Thursday, May 11, 2017

Here Again

I've been away again. Not "away" away, just away from my blog. Blaming the weather for making the head nasty, and DH for demanding a bit more than usual of my time. Today, however, the head is good, and DH is having a 'playdate' with a friend who stopped over. They're next door discussing politics... not my favorite subject, so I politely excused myself, shut the door gently, and am playing my party mix on my iPod. And yes, I am doing a little chair dancing when called for, as the 'boys' can't see me!! So they're happy, I'm happy and I hope this post finds you happy too. OH! I have cards (plural) as well. Let's mosey along then, shall we?!

Here's where I'm playing:

  

The theme for the week is "going dotty"





On to the cards:

My study in yellow and gray looks like this:


This one is for LIM and ATSAM. CAS, yes. Gray and yellow? Yes. SSS flowers cut and popped up. MFT frame die, and SSS sentiment. A bit of stickles for some shimmer. I watercolored the blooms with Zigs.

This next one is for TYI and FMS. I flipped the sketch, though.


That's a Uniko blossom and leaves and a HA happy and birthday. A scrap of LF dp, some ribbons, and a few enamel dots. Colored with Copics. (Wish it wasn't so dark, though...)

And lastly, this card is going over to SSSW to play.


You just never know when you're going to need a "cool" card. Job well done, congrats, way to go...
Scraps of dp, and a Studio Calico sentiment and popsicle die. And that's all there was to it!  

Now, if they boys keep solving the world's problems, I can get to some commenting! Here's hoping!!


31 comments:

Cathy said...

Great selection of card Bev, I love those pretty yellow flowers, Cathy x

wienerhoneymooners said...

Lovely cards!!!!! You made my day popping over!!!!

Jen Mitchell said...

It's great that you got a little "me" time and could crafty! I love how you've got three great styles going on. Soft and subtle colors on the first card, beautiful blooms on the second, and a totally cool retro look on the third. Love 'em all!

sandie said...

super collection of cards-my fav is the first, so pretty and fab dimension-pleased that head is better x

Sarah Gray said...

Three fab cards, Bev - from the soft elegance of the first to the vibrant punch of the third! I love your colouring on those Uniko flowers too. I have those SSS flowers but am ashamed to say that I have never inked them up - they look gorgeous in the pastel yellows with the grey frame. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Les is More this week :)

Esther said...

What gorgeous makes, Bev! They all look so stylish and beautifully laid out. Your card for our grey and yellow challenge is stunning. Perfectly CAS and so elegant with the soft, fresh yellow flowers and clean background. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Donna said...

Great job (x3), Bev.
Love how you've been able to tie in to so many challenges.
Thanks for joining us at Tag You're It. x

Marybeth said...

Beautiful cards and fun to get into so many challenges! Love that gorgeous tag on you happy card! Happy you had time to play and create ! I so love the soft light yellow blooms on the first card.....so gorgeous! Happy Mothers's Day to you!

~amy~ said...

Oh my, you've been having some fun! These are all just simply wonderful!

I Card Everyone said...

Lovely study in yellow and gray - but gray + any color = aaaaahhhh!
You've had fun while the boys were occupied! all fun, and totally cool!
=]

Geri said...

I'm calling "COOL" on all three cards...
#1 - REALLY cool dimension created by popping up the beautiful blossom
#2 - SUPER COOL TAG with fabulously bright colors! Amazing coloring!
#3 - SUPER DUPER COOL....cuz it's got polkie dots AND a yummy ice cream treat!

...picking a fav...the tag card!

Marilyn said...

Glad you had some fun ... yay ... for the head, for card making and happy dancing!! Love your yellow and gray colored card. Thank you for stopping by my blog ... always enjoy your comments. Wish you a happy Mom's Day. Hugs!

Lynn said...

So glad you are feeling better. Love the softness of the gray and yellow and the fabulous pops of red on the second one.

Bobby said...

Those Artful Flowers are one of my favorites, Bev, and they look so pretty in yellow. I love the little flowers you used on the tag and who wouldn't want a cool Popsicle. I'm so glad you go some crafty time.

Tracey McNeely said...

Bev such a lovely yellow and gray card! You TYI card is so pretty, I LOVE the Uniko blossom and leaves set. Of course the cool popsicle is super cute! Yay for not UKW's and hubby on a play date. Glad you found some time. Thank you for sharing with us at Tag You're It!

Darnell said...

This post is excellent for showing off the wide range of your design talents, Bevie! I love the soft and sublime nature of the first, the bright and happy feel of the second, and the fun and delicious colors and lines of the third!! Winners all around!! Happy Mother's Day!! Hugs, Darnell

Nora N. said...

I adore each and every one of your cards!! The yellow and gray on the first one is so pretty together. I love the shine inside the flowers. The second card is striking with the red elements. I just posted my take on this challenge today and it is not as good as yours!! I LOVE your third card. That popsicle die is SO COOL!! Happy Mother's Day!!

Susanne Vargas said...

You made good use of your play time! The three cards couldn't be more different, but they are all fabulous. Love the pretty, yellow flowers in the grey frame. The delicate flowers on the tag look so fresh in red and green, and the last card is simply cool and summery!

lostinpaper said...

These are all so fabulous Bev, loving the subtle yellows with the grey and that funky bright ice cream it's uber cool!

Karren said...

Gorgeous cards! Those vibrant red flowers really pop off the tag. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Anita in France said...

How fabulous you're back 'en forme' Bev ... fantastic for you, and equally wonderful for us being able to enjoy your happy post and see this trio of delicious cards! Cool and funky ice cream, gorgeous vibrant colouring on the Uniko florals (I have this set!), and just the most dreamy little yellow blooms with their grey frame ... sigh (I have this set too!). One of these days I'll feel a CASE coming on! Thinking of you, mon amie ... and missing you! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Teresa Kline said...

pretty cards! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

blog-paperie blooms
ig-2klines

sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Katie Ann Brooks said...

these are all lovely Bev!

Nandini said...

Gorgeous card. The soft yellow blooms are so beautiful against the pale grey background. Thanks for joining us at ATSM. All the very best and hope to see you soon. Nandini, DT

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous collection of cards Bev - all so different and striking!
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.
Hugs
Carol x

Lindsey said...

I popped over to see your TYI card, and you have three! All are beautiful, but I do appreciate your take on my tag! Thanks for playing along.

Robyn Oliver said...

Lovely tag card Bev

Kara Lynne said...

Wonderful cards, Bev! You've really showcased those SSS flowers beautifully in the yellow and grey. I'm partial to those red blooms on your beautiful tag. I like the darker red, myself. Cool "cool" card, and you are right, when those occasions come up, it's great to have one ready. Sorry for the late comment, I've been away for all kinds of reasons too. Lastly, Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Tag, You're It!

Kim S said...

What a wonderful mix of cards!! And it sounds like it was a wonderful mix of music too!! I have to admit that I celebrate too on the rare occasions when I am alone in the house - my dancing happens in the kitchen moving between the sink, stove, fridge, etc.!!

Your flowers are so soft and gentle - perfect for "thinking of you"! And the red flowers are happy (I definitely need that stamp!) and the popsicle is cool!!

artful-notions said...

Love the 'me time' and sounds like you earned it! All beauties today. I came to comment on the gorgeous red blooms on your tag/card, and got treated to all the others. Feeling blessed by your lovely creations! Thank you for playing along at Tag You're It!

Anja Curvers said...

Such great cards love them all. Thanks for joining us over at Tag You're It.