Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Did Someone Say "Polka Dots??!!!"

DH is feeling better. I can tell because he's had bouts of 'regular' crabbiness the last couple of days. That being said, he still pretty much needs me nearby...at least until his strength returns, at which point, I'm calling my sister for a lunch date and some craft shopping. Works for me, hahaha! Thanks, too, for your kind words and thoughts and prayers for him, they are truly appreciated! 

Cards, you ask? Yep. Back at it. At least a bit! I've got two today. Less Is More has as this weeks challenge Polka Dots. Oh yes please!! Do check out the fantastic cards the DT have made; you'll fall in love, I promise!


One Michaels white base, one scrap of my all-time-favorite yellow polka dotted paper, one daisy, one HA sentiment, one ME scalloped circle die, and one MFT pierced circle die. And tons of white space!


And I made this next card for my son-in-law's mother. Peggy has seen the cards I've made for our kids and grandkids, and jokingly asked me to make her a card for her birthday. I know she didn't think I'd remember, let alone do it! I was somewhat stuck, until I saw a card that Kelly Griglione made. Giant ping hit, and I was able to finish the card. Here's what Kelly's looked like:



And here's how she inspired me!


I started with a blue base, and made a box with N&T's die. I LOVE THAT DIE!! Then, once I'd seen Kelly's card, I knew that candles were just the ticket. Fussy cut them, and added some yellow stickles to give the flames a little sparkle. The sentiment is from AE. I think the candle stamps are from HA, but I'm not sure. Papers are from Pebbles, and I used a variety of inks. I'd like to play along at Seize the Birthday, where it's Anything Goes, with optional topping of "Water" this week . Unless you count the blues as water, and the swirls on the candles as waves, I'm pretty sure I didn't go with the topping. And since I've kept you long enough, I'll stop now. Happy dances everyone!

42 comments:

Kathyk said...

Two fab makes but I DO love your polka dotty LIM card

Kathyk

Sharon said...

Your cards are beautiful. That yellow and white polka dot one is a real stunner Bev. Just gorgeous.
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Less is More.
Sharon xx

Sid said...

Fab central design, loving this !!

Rose said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the yellow & white polka dot one, so pretty.

Kate said...

Gorgeous cards esp. that polka dot one - so simple and cheery

Lynn said...

So glad DH is feeling better. Love the regular crabby :) Your cards are amazing...the dimension on the birthday card is incredible!

Lynn said...

PS Here's hoping the lunch with your sister is not too far off!

Esther said...

Two gorgeous cards! They're both SO nicely designed. I especially love the yellow one as the colour is fantastic and really makes the flower stand out against it. Fab!

MaryV said...

Both cards are beautiful but the one that caught my eye was the dotty one! So pretty and the use of the different dies was very clever!
Hugs

~amy~ said...

Polkas and the N&T box...nice work! I'm glad that your DH is feeling better!

Susanne Vargas said...

Well, of course, you had to play in the polka dot challenge - it was made for you! And you created such a cheerful and sunny card! Polka dots and daisies, plus yellow and white - a match made in heaven!
And that box is adorable with all the candles coming out! Great colors, too! She will be so surprised (that you remembered) and love it, I am sure!
Hoping your husband gains his strength back soon!
Hugs!

Becca Cruger said...

Well for shame for shame on me for not even knowing about your hubster. I've done gone back through and read to play catch up. I'm happy to hear he's doing better... Even if that does mean the return of the crabbies. :) I just fell in love with your sweet polka dotted daisy! Bring on the spring! And I'm sure Kelly was so happy to receive your fun birthday box.

Kim Heggins said...

Two fabulous cards Miss Bev...but your first one with those yellow polka dots, it is over the top amazing! My Giants are not doing too well tonight, but at least it is still preseason. I am going to the Giant's game Friday night!!!! Can't wait to be back at the ball park. Miss you lots.
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Barb said...

Beautiful cards Bev. I particularly like the sunny daisy card. Barbxx

Karen Ashbrook said...

Two great cards, just love your bright and cheerful daisy card. Karen x

Suzanne said...

Love both your cards!! So very pretty. Would you tell me what die you used for the box on the second card, it's adorable and I think I might need one.

Thanks so much for sharing!
Suzanne

I Card Everyone said...

Both fabulous, Bev... but you know you had me at Polka dots! LOVE the yellow!!!
=]

swldebbie said...

Love the yellow polka dots and flower. Such a happy card.

Marybeth said...

Such fun cards Bev! Love the polka dot white and yellow! You friend will love that fun candle card,how cute is that! I'm happy you know to get out of the house for your peace of mind ,it's nice to be need too! Happy to hear DH is crabby again:) Happy Easter,God bless.

Brenda said...

What good news to hear that hubby is feeling better! Now waiting to hear good news about Tad as well. Your cards are awesome Bev and it is good to see that you are playing in your craft room once again! I love, love, love that daisy card. Those scalloped die's I've been seeing all over blogland are just fabulous. Your birthday card is awesome too. I love the idea of the candles in a box like that. Very cool box die as well. I think you will definitely surprise your SIL's mother with this card! I really hope DH gets his strength back and you can call your sister to have lunch and some much needed crafty shopping Bev. Hugs, Brenda

TK said...

Bev, both cards are stunning! Love that beautiful daisy on your yellow pokie paper; plus that box and the candles popping out are gorgeous! The water? See, with all those candles, you might NEED the water - lol.

Sarah Gray said...

These are both fab, Bev! Love the fresh polka dots behind that daisy and the candles look great too. I hope you have a well deserved crafty shopping spree when you get to it! Great to see you at Less is More :)

Chrissie said...

This is brilliant!
Fabulous white space and a superb design.
Love it!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ooooh, I smell a winner at LIM, Bevie! You know I melt for polkie dots, too, and I LOVE your design! So fresh and yellow for spring!! And your card for Peggy is a brilliant CASE of Kelly's bonfire card! It's wonderful to hear in your words how much better things are going and the joy you got from making these two knockouts! I hope John continues to improve and that you get that lunch date and shopping therapy soon!! Love and hugs, Darnell

Alison C said...

Lovely dotty flowery card, really bright and pretty. Love the bonfire too, clever!

Geri said...

1st card..ya had me at the bold polkie dots (yep, no surprise there). AWESOME job combining the two circle dies - looks great! Really like the CAS layout!

2nd card - a delightful blend of polkie dots, stripes and swirls made my heart sing! You are so right - the box die is amazing! Will have to cut out a few at the LH.

Patti said...

Nothing could be sweeter than polka dots and yellow!! Love this MFT die! you've made me need to shop!!

So happy to hear your DH is feeling better - no time at all until he is doing the happy Dance! : )

Patti

Martha said...

OH, Bev, I love your darling card. Dots always catch my eye. And, your second card is SO fun. She will love receiving it.

So glad your DH is feeling better.
Hope you are doing well.

Jen Mitchell said...

A polka-dotted CAS creation with a layered flower is a number one in my book! And your take on the birthday candles card is fabulous! You SIL's mother is going to love it for sure!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are so fun!

Claire said...

You know they're on the mend when they start getting crabby Bev! Must be a good sign. Your dotty card is absolutely exquisite - I love how you made that scalloped circle with the two dies. So clever! I never use my scalloped circles but I might just have to try that!

Anita in France said...

That's such a fun box of birthday candles, Bev ... love the shimmery stickles for the flames! LOVE your bright, sunny yellow polka dot daisy ... it's just perfect ... and so YOU! So good to hear John's getting crabby ... gives you chance to retreat to your craft room!! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Nancy said...

Love both of these cards very much! The yellow one is simple but packs such an amazing punch! I am swooning over it! The candles coming out of the box is super too! I have never seen that die before! Thanks for joining us over at Seize the Birthday and we hope you will be back soon!

Anne said...

Super cards Bev, love those yellow polka dots!
Thanks so much for joining us this week.
Anne
"Less is More"

JoAnn said...

Love both of your cards, especially the box of candles, really cute. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Nora N. said...

Oh my!! I LOVE your cards! Polka dots ROCK!!! I think I am going to have to CASE the yellow one...but I might need some yellow polka dot paper.... Fabulous design!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love your polka dots and the fabulous daisy you've got there, Bev!!! What a beautiful card!!!! And that is such a fun box of candles - what a very festive and cheerful card - the recipient is going to love it!!! Very cute!!!!
Hugz

Linby said...

Your daisy card is sooo pretty, well done on being showcased at LIM.

Darnell J Knauss said...

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Congratulations on the HUGE Showcase at LIM, Bevie!! I am so happy for you! I hope that news makes your YKWs flee the scene!! Mwah! Darnell

tonilea said...

Really love your cards. Would love to have a box die. I don't know what N&T is. Can you please tell me where you got the box die? thanks

Kelly Griglione said...

Bev!! Oh my, I LOVE your candles card, and the idea of them popping out of the box! Such a great idea!! So thrilled to see your take on the candles. Such fun colors too. Big congrats on your yellow dotty daisy card ... a lovely winner. Hope you've been getting more of the crabbies from DH. Those are definitely a good sign! xo

cm said...

BEV!! March was a blur and that, followed by our two week Spring Break (sooo fabulous!) and a return to work (time and schedule adjustment required!!) sees me behind once again! Catching up NOW! swooning over your lovely polka-dot-and-sunny-yellow first card! Perfection! And your candles-in-a-box: clever, sweet and delightful! I know Peggy loved it, as do I! Your candles' flames are sparkle-fantastic! Great news that John is on the mend and you'll have some lunch-dates and crafting-time. Wish I could tag along...
Hugs, love and misses,
~c