Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wednesday Morning

Here it is, a quarter past ten in the morning, and I'm still in my jammies. Ahhhhh....it's good to be retired! DH is watching MLB Central, and is making baby steps toward shedding the last vestiges of that horrid upper respiratory virus. Thank heavens!! With him all comfy and happy, I decided to post a couple of the cards that I've made recently. They fit into a bunch of challenges as well, so life is good! Shall we get right to it? Okie dokie!

If you can believe it, this first card fits into all three SSS challenges (Simon Says Monday Challenge; April Showers Bring Mayflowers, Simon Says Wednesday Challenge; Polka Dots, and Simon Says Work It Wednesday; pastels). Woohoo! And not only that, it fits into the latest Lawn Fawn challenge too! Double woohoo! But wait!, there's more.... Patti is the Surprise Party Guest over at Seize the Birthday, so I just had to play there too!

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Florals, polka dots, and pastels. Yep, gott'em all. I wish you could see this irl. We've got another overcast day, so even with editing this didn't photograph as pretty as it is. The stamps and banner die are all from LF's Penelope's Blossom set. The scalloped border die is from ME. I stamped all those flowers and leaves with a variety of inks, and just cut the border. It needed a little something more, so pulled out the polka dotted paper. This one's perfect for our purple-loving daughter's July birthday.

Card number two is headed off to Less Is More. It's a one-layer challenge with geometric shapes. This card was showcased over there last week, and I just wanted to say thanks to the DT. 

So here's my simple one-layer card.


The stripes are made with the Avery Elle Beautiful Bows set, and I used a Wet Paint PTI sentiment. I created a stenciled frame using a couple of MFT dies. Pretty easy once I got going. Heading off now, but you all have a great day. Happy dances everyone!


30 comments:

Sid said...

Great cards Bev !!

Becca Cruger said...

Something inside me shrivels a little bit when I think about how many years I have left before I can retire and sit happily behind a craft table. Sigh*
Good on you for fitting three SSS challenges into one ADORABLE card. How sweet are those polkas!?! And the geniusness of your creativity when it comes to simplicity never ceases to amaze! Gorgeousness!

Patti said...

Ah sweet Bev!! I can't believe you stamped that delightful floral background!! I also really like the simplicity of your Enjoy card!

Hope your day is going great!

Patti

lostinpaper said...

Both cards are wonderful Bev, I adore all those beautifully stamped flowers on your panel, I'll be it was a blast to create!

Lou said...

Super cards Bev! Well done on being show cased last week. You've created a very multi layered looking one layer card- clever stuff! Lou x

Nora N. said...

What pretty cards Bev!! I LOVE the first one with all those stamped florals. You did a fabulous job!! I cannot believe you entered all those challenges with two cards!! FABULOUS!!

Heather said...

An adorable card Bev, a lovely design with a gorgeous desisted borders............your image is adorable with super coloured sweet colours with a pretty sentiment panel!!

hugs
Heather xx
Thanks so much for goining us with <a href="http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/'.Simon Says Stam Wednesday Challenge</a>.

Esther said...

Two gorgeous cards! I love the colour scheme on the first card, and your LIM entry is really eye catching with the cool stripes and bold sentiment. Nice job!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Beautiful cards Bev and I love the striking CAS take on our geometric challenge at LIM. Great idea. Thanks for sharing and playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah

Shelly said...

These are both sooo SWEET!! Love them!

Susanne Vargas said...

What a sweet, polka dotty, scalloppy beauty of a card! How fun that it fits all three SSS challenges! And your simple striped card is so refreshing! Great job, my friend!

Tracey McNeely said...

Wow so many challenges, well done Bev! Both fabulously CAS!!

Aileen Ryan said...

Wow Bev they are both stunning. I had to keep looking at your one layer card and kept thinking no, thats three layers. So clever and CAS. Perfect. Then your beautiful soft florals and dots so so pretty.
Its 3 pm here and guess what still in my pj's. Woke up with a shocker migraine and only just starting to feel normal again. Ahh the joys.

Chrissie said...

Fun one layer card Bev... I love that bold sentiment!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Petra Swart said...

Oh, how can anyone not just love that first card with all the sweet little flowers in the lovely colours, Bev!!! ...and I do like the black dots you added here and there!!!! And can anyone go wrong with adding polka dots for more fun ...so lovely and cheerful, my friend!!!!
And your OL ...striking simplicity and CAS at it's best ...wonderfully done!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Brenda said...

Your floral/pastel card is so beautiful Bev! I love those sweet little flowers and of course you can never go wrong with polka dots! Love the simplicity of your second card. Glad to hear the hubby is doing better and that the infection is almost gone!! Good news is always welcome! Hugs, Brenda

Brenda said...

Your floral/pastel card is so beautiful Bev! I love those sweet little flowers and of course you can never go wrong with polka dots! Love the simplicity of your second card. Glad to hear the hubby is doing better and that the infection is almost gone!! Good news is always welcome! Hugs, Brenda

Martha said...

Bev, your sweet flower card made me smile.
Your second card is darling. I love the stripes.

Have a lovely day.

I Card Everyone said...

You getting into your craft room is a treat for all of us, too, Bev! Your first card is certainly perfect for all of those challenges, and just sings Spring at Last!!! I'm feeling you channeling Ardyth on card two ... did you feel it? xx
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Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love your super sweet floral card and those stripes are very eye-catching, too!

sandie said...

Gorgeous floral card and I do love a striped card and bold sentiment. Have a fun day x

Colleen said...

Bev, thank you for joining us in the 'flower" topping for Seize the Birthday! What a perfect stamp set to use for the background!! all those wonderful colors and flowers are just too sweet...I like the added purple polka dots too...your daughter will LOVE this card!!

Geri said...

Card #1 ... yep ADORE this beauty cuz it has brightly colored polkie dot paper and a perfectly stamped display of GORGEOUS little flowers! Yep - winner, winner here pal!!!

Card #2 - Clean, graphic, bold....super duper cool!!! And only one layer - sooooooo impressive!

WOW to all the hand stamped stripes!!!

Bobby said...

I love your sweet floral background, Bev. I sometimes find those hard to do but your flowers and colors and the wonderful scalloped edge just fit together perfectly.

Neets B said...

Loving both of these, Bev. Your first is so pretty with perfect stamping, and I love your stencilled frame on your second, so clever for a one layer card.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Lindsey said...

Love all your mini blooms. Very spring like x

Anita in France said...

Wonderfully cool and graphic OLC, Bev ... I see a touch of delicious nautical in the navy and stripes! Gorgeous florals ... fabulous stamping, lovely soft colours ... and so pretty paired with those sweet polka dots ... yum! Bon dimanche, dear friend ... miss you heaps! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

cm said...

I'm crushing all over your lovely little flowers (I thought it was dp at first!) paired with the charming polka-dots; such a pretty arrangement!
Your OL: brilliant! Stripes, stencils and a sentiment...LOVE this striking combination! Hope you get more time in your craft room, because what treats you create to dazzle and delight...
Hugs, love and misses~c

cheiron said...

Beautiful flowers and gorgeous card! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

Glenda J said...

So pretty! Love the fun and colourful background. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.