Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Winter Girl

     Long before I ever became a DT member over at The Outlawz, I played regularly in most of the challenges each week.  Now, they've added a monthly Progressive Challenge with a new freebie from a different digi company each month (provided you've joined and played during the previous month.)  Joining is easy and all you have to do is to e-mail to get the digi for the month you join.

     This month, we're using a sweet digi by All Dressed Up called "Winter Girl."  Here's what I did with her.

My underlying sketch came from Stella Says Sketch,
turned a quarter turn.

     I colorerd her with ProMarkers, then die cut the image.  I did a second die cut from dp to make the frame and finally a third die cut from black CS (new die from Santa), then layered them all.  All those dies are from Spellbinders and both the dp and the CS have been languishing in my stash forever (more or less.)

     I used shiny black ribbon from my stash and yet another die cut (brand new from Cheery Lynn -- thanks again, Santa!) for the "snowflake" behind the bow.  I heat embossed the snowflake to give it some shine.  The black bow is made from lace which I've been hoarding instead of using but it's time to show it off.  :-D  I love ribbon and lace and they are probably my favorite embellishments to add to cards.

A Gem of a Challenge
Catch the Bug
Clear It Out
Crafting from the Heart
Crafty Boots
Fussy and Fancy
Glitter n Sparkle
Hiding in My Craft Room
Kit and Clowder
Love to Scrap (L, S, B)
Lunagirl Moonbeam
Party Time Tuesday
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Tuesday Throwdown (waving to all my former Teamies -- miss you!)

     I hope your week is going well -- you're half way to the weekend already.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Ellis said...

Your winter girl is darling - love that color, Connie, and your pretty new die cut! hugs, de

*Vicki* said...

NC, this is really adorable!! I love that image and your pretty die cut frames!! Glad you joined your friends at Tuesday Throwdown!! :) HUGS

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Connie, this is fabulous, I love the dies you have used and the image is just gorgeous.
Linda xxx

Donna Hanley said...

Love that purple, black and pink combo. Very nice dies used here, Connie.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Love all the white and your fabulous coloring of the cute image. The die cuts are gorgeous.

Lynn's Place said...

What a cute project...thanks for joining us here @ CIO challenge blog hope you stop by again to play <((><

Karen Lunagirl said...

Very pretty, love the black and white accents with the purple and pink. Thanks for sharing in my Winter in Pink challenge at! ~ Karen

andree said...

Wow NannConnie, a really beautiful card, such a fab design and gorgeously pretty image. Thanks so much for joining us this month, good luck in the challenge and hope to see you again soon. Hugs Andree (DT) Party Time Tuesdays.

Darcy Schroeder said...

Beautiful card!! Love what you've made!

Vic said...

These colours work beautifully and that image is just great! Love it..Thanks for sharing with us over at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT x.

jimlynn said...

All those wonderful die cuts and that black ribbon just make me swoon! I LOVE that image and your coloring is outstanding as always. Love all the All Dressed Up images. Fantastic card and glad you're playing at Tues. Throwdown too. You're missed!!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous card. The little image is so cute and I love the colours you have used. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Dee's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous card. The little image is so cute and I love the colours you have used. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Jennipher said...

Oh, I just love what you've done with this little cutie. I've always admired your coloring skills. Just scrumptious!

Jackie Scott said...

She is a sweetheart in pink - love those die cuts and that gorgeous bow!

Chasing the Dream said...

Stella is stunning in her beautiful mauve color. Love your shading. Must put those dies on the bucket list. Fab image to work with.,

Lena's Creations said...

Very pretty Winter Girl on a very pretty card :-) Love the colours and the card sketch.
Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
Lena – DT
Lena’s Creations

Lisette Baker said...

Love the beautiful colours that you have used. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Kim said...

This is so pretty NC! The image is adorable and I love the beautiful black ribbon accent. We miss you.
Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

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sue k said...

Sweet and cute card, the image is darling. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.


Mary Lou said...

Adorable!! So happy you joined in the fun snowflakes and ribbon challenge at Fussy and Fancy!! Good luck!!
Big Hugs

Asha said...

Just so pretty, NC. LOVE that colour combo.
hugs, Asha

Tracey Boley said...

Lovely card. Great image.

Thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle.

Tracey DTxx

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this sweet image- and your coloring is fab! I'll have to check out the challenge and see if I can make a card- much clean my desk and creative room- it looks like a hurricane hit!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for our favorite embellishments challenge!

Faith A said...

This is so beautiful , love the colours you have used and your lace bow looks beautiful here too.

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love your colour scheme.

Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart - hope you'll join us again soon.

Helen x

Erin Stephenson said...

Lovely creation! Thanks for playing at Glitter and Sparkle! Hope to see you next time! Good luck!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is beyond adorable, Connie. I thank you for sharing your talents with us and I always look forward to seeing your amazing creations.
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Dana Joy said...

Hey Nana Connie. Happy New Year. Fantastic project. Thanks for playing with us at Party Time Tuesdays!

chanya13 said...

Beautiful !!! Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

Pia S said...

What a sweet card, a really great take on the sketch. You've used my favorite oval dies and I like the ribbon detail and cute image!
So nice to see you joining the Stella Says Sketch challenge and good luck!
Pia, Bugaboo GDT

Donna K said...

So happy to see your project at Tuesday Throwdown NC! What a cute little lady and that black bow is amazing...great touch! Wishing you warm and well also...missing you at TT! Have a great day today. ~Donna K

Asha said...

What a sweet card, NC. Lovely colours and details are perfect. So glad you played along with us at TT. We miss you. See you again this week? Pls say yes! :)
hugs, Asha

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card, such a pretty image and lovely colours.
Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Elina P. said...

Beautiful card, love the image and die cut pieces!! Thanks for playing along with us Party Time Tuesdays!! :)

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous card, fabulous colours...thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
Helen x

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Such a great make .Such a pretty card.Thanks for joining us at Graph'it Shiny & New challenge
Hugs Susan xx

Stephanie said...

This is absolutely adorable, thanks so much for playing along at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog in our first challenge of 2015!

sammi said...

Thank you so much for linking up with us in our “Stella Says Sketch” challenge at Catch The Bug! Please join us, again, next time, for a new sketch and more chances to win! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

Annette Reed said...

This is so very nice. I love the lace and die cuts. Thanks for joining at Love to Scrap.

Leslie said...

Such an awesome project- I love every single detail! :) Thank you for sharing your talent with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Initial Challenge of 2015!"
Leslie, LTSCB DT
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