Saturday, August 22, 2015

Carousel

     I've been reviewing old stamps and images and I'm amazed at how many I have that remain unused.  So, over the next few weeks, I'm going to try to alternate between old and new images.  Here's one of my old ones from more than a year ago, a delightful carousel horse from Doodle Pantry.  In fact, the sentiment and papers are also from Doodle Pantry and also more than a year old.


     Another really quick post this morning because I have a "shopping" appointment with my daughter.  We're going to look for fabrics to make tablecloths appropriate for the upcoming fall holidays -- Halloween, Thanksgiving, & Christmas.  She has a huge dining room table and most of the family dinners end up at their house because they have a table big enough to seat everyone but finding a single tablecloth to cover it means being creative so I'm going to make some for her.

     Both die cuts are done with dies from Spellbinders.  The white flowers are cut with a Fiskars punch.  The bow is one I make myself, hand sewn to add the pearl.  The purple ribbon is from my stash, as are the gem stones.

     Challenges:

     OK, I'm off to the shower and then out the door to meet my daughter.  If I get back in time, I may have a second post today.  If not, you'll see it tomorrow or Monday.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

27 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

I have such a sweet spot for Carousel Horses and this one is a beauty. I don't know if I told you this already, but working the carousel at a local park was my Dad's first job when he was just a teenager back around 1934. He used to have such nice stories to tell me from his working days there.You did this one justice, Connie. Have a fun day shopping with your daughter. The holidays will be here way before we know it.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Wonderful card, great colours and adorable image - and I love your decorated ribbon. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

jimlynn said...

Connie, this is so pretty! I love the carousel horse and the angle you used for the frame. That stripe paper is luscious!
Have fun shopping and that's a great idea to make the tablecloths for different occasions.
Lynn

Karen Lunagirl said...

Beautiful card ~ love the purple!! Thanks for sharing another card in my Animals challenge at LunagirlMoonbeams.com! ~ Karen

Theresa Pace said...

this is a lovely card. i have used Doodle Pantry myself before and their images are very sharp. thank you for sharing this with us over at FFFC and good luck, Theresa DT xx

Lisette Baker said...

Fabulous.I love carousel horses and this is just a beautiful image. Love the colours too. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challegnes this time.

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT x

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

This beauty knocked my socks off. I love the angles on this card, and that GORGEOUS carousel horse image.

Thanks for joining us for our Old School challenge at Cut it Up!

Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Faith A said...

Love how you have placed the horse, and of course your wonderful sentiment. A fabulous card.

Pia S said...

I think we are all guilty of having old unused stash. Such a sweet image in beautiful colors and I like how you arranged the sentiment.

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my! I adore this card and love the carousel horse. Our favourite colour too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Sassy Raggedy said...

Your card is beautiful and makes us wonder why we buy these images and don't get around to using them. I love those colors. I have so many as well that I need to use. Hugs, joann

Dawn Lancaster said...

What a gorgeous image NanaC, beautifully coloured & of course in a beautiful color too! I love love love it!
Hope the fabric shopping went well!
Hugs
Dawn xx

HeatherM said...

Your card is lovely! Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart this week.
HeatherM

Davi said...

Beautiful card, I love the image and your coloring is so pretty! The stripes and ribbon look wonderful with it too :) Have fun shopping for the fabrics, I love to make seasonal cloths IF you can find the right fabrics :)

cass said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet for our "August - Celebrations" Challenge

Faith A said...

I'm going to repeat my self, but don't mind that at all, this is a fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Peggie Sue @ Maxx and Boo said...

Oh Wowzers! Your horse looks beautiful! You did an amazing job with his coloring.. Thanks so much for joining us at Cut It Up!

*Vicki* said...

Such a gorgeous image and I really love the colors on your design!! You've done such a beautiful job putting this together! HUGS

Patricia St Martin said...

NC, This is such a pretty card and love the colors and you did a great job coloring the carousel horse. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday.
Hugs Pat♥

Debbie said...

Sweet card! I like the way you angled the die cut around the image!!
Thanks for playing along with us at AIMPDC8!!

Heather said...

So beautiful! Such a pretty image and your coloring is beautiful! Great layout, too. Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Ahhh....your signature color and style of card....LOVE IT! Please offer us a pic of the finished table cloth. You are doing a very nice thing.

Kristina said...

Lovely. Thanks so much for joining us over at the Art by Mi Ran Challenge Blog.

Lillian A said...

Great coloring and love the lavenders you chose for this creation. Thank you for entering into our anything goes challenge at Love To Scrap.

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy