Saturday, July 26, 2014

Thanks x 2...AAA Cards Game #12: INSPIRE, Colour Me #30: Playful

Happy Saturday! We arrived home from the last leg of our travels - visiting my husband's family - yesterday evening.  So nice to be back in the comfort of familiar surroundings...especially my crafting goodies!  I've not accomplished much by way of unpacking, though, as I'm trying to 'rearrange' my postage-stamp sized crafting area to welcome the new goodies, as well as reintegrate the 'mobile crafting unit' stuff into something better organized.  Of course, I wound up totally distracted, especially since I realized, only a short time earlier, that a challenge I *had* to enter was closing today!  Gahhh....After nearly a week of not crafting, I'm feeling a bit rusty, however, I created two projects this morning: one card and one scrapling (inspired by Vicki D's DT card), which is a first for me.

The 'must do' challenge for today comes from AAA Cards: Game 12: INSPIRE CASing Angela Maine.  How could I resist trying a take on this charming card; not only is it ever so pretty,


but her last name is the same as mine (different spelling)!  I also drew inspiration from Colour Me #30: Playful


Lacking  those specific yellow and melon ink colours, I adapted: patterned papers for the card, and Memento Inks, sponged, for the scrapling. 


The scrapling is for Colour Me only...


My husband is off on his bike (no surprise...) as he's continuing training for races this upcoming weekend: road race on Saturday, hill climb Sunday, and crit on Monday. I'll be officiating, so no standing in the feed zone for me on Saturday...and plenty of nail biting on Monday.  Should be entertaining, as always....On the plus side, the races are closer to home (in and around Calgary, just over an hour's drive away); on the not-so-plus side...we ain't in Bend *grin*

NOTE:  So very honoured and delighted that my card was selected as the Challenge winner at AAA Cards. THANK YOU immensely!

NOTE:  THANK YOU to Joanne over at Colour Me for selecting my dragonfly scrapling as a Colour Me...Honourable Mention!  Honoured and delighted!

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



32 comments:

  1. Love your card! Thanks so much for playing at AAA Cards this week.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Well, of course, making cards and entering challenges are more important than unpacking or organizing! I am glad you took a break from it to make those two beauties!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Well my goodness Carol! Your card and tag are gorgeous and your case is outstanding! What an inspiring card you have created and thank you so much for getting it in on time for AAA Cards this week!

    ReplyDelete
  4. It's hard to keep up with you, Carol! I wish I had just an iota of your energy! You wouldn't even notice it was missing, but, boy, would it make a difference in my life! This card and tag card are BRILLIANT takes on Angela's creation and total winners in my book!! Hugs, Darnell

    ReplyDelete
  5. These are awesome, Carol! Love your take on the card and the colours are fab. Love the dragonfly! I was working on a butterfly idea the other day in my craft room and I thought of you. :-). Your love of butterflies I believe, is known throughout blog land! LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Gorgeous card Carol, love your tag too, Cathy x

    ReplyDelete
  7. Amazing and amazing! Don't know how you manage to keep up with all your lovely creations and all the activities and travel in your life.. I'm with Darnell; can I have just a smidge of your energy?! So when do see the little ones? Love your design and colors here. That gold rocks! Your creations are brilliant my friend. : ) Bev

    ReplyDelete
  8. Carol...I am going to have to quote Bev, "amazing and amazing"! Both your card and tag are just so beautiful and I love your use of butterflies. You totally rocked the colors too, such a sweet way to say thank you! Sounds like you and your hubby had a wonderful trip and even more fun reorganizing your new craft supplies. You will have to post a photo showing all your new goodies....enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Those bright colours look great against the black - the pretty butterflies look ready to fly away!
    BTW thanks for all the lovely comments you left me on my blog. I wish I was as good at keeping up as you are!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh my, both of your cards are so very wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Both are beautiful, Carol!!! Congrats on the win!!!

    Greetings from Africa!!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Two fabulous cards!!!! Love them both!

    ReplyDelete
  13. STUNNING creations Carol!!! Great idea to organize a mobile craft supply~thank you for your sweet visit it brightened my day :)!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love the one with tag its adorable and elegant Miss C I think I must CASE ing this it is really what I love to try...dont Worry I will tell you if I put on my Blog and give you credit too..

    Carol I wanna say CONGRATULATIONS on the winning of the Challenge on AAA card challenge your card using Angela Card as Inspiration really stunning...I love the dots in black and the all butterflies...GREAT idea and ADORABLE card...congrats and doing happy dance for you..

    I am not going around at Blog land sweety not easy if mother in law living with you no time for your privat hobby but I will managed my Monday Post on...Hope you like to visiting me again sweety I miss your encouragement words really...(not lie) hope you have a great weekend..

    Hugs,
    Your Monika

    ReplyDelete
  15. Ooooooh these are just stunning! Wowza! I love love the one with the black paper at the top and the row of butterflies! Oh that is quite magnificent! The one with the tag and dragon fly is lovely too! Glad you are home and back in your crafty space! Congratulation on your win and good luck to the hubby! :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Goodness, Carol, I'm so far behind that you go ahead and win at AAA even before I've had chance to get here! Congratulations, my friend ... this is a truly striking and delicious card! Hugs, Anita :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. What lovely cards Carol - that CAS dragonfly thank you card is just gorgeous! I love all the die cut elements and it combines the challenge colours perfectly. Thanks for joining us over at Colour Me...! this week.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Glad that you are back home safe and sound Carol. I know it must feel good but be a little bittersweet too cause we always hate to see vacation come to an end. On the plus side glad you are finding homes for all the new crafty goodness you found and got to get in on the challenge before it closed. Now about your card.....I just love it!! Love the paper, love the colors, love, love the butterflies and of course love the thank you die. Congrats on your card being chosen as the challenge winner - no surprise there! I also want to wish your hubby luck on his next races and of course to you too and I hope it's not to much of a nail bitter! Hugs, Brenda

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi Carol. So glad to hear you are back home safely and you've had a wonderful time away. Doesn't look like you're rusty at all!! :) Two beautiful cards (have never made one from a scrapling before, but must give it a try. Those colors are delicious and you've used them perfectly. I especially love the curve of the first card with the butterflies and the embossed background - lots of fun and texture. Your dragonfly is GORGEOUS! Love how you've sponged the body with the two colors. Loll xx

    ReplyDelete
  20. Beautiful cards, love the second one with the tag and dragonfly. Well done on both.
    Carole

    ReplyDelete
  21. Congrats on your win! And the colours looks great and the curved line is really different, I love it x

    ReplyDelete
  22. Congratulations on your win, C! You'll take this industry by storm. What can I say that I haven't already said - your colour choices are fantastic. I love the designs. Ah, just love everything about them.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Love your take on the sketch and the color combo, C! Both your projects are wonderful! Thank you for playing along with us at Colour Me…! this week!

    Julia
    CMCC Design Team

    ReplyDelete
  24. I knew you would win!!! Congrats on your win at AAA, it is one amazing card.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Absolutely LOVE that butterfly card!!! The black and gold is stunning and the pops of pink - perfection!! Need my mailing address wink, wink LOL! GREAT tag too! Sure your hubby was glued to the tube watching the Tour too. Great last few days.

    ReplyDelete
  26. WOW! Gorgeous cards :) I just LOVE the dragon fly!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to share with us this week at Colour Me...! Really hope we will see you back again soon :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Uh, WOW!!!!!!!! Gorgeous cards! But the tag card is my favorite!!! I love the black and gold (and just the right touches of gold too!!!) The dragonfly is gorgeous!!! I LOVE i!!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Gorgeous creations, as always, Carol! Congrats on another win--no surprise!

    ReplyDelete
  29. These are so very stunning and congratulations on ur wins, u had to win after all ur cards are so amazing :)

    ReplyDelete
  30. There is no sign of rusty here - none at all!! And this can not be disputed!! Two cards, two wins!! CONGRATS!! Absolutely no surprise though, I mean just look at these - they are simply stunning!! LOVE the colours and how you combined them! Your shading is expert in the scrapling and oh man, the dimension and texture in the card is fabulous!!
    SO good to talk today...sure you don't want to move out here so we can do that over tea once a week (or twice...!!)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Well deserved Miss C!!! CONGRATS, CONGRATS CONGRATS!!!!

    ReplyDelete