Monday, August 18, 2014

Two Little Roses...City Crafter Challenge #224 ~ ROSES, FUSION {Bright Floral Celebration}

A second post for this sunny Monday - and I'm 'this close' to one of the challenges closing, so I'll aim to be quick.

The in-a-nutshell review of yesterday's casino volunteering: not particularly demanding in terms of casino tasks (in our 9 hour shift, I did one chip run and my husband did four), but totally enjoyable in chatting with a few cyclists we know - also volunteering - and meeting some new ones. A couple women riders, who ride for a team sponsored by Crave cupcakes, arrived with...yes, cupcakes to share! Mini cupcakes, laced with mega icing...my husband was in his glory!  Sweet gals to bring sweet treats. Although I'm fully capable of nattering my face off for 9 hours, I didn't. My book received some attention (quite interesting!) and then, I was distracted from reading because my husband, flipping channels on the TV in our little volunteer enclosure, landed on a 'bring back the memories' show: Love Boat! I loved the Love Boat back in the day...along with Fantasy Island (Friday night excitement!), and Dark Shadows, and Knight Rider...The time, overall, passed quickly. He tootled off for his second, and final, casino shift, this morning and I stayed home, doing what I do most...

New Uniko stamps received some attention, and I created two cards that are heading off to City Crafter Challenge #224~Roses




These little roses are darling, with their sweet leaves, so I decided to give them center stage on my very simple and cas cards.  One with and one without a sentiment, just because...


I'll be back soon with some of my online Stretch Your Stamps 2 homework; some are done and ready to post, others are in various stages of completion, or incompletion...Need to finish, because the gallery in class will be closing soon! Hope you'll bear with as I share my assignments...

NOTE:  Honoured and thrilled that Julia selected my cards for Honourable Mention at FUSION. THANK YOU!!!

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



18 comments:

  1. Oh these little cards are darling Carol! I love the colorful mat dies behind them! These are some of my favorites of yours!! Glad you had fun at the Casino! I remember Love Boat and Fantasy Island very fondly! I loved Friday nights back then! ((Hugs))

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  2. I am now singing the theme song to the Love Boat, Carol!!! Somebody help me, lol! Your cards are stunning, as per usual. The colours are so vibrant and the layouts are a knock out! Great cards!! xx

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  3. Adore these, Carol!! Fabulous pops of colour against the white and love the die cut pieces. Had a flash to the past with the mention of those TV shows LOL!

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  4. These are adorable!! I Love the roses ... Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!!

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  5. Oh, these are both so sweet & pretty!

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  6. Those cards are so beautiful and sweet! You are really rockin' those challenges!
    (We are off camping today, so no comments from me for a while...

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  7. These are both lovely cards and I like the die cuts you have used behind the roses.

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  8. Both of these cards are just so cute Carol! I love the die cut you have behind those cute roses, which I must say I am just loving. I can see why you wanted to use them. You are really popping out great cards my friend! So glad the volunteering went well and OMGosh did you take me back to the day with those television shows. Merci me I loved each and every one of them and sat in front of the boob tube many nights watching them. Hugs, Brenda

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  9. Such sweet and pretty mini cards, Carol ... those cool die cuts behind the lovely roses are fabulous! Ah, TV shows from the past ... always so much fun to see them again ... and be transported! Hugs, Anita :)

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  10. Looks like Uniko goes on my wishlist! These cards are just darling, Carol! Beautifully created as always, my friend!

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  11. Ahhh LOVELY! Happy and bright and well designed and just perfect!

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  12. Well this duo is over the top SWEET.

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  13. Wow, these are beautiful! I love the clean lines and the pretty designs!

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  14. What wonderful clean designs on these! love those sweet die cuts behind the stamped panels! thanks so much for joining us in the Fusion Challenge!

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  15. Awesome cards!!! I love the white with pops of color from the stamps and dies!!! So CAS and fresh!! LOVE them!!!

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  16. Love how beautifully you used the dies on these amazing cards :) Thank you for sharing with Fusion !

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  17. Sounds like we spent our Friday and Saturday nights doing the same thing back in the day!! Remember Tattoo?!! Boss, da plane da plane!! And oh my David Hassellhoff on Knight Rider...well there's the definition of hero to zero! And I'm still trying to solve the greatest mystery of all time - how did Doc always get all the ladies on the Love Boat?!! Ok from my walk down memory lane to my walk down your beautiful garden lane, gasp, these blooms are so pretty! The sweet dies tucked in behind the panel add a fabulous punch of colour , and balance the card while still keeping it perfectly CAS! Love!

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  18. Carol these are just stunning! Sounds like you had fun at the Casino! LOL! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

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