Sunday, March 3, 2019

Another Creative Weekend

Hi everyone!! I am popping back on to the blog to show case a few more cards I created this weekend. That is two in a row where I ACTUALLY HAD MOJO!! Whoot Whoot!! It happens so rarely with me that it makes me giddy.

That said, I also need time to clean my craft room. It looks like a tornado came into my room and there is stuff EVERYWHERE!!

Onto my cards!! The first card I used the Addicted to CAS Challenge #157- Fluffy, as my jumping off point for my card.

I am hoping that this card is clean and simple enough to even participate in this challenge!! I used Copic markers to color in this adorable panda from Gerda Steiner Designs "Lovely Panda" set.

I experimented in trying to make the bear look fluffy by using tiny flicks with my marker. I am actually happy with the way it turned out.

The sentiment is not how I originally planned it. I wanted it to be right on the card front BUT when I stamped it, I got distracted and it came out crooked. I hate to throw anything away so I just added a card strip with the sentiment on it over the top of my mistake.

I am entering this into the Addicted to CAS Challenge, as well as Just Us Girl's Challenge, Birthday and Seize the Birthday Challenge, no topping.

For my next card, I used the quilt from the "Inspired by" Challenge and the butterflies from The Paper Players Spring Theme challenge as my starting off point.

The great thing about this card is all the paper strips I die cut for the front were SCRAPS from my drawer!!

I could see this as a strip quilt, couldn't you? It was so fun to make that I cut more strips from the same papers to create another card but have not gotten around to that yet.

The butterfly and the doily were even left overs from another project. I always stamp or die cut more then I need because I am a person whom makes MANY mistakes.

I just stamped this today and I cannot even tell you what stamp I used for the sentiment. I have so many sets everywhere that I cannot find it!!

Well, that is all from me today. I thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit me today. I hope you all have a FABULOUS night!!


Kathy said...

A beautiful card, love the aqua blue colors!

Lisa Elton said...

Wonderful cards Nora! Great way to use up those scraps and that little bear is adorable!

Monika Reeck said...

Ach cuteee I love this Panda from gerda Steiner
I was purchase last month too
yayy again same taste we have Nora LOL
its cool that we have some the same stamp set and embossing folder too
cute Red Balloon and lovely FUR again Nora..
the second card wooow lovely scraps paper
really adorable all
and looks like quit blanket too
the bfly with the pearl looks adorable...the Doily is PTI?I have it too yay
great post my friend
big hugs from Germany
Monika (happy doing catch up :))

Inkyfingers said...

You certainly welcomed your mojo back with these lovely cards Nora. I love the cute little panda on the first card and your colouring is great! What a fabulous way to use up your scraps on the second card and I love how you mixed all those different patterns.
Have a good week.
Carol x

Diane said...

Wonderful creative card designs Nora.

Hugs Diane

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Nora you cute and fluffy bear is adorable and I love your stripe spring quilt - a great way to use up those scraps too! Thanks for playing along with us over at The Paper Players this week!

Jean said...

Both are terrific! Lots of lovely papers in the butterfly card. Great combination! And the red balloon is the perfect "pop" for the panda card.

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous! I love your quilted creation, the colors are just beautiful, and the addition of it makes it perfect for the Paper Players as well! The pearls are a stunning addition! Thanks for playing with BOTH challenges!!

Patti said...

Nora, the clouds in your first card are spectacular to the MAX!! and the delightful layers of your Get Well Soon card would make anyone feel better!!

Kara Lynne said...

Yes! He definitely is FLUFFY! He is wonderful and so is his bright balloon!

Kara Lynne said...

Whoops, wanted to continue to say your gorgeous papers make a beautiful background for that wonderful butterfly!

Toni said...

yay to mojo, especially the fluffy kind! So glad you joined us at ATCAS!

Laurel said...

Oh my both of these cards are fabulous! Thank you for playing at Inspired By!

Darnell said...

Are you still giddy? I hope so! I love it when that happens. Your cards are fantastic, Nora! I am so in love with that sweet bear and his balloon! I mean, that face!! Great job flicking to make his fur! And great job using your snippets for your awesome second design!! Hugs, Darnell

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Nora! At long last, I am so glad to take the time to stop by and thank you for all of your lovely comments on my's so sweet of you!
I think your Panda is adorable and your design is perfectly CAS! I also love your 'fluffy' clouds and how you colored the bold red balloon...very, very cute card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS! I'm also really impressed with how you used all those pretty scraps to create your background for your beautiful butterfly! Love your color palette on this card, too!
I hope all is well with you...Barb xx

Claire Broadwater said...

Your little panda is just adorable! The clouds behind him are just perfect! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

JoAnn said...

Love your cute panda card. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

Anne Marie Hile said...

So cute! Love those details! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Yay for mojo!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Both of your cards are beautiful Nora! I love the mix of patterns on your butterfly card. What a wonderful way to utilize your scraps to create such a fun design. So glad you joined us this week over at The Paper Players!

Kim Heggins said...

Too darn all your wonderful creations!

Anita in France said...

What a bright and pretty quilt you made for your lovely fluttery butterfly, Nora ... fabulous pattern and colour choices! That little panda is such a cutie ... brilliant colouring on that luscious balloon ... and I love that you made him all fluffy! Hugs, Anita :)

Kim S said...

The bear is SO cute - he's definitely fluffy! And those patterned stripes are gorgeous, perfect behind that pure white butterfly!

Bobby said...

That panda is adorable and really does look fluffy the way you colored him, Nora. And you included fluffy clouds too. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to CAS.