Friday, August 19, 2016

CAS Mix Up - August; CASology Week #211 - Dream; Muse Card Challenge #179

Hi there blog friends! I've been off the grid for a few weeks...Our daughter and granddaughter were visiting from Florida, and I think they accidentally packed my mojo in their suitcases prior to leaving! For the past few days, I pushed myself to play with some NBUS with a few challenges in mind, so here we go ~

My first card is for the August CAS Mix Up Challenge, and the theme is 'stamping, sprays, and our choice'...here is my card:



I used a pre-mixed bottle of Perfect Pearls, and sprayed the Lawn Fawn stitched leaves to get a clear sparkle and shine, then added the Mama Elephant die cut sentiment (my choice) to ground the focal point. The stamped portion of the sentiment is from 2 different Winnie & Walter sets.

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My next card is for this week's challenge at CASology, and the Cue Card is 'Dream':



  I love this Memory Box dream cloud die, and tried to create an ombre effect with my inks, but it's hard to see on screen. The cherub is from Mama Elephant, as are the tiny hearts, which I die cut with glitter cardstock...a sweet card!

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My last card is for this week's Muse Challenge. Jenni Murray created a really fun birthday card, and I went the 'literal route' using my new MFT candle dies ~



I die cut the candles on the front panel, and added PTI Ombre Stripes paper in pink. I colored the flames with Copics, and added clear Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to give them a little sparkle and shine.

While I was MIA from blogging here, I tried to visit everyone's blog...if I missed you, I apologize, and I will try to get 'back on track' over the next few days :)

As always, thank you so much for stopping by...your sweet comments truly make me smile, and I appreciate it immensely!













19 comments:

lostinpaper said...

Good to see Mr Mojo back, he can be a little wandering at times for sure. Love all that white space on the beautiful dream card, it so makes me so happy...

Loll said...

Hi Barb. Your mojo is definitely back. :) Three fantastic cards ... each one so unique and creative. LOVE the sprayed autumn leaves card. Was thinking today that it's time to start making some fall cards. They are my favourite after Christmas cards to make. :) The sweet cherub is adorable and what a cool die-cut cloud with the inlaid dream --- they are perfect together. And your stripes candles are fun! :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

nancy littrell said...

I'm so happy you are back Barb...I love your clean Crisp Style. All 3 of your cards are just perfect for your 3 challenges. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up. I love your sprayed leaves and how you grounded them with your die cut Thanks. Hugs, Nancy

Karren said...

If your mojo was missing, it's certainly back now! Three gorgeous cards - the autumn tones on your leaves card gives such a warm feel and, oh my gosh, that little cherub is just the cutest! I can definitely see the ombre in the sentiment. And your candle card is so clever - a great take on the Muse card.

I Card Everyone said...

I have SO missed you, and you ARE truly back, Barb. LOve the homespun look of your Autumn creation, you have me wondering what angels dreams look like - yours is adorable, and OH I'm betting Jenni is going to LOve your rendition of her fabulous Muse card - I sure do - LOve that fab stripe-y paper, and can't wait to use a few more of my own! xx
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Betty Keefe said...

good to see you back Barb with these wonderful cards - especially the autumn leaves! i haven't got my mojo back yet after being gone for 3 weeks - maybe today?

Anita in France said...

I think Monsieur Mojo definitely stayed with you, Barb, these are gorgeous! Delicious dew-y shimmer on the leaves, adorable angel and such crisp and fun striped candles! Thanks so much for your visits and LOVELY comments while I've been MIA (and you have too!!) ... you are such a sweetie! Big hugs, Anita :)

Ardyth said...

Wonderful birthday card - love the warmth from the flames! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Barb!

cm said...

I'd say your mojo has returned, and with renewed vim and vigor! Such pretty autumn leaves on the first, a darling cherub on the second and "literal" lovely candles on the third! So great to hear you spent time with your daughter and granddaughter...precious memories were created, I know!
Hugs~c

Bonnie said...

The sprays are perfect for Fall leaves, Barb! What a wonderful idea! Love the die cut thanks atop them and the stamped sentiment! Three great cards! Your mojo seems to be still in residence! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at CAS Mix Up!

TK said...

All 3 cards are just perfect! Love 'em.... Beautiful fall leaves, perfect "dream" (which I've never seen before), and then those great basic candles! Awesome... I wish my stuff looked like this when my mojo was gone :o)

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb lots of eye candy here my friend! From the top your perfect pearls spritzed leaves are amazing and I love your scene you created. The sweet angel and is perfect with the dream big sentiment--precious. Finally I love your Muse candles, those MFT candles are so much fun to use. Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week!

Jenni's Jems said...

What fabulous cards all of them ,your mojo is well and truly back!love your interpretation of my card love the ombre look of the stripes.Thanks for joining us at Muse this week x

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Aileen Ryan said...

Three wonderful cards Barb, love them all. That little cherub on the cloud is so soft and cute.

TK said...

Congrats on your HM with that third card!

Susan said...

Three fabulous cards! I came by to look at the CAS Mix Up one - it's great with the lovely spray on the leaves and the mix of die cut and stamped sentiment. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

Greta said...

Beautiful leaves (on my wishlist!) & I love the creative candles card, Barb! Your mojo looks just fine to me!

Nora N. said...

What adorable cards!! I LOVE the fall one as they showcase some of my favorite colors!! The second card is absolutely sweet!! You are killing me with the dies because I LOVE that memory box die!! Do I need it? NO!!

The last card is too fun. I like that you used the negative die cuts on this. Looks fantastic!!