Thursday, February 26, 2015

Donuts and Butterflies...The Paper Players #233~Sketch from Sandy, Curtain Call~Donut Delight, STAMPlorations Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #28

Hello all...

Truly a fly-in, fly out post, to share two cards...

Here's the first, with a  butterfly (yes...another one), and my new wood grain stamp, embossed in white, followed with a sponge-fest..


NOTE: Honored and thrilled to be Shannon's choice for a "Cut Above"! Thank you ever so much!

The Paper Players #233~Sketch from Sandy


And, just for a little something different....SURPRISE!  Water-coloured donuts...yayyy!! (Gahhh...missed the link-up by *this much*! Silly me!!)


This no-calories card is off to Curtain Call~Donut Delight




ETA: Also adding to STAMPlorations Anything Goes Challenge (thanks for the reminder, Becca!)


Another late work evening for my husband (big biathlon events begin tomorrow), so dashing off to deal with dinner duties...

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


28 comments:

papayoung said...
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Wei said...

Both pretty cards! Love gorgeous background of first one, and the watercoloring donuts of second. Thank you for sharing at STAMPlorations.

Jeanne said...

Both cards are so lovely and colorful, but I must confess my eye is really drawn to the butterfly card. I adore what you have done with the background. It looks so, so pretty! And then the inking on the butterfly, too! Absolutely beautiful. Don't get me wrong, those donuts look tempting and delicious, but my love for butterflies apparently is stronger than the pull of a donut. :) Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend. Hope your hubby does well!

Carole said...

Mmmmmm scrummy......love that background on the butterfly card.......really zingy and 'happy'. As for the donuts...makes me hungry....time for lunch here! two brilliant cards you busy thing...you make me feel I am rushing around with you!..... take care. xx

LeAnne said...

Beautiful butterfly...your details on this card are just delightful! Love the multicolored background and how you carried it over into your butterfly! Thanks for sharing this at the Paper Players this week!

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! That is one gorgeous butterfly, Carol! I love how you blended your inks to achieve such rich colors and your woodgrain background is so pretty! I'm in love with your yummy donuts, too...such beautiful water coloring, and your sentiment is perfect! Two beautiful cards!!!

Debbie Mageed said...

So pretty and bright! Love your sponge-fest over white embossing and the butterfly is stunning. Thank you for playing along with the Paper Players' sketch challenge this week.

Susanne Vargas said...

Love your sponged background and butterfly! And the donuts look so delicious (great job on the watercoloring, btw) they make me hungry!

I Card Everyone said...

Loving every wing and crumb, c... water-colored donuts? Who knew? Maybe they have those at Krispy Kremes?
=] Michele

Darnell J Knauss said...

OMW, Carol, your butterfly woodgrain design is now my favorite card you've made! It's really magnificent in every way and so a winner!! Hugs, Darnell

Marisa said...

That butterfly card is fabulous! Love the embossed and sponged BG!! Congrats on your Pink Elephant win too!!!

Brenda said...

OMGosh, that butterfly card is amazing Carol! I love that wood grain stamped background, you did a fabulous job with the inking of it. And the butterfly, so stunning. I have to say those donuts look amazing as well. You are on a roll with this watercoloring thing! Hugs, Brenda

Bobby said...

I love that woodgrain stamp and the butterfly perched on the circle, Carol. And I must say your donuts look good enough to eat.

Dana said...

Oh my fabulous cards!! I LOVE the woodgrain stamp and the thanks sentiment!! And the donuts!?!?! How cute are they!!

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my....I would like 2 dozen of those yummy looking doughnuts, they are just so good looking, I can almost smell them! Your butterfly card is so pretty too, love the wood grain.

KayM said...

Ooooh I don't know which one to talk about first!! They are both so beautiful! I love love the wood grained stamp on the first one!! So fabulous how you blended the ink! The donuts, how absolutely adorable!! And colored so cutely!! These are both just fun fun fun! Have a wonderful weekend my friend! (hugs)

Greta said...

Love your cards, Carol! Never thought of sponging colors on woodgrain--looks really neat!

Gail Townsend said...

Gorgeous cards, love the beaut early one, that background is fab. Gail xx

Kim S said...

Absolutely stunning colors on your butterfly and background! Your donuts are making me hungry as I'm sitting here trying to eat a healthy breakfast. LOVE the sentiment treatment on the donut card.

Asha said...

Such yummy colours, Carol. The butterfly isn't yummy, of course but the citrus woodgrain bg sure is. And dont get me started on those doughnuts... sigh...
hugs, Asha

Taunya Butler said...

First of all, forgive me while I pause at commenting and go and fetch myself a donut!! You have made my moth water for one with your completely gorgeously watercolored delights!! I love the style and design of that card - so sorry you missed the link up - your card is truly yummy!!! As for the first card with that awesomely sponged embossed beautiful background!! Oh. My. Goodness. so in love with the colors and the way this card just stands out in such a stellar way!! The butterfly is incredible and the way this card is designed is simply lovely as well!!! All around EYE-PLEASING post and a feast for these eyes that have missed seeing your creations!!! Doing a little catching up now that I am home and rested up a bit!!! Have a wonderful day!!!

Nonni said...

Two stunning cards, Carol! I love the fresh colors of your first card and great use of the donuts stamp in your second card! Very yummy! :) Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations!

Anita in France said...

That is a fabulous butterfly, Carol ... perfectly poised against that STUNNING sponged woodgrain background ... LOVE it! When you get the chance, could you let me know who makes that woodgrain stamp ... it's so wonderfully detailed! Mouthwatering and yummy looking doughnuts ... delicious! Hugs, Anita :)

Becca Cruger said...

Somebody is feeling bright and cheerful by the look of these cards! That butterfly is so lovely and I just LOVE the textural looking background. And those stacked donuts?!? Awesome! Thanks for playing along with STAMPlorations, too.

Monika Reeck said...

I know you are great at butterfly card miss C and this one too love that bg with woodgrain in that color
and that donnut oooh you remind me I want to join that challenge with donuts
but I guess I am late hihi its already finished right
love the bright colors on your donnut
may I have one..looks yummyyyy
hugs, Monika

Becca Cruger said...

Hello dearheart - I was looking through some of the challenge galleries over at STAMPlorations and wanted to tell you (in case you didn't already know) - If you use a STAMPlorations product in a card (like your second one) you can also link it up to the Anything Goes Challenge Gallery. They do a random prize draw for every 50 entries, so woo! http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/p/stamplorations-anything-goes-challenge.html

Loll said...

Two gorgeous cards. LOVE the rainbow of colours on your woodgrain backdrop for the beautiful butterfly. And those doughnuts look good enough to eat! :) Yummy!! Loll xx

Julia Altermann said...

Ok, I am not going to say anything about the donuts because they look so yummy they make me hungry! And that's not good because donuts and weight loss don't go together. Oh, the temptation.

And your first card is just loooooovely. I'm living my obsession with butterflies through you at the moment because I sold all my butterfly products to make room for some new ones … but I like your bright and cheerful woodgrain background best. I never considered using anything but brown for it - how boring is that! Yours is perfect.