Sunday, April 14, 2019

Vacation and a Couple of Challenges

Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. The weather has been warm but overcast here. My vacation is this week and it is not looking like it will be very good weather wise. I guess that means more time in the craft room!!

I was able to get into the craft room the last couple of days and create some cards for some challenges.

For my first card, I used the Bo Bunny "Pages of Harmony Collection" paper and some die cuts to create a sympathy card. Sadly, I have had to create a lot of these lately.

This card was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #383 and Less is More Challenge #393: Subtle Colors.

These papers were perfect for the subtle color challenge and the die cuts I used were leftovers from another card.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp "Tiny Words" stamp set. I am kind of obsessed with sets like this because the sentiments can fit anywhere!!

This card came together quick and I actually like how it looks.

For my second card, my inspiration came from the Paper Craft Crew Sketch #333 and the Just Us Girls Challenge #483-Off the Edge.

Again, I used "leftovers" for my card elements.

The stamps are Altenew's "Vintage Roses" and I die cut them using the matching dies. I had embossed an A2 white card panel ages ago and it came out wonky. I die cut a smaller panel out of it, which was perfect for the rectangle in the sketch.

The background paper is from Lawn Fawn's Spiffy Speckles 6" by 6" paper pad. I am working on using my paper rather than hoarding it.

Behind the white embossed panel is a scrap of alcohol inked paper and the die cut circle frame is a scrap too.

The roses are popped over the edge of both the white panel and die cut circle.

On another note, does anyone have an older dog? My dog turns 12 this year and he has changed so much. He is very vocal over everything-whining when he is out of water, when he wants a treat (which is every time I sit down!) and doesn't want to go out when I leave all of a sudden. This is all new behavior!!

Added to this, he is extra naughty. Yesterday when my husband was using our elliptical, he got into a sticky mouse trap that was in our furnace room that was in there for YEARS. I had to give his head a hair cut because there was sticky stuff all over him.

I have had a difficult time getting him into a groomers lately and he still has stuff on his fur that I cannot get off. I wound up buying a set of clippers and a Dremel yesterday to do it myself. Anyone groom their dogs themselves? How hard is it?

That is all for today. I thank you for stopping by. Have a fabulous day!


Michelle W said...

Two beautiful cards Nora, I love the subtle colours on your first one! Perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Less is More.

Lisa Elton said...

What a PRETTY pair of cards Nora! I love the butterfly card. It's so peaceful and will definitely bring comfort to the recipient. Sounds like life has been rough for your pup, poor little sticky guy!

Karren said...

Gorgeous cards! The sympathy card is so pretty and that patterned paper is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Judy Rozema said...

I love the patterned paper on your sympathy card, and that little sentiment fits so well. I will have to check out those tiny ones! Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Macimbalo said...

Pretty cards! Love your take on the challenge theme! Thanks so much for sharing at JUGS!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Both of these cards are beautiful! I love how you used the die cut circle and embossed panel with those gorgeous roses flowing over the edges. Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS and I hope you have a wonderful vacation!

Darnell said...

Oh, my goodness, Nora, your little dog does look like an imp! At least in that photo! Sorry, we haven't had dogs in years so I'm not much help. Sounds like someone at the vet should be able to help you figure out what's going on with the little guy. Good luck!

Your two cards are both really beautiful! I love your sympathy card! I'm going to file it with the sketch as that's a great design for whipping up a card ... preferably not so many sympathy ones. Great job using up your bits and bobs! (Haha, I almost typed boobs!) Happy Easter and enjoy your vacation with lots of crafty fun!! Hugs, Darnell

Nonni said...

Two beautiful cards, Nora! I really love the layered CAS look in your card for us -the patterned paper you used ties the colors together beautifully and the butterfly adds a lot of dimension and interest. Great work! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!