Wednesday, June 17, 2015


     I remember planting spring gardens each year from before I was old enough to go to school clear through the first four or five years I was in school.  After the first year, it became mandatory (my rules!) to plant pansies.   They were such sweet flowers with their little faces turned up to greet everyone who passed by.  I still love pansies so this wonderful digi from AuroraWings  just called out to me.

     I used my chalk markers again to color this image.  The sentiment came from my collection of Tickell Expressions and it goes back a couple of years but it seemed perfect for this card.  When I printed the sentiment, I adhered two other layers of white CS and then die cut through all three stacked layers to add some dimension.  

     I cut up a scrap piece of  ribbon and tucked a couple of pieces under the sentiment  when I added it to the card front.  Then I used two more pieces and added some punched butterflies.   I dug through my tin of teeny-tiny buttons and found enough in purple to add three to the sentiment and one to each butterfly.

Brown Sugar
Colour Your World
Crafts Galore Encore
Crafty Catz
Fussy and Fancy
Just Us Girls
Melonheadz Friends
Scribble & Scrap
Sister Act
Sisters of Craft
     I find that I'm still trying to hit that happy balance between totally CS and over-the-top dressed, enhanced, embellished... you get the idea.  I admit that today's card is definitely on the CAS side of things.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Jacquie said...

Stunning card NanaConnie, lovely coloured Pansies, they are such beautiful flowers.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Those pansies are just beautiful and colored perfectly! Love the butterflies flitting about, too. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

*Vicki* said...

The pansies are really beautiful!! Great CAS my friend! ;)

jimlynn said...

You must have known that pansies were my very favorite flower ever!!!! I plant them every single year.
LOVE these! They're so pretty and the way you added the ribbon and tiny butterflies is sensational. A beautiful card!

Chasing the Dream said...

This is so pretty in purple. Just love the CAS design with those butterflies. Have a beautiful day.

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Connie this sure is pretty. Love pansies
Linda xxx

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful card! I love the way you have colored those pretty pansies. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is stunning, NanaConnie. Your coloring is wonderful and your design impeccable. Thanks for the shout out.

JanR said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely lovely!! Thanks so much for playing along at Just Us Girls!!

Hermien said...

Beautiful CAS card, thanks for joining us at sisteractcardchallenge.

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Jo Rice said...

Beautiful card and the Pansies are just fab...thank you for joining us with our Fussy and Fancy Challenge...hugs...Jo. X

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fabulous card. Love the image and your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

Anne Chilvers said...

A very pretty card, pansies are a great subject to use. Your colouring is perfect and I love your tiny little buttons ! I also like the sentiment. Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft Challenge, good luck and best wishes, Anne DT.

Sassy Raggedy said...

Sorry I am behind again on commenting. Seems this happens to me a This is beautiful NC. I love the colors. Hugs, joann

Dawn Lancaster said...

Such a gorgeous image & beautifuly coloured! I love the addition of the pretty little butterflies! I have button envy too!
Dawn xx

Isobel said...

Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge , great card
Good luck x