Monday, October 6, 2014

Two by Two, Side by Side


This may be my last card for a week or so. My four and six year old grandchildren will be coming for a visit this week (without parents) so I'll be a busy bee keeping them entertained. Their mom told me they had the best time on their last visit and talked about it from the time they got home until she made them go to sleep that night. I'm so happy to hear that and hope it will be the same this time. She also thanked us for being wonderful grandparents. How super is that!

I've made this card for the Hope You Can Cling To challenges going on this month at Splitcoaststampers.  This challenge, HYCCT1405, is Two by Two, Side by Side. Use some element/s in twos. Mine are the two hydrangea images. They aren't side by side but I think they will be o.k.

The card is supposed to use pink and purple. I did the alcohol marker marbling technique to show inside the window. But, as it turned out, the purple hardly shows. I think you can see just a touch of it. I added some purple gemstones so I could sneak into the challenge. :-)

Recipe:
Stamps-Inspired by Stamping/Graceful Hydrangea, Inkadinkado/Calligraphy Expressions
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa
Accessories-purple gemstones, Copics for marbling-RV14 and V15, Copics for hydrangeas-RV63 and G20, Spellbinders classic circle die

31 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW what a beautiful card Brenda..love the colors and the design. Have fun with your grandchildren
Cheers
Dr Sonia
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crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAS card love the hydrangea images and the Hope in the aperture-enjoy your week with your grandchildren
Carol x

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautiful Benzi. You know, of course, I am partial to window cards. I will keep you in my thoughts this week. You might need it. LOL. - Jim

Beebeebabs said...

Wow your cards is absolutely stunning. Have fun with the Grands!!!

Charlene said...

Beautiful card Brenda!!

jimlynn said...

Simply gorgeous!!! Love all the purples and your coloring is fantastic on the flowers. So beautiful!
Have fun with the grand children - and know you will. Nothing better than spending time with them.
Lynn

Maria said...

What a lovely card with the peek out window with hope sentiment! And, beautiful flowers and colors for this pretty creation! Have lots of fun with the grandkids!:-)

Hussena said...

This is such an gorgeous card Benzi ..i love your design and the beautiful marbling technique you have used here ..Beautiful colors too !
Hope you have a great time with your grand kids :)

Carol L said...

OH, this is beautiful! I just love those gorgeous flowers along with that big sentiment! How thoughtful to hear someone tell you you're great grandparents! The world needs more of that expressed caring and love! Enjoy your visit with your grandchildren!

Sue said...

Awww Benzi this is really lovely gorgeous card have fun with the grandchildren huggles Sue xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Benzi, I love the stamping and the cas design
Kevin xx

Bonnie said...

This is GORGEOUS, Brenda! Love the hydrangeas and the marbled background! Have fun with the kids!

NanaConnie said...

Magnificent, Benzi! Love the gorgeous pinks, especially in that background paper behind the Hope sentiment. Superb!

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card. I like the colors.
Have fun with your grandchildren...they're at the ages which were my favorite ages for both my daughter and my grandchidren.

Marisa said...

Lovely card. Enjoy your time with the grandkids :)

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable and sweet...loving this cute image.
Don't forget I have candy .xxx
aNNie The Journey is the Start

aussie aNNie said...

Forgot to say to have a wonderful moments with the grandies.xxx

Joann Burton said...

Brenda this is beautiful. Love the colors and the window card. Enjoy those grandchildren...Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful card Benzi ... the marbled alcohol inks is gorgeous. Must give this a try! Loll xx

MiamiKel said...

Aw benzi! This is a gem! I love the effect that this has and what a beautiful sentiment indeed! Blessings!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Benzi! Happy Week-end to you. Your colors are in my favorite combination, and that sentiment is gorgeous! Beautiful card design! hugs, de

Charlene said...

HAVE FUN with those grandkids!! I kknow you will but its also tiring lol! Im watching my newest tomorrow...Id better eat my weaties lol! LOVE your card! Its so elegant!

sallysbitz2 said...

This is a Gorgeous card. The colour combo is perfect x

Enjoy your Grankids, they grow so quick.

hugs sally x
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Lynne in NI said...

Heee, I'll bet you are ready for a sit down by now Benzi! Hope you've had a great time with the munchkins, how wonderful that they enjoy it as much as you!
Beautiful card by the way, lovin your pretty flowers and fab colours :)

Inkyfingers said...

What a great technique with the markers Brenda - so pretty. I love your cards because I always find something new that I haven't tried! Hop you had a great time with the kiddos.

Hugs
Carol x

Davi said...

A bautiful card Brenda!! I love the flowers in the corners really lovely with the big hope :) Have tons of fun with your grands!! I was so blessed to spend a week with mine, wished I could have stuffed them in my suitcase and brought them home :)

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous with the pinks and I adore the circle window. {Would love you to visit my blog and join my 1,000 Follower Give-Away. Thank you so much, if you have already entered, and good luck.}
Hugs
Desíre
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Mary Marsh said...

beautiful card for the HYCCT challenge Benzi-hope you have a wonderful time with your grandchildren-you are making awesome memories they wont forget

Colleen Dietrich said...

Beautiful card, Benzi, and you know I'm loving those hydrangeas in the corners. :)

Sounds like you are a wonderful grandmother, based on the feedback you are receiving. ;) I hope your current babysitting gig is going well!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow Brenda, this is soooo pretty! You did a wonderful job with the colors and depth on this. Great idea to add the flowers on the edges! I have a picture in my bathroom done kind of like this and have always wondered how to incorporate it in a card - you did it perfectly without ever seeing it. Roll Tide! Hugz!

MaryH said...

Can well believe that your grands have a fab time when they visit ya'll. Good for you that they enjoy coming so much, and how sweet of them to let you know it too. Actually I think the purple in the circle window showed very nicely. At least on my monitor.It's subtle mixed with the pink, but I could see that it was mixed in. Loved the flowers with this design...so very, very pretty. Your little rhinestones just iced the cake. This is so lovely. TFS & Hugs