Saturday, May 4, 2019

Birthday Wishes

     I know you've already seen my DT card for SheepSki Designs if you visited on Wednesday, but this morning I'm sharing a card with a stunning (and fun to color) image from SheepSki called "Peonies" because SheepSki is sponsoring the challenge over at Crafty Friends and I was lucky enough to be a Guest Designer.  :-D  The theme for the Crafty Friends challenge this fortnight is "Use 2 or more dies." 

   

I pulled all my colors from the inspiration board

     I colored the peonies with ProMarkers, then used a die from Sue Wilson to cut the image.  I trimmed one end of it so that there would be a straight side on the left.  I chose a golden yellow CS for the background and cut the butterflies into it with a Memory Box die.  

     I mounted that onto a kraft card base, then added the image and one of my signature, hand sewn, bows with a tiny pearl.  The bow was 'dyed' with a ProMarker to match the color of the sentiment.  The sentiment was cut with Tim Holtz word dies by Sizzix.

     This is one of those fun cards where I get to combine ribbon (for the bow) and flowers (in the image) and still have a flat card for easy mailing.  If I have to choose between ribbons and flowers as embellies, I'll almost always go with ribbon because the bulk of flower embellies make cards difficult to mail.  When I do use dimensional flowers, I almost always am giving the card personally, not mailing it.

     Challenges:

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

23 comments:

  1. A beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.

    Hugs,
    Melanie

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  2. Stunning card Connie, loving the peonies, the colours are gorgeous and cute little bow too.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. This is so pretty, love the flowers, pretty colours and the background is perfect. A Super card Connie.
    Faith x

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  4. Hello NanaConnie

    Your card is gorgeous… Thank you so much for joining in our ‘more than 1 die’ challenge and making your beautiful card for our Guest Designer Spot, we have enjoyed you joining our design team this time. We hope you will join us next time SheepSki Designs sponsors Crafty Friends. Enjoy your weekend.

    Crafty Hugs
    Diane Louise, Wendy and DT Ladies xx

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  5. Gorgeous card Connie, just l oove the butterfly negative s poace, beautiful designef. Thanks for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

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  6. Super card for DT at Crafty friends

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  7. thanks for sharing at PFP this week love this Connie

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  8. A sweet card. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine

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  9. They're so beautiful NanaConnie <3
    Andrea x

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  10. Beautiful card! I love the use of the dies.
    Hugs Monica

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  11. Congrats on the GDT spot, Connie! Your Peonies are beautifully colored, and I love the collage of events in your Nature scene! Beautifully done! hugs, de

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  12. Great card, Connie! Love the way you have cut the butterflies into the card and your colouring is fab too. Thanks for playing along with my challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa

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  13. This is really stunning Connie! Congrats on your GDT spot! :) The flowers looks stunning and I love the idea of the butterflies cut out with your design too!! I've really enjoyed catching up with your latest makes my friend!! HUGS

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  14. Wow, wonderful card!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

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  15. Thanks for your GDT card for our 'use more thanks one die' challenge at Crafty Friends! You've mad ca lovely card. Hugs Ela *DT*

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  16. Thanks so much for sharing your floral make with us Connie - this is so pretty! Hope you will join us again soon. Hugs Squirrel xx AYLI

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  17. I love your die cut technique, I must keep this in mind to do! Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge this week!

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  18. It's really sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges .Neva

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  19. Beautiful card! Love those flowers with those die cut butterflies! Thank you for sharing with Color Dare!

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  20. Beautiful die butterflies and love the layout of your card. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

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  21. Those peonies are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your creation at the Color My Heart Dare challenge. 💙☕MissCarrie

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  22. Beautifully created, Connie! I especially like the flowers and that white background die cut. Thank you for playing along at Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #341.

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