Saturday, April 30, 2016

Courageous Cat

     Today's card is one of those "I never knew I would make this" projects.  It all started when I was killing time, waiting for a friend to finish up an appointment.  There was a local craft store right next door so I went in just to window shop!  As I walked by a rack of clear stamp sets , I heard this set cry out to me, a pathetic little mewling sound like something that might come from a sad and abandoned kitten.

     The set not only had stamps and sentiments, it had matching dies.  I rarely use rubber stamps these days, but definitely prefer red rubber to clear polymer when I do use them, and haven't purchased any kind of rubber stamp in who-knows-how-long.  But this one jumped on me and forced me to buy it, even though it wasn't on sale.  Me, the "I-only-buy-at-sales-lady" or with a discount coupon.

     Once home, it was necessary to immediately make this card.  If you don't believe me on the "necessity" part, just ask the kitten!  You know I'm a sucker for a cute feline face.  Cats are my favorite because they are the one totally irresistible animal when they want attention.  :-D


     Sketch is from The Outlawz, turned sideways.


     The kitten image is colored with my ProMarkers, then die cut with the dies from the set.  (Stampendous)   There are three separate pieces to the kitten and I adhered it with Pop Dots on the head and bow for a little dimension.

     The mouse is from Rick St. Dennis, also colored with ProMarkers, then hand cut (whew, what a chore that was!)   The kitten's expression just called for something to be in that corner so I hunted up that perfect little mouse.

     The sentiment is hand stamped with three tiny sentiment stamps from Stampotique (which have been in my collection forever), then die cut with an oval die from Spellbinders.  I added gems for a bit of bling and a white, satin-ribbon bow.

     I thought this would make a perfect card of encouragement for a child.

     Challenges:
A Beautiful Mess
As You Like It
Aud Sentiments
Brown Sugar
Crafting by Designs
Crafty Girls Creations
Creative Fingers
Cre8tive Hands Friends
I {heart} ProMarkers
Julia Spiri
Morgan's Artworld
Outlawz Twisted Thurs
Stampotique

     Enjoy your weekend and do something just for yourself; recharge those batteries so that you have something to pass on to someone else when they are in need of a charge up.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Friday, April 29, 2016

Last of the April Showers

     Good Friday Morning, friends.  It's time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede.  Our latest theme is "April Showers Bring May Flowers" so let's see something with raindrops, umbrellas, puddles or flowers, gardens, etc.  I used an image and a sentiment from QKR Stampede:  Digi 24296 Chicken Little and Digi 14707 April Showers.


I used the sketch found at the Paper Play Sketches
and colors from Color Throwdown.

   

     I started by coloring the image with my ProMarkers and then I cut it with a Stitched Scallop die from Memory Box.  The blue background paper was in my stash of large scraps.  I hand cut the two dovetail flag bits, one from CS and the other from dp.  The striped ribbon is some which has been hiding in stash for far too long.

     Challenges:
Crafty Addicts
Crafty Gals Corner
Creative Moments
Deep Ocean
Digi Choosday
Double D
Fairy Tale (3rd column)
Fresh Brewed
I {heart} ProMarkers
Inspiration Destination
Passion for ProMarkers
Scrapy Land
Simon Says Stamp
Through the Craft Room Door

     I hope you've had a wonderful week and that your weekend is both productive and restful.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope we're going to see you playing along in our challenge.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Friends as Blessings

     A dear blogging buddy included me in a list of friends she believes have been instrumental in support and inspiration, and I felt so honored by that.  Today's card was made as a way of giving back to her the honor she bestowed.  She was the primary person who encouraged me to continue my journey into card making back in the days when I was learning the most basic things about card designs.  It's also because of her that I started blogging and she's the lady who has made all my blog mastheads with the adorable felines.  Thanks so much, Donna!  This card should be in your real life mailbox in just a few days.


The digi image is by From the Heart Stamps
and I used their latest sketch and their twist of
'Use a Die Cut.'
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     I used my ProMarkers to color the image and decided I wanted to stay with a monochromatic yellow combo in my overall design.  The image and the mat are both die cut but since the die is  rectangle in shape, I had to cut once then move the die and cut a second time to get the square shape.

     I dug through my box of scraps and found 2 papers very close in color, even though one is a marbled design and the other very flowery.  They must have come from the same paper stack originally, but I have no way of knowing since they were just small pieces in the scrap pile.  I die cut one of the strips using that same die set.  I decided to try putting everything onto a black card base and I really like how it made all the yellows pop.  The sentiment is also from one of my From the Heart Stamps sets and I corner punched it before adhering it onto the dove-tail strip.

     I tied the bow with black satin ribbon and added a glittery flower and a rhinestone to one of the flowers in the image.  Oh, yes, I embellished with faux stitching, too.  :-D

     Challenges:
Artistic Inspirations
Craft Your Passion 
Crafty Boots 
Crafty Cardmakers (embellies: bow/flower/stitching)
Cutie Pie
Die Cuttin' Divas
Glitter n Sparkle
Lemon Shortbread
One Stitch at a Time
Outlawz Greetings
Passion for ProMarkers
Ribbon Girl
Through the Craft Room Door
   
     That's all I have until Friday unless I find some spare time from an unwanted sleepless night or a cancelled doctor's appointment.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Blooming

     Tuesday Throwdown starts a new challenge today with an "Anything Goes" theme and our sponsor is Newton's Nook.  This stamp I used was already in my collection but it's also available as a digi freebie on their website.

     I decided it was time to celebrate my first dahlia to bloom this year and did this card for a friend who competes with me each year to see which of us has the first blooms in her garden.  It's hardly a fair contest since I move southward and she still lives in Northern California but when we started the competition, we both lived in the same city.  My having moved south means that now I get warm spring weather before she does.  So, I'm celebrating an early spring this year.  :-D


I used the colors from the challenge at DRS Designs
and the sketch from Sketch Saturday, rotated 1/2 halfway.

  

     The image is so delightfully CAS and I decided that I could add a few embellishments and still have a CAS design..  Although I love purples and purple-plus-something combos, I also love pink/brown, pink/gray, and pink/yellow combos.  The image is colored with ProMarkers and then cut with a Cheery Lynn LG Silver Stitched Square die.  I also cut the mat with the next larger size die from that set.

     I added an embossed panel to the bottom plus burlap and lace to the top.  The flowers are made by putting layers of flower petals together with a brad and adding a rose bud.  After looking at it several times, I wish I'd reversed where the embossed panel and the burlap/lace were placed.  Ah, well, next time.  :-D

     Challenges:
Aud Sentiments
Cardz 4 Galz
Cheery Lynn
Crafty Friends
Crafty Girls Creations
Cre8tive Hands Friends
Di's Digi Designs
Little Miss Muffet
Moving Along with the Times
Outlawz Twisted Thursday
Star Stampz
Time Out

     Come celebrate your own spring (or anything else you like) in our "Anything Goes" challenge this week at Tuesday Throwdown.  We'd love to see you playing along over there.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Monday, April 25, 2016

Stencilled Rose

 It's my day to do the Designer Inspiration Post at MHK Designs and I hope everyone gets some kind of inspiration from this delicious card on which I used papers from the "Easter Flowers" digi paper set and an image from Mynn's lovely "Stencil in the Roses" set.  After the fabulous release of five new sets this month, I wanted to use an older set which is one of my 'go to' sets for all kinds of occasions.

     Since purple is my favorite color, you could have guessed that would be in use.  :-D


     I used a different printing technique than what I usually do and I really like the way it turned out.  I selected my digital paper, printed it and then put that sheet of paper back into the printer tray.  Then I went back, selected the rose image and printed it onto the original sheet of printed paper.

     Didn't that make a spectacular silhouette?  I trimmed the paper to size, turned it slightly on an angle, then trimmed off the corners which overlapped the edges of the card.   I added one bit of black lace before mounting everything onto a lavender card front.   I printed the sentiment  ("Tulip of Thanks" set) separately, cut it by hand, and adhered it last.

     Challenges:
A Vintage Journey
Brown Sugar
Catch the Bug
Corrosive Challenge
Crafting with Friends
Crafty Catz
Creative Fingers
Fussy and Fancy
Glitter n Sparkle
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
MFP Stamps
Morgan's ArtWorld
Moving Along with the Times
Outlawz Tuesday

     Don't forget that our new challenge for April/May started last Thursday and you have until May 20th to get a card in.  We have an inspiration photo which you can use (colors, photo, whatever),
or, if you use any MHK Designs image, then the challenge theme for you is "Anything Goes."  Hope we see you playing along.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Stencil In The Roses Digital Stamp Set  Easter Flowers Digital Paper Pack Tulip of Thanks Digital Stamp Set

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Thanks to the Teachers

     If you follow my blog or even visit regularly, you know that I'm in the process of making 45 "Thank You" cards at the request of my daughter, who is President of the Parent/Teacher group at my grandson's grade school this year.  The 'Parent' side of the group is putting on a recognition luncheon to honor all the teachers on May 6th.

     I've made CAS cards for the parent volunteers to sign and present to the teachers, trying to make each one individual and as different as possible.  I've utilized the various dies I have (from Memory Box, Die-namics, Spellbinders, and die-Mensions) for all the "Thank You" sentiments and then added embellishment to feminize most of the cards and left others as plain as possible for the few male teachers.  We all know how male DNA is programmed to complain about embellishment.  :-D

     Here are some more cards to share with you today.  I've listed the challenges I'm entering underneath each card.

Challenges:

Challenges:

Challenges:

Challenges:

Challenges:

     
     Have a great rest-of-your-weekend and Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Guarding the Fairytales

     This is going to be a really fast post to day -- I have a jammed packed day ahead.


     The image is by Fabrika Fantasy and I'm playing along in the challenge on their FB page.   I used the sketch from Outlawz Sketch challenge, adjusted so that I could maximize the impact of the castle.


     The background is scrapbook paper which I scanned, reduced to fit the card size, and then printed.

     Challenges:
Artistic Inspirations
Chocolate Baroque
Crafting for all Seasons (sparkle/diecuts/backing paper)
Creative Moments
Critters and Creatures
Digitally Sweet
Get Creative
Inspiration Destination
Outlawz Twisted Thursday
Paper Shelter

     Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Friday, April 22, 2016

Hangin' Bear

     It's Friday again and you know how much I love playing with QKR Stampede images!  Our new challenge theme this week is a based on this combo of colors:


     At first, I wasn't sure how those would work when coloring an image but once I picked up the ProMarkers and started, everything just flowed.  They are a great combo!  Unfortunately, my slate brown has a reddish tone to it in the photo but it actually is a pretty close match to the inspiration photo color.  Here's my result using Digi 13408 "Just Hangin' " and Digi 13411 "Hangin' " for the sentiment.


I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday.


     The image and mat plus the sentiment and its mat are all cut with Spellbinders dies.  I used a Swiss Dot embossing folder on the gray CS.  I wish it showed in the photo but the black CS is also embossed with a honeycomb folder.  The ribbon has a diamond pattern in it and all three of those things give some great texture.  The bow is 'dyed' with ProMarkers and again, looks reddish in the photo but is actually more slate brown.

     Challenges:
613 Avenue Create
Addicted to Stamps
A Gem of a Challenge
Crafty Boots
Creative Moments
Cutie Pie
I {heart} ProMarkers
Inspiration Destination
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Little Claire's
Love to Scrap
Outlawz Greetings
Ribbon Girl
Send a Smile 4 Kids

     Come play in our challenge.  You can use any image you wish but if you happen to use a QKR Stampede image, your card will go into a separate drawing just for QRKs and that increases your chances of winning immensely.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Thursday, April 21, 2016

New Challenge at MHK Designs

     The April/May challenge starts today at MHK Designs and we have this lovely inspiration photo.  Feel free to use the colors, the photo, or whatever inspires you.  Remember, you are not required to use an MHK Designs image on your card but if you do, then it's an "Anything Goes" challenge instead of an inspiration photo challenge.  :-D



     As you can see, I chose to go with the Anything Goes since I'm using both an image and a sentiment from the MHK Designs Fruit Borders set.  Still, I did manage to use a botanical image and a couple of the colors in the inspiration photo.


     The image is colored with Copics this time, then die cut along one side with a Spellbinders Scalloped Borders Petite die.  I cut two more border pieces from yellow and green CS and layered all the borders together for a 3-in-a-row look.

     I also border cut the sentiment and layered it on top.  I gathered up a few of the 'dots' which fell out of the holes along the borders and glued them to the sentiment piece, then added the strings of pearls for embellishment.  At that point, it seemed finished so I resisted the urge to smother it with flowers or bows or glittery additions.

     Challenges:
Classic DT Open
Colouring in Scrapland (flower/pearls/die)
Crafting from the Heart
Craft Your Passion
Deep Ocean
Pearly Sparkles
Petal Lu
Sisters of Craft
Sparkles Forum
Through the Craft Room Door

     I hope you are going to come and play in the challenge this month.  We really do get a lot of inspiration from the wonderful creations we see entered there.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Perfect Poppies

     It's Wednesday and time for another New Release set from MHK Designs.  Today we're focusing on "Perfect Poppies" and I fell in love with this set the minute I saw it!  You can see a photo of the entire set at the end of this post or by clicking on this link.

     Here's the card I did with the corner image:


   
     I love how this card developed.  I had no idea where it was going when I started.  It's colored with a combination of ProMarkers and chalk markers.  I started to fussy cut the image and then used a doily die from Cheery Lynn to take a scalloped 'bite' out of one corner.

     I used 1/4 of the doily to make the upper corner and used a Cheery Lynn corner scroll die to cut the lower corner of a scrap piece of golden harvest CS.  I backed that scroll with dp from the MHK Designs "Going Gingham in Brights" set, and then inlaid the scroll piece back into the CS from which it was cut, letting the dp show through.  Both the doily and the scroll are embossed, as is the gingham dp.

     I printed the sentiment (also from the Perfect Poppies set), fussy cut it, and adhered it to the doily piece.  The bow is a double bow made from satin ribbon and lace ribbon.  I really like the vintage look of the design and the image.  I think this is a perfect spring card, filled with flowers and delicate die cuts, showcasing my favorite time of year (meaning before it gets too hot!  :-D )

     Challenges:
Craft-Dee BowZ
Crafty Boots
Crafty Sentiments Designs
Di's Digi Designs
Going Grey with Scrap Creations
House That Stamps Built
Lemon Shortbread
Love to Scrap
Melonheadz Friends
{PIN}spirational
Scrapy Land
Unicorn

     I hope you'll visit the MHK Designs blog and hop through the DT posts to see all the different designs which been done with this set.  It's a trip well worth your time.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Perfect Poppies Digital Stamp Set

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Beach Pail

     This is a From the Heart Stamps image which I've had for a while and never used.  Since it hit the low 90s here today, I'm thinking of summer travel to the beaches and playing in the sand.  That song, "Summertime, ... and the livin' is easy ..." is running through my head.  :-D


This is the sketch I used, adjusted for a horizontal card
 instead of a vertical one - From the Heart Stamps.

Sketch148

     I colored the sky, water, and sand with my ProMarkers and was about to start on the pail when I realized how much I liked it as a black and white line drawing.  That led me to think about doing the card in all black and white and that's the end result.  Die cuts by Spellbinders, embossing with a Cuttlebug folder, and bow done with striped ribbon from my stash.

     Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps
Bunny Zoe's
Crafting from the Heart
Craft Your Passion
Dies R Us
Di's Digi Designs
Incy Wincy
Love to Scrap
Not Just Cards
Our Crafty Corner
Ribbon Girl
Scrapper's Delights

     I hope you're enjoying spring weather, not like the heat they are saying we'll have for three days.  After that, it's supposed to return to our norms in the low-70s and I'll be very happy for that.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Monday, April 18, 2016

More Thank You Cards

     I'm working on the next batch of Thank You cards for the parent volunteers of the PTC to give to all the teachers at my grandson's school.  My daughter is the group President this year and has asked me to make 45 cards for the luncheon given by the parents to honor all the teachers at the end of the school year.  I finished the first dozen a couple of weeks ago, posted a photo of one of them, forgot to photograph the rest of them before giving them to my daughter, and now I've started on the next batch.

     Here's some of them:





     All are very CAS and each one is done with some kind of die cut.  I used dies from Memory Box, Die-namics, and die-Mensions.  Within the group of teachers there are five men and the rest are women so this time I focused on making sure there were some masculine cards among them.  I had already done two other masculine cards in the earlier batch.

     Future cards can be a bit more feminine but I'll still be using the same die cuts and basic ideas.  Each card will be different but I'll use the same CAS style for all of them.  These are fast and easy to make; the time comes in making all the die cuts and choosing the papers.  But it's a fabulous way to use up lots of those scraps that are living in my bits and pieces basket.  :-D

     Challenges:
2 Creative Chicks
613 Avenue Create
AAA Cards
A Bit More Time to Craft
Amusing Challenge
Crafting with Dragonflies
Crafty Hazelnut's
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Petal Lu
Suzy Bee's Blooming

     Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Raining Cats and Dogs Mid-Way Challenge Reminder

    If you're looking for my MHK Designs post, please click here.

     We're mid-way through our challenge for April at Quirky Crafts and I want to share with you another card using an image from our sponsor, Crackerbox Palace.  This one is called "Cat and Dog" and, obviously, the cat is focusing all his attention on the dog.  :-D


I used the sketch at Sweet Sketch Weds 2 (turned 1/4 turn)
and I took my colors from the challenge at Color Q
but the only pale pink is on the cat's ears and mouth.

    

     Image is colored with ProMarkers, then cut with a Spellbinders die.  The two mats are lightly embossed with a "Linen" folder and then punched to round the corners.  I used three ribbon scraps from my stash for embellishment, two of them to tie the double-color bow.  It's hard to tell but the sheer, gold ribbon is sparkly with bits of micro-glitter on it.  The background dp is a leftover scrap (My Mind's Eye.)

     Challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons (1st diagonal)

     Don't forget to come play along in our Quirky Raining Cat and Dogs challenge before it ends on April 28.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Fruit Borders

     It's finally here -- the new 5-day-long release from MHK Designs!  Be sure to check out the MHK Designs blog to see all the new sets, starting with yesterday's post.

     Today we're celebrating the "Fruit Borders" set and I love the images as well as the sentiments in this one.  I've done a card using the Lemons but there is also an image with lovely pears which I'll use as soon as possible.  :-D  I'll add a photo of the set at the bottom of this post.


     I colored with a combination of chalks and ProMarkers and then die cut the image.  The die cuts are Cheery Lynn, including the one on the sentiment.  The purple background paper is also from a digital paper set by MHK Designs called "Snowy Season."   The ribbon is one of my favorites from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Can you tell that I love purple?  And my favorite color combo is purple and anything!  Ok, ok, purple and yellow go so well together that I tend to use that combo a lot.

     Challenges:
A Vintage Journey
ArtbyMiran
Craft Rocket
Crafting with Friends
Creative Card Crew
Cre8tive Hands
Hiding in My Craft Room
Let's Color Saturday
Little Claire's
Outlawz Twisted Thursday
Sassy Studio
Scrapper's Delights

     I'll have another of the new releases on Wednesday so stop back by to see it.  In the meantime, visit MHK Designs each day to see other releases.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Fruit Borders Digital Stamp Set  Snowy Season Digital Paper Pack

Saturday, April 16, 2016

What Really Matters

     I've been playing in the From the Heart Progressive Challenge for a few months now and for today's card, I used the April image.  I love that sentiment (which is part of the set.)



I took my colors from the challenge at Two Paper Divas.

TPD-April-Card-Challenge

     This is one more card which uses up scraps that were in the basket.  I used my ProMarkers to color the image and cut it with oval dies by QuicKutz.  The sentiment piece is cut with a Stitched Square die from Memory Box and the swirl is a Cheery Lynn corner die, with one side of the corner trimmed off.

     The background piece has been dry embossed and all three ribbons came from the scrap bin.

     I love making spring cards in April.  There's just something about the month that says the house and garden should both be filled with flowers and I love cards with flower images.  If you don't believe that, just check out my posts this upcoming week.  :-D

     Challenges:
2 Creative Chicks
A Beautiful Mess
Brown Sugar
Card Mania
Cardz 4 Galz
CCC Digi
Country View
Crafting with Friends
Crafty Enjoyments (top row)
Creative Corner
Creative Fingers
Cut It Up
Die Cut Divas
Paradise of Stamps
Simply Papercraft
Stamping Boutique
Sunsational Stamps

     Have a great weekend and be sure to stop by tomorrow.  I'll have two posts and one has a new release image from MHK Designs.  Absolutely delicious!  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Friday, April 15, 2016

Snail Mail Thoughts

     If a snail is thinking of someone, is that a long, slow thought process?  :-D

     Our newest challenge theme at QKR Stampede this week is "Snail Mail" and we want to see cards with either a snail or a mail connection.  I've done a "Thinking of You" card with one of the most delightfully fun snails I've ever seen (Digi 16809 "Happy Snail" and Digi 11205 "Been Thinkin."


     Everything on this card came from the scrap stash including the white CS on which the image and sentiment were printed.  I used my ProMarkers (my 'go to' medium for coloring) on the image and then dug out my rectangle, pinpoint dies (Memory Box) to cut them and the double mats.  The ribbon may have come from Really Reasonable Ribbon but since those are scrap pieces, I can't be sure.  The blue flowers are also ribbon scraps.

     Challenges:
Classic Design Team Open
Clear It Out
Craft Your Passion
Crafting from the Heart
Crafty Boots
DCS Inspirational
Incy Wincy
Love to Scrap
Not Just Cards
Our Crafty Corner
Paper Minutes
Passion for ProMarkers (2nd column)
Petal Lu
Scrap N
Scribbles Designs
Sisters of Craft
Through the Craft Room Door
Your Scrapbook Place

      See you again over the weekend and I hope you find lots of relaxing, crafting time to restore your soul.   Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Fairy Dreamin'

     I'm finally playing in the Progressive Challenge at ArtbyMiran.  I've intended to do that each month for at least 4 months and now I'm actually doing it instead of just saying I will.  :-D  I bought the image for this month, which is adorable, and now I'll get the one for next month as a freebie.


I used colors from the challenge at The Outlawz
and also based it on the sketch from The Outlawz
although mine is a bit more CAS.

  

     The image is colored with ProMarkers, plus a bit of glitter on her wings.  I cut the finished image with a die from Spellbinders.  The turquoise mat is cut with a Cheery Lynn die and the sentiment is cut with an oval die from QuickKutz.  The bow is handmade using wide, sheer ribbon from my stash.

     I really love how simple this card design is even though it has a fancy, frilly feel to it.

     Challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons (girly/digi/flowers)
Crafty Addicts
Crafty Gals Corner
Crafty Sentiments Designs
Creative Card Crew
Creative Moments
Deep Ocean
Inspiration Destination
Lemon Shortbread
Love to Scrap
Passion for ProMarkers (bottom row)
Scrapy Land
Sweet Stamps
   
     I'm off to link up the challenges and then have to get ready for a brunch date so enjoy your visit and come by tomorrow to see the latest from QKR Stampede.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Sunbathing?

     I don't know how many of you really expect to sunbathe in April but it sure isn't happening in most of the country out my way.  I love this Birdbrain image by From the Heart Stamps and I followed their latest sketch to make the card.


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     I used my ProMarkers to color the image but instead of die cutting it as I usually do, I used a leftover negative from a Cheery Lynn doily die to make the curved piece.  That's layered on top of the image piece.  I also die cut some clouds (Memory Box) and then added gingham dp.  Those all came from the scrapbox on my table.  The ribbon is white satin from my stash and I made the bow using that same ribbon.

     Challenges:
613 Avenue Create
Animal Friends
Card Mania
Crafting Musketeers
Crafts Galore Encore
Crafty Enjoyments (1st column)
Crafty Time
Cuttlebug Mania
Dragonfly Journeys
Hiding in My Craft Room
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Outlawz Greetings
Outlawz Twisted Thursday
Ribbon Girl
Robyn's Fetish

     Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Coneflowers

     I had such a great time making this DT card for the newest challenge starting today at Tuesday Throwdown.  Our theme is "Use Die Cuts" and our fabulous sponsor is Sweet n Sassy.  I'm using an image called "Coneflowers and Butterfly."


     The image is colored with ProMarkers and cut with a framing die from Spellbinders.  I use another framing die to cut a second frame and inlaid the image into it.  I added sparkle tulle trim and layered the sentiment onto it.  A lovely, feminine card, I think.  :-D

     Challenges:
2 Creative Chicks
A Bit More Time to Craft
Addicted to Stamps
A Vintage Journey
Country View Crafts
Creative Corner
Fussy and Fancy
Great Impressions
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamping Boutique
Stamping Sensations

     That's all I have for today but I've posted three days in a row now and have several more coming up over the weekend and next week.  Can hardly wait to share them all with you but I still have to get things ready, including all the posts.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie