Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Fancy Shoes for Mom

     I'm doing Mother's Day cards for my DD and DILs.  My own mom has been gone many years now but I know she'd just love that I have daughter/daughters-in-law/granddaughter-in-law who get handmade cards for Mother's Day so I do that to please not only the younger generation gals, but to honor my own mom.  :-D

     Today's card is made using an image from the mid-month release at Doodle Pantry.  This is from the set "Fancy Shoe" and I love the Victorian feel of it.  This isn't a new set, but it is newly colored instead of just the black outline drawing.  It made for a fast card once I had the dies, papers, and embellishments chosen.

I used a sketch from A Die for a Sketch, turned 1/4 turn 
clockwise and using a square image instead of an oval.

     Is that a gorgeous image or not?  It comes in two different colors in the set, plus the outline drawings, plus sentiments, plus digital papers!  I'll add a photo of the set at the bottom of this post.

     I chose papers which were scraps, but I'm pretty sure they came from the DCWV "Linen Closet" stack -- at least I know the chevron pattern is Linen Closet.   The image and the sentiment are both die cut with a set from Spellbinders, and I stippled them with azure ink, then layered them together.  The sheer brown and blue ribbons were in my stash (who knows how long!) but they came originally from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  That flower has been hanging around, waiting to be used, since last fall.  I don't do much with browns and when I do, it's usually for a masculine card, so brown roses rarely get used.

     I'm terribly pleased with this card.  :-D  I love the vintage look even though it has relatively little embellishment.  I love vintage -- I'm just still practicing on perfecting it.

A&T Emerald Faeries -- 1 image, 2 dp, 3 embellies (2 bows,1 flower)
Cards Galore -- Vintage
Card Mania --  Punches/Dies
CDAC Challenges -- Anything goes
Deep Ocean -- Flowers & Fantasy
Docerela Creations -- Mother's Day
Fashionista -- Mother's Day
Really Reasonable Ribbon -- Mother's Day
Simply Create, Too -- Use your stash
Sparkle N Sprinkle -- Use a digi

   Go check out the rest of the new, mid-month releases at Doodle Pantry.  I know you're going to find something you love!   And there's still time to get something entered into the Doodle Pantry challenge (ends April 24th.)  Yes, you have to use a Doodle Pantry image, but then you get a free set (Berry Sweet Mice) just for entering.  And there's still a sale going on at the Doodle Pantry store.  How can you lose?  Go, run, don't delay!  See you at the challenge.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Fancy Shoe COLOR plus       Berry Nice Mice (featured for DPDC33)Free for entering the challenge


Doreen said...

This is just beautiful,love the gorgeous

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness this is So Gorgeous Miss Connie! Love the Wonderful vintage image!! I know this will be treasured for sure! 8-)


Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

This is fabulous. I really love how you have added the sentiment to match with the die cut. Very smart. Love it.

Benzi said...

Yes, that is one fancy shoe and very elegant. Great card for Mother's's a keeper.

Glenda Atkins said...

Oh Connie I so totally love this card. Fabulous display of the shoe and I love your flower and ribbons. I hope to get a card made using the coloured shoes as the first card I made for Doodle Pantry as a DT member was of this uncoloured shoe. hugs

jimlynn said...

VERY elegant and so lovely. That brown flower is the perfect addition to an already beautiful card.

Linda Simpson said...

An elegant card Connie, loving the shoe and the beautiful colour combination.

Linda xxx

Marjo said...

Gorgeous card, love it! Thanks for playing with us at Simply Create Too.

Hugz Marjo

Docerela said...

Great take on the sketch. What a great card.

Thank you for joining our Mother's day challenge at Docerela Stamps.

Catarina aka docerela

CraftinGranny said...

What a stunning creation Connie. Gorgeous image and a wonderful take on the sketch. I love vintage too but just not sure how to go about creating something as lovely as this in vintage style. Thanks so much for stopping by and your sweet and kind comment. "Hugs" Carol

Ashley said...

Gorgeous card! Your coloring is absolutely stunning. :)


Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful, NanaConnie!

cathylynn said...

Totally Stunning! What a delightful card with beautiful colors. Thanks for joining A Die For A Sketch.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Berni Cuttino said...

Wow, NC, this is magnificent, that image is so retro and eyecatching, using my fave color. A beautiful take on the sketch.

Sassy Raggedy said...

Wow, Connie this is fabulous. So do you just print it out on your home computer??? I am going to have to try this. So lovely...joann sassy raggedy

Davi said...

Wow NC is that a beautiful card!! I love the vintage image and such lovely colors ;) Sure to be a hit with dd or dil!!

Lynnel Lynch said...

Wow...this is spectacular. Wonderful coloring of this shoe. Love the whole feel of this moment in time. Thanks for sharing. Thank you so much for playing the CDAC ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGES
CDAC DT Member

Dewi Lestari said...

Pretty mother's day card! I love your coloring. Thanks for joining at A & T Emerald Faeries: Recipe. Hope to see you again next challenge

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card! Amazing coloring! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

Sukie said...

Beautiful card with such an elegant look to it! Thanks for joining our Mother's Day challenge over at Docerela Creations!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Stunning NanaConnie!
Dawn xx

NickelNook said...

Beautiful card! That image is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at A Die for a Sketch!...Nancy :o)

Patricia said...

What a stunning card, that boot is so beautifully coloured.
Love it

Patricia xx

Evie said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenge. Hope to see you again for the next challenge.

DT. member

Ilonka said...

Your card is fabulous !! Thanks for joining us at a Die for a Sketch. Hope to see you next time too. Ilonka DT:)

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is lovely. Thanks for sharing at A ie for a Sketch and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT

Kelly Neis said...

Gorgeous shoes! Your coloring is fabulous. Thank you for joining us at A Die For A Sketch.
Hugs Kelly DT

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Wow, wow and well, just wow. Another phenomenal job. It looks like I'm finally caught up. It has been far too long since my last visit. Sorry I wasn't able to comment on all the cards but I tried to at least comment on a few of them. Picked up a couple sketches, colouring ideas and links while I was over here so thanks for the inspiration.


Donna Ellis said...

A beautiful card, Connie! Love those colors together, and the shading is pretty - it's nice that some of the digi images are coming pre colored. Thank you for sharing!

Nitasha said...

Absolutely understand why you're terribly pleased with this card!!!! It is gorgeous!!! Thank you for joining us at Docerela Creations- DT Member- Nitasha

Dulcinea Silva said...

beautiful card! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Dulce Silva

Cindy Keogh said...

What a beautiful card! Thank you for playing with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

Heather said...

Lovely card!
Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Charlotte said...

Hi, fab card love the image and your colouring:) Thank you for joining us at Fashionista Challenge this time!
Hugs Charlotte

Willie Bos said...

Beautiful card and colouring! Thanks for joining us at a Die for a Sketch! Willie

Gaby said...

Fab card! Wonderful image und coloring!
Thank you for sharing at A Die for a Sketch!
Hugs, Gaby

Dunja Dücker said...

Your card is simply stunning Nana and the take on our sketch is great.
Thank you so much for joining us at the A DIE FOR A SKETCH CHALLENGE, this time. Have fun and enjoy our challenge. We love to see you again ;)
Dunja xo

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Karalee said...

Wow, you outdid yourself. This is beautiful. And your colors are right on!

Anonymous said...

beautiful card. i love that boot! thanks for sharing this with us at really reasonable ribbon! - vivian

Angel-23 said...

Wow love the image fabulous card. Thank you for joining cards galore April challenge.
Hugs Rachael xx