Sunday, September 11, 2016

CASology Week #214; Muse Challenge Week #182; SSS Flickr Challenge #53

Hi there, crafty friends ~

For the past few days, I've been busy in my craft room creating cards for a few challenges ~

My first card is for this week's CASology Challenge for the cue card: Beach



I've had this Lil'Inkers flip flop die for a while, so I thought it would be fun to use it for this challenge. I used distress inks to create the sand and water, and created the enamel dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops...Fun!

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Anita Bowden created a beautiful birthday card for this week's challenge at Muse...here is my take on her card:



I used my new MFT big balloons stencil with pastel inks, just as she did. The camouflage die cut is from Mama Elephant, and the stamped 'happy' is SSS.

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SSS Flickr Challenge this week is Anything Goes. Here is my card:





Another brand new goodie (too bad Darnell's challenge is closed)...I finally ordered this fabulous Jingle Snowflake die, so I used silver foil cardstock for the snowflakes and silver embossing powder on the stamped sentiment to jazz it up! Some soft ink blending in the background and a few sequins, and that was it :)

As always, I want to thank you so much for stopping by! Your sweet comments mean so much to me! Have a great week ahead ~
















25 comments:

Neets B said...

Three wonderfully CAS cards, Barb. Your flip-flops card is so cute, and perfect for the sweet sentiment. I love the colours you used on your balloon card, great take on my card with the inlaid sentiment. The balloon stencil is great isn't it? I just had to have it! And your last card is so simple yet striking, the gentle blend of blue is perfect.
Thanks so much for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

Dawn Turley said...

WOW Barb. All of these are stunning. You have been having fun that's for sure.

Bobby said...

What wonderful cards, Barb. I love that silver music/snowflake die and the blue inking behind was the perfect touch. The colors of the balloons are yummy and so is the inked seashore. You have such a light touch with Distress Inks that I envy.

TK said...

Beautiful cards -- from beach to snow! Flip flops are always fun (I kinda live in mine), and the soft inking behind your musical panel is just wonderful!

jintyoo7 said...

Lovely, lovely cards Barb!

Ardyth said...

Beautiful colours - love how they overlap! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Kay Miller said...

Oh what prettiness! Even though I am very much ready for fall, your flip flop card is absolutely adorable! I love the beach and water! The balloons are lovely! So pretty how you layered them over each other! And then the musical snowflakes! Yes! Bring on the winter and Christmas stuff! That is beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So many pretty cards! Your balloon cards wins in my book!

Rosemary said...

wonderful set of cards, barb... love your flip flop card... so perfect for the CASology challenge!

Karren said...

Three beautiful cards, Barb! The flip flop card is so fun and your music card is so elegant and I just love the balloon colors in your Muse card.

Joyce said...

I just love a post chock full of cards, and you do not disappoint. Love all three of these cards--fantastic CAS beach scene--I feel right at home there. Love those beautiful enormous stencilled balloons--I've got to check out that stencil, and your silvery and shimmery musical christmas card is both whimsical and elegant.

Judy1223 said...

Barb, three awesome cards! Wow! I really love your polka dotted flip flops and your inked beach. What a fun card!! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You get high fives from me for using your NBUS all the time, Barb! I came to tell you how much I like your take on Anita's Muse card and what a delight to find two more beautiful cards to inspire me!! Hugs, Darnell

nancy littrell said...

I love all 3 of your beautiful CAS cards Barb. Each card is so creative and perfect for the challenges. TFS. Hugs, Nancy

Karen L K said...

Nice Barb! I especially like the music card. I think that is a die I have been wanting.

Cat Craig said...

Barb, you have been a busy gal. Your beach scene with the flip flops is perfect and makes me long for a day on the sand. Maybe in October when I head west again, I can talk my Dad into a beach day. It might still be warm enough. Your take on the Muse card is FABULOUS, it is definitely your own, but embodies the wonderfulness of Anita's card. Lastly your music in silver on that soft blush of blue...well its wintery and sublime. Love them all Barb...time was well spent crafting.

Aileen Ryan said...

Barb, beautiful cards, love that balloon one and I cant wait to get my stencil in my next delivery, love those balloons. Looks stunning

Marilyn said...

Barb, always love your cards. Your balloons for the Muse challenge are perfect ... wonderful interpretation of Anita's card. Love your colors, design, raised sentiment.

Laura Bassen said...

Beautiful ink blending, Barb!!! LOVE those balloons!!!!!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Such cool card designs! Love them all!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb all of these cards are just fabulous. I love your flip flops on the beach so much. Your ink blending for Muse is so flawless, must teach me. Finally I love the pretty snowflakes and music notes for SSS Flickr Challenge too. That you so much for sharing with us at CASology and Muse!

Kara Lynne said...

Fantastic cards, Barb! The sentiment on your first card fits perfectly, and that birthday die cut is great for camouflaging! You sure do know how to work your elements together well! That icy blue third card just gives me shivers (in a good way)!

Virginia Lu said...

You are so creative (as always!), Barb! Love the beach card. So serene and lovely with that soft color combo. I am swooning over those balloons!! You were definitely channeling Laura B!! Saw your last card over Flickr and loved it!

Anita in France said...

A terrific trio, Barb ... fun beach scene (oh to be there!) ... love the camouflaged die cut set into those awesomely blended balloons ... and adore the shimmery, shiny snowflakes against the soft blue ... so deliciously frosty! Hugs, Anita :)

cm said...

A belated catch-up on your gallery, and how wonderful to see a lovely beach scene as the opening! We're a far cry from beach or flip-flop weather here, of late! Fall has 'fallen'...cold and rainy! Good thing I have your cards to bring sunshine! Your balloon and camouflaged die: so pretty! The silver snowflakes against the soft blue: gorgeous!
Hugs~c