Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Hummingbird & Morning Glories

     OK, it's time for the latest Progressive Challenge at Outlawz and this lovely image is "Hummingbird n Morning Glory" by Mary Smith, artist at Createful Heart.

I based this on the sketch from The Outlawz,
but I turned it on its side.

     The image is colored with my Pro-Markers and I added a touch of glitter to the hummer's head and throat.  I wish that showed better in the photo.  I cut the image with a stitched, scalloped circle die from Memory Box.  I framed that with a stitched circle die cut (Die-namics) and then used the same die to cut a 'window' hole in the darker green CS, offsetting it so that the light green CS would frame two sides.

     I dug out two of my blue ribbons, one for the wrap ribbon and a plaid one for the bow.  The flower is cut from fabric ribbon and colored with ProMarkers.  Finally, I printed and added the sentiment.

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     Today, I'm having lunch with my daughter and then I'm going to come home and make another dozen 'Thank You' cards for my granddaughter to send to all the folks who have been so generous in helping with the fundraising for her trip to Cheer Nationals in Orlando, FL.

     She has raised almost one-third of what's needed but only has a little over a month left to raise the other two-thirds.  If you think you might be interested in helping out with a few dollars, please see my original post, here.  You'll find a link to her fund raising site on that post.  She has worked so hard for this honor and deserves to go.

     I've never asked for anything like this but it's such bad timing for her folks.  My son-in-law has been out of work for a year now, despite all his efforts at securing a new job.  The family is surviving on the savings they put aside over the last 8 years and there just are no spare funds for airfare, hotel and meal costs.  It'll break my heart if she can't participate with her team.  Thanks for whatever support you might be able to give.  I appreciate it so much!  :-D

      Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous Connie, love these two colours together. Beautiful image, I do love hummingbirds.
Linda xxx

Gina Knott said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the image and fabulous layers. Thank you for sharing with us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx

jimlynn said...

You're rocking on those clean and simple cards lately! Love the color combination and the little hummingbird is so pretty.
That's great that your granddaughter has raised a third of the money she needs. She'll make it in time and then do great when she's there.

Wendy said...

Such a pretty card full of Spring happiness, I love your color combination <3 Thanks for playing along at PIP Challenges!! Love hugs and prayers for your granddaughter <3

Maike von maikreations said...

Very pretty card with a lovely image! Love the bright green paper peeking out only at the top and left side! Thank you for joining our "Spring into Spring" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a great day, Maike DT

Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous colouring, must get mine done! Love the blue and green and the pretty gingham bow.

J said...

Beautiful card - I love the vibrant "pop" of the blue ribbon against the green, counterbalancing the delicate colouring. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Donna said...

Such a gorgeous card sweetie.
Thanks for joining in with The Ribbon Girl April card challenge and good luck in the prize draw.
Hugs, Donna xx

Peggy T. said...

Connie, I love the hummingbird and flowers. Thank you for joining our Spring into Spring Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

Peggy T.
Design Team

Glenda Atkins said...

Love your card and love the sketch. I must get busy and do mine. You are always on top of things, envy you :O)!

Sarah Bell said...

A sweet card, thanks for joining in with the Lemon Shortbread Challenge – Sarah DT – http://magentasnowflake.blogspot.co.uk