Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Vacation Day 2 = Time for a Double Post!

I'm slowly putting things away in my craft room as I have created new cards the past two days. That's the surface clean portion and hopefully a big organization event will happen too while I'm on vacation.  My Copics are in need of cleaning and my scrap drawers need culling out so I stay motivated to cut into my stash of paper!!


My first card today is another one for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I embossed the background and used an old MFT Set called Tea Time.  I love it's simple look and don't ink it up enough.  I did some paper piecing for the dress, so it's potentially a quick, easy card.  (That's not how it worked out in reality, but if I wanted to mass produce a few - easy-peasy!!)  The Hop runs until the 25th of March, so you have some time to play along!

















One of my grandson's turns 7 on Easter Sunday, so I used this adorable digi, Buddy Bunny,  from Sandra Caldwell's Etsy shop for his card.  I love how the bunny turned out.  It's hard to tell from the photo, but I used Crystal Effects on his glasses.

I am currently obsessed with Sandra's images.  There is something about her style that is stretching my coloring skills in a new way, which is always a good thing.  She has a Facebook Group - complete with challenges.  Check her out:  Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans


Challenges Entered for this card:
Crafty Cardmaker #160 - Easter
Dream Valley #127 /- Birthday
Fantastic Tuesday 22 March - AG/ Cute Critters
Inky Chicks #64  - Easter

31 comments:

  1. Super cute cards, love the embossed background on the first one.

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  2. Your first card is stunning and love the background, not sure whether it is a die or embossed, CAS and beautiful. The second card, love the funny bunny with the green cap, and your grandson should love it.

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  3. Both cards are totally lovely.

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  4. Thanks for sharing both of your cute cards.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  5. two amazing cards...but your coffee card is fabulous!

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  6. The embossed background is fabulous I love it.
    Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
    DL.ART crinkle ribbon
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
    http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  7. Two fabulous cards! You are a talented designer.

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  8. Great coffee card! Cute B-day card! :) :)

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  9. I am going to have whatever she has in the cup! Your cards are super darling!

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  10. super cute cards! love the first one

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  11. Both are awesome! Love your design for the coffee card! Very pretty!

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  12. FABULOUS cards Cathy!!!
    Your Grandson will love his COOL bunny birthday card :)
    LOVE your GORGEOUS coffee card, WOW, the design is SO ELEGANT, the image & sentiment FABULOUS, the colours a DELIGHT!!!

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  13. Great fun filled birthday creation. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Dream Valley Challenges.
    Hugs
    Cathy DT Member
    xxxxxx

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  14. These are awesome! I LOVE the background on your coffee card!

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  15. Such a fun tea time card, love the background.
    Happy Birthday to your grandson! Cute bunny card!

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  16. Very cute and darling cards! Love the BG on the first and just the whole design of it is perfect. That bunny in the 2nd card is fabulous!

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  17. Great cards! That bunny...he's adorable.

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  18. So sweet!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

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  19. Sweet coffee card, Cathy and Happy Birthday to your grandson! Have a wonderful day and Happy Hopping!

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  20. What a cool embossed background for your coffee card and I love the way you made the steam go over the edge!

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  21. Absolutely awesome CAS design on that first card Cathy. The embossing and paper piecing is wonderful. I must have that stamp now!
    Love the funny bunny card too!!!

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  22. Two fabulous cards! I have the same stamp set you used for your coffee card and it's one of my fave go-to stamps for thank you cards! Yours is beautiful!

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  23. Both of your cards are wonderful. Love the card for your grandson. That bunny is cute

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  24. Great coffee card. Love the embossed background and the paper pieced dress. :)

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  25. Two gorgeous cards. Love the embossed background on the top one, and the bunny's expression on the second one is just too cute.

    Thanks for sharing your fabulous card in our 'Birthdays' challenge

    Lin
    Dream Valley

    and also in our Easter challenge
    Crafty Cardmakers

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  26. This is fabulous, Cathy. I would LOVE to have you stop by and share your lovely cards with us in our FUN challenges at Word Art Wednesday. I hope you will play along.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth, Owner
    Word Art Wednesday
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

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  27. Beautiful floral embossed background.

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  28. Such a fun image and stunning colouring! Love your shading! Thank you for joining our „Easter“ challenge over at the Crafty Cardmakers ;o) Happy crafting,
    Maike

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate each and every one of them. Cathy