Saturday, January 6, 2018

A Card and a Twofer Reminder

Good morning everyone! It's been c-c-cold here, with temps barely rising above zero F, and keeping most of us indoors. We haven't had the snows/blizzards that have affected many parts of the U.S., and I'm thankful for that, but we're due for some warmer temperatures, in my opinion! Brrrrr.....! Hoping  those of you getting punched with snow and cold are safe and sound. Do keep us posted.

Just a quick reminder too, that the Twofer Card Challenge is set to launch on Wednesday, January 10th. I'm so excited that I can hardly stand it!!!! Mark your calendars and get ready to play along!


I made a card for the current challenge at Sunday Stamps. They've got an incredible color palette and the DT has some fabulous creations over there. Make sure you stop by and see them, and while you're there scoping out all those projects, I hope your mojo will get a little jolt so you can join in the fun!



*sigh*
Isn't that just pretty?!! I had a million ideas flying around my brain, but once things settled down, I came up with this card:


My colors are much closer to the ones indicated, it's just that my photographic skills leave something to be desired. Those enamel dots and the MB sentiment are really navy blue, although they look black here. All the shades appear darker than they are in real life. The branches were scraps cut with another MB die, and the scalloped frame is part of a NBUS set by AE. I added some green sequins for funsies, too. I will admit that I do like the way this turned out! Hope you are enjoying your first foray into 2018, and that all good things come your way this year! As always...


21 comments:

~amy~ said...

Can't wait for the new challenge to begin, thanks for the reminder.
Your card is gorgeous...love those colors!
Happy Saturday!

Lynn said...

So looking forward to the challenge! And it is so cold...but thankfully not a blizzard here. Looking forward to it warming up! Goodness!

Love your beautiful card. You've translated the inspiration photo beautifully!

Heather said...

Oh, this is such a pretty display for our colors! Love that scalloped pink frame, and those leafy branches are just right. I even love the wispy sentiment, lol. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

lostinpaper said...

I know what? I'll share some of our heat with you, it's only fair lol. Love your card, those leaves floating in the frame are so pretty Bev!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Looking forward to the new challenge, Towfer Chard Challenge, Bev!
This is a very pretty color combination and I love the movement from the top-right corner to the bottom-left. Great design! Hideko

Kara Lynne said...

Those colors are gorgeous! Your card brings them all together beautifully! Those branches and the sprinkling of sequins and enamel dots are perfectly placed. It looks like we might get in the 20s tomorrow - heat wave!

nancy littrell said...

Such a pretty color combo. You make me want to get my MB leaves die out. Perfect for the color challenge. TFS Bev. Congratulations for being chosen for Darnell's Twofer Design Team too. So excited for the challenge to start. Stay warm, Hugs

Loll said...

What a great inspiration photo ... the colours are amazing, no wonder you had to play along. Love the design of your beautiful card Bev. Hope it warms up for you soon. Here it has warmed up and it's just rain, rain and more rain. :(

So excited about Jan. 10th and the launch of Twofer!! It's going to be so much fun!! xx

Darnell said...

You are a tonic to that huge portion of the world in the deep freeze with your beautiful card, Bevie! It's like a breath of fresh spring air!! A great take on the photo inspiration!!

Only four more sleeps and this one doesn't count cuz most everyone is in bed by now! Miss you and can't wait to play with you on Wednesday!!! Stay in, stay cozy, and may warmer temps arrive your way soon!! Hugs, Darnell

sandie said...

Lovely Bev, love how you layered up the leaves and a very Happy New Year x

Anita in France said...

Yep, that sure is a pretty inspiration picture, Bev ... and you've interpreted it beautifully with this gorgeous card. I love the softness of the colour in the leaves paired with that fabulous punch of pink in the frame ... such a delicious design! Stay warm, my sweet friend ... joining you in the countdown anticipation! Big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

I Card Everyone said...

I've seen those fabulous pillows somewhere... happy to see them again! Your happy little card is delightful, and I cannot wait for next week!
=]

TK said...

Lovely card, Bev! Great use of the colors! Glad to hear you are staying warm -- a bit of snow here, some ice, and some cold but NOTHING like others!

Stir Your Creativity said...

The colors are super gorgeous and the design is fabulous.

Marybeth said...

Good morning Bev! I have missed you....(all my fault) I love your beautiful card with pretty cascading leave and sequins!
I had just sent of the card with birds when I read your comment otherwise ( this bad sender of cards) would have sent it straight to you. I have embossed a few more just need to color and then I hope to send it off to you. I never sent out my Christmas cards... so upset with myself for not sending. I even both a ton of Christmas postage.
Happy new year to you and your large family

Bobby said...

I know what you mean about the colors never looking right, Bev, but even so you've created a lovely card.

Claire Broadwater said...

Such a HAPPY card! I love the pink frame for your gorgeous leaves! Can't wait to join your new challenge! Congrats on being on the DT team! So happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps! XX

Susanne Vargas said...

What a beautiful card! The delicate leaves look wonderful in the pretty, pink frame!

Heidi Baks said...

I love this card with the branches and the blue dots - berries maybe? Thank you for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

Nora N. said...

Oh I LOVE your card!! This is stunning with the way you used those dies!! Onto Pinterest it goes!!

Kim S said...

I love your greenery - it pops beautifully with the coral frame!