Monday, August 11, 2014

Share the Love

     Well, my days didn't get any less busy this weekend and I have only a few more days before I leave again so I'm trying to get everything done and to pre-schedule a couple of blog posts.  I have a DT post tomorrow  which must get done even if nothing else does.  Today's post is one of my favorites of all the ones I've done for this week because I just adore the Sassy Cheryl's image!   I think I love Cheryl's images because all of her girls seem to be such tomboys (as I was) yet have such warmth and tenderness in them (which I hope I have.)


     I used my ProMarkers to color her, then die cut her and the frame with dies from Spellbinders.  I love how those fancy frames make a really simple design look so complex and fussy.  I made a gate fold card, something I haven't done for a long time, and for the first time made a gate fold that's square when folded instead of folding to an A2 size.

     The embossed panel has been rubbed with chalk and I inked the edges.  Sentiment was computer printed, hand cut and matted, then hand cut again.  The three bows were made from satin ribbon and are some of those I make by the dozens and keep in my stash.  I am running low on certain colors so will be taking ribbon, pearls, needle and thread with me when I leave on Friday and I'll be making more during the slow times while I'm gone.

     Challenges:

     That's all I have time to write today but I'll see you again tomorrow.   Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

24 comments:

Avril Ann said...

Beautiful, Connie, so fresh, and a super cute image, sharing the love right back...hugs xxx

Jo said...

Aw, NanaConnie, that's the sweetest image!Love your card & a fab layout too!
hugs Jo x

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Ah bless Connie she is adorable hugs Judith x

JanR said...

Great card! Those little bows are cute! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

jimlynn said...

Good idea to take all those supplies with you and make more bows Connie! They're as cute as can be - and no, I still haven't tried one (Shame!!!!) but will!

Cute, cute, cute card! I love all of Chery's images too. Just darling. The bows look great on this one.

Lynn

Sammy said...

Awww, she is so sweet! Thank you for playing along at Milk Coffee this challenge. Sammy-x

Linda Simpson said...

What a cutie Connie, she is gorgeous. The embossed background and beautiful bows are gorgeous.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Chasing the Dream said...

Awe NC, she is a beauty to behold, fab frame and gorgeous coloring. Simply a cute beauty.
Hugs
Berni

Bridie Payne said...

Brilliant design

Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

Happy Monday!!!

Hugs from

Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Melissa Vandridge said...

Connie, I love how you framed that cute little girl! Beautiful gate fold card! Thank you so much for submitting this little gem to week three of Vandicrafts' Artistry Challenge!
Melissa ~ Vandicrafts

Sandy said...

A very funny and cute image! Thanks for playing with Hanna&Friends.
Hugs

Benzi said...

Love the image, Connie, and your bows are so cute. Very nice gatefold.

Deni - Angel Scrapbook Goodies said...

What a cute card, thanks for joining us at Treasured Times,

DT Deni

Teresa Arsenault said...

Just darling. Love the little bows.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Fab and adorable...I too love Sassy Cheryl images. OK..you gotta stop. I bought a bunch of her images and now just bought and colored Lacy sunshine so I can enter the challenge. I'll post tomorrow and get in on the challenge....thanks to you...haha

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Fab and adorable...I too love Sassy Cheryl images. OK..you gotta stop. I bought a bunch of her images and now just bought and colored Lacy sunshine so I can enter the challenge. I'll post tomorrow and get in on the challenge....thanks to you...haha

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining us at crafting at the weekend and good luck x

crafty said...

Cute image and those bows are great. Wish mine turned out like that. Thanks for joining us at Hobby Cutz this week

Dawn Lancaster said...

Ahhh, she's just too cute & adorable!
Hugs
Dawn xxx

Dora said...

Awww this is cute, love the sweet image and detail on your card. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

Deepti said...

Lovely card! I like the way u incorporated the die on this design :) Thank you for sharing with Stamplorations!

Joann Burton said...

One of my favorite stamps by Cheryl. Love the blues. You always color these images up so well. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

maria f. said...

Such a cute image and I love your choice of blue to pair it up with. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations with this lovely card.

Rita Edwards said...

What a fun card you've created! So beautifully colored and fits our "2 or more dies" challenge perfectly. Thank you for joining us at Milk N Coffee! Hugs, Rita DT