Wednesday, January 22, 2014

New Arrivals

     I was so taken with this image from Delicious Doodles of a dragon mother tending her eggs and you just know that their hatching is imminent.  You can see by the look on her face that she's listening to the sound of scratching inside, right?

The design sketch came from A Creative Romance.

     The frame is cut with one of my new dies, and I colored it with chalks to get the light and dark variations.  The image is colored with Copics.  The dp is stamped with embossing ink and I used Shimmer EP from Sparkle n Sprinkle to make it sparkle.  That background was so fabulous that I decided it shouldn't have any other embellishment.  Here is another of those CAS designs that just doesn't look CAS.  Part of that is that the "open space" is dp rather than white.  I really love the way this turned out!  :-D

Brown Sugar -- Anything goes
Card Mania -- Anything goes
Corrosive Challenges -- Career (Motherhood, the best career!)
Craft Your Passion -- Face the music (Puff, the Magic Dragon)
Crazy Challenge -- Fairytale
Created with Love -- Winged things
Eureka Stamps -- 3 Fav embellies (glitter, EP, die cuts)
Fussy and Fancy -- Monochromatic
My Craft Creations -- Anything goes
Sparkle 'n Sprinkle -- Glitter, EP or Flocking
Squigglefly -- CAS
Stampin' with the Dragon -- Anything goes
Wags 'n Whiskers -- Anything goes

     That's it for today and I'm glad to report that I really am getting better every passing hour.  The worst is over and today I'd don't even feel like I ever had the flu.  Must have been all those prayers and good thoughts you were all giving me.  Thanks.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Wow...very different...I was instantly drawn to your lovely card. I agree...eye catching dragon image!

Teri said...

Glad you are feeling better hun!
Love this card, so yummy!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card - love the greens!

Benzi said...

Connie, this is super. I love the dragon...I see she is holding on to one of those eggs for dear life. The bg paper is fabulous.

jimlynn said...

Connie, this is just slap dab awesome!!! I love that image - so unique and pretty. The new die frame is so pretty too. Love everything about this beauty!
Glad you're feeling better!

Anne Temple said...

Wow, this looks fantastic! Love that shimmery background (Shimmer EP is one of my favorites) and I definitely want that frame die. So glad you shared this for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge as well.

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my! The background is stunning Connie. Love the cute dragon too. So glad to hear that you are so much better.
Linda xxx

Holly Young said...

Very beautiful. Love the way you colored the image, and the die frame is gorgeous. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

Kandy's Krafts said...

Beautiful card with a lovely image. Loving the background too. Thanks for joining us at my craft creations.

Donna Ellis said...

Wow, Connie! this card does NOT look CAS at all! So rich and beautiful! I really like the shimmer EP in the background (isn't that swirl amazing?). I'm sorry to not be able to visit everyone's blogs. That bingo game gobbles up all my time and then some! Now to put on my other hat. Thank you for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle this month! I hope you will submit more of your pretty cards to the challenge in the future! hugs, Donna {Creative Smiles}

rachel taylor said...

what a lovely card thanks for sharing with CWLC this week Rachel DT

rachel taylor said...

what a lovely card thanks for sharing with CWLC this week Rachel DT

Céline said...

so beautiful! love the vibrant green
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

Chris Hanselman said...

Love the image. Cute card. Thanks for joining our Winged Things Challenge at Created With Love Challenges

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Jo said...

Love that image NanaConnie, you've made a gorgeous card & the green is perfect! Lovely to see you back blogging!
hugs Jo x

craftin-dawn said...

Wow, stunning card! Love the colors! and the die cut is fab!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Winged Things Challenge!

Cheryl Caldwell-Nyboer said...

What a great image and card.

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Anonymous said...

That is an amazing image, and the background you created for it has that wonderful, fantasy feel. Beautiful!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Awww, this is so sweet! I love the image & you've used the perfect colourway to showcase Teri's gorgeous image!
Dawn xx

Pillan said...

Nice! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.
/Pillan said...

Gorgeous card love the dragon image. Love Alison xx

Tina said...

Wow is all I can say, its beautiful. love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon. Hugs Tina (DT) xx

Marleen Gallagher said...

Beautiful Project. Thank you for joining us at Stamping Dragon Design. Hope to see you again.
Marleen DTL

Debbie said...

Wow, such an interesting card. Love how you colored the dragon. The colors are perfect! She looks like a very powerful Mommy! Good luck in The Corrosive Challenge this fortnight!
DebbieM - TCC DT

Anonymous said...

Super card.The green is perfect and just love the shimmer of the paper.You've framed the image beautifully with your new die too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Cindy Groh said...

Fabulous card. I love the frame around your image and the embossed patterned paper. Looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing at Chalk Ah Lot.

Bonnie Irvine said...

Your card looks magical indeed! The frame around the dragon looks like it comes from some ancient book of magic. The swirls in the background paper add to that mysterious magical feeling. Lovely card. Thanks for joining our Face the Music challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

Regan said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors and the spotted dragon! Motherhood is certainly a wonderful career choice!
Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

Glenda Atkins said...

Love how you coloured this and the monochromatic look. Wonderfully done!

bumblebee creations said...

Thanks for joining our challenge at Sguigglefly!

Zella said...

As always - an excellent card!!! Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, this is spectacular. Wonderful coloring and I love the monochromatic colors. Beautifully done!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Fabulous coloring and interpretation of the sketch. Thank you for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge. Good luck and I hope to see you again in future challenges.

Teresa said...

Great work, thanks for joining us at A Creative Romance
hugs Teresa

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

That is totally awesome image and coloring!!! Just love how you have done this card. My daughter would love it!