Sunday, January 4, 2015


     I have been away from my crafting desk for way too long and really missed it.  I swear I'm going to have to start a "Crafter's Anonymous" group to help with this addiction.  :-D  Today's card is one I've done for the Progressive Challenge at Rick St. Dennis' Sparkle n Glitter blog.  The image is a new one I purchased with a gift certificate Santa brought me and I also used two of my brand spankin' new dies from Cheery Lynn, the frame and the "Cheers."  What a perfect way to celebrate the New Year!

I used the colors from Pals Paper Arts.
Unfortunately, my Navy Blue looks almost black
and, of course, my lavender/wisteria turned blue. :(


     I colored the image with ProMarkers, then die cut it.  I cut the frame from lavender/periwinkle CS and then cut the sentiment from the same CS.  I added glitter to the "Cheer" sentiment and to the upper corner of the frame for a touch of sparkly bling.

     That gorgeous sheer ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The little mouse at the bottom is actually a completely separate RSD image which I sized, printed, and fussy cut before adding it.  I think he definitely adds to the party atmosphere, doesn't he?

4 Crafty Chicks
As You Like It (square because it gives the most space for designing)
Crafter's Cafe
Crafty Catz
Digistamps 4 Joy
I {heart} ProMarkers
Inspiration Destination
Just Inspirational
Little Miss Muffet
Little Red Wagon
Passion for ProMarkers (die cut/free/glitter)
Simply Create Too

     The weekend is half over and the reality of post-holiday work weeks looms ahead.  I hope your day brings you some relaxation and creativity.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

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Donna Hanley said...

Wow Santa was good to you this year. You must have been a very good girl. Yes that little cat in the corner really does add something special to you whole scene. Fun card, Connie. We could use a CA group, you would have thousands of addicts take part, that's for sure. LOL

Linda Callahan said...

Well this little guy looks happy! Adorable image! So glad you shared it at PPA!

Donna Ellis said...

This is one of the cutest EVER images, Miss Connie, and so appropriate coming from your Kitty Blog! I can imagine your cyber grammy's attic full of kitties in various stages of antics. Love your coloring here, and am OH SO GLAD that you are home now, and can indulge in your addiction once more. I missed you! Your Christmas goodies sound just perfect for you! hugs, de

jimlynn said...

Do I see blue?!!!!! VERY, VERY pretty Connie and that image is a cutie for sure. Love the "extra" mouse at the bottom too. Just precious! Santa was very good to you with that die too!
So glad you're home and know you've had a wonderful holiday!

Tracy Penney said...

This card is fun and cute. Thanks for playing along with our Happy New Year challenge at Little Red Wagon.

Lori said...

Super cute card, NanaConnie! I can see why you bought this image - very cute!! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week. Happy New Year!

Debi said...

Love this happy image. Great card in that color combo. I'll join your Crafter's Anonymous group.

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my Connie, I do love this image he is gorgeous and beautifully coloured. Love your new dies too.
Linda xxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous! Such a fabulous image framed so beautifully and I love the colours too.
Thank you for taking part in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge.
Sue xx

The Crafty Den said...

Another gorgeous card NanaConnie. Thank you so much for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge at PFP. Good luck and Happy New Year! Hugs, Denise x

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Nana Connie this is beautiful. Love the image and the die cut too. Happy New year to you. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Inspirational Challenges Bling and Bow.
Linda K. DT

Katy McGloin said...

So adorable! Thanks for including the PPA in your stamping fun this week1

Desire Fourie said...

NanaConnie this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ADD GLITTER’ challenge. Loving the cute critters. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

wonderful image and card design. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge good luck Ginny x

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Darling....gave me my morning smile!

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

Thank you for taking part in our JIC challenge,
I very much enjoyed looking at your card and all
the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

*Vicki* said...

That Santa can be so nice to us sometimes, huh?!! LOL!! Love your happy dancing cat and fun blue color combo here NC!! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Joanne Baker said...

Thank you for taking part in our JIC challenge, your card is so beautiful and a pleasure to look at Good luck and all the best

Chasing the Dream said...

OMG, when I first saw this, I wanted to jump too like the Toyota commercial. Sweet and delightful image, simply so darn cute.. Your coloring is fantastic.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fantastic card! Love this adorable image and die cuts. Great coloring and colors. Have a wonderful New Year!

Shannon Jaramillo said...

What a fun card! Your image is colored so beautifully! Thanks for playing along
with the PPA this week!

Kerry Willard Bray said...

Oh my goodness --- this card is so fun! Thanks for creating with us at Pals Paper Arts!

DIANA L. said...

Super fun card love the cat and the mouse and your coloring is great!Happy New Year!! I love it.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #147 “New Year” challenge, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.

Anna Jasiolek said...

What a funny and cute card for our first challenge this year! Love it! Thank you for joining our 'anything goes' challenge at Crafty Catz and please come back on Friday to find out who is the winner. Good luck!
Anna xxx

Crafting Vicky said...

ohhhh I just have DIE envy now :) Love this great card and so glad that you got spoiled!

Thanks for joining the monthly challenge here at Sparkle and Glitter progressive challenge. Hope you will join us next time Crafting Vicky RSD EDT. I’m doing a giveaway

nnalorac said...

Super cute, love the adorable image. Love square too. Thanks for sharing it with us. AYLI. Carol xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

Connie this is super cute and beautiful
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous card and such a cute image, Connie. Pretty colours too. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Connie: Cute celebration card! We're glad you're joining Simply Create Too challenge #76 - "Let's Celebrate". Looking forward to your entry in our next challenge also.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Dana Joy said...

Such a great project. Thanks so much for playing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Polka Dot Rosie said...

What a happy card! It makes me smile :) Great image and love that bow! Thanks for joining us at DigiStamps4Joy :)
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

Gerda said...

What a super cute card!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

DT-Member SCT

Monique Van dijk said...

awww soooo cute thanks for playing at Sparkle and Glitter


Deborah Frings said...

I think this is so cute! The image is beautifully coloured and really makes me smile. Love the ornate frame and the pretty bow. Thanks so much for playing along with the Sparkle and Glitter Progressive Challenge. Deborah, RSD EDT.

Kathy said...

Super cute Connie. Love the image, it made me smile. Your new die is so fun, too. What a great card. Happy New Year to you! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet.

Stefka Kostova said...

Beautiful colours and original card! Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenges!
Stefi DT

Fiona (anubis 1 ) said...

Great card and love the colour combo you used. Thanks for joining in the progressive challenge with us at SnG.

Rachel Gillham said...

gorgeous card and i looove the colour pallete! the cat images by rick are some of my favourites!