Tuesday, June 9, 2015


     This month, the Progressive Challenge over at The Outlawz has given us a beautiful image by Anne Fenton to use on our projects.  I'm always amazed at how different the creations are yet each one uses exactly the same image.

     I loved coloring this one since the bright, orange, poppies are California's state flower and, therefore, a favorite of mine.  Hence, I colored these orange instead of more often seen red.  Poppies in California bloom all summer long so they always make me think of summer and summer colors.

     I used ProMarkers to color the image.  The black lace ribbon was in my stash, and I though it was a great complement to the warm, summer colors, as well as being something old to offset the new image.

     I made the flowers by punching a piece of black, flocked paper and adding a two-layer, satin flower on top of it.  I dug through my box of feathers until I found those loose bits and pieces which I gathered together and adhered behind the flower.  A metal brad in the middle of the flower finished it off.

Addicted to Stamps
As You Like It
Cards in Envy
Corrosive Challenge
Crafty Catz
Glitter n Sparkle
Great Impressions
Hiding in My Craft Room
Little Miss Muffet
One Stitch at a Time
Outlawz Color
Quick Quotes
Scrapper's Delights
Sentimental Sundays
Sister Act
Sweet Stampin' (old lace/ new image)

     Our temperatures are going to drop today to a more manageable 99 degrees.  Yesterday we hit 106!  Truly, I don't feel the difference other than it doesn't get hot, hot, hot quite as early in the day.  Oh, well, yesterday and today are great excuses to stay indoors and craft, right?   Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


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

Beautiful card Ginny x

Linda Simpson said...

This is a gorgeous card, love the poppies.
Linda xxx

Cumbrianlass said...

Beautiful card NC and the poppy colours are wonderful
Hugs Janet xxx

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow SO gorgeous Connie!! Love your flowers and stunning details! :)

jimlynn said...

Mercy me on those hot temps!!! That's even hotter than it is here - and by a lot too! Hope things cool down a little for you soon.

Love your beautiful card! The black lace looks fantastic with those flowers. So very lovely!

Leah said...

So very pretty! I love the poppies and your colors.Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions.

Asha said...

106ºF??? That's sizzle and burn temp! This card is a beauty. Love poppies too and they way they dance about in the wind is just magical. Hope you're well, NC
hugs Asha

Sassy Raggedy said...

I love this NC...Beautiful image and your coloring of it is beautiful. Love the embellies. Hugs, and keep cool. joann

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is beautiful. I love the feathers on it.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at HIMCR, good luck!!! Amy DT

Veerle said...

Beautiful card i love poppies. Thank you for playing at Addicted To Stamps. Greetings, Veerle DT member

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful card for our challenge! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week!!

Jac said...

A really beautiful card and I love the wisps of feathers very pretty and effective, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Margaret said...

Such a lovely card. I didn't know that about the poppy being California's state flower. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck. Maggie - DT

Dawn Lancaster said...

Love your poppies NanaC! I was at somone's house the other day & they had the most beautiful orange poppies in their garden! Love your card too!
Dawn xx

Mynn Kitchen said...

This is SO pretty, Connie! I LOVE the fabulous lace, the beautiful floral image, and your fun feathers! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

everything with stickles.blogspot.com said...

Lovely card, love the lace and feathers you have used, thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at allsorts x

Chris D. said...

Great card! Love the poppies and the feathers are such a great touch! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Jane Tillsley said...

lovely card thanks for joining us at Scrapper´s Delights Challenge Blog Jane DT xx

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous card, lovely poppy image, the orange reminds me of the old fashioned ones I have in my garden, love them. Thanks for sharing on no on AYLI. Carol xx

Cheryl said...

How wonderful that your poppies bloom all summer! I wish ours did in NY! Those on your card are lovely!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Jo Channon said...

Fabulous project and fits perfectly with the Allsorts Challenge this week, thankyou for sharing it with us all Jo x

Thordis said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. Thank you for playing with us at Sweet Stampin'.

Have a lovely weekend.

Love and hugs

Dewi Lestari said...

Fantastic as always! Thanks for joining at ATSC: Summer Colors

Kathy S said...

Poppies have to be one of my favorites. Love the background you achieved in the pale blue/grey colors. I'm sure whomever receives this will be thrilled. Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy this week and best to you.

Zw@@n said...

Lovely card! Great colouring on those poppies. I also love them. Thanks for playing along with us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

AJ Bodine said...

I love poppies, beautiful card! Thank you for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays Challenge Blog!

AJ, DT - Sentimental Sundays

Golden Goddess Designs said...

lovely! I love how the 3-D embellies match us with the flat ones...great card! thanks for sharing with us at Quick Quotes this month!


Connie Mercer said...

So cute~Thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes!

Crystal Thompson said...

You are so creative! Beautiful project and of course love the flowers on this! Thanks so much for joining us at Quick Quotes Challenge #52.

Crystal DT Member