Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Birthdays and Mother's Day

     I have two cards to post today; one is a birthday card for my BIL and the other is a Mother's Day card which one of my grandkids will no doubt claim to give to their mom in May.  Here's the birthday card.


My color inspiration came from ShowCASe Your Style.


     The image is Lily of the Valley.  I rounded the corners with a corner punch, and added two squares of CS, also corner punched.  All the edges were distressed as I went along.  The sheer ribbon was a left-over bit hidden in my stash, and the silver ribbon for the bow was also a scrap.  The sentiment is rubber stamped.

     Challenges for this card:

     My second card uses an image from AuroraWings and I stayed with the green and gold theme to honor St. Paddy's Day (yes, also my birthday! ;-D)


     The image is colored with ProMarkers, then die cut, embossed, and chalked.  I embossed a dark green CS scrap and layered everything together on a card blank from DCWV.  The lace ribbon used for the bow is yet another scrap.

     Challenges for this card:

     Happy Stamping and enjoy your day of green.  NanaConnie

38 comments:

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday to you! I found out over at Teresa's blog. Hope you're having a great day!
Your cards are both really lovely! :o)

Jo said...

Fabulous cards as always NanaConnie, the green one is stunning! Wishing you a wonderful day.....enjoy the celebrations!
hugs Jo x

*Vicki* said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to YOU....happy birthday dear Connie....happy birthday to YOU!!! AND MANY MORE>>>!!!! :) That was the best I could do with "sing typing"!! LOL!!

BOTH of these creations are amazing my friend!! Love the fun birthday image on the first card and what a gorgeous design on the second one!! Glad you found some fun time to stamp today!! BIGGEST HUGS

Teresa Arsenault said...

both cards are gorgeous, but the coloring on the birthday card is OUTstanding!

Happy birthday my friend. Did the postman bring anything from snowy PEI today?

Hugs,
Teresa

Cazro said...

A super image with lots of birthday fun on your first card. So pleased you entered our challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Helen, our GDT co-ordinator will be in touch with you before the close of this challenge re the GDT. Thanks in advance. Caz

Shelly Schmidt said...

Happy Birthday NC! Hope you had a fun day filled with many blessings!

Love both of these beautifully made cards : )

Jackie Scott said...




The colouring on both of the cards is fantastic! The gifts and balloons are so nice and shiny and the colours on the second are beautiful!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Well Happy Birthday to you my friend. And both of your cards are lovely. I love the Birthday Card Image and the colors. But the Mother's Day Card you rocked....It is amazing. I love it. Hope you had a wonderful day and enjoyed your birthday. Hugs, joann

crafty said...

Beautiful cards and happy birthday.Thanks for joining in the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Mary DT

Julie B said...

A really fun image that needs very little else to make an impact.You gave it just the right treatment.
Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz4Guyz.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Both creations are gorgeous NanaConnie. Belated Happy Birthday sweetie, I hope you enjoyed your day.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Love both cards but in love with the first and your gorgeous coloring that I wish you had gone into detail about. AWESOME!!!!

Donna Ellis said...

While both cards are absolutely beautiful, Connie, I love LOVE LOVE the coloring in your birthday card on top! The shading is over-the-top! Amazing, vibrant colors with those sweet little mice and pretty shadows! Very cute! hugs, de

Debs said...

Two fabulous cards - the image on the second is so beautiful and I love the shape.
Thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Linda Simpson said...

Happy belated birthday wishes Connie. Two stunning cards.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Jacquie said...

Beautiful cards NanaConnie and may I wish you a belated very Happy Birthday. I hope it was a good one.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Shelia said...

These are both beautiful cards. I love the second one, mainly because yellow roses are my favorite flower!! Thank you for playing along with DRS Designs this week.

Faith A said...

Absolutely beautiful cards, fabulous colouring.

Donna Hanley said...

Two wonderful cards that will be received knowing how much love went into them. I was on the road yesterday and did not get to write anything, but I do hope your birthday was very special. Enjoy the rest of the week.

Pat K said...

Two great cards. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz this week. Pat K (GDT)

michele said...

Thank-you for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity Nannaconnie :) Gorgeous cards! hugs x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two lovely cards, thanks for playing at little claire qith the second card

Ribbon Girl said...

both nice, and thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl March Colour Challenge 'GREEN' and best of luck! Mary x

Chris said...

Love both cards, Connie! Your coloring is wonderful. I just love the cheeriness of the birthday celebration card. I love the images! I wish every birthday looked like that! Thanks for joining the Celebration Challenge at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog! Good luck to you!

XO,
Chris
http://ascrappersmusings.blogspot.com

Asha said...

Both cards are so beautifully coloured NC. Really sweet. Hope you had a lovely birthday. We'll have to do it again next year! LOL. Happy Spring and have a fab weekend, my friend!
hugs, Asha
p.s. hope your back is better.

Chasing the Dream said...

Sent birthday wishes on Facebook and now belatedly leaving them here for you. Two wow beauties here, fantastic coloring and designs. My fave is the first. Happy weekend.
Hugs

Laura Turcotte said...

Gorgeous creation! Happy belated Birthday! Thank you for joining us over on the HIMCR blog!

sammi said...

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

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous colors on this Connie and happy belated birthday! Thanks so much for joining our ATG Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Joanna Solecka said...

what a gorgeous card!!! thanks for taking part in craft for the craic challenges!!!!

Anne Lise Johannessen said...

Nice card and image :)

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT for this challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again next time :)

~Anne Lise ~ dt
http://minenyekort.blogspot.no/

julie_woolston said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Crafty Cardmakers and More.
Hugs Julie xxx

Aurora Aurelia said...

Nanaa... both cards are beautiful.. specially love your colouring on the 1st one.. superb.. thank you for joining our challenge #27 at Art by Mi Ran challenge blog.. hope to see you on the next one.. and good luck ;)

hugs,
~RoRa

Dawn Lancaster said...

Two gorgeous cards NanaC!
xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Love your birthday card you've done a really nice job coloring your other card is just stunning. Thank so much for joining us at Though the Craft room Door challenge.
Fabulous ideas and great inspiration.
Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia

Helen said...

Two great cards - love the birthday one.

Could you e-mail me please about being a GDT for us at Cardz 4 Guyz? My e-mail address is:

helenann_1971@yahoo.com

Helen x

TantiK Creation said...

Such a beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Connie! And I hope you had a wonderful birthday on St. Patrick's Day. ^_^ Thank you for joining us at Aurora Wings challenge!

Mitzi xx
Artist/Owner Aurora Wings