Friday, April 10, 2015

More *Happy* Cards...Less Is More #218~Colour Challenge, Happy Little Stampers April Sketch Challenge, AAA Cards #36~Easter Colours

Happy Friday!

The week has gone quickly, but holy moley: glad for Friday. Added bonus: early dismissal, so I'll be (hopefully - a mega-task landed on my desk yesterday that needs to be completed. Going in early...) sashaying my way out the door by early afternoon.  No major weekend plans, aside from a day-long meeting (two hour drive away) to meet with bike-racing officials about the upcoming season. Excited! The racing begins in just over a month...and then 'that's that' with  a whole bunch of our weekends between May and November! Nothing like standing on the side of the road for hours on end, clipboard and stopwatch in hand *grin*...

Today, two cards, carrying on with the *Happy* theme...

First, for Less is More #218~Colour Challenge: Predominately Black, is a black floral embossed background, a pop of paint chip yellow and one big "happy"...


Second, for Happy Little Stampers April Sketch Challenge


, a burst of colourful explosions (Winnie and Walter everything once again). I offset the black happy die cut onto two white layers...had to see in my photo, but it's there...really!


NOTE: Thrilled and honoured to be selected one of the winners over at AAA Cards. THANK YOU!!

Sharing this over at AAA Cards #36~Easter Colours






Time to get the show rolling...wishing you all a fabulous Friday!

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


32 comments:

~amy~ said...

Definitely happy. Love both of your cards!

Tracey McNeely said...

The black embossed background is amazing--so striking! I love the coloured bursts on your second card! I received your wonderful happy mail yesterday, it is on my desk to look at while I craft, you are such a sweetheart!

Loll said...

Two fabulous cards Carol. The embossed black with the pop of bright yellow is awesome. LOVE the rainbow-coloured bursts on your second card. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

Terry said...

OMG! I'm so happy I foundyour blog. Keep up the great work! Terry:)

KayM said...

Oh these two cards just ooooze happiness! I LOVE the black embossed background with the bright yellow butterfly! A really wonderful combination of texture and colors! And all the bright burst behind the happy die are just delightful! Enjoy your weekend! ((Hugs))

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Love that little strip of white from the paint chip on your butterfly. Love the black embossed background and I do love that happy die! The AAA Easter colors card is a wonderful departure from - Easter! Love those happy bursts of spring colors - a very happy card indeed!!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

BTW, I am so HAPPY that you played at AAA cards. Please come again and again!!!!

Brenda said...

I think you will be back in your element with the clipboard and stopwatch in your hand Carol! lol I know your hubby will be to once he gets upon that bike! I love, love both of your cards, they are both unique and beautiful. I still haven't gotten me any paint chips yet, I always forget when we go in. Gotta remember to do that because I love the pops of color from them. Enjoy your weekend!! Hugs, Brenda

maria f. said...

Such beautiful bursts of color on your rainbow card. Certainly makes me "happy". Hope you had a nice Easter and that Spring has sprung.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

LOVE that shape stamped in all those colours! Wow! it POPS!

Marisa said...

You have made that Happy sentiment shine :) Nothing better than being able to do something that give you joy.

Monika Reeck said...

woooww I love your black and yellow butterfly card miss C
and the other card CLEVER way to used that sketch from HLS
awesome made as always Miss C
Wish you like to visiting me today is my Birthday LOL
I am getting 24 today oopss wrong...typpo...
I am so happy getting some goodies (die cut papers from some friends) and Cards from USA, Australia, Slovenija..wish i can touch your card too Miss C
Thanks for adding me in Facebook
wish we can stay in contact
hugs
Monika

Chrissie said...

Great cards, the black with the touch of yellow really pops!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous pair of cards Carol! Love your sweet yellow butterfly against that black background, such a stunning look!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You rocked both of the challenges! I am partial to the AAA -Thanks for joining in!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

2 fantastic cards Carol and I'm so thrilled you've played along at both AAA cards and Less is More this week. Can't pick between the cards as each is perfect in it's own right. Thanks so much. Sarah x

Susanne Vargas said...

Love both of your happy cards - the one with the paint chip butterfly and especially the colorful burst one!
Have a great weekend!

Pam said...

Wow! Great cards! Those rainbow bursts are positively gorgeous and the black embossed card is stunning. Happy, happy!

Geri said...

Wow...talk about dynamic!!! One because of the stunning black background, the other with the 'brilliant bursts of colors (I can hardly wait for my neon inks to arrive!). Sounds like you two will be 'gearing' up for a busy, busy racing season! Makes me break out in a sweat just thinking about it!

BTW...I'm calling Winner, Winner....

Jane said...

Gorgeous cards both of them! Loving the bright happy colours of the second one and that oversized sentiment is just perfect. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.

Anita in France said...

These are both singing 'happy' loud and long, Carol ... gorgeous sunny yellow butterfly against that lovely texture ... and all those rainbow star bursts ... so delicious! Hugs, Anita :)

Jeanne said...

Excellent cards, Carol! I like the boldness of the embossed black with the pop of the bright and happy yellow. And well, yes, the butterfly! I also adore the colorful stars on the second one. Hope you made excellent progress on the project that landed in your lap. Hope you enjoy the upcoming racing season. :)

Bobby said...

Wow! Embossing the black was such a great idea, Carol. It looks magnificent! Those colorful bursts are perfect for the HLS sketch.

Happy Dance said...

Dang girl! Your cards are most certainly happy! LOVE the black embossing and yellow (is that a paint chip?) butterfly. So sweet and so you! And your "exploding" happy card is fantastic. Love those bright colors and all that lovely white space. Sa-wheet!!! In from the flower beds for today. I've got two small ones left that I'll work on after church tomorrow. It's good to be outdoors once again. Have a great weekend and regards to your mom. Bev

Barb Ghig said...

You've been a busy girl...Two fabulous cards, Carol! There's nothing like black and white with a burst of bright yellow...so striking, and I love the texture with your embossed background! I also love your rainbow of colors and how you grounded your 2nd card with the black sentiment! Great job, my friend!

Deborah Frings said...

Love the rainbow of stars! So bold and so pretty!

Dana said...

Fabulous cards!! So bold and graphic!! Love them!!

Greta said...

Oh what fun & beautiful cards, Carol--love them both!

Taunya Butler said...

I am "burst"ing with pride over these two cards - they both make me feel very happy!! Love the bright yellow popping off the black embossed background!! And the bursts of beautiful, fun color on the second one also make me HAPPY!!! 2 really awesome cards!!!

Kylie said...

wow! Carol, two AMAZING cards. Love them both!!! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Asha said...

The black and yellow is so dramatic... it's forcing me to me happy against my will! LOL. And dare I be unhappy when faced with an explosion of colours? Heck no!
hugs, Asha

Bobby said...

Congratulations on your win over at AAA, Carol.