Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Cuddle Kind of Love

     Today is a good day for cuddling at my house.  The weather is chilly, my fur babies think I should be curled up in bed so that they can pile on top of me or crawl under the covers and plaster themselves against my back for warmth.  They didn't think much of my taking time to sit at the craft table and make this Valentine salute to love in the rarest of forms.  :-D

     The stamp is from House Mouse.  HM images always make me smile and this one is no exception.  I apologize that the image isn't spectacularly clear but I stamped it with Light Coffee ink so that the design would look almost as though it had no outlines but I think my coloring just didn't give enough definition.  None-the-less, I submit this for your enjoyment.


Coloring w/ ProMarkers and chalks
Die cut green CS is a snippet cut with Sue Wilson die
Burlap fabric pieces are left over scraps
Mulberry paper flower, 'dyed' with ProMarkers
Sentiment printed and cut w/ Avery Elle die

     Challenges:
Arty Divas
Digi Choosday
Double Trouble
Dragonfly Dreams
Incy Wincy
Pixie's Snippets
Simon Says Stamp & Show
SUYP Cats
TTCRD

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Monday, January 27, 2020

Bee-utiful Spring Day

     I know we aren't even finished with January, but I'm looking outside at my garden area and thinking of what I want to plant this spring.  I always get some volunteer morning glories which I let grow until the blossoms are gone because the bees and hummingbirds seem to love them, so when I saw this image over at LeAnn's World, I grabbed it and colored it right away.


My card is based on the sketch at My Favorite Things.

Colored with ProMarkers
Stickles added to bee's wings
All die cuts done w/ Sue Wilson dies
Butterfly, purple flowers, &
      sentiment are dimensional

     Challenges:
Arty Divas
Butterfly(riffle green/rajah/raised up)
Digi Choosday
House that Stamps Built
I {heart} ProMarkers
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
TTCRD
Tuesday Throwdown
 
     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Iced Polar Bear

     You've all heard of Iced Tea?  Maybe even Iced Coffee or Iced Espresso?  Well, today we have an Iced Bear!  lol  The image is from Limited Runs for their Progressive Challenge.  The bear is theirs but I added the block of ice.

     This is really a very CAS card - the image is cut with a fancy die and mounted onto a pre-made card blank.


Colored with ProMarkers
Glitter added to ice block
Cut with Spellbinders die
Mounted onto pre-made card blank
Sentiment printed and cut by hand

     Challenges:
Addicted to CAS
Angie's Digi Stamps
Bastel-Traum
Crafter's Cafe
Dare 2B Artzy
Dragonfly Dreams
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Morgan's Art World
Star Stampz

     That's all for today.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Friday, January 24, 2020

Bundle Up Snowman

     It's Friday and you know that means another challenge is starting at QKR Stampede where the theme is always "Anything Goes."  I've used a sweet, bundled-up-because-he's-frozen, snowman from our sister company, Eureka Stamps, which is called "Snowman Block."  The sentiment is "Bundle Up."  This is a new-to-me stamp which I was happy to add to my collection of snowmen.  If I could find a reason to use snowmen all year 'round, I would!


Colored with ProMarkers and chalks
Papers are scraps from the basket
Stitched ribbon is also a scrap
Distressed edges on all layers
Sentiment is hand cut and inked on the edge

     Challenges:
Aud Sentiments
Colour Crazy
C.R.A.F.T.  (new image)
Crafter's Castle
Crafty Friends
Creative Knockouts
Creative Moments
Outlawz PAM
Time Out (scarf)

     Please come and play with us this week.  We love being inspired by you and always look forward to visiting your blogs.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hot Drinks in Winter

     No matter what kind of hot drinks you like - coffee, tea, chocolate - they are a survival necessity in the dark days of January (and February, and even March for some of you!)  Scrapper's Delights has this darling image of a young man and his hot winter drink for their Progressive Challenge.


Colored with ProMarkers
Cut with Tonic Studios die
Fiskars Corner Punch
Stitched Ribbon (Crafty Ribbons)

     Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge
Allsorts
I {heart} ProMarkers
Paperbabe Stamps
Paper Shelter
Scrapper's Delight
Scrappy Land
Word Art Weds.

     Happy Crafting.   NanaConnie

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Always More Marshmallows!

     It's time for a BINGO challenge at Catch the Bug and I used the first diagonal: snowflake/ Bugaboo Image/ ribbon.  Since it's hard to have snowflakes without cold, winter weather, and since snowflakes combine to make snowmen, this card is done using chilly colors of ice blue, light lavender, and aqua. 

     I love this Bugaboo snowman with his warm mug of cocoa and extra marshmallows.  Hot cocoa is wonderful when it's cold but cocoa with marshmallows is always better and the more marshmallows, the better.  :-D


Colored with ProMarkers
Cut with Spellbinders die
Blue snowflakes cut with AI dies
Top 2 layers of dp cut with QuicKutz dies
Papers from Doodlebug
Wide grosgrain ribbon used for bow
Bow was white but 'dyed' with ProMarker
Sentiment from Bugaboo hand cut

     Challenges:
Coloring in Scrapland
Crafty Friends
Crafty Gals Corner
Crafty Hazelnut's
Creatalicious
Cuttlebug Mania
Dare 2B Artsy
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Outlawz PAM
Papercraft

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Dragonfly Day

     This is my second post today so if you missed the first one, click HERE or scroll down one post.

     I was looking through my folder of older images which were waiting to be colored and found this one from Pattie's Creations.  I know it's been a long time since I used it and it just appealed to me as a sign that spring will be here before we know it.


Sketch from Sweet Sketch Weds 2


Colored with ProMarkers and chalks
Glitter added to the wings
Image cut with QuicKutz square die
Scrap below image cut with Spellbinders die
Background dp from my old stash (DCWV)
Metal brads

     Challenges:
Allsorts
As You Like It
Cardz TV
Crafty Friends
Creative Fingers
Creative Inspirations
Polkadoodles
Take It, Make It

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Celebrate with Selfies

     This all started yesterday when I read the newest challenge title at Double Trouble, which said "Say Cheese."  I immediately thought about family reunion photos and selfies where everyone has to 'say cheese' to get a proper smile on their face.  I ran to my file of printed images, found the one from LeAnn's World for their progressive challenge because it has this fun couple celebrating and taking selfies.

     As it turns out, the 'cheese' was in honor of National Cheese Day and one of the options was to do something with your favorite cheesy food - sorry, no cheesy food at this party.  But the other option was show something which "makes you smile" and for me that would be parties and friends (and making cards.)

     Double Trouble is also partnering with Atlantic Hearts Sketch for the next 2 weeks (with a different sketch each week) so I chose this week's sketch and used it.


   The House That Stamps Built Inspiration Palette Challenge J1520
                             Colors came from House that Stamps Built

Colored with ProMarkers
Image & Sentiment cut with Unbranded dies
Blue CS cut with Memory Box dies
Both blue and orange CS embossed w/ Linen EF
Butterfly is machine embroidered

     Challenges:
Arty Divas
Colouring in Scrapland
Double D
Pammies Inky Pinkies
Paper Funday
Scrappy Land

     This is my first post today and I'll have a second one in a couple more hours so be sure to stop back and check out that one, too.  In the meantime, Happy Crafting.   NanaConnie

Monday, January 20, 2020

A Succulent Bouquet

     It's the third Monday in January and we start a new challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps today!   Our theme is always "Anything Goes" and you may use any products from any makers on your projects.

     I'm using a really gorgeous set called "Succulent Bouquet 942J."  It has some stunning images in both B&W and pre-colored, plus lovely sentiments.  I colored it myself but I did try to stick to the gray-blue colors of the cactus succulents Jan had done in the set.  Mine is almost a perfect match to the few succulents which are growing in pots on my porch.

     I have tons of flower stamps but must admit this is probably my favorite.  There's something about the combination of succulents and roses that really appeals to me.


Colored with ProMarkers and chalks
Pearl Drops added to rose centers
Image and 2 circles cut with Sizzix dies, using out-of-the-box technique on image
Lightest circle is metallic paper
Purple CS embossed with "Linen" folder
Sheer bow has 7 loops
Wide ribbon is sheer, plaid, and from RRR
Sentiment printed and hand cut

     Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge
Arty Divas
Colour Crazy
Lemon Shortbread
Outlawz Twisted Thurs
Paper Funday
Penny's Paper-Crafty
Scrappy Land
Stamping Sensations
TTCRD

     Come play with us this fortnight.  We want to see what you create.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Party Barn

     This is for the last day of the 10th Birthday Celebration at Catch the Bug challenge where the overall theme has been "Down on the Farm."  Each day there has been a different challenge with a different theme and today Bugaboo Stamps gave away a freebie which can be used with today's photo theme (see below.)  You have until the 20th to get all your daily entries done and posted.  Here's a link to the FREEBIE.
   
     I used it, plus a barn from a set by Jan's Digi Stamps.  The party got so huge they had to move it outside the barn!


Here's the inspiration photo and I based my card on the sketch at Cheerful Sketches.

     

I also used ALL the colors from the Tic Tac Toe board at
although I muted the Sangria on the barn doors.


Colored with ProMarkers & watercolors
Sheep image is fussy cut & mounted on dimensional tape
Barn image cut with QuicKutz dies
Raffia wrapped around card front
Background dp is a scrap
Sentiment printed and hand cut.

     Challenges:
A Perfect Time...
Craft-Dee BowZ
Crafts Galore Encore
Creative Crafters
Dies R US
Do Al(l) Creatives
SheepSki Designs
World Wide Open

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Friday, January 17, 2020

Downhill

     Happy Friday to all of you!  Today starts another weekly challenge at QKR Stampede and I seem to be on a birthday card binge.  I'm definitely getting my stash of them filled up.  Today I did a card perfect for any winter birthday, using a fun QKR image called "Sledding."  This one comes in either rubber or digi, whichever is your personal preference.


Colored with ProMarkers and fussy cut
Oval die from QuicKutz used to cut the snow hill
Snowflakes cut with Art Impressions dies
Polka dot paper from DCWV
Sentiment printed and cut by hand
One of my signature bows w/ pearl

     Challenges:
As You Like It
Cardz TV
Colour Crazy
Crafty Catz
Outlawz Festive Fri
Paperbabe Stamps
Pattie's Creations
Penny's Paper-Crafty
Take It, Make It
Your Next Stamp

     Please come play with us this week.  Our theme is always "Anything Goes" and you can use any images from any company.  However, if you do use an image from QKR Stampede, your entry  goes into a separate drawing and that increases your chance of winning by a huge amount.  :-D

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Party Hardy

     Day 6, the next to the last day of the week long 10th Birthday celebration at Catch the Bug.  Each day there's a new challenge with a different theme and today we have Colors.  The overall theme is "Down on the Farm" and Bugaboo Stamps has a whole bunch of fun, new, farm animal stamps.  This cute little Party Pig was a freebie (only on Tuesday) but it's still available in the store.  Tomorrow (Friday) there will be another freebie so be sure to check the blog then.

  

Here's the colors.


Colored with ProMarkers
Cut with QuicKutz dies
2 shades of green CS, embossed with 'Linen' folder for texture
Green, polka dot, grosgrain ribbon
(Back story - I bought that ribbon because it reminded me of a green, polka dot, Easter hat which I had as a child.  I loved that hat, mostly because it was the first hat I ever had, and I kept it in my closet for at least 5 years, refusing to give it up even when it clearly didn't fit any more. The memory makes me smile.)
Bow made from satin, polka dot, ribbon, 'dyed' with ProMarker
Sentiment printed and hand cut

     Challenges:
As You Like It
C.R.A.F.T.
Creative Fingers
Cute Card Thurs
Outlawz Twisted Thurs
Paperbabe Stamps
Scrapper's Delights
Take It, Make It
Time Out

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Not Too Happy (about another) Birthday

     Day 5 in the week long, 10th annual, Birthday celebration at Catch the Bug which has a different challenge with a different theme each day.  Today is Wednesday and Wednesdays are always "Humor Me" days so that's the theme for today.

     This Party Bird from Bugaboo Stamps looks none too happy about having yet another birthday creep up on him.  Either that or he's just hung over from too much partying!  :-D


Colored with ProMarkers
Image was cut with an octagon die from QuicKutz
Background is navy blue CS
Two ribbons from my stash
Sentiment printed and cut by hand
Two gemstones

     Challenges:
Colour Crazy
C.R.A.F.T.
Crafty Catz
Creative Fingers
Outlawz Festive Fri
Paperbabe Stamps
Penny's Paper-Crafty
Southern Girls
Your Next Stamp

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Birthday Bears

     Day 4 in the 10th Birthday celebration at Catch the Bug.  There's a new challenge with a different theme each day this week and the theme for today is a Bingo board. 


I used the 3rd column: 3 layers, Die cuts, Gems


Colored with ProMarkers
Image and yellow CS cut with Spellbinders dies
Ribbon for bow was dyed with ProMarker
Signature, hand-sewn bow w/ pearl
Silver and gold gems added
Sentiment printed and hand cut
Kraft card base

     Challenges:

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Monday, January 13, 2020

Birthday Favor Box

     It's Day 3 at Catch the Bug's 10th Birthday and because it's Monday, the theme is the usual "Anything But a Card" so I did small party favor boxes.  These can be filled with candies and given to the party goers as something to take home with them.  The one I photographed was made specifically for the birthday boy with an additional sentiment.  The favor boxes are 2" x2" x1" deep.

     The image is Bugaboo Stamps' new "Hay There" horse.


Colored with ProMarkers
Cut with rectangle die from Spellbinders
Double bow tied using burlap twine
Sentiment printed and cut with QuicKutz die

     Challenges:
Creative Inspirations
Creative Knockouts
Cutie Pie
I {heart} ProMarkers
Ike's World
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Paper Girls
Paper Shelter
Tuesday Throwdown

     Has anyone noticed how birthdays always feel like a whole new beginning to a child, especially one turning 10 or 13 - the magic of seeing double digits or being a teen - but they stop feeling like a new beginning when you are facing the 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond?  lol

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Sunday, January 12, 2020

It's Bird-Day Time

     It's Day 2 in the week long 10th Birthday Celebration  at Catch the Bug.  Today's theme is to use the sketch provided to make a birthday themed project.  I used another of their new Down on the Farm Bobblehead images, the Chicken.  Here's my card and the sketch.


Here's the sketch.  I adjusted it to fit a square card.


Image is colored with ProMarkers and cut with a QuicKutz die
Gingham dp scrap cut with Gina Marie die
Sparkly, embossed dp strips are scraps
Sentiment printed on a scrap and cut by hand
Card front made w/ textured CS

     Challenges:
Angie's Digital Stamps
Carlin's Card Pardise
Craft-D BowZ
Crafty Hazelnut's
Die Cut Divas
Dies R Us
Do Al(l)Creatives
Dream Valley
Pixie's Snippets

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Saturday, January 11, 2020

10th Birthday Week at Catch the Bug

     It's time for Bugaboo Stamps to celebrate their 10th year and there are daily challenges at Catch the Bug all week long.  Projects must be Birthday themed and follow the specific daily theme.  Today it's a Down on the Farm Birthday.  The image is from their new Down on the Farm set. which includes all kinds of farm animals and a farmer.  :-D

     I started blogging 9 years ago, right after Bugaboo celebrated their 1st birthday. They were the first digis I ever saw (or bought) and they quickly became favorites of mine.  Don't ask me to pick just one favorite - in this case, I have to claim every Bugaboo image I ever got (and that's close to 1,000 by now!) is now a favorite. 

     I guess you could say this card is for someone who's "As Happy as a Pig in Mud" to be celebrating another birthday.  :-D


Colored with ProMarkers
Both images cut with Sizzix dies
Sentiment printed and hand cut
Card base is kraft CS
Bow handmade from wrapped burlap twine

     Challenges:
Dragonfly Dreams
Dream Valley
Get Creative
Lil Patch of Crafty...
Mod Squad
Paper Girls
Simon Says Stamp & Show
Stamping Sensations
Tales from the Craft Room
Tuesday Throwdown

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Friday, January 10, 2020

Snowmen: Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

     It's Friday again and you know that means the next weekly challenge is starting over at QKR Stampede.  It's January and that means winter snowmen so I used a great QKR image called "Air Guitar Snowman" and a sentiment called "Cold Hands."  I'm not sure about the Air guitar part - I think he's just cleaning up all the freshly blown snowdrifts.


Colored with ProMarkers
Cut with a die from Spellbinder
EF by Darice w glitter added - fussy cut scrap
Background dp is a scrap
Sentiment is fussy cut

     Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge
Brown Sugar
Cardz TV
C.R.A.F.T.
Crafty Gals Corner
Dare 2B Artsy
House ... Stamps Built (center column)
Lil Patch of ...
Southern Girls

     Please come and play with us this week.  Our theme is always "Anything Goes" and you are not required to use a QKR image.  However, if you do use QKR (or an image from their sister digi company, Eureka Stamps), your entry goes into a separate draw and that increases your chances of winning by a huge amount!  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Making Birthday Wishes

     I was invited to be a Guest Designer for Carlin's Card Paradise and their theme is "Birthday for a Child w/ Stripes or Squares."  My squares and stripes are in the background dp.  The exclusive sponsor is Beccy's Place and I used this really fun birthday cupcake image from Beccy's.  I think the image has been  retired because I couldn't find it in the store.  :(


Colored with ProMarkers
Glitter added to the candle flames
Image cut with QuicKutz octagon die; one side fussy cut
Plaid dp scrap cut with Spellbinders square die
Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Bow tied with bow maker
Sentiment printed and hand cut

     Challenges:
Crafter's Castle
Creative Knockouts
Creative Sentiments
Digi Choosday
Dragonfly Dreams
Outlawz Festive Fri
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Pattie's Creations
TTCRD

     Happy Crafting and we hope to see you playing in the challenge this month.  NanaConnie

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Tea 4 Two

     My card today is a salute to love and friendship expressed with the warmth of a cozy tea time.  For you golfers, that's TEA time, not tee time!  I used a delightful image from Conie Fong and decided to put the emphasis on the hearts by doing everything in gray scale except for the red hearts.  I love the overall effect of it.


I based the card design on this sketch from


Colored with ProMarkers and #2 pencil
Image cut with Spellbinders die adjusted to fit
Quilt die from Gina Marie
Papers in 'quilt' are DCWV; embossed and sparkly
Hand sewn ribbon for bow
Sentiment done w/ red heat embossing

     Challenges:
A Bit More Time ...
Country View Crafts
Creatalicious
Dies R Us
House that Stamps Built  (middle row)
I {heart} ProMarkers
Paper Funday
Scrappy Land
Simon Says Stamp

    Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Stubborn Cats and Children

     I'm finally getting to play with and share new (new to me) Mo's Digital Pencil images which I purchased before the holidays but had no time to use before the holiday rush and scramble began.  Now that we're in the New Year, I have breathing room and managed to get this new card done.

     I combined these two images with that sentiment because they brought back childhood memories of trying to teach my cat to play fetch.  Well, our family's golden retriever did it pretty well with only a little bit of training so why not the cat?  The cat on this card pretty much tells the story of what happened .  :-D

     I deliberately used bright pink ribbon because everything else on the card was done in pastel shades, including the lavender CS behind the image piece.


Colored w/ ProMarkers & chalks
Cut with Spellbinders border die - used on all 4 sides
1/8th" ribbon woven through and tied in the corner
Gem added to bow
Rosette for tassel cut w/ QuicKutz die
Sentiment printed and hand cut

     Challenges:
Allsorts
Crafty Friends
Creative Inspirations
Creative Knockouts
Ellibelle's Crafty Weds.
House that Stamps Built
Scrappy Land
Simon Says Stamp
SUYP Cats

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

It's Spring in the Hothouse

     The Outlawz Progressive Challenge is being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps this month and they supplied the cutest little stamp, called "Chibi Flowerpot Peeker."  It made me think about the cold weather right outside my window but still, things are beginning to bloom in the hothouse.  So this is really a 'winter' card even though it looks like spring.  But it's only spring in the hothouse, not outside in my garden.


I based this on the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.


Colored with ProMarkers
Cut with a Spellbinders border die
Sentiment printed and hand cut
Hand tied, double layer, plaid bow

     Challenges:
Catch the Bug
Crafty Sentiments
Digi Choosday
Incy Wincy
Lemon Shortbread
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Scrappy Land
TTCRD

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Monday, January 6, 2020

Puttin' on the Ritz

     Today we start our 5th challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps and our theme is always "Anything Goes."  With Valentine's Day right around the corner, Jan has released a darling new set called "Puttin' on the Ritz."  Although it works well for a Valentine salute, it's pretty versatile and can work for lots of occasions.  For my card, I reversed the image using MS Word before I printed it.

     I have to say that of all the penguin stamps I have in my collection, this one is among the top 5 favorites!  As new as it is, it made its way into my heart immediately. 


Colored with ProMarkers, highlights with polychromos pencils & gamsol
Cut with Unbranded cross stitch die
Edges inked with SU ink pad
Background CS embossed with "Linen" folder
Silver brads added to diagonal corners

     Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge
Angie's Digital
Brown Sugar
Crafter's Cafe
Crafty Friends
Dragonfly Dreams
Lil Patch of ...
Simon Says Stamp
Stamping Sensations
Word Art Weds.

     Jan's Digi Stamps is having a design team call.  Details can be found here.  You can use this link: 
https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/p/dt-call.html

     Come play with us this fortnight and get your name into the draw to win a $10 gift card to Jan's shop!  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Birthdays Creeping Up

     Since my own St. Paddy's Day birthday is creeping up on me, I used all the Irish greens on this card that I could manage, even though the card isn't for me.  lol  The image (from SheepSki Designs) just made me think about things that creep around the corner and catch you unaware.  This is my first month since leaving the team and I miss them all already.  :-D


I used the sketch from Crafting Vicky Sketch,
a new challenge that just started.


Colored w/ ProMarkers
Cut with Spellbinders Die, trimmed on 2 sides
dp used as wallpaper - old scrap from my stash
Burlap fabric - new to the stash, but replaces some I used up
Sentiments printed & hand cut
Metal brads added to 2 corners

     Challenges:
Creative Inspirations
Ellibelle's Crafty Weds.
Ike's World
Lemon Shortbread
Outlawz Color
Papercraft
Scrappy Land
Tuesday Morning

     I'm back into my regular routine!  It feels so good to be able to sit and create or post whenever I choose.  :-D  I've even gotten a start on my commenting and visits to favorite blogs.  If I haven't visited yours yet, I will within the next day or two.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Friday, January 3, 2020

Winter's Night

     If it's Friday (and it is), then this has to be the start of another weekly challenge at QKR Stampede where our theme is always "Anything Goes."

     Today is also the last day of my Christmas and New Year holidays and I'll be back to my regular creating and posting routine over the weekend.  It may take me until mid-week to really get back to visiting blogs and commenting on your fabulous designs, but I'll get there somehow.  I don't promise to go back over the last 3 weeks and comment o every post you've done during that time, but I will get back to my routine of visiting as often as possible.   :-D

     I'm celebrating winter with this card, using a gorgeous image called "Snow Scene Circle" and it's from our sister company, Eureka Stamps.


Colored with ProMarkers and chalks
Cut with Spellbinders embossing die
Embossed white CS for background (Doodlebug)
Blue strip has suede polka dots
Hand sewn bow with pearl
Sentiment is printed & hand cut, w/ inked edges

     Challenges:
Cardz TV
Classic Design
Craft-Dee BowZ
Crafts Galore Encore
Creative Knockouts
Dies R Us
Pattie's Creations
Polkadoodles
Your Scrapbook Place

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Digi Doodle Studio Guest Designer !

     I'm so excited to be a Guest Designer at Digi Doodle Studios this month and my card is being featured today on their FB page.  :-D  The image I used is called "Cocoa's Snowballs for Sale" and I think it's one of the most adorable little snowmen I've seen.  It's new and I fell in love the instant I saw it.

     Doesn't this remind you of every childhood snowball fight you ever joined? 


Colored with ProMarkers
Glitter added to snowflake on his cap
Image and kraft frame cut with QuicKutz die
Polka dot dp cut with Spellbinders die
Sentiment printed, hand cut, matted & hand cut again
Silver snowflake embellie

     Challenges:
Crafty Creations
Creative Inspirations
Ellibelle's Crafty Weds.
House that Stamps Built
Paper Shelter
Scrapy Land
Simon Says Stamp
Word Art Weds.
Work It Weds.

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Winter Besties

     Anyone who says that cats and dogs don't get along never visited my house when I was growing up.  We always had at least one dog and one cat, often more than one of each and they all got on famously.  Bugaboo Stamps is our January sponsor in our newest monthly challenge at 2 Crafter Critter Crazies and they generously supplied me with one of their new images which is called "Winter Cat & Puppy Dog."  Don't you just love them all bundled up in their winter togs?  They are sharing the best kind of love - the kind that is only found between BFFs!  :-D


Colored with ProMarkers
Cut with Gina Marie die
Background flocked paper by Doodlebug - a totally new thing for me to use!
Hand sewn bow w/ pearl
Sentiment printed and hand cut

     Challenges:
A Bit More Time ...
A Perfect Time to ...
Classic DT 
County View Crafts
Craft-Dee BowZ
Crafts Galore Encore
Crafty Hazelnut's
Creatalicious
Die Cut Divas
Outlawz Festive Fri.

     Please come play with us this month.  Our theme is always Anything Goes with a Critter.  We just need to see a creature of some kind featured on your project.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie