Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Priscilla Pilgrim

     Welcome to another challenge at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog.  Our fabulous sponsor (whose images I just love) is Rick St. Dennis and our theme this time is "Heavy Metal" -- use something metal on your card.  I chose an image which happened to be the freebie for Rick St. Dennis challenge but "Priscilla Pilgrim" was just what I needed for the "ear of corn " charm I wanted to use.  That charm was sent to me by a dear blogging friend, Cely, from "Creating in Carolina."  Thanks so much, Cely.  It was absolutely perfect for this Thanksgiving card.

     The image itself is colored with a combination of ProMarkers and Graph'It pens (which a friend loaned me so I could try them), then die cut with a lacy frame and matted with another plain circle die cut.  To add a bit more metal, the image is mounted onto a sheet of embossed, sparkly metallic gift wrap, the good, heavy-duty kind which embosses so well.  What a glittery shine it has!  I matted that with brown CS and added it to the card after I stippled the front with both brown and gray ink.  The gold ribbon, from Really Reasonable Ribbon, had a fine, metallic border on each edge and I added a sheer ribbon to it before making the double bow.   The corn charm is tied on with hemp cord.

2 Creative Chicks -- Thanksgiving
A Creative Need -- Ribbons or buttons
A Little Bit Crafty -- Sparkle & shine
Brown Sugar -- Thanksgiving
Cards Galore -- Animals
Craftitude -- Anything goes/falling leaves
Die Cut Divas -- Holidays & celebrations
Digi Haven -- Fall
Digitally Sweet -- Ribbon or lace
Graph'It -- Anything goes
Hiding in My Craft Room -- Die cuts
Jo's Scrap Shack -- Anything goes
Ladybug Crafts -- Autumn colors
Mema's -- Anything goes
Outlawz Alcohol Markers -- Thanksgiving
Really Reasonable Ribbon -- Gift packaging (metallic gift wrap) & ribbon
Sister Act -- Anything goes
So Artful -- Trees (in the embossing)
The Stamping Boutique -- Fall colors

     I know there's a ton of challenges on my list today but there are just so many with fall, fall colors, or Thanksgiving variations, to say nothing of the 'Anything Goes' themes, how could I not play in every one of them?  :-D  With that, I hope we're going to see you playing along with us at The Crafter's Cafe and remember, our theme is "Heavy Metal" so lets see some metal on your cards!  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie  


  1. Oh, that little ear of corn charm is just the cutest thing. I really like that metallic gift wrap (has the look of metal) and cute image. Wonderful card, Connie.

  2. WOWOW, Miss Connie! I dearly love this card! The copper gift wrap is fantastic embossed! And the white die cut holding that sweet little Priscilla mousie is amazing! White really does pop out the images no matter what they are! Your coloring and shading looks marvelous! Cute features in your embellishments, too! hugs,

  3. Wonderful card! I love that embossed metallic paper. Thank you for joining us at A Creative Need!
    Smiles, Deena

  4. This is so beautiful NC! I really love that eye-catching copper glittery background!! WOW! :)

  5. NC, Very cute card and image. Love all the detail and thanks for joining our die cut challenge this week at HIMCR.

  6. This is gorgeous Connie, I do love the background and the image is just so darn cute.

    Linda xxx

  7. Adorable fall/harvest card! I love the image and the sparkly background! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Haven!

  8. Beautiful card. Love the sparkle paper and the corn charm. Thanks for sharing with us at Craftitude Challenges. Good Luck.

  9. So pretty, love the emossing, wonderful for the Heavy Metal challenge

  10. Oh, NanaConnie, that's that sweet image, the charm is just perfect & your colouring is fabulous! Hope you're well!
    hugs Jo x

  11. Absolutely Darling! I love your creation! Thanks for playing along with the SNG November freebie challenge :)

    Lady B RSD EDT

  12. Outstanding!!! That charm is so adorable and goes great on this card. Love the embossed gift wrap - really looks like metal!
    Computer is out of the shop and I'm back in business once again.

  13. Simply ADORABLE!
    Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  14. Oh NC, so adorable, very creative with metallic and so festive, Priscilla mousie is simply darling,fabulous texture and all the details are perfect.

  15. Beautiful card! Love all the texture and that little ear of corn is so perfect for your wonderfully colored image! Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet! Hope you will join us again!

  16. NanaC, this is just gorgeous! That image is so sweet & I love the background!
    Dawn xx

  17. Heavens to Betsy....I love love love this image and card!

  18. Cute to the max! Love the new banner!


  19. Wow. I love that background. It is fabulous. Cute image and great design.

  20. This is really pretty! The embossing is wonderful, I love the glitter. It's a wonderful celebration of fall! Thanks for being Soartful with us, and sharing your talent!

  21. a delightful card. So pleased you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  22. Awwww this is so sweet Connie, love that cute little Pilgrim mouse and the corn cob! Thanks for sharing with us at A Little Bit Crafty for our November Challenge, Good luck! Susan x

  23. this is simply stunning. absolutely LOVE the glitter! thank you so much for joining us at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE!!!

  24. What a gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at HIMCR.

  25. gorgeous card, love the image and all the sparkle looks fab. Thanks for joining us at Graph'It Colour Challenge this time
    Claire xx

  26. Oooooh! Loving that glittery shiny sparkly background, NC! Cute little Pilgrim Mouse.
    xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  27. If that isn't just an adorable mouse. Love the coloring and the background.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  28. Love the embossing and your image is the cutest. Thanks for stopping by Mema's Crafts and playing with us.

  29. gorgeous thanks for playing at SNG


  30. So sweet! Thanks for joining us at Graph'It color challenge! Good luck!


  31. I love the sheen of metal and Priscilla looks like she enjoys being the centre of attention here. Thank you for sharing your art with us at Sparkle and Glitter this month

  32. Awww cute image, thanks so much for joining us over at Craftitude!
    Hugs Donna DT x

  33. Adorable card, love the shinny background and wee corn charm and the lovely coloured mouse!

  34. wow that backing paper is really gorgeous!!! Just love the sparkle!!!


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