Sunday, June 5, 2016

Cotton Candy Ants

     The ants in cute, cute image are not something I'd want to find happening in real life but the ants  by Doodle Pantry are my favorite critters over there.  Our weather has been so hot here for the last week that I'm thinking about mid-summer county and state fairs, and that brings to mind fair foods, cotton candy being one of the best, according to my childhood memories.  I don't think I've eaten it at all in my adult years but I loved it as a kid.


     As I was planning this card in my head, I thought about how much fun it would be to contrast the casualness of a day at the fair (with or without eating cotton candy) with a design which was fussy, fancy, and somewhat vintage.  I inlaid die cuts (black and pink) from a set by Spellbinders, added black lace which gives some great texture, and put everything onto a white card base.  The sentiment is printed and matted, then the bottom of it is cut into a wavy pattern with a punch (Fiskars.)

     Challenges:
A Vintage Journey
Aud Sentiments
Crafting for All Seasons
Crafting with Friends
Die Cuttin' Divas
Digi Choosday
Fairy Tale
Inspiration Destination
In the Pink (1 image, 2 die cut layers, 3 colors)
Lemon Shortbread
Little Red Wagon
Scrapy Land
Through the Craft Room Door
WordArt Wednesday

    I'm going to brave the heat today and cook something on the outdoor BBQ.  However, I'm planning to do it fairly early in the day and cook for a brunch or lunch instead of dinner.  That way, I can avoid the hottest part of  the day.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

19 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Lol, this is such a fun and cute image set beautifully in your design.
Hugs
Desíre
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Melanie Gee said...

Aww this is cute :) Love the image and the lace down the side.


Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

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Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Love all the doodle Pantry images and this one is no exception! I would never have thought to blend the two ideas with the vintage but it worked beautifully. Yup, cotton candy started long ago...in the vintage age for us....haha

Lori Kobular said...

Love the lace on your fun card! Although I don't think I want ants on my cotton candy!! Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

Donna Hanley said...

Hi Connie, You worked the contrast of "a day at the fair" with Fancy Vintage perfectly in this card. I haven't had Cotton Candy in maybe 50+ years but you cute little ants seem to love it. Love the pink and black. Have a wonderful day.

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous project, thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!

Berni Cuttino said...

OMG!! Look at those feisty ants. More importantly, love the lace border and again, love the oval frame. Fun and refreshing beauty, fabulously colored and compose. Have a fab Sunday.
Hugs
Berni

Dewi Lestari said...

It's lovely! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes
Hugs
Dewi

Kate - Small Bits of Paper said...

You're right - those ants DO look cute in the image but I certainly wouldn't want to find them in my cotton candy! Another super card with a wonderful inlaid frame!

Thanks so much for playing along with us again at Little Red Wagon this week!

Kate
Small Bits of Paper

Teresa Arsenault said...

That pink and black combo is gorgeous. I love the fancy lace. It's too bad real life ants are not so cute. We have had a problem lately in our home, though they have thinned out quite a bit.

hugs,
Teresa

Esther said...

What a cute image with all those ants eating the cotton candy!
Thank you for joining this week at Die Cuttin' Divas!

theras kartenblog said...

So many ants! I hope, they won´t come into your kitchen ;)
Thanks for sharing your work with all of us at Fairytale-Challenge. Good luck!
Ilse (thera)

Dawn Lancaster said...

Such a fun little image & I love the Black & Pink colour combo!
That lace is just stunning!
HUgs
Dawn xx

Anjie said...

Great make, cute image. Thanks for joining us in our Summer challenge at Digi Choosday
Anjie (DT)

trulyjewellery said...

Fab design. Thanks for joining us for the 'Think Summer' challenge at Digi Choosday.
Gail Digi Choosday DT
http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk

Debs said...

Fab card - love the inlaid die cut.
Thanks for playing along at In the Pink this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Cara Malmrose said...

I would not want to see ants in my cotton candy either but this image is way to cute! Love the colors and layout of your card!

Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door.
(Hugs) Cara
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My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

Daffodil Cards said...

LURVE the black and pink and the dash of lace, great fun image.
Faith
x

Lagene said...

Cute card! Congrats on your win at Doodle Pantry!