Wednesday, February 24, 2016

You Are Beautiful and Amazing.. Just Us Girls #331, Pinterest Inspired February Challenge, STAMPlorations Anything Goes, Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Anything Goes

Hello again,

Getting straight to the cards this time...

On stage first, inspired by Just Us Girls #331,


is this Flight of Fancy butterfly from CB...


Next on the runway, with colour ideas drawn from Pinterest Inspired February Challenge (had to play ,because my sweet friend Leigh is now on the DT! Yayyyy!)
is this...


Yes...I'm a goofball, but...I did my best to sponge the seahorse with several shades of blue along with a bit of green, brought the yellow in with my three wee gems (dang shadows!), created a lightly stenciled 'bubbly ocean' for him to swim through and finished him all up with a sparkly coat of Wink of Stella.  Hope my 'connections' are kinda-sorta evident.  Seahorses are very cool!

My background stencil and sentiment are from STAMPlorations, so I'm heading to their Anything Goes challenge,


as well as Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Anything Goes

Okay, enough of me! Time to make supper for my husband, who will be heading east (Manitoba) early tomorrow morning.  Another on my own-some weekend...CRAFTING TIME (oops...didn't mean to say that so loudly *grin*)

Thank you for spending time with me today; your visit brings me joy!





26 comments:

Suzanne Toms said...

I love this. Is the seahorse a stamp or a stencil?

Rose said...

Your butterfly is so pretty with those gorgeous 3 colours. I love your seahorse & stencilled background & how you have managed to incorporate the colours from the inspiration. Beautifully done!

debby4000 said...

Love both your beautiful cards but that butterfly is gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Anita in France said...

Beautiful butterfly in all it's blue hues, Carol ... and that seahorse ... swoon ... I'm smitten ... it's gorgeous! Yep, seahorses are very cool! Hugs, Anita :)

Carole said...

Two fabulous cards Carol......but then nothing less than fabulous is always what we see from you! I think that butterfly is simply gorgeous...do like the sea horse too! Hugs xx

Carole said...

Two fabulous cards Carol......but then nothing less than fabulous is always what we see from you! I think that butterfly is simply gorgeous...do like the sea horse too! Hugs xx

Kylie said...

Wowzers! I'm loving me these cards. Super pretty and beautifully designed. xx

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness, Carol! That first card is stunning with that gorgeous butterfly on display. Such pretty blues! I like that text stamp behind it and the sentiment, well that is one lovely sentiment. :) Who wouldn't be touched receiving this beauty. And the second card. What a fantastic looking sea horse. I think they are among the most elegant and fascinating creatures ever. Your stenciled seahorse is magnificent! I am absolutely smitten with your stenciling. It looks fantastic. And the background stenciling? Perfection. You, my friend, have outdone yourself here, that is for sure! Big hugs!! And thanks for the inspiration! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Stunning use of the colors on this exceptionally balanced card! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!!

Happy Dance said...

Super-de-duper, my friend. Not one, but two fantastically beautiful cards. LOVE the buttery-fly with his pretty texty panel, and what a sweet little seahorse. Great stenciling and sponging. Gorgeous designs. Love these. xoxo Bev

Susanne Vargas said...

Your butterfly card is so pretty and that sponged seahorse with the softly stenciled background is out of this world!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous. I love the spectrum of blues. Stunning.

Ina G said...

Beautiful butterfly card. So simple but stunning. Love the other cards as well. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Us Girls this week. You rocked our blue toned colour challenge.

Geri said...

DH is off to Estevan for an Old Timer's Hockey tourney this weekend so it will be just me and the kitties watching curling and crafting! Whoo-hoo! ...did I say that too loudly too?

Two awesome cards! The butterfly is gorgeous and looks so cool with the block of script! The seahorse is AMAZING...especially the gorgeous 'bubbly' ocean that you created! Yep, two more stunners pal!

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous butterfly! Thrilled that you joined us the week over at Just Us Girls for color week!

Brenda said...

Wow, what beautiful cards Carol! I love your butterfly, but it is that seahorse card that steals the show! Seahorses are amazing, so the seahorse is perfect with that sentiment! Love the colors you have sponged him in, he just looks amazing! Hugs, Brenda

Joyce said...

Two beautiful cards, Carol. Love all the pretty colors you've got today. And, that seahorse--just amazing.

Pam said...

Love these cards! Those colors are so beautiful.

I Card Everyone said...

Both cards are gorgeous, c ... with your new love of stencils, I thought when I read the Christmas Muse poem was introducing YOU! I LOve the bubbly surroundings of your fab sea-horse - but my heart belongs to the butterfly - swoon!
=]

Deborah Frings said...

Wow! Stunning work! xx

Kylie said...

Oh I have missed seeing all the lovely things you create and these two cards are no exceptions! Love the shades of blue you have used - so pretty! Both cards are simply beautiful!

Greta said...

Gorgeous butterfly & such a fun seahorse card, Carol! I know it's not easy having hubby gone, but hopefully you can enjoy being crafty to pass the time!

Shelly said...

These are beautiful!! And I love the blues!

Bobby said...

Both cards could have gone into both challenges, Carol. They are lovely works of nature in blue.

Petra Swart said...

What a fabulous butterfly and stunning seahorse, Carol!!! I really like the script bg on the first card and the very soft blue sea for the seahorse!!! The colours are so beautiful!!! Both of these are simply wonderful!!!!
Hugz

Marisa said...

You used that colour graphic perfectly for both cards! Loving that butterfly one :)