Playing Cards with Friends!
I am so pleased to be Playing Cards with my friend Therese Calvird today, who lives in Australia!! You can't imagine how badly I'd love to have this play date in real life!
Therese has been a mentor, supportive cheerleader, and friend for years - no doubt she is a favorite card-maker of mine, who makes the most wonderful videos, too! If you don't follow Therese on YouTube, you are missing out on clear, precise, and fun instruction and the most wonderful cards of all! We also hang out every few weeks on her LIVEs! It's great fun, Therese does all the work while I get to hang out with her friends!
Here are the parameters I set for my playtime with Therese on National Gardening Day!
- Spring showers, or flowers!
- Must be new ... never before used.
- CANNOT use BLUE!
Kinda fun, huh? SOOOO I've had a certain set sitting on my desk, and for weeks I could imagine a certain big furry foot tapping as much as to say "what are you waiting for??" This card-playing session, that's what!
Here you go, Therese:
- Showers 👍 to make those flowers grow!
- Colorado Craft Company's All Weather Friends NEW
- Not a speck of blue! Which is alright by me!
Nothing but sunshine under that umbrella!!
I used a favorite cover die from Wplus9 to 'indicate' my showers -
except for few added to Mr. Bunny's 'brolly!'
Here are the Copics I've used today:
Therese I can hardly wait to see your card, so I'll just stop babbling NOW!!
Thanks, my friends, for stopping by today - please join me on my trip down under - all the way to tomorrow - hard to grasp, isn't it?!
Quite a few dies went into the making of this front panel:
Great card...love the whimsical vibe of your card!
Awwwwwwwwww...you know how I feel about those little critters Michele, and this guy with his colorful umbrella totally makes me smile!! Loving all your background detail too! Cute, CUTE card!! Hugs. :0)
I love how you created 'sunshine' under the umbrella, Michele...so creative! I also love your cover plate and quote bubble...they add so much personality to your card! It looks like you had a lot of fun playing cards with Therese ~ xx
What a fun Playing Cards With Friends party, Michele! Love the parameters you come up with, and then the execution - superb! We’re used to dipping into tomorrow on a regular basis - our grandson turned two yesterday/today, so at 8:30 a.m. we were eating birthday cake and having a virtual birthday party 🥳. The best excuse! And thank goodness for FaceTime.
This is just darling, Michele!!
Love this card, and I bet it was such fun playing with cards with Therese. She makes such beautiful cards.
How WONDERFUL Michele, I love love your rainbow shower and of course you just had to sneak a fab textured background in there as well lol. You are one of my crafty heroes and YES please, lets book that playdate as soon as possible!! Thanks so much yet again for asking me to join with you Playing Cards with Friends, I loved every minute of it!
Michele, I am always in awe of your beautiful CAS cards but I think you've outdone yourself with the clever design! Sunshine under the umbrella and that cute bunny? So sweet!
The Die Cutting Queen strikes again! This was such a creative use of dies to make your scene, Michele. And that bunny? So cute under his rainbow (minus blue) umbrella.
Who cares if it rains when you have a bright and happy umbrella to tuck your self under! He's a cutie and so is this card!
What a terrific way to play cards with your friend! You make delightful cards! This one is adorable!
Well hello Michelle
Gorgeous card and love all the texture you’ve added. I’m putting my hand up for a play date! Therese is a bit of a card making hero to me, as well as being super sweet with a great humour.
See what I mean... Original, gorgeous and amazing!
What a fun challenge and your take on it is just fabulous! You found a perfect sentiment for your card too! Love it!
How fun for you and Therese! Your card radiates the joy you felt in creating. Fantastic!
This is a perfect umbrella, Michele! Not only is it bright and pretty but it looks like it shimmers too! Why hasn't someone thought to make an umbrella the puts you in sunshine before not? Fun and fantastic, my friend!
I'm sure Therese thought this was as brilliant as I do. You had to know I'd love all the yellow on this card and putting it under the rainbow umbrella was so very clever. Adore the sentimnet and all that texture you've created.
Aww this is such sweetness on a Thursday morning. Love you creative use of die cuts and thank you for always sharing your colours with us! How fun playing with Therese! xoxo
Love every detailed layer of your beautiful and sweet critter, rainbow umbrella with raindrops, arch and color plate raindrops. All perfect for your playtime challenge with Theresa. TFS the link to Theresa's You Tube site, Michele. Can't wait to see her card:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy
yet another fabulous, debossing plate. I haven't seen this one before and it is perfect for a rainy day, and what a bright and cheery rainy day it is xx
Absolutely cute! Love the sunshine under that umbrella, as does Mr Mouse!
You are the master of diecuts my friend! And that bright swath of yellow - perfect!
I so smiled when I opened this up Michele. A darling of a card, unique design and interpretation and the most perfect sentiment x. Always great to craft virtually with friends x.
This is so cute, Michele! I love the sunshine under the umbrella, and the rainy/shower background texture! You are so clever to think of this design! I looked at Theresa's card, and it's gorgeous but completely different theme and feelings from yours. You two are amazingly talented crafters!
How wonderful that you and Therese got to play cards together, Michele ... such a sweet design with that oh so cute mouse, sun drenched under his brolly ... you did him proud! Hugs, Anita :)
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