All Occasion

Welcome. Thanks for stopping by on this sunny Thursday afternoon. Our sky has some thunderheads banking around so we may get another little storm this evening. The Mr. is out mowing the grass, and in a bit, I guess I should go out & act like I'm helping to do something. Before I do that, just wanted to post a card that I finished last evening. While browsing around some blogs,  I had seen some nifty color combos using kraft & bright thought I'd try my hand. To me, these bright colors lend a very summerish feel. Sorry I don't remember all the places I visited, so I can't provide specific  links for my inspiration colors. I had been trying to return some blog visits, and then I'd see a link, check it out, and just 'wander the blogs' for a bit. Saw these colors used in quite a few recent cards.

- Cheery Lynn English Tea Party doily diecut in yellow & white patterned paper  I rolled the sandwich back & forth through the Big Shot multiple times, also rotating quarter turns.  I don't have the best luck with these CL doily dies, but this one did fine. I should add that I had the metal Cuttlehug plate underneath the die, with the dies blade facing up, then paper. Normally I place the die with the blade facing down, but with the CL dies, that doesn't work for me.
- overstamped doily center using a Rubbernecker wildflower stamp & SU whisper white, so that there would be more background for my next diecut

- Memory Box Flutter Vine diecuts - snippet of Copic Xpress white, then colored with Inktense pencils. Used a waterbrush to blend out the colors
- kraft background embossed with Darice Baby's Breath EF
- sentiment Elizabeth Craft with a dark blue snippet
- blue & white dotted ribbon from stash

Until next time, have a wonderful day, enjoy whatever it is that you may be doing, and God Bless. Come again soon. Hugs


  1. That is a great colour combo...and I have seen it lately are on the cutting edge!
    I will have to scraplift you now!!! teeehee

  2. OK, had a giggle there at you going out and pretending to help the Mr. - too funny! Love the color combination, especially blue and yellow which is one of my favorites! I hope you got a chance to vote for me: If you have, then I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and if you haven't, well, I sure would appreciate it ♥ waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  3. Great color combo! Love the pop of the aqua/blue against that yellow! Very pretty card!

  4. Hi Mary, very pretty doily & card with the vibrant colour combo. I have a tough time with the couple of CL dies that I have in my Cuttlebug as well. I love dies & die cuts and don't use them enough. Thanks for all your kind words at my blog, Shirleyx

  5. Very pretty and very summery! xxx

  6. I love kraft and yellow together too Mary, love summery feel cards!! Your card is just that,a lovely summery feel to it! I love that doily, so beautiful and love the stamping you did in the middle! Love the embossing on your card base and love the flowery die! So love the way you have colored it Mary! I've never heard of Inktense pencils, but the color does look intense! Hugs!

  7. So very pretty Mary!

  8. Hi Mary - finally - google let me become a follower - I have tried every so often so I don't know what I did different this time LOL... but all sorted now!!
    That flutter vine die is lovely and the blue on the yellow really pops... hope to see more of you now... cheers Mxx

  9. What a pretty doily, Mary! I love it in yellow with the blue flowers against it! All that beautiful brightness is so pretty with the kraft!