Wednesday, August 29, 2012

One Day At A Time

Hello all!  I have two quick cards to share today, and they're sort of mail-friendly.  ;-)  Not too many layers, and only a few bumpy things on them.


The card bases are from K & Co., and were a gift from my SIL quite a long while ago.  They are thin, and I love the pattern.  I added little bits of things that I keep in my soap boxes.  I rather like the eclectic feel, and balanced everything off to one side (save one little punched butterfly) for the MFW Asymmetry Challenge.

This card is entered here:




The other card uses many of the same elements, but the focus is dead-center:


Challenges entered:


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Have a lovely day!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Here For You - Verve
Paper: K & Co. patterned paper card bases (from a kit); assorted cast-off punched and die cut pieces
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko; Crumb Cake, Whisper White - SU; Antique Linen - Ranger
Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions
Other: pearl; Liquid Pearls - Ranger

32 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

Lovely creations! Very classic and beautiful!

Lisa said...

Lovely cards Colleen, the DP is divine!

Marisa said...

Love the negative and the liquid pearls around the one side. Lovely papers too :) The second one is simply adorable.

Pauline said...

I love these patterned cards, so pretty and elegant, and I love your die cut window, and little frames, just lovely!

Debbie said...

Stunning patterned papers ... wow!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards with us this week in the Tea Room, Colleen :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Such beautiful cards, Colleen! LOVE that background paper! Yum!

Annette said...

totally beautiful...

Bonnie said...

Beautiful card bases and I like the sentiment both ways!

Jennifer said...

Love how different they are even though they Have the same base. Very pretty =)

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow are these adorable! I especially love the second one, it's such a simple design, yet so charming and full of warmth! Amazing!

Joanna M. said...

Beautiful Cards Colleen! Hugs, J

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are both are beautiful!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the colors and loving the butterflies on the first one!!!!

Kara Lynne said...

Such a pretty style! I love the elements you took from the inspiration. Very gorgeous designs!

Leslie Miller said...

Love those mail-friendly cards! These are wonderful. The paper is too pretty.

Buffy said...

Beautiful card. Love the tiny pearls, nice touch.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Colleen, both are beautiful cards that compliment the soft colours in the inspiration photo very well ! The designer papers are very pretty and it's great to have 'flat' cards sometimes :) The postage can double here if I use a large pearl on a single layer. Have a great day, Shirleyx

LeAnne said...

Love this (I have a few of those left myself) but I particularly love that old-timey paper you used and the cool cut-out!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Both cards are very classy and elegant Colleen. Love the aperture design on the first one - the newsprint paper works brilliantly and the right-hand butterfly is perfectly placed for "balance". Love the simplicity of the second one - the paper is gorgeous.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Starr said...

Your card is delightful, the papers are lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at TSTR this week!

Ellen said...

Hi Colleen. I'm sorry I have been MIA in comments. I'm so happy I had a chance to stop by your blog tonight to see this drop dead gorgeous card! I adore the asymmetrical design and using negative space is one of my favorite techniques. I love how you placed the sentiment tag and the outline of Liquid Pearls. The second CAS card is beautiful too! I just love all of the papers you used.
Hugs,
Ellen

Elizabeth said...

Both these cards are so gorgeous!

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

So pretty Colleen! Great colors! I have some K&Co card bases & love them! Great patterns and a nice base for a pretty card!

Benzi said...

Such gorgeous and sweet cards. The card bases are great and helpful when you need to get a card made a bit quicker.

Linda R said...

Such sweet card. LOVE the design of the first card. such wonderful papers. I do hope you enjoy your weekend my friend..

Hugs~

Vicki Dutcher said...

Look at you getting all the wonderful comments! Great cards, I am partial to the off centered look.

Glad to be back and all signed up again~ :)

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Very pretty card.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge

Hugs

Jo x

yyam said...

You make the most classy and timeless cards. These are so lovely Colleen. :)

Julia S-W said...

Totally beautiful cards as always Colleen! My favourite is the first one - it's simply stunning.
Thanks for the Stampington link - how kind of you to do that! I've just emailed them with a question and depending on the answer I may just have a go!!
Stay healthy.
Juliaxx

Carole said...

Gorgeous cards Colleen and I love that paper!

nwilliams6 said...

Colleen - these are sooo beautiful. They would work for so many situations. I think they are even more meaningful since you actually really know the meaning of one day at a time. Hugz - lotz of them!!!

Cath said...

Hey Colleen! Thanks for linking this up to the Asymmetry Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Cath said...

Hey Colleen! Thanks also for linking this up to the Focal Point Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun there as well! :)

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