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.)

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    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


  1. Lol, this is such a fun and cute image set beautifully in your design.
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  2. 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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  3. 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 the vintage age for us....haha

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. It's lovely! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

  9. 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!

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  10. 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.


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

  12. 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)

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

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

  15. Fab design. Thanks for joining us for the 'Think Summer' challenge at Digi Choosday.
    Gail Digi Choosday DT

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

  17. 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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  18. LURVE the black and pink and the dash of lace, great fun image.

  19. Cute card! Congrats on your win at Doodle Pantry!


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