Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Roses for the Heart

     I have two posts today, both dealing with Love, Hearts, and Valentines.  For this first one, I used one of my favorite rose images which is from Fitztown.  I do love roses, both the real ones that grow in my garden and stamps of roses which I love to color.  I have lots of  rose images but this one is my favorite of all.  There is something delightfully simple about it.


     The image is colored with ProMarkers (rose) and chalks (leaves), and then cut with a die from Spellbinders.  In fact, everything paper has been in my "hoarding" stash and even the butterfly is cut with a die that I've never used in the 3 years I've owned it !   I've used the other two in that particular Spellbinders set, but never this smallest one.  The die cut heart is another one I finally used this year -- having dug out that set and cut a dozen or more hearts in different sizes for use on my Valentine cards.  Even the CS for the card base was in the "hoarded" stack.  :-D

     The border pieces are cut with a Cheery Lynn die, one of my new favorites which I've used lots of times in the last month or so!

     Challenges: (lots of them this time since there are so many with "love" or "hearts" or "Valentines" as the theme.)


     Another post will be up this afternoon so I hope you'll come by and have a look at it, too.  I do appreciate all your visits and encouraging comments.  Tomorrow will be time for another of my DT projects for The Outlawz and Friday is always set aside for QKR Stampede.  See you then.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

43 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

It looks so nice for many reasons but I really like that you have it places on an angle. Your border punched side look sweet as well as your heart and butterfly. Have a great day, looking forward to you next post.

Judy said...

He Connie,

Gosh it's been forever (my mojo went somewhere for bit :)

Gosh you colored this one up so nicely! What a lovely card. Somebody's going to be happy.

xx

*Vicki* said...

That rose image is absolutely gorgeous!! A beautiful make!! Hope you enjoy vegging this weekend and stay warm and healthy my friend! HUGS

jimlynn said...

Connie, that rose image is so beautiful. Gorgeous coloring and really like the look of the chalk on the leaves. Framed out to perfection too! Love it.
We have a few roses blooming right now.
(Hope this goes through ok. Either Blogger is being a pill again or my keyboard needs replacing - weird looking letters!)
Lynn

Bunny said...

Love your card, Connie. The image is so pretty and so is the coloring. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Janine said...

Glad you have been able to dive into your stash and create such a lovely card. I am a rose person too and your image is pretty. Thanks for digging out the dies and joining our FOSTV challenge

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, I love roses too, my favourite ones are the yellow ones. Love the die too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Judy McKay said...

Pretty card! Beautiful flowers. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Judy DT

Mynn xx said...

Oh, this is GORGEOUS! LOVE the rose image you used and the beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Cumbrianlass said...

Gorgeous card NC, the rose is absolutely gorgeous.
Janet xxx

N Zver said...

I love the colors of your card, the image and the overall design! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

Sandy Hulsart said...

Gorgeous rose and beautifully colored, Connie. Very nice card design. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Traci Law said...

Fabulous colouring and such a lovely image. thank you for joining us at Fitztown this month. Traci DT x

Stampsnob. said...

Roses are so romantic and your coloring is perfect, so glad you shared at FOSTV MFP>>>LIS

Sheila H said...

Your coloring is so pretty and delicate. The dies add nice dimension. Thanks for showing off your project at 613 Avenue Create.

Tina said...

beautiful card, lovely details and cute rose
thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

Tina
sweetie dt

Chasing the Dream said...

I am a lover of roses. You have done a exquisite job in coloring and designing this beauty. This is a stunner.
Hugs
Berni

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I love this creation. That image is just beautiful and your coloring is just perfect! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Jane said...

Love everything about your card! Absolutly Beautiful!!!
Thanks for playing at FOSTV this week.

kReN said...

Thanks for "getting punchy" with us at the MFP/FOSTV challenge this week!
kReN
MFP/DT
afourthlife.blogspot.com

Nance E Salkeld said...

Lovely card and colors. Thanks for sharing it at Cupcake Inspirations! Hope you join us again!

Juliz Design Post said...

Beautiful card Connie and your colouring and shading on your Rose is exquisite. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
Julie x

Debbie's Time Out said...

Connie this is a beautiful card. Your image is perfectly colored. Thanks for joining us in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. Best of luck to you.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, NC! This is a beautiful card! Gorgeous image and die cuts! So glad you linked up with us at Glitter n Sparkle for our "Love is in the Air" challenge. Best of luck in our prize draw!

KT Fit Kitty
Glitter n Sparkle DT

Indy said...

That rose is beautiful! So glad you were inspired by our flowers theme challenge at Cupcakes Inspirations!
Hugs, Debbie, DT Sweetie

Sharon said...

Just gorgeous Connie & perfect for the current Fitztown Challenge! Thanks for joining us! Sharon GDT

A.T.CRAFTS said...

Fantastic card love it thank you for joining the get creative challenge. Alana dt

Tracey Boley said...

Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle for our 'Love is in the air' challenge

Good luck
Tracey DTxx

Nina Dee said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations :)

Vic said...

I agree .. it's a beautiful image and so well coloured... love the way you promarkered the rose and then chalked the leaves. thanks so much for sharing with us over at GLITTER N SPARKLE - Vic, DT x

Vic said...

I agree .. it's a beautiful image and so well coloured... love the way you promarkered the rose and then chalked the leaves. thanks so much for sharing with us over at GLITTER N SPARKLE - Vic, DT x

Vic said...

I agree .. it's a beautiful image and so well coloured... love the way you promarkered the rose and then chalked the leaves. thanks so much for sharing with us over at GLITTER N SPARKLE - Vic, DT x

leslierahye strickland said...

Pretty card! I love that border die too! thank you for joining Cheery Lynn Challenges! Good Luck!

Christine Harrop said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at OSAAT this time. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon. Christine DT x

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card!! Lovely colouring. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

Davi said...

Really beautiful NC!! Love the rose image with the diecut, very lacy looking :) So glad you joined us at FOSTV!!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Beautiful card, classic in design. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Donna Idlet said...

Beautiful card, love the roses and your coloring. Thanks for sharing with Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

Helen said...

Lovely, thanks for playing with us at The Crazy Challenge
Regards, Helen

Ellen said...

NannaConnie, I love roses too! This one is just gorgeously colored! Thanks so much for joining us for the Great Impressions challenge! I hope you share with us again!

Amber Milone said...

Lovely card and gorgeous rose image. I love the coloring you did. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders!

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

This is just lovely. Love the Fitztown image you used. Thanks for playing with us at Fitztown. Good luck.

Lynn, Fitztown CT

Gloria Stengel said...

Your coloring skills are AMAZING! What a great card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!