Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Prince

     My card today was made using a progressive challenge freebie from My Whimsical Little World.  I thought it was a perfect image for a boy's birthday card.  I did another of those fabulous fancy fold cards that fold flat for mailing and open out to stand up.  My friend, Teresa (Tickell Expressions) introduced me to these a few months back.  Unfortunately, I only photographed the folded version (OK, semi-folded :-D) but I'm sure you can figure it out.  If not, check out Teresa's blog.  She has a link to a tutorial.

Edited to add:  I waited until my camera was recharged and then took one more shot of the card standing open.

     I used three of the colors from the challenge at Creative Colors.

     The little prince is colored with ProMarkers, then fussy cut and mounted onto a die cut.  The sentiment is a computer font, printed, hand cut and matted, then hand cut again.  Papers were all in the scrap box which sits on my desk, handy for quick finds.  The bow is one I made weeks ago and it was also waiting in my stash.

Craft for the Craic
Crafting with an Attitude
Crafts 4 Eternity
Crafty Calendar
Crafty Ribbons
Fairy Tale
Going Grey with Scrap Creations
Graph' It
Inky Impressions
Loves Rubber Stamps
Mod Squad
Moving Along with the Times
Penny's Paper-Crafty
Stamp and Create
Whimsy Inspiration
Word Art Weds.

     That's it for me today.  I have to go prepare the garden for 100+ temps over the next 3 days by tuning up the drip system to give it a good, slow soaking without wasting any of the precious water.  It's about 2:00 in the afternoon and is already in the low 90s. Yuck.  Wish I was staying inside and doing some Happy Stamping!    NanaConnie


  1. We're having the same type of weather here too Connie - and it's HOT! Haven't gotten up to the 100 mark at all yet but am sure it's coming. Seems the garden just soaks up every drop of that water.

    I've never seen a fold like this before but it's really cute! That's a fun card for a young man and love the image and sentiment! Love it!


  2. Fun and cute card. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

  3. Will have to figure that fold out - like it! Really a cute image for a youngster.

  4. Such a sweet image and sentiment, just perfect for a boy. Great design too! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps, good luck!

  5. Aww, cute and sweet boy card! Thanks for joining us at LovesRubberstamps this week, hope to see you again!
    Jennifer, DT

  6. Beautiful card!!! Lovely image and card design too. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Colors Challenge. Agnieszka DT

  7. How adorable this image is Connie and you've used the perfect color combo for it!! :) Love the unique fold on this design!! Wonderful job! HUGS

  8. Sch a sweet little card! I mst check out that card fold!
    I'd write more but I have a kitty cat lying on my arm as I'm trying to type! lol
    Dawn xx

  9. Great card love the image and coloring. Thanks for joining us at graph'it coloring challenges good luck.
    caroline dt

  10. Great card love the image and coloring. Thanks for joining us at graph'it coloring challenges good luck.
    caroline dt

  11. what a lovely creation, thank you for entering our Men and Ribbon challenge at Crafty Ribbons
    hugs Kate xx

  12. Fab card, such a cute image! Thanks so much for joining our Blue or birthday challenge over at
    Claire xx

  13. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining is with our Birthday challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs x

  14. This is very sweet...Great job on the lay-out and design. What a blessing it is for us that you joined our Challenge last week. This week, our Challenge is still ongoing so, please stop by again and join us at Word Art Wednesday! Leaving you the blessing found in God's Word from Hosea 10:12 which says, "Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you." Hugs, always!

    JO ANN

  15. This is brilliant Connie, Thanks for taking the time to play along with us at Graph'It Colour Crazy Challenge this time, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  16. This is really a very pritty project! I love the colours you have used and the image too. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. Tomorrow the new challenge will start and we would be happy if you want to join in again. Bianca XX

  17. lovely card
    Thank you for joining us at our Blue or Birthday Graph'It Colouring Challenge xx

  18. Fab card NanaConnie, that image is adorable! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

  19. Great Card! Fab colour combination and cute image. Wonderful.

    Thanks for sharing in the Craft for the Craic challenge.


  20. Very cute design and a great fold.

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Helen x

  21. lovely card good luck in the challenges


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