Sunday, April 24, 2016

Flowers...CASology Week #194~Mom, Pinterest April 2016 Challenge, Just Add Ink #308~"Just add M", Crazy 4 Challenge #333~Flowers

Hello,

Okay, so I pretty much turned around and the weekend has vanished! In fact, I made but one...ONE!...card!  Pent-up creativity happening, I tell you!

Anyway, two cards to share quickly today.  The first features my brand spanking new Layered Lily from Altenew. In love!  Warmly welcomed into my collection (along with two other sets, ordered from a local crafting gal I recently found...woo hooooo!) and showcased for this week's CASology Week #194~Mom


Nothing brand-spanking-new about my design, but oh, what a pretty lily it is!

NOTE:  Honoured and delighted that my card received a CASology Honourable Mention. Thank you, Ardyth!!

My second is my non-water-coloured (tried, epic failures. epic not doing this!) card for the Pinterest April 2016 Challenge


I used a trio of floral rubber stamps from So Suzy, stamped them in the inspiration image colours, added a fabulous N&T Hello...and called it done.  Makes me inky happy (as compared to water-colour wailing!)

Also sending my cards to various challenges, where they fit:

Just Add Ink #308~"Just add M"



We've had a blustery, cloudy, rainy cool weekend...and I don't mind.  Rain needed...and then, the rainbows will come!

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



33 comments:

  1. Oh wow--that is a gorgeous lily & so is your card! Beautiful stamping for the hello card--no need to watercolor! Wishing you a great week, Carol!

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  2. Ya know what they say... if at first you don't succeed... I had to go watercolor-y with this inspiration photo, but your delicate flowers in those tones are totally delightful surrounding that sweet "hello".

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  3. Super cards Carol. Know what you mean about the weekend, where did it go?
    After a week of blue skies yesterday saw the weather break, don't mind April showers but they are forecasting snow later in the week!! :)

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  4. Beautiful cards, Carol! Wonderful color choices that bring on the smiles and feelings of joy. Sorry to hear you had a problem with watercoloring. I'm not so good at that either. Lots of gnashing of teeth for sure. We had a decent weather weekend, but it is supposed to be stormy this week and I heard the snow word bandied about. Sigh...But we need the moisture I know so I won't complain too loudly if it does. Hope you find some time to express your creativity this week. Hugs!

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  5. That lily looks hand-painted! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

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  6. 2 very pretty cards -- love that lilly!!

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  7. I totally suck at watercoloring. If there's a worse description for it, then I'd use it, but there isn't so I'm sticking with "suck." Then I bought a four-pack of Zig Clean Color Brushes. What a difference! I can actually work with them. They're kind of like markers, but you use a bit of water and the whole thing goes to a new level. LOVE them, and you should give them a shot. Seriously. With your talent with the Chameleons, you'd rock them! Though these two cards certainly don't need to be rocked any further! They are just gorgeous. That lily is something else and in that rich color it looks like it just came out of a garden. And I love your take on the Pinterest photo. Awesome stamping, and I love the N&T die cut! Brilliant cards my friend. Have a wonderful week. Bev

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  8. whoa to the lily...soooo pretty!
    Love your hello card, such an awesome floral background!

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  9. Love both of your cards. I love florals and these two are absolute beauties. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

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  10. Two beauties, c ... OH do I want a whole lot of Altenew stamp sets!!!
    =]

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  11. Well to both of these I say WOWZERS - so blooming beautiful!! Amazingly pretty and so well done!! I think you are an amazing crafter and I look up to you in so many ways!!

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  12. So many beautiful blossoms on your cards - big and smaller! A feast for the eyes!

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  13. Two absolutely fabulous cards Miss C! Love those wonderful flowers.

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  14. What a fabulous lily that is and perfect for your wonderful CAS look, Carol!!! (right onto my wishlist that set goes!!!!) And your second card with the soft watercoloured look is just as pretty!!!! Love that hello stamp and die - lovely font (and the wish list grows longer!!!!! Two lovely cards, my friend!!!!
    Have a great day!!!
    Hugz

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  15. Both cards are so very pretty, Miss C! :)

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  16. Weekends always seem to get the best of me. I set out with really good card intentions, but never wind up doing as many as I like. That lily is positively perfect though! You did a great job of letting it shine in all that white space! And your background stamping is spot on - so pretty!

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  17. Agree with Ardyth...the lily does look hand painted! Bee-u-ti-ful!!!

    Your second card makes me very 'inky happy' too! Hear you loud and clear on the watercolor issue - been there, tried it, don't want to go back! Gorgeous colors - love how the black sentiment pops!

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  18. I can see why you welcomed this stunning Lily into your collection...WOW! Gorgeous CAS design and I love how you played with your different shades of pink!
    Congrats on your well deserved HM at CASology...actually, I thought you were the winner :)

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  19. Gorgeous flower image on the first card - swooning :) Adore your take on the insp. photo on the second.

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  20. Hi Carol, just entered the Tag challenge, my first time. Your card was so beautiful I had to try. I didnt get there, was trying for similar colour but was just too heavy handed. Will keep at it. Your cards are all so beautiful.

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  21. That lilly is amazing - Love the bold color and how clean your design is!

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  22. Oh wow!! These floral cards are just amazing!! I love the colors and the CAS style design on them both!! These would brighten anyone's day...it sure brightened mine! :)

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  23. Carol, both of these cards are so super pretty. The bloom on card one is just stunning and so perfectly watercoloured! Thank you for sharing with us at CASology!

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  24. Love that lily! Every time I see it I think hmmm.... You chose beautiful colours for a very gorgeous CAS card. A very pretty floral background in your second card. A lovely take on the inspiration.

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous Carol. All of that lovely white space and pop of colour have made a fabulous card.
    Thank you so much for joining our challenge and our sincere apologies for not locating your email and getting it added before the deadline.

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  26. Both of your cards fit the Just Add Ink challenge this week, Carol. Absolutely adore that lily and I'm very much a white space girl so your first card makes me swoon. Your second card is a beauty too, very pretty. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

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  27. Both of your cards fit the Just Add Ink challenge this week, Carol. Absolutely adore that lily and I'm very much a white space girl so your first card makes me swoon. Your second card is a beauty too, very pretty. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

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  28. Your lily card is so very pretty, Carol & I love that you've let the lily shine by keeping the background simple with the stitched mat. Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink this week.
    Di :)

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  29. Two very pretty cards Carol! I adore your lily as the star with the subtle stitched details - stunning card! And your second card is such a lovely take on the inspiration image with the soft colours and layers. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

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  30. Two stunning creations Carol. I love that bright lily on all that beautiful white space. Your second card is a beautiful interpretaion on the inspiration pic. Love the florals all over the card and then the bold sentiment in the middle. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Just Add Ink. Rochelle xo

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  31. Both are beautiful, Carol, not sure which I like better they are so different! Probably the second one, since I never could create something like it!

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