Friday, April 29, 2016

My friend Bobby ... Playing cards 'for real!'


Anyone looking at these big smiles would clearly know what fun Bobby Hagen and I have when we get together.  It only happens two times a year, but at the end of the day, we are so blessed to share this time, fun, food, and friendship.

We keep a running tally between visits [and I say we, but really it's Bobby who is our fabulous Secretary] of the items we'd like to share.  There are two little #Wplus9 sets that we chose to share this time!

Here is my little card using Bobby's Punny Produce: Pears:

I totally agree with this statement! 
I heat embossed on vellum, did Copic coloring on the back, and Distress coloring on the front.
 
I also borrowed Wplus9's Pear dies ... which are not actually meant to cut the pun-y pears - but to stand alone in a great way!
 
 
I am already thinking of a new set that my friend recently got ... can you guess what it is, Bobby?  Here is a hint - it could be from Altenew!  Cannot wait to see what Bobby created with my little #Wplus9 Peach set ... or until next time we get together ... I must run to Bits & Pieces to see!  Won't you come, too?
 
Thank you all for the visit, today - have a wonderful weekend!
 
=]  Michele


22 comments:

Bobby said...

You put me to shame, Michele. I saw you working on the vellum pears but that die cut one is sensational. You watercolored it beautifully and then added that little strip of green polka dots. I think your cards are pear-fect. Your mojo is back in full force. :)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Yes, the two of you do make a great pair/pear!!!! I am especially taken with your second card = to off set that die cut and the perfect coloring is awesome! Topping it off with that little strip of polka dotted paper - genius!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Such lovely picture and sweet cards! The second one my favorite, love that splash of colors

sandie said...

What fun and love the water colouring. When I went to stay with Nonni in Finland we had such fun crafting together x

Barb Ghig said...

It's always FUN to visit your blog, Michele :) I love how you colored the pears on vellum, and the postage die cut border is really perfect on this card! You also did an amazing job on the die cut pear on your 2nd card...WOW! I love how you added so much texture to the image, and the spatters on your background are fabulous (I always forget to do that) ~ Great photo of you and Bobby, too...I can tell you girls had a blast!!!

Loll said...

How fun it is to get together with a crafty friend. You two look so happy in the picture!

Great cards using Bobby's pear stamps and dies. xx

Aileen Ryan said...

Nothing nicer than catching up with friends (except cuddling grandkids that is). So nice to get together and catchup. Great cards, love the design of both. That postage stamp die is brilliant too for highlighting images.
Punny thing, I used my W9Plus or is it WPlus9.... You know what I mean, anyway used my Pear dies for the first time the other day. Havent posted the card yet but just thought it was punny you mention them and I finally used mine for the first time. Dont know what took me so long, they are so cute.

Lisa said...

I would day this is a perfect "pear" of cards!! Love the soft coloring on the pears Michele, very pretty. then you have those sweet polka dots peeking out...cute!!

Tracey McNeely said...

You two are such a cute pear--ha ha ha ha! I adore the cards you made when you were playing cards with Bobby! Your technique fantastic! How lucky are you two to get together so often!

Lindsey said...

So fun!! What a neat technique on the first (with fabulous results I might add), and your second card is one of my favorites ever...ever ever. I love every last thing about it!! Your watercoloring is incredible! I think this one should be framed!!

Karren said...

Beautiful cards, Michele, and what great fun you two must have had!

TaeEun said...

Both cards are just beautiful, Michele! And both of you, too :)! Thank you for sharing the happy photo! I love your watercoloring with so many details even on a small image!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Susi K. said...

What wonderful cards, Michele! The watercoloured pears on your first card look delish - so gorgeously done! And on your second card, I can't help crushing on the wee peek of the DP behind the offset diecut, and the little splatters of matching ink. Well done!

Judy Woodland said...

Great photo of you guys. Sounds like you have so much fun together!! Your cards are fantastic, love the water coloring. Just beautiful!!

Marybeth said...

You are both so beautiful ..... on the inside too! I love your gorgeous pear cards!

Petra Swart said...

Two pear-fect cards, Michele!!!! Your watercolouring looks amazing and I really like the postage stamp border and the polka dot strip!!!!! WOW, I could spend hours on your blog just looking at your fabulous cards, studying every little perfect detail and just enjoying your artistic abilities and your creativity!!!! You make the most beautiful cards, my friend!!!!
Must be so wonderful to meet with Bobby and having some crafting time together - what a lovely photo of the two of you!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Patti said...

Indeed! you two are a great pair! : ) I love how many many Blogland friends you've gotten to meet!

Patti

Sharron said...

You two are quite a talented pear!! Love both designs! Your coloring looks amazing!

Nancy said...

Awesome Pic! You are pear of lucky crafters....lol! great cards Michelle!

Joyce said...

Gorgeous picture of you two young ladies. What fun you must have had. Love both of your pear cards. Should I say that I love the pair of pear cards.

Anita in France said...

Yep, you two lovely ladies really do make a great pair, Michele ... fabulous to see you both having fun together again ... and making such delicious cards ... positively mouthwatering! Hugs, Anita :)

Cat Craig said...

How wonderful for you to get together in person to play. It is the best!