Sunday, July 1, 2018

Make Your Own Shade

     This is my second post of the day and, in my first post, I promised you wonderful news if you stopped by again.  So here it is:  I've rejoined the DT at SheepSki Designs!!   And, yes, I'm excited to say Andrea took pity on me and said "Yes" when I begged to return.  :-D  Thanks, Andrea.

     Our challenges are always "Anything Goes" but we also offer an optional theme with each challenge, which you can use or not, your choice.  I followed the theme this month "For Someone Special."  I'm sending this to a friend who needs some emotional support and encouragement, and that in itself makes her very special.

     I used this beautiful image, "Becca."  How fun that I have a granddaughter who goes by Becca.  :-D


     My first card today was very CAS so with this card, I went to the other extreme.

     The image was colored with ProMarkers, the cut with a die from Spellbinders.  The darker pink frame was also cut with another die from that same set.  The lighter pink CS was embossed and pinpoint punched around the frame.

     I added lace to the bottom of the light pink CS, then I added the image piece.  I printed and hand cut the sentiment, matting it with a scrap of the same light pink CS.

     I covered the card front with embossed, metallic paper and then added the framed and matted image on top of that.   Looking for embellishment on this already 'fancy' design, I dug through my box of flower and leaf dies, found a flower die from Spellbinders and a leaf die from Cheery Lynn.  I used those cut the flowers and leaves.  I added pink glitter to the top layer of flower petals and put a tiny dot of yellow Nuvo Crystal Drops in the center of each flower.

     I apologize for the photo quality but the metallic paper, which is so gorgeous IRL, made it very hard to photograph so this is the best I could do, even with photo editing.

     Challenges:
Crafty Addicts
Crafty Catz
Creative Inspirations
Fussy and Fancy
Crafty Gals Corner
I {heart} ProMarkers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Outlawz PAM
Scrappy Land
Simon Says Stamp

     Come play along this month, won't you?  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

13 comments:

  1. Ooh that shade is needed here in the U.K. at the moment. Wonderful card and thanks for sharing with us today over at LPCF

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  2. Nana Connie, This is so fancy. Just beautiful. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana Forrest

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  3. A beautiful card . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge good luck Ginny DT forI ♥promarkers
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  4. Wow! What a gorgeous creation, Miss Connie! I love the various shades of pink in contrast to the pretty yellow! Beautifully done. hugs, de

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  5. Gorgeous detail on this lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday. Pat K xx

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  6. Stunning card! I love the dies you used and you colored that umbrella perfectly! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

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  7. So pretty!!! Pretty colors and shades! Fabulous design!
    Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at Scrapy Land!
    Sherrie K
    Scrapy Land DT Member

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  8. A very pretty creation. Thanks for entering this month's challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck Jayne DT

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  9. She is very beautiful NanaConnie, so happy to have you back on the team
    Andrea x

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  10. beautiful card with your embossing and dies, thanks for sharing at crafty catz challenge and hope to see you again
    Tilly

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  11. Fabulous card using all some lush details.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  12. Oh so lovely! Love the embossed foil background!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

    Hugs,
    Kelly

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  13. Beautiful card, love the embossed background and colours chosen. Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck and hope to see you again.
    Denise (Owner of LPOCF)

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