Monday, March 17, 2014

Dragon Babies for Mom

     Happy St. Patrick's Day!!  

     Spring is definitely creeping up on us and that makes me think of new life.  New life often means first time moms and birthdays -- and no 'birth'day is more important than the actual day you were born.  Each one after that is just a celebration on the anniversary of your birth, right?  So, today's card is dedicated to spring, new life, new moms, and milestone birthdays.  Yes, I'm celebrating mine today, too, even though it's not a milestone.  :-D

     The image comes from Aurora Wings and is called "Dragon Babies."  Aurora Wings has a fantastic FB page which you should visit for some wonderful inspiration.

I chose to use the sketch from Sketch Saturday.

     The image is colored with ProMarkers, then die cut.  The mat is die cut from dp by K & Co. and the background dp is also K & Co.  The ribbon is grosgrain and was in my stash.  The bow is one of those I make by the dozens.  The glittery border is actually made using "Design Adhesives" diamonds and green glitter.  I'm still experimenting with various gitter and adhesive techniques.  I really like this one!

A Gem of a Challenge -- Mother's Day or Special lady
AuroraWings -- Anything goes
Corrosive Challenge -- Go green
Craft for the Craic -- Something green
Craftitude -- Add green
Dream Valley -- Big birthday (the day you were born!)
DRS Designs -- You're a good egg
Glitter n Sparkle -- Green
One Stitch at a Time -- Use a digi
Outlawz Alcohol Markers -- Fantasy
Paper Sweeties -- Polka dots
Ribbon Girl -- Green
Robyn's Fetish -- Green & glitter
Sentimental Sundays -- Cute & cuddly
Simon Says Stamp -- Mother's Day or Special lady
Stampin with the Dragon -- Go green
Sunflowerfield Designs -- Birthday
That Craft Place -- Mother's Day

     It's Monday and I'm sure that means we're one day closer to spring.  I hope your weekend was relaxing and productive whatever you were doing.  Now we face the start of another work week and must wait a few more days before we can anticipate the weekend.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab

Linda Simpson said...

Happy St Patrick's Day Connie! I do love the beautiful baby dragons, another gorgeous card my friend.
Linda xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Aw, these are cute little dragon twins, Connie! Your shading is WONDERFUL! Love that blue and green combination, and your darling sentiment. Pretty glittery texture on the side, too! Hope yur week is a good one, Connie! xo

Donna Hanley said...

This card is adorable, Connie. They are the cutest little dragons I've ever seen. Nice choice of ribbon and embellishments. Happy Birthday to you also. Enjoy it my friend.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Craftitude.

Benzi said...

Darling image and I love the reasons for which you've dedicated this wonderful card. Good job, Connie.

Anne Temple said...

This is so cute. Love the image and how you've colored it. Have a happy birthday!

Asha said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! And you've made a gorgeous card on this fabulous day. Enjoy your day and wish you many blessings for the year.
hugs, Asha

Debbie said...

So cute!! Love the polka dotted grosgrain ribbon and that sweet white satin bow! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Paper Sweeties this month!

*Vicki* said...

Happy birthday to YOU my friend! :) Your card is so adorable!!! LOVE the green sparkles and cute image!! Hope you take time to enjoy your day!! BIGGEST HUGS

Shelia said...

What a cute card!! Love the image with the little dragons hatching out of the eggs!! Great job on the glittered diamonds, they look fantastic!! Thank you for playing with DRS Designs this week!

Planetsusie said...

This is such a cute little image and I love how you have coloured it as well. Brilliant layout.

Thank you so much for joining us over at the OSAAT challenge this week, lots of luck to you.

Hugs Sue Pxxx DT member

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Connie :-) I love this image, very cute and the papers and layout are fab :-)

Happy Birthday ! Hope you're having a lovely day with lots of cake :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x said...

Connie such a beautiful card love the sweet image. Love Alison xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Too cute NanaC! I love that image & the colouring!
Dawn xx

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Happy Birthday! Such a sweet card. Thank you for entering Aurora Wings challenge! Hugs Mitzi

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh, happiest of birthdays, Connie! dorable card. So happy you joined us in our first challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Sassy Raggedy said...

Hey Connie, First let me wish you a Happy Birthday. I did on FB but will do so here as well...You have been making the best cards I have ever seen you make. This is one of them...I love these dragons and all the green. Such an inspiration. Hugs, joann

Jackie Scott said...

Beautiful card Connie! Happy Birthday, you share your St. Patrick's day birthday with my husband! Hope you got a chance to celebrate with family and friends!

Chasing the Dream said...

Happy, Happy Birthday my luv. Fab image and delightful composition. So much fun. I know you had a crafty birthday today.

Mari said...

Such a sweet image! Beautiful card :)
Thank you for joining us at Sunflowerfield Designs.
Hugs, Mari

Wendy Fraser said...

Who knew dragons could be so cute! Super card and happy birthday! Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what an adorable image although not sure I will be saying that if they were fully grown. Absolutely perfect colours too.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.



Marlene Atkinson said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge. Marlene DT

Debra Miller said...

Great card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday! ~Deb

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a lovely card. I really like that image too, and your ribbon/bow.

Thanks for playing along with us this week at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck.


Bonnie Irvine said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you had a lovely day. This card is that image and your beautiful colouring. The various shades of green and the subtle patterns work so well together. The sparkle on the border is a great detail, too. Thanks for playing along in our Anything Goes/Show a Little Green challenge at Craftitude this fortnight. I hope you join us again soon. I do enjoy your cat pictures. They make me smile :)

Denise Goeldner said...

Fabulous card beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining us over at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
~ Denise DT ~
also Happy Birthday too !

Irish Scrapper said...

What a lovely card, its so different to any other baby card I've seen. Sylvie Craft for the Craic DT

jimlynn said...

Very cute with that precious little image! Love all the green too - and a BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you had a great day.

Angela said...

Cute green dragon and just on the mark for the Stamping Dragon Let's go Green challange. Great selection for greens and fab colouring.

Thanks for taking part with us.

verybellemakes said...

Great take on the sketch! Thank you for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge this week, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT

CG said...

Such a stunning monochrome card! A very original baby card. Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT! Best, CG

Julie-Ann said...

such a lovely card, Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle, good luck, Julie Ann DT

Love crafts forever said...

Thank you for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time this week, and i hope you can join us next time. Good luck.
DT Nataliya

Glenda Atkins said...

I'm in love with the image, how totally delightful and so is your colouring! Fabulous card!

Vanja said...

Gorgeous card!
Thank you for joining us at Sunflowerfield Designs this month. :)


Eithne said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining our March challenge over at Craft for the Craic.
Eithne :)