Saturday, January 3, 2015

New Challenge, New Team, New Sponsor!

     I'm so excited to announce that the first challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends starts today and I'm a member of that new DT!  Woohoo!!  Our challenges are posted on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, run for 2 weeks, and the theme is "Anything Goes."  For those of you in the USA, that means the challenges go live on Saturday afternoons since the challenge is based in Brisbane, Australia.  :-D  Our sponsors for this first challenge are "A Day for Daisies", "Ching-Chou Kuik" and "Ppinky Dolls" -- a new one for me which I got to use.  All the sponsors provided images to the DT.  What fun I had coloring up this adorable little "Pinky with Fluffy Kitten."

     I colored the image with my ProMarkers, added loose glitter to the fairy wings for some sparkle, and die cut it with one of my very first dies from Spellbinders, a scalloped oval.  The dp is from my stash and the pink CS I chose for the card base is marbled which gives a delightful effect.  The ribbon for the bow has been hoarded in my stash for several months and I finally decided that it was time to use some of it to make a large, exquisite, home-made bow.

Craft-Dee BowZ
Crazy Challenge
Digistamps 4 Joy
Eureka Stamps
I {heart} ProMarkers
Loves Rubber Stamps
Paper Nest Dolls
Paper Shelter
Penny's Paper Crafty
Sparkle n Sprinkle
Top Tip Tuesdays

     Come join us at Lil Patch for an Anything Goes challenge!  We'd love to see you there.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

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  1. NanaConnie, so glad your part of the team.
    Love your post and your card is simply adorable, the way you coloured that cute little kitten is so sweet. That lovely big bow, very pretty.
    ~ Denise ~
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

  2. Congrats on your DT nod, So well deserved. I just love the PPinky Dolls. You colored her so beautifully with that feline of course. So sweet and cute for the New Year.
    Hugs my friend

  3. My word, you did a fantastic job coloring this adorable image. Her eyes have so much life, the hair is perfect and your shading in the face is incredible. And what a clever design too. I love those little squares and the big bow that look like a gift.

    Congratulations on your new DT spot. They are lucky to have you on their team.

    Blessing hugs,

  4. I am so taken with Ppinky Dolls! Love them and you have done a beautiful job bringing this cutie to life! Congrats on you DT position, I'll have to stop by. Thanks for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday!

  5. Connie, this is beautiful!!!! Wowsers! SO pretty and cute and love that huge bow. The image is perfectly delightful!!!
    BIG congrats on the new DT!!

  6. Cute image and your bow is beautiful. Yes love can be fluffy. LOL Congrats on your new position at DT member. They are lucky to have you.

  7. Connie what a wonderful card
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  8. Thanks for sharing this pretty card with us at Top Tip Tuesday.
    Lorraine DT

  9. Beautiful card, so pretty. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps for our Old/New Challenge.
    Karal DT

  10. Congrats on your new DT post. This card and is so cute and that image is adorable. Great coloring. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

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

  12. Beautiful coloring and all around adorable card. Yes, I have a lot to catch up on. Today is get to work on card day...haha

  13. Yay!! Happy dancin for your new DT spot NC!! This card is adorable!! Love the different papers in your layout!! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

  14. NC this is adorable. Love the image and soft color palette. And how sweet is that sentiment with that Image? ;o)

    So happy to have you on the team.

    Amy xx
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  15. Super cute card. I just got some of these images. Really really cute and great inspiration. Thank you for joining us in the challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps!

  16. Super cute card. I just got some of these images. Really really cute and great inspiration. Thank you for joining us in the challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps!

  17. Beautiful project!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope you come back soon!



  18. Congrats on your new DT! Fabulous card and great coloring of the image. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge too.

  19. Your card is simply wonderful. I love, love, love the image and how you highlighted it with the pattern paper and the oval die cut. Your bow is so fabulous too. I look forward to working with you on our new adventure. I adore those little kittens at the top of your page. Great inspiration.

    Tamie DT Sister

  20. How adorable pink card. Your coloring of the image is fabulous. Love the big red bow. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle.
    Eret x


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