Saturday, January 12, 2013

LIM 102 - Sport or Exercise (and Addicted to CAS)

Hi....my name is Susan (just in case you've forgotten!)....and I've been away for quite a while.  Hopefully, you haven't forgotten me...I haven't forgotten you all...I've just had to make some major adjustments in my life, and it's taken the wind out of my sails.  I haven't made a card or a layout in so long, it was like starting as a beginner again!  I made a couple of cards for last week's challenge, but never got them posted.  Maybe I'll add them at the end of this post.

This week the Less is More challenge is to create a one layer card with a theme of sports or exercise...both of which are impossible extremely challenging for me!  Maybe I should have waited to jump back in when the challenge was easier! LOL!  So...off we go....


Boating is a sport...right?  Super simple card...sentiment is from PTI, and boat image is from Hobby Art.  Colored with Copics.


This is a digi image from Mo's Digital Pencil printed on a white card base.  The sentiment was also computer generated.  The outside sentiment reads:  "Life may not be the party that we hoped for... (inside) but while we're here we should dance."....I can think of several reasons to give someone this card.  I colored the image with Prisma pencils and added a touch of glossy accents to the shoes.  

Here's the cards that I made for last week's LIM challenge that never got posted...

Edited to add:  It's been brought to my attention that this next card also meets the requirements for this week's Addicted To CAS challenge.


I used the spotlight technique for this first card.  Embossed a white panel with a Lifestyles embossing folder.  Cut the hexagon with a die, then added strips of black around the edges.  I stamped the image (Flourishes) onto the card base, then stamped it again on a scrap of white paper.  I colored the one bloom with Copics, then punched it out with a 5/8" circle punch, added a black border and popped it over the same bloom on the card base.  The sentiment is a very old SU sentiment.


This card was made with the Cameo.  I cut out the flourish on a piece of white card stock, then added tiny red strips to the edges.  The sentiment is from Flourishes.  I popped the white panel over a black card base, then added three red pieces of bling on the "black" part of the flourish. It's really very pretty IRL.

That's it for me today.  Thanks SO much for stopping by for a visit!  I appreciate all your comments...and I appreciate all the cards and emails I've received during the past 2 months!  You guys are the BEST!  I'm really going to try to get by to visit some of you during this coming week because I miss seeing all your fab creations!!  Until next time...

Hugs!
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27 comments:

Kim S said...

It's so good to see you!! You haven't lost your touch!

Gillian said...

Great cards. Super cute the one of the kids dancing

Deborah Frings said...

Hi Susan - it's great to see you back. I don't think you need to worry about anything - these are just fab. I do like the boating card. And the cards you made for last week are just great - love the spotlight flowers.

Take care, hugs, Deborah x

Chrissie said...

Great to see you again Susan.
Both week's cards are fab as usual but I really love the one with the spotlight technique.
The little dancers made me smile and what a great sentiment!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm sorry to see that you've slowed down, Susan, and weren't able to create after all this time.

NOT! Boy, are you ever NOT rusty! Great cards as ever and always. I imagine it felt good to get inky and pencily and glittery again.

(You might want to edit your post to add ATCAS as a challenge, too, for your spotlight embossed card!!)

xo Darnell

Gibmiss said...

Hi Susan
Fabulous cards.... Sending you lots of love
Hugs SylvieXx

jimlynn said...

So good to see you back!
Love each and every one of these!!! So pretty! The little couple dancing and sentiment makes me smile.
Great set of cards.
Lynn

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards Susan, never thought of sailing.
My favourite is the spotlight card.
luv
Debby

Fiona said...

Great to see you again Susan. I struggled with this challenge too, as I lack any sports related stamps.
You did a great job as always though.

Valerie said...

Great to have you back Susan, lots to inspire here! Love the dancing kids, great sentiment and the spotlight card is wonderful:)
Val x

Viv's Visuals said...

Great set of cards!

Jenni's Jems said...

AW these are all really great a
But the thank you card is my favourite it is simply stunning !x

Kathyk said...

WOW, but you are back with a bang! Some super cards, Susan

Kathyk

Linby said...

Great to see you back I hope you are ok.
Fab cards and I really like the spotlight technique one.
Linbyx

CarolCel said...

Beautiful cards as always -- I couldn't pick a favorite!! Glad you are back getting inky and doing well.

Karen Bourke said...

Lovely to see you back Susan - you've been sorely missed. Love your cards, especially the one where you've used the Lifestyle e/f.......so much so I've just bought one for me!!! lol

Karen x

Rosemary said...

hello susan!! so glad to see you back posting... have missed your wonderful creations!! your cards this week are fabulous (as always!!). my fav is the mo's digital pencil image. too cute! love, love, love your splash of color cards, too!

Aileen said...

Wonderful inspiration Susan. I thought of boating too before going with my antique bike. Lovely set of cards. x

Lynne said...

Fabulous set of cards Susan, love your little dancers. It`s lovely to see you again.
Lynne xxx

Sandra H said...

How lovely to see you pop up again Susan your cards are all so adorable x

Karen Bourke said...

I know I've already commented Susan, but that was before you decided to enter your gorgeous card in our challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at A2CAS.

Karen x

Vicky Hayes said...

Hi Susan, it's great to see you back (I know things have been tough for you of late.) You haven't lost any of your talent and it's wonderful to see your array of gorgeous cards - I especially like the boating one with those gorgeous colours and the dynamic dancing one too. Take care, Vicky x

Kylie said...

Your spotlight technique is spot on. Just lovely! Perfectly embossed for our challenge. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS! xx

Bonnie said...

It's so good to see you back, Susan! I have missed your fabulous posts! You amaze me how you can come up with several cards for a challenge that has me spinning my wheels!

Jen said...

gorgeous cards as always susan

Sorry late visiting this week...
Thanks for joining us
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Cazro said...

Your poppy spotlight card with the required embossing is the one for our challenge. It is beautiful, I love the effect of spotlighting. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Addicted to CAS. Caz

Christine said...

Wow, the embossing with the window and the spotlight is so cool! You manage to use different techniques and still keep it CAS: Great!
Thanks so much for joining us at ATCAS!
Christine

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