Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Birthday for a Gardener

     The sentiment on this card is a bit of a pun -- the birthday girl's last name is "Gardener" !


     The image is from The East Wind and I colored it with ProMarkers, then die cut it with a Spellbinders die.  I used that same die to cut another piece from brown CS, layered over the top to make a frame after die cutting a hole in the middle of that brown piece with another die.  That whole piece was layered onto a kraft card base.  I added the baker's twine and punched the side border.  I added turquoise paper to the inside of the card so that the punching would show better.

     There are daisies in that punch but I covered them with snowflake stickers, which I'm using as blue flowers.  I think that's a clever use of something which was made for a different purpose, don't you?     The double butterfly is done using a Cheery Lynn die.  I added gems to the embellishments for a bit of bling.

     Challenges:
A Creative Romance -- A/G w birthday option
Artistic Inspirations -- A/G or summer fun
Bunny Zoe's Crafts -- Layers
Cheery Lynn Designs -- Use kraft CS
Color Me Creative -- A/G
Crafting from the Heart -- A/G
Craft Your Passion -- 3 or more embellies
Creatalicious -- Happy Birthday
Ditzie Digi Designs -- A/G
East Wind -- Bling
Fairies -- Summer
Fairytale Stampers -- Brown + color
Love to Create -- A/G
Melonheadz Friends -- Summer fun
Outlawz Greetings -- What's in your garden?
Pile It On -- Wrong but Right
Tiny Fairy Tales -- Summer & Winter Garden

     That's all for today.  I'll be back at my keyboard soon and back crafting before you know it.  I can hardly wait.  :-D   Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

34 comments:

Jo said...

Fabulous NanaConnie, love the colour combo......think I need to go colour her too!
hugs Jo x

Avril Ann said...

Super NC, great image, and fabulous colours, hugs hun xxx

Donna Hanley said...

Connie, Darling card and yes I love your use of the flowers. They look nice glittered up. The image is darling. I also love the pun on this one. Enjoy the day.

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful birthday card for your friend. Great coloring of the image and love all the dies you've used.

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi NC hoping by to view your blog - apoligies for not leaving individual comments but have real internet problem here out in the stix - fabulus creations - hugs Judith xxx

jimlynn said...

SO cute and pretty! Love your coloring and especially on her hair. I just can not do that for the life of me! Love it!
Lynn

Cumbrianlass said...

Gorgeous card NC, a beautiful image and the background die cuts is beautiful.
Janet xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my Connie, this is absolutely gorgeous. The image is beautifully coloured.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful image- loving the gardener sentiment as well. Your great sticker shimmery flowers and the double butterflies are great accents!

Teresa Arsenault said...

I agree that using your snowflakes as flowers was a very clever idea. This card is sweet and sure to bring a smile.
Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful colouring of her hair, very lovely! Fab Happy Birthday card for those of us who love to garden!
hugs
Glenda

Kerrie Brown said...

such a gorgeous make love the colours

thank you so much for entering your project into the Ditzie Digi Designs Challenge

Hugs Kerrie x
DDD DT

Tamesis said...

Wow was für ein wundervolles Werk. Ich bin begeistert.
Hab lieben Dank für's mitmachen bei Fairytale Stampers
GLG Tamesis

Sandy Hulsart said...

Cute card, Connie and what a fun image. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Michelle said...

Very cute - love the blue and brown colour scheme. Thanks for joining us this week for the challenge at Love To Create.

Anita Kejriwal said...

Very pretty card. Loved the colour scheme. Thanks for playing along the cheery Lynn challenge.

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

So lovely card. Fabulous progect. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges. hugs, Helena

Dawn Lancaster said...

Sweet & pretty! I love that image!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Irina Gerschuk said...

Stunning project! Love the coloring so much))))
Thank you for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Conny G. said...

A really cute card!
Thanks for joining us at Fairytale Stampers!
Hugs,
Conny

DonnaMundinger said...

What a cute idea using Aurora Gardener for someone with that name. Love your color combo and the frame is especially gorgeous. thanks so much for entering our Bling Challenge at TEW. xxD

Juliz Design Post said...

Hi Connie, Lovely card and so well coloured. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and Good Luck.
Julie x

craftybunny said...

Just love the colour combo,such a pretty card.Your colouring is just lovely and the snowflakes make wonderful flowers.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

So pretty! Love your sweet stamped image and the double butterfly in blue really pops!

Thanks so much for joining us in our challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.

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haththi said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafting from the heart - good luck!

Crea-Sandra said...

Beautiful creation, love the lay-out!
Thanks for joining us at Love to Create!
♥ Sandra ♥

Tracey Fehr said...

Lovely image! Great use of the bakers twine. Thanks for sharing with us at Pile it On!
Tracey, DT

PaperDaisies said...

Such a great birthday card. I love the design. Thank you for joining us over at Creatalicious. Hugs Nina

Meggi Bischoff said...

das ist eine tolle kreation.

schöne, dass du bei den fairytale stmpers mitmachst.

glg meggi

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

ahhhh what a cutie! Love the die cuts you have used for her.

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at The East Wind. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

Lola said...

Such a sweet image!
Beautiful card and coloring!

Thank you so much for joining us at Fairytale Stampers :-)

Good luck!

xx Karola xx

Jenny said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Creative Romance. Jen xx

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Happy Birthday” challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our new challenge.

Hugs, Melanie
(DT Creatalicious Challenges)