Thursday, August 21, 2014

Music x 2...CAS-ual Fridays #134, Freshly Made Sketches #150

Yes, I'm back...

Yesterday, when I should have been working on my online card class assignments, I found myself in a slump...gloomy, cold weather, rain...just all around 'blech.'  Not much happened, and then a 'ping'...and something of 'note' emerged...Happy me!

Two cards - a biggie and a mini - inspired by CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #134, where I'm playing for the first time, which is wonderful, but it's the last challenge of the year, which isn't wonderful. "Fearless Leader" Michele promises to be back with new challenges in 2015, and she does have a DT call out, so I'll be waiting, with anticipation, to see what she has in store, both challenge and product-wise.

The premise of the challenge is Tic-Tac-Toe


Here's my A2 sized card, featuring Column 1's chevrons, dots (yayy for that double-duty embossing folder) and houndstooth (I can't believe I have a houndstooth stamp! Score on  NBUS!), and now that I'm looking, it also fits Row 2's houndstooth, white and embossed elements. And maybe even Row 1...okay, okay. I'll stop pushing the boundaries.


Apologies for lighting...see my earlier weather-whine.

Freshly Made Sketches #150  inspired the layout, so I'm waltzing this card over...





Mini card next, which tic-tac-toes on the center column.  In real life, it's cute - just a little love 'note'...


Okay, back to homework...or more than likely to 'other' challenge distractions. So many good ones. Whoa, I have an eye-appointment today. Good thing I looked at the calendar...yeesh!

ETA:  I'm also entering my card at Catered Crop: Music Expressions. Thank you, Kim!!  Check out these images on the inspiration board...WOW!



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



24 comments:

  1. Love that embossing folder and the clef is wonderful in houndstooth! Sweet cards!

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  2. oh these are so pretty :) love the design and ur shaped card... wow! u r a master in that :)

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  3. I really love the BOTH the note idea is cool Carol I love love love the houndstooth one its really cool and you are rock using the sketch...great card my dear...

    We are back faster to Munich than we have planned the MIL condition more bad thats why my hubby think we better go back faster to munich...there in Baltic sea I have no internet and here in Munich I have all I can make card I have internet and I can see your blog again my sweet friend...Carol may I exchange cards with you...I would love to send my card and would love to touch your card too...hope you like my idea...hugs, Monika

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  4. Whatever you create has class!! These are FABULOUS...but I do like black and white.....and I like CAS....I like allsorts. These really are super and I like the shape of the mini one with the stitch emboss. Is that a die? Those chevrons look great on the other card, two great cards once more.

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  5. Adore these!! Any music teacher or student would love to receive these. Especially adore the first one with the the layered heart and embossed chevrons. Fabulous times two :) Sorry to hear about the rain and cold...I'm sucking the life out of our stunning summer this year and NOT looking forward to the rain beginning AT ALL as we have been so spoilled with oodles of sunshine this summer. But alas, that is why we have so much glorious green all year round :)

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  6. Oh my goodness...both of your cards are fabulous. You have an amazing way with shaped cards, just wish you lived a bit closer to give me a lesson! And your music notes, just perfect my sweet friend.

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  7. These are both lovely cards! Thanks for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  8. So fun!! Love both this fun and fabulous designs. Loll xx

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  9. Love how you've combined so much texture and pattern but it still feels CAS! So glad you joined us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  10. Oh Wow!! Two absolutely delightful cards!!!! Love the little pop of red with that black-and-white in the first card. And the second card is such a cutie. Love the shape and the sentiment. ;) I wonder why I haven't been following you yet.Love your work. Following you through email now.
    And thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog and leaving kind words on my guest designer post at Kraftzone. Much appreciated.

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  11. Oh my Carol, I am loving both of your cards! One the first one I love the houndstooth stamped note with the heart at the end! So cute!! The the embossed dotted chevrons too, that is an awesome embossing folder and of course the sentiment you used is just perfect. You tiny card is simply adorable and I love, love the sentiment on that one as well as the heart music note. Our weather must be mirror each other because we have had a dreary day here too, but not much rain. All round us got the rain, but we didn't get much. That's ok because the grass is really growing. lol I need to mow again. I hope your eye appointment went great! Hugs, Brenda

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  12. Your cards make my heart happy! Gorgeous, creative, simple and totally C! LOVE!!!! Hope your appointment went well too. hugs!

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  13. Um ... wow ... Carol, these are both fabulous! The mini, soft hued pink and grey delight is so sweet ... and your houndstooth treble clef with the embossed dotty background (one of my fave EFs) is a real stunner! Yay for pings! Hugs, Anita :)

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  14. Hey Carol! Catered Crop has a Musical Expressions challenge and these are absolutely perfect...hint, hint! LOVE your textured chevrons - such a perfect addition to this sweet and simple card! And I used the heart note on my Musical Expressions card - isn't that die just too cute??? I love it on your mini with the teeny tiny pink heart.

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  15. awwwww...these are both wonderful! Love your tic tac toe choices!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  16. These are fantastic!

    Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  17. Two really fabulous cards! I love how you used the texture for the panel of the sketch. Totally stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  18. WOW,these are both amazing,Carol! So glad to see you joining us at FMS! :)
    I love...love the embossing and the pop of the red on the first one and the shape on the second one!! You did a fabulous job sweet lady! :)

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  19. I am so grateful for the doses of inspiration I get at your blog - whether from your writings, or from the awesome ideas on your cards or even, like today, when I receive positive affirmation from a message on one of your cards!! I am going to do what makes my heart happy!! Thank you, thank you!!!

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  20. You really are amazing, Carol--fabulous work, my friend! I love them both!

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  21. Wow you are on a rook!! Awesome take on the tic tac toe challenge!!

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  22. Hey, hey!!! I'm getting caught up...well, slowly, but surely!! I just hate being behind on commenting on your sweet masterpieces! And oh my are these ever pretty little (and big!) notes!! Love all the white space on the first card, accentuated by a little punch of colour. And the shaped card is delightful! Double pings - double beauties!!!

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  23. Love your cards! Would love to know where the musical elements come from? You hit the head of the nail on this challenge...

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