Lest you think I've been lolly-gagging about this weekend, rest assured, such is not the case (well, maybe a little bit...). My "what I've been doing' list included:
- crafting up a storm, with a few cards managing to make it to the 'survivor' stage.
- shopping at a one-day product reps' sale where they had blow-out prices on a variety of items. New shoes walked home with me!
- grocery shopping (blech...)
- reading (finally!) I love mysteries and the one captivating my attention is the 9th (or 10th) of Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache series. So engaging...I'd move to her fictional village of Three Pines in a nano-second! Highly recommend her books; pure entertainment.
- general putzing around, and
- getting ready to go visit my mom on Tuesday! Yayyy! I'm driving on my own (eek!); hopefully, the snow forecast for tomorrow won't stick around. I'm aiming to stay from Tuesday through to the next week; my husband will be flying to Edmonton, from Ottawa (he's off to Montreal and Ottawa starting Saturday, for meetings), late Thursday. We'll head back Good Friday, as my husband's brother-in-law is coming to pick up my car for our 'grown up' niece. Easter back here - and that's a-okay.
Anyway, rambling done. I have two flower cards to show you (yes...flower, not butterfly *grin*).
I brought out the delphinium stencil once again for my first card....
and my much loved Big Bloom for my second...
NOTE: Incredibly thrilled and honoured to be selected as the UNIKO Challenge winner! The opportunity to guest design, as well as receiving a gift certificate, is just so awesome! THANK YOU!!
Evidently, I'm ready for flowers and butterflies. Aren't we all?!
Card 1 is heading to Happy Little Stampers' March Sketch and CAS Challenge~Sponging
Uniko #19~Anything Goes
AAA Cards #35~Bare Naked
My husband's making risotto and I think it's my turn to do some stirring...
Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day.
Hallo Miss C
here in Germany it is 07:40 Am in the Morning
cause my son will go with his class to have sleep on a big castle also I am still home not yet in the office and can see your lovely post here
The first card with delphinium stencil oh woooww I love the soft colors you gave there
the second card with Big Bloom I love also the color and the CAS card you made here.
they are all beautifully made with flower
I am not good at making cards with flower
also better I make manly card LOL
happy Monday Carol
Carol, these are lovely!! Not sure which I like more. Love those fantastic colours! I keep looking back at the delphinium stencil card! It just radiates happiness, and perfect with that die-cut sentiment!! I love the composition of that beautiful big bloom too! Lots of fab white space... Such a pleasure to visit! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful cards with us at CASology this week!!
Stunning creations sweetie, I did have a good look to see if you had sneaked a butterfly in :0) I do like the flowers and colours on the first one so dreamy and the second one is equaly as gorgeous hugs Pops x
Gorgeous cards, Carol! Love the variegated colours on the first and the design of the second is fantastic! You're a reader too, eh? You like mysteries? Mysteries are good. Have you read any Lee Child? He's awesome! Hope you have a lovely visit with your Mom. Hugs! :-)
These are beautiful, I love the colors :)
The delphiniums on the first card are so soft and beautiful! Love the stenciling and the two toned flower on the second card! Love them!
Oh my...sounds like a lovely weekend, Carol. I hope you have a wonderful time with your mom. I'm a reader, too, only I haven't ready any mysteries in a long time. I will have to check out your author. Love me some good book recommendations. :) Your cards are gorgeous. Seriously. Love the colors you chose and how sweet the final results look. Wow! Drive safe and enjoy your visit! Hugs!
Those delphiniums are amazing! I love the pretty colours. The cabbage flower is gorgeous too- so glad you joined us at CASology this week!
I hadn't gotten your blog post on my email yet when I stopped at HLS to see when the deadline was. Your delphinium card caught my attention right away, Carol. It is delightful and colorful and I love it. The design of the flower card is wonderful too, with it's triangle inked background. Have a great time with your Mom. My daughter is coming to visit me during Spring Break and we plan to do some work and have lots of fun.
Two gorgoeus cards Carol. Love the mix of colours ... so soft and pretty. Have a great time visiting with your mom!! :) And thanks for playing along at HLS! xx
Once again, you've done an amazing job combining challenges, Carol! Your delphiniums are perfect with your sentiment...Love your inking/blending, and the color combo on your flower is just beautiful!!!
Flowers rank up there with butterflies for me so loving these two beauties. Lovely water colouring on the first and gorgeous colour combo on the second. Enjoy your stay with your mom and your time off :)
These are GORGEOUS and I so love the colours and softness of that first card, but the second one? OMG my all time favourite flower from Uniko....INC-RED-IBLE ..........talent abounds :) xx
Loving that huge bloom and the soft stencil bg. Have a good time at your Mum's and thanks for joining Uniko x
So good to see a stamp used that I also own - love that big bloom and the colours you've used. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.
Carol, these are both stunners!! I love the stencil you used on the first card - might have to get me one of those! And your flower on the second card is bog, bold and gorgeous! Love the rock n roll inking and the subtle pattern behind it. So much awesomeness! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!
So glad you got all of your blech chores done! ;) Just love that stenciling and your bloom for CASology is gorgeous! Have a nice visit with your mom and I hope you have good traveling. Thank you so much for sharing at CASology this week!
Two fantabulous cards! Love the soft inking on the first - I think I have that stencil :) And I always love a Uniko card - that bloom looks gorgeous.
Beautiful cards .... I love the soft colours on the first one and what a pretty stencil! xx
Hey Miss C......Love all the challenges and the soft lovelies!!!!!!! So happy to see you at CASology ----and AAA Cards sharing your talents!!!
Wow! your cards are super stunning and colourful Carol. Loving how you've used the blooms from Uniko - it really comes to life with the colouring. Amazingly talented lady you are. Thrilled to see you've linked up at both Uniko and AAA cards. thanks so much. Sarah x
Hi Carol! Oh my - that delphinium stencil is so gorgeous and you work it so beautifully. I now must own it. The gradation of color on the sentiment in that card is equally beautiful. Oh! And the big bloom! Just makes me swoon. The little shading of yellow behind it grounds it perfectly. I love the colors you've used and the placement of the sentiment is just right. Love them both. So happy to see you at AAA Cards! Thanks so much for playing with us. Please come again!
I'm jumping onto the Delphinium bandwagon, c... oh how glorious it is... think your hubby would drop it out the window as he flies over Michigan? I would just look for the butterfly-shaped parachute!! Safe travels, to you both... hugs for you, and Mum.
I just adore both of your cards - I really couldn't choose which one I like more! The delphiniums are beautiful and I love the colours in the Big Bloom! Thanks so much for sharing them at AAA! Jill
Sounds like you crammed in a lot, but it all sounded fun apart from the grocery shopping. Love both these cards, they are so colourful and cheerful. Wonderful to see the Beautiful Blooms and for you to link up at Uniko Studio :) I hope you have a wonderful trip. Hugs Bev x
You are hot! These are fantastic! Love them both! Thanks for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards and we love seeing you and your cards. Cheers, Victoria
Gorgeous cards!! Love the multi- colored flowers, you rocked that stencil!! The background on the second card is fabulous, great backdrop for the gorgeous flower!!
That big bloom is a delight, Carol ... fabulous inking ... and I'm swooning at those stencilled delphinium ... and that ombre die cut ... just soooo completely gorgeous! Wishing you happy times with your Mom ... and safe travelling! Hugs, my friend, Anita :)
2 totally gorgeous cards, Carol! Sounds like busy but fun. Hope work has gotten better.
I see those delphiniums that I love so was a favorite at Happy Little Stampers. Congrats!
Wow--I see your name all over blogland as a winner--congrats, Carol!
Congratulations on the well-deserved win from Uniko, Carol!! Hugs, Darnell
Hi, I just saw this amazing beauty over at Uniko! Congrats on your well deserved win!
Both cards are great, but the first is breathtaking. A wonderful, beautifully matched colors make positive emotions vibrate card.
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