Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bugaboo and Tuesday Throwdown

     This week, Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown, where we want you to "Use a Charm" on your card or project.  Bugaboo generously supplied digital images to the DT and I chose to use Morning Margaret because she so resembles my attitude when the sun dares to peek through my window before I'm ready to arise!  :-D

I chose a sketch from Crafting Life's Little Pieces.

     I wanted to do something that would feel spring-like or summery so decided that the "Green and Gold/Yellow" in the challenge at Emerald Faerie Garden would work really well, and besides, green-on-yellowgreen or green & gold fits in with my favorite color combos.  I chose a green that was more of an avocado but I still like the end result.  Mostly I chose that particular shade of green because of the dp I used.  It's one of my all time favorites and I have only a small scrap of it left.  I've horded it and used it sparingly for fear I'd run out and now that's exactly what's happened.  It's been long discontinued, having come from a stack of scrapbooking paper which must be more than 3 years old at this point.  I haven't seen it anywhere in such a long time.  :-(  My second inspiration for colors came from the photo at For Your Inspiration, filled with trees and bushes glorious in greens, golds, and yellows, -- mmmm, luscious!  

     I colored Margaret with watercolor pencils and added a glint of sparkle to her glasses and lips with sparkle gel pen.   I used two different baker's twine, wrapped them around the card front and tied a bow, then added the gold star charm (metal).  The circles on the corners are done with a hand punch from two different colors of CS, layered onto each other.  I wanted to maintain a CAS feel to this card because Margaret just isn't a fussy, fluffy, frou-frou kind of gal.  She's pretty plain and outspoken, in a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of way.  No fancy lace or pleated ribbon or piles of flowers for her!

     Challenges for this card:
Craft Garden -- Monochromatic
Crafty Purple Frog -- Anything Goes
Desert Islands Crafters -- at least 3 from the list:  monochromatic, metal, sentiment
Gingersnap -- Favorite paper
My Mum's Craft Shop -- Favorite color combo
Scrap It Girl -- C.H.A. - Use things that begin with C, H, & A:  Charm, Humor, & Avocado green (This is a new monthly challenge started this January)
Shelly's Images -- Anything goes
Whimsical Wednesday -- Anything goes

     OK, that's the easiest challenge you've had this year - make something and add a charm to it.  We really want to see you play at Tuesday Throwdown this week so get started and come share with us.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Hanley said...

Super cute Connie. Love that sentiment.

Benzi said...

Fun card, NanaConnie! You're so right, she is NOT a frou frou type of gal, but a funny one. Great card and the sentiment speaks to me. LOL

Connie, it's been great working with you on TT and I'm thankful for the opportunity. You know I'll be visiting.

julie_woolston said...

Brilliant card, perfect to brighten up someones day.

Hugs Julie x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

LOL ... what can I say? This is such a CUTE card ... well done! Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

Shelly's Images DT

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fab fun card Connie, I like the sentiment lol, Thanks for joining in with us at The Craft Garden this month.
Kevin xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Such a fun image and love the sentiment. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge this week.
Diane xx

jo said...

Fab, fun image, NanaConnie and love the sentiment - bit like me in the morning!
Jo x

Scrap It Girl, Kimberly said...

I love your idea of using your H for Humor.. and I love your avacodo green.. thanks for joining me for my 1st challenge this year. Great card~

jimlynn said...

This will just keep me smiling all day!!! Love that image and sentiment - and how very true!!! Great sketch you used for this too! So cute.

downrightcrafty said...

Great take on the theme and beautiful creation, thank you for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

Sara Mac said...

Cute card! Love the layout. So glad you joined us at FYI.

Linda said...

Lol, love that sentiment :) Love the image and the papers too.

Linda xxx

Lauren said...

Super cute! Love that sentiment!

Glenda Atkins said...

Oh I do love this card,it is hilarious!! Wonderful background, great image and sentiment!!

Becky B. said...

Love this card - great image and sentiment - TOO FUNNY! Thanks for participating in Scrap-It-Girl's CHA challenge! :)

Min said...

Fabulous card-I just LOVE Margaret!

Thanks so much for playin' along with us for the Shelly's Images "Anything Goes" Challenge.
We hope you'll join us again soon! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Dawn said...

Great card! I love that sentiment!
Dawn xx

dstandard said...

Super cute card - love the image and sentiment! Thanks for playing at FYI!

Davi said...

I love this one Nanaconnie!! That image just makes me smile and you did a GREAT job with all the details :)

Michelle said...

LOL! Connie, the sentiment on this gorgeous card cracked me up! So funny! Thanks so much for joining us at FYI again! :-)

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

Another great card! Love that Margaret stamp--and your coloring. Thanks for entering the C-H-A challenge at Scrap-It-Girl.

Vicki Dutcher said...

HA! What a fun inspired card!! Thanks for joining in at FYI!

Suzi said...

What a fun card this is, love the image and sentiment. Thank you for joining us at The Emerald Faeries Garden. Good luck in the draw.
Suzi DT

Anonymous said...

This is hilarious, NanaConnie! Yes, I think most of us can probably relate to Margaret's morning attitude -- LOL! Great colors on this one, and wonderful coloring -- especially the little details like her toast, glasses, and lips. So fun!

Debbie Pamment said...

Hahahhahaha - LOVE it! And what a fabulous way to use the Green and Gold colour combo.
Thanx soo much for joining us in The Emerald Faerie Garden.

Maya said...

Too funny! :)
Thanks for joining the C.H.A. challenge!

Chelsea said...

Love that funny sentiment and image. Thanks for your take on the CLP Sketch this month, hope to see you on our next challenge.

Hugs and Love.

Stampin'Piper said...

Wonderful card, such a funny image!

Thanks so much for joining us at CLP, hope to see you again!

Hugs Tanja