Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Encouraging Words at Perfect Sentiment Challenge

     I wasn't sure I was going to have a post today because of printer problems and a glitch in my camera's downloading software.  I couldn't get anything out of the camera and into the computer hard drive.  But that's resolved now, and so I get to tell you about the new challenge today over at Perfect Sentiment.  We have two magnificent sponsors this week; Crafty City, which will have a Gift Certificate for one winner (US only) and Pattie's Creations, which is giving away 3 free digis!

     For our theme, we want to see you do a card with a sentiment of encouragement for someone and also use ribbon.  Pattie's Creations supplied images for the DT to use and I chose Mom and Baby Polar Bear for my card.  Nothing is more encouraging than a parent teaching a child.  :-D


My card is based on the sketch from Hanna and Friends this week.

     I feel like every card I've done in January is blue and white, but it's such a perfect color combo for anything depicting chilly weather.  Besides, my friend, Lynn, will absolutely love it!  She's the queen of blue combos.  :-D

     The snow/ice, sky, and dusty white on the bears are done using chalks, and the shadowing on the polar bears is done with markers.  The sentiment was printed with a computer font.  The ovals and circles are die cut and matted with black.  The papers are from my stash and I don't even know how long they've been there.  I used two different ribbons, layered together, and they are both from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The flower embellishments are either hand punched and layered together or from my stash of Prima roses.

     Challenges:
613 Avenue Create -- Anything goes
Allsorts -- Dies or Punches
Card Makin' Mamas -- Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity -- Moody blues
Dream Valley -- Anything goes
Gingerloft -- Let it snow
Jellypark Friends -- Winter animals
One Stitch at a Time -- Anything goes
Pattie's Creations -- Fun in the Snow
{Pin}spirational  -- Photo inspiration (colors)
Tammy's Scrapin Corner -- Punch cards (dies and punches)
Totally Papercrafts -- Ribbon

     I have one more post today but it's running late because of the camera problems so check back later for my post using the Outlawz Wednesday sketch.

     In the meantime, won't you come along and play in our "Encouragement with a Ribbon" challenge at Perfect Sentiment this week?  I'd really love to see what you create and share with us.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, and love your take on the sketch. Blue has to be my favorite color, and I just love the shades you chose.

    xo
    Judy

    ReplyDelete
  2. So sweet - this is very encouraging! Love the image - grabs your heart. I know how you feel with technical difficulties. My laptop is sick and the editing software I have on this desktop doesn't work as easily or as well as the one on my laptop so I haven't been posting much. Hope your glitches are solved. Great card. Hugz!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful card. I really love that image with the blue. And wow that sentiment is just perfect with this image. Glad you got your camera and printer to work!

    ReplyDelete
  4. That really is an encouraging sentiment, Connie. I LOVE blue for the wintry cards...it's just perfect.
    So glad you were finally able to upload. Don't ya just hate these computer problems?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Super sweet and I love that blue ribbon. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love the design on this! Beautiful card and it's great for our {Pin}spirational Challenge!
    Lynn

    ReplyDelete
  7. Such a cute card, love the polar bears. Thank you for joining us this fortnight at gingerloft and good luck.

    Nikki DT

    ReplyDelete
  8. Adorable card!! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational Challenge! Hope to see you again!!
    ~DEANNE~

    ReplyDelete
  9. Blue and white really is the perfect color combo for winter cards! Love the polar bears!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Ahh, such an adorable image and the blue and white is perfect! Thanks for joining {Pin}spirational Challenge this week!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

    ReplyDelete
  12. Another Great Creation.
    We are so glad you entered
    we miss you
    hugs Tammy

    ReplyDelete
  13. I would have never thought of using this image for an encouragement card but when you put it with that sentiment it is absolutely perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  14. So adorable. You really took that image and sentiment and made it into just the perfect card.

    ReplyDelete
  15. A really lovely card and thanks for joining in with our challenge over at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh WOW, I love how you colored my Polar Bears! This is perfect for our challenge at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge... Thanks for joining us and using one of my images.

    Pattie ♥

    ReplyDelete
  17. Marvellous card, wonderful image, colouring and design, this card has it all!
    hugs
    Glenda

    ReplyDelete
  18. This is beautiful and such an unusual and special image. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

    ReplyDelete
  19. Gorgeous card and I love that image. Fab design and layout.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Gingerloft.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Mian
    Gingerloft Design Team Member
    http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a lovely creation this is! Thank you for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh so sweet Nana Connie!! So nice to have you back. I love your image and the sentiment, bow, paper, etc. Great card!! We miss you.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Have a fantastic day!! Hope you see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria DT

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. I just love what you did with this polar bear image. Animal cards are by far my favorite. Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner this week.

    Diane
    Tammy's Scrapin' Corner DT

    ReplyDelete
  23. Pretty card! Thanks for playing in our 'Fun in the Snow' Challenge #59!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Sweet image, such a sweet card too!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Pinspirational Challenges!

    Mel xx

    ReplyDelete
  25. A lovely card and great sentiment too, thanks for sharing it with us over at Jellypark Friends for our Winter Animal Challenge. Mel :o)

    ReplyDelete
  26. Congrats on your win of 2 images (excluding sets) in Challenge #59 from Pattie's Creations! Make sure you stop in the challenge blog to email Pattie with your image choices within 7 DAYS. Her email info is on the sidebar (or menu tab) under the Winners' Corner.
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

    ReplyDelete
  27. This looks absolutely fabolous. Really a cold and chilly fun in the snow image. Love the circle shape and bow too. Thanks for playing at Pattie's Creations and congrats on your win. Hope to see you back friday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Pattie's Creations Challenge! xx

    ReplyDelete

I read each and every comment and I so much appreciate the encouragement you give me. Thank you for taking the time to comment.