Friday, May 17, 2013

Daisies and Butterflies

     Let me start by saying that I LOVE THIS CARD!  lol  Mostly, I'm crazy about the image -- "Daisies and Butterflies," which is from Delicious Doodles, of course, since this is my DT card for the new challenge starting today.   Our theme is to "Use Lace."

     I'm still in a mood for spring even though the weather has already turned hot.  Those of you in cooler climes, especially those getting rain, count your blessings.  We're hot and dry and our fire season has started already.  Maybe that inspired the colors I chose as much as the color challenge I'm entering.


My sketch came from Digi Sketch, turned 1/4 turn, 
and the colors are from Sparkle n Sprinkle.

 Color Challenge

     I colored the image with Promarkers, then added two different glitters (from Sparkle n Sprinkle) to the butterfly wings.  I used Fire Engine Red and Cyclamen.  The image is die cut with an oval die from QuicKutz and inked on the edges.

     The lace was in my recycle stash and came from an old dress sleeve.  I adhered it on top of red handmade paper, and that was adhered to a layer of white CS.  The ribbon for the bow was also in my stash, and the paper flowers are from Recollections.  I added the gems to the flower centers.  Finally, I dug out two rhinestones for a bit more bling.

     Challenges:
Artistic Inspirations -- Flowers and Lace
Cupcake Craft -- Layers
Love to Create -- Flowers
Marker POP -- May Flowers
Mema's Crafts Monday -- May Flowers
Ooh La La Creations -- Seeing red
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop -- Lace
Songbird -- Flowers

     I hope your week has gone well and that you have great plans for the weekend, even if those plans are like mine -- stay home, craft and play, & cook dinner for a friend.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

30 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous,fabulous details and image.xxx

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  2. Loving this one hun! Hope you don't get affected by the fires! xx

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  3. Super card. Love the lace and that image is really intricate and you colored it beautifully! Thanks for joining the Sparkle N Sprinkle challenge.

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  4. Nice card and it is nice that you are recycling. I'm sorry it is so hot there and you are in a fire hazard area. I'll keep my fingers crossed and my prayers going for no fires. Enjoy your weekend.

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  5. A Charming background for your delightful card, Connie! I so enjoy using lace. Your pretty, glittery card makes me want to do that lace and glitter technique. Wonderful card, Connie! hugs, de

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  6. Hi Connie - the lace makes your card sooo beautiful!

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  7. WOW this is beautiful, I love the daisies and the butteflies. The lace looks gorgeous too.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  8. NanaConnie, love this card. The use of the wide lace from the dress sleeve is a wonderful addition to the card and a good use of recycling. Kym xxx

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  9. I can see why you'd love it!!! Gorgeous! That image is so pretty and the wide lace is absolutely wonderful on here!
    Have a great weekend!!!
    Lynn

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  10. Love that gorgeous lace and your flowers are colored in such a pretty color.
    Rain and even the tornado sirens went off this afternoon and I had to run for cover. I like my weather HOT and not rainy or stormy. We've had so much rain and cool this Spring. Yuck!

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  11. Oh, I just love the delicate lace elegance of this striking creation. A very lovely card.
    Hugs

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  12. beautiful card love those flowers.

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  13. This is beautiful, NC. Love the lace.

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  14. Love it NanaConnie! The colour are so warm!
    Great layout & those flowers are fab!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  15. Love the colours and image you have used the lace really compliments it. Many thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations on our Lace & Flowers challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

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  16. Gorgeous
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
    Wendi

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  17. Lovely card! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
    Ruza, LTC Designer

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  18. Great card! I love the lace. Thank you for playing at Sparkle N Sprinkle!

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  19. Just adore the wonderful lace you have used. WOW fabulous. Great coloring on that image. Love the sparkle!!!

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  20. Very elegant card and I just love the lace and how you used it as the background. Works well with that adorable image. I am so glad you stopped by at Mema's Crafts to play with us. Come again soon.

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  21. Great idea to wrap the lace over your DP like that, really pretty! Thank you for playing along with us @ Ooh La La :)

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  22. Beautiful card with a great take of our sketch...thanks for joining us at Digi Sketch Challenge!
    xxx Margreet

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  23. Beautiful card! I love your choice of colours! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

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  24. Wow,this is both very rich and beautiful...I love the lace. Wonderful card. joann sassy raggedy

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  25. Hi, NanaConnie,
    Love your card! I see that you are keeping busy! Take care!

    kren@
    http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  26. Hi, NanaConnie,
    Love your card! I see that you are keeping busy! Take care!

    kren@
    http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  27. Connie, this is just lovely! That is a wonderful way to use some lace, it looks so elegant!

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  28. So so Pretty! Love the glitter")Thank you for sharing with us over at love to create challenges.
    Amanda LTCDT

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  29. NC this is fab, love the glitter on the butterflys. PLEASE PLEASE send some heat to us, UK is really nasty at the moment, nowhere close to summer lol
    TC
    hugs Ildz

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  30. What a gorgeous card that lace looks fantastic over the background of red, the image and clean and simple design make this look so elegant, thank you for joining our challenge at OLLCB
    hugs
    lorraine x

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