Monday, February 12, 2018

A Bunch of Challenges and a Monday

Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all are having a great start to your week.

I spent all of Saturday in my craft room making Valentines for people. I also packed up two care packages-one for my neighbor and one for my nephew-to send for Valentine's Day BUT they will probably not get them in time. I meant to have them packed by Saturday to bring to the post office but as usual, I am LATE!!! Is anyone else like this?

Today I am posting a couple cards for some challenges.

First up, I created a card for Freshly Made Sketches #323. It is NOT my favorite card I created this weekend but figured I would post it anyway.

I used Doodlebug Designs "So Punny" paper and a My Favorite Things "Love" Die-namic to make the card front.

Here is the sketch:

I layered up the sentiment with black and white to give it a "shadow" to cover a boo boo I made. 

The stupid black paper frayed when I die cut it and I needed something to hide it. 

I am also going to enter this into the "Inspired By" Challenge which is "Got Mail" this week. The paper has tiny pieces of mail all over it!!

The next card is just as simple as this card is and I created it for my father and step mom. I used the negative part of the love sentiment as my jumping off point.

I dug though some of my OLD patterned papers to make the heart. I actually dug them out for a different card but wound up not making it.

The letter die is from Lawn Fawn and I covered it with clear Sparkle Marker and Glossy Accents.

I am entering this card into the AAA Card blog which has a "Love" theme this week.

While I made these cards this weekend I listened to a lot of podcasts. They are my new "thing" to listen to while I craft. I listened to this "Dirty John" podcast about how this con man became enmeshed with the California family. Totally FASCINATING story!!! I linked it to a place where you can get it from but I actually listened to it via iTunes. 

That is all from me today. I hope you all have a FABULOUS day!!

(affiliate links, used when possible at no extra cost to you)
Paper-Doodlebug Design Company "So Punny" 6"x6" paper pad, Core’dinations “White," Bazzill “Black,”Bazzill “Dark Kraft,” PaperTrey Ink “Pure Poppy,”
Dies-MFT "Huge Love" die-namics, Die-namics Stitched Heart Stax, Lawn Fawn "Coles ABC's"


Kara Lynne said...

Whatever boo boos you were needing to cover, you did it fabulously! I love the black shadow and the sweet paper. More sweet paper on your second card in that gorgeous heart - such a pretty card!

Laurel said...

Such cute cards! I really like the paper you have used on the first one. Thank you for playing at Inspired By!

Jane said...

Love the bright and fun colours on your first card, very contemporary and cool. Thanks for playing along with the current challenge at AAA Cards.

Ivana Camdzic said...

Nora I love both of these cards! The negative love cutout on the second card I'm especially smitten with :) Oh and I'm totally like you - usually late for the post!

Craft-E-Place said...

Two super cards. I love the vibrancy of the red in your first card. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards

Tracie Pond said...

Pretty offset die-cut. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards =) Tracie

Monika Reeck said...

LOVE your first card the paper is so happy like the combo of paper there clever using the sketch Nora
and the offset LOVE with heart embossing folder ooh I want I want that embossing folder
soo beautiful on the soft Pink Nora
Now I am in the office will do catch up again at the weekend...
I try my best Nora
PS: many thanks for allll alll your lovely comment I was scream to get so much comment from you
you are a GEM sweety