Thursday, February 9, 2017

Only Three Days...

It only took me three days to make this card. Three Days. Somewhere along the line, I picked up the nasty-wasty cold virus that's been going around, and it knocked me off my feet. Yikes. You should see my nose...I put Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer to shame. Finally, I found the right cold medicine, and the continual dripping has nearly stopped and my energy levels have almost returned. Poor DH has had to put up with fast, easy dinners, and no clean laundry (though he said he's got enough clean clothes to last a while, bless his heart). Well, today that's all changing. I don't care if I fall asleep during the Badgers' Game tonight, I'm getting things done today. Starting with this card.

Have you seen Anita's card over at Muse? You haven't?? Well, I'll show you so you'll be inspired by all those bright colors (and you'll notice I didn't use any red on mine, lol) and then you can join me in the gallery!


Isn't this just a happy, and fun card?! It made me smile, and I knew I had to play along. Pretty sure you'll see what inspired me...


I don't know why I don't use this camouflage technique more often; it's so easy and adds so much interest to cards. The leave are all from Stamplorations, and the little flower is from Studio Calico. Those little flower centers in black are from Reverse Confetti. Mama Elephant, Studio G, Colorbox, and Versafine inks. The 'happy' die is from MFT. And now I'm going hit post, so I can wander around blogland and see what you've all created. As always...



21 comments:

Geri said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this brightly colored, clean & simple beauty!!! The camo technique really is cool (I never remember to use it). Great call with the wee black polkie dot clusters - fills up the spaces without taking over the design!

Hope you're feeling better!

Loll said...

Definitely a happy card Bev. This is bright, bold, and beautiful!! Sorry to hear about your nasty virus ... glad you are on the mend. Take care and rest up. xx

Nora N. said...

I am sorry you are sick Bev. I LOVE your card, though. The stamps you used are fantastic and I love the colors. Great take on the challenge!!

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Your card is so bright and cheerful just like the card you are CASeing. Brilliant take on the inspiration!

Kim S said...

I'm so sorry you've been sick. I hope creating this bright and cheerful card helped you feel better!

I Card Everyone said...

that's it? only 3?? I think it was the perfect amount of time to make a perfect rendition of Anita's darling card, Bev! Very HAPPY indeed!
=]

Neets B said...

Bev, I'm so glad that my card inspired you this week. And I hope your cold has gone for good now. Loving your bright interpretation, the black flower centres are great for the small areas.
Thanks so much for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

Ardyth said...

Love seeing all these different stamp cos working so well together! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Bev! Feel better!

Brenda said...

Wow! I love this card Bev!!! It's so cheery and happy looking. You did Anita proud! And Yes I saw her card and was in love with it myself! Yours is every bit as beautiful as Anita's is! Sorry to hear a cold knocked you for a loop. So much going around this winter and so many sick. Even school's have had to close because of illness! Crazy! Stay well my friend and bless hubby's heart! Hugs, Brenda

Bobby said...

The bright colors of your card make me happy, Bev, so you picked the right sentiment.

Kylie said...

I hope you are feeling a little (if not a LOT!) better now. So awful being sick. :(

Your card - what can I say - bright, happy and fabulous! Just like you are! hugs xx

Jen W. said...

Oh no! So sorry you've been ill, Bev, but I hope you're well on the mend now.
Love your take on Anita's card with all those bright and cheery colours. And I know what you mean about that camouflage technique - so simple yet I hardly ever think to use it. Must do it more often. Big hugs to you, Rudolph! :D

Linda said...

Hope you are better soon. This is so bright and sunny. Pretty card.

Susanne Vargas said...

I really like your happy CASE of Anita's card! Such a bright and cheerful card! I don't use the camouflage technique often enough either, but then there is a lot of techniques and things I would like to use more often...
Hope you are feeling better soon!

Marilyn said...

Bev, love your bright, cheerful and 'happy' card. The stamp images play together nicely and the colors are perfect. Wonderful interpretation of Anita's card. Hugs!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous take on Anita's inspiration card, Bev! I love that you chose the same color palette and large flowers, and the camouflage technique is perfect with the font on your sentiment!
I hope you're starting to feel better and that your cold is behind you by the time you read my note ~ Hugs, Barb

Petra Swart said...

Oh, you have the perfect leaf stamps to CASE Anita's card, Bev!!!! Your card sings happy and spring and the little black dots add such a lot to the lovely look you created!!! Your happy card makes me happy, my friend!!!!!
Have a great day and I hope that cold is all gone by now!!!!!
Hugz

Lady Joyful said...

Fabulous bright card! Really pretty :)

Jeanne H said...

Really great card! Congrats on your win on Muse!

Becca Cruger said...

It is happy and fun - just like you! I am crushing on all those bright colors. I hope you will be all up and at 'em again and back to your normal spectacular mojo!

Kara Lynne said...

So sorry to hear about your nasty cold! I hope you're fully recovered by now and your DH didn't catch it. I love your card, Bev! You did a wonderful job CASEing Anita's card, and I love the die cut word you chose - so appropriate for those happy colors!