Monday, November 10, 2014

Owls to Show Thanks

  If you're looking for my Fitztown post, please scroll down one post.

 I've done so much CAS in the last several days that it felt like it was time for something considerably more fancy -- in fact, nearly overdone.  :-D  I chose this image from AuroraWings, called "The Sisterhood" and decided to make a Thank You card which could also be used as a Thanksgiving greeting.  I'll probably use it to thank my hostess on Thanksgiving Day.  Anything which keeps me from having to do all the prep and clean up for the family Thanksgiving celebration deserves a huge thank you!

I based my design on the sketch from

     The image is colored with ProMarkers and chalks, then die cut.  I cut two mats (one from dp and one from CS which I've been hoarding) with a larger die from that same set and offset them slightly.  The sentiment is computer generated and also die cut and matted.  The background dp is from DCWV's "Autumn Melody" stack.  Both gold ribbons are from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the bow is three separate bows stacked together to make a triple bow.  The lace which is wrapped across the middle and also along the edge was a hoarded scrap that was in my stash.  The flower I added to the bow is from Recollections.

     OK, I admit -- it felt good to make something that wasn't CAS.  I just needed to know I could still do these.  I have come to love CAS but this creation pleases me almost as much as discovering that I CAN do CAS when I put my mind to it!

Chalk and Stock
Craft-Dee BowZ
Crafter's Cafe
Craft Hoarders
Crafty Creations
Creative Moments
Delightful Challenge
House That Stamps Built
Inspiration Destination
Little Miss Muffet
Paper Pretties
Scrapy Land
So Artful

     I hope your weekend went well and that you managed to get a lot accomplished.  The holidays are nearly upon us and things will begin to get crazy from this point on.  Time to start thinking about Christmas shopping if you haven't already started.  I'm not going to make you jealous by telling you that mine is already finished.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

WOW this is stunning Connie, love the image and the owls look fabulous. Gorgeous autumnal colours too.
Linda xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Connie - how spectacular! LOVE the AW image - I have not seen that one before, and your card design is wonderful - great take on the sketch, too! Now my other hat: Thanks for playing in the Scrapy Land Challenge for a chance to win great prizes and badges! We hope to see you come back in the next challenge, too! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

jimlynn said...

Connie, this is stunning!!!! WOW!!! So beautiful and what a wonderful idea to give it to the Thanksgiving chef for that day. Love your card! Also glad you joined us for the challenge at Scrapy Land!


Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Love this card, Connie. Such a lovely design and embellishments with a beautifully colored image. Gorgeous color scheme! Thank you so much for joining "Heartfelt" challenge at Aurora Wings. Good luck!

Mitzi xx
Artist/Owner AuroraWings

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS design here NC!! I love the Fall colors and your image is amazing!! Hope you are getting some much needed rest! HUGS

Lori Kobular said...

I love the way you colored that pretty image! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #5!!

Ema M said...

Beautiful image! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous card! I love the image & the colours are just perfect for it!
I love love love that bow also!
Dawn xxx

Vicki robertson said...

Lovely card with beautiful fall colors! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ November Challenge. Stop by and play along with our Diemond Dies giveaway!

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is gorgeous and I love that lace. What a stunning image. You have coloured it beautifully.
Blessing hugs,

Donna Idlet said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and your image. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

Rita Edwards - Edwards Design said...

What a lovely card you've created! And it's perfect for our Hand Colored Challenge! Thank you for joining us at Milk N Coffee, hugs, Rita DT

Kathie said...

Lovely card and what a great image and wonderful colours and added embellishments. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Kathie SSW2~DT

Heide said...

What a very elegant fall card. Love the lace and beautiful ribbon. Thanks for joining us this week.
Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Linda Anderson said...

Wow, this is one stunning card! Gorgeous image and fabulous coloring. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


Joanna said...

VERY pretty! Thanks for getting sketchy with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 this week.

Gale said...

Gorgeous card Connie. Love the fab image. Thanks for joining us in our "Thank You Challenge" and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Patti J said...

What a fun image! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at The House That Stamps Built! said...

Your card is wonderful; the image is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous design and great coloring, Connie! Love all the lacy bits, so feminine! Thanks so much for joining our Heartfelt Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

lost coast scrapper said...

Wow, just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Electra said...

That's a beau8tiful image and a beautiful card! So glad you were able to join in for our last challenge at Soartful. Thank you for your kind words!

Gloria Stengel said...

That image is amazing! Very nicely colored! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Sammy said...

Love the colours of this one. Fab card. Thank you for playing along at Milk Coffee this challenge. Sammy-x