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

Sunday, December 15, 2013

two cards... two challenges

Hello friends!  I have a couple of cards to share.  I don't normally do posts where I have a card for one challenge and then a card for a second challenge, but I didn't really want to do two posts so I decided to combine them.


The first card is for the current CAS(E) this sketch.  I recently purchased a bundle of BasicGrey 25th & Pine products from Peachy Cheap (they have daily deals... check'em out!).  One of the items in the bundle was a pack of die cut numbers (large and small) so I decided to use them for my card.  I cut a strip of patterned paper from the 25th & Pine 6x6 pad and adhered it to my white cardstock panel.  The numbers 2 and 5 were adhered.  A piece of baker's twine was cut and attached to a chipboard sticker from the bundle and then adhered to the panel.  A little twine bow finished things off.  The sentiment is from the Penny Black set called "Christmas Treasurers".

My second card is for the current My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch challenge.  I haven't done one of their sketches in ages, but this one caught my fancy and so I made this little Valentine.  I used patterned paper from the PTI Simple Valentine paper pad and the MFT stamp set Homespun Hearts.  The "hello" was die cut using the MFT Happy Hellos Die-namics set.  I stamped the dots image from the MFT Distressed Background Blocks on white cardstock using light pink ink and then die cut the word.  The word was also die cut from pink cardstock and then the stamped word was inlaid into the pink cardstock.   A heart was die cut using the Rustic Hearts Die-namics and stamped with the corresponding heart image using dark pink ink.  I punched the scalloped edge with an EK Success punch.   A pink button and some red sequins finished off the card.

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Card #1:  Stamps:  Penny Black; Cardstock:  PTI; Patterned Paper and embellishments:  BasicGrey 25th & Pine;  Card #2:  Stamps:  My Favorite Things; Dies:  My Favorite Things; Cardstock: PTI, Stampin Up! & Bazzill Basics; Patterned Paper:  PTI; Inks:  Stampin Up! and Memento; Button:  PTI; Sequins:  Lawn Fawn

12 comments:

Greta said...

Love both cards, Rosemary--perfect for the challenges! The Christmas card is so bright & festive with wonderful elements & sweet Valentine with great use of that sketch!

SmilynStef said...

Love the elements you used for the first sketch ... both are fantastic cards.

Olga said...

love them both, the first one really pops!!!

Sam Simpson said...

Love it Ros! Such a lovely card and a fab take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us as CAS(E) this Sketch!

KayM said...

Wow!! both of your cards are just amazing!! I love the big 25 on the first one and the inlaid embossing is fabulous on the second!!

Valerie Nolan said...

Two great cards Rosie, love the Christmas card, so effective! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas
Val x

Barb Ghig said...

Both cards are amazing, Rosemary! I love the big numbers on the first one and all the pretty hearts on the 2nd one! Fabulous, as always!!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Love both of your cards, Rosemary! The first one is my favorite! LOVE!!!

mypapercraftworld said...

These numbers really stand out, Rosemary ... I love the curved sentiment, great detailing! Your pink valentine is sooo pretty ... Love the inset hello into the textured card! Anita :)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are both fabulous, Love them.

Amy Rohl said...

LOVE your WSC card - the colors are perfect together!

Betty J. said...

Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.