Sunday, January 20, 2013

LIM 103 - Friends (and Addicted to CAS)

It's time again for this week's challenge at Less is More.  This week is theme week and we've been challenged to create a card(s) using the theme "friends".

I had a couple of hours to play in my craft room today...and here's my cards for the challenge:

All the images I used this week are digi images!  I don't think I've done that before.  I really like the way this first card turned out.  The image is from Mo's. I printed it on white card stock, then cut it out with a Spellbinder die.  I used the largest die in this set to emboss a large frame on the card base, then popped the smaller die cut on top of the card.  Image was colored with Copics.  Sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Edited to add:  It's be brought to my attention that this first card also fits the Addicted to CAS challenge this week, which is I think I'l throw my hat in the ring for this challenge too!

Hope this card has enough white space.  I have no idea where I got this image, and I've never used it.  It's seemed perfect for this challenge.  Printed the image on white card stock, colored it with Copics, then trimmed it down to about 2.5 x 3.5" and mounted it on a piece of green textured card stock.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I adhered a piece of green ribbon under the image and added the "hello friend" tag and attached a small bow.  The inside of the card reads:  "A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."

This last card might not be quite CAS enough.  I printed the image (again no idea where it came from) on white card stock, then cut it out using a circle die.  I used a large Spellbinder scallop die to cut a background, then made a round card base.  The image was colored with Copics and I added a ribbon for the "ground".  Then sentiment is from Flourishes.  I popped the image panel on top of the scalloped die cut.

I had terrible time with my photography today....after I finished taking all my photos (and cleaning them up a bit) I realized that I'd been using "manual" mode! Duh!  That's great for outside shots when the weather's beautiful...but doesn't work well for me indoors when it's dark outside!

Thanks so much for stopping by! As always, I truly appreciate you taking the time to stop by for a visit and I really appreciate your comments!  Until next time....


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Rosemary said...

all your cards are fabulous, susan...the first one is my absolute favorite! i love the embossing and your perfectly colored image!

Darnell said...

Oh, Susan, I'm going from "awwwww" to laughing right out loud at that ridiculous dragon in the baby carriage licking the lollipop!!

But that green one with the little girls is the sweetest card I've seen in a long time, and I've been seeing a lot of sweet-card-Valentines!

You rock!

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love all of your gorgeous cards.

Unknown said...

Three beautiful cards Susan. I'm with Darnell - I went from awwww for the first two to laughing out loud at the third! Must admit that number 2 is my fave - such a gorgeous image.

Karen x

Suze Bain said...

A super trio Susan, Three lovely (and fun) images and I am loving your design with the spellbinders on card one. Xx

Sandra H said...

So pretty are these cards x

Unknown said...

gorgeous cards as always Susan!! love the green one

Thanks for joining us
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Aileen said...

A gorgeous set of friendly cards. I especially like the top one. They look like they are off to conspire some mischief! x

Sue - said...

All gorgeous but especially the first one - really cute

Bonnie said...

It's so good to see you back, Susan! All three cards are delightful! Your embossing is fantastic on the first card. I can never get that good an impression. The colors and delightful image on the second card are delightful. The 3rd one is just plain cute! Love the shape too.

Canonbury creations said...

Lovely cards Susan, I love the cute image on the first one, it won't be long before my little Charlie will be like that:) I'm very taken with the image on the 2nd card though.
Val x

Chrissie said...

These are all gorgeous Susan but I think that the second one is my fave... memories of a bygone era!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Patrice said...

These are all lovely cards Susan - what talent you have. I think the first is my favourite, particularly the shape of your embossing. Very nice!

Thanks for joining the challenge fun at ATCAS this fortnight. Hope you'll join us again.

Tara Cardwell said...

I like all of them (as usual) Susan but I think I like the 2nd one best - just love the shy look on the girls faces and the soft green background - just gorgeous.

Lynne said...

Another fabulous selection Susan. They are all beautiful but I love the framing of the first one and the image is terrific.
Lynne xxx

Claudia said...

Hi Susan, wow, you have been working hard. All of them are unique and special and great. My favourites are the first and the second one, somehow they are so romantic.

Thanks for your comment and sorry for my late commenting, but business is eating me up at the moment.

Anne said...

What a fabulous bunch of cards. I think the embossed frame on the first is just perfect for framing your image, love the second image and also its colours.

Kylie said...

I LOVE your emobssing on your first card. It is gorgeous! I must say that I LOVE your dragon and its lollypop! Way too cute. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS! xx

Viv said...

Fab cards all of them Susan, I have the die on the first one but only used it once yet...looks great used here :) Viv xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Susan all of your cards are fabulous, you are such a talented lady and love the embossed frame and the perfect colouring on your first card. Thank you so much for joining us at Addicted to CAS and good luck.

Seems I cant comment except under my old blog name

Deborah Frings said...

Great set of cards. I love the image of the boys and the dies you used. The vintage image of the girls is really sweet. But for me I absolutely love the little dragon and that sentiment - fabulous card!


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