Monday, November 7, 2016

Striking While The Mojo Is Hot

I know, it's Monday. But I'm retired, so it's just another Saturday for me, lol! I let DH sleep in this morning before I have to run him up to the doctor (nothing to worry about...I think), so I had time to make a couple of much needed thank-you cards. First time tries, too! And they went together like nobody's business, woohoo!! Love it when that happens. Let's get started before I get too wordy....

This first card will make appearances at Virginia's View Challenge, AAA Cards, and Time Out.




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My card has stripes, and being a 'thank-you' card, actually contains the word, thanks. See what you think:


Every single bit of paper has come from the old scrap drawer. Love it when that happens! The flower stamps are some NBUS from Uniko, and I LOVE them. The sentiment is from RC. I used some ME Hazel ink, and then colored the flowers/leaves with Copics. A few gems, and done!

My second card for today is headed over to Little Tangles. I've wanted to play there, but nothing was coming to me. The die was sent by a sweet friend, and it adds just the perfect amount of interest to my card.


Pretty sure this one qualifies...


I just love white on white. Now the sentiment is an older one, but it was exactly what I wanted to say so I embossed it in silver. I added three little blings and that's it. So very simple, but I like the way this turned out! (thanks TK & Geri G.) And that's it for me. Happy dances everyone.

23 comments:

Craftychris said...

Both these are really fabulous! Perfect thank you cards! xxx

Shelly said...

Two beautiful cards, Bev! And oh yes, It's always nice when things come together the first time! :)
Thanks so much for joining us at Little Tangles, too!
Have a great week! Hugs

Tracey McNeely said...

Both really beautiful cards Bev, your always are!

Stella said...

Both cards are lovely but the second card is my favorite. I LOVE white on white and this is a jaw dropper; gorgeous!

Lynn said...

Two beauties! Love the gorgeous white on white and the patterned papers on the first are beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at Time Out! I'm lucky to have two of your cards sitting on our mantel. Thank you so much! xx

Jen W. said...

That stamped flower panel is gorgeous, Bev - I actually thought it was patterned paper! Your second card is CAS perfection. Hope all went well at the doctor's office!

Susanne Vargas said...

This is a lovely card for all three challenges! The delicate flowers combined with the stripes make a wonderful card! And your white-on-white card is so elegant with the silver embossed sentiment!
How did the visit at the doctor's go? Thinking of you...

Kelly Griglione said...

Hi Bev! Ahh, to have a week filled with Saturdays, that is when you know you're living the life! Gorgeous thank you cards. Your soft coloring on the botanicals is lovely! Great idea to stamp them in a color other than black, completely changes the look.

Yay Cubbies : )

Hannelie said...

2 beautiful cards Bev! Each so different but special in every way!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Woo-hoo, you're back so quickly and with two more simply gorgeous cards, Bevie! I love both your designs and am always amazed at your wide range of creativity with your CASlicious designs! I hope that the doctor's visit was just routine ... xxoo Hugs, Darnell

sandie said...

Gorgeous cards Bev, love the mix of stripes and flowers and your first and the white on white is fab, one of my fav. Thanks for joining TO and AAA

Jane said...

One of my favourite uniko stamps too. It looks splendid dressed up in its autumn colours, fabulous card. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.

Becca Cruger said...

You do white on white so well! Clean, crisp, and classy! And I love the folksy little feel of that first design. I really need to start using my scraps more because I have a LOT of them!

Bobby said...

Your white on white is so elegant, Bev, and I love the soft coloring on your other card.

TK said...

Two beautiful cards! Love the stripes and matchy inks in the first; but also loving that you put that die to use! Great CAS card on the second!

Geri said...

You are very welcome!

Two beauties pal...and bonus cuz they 'came together' quickly with a whole lot of "awesome-ness"! Hmmm...is awesomeness a real word? Love the white on white card!

'Borrowing' a bit of work time right now to comment, but I did notice that two regulars showed up in my in-box today, so ginfers crossed that all will soon be well!

Praying for a good appointment for John :)

Barb said...

Two lovely cards Bev. I really like the stamps on your first card. Thought it was pretty paper until I read on. Barbxx

Anita in France said...

So lovely to see that gorgeous Uniko florals set showcased so beautifully, Bev (I love it too ... on my wish list!) ... and oh my, that white on white delicate delight ... elegant and swoon worthy! Keeping on praying, mon amie! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Anita in France said...

Oh dear, I was so busy swooning, I forgot to say how happy I am to have you playing along with us again at Time Out! Hugs & bisous ... again! Anita :)

Brenda said...

Oh my Bev, both of your thank you cards are amazing! I love the first one, the papers are so beautiful, love the stamping as well-goes so well with the striped paper. The second one, well...who doesn't love a white on white card?!! It is just stunning and I really love the sentiment. Hope all went well with DH's appointment!!! Hugs, Brenda

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Love your Thank You card and your use of stripes from V's V Challenge inspiration. Lovely image and coloring on the top. Thanks so much for linking up and playing our challenge at Time Out.

Justine Hovey said...

What a great card for the season! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards Thank You Challenge!

Rose said...

Love your Thanks card Bev! When I first saw it I thought the flowers were patterned paper so well done! Great colours! Can't beat white on white for elegance & simplicity!