Friday, February 3, 2017

Second Helpings! and a little THD #9

Kara's fun Week 300 Challenge is such fun, I couldn't wait to make another!

This time I'm CASEing someone that I have long admired, who doesn't post often as we'd like, but when she does:  POW Shazam,  fabulousness every time!!  I'm speaking of Cristina Kowalczyk of My Paper Secret!  and it's not the first time she's inspired me to make a card!

Here is Cristina's card Kara featured Week #139:


True to my way of doing things [insert guffaw here] I've taken liberties, but I think you'll see the original - she says with a hopeful heart - I've used a darling little Ellen's Essentials by Julie Ebersole Christmas set of house* dies, and turned it into a little Spring Easter card!


Goodness knows we've had snow for Easter in Michigan, but I prefer to think this die is indicating rain!!!

Truth be told, I was totally taken by the colors and well EVERY LITTLE THING about The Heart Desires Challenge number 9... you've seen the mood board, right?


Here's another card ... 'cuz it's FRiday!!!  and I think it really wants to play, too!

12 Days Companion sentiments

That's it for me, folks ... thanks for hanging in for this very long second post from me!

Wishing you the very best weekend!  xx

=]  Michele

* Cat Craig: those Little Pink Houses ... for you, and me!  thought by now you'd need me to change the earworm!




30 comments:

LeAnne said...

Oh SO cute....both of them! And that mood board is divine! Sweet little pieces of card candy, they are yummy! And Little Pink Houses....I think I need to play some John Cougar right now!

Kara said...

LOVE both of these sweet cards!

Marybeth said...

Both darling cards , Michele! I love the gingham and that inspiration photo is way too cute!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, what a great post, Michele! Spot on with your description for Cristina, and I love how you CASE'd her card! Those houses are so cute and your 'raindrops' are super fun! Awesome take on the mood board, too! You sure know how to work those darling patterned papers, my friend...and, your chick is too funny! I also really LOVE how you added embossing on this card...so clever! Thanks for making me smile today...I needed that :)

Becca Cruger said...

Two adoooooorable cards!! Awwww I love that row of patterned houses, it made me grin all over my face.

Lindsey said...

I absolutely love your card, Michele!!! Cristina holds an extra special place in my heart. She played a big role in helping me through a rough time.

Toni said...

Both are so cute! I love the DP

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Hi Michele, sorry I've been MIA for quite some time, but I have been up to my ears! It's a lo-o-o-ng story, but I have been having a little more time this past couple of weeks! These two cards are great takes on the inspirations! It's always nice to hear the creators thought processes behind them too! Such fun and whimsical designs! Thank you for making me smile! Have a wonderful weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Love your little scenes you created! Such lovely combination of PP!

~amy~ said...

Love how you were inspired by Cristina's card Your second card is just as sweet!
Thanks for playing with us at The Heart Desires!

Lisa Elton said...

I want to live in this pretty little neighborhood! You move there too and we can be neighbors for reals!! Sweet cards Michele!

Sharron said...

Love both of these whimsical designs--such happy little neighborhoods! I always smile when i see you find another fun use for the 12 Days set!

Cat Craig said...

Oh my word Michele...I do love a bit of John M. Thanks for the change up. Love both cards you've done both challenges proud. Happy Weekend.

Birgit said...

Oh my what sweetness! I'd love to live in a pretty pastel town such as yours Michele! These are so darling. <3

Happy Dance said...

Congrats! I see you're featured on FB by EH for these two sweet cards! Woooohoooo!! Did you hear me across the Lake?! I know, right, that Mood Board is fantastic, isn't it?!! But your cards....perfect for this. Love the little chicken. And those little houses. And the rain. And the colors. Ok, ok....everything! Really sweet! Bev

Kay Miller said...

I remember that card from Christina, and I loved it! Yours is every bit as amazing! Those little house are so sweet! Love love it! Your second card is phenomenal too!!

Nora N. said...

Oh I miss Christina too!! I LOVE your take on her card. GENIUS to use the houses out of patterned paper. And your second card? Oh my word!! I LOVE it. That is just too FUN!! Off to maybe play with challenge myself.

Brenda said...

OMGosh, I can see why you were so inspired by Cristina's card, I just love her card! And I love your take on it Michele!! Your card is so cute! I love all the spring papers you used on your houses and i love those trees. So cute! I love the second card too, it is just so darling! Hugs, Brenda

Joyce said...

Love both of your cards. I can totally see how you were inspired, and yet your cards are totally 'you'!!

lostinpaper said...

WOW, love that dotty die cut background, I wasn't sure how you were going to case this deisgn, but hon you were all over it!

Karren said...

Such cute cards! I can definitely see Cristina's influence in your card - the adorable row of houses, the sweet soft colors and the snowy background. And your second card is just as adorable!

TK said...

Both cute cards, that first has stolen my heart! Great CASE and fantastic use of colors/inspiration from the challenge!

Petra Swart said...

...just chicken in, my friend!!!! ...and I'm still crying with laughter!!!!! ...always such fun coming here, Michele!!!!! Love these two super cute cards - for sure it's rain coming down on your very, very sweet little houses and trees!!! I would love to move into the one with the cheerful leaves and flowers!!!!! Such a lovely CASE and GREAT take on the inspiration board!!!!! And as for the second card ...smiling all the way at the cuteness ...love the embossed lines at the bottom!!!! You're so clever at cards!!!!
Hugz

Donna said...

I love the fact that you've 'taken liberties'... I do it too, but call it 'artistic license'!!!
Have a great week, my friend. X

Katie Ann Brooks said...

You know I LOVE them all.... the end. <3

Jeanne said...

Fantastic and fabulous and totally you, Michele! Makes me smile big time. Your cards tend to do that to me. Thanks!! :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

AMAZING cards!!! Love your creativity,... (GIMME SOME!) Love your enthusiasm for THD and THD Challenges!

Tonya Jastad said...

LOVE both cards! The DP on those houses are fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us at The Heart Desires Challenge!

jen said...

These are both so dang cute! Definitely see the inspiration and love your liberties! Thanks for joining us at The Heart Desires!

Eliz Stewart said...

LOVE both cards!!! I even remember that card from Christina... I miss her blogging... such great CAS design. You did her proud! Great win too!