Monday, October 12, 2015

Carve a Smile

     I love Doodle Pantry stamps!  This one is from a couple of years ago and I don't think I've used it before.  Shame on me!   But it's just too cute to languish in the stash any longer.

I added my sentiment to the inside, wanting to keep the outside as CAS as possible.
It's also from Doodle Pantry.  This time, I guess my "white" space is black.

I took my colors primarily from House That Stamps Built.

     The doily is cut with a die from Cheery Lynn, from paper by Lawn Fawn.  The bow is one of those I make myself and toss in my stash for use as needed.  It was made from white satin ribbon and I used my ProMarkers to 'dye' it the shade of purple I wanted.

AAA Cards
Catch the Bug
Cheery Lynn Designs
Come and Get It
Crafting by Designs
Crafting for All Seasons
Crafty Addicts
Crafty Creations
Creative Corner
Creative Moments
Di's Digi Designs
DRS Designs
Fussy and Fancy
Little Miss Muffet
Mod Squad
My Time to Craft
Outlawz CAS
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Scrap and Craft
Stamping Boutique
That Craft Place
Time Out

     It's the start of  new week and for those of us in the US, we're celebrating Columbus Day today.  It's not a huge holiday as celebrations go but most of the city, county, state, and federal offices are closed, along with most of the banks and some of the schools.  Me?  I'll take any excuse to stay home and craft all day, especially after being gone a good share of last week.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. Oh my gosh, this is adorable. The black background makes everything pop. Love the doily... I think you have enabled me to go shopping. So glad you joined us for this month challenge. NC! Miss you!!

  2. Fabulous and loving the image, sure made me chuckle with the ants. Love the doily which sets off the topper superbly.
    Linda xxx

  3. Too cute! Love your pumpkin image and that sentiment is perfect.

  4. Great coloring on the pumpkin (which is adorable!) and the shading around it too. Love the way you added the doily die behind it. Wonderful card!

  5. This is such a cute stamp and I bet it feels good to have finally used it. I love how you kept it CAS and the doily is the perfect touch. Thanks for joining TO

  6. Connie, what a fabulous card, love how you used the doily to frame the pumpkin, perfect! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  7. I don't think that I have ever seen a stamp of a jack o lantern with ants on it. Too clever and cute. Thanks for another entry to the challenge this week at the Mod Squad.

  8. fun card
    thanks for playing with us at di's digi

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  10. Adorable card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our STAMPING BOUTIQUE challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  11. Really fun stamp, love that pumpkin's face! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  12. What a fun Halloween card! I love the big, bold pumpkin. Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

  13. Oh wow, I love that doily die. What a wonderful card. The image is so fun and colored beautifully. Thanks for the great comment on my Halli and Ella...Hugs, joann

  14. Aww, NanaC, this is just too cute! I love the little ants & your gorgeous doily!
    Dawn xx

  15. What a fab card! I love the doily mat, and the image is just so cute! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

    love Mags B x

  16. All those ants on that wonderful pumpkin! Great coloring - such a cute card!

  17. I really love this gorgeous frame around your image!! Such a fun design and oh those ants are so cute! :)

  18. What an adorable Halloween card! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

  19. This is gorgeous Connie, Thank you for joining in with us at Scrap & Craft Challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  20. Ha, that sentiment is so fun with that image. Love how you added the little bit of purple with the bow. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  21. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at TSB, good luck!!! Amy DT

  22. Wow I love this - thank you for sharing with us at My Time to Craft. Annie xxx

  23. This is so cute, thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Catch The Bug, hope to see you play along next week.

  24. Oh I have many stamps that I haven't touched!! I love this image...wonderfully done...thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy! Good luck!
    Take care,

  25. Super spooky and fun card! Love that scary image. Thanks for sharing it with us in the DRS Designs Challenge!!! Hugz

  26. This is such a brilliant image and wonderful use of Autumn colours. Love the 'punny' sentiment too!! So very glad you joined us at TIME OUT!!

  27. GREAT card. love the sentiment

  28. Fun card!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at AIMPDC10!!

  29. Your card is gorgeous !
    Thank you for joining us at The crafty addicts !
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.

  30. Adorable!
    Thank you for joining the DLART Thankful Thursday #166 Challenge - Have a blessed day!
    Gail Scott http://DL.ART DT member

  31. Cute pumpkin - i feel bad for him with the knife and the ants though!! Great colouring. Thanks so much for joining us at AAA Cards!

  32. great halloween card, thanks for joining us at AAA Cards!

  33. Connie this is just too cute. Love the image and really like the orange doily on black background. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. Best of luck to you.

  34. Nice card with funny image! Love the sentiment and doily aswell ;)
    Thanks for joining our Halloween challenge over at Creative Corner Challenges.
    Linda, DT CCC

  35. Oh my goodness, how adorable! I too love that image and I don't think I have used it this year. Your black background is perfect and I adore that little bow! I'm so happy you joined us for the Doodle Pantry AIMPDC! I hope you will join us again soon.

  36. Fabulous card !!! Thanks for joining us at Scrap & Craft challenge !! Margot xx


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