Saturday, June 21, 2014

Thinking of You...Inspirational Challenge #59: Blue with White or Cream

Happy Saturday and especially Happy Summer Solstice!  How did it get to be the longest day/shortest night SO quickly??

Today, I'm delighted to share - and join in - with a colour challenge invitation at Inkspirational Challenge #59: Blue, with White or Cream

I admit that plenty of  hemming and hawing, puzzling and figuring, reckoning and pondering went on before I finally decided what to create...as did a whole lot of cheering and applauding when some long awaited new goodies made a most timely appearance.

Before I share my card - well, actually two - I'll pour myself a cup of coffee and peanut-butter a slice of toast while you go for a stroll over at Inkspirational.  At your destination, you'll see a fabulous card (swoon-inducing for me) by our oh-so-talented, super sweet guest designer,

Laura, hostess of LE Designs

along with the rest of the team's amazing creations using this lovely colour combination:

(who is currently tanning and relaxing on the beaches of a 
well-deserved holiday in Cyprus. Cyprus...paradise...wow)

I see you've returned, wearing mega-watt smiles at the delights and dazzles that awaited you.
Now, for my card. Before you go, though, here's a surprise: NO butterfly. I know...hard to believe, but a new winged bug has been welcomed to my flutter of butterflies (and it came with a flutter all of its own...more butterflies for me and, by extension, you!!  Hope you don't mind; they're unique and so pretty)...

Thinking of you...featuring my first time used Reverse Confetti Tag Me tags, along with my new background 'script' stamp and...the star of the show...


Dragonfly!!! It's hard to see the outline stitching - but it's there, as is some 
Wink of Stella glitter. Guess I'll have to use it again to show you more clearly...

Actually, this was my second card. The first - which I have still to send to my dad *hanging head* (I am the worst when it comes to mailing cards! I like 'personal delivery!!) - was this one.  Everything here is (ahem...) also new (shhh....I haven't shown my husband yet...)


Your turn!  Get your 'blues, creams, whites' out, create a card (or two) and join us at Inkspirational Challenges.  I'm excited to see the creativity and inspiration you'll share!

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




24 comments:

  1. Carol, love the dragonfly in the first one, and yes I do spot the stitching and the glitter, love the script on the tag!!..the second one is absolutely adorable, your dad will love it....you should link up with Card Concept's nautical theme.

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  2. Two great cards! I love the layout of the card with those cute tags and script stamps are always so pretty... And what a gorgeous dragonfly! The card for your dad is super too, such a fun masculine card with sea-feel. All the new items in your stash are brilliant! xxx

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  3. Two great cards Carol. Beautifully done on both.

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  4. Both of these cards are beautiful! I love the tags and detail on the first one. The scoring around the tag and the stitching on the dragon fly are wonderful! Little details like that are often easily missed, but they really add to the construction of a card. Gorgeous work!
    - Shauna

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  5. Wow!! You are working the dies!! I LOVE these cards!! Love the tags, one with stamped background! The layout is amazing with the tags and dragonfly and twine!! And for the second i love love love the background!! Perfect nautical card!!

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  6. Great cards and I do see the stitching. I love that script also. Greeting from sunny Cyprus. I am writing this from the su bed just as the sun is going down and the sea is shining!!

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  7. Adore these, Carol!! LOVE the double tag (isn't that die the best!) and the dragonfly die is just wonderful! Lovely touch with the twine bow too. Great anchor and chain on that striped BG.. You have wowed us with you new goodies :)

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  8. Sigh ... so many gorgeous blue hues, Carol ... your lovely libellule (isn't that just a fabulous word ... it's French for dragonfly!) is a delight, especially glistening with WOS and attired in those stunning rhinestones! Stripes ... oh my, what a fantastic background to that cool anchor and chain! Quick, buy more new goodies! Anita :)

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  9. Just gorgeous! Love the script and the twine! That dragonfly is amazing too! Both cards are fab. I'm sure your Dad won't mind getting his card late when it looks like that. :-). Hugs!

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  10. Wow, Wow, Wow!!! These cards are both just gorgeous Carol!! I love those tags on your first card and the script stamping is amazing but my favorite is the cute dragon fly!!! I so love dragon flies and this one is so pretty on those tags. You second card-and don't hang your head to far down because I'm right there with you-I made cards for my son's who are fathers and guess who forgot to give them out and didn't mail the one yet?! Yep, me-so I'm hanging my head right with you!! lol But I love, love this card. I didn't get the anchor or that background stamp set and now I'm kicking myself in the butt. lol I guess I will have to go back and get it sometime. Both cards are amazing and so fabulous!!! I love them both! Thank you for you sweet comments about me, I have to laugh cause you have me pretty high and my DIL's don't think of me the way you do! lol I do tend to be more outspoken or as one of my son's says, I'm opinionated. Oh well at least everyone knows where I stand on things. Hugs to you sweet Carol, I hope you are enjoying your weekend!! Brenda

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  11. Beautiful cards! I love the nautical influence. Great use of that Wink of Stella pen, too. I just started using that myself recently and have been really impressed with the delicate shine that they provide. Awesome, isn't it! Thanks gorgeous the inspiration!

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  12. Two amazing cards Carol, resplendent in these gorgeous shades of blue! The dragonfly is great...and yes, I see the stitching! I'm totally swooning over your sproinky bow and the angled tags! Great design!

    Card number two - wow - the PERFECT father's day (or guy b-day) card ever! I love the rustic strips - is that a stamp - if so, which one? And that anchor & chain die is a must have (Silhouette just can't compare to the crisp cut of a die!). I adore the wee bits of bling you added to anchor!

    Amazing attention to some mighty fine details on these two cards! You are on fire girlfriend! Looking forward to seeing more!

    BTW - Card Concept Challenge is "Nautical"....your second card - perfect fit!

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  13. Two fabulous blue and white cards - love all the layering on the first, gorgeous. Love the stripy background and nautical theme of the second. I ,also, make my cards on time, then forget to send them!

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  14. Oh I'm just like you! I have been on a terrible spending spree lately! I had three boxes come in the mail yesterday and dh saw them and asked what they were.... I mumbled....very small and quietly.... stamps..... He just said, "I don't know where you put all this stuff"... heheh! LOVE your cards! It's not a butterfly, but it has wings and it's gorgeous! The tag is fabulous too! Love your nautical Father's day card! Get that in the mail! heheh! ((Hugs))

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  15. I am terrible at sending cards in the mail. I have a bunch of addressed mailed labels sitting here on my desk and all I have to do in sign a few cards and drop them in the mailbox! Why do I keep putting it off! You dragonfly die cut is fabulous and love seeing all the RV goodies, I find their dies so trendy. Beautiful script background too!

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  16. Dear Carol all are adorable...wooowww I love the combo of blue and white and great shape you choose I loovee this first one that I see at Inkspirational challenge. and the second one really manly...you NEVER MADE A BAD CARD sweety all are Adorable.....I am sorry still busy with MIL no card at my Blog...hope you are doing well and healthy...big hugs from Munich...Monika

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  17. Love the color combo & will try to play along. You are amazing--every card you make is wonderful! I really love the second one!

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  18. Eeeeeek!! I knew these stamps would be gorgeous from the moment you told me about them, but OMG they are gorgeous way beyond my imagination!! And ooooooh weeeee the cards you've created with them - stunning!! You've taken "gorgeous" up about a thousand notches with your brilliant and gorgeous design! Jaw.still.hanging.open!!!

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  19. Both are wonderful!. I'm a huge fan of that tag set - LOVE the shape - and I love that you have made it the star of the small square card, second only to the sweet dragonfly! And the big anchor with the nautical-look stripes are perfect together (personal delivery is the best!!)

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  20. Fabulous...both cards are just fabulous and I love your sweet little layered dragon fly, so beautiful and it looks amazing on those RC tags, those have to be the best tag dies made and really show case your sweet dragonfly. I love your nautical card too, that chain hanging off the anchor is just the perfect way to finish off your fabulous card.

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  21. These are both simply stunning. Could you tell me the make of the anchor die please, I couldn't spot mention of it in your post. It looks terrific!
    Thanks
    Chrissie

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  22. These are absolutely amazing. Love them. I would love to know where that chain die came from, if it is a die. LOVE It!!!

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  23. C - your cards are beautiful - definitely digging on the dragonfly card with that script tag background - so pleasing to the eye!! And the second card has a touch of whimsy to it and I always like the nautical theme!! You would be proud - I created a card for this challenge this morning!! Have a day as filled with sunshine as you are!!!

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  24. Carol, I LOVE LOVE LOVE these cards. Both are so very unique and beautiful. The dragonfly one is just SO my kind of card. I adore tags on a card, background script stamps and that dragonfly…..you've got me swooning!!! Was delighted to be guest designer. Thank you for introducing me to inspirational and also shaker cards!! xx

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