Sunday, November 10, 2013

Thanking the Hostess

     It's been several years since I played hostess over the holidays, due mainly to the fact that my kids and their families all lived so far away from me.  It was easier for me, as just one person, to travel to their homes over the holidays than for all of them to pack up kids, pets and packages, and come home.  So, I've become pretty good at doing Thank You cards for the hostess.

     When my DT duties at 613 Avenue Create called for a Thank You card for a hostess, I jumped right on that one!  Our wonderful sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps and they provided images for the team to use.  I used one called "FANSB Thanksgiving."  That stands for Fancy Sunbonnet, and she's always a favorite of mine.       :-D

I chose the sketch from the Wednesday challenge at The Outlawz
and the colors came from the Tuesday challenge at The Outlawz.


     I colored Fancy Sunbonnet with ProMarkers, then die cut her using one of my favorite frame dies from Spellbinders.  I matted that with charcoal CS.  I found gold CS to match her dress and layered a square of it onto the dark brown card base, after adding the two bits of lace ribbon to it.  I put just a touch of Stickles in each corner of the frame and the lace has its own glittery sparkle.

     The flower is hand made by piling up punched layers of flower petals, adding a metal flower charm to the center and using glitter on the largest layer of petals.  The swirl is done with Stickles Ice, then I added pearls to it.  I put one final pearl in the upper corner.  The sparkle and shine don't show as well in the photo but IRL, it will just knock your socks off!

Crafting by Designs -- Anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons -- Autumn colors
Crafty Creations -- Autumn colors
Cuttlebug Mania -- Autumn
Divas by Design -- Use a Digi
Everybody Art -- Autumn
I {heart} ProMarkers -- All That Glitters
Inky Impressions -- Dies & punches
Just Inspirational -- Glitter
Moving Along with the Times -- Pearly, swirly, girly
Nutcrafters -- Autumn Splendor
Penny's Paper Crafty -- Lots of layers
Ribbon Carousel -- Holidays/celebrations
Top Tip Tuesday -- Seasons

     Well, I hope we're going to see you playing along at 613 Avenue Create this week.  Remember, our challenges are always "Anything Goes" but you can use the optional weekly twist if you like.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Marvelous....I love that particular image on the unknown bonnet girl....haha super coloring!

Pat (mspfd) said...

How super sweet! Love everything about this wonderful creation -- gorgeous coloring and the lace is a wonderful addition.

Gerda said...

What a adorable card! I love the lovely image you used! Have a great day.

Dawn C said...

Lovely card with great colours. Thanks for playing with us at Divas this week x

Leslie Germain said...

Adorable. Love that little character and the colors you used!

jimlynn said...

I would say this looks like me for Thanksgiving dinner - but usually I look like something the cat drug in after all the work of cooking!
CUTE image and colored so pretty. Fantastic.

Benzi said...

What a cute image and love it and the card done in those wonderful Fall colors. Great way to say thank you.

~ginny said...

Hi NanaConnie! I am popping in with an official hello as your new team-mate at 613 Ave C! I wanted to get to know you a bit. I am from Placerville - I see you are No. California too. A little "connection" there!
I also wanted to tell you how much I like the beautiful warm colors you chose for this card. They just speak of autumn and browned turkey and the warm rich smell of Thanksgiving!
I look forward to playing with you at Chana's house!

Glenda Atkins said...

Marvellous Thanksgiving card Nana Connie and love the orange shades. Fabulous colouring too!

Berni Cuttino said...

Oh NC, this is so precious outstanding design and palette, simply a beautiful card. Thanks so much for helping me while I ill.
Hugs my dear friend.

Debbie said...

Sweet card! I love that image and the fancy die!!

Kimbo said...

Such a pretty card and just perfect for the occassion. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Sweet image & a perfect Thanksgiving thank you card!
Dawn xxx

Jani said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

That's such an awesome thank you card. just love the take on the sketch. And brilliant coloring.

Marlene Atkinson said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe Challenge. Marlene DT

Marlene Atkinson said...

Sorry meant to say Crafty Creations Challenge. Marlene DT

*Vicki* said...

I absolutely adore these sweet sun bonnet images!! DARLING card NC!! Love your coloring and fun layout!! HUGS :)

Bettina L. said...

Such a gorgeous thanksgiving card. Love the design with the lace, diecuts and awsome colours. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

Vicky said...

So beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Inky Impressions for our dies and punches challenge, good luck!!

hugs Vicky xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

nscropper said...

very nice ... great colors. thanks for joining us at JIC!
Cindye DT

Kerry said...

Sweet card. Thank you for joining in with our Autumn challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

WeirdCat said...

Fantastic card, wonderful design, thank you so much for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
Ruth x

Katie Stringer said...

Fab card
Thanks for joining in this week at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
Hugs katie x

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful colour palette and so pretty!
Thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week for Debs Swirly, Pearly, Girly challenge and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the image you've used and the lace.

Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters.

Helen x