Monday, March 26, 2018

The Weekend, Lemons and Some Challenges

Happy Monday everyone!! Just a warning-this post is pretty photo heavy!!

I had a busy weekend. We went out for my husbands FIFTIETH birthday on Saturday night. He loves french food so we went to a local place and the dinner was delicious. Today is is real birthday and we made a cake for him to celebrate.

Yesterday I spent the day in Worcester, MA with a friend. We went to the Crompton Collective to shop and then ate. It was so fun to spend the time with a friend and I was a bit of a spendthrift!!

I love when I go places and there are murals on the outside of the building!! This is located on Canal Street so the mural was perfect!! On the right they had all these succulents in these antique metal drawers. It was really cool!!

I bought Charlotte two of these tiny succulents. They were only $5 each. The photo on the right I took just because I LOVED the old feel of the building this collective was in. The hall looked cool.

LOVED this cool flag made out of license plates!!

I actually bought the green shelf on the left for my bathroom. I think it might be too big BUT I can use it in two other places if need be. The quote was on a huge canvas on the left and I took a photo because I just loved it!!

I LOVED the sign they had posted in one of the stores we went into!! The last photo was the entertainment we had during lunch. They were local HS students and that girl can SING!!

Enough about my weekend!! I also made a couple cards on Saturday for a few challenges. I am still obsessed with fruit so please bear with me!!

The first card I created was for AAA Cards: CAS Game #111-Use Only One Third and Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #284-Clean and Simple.


I made another lemon die cut card but using lemon as the base and a bit of green patterned paper on the bottom.

I apologize for the photo. It is a bit dark. I didn't have time to edit everything as well as I usually do.

The dies are from Spellbinders and the sentiment is from Sugar Peas Design's "Pucker Up" stamp set.

For my next challenge, my primary inspiration was the Card Concept's Challenge #89, Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge-Floral Frenzy, the Flower Challenge #18-Anything Goes and Time Out Challenge-Birthday Theme.


I started off by stenciling MFT Daffodil yellow ink on white card stock using a PTI lace stencil.

I then cut the bottom at an angle and adhered the stenciled panel to an A2, top folding Hawaiian Blue card base. I stamped a sentiment from MFT's "All Smiles" set onto a white card stock strip with Pool ink and adhered it to the card.

I then layered die cuts that I had cut out of white and aqua scraps onto the bottom right corner of the card.

I used some Tonic Nuvo drops in white for the flower centers and daffodil colored sequins around the flowers.

Well, that is all for me today. I hope you have a great start to your week. I thank you for stopping by!!

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Card #1
Paper-Lemon Chiffon” Card stock, Recollections "Coastal Village" 6" by 6" paper, My Minds Eye (green polka dot), Bazzill "Classic Green," and PaperTrey Ink “Pure Poppy
Stamps-Sugar Pea Designs "Pucker Up"
Ink-MFT “Dill PickleRanger “Mowed Lawn” Distress Ink, Ranger “Squeezed Lemonade” Distress Ink, Ranger “Mustard Seed” Distress Ink
Dies-Spellbinders Market Fresh "Make Mine Lemon Lime," CAS-ual Fridays "Fun-Fetti Fri Dies"

Card #2
Paper-Neenah Solar White, PaperTrey Ink “Hawaiian Shores,”
Stamps-MFT "All Smiles"
Ink-MFT "Daffodil Ink," Hero Arts Tide Pool
Dies-Memory Box "Fine Cut Leaves," WPlus9 "Bountiful Blooms"
Other-Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Ranger Ink Multi-Matte, Scotch Dot Adhesive, Daffodil Sequins, PTI Lace Stencil, Nuvo Crystal Drops “White,” Ranger Ink Tim Holtz “Mini Round” Ink Blending Tool


~amy~ said...

Nora, looks like you had a wonderful weekend!
Love your lemon card, so fun! Those Spellbinders dies work wonderfully with the SugarPea Designs sentiment.
The stenciling on your second card teamed up with the aqua...LOVE.

Patti said...

Oh Nora your cards are great! I am really crushing on the last one with that delicate yellow stencil! Beautifully done!

Wowie on your incredible adventures this weekend!! Love your new green shelf! and I wish I could buy one of those succulents : ) an all around memorable time and you captured it with some terrific pictures!!


Tracey McNeely said...

Great photos Nora and love your two cards, thinking spring!

Kim Heggins said...

Two simply wonderful cards Nora...just love your sweet lemons and all that amazing green! Your second card is so pretty, love your stenciled background with that gorgeous yellow, just beautiful. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Card Concept.

Kim S said...

What a fun trip you had!!

I'm loving your use of lemons and the fresh yellow/blue color scheme (I read the next post first!) Your lemon with the googly eyes made me smile - and the little bouquet is charming!

Cards by Maaike said...

verey positive card and so cute. Thank you for playing at AAA cards

Jane said...

A fun post and a brilliant fun lemon card. Thanks for playing along with the AAA Cards Challenge.

LucieGCards said...

Two fabulous, spring time cards, Nora! Love them both but particularly the first one - great take on our challenge theme! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards! said...

Hi Nora,

Love your card with the lemons. The googly eyes on the lemon make it so fun and the color combination makes it all bright & happy. Great use of the 1/3rd. Thank you for playing along with us at the AAA Cards Challenge. Hugs - Bharati

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Two fabulous cards!!! Love how you used the color challenge!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Card Concept!

Monika Reeck said...

Another cute lemon card
and love the eyes and the heart there
the heart with flower is so adorable
Love the sponged in yellow
harmony the colors
love love love