Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Starry Father's Day...CAS(E) this Sketch #174, Cards In Envy~Deep Blue Card Challenge, Uniko Challenge #32~Masculine (Father's Day Twist), and Happy Little Stampers~Anything Goes

Hello,

Happy June 1st!  The month where teachers and students, at least here, will be sprung free for the summer! Can you tell *someone* is counting down the days? Still a stack of marking to get done, but I'm close to finished...very close *whew*  Come June 30th I'm sure you'll hear me cheering!

Anyway, my husband is on his way back from this evening's 'short' bike ride (an 'epic' planned for tomorrow, around 180 km...yes, I know...he's a bit 'obsessed' *grin*) so I'll be super quick.

CAS(E) This Sketch #174 has stars as a prompt...so I took it, using a stencil I made with some of my star dies....


Literal, eh?  And now, I have a star stencil...yayyyyy!


I'm joining a new to me challenge (looks like a fabulously welcoming place to play):  Cards In Envy~Deep Blue Card Challenge.  The goal: cards that fit in envelopes. This one sure does; we tried one on for size.

NOTE: absolutely honoured and delighted to be selected as the Winner for CAS(E) This Sketch #174. THANK YOU!!

NOTE: honoured, delighted and beside myself that my card received First Class status at Cards with Envy.  THANK YOU!!

NOTE:  honoured and thrilled that my card was selected as the Uniko Challenge #32 winner! Happy dancing with joy!  THANK YOU!

Also heading off to Uniko Challenge #32~Masculine (Father's Day Twist)


and Happy Little Stampers~Anything Goes, as my big, bold, wonderful, love-it Happy sentiment comes from there.


Must dash...salad to be made...

ETA:  Another wonderful challenge discovered, through our sweet, talented Virginia:  Paru's Card Making Challenges. Have you been over yet? Sooooo inviting - added to my Feedly challenges list! Anyway, I'm taking my starry Father's Day card over...won't you join me with one of your own? Or maybe with a tag?


I'm so glad you shared part of your day with me; your visit brings me immense joy!


47 comments:

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Wonderful sponging and perfect grouping of those pretty stars!

Greta said...

Such pretty stars--beautiful card, Carol!

Rose said...

Love the colours in your gorgeous stars! A lovely take on the inspiration Carol.

Hannelie said...

Wow!!! Love the stenciled stars Carol!
Literal paid off for you!
Thanks for playing at CTS!

maria f. said...

Oh so pretty. Lovely CAS. As for 180 km. Nein danke! My DH is on a bike tour this week with the guys. I think they average 50 km a day. Toto Mann wineries to visit en Route!

maria f. said...

"Toto Mann" ? WTF (excuse me) Let's try again. Too many.

Jane said...

So you made your own stencil - great admiration! Loving the CAS look of your card and your placement and choice of sentiments. Thanks for linking up at Uniko.

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Carol. Love the sponged stars background you did. Thsnks for joining us at Cards in Envy.

Carole said...

Love it Carol, fabulous card...and your own stencil...ingenious!! I see you are cooking again!!!...lol...enjoy!

Jeanne said...

This is fabulous, Carol. Especially since you said you made your own stencil. What a super idea. :) You did a wonderful job on your stenciling, too. The blends look fabulous. This is one great Father's Day card! Whooo hooo for school being out soon for you. Although the 30th must seem so far away. Hugs!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome way to make what you need :) Awesome star card~

*Vicki* said...

Fabulous CAS design Carol!! Really love the stars for this CAS design!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Carol! I love your fabulous take on the sketch!

Ann Abrahamson said...

Love this card - beautifully done! Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy! Hope you'll continue to share your stunning cards in our challenges! ~ Annie

Charlene said...

Beautiful design!!

Pam said...

Fabulous!Love your stenciling. Great fonts on that sentiment, too!

Shelly said...

This is perfect!! Fabulous card, Carol!

Jen W. said...

Love your gorgeous ombre stars, Carol! Such a perfect guy card. Hugs!

Brenda said...

Here I am slinking in with my head hanging low Carol. Sorry I've not been around in a while. Mowing, babysitting and all the other things that come with nicer weather has been keeping me busy. I love, love, love your card. I love that it is flat for easier mailing, I love the soft blue stars that you stenciled, I just love the whole thing! Hugs, Brenda

Patti said...

Fantabulous girl!! wowie I love the stencil you created! it is THE perfect Father's Day card!

Hope you are having a great day.

Patti

Diane Jaquay said...

The stenciled stars are wonderful and I love the sentiment, fab card!!

Joyce said...

Perfect father's day card. Love your home made stencil, and the way you have perfectly arranged all the stars.

Taunya Butler said...

WOW - we thought so much alike for this CAS(E) the sketch challenge - when you come for a visit you will see what I mean!! Your card is fabulous and your shading is always so fluid and smooth!! Love how you made your own stencil - I did too, now I have a star stencil like you!! So awesome - so proud of myself to be thinking like YOU - a stamping, stenciling, shading SUPERSTAR!!!

Marisa said...

I do literal all the time - heck the card is made for you LOL! I am counting down with all you teachers as so many of my friends teach. Hang in there through the June madness and mayhem!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This has the brilliant simplicity I just love in a card, Carol! The ombre blues are stunning and the whole thing is perfect for a FD card! And you made a stencil!! I play at Cards n Envy, too, and it is fun and a wonderful concept, perfect for CASlicious cards like this! Hang in there, you'll be free for the summer soon!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

Happy Dance said...

The only thing I hate about school being out, is the young teenage boy who will begin playing basketball until late in the evening....boing, boing, boing, bounce, yell...hard to keep the windows open, and since he's a nice kid, I don't want to discourage him...But you'll love having your freedom, I'm sure!! Wish you had a bike race near here this summer.... Love your card. It fits the challenges you've chosen so perfectly. Those stars are just beautiful, and I'm loving that sentiment. Thinking of you and missing you. Bev

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply adorable, striking brilliance Carol and perfect for those guys plus loads of other occasions. Thanks for playing along at Uniko with it. Sarah x

Geri said...

Cha-ching Budda-bing pal...your literal take on the sketch was definitely a great call! Beautiful job inking the stars - your blending is flawless!

Becca Cruger said...

Well this card doesn't make me blue at all. It's positively radiant and such a good take on the masculine theme.

Tracey McNeely said...

What a brilliant card and how smart of you to make your own stencil! Fabulous design! I could not even imagine 180 km--good for him and tell him good luck!

Susanne Vargas said...

My star loving heart adores your beautifully stenciled card!

donna mikasa said...

Fantastic take on the sketch Carol! Love those stenciled stars!

Chrissy Larson said...

What an awesome arrangement of stars! Love it!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Woot Woot! Such a wonderful card and a much deserved win! Love the simplicity of this, yet it really packs a great big WOW! Congrats on your CTS win!!! x

Aileen Ryan said...

Congrats on your win. Well deserved, brilliant card.

Kim Heggins said...

What a fabulous Father's Day card...just fabulous my dear.

Sybrina K said...

Oh my gosh, what a fabulous card! Love it's powerful simplicity... just perfect for a Father's Day card. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy. :)

Barb Ghig said...

I can't believe I've gotten so far behind on my visits...What a striking Father's Day card, Carol! CONGRATS on your well deserved win!!!

Bobby said...

Now the stars are in your eyes with a win at CTS. Congrats Carol.

Geri said...

This card SOOOOOOOOOOO deserved to be in the Winner's Circle! Congrats pal :)

Sandy Trefger said...

Love those blue stars! Simple but fabulous card!! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Had to pop back and congratulate you on the win at CTS, Carol! I am not the least bit surprised they loved this as much as I did!! Hugs, Darnell

Virginia Lu said...

You are on a roll...look at these wonderful comments, Carol! Love the stenciled stars! The placement and sentiment are spot on! Congrats on your Sketch win!

Anita in France said...

You sure are the queen of stencilling, Carol ... cool, crisp and delicious ... love those yummy blue hues! Congratulations on your win at CTS! Hugs, Anita :)

Beverley said...

LOVE! Your inking and stencilling is perfect and overall such an awesome masculine card. Lovely to see you joining in at Uniko and I hope your last couple of weeks at work fly by! Sending Hugs Bev x

Lindsey said...

Lovely card. Great ombre inking & masking. Lindsey x

Paru Mahtani said...

Beautiful card...so starry and cheerful! Awesome stenciling and I love the way the sentiment just pops!!
Thanks for your kind words about my challenge and thank you for stopping by to play!
Please display my logo in your sidebar so that others may find us too.
My July challenge is us..hope you will stop by to play!