Monday, September 7, 2015

Morning Chocolate

     This delightful image comes from Rick St. Dennis and I'm using this card to enter the September Progressive Challenge at his blog Sparkle and Glitter.

     I love this "Morning Goddess" and her curlers-in-hair, elegant splendor, as she is properly attended by her feline butler delivering a morning rose to go with the chocolates.  But she definitely has the right idea about how to start her day.

     I've been told by an authority on the subject that chocolates eaten before 9:00 a.m. have absolutely no calories!  However, those eaten at bedtime double their calories and trans fats.

I used colors from the challenge at

     I used my ProMarkers to color the image, then die cut it and added a die cut mat from CS which had been embossed with my 'Linen' folder.  The sentiment was printed, hand cut, and matted with more of that same CS.    I added glitter to the jewels in her hair and a bit more to the dressing gown shoulder and sleeve.  Finally, I did a touch of glitter on each of the flowers, but it barely shows in the photo.

     The pink leaves behind the flowers in the lower corner are made with a Cheery Lynn die.  I can't believe I ever debated with myself about buying that particular die.  It's become my favorite die for leaves, for leaf borders, and for anything calling for a bit of "greenery" -- even though my 'greenery' this time is a rather bright pink.  :-D

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     Happy Labor Day to all my friends here in the US.  I hope you're having a wonderful long weekend and have done something both relaxing and fun, wherever your travels (near or far) might have taken you.  For those of you in other countries, enjoy the start of  another week whatever you're doing.  Happy Stamping.   NanaConnie


Peanut said...

I couldn't agree more with that sentiment, NC! Fab card!
xxx Asha

Donna Hanley said...

See, I always knew it was fine to eat chocolate in the morning, but no one would believe me. This whole image is as cute as can be. I really like your pink greenery. I love those leaves and they look good in any color. Enjoy your holiday, Connie.

Jo said...

Great card NanaConnie, can't think of a better way to start the day lol......
love that little kitty!
hugs Jo x

Linda Simpson said...

TFS about the chocolate, have to remember that one. Another fabulous card and I love the image. Isn't the kitty just so darn cute?
Linda xxx

*Vicki* said...

LOL!! This is such a fun image Connie! Love your sentiment too!! :)

Anne Bente said...

wawwww så super flot ♥

10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

knuzzzz ♥

Lisa said...

Super cute sentiment and amazing stamping! Who doesn't live chocolate any part of the day? Lol. Thanks for joining us this week with cheery Lynn designs

Joanne said...

What a great image, it made me giggle! Love your CAS design, it really shows off your image to perfection! I will be sure to remember your "calorie" advice for chocolate, lol! Good to have you with us again at CC&CC! We sure do appreciate your support! Hugs, Joanne

P.S. LOVE your cats!

shulsart said...

What a hilarious image and so sweetly colored. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! you do choose the most wonderful images to play with I love her and your sentiment.

Glad to learn about the no calorie hours too, that's where I am going wrong!!!!!!!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Great sentiment to go with a lovely image...Hugs joann

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is adorable and your coloring is magnificent. I'm sure many would agree with your sentiment.

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Great sentiment and elegant lady image. Great job of coloring also! Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us at Color My Heart Color Dare.
:) Marie

Deborah Frings said...

Oh Wow, this is just brilliant. Love the image and that sentiment made me laugh out loud. Thanks so much for playing along with the Progressive Challenge. Deborah, RSD EDT xx

Michelle said...

Love the sentiment and the curler lady! I agree! What a fun card! Thanks for joining us at color My Heart.

Happymade said...

What a lovely card!
Thank you for joining the challenge here at Card and Scrap.

Connie Mercer said...

Super cute, so sassy!!! Thanks for joining us at Quick quotes!

Bente Årstad said...

Kult kort, tusen takk for at du deltager på utfordringen hos Card and scrap,
klem Bente:)

jimlynn said...

Oh goodness! I'm so glad I ate my chocolate early this morning!!!

Another beautiful card. Love that little kitty and the rose.


Leanne said...

Yummy chocolate you say...wink, wink, great job on the image and the little flowers nice touch. Thanks for entering our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Leanne DT
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Dawn said...

Lol! I love it!
Dawn xx

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

Donna said...

Great card! Nice colouring job on that fun image. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

Jenny Alia said...

What a fun card! Your coloring is amazing. Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn this week and good luck in the draw!

G Eileen Studios said...

I definitely agree with your sentiment! :). Thanks for taking the Color Dare.

Shelly Schmidt said...

This card is so fun! And, I did not know about the early AM chocolate, and glad to know about the late night chocolates : )

Aquarell said...

Great card! Loved the lady on the front. :-)
Thank you for joining us in Nordsalten Hobbyklubb.
DT Solfrid

Golden Goddess Designs said...

yum, yum! she looks like me! an old lady eating her chocolate! thanks for sharing with us at Quick Quotes this month for our anything goes challenge! good luck!


Crafting Vicky said...

hee hee hee not convinced that there would be no calories... but if you say so. Great card. Love love love this image!

Thanks for joining the monthly challenge here at Sparkle and Glitter progressive challenge. Hope you will join us next time Crafting Vicky RSD EDT.

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

Fabulous image and I love the sentiment, such a fun card, I love it Connie. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne
Dragonfly Dreams
Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard of Glencairn, Caithness Scotland.

Rae Ann said...

Love her pizzazz! She indeed has the right way to start the day. =) Love the pop of pink with all of the white.

Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

Desire Fourie said...

NanaConnie this is a beautiful project with wonderful attention to detail and perfect for our 16th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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Aurelia Aurora said...

Gorgeous card.. love the fun image and specially the sentiment.. Thank you for joining our #40 challenge at Artbymiran Challenge blog.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. and good luck at the draw... ;)


Erum Tasneem said...

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Laurian said...

Fabulous feminine creation! Thanks so much for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you come back soon!


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