Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Always You and Hello Tag...The Cutting Edge Challenge and Tag, You're It Challenge #2

Blink of an eye and I'm back...

This time, my duo of projects come about because of the amazing Jackie Rockwell's new challenges, and my, oh my, they are fabulous!

First is my take on The Cutting Edge Challenge #5, where we are invited to draw inspiration from the dazzling, ever so pretty delight created by Melania Deasy:


My card doesn't use a 'recent' purchase, but rather, some infrequently used stamps and dies that I was inspired to show some love to, based on the card that Karolyn Loncon shared as part of the DT inspiration.  My Verve flowers are happy - and  thank you ,Karolyn, for the 'spark'.  A PS 'always' die, along with a Simon Says 'you' rounded out my die elements....


Have you noticed: three cards in two posts....and nary a butterfly in sight?  Well, my wonderful, patient friends (and thank you  for indulging me my butterfly obsession, or rather OBSESSION!)...wait no more *grin*  A wee tag is up next,  inspired by the phenomenally talented Laura Bassen's gorgeous stunner over at Tag, You're It Challenge #2


Mine is just a 'plain Jane' version, with a bit of embossed honeycomb stamping, a hello die cut and, of course, butterflies - one sponged in red, a smaller one die cut in vellum....


Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!

23 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

Gorgeous card & tag! Wonderful take on Laura's tag!

wienerhoneymooners said...

YOU are amazing Miss C!!! Lovely and thanks for all of your wonderful sweet visits, too many to count and too sweet to ever thank you enough for!!!!!!!!

Kylie said...

I feel like I could just write stunning and that would sum up everything. I'm totally loving all your creations! :)

Jackie said...

Both projects are WONDERFUL! I love the clean crisp look of the first and the tag has a dreamy quality to it. Thanks for playing along with us at The Cutting Edge Challenge and Tag You're It!!!

Maureen Merritt said...

I love your card & tag! Perfect interpretations of both challenges. Thanks for playing along at Tag You're It!

Tracey McNeely said...

I absolutely adore both of your projects Carol! Your Cutting Edge is perfection and the tag you made is an excellent CASE of Laura! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the TYIC!

Happy Dance said...

I have a question about your card...where's the butterfly??!! LOL!! JK...It's stunning, and I'm guessing a winner too. Gorgeous, gorgeous and just gorgeous! I've been eyeing that stamp, and now I might have to give in and make the purchase. I. feel. my. resolve. weakening.....Your tag (whew!, butterfly) is so darn sweet. Sweet colors, awesome 'hello' and a real tribute to Laura's creation. You've rocked 'em girl! WooHoo! Bev

Anita in France said...

Gasp ... Carol, I've just sat here enjoying this glorious white-on-white-with-a-pop-of-colour simply gorgeous card ... it's stunning ... winner, winner! Your take on Laura's tag is so cute ... lovely background! Hugs, Anita :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Both, card and tag are beautiful and perfect!

KayM said...

Oh my heavenly stars lady, this is gorgeous!! You did an amazing job on this card! All the layers of die cuts is just beautiful! And I am so glad I scrolled down quickly enough to see that butterfly tag, because for just a few seconds I thought I was in some twilight zone or had gone to some Carol impersonators blog! haha! ((Hugs))

Shannon J said...

Ahhhhh, beautiful, Carol!! I adore both of these. The card is just so sharp with the white on white and perfect hits of colour. And I could not love that sentiment more!! The "always" and the "you" die cuts pair together so well! And that tag is just gorgeous! It looks iridescent and shimmery, and the blending/sponging is soft, pretty and lovely...reminds me of a beautiful sunset!

~amy~ said...

Your first card is gorgeous...love those die cut flowers! Your tag is wonderful too!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Carol. LOVE your card inspired by the cutting edge ... fabulous die-cuts and stamps. And your tag is so sweet! Great job on both. Loll xx

Kim S said...

I love those Verve poppies but every time I go over to buy them, they are out of stock. Everybody must love them! I really like the way you have built up dimension with them and with the words. It's a clean card but so much interest. The butterfly tag is so cheerful - the bit of white embossing is a lovely touch.

Brenda said...

Oh my Carol, those flowers are just so pretty!! I love how your card turned out! The way you did the sentiment is just perfect and I love the color choices you chose too. Such a beautiful and cheery card!! I also love love the tag. Your background is amazing and I love the embossed honeycomb! And who can resist those sweet butterflies?!! Love the sweet sentiment too. You my dear are such a sweetheart with that last comment you left me. You are funny too. lol Thank you for your sweet words, they are exactly how I feel about you!!! Hugs, Brenda

Lisa A. said...

This is beautiful!! LOVE:)!!

Deepti said...

These are so beautiful ! I love the beautiful flowers on ur first card and of course ur butterfly creations are way too good!

Taunya Butler said...

I always hope so fervently that I will be able to leave a comment as sweet, positive, and self-esteem building for you as you leave for others. I am just in awe at your skills - stamping and commenting!! Your card is lovely as can be and your diecuts are so perfectly planned and done. Yeah for you!! Also your tag has such a sift, yet bright, ethereal look to it. The honeycomb is gorgeous as are your beautiful, fluttering butterflies!! You are truly amazing!!! hugs - Taunya!!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Carol, this is beyond PERFECT!! I am so flattered that you were inspired by my card and am in awe of how beautifully executed your project is! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Cutting Edge Challenge - we're so glad you did!

Greta said...

Your tag is so pretty, but that card, oh my goodness--you've outdone yourself, Carol!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Wow! Gorgeous card and tag girl!

Dana said...

Wow!! Wow!!! I love these!! You are really rocking!! Just loving your cards!!! I love the flowers and colors!!! Reminds me too that i have that stamp and die set.... i need to ink it up too!!!

Marisa said...

You are on a creative roll, Carol!! Fabulous tag and way to flash the Verve poppies. Love the negative and positive die cut words on that card too. Fabulous times two :)