Monday, May 7, 2018

Celebrating and Kindess Cards

I hope your Monday is off to a great start. Are you enjoying this beautiful weather?  I have been outside planting flowers and washing off porches.  It is my favorite time of year.  I love heading to the porch with a good book and looking at all the flowers.  (I even like watering and taking care of those flowers but asked me again in July.....and the answer might be not so much.  Then it will be HOT.)  ;) I have two cards to share today for fun challenges.  The first card is for the Inky Paws Challenge and uses the new stamp set by Newton's Nook called "Little Lilies."  There is also a shadow challenge at Just Us Girls so I shadowed my word die cut with black cardstock.  Stamping Sensations has a "Close To Nature" challenge and I think these lilies and butterflies fit the bill nicely.  Last but not least is the Cut It Up challenge of "Flowers."
Stamps -- Newton's Nook (Little Lilies)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Watercolor Pencils -- Staedtler
Blender Pen -- Zig
Sparkle Pen -- Spectrum Noir (Clear)
Cardstock -- Recollections
Die Cut Word -- Elizabeth Craft Designs (1288 Thanks)
Fringe Scissors -- Martha Stewart Crafts
Sequins -- Neat & Tangled
Twine -- Jillibean Soup
Punches -- EK Success

My second card is for the Time Out Challenge of the word "Wild."  I have some wild (but cute) animals flying by on this card.  The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is "Animal Magic" so I think animals flying in a hot air balloon are pretty magical.  :) 
Stamps -- Hampton Art (PS0977 Image) and Jillibean Soup (JB0629 Sentiment)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black and Seaglass)
Markers -- Staedtler
Chalk Marker -- Marvy/Uchida (White)
Patterned Paper -- My Favorite Things
Cardstock -- Recollections
Cloud Dies -- Jillibean Soup (JB1019)
Burlap -- DCWV
Sequins -- Neat & Tangled
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Paper Crimper -- Fiskars


Indy's Designs said...

This is a gorgeous spring card! Your lilies look fabulous and you've used the Inky Paws Challenge colors wonderfully! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

I love Lilies of the Valley. They smell so nice and always remind me of my childhood since we had them growing in our yard.

Your card is beautiful. I love the soft spring colors! Thanks for sharing your Flower creation with us at Cut it Up!


Lin said...

Love your critter card - the gingham and textured clouds and all those blues make me smile! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

brenda said...

Two pretty cards and loving the floral one in the lilacs and green, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations 'Close to Nature' theme.

B x

Shona Chambers said...

Both of your cards are so gorgeous. I saw the Lily in the Valley and wished we had already finished Winter (I'm in New Zealand) and the bulbs were coming up. Although we have had the warmest Autumn EVER (yesterday I got sunburnt!!) so bulbs are coming up now instead of August.... Your 'Wild' card is perfect for our challenge. I love the colour combo and all the texture on your card makes me want to touch it so badly. I'm so very glad you shared this with us at TIME OUT!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Both of your cards are fantastic! I love those flowers and butterflies with your perfectly shadowed sentiment for our challenge. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Marlies said...

Two lovely cards both in nice colours and well designed. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

2sistersproject said...

Awesome use of the new stamp set!
I love the bottom.
Thanks for Linking to the Inky Paw's Challenge.

Zsofia Molnar said...

Beautiful by all means! Thank you so much for playing with us at the Inky Paws Challenge this week, hope you join us in the fun next week too! Hugs, Zsofi

2craftykaties said...

Your flower card is absolutely stunning. The soft colors are very crisp and bold! Thank you for joining Cut it Up Challenge - Flowers!

DT Katie

Dora said...

Beautiful cards have you made. The first one I like the stamping flowers and the colours that is used.
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.