Saturday, April 11, 2015

Clyde in Spring

     It's a great day today!  I've managed to find new editing software for my camera (one more new thing to learn!), my old printer is now talking to my new computer, and I had time this morning for some crafting with all kinds of recycled goodies in honor of "Earth Day."  :-D

     This funny and very CAS card has a Bugaboo Stamps image (their darling dragon, Clyde) and it seems like a perfect celebration of spring.


     This is a single layer card with the image printed right to the card front and colored with ProMarkers.  The card itself is made from recycled CS.  The papers inside are recycled from a magazine page.  The buttons came from doll dresses which I found at a local thrift store and bought for twenty cents each, specifically to harvest the tiny buttons.  How's that for an "Earth Day" project?

     Challenges:

     I hope your weekend is going well.  Our weather is perfect spring weather -- warm but not hot, and wonderful for playing in the garden.  Which reminds me that I need to go turn on the drip system.  I'm having to do my garden on minimal watering this year.  Our drought is so bad that new restrictions on water use have been put in place.  When you watch your veggie and fruit prices skyrocket this summer, it's because of the water restrictions out here in California.  Farmers are tearing out their vineyards and groves because they simply can't keep the trees and vines alive without more rain and a higher volume in the aquifers.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

32 comments:

jimlynn said...

SUPER cute one layer card Connie! Love those tiny buttons on here but your coloring on that little guy is over the top! FANTASTIC!

YEA on mastering some of the computer things - and also getting the soft ware, camera, and printer to all jive together.

So sad about the water restrictions but know what you're talking about since we have had them for the last few years. Not a pretty sight at all I know. Hopefully you can keep your veggie garden going though. Nothing better than fresh vegetables.

Lynn

Jennifer Scull said...

so sorry to hear about the drought and water restrictions. hopefully you will get LOTS of rain this year. it's sad to hear of the lengths some of the farmers have had to go to....

as for your card, what a way to recycle and re-purpose on this cute card!

enjoy your weekend as you learn the new editing program. ;)

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is absolutely Stunning! I think you may have hit your niche with CAS designs, your beautiful coloring and witty sentiments. Did you make this one up? It would make a great word art file. :)
Hugs,
Teresa

Jackie Scott said...

Such a cute dragon with an awesome sentiment! Love your recycling of the buttons and papers. Wonderful CAS card.
Hope that you get some rain soon, know how much you like your garden.

Jacquie said...

Hi NanaConnie,

Stunning card, just love the little Dragon, what character her has and such a wonderful CAS card.
Hope you get some rain soon, drought is not good.

Love & Hugs

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

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Connie - this is a lovely card and fab colouring! Love all your recycled bits too. Well done on getting all the technology to "talk" to each other! Thanks for sharing your card at Incy Wincy Designs this week.
Helen x (DT)
PS: Hope you get some rain soon.

Colette said...

Such a cute, happy card Connie. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy this week - Colette DT

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

Brilliant image and card Ginny x

Sandy Palmer said...

What a perfect saying for such a darling image! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

Anja said...

You have colored the dragon wonderfully.

*Vicki* said...

Clyde is absolutely ADORABLE here Connie!! Love your coloring and a fabulous CAS style design as well! :) Glad you are slowly getting used to your new computer!! Enjoy the weekend!

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous one layer card, Connie! Your coloring of Clyde is fabulous... and the coordinating sentiment is perfect. Thanks for joining the Recycle challenge at Catch the Bug this week!

The drought in your area will affect all of us eventually. It's sad to hear that farmers are pulling up vineyards because of it. In our area of the world, the lack of rain results in horrific and expansive wild fires. Alaska had an unusually mild winter this year with much less snow that normal.

Have a great weekend gardening!

Sassy Raggedy said...

I love this CAS card. I just cannot seem to do them. For one thing my printing on the card always ends up upside down...lol Perfect card. Hugs, joann

Kathy S said...

Who doesn't love a dragon in the spring time? I sure do. You've made an adorable entry. Love you you made him the entire focal image of the card. Great entry for Recycled at Open Minded Crafting Challenge.

Marjorie said...

Such a lovely dragon, and your colouring is beautiful!!... thank you for playing along with us this week at 'Papertake Weekly'..
Hugs,
Marjorie xx DT

Linda Simpson said...

Love this dragon! He is wonderful.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Brilliant & so inspired! I love that image & he sits brilliantly on your CAS card! xx

The Red Mullet Band said...

Firstly, I love your blog!!! I love your cats!!!!
Secondly, your card is lovely!!! This little dragon is so cute and the colours. Congrats! Thanks for joining us at Open-minded crafting challenge. Ana Isabel DT

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant CAS card NC love the beautifully coloured fun image -love the little recycled buttons--Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun
Carol DT x

Cass said...

Fab CAS card and cute image. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Cass said...

Fab CAS card and cute image. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

mixamatoasties said...

Fab card! Love the image.

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'.

Susan

Tammy Miller said...


Thanks so much for joining us in our Recycle Challenge, I love your project and hope you will join us again very soon!

THE BLUEBERRY BEAR said...

Oh wow, what a gorgeous card! hanks for joining us in our Earth Day - Recycle Challenge at Bugaboo stamps' Catch the Bug blog. I'm holding thumbs that your entry comes up drawn a winner! Please join us again soon.
love
Jen Leeflang
BUGABOO DT

Stephanie said...

Oh my so cute, thanks for playing with us at Catch The Bug, sorry this is late. Hope to see you again this week.

Donna Mosley said...

A really gorgeous card, love it! Thanks for joining us at AGOAC. Good luck.

Donna x

Del said...

Fabulous card. Love that super cute dragon and your great colouring. Thanks for joining us at Open Minded Crafting and Good Luck! xx

bellaelysiumcrafts said...

The dragon is sooo cute! Lovely card there!Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays! - Esther

Craftdee said...

Fab image :-)) Thanks for sharing your lovely card in Di's Digi Designs "Include an Animal" challenge. Hope you can join in our latest challenge too Donna

Rosica Katreva said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges! Wish you good luck!

Hugs,
Rossi (DT)

Kim Rippere said...

What a cutie! Thanks for entering Open-Minded Crafting.

Kim
{Craftisan Studios}
{Design Team Showcase}

Chris CSDesigns said...

NanaConnie, Really pretty card and you did a great job on the coloring. Also love all those wonderful little recycled bits. Thank you for sharing your lovely piece on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent and I look forward to seeing more from you.
:) Chris / CS Designs