Sunday, July 27, 2014

Potted Dogwood

     The challenge theme over at Lacy Sunshine this week is all about "Flowers" and this little "Darla Dogwood," one of the Potted Pretties Heather draws, was perfect for the theme.  It also gave me a chance to ignore all the CAS designs I've been doing lately.  Forgive me, CAS fans -- I just couldn't resist lots of layers, lace, flowers, fancy framing, bows, etc.  I needed my fix of frilly and fancy.  :-D

     I colored the image with ProMarkers, using my very favorite purple and green combo which worked perfectly with the color challenge at MFP Speedy Fox and Friends, where they want us to use "Purple, Green and Brown."  I know dogwood flowers aren't purple but the dogwood trees we have where I live only have four petals on them so I told myself these weren't really dogwood flowers and therefore felt free to improvise with a metallic purple ProMarker for coloring the flowers.  :-D

     The frame is die cut with a die from Spellbinders and I cut a second layer in purple to mat the framed image.  The dp was a leftover scrap, as was the brown lace.  The brown bow is one of those I make but it was white until I dyed it with ProMarker.  All the roses are from Recollections.

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       I've scheduled this for Sunday and, if Blogger co-operates, it will post when the weekend is half over.  I hope yours is going well.  I know I'm having fun.  I'll see you again on Tuesday.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie  


  1. Such a cute creation Connie! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIES and/or PUNCHES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  2. Hi NanaConnie, such a cute card! You've got to add some frill and lace to some cards!

    Love From Rebecca xx

  3. Thank you for sharing this lovely lady at MFP Color Challenge I love all the layers the card is beautiful............Lis

  4. Totally loving the card....even the darling green hair...why not...I walk down the street and see this ever so often. If Liz Taylor can have violet eyes, then there just maybe a dogwood tree with your go girl...along with all the wonderful frills and layers and flowers!!!

  5. I want green hair and purple bows, and to live in a flower pot! LOL This is darling, Miss Connie, and soooo sweet! Very pretty lace and die cut panels! your card is beautiful! hugs, de (who is praying for your family)

  6. Love her hair, the gorgeous die cut makes this a fabulous creation. I love it.
    Linda xxx

  7. Nana, I love purple and green together. Such a sweet card. Thank you for joining us at MFP Simple Salutations for our Favorite 2 Colors Challenge this week.

    Emily T.
    DT Member

  8. No matter if it's clean and simple or's gorgeous! I love, love, love her green hair!! VERY cute and pretty!

  9. Cute, cute, cute! Her lovely green hair is perfect.

  10. Wonderful job Connie. I love the image and the frame/mat. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

  11. Gorgeous as always, Connie, love the image and your colouring is as ever outstanding, hugs xxx

  12. I am loving that green hair great card and thanks for joining us over at Lacy Sunshine...DT Kerri

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  14. A very cute birthday card, Connie. You've used a very pretty frame. CAS, lots of layers, mixed media...I love them all. :-)

  15. lovely card thanks for sharing with FTT this week Rachel dt

  16. lovely card thanks for sharing with FTT this week Rachel dt

  17. Gorgeous, NanaConnie! Love your coloring.

  18. Very pretty! I just love love love the colour combo!
    Dawn xx

  19. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  20. Eeeek! Isn't she just adorable?!
    hugs, Asha

  21. Very pretty...lots of pretty details, too~~....and I have a cat just like yours!! Thank ypu for joining us at "The Sisterhood" for our "Dies/Punch" challenge!!
    Diane TSH DT

  22. Pretty card! Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet.

  23. I love that you played along with us at the MFP/Color Challenge. Your card is wonderful!

  24. I LOVE your purple flowers ;O) quite brilliant of you I think. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at MTTC.

  25. Beautiful card. I just love that lace. Just enough hint of goth to be a fantastic teen card. Thanks so much for sharing with us on MFP's Simple Salutations.


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