Sunday, August 23, 2015

Big Apple

     Just in case the post title made you think you'd see something from or about New York -- nope, we're talking real apples, the kind a kid takes to his teacher.  At Pile It On this fortnight, our challenge theme is "Animals Dressed Up" and our fabulous sponsor is QKR Stampede, where you'll find dozens of cute images of animals in human clothing.  I happen to adore QKR images, and they have both rubber stamps and digis.  This one is a digi called, appropriately enough, "Big Apple."  Go find a "dressed up animal" image and then come play in our challenge.


   
     My daughter actually requested a card that would go along with a gift basket of classroom supplies she's donating to my youngest grandson's school.   I did a super CAS, single-layer design, and the image is hand-colored with ProMarkers.  The only embellishment is the little red bow.

     Challenges:
Animal Friends
Crafty Creations
Crafty Friends
Creative Craft Cottage
Digistamps 4 Joy
House That Stamps Built
I {heart} ProMarkers
Inspiration Destination
Little Miss Muffet
Melonheadz Friends
Outlawz Twisted Thursday
Paper Shelter
Petal Lu
{Pin}spirational
Simon Says Stamp
Sisters of Craft
Through the Craft Room Door

     Is everyone in your family already back  to school?  Or does your school district start after Labor Day?   When I was a kid, we always started on either the Tuesday or Wednesday after Labor Day Monday, which seemed to mark the 'official' end-of-summer, at least for the kids.   Of course, we didn't get out of school until the end of the second week in June.  My grandkids all start in mid-August now, and get out sometime in May -- always before Memorial Day, in any case.

     I hope we're going to see you playing along with us this time.  Just get your animals dressed up and come play.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

33 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

This card will make a very nice addition to that wonderful basket your daughter is donating (hooray for your daughter). Love that outfit on him and I really like that you kept it CAS to let him speak for himself. Wonderful coloring job, Connie. Enjoy your Sunday.

Faith A said...

What a fabulous image, beautifully coloured and perfect for Teacher.

Pia S said...

Sweet CAS design! Nice coloring and the image is a great choice for a teacher's card.

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous CAS card and love the image he is brilliant.
Hugs
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

WOW on coloring that little guy and the apple!!! This is fantastic Connie! Love the tiny bow in the corner too.
Lynn

Dawn Lancaster said...

Jeesh, this is soo cute! I lovee that big juicy looking apple!
Such a sweet image & a gorgeous CAS design!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Anna said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter, hope you join us again. :) Good luck in the challenge. :)
Hugs Anna

Linda Osterwise, DT said...

NanaConnie - another cute, cute, card! Clean and Simple was the right type of card for this image. I'm sure your grandchild's teacher will appreciate it. (And your daughter is very thoughtful as well).

Thank you for joining us this week in the Through The Craft Room Door challenge.

Hugz,
Linda

Donna Ellis said...

She will be so proud to include this with her goodies, Connie! It's darling!

Davi said...


Awww NC what a cute card with the fun little image!! A perfect card for the gift basket. Seems all schools start in August these days.

Sassy Raggedy said...

How adorable. This is just too cute. Speaking of bows, I think my Hobby Lobby has quit carrying them. They have not had them in awhile now. Hugs, joann

Amy Ottmers said...

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

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

this is a brilliant CAS card . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge good luck Ginny x

Tracy Welham said...

Lovely. Thank you for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Crafty Blessings. Tracy SOC DT x

*Vicki* said...

Such a cute image and a fabulous CAS style school design Connie!! :)

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fun card. Love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Fabulously designed and colored. I love your little window in your apple.
hugs,
Teresa

Patricia St Martin said...

NC, This image is adorable and I love how they have dressed him up. He is the best bear ever for a teachers card. How wonderful your daughter is donating supplies for the youngest grandson's school. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday.
Hugs, Pat♥

Mandy said...

Wonderful card Connie! The image is so cute and so beautifully coloured.
Thanks for joining us at [url=http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/]Simon Says Stamp wednesday Challenge[/url]
Mandy x

Wendy Batchen said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

Diane Louise Janion said...

Thanks for entering the 'Clean and Simple' Challenge at Crafty Friends with your lovely card, hope to see you again and Good Luck.
Diane Louise xx

Cheri said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! NanaConnie! Thanks for playing along in the challenge at The House That Stamps Built once again.

Heather said...

This is very cute and will be perfect to add to that gift basket. Love that you were inspired by the colors in our inspiration photo. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Janice W. said...

Love that bear! So cute! Thanks for sharing it with us at LMMS!

pst said...

Lovely card, it should however go with a red apple :-) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.

KarinsArtScrap said...

NanaConnie fun and great card
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

Karin

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful card NannaConnie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DT x

Anet van Zyl said...

NannaConnie you have used the wrong Challenge Blog Link. Would love for you to change it to CCC Digi Creations where you entered your card. Thank you. Anet DT x http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com.au/2015/08/challenge-31-anything-goes.html

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SUPER cute, and I've actually found another great challenge where your card would be perfect, and they really NEED more entries. I hope you will join the fun, and here is the link for you. Come play along.

http://classycardsnsuch.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2015-08-24T00:00:00-05:00

Blessings,
Karen

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

Beautiful CAS and great for back to school, love it! Thank you for joining us at Melonheadz and hope to see you again soon! :) ~Annie

Julie Odil said...

Great card, Connie! Your coloring on that apple is wonderful! I adore that wonderful, clothed image. Perfect for your theme. Thanks for joining us this month at DigiStamps4Joy. Julie, DT member (I miss you!)

Katelyn said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us at {Pin}spirational this week.
Artsy-Arts

Deanne Saunders said...

Love it! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL. challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper