Saturday, February 21, 2015

Watering Can

     Today I chose to do a really basic CAS card after a couple of weeks of doing things on the fancier side.   I must admit that CAS is becoming more and more attractive to me and I'm finding it's a favorite of mine.  Or maybe it's just that I am finally learning how to do CAS that I like as well as the CAS cards I adore when others do them.

     The watering can image is by Sandi Huggett and it's the freebie given for the progressive challenge at The Outlawz.

     It's such a perfect image for a bright birthday card and the purple and green combo is one of my favorites.  I printed the image and sentiment directly onto the card front, then colored with ProMarkers.  The only embellishment comes from the double ribbons and bow for a bit of texture.  I decorated the inside of the card with gingham check dp from Bo Bunny.

As You Like It
Craft for the Craic
Crafting from the Heart
Creative Card Crew
Digi Chooseday
Inspiration Destination
Pink Elephant
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Scrap & Craft
Scrapper's Delights
ShowCASe Your Style
Simon Says Stamp
Sister Act
Whimsy Inspiration
Word Art Weds.

     We're having wonderful weather today out here on the West Coast.  The sun is shining but it's not too warm.  Perfect weather for getting out the garden tools and starting on the raised vegetable beds.  Spring planting is probably still a week or two away but this will be my first real summer garden since moving into this house so I'm excited about it.  Hope your weekend is going well.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Hanley said...

You are fabulous at making CAS cards and I love seeing all of them you have been doing lately. This image is gorgeous and it stands on it own beautifully. Love the ribbons and bow. So glad you can finally start taking out your gardening tools and planning your garden. I love to garden and hope I will finally get to see the bare ground someday during the growing season so I can get to planting. LOL Enjoy your weekend.

Helen said...

Beautiful CAS design.

Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

Helen x

Teresa Arsenault said...

With your coloring skills, CAS is a great way to go. I love this design with your purple accents inside and outside.

jimlynn said...

You're rocking the CAS cards Connie! This is sensational and I love your coloring on that cute watering can.
You're going to have fun putting in that garden - and then sampling all the wonderful tastes too.

jimlynn said...

You're rocking the CAS cards Connie! This is sensational and I love your coloring on that cute watering can.
You're going to have fun putting in that garden - and then sampling all the wonderful tastes too.

Chasing the Dream said...

HI there, you have a fantastic CAS beauty here. The image is so perfect to water those spring flowers. Simply a pretty card.

Jackie Scott said...

Love your CAS card with the pretty ribbon and the lovely flowers!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Lovely card- love your colors- and the ribbon strip across the top. I do not think there is anything easy about CAS- beautifully done : )

Virginia Lu said...

Gorgeous design-inside and out! Love the color lilac/purple and use of ribbons! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Add A Little Texture” Challenge!

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous CAS card! I love that image and colours. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous CAS card Connie, loving the beautiful watering can and sentiment.
Linda xxx

Suzi said...

A fantastic CAS card, love that watering can image. Thank you for coming over to play at Scrap & Craft. Good luck! Hugs Suzi x

Faith A said...

This is so very beautiful, great inside too.

Mervi said...

Lovely and beautiful cas card.
Thanks for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Dawn Lancaster said...

Sorry NC, been MIA again! I just don't seem to find the time & energy to get round everyone's blog of an evening!
I love this little card! The image is sweet & the colours are perfect for it!
I love the decorated inside too! Off to check out your other creations now! xx

Billie A said...

Great C&S card. I like the look and colors. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination.

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful CAS card! Love how you coloring this image too. Wishing for warmer weather here ans some spring flowers to start popping up :-).

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is a beautiful CAS card! I love the coloring on your watercan! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Benzi said...

It's a beautiful CAS card, Connie. Love the color mix, too.
I sure wish I could get in the yard and flower beds to work....but, that isn't to be yet.

tanya miller said...

Such a beautiful card. You've really got the CAS down a treat now. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Springtime Pastels challenge

~ginny said...

Congratulations on your "DT Favorite" at Crafting from the Heart this morning for your absolutely beautiful CAS card! Love the double ribbon and the colors in your watering can. Masterful coloring!

Dana Desmond said...

I love the little extra blue shadow you added to the can. The flowers are beautiful too. Thank you for participating this week in the Creative Card Crew challenge.

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! NC, I can't tell you how much I am loving this design!! LOVE the purples of course, but that image is pretty and this is the PERFECT CAS card!! ;) Great job!

Shona Hamill said...

A beautiful and elegant example of CAS. Thank you for sharing with us at the CRAFT Challenge. Shona xx

Nikki said...

Love the simplicity! Thank you for joining us for our "Springtime Pastels" challenge at Digi Choosday's Challenge ... xo Nikki

nnalorac said...

You've made a lovely CAS card,ndont find them easy either, lovely image and finished off with the ribbon looks perfect. Thanks for sharing with us over on AYLI. Carol xx

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lady E said...

Beautiful birthday card and gorgeous image! Thank you for sharing with us at Scrap & Craft and Good Luck!
Lady E Scrap & Craft DT

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is such a pretty spring card! I love the polka dot ribbon and that sweet watering can. Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Amber Milone said...

Beautiful coloring! I love your bow. Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.