Sunday, February 7, 2016

Glitter, Tic Tac Toe, and Time Out!

It's a good thing I receive reminders from some of the challenges I enter ... oh the deadlines I've missed!

First up:  Tic Tac Toe challenge 3:




I've chosen Love, Polaroid, and Stitching [and in my case, a stitched frame made the perfect polaroid]:

Wplus9 Doodle Buds and dies,  MME In Bloom paper, and
another of those SSS Frame dies remnants which I've linked as I had so many questions about them with my plaid cards.   MFT Wonky Rectangles, and Squares.  PTI Primitive White CS.

I'll also be sending this on over to Time Out's Inspired by Words challenge.  'Love is the flower you've got to let grow'  John Lennon - Mind Games.  I think the love of friendship is just as important to nurture, and often yields a beautiful bounty in return.

Next up is a little glittery number for CASology Week 183: Glitter!

MFT Blueprints 18; SSS frame die again; Glitter paper from Lindsey's kit!
Oh!  a little slip of vellum, too.
My sentiment is borrowed from:
 
Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 1596:
O hell! what have we here?
A carrion Death, within whose empty eye
There is a written scroll! I'll read the writing:
All that glitters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told:
Many a man his life hath sold
But my outside to behold:
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
Had you been as wise as bold,
Young in limbs, in judgment old,
Your answer had not been inscroll'd:
Fare you well; your suit is cold.
Shakespeare on Sunday!?  I'll leave you now...
=]  Michele

24 comments:

sandie said...

The Bard and Lennon in one post, go you!! Love the glitter stars and wow to the pretty flower card, great design. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and thanks for joining us at TO. I am pleased out reminder post worked, thanks for letting us know, feedback is always appreciated x

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous cards Michele, and a lil Shakespear too..what a post!

Ashwini Rao said...

I am not a fan of poems, but I am definitely a fan of the cards you make! Absolutely awesome cards, Michele!

Nora N. said...

Wow!! I love that you used SHAKESPEARE inside the card!! I think I need to dust off my book I have had since I took a class on him in college!! Both of your cards are FANTASTIC!! Love the stitched frame (NEED this) on the first card with the pretty paper and the way you colored the flowers. The second card with that gold glitter accents on white is just breathtaking!! FABULOUS design!!

Brenda said...

What fabulous cards Michele! I love them both, but really love the second one. I'm playing catch up after being away for a week. So quick commenting! Hugs, Brenda

Ardyth said...

LOVE that super thin frame - and the Shakespeare reference! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

lostinpaper said...

Thanks for another great share! I am so excited to see your wonky rectangle become a polaroid, that is genius my friend!

Kay Miller said...

These are both lovely Michele!! The glittery stars are fantastic and Shakespeare is the bomb!!

Lisa said...

Oh, am I ever in love with the first card Michele, fantastic!! The colors are so pretty together and your tilted design is perfect! Pretty glittery stars on the second!!

Suchi said...

YOU can make wonders Michele! I am very sure of it and these pretty cards make me so happy! Both are equally gorgeous and can't pick one! :)
Suchi xx

Bobby said...

I love the pattern on that tiny frame, Michele, and the colors of the Doodle Buds. That card has so many wonderful elements all rolled up into a fantastic card. The glitter one is far removed from the first but a star in it's own right. ;)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Great cards and tribute to two of the best writers ever! Love the soft patterned papers and that glitter cs...and the thin frames❤️

Joyce said...

Two stunning cards, Michele. Love them both. That gold glitter one is so striking because it is so detailed and delicate. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology and Time Out.

Hazel Hodgkins said...

Both so pretty Michele! Floral softness in the first and graphic dazzling in the second! And Shakespeare!! So swoony! Xxx

Sharron said...

These are both fabulous! The first one is just gorgeous and the glittery stars are stunning. The SSS frames look fantastic--great elements of your designs.

Barb Ghig said...

Two really gorgeous cards, Michele! Love your take on the Polaroid and how you layered your blooms on the first card, and the sparkle on your 2nd card is so yummy! Love that you added the quote by Shakespeare, too...thanks :)

Lindsey said...

Michele, you don't know how happy it makes me to see you play along with our Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. Your cards are always a delight and any excuse to visit your blog is a great one. :) I love how you created your polaroid out of the wonky stitched rectangles (which are very very high on my wishlist). And The way you filled the space with the patterned paper is awesome. The whole card is fantastic! And your glitter card? I love it!! Love it lots. I love the the oodles of white space, the sentiment, the variety of sizes/styles of starts, the offset thin frame...love it all!

cm said...

And I'm blessed to call you friend, too! Your polaroid/flowers is a stunning combination! And quoting the Bard...impressive! I've taught Merchant more times than I'd like to reveal; it is a touching play. Wonderful sentiment to pair with your gorgeous, glittering stars...
Hugs~c

Tracie Pond said...

I am happy to see you join the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge, Michele. The polaroid is genius, I just love it. Your card just makes me smile. I adore the love / friendship symbolism too.

You made me giggle when you mentioned reminders for challenges. You do not know how many times I look at challenges and say I am going to participate and then time gets away from me.

Tracie Pond
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Anita in France said...

Gorgeous glittery gold against all that glorious white, Michele ... delicate and strikingly shimmery! Doodle Buds ... sigh ... one of my faves ... so lovely with that beautiful background DP and those fabulous layers ... blessed indeed, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

Anita in France said...

I was so taken with your cards I forgot to say ... so happy to have you playing along with us at Time Out, Michele! Hugs, Anita :)

TK said...

Wow! What a couple of beauties!!

Elizabeta Kushner said...

Great work! Thank you for joining us over at TO Challenge!

Lynn said...

I'm so late on commenting. two fabulous cards...love the fun frame on the first and the gorgeous shimmer on the second. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!