"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Hellooo....

Hey... wow... can't believe the last time I posted anything was Sunday!!   And honestly... I don't think that is such a bad thing.  I have made a couple of cards over the last week, just can't post them yet.   And I haven't really felt like doing any challenges until today.   So...I have two cards to share.  Both cards are for Flourishes noontime challenges.  This week is release week at Flourishes and when it is a Flourishes release week I like to try to participate in at one or two of their challenges.  Last month it paid off because I was one of the lucky winners of the entire Flourishes April release!!!


Inside of Card
The first card is for their "Pretty in Purple" challenge.  Pretty self-explanatory I think... make a project using purple.  After I got done with my card I realized that it was a little on the severe side, but I think my mother-in-law will like it all the same since I made it to give to her for Mother's Day.  I used one of the sets I won last month, Love and Lace, as well as the Sweet Violets set.  The purple I used the new Stampin Up! Wisteria Wonder.   It is more of a blue-purple and I love it!!   Along with the Wisteria Wonder color I used some grey cardstock to make the purple pop a bit more, but not sure it was the best choice.  Anywhoo... I stamped the images and diecut them.  Everything was layered on a white cardstock piece that was run through my Big Shot in a Sizzix embossing folder.  Some tiny rhinestones were added at the cross points on the embossed design.  I also finished the interior of the card with the circular design used on the front and the sentiment.


The second card is for their "Let's Hear it for the Boys" challenge.  Again, pretty self-explanatory I think... make a masculine project.  For this card I used the Flourishes set "What a Catch".  I went with a very simple design for this card.  I got some goodies today from the Funkie Junkie Etsy shop and used a few on this card.  The burlap ribbon and the little clothes pin.  The little tag is from Stampin Up! and was perfect to stamp the word "Dad" on.  The interior was finished off very simply with just a piece of white cardstock stamped with the sentiment.  This card will be going to my father-in-law come Father's Day.

Thanks for stopping by....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white & brown; SU! Wisteria Wonder & light brown; Ink:  SU! Wisteria Wonder & Chocolate Chip; Memento Tuxedo Black; Spellbinders circle dies; My Favorite Things Fishtail Flags Stax; Sizzix embossing folder; Want2Scrap rhinestones; SU! tag; Burlap ribbon & clothes pin - the Funkie Junkie.

11 comments:

Sue said...

Hello Rosie
Well done on your win.
Your card for your MIL sells the stamps for Flourishes, they will be thrilled with this creation.
It looks Grey in the photo, not really picking up the Purple too well, but nevertheless your Bg embossing and the centre medallion is very beautiful, I like how you have kept it monochromatic.
And then a completely different feel with your next card, very Masculine and tactile, love your Peg!
Smiles:)
Sue

Greta said...

Superb cards, Rosemary! I love the one for Mother's Day--not sure why you think it's severe--I'd call it lovely! Your masculine card is wonderful! Just the right embellishments! You have a great eye for design.

Catherine said...

Gorgeous cards, love the first one, so pretty.....

Anne-Elise said...

Beautiful cards, Rosemary! I also won the April release and these stamps are just gorgeous! Great work!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Wow-- today is a two for one Rosemary day were we are treated to a double dose of your creativeness! Love the sytle of each card. The gems on the embossed pattern is beautiful and the Father's Day card captures the masculine theme to perfection.

Lisa Lara said...

Wow Rosi. I love them both. The first reminds me of a collectable plate. I love the sketch look of the second and love the burlap. Off to see if it is on SCS so I can fave it.

Christine said...

I like them both! Perfect cards Rosy!
Hug
Christine

Brenda said...

I love that embossed background on the first card and that burlap ribbon on the second Rosemary! Fantastic!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wonderful cards Rosemary! Thanks for joining along with the noon time challenge :)

Jenny said...

Two gorgeous cards Rosemary, love the detailed wreath on the first card... Looks great as a frame for the sentiment inside the card.
Your guys card is brilliant, love the little peg securing the tag :0)
Jenny x

kingstonmama said...

Two great cards, Rosemary. I love your Father's Day card with the burlap and wooden clothespin. Two great textures for a guy card. Ann