Monday, September 22, 2014

Something Definitely NOT CAS !!

     I've been doing CAS cards this month because of being a GDT at The Outlawz Sunday CAS challenge and just wanting to practice, practice, practice on that particular style.  But since that's not my normal "go to" style, I've been hungering for something a bit fancier and this weekend I just couldn't stand it any longer.  This sweet little fairy image from Lacy Sunshine was a perfect excuse to go girly, frilly, lacy and fancy.  :-D


I based this on the sketch from Sweet Sketch Weds 2.


     I colored the image with various pink, blue and gray ProMarkers, and added some glittery sparkle to her wings and skirt.  I die cut the image with one of my framing dies from Spellbinders, and then used another from that die set to cut the dark gray mat.

     I wove pink ribbon through some sparkly lace ribbon and threaded that through the openings on the gray mat to create the diagonal in the sketch.  I added a tiny handmade bow (with a blue gem on it) and then decided on a pink ribbon flower at the bottom of the die cut mat.  Everything was layered onto light gray CS matted with blue, and all of that was adhered to the card front.

     The sentiment is computer generated, hand cut, and added to the front.  Now, doesn't she look completely dressed and ready to celebrate her birthday?  Or maybe it's another occasion but whatever it is, she's in style and ready.

     Challenges:
ABC Challenge (flowers/lace/die cut)
A Creative Need
Crafts 4 Eternity
Dragonfly Dreams
Friends of Speedy TV
Glitter n Sparkle
In the Pink
Just Add Ink
Moving Along with the Times
My Sheri Crafts
One Stitch at a Time

     Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Feel free to browse around while you're here and Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie 

25 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

Oh Connie, this sure is girly, frilly and fancy. Love the lace and the beautiful image.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Donna Ellis said...

She is adorable, Connie, and especially with all the lace, ribbons and fru fru, she looks darling! Wonderful sparkly colors, and a sweet card design! hugs, de

*Vicki* said...

This certainly fits of the bill of fancy my friend!! Really gorgeous card!! I love the sparkle! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Heide said...

How cute, such a girly card. love the sparkle. Thanks for joining us. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

WEll you NAILED it with the girly and frilly and I love love it. I don't do much of that either and again, you have inspired me. I haven't attempted this little girl yet and hope I have time but now it will be hard after seeing yours.

Stampsnob said...

The eyes say it all this is a lovely card Thanks for entering it at MFP Color challenge...........Lis

Debi said...

Gorgeous ribbon and die cuts. Wonderful coloring with that bit of glittery shine on her skirt.

Elizabeth Hart said...

So very cute - love the fun girly look!!Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, elizabeth (DT)

Chasing the Dream said...

NC, just lovin your take on the sketch. Especially the lace and ribbon diagonal design. The frame is so perfect for her. Beautifully colored with that hint of sparkle/bling. So elegant.
Hugs
Berni

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is darling. I love the pink hair and the sparkle on her skirt.
Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Deborah Adams said...

Very lovely card. Your image is just colored beautifully and the glitter on her wings and skirt is just lovely. :D
Thank you for joining us One Stitch At A Time.
Deborah DT

Christine L said...

What a gorgeous sparkly image.. and I love the layered die cuts too! A fabulous card!

Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink this time.. hope we see you here again soon!

Hugs
Christine x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful! Love all the glitter on your little girl's dress and the frame is a wonderful choice, so intricate! The lace is the perfect touch! :)

acreativeneed said...

Lovely lace! So sweet and fun, Connie, thank you for sharing with us at A Creative Need!

Joann Burton said...

Girly and Frilly....I would say this fits the bill. I love it. And all the sparkle is just fabulous...Hugs joann sassy raggedy

Vic said...

Soooo cute! love lacy sunshine images... you made this look stunning! Thanks for sharing with us over at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT X

Sandy Palmer said...

Love that Lacy Sunshine image! Gorgeous flower! Love the die cut frame! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

DonnaMundinger said...

Sooo girly and frilly, Connie! Love her pink hair and fabulous details. Thanks so much for joining us at Lacy Sunshine. xxD

kReN said...

Hello, my dear friend, NC. This time I am wearing my DT hat. Thanks for joining us at the MFP Color Challenge this week! kReN, dt

Kathie said...

Such a cute girlie card love your colours and that wonderful touch of sparkle. This is a great card and thanks so much for sharing your talent with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Hugs
Kathie SSW2~DT

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

CraftyGirl said...

NC, lovely job on getting back to what you love (embellishments and layers). Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!

TTFN,

CraftyGirl OSAAT DT
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

Tracey Boley said...

Super card Connie.

The the image and the shape.

Thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle.

Tracey DTxx

Nikki said...

Lovely card with a great image. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges.

Nikki

Laurian said...

Oh Connie this is so adorable!

Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!

Hugz

Laurian
Owner Dragonfly Dream