Monday, March 9, 2015

Guest Designer for TPE #289~Shaped Cards, Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Special Lady/Girly, Just Add Ink #253

Happy Monday and welcome once again to my second guest designer appearance for The Pink Elephant Challenge #289~Techniques.  
This week, it's all about strutting your 'shapes' to create a card that has some curves, swerves, folds or...whatever you can dream up. As the cliche says: think outside-the-box, go outside the lines, stretch beyond the rectangles and square...Okay, okay. Stopping now...


I'm sharing a trio of curvy cards.  First is my wavy circle number, sporting some black, some grey embossing, some shiny magenta butterflies (of course *grin*) and a liberal sprinking of bling (you don't see that from me very often...)


Second are two cards using a die that arrived about two days after Valentine's Day.  Oh well, love cards are always in season, right?  I used a NBUS Memory Box stencil - modern sprinkles - for this one, along with the magenta foil, and...


my watercolour stamps for this one.


Here's the trio...

Please head over (or if you've already been, THANK YOU for coming my way) to see the creativity from

I know you'll be amazed and inspired!  Looking forward to seeing YOUR shapely shaped-cards in the TPE gallery!

Butterfly card is off to Just Add Ink #253 (swoon-inducing photos...)




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





33 comments:

  1. Such a lovely trio Carol!
    Love every one!

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  2. ooh that 3 cards are sooo lovely
    if you say Monika choose one...I will chose one with purple butterfly
    seriously
    Miss C do you still have my address
    would you please make a duplicate that card with Purple butterfly??
    Pleasee
    I will put it on my table in my office that is my fav color and sooo lovely made..hope you did not sent to someone yet...or if yes would you mind to exchange card with me miss C..
    I love that one...the other one also beautifully made..will join that challenge and congrats on being GDT there Miss C
    hugs, Monika
    Off to make soup for kiddos :)

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  3. Love these three cards of yours Carol!
    Very inspiring indeed!
    Thank You~

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  4. So very lovely, all three of them! That love die is fabulous (who makes it?) and I especially love it in the rainbow watercolor look!

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  5. Loving the shape[s] you're in! I've only made one shape other than square, or rectangle... hmmm... I'm thinking of a shape... You are so right about the photo being swoon worthy... WAIT in might just have one that would work!
    =] Michele

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  6. OHGoodness wow!! What a gorgeous trio of curvy cards! Each one is unique and so fun in it's on way! I love the bling on the first round one and the bright colors, stenciling and fun paint swooshes on the hearts is just wonderful!! Love the!! ((Hugs))

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  7. Wonderful shape cards, Carol. I'm not normally a bling girl but it looks right on that wavy circle, and I love the "love" die on the hearts. This fit perfectly.

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  8. You are SUPER creative, Carol! These three shape cards are gems! Truly lovely--each one of them! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Special Lady/Girly” Challenge!

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  9. What a lovely vibrant collection of out of the rectangle cards Carol! You really captured the depth of colours and glow of the butterfly from the inspiration photo. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

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  10. Another fabulous post of creations for your second GD, Carol! These are all sensational curvy cards!! Hugs, Darnell

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  11. Oh, these are so fun! Love all the shapes and colors! YAY for your second Guesting post!

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  12. What gorgeous cards Carol! Don't you just love that "love" die cut?! And yes, there is always room for love cards. lol I love your shiny magenta butterflies and I love your watercolor stripes and colorful stenciling. You always "wow" me with your creations! Hugs, Brenda

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  13. Congrats on another GD gig! Yep...these cards definitely have curves in the right places! You do bling well! Love the purple butterflies and really love the watercolor stamp!

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  14. Absolutely Gorgeous sweetie :0) huggles Pops x x

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  15. Beautiful cards, Carol! I especially love the butterfly one. The colours are so dramatic and I love the circle shape design. :-)

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  16. Wonderful cards, Carol. Of course, my eye is also drawn to the butterflies, but I couldn't help and be smitten with the others as well. I really like the colorful backgrounds using the stencils and swash like stamp (I think it's a stamp). Way to go on making shaped cards! Have a terrific week. :)

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  17. Congratulations on ur GD, ur shaped cards are always my favorite ! Love these beauties

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  18. Gorgeous card, Carol! The beautiful butterfly one is my favorite...love the pops of magenta! Thanks so much for another fabulous batch of cards!

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  19. Oh wow - I'm usually not much of one for shaped cards.., but that purple one had my mouth gaping!! Just amazing! And the bright little hearts are adorable. You knocked it out of the park!

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  20. Three fabulous cards, Carol! I really love your butterflies with the gentile curves of the scalloped circle, and your "Hearts' are gorgeous! I also love how you blended your inks with the stencil and the clever way you angled your water color stamps on the last card! I can't even choose a fave, as they are all so pretty! Congrats on another well deserved Guest DT spot, my friend!!!

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  21. I just love your girly cards Carol! The butterfly, the stenciling and the pretty colours! Definitely swoonworthy. Congrats Guest Designer! ♥

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  22. Wowzer! You are amazing, Carol--all 3 are wonderful creations!

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  23. Such a beautiful bunch of cards Carol. They are all so vibrant and fun. I particularly love your magenta butterflies! Thanks for joining the challenge fun at Just Add Ink this week. x

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  24. Love your shapely cards, Carol!! That heart/love with the splashes of color is outstanding!! So glad to have you inspiring us all this month at TPE! hugs, kadie

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  25. Awesome!! I LOVE them! The butterflies are fabulous and i just love the stripe heart!! Gorgeous cards!!

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  26. These are all fabulous, Carol! Love that watercolour striped heart!

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  27. Such a lovely collection of shaped cards. I do love your magenta butterflies they are so vibrant! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

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  28. Carol, your wavy circle card looks awesome - those butterflies really stand out against the neutrals. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

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  29. Oh my Carol, so many wonderful cards and I love that they are all shaped. and the backgrounds. where should I start?? I just love them!

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  30. Yay, another GD spot, Carol ... and a plethora of phenomenal shaped cards! The drama of the first, the soft sponged colours on the second ... and oh my, rainbow stripes on the third ... so blissful! Hugs, Anita :)

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  31. Hearts, circle cards and butterflies - yes, I am a happy viewer :) Adore the circle card and fun coloured hearts.

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  32. Wow - you have definitely proved your skills with shaped cards with this post here!!! Awesome and delightful us what they are!!! Love especially the heart with brightly colored brush strokes - super, super gorgeous!!!! Hugs to you!!

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