Sunday, June 9, 2013

My Crafty Weekend

I have 5 cards to share for today--and the first card is not for any challenge at all--just something I felt like making (crazy, right?).  I was inspired by this layout I saw during a recent PTI blog hop.  I used a bit of this incredibly gorgeous ribbon that Kim sent me and I have been hoarding ever since.

Next up is a card for this week's Simon Says Masculine/Father's day and A Blog Named Hero It's A Man's World.  This is a very simple card I made to send to a good friend's brother who is about to undergo some pretty nasty treatment for cancer.  The bottom section is patterned paper--I wish I could stamp that evenly.

Edited to add:  I am also submitting this to the current challenge at Die Cut Divas.

I have another card for this week's ColourQ cQc #192 because I had to use the extra piece of plaid I stamped when I made this card.  I used my newest stamp purchase--WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals.

My next card uses the sketch at this week's RetroSketches rs#67, and I am also submitting it to Simon Says Stamp and Show Brought to You by the Letter S because it is a Sympathy Card.  I am also submitting this card to Cas-ual Fridays CFC104:  Banners & Flags and Make it Monday #119: Flagged Borders because of the tiny flags I used at the bottom left.

My last card is for The Play Date Cafe PDCC185, Cas-ual Fridays CFC104:  Banners & Flags, Freshly Made Sketches FMS89, and Make it Monday #119: Flagged Borders.  I was inspired by this card of Kim's.  I actually wanted to make the very same card as Kim, but forced myself to change it up a bit.

Supplies Used (PTI):
Stamps:  Stylish Sentiments Birthday, Cutting Garden
Paper:  White
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Hero Arts Pale Tomato, SU Mellow Moss
Other:  Ribbon from Kim, Cutting Garden Die, Woodgrain IP

Brighter Days
Stamps:  Think Big Favorites
Paper:  Rustic Cream, We R Memory Keepers
Ink:  Versafine Vintage Sepia
Other:  Loopy Border Die

Thinking of You
Stamps:  WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals
Paper:  White, SU Pacific Point
Ink:  Spring Rain, Limeade Ice, SU Pacific Point, Memento Grey Flannel
Other Fresh Cut Florals Die, Heart Border Die, Stickles

With Sympathy
Stamps:  Gracious Vases, Peaceful Garden
Paper:  White, Autumn Rose, SU Rich Razzelberry, Pale Plum
Ink:  Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  Inktensive Pencils, Black Embossing Powder, MFT Fishtail Flags die, Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles

Birthday Wishes
Stamps:  Birthday Style, Background Basics Birthday Fun
Paper:  White, Soft Stone, Hawaiian Shores, Autumn Rose, Basic Grey
Ink:  Soft Stone, Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  Lil Inkers Balloons and Balloon String, Sketched Shapes, Twine, Rhinestone

Thanks for Visiting


  1. You are so sweet! I am honored that you would want to CASe one of my cards. I love the way your birthday/balloon card turned out, so festive and fabulous colors too! Happy to see you using some of the ribbon I sent you too. Your cutting garden card turned out beautiful... I love that you were able to use your new WP9 flower, they are stunning with your fabby plaid too. Each one of your cards are amazing...looks like you have been having lots of fun playing in your craftroom this weekend!

  2. Way to nail all those challenges Joyce! Your cards are all gorgeous and I will be CASEing you. I am so glad you made a card just because you wanted to. That is what makes it extra beautiful. It seemed like you were out and about all weekend and yet you still were able to do all this? I bow to you.

  3. Fabulous cards, Joyce! So many fun challenges that you totally rocked :)

  4. Wow, what a goodness filled post!!! LOVE those backgrounds

  5. Busy busy! I got Fresh Cut Florals this weekend, too, and I love your plaid card with it! Such a cool layout. Awesome birthday card with this week's FMS! Love the colors of the balloons, and now I want to make a birthday balloon card today TOO! :)

  6. Love them all especially the tiny little purple flags!!

  7. Seriously Joyce, your cards are A-mazing! I LOVE them ALL!

  8. More great cards :) Really love the vase card - the flags at the bottom and matching tabs of color at the top of that card are brilliant!

  9. Wow you did have a crafty weekend! Beautiful assortment of cards! Thanks for sharing one at FMS!

  10. Wonderful cards, Joyce!
    I especially love what you made with the new Wplus9 set! I place my first order with them last week and ordered those floral stamps and dies-- they are so lovely & I can't wait to get them. I'm hoping they're waiting in my mailbox when I get off work today! :)

  11. Another set of fabulous cards.

  12. Fabulous card designs. I love your Play Date Café Card.

  13. Wow, another super productive weekend. You are amazing! Love them all! The Cutting Garden card is gorgeous and I love the fun balloons. Your plaid with the Fresh Cut Florals set is my favorite--so perfectly CAS!

  14. Love how your patterns fit together in those gorgeous colours to make a masculine get well card (often they have flowers, but men get sick, too!) Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero!

  15. Wow ... just wow, Joyce! These are all marvellous cards ... I'm a bit reluctant to pick out a favorite but if I really had to, it'd be the Fresh Cut Florals with your amazing plaid! I bow to your incredible capacity to meet all those challenges! Anita :)

  16. I knew you'd get a crafty weekend in! Another gorgeous group of cards I love the balloons and colors on your last one with the little banners.

  17. Gorgeous collection of cards Joyce, they are all equally lovely.
    I hope your friends brothers treatment goes well and he dosen't suffer in the process.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    Mandy xx

  18. I see what you mean, you did make a card just for fun! It can be done! (And woo-hoo, I just got me some jute ribbon, TYVM!) It is gorgeous, Joyce, as are all of your challenge cards! You never cease to amaze me with your productive and creative output when you get to being crafty! I, of course, just about drooled out loud over the plaid, and I think you did a brilliant CASE of Kim's wonderful card!! xxoo Darnell

  19. Joyce, all of your cards are beautiful. It amazes me how much creativity you have. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  20. Great color combo, Thanks for playing with us at ABNH!

  21. Another great post, Joyce, I am not surprised in the least! All very lovely cards. I'm particularly impressed that you created a sympathy card for the banner challenge. I would never think banners and sympathy, but your tone-on-tone color along with the small, thin banners work amazingly well! Well done!! Thanks so much for playing in the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  22. Great cards, Joyce, love the plaid background on your colourQ card! thanks for playing with us.

  23. Wow you are getting lots of cards done! thanks for playing with the DCD (Die Cut Diva's)


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