Saturday, August 27, 2016

Dove of Peace

Hello, everyone! Before I get started, I would like to welcome three new followers - ionabunnyC. M.Taylor, and Sidelle Menon - thank you for joining me!


Today I'm sharing two cards I made with a gorgeous Dove of Peace die that I won over at the playground (thank you, Di!).  This is the first time I've used it so this is my NBUS item! If you don't know what NBUS means, please check out Darnell's fun challenge over at djkardkreations!

Card #1
I made a watercolour background and splattered it with water droplets to add some texture.  The watercolour panel was then die-cut with Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles.  I finished it off with a few clear sequins.

Card #1
I would like to support the following 5 challenges with Card #1:
ABC Christmas Challenge Q for Quick Layout UE
Christmas Cards All Year Round Bright Summer Colours 2/5
Craftin Desert Divas Watercolour 1/4
djkardkreations AG w NBUS #7 1/3 C5
Rudolph Days August 1E C10


Card #2
I made a watercolour background and splattered it with water droplets to add some texture. The watercolour panel was then die-cut with Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles. I adhered four decorative corner die-cuts (La-La Land Crafts) and finished it off with some clear sequins

Which card to you prefer?  I can't decide!

Card #2
I would like to support the following challenges with Card #2: ABC Christmas Challenge Q for Quick Layout UE; Allsorts Use at Least 2 Dies 1/3; Christmas Cards All Year Round Bright Summer Colours 3/5; Craftin Desert Divas Watercolour 2/4; Crafting by Designs Get Ready for Christmas 1/3; Crafty Catz AG Optional Twist Hats 2/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Use a Sentiment UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra August AG UE; Creative Inspirations Christmas in August UE; Deep Ocean Things with Wings UE; Digi Designs Anything with Wings 1/3; DL.ART August Linky AG 1/day; Fab n Funky AG UE; Fussy and Fancy Let's Fly Away UE; Happy Little Stampers AG w Dies UE; Holly Jolly Christmas Non-Traditional Colours 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack Dies and Machine (I use Cuttlebug) 2/3; Not Just Cards August AG UE; Penny's Paper Crafty AG 3/3; Pile it On Die-cut Embellishments UE; Winter Wonderland White and One Other Colour / A Little Bird Told Me 2/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5 wk2

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Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

74 comments:

Lori Kobular said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous! I love that Dove of Peace and the backgrounds you created are beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Challenges!

Di said...

Well I love both cards Kitty! So nice to see you using the die set - wonderful backgrounds as well! I do like how the corner die you used sort of echoes the swirls in the dove's tail, They look like they were made to go together!

Hugs

Di xx

Sammy said...

This is fab. LOVE those colours! x

Jan Phat said...

Both cards are so beautiful and gorgeous watercolor background panel. Thank you for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
DT Jan

Mrs A. said...

Nope. I can't decide either. They are both lovely. Hugs Mrs A.

brenda said...

This is just lovely Kitty, super background and great use of your dies, many thanks for joining us again at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Lisa said...

They are both so gorgeous!! I love the backgrounds!! The dove is beautiful!! Too hard to choose since they are both fabulous my friend!! Thank you so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Verna Angerhofer said...

These are so beautiful. I just love the white images on those pretty backgrounds.

Carrie Sheridan said...

Kitty, these are gorgeous cards! Your watercolor backgrounds are so beautiful! Just perfect for showcasing that lovely dove die!
Thanks for your comment on my hedgehog card. I spend quite a bit of my craft money at Gina's store, but I like to tell myself it's good to support local businesses! Plus Gina has become a friend over the years, so if I'm going to spend money on dies anyway (and I know I am!), I like to buy from her.
On another note, we are looking for guest designers over at Twisted Thursday. Would you be interested? You'd get free digi stamps to use in your card(s). My email is carrieannsheridan@gmail.com. Just send me an email if you are interested. You are so talented! We would love to showcase your work!

Liz said...

Two beautiful cards. I love the backgrounds. If I had to pick a favourite, I think it would be #1 - the CAS design really makes the lovely dove stand out. xx

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Kitty, gorgeous blues.
Pauline
x

scrAPpamondo said...

I can't decide, too!! They are both so beautiful with your fab backgrounds!! The corners in the second one look gorgous, love them so much! But the first one is more delicate. This dove is wonderful and you have shown it so well! You are very talented my friend, you can make a wonderful card card with only a diecut and some ink!

Kuni said...

Wonderful cards Kitty.
Hugs
Kuni

Plony said...

Beautiful cards with lovely backgrounds. Thanx for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
xxx Plony DT

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous creations, both with stunning backgrounds and a super image. To be honest I prefer the more CAS one without the corner dies.

Kath x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wow, those dies really stand up beautifully to your bold backgrounds! These cards are both sensational, Kitty! I can't really decide which I like better. You'd think I would like the first one better, but I have to say those corner elements really add a WOW factor to the dove's swirly design. Thank you so much for the shoutout and for playing in my NBUS Challenge #7!! Hugs, Darnell

Jean Straw said...

This lovely die cut dove shows up beautifully on the gorgeous blue background. Both of these cards are really lovely.
Jean x

Joan said...

Lovely cards ,the backgrounds are beautiful and show off the dove beautifully

LOU said...

Two beautiful cards Kitty. I love them both, especially the backgrounds. Thanks so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Lou DT xo

Bad Kitty said...

beautiful cards!
nice color and pretty doves
hugs
Fiki

Christina Hor said...

Congratulations on your win Kitty! This Dove of Peace is so beautiful and graceful. I absolutely love the colors of your background! Beautifully done with the watercoloring. I finally broke down and got myself a set. But haven't peel the wrapping yet. Haha. Have a lovely weekend.

Christina Hor said...

Congratulations on your win Kitty! This Dove of Peace is so beautiful and graceful. I absolutely love the colors of your background! Beautifully done with the watercoloring. I finally broke down and got myself a set. But haven't peel the wrapping yet. Haha. Have a lovely weekend.

Team Clark said...

So so beautiful, lovely new die! Hugs, Autumn

Donna said...

Gorgeous cards Kitty, your background is stunning with the dove die cut, and your water droplets turned out great, those are tricky to do! Hugs, Donna

Donna said...

Gorgeous cards Kitty, your background is stunning with the dove die cut, and your water droplets turned out great, those are tricky to do! Hugs, Donna

vinita jain said...

So calm and cool! Congrats on your winning this beautiful dove die! Love the BG with water droplets, amazing!

Valerija said...

Stunning cards. Love the dove die.
Valerija xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Both beautiful card's Kitty thank you for joining us over on
Crafty Catz
Dianne xx
CC DT

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Kitty both beautiful card's thank you for joining us over on
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge
Dianne xx
HJCC DT

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two beautiful cards, I love the gorgeous background you've made for the peace birds.

Sue xx

NGCARDS said...

These are fantastic Christmas creations! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this fortnight! xxx

Barbara Godden said...

Both cards are gorgeous, fabulous background. since you asked and I'm a more is better person I like the one with the corners just a tad more than the other.

JD/ Jill said...

Congrats on your win! That's a really neat die, and you did a fabulous job using it!

JD/ Jill said...

Congrats on your win! That's a really neat die, and you did a fabulous job using it!

Pia S said...

They're both looking amazing. I really like the clean feel of the first, the second one feels more feminine with the corner borders. They're so similar and yet so different!

Viv said...

Gorgeous cards and great use of colour and watercolouring too Kitty ;) Viv xx

Barb said...

First congratulations for winning those lovely dies. You've made two beautiful cards with them. I think my choice would be the second. I love those corners that match so well with the tail of the dove. Barbxx

Ali said...

Oh WOW-- love the stunning colours and die you used!! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards All Years 'Round! Please join us again soon! ~ Ali (CCAYR DT)

Dr Sonia S V said...

Your peace dove looks stunning!!
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph day Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Bunny said...

Fabulous, Kitty. I love that beautiful blue. The corner die I covet. Beautiful peace dove, too. I wish we lived next door. It would be fun to create together AND I'd be borrowing those dies. Hmm............I wonder how many miles we are from each other? LOL.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Stunning ink work!! Love it. Thanks for joining in the fun with the Fab 'n' Funky 'Anything Goes' challenge this week. We're so glad you did! Come and play again next challenge too. Hugs, Wends xoxo Fab 'n' Funky DT

scrappymo! said...

Two wonderful inky cards. I can not pick a fave...they are both wonderful!

Thanks for taking part in the Aug Rudolph Days Challenge.

Christine Harrop said...

Two super cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland this time. Good luck and we would love to see you again next time. Christine DT x

Patricia Alvarez said...

Very beautiful cards. I love the background. Thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this week. Good luck!!! Patricia

Dot said...

Both cards are wonderful. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck.
Dorte x

Hetty said...

Beautiful cards, so peaceful.
Lovely backgrounds to the birds.

Marie B. said...

Kitty, I can't pick! They're both sooo pretty! Well, I may just *barely* favor the paler one, but just by a smidge....lol! Nice work Kitty! :)

Tina Z. said...

wow, amazing blues, you really know how to make stunning background!

Lisa said...

Both are so beautiful! What a fantastic die! And those corners! Gorgeous!

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful card Kitty. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Donna said...

These are stunning! Love the gorgeous background. Simple yet they speak the language of Christmas. So glad you joined us at Rudolph Days!

Kath said...

Two beautiful cards - the blue background is the colour of lovely summer sky. Visiting today with my DT hat on, so thank you for joining us at Christmas Cards All Year Round.
Kath x

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Wow, so amazing and great background!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

suzanne2 said...

these are beautiful, I love blue Christmas cards. thank you for joining us at creative inspirations this fortnight.
Suzanne xx

crafty-stamper said...

congrats on winning the beautiful dove die -love the fabulous backgrounds
Carol x

Eek Eek said...

Major gorgeousness, pretty die and looks great on a simple layout. Like a few sequins, perfect with water drop texture. Annabel x

Gloria Lee said...

Awesome background and graceful design! Thank you so much for joining us at August Rudolph days challenge! xx

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

Neva Zver said...

What a lovely cards . Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge.Neva

Helen said...

Great cards - love the backgrounds you've created.

Thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards All Year Round and we hope to see you again soon.

Helen x
(DT)

katieo said...

I Love how the dove stands out on the beautiful background . Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday August Linky Challenge.

LesleyG said...

Your clever backgrounds make beautiful cards with that lovely die from Di, .which doesn't really need much more except those sequins, so I slightly prefer #1 xxx

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at allsorts Tracy X

laurie said...

Beautiful! I love the gorgeous backgrounds.Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Those vibrant blue tones are like a serene dusty sky, or amazing blue jewels! Thanks for describing your background watercolor method! XXOO

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Karen K said...

I love the water colored panels! Truly beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!

Joyce Tompkins said...

Your backgrounds are fabulous...just beautiful! Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

Julie B said...

Love the intense blue of your backgrounds, the white die cuts just pop against it!
Thanks for linking up at HLS. :0)

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely cards. Not sure which I like best...both are just so lovely and elegant. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly this week for our "Non-Traditional Colours" challenge. Hope to see you again. Good luck.
Lynn, Holly Jolly DT

Helen said...

Fabulous cards - gorgeous colours!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x

Sharon said...

These are beautiful cards. Love the birds of peace.
Thank you for sharing these with us at Fussy and Fancy.
Hugs Sharon x

marion said...

what a lovely card, so peacefull and lovely, love the background as well, lots of hugs and love, cuddles to your lovely furbabys, xxx, Marion

Deborah said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us for our “Anything With Wings" challenge at Di’s Digi Designs. Hope to see you again.
Deborah A