Sunday, December 20, 2015

Kiss, Kiss I Love You & A Little Sunshine

Hello there blog friends! A quick post tonight, to share two cards I created for a few challenges ~

My first card is for this week's challenge at Muse, and I'm so excited that my sweet blog friend, Michele Ferguson has inspired us with her really cute card:



 And, here is my 'not-so-original' take on Michele's card:



 I love Michele's embossed scalloped border and color combo, so I used an embossed panel that she actually sent me (thank you again!), and pulled out my cute little Mama Elephant Panda's for my focal point. The sentiment is from the same set, and the gold foil hearts are from their Confetti die. And, that was it!

 
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My next card is for the current at SSS Flickr Challenge #34 for the theme 'All About Die Cutting', and the SSS Blog Wednesday Challenge...'Die Crazy'! I went shopping at SSS after winning the last Flickr challenge, and picked up a few dies, so I was ready to play along!


   
Our weather has gotten very cold with overcast skies, so I wanted to create something bright and fun with spring colors...I used a yellow card base so it would peek through the openings on the flowers, and stacked the die cut sentiment to add dimension. The enamel dots are from my DIY stash that I made with Perler Beads (see my tutorial Here). 







That's it for me today...Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great week ahead as you get ready for Christmas!









15 comments:

lostinpaper said...

Your cards are wonderful Barb, love how you have added the two pandas, I was just playing with the set the other day and was thinking just how much I liked it! Those die cut flowers are uber cool too, with the pop of colour showing from behind!

Aileen (mum) said...

Love those panda's and the sentiment, so cool. The second card, love the yellow and white. Very pretty. Well done on both cards.

Betty Keefe said...

Wonderful cards, Barb - love that die cut flower with the yellow behind

I Card Everyone said...

LOve what you've done with that panel, Barb!! OH how cute are those little kissing pandas! Thanks for playing cards with me this week, I know how busy you are! LOve your flickr card, too ... and your weather is about to change again, sending much warmer temps your way!
xx Merry Christmas!
=]

Barb said...

Adorable take on Michele's card, Barb! And I love those gorgeous flowers on your second card! So pretty with the CAS design and bits of yellow! So glad you played in the SSS Flickr challenge! Thank you! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, my friend! ♥

Karen L K said...

Very nice Barb! It is nice to something other than Christmas cards. The pandas are so cute and the sunny card is a good one for sending in the middle of winter.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love both cards Barb! Your take on Michelle's card is so cute and I love what you did with the SSS dies! Congratulations on your win! I tried the method to make enamel dots by melting perler beads and mine didn't work! I just don't know where it went wrong! Anyway, have a wonderful Christmas and a great upcoming New Year! Thanks for the inspiration in 2015, can't wait to see what you come up with in 2016! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Greta said...

You are so talented, Barb! Love your Muse card--the hearts are such a wonderful touch! Happy Holidays!

cm said...

Kiss-Kiss...absolutely adorable! Pandas = happy sigh! We're in the midst of a cold-and-gloomy spell as well, so your second card, with the pretty flower and sunny colours, is so refreshing! I'm ready for spring to make its appearance...
Wishing you a most MERRY CHRISTMAS, filled with special time with family and friends, good food and, of course, abundant joy and love!
Hugs~c

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Barb! The little Elf & Pandas are adorable and I love the pretty SSS flowers on your last card.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Virginia Lu said...

Your cards are absolutely DARLING!! I love each one of them, Barb! The attentions to details really show that you truly have passion and love ....and SKILLS for stamping/card-making! Thank you for linking up to Virginia's View challenge! Wish you and family a happiest Christmas season! Hugs!

ThePurplePlace said...

Woohoo! SO happy to see you WON over at the MUSE Challenge! You had my vote!!

Merry Merry Christmas..and thank you for the wonderful cards and the prayers...

Hugs,
Lisa

Kay Miller said...

Ooooh so much eye candy! I don't know where to look first! They are all amazing Barb! I adore the little led with the embossed speech bubble! So clever and cute! The little panda's are adorable too! The third card with the popped up daisy like flowers is just beautiful! You've been very busy! Have a wonderful holiday day! ((Hugs))

Cat Craig said...

Barb, your Muse card is adorable, and such a sweet take on Michele's. Your second card is lovely. I am so excited to break out the flowers once I get back to my crafty space.

Anita in France said...

Those sweet, sunny daisies are just so pretty, Barb ... and those kiss kiss pandas are simply adorable! Congratulations on your top spot at Muse with these little cuties (that got one of my votes!). Hugs, Anita :)