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Friday, March 1, 2013

Happy Friday, family!!!  Wow, have I been busy and loving it!!!

I've gotten around to and enjoyed visiting so many of you but I'm still travelling.  It's been a hoot and the best time I've had in a while just being able to get back to what I love doing.

Today, I have 2 cards to share!!!  Believe it or not, I actually love these!!!  I used the same Cheery Lynn die cut for both card backgrounds and I absolutely love-love-love this die!!!  Can you believe it... I really finally love a card that I, myself, made?!!!  LOL!

The first is a sympathy card with a lace border, added a ribbon with gold swirls, and heat embossed the sentiment in gold and popped gold cardstock behind the die-cut:

 
This second card uses the Cherry Lynn and Spellbinders die cuts:
 
 
 
Both were quick cards to do and the ebosser makes die-cutting a breeze.  Although they're not my favorite, I've been doing cards because I wanted quick projects to help me jump back into the "groove" of crafting again... lol!!!  Now I think I'm ready to put more time into a project -- feeling a bit "frisky" now... lol!
 
Well, I won't take up anymore of the start of your weekend... get to craftin'!!!  And, thanks for stopping by; hope you like my cards!
 
Hugs, love, and...
 
I'll be seeing you!
 
 

47 comments:

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey, it is so nice to see you posting again! I love the cards and would love to know where you got that die.... something you just gotta have!
Thank for sharing.

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Gorgeous cards! OMG! I mean they are stunning! Your blog name sums it up...cute and some!!

Susie

Audrey Frelx said...

Thanks for dropping by, my friends.

My cousin found the Cheery Lynn die for me on ebay! I've already been there, ordered a few more and even bid on several... lol!!! I'd already had a couple of them and want more-more-more!!! I love these dies!

Love ya!

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful - I love love love Cheery Lynn's dies. I purchased a couple of things from them - I had to laugh I did have up the Anniversary card this morning but was not satisfied with it so I took it down - I am very fussy lol!!!

Lawren said...

Those die's are gorgeous. What gorgeous cards. I'll have to look into those dies myself.

Nana said...

WOW this is stunning. Love the lace look and all them pearls. Yourocked this card.

TFS!~~~

Have a great day.
Hugs Nana
♥ My Crafting Channel ♥

Lisa said...

Wow, both cards are elegant and stunning, Audrey!! I love, love the die you used...it's a must-have!! You decorated them perfectly!! You did a beautiful job!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Gary Rose said...

Two beautiful cards. That's a great die! I really like your 2nd card with the blue background. The blue really makes the white die-cut pop. I'm glad I found your blog.

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Beautiful, I see why you love them. They look so professional! Great job!!!!

Besthobbyeva said...

Audrey, so wonderful to see you back in the crafting game. I am sure it feels good. Thanks so much for taking the time and stopping by my blog, it really does mean a lot!

Now on to your GORGEOUS cards. I can see why you love them. Such an perfect sympathy card! They are so hard to do in my mind and you nailed it. The die cuts are just beautiful and really add an elegant level to the cards.

Isn't it great when you really do like your own work.

Have a wonderful weekend my friend!!

Laurie

Karon said...

WOW - they are both gorgeous - what stunning creations. Love that die its amazing. TFS and have a fabulous weekend.

Melissa said...

Simply gorgeous!

JJ said...

Both of these are a very beautiful!!!

shari said...

Audrey, Both card are just beautiful! I love that cherry lynn die, I'd never seen it before. You haven't lost your touch, it's so good to see you crafting again. Shari (cricutrookie)

Sherrie K. said...

Absolutely stunning! The background die is so gorgeous:) I am thinking I may need to go shopping again, lol!
Very pretty!
Have a super weekend!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely die and you make great work out of it!

lovemypaper said...

Very pretty cards!

cricaholic said...

GEEZ!! I'm breathless...your cards are GORGEOUS!! LOVE the die cut background...going to have to get me some of those dies...LOL!!

magicwanda said...

Gorgeous.....
I am so glad you are back my friend I have really missed you! I hope all is well , big ,big hugs

Reflections from Granny said...

Beautiful, the colors and the designs, so elegant, just gorgeous!

Hugs, Lori m

Thank you for the sweet comments you always leave, good to see you back. :)

Jani Lewis said...

Audrey these cards are absolutely gorgeous! You should be very pleased with them. :) Love the lacy effect.

Stephanie said...

Audrey, so glad to see your work again. I could spend all day looking at your gorgeous projects.
And those dies are so pretty.

- - Sheryl - - said...

These are gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog

Treva said...

Audrey,

More beautiful cards, I'm so glad that you are able to share again. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Now I must check out those dies.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are gorgeous! Love those spellbinders! Carri~Abusybee

Scrappin Sista said...

Beautiful!!

Angi Barrs said...

Gorgeous! Love that lace!

Reflections from Granny said...

Just dropping in to say hi and thank you for all the blog sweetness you leave.

I keep forgetting to ask how do you like you beautiful kitchen? Hugs, Lori m

DIANA L. said...

This is beautiful Audrey I need so many of these right now.
I love how elegant it looks
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

lisa808 said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Love the lace on the first one and pearls on the second. The intricate die cuts are beautiful.

Lori Apgar said...

Audrey THANK YOU so much for leaving me blog love lately - it is SOOOOO good to see your name and face again!!! I know I NEED my crafty time and we all have parts of our lives when crafting has to take a back seat for a while. Glad your crafty time is up front again!!!

Your cards are darling!!! Love the lacy look and I really love that you love your cards!!!

Hugs my friend!!

Norma said...

Hi Audrey:) wow gorgeous cards, I just love the detailed layers you created with the spellbinder dies:) Very beautiful!! TFS
Hugs,
Norma

Trena in Naperville said...

Beautiful cards Audrey - more like little pieces of art! I love how you added the lace and pearls. so classy!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Flamenco92627/ Julieta said...

Audrey, those cards are beautiful! Wonderful job!

Sherrie K. said...

Congrats on your win at DTC!!! Yippy:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Pendra said...

Hi ya Audrey, Long time no visit! Since moving into the new house, decorating is consuming me...I don't have enough stuff to fill this BIG old house!! I miss cardmaking too and am itching to get back into scrapping! I have been doing some papercrafting so it's been fun seeing all my goodies! Your cards are GORGEOUS, those dies are beautiful!! I guess I gotta get back on EBAY for new supplies as well...been a while!
Take care hon!
Hugs,
Pendra

LorraineB said...

Hi Audrey,
I just would like you to know how simply stunning your card is. Thank you for sharing your fabulous work.

If you happen to go to Joann's clearance sale, and nothing is advertised in the store, make sure that you scan the item. I went to a different store, and none of the items were marked. I did a scan and low and behold, the items were on clearance.
Happy shopping,
Lorraine

Staying Crafty said...

These are great! Very elegant!

Myrna said...

Audrey
What gorgeous cards!!! I love lacey things. You do such lovely work.
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such great comments.
Take care dear lady.
Hugs
Myrna

paperANDi - Stephanie said...

Audrey!!! So very nice to hear from you and to see your beautiful works again! Love the nice touch of lace on your cards!

I hope and pray that you'll continue to blessed, alive, and well!!! God bless you!

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

Your cards are gorgeous, Audrey! That lace die is stunning!

So glad that you are loving life. That's the way it should be!

Brenda Burfeind said...

Your cards are so beautiful. Your creativity amazes me. Great job

A Creative Operation said...

Gorgeous!

Mary Montecalvo said...

Audrey these die cut cards are fabulous. Look at you becoming a card making pro, lol. As always, I pray for you and your family. Hugs~ Mary

Scrappin Sista said...

So pretty!!

GabyCreates.com said...

WOW LOVE that background die!!

The Archiving Angel said...

So classy & elegant....just like you!
Truly stylin'...
so glad to see you cranking out the crafts.
You are so gifted-thanks for sharing it with us all.