Thursday, July 25, 2013

Beware of Saber-Tooth Smilidon!

     Oh, my, what a fierce creature!  Just look at those vicious fangs!
     I'm really crazy about Heather Valentin's digis and use them as often as possible but I found this one in the $1.00 Retiring section on Sunday and without any doubt, it's my favorite of anything she's ever drawn!  I'm sorry to see it retired and am so glad I got it before it was gone forever.  I wish I could talk Heather into doing an entire series with this darling Sabrina Smilidon!  Without further ado --

     Sabrina is colored with ProMarkers and I added clear embossing powder (heat embossing) to the flowers and her little butterfly for the shine.  The image is die cut with a Deckled Rectangle die from Spellbinders.  I ran the card front through my "Linen" embossing folder, then adhered the matted image.  The largest flower has layers punched from hand-made paper and embossed by using a stylus to make the lines in the petals.  The other flowers and leaves were in my stash and I added the tiny pearls and the gem stone for a little bit of girly flash.  CAS but for the flowery embellishments.

ABC Challenges -- 2 kinds of embossing
Crafty Boots -- Animals
Creative Creations -- Anything goes
Friends of Speedy TV -- No patterned papers
Lacy Sunshine -- Anything goes (must have LS image)
My Craft Creations -- Anything goes
Outlawz Greetings -- Embossing
Path of Positivity -- Caring
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner -- Fantasy creatures (saber-tooth smilidon!)
Through the Purple Haze -- Flowers

     I hope you love this frighteningly adorable smilidon as much as I do.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Carolina Girl (Cely) said... that not the cutest card....made me smile this early morning.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

ohhhh such a cutie!!! Love how you have colored her.

Vicki Parson said...

Oh wow! Those teeth are a hoot!! :) Gorgeous coloring and she's a sweetie!! I love it! HUGS

Dee's Craft Room said...

Dear Sabrina, I am not sure she altogether likes that butterfly on her nose but it does make her look sweet.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘Fantasy Creatures’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Would love you to visit my blog and join my 600-Follower Give-Away. Thank you so much if you already have entered and good luck.}
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Desire Fourie said...

Such a cute critter and asking the recipient to count his/her blessings, shows that you care. This is so perfect for our CARING theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
Caring Hugs
{Path of Positivity DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Glenda Atkins said...

What a great image, just love her eyes and the pink little bows! The flowers are so pretty and complement the image very nicely. Terrific card!

Darcy Schroeder said...

Hi Connie!
Oh, my, do I ever love that image! I have to go there and try to get it while I can!!! Hope I'm not too late! Love your whole design, too! Great card! So glad you joined us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges this week!

Darcy DT
Through the Purple Haze Challenges

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi NC A fabulous card and a really cutie image from Heather.
Sorry I have not been around your blog for a while, been lots of things going on, but hopefully will have more time now.
Janet xxx

Flutterby Trina said...

just so adorable! sweet image :) Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Creations Challenges with our 'Anything Goes' challenge! Good Luck, remember you can enter upto three times and we have a DT call :) Hope to see you again soon xxx

Judith Culham Elsdon said...

A stunning card - thank you for entering Creative Creations challenges, challenge#15 Anything Goes. Good Luck x

Andree said...

This is fabulous Connie. This is a wonderfully cute image and I love the way you've coloured it.
Thanks for joining in with Lacy Sunshine Challenge #13 and good luck x

Janine said...

Very funny but I wouldn't want to meet her on a dark night! Thanks for playing along with our no DP challenge at Friends of Speedy TV.

Laine Kammeraad said...

Hi NanaConnie

Your card is adorable!! You have been a busy woman these past several months. It's been fun looking at so many of your amazing creations. It's great to be back and thanks for your kind words.

Hugs always


Berni Cuttino said...

I am trying to lol, but had surgery today and just woke up. this is the cutest image ever. so much fun and more. love the colors.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

wow this is adorable your lucky you got the last one!!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Adorable...Hugz, joann

Zoe said...

Aww what an adorable digi

Thank you for joining this week at Through the Purple Haze Challenge Blog

Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love
Co-Owner of Creative Fingers

Gail said...

Super Cute! Love your embossing and bling too! Thanks for joining us at FOSTV Good Luck in the draw ~ Gail DT

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

So adorable Connie. I had to take a closer look at your sweet card. Love your coloring and your embellishments.

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

Sheila said...

Beautiful card, Thank you for joining in the my craft creations challenge. Good luck x

fiona henderson said...

Lovely sunny card, and its a beaut image really makes you smile...well done....
thanks for joining us.

Fiona DT
Through the Purple Haze.

Ravengirl said...

How cute! Your coloring is just perfect! Thanks for playing along with the Friends of Speedy TV!

Asha said...

oh yes! That's a scary little scary that I'd like to take him home with me! Great job, NC
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Patty Gorka said...

Love the flowery embellishments, this turned out wonderfully! ! Thanks for playing along at ABC Challenges!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Oh how cute! Made me smile!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LACY SUNSHINE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Path of Positivity said...

Another sweet card. Adorable image and lovely message all make for a great way to show someone you care. Thank you for joining us once again over on the Path of Positivity for this month's challenge. Good luck!

Lisa D., Owner