Thursday, October 6, 2016

You are Amazing....STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge #10~Anything CAS Goes (optional colour twist Black)

Hello,

I'm giddy with excitement in joining the amazing STAMPlorations CAS team as a guest designer for the next three months!   Today marks my first 'official' post in this role, and I'm delighted to invite you to October's STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge #10~Anything CAS Goes (optional colour twist: black)


I'm  opening with a truly CAS card, that features one, each, of my favourite stencils and stamp sets: Happy Flowers ARTplorations stencil and BOLD SENTIMENTS: Hashtag Authentic. I kept the stenciling light, with the goal of achieving an 'airy, dreamy' background, for the focal point sentiment.  My card is  heading to my husband's sister...who has been battling cancer for quite a while now. My heart hurts for her; she truly IS amazing...and incredibly inspiring. I'll be giving  her this card when we visit during our 'here already' Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.


NOTE: Thrilled and delighted that this card was selected for an Honourable Mention at CASology! Thank you, Judy!!

I designed a second card...surprise! (NOT!).  I missed the opportunity to play in ColourQ Challenge #316, where the photo of the wreath and accompanying autumn palette are swoon-inducing, so...


I brought the colours to the beautifully detailed Daisy Row Artsy Border, via spatters. The browns, paired with tangelo and turquoise...LOVE!  


Hopefully, my duo here have given you ideas for CAS designs, using the optional twist of black. For more fabulous inspiration, please head over to the STAMPlorations blog, to see what the rest of the team, along with the other two new guest designers, have created. You'll be impressed: guaranteed!  After that, create something CAS-ilicous of your own and...

Join us in the gallery!
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Here are the absolutely friendly, simple "rules":

You can link up to 3 CAS cards.
You can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
Badges for winner and top picks are voted by the design team
1 winner drawn from those who use the color twist wins a $10 gift certificate
See? All the more reasons to play along!!!

Also joining:

A brand-spanking new challenge, hostessed by sweet, talented Aileen Ryan: The Flower Challenge #1~Anything Goes with Florals

CASology Challenge #218~Support


TIME OUT Challenge #67~Theme of Breast Cancer Awareness and/or Friendship. (optional twist embossing/pink)




Thank you for spending part of your day with me; your visit brings me joy!

32 comments:

Viv said...

Two such beautiful cards here Carol! Just love that dreamy soft pink one, great stencilling too. I am sure your Sister-in-Law will just adore it.Thank you so much for playing along in The Flower Challenge this month.Hope to see you there again soon ;) Viv xx

Becca Cruger said...

That first card is theeeee definition of soft and sweet! I'm sure your friend will definitely be uplifted by your design. And your second card is graphic and funky. Love it!

maria f. said...

Great to see your beautiful work on the STAMP blog. I too love that stencil. Must admit your mega white space and splatters won my heart when I came over to say hi!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

You are getting quite some mileage out of your stencils! So pretty - I love that one! And your second card - awesome, that daisy border and all the splatters! Looks great vertically!

Joyce said...

Love both of these cards. So sorry you missed the ColourQ deadline--happens to me all the time. Love the soft stencilled background on your first card, and all the bold flowers of the second. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Karren said...

Gorgeous cards! One so soft and pretty and the other so artsy and cool!

Karren said...

Gorgeous cards! One so soft and pretty and the other so artsy and cool!

Bobby said...

Your cards are amazing too, Carol. ;) I love the look of the stenciled flowers in the background and the splatters with the daisies are a great way to add a little color.

Aileen Ryan said...

Love both cards Carol. Love how you used the stencil, think I might need to get that one in the small size better for card fronts. And how you did the second card, perfect. Thank you so much for letting people know about the challenge and supporting us in our first challenge. Xx Aileen

Naki said...

WOW! Amazing cards! Congrats on being a guest designer!

Suchi said...

Welcome to the STAMPlorations family Carol! Your duo of cards id fabulous! These cards just stole my heart! :)

Asha said...

Amazing cards, Carol! The first card is so soft and delicate just like candy floss. Swoon worthy for sure. The second is ... wow! Clever way to use the border stamp and the splodges and splatters so perfectly placed... as if you meticulously planned each plop of paint. That is genius, my friend. Sorry I am late visiting... you won't believe the last 2 month I've had...and it's not over yet. Hope life is treating you better!
hugs Asha

Ruth said...

I absolutely love it! It's such a gorgeous subtle pink background and beautifully stencilled. Thank you so much for joining in our first challenge - and well done on the guest spot too :) xx

Jeanne said...

Congratulations, Carol on your guest designer spot. I know you will have a blast and create beautiful projects. The cards today are lovely. I adore the soft stenciling on the first card. It looks amazing! Wow! And the image on the second card is lovely, too. Great examples of CAS. I'm so sorry to hear about your sister in law's battle. I hope she is able to find recovery and peace soon. Hugs!!

Heidi Stamps said...

Lovely soft color in that first card, but both are very pretty.

Dana said...

Gorgeous cards!! Especially the splatter card!!

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful cards, my friend!

Greta said...

Beautiful cards, Carol--really love the soft background of the first one!

Monika Reeck said...

I love the soft color behind your BLACK sentiment Carol
lovely idea..beautifully made Miss C
and I join the Black challenge too :)
wish you like that black card
hugs
Monika

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

You always work wonders with that stencil Carol. Beautiful muted colors and the sentiment stands out so well. Love the black and white daisy border on the second card with the splatters of color. Both wonderful CAS designs!

Shona Chambers said...

I'm sure I congratulated you about your Guest Designer role but just incase I'm losing my mind, CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is so perfect for you and look forward to seeing all your designs. These cards are certainly CAS perfection and your card for our challenge is spot on. So glad you linked it with us at TIME OUT!!

Nonni said...

Your soft stenciling is just perfect for our challenge, Carol! I really love that funky sentiment with the feminine flowers, great card! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

Shelly said...

These are so pretty!

Anita in France said...

Lovely subtle stencilling, Carol ... the softness of the pink is just delicious! Cool and funky sunflowers ... such a great grungy look! So happy to have you playing along with us again at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Kreative Kymona said...

Hey Carol! Great stenciling!! I love the colors you used.Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

Hannelie said...

I love the soft subtle pink & green in combination with the bold black sentiment!
Great design Carol!
Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your well deserved GD spot, Carol! I love the soft stenciling on your first card, and your color combo on the 2nd card is stunning! I can't wait to see more :)

Toni said...

I love how we used the same stencil in our cards this round to such different effect. Love! So glad you're GDing with us!

Mimi said...

Of course both of these are inspiring... congrats on your 3-month GD gig! Awesome! I'm sorry to hear that your SIL is battling cancer... cancer SUCKS! I'll send positive thoughts north. I love your use of the daisy stamp!

nancy littrell said...

LOVE your splattering on your daisy border stamp and sentiment. All perfectly balanced. TFS Carol.

Ksenija said...

I love both cards, Carol. But the 2nd just stole my heart ;) - Sweet Kobylkin

Linda said...

Gorgeous cards ..... it's lovely to have you as our Guest Designer xx