Sunday 15 April 2012

CAS-ual Fridays - thoughtful ...

....  We've had a really good day.  We went out to the movies this morning to see The Hunger Games.  It is very well made with some good acting, but I found the story to be a bit predictable.  It's making lots of money, but I wouldn't rush out to see it again!  And this evening we've been out to dinner at a super restaurant - Ruby Tuesday - the food was delicious.

This afternoon, I made a card for CAS-ual Fridays - CFC48 challenge - opposites attract.  The team want us to make a card using two colours that are opposite each other on the colour wheel; I picked green and red.

Before I came out to the US, I was lucky enough to win Cup of the Week at The Play Date Cafe; I won a $25 voucher to spend at Simon Says - and I've spent it!!!  I had such fun, but have to admit that I spent rather more than $25.  My new goodies arrived this afternoon and I've used one of the stamps on this card.  Isn't this flower lovely?  I coloured it with my Aquarell watercolour pencils - I love the soft finish you get using this medium.  I'll play with the rest of the stamps later in the week.

Stamps:  Stampendous - Festive Flower; There She Goes - Sentimental - Thank you
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Staedtler Aquarell Pencils, card from stash

This card is for Tara (many of you know her).  Tara set up a new challenge last year - St Luke's Charity Card Challenge and I was invited to join the team.  I was delighted to accept - it's been a fun year with some wonderful challenges, and lots more to come.  One of the great things with this challenge is that you can send Tara cards to sell and help raise funds - to date the total stands at £513.50.  This month the challenge is to "Bling it up!" and there's still plenty of time to join the fun.  So this is for Tara - to say how thoughtful you are - I really love the cards and gift you sent me - thank you.  Here are the cards Tara sent me:

Love the American flag and row of houses - a perfect welcome to your new home card - love it.  

Don't you just love this one - the words are so lovely and the girls look wonderful (wish I looked like that!)

Here's the card that I made for last week's Less is More - LIM62 - three shades of green challenge; the one that I couldn't upload yesterday because the technology failed :(   I used some lovely stamps from a new UK based company, Uniko Studios.  The stamps are fab and I'm really looking forward to seeing more soon.

Stamps: Uniko Studios - Time, Extra Time
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive
Accessories:  Paint Chip from The Home Depot, card from stash

Before I go, I really must say Hello and Welcome some new followers:  Kez, Pauline and Anne-Elise - so pleased that you joined me.  I'm so pleased that my mojo seems to have returned.  Do drop by later to see my card for the new CR84FN challenge.  See you soon!


Mynn xx said...

I think all of these are fabulous! LOVE the rose you colored--I definitely agree that those pencils look amazing! :)

Paula (PEP) said...

Delightful take on the Greens project - I must admit I do like the Steampunk images & ideas but haven't used many of my Chocolate Baroque ones yet - maybe a Steampunk tag will appear!
Your fist card is quite delightful & definitely thoughtful on your part too.
Paula (PEP)

Pauline said...

Love your CAS card with that beautiful floral stamp, coloured so beautifull in these vibrant colours.
What lovely cards Tara gave you, I really like the American flag shaped card, a great design, and perfect for your move!
How annoying you had techy issues, nevertheless, you made a wonderful card with these fabby Time stamps. I got these last month too, and I love the quality of them.

Tara Cardwell said...

Thanks Deborah - it's a lovely card and you said some very lovely things about me and our challenge - I'm blushing.....
Your colour combo is much more sucessful than my effort on the opposites challenge too!
Tara x

Michele Gross said...

Beautiful coloring! The flower is just gorgeous :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Don't forget to like our facebook page :)

Laura Davis said...

Great work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jenny said...

Love the flower Deb and just look at Tara's the stars 'n stripes :0)
The little gifts where so thoughtful weren't they :0)
Jenny x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous flower, it really pops on that white :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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