Sunday, June 1, 2014

Be Amazing...and a *CASE* of Kay...CASology #97: Bee, The Card Concept #11: Colour Challenge

I'm back...

When I saw the challenge over at The Card Concept #11: Colour Challenge,


I was completely smitten by Kay's card (on the challenge site as well as here), as I always am. Her clean and layering style is  perfection, elegance, class!  Not only did the beauty of her card catch my eye, but so too did knowing I had similar products.  The outcome is predictable: I *had* to listen to the voice calling, "Case, case..."

Here's my version of Kay's lovely card:


While 'imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery," the reality is that I couldn't add this to The Card Concept challenge.  It's too close a copy.  I mean, what comments other than "Nice plagiarism, Carol" could I expect?  So, I made another card, 'borrowing' Kay's prototype for a different challenge (hint: it starts with "F" and offers both a photo and sketch prompt), and went in a different direction for the card I'm posting here...

The theme for this one is inspired by The Card Concept colours, as well as the cue word over at CASology #97: Bee


Inlaid die cuts all (yes...another butterfly), which makes it...ummmm...clean and layering?


Inside I'll write..."Oh wait, you already are..."  I'm planning to give this to our school librarian, just because.

Thanks Kay for your incredible inspiration!! Your talent and creativity are superlative!!

NOTE:  So thrilled and honoured that Cindy selected my card as her #1 choice over at The Card Concept! THANK YOU!!!

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


25 comments:

  1. Just popping by quickly to say a huge hello!! Just back from a fabulous weekend away camping with the boys and my parents too. A weekend away with two boys takes a week of preparation and so have been MIA again for a while. Have been blown away with your such lovely comments and feel so bad to not have had a chance to a knowledge them!! Am hoping to get my head back in the game in the coming days! Woop Woop, delighted my birthday card was chosen over at inspirations!!!! Time to think of the current challenge there! Much love my dear and I'll be popping by soon to look at all your fabby creations xxxx

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  2. Ooooh! Looks like great minds think alike - I made my card for this challenge today too! ;) I LOVE this! I'm super impressed with your patience - placing all those little pieces back into the butterfly die cut, not to mention having to cut it all in the first place - it's a winner for me!! ';)

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  3. You know I love inlaid die cuts - this is gorgeous! Love how you've combined the two challenges! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology and The Card Concept!

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  4. Such pretty floral layering, Carol ... and that inlaid butterfly ... wow ... soooo amazing (yep, perfect sentiment!) and stunning! Hugs, Anita :)

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  5. Carol you crack me up!! I love your CASE card from Kay! You had a different flower which worked so well and even though they looks similar they were different! I'm amazed that you can CASE a card that looks so much like the original. I could never do that in a million years! lol As hard as I try my cards always come out looking less than elegant like the original. So I am loving yours! I also love, love, love that butterfly card!!! So beautiful, so elegant, so CAS! I love the inlaid look of the butterfly and the "be". Or at least it looks like the "be" might be inlaid. You did good with this challenge, but then again you do good with them all! lol Wow, that's a long time to get an order, not sure how you are able to wait that long. lol Yeah, patience isn't my best virtue I'm sad to say. Hope you are having a fabulous Sunday Carol! Hugs, Brenda

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  6. Wonderful inlay work and a gorgeous butterfly!!

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  7. LOVE that inlaid bfly!! Too much work for me but it sure is AWESOME!! :)

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  8. WOW, you are so much working the card magic these days!!! LOVE it so much keep "BEE-ing" inspired miss c!

    Thanks for joining us at CASology!!!!

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  9. awesome cards...love them BOTH. I did 2 cards for the card concept too...one has a butterfly :)

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  10. Both cards are awesome, Carol! I love the use of dies! So intricate and lovely! And that butterfly is simply amazing! Don't you just love it when a card fits together like a puzzle!? Thanks for all the blog love that you showered me today! HUGS!

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  11. 2 super great cards, Carol!

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  12. Dear Carol...I am sorry yes I see a card (Kay Card) on card concept and wondering why that Photo is on your blog too hmmmm maybe my eyes is already OLD LOL...also I klick card concept again yes its really similar like your card...I was ever CASE ing and nearly the same product and dont you know the reaction of that lady..she said...Inspiring is not copy my idea...ooh I was sad...I am not copy ing I really think my self but...its old story..now I start to use my own idea okay sometimes I CASE ing too but I change here and there also the lady will be not angry to me haha....
    your first card has a bit different on the flower area...also for me this card is adorable as the second one...the second one...hmm I must tell you...I AM JEALOUS I have no die cut machine I should buy but I have not much budget LOL..also I stay with my ruler and my circle cutter and some puncher I have....hope its enough...but I shop also much stamp and ink LOL again...also GREAT BUTTERFLY card..I love it..big hugs from Germany, your friend Monika

    I love your

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  13. Two stunning cards pal! Personally, I think CASEing someone's card is likely the best compliment you can pay them, especially when you have acknowledge the creator of the original design, as you have in your post!

    Fabulous colors and layering in the first card! The bit of polka dot paper is PERFECT with the note book die! I'm sure that Kay would be pleased that you were so inspired by her card!

    Second card - GORGEOUS!!! The inlaid butterfly is stunning! The placement of the sentiment...GENIUS!!!

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  14. Absolutely LOVE the "Be Amazing" card! Well, I am a sucker for butterflies ;o)

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  15. You're too funny! And this card is gorgeous! Stunning colors. AND, I like your watercoloring (yep, I scrolled). Did you see Dawn's video? It's like therapy to watch. And sure beats housework! She uses Distress Markers too.
    http://stampawaywithme.blogspot.de/2014/03/distress-ink-watercolor-part-1.html

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  16. Your first card is elegant and very lovely too! I really like how you did the DP for the leaves for the duo colored flower. Beautiful!! Your second card is really wonderful and I love how you did the inlays and the colors you chose!!

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  17. Carol I love your case of Kay's card, your's is as equally lovely! Now your butterfly is bee-utiful (sorry couldn't resist), love the inlaid die-cutting!

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  18. Oh gosh!! I did not scroll down far enough to see this post! I would have eventually seen it when I did my commenting for The Card Concept! haha! I'm seriously behind.... but WOW, I thought I was honored and thrilled with the other card and here is the full on copy!! hahaha! Oh I LOVE it Carol!! And seriously I am THRILLED to be cased by you!!! I always admire your lovely work!! I would have been thrilled for you to add this one to the challenge, but I absolutely LOVE the second one!! The inlaid butterfly die is stunning!! Beautiful work!! Thank you again Carol so much for casing my card and for your very sweet and kind words!! You made my day!! ((Hugs))

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  19. OMG seriously?!!! Whoa!! I am on my knees bowing to your amazingness!! First of all, yes, Kay's cards get me every time too - they are gorgeous! And I am loving your take on hers! Equally as stunning!! And OH MY your next card made me fall right over! The way you crafted that butterfly is beautiful, intricate and truly spectacular!!!

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  20. as you can see I am getting caught up on my commenting...I have to agree with most of your other commenters...this is just one seriously amazing card, actually both of them are amazing. Your bee card is just gorgeous and so much beautiful detail. Your case card is just as fabulous...you are one amazing card maker!

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  21. Fabulous cards!!! plagiarism or not, that's how we learn! I love the butterfly card too! Inlaying the dies is genius and what an amazing result!!

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  22. Stunning cards! I love the stitching and bloom of the first card and the "clean and layering" of the second! xxx

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  23. Sweet Carol,i am SO far behind with commenting!! :( SORRY!!
    I really try to do better!!!
    Thank you for leaving all of your sweet and amazing comments!! Each one always brings a huge smile on my face!! Thank you!!
    Your first card is so beautiful!!!! Yes,Kay is one amazing crafter and super sweet person! I was lucky enough to be on her Creative Team,when she used to be a Digital Designer! Whatever she does,turns out...well...just stunning!!!
    But the second card sure is my favorite!! ;) Of course the beautiful butterfly and i LOVE your inlay die cutting!! Looks fabulous!!
    And even though i am SO behind,thank you so much for joining us at TCC!!
    BIG HUGS,
    Cindy

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  24. Dear Carol you also the winner at the Card Concept...see you win from one to another challenge and even you change your card to the others all are adorable..Love always butterfly image and this card is no doubt to be one of the winner...yay Carol...proud of you....hugs, Monika

    PS: I put my last card under the father days card..if you like to see it..it using watches stamp...hope I can hope to your other post too...tomorrow I will try...hugs, Monika

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