Friday, 16 March 2018

Thanks for everything.....

The Twofer Challenge this month is Blossoms....
The challenge requires you to make two cards, 
using the same stamp or die and using the theme of Blossoms,
for two different occasions and two distinctly different designs....

These are my cards.......

I was inspired by The Paper Players Colour challenge to use any shade of Pink.
A girls got to have a pink dress.........
Thrilled to have been chosen as The Headliner with my Card....Thank you so much x
And
A winner over at The Twofer Challenge----Thank you, made my day....x
The CAS Watercolour Challenge this month is Garden, 
which inspired me to make a garden themed CAS card.......
Yey to the Outstanding Design shout out....Thank you x

The stamp I have used is a poppy stamp by Penny Black from 'Blooming Garden'.
I used it as a poppy in my garden themed card 
and reversed it, fussy cut it 
and coloured in many shades of pink for my Birthday Girl Dress card.
I had so much fun making this card....
The flourish was stamped in grey archival and in parts I popped on Mica Flakes.
The dress and card is all girly and swirly....
The dress has been water coloured with many shades of pink, using Lindy's Magical powders.
 The Happy Birthday sentiment is a crisp upright font to contrast,
 with the swirls and is by Happy Little Stampers.
I finished off with silver stickles and popping up the centre panel onto foam.

My Garden themed CAS card has been water coloured with Lindy Magicals too 
but the flat ones, which have no shine.
I masked the poppy's and then stamped varies individual flower/grass stamps in the background.
The fun element of the spiders web has been embossed in silver.
I also popped up a rectangle panel onto black foam to add further interest.

Contrasting cards in style and occasions and boy did I have fun x
Thank you so much for finding the time to stop by, I really do appreciate it.

Crafty Hugs x

Challenges I would Love to enter....
The Twofer Challenge this month is Blossoms
Thank you so much for the win....

The Petal Pink Birthday Card.......
The Paper Players Colour challenge to use any shade of Pink
Thrilled with being chosen as your headliner....Thank you x
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes without the option for me this time
Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Media Challenge - Friendship
The sentiment stamp is from Happy Little Stampers
Thank you so much for the win

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - All about Occasions 
Thank you for the shout out x














The Water coloured Poppy Garden Card.....
The CAS Watercolour Challenge this month is Garden
Thrilled with my shout out over at The CAS Watercolour Challenge-Thank you so much











78 comments:

Susan said...

WOW! What a brilliant way to use that poppy stamp to create the gorgeous pink dress! Never in a million years would I have thought of that! Love the flourish behind it and the bit of sparkle from the Stickles.

And your flower garden card is beautiful too - great masking of the poppies to stamp the grey stems behind them. Love the addition of the spider's web and the overlaid panel for the sentiment. A fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

Darnell said...

I'm so glad you had fun, Mac! It sure was fun to see your incredible designs and read about the process! These are both truly breathtaking, thoughtful, and impeccably made: all Mac, all the way!! The poppy garden is so serene and then the poppies themselves just pop off the scene and the addition of the spider web is genius! Well, now, wait, maybe I used "genius" too soon because what then do I say to describe the Oscar pink carpet gown you described???? Untwoferlievable!! I have no other words and it takes a lot to make me speechless! Thank you so much for playing along in Twofer Card Challenge #3! Hugs, Darnell

Linby said...

oh I love both of these cards so much. my fave poppies and a fashion dress. I was wondering where you got the dress stamp from when I read on and realised how you'd made it - utter genius - just fantastic.

Joan said...

How clever! Two fab cards

Marcia HIll said...

Oh my gosh Mac...I don't even know where to begin on commenting about these 2 FABULOUS cards! I came over to comment on your GORGEOUS water colour card for CAS Watercolour, and got treated to both of your lovely, lovely cards! Your Poppy card is absolutely beautiful and coloured to perfection!! Using that same stamp for your pink dress on the birthday card...I am absolutely floored and smiling ear to ear! Wait till Darnell sees this...I think she's going to flip! And if she doesn't...send her to me!! That card is absolutely STUNNING Mac and I can see why you had so much fun with it! Two absolutely breathtaking cards Mac!! :0)

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wow! Both of these cards are stunning and what a clever idea to use the petals to create the dress on your second card, which is absolutely stunning. The pink and silver against the white background is such a wonderful colour combination and I love your layout too. You are such a talented lady and it’s always such a pleasure to visit your blog. Two fabulous cards Mac x

Leslie Miller said...

These two cards are incredible! Your poppies garden is so beautiful and creative in design and I dearly love that you added the spider web. And then... say whaaatttt?? That gorgeous dress and, ohhh, those flourishes. I'm in awe!

Loll said...

Oh my gosh, Mac ... you are so clever!! I LOVE how you've used your poppy stamp to create the most beautiful ruffled pink dress. Gorgeous card with shine from the mica flakes and lots of sparkle.

Beautiful watercolour poppies in your garden. Adding the background features in gray is such a great idea to really bring the focus on the poppies. Spiders and webs are in real gardens, but rarely see them on a garden card ... lots of fun and whimsy with that. Again, another beautiful design, Mac.

Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge, and adding your poppy card to the CAS Watercolour challenge! xx

cuilliesocks said...

WOW Mac what stunning creations, wonderful designs using that one poppy stamp. I absolutely adore the pink dress, who clever an idea, and the silver and pink together is gorgeous. Your garden card is so elegant and stylish, beautifully designed, Kate x

pam said...

Two stunning cards Mac, fabulous use of a stamped image, love the colours and details.
Pam x

Julia Aston said...

Oh my goodness Mac! How creative is your wonderful party dress made from the poppies all layered! Both cards are beautiful!

Joanne James said...

Two wonderful cards Mac but that dress from the poppy petals is just fabulous - such a wow card! Thanks for joining my shades of pink challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

Bonnie said...

WOW!!!! Mac, I predict a winner with these cards! Love, love, love that fantastic dress! The flourish with mica flakes makes it even more special! Your poppy garden is made even more fantastic with the soft gray stamping and the raised rectangle! You sure did have lots of fun with these! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

MaryH said...

This dress just took my breath away. You're another crafter who sees 'out of the box'. I don't have the knack of doing that! Your Magicals coloring is just amazing and I love the bling. What a gorgeous dress you have created. Also loved the blaze of red on the 'flower' itself, and I like how you've done such a subtle spotlight with this lovely PB flower. I loved that you've done the shades & hues of red for both cards. Clever all the way round! TFS & Hugs

Eliz Stewart said...

Mac... I am not sure which card I love more! WOW... they are both so wonderful each in their own right. The blossom pink dress... there are no words! Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

aussie aNNie said...

WOW FACTOR CARDS, these are stunning and how clever to use the petals for the dress, you are a true genius.x 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Kara Lynne said...

What a treat to see you your beautiful cards, Mac! Those red poppies are gorgeous among the light silhouettes in the background. The spider web is such a fun and whimsical addition. Okay, now about that dress! I am in awe with how your flowers went from petals to prom dress! The silver flourish and touches of silver on her dress are fantastic, and the girl is the perfect size to work with the size of your petals! Both of your cards are breath taking! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

Christine Alexander said...

Mac, OMG one so clever and two out of this world. I love the flower dress, way too clever :) This has to be a winner :)

Greta said...

Both are lovely, but oh my goodness--the pink dress is absolutely stunning & something I would never have thought to do!

Karen Knott said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the Poppy garden card with the subtle background stamping but the dress card is fabulous...what a great idea to use the petals to make a dress and it looks amazing :)
Hugs Kaz x

Nancy said...

This is so ingenious and beautifully done! So impressed!

Pat said...

This is thinking outside the box at it's best Mac, and what a gorgeous flower scene with the bright poppies and the cooler coloured flowers and grasses in the background, and love the sweet spider's web, and then the innovative use of the flower for the beautiful skirt of the dress in that adorable pink, and with shimmer and shine with the gilding flakes on the flourish and the stickles added to the dress. I have this PB poppy and would never have thought to use it in this way. x

Daffodil Cards said...

I'm speechless at what you have achieved, one on their own would have me open mouthed, but, the 2 are absolutely GORGEOUS. Such beautiful results with the stamping, the colouring, the designs and EVERYTHING else.
Faith
x

wienerhoneymooners said...

Thanks for popping over!!!! This card is such a creative delight!!!!!!!!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

WOWZers - two stunning beauties! LOVE the poppies - one of my favorite flowers! You colored it beautifully! The second card is just so amazingly creative! That ombre petal dress is breathtaking!

BożenA said...

Mac, each of your next cards is even more beautiful than the previous one. I love your creativity and such an unusual view of the world. The poppy dress looks stunning, it's perfect. Swirls, moves with the smallest body movement .... yes, I can see it, even though the card is theoretically very static. And your poppy meadow ... I love the contrast between colorful flowers and a silver background. Yes, I think it's a winning pair of cards in Twoofer :-)
Hugs,
BożenA

Trina P. said...

😱 OMG! Beautiful twofers, Mac! But I must say your bloom petals dress is BRILLIANT and S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!!! I’m still trying to pick up my jaw from the floor. Congrats on being the headliner at The Paper Players! So well deserved... but I have a feeling that’s not the only challenge you're going to get recognition! Love! xx

Margik said...

Very creative, Mac! Both cards are absolutely beautiful. The flower dress is amazing!!!
Mar :)

Patti said...

Wow!! I think you have outdone your own genius with these two cards!! Do you ever just wanna hug yourself?! I'm bowing Mac!!

Patti

Jackie W said...

Two wonderful cards with the same stamp-woow! Love that frilly petal dress. And my eye immediately went to the spider web on the other card. I would never have thought to do that. Guess I better find me a web stamp :) TFS

Dortesjs said...

Fabulous love both cards ;O)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both your cards are so amazing. Wonderful floral design and love the colors. But taking that same set of floral stamps and making a dress design is just fabulous! I am sure it would be a dress befitting any special occasion. I think this would be a dress that a model would be wearing down the runway. Thanks for joining the Twofer Challenge #3.

Shelly said...

Oh my word...these are beautiful!!

Ina Grehan said...

Gee I missed this posting M. You really know how to make something over the top sensational. Both these cards are simply so beautiful. Love the layers on the gorgeous pink blingy dress then you go and add more glamour with that stunning flourish.
And then there are the poppies! Love the colours and how you have made them dimensional. Beautiful background especially THAT spider web. Glad there wasn't a spider hiding somewhere.
If only I could come and play with you.

Helen said...

Wow!!! Amazing cards, Mac! You have been so creative in your use of the wonderful poppies!

Marina said...

Fabulous ideas, beautifully made. The pink dress is such a clever idea and the poppy card is just lovely.

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW, mac ! I just saw your stunning cards in the Twofer challenge .... great minds think alike ! I'm totally in love with both of them. Your poppies card is a pure beauty ! What a gorgeous contrast with the grey and red and the design to creative ! LOVE it ! And this pretty dress, so beautiful with all the dimension, this pretty colour and the delicate touch of silver ! Really an eye-catching post (again !). Thanks so much for sharing these two beauties !

Anita in France said...

Wow, Mac ... jaw droppingly gorgeous ... both of them! Beautiful bold poppies, lovely with the subtle background stamping, love the addition of that fun spider's web! That dress ... oh my goodness, dress doesn't seem enough, I should have said elegant gown ... brilliant creativity, wonderful execution, beautiful outcome ... it's a stunner in every way! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Sylvia said...

2 Wonderful cards,Mac.The dress on the second card is stunning.

Gr,Sylvia x

nancy littrell said...

Amazingly creative Twofer cards using your poppy stamps in such different absolutely Stunning ways...! Having both your cards turn out so beautifully would really add to your fun, fun creative day:-)

TFS your poppy card with us at CAS Watercolour. I love your rich magicals colors for your poppies and your soft grey more subtle garden background. So pleased you joined us Mac.

Your detailed pink very girly poppy dress was an act of genius my friend. TFS both beauties. Hugs...

Cara said...

I just fainted at the beauty and ingenuity of your two cards. Amazing!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on being selected as the Headliner at the Paper Players, Mac! I knew you would! :-)
What a clever way of using the poppy stamp - a gorgeous ruffled pink dress in 3D! Just amazing. Mica Flakes and Magical powders add shiny elegance to the card. The flower hair accessory is a pretty accent.
Your garden card is also beautiful. The poppies are painted so beautifully with Magicals. It takes time, but it's work masking, isn't it? I also love the background gray stamping and the silver heat-embossed spider web. Can I say one more time? "AMAZING creations!" Hideko xx

Mia said...

Congratulations, Mac. You deserve it. Your cards are always fabulous! Kisses, my friend.

Penny Hanuszak said...

I don't even know where to begin after viewing these twofer masterpieces! Oh my goodness girl you took that poppy stamp and quite literally turned it on its head to create your stunning girl in a dress card. Very couture and wonderful. Love the silver touches and flourishes. Your vivid red poppies and silver details in the background of your first card are also breath taking.
Thanks so much Mac Mable for inspiring and sharing with us at the Watercooler Wednesday "Any Occasion" challenge this week.

Karen D. said...

wow and wow again....so creative...so beautiful, wonderfully creative, love them.
xx Karen

Ros Crawford said...

OMG!!! Just when I think it can't get any better you put these 2 cards out... Mac you are incredible... That dress is amazing especially with the silver and the poppies are divine! Such a joy to visit you...

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Mac! I am speechless! That dress!!! The whole design is AMAZING and the colouring on both creations is fabulous!! I just keep going back and staring at it over and over! Have a great week my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Marsha J Reed said...

Both cards are beautiful, Mac! But, I love that gorgeous dress. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Marsha DT

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

They are both remarkable! I love the vibrant pops of color and especially the way you designed this dress - what fun! Hugs, Autumn

Gail said...

So clever to use the poppy stamp to create that wonderful gown! This is a truly special birthday card that would be as much fun to receive as I imagine it was to create. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

wannabcre8tive said...

Fabulous cards. I absolutely love how you used the poppy stamp to make the awesome dress. Great job!!!

Jeanne H said...

Everyone already said what I wanted to say, so here's just a WOW!

Aileen said...

Mac you are just amazing, I just saw your card over on PaperPlayers and had to come and say what an amazing creation. I am just gob smacked, w o w so so beautiful so so clever. What a winner, deserves a trophy my sweet .

Liz said...

Amazing cards, Mac, the dress is just incredible! I love them both. xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Absolutely brilliant! I actually had to stare at the dress for a couple of minutes for my brain to find the flower stamp!! So gorgeous, so creative and so so very clever!! hugs :)

Lisa :) said...

WOW is your dress card ever amazing!!!

Michelle said...

Wow this card is fabulous. Great colors.
Thanks for playing with us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge.
Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

Diane said...

Two stunning designs and love how you made the beautiful dress.

Hugs Diane

Rahmat said...

What an ingenious idea Mac, love that floral dress, great use of the stamp! 2 beauties here.

Viv said...

Wow such a clever idea using the poppy stamp like that for the dress Mac.Such great cards too both of them ;) Viv xx

Nonni said...

WOW! These are both amazing and I can't believe hoe creative you've been with the poppy stamp! Amazing designs, so inventive and beautiful! xxx

Claire said...

Ditto all the above - that dress looks amazing!

Marianne said...

A stunning Twofer, Mac! Love your CAS watercoloured poppies and your pink poppy dress is just awesome!

Mrs A. said...

Oh my. What an absolutely spiffing idea yo use the petals upside down for your fabulous dress. Never in a million years would I have thought to do that. Hugs Mrs A.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

These are simply amazing!!!!

Dotstolines said...

Lovely cards! The colours, the pattern and your technique are all great! Thank you for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers!

TK said...

Wow! What a fantastic way to use those blossoms! Whodda thunk? You are a genius, and a brilliant cardmaker!

hellerlittle said...

WOW! What a brilliant way to use that poppy stamp to create the gorgeous pink dress! Never in a million years would I have thought of that! Love the flourish behind it and the bit of sparkle from the Stickles.
TG I haven´t be part in the twovers challenge this time --- This is a Winner card !!!!
CU hellerlittle

Pat said...

Congratulations Mac for getting a shout out over at CAS Watercolour with your beautiful poppies, and I'm not surprised as it is a gorgeous card! x

Greta said...

Congrats on all the shout-outs, Mac!

lynda said...

Gorgeous cards, both stunning! Love what you did with the dress. Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
lynda joy

Robyn Oliver said...

Simply Ssssstunnnning cards... looove them both - so so clever with the petals

Lucy E. said...

Wow-both Cards are stunning!
Your birthday dress is so lovely!
Congrats on winning over on the
Twofer Challenge!

Maxine D said...

Oh Mac I missed these cards - they are amazing, and you have had well deserved recognition with them - especially at the twofer challenge!!
Blessings
Maxine

Cathy said...

Late visiting Mac but had to drop by and say how amazing your cards are! Using the poppy stamp for the dress layers was genius! Beautiful cards, Cathy x

TK said...

Congrats on the "unconventional" win at TwoFer!!! Brilliant!

Linda said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! What can I say ..... gorgeous cards. What a clever idea using the petal to create that stunning dress ..... amazing! And there's one of my all time go to, favourite stamps in the background too ..... I LOVE that flourish! Thank you for playing along with the HLS Mixed Media challenge. Have a lovely Easter weekend xx

aussie aNNie said...

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