Monday, April 13, 2015

"Hoppy" Birthday

     Is this one of the cutest frogs you've ever seen?  What do you think -- a prince in disguise like in the fairy tales?   Or just a little croaker enjoying the spring?


     The frog is a freebie from Encino Stamps for the progressive challenge over at The Outlawz.  I colored him with ProMarkers and hand cut him with scissors.  The 'lily' pad leaf is cut with two different size dies from Spellbinders.  The sentiment is hand printed and hand cut, then matted, and that's hand cut.  Everything is popped up on a DCWV card base with dimensional dots.  I added sparkly twine and sequins as the embellies on this masculine card.

     Challenges:
Frilly & Funky (leaves)

     That's all for today.  I'm getting better at both my new operating system and my new photography software.  Give me another 5 or 6 months and I should like them just as well as my old programs.  :-D  My motto is: If it ain't broke, don't fix it!  I wish Microsoft would adhere to that idea.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

27 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Oh Connie, YES...he's darling!! What a cute design with all the greens! ;)

Jane said...

Well he's certainly a handsome frog and definitely needs to find his beautiful princess. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh yes, he is the cutest frog ever! love this.

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

He is an adorable frog! Your hand-cutting is so perfect ;) Very cute coloring and card, the layout comes together so well! Thanks for joining us at Simply Papercraft, we hope to see you back soon!
Jennifer, Simply Papercraft DT

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Connie! Love the cute frog.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Dreja said...

Eine tolle Karte. Danke für die Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonne.
LG Dreja

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous frog NanaC! I love the sentiment too!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Amy Ottmers said...

That frog is too cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercraft, good luck!!! Amy DT

jimlynn said...

EEK! He's SOOOOO cute and makes me smile all over! Love the way you created the leaf too! Fun card!
Lynn

Carol S. said...

Great card and thanks for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons. Carol S. DT

Teresa Arsenault said...

Great card, NanaConnie. I like the sparkly background.
Hugs,
Teresa

Shelly Schmidt said...

Yes- love this great image! I have mine printed, just need to color and find a good layout challenge : ) The shimmery twine and sequins are a great look to your masculine card!

Kylie said...

He is adorable!!! Great card! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous, fab image.xxx

Gail said...

Very cute card and the image is adorable. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter for our "birthday with a sentiment" challenge! Hugs, Gail

Sassy Raggedy said...

Cute Cute Cute...But I do agree with you about Microsoft. I'm old school and I don't want to learn new when it comes to software....lol Hugs, joann

Annalisa G said...

Very cute image and love the sentiment! It looks like there is a lot of texture on the card. Thanks for joining us at the Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog -Annalisa (DT)

Barb Ghig said...

You're right...he's the cutest frog ever! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Vicki Dutcher said...

He is a cute frog on a cute card - Thanks for joining in at AAA

Shona Chambers said...

Such a happy looking frog and just love his layered lily-pad. Fantastic card and so glad you shared it with us at ATSM this week!

Georgie C said...

Lovely card and great use of the leaf dies. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

wienerhoneymooners said...

He is a darling, that is for sure, so dapper!!!! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards, we are very glad that you are sharing your creativity with us!!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Love your frog, what a fun card! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Springtime Die Cuts' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Cathrine Rohman-Fransson said...

Cutest critter today! :) Love it! Thank you for joining our challenge//Cat Creative corner Admin

Pat (mspfd) said...

Super coloring and fussy cutting of your adorable frog image. What a great design.

Buttons said...

LOVE this happy little fella Connie! Brings a smile to my face. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Eithne said...

Cute frog! Lovely card :) Thank you so much for joining our April challenge over at Craft for the Craic.
Eithne :)