Sunday, April 27, 2014

Thinking of You...Little Tangles Challenge #35: Mini Cards, Always Playing with Paper Challenge #5

Happy Sunday evening...and the 'Where did the weekend go?" daze has enveloped me once again!  I truly did dedicate 90%  of my waking hours to crafting, whether strolling through blog-land, where I discovered ever so many dazzling delights, or creating cards (four today, and at an average speed of 2 hours/card...seriously...that's pretty much a 'work day', however, a couple were duds, as in total duds), sorting/organizing (or rather, discovering 'new' things again, as I saw on a poster on one of the sites during my wandering) and dabbling with a couple new-to-me techniques.  All most enjoyable, rewarding, inspiring...and yes, a tad obsessive.  Given the weather - and of course, the sun has just now broken through the clouds - my crafting time was a wonderful indulgence, especially since the bike racing season - and our 'officiating duties' - begin next weekend. We start with a road trip to Lethbridge, about 4 hours' drive south, for a mountain bike race on Sunday.  I'm kind of excited; maybe some new scrapbooking stores to discover (priorities, right? Right!)....

Before sharing my card: a huge THANK YOU to all who left such sweet comments about my first ever - and second - shaker cards! Talk about boosting my spirits, as well as fueling yet another obsession!  Who knew those little gems were so darling...so addictive!  I'm smitten; indeed, I'm wondering where to buy sequins in bulk!! And yes, for the record, I did dream about shaker cards last night. Yep..that's me...so easily influenced.

Anyway, my card this evening, is for Little Tangles' Challenge #35: Mini Cards,


with the layout inspired by Lesley's Challenge #5.

 I wanted to create a set of cards (3 x 4), using the same paper pad (MME "Charmed") and Neat and Tangle sentiment however, as it turned out, I didn't gauge my time very well. This one's flying solo...


Off to call my mom, to see how's she's doing, and if I have a chance, a call to the 'little ones', too!  

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day!

19 comments:

~amy~ said...

Yay for your mini card...I love what you've done!
Yes, shaker cards are addicting, aren't they?!

Lesley Croghan said...

This is so pretty, Carol and I love that you made a mini card! Right on! Lethbridge...hmmm...lots of fun shopping there! Are you a Canuck too? Have a great week and thank you so much for joining me at The Challenge!
Hugs,
Lesley

Joni nina Andaya said...

So love the butterflies Carol! Love this :)

sandie said...

oh Carol, your posts make me smile! So mountain biking!! Fab card today, love that big sentiment and cool you kept the butterfly plain as contrast to the DSP x

Geri said...

Well, it's snowing here right now (some rain mixed in) but your pretty card has totally warmed up my day! Another amazing combo of paper, elements and talent ! Love the stitched borders on all three panels - looks so 'finished'!!!

Off to see your other pretty cards that Blogger has hidden from me!

Anita in France said...

When I saw the N&T challenge was for mini cards, I thought of you straight away Carol ... I've been waiting (and hoping) to see one of your delicious little delights! Great ombré background, brilliant blending of DP and a sweet wee butterfly ... just lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Shannon J said...

You are just pumping out the awesome!!! Love the colour scheme, love that you made it a mini, and love the butterfly...understated yet it packs a ton of punch on the card! Oh and it's sweet as can be too!! xo

KayM said...

What a darling card Carol!! The colors are fabulous and I love the big sentiment with the cute little butterfly!! Beautiful work! Glad you're soaking up all the crafty time you can find! :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Such a pretty card! Love the subtle grey background behind the saying!
Just in case you have been noticing/wondering why I didn't comment any more - we were in NYC last week visiting my brother-in-law and family and my time on the computer was very limited.

Brenda said...

Oh I love this one Carol! The colors are so soothing and pretty. I love the serene feeling this card has. The papers are just gorgeous, loving the butterfly and the sentiment. Yes, this card makes me feel like I'm sitting out in the warmth of the sun and listening to the sounds of spring! Love it! Hugs

Tracy Ercole said...

Such a pretty card Carol. Thanks for playing along with Little Tangles :)

Pop's Cards said...

I love this sweetie such a dreamy sunny card, I love the stitched effect along the edges too gorgeous creation hugs Pops x x x

Katie Ann Brooks said...

great use of paper, stitching and stamps!!!

OK- Call me snoopy but I saw you have another blog on your profile...does this mean what I think it does?!

Greta said...

Such a cute card, Carol! Great way to use the sketch!

Kim S said...

It's a GREAT mini card!! The angled panels and fun patterns add such interest to the small card!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Super amazing !!! Love your colors so much!!!

Kylie said...

Is your Mom okay? Or are you just calling because you are a sweet daughter? :) Speaking of sweet, could this card be any more sweet? Those colours are just beautiful. Why don't I ever think to use those colours? lol I love your take on the sketch. Simply perfect!

Betty J. said...

Lovely card. Thanks for playing along with us in the Little Tangels challenge and hope to see you again

Laura Elliot said...

You have been busy!!!!! 4 cards in a day -well done you!! Although you say some are duds, what I sometimes do, is leave a card like that for a couple of days then go back to it and see if I can change it to something better….you should try it! I bet with you, they are not duds anyway - they will be lovely as always xxxx