Sunday, February 26, 2017

SSS Flickr Challenge; CAS on Sunday

Hi there blog friends,
I'm back to share a few cards I created for two challenges ~ My first card is for the current SSS Flickr Challenge, and the theme is 'Anything Goes'.


While there's still frost on the ground where I am, I yearn for the warm weather and a day at the beach, hence my inspiration for this card. I used SSS Sailing stamp set and Sailboat die. Some Copic coloring and Liquid Platinum EP, and that was it ~

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My second card is for the CAS on Sunday Challenge, and the theme is 'Critters' ~


The inside of the card says 'Hello'. I think Mama Elephant creates the cutest critters, and I couldn't resist these adorable pups on skateboards.  I sponged Hero Arts shadow inks for the road and inked the clouds with distress inks. The pups were colored with Copic markers...and that was it!

Also, I want to thank Darnell once again for her incredible generosity ~ To create my cards, I used my brand new mini-MISTI which I won for her NBUS Challenge #9!

I hope everyone has had a fun weekend and that you have a wonderful week ahead ~ Thanks so much for stopping by ~ 









19 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

you always do such cute critter cards - love those little guys on skateboards - wonderful sailing scene! both look like winners to me!

Cat Craig said...

Barb, I love both your CAS cards. The critters are adorable and your sail boat makes me yearn for a boat ride!

TK said...

Two sweet, fun cards! Each is just so precious!

lostinpaper said...

Great cards Barb, love that funky boat on the sea... dare I say that it reminds me of last week when I spent it camping at a local beach, on the sand and in the surf every day... maybe I'd better not say that, cause I'm your friend and I don't want to make you feel jealous, no I definitely wouldn't want to do that.... wink (or blink maybe if that sun's in my eyes)!

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous cards Barb. Love them both

Aileen Ryan said...

Fab cards Barb, those skaters are really cool as is the card. The first one just love the silver embossing and waves and boat and you have reminded me I have this set and havent used them, shame on me. I need to get them out of the NBIS pile, if only there were more hours. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful cards.

Cindy C. said...

Both so delightful! I love how the waves extended outside of the card on the first one. The critters are so cute, and you color them wonderfully.

Kara Lynne said...

I'd sail away on those waves any day! I love the silver embossing too! Those critters are so adorable - who can resist chubby cheeked animals on skateboards!

Barb said...

Delightful cards, Barb! Love them both! Thanks so much for joining us in the SSS Flickr challenge! ♥

I Card Everyone said...

Barb I think this is one of my top five SSS sets ... you've created such a darling scene, even I want to head to the beach now!!! You've said 'that was it' but it looks like your design was more difficult that that!
Now I have to admit those little skate-board dudes are just too cute - my fave is the puppy - looks a bit like Peety! I seriously don't think I've ever seen a more realistic cloudy sky!!!! WOW!!! Both just fabulous ... xx
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Kay Miller said...

Well you have two very very cute cards here Barb! The sailboat one is so pretty with the soft blended sky, and those little skater animals are just darling and colored so wonderfully! Love them! :)

jintyoo7 said...

HI Barb,
I'm glad you put you wintry weather to good use, these cards are lovely! You are very right about the ME critters, and you coloured them beautifully :-) Sending you some sun and warmth :-P

Loll said...

Two fantastic cards Barb. Love the sweet ocean scene. I love the water, but I get sea sick, so sailing would be the last thing I would do :) But it looks so inviting on your card. :)

And those critters are adorable on their skateboards. xx

Linda said...

Perfect cards to put you in the mood for Spring and Summer. Great sets and you have used them beautifully Barb. I'll do my best to send you some warm sunshine as we have plenty of it here in SE Qld :-)

Anita in France said...

Oh Barb, that delicious sailboat-on-the-ocean scene is just perfect ... every little element has me wanting to be right there ... in the warm sunshine, waves lapping, maybe a long cool drink (or two) on deck ...! Your sweet skateboarding critters are adorable, they're beautifully coloured, and the background sky is just awesome ... so cute! Hugs, Anita :)

Joyce said...

Two fantastic cards, but I have to say that you are killing me with those cute critters. Love the skateboarders so much. We live right near a big new skateboard park, and I have been trying to train my dog not to go nuts when they zoom by him. I think he'd quietly watch these cuties.

Darnell said...

You're very welcome, Barb! You make it sound so easy, but there is a lot going on with these awesome designs, so I'm glad the MISTI came in handy! I have so many nautical sets, most of which are NBUS, but dang, that is one fab set ~ those waves are unique and I love them and the sediment! Of course, you've blended and colored each card perfectly!! Hugs, Darnell

Karren said...

Oh my gosh, those critters are just the cutest! What fabulous cards you've created, Barb! The sailboat card is just perfect.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love the very lovely scene you created with the lovely little sailboat, Barb!!!! Your colouring is just great and I like the little stars you added!!!! Such a stunning creation and simply BEAUTIFUL!!! The second one with the critters is so cute!!!!! Love how you have done the cloudy bg!!! I can see a lot of planning and time went into making these sweet cards, but it was for sure worth all the effort!!!!! Two great card!!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz