Sunday, March 8, 2015

Mom's Day Post Card

     I decided to try something new today by making a post card for a Mother's Day card.  My mom has been gone for many years but she did love post cards, especially when they had been sent to her by family or friends who were traveling to foreign places.  Over the years, I've done the same thing, asking friends to send me a post card when they're traveling.  I have quite a collection and looking through them always reminds me of my mother.


The image came from Sassy Cheryl's
and I based this on the sketch from Die Cuttin Divas.


     I dearly love this darling little gal and I actually got her more than a year ago but never have used her.  Clearly, it was time.  :-D   She's colored with ProMarkers, cut into a rectangle, corner punched, and the edges are first sponged with chalk, then distressed with scissors.  The sentiment is hand cut and chalked.  That whole piece is layered onto a die cut frame (Spellbinders) and that's adhered to a post card size piece of heavy white CS.  I then distressed the edges of the post card.

     Challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons
Digi Choosday
FHL- Throwback Thurs
I {heart} ProMarkers
Just Inspirational
Natalie and Amy's
Pattie's Creations
Penny's Paper-Crafty
Scrap & Craft
Scrapy Land
Simon Says Stamp
Word Art Weds.

     That's my post for today.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

34 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

It is always nice to receive a post card from those traveling around. You did a very nice job with post card. Nice images and colored so well. I like the corner treatments on the image piece. Nice sentiment to go along with the gal. Enjoy your day.

Jo said...

I love that image NanaConnie & you've coloured her so nice, love her purple dress!
hugs Jo x

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Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Connie, love the gorgeous image and the die you have used too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

Very pretty Connie! Isn't it wonderful to bring back memories like that too. Love the idea of getting postcards from all over.
Love this card and the dark frame around it really makes it stand out beautiful!
Hope you're having a good day and take care of that back!
Lynn

Lori Kobular said...

Beautiful postcard! I love the image, it is just adorable! And I love the die you used! This postcard is just so sweet! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #13!

Vic said...

Aww...what a cute card. the image is lovely... and i think i need that diecut frame!!! :) Thanks for joining our challenge this month - Vic, DT for Patties creations xx

Donna Ellis said...

Did your mom enjoy purple, too, Connie? Mine detested the color and did everything she could to get me to lose interest - I was never allowed to own anything purple LOL Glad you finally used that darling image - glad, too, that I'm not the only one who has "stash" waiting to be used a year later LOL
Wonderful card, Connie! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

Dawn Lancaster said...

Such a sweet little postcard NanaC! Great idea to get people to send them to you too!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Gerda said...

What a adorable card!! Love the cute little girl image!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
Gerda
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Carol S. said...

Gorgeous postcard. The image is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons. Carol S. DT

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Connie I love it, Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap & Craft challenge, Good Luck
Kevin xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Connie, I love your die cut it make a nice frame and sassy cheryl image is so cute. and nice layout. Really cute card.
Hugs, Pat

Sassy Raggedy said...

You know I love this one...Sassy Cheryl can't help but love a card with one of her images. Fantastic NC...Hugs, joann

Teresa Arsenault said...

Such a cute image and I love that frame.
Hugs,
Teresa

Eve's Card Designs said...

What a fun image! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge for our current challenge of 'Mothers Day'.
Yvonne (DT)

Digi Choosday Challenge

*Vicki* said...

This is such a beautiful card Connie! Love the beautiful frame and this sweet image!! :) Take care!!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Such an adorable image beautifully coloured . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge good luck Ginny x

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

Thank you for taking part in our JIC challenge,
I very much enjoyed looking at your card and all
the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.
Mags
x

jenn shurkus said...

such a pretty card :) also your kitty pics really made me giggle ;) thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp!

Joanne Baker said...

Gorgeous project!!! Thank you for joining us at Just Inspiration Crafts - Jo Baker - DT

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh NanConnie this is adorable. Love the die cut you used and the image is so cute. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Inspirational Challeges.
Linda K. DT

Katelyn said...

Cute card!Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational this week.
Artsy-Arts

Katelyn said...

Cute card!Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational this week.
Artsy-Arts

tanya miller said...

Really cute and fun. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Mum’s The Word challenge

Chasing the Dream said...

This is just dazzling. Love the colors and all the little finishing touches. Especially the frame. So pretty. You have a great eye for detail.
Hugs
Berni

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a lovely way to keep your Mom in thoughts and memories! Oh I wish I knew you collected post cards when I went to Asia.... Love your great postcard : )

Samantha A. said...

How cute! Welcome to the team!
♥ Samantha
DT Member for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
Designs by Sammy

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I knew immediately that this was a Sassy Cheryl image and you do a darling job with it. I think I have that image so now I have to go look.

Faith A said...

I LOVE that image too, you have coloured her beautifully and I LOVE the card.

Jen said...

Hi there NanaConnie! Thanks for playing along with me at the FHL-Throwback Thursday Challenge!! This is so cute!! God Bless U!!! XX Jen

Patricia Chalas said...

your cards is adorable!! thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge!

Anjie said...

Great make. Thanks for joining us in our Mum’s The Word challenge at Digi Choosday
Anjie (Senior DT Team Leader)

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Such a sweet card NanaConnie. Cute image and I really love that diecut frame you used. I'm sure somewhere up there, your mom is smiling down on you.

Thanks so much for entering your card into our latest challenge over at Pattie's Creations. Good luck in the draw.

☺ Lisa D.
DT Member for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles--My Personal Blog!