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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Just a Couple of Cards....

Hey there!!  A couple of cards today for several challenges.   It's a dreary Washington afternoon (ie it is drizzling!!), but I'm thankful that we aren't having early snow like they are in the eastern part of the US! 



My first card is for two challenges:  CR84FN color challenge (yellow, grey & steel blue) and the Crafts Meow sketch challenge.  I recently acquired a few Crafts Meow sets so this is my first time participating in their sketch challenge.   For my card I used the CM set called Butterfly Kisses.  I'm not, as a rule, a fan of silhouette images, but every time I saw someone make a card using the sweet little fairy girl from the set my desire to get the set grew.  Finally a week or so a go I took the plunge and bought it.  I stamped the fairy in grey ink on some My Mind's Eye Sunshine paper and then added the pearl to the center of the flower and some Diamond Stickles to her wing.  I added the scalloped edges, the ribbon and flower and I was done. 



The second card is for the current Moxie Fab challenge:  Textured to Perfection.  I recently was introduced to Linda, the Funkie Junkie, through my sweet friend, Sue's blog.  I checked out Linda's blog and saw that she had an Etsy store and that she carried burlap and in several colors, too!  I have wanted to get some burlap for the longest time, so I bought some from her recently.  I used a piece on my card.   The butterfly is from a Pink Paislee ephemera pack and the sentiment is from My Favorite Things.  Not a ton of texture, but you know... less is more!

23 comments:

Sue said...

Hello Rosie
I am so pleased and surprised that I got you on to Linda's Blog, she is very shabby chic!!! (which is what I love). I think she will inspire you into dragging out a little lace or crinoline or some embellishments that you have hidden in the depths of your craft room that you may have forgotten about!!!!!! I can see a whole new world opening up for you my girl. You have began already; a little burlap on a card, I love this, there is so much texture created just by this small piece. a wonderful card. You should enter it into the Lily Pad Texture Challenge.
Our weather is warming up thank goodness. Glad you liked my post with Precious, I just treasure each moment I spend with her.
Smiles:)

Olga said...

these are gorgeous, I love the first one!!!

Ange Kelly said...

Love both these cards!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such pretty cards Rosemary! That butterfly really pops! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Barb said...

Love that fairy on the first card and the colors and design are so pretty! The burlap gives such great texture on your second card, Rosie! Love them both! :)

Michelle said...

these are lovely cards, Rosemary! I truly love the burlap and butterfly!

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards are awesome!!!

Cheryl said...

Both cards are so pretty, but I guess I'm partial to the butterfly and burlap card. I keep thinking I should find some burlap, then forget. I need to tie a string around my finger or something--it just makes your card sing! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN! ~Hugs, Cheryl

Lisa said...

These are wonderful Rosemary! Love the sparkle on the fairy wings!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Two spectacular beauties Rosemary. Love the ribbon and distressed edge on the first card and the textured burlap on the second.

sheila said...

These are both so wonderful Rosemary. Love that fairy image too....so sweet and innocent looking. I really like your second card too....I love the use of the the burlap....thank you for providing the link!

Katina said...

Hi Rosemary, two gorgeous cards today. I love the simple layouts and the colours you've used. The burlap looks so effective with the Kraft and the butterfly is so pretty.

gg nurse said...

2 lovely cards Rosemary! That butterfly is beautiful & I love the simplicity of that card with the interest of the burlap. The fairy card is so sweet--again, perfect composition & colors. I always forget to stamp on pp & it can be so effective, like this card.

Lisa M said...

These cards are outstanding!! Love the CAS of them and yet so much detail focused in one area. very nicely done and it was a pleasure viewing your talent. :)
Lisa xx
Thank you also for your very kind comment you left on my blog.
Have a great one!
Hugs

Cath said...

Hey Rosemary! Thanks for linking this up to the Textured to Perfection challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

lynn said...

your cards are so lovely, rosemary! love the burlap!

Debgem said...

Both cards are lovely. I really do like the little fairy girl - and the sparkle on her wings is fab. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Mynnette said...

I love both cards, but I think the first one is my favorite--I love the glittery wings on the little fairy! :)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Simplicity and elegance at its best! The color choices are gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing in our sketch challenge Rosemary!

Hugs,
Lisa

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful cards, Rosemary! Love the added sparkle on the wings of the first one and the burlap adds great texture on the second. Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Brenda said...

These are so beautiful Rosemary! I always love seeing what people do with that silhouette fairy, she looks so beautiful! And I adore your butterfly on top of the burlap, such great texture and design! Awesome work!

~amy~ said...

Hello to another Washingtonian!

love your take on The Craft's Meow sketch...that smidge of glitz is wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us at The Craft's Meow!

Elise said...

YOU really, REALLY are the queen of CAS, Rosie! GOSH, girl. FANTASTIC work!