Friday, August 10, 2012

A Bird and Birthday

Quick post here as there's just too much going on in my life right now.  I need to get off this crazy merry-go-round and get to crafting again!!

The first card was actually made for some challenge - and don't even remember what it was but it didn't ever get posted for some reason.!  I used some red scraps and the bird punch and an embossing folder I'd never used before.



This was a quickie for a birthday using a SU image and some retired SU DP.


Not very creative AT ALL, but then again, I just haven't been feeling very creative lately.

Thanks for stopping by.........and have a good weekend.
Lynn


28 comments:

Faye said...

Lynn, these are both so gorgeous, but I cannot tell you how much I like the first. You may well see something similar at mine soon...! xx

Anne Temple said...

Both are adorable! Love the red bird one - the squares remind me of a quilt. Such a bright and fun Christmas card. Love how the letters of the birthday stamp are different colors. I'm thinking I really need that stamp!

Alyce said...

I love that sweet bird that you made...it looks so cute all layered up there! The layout of the second card is really lovely...would make a great male card :)

Kathy and Lucky said...

Love these cards, how creative with the bird punch, I have that one, but just never use.....hmmmm....you have me thinking now. I agree with the merry go round. It has been so busy this summer, but in a good way :) Have a great weekend.

Monica said...

Hi Lynn,
Thanks for your ever encouraging comments - you know how to make me feel special for sure.

I did participate in SOS - thanks for the suggestion. Infact I posted today's card too... read the rules to confirm if I could post 2 cards, IQ very low at this time of the night, so could not decipher what I was looking for... never mind, worst comes worst, they will delete my entry and that is not the end of the world for me - LOL!!!

Now to your cards, Lynn, marvel at how smart and neat your cards are... the first one with scraps is elegant to the core and the second one is wonderful as well.

Love,
Monica

Alissa said...

I like both of these cards a lot, but I LOVE the second one. I can't tell if it's the sketch itself or the paper, but it all came together perfectly. I love how you colored the stamp to match that DP - did you do that with stamp pens or did you color it afterwards? It's giving me so many ideas on unfinished cards I have laying around - I might have to borrow this design from you!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Great CAS card on the first one! Love all the white space :) The leaves behind the bird are perfect :)

I think the second one is very creative! Great papers/colors and I love the bow on top of the scallops!!

You have a great weekend too :)

Tammy said...

FABULOUS cards Lynn!! I love the the design and your cute little bird on your Christmas card! And what a cool birthday sentiment on your second card, great colors too! Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Tammy

Carla said...

These are cute! Love the layouts.

MiamiKel said...

I think they are both beautiful :) Fell better sweet friend!

Carol L said...

Quite the contrary - I find them both creative! I just LOVE the first card with those squares and the bird, and the 2nd is so colorful and fun - sure to be a hit for someone's birthday!

Linda said...

Gorgeous cards Lynn, loving them both. Sending you creative vibes from across the pond.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, You have come up with two terrific cards today, but then again you do that every day. Hope you are having a good day. Talk to you real soon, when it calms down a bit here.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are gorgeous Lynn, I love that bird on the first one.
kevin xx

Tammy said...

I personally happen to think both cards are great! And I think both cards are creative and interesting. Hope things quiet down for you!

Marilyn said...

These are great Lynn... both of them. I love those papers on the second one and the splashes of red on the first. Pretty!

MaxineD said...

You may not be feeling creative but these are great cards. Love your use of colour in both of them.
Blessings
Maxine

Davi said...

Both card are Awesome card Lynn! I Especially love the red Christmas one!!

Becky said...

I love these Lynn.. The first one is one lovely Christmas card, love the design paper you used. and the second one is wonderful with those great colors.

Shannon White said...

Wow Lynn! These are Both Wonderful! Both are so Cheery! Love your Pretty Christmas card with the Sweet punched Bird. And I love the Fun Birthday image and Pretty dp's you chose for your 2nd one! 8-)

Hugs & Happy Weekend! 8-)
Shannon

Bonnie said...

I think these are both very creative uses of DP! That stuff still scares me and then I see these and I think, wow, I need to do that!

maryr917 said...

these are 2 really cute cards Lynn-love the cas christmas -a big congrats-I see you won a challenge on the Impression Obsession Blog

Shari Nelson said...

Hi Lynn, I believe both these cards are very creative. I love the red bird with the red printed squares, so simple but sweet! The birthday card is great, I really love the layout on this one! You can change the colors on this and get so many different "moods" for this. (I mean-good for women, men, kids, etc with different color schemes...)

Gemma said...

oh i love them both hun...they are fabulous & gorgeous colours too!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

KER said...

both cards are great..awesome way to use up some scraps...the bird is fabu...the different patterns make this card pop...i think i'll CASE that birthday card

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great cards- I have to say- I love the L.O. on the bird card- it is genius! Also- love the touch of embossing- going on my CASE list on Pintrest!

Joan Ervin said...

Love both your cards, Lynn, especially the first one...what a great layout for a CAS Christmas card!!!

Margaret said...

These are wonderful! I love the colors and fun image on the birthday card, and the Christmas card is CAS perfection! I'm thinking I need to CASE this one!! Love those squares of paper!