Tuesday, February 5, 2013

CSS - Color Blog Hop - 2-5-2013

It is another StampTV blog hop. This month it is a color combo challenge! That challenge was to use red and pink with a neutral color! This was a lot more of a challenge for me then I expected! You should have arrived from the fabulous blog of Sharri Seffens with what I am sure was a wonderful project!



These cards were made because I am in desperate need of several birthday cards, we get hit hard in February! I used the stamp set called Sweet Tweets (it was the free set this month!) I colored the funky cupcake with my Copics. I stamped the background using Cherry Red ink on Sandy Beach card stock. Added some ribbon and a birthday card is done. Now I just have to decide who gets this card (daughter-in-law #1 or daughter-in-law #2 or daughter-in-law-to-be, or daughter or mother-in-law or grandson - yeah, not grandson).


This simple card was such fun! I used the new stamp set called Lovely Ladybug, and the only extras are the Stickles I used for the trail and one little bead to dot the I. I know that there is no pink on this card but the Stickles are kind of close to pink so I took a little creative liberty here. I also used GKD pure luxury Cherry Red and White card stock. Oh, who should I give this one to?


This card was quickly finished tonight after work. I had to photograph it in the house, not my preferred method but I had no choice. I may replace it tomorrow if I get home early enough. Anyway - this was made using Birds & Blossoms and the GKD patterned paper pack called Love Letters which coordinated perfectly with the GKD Innocent Pink and Red Hot. I colored the bird house with a few Copics. The metal happy birthday was quickly added. Paper crafting, like everything else, runs through cycles. There was a time that metal embellishments were all the rage - I brought a bunch! Remember the Prima flower, yup I have shelves full, and Dew Drops and fibers and mesh - well I have it all. I was glad to use the happy birthday though! This card follows the sketch challenge on Mix it up Monday. 

Now hop on over to visit Lori McAree, for some more fabulous eye candy. If you want to start at the beginning or get lost along the way, just jump directly to the links for all of the wonderful creations on StampTV.

Make sure to leave a comment as you go along because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, February 12.


Thanks for stopping by and good luck!



93 comments:

joy said...

Great cards! I love the little lady bug and her little trail of bling!

Diana Queen said...

All 3 cards very pretty! We have a ton of birthdays in Feb. at my house too. ;D

Cheri said...

I'm loving the lady bug, Miesje....but all three of your cards (you've been busy) are fabulous!!!

Lori said...

Great job on all three, they are fantastic!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my, they are all so adorable!!! great inspiration for upcoming birthdays

Gayle said...

Love them all most especially the birthday cupcake card and it's fun background.

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

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Cheryl Wright said...

I love all these cards, but especially the third one. Not sure why, but it has a very calming feel to it.

Brenda said...

Miesje your cards are so pretty!!! Great job with the colors and stamps!

Rosy Newlun said...

What clean and cheerful cards these are! I love your lady bug - it's so CAS!!

Penny Odell said...

Beautiful cards! Love the designs and colors. That lady bug is adorable..

Pam T. said...

So many cute ideas!I especially like your ladybug.

stampqueen said...

What a great group of cards!!!
I like the last one best :)

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards. I love the way you created the background for the cupcake.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Wow, three cards Miesje! You did a wonderful job on all of these!

meemee48 said...

All three of your cards are adorable.

Teri said...

Cute cards!

Julie Allen said...

Oh! I am loving the lady bug, too, but all your cards are very pretty and inspirational.

Becky said...

Fabulous cards, love the lady bug.

Connie Ludgate said...

All three cards are very pretty.

Karla Sue said...

I would really hate having to choose which was my favorite, they are all great cards! Good job!

Directmailscrapper said...

That ladybug card is my favorite!!!

Robin said...

Love the use of the stickles for lady bug trail!

bridget22868 said...

These cards may be simple to make but they sure pack a punch of creativity! Thanks for sharing them.

Irene said...

All 3 cards are really beautiful--red is my favorite color.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are so cute, I especially like the birdhouse card.

elizabeth said...

Such fun cards. Love to see red and pink used for more than just valentine cards.

Divinity said...

so pretty!!! love the bling on the lady bug card! :) TFS

Debbie Bradford said...

All of the cards are great. I especially like the first one...the shape of the die with the cupcake work so pretty together.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, I am loving them! all are so fantastic. Yes, birthdays are always in demand for me too, but mostly in March with a big lineup. Only one in February.

Kathy said...

Love that ladybug - simple card but it really works for me.

itzamitzi said...

3 nice cards. I want to make one similar to your ladybug one. It is adorable. I also like the cupcake one and the bkgrd. your created for it. Good job!

Brandy said...

Such sweet cards. Thank you for sharing!

Joce Turner said...

Love all these cards, but the lady bird really caught my attention. Very cute.

mermaid fenicia said...

Love those birthday cards ^_^

Kathryn A said...

Love all three cards--especially the simplicity of the ladybug card!

cmoch said...

I love them all, but my favorite is the lady bug. Maybe I'm anxious for warm weather.

katherine M. said...

Your cards are realy cute, love the colors.

nancy said...

Some really fun but pretty cards.

marypat27 said...

Cuuuuuuuuuuuuuute.

Donna Chartrand said...

Blog hops are so neat! Birds of a feather flock together? Love your cards, bird house, lady bug, just too cute.

Sharon said...

Great cards! All perfect for that female birthday coming up!

Pattie J. said...

cute, cute, cute, images and lovely colors

Clare Pearce said...

This trio of birthday cards all look like a lot of fun to create and are all so very different.

Donna Simonson said...

Love all three cards, but the cupcake is my favorite! Thanks for the inspirations and sharing your talent with us!

Margy said...

Especially love the one with the birdhouse!

Opal said...

My favorite of the three cards is the lady bug; my favorite bug. Beautiful cards require a lot of attention and you accomplished that. Thanks for sharing.

Lynne said...

Great CAS cards. My favorite is the lady bug.

Dawn Miner said...

Very nice cards

redwasher1 said...

Wow! Three wonderful beauties!! Love the bug!!

Kathy Bosi said...

Really nice work. Thanks

Liz said...

All your cards are wonderful and I'm sure the people receiving them will be delighted too. They are beautiful

Tracy said...

Love your designs!

Sharyn Polesel said...

All three cards are lovely!

weechi2 said...

Your cupcake is so festive. I like your ladybug . She looks like she could fly right off the page.

Arnette said...

I like all three cards. Very nice.

Donna Phelan said...

Pretty, pretty cards! Loving your birdhouse card!

NancyLynn said...

So cute! I love the ribbon through the tag!

NancyLynn said...

So cute! I love the ribbon through the tag!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for giving us lots of inspiration.

Lagene said...

Very Pretty cards!

Robin said...

These are all just adorable!

LisaMartin said...

Thank you for showing the use of pearl beads on a card ... love the cards.

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Really awesome cards! I adore the cupcake!

Kris B said...

All you cards are awesome! I especially like the whimsy cupcake birthday card! Thanks for sharing.

scootingranny said...

All of the cards are wonderful...the ladybug one really stands out to me.

Shirley Sanders said...

I like the simplicity of the lady bug card.

CraftyMomFL said...

I think you will have a hard time deciding who gets which card - they are ALL beautiful

MCH said...

Very nice job - cards are simple but beautiful

Anna Jernigan said...

Wonderful cards. My fav is the Lady Bug, she is so cute. That one should go to your daughter! LOL!! I got caught up in your Feb. Bday card list...LOL

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

Ooh, 3 cards and they're all super cute!! Nice job.

naneruth said...

Very lovely!

Vicki said...

You hit the challenge right on the nose! Love the color combo. Nice job.

Nanc said...

I'm really begining to love red and pink together.

Cards By Betty said...

I really like your cupcake and lady bug but the birdhouse really is fantasic

Melanie said...

These are all so pretty!

Arlene said...

Bright and cheery cards!

Sharon said...

Awesome job on all 3 of these beauties!

Sue D said...

All very pretty!

Cynthia Clark said...

Love them all but the little lady bug and her bling is adorable!

Annie C said...

I HAVE to get that ladybug stampset. I love that! And the birdhouse - now that is just darn sweet. Thanks for the inspirations.

Sharri said...

Miesje, Beautiful cards! My favorite is the ladybug! Love the CAS design!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, I'm in love with all your cards. Super creative, just gorgeous!!

truetome1970 said...

Love that ladybug!!! Just cute card really love them!

truetome1970 said...

Love that ladybug!!! Just cute card really love them!

Sue Bridges said...

Such great cards-- I can relate to all those "things" we all stocked up on, now barely use. Doesn't it feel great when you can use something from an older collection?
Great job!

Snowystamper said...

Your three cards are so much fun!!

Gabby Lou said...

Love your lady bug trail...your Stickle line is so perfect and straigt not all wonky looking (like mine usually is) but that's why you are the expert!! Thanks for showing us how its done!!

Unknown said...

cute bug!
thank
you
Holly

Betty Neville said...

Three beautiful cards, Miesje! Great job with this challenge!

KraftyKim said...

Well done on great interpretation of the challenge - so colourful! x

catdidit said...

All 3 are just awesome! Love the CAS of the ladybug one especially!

Angie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards! Love the lady bug!