Thursday, July 24, 2014

May I "Bug" You?

     This sweet new image from Bugaboo Stamps (Catch the Bug Bingo challenge:  I used Red, No dp, & Texture) is the complete opposite of my card yesterday where I was cooling all the plants (and me) in the shower.  This is me, sitting in the garden among my summer plants, playing with ladybugs and butterflies, dreaming about summer holidays in a cooler climate.  :-D

I chose the sketch at Outlawz,
and turned it a quarter turn.

     I colored the image with my trusty ProMarkers, then die cut it with a die from Spellbinders.  The sentiment was also die cut but I punched the corners for a slightly different effect.  I chose two textured card stocks for the background, layered them onto the card front, and then added the hand-dyed bow.  The four little yellow pearls set off the sentiment piece.  I kept it very CAS because I'm practicing that again.  I still find it difficult not to add more embellishments but at least I kept it to one bow and a few tiny pearls.  :-D

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My Craft Creations
Simon Says Stamp Monday
The Crazy Challenge

     We're heading for the weekend, folks!  I have a couple of things pre-scheduled because I have plans over the next few days which will keep me away from the crafting table.  But I have a couple of DT projects next week and will definitely find time for those.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. No practice needed for your CAS cards, Connie, they always look great to me and this one is no exception. Love It! Have a fun day and don't let anyone "bug" you. LOL

  2. Cute card and image. Great coloring too.

  3. Love your take on this sketch. Your coloring is great. Thanks for joining us at Paper Makeup Stamps.

  4. Nice card. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

  5. Oh so sweet, lovely design and very cute image. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  6. It's going to be a couple of months before I'd be able to sit in the garden and enjoy all the nice cool air but I love your card!!! So cute and what a wonderful way to frame out that cute image.
    Have a nice long weekend!

  7. Thank you for sharing your lovely cards with us at Ladybugs Crafts Ink!

  8. This is gorgeous and the image is just so darn cute.
    Linda xxx

  9. How cute this image is, Connie! Love your color choices and darling colors! hugs de

  10. Cute! Love the image; so cute!! Thanks for joining us at LCI! ~Michele, DT

  11. Ooh yummy! I just adore this bold colour combo, and your coloring of the image is spot on.
    Blessing hugs,

  12. Fun and cute image. Darling card.
    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  13. Sweet & adorable NanaC, I love the colours!
    Dawn xx

  14. Gorgeous card Connie love the colour combination. Hope you have a good weekend. Love Alison xx

  15. Very sweet! Yup...that was me in the yard yesterday except I was pulling some weeds while sitting on ground and drinking sweet tea. Great job on the coloring by the way

  16. Hi NC you need to teach me how to do CAS cards, I cannot do them at all.
    You have used a very pretty image and love the die cut.
    Janet xxx

  17. I love the colour palette you used!Thanks for joining us for BINGO! at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog. Good luck and please join us again soon!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang

  18. So lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :) - Ashli

  19. NanaConnie, your coloring and design are perfect! What a lovely card.

  20. Aaaaw! She's so precious, NC. Pretty colour combo too.
    hugs, Asha

  21. She's adorable, beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug!


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