Friday, October 3, 2014

Remembering Summer Butterflies

     I have the most exciting news!  For a couple of years now, ever since I was a GDT for their challenge, I've been slipping over to the store at QKR Stampede whenever the budget allowed and I've also played in the challenges over there nearly every week.  I'm really crazy about their images!!  I've specifically used QKR images to improve my coloring skills over the last several months and now I've been invited to join the QKR Stampede DT !  I'm just over the moon about that.  :-D  So, today's card is my first as a DT member.  Our challenge theme this week is the always popular "Anything Goes."

     I did a card in fall colors, using the "Bunny and Butterfly" image as a way of looking back at summer while turning toward a gorgeous fall.

     The image is colored with ProMarkers and then die cut with a Wonky Square die from Spellbinders.  The sentiment was added when I printed the image.  I cut a second Wonky Square out of dp from my fall stash (two or three years old -- who knows?) and distressed the edges of both pieces.  I used an octagon die from QuicKutz to shape the card itself and layered on dp from SU, then trimmed it to fit the octagon.

     My three finishing touches were the ribbon, the bow and the flower.

Crafting from the Heart
Crafty Boots
Crafty Sentiments Designs (middle row or 3rd vertical row)
Deep Ocean
Die Cuttin' Divas
Fairytale Stampers
Glitter n Sparkle
Going Grey with Scrap Creations
My Craft Creations
Oldie but a Goodie
One Stitch at a Time
Pink Elephant Monday
Quirky Crafts
Scrapy Land
Whoopsi Daisy

     I really hope we're going to see you playing along at QKR Stampede this week.  What better week to play than when the theme is Anything Goes?  You don't have to use a QKR image to enter but if you do, you could be the winner of a separate draw just for QKR Stampede users.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Benzi said...

What a wonderful card using both Summer and Fall seasons. I love the colors and that sweet butterfly.

A big congrats to you for making the DT at QKR. You will be a super asset to them.

Have a good weekend.

Donna Ellis said...

Oh, how SWEET that bunny image is, Connie, and you have captured her so beautifully The image is perfect with the bunny's wishful expression. Your coloring also looks fabulous with all the textures. I especially like the wonky layering! Your card fits beautifully in the Scrapy Land challenge, too! so cute! hugs, de

Lori Kobular said...

Such a cute bunny!! I love the wonky die, I think I am going to have to put it on my Wish List now after seeing it on your card! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at the Scrapy Land Challenge #3!! Good luck and please come back and join us in our next challenge!

jimlynn said...

WHOA!!!! BIG, HUGE, congrats on the new DT Connie! I love all their images too and you do them all up so well.
Fantastic card and love the design you used and that great die!

Sassy Raggedy said...

So glad you are on the DT team at QKR. Happy for you Connie. I love this card. Very creative...Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Debbie Adams said...

Congrats on joining the QKR team. :D
love your cute card. Reminds me of Thumper from Bambi. Your coloring is great. Thank you joining us at One Stitch At A Time Challenge.
Deborah DT

sweet art designs said...

The little guy looks so wishful. Lovely card, love the design. Thank you for sharing with Fairytale Stampers - Myrna (DT)

Manu said...

Your card is really beautiful.
Beautiful colors.
Thanks for joining us at Fairytale Stampers.
hugs Manu

Mrs Beez said...

That is such a cute image and I love the colours you have chosen in your design. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Tammy said...

Congratulations on the new DT, you will be a great addition! Love your card and the adorable image! Looks terrific with the dies! Thanks for playing along in the Scrapy Land Challenge!

Debby said...

This is a beautiful card .....thanks for joining us this week at Glitter N Sparkle
Debby - DT at Glitter N Sparkle

Teresa Arsenault said...

How darling. You did a great job colouring the background as well as the image itself. Love the wonky squares.
Blessing hugs,

L.B. said...

ahhh. Thanks for joining us at DCD this week.

julie1 said...

beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again, and good luck xx

Linda Simpson said...

So, so beautiful, love the shape of the layers and gorgeous image.
Linda xxx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Sweet card, I love your wonderful design and the colours you have used. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


chrissy xx said...

Big Congratulations on your DT postion.
What a FABulous start..Loving your little bunny..such pretty colors and your design is awesome..
LOve these wonky dies lol x

Debbie Adams said...

Hi again, :D
Left you a previous comment from another DT entry. So now leaving you a comment from another one. :D
I love your little card, the image is so darling. Reminds me of Thumper from Walt Disney's Bambi. Your coloring is just beautiful.
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs BINGO Challenge.
Deborah GDT

Esther said...

So Sweet!!!
Thanks for joining Die Cuttin' Divas this week!!!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cute card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy.
Congratulations on being on the Design team

Moni said...

This is so cute. Thank you for joining us at Quirky Crafts Challenges. Monica.-Dt

Jac’s Playground said...

Wonderful card love the layering shape and your fabulous colouring, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

Dawn said...

Aww, congrats on making the team NanaC! I love QKR images too!
I love how you've showcased this little cutie!
Dawn xx

*Vicki* said...

AWE!! Such a sweet bunny!! Reminds me of Thumper!! LOL!! Love the Fall colors too! HUGS :)

Nance said...

Adorable card. Love those wonky squares. Thanks for sharing at {PIN}spirational Challenges! Come back soon! Nance, DT

Katrin said...

Fabulous card and image! Love the colours.
Tanks for joining us at Fairytale Stampers!

Greetings Katrin