Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Kitten & Witch

     So, over the weekend I started my Halloween cards and next thing you know, one of my neighbors wants 10 cards to mail to her grandkids and nieces.  Now I'm working to get all those done plus the cards I'll need for my own family and friends.  Fortunately, I keep finding all these darling stamps so there's no excuse not to get them done right away.  This one is from AuroraWings.

On the AuroraWings FB page,
this is the inspiration photo for the September challenge
and I think I used all the colors in it.
I  also used the sketch from
Always Playing with Paper, turned 1/4 turn.


     I used my ProMarkers again to color the image, then cut it with a plain square die.  I printed the sentiment on white CS and added it below the image.  I used one layer of dp and two layers of  'Linen' embossed CS to frame out the image and then put all of that onto a square card front.

     I used sparkly copper ribbon from my stash and found another scrap of lavender ribbon to make the bow.  The butterfly is from Petaloo.

Ching-Chou Kuik
Colour Your World
Craft-Dee Bowz
Crafting from the Heart
Craft Your Passion
Di's Digi Designs
Glitter n Sparkle
Great Impressions
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Not Just Cards
Our Crafty Corner
Paper Nest Dolls
Send a Smile 4 Kids

     We're back in the 100+ temps this week and I was so convinced that normal fall temperatures would control from now on but I guess we have to endure one more heat wave before summer lets go completely.  I'm ready for that nip in the air that says autumn is here.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Anonymous said...

Fabulous card, Thank you for entering the Glitter N Sparkle Blog challenge x DT Lisa x

Peanut said...

Absolutely adorable, NC and your colours are spot on! The black bg is the perfect backdrop.
hugs, Asha

Donna Hanley said...

The sentiment says it all. Way too cute to spook. She is the prettiest witch I've ever scene. I noticed that we don't even have a "black" car, but a darling gray kitty. So sweet. Your coloring is fabulous and I love that all the colors match your image.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! my goodness she is gorgeous so are the colours, great way to use the sketch.

*Vicki* said...

She is most certainly too cute to spook Connie! ;) Awesome coloring and a sweet image too! Ten of them? Wow!!

jimlynn said...

Love the way you layered this to frame out that cute little gal! Gorgeous coloring too! WOW!
Have fun making all those cards - and can't wait to see them!
Hope things cool down a little for you soon Connie. It's been a very hot summer.
Sorry I haven't been around lately - been under the weather a little bit.

Leanne said...

Nice image and great job, love the ribbon too. Thanks for entering our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Leanne DT
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Mynn xx said...

Oh, this is DARLING! I LOVE your fabulous coloring--it is stunning! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Sassy Raggedy said...

So pretty for But I truly love it.Hugs, joann

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, NC! Your card is so cute - what a sweet image - I like the black background! The best part about making Halloween cards is that a lot of the images feature cats hehe.

I popped in to say a big THANK YOU. Pat from the Outlawz contacted me about you turning in one of your prizes, and I ended up being the lucky winner so I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am! Very generous of you to do that and I loved the Bugaboo images she sent me! Thank you! Happy Crafting!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Beautiful layering and colours.

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks for entering our challenge with your gorgeous creation..hope to see you again in our challenge.. {aNNie Lacy Sunshine DT member}

I Card Everyone said...

One can tell at a glance that you do love your cats ... darling to see another little addition to your Halloween scene here! Thanks for playing cards with us at The Challenge!
=] Michele

Anne Temple said...

This is such a sweet Halloween card and a great sentiment. Try to stay cool in the 100+ weather.

Crafty Judith said...

Fabulous x and thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle Judith DT x

Shelly Schmidt said...

How darling! I LOVE this card- what a sweet image and I love your combo of colors and the sketch. That is alot of cards to get made : )

lalkygirl said...

what a fab card ,love the cute image
...Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ and good luck in the challenge
Tracey x

Dawn said...

She's gorgeous NanaC! I can see why you couldn't resist!
Dawn xx


Gorgeous card Connie thank you for joining us on this month's challenge 'The Colour's of Autumn over on Ching Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Challenge Blog
Dianne x

Eemeli said...

Very nice creation. I really like the color scheme you have chosen. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafting From The Heart and good luck in the draw.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli {DT}

Lori said...

What a fun Halloween card! Love how you colored the image. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card and colouring! That image is beautiful and you have made it come to life! Thank you so much for joining us at The Challenge!

Diane said...

WOW- your coloring is fantastic!! I love the image and how you are so willing to make more cards! I can see why she wanted some of your cards- perfection!

wienerhoneymooners said...

FUN card, so glad that you got some mojo with your sweet stamps and images to keep a making cards!! Thanks for joining us at "The Challenge" on Lesley Croghan's blog 'Always Playing with Paper' !!!!

caroline said...

Stunning card and wow your coloring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at lacy sunshine anything goes challenge. Good luck.
Caroline sn ct

caroline said...

Stunning card and wow your coloring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at lacy sunshine anything goes challenge. Good luck.
Caroline sn ct

Tamie said...

Phenomenal creation! I just love the image and the black behind it. Thank you so much for sharing your incredible inspiration with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Tamie DT

Craftdee said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card in Di's Digis "Include a Sentiment" challenge. I hope you get a chance to join in our latest challenge too Donna ☺

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Beautifullly colored image Connie, and a great card, thanks for sharing at Color your World Challenge at Lacy Sunshine.
Cindy DT

Unknown said...

So love this the colouring is fab and the background makes it pop. Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner. Helen DT xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Margaret, what a pretty card you have made and lucky you being in demand for your cards. It fits the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month well of “the colours of fall”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Design Team Leader).

PS If you would like to be a future Guest Design Team Member please make sure you add “GDT” after your name on your entry for the challenge or write a comment in the comment box.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you combined the challenges, and your coloring is perfect! Thank you for joining our September Challenge at Great Impressions.
Ruza ~ GI Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh Nana Connie this is beautiful. I love the colors you used and your coloring is great. Thanks so much for joining us this month at CCK.
Linda DT

Judy McKay said...

Love the Halloween card. Very nice image and colouring. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Caro said...

Hi there and thanks so much for entering our very first challenge at Our Crafty Corner. I love your card. Good luck and thanks for entering, I hoe you enter many more with us in the future :)
Caro (co-owner)