Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Florals x 2...CAS(E) this Sketch #114, Take It Make It Challenge March Anything Goes, The Paper Players #236~Florals, Seize the Birthday~Anything Goes

Hello, my friends...

Whooshing in like the gusty winds we're having today, with a quick note before donning my sous chef hat...

As I hinted at in my previous post, I'm smitten by CAS(E) this Sketch #114


and I have two more cards to prove this crush is for real...






Apologies for the pink tinge...grrr! After 30 some photo attempts, this is the best of the crop. I need a professional photographer!  

These are heading to galleries at:






Dashing off to get supper started; so wonderful to have my husband back home; at least for this week...more traveling to come for both of us next.  

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




35 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love both of these, Carol! So pretty!
I know what you mean about this sketch -- it's fabulous!

Greta said...

Oh wow--now I really have to use that sketch! That second card totally has my heart! Who makes that flower stamp?

Hannelie said...

Carol you made beautiful cards with this sketch! The love IS shining through!
Thanks for joining the CTS and STB challenges!

joy said...

Swoon! These cards are simply exquisite, Carol! I love the pretty colors and the stitched layers.

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, these are both just gorgeous...

I love how you have layered up the stamping looks amazing...

Love the colours too...

Hugs {Pops} xxx

Jeanne said...

Golly, Carol, both of these cards are delightful! They are very spring like! And smile inducing. I really like the layered look you created and I think your photos are just fine! I keep seeing so many great card ideas. One day I will be able to sit down and play again (I hope). Thanks for stopping by my blog, even if there isn't much new content lately. You are very sweet! :)

Betty Keefe said...

both your cards are fantastic, Carol - love the layering you did!

~amy~ said...

Love both of your gorgeous floral cards!

OttawaMom said...

Both cards are beautiful - definitely remind me of spring! Love those pretty pink blooms on the birthday one! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful floral cards, Carol! Love the raised panel!

Claire Broadwater said...

Your cards are just gorgeous! Love the stitched layers and beautiful florals! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

donna mikasa said...

Oooh, I'm smitten with your cards and so happy you joined us at CAS(E) this Sketch! Yay, you!

Carole said...

These are just awesome!! one layer...two layers what next? they are brilliant and I can see why you are hooked. You need to share your secret. Enjoy your meal. Hugs xx

I Card Everyone said...

Look at you go, c... wow, wow, wow. What tinge? Not seeing it here. You do not need a photographer... do you use Adobe Photoshop?
=] Michele

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! These are absolutely brilliant makes with the sketch idea and the floral elements!! Really beautiful colors too!! You knocked it out!! HUGS :)

KayM said...

Ooooooh these are BOTH SO pretty! I can see why you love that sketch! It's fun and your cards with it are amazing! I need to try this myself! The flowers and colors in your cards are perfect! (Hugs)

Brenda said...

Oh my these are gorgeous cards Carol. I love that sketch and you have CAS(ed) it perfectly. Hugs, Brenda

Dana said...

Get out of here!!! These are just fabulous!! I LOVE the colorful images with the white card stock and then then dimension!! Just fabulous!!!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous...simply fabulous! Two absolutely stunning cards my friend. This is your sketch that is for sure. Just love all your beautiful flowers, and those colors are so perfect. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Happy Dance said...

Nicely done, my friend! Two beauties, and don't ever worry about the photography. We all suffer from photos not cooperating well! Love the first one with its bi-colored leaves and all done in pinks. One of my favorite color combos! And I'm loving the bright and happy colors for your second card too. I think you need to save this sketch too; you've captured its essence perfectly. Sweet. How's your mum? Please give her my kindest regards. Bev

Bobby said...

When you find something that works for you, keep at it. Both of these are terrific, Carol. I love the stamp on the second one. What is it?

Pam said...

These are beautiful! I really love that sketch, too. You've made some gorgeous cards using it.

Marisa said...

Lovely. Adore the second one!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Such pretty cards evoking spring! You really rock that challenge!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are knocking out the winners, Carol! Your talent just gets better and better!! These are both stunning, but for some reason that second one is really singing to me. I mean, WOWZA!! If I don't get by again before you leave, I want to wish you both safe travels! I'll talk to you when you are at your Mom's!! Hugs, Darnell

├ůsaJ said...

So gorgeous cards! You are so talented!!!!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Good day Carol! Such beautiful creations these are. Both are gorgeous, and I love that technique. I never seem to get a great match up when I do that. The second one is extra special. I just love that floral image, the brightness of the colors and the bold sentiment. Just gorgeous. We are expecting snow here today. Hoping for an early dismissal from school, and an afternoon in my craft room. Safe travels wherever you are headed.

Geri said...

Two beautiful creations Carol! Your stamping is flawless. Such a pretty mix of colors - soft & subtle on your first card, brilliant & bold on your second card.

AND...the images could not possibly been lined up any better! You've totally inspired me to try this technique! Gorgeous, gorgeous cards Carol!

I hear you with the 'pink thing' . I get so frustrated trying to figure out why it seems to be randomly "bad". I see a wee tint in your top card but none on your second card. Comments that I got back fluctuated to the viewer seeing tons of pink to others that saw none. Is it the monitors ????

Asha said...

The are fabby examples of awesome stamping. Pink? What pink? Your cards look fine.... have you seen the state of my photography?! Happy Spring and have a fruity weekend!
hugs, Asha

Barb Ghig said...

Oh Carol, you have totally out-done yourself on these 2 beauties! Both are so pretty, but I'm in LOVE with the 2nd one so much...WOW! Great job combining challenges, too!
I think your photos are perfectly fine, Carol...not getting any 'pink' on my screen, so no need to worry! Have a great weekend with your hubby...Hugs, Barb

Deepti said...

These are so lovely! Somehow I am so biased towards the second ;)

Anita in France said...

Your crush on this sketch has given us such wonderful inspiration, Carol ... these are both gorgeous ... I particularly love the second with the trailing leaves! Enjoy your together time! Anita :)

Anni said...

Wow, both cards are fabulous! Love them!
Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Seize the Birthday!
Anni

Monika Reeck said...

Both are adorable Miss C
and if you tell me choose one Monika
I choose the second one with the purple color of flowers
FANTABULOUS FLOWER CARD Miss C
love them
hugs,
Monika

Taunya Butler said...

So, here I am so very horribly late to the party!! I personally think both of these cards are beautiful and full of character and dimension!!! My favorite one is the second one - talk about gorgeously done!! How did you get your stamped images to match up so perfectly like that? You are just so amazing!!