Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Katie's Green, Garden & Gorgeous

     Finally after a long break, due partly to my being gone for more than a week earlier this month, I'm back posting a new card for the challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie.  Our theme this time is "Green, Garden, Gorgeous."  My card uses an image from Cornish Heritage, and I've done an Outside/Inside card this time.

     The image is colored with Copics and ProMarkers, then fussy cut and layered onto a metallic paper die cut and then onto a CS die cut a size larger.  I used lace ribbon and a doily on the card front (linen textured CS), layered on the image piece, and added a bow from the same lace ribbon.  One flower with a rhinestone in the middle, plus rhinestones in two of the card corners, and it was finished.

     The sentiment inside is from a vellum sticker and I added the two little flowers.

2 Sisters -- Flowers
Card Makin' Mamas -- Getting Girlie
Catch the Bug -- Flowers and colors from inspiration photo
Clearly Inspired -- Go Green
Delicious Doodles -- Loads of Layers (there are 6)
Digi Doodle Shop's Best -- Paper lace
Fairy Fun Fridays -- Anything goes
Lily Pad -- Flowers
Outlaws Paper Ala Mode -- In the Bloom
Stamp Man -- Vellum (inside sentiment)
Sweet Stampin' -- Girly but no pink
Wags & Whiskers -- Anything goes

     I hope you're going to join in our challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie this week.  Gardens are much in mind with spring finally here, and I know your creations are going to be simply gorgeous.  Looking forward to what you submit.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Back to blogging!!

     I feel like I've been gone forever!  I had a great trip and wonderful reunion with family but it seems like every one of the grandkids had a cold and they joined forces to send it home with me.  I've been really under the weather since I got home so haven't been up to posting anything until today. I haven't even been able to go to work.  So, my card today kind of sums up exactly where I am.  :-D

I'm barely squeaking in under the wire on the sketch challenge, which came from my favorite Thursday sketch place, Eat, Sleep, Stamp.  I was afraid I'd miss playing over there this week but just had to do something for it.  I turned it on its side so that it better fit the shape of my digi stamp and sentiment.

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     The image is one of the new releases from Doodle Pantry and their challenge is always an Anything Goes if you use a Doodle Pantry image.  I chose colors from the inspiration collage at Creations by Gill M.

     Everything on my card was done using up scraps from my odds & ends box, including the card base.  I think it's pretty self-explanatory but will tell you that the brown flourishes are just the embossed part of the green dp.  I'm still too miserable to write out all the other recipe ingredients.  How about if I just list the challenges I want to play?

     Other Challenges:
ATCs & Cards with Attitude -- Anything goes
Do You Stack Up? -- Friendly Critters
Fairy Tale -- Everything goes
Outlawz Paper Ala Mode -- Inspirational Quote
Raise the Bar -- Cutesy Spring (or Easter)

     I think I'm going to go take a nap and see if I have more energy when I wake up.  It is good to be back blogging again, even if I'm not feeling completely up to par yet.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie