Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Too Many Challenges to List

My day started with a card that was so off track, I just threw the whole thing away.  Usually, I can salvage something, but not today.  So, imagine my surprise that the next few things I tried actually worked.  I did not have all that much time today, but managed to make four cards.  Not even sure how that happened.

My first card is a baby card.  I am playing along with Less is More #117, which is a sketch challenge.  It's been a while since I have entered this challenge.  My card is super simple--a piece of patterned paper from an American Crafts pad I recently picked up at Target--it doesn't have a name on it, which is strange.  I stamped my sentiment in Versamark and then Calypso Coral, and embossed it onto vellum.  The pearls on the sentiment strip hide the pop dots underneath.

Next up is my card for this week's CASology #42, where the cue word is 'CARE'.   My FIL just spent a couple of days for testing and observation in the hospital, so I thought it would be nice to send him a masculine get well card.  I hope that this card is not too busy to be CAS.  There really is not much going on, except for a sheet of patterned paper from the same pad that was still on my desk from the previous card.

This card is for Dynamic Duos #50.  This was the challenge I started with this morning, when I had to throw my card away.  I came back to it later with a completely different idea.  Now that I have a lot of SU paper and ink, I am finding that I often have exactly what is called for.  In this case, I had Calypso Coral, but had to substitute Pretty in Pink for Blushing Bride.

Last up is my card for this week's ColourQ cQc #187.  I really like these colors together, and may try to get to this one again.  For today, I used Sketched Shapes, and made a birthday card, that I will also be linking up to CAS-ual Fridays CFC#99.

That's it for me today.  

Supplies Used (PTI):
Welcome Little One
Stamps:  Script Sentiments
Paper:  Vintage Cream, American Crafts, Vellum
Ink:  Versamark, SU Calypso Coral
Other:  Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles, pearls

Take Care
Stamps:  Think Big Favorites
Paper:  Rustic Cream, American Crafts, Canyon Clay
Ink:  SU More Mustard
Other:  Dies:  Pinking, Banner, Button, Natural Twine

Thank You
Stamps:  Heart 2 Heart
Paper:  White, SU Pretty in Pink, Calypso Coral
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, SU Pretty in Pink, Calypso Coral
Other:  Heart 2 Heart die, Aida Impression Plate, Ellen Hutson Sequins

Happy Birthday
Stamps:  Sketched Shapes
Paper:  White
Ink:  Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky, Winter Wisteria, SU Pretty in Pink, Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  Striped Impression Plate, bling

Thanks for Visiting


  1. You have been a busy girl today. All amazing. Love the AC patterned paper on your welcome baby card. I don't think your CASology is too busy, excellent masculine paper! Loveing those pink coffee cups, they are my favourite $5 set. You used your sketched shapes for colourQ love the circles I haven't tried them yet and the Arrows are great accents. Thank you so much for sharing wiht us this week at CASology!

  2. How great that you could make for cards. I love them all.

  3. One of the things I love about your cards Joyce are how different they all are. You always seem to make several at a time and they each have such great elements...different stamps, different occasions, totally different feel to each one. Love all your new SU colors too!

  4. Wow, Joyce, some fabulous inspiration here! Great cards!

  5. Such fun cards, Joyce, love the coffee cups! Your colourQ card is also pretty, I would be seeing that stamp in my sleep if I used it very often! Thanks for playing with us this week at the colourQ and sharing all of these cards.

  6. Great cards, Joyce! I'm always amazed at how many cards you make in such a short time-- and they're always so lovely, too!

  7. Great set of cards. Four done with little crafting time. I don't know how you do it. I am lucky if I get one in a day. the baby card is sweet. My favorite is the last one. I love all the elements. and the way you stamped those arrows. Now I am thinking I should have gotten that stamps set. Great colors on that crd too!

  8. Great group of cards today, Joyce! *I absolutely LOVE coffee themed cards - so yours is getting pinned to my coffee card board! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos :o)

  9. Even on a bad day you come up with the goods Missy!. A great set of cards again but my favourite is the last one - I absolutely love that one, colours, design, execution- all wonderful.

  10. fab cards - especially liking those dynamic duo colours (I'll have to check them out) and your sketched shapes stamping.

  11. What a busy day you've had - these are wonderful! Love your use of dp for your masculine get well card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  12. What a lovely set of cards!
    Thanks so much for joining us.
    "Less is More"

  13. Well you've certainly been busy cooking up these fantastic cards! I'm so glad you found the colors at colourQ inspiring and linked up that graphic beauty! Thanks for joining us!

  14. What great cards, and all so different! Thanks for playing along with ColourQ!

  15. You always amaze me with the volume of fantastic cards you can create! These all are so great! I especially like the cups and your wonderful Sketched Shapes card in those pretty colors!

  16. You really have some great cards here! Love the circles on your birthday card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

  17. Joyce, they are all amazing cards...you have been very busy these last few days. But your coffee/tea cup card is my fav and those colors, wow! I love the embossed background too! I have that impression and have never used it, thank you for some inspiration!

  18. I definitely think patterned paper works on a clean and simple card! You were so productive today! So glad you joined in on the fun this week at CASology!

  19. You're always such a busy little crafting bee! :) Love the rich colours of the patterned papers on your first two cards. The staggered coffee cups on the second card are cool and I love those sketched shapes on the last card. Must buy! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  20. awesome cards!! looove the colourq card!! so glad you shared it with us atthe ColourQ!!!

  21. Great cards all around, Joyce! Love, love, LOVE that coffee card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

  22. Great take on the theme - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!


  23. Joyce, what a great collection of cards! I love the masculine paper on the take care card (I love that particular PTI sentiment, too)! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!


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