Saturday, December 1, 2018

Hanging the Star

     Today starts our newest challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and we're honored to have QKR Stampede as our sponsor.  Since I'm on the QKR DT as well as the 2CCC DT, I was tickled to have an excuse to share cards that used QKR images two days in a row! 


I started with the sketch from C.R.A.F.T. but, 
because I was using up dp scraps, my horizontal
strip is wider and a bit shorter than the one in the sketch
and I put my sentiment into a circle.

     This adorable little mouse is "Hanging the Star" on the Christmas tree  and the sentiment I used is also from QKR Stampede.  

     I colored the image with ProMarkers, then cut it and the mat for it with simple, circle, dies from Spellbinders.  I used additional circle dies from QuicKutz to cut the sentiment and its mat.  The Spellbinders set just didn't have any dies that small.  

     I found my well-worn "Linen" embossing folder and used it on the front of the card base before I wrapped diamond textured ribbon around it and added the hand-tied, sheer ribbon, bow.  Both of those ribbons are from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

     I added two scraps of dp behind the image, both of which had been inked along the edges.  For a final bit of embellishment, I added the three, pale green, pearls to the lower, left corner.

     Challenges:

     I really want to see you come and play in our "Anything Goes with a Critter" challenge this month.  It runs from now until the end of the day on December 25th so there's plenty of time.  The DT is taking a well deserved break so you may not get any comments on your entry but the challenge is up and running and we have a delightful sponsor so how can you lose?    

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

11 comments:

  1. Thankyou for sharing your very sweet Christmas card with us at CraftyCatz this week and good luck in the challenge.xx

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  2. Your image looks stunning among your monochromatic green design here Connie! Love your pretty sparkle star and ribbon and what a stunning take on the sketch too!! HUGS :)

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  3. Hi, Connie! Gotta love how the little decorator has to BEND OVER to put on the star topper! Too cute! I wish I could have enlarged your photo because I wanted to see some of the details up close - but apparently that's not an option on your blog? Love the shading on your tree and the cute circular sentiment! hugs, de

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  4. Donna, I don't know what's going on with the photo not enlarging. That feature has always worked on my blog before. :-(

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  5. Super card Connie. Nice sketch interpretation and super way to use up bits. CarolG

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  6. Pretty and cute all rolled into one. Love the design on this one also! Great sketch for that image.
    LYnn

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  7. Oh that mouse is adorable, even though he is bigger then his Christmas tree!! So cute!

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  8. A lovely card, fits our sketch challenge perfectly.
    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

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  9. A great card with such a cute image. Thanks for joining us over at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge blog. All the best Jo. X

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  10. Lovely card adorable (is he a rat )great card anyway,thanks for joining us here at I Love Promarkers challenge good luck Lyn DT x.

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  11. Connie, what an adorable image. Super coloring!!Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Barbara

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