Sunday, April 17, 2016

Just Because and Thanks...City Crafters' Challenge Blog~CASE ME IF YOU CAN 6th Birthday Challenge, FUSION April Showers

Hello,

As I mentioned in my previous post: I'm being blog oinky once again! Fourth post!

A special celebration is happening in our fabulous community: City Crafters' Challenge Blog~CASE ME IF YOU CAN 6th Birthday Challenge.
Hooray!!!

To mark this milestone, we've been invited to CASE any one - or all four - of the DT cards, so...I plunged right in and have two cased cards to share.

My first draws inspiration from this striking striped + sentiment + heart number, aka Case #1:

My connections:  the stripes, the umbrella standing in for the wee heart on the original (I had my supplies out and decided to make a couple rainbow umbrellas, as you can see in my previous post) and a simple sentiment.  Hopefully, I didn't stretch the interpretation tooooo far, but here's the scoop: without this card to spark ideas, my card would not have happened. I added my own twists, but kept the essential elements...

My second card was prompted by delicate, pretty Case #3:

The inked background, the text stamp, wee pearls, a bold sentiment and one big ol' scribbly circle as my focal point: those are my 'take-aways'.   If I had leaf or die fronds, trust me, they'd make an appearance, but I don't. That's why I went with the circles, that sort of 'extend' into the white space in a fashion similar to the Case card (and that's my story and I'm sticking with it).  Again, my card showcases some of the key elements found in the original...


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CCCB...
Wishing you and your amazing DT many, many more years of fabulous, inspiring challenges!
Your site is a most inviting, welcoming, fun place to play!

Also linking my first card to FUSION~April Showers

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



28 comments:

  1. Oh my thy are both wonderful cards!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

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  2. Fabulous cards! You have a great eye for design, Ms. Carol! I adore the rainbow of colors on your first card. So very pretty! And the interpretation on the second one is lovely as well. It's always so interesting how one can be inspired by others' cards. Thanks for sharing! Have a great week! Hugs.

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  3. Love seeing how you were inspired...these are awesome!

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  4. I'm with Amy; I love seeing how you were inspired by the CASE cards. Nice to see how other brains work!! And both of these are very cool. Love the rainbow stripes and the sweet umbrella on your first card. Your scribbly circle with that soft background is a knock-out. Two wonderful cards, my friend! Any bike races this summer near me?!! Hope so!! Bev

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  5. You always have such unique takes on CASEs! Your rainbowy umbrella is so cute! And that thank you card?! That just took my breath right outta my lungs and placed it in a long, solid OOoooooOOoooo. Totally pinned it!

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  6. You didn't stretch the interpretation of my card. I love the way you case-d it! The same goes for your take on Ros'card; that's a gem too! Thank you for joining our anniversary challenge at CCCB!

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  7. Thanks for the share, c ... I wouldn't have seen the fab cards you've CASed without your fab cards ... ummm. wait. you get the picture, right? xx
    =]

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  8. Such fabulous cards. I love them all! So happy to see you over at Fusion!

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  9. A stunning collection of beauties, Carol! You have such a great eye for design, and I love the variation in today's post! You've inspired me, that's for sure...Thanks!

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  10. Wow! I love how you CASed those beautiful cards Carol. Your card is simply stunning and I love the inspiration you got from the CASed cards, I'm so impressed with your take on them! I love, love, love them. Hugs, Brenda

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  11. All of these cards are fantastic, loving the last one most ! I have also become your latest blog follower !

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  12. Two wonderful CASE's, Carol!!! Love that cute umbrella and the beautiful scribble flower and subtle sponging!!!! Beautiful!!!!
    Hugz

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  13. Wow - both fantastic, Carol. I love what you did with the stripes and rainbow colors. And that inked bottom half of the panel on the second card is so gorgeous as a design element.

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  14. Lovely cards, Carol! Great idea to do lines of the same colors behind the umbrella!

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  15. Carol....these are amazing! The umbrella card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the blending on your pretty in card! If the umbrella is from poppy stamps that would fit the challenge they have right now .....

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  16. You have been busy, Carol! I've just been browsing, admiring your beautiful rainbow brollies, watercolouring (go girl!) swirls, and dragonfly tag (hoping to play along). A veritable feast for the eyes :)

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  17. Carol...these are all so wonderful. But I have to say I am in love with your rainbow umbrella card, so amazing! You should enter this in the current challenge over at The Challenge, it's all about rainbows!

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  18. Totally fair on your 1st CASE here. I am in love with your second. That dark pink print at the bottom is the bomb! The 'thanks' script also matches the scribbly flower die exactly. Well done!

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  19. Another gorgeous rainbow brolly, Carol ... fabulous with the rainbow stripes! I do love those scribble circles ... so crisp and fresh against the softly sponged background! Hugs, Anita :)

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  20. These cards are beautiful! Your use of color is subtle and lovely! Fantastic technique!
    - Shauna

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  21. Your rainbow umbrella is fantastic ... so glad you joined us at fusion card challenge.

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  22. Love how you think girl...the striped umbrella card is awesome and such a cool way to interpret the red & white stripes! Second card...GORGEOUS!!! The inked, stamped background is stunning and highlights the scribble flower beautifully!

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  23. These are both wonderful. Love the sweet rainbow, and also your sponged pink.

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  24. I can't love this enough, you awesome background and rainbow umbrella are wonderful! I love your scribbled circle die and the bold sentiment. Two cards well done!

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  25. OH, MY GOODNESS - these cards are both so awesome!! The first one with the rainbow stripes and the perfectly perched umbrella - so well done!! The second one is just pink-liscious and so happy and warm!! You aced this!!

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  26. Oh Carol - total eye candy today! Wonderful post! The umbrella is amazing with the rainbow background!

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