Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Encouraging Words at Perfect Sentiment Challenge

     I wasn't sure I was going to have a post today because of printer problems and a glitch in my camera's downloading software.  I couldn't get anything out of the camera and into the computer hard drive.  But that's resolved now, and so I get to tell you about the new challenge today over at Perfect Sentiment.  We have two magnificent sponsors this week; Crafty City, which will have a Gift Certificate for one winner (US only) and Pattie's Creations, which is giving away 3 free digis!

     For our theme, we want to see you do a card with a sentiment of encouragement for someone and also use ribbon.  Pattie's Creations supplied images for the DT to use and I chose Mom and Baby Polar Bear for my card.  Nothing is more encouraging than a parent teaching a child.  :-D

My card is based on the sketch from Hanna and Friends this week.

     I feel like every card I've done in January is blue and white, but it's such a perfect color combo for anything depicting chilly weather.  Besides, my friend, Lynn, will absolutely love it!  She's the queen of blue combos.  :-D

     The snow/ice, sky, and dusty white on the bears are done using chalks, and the shadowing on the polar bears is done with markers.  The sentiment was printed with a computer font.  The ovals and circles are die cut and matted with black.  The papers are from my stash and I don't even know how long they've been there.  I used two different ribbons, layered together, and they are both from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The flower embellishments are either hand punched and layered together or from my stash of Prima roses.

613 Avenue Create -- Anything goes
Allsorts -- Dies or Punches
Card Makin' Mamas -- Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity -- Moody blues
Dream Valley -- Anything goes
Gingerloft -- Let it snow
Jellypark Friends -- Winter animals
One Stitch at a Time -- Anything goes
Pattie's Creations -- Fun in the Snow
{Pin}spirational  -- Photo inspiration (colors)
Tammy's Scrapin Corner -- Punch cards (dies and punches)
Totally Papercrafts -- Ribbon

     I have one more post today but it's running late because of the camera problems so check back later for my post using the Outlawz Wednesday sketch.

     In the meantime, won't you come along and play in our "Encouragement with a Ribbon" challenge at Perfect Sentiment this week?  I'd really love to see what you create and share with us.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Judy said...

Gorgeous card, and love your take on the sketch. Blue has to be my favorite color, and I just love the shades you chose.


nwilliams6 said...

So sweet - this is very encouraging! Love the image - grabs your heart. I know how you feel with technical difficulties. My laptop is sick and the editing software I have on this desktop doesn't work as easily or as well as the one on my laptop so I haven't been posting much. Hope your glitches are solved. Great card. Hugz!

Crafting Vicky said...

Beautiful card. I really love that image with the blue. And wow that sentiment is just perfect with this image. Glad you got your camera and printer to work!

Benzi said...

That really is an encouraging sentiment, Connie. I LOVE blue for the wintry's just perfect.
So glad you were finally able to upload. Don't ya just hate these computer problems?

CraftyGirl said...

Super sweet and I love that blue ribbon. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

jimlynn said...

Love the design on this! Beautiful card and it's great for our {Pin}spirational Challenge!

Nikki Byrne said...

Such a cute card, love the polar bears. Thank you for joining us this fortnight at gingerloft and good luck.

Nikki DT

Deanne Saunders said...

Adorable card!! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational Challenge! Hope to see you again!!

Paula Bee said...

Blue and white really is the perfect color combo for winter cards! Love the polar bears!

Tammy said...

Ahh, such an adorable image and the blue and white is perfect! Thanks for joining {Pin}spirational Challenge this week!

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Unknown said...

Another Great Creation.
We are so glad you entered
we miss you
hugs Tammy

Jennipher said...

I would have never thought of using this image for an encouragement card but when you put it with that sentiment it is absolutely perfect!

Margaret said...

So adorable. You really took that image and sentiment and made it into just the perfect card.

catherine said...

A really lovely card and thanks for joining in with our challenge over at Allsorts this week
x catherine

Pattie G said...

Oh WOW, I love how you colored my Polar Bears! This is perfect for our challenge at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge... Thanks for joining us and using one of my images.

Pattie ♥

Glenda Atkins said...

Marvellous card, wonderful image, colouring and design, this card has it all!

Desire Fourie said...

This is beautiful and such an unusual and special image. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Mian said...

Gorgeous card and I love that image. Fab design and layout.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Gingerloft.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Gingerloft Design Team Member

Inkypinkydelights said...

What a lovely creation this is! Thank you for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Oh so sweet Nana Connie!! So nice to have you back. I love your image and the sentiment, bow, paper, etc. Great card!! We miss you.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Have a fantastic day!! Hope you see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria DT

ahlers5 said...

I just love what you did with this polar bear image. Animal cards are by far my favorite. Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner this week.

Tammy's Scrapin' Corner DT

Sandra DeFalco said...

Pretty card! Thanks for playing in our 'Fun in the Snow' Challenge #59!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Mel @ Princess Melus Crafts said...

Sweet image, such a sweet card too!

Thank you for sharing this with us at Pinspirational Challenges!

Mel xx

inkydoodlecrafts said...

A lovely card and great sentiment too, thanks for sharing it with us over at Jellypark Friends for our Winter Animal Challenge. Mel :o)

Sandra DeFalco said...

Congrats on your win of 2 images (excluding sets) in Challenge #59 from Pattie's Creations! Make sure you stop in the challenge blog to email Pattie with your image choices within 7 DAYS. Her email info is on the sidebar (or menu tab) under the Winners' Corner.
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Bettina L. said...

This looks absolutely fabolous. Really a cold and chilly fun in the snow image. Love the circle shape and bow too. Thanks for playing at Pattie's Creations and congrats on your win. Hope to see you back friday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Pattie's Creations Challenge! xx