Saturday, September 19, 2015

Celebrate and Thank You...Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #327~Lace, Simon Wednesday Challenge~Die Crazy, The Card Concept #39~Daisies

Hello,

My clipboard and stopwatch are packed; I'm bundled in several layers of warm clothes (including gloves), I have my 'big girl pants' on and, in a matter of minutes, I'll be heading east, down the highway (on my own...my husband is staying in town as he has work-related meetings today) to be an official at a cyclo-cross race in the 'big city' about 75 minutes away.  Last I checked, 215 riders were registered (they race in 'ability' level categories, in varying lengths of time, from 40 minutes for the new riders to 60 for the 'elite' men).  A busy day in store. Tomorrow, the same thing, except the race is here and my husband will be the 'chief' for the event, which means I have to 'do as he tells me.' Uh huh....and I do. At least as far as races go *grin*

So, before I embark on my trek, two cards to share, both inspired by Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #327~Lace.  Aren't these cupcakes classy?



Alas, I have nothing truly 'lacy' in my collection, so I zoomed in on the photo to see what other images I could focus on and also paid close attention to the variety of lovely interpretations offered by the DT..  I finally settled on using a delicate touch stenciled background (flourishes taking the place of lace) and, in the first, a silver tag with a pink daisy, as a nod to the whisper of black/silver seen in the cupcake liners and the slight hue of pink that the close-up reveal.


After making that one, it dawned on me that I have a 'lace-ish' butterfly, so I changed up the background ink to soft blue - again seen in the photo - and shimmery silver butterfly (it looks black, but it's not) with a vellum undercoat.  


The pink clean & layered daisy card will go to the gallery at The Card Concept #39~Daisies



and both will join Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Die Crazy



That's it...I'd best skedaddle!  Have a marvelous Saturday!

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



32 comments:

  1. Oooh both cards look amazing, Carol! You've done extremely well considering you don't own any lace themed products. I think that butterfly would qualify though. You do an excellent job interpreting and making do with whatchagot! Adore the soft colors and the gentle feel on your cards. Have fun this weekend. Hugs!!

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  2. both cards are lovely Carol - especially the butterfly one with the soft blue background

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  3. Both such lovely cards Carol!! The the coloring of your flower, so pretty!! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!:)

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  4. Lovely take on both. Have a great weekend of races :)

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  5. love your butterfly card and the font of the die cut sentiment - thanks for sharing your project at Cupcake Inspirations - Hugs, Tanja

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  6. these are just wonderful Carol. I do exactly the same with photos, if I don't get an idea first off, zoom and zoom! You rocked this and so please you joined The Card Concept. Plus don't tire yourself out too much this weekend x

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  7. Wow! These are really stunning creations!! I love the delicate look of the butterfly on your second card! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at {Cupcake Inspirations}! Hope you will play again! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT Sweetie

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  8. c... I LOve your soft, delicate, ethereal stenciling!!! Oh they are both just gorgeous! Stay warm, be safe, have fun!!
    =]

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  9. This is such a delicate and beautiful butterfly! Nicely done! Thanks so much for sharing at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

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  10. Your pink daisy card is wonderful with the softly stenciled background! Your butterfly card is light and delicate with the silver, vellum, and stenciling! Fabulous!

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  11. Two classy and elegant cards Carol! Good eye with the silver/black cupcake liners! I never noticed it until I read your post! Beautiful soft colors in the daisy and background of your first card and stunning, simple elegance on your second card. I bet the butterfly looks gorgeous in for real life!

    Have fun officiating this weekend :)

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  12. These are gorgeous! The silver makes these both so elegant!

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  13. Wonderful cards so beautiful and Carol-ified!!! You are marvelous and you add such great finishing touches to your cards that make them so delightful to behold!! I am such a HUGE fan of yours but I really need to let you know that I won't be around in the bloggy world for the next 10 days - I am taking a much needed break - so except for already written and scheduled Design Team posts I will not be around and that includes commenting!! Please know that it is nothing personal!! But I am excited because when I come back I will be celebrating my 4 year Blogaversary with lots of giveaways all during October!! I did leave some details about that on my blog!! Hope the rest of your September is beautiful and that you keep happy!!! Hugs!!!

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  14. Hope it went well! Soft, beautiful cards!

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  15. Well I hope you made out okay on your busy busy weekend Carol! Love both cards, the first one with it subtle colouring and the second with that fabulous lacey butterfly. I am sorry that I have not been around visiting, rather than reverse two months I am starting fresh today. Fingers crossed I can keep up! ~hugs

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  16. Gorgeous cards - love the hint of pink on your daisy...makes a change from the usual yellow and the soft background is so elegant!

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  17. Hi Carol...your cards are just sensational!! I've been cruising up and down your blog and loving every minute of it. Just wanted to pop in and say thank you so much for the very kind and encouraging comment you left on my blog for the Candy Corns. I'm so glad they made you happy. :)
    Big hugs to you and it was nice to 'meet' you too.
    Lisa x

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  18. These are both breathtaking, Carol ... lovely soft hint of pink on the daisy one ... and oh my, that silver butterfly with the vellum undercoat, against the soft touch of blue ... swooning, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

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  19. Ooooh, both cards are fab, Carol. The butterfly is so elegant and I like the pink on the fist card...just the right pop of colour. LOVELY!
    hugs Asha

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  20. Beautiful cards!!
    Sounds like you've been busy again...Hope the races went good?! :)

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  21. Beautiful! I love the coloring of your pink flower with the soft background! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

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  22. I'm behinder again. Again. How in the world does that happen??? Especially when such pretty cards are waiting to be commented on??!! Soft, subtle pastely colors, lacy, flowery, fluttery; all good things making for gorgeous cards. Hope the races went off without a hitch. Miss you. Bev

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  23. Love your delicate stencilling. Two lovely cards.

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  24. Your cards are really pretty....love the soft colored backgrounds with a touch of silver.

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  25. Two really GORGEOUS cards, Carol! I love the intricate butterfly, and the bloom is stunning...especially with the silver tag...WOW!
    I hope you had a great weekend...so sorry for my late visit!

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  26. How did the bike racing go?? Hope you didn't freeze to death!!! Both of your cards are so pretty. Your first card is so stylish and love how you created that focal point of the flower. And that butterfly certainly does have a lacy effect to it and it looks fabulous against that soft blue background. You blow me away with each of your posts you know, you have so many amazing ideas!!!!

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  27. Gorgeous cards Carol - so pretty.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  28. So beautiful and so very soothing to the eyes :) love these!

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  29. No need for lace when you can make such a lacy looking background with your stencils, Carol. Both cards are wonderful but I especially love that butterfly.

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  30. I am so far behind.....You are probably already back from your trip. Both of these cards are so very pretty. Really love the partial close up of the flower in the first card. Isn't it so interesting how inspiration can take so many different turns?

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  31. Wow...Carol, both of your cards are so beautiful. Love the elegant look you created with both of them. Wishing you a fabulous weekend.

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  32. Beautiful! Such pretty and elegant cards, clever lady!

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