Sunday, March 24, 2019

Two Cards

No chatter today, I need to get this post written before DH awakens from his nap. I have two cards today for two challenges each. Card number one will head off to Inspired By Challenge and Double D Challenges. Card number two will go play at CASology and The Card Concept.





This card has no sentiment on the front, but inside it says "Happy Mother's Day". I had help via a little FT chat with good friend Kylie, who helped me find a way to be happy with this card. Thanks, friend! 


I found this lavender colored paper in my paper tower, but don't know who makes it. The gingham paper is from MFT. I used an SU stamp (inspired/enabled by Marcia!!), and colored it with Copics and Winked it with a little Stella on the bow. The rectangle dies are also MFT.

Card number two:


The light blue base is from my scrap drawer. It's what I'd call 'aquamarine' if it had photographed better. And how about those fish?!! They're from a company in France called Simply Graphic, and if you haven't checked them out, seriously, go. I love these fish, and I think they fit the quirky side of me perfectly. I used the colors and sea theme for entry into the card concept, and it's most definitely a CAS card. And I've got to run. Much to do yet today. Have a wonderful week, and as always...


19 comments:

sentsue said...

Fun fishes. Thanks for playing along with us on the CASology Challenge blog.

Marcia Hill said...

Two FABULOUS cards Bev!! That little bunch of Lavender goes beautifully with the gingham...sweet, sweet card my friend!! LOVE the fish card...totally cracks me up!! That sentiment is just perfect and I love the die cut fish! Never heard of that company but will definitely have to check them out! Hugs. :0)

Tracey McNeely said...

Both of these are so lovely Bev! The Mother's Day card with the gingham is perfect and the fish are too fun!

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, what happens when DH wakes up? Bev, you should be happy with your pretty flower card. It has a lovely dream like quality to it, almost like it's under vellum. Plus, you shared it our Double D gingham challenge and I'm super happy about that. Now, let's talk about those fish. OMG, I LOVE them! I'll definitely go check out the site. Way cool!

aussie aNNie said...

lOVELY use of Gingham, so pretty is your creation, and many thanks for joining in our fun challenge. Thanks for your entry and good luck in the draw @ DOUBLE D
{aNNie}Designer for Double D challenges

I Card Everyone said...

Bev, on a SCALE between 1-10 these fish are an ELEVEN!
I'm so happy to see your darling gingham/lavender creation at IB!!! Yippee!
=]

Brenda said...

Wow Bev, I am loving both of your cards! I love gingham so the inspiration photo and your card is right up my alley! I love the green and purple together and I love, love, love that stamp! Such a beautiful card my friend. Then there is the beach inspiration photo, the beach always inspires doesn't it?! So you second card is so fun! I love those cool fish outlines, never saw these before but think they are so cool! Makes a great birthday card! I think you knocked both of these challenges out the park! Hugs, Brenda

Darnell said...

Another wonderful twofer post, Bevie! I love that sweet bouquet, softly colored and winkified! Your gingham frame is everything! And I love those awesome fishies, oh my word! I'll have to check out that site. Thank you for enabling ... not! lol! I hope you are finally over your cluster and able to craft away while March Madness marches on!! Miss you! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

Anita in France said...

Now just look at that soft lavender bouquet, Bev ... it's an absolute delight ... I'm just drifting off into the scent I'm imagining! Recognised those SG fish straight away ... they're brilliant ... so cool and quirky in the kraft against the soft blue ... and so fun with that sentiment! Don't you just love SG ... they take up pages in my wish book!! Miss you, my friend ... sending big hugs and bisous, Anita :)

KimCreate said...

Both of these cards as super! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

Darlene said...

What a beautiful card and great use of gingham! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Gingham’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

lostinpaper said...

I agree those fish are uber quirky and fun, thanks so much for the link and inspiration, I"m off to check them out!

Kara Lynne said...

These two cards show your wonderful versatility! I love the gingham and those soft flowers. The color combo is beautiful! Those funky fish are fabulous! I love those little bubbles too! Can't wait to see you!

Kylie said...

Both cards look so good! I'm so pleased you persisted with the first one. It's beautiful!! Those fish are A-mazing! Don't think I've seen anything like that before. I love them!

Donna Phelan said...

Love your simple floral sprig backed with that pretty gingham! Makes for such a beautiful CAS creation! I loooooove those fish dies, how fun and cute are they??? A must have for me here on Cape Cod....off to shop lol Thanks so much for playing along with us at Double D, Gingham Challenge, Donna, DT Member.

HilaryJane said...

I really love the flower on the first card it looks great with the lavender and green gingham. I think it is a lilac flower, they always bring me joy and they smell wonderful but sadly only last a very short time xx

Loll said...

Wonderful cards Bev. The first one is so beautiful with the lovely bouquet of flowers. Green ginham with lavender framing. Great colours! Your fish are so fun!! I smiled when I saw them. Two fabulous cards Bev. Have a great weekend! xx

Bobby said...

Your spray of purple flowers looks wonderful with the four borders, Bev. I can see why you like the fish. They're very funky, almost like hieroglyphics.

Creating with Susan said...

These are both fantastic. I really like those fish - I've never seen anything like those before. Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.