Hello … bonjour … hope your weekend was a fabulous one! I had some playtime, got creative and made a few cards … two to share here and two for later (maybe tomorrow, depending on the Time Eating Monster) … I’ll keep it short and sweet! Here’s the first … a sweet little pretty …
Randomly stamped leaves and blooms (MFT), with the flower heads coated with sugary clear glitter (seen better zoomed in!), a little fine black pen doodling, a die cut hello (SSS) stacked on fun foam, and a stamped supplementary sentiment (WPlus9). I was inspired by this card from Mayuri … it’s bolder, more dramatic and she used a different technique, but you can see how it prompted me.
Here’s the second … a rather dapper chap …
A lightly sponged card panel mounted over black, a bird of paradise (MFT) coloured with Promarkers and perched atop a Winnie & Walter die cut (both on foam), and some tiny supplementary sentiments (SSS) nestled into the word.
My floral number is heading to …
MFT Summer Camp – Glitzy Glitter … Day 1 of 5 … first badge!
MFT Color Challenge – In The Buff, Coral Crush, Gumdrop Green, Blueberry … my closest
CAS Mix Up – June – Stamping, Die Cuts + Choice …. mine’s the texture-y glitter and doodling
TE Share Joy #40 – Keep It Clean and Simple
The dashing dude is flying off to …
MFT Summer Camp – Delightful Die Cutting … Day 4 of 5 … second badge!
Happy Little Stampers Dies – June – Anything Goes
The Paper Players #300 – A CAS Celebration … congratulations on an amazing 300 challenges!
SSS Wednesday – 15 June – Animal Magic
See you soon! Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂
So glad you got some play time, Anita! These two cards are so terrific!! The pretty flowers and the pretty little bird bring me joy!! Keep ’em coming!! LYAMYMA! Hugs, Darnell
sure looks like you did have some fun at the weekend. I love the random stamping, something I just can’t seem to get to work, the soft colours make a great contrast with the bold sentiment. And he really is a dapper chappie and the soft sponging looks great behind the sentiment x
Fabulous Anita, those flowers are so sweet; that card will be well received. Your bird birthday is fun and festive and I am sure it will be treasured.
Cute cards, Anita! I really like the floral one and thanks again for the advice on adhering paper with double-sided tape. I just came from a craft store and saw it and thought of you. =) Have a great week.
TFS your 1st beautiful stamped flower card with us on CAS Mix Up. I love your sweet dapper bird card too, Anita. Both your cards qualify for CAS Mix Up 🙂 TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up…again! Hugs, Nancy
Hello, sweet friend! Gorgeous floral card with those perfectly placed dots…the work of a very patient artist ❤️
Your dapper chap is so cheerful and will bring great joy to the lucky recipient!
Looking forward to seeing your next works of art ”
Big hugs and bisous xox
Fabulous cards, Anita! Those randomly stamped flowers are perfect and the dapper chap looks grand sitting atop the die cut happy. Love these!
I love the little background number, Anita, and of course the bird makes me smile. You may not have much time but you sure fill a lot of challenge requirements with few cards.
What a charming duo. LOVE that floral card…like to have a dress or top made out of that print. The sparkles are the perfect enhancement…and then there’s the bird. Wow! So beautifully colored. Aren’t we lucky that nature provides such inspiration. These two are such winners. You’re truly amazing.
Anita this post shows what fun you had that day in your craftroom! Darling doodling, dotting, and stamping … and there’s our bird to inspire a song! Fabulous – look at the perfect fit they are!
Two fantastic and fun cards Anita. Both are so happy … they make me smile 🙂 Love the added glitter to your sweet flower heads, along with the dots and doodles which add even more fun and whimsy. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx
Looks like you have been having some fun Anita, love those sweet floating flowers, but it’s the ‘dapper chap’ that has stole my heart lol.
Two totally delightful cards, Anita! I love how you described your first one as a ‘sweet little pretty’…so true! And, I love how you added all the wonderful sparkle to the blooms! And your darling bird perched on top of the die cut sentiment is too cute! As always, you have also done an amazing job combining challenges 🙂
Two fantastic cards, Anita! Love the sweet flowers and the bit of doodling really adds pizzazz! Love that pretty bird too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!
Your sparkly flowers are sheer delight in those fresh colors and the bird card is fabulous and fun! So glad you found some time to play!
They are both fabulous Anita…as always!!
Two fabulous cards! Not sure which is my favourite. Love those colourful, sparkly blossoms but that’s also a very cool bird! Glad you had a fun weekend.
That playtime left you with two beautiful cards! Love the stamping on the first, but the sponging and the contrast with the withe on the second is my favorite; stunnuing card! Hugs, Gerrina
What a great combo of challenges – those pretty blooms are so delicate behind the bold, black sentiment and I love how you’ve perched the little bird on top of the letters on the second..how sweet! (Or tweet if you want a pun!)
Just for fun play time is wonderful and happy you found some play time to make these two wonderful cards! Love the random background and gorgeous Happy Birthday!
Two awesome cards! I really love the 2nd one with the bird. The background with the words popping up and then the cute bird is Great! Thanks for playing with us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies.
These cards are fabulous, Anita. I so enjoy a good random stamped card and your first one is a delight. I love that you took the time to doodle a bit on them. Adds just a great touch. They are so sparkly too, and who doesn’t love a good sparkle? Ohh and your second with the bird. that one makes me all happy, too! Beautifully colored and ink blended. So well done! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Hugs!
Oh, these are so different, but both, fabulous, Anita!!! Love your sweet little flowers stamped randomly with cleverly added doodling – so lovely!!! …and so pretty with the sparkle!!!! Beautiful!!! And the little chap sitting so happily on the sentiment of the second card, is just the sweetest little thing!!! Love how you have coloured him and how you have done the subtle sponging!!!! And how you’ve done the sentiment is so lovely – it looks great with the small stamping and the die cut word!!!! Love both of these, my friend!!!!
Oh my Anita, I am so loving your first card! I can see how you got inspired, but seriously I love your card better! Your glittered blooms really complete the card and of course the doodling dots in black just make everything pop! Love, love, love! Your second card is simply to cute! Love how you did the sentiment, will have to keep that tuck in my mind. Trouble is once it is tucked in it gets lost! lol Another fabulous card my friend. Hugs, Brenda
fantastic set of cards, anita!! the floral number is just soo pretty!!
really beautiful cards!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!
Two lovely cards Anita! I especially like the subtle sponging behind your white diecut on the second card – and your bird is so funny! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week for our 300th celebrations!
Two winners here!!! Love the randomly stamped florals (something I can’t do to save my life), and really loving that dapper dude! Beautiful colors, and the soft sponged backdrop…
Beautiful cards, Anita! I love the way your die cut sentiment pops off the lightly sponged background. So much dimension for a CAS card. So glad you could celebrate PP300 with us at The Paper Players!
Wowzers girl…one dazzler after another! These two creations are spectacular! AWESOME stamped background on the first card – love the colors and love the sparkle!
2nd card – LOVE IT! The colors and the ink blending is gorgeous. The wee ‘happy’s’ and ‘birthday’ steal the show! Totally an awesome idea and so perfectly placed!!!
Superbes cartes Anita ! Je vois que ce “superbe” WE pluvieux t’a laissé le temps de faire de magnifiques cartes ! J’adore l’oiseau du paradis et les couleurs que tu as choisies, un peu de couleurs par ces temps si gris !
Awesome cards, especially the bird card – he is too cute and those teeny tiny sentiment – just perfect! And your first card – looks like you created some pretty background designer paper! Glad you linked up your bird card with HLS – ,cause its definitely my favorite! Thanks for playing along!!!
Both cards are absolutely awesome! The first card is so pretty with the shine on the flowers, while the second card is so cute. I LOVE how you cut the sentiment and bird from foam for added dimension. Thank you for joining The Paper Players in our 300th challenge!
Yes, the first is definitely a ‘sweet pretty’ with the lovely random stamped florals that would give any designer paper a run for its money! And your dapper chap is, indeed, that; handsome and proud standing watch in his ‘happy, happy, happy’ paradise!
You make randomly stamped look so easy… and beautiful!
Love the second ‘oh so clean’ card… a lot!