Thursday, 7 July 2016

Sending Happy Thoughts

Hi there - thanks for stopping by! I have two cards to share with you today:)

My first card has been inspired by Anita's gorgeous card over at Muse and I have used a fun technique to make my background with some inks and perfect pearl powder. It has turned out all shimmery in real life and it looks pretty cool!

My Card:


I'd like to enter the following challenge

Here is Anita's card to inspire us this week


For my second card I have used a cute image from Penny Black, 
some copic markers and a stencil to add some interest.

My Second Card:


I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges





Thanks so much for your visit today xx


Supplies: Memory box die - fresh foliage, Penny black stamp - snapshot,
My favorite things sentiments, distress inks and copics


20 comments:

Esther said...

Two fabulous cards! The colours in the first one are spectacular. Loving the clean layout, cute and fun characters and pop of brightness in the second one. A fab LIM entry, thanks so much!

lostinpaper said...

Loving that background with the silhouette, and the sweet PB cat, well you already know that he makes me smile!

Sid said...

Fab cards Karen !

Susan said...

Two beautiful cards! Gorgeous background for the dramatic black leaves on the first card. Great use of markers and the stencil on the second one - such a cute image matched with a perfect sentiment. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

Ardyth said...

Love the pinky-oranges - those colours are really speaking to me lately and they look just gorgeous here! So glad you joined us at Muse, Karen!

Bonnie said...

Two awesome mixed media cards, Karen! Love the pretty background with this silhouette leaves and that sweet kitty with the stenciled background! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

wienerhoneymooners said...

This is lovely!!! I can see the shine! Thanks so MUCH for popping by my blog Karen. The fun Penny Black card, you should also join in the Pwnny Black challenge.. why not? Right!
Here is the link:
http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/2016/07/july-challenge-anything-goes-with-stamp.html

Loll said...

LOVE the gorgeous background of your first card Karen. Such beautiful combination of colours and pearl shimmer. The black accents really make the other colors pop.

And your smile card is so adorable. The stenciling adds such a beautiful design element and compliments your cute images, along with the perfect sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Sharon said...

Both of your cards are awesome Karen. Bet the background on the first one is amazing in real life. Love the way you interpreted the kitchen colours too with that super cute kitty. Isn't that sentiment just THE best? Thank you so much for sharing these with us.
Sharon xx
Less is More.

Greta said...

Love both your cards, but the first one really grabbed my attention--so gorgeous!

Linda said...

Love the colors of your background. So pretty.

Nandini said...

Love the gorgeous background in the first card. And the kitty is just too cute in the second! Glad you could join us at ATSM. All the very best! Nandini, DT

Chrissie said...

Just playing catch up on last week's challenge entries!
Great cards Karen, I love the little kitty with that super stencilled backdrop!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

nancy littrell said...

Your kittie card is so cute and beautifully colored. Loved your 1st beautiful sunset card too. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up Karen. Hugs, nancy

Younique Creations By Tina said...

Two beautiful cards! I love the colors.

Neets B said...

Apologies for being late visiting!
What a lovely twofer! Love the blend of pink and orange, it looks glorious, a wonderful interpretation of my card. And that cute kitty is perfect for the sentiment.
Thanks so much for playing along at Muse and Less is More, Anita x

Anita in France said...

That's such a gorgeous faux mother of pearl background behind those lovely delicate silhouettes, Karen ... and that little cat with the sweet bird is just adorable! Hugs, Anita :)

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous background colors for the Muse challenge. Wonderful interpretation of Anita's card.

Ericka Strange said...

Love the background so pretty. Great job.

Inkyfingers said...

What a lovely pair of cards Karen. The cat card is so cute and the sentiment goes so well with the image, and I love the beautiful CAS design on the first one.

Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.