Friday, September 20, 2019

Pip, Pip, Hooray!

     Another Friday rolls around and it's almost autumn; time to think about school, pep rallies, and cold weather football!  One of my granddaughters is a cheer leader at the local community college (her first year there) and she has her 18th birthday coming up shortly so I used this fun image from QKR Stampede for her card.  It's called, amazingly enough, "Cheer Leader" and she's obviously dressed for those chilly, windblown, autumn days.

     Yep, it's time for another new challenge at QKR Stampede and I hope we're going to see you playing along with us this week. 


Colored (in her school colors) with ProMarkers
Cut with Memory Box stitched dies
Papers from the scrap bin
Hand tied bow, 'dyed' with ProMarker
Sentiment computer printed and hand cut

     Challenges:
Aud Sentiments
Colour Crazy
C.R.A.F.T.
Crafty Creations
Crafty Gals Corner
Cute Card Thurs.
I {heart} ProMarkers
Scrappy Land
Word Art Weds.
Work It Weds.

     Come play at QKR Stampede this week.  Our theme is always Anything Goes and you can use any products from any company.  If you choose to use an image from QKR (or Eureka Stamps, our sister company), your entry will go into a separate drawing and that increases your chances of winning by a huge amount!  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

A Christmas Mouse with Holly

     Digi Doodle Studios has a sketch challenge over on Facebook this month and I pulled this adorable little mouse with his holly sprig out of my collection of DDS images and now I can add one more Christmas card to my stash.

     I love using creatures that are wearing Santa caps for Christmas cards rather than actual Santa images but that's probably because I don't have very many images of Santa or Father Christmas but lots of animal images.

     Here's my card and the sketch.

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Colored with ProMarkers and Copics
Stickles added to the "O" in the Noel, the snowflake on his hat, and the ornament in his hand
Image and frame cut with Memory Box pinpoint dies
Strip of dp from scraps - stitched die from Unbranded dies
Snowflakes with glitter added (glitter is my fav embellie for Christmas cards!)
Gems from STAMPendous

     Challenges:
ABC Christmas
As You Like It
C.R.A.F.T.
Digi Doodle Studios
Outlawz Festive Fri.
Scrappy Land
Take It, Make It
Winter Wonderland
Work It Weds.

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Little Bear's Gift

     I just adore the freebie image from Limited Runs for this month's Progressive Challenge.   It's an adorable little bear with  his arms open.  I thought he looked like he should be holding something and my thought was maybe a big bouquet of mums all done in lovely fall colors.  But every fall bouquet I tried just covered up his face and arm so I downsized my idea to a couple of roses wrapped in paper and it worked perfectly!


Colored with ProMarkers
Image and both frames cut with Tonic Studio dies (from scraps)
Roses - fussy cut
Ribbons - scraps from the bin
Sentiment printed and fussy cut - matted with scrap CS
Signature bow with pearl

     Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps
Cardz TV
Colour Crazy
Crafty Calendar
Ellibelle's Crafty Weds.
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Outlawz Twisted Thurs.
Paperbabe Stamps
Pixie's Snippets
Word Art Weds.

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Monday, September 16, 2019

Feed the Birds for Christmas

     I'm sharing another of my favorite images from Mo's Digital Pencil which has the sweetest little urchin feeding the birds during the cold days of Christmas.  They have a color challenge for the theme this month which includes one of my favorite color combos - purples and aquas.

  

I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Colored with ProMarkers
Image cut with Spellbinders die
Papers from Doodlebug
Plaid paper cut with QuicKutz dies
Snowflakes cut with AI die
Glitter added to snowflakes
White background paper textured with embossing

     Challenges:
ABC Christmas
A Gem of a Challenge
Crafting by Designs
Crafty Creations
Crafty Hazelnut's
Cute N Crafty Christmas
House that Stamps Built (diagonal: die cut/ square card/ blue or purple)
Word Art Weds.

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Ladybugs and Sunflowers

     I found this wonderful image of ladybugs and sunflowers in my collection of Ching-Chou Kuik digis and decided I wanted to see what I could do using autumn colors on it.  I really like the end result and will probably use it as a birthday card.  I did my best to find the image in the store so that I could make a link for you but I just couldn't find it.  I'm sorry.


I based this on the sketch at The Outlawz.

Colored with ProMarkers and water colors
Image is fussy cut
Orange frame is cut with QuicKutz die
Olive green CS is embossed with "Linen" folder
Card base is pre-embossed
Sheer ribbon and layered sequins

     Challenges:
Art Impressions
Aud Sentiments
Cardz TV
Ching-Chou Kuik FB
Crafty Calendar
Crafty Friends
Cute Card Thurs.
Paperbabe Stamps
Pattie's Creations

     That's all I have for today.  I'm suffering from a bout of strep throat and am taking proper medications but mostly I sleep.  I guess my whole body needs the rest.  Hope to be back to normal in a day or two.  Wishing you Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Friday, September 13, 2019

Crisp Mornings and Coffee

     It's Friday and I have another QKR Stampede DT card to share for our Anything Goes challenge.  My image today is called "First Morning Cup" and the sentiment (which is mine) should explain everything.

     I love fall !  During the summers (which are hot, hot, HOT in my part of the world), I rarely drink coffee or any other hot drink.  I do love my coffee so when fall rolls around and the air is crisp, I get to enjoy it again.  However, be warned - no matter what time I awake, nothing comes before the coffee! 

     I have one of those coffee makers which is on a timer and it's set to start 20 minutes before I normally get up.  The smell of the coffee brewing is an incentive to crawl out of bed, visit the little room, and find the coffee mug.  I admit I'm not the most pleasant person first thing in the a.m. -- in fact, many in the family have referred to me as a grouch, a curmudgeon, even a bi_ _ _!  Who me?  I'm none of those things.  I'm simply caffeine deprived.  :-D


Colored with Promarkers
Image and frame cut with Tutti Designs stitched dies
Green, stitched, satin ribbon
Green CS square embossed with "Linen" folder
Crystal and green gems

     Challenges:
Angie's Digital Stamps
Art Impressions
Cardz TV
Colour Crazy
Crafty Calendar
Crafty Sentiments
Creative Fingers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Outlawz Greetings
TTCRD

     I hope you're going to come and play with us this week.  You can use any image from any company but if you choose to use a QKR Stampede image, your entry will go into a separate draw and that increases your chances of winning by a huge amount!  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Unicorn in Autumn

     We all know about unicorns, though some will tell you they are only a mythical creature.  I am of a different persuasion.  I believe unicorns are like pocket dragons - just because you don't see them doesn't mean they are only a fantasy.

     I've been told by a lovely garden fairy that unicorns change the colors of their manes and tales seasonally, like the leaves of a tree.  Hmmm, that would give them an advantage when it comes to hiding in plain sight, wouldn't it?  Let me give you an example of what might happen.

     Fabrika Fantasy has one of the most magnificent unicorn images which I chose for this card.  Notice how his mane, tail, and hooves blend in perfectly with the fall foliage, and his body takes on the pale shadows of the low-light dawn?


I used the sketch from Cheerful Sketches.


Colored with ProMarkers and gel inks plus sparkle on the horn
Die cut with Spellbinders and distressed on the edges
Polka dot washi tape
Doily colored dark brown
Hand made bow with polka dots
Kraft card base

     Challenges:
a2z Scrapbooking
Crafter's Cafe
Craft-Dee BowZ
Crafts Galore Encore
Creative Moments
Friendship
Morgan's ArtWorld
Scrappy Land

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Pumpkins for Sale

     OK, we had two days of temperatures in the mid- and low-80s (F) with a nice breeze blowing yesterday and I actually saw some leaves scuttering around in the wind so my hopes that summer temperatures were gone for the year rose and we had a party last night.

     Then I listened to the long range forecast and we're due to have another 2 days of temp 100F or above over the weekend.  Sigh... I knew it was too good to last and that I should never have celebrated.  That's it - not another word from me about temperatures or celebrations until at least November!  That way, I won't jinx it.  lol

     Today's card has an image from Digi Doodle Studios with lots of pumpkins for sale and no, the kitten and puppy are NOT for sale.  :-D  I used lots of my favorite fall colors - especially the combo of orange & green or orange & brown.  This time a combo of all three of them.






































I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday.


Colored with ProMarkers
Spellbinders dies to cut image & sentiment
Inked edges on die cuts
Background embossed with Darice EF
Hand tied bow dyed w/ ProMarker

     Challenges:
Aud Sentiments
Brown Sugar
Coloring in Scrapland
Crafty Friends
Crafty Sentiments
Dare 2B Artsy
Digi Doodle Studios
Paper Funday
SUYP Cats

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Yellow Rose of Texas

     I occasionally have to salute the great state of Texas since 3 of my grandchildren were born there and I have a couple of very dear blogging buddies who live there still.  These delightful roses from LeAnn's World 101 seemed a perfect image to accomplish the purpose.  I know we've all heard of The Yellow Rose of Texas and now you have that tune running through your head.  :-D


Colored with ProMarkers
Image and Card shape cut with QuicKutz dies
Lace was a scrap
Computer font sentiment, hand cut.

     Challenges:
a2z Scrapbooking
Crafter's Castle
Crafty Catz
Dies R Us
Do Al(l) Creatives
Outlawz PAM
Southern Girls
Stamping Sensations
Take It, Make It

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Monday, September 9, 2019

Queenie's Curiosity

     I know I already posted today but this one has nothing to do with cards, only an update on the new feline baby, Queenie.  I shared a couple of photos with you a month or so ago (see here) but when you're a young kitten, you change on a daily basis so here are some more recent photos.

     Queenie is big enough now to jump up on the computer desk on her own (in a 3 jump move from floor to chair to desk top.)  She has developed an almost fanatical fascination with the printer.  She can hear the sound of it starting up from two rooms away and those sounds prompt an immediate response from her.  She is up and on the desk before any paper has begun to move!


     She watches intently as the paper slides out and as soon as all noises have ceased, she gently paws at the paper.  Once convinced that nothing more will issue forth, she lies down to "guard" the printer and the papers so that nothing escapes!


    Of course, her guarding is so fierce that even I am not allowed to remove the paper from the tray.  Sometimes it's several minutes before I can retrieve whatever it is I've printed.  The lesson learned here is not to print anything which I might need immediately.  Until her attention is grabbed by something far away from the desk, she (and her claws) stand guard.  :-D

     NanaConnie  

Sunbonnet's Candy Cane

     It's Anything Goes week at Catch the Bug and I took the opportunity to make one more Christmas card for my stash.  This one features Fancy Sunbonnet (my favorite Bugaboo Stamps character!) with her huge Christmas candy cane.  I don't remember ever getting a candy cane that size but I'm sure that one will last her until July or even August!


Colored with ProMarkers
Image and mat cut with QuicKutz circle dies
Glittered ribbon and satin ribbon for bow (my fav embellie for any card)
"Linen" EF on card front for texture

     Challenges:
ABC Christmas
Cardz TV
Crafty Hazelnut's
Cute Card Thurs.
CuteNCrafty Christmas
I {heart} ProMarkers
Scrappy Land
Winter Wonderland
Word Art Weds.

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Maple Sprite Celebrating Autumn

     I think I've fallen in love with every sprite image ever released at AuroraWings and this darling Maple Sprite is no exception!   I thought she was a perfect reason to Celebrate Autumn!  :-D


I used the sketch from Paperbabe Stamps,
turned a quarter turn.

Colored with ProMarkers
Image die cut (QuicKutz) and inked edge
Darice EF on yellow CS
Sizzix EF on card base
Sheer ribbon wrap and double bow
Sentiment hand cut and inked on the edge

     Challenges:
Allsorts
Colour Crazy
Crafty Catz
Crafty Friends
Creative Fingers
Pattie's Creations
Polkadoodles
Take It, Make It

     Happy Crafting and enjoy the last half of the weekend.  NanaConnie

Saturday, September 7, 2019

A Latte Gratitude

    It's time for another Progressive Challenge at The Outlawz and this month the freebie image has been provided by Imagine That !  It's a perfect image for a fall celebration and I'm going to use it for a Thanksgiving card.


I based this on the Outlawz sketch
turned sideways but still used as a vertical
due to the shape of the image.


Colored with ProMarkers and gel inks
Spellbinders die for the over-laid frame
Polka dot grosgrain ribbon
Satin ribbon for the bow
ProMarker used to 'dye' the bow

     Challenges:
Aud Sentiments
Color Crazy
Crafty Catz
Crafty Sentiments
Creative Fingers
Double Trouble
Get Creative

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Friday, September 6, 2019

Magical Birthday

     Welcome to another Friday, that magical day when the weekend begins (or at least hopes of it begin.)  Fridays are also the day we start our newest challenge at QKR Stampede.  Our theme is always "Anything Goes" and while the DT gals use QKR or Eureka (our sister company) images, you may use any image you choose to enter the challenge.  If you do choose a QKR (or Eureka) image, you increase your chances of winning by a considerable amount because those projects are put into a separate draw.

     For my card today, I'm using "Mouse Magician" from QKR and it comes as either a digital image or a rubber stamp.  This is a birthday card for a 10 year old who has recently been introduced to the Harry Potter books - yes, the books, not the movies, though I'm sure those will follow immediately!  But right now, he loves old fashioned books with pages and covers.  :-D


Colored with ProMarkers
Cut with Lawn Fawn Stitched die
Sparkly satin ribbon
Signature bow w/ pearl
Sentiment - computer font

     Challenges:
Ellibelle's Crafty Weds (Blue, Bow, Birthday)
House that Stamps Built (Blue, Bow, Birthday)

     Come play with us this week.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Christmas Reindeer in Blue

     My second post for the day and this one features a Bugaboo Stamps reindeer.  There's a back story to this which I want to share.  A friend and fellow DT member used the prettiest quilting die on a card last week and I fell in love with the die.  I emailed her and, being a good enabler, she shared with me a link to the online shop where she had gotten hers.

     When I visited, my plan was to mind my budget and buy only that one die.  But... well, if you're a true crafter, you already know what happened.  I saw another quilt die that I liked, couldn't decide between them so they both went into my cart.  Then I noticed that if I purchased additional products, I could get free shipping and the shipping cost was pretty much the same as another die (ok, maybe  two), so when all was said and done, I had 5 new die sets in the cart!

     I used one of them as the background on this card, turned as they say in quilting, 'on point.'


Colored with ProMarkers & sequins added for sparkle
Image cut with double stitched die from CUTplorations
Quilted die from Gina Marie
Sentiment die from Die-Namics
Flocked star from Deja Views
Glitter added to some of the quilting pieces

     Challenges:
Catch the Bug
Crafty Hazelnut's ("S"= sparkle, sequins)
Crafty Sentiments
Cute N Crafty Christmas
Double D
House that Stamps Built  (Brrrrr, Bird, Blue, Blocks)
I {heart} ProMarkers
Ike's World
Lemon Shortbread
Scrappy Land
TTCRD

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Oktoberfest

     OK, OK, I know it's not October yet but this adorable "Taurus" image from Some Odd Girl, our sponsor this month at Crafting with an Attitude, just seemed to lend herself to an Oktoberfest theme.  :-D


Colored with ProMarkers
Cut with Unbranded die
Sentiment printed & cut with Unbranded die - - My favorite way to do sentiments is to print them with various computer fonts and then add them.  It allows me more options without overextending my budget.
Scraps of dp from the basket
Spellbinders border die
Wood grain EF - Sizzix

      Challenges:
Allsorts
Angie's Digital Stamps
As You Like It
Colour Crazy
Double Trouble (paired w The Paper Girls)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Outlawz Twisted Thurs.
Paper Funday

     Come play with us this month.  We'd love to see what you create and our theme is always "Anything Goes."  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

New Baby

     I always love the challenge at Beccy's Place and, while the theme is always "Anything Goes," Beccy gives an optional theme each time as well.  She also gives away a freebie and this month the freebie has the optional colors in it.  I was influenced by both the colors and the horse.  I chose a different horse from my collection of Beccy's Place images but it definitely works for the card I made.

     Here's my card and the colors from the blog.  To check out the free image, go to the blog (link is above.)



Colored with ProMarkers
Cut with QuicKutz die
Scraps of turquoise CS and embossed brown CS
Sentiment printed w/ computer font & hand cut

     Challenges:
2 Sisters on the Blog (Stuffed animal)
A Perfect Time to Craft
Cardz TV
CCC Digi Creations
Classic DT Open
Colour Crazy
Friendship
Morgan's ArtWorld
Work It Weds.

     We've crested the mid-point of the week and are heading downhill to the weekend.  Woohoo!  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Fall Fashions

     I'm playing with another House Mouse stamp today, still hoping to encourage autumn to arrive and the hot summer temperatures to go away.  We're Day 3 into yet another heat wave (temps of 100F or more 3 or more days in a row) and I'm really tired of it.  A week ago, I had hopes that we were done with 100F temperatures until next summer but no such luck.  Ah, well, maybe by the end of this week...?


Colored with ProMarkers
Cut and framed w/ Spellbinders dies
Stitched satin ribbon
Fabric pumpkin w/ added pearl
Sentiment - printed and hand cut
Striped dp - DCWV "Basics" stack

     Challenges:
Coloring in Scrapland
Crafty Sentiments
Digi Choosday
Double Trouble (paired w/ The Paper Girls)
Get Creative
Outlawz Greetings
TTCRD
Tuesday Throwdown

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Monday, September 2, 2019

Paris in the Fall

     A little breath of Paris this morning with an 'all-die-cuts' card, something a little bit different from my normal 'hand-colored-image' style.  The Eiffel Tower die cut was sent to me by a friend so I have no idea what company made the die.  Sorry.  However, the larger white flowers along the left side of the Tower, to which I added glitter, were cut with a Spellbinders die and the smallest flower on the right side of the Tower (cut from pearl-ized paper) was cut with a Memory Box die.  All of those were cut from scraps.  The sentiment is heat embossed with white EP.


     Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge
Crafty Creations
Crafty Friends
Crafty Gals Corner
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Outlawz Festive Fri
Pixie's Snippets
Simon Says Stamp

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Unicorn Dreams

     New challenge today at the SheepSki Designs blog and our theme is "Dies and/or Punches."  I used this fantastic "Unicorn" image drawn by Andrea and I'm so crazy about it, I know I'm going to use it again and again.  This time, it's being used as a birthday card.


Colored with ProMarkers
Glitter added to unicorn horn
Tonic Studios dies
Double loop, double layer, bow (ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon)
Sheer, plaid, ribbon strip (also from Really Reasonable Ribbon)
Metallic CS base
Sentiment printed and die cut with Tonic Studios die
Inked edges - ProMarker

     Challenges:
2 Sisters on the  Blog
a2z Scrapbooking
A Bit More Time to Craft
Bastel-Traum
Craft-Dee BowZ
Crafts Galore Encore
Crafter's Cafe
Digi Doodle Studio
Dream Valley
Your Scrapbook Place

      Come play this month.  We love being inspired by you and your creations.  NanaConnie

#1 on Your Birthday

     Our September challenge is starting today at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and, as always, our theme is Anything Goes with a Critter.  We're sponsored this month by QKR Stampede and they have so many adorable creatures and critters, including bugs and snakes, any of which would count in our challenge.  But I chose to use this darling "Beaver" image and added one more masculine birthday card to my stash.


ProMarkers
QuicKutz die
Argyle dp from DCWV
Sheer gold ribbon
Accordion fold bow

     Challenges:
Creative Knockouts
Cutie Pie
Digi Choosday
House that Stamps Built
Passion for ProMarkers
Scrappy Land
Simon Says Stamp
Work It Weds.

     Come play along with us this month, won't you?  Remember, you can also enter any creations made for our challenge over at QKR Stampede where their theme is always "Anything Goes."  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Tea Party Alice

     I've been playing with things in my "Images Waiting to be Used" folder again, mostly consisting of printed or stamped images sent to me by fellow crafters which I've either colored or partially colored, and then popped back into the folder for use later.  That means I don't always have info on who created the image, as is the case on this one.

     It was probably sent to me a couple of years back when one of my granddaughters had an Alice in Wonderland "Mad Hatter" tea party theme for her birthday.  But as of now, I can't remember who sent it to me nor anything else about it.

     Given the size of the image, I opted for a very CAS card although it looks complex.  Everything you see is part of the image except for the sentiment.  Believe it or not, it's a single layer card !  I do love the Cheshire Cat.  Can you find him?


Colored with ProMarkers
Stamped Sentiment

     Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge
Allsorts
Colour Crazy
Lemon Shortbread
Outlawz Festive Fri.
Paperminutes
Passion for ProMarkers
Polkadoodles
SUYP Cats
TTCRD

     (I got that far on drafting my post and the power went out in my neighborhood.  According to the power company's hot line, a vehicle accident broke a power pole and they expected to have power back on within the hour.  It took about 2 hours.)

     Happy Crafting and have yourself a great weekend.  For those of you in USA- like me- enjoy your long Labor Day weekend.  NanaConnie

Friday, August 30, 2019

Out for a Swim

     It's Friday again and that means we have a new challenge starting at QKR Stampede.  I'm using this fun QKR image, called "Out for a Swim."   The sentiment is all mine - printed with a computer font and hand cut with scissors.  I admit that's my favorite way to add a sentiment because it allows me to chose the font style and to add the silly sentiments which seem to pop into my head (unbidden, I might add) when I'm choosing images to use.  :-D


Colored with ProMarkers
Gina Marie die for image
QuicKutz dies for dp & brown CS
"Linen" embossing folder (brown CS)
Satin ribbon & hand tied bow
Kraft card base

     Challenges:
As You Like It
Aud Sentiments
Cardz TV
Crafty Creations
Creative Knockouts
House That Stamps Built
Scrappy Land
Simon Says Stamp

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Sneezes and Sniffles

     I've done a Get Well card using a House Mouse image and I have no doubt it'll get used rather quickly although, at the moment, it's in my stash.  Cold season is just around the corner and I've learned those can go through the entire household very quickly (and predictably!)


Colored with ProMarkers and colored pencils
Frame cut with Spellbinders die
Stripes created with ribbon
2 polka dot, bow tie bows (tied on my bow maker)
Sentiment printed and hand cut

     Challenges:
Bastel-Traum
Crafter's Cafe
Creative Moments
Digi Choosday
Dream Valley
House Mouse
Papercraft
Simon Says Stamp & Show (Sniffles, Sneezes)
TTCRD
Tues. Throwdown

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Embroidery Pattern Kitten

     I went on a "clear it out" rampage last weekend when I opened a rarely used cabinet in my crafting area.  I think most of us have such places but mine was filled with shoe boxes of crafting things I hadn't seen since my move to this city almost 6 years ago!   During my last move, I simply moved the cabinet with boxes intact and without sorting anything.  After this weekend, there are two shoe boxes left in the cabinet and I know everything that's in each one.

     Among the things I found were several packets of iron-on embroidery patterns, including this one of a kitten with flower.  The flower may have been intended as a daisy but since I did it in fall colors, it's now a sunflower.


I based this on the sketch at The Outlawz
flipping it so that the bow becomes the butterfly.


ProMarkers
QuicKutz circle dies
Persimmon CS frames
2 layers of sheer ribbon
Kraft card case
Hand tied, gold, sheer ribbon bow

     Challenges:
Crafty Friends
Creative Inspirations
Ellibelle's Crafty Weds.
Lemon Shortbread
Outlawz Festive Fri.
Paperbabe Stamps
Passion for ProMarkers
Scrappy Land
SUYP Cats

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Dragon's Flower

     Today I'm featuring my favorite color combo - purple and anything!  Why?  Purple is my favorite color and I know it goes well with turquoise, green, pink, yellow, orange, and neutrals such as white and tan.  It's just so versatile.


I was inspired by the color inspiration at Paper Girls.


Image colored with ProMarkers
Die cut with Spellbinders die
Bleached CS cut with Spellbinders die
Lace
Stacked bows with gingham on top
Sentiment printed and hand cut

     Challenges:
Art Impressions
As You Like It
Cutie Pie
Dream Valley
Scrappy Land
Simon Says Stamp & Show
   (stacked bows & Spellbinders)
Southern Girls
Word Art Weds.

     That's all I have for today.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Monday, August 26, 2019

Butterfly Kitten

     You mean you didn't know that fairies have kittens?  They do.  Look at this image from Paper Shelter and you'll see they have butterfly kittens!  :-D  What a delightful fantasy concept.


Colors inspired by House that Stamps Built.


Colored with ProMarkers
Glitter on the wings
Image & frame cut with Cottage Cutz pinpoint die
Border cuts with Spellbinders die
Paper from the scrap basket
Hand sewn bows w/ pearls

     Challenges:
Butterfly  (Kobe hair)
Cut It Up
Double D
I {heart} ProMarkers
Outlawz Festive Fri.
Polkadoodles
Scrappy Land
Southern Girls

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Purple Roses

     I've been going through my folder of images and projects which are awaiting completion, getting inspired all over again about how to use them.  I don't know if you have one of those folders but it holds images I've colored but not yet used and even uncolored images waiting for the ProMarkers or polychromos pencils. 

     I also store stamped images which others have given to me.  I belong to a group of ladies who regularly exchange images they have stamped, giving them to others in the group who then color and use them to make cards.  It's a great way to expand the number and kind of images you might have available.  These roses came from someone in that group and I have no information on who made the stamp or how old it might be.


The inspiration for my colors came from


Colored with ProMarkers
Fussy Cutting
Heat embossed with "Bullfrog" EP
Hand sewn bow
Stamped sentiment

     Challenges:
Allsorts
Colour Crazy
Crafty Gals Corner
Cute Card Thurs.
Digi Choosday
Outlawz Stash
Southern Girls
TTCRD
Word Art Weds.

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie