Monday 13 February 2017

Another Busy Day and Another Last Minute Card

 Another day has past and I spent most of it colouring. I coloured in a pile of wonderful images
for Valentines Day cards. then after dinner I went to make some valentine cards and found
my mind wondering to other things.

Here you see a card inspired by The Muse Card Challenge 202
Don't you just love this card by Anita, so bright and colourful
and my favourite, inset die cuts.

I was going to stamp but I was looking for pattern paper for something else and saw this
piece and it was perfect for my inspiration from Anita's card.

Rectangle die cut crooked stitches ( Stamplorations), inset 'hello'
die and some sequins added to this wonderful tropical paper.  
Stitched Die, hello die inset and loose flow flowers. 
And still a couple of hours to go.

This was my first card I made tonight and after I die cut I realised
I put the heart on the wrong side on the paper so the gold was the back
of the die cut.Was going to toss it aside but I had no more of this gold paper.

So I just cut three more white hearts and glued them all together. I think it still looks
okay, kind of unique.

I attached the love die cut from  the scraps of the same paper
then stamped the sentiment underneath.
Do you find yourself looking through all your sentiments every time you do a card,
I do. I never seem to remember what I was going to use or just cant find the one
that is just right. Anyway Im happy with this card.

My third came into being again with ideas just coming and then having to
improvise. I had stamped and white embossed this wonderful little background stamp.
Problem is its only a small background stamp so a bit limiting. I did some
watercolouring, just adding Distress Inks in Pink, Orange and Yellow, water. blotting

till I was happy. Anyway I cut out the heart design then realised the heart
outline was the main bit and of course there wasn't enough left for a card
front so I improvised. 

I cut a piece of this Papertrey Inks card front with the same
die then inset the heart and realised I should have kept all those
little bits that fit in the heart outline as the white of the card base shone
through. So I blended soft pinks, yellows and oranges on the base of the 
card so thats what shows through.
Finished off with a layered die cut 'you' and stamped the sentiment
only to realise as I took photos it was the same sentiment. 

There we go, all done......and my coloured images are still sitting there on the
craft table waiting for inspiration.

Thanks so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


Hello Card

New Die used for card 'You make my heart happy' 
with inset watercolour heart.

Gold Heart Card

Gold Heart Card

You Make my heart happy card.

You Make my Heart Happy Card

Hello Card


Flo Langley said...

Beautiful cards Aileen.
Hugs Flo x

Ardyth said...

A lovely use of patterned paper to achieve a similar look! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Happy Dance said...

Three wonderful cards, Aileen. I think your Muse card is just brilliant! Love your use of dp for the main panel. And the two heart cards are both unique and very lovely. Looks like a great card making day; love it when that happens!! Bev

Catherine said...

Beautiful cards, Aileen! Love the designs. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Cathie ♥

Anonymous said...

You know, Aileen, you make some pretty awesome cards, to call them last minute.. really.. please stop calling them that, they are hurting me! ;) Ok, seriously, fabulous cards, Aileen! I think the die cut - the gold one - really looks great! And this time, amazingly, I can't seem to pick a favorite!
xx Ashwini

Neets B said...

Your two heart cards are gorgeous, love then both. But the idea to use patterned paper to CASE my card was brilliant! And what a stunning paper that is. Love it!
Thanks so much for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...where to start? They are all simply amazing and as beautiful as ever!

I Card Everyone said...

I think you've given us the perfect example of where to use all of the patterned paper we have frittering away - gorgeous, too! This middle gold heart gets the gold star of the day, Aileen! Unique, yes, and a truly stunning LOVE, and design! All three winners ... where in the world do you find all of these challenges??!!

BożenA said...

I can not choose favorites in, because all your cards stunned me !! Wow, so much inspiration for me :-) I love you and thank you. It is already late in the evening and in my mind ideas are born and what do I do now ??? I have to get up in the morning to work and I feel this cool anxiety that I know how to look my new card and I want to go do it now ...

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards, Aileen! Such a beautiful take on Anita's card, and I LOVE your gold heart! Great save on the last card, too...don't ya just love those PTI papers?
Congrats on your HM at Muse...way to go!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards. I think you might be the queen of working under pressure/close deadlines :)
I love the heart too )

Vicki Dutcher said...

Busy girl making and sharing all your eye candy ;) -- That paper for the Muse challenge is gorgeous!

cm said...

Adding my praise and WOW to the others! A trio of lovely cards! The patterned paper works marvelously for Anita's challenge, while your heart cards are so incredibly pretty! Your 'design innovations' are perfect!

ElizStewart said...

Love all the cards on this post but your Muse submission was spectacular!

Robyn Oliver said...

Beautiful cards Aileen, all of them

Judy V said...

Great Reds! Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter N Sparkle!

Maria Valente said...

Gorgeous cards, Aileen! Thank you for joining us at CWS Challenge this month. Hope to see you again!
Hugs, Mary (DT member)

Lilian said...

All your cards are gorgeous!
Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
The Leaf Studio

Katy said...

Wow! You made alot of beautiful cards. Thank you for joining us at Creative with Stamps! :)

Sandy said...

Beautiful variety of cards. Thanks for entering at 613 Avenue Create this month and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Sandy DT