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Monday, May 10, 2010

Triple Play!!

I have THREE fun cards to share with you tonight! This first one is for the My Time to Craft Challenge (MTCC). The challenge for the week was to use swirls and stars. I have a base of pale yellow cardstock from Recollections. The stars and the flourish I cut from gold metallic vinyl on the Cricut Expression using the Accent Essentials cartridge. Amazing, I don't have a digi stamp on here. How did that happen? I do have a tea bag folded flower made from Me & My Big Ideas polka dotted paper. It is secured with a blue/silver sparkly brad.
I just came across the site Designed 2 Delight over the weekend. Apparently the first digi for the month is a freebie that you pick up at the site. Then if you get an entry in using that digi before the deadline, the next digi is emailed to you. Enter that one on time and you get the 3rd... The watering can is the first one for May. There are only a couple of days left to enter. I used this gorgeous flowery paper from Me & My Big Ideas. A few silver Dazzle accents. Of course the digis are colored with Copic markers.
This third card I am totally delighted with. It is for Isabella's Challenge.  The flowers are an Isabella's Sketchbook digi stamp. The thin lines and swirls didn't lend itself to being trimmed out and the white paper seemed to complement the colors. I decided to keep it white. There is a short piece of multi-colored striped ribbon from Michael's and Gold Dazzles from HOTP to add some sparkle. The lettering is from EKSuccess.

It is rare that I am this happy with three consecutive cards. Check out some of these new (at least to me) challenges.

10 comments:

Marlene said...

Wow - you've been busy! Nice cards!

wordbird said...

Mary ...you are on a roll! All 3 cards are so differont yet so creative! I especially love the coloring you did on Isabella's flower image! I agree...those pretty flowers just pop against the white! Thanks so much for playing in Isabella's challenge this week! Hope to see you next week too! ;D Diana Queen

Cec said...

Great cards Mary. I like the way you coloured the flowers in the Isabella image to compliment the striped ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Isabella's Sketchbook this week. Please come and play again.
Hugs!
Cec

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Lovely work! Your coloring is just beautiful. Love the clean and simple look you achieved with that Isabella's image. Great job on the challenge. So happy you could have some fun with us this week at Isabella's Challenge. Hope to see you back again with us next week!

Payne Holler Cards said...

wow! you have created some beauties!!! of course I'm partial to that gorgeous Isabella (:
love your layout and attention to detail - wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Isabella's - hope you were able to stop in the store and get yourself some images - would love to see more of your work in our challenges - very impressive talent! best of luck in the random draw...so glad you came and played!
hugs,
Linda

Viv said...

Mary you've been super busy! Great cards and love the colours of your flowers. The butterflies look cute too. Thanks for playing at Isabella's and please come and play again ! Viv x

Sharon Keanly said...

A wonderful collection of cards Mary, wow! I struggle at times to just make one. Thanks for joining in the fun at Isabella's this week, we hope you'll be back again. Your card is delightful. Love the bright colours of that super floral image of Isabella's. Sharon

Softpencil said...

Three lovely cards Mary!!! the tea bag folded flower looks amazing! ;)

Joan Ervin said...

What gorgeous creations...you have such a wonderful sence of color and design!!!! Love all the pretty colors and the folded flower looks awesome!!!

Faith S. said...

Beautiful cards! Each card is so unique. Welcome to my free digi stamps challenge!