knows.

Rose said...

Love both your cards. Your take on Tracey's card is very pretty with the softer colours & die cut frame. Your shaker card is really sweet & I love how it is see-through, very clever.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful flowers and a darling shaker card, Bev! Glad Blogger let you through!

Susanne Vargas said...

Your flower card is so pretty! WoS makes everything even prettier but is impossible to capture on camera!
And how fun is that transparent shaker card!
Enjoy your weekend,
Susanne

Darnell J Knauss said...

Sorry Blogger was being a booger, Bevie! Thank goodness these two fabulous cards made it through! You really rocked the Muse IMHO and your shaker card is p.e.r.f.e.c.t!! Lily will treasure it always! Miss you hugs!! xxoo Darnell

lostinpaper said...

When in doubt, black is always the 'new black' lol. Fab card Bev!

I Card Everyone said...

Your Muse card is fantastic, Bev ... love the black, and my gold embossing powder has not been cooperating either, lately ... can it get old? hmmm... Not wasting a moment thinking on it - the black is fantastic! Now Lily's card? OH MY GOODness she must have loved it, because it's fantastic!!
=]

Brenda said...

Blogger can be a pita sometimes Bev, but so happy that it finally let you post this post! I love your take on Tracy's card, so pretty and colorful....making me long for spring all the more. I bet the wink of stella looks fabulous on the petals. Your shaker card is awesome, love that you have something on the inside to look at than just the shaker pieces. I'm sure Lily was thrilled with this birthday card! Hugs, Brenda

Anita said...

A fun shaker card! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge this week.

sandie said...

Gorgeous take on Tracey's card, love the added sticklers and wow to the colouring. Fab use of the Challenge colours, I wish I could master shaker cards! Enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for popping by my blog x

Anita in France said...

Such lovely blooms, Bev ... yummy glittery stickles, delicious little dew drops ... and gorgeous textured framing! Imagining the shimmery WOS on this beauty! What a delicious, fun and fabulous card for little Lily ... she must have been thrilled to open this starry, sequiny delight! Miss you, mon amie ... hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Lynn said...

I am sure that Lily absolutely loved her card. It is adorable with a capital A. And the gorgeous blooms inspired by Tracey are perfection.

Ardyth said...

Super cute! I love shakers for kids (of all ages!). Also a beautiful take on Tracey's floral card! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

~amy~ said...

How pretty, love the floral card, such gorgeous blooms. Your shaker is awesome!

Joyce said...

Two stunning cards, Bev. I just adore your little flower trio on your Muse card. You have made a fitting tribute to Tracey's card. And, your star shaker is loads and loads of fun.

Virginia Lu said...

Absolutely SUPERB!! Your stamping skills reigns supreme, Bev! (So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Shake It Up” Challenge!)

Nance said...

Hi Bev! Wow, a fabulous see through shaker card! Just adorable! Glad you played with us again at The Challenge!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, what a big frustration when technology lets us down hey!!!! Such a good thing it let you post these two cards as they are both stunning!!! Love those beautiful flowers in the lovely colours and it must be so beautiful IRL with the WoS!!!! Such a stunning CAS card!!!! And your shaker is so fun and perfect for a little 8 year old lady!!! So clever to make it see-through and have the star and number on the inside!!!! So cute!!!
Have a great week!!!!
Hugz

Hannelie said...

Oh my goodness Bev, I love your take on Tracey's card! Amazing delicate flowers! Just gorgeous!
... and that shaker!!!
Hugs and love to you!

Bobby said...

Love your take on Tracey's card, Bev. Those flowers are beautiful. And what kid wouldn't like a shaker card. I can't believe it just fell into the challenge colors.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Bev. I love your sweet cards; especially your fabulous shaker card. You're SO creative and talented. I'd like to invite you to come play along with us at CropStop - always Anything Goes. I hope you will join us!
Karen Letchworth, Challenge Coordinator
CropStop

Here's the link: http://www.cropstop.com/blog/uncategorized/cropstop-linky-party-13/

Geri said...

I'm of the opinion that "Blogger" is doing all these nasty things on purpose! Think about it....they mess up, we complain and tell all our pals about our Blogger issues and before you know it, the whole world is talking about Blogger. Cheap (and frustrating way) to get their name out 'there'....

Two FABULOUS cards! The flower card is GORGEOUS! Simple elements, beautiful colors and a bold sentiment that works so well with the bold outline of the leaves! Yep....winner, winner here pal!

2nd card made me smile, imagining how excited sweet little Lily was when she got this 'really cool' card made especially for her by grandmas! The three little stars are PERFECT!!! Love how you incorporated the grey into your card.

Kelly Griglione said...

What lovely cards you have for us, Bev! I'm really digging your see-through shaker card ... how cool is that?! Love that you put her birthday year on the inside. It's the personal details like this that matter more than the latest stamp or die sets, to the non-bloggers at least, which is probably where most of our cards end up. What a good reminder!

Martha said...

Bev, what a beautiful flower card. I love the pretty colors.
And the shaker card is simply adorable & fun.
Beautifully done!

Patti said...

oooh ooooh Bev!! I love your new photo avatar : ) You are beautiful inside AND out!! : )

Hope you have not forgotten me - I've been gone a loooong time but I'm back to blogging and papercrafting and really enjoying looking at all your sweet cards!!

Have a wonderful week.

BIG HsPpY Hugs!!

Patti

Jo Nevill said...

Fantastic shaker card

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


Jo x

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both wonderful! The flowers on the first one are so sweet! And I love the fun shaker card you made, too!

Kylie said...

Boo on blogger! Love the super sweet simplicity of the first card. It's so pretty. And who doesn't love a shaker card?! Very fun!

cm said...

I was sure I'd parachuted in to leave a comment (an out-of-order moment), but apparently I didn't, or maybe blogger was playing games with me, too (I've had weird post situations of late, as well. Causes me panic!). I think your outlined-in-black flowers are gorgeous! If I had more space and a proper heat gun (I use this big thing that Andy uses to melt glue off his bike tires...it's kind of scary!), I'd emboss more often but until I win the lottery, my embossing will be a rare find, indeed. As a result, black is my version of gold *grin* Your see-through shaker for sweet Lily: totally adorable! Of course she loved it: YOU made it specially for her! Another treasure...
Hugs, love and missing you~c