Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Planting

     I haven't played with a Bugaboo Stamps image in a while and today seemed a good opportunity to play in their Catch the Bug "Spring" challenge.  I've had this fun image for so long but I can't remember ever using it so...  I'm not sure if the cat is chasing the bird or if the cat is protecting his seed pots but either way, I thought it made a great image for spring.  :-D  Hmmm, maybe the bird is chasing the cat?


I also used the sketch from Bugaboo's Stella Says Sketch.


     I used ProMarkers to color the image and then die cut it with a Spellbinders die.  I used a plain octagon die (QuicKutz) to cut a mat for the image.  I used chalks to highlight the embossed edges of the image.  The leaves were cut with a Cheery Lynn die and I added some ultra fine glitter to them to give them some sparkle.

     The background dp is from the Loolah stack by Iron Orchid and that stack has been hiding in my stash for more than 2 years!  It was one of those I bought because I just 'had to have it' and have never used a single page of it.  Now I can give up my guilt trip over that since I've used a sheet of it now.  And it's a sheet I really, really love!  My final touch was the Baker's Twine bow.
     
     Challenges:
A Creative Need -- Signs of spring
Add a little Dazzle -- Spring
Craft for the Craic -- Something for spring
Crafter's Cafe -- Spring
Crafty Catz -- Animals
Hobbybook Designs -- 2 or more die cuts
Moving Along with the Times -- Spring
Polkadoodles -- Animal magic

     I hope you've enjoyed seeing this as much as I enjoyed making it.  Our weather is nice -- not too cool and not too hot yet so I may actually put some time in on gardening matters myself.  I have new bulbs to get in the ground and herbs to pot.  If I miss a couple of days of posting this week, you may rightfully conclude that I'm engaged in spring planting.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

33 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Such a darling image and I love the leaves, papers and bow also. Sweet card, Connie. Have a great day.

Benzi said...

I LOVE this image, Connie. Oh, gardening sounds great. I have more to do, too.

Anne Temple said...

Adorable card! Great coloring of the fun image too.

Donna Ellis said...

Happy Spring to you, Miss Connie! Beautiful papers and colors, and a darling image, so sweetly colored and shaded (great job!). Very pretty pale green die cut in the center (such marvelous layers, PC). Love your glittery leaves! hugs, de

Linda Simpson said...

Connie, this is gorgeous, I do love the image and beautifully coloured too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

Love the sparkle on those leaves and the precious image - that's colored so lovely. Framed out to perfection and a lovely card!
Happy planting!
Lynn

vivie said...

beautiful!!! thanks for joining us at hobbybook

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's a darling image, Connie, I agree! So perfect for springtime and perfectly colored!! I've been missing a few days of posts myself with gardening and spring cleaning and getting ready for company for Easter. Happy Easter to you!! Hugs, Darnell

Jackie Scott said...

A sweet card Connie, wonderful colouring and those sparkly leaves and your pretty paper and bow - perfect for the image! Hope spring is here at last - Happy Easter.

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is so pretty, Connie. I love that border inside the octagon. How did you do that?

Shelly Schmidt said...

Such a cute kitty- that is colored so wonderfully- and looks like he is protecting the pot. Love the die cut and the cute frame inside of it.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Lol! Great card fantastic little image, beautifully coloured!
I love your take on the sketch too!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Cheryl First said...

Very beautiful, Connie! I love the garden cat images, he's so full of mischief!
Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

Cheryl First
aka Cafexpressions
DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

deesdesigns said...

Love your image - now I have another must have Bugaboo image to add to my collection :-) Beautifully colored. OMG this is a fabulous take on our Stella Say Sketch challenge - thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Jennyfer L said...

What a lovely card! Sweet image too. Thanks for playing with Hobbybook.

Sassy Raggedy said...

Fantastic Card Connie. You are so good at matching your dp papers to your images for such a lovely card. Hugs, joann

carol said...

Suer cute card, looks fab and thanks for showing an interest in our GDT call, good luck... thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

PoppyKCrafts said...

lovely card xx thank you for joining in with the Polkadoodles Challenge. Have a great day and Keeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

Asha said...

Those pots are soooo cute, NC. And look at kitty peeking from below!
hugs, Asha

Jac said...

Fabulous image and coloured beautifully, fantastic springs card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

beautiful card love the image and your colouring is just perfect. Love Alison xxx

Shannon Wallace Soto said...

This is really cute and I love that image. Thanks for playing along at the Crafter's Cafe. Shannon DT

Aunty Sue said...

such a great card and perfect for our challenge, thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz and showing an interest in the gdt. Happy Easter.

Asha said...

I'm back with my DT hat on - You know I love your card, NC. Both Kitty and Birdie are perfect for our Animal challenge. Thanks for playing with us at PolkaDoodles.
hugs, Asha

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Fabulous card ,thanks for taking part in Animal Magic challenge at http://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/
Hugs Susan xx

Kathy said...

Connie, this is adorable. Love your coloring and that image is too cute. Thanks for playing along with our spring challenge at Catch the Bug.

THE BLUEBERRY BEAR said...

Thanks for entering your lovely creation over at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug for our Spring themed challenge this week. We hope you join us again soon!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Bugaboo DT

Anne said...

Sorry I'm late leaving my comment. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely design with us at Moving Along with the Times. Hugs x

Glenda Atkins said...

Love this card and image, can't wait till one can actually get out there and plant. That means late May for me!
hugs
Glenda

Min said...

Too cute!! Thanks so much for joining the Stella Says Sketch Challenge at The Bug Blog with Bugaboo Stamps.
We hope you'll join us again and play along!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Min - Bugaboo Stamps Asst. Design Team Coord.

acreativeneed said...

Such a cute image and great colors. Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing with us again at A Creative Need, Connie!

acreativeneed said...

Such a cute image and great colors. Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing with us again at A Creative Need, Connie!

Katya- Ангел ф кедах said...

Thank you for joining us at Craft for the Craic.
Hugs DT Katya
xxx