Sunday, January 3, 2016

Lake Winter

     I'm so tickled to announce that I'm now designing for the challenges at Quirky Crafts!   We're now a monthly challenge instead of every two weeks, but we'll do a reminder post each mid-month so that you don't forget to play along.  :-D  We'll start on the first Sunday and each challenge will end on the 28th of the month to give the team time to choose the winners.

     This month our fabulous sponsor is Stitchy Bear and our challenge theme is "Celebrate."  I'm celebrating "New Snow" for all of you who didn't have a white Christmas but got snow by New Year's Day.  I used a beautiful image from Stitchy Bear called "Lake Winter."

Color choices came from Digitally Sweet.

     I used my ProMarkers to add touches of color to the image, and used gel ink to make the snowflakes.  The image is matted with textured CS and the background paper is done with alcohol inks.

     The ribbon bow is my first ever dual-color bow and I'm really celebrating having gotten a new Zutter bow maker for Christmas!  I'm having so much fun checking out all the instructional videos available on You Tube.  Instructions for this one came from Bonnie at Really Reasonable Ribbon, and the ribbons are also from RRR.

Artistic Stampers
Card and Scrap
Card Mania
Crafter's Cafe
CCC Digi
Paper Creator's Crafts
Petal Lu
Southern Ridge Trading Co.

     I hope your weekend is going well and that you are enjoying the New Year.  Hope we're going to see you playing along at Quirky Crafts this month.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

Happy new year Connie. This is fabulous. We haven't seen any snow where I live. Congratulations on your new DT post.
Linda xxx

Deloris said...

What a pretty card! Love that image. Thanks for joining the Anything Goes challenge this month at Paper Creator.

Jo said...

Gorgeous make NanaConnie, that image is are the colours. Congrats on your new Dt spot, well deserved. Wishing you all the very best for the New Year my friend.
hugs Jo x

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Happy New Year NC. This is a beautiful winter. Just like the one I was in, in Mammoth, CA. So pretty and peaceful. Congrats on the DT nod.
Thanks for your love, did not realize, I forgot to add the challenge name on the post. I have been out of town and working on the Ipad and then come home to no heat. My brain is mush.
Blessings my friend

Donna Ellis said...

Congratulations, Connie! This image is Gorgeous, and your coloring is amazing! Truly beautiful, Connie! Hugs, de

Unknown said...

stunning car love the contract in the colors

Dawn said...

Gorgeous wintery scene! I do love those colours!
Dawn x

Pippa said...

Great card and congratulations on your DT post.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Congratulations a well deserved post for you.
This is beautiful, love your bow and the colours work beautifully for this scene. Love your snow, beautifully coloured too.
Happy New Year

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I am more than happy to repeat my compliments on this beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges. Hope to see you again.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Congratulations! They are blessed to have you on board, dear friend. That image is stunning and I love that gorgeous bow.

Kajcyika said...

Such a beautiful card! You created a great snowy image - you coloured it perfectly!
Thanks for playing with us at Card mania chellenges. I hope you will join us again! :) Kajcyika

Graciela said...

happy new year! beautiful card, and thanks for play along with us at card and scrap. DT Graciela

Scrappyrpnprn said...

Wow! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the scenic cards, so peaceful! Beautiful, thanx for joining us at SRTC Challenges.


*Vicki* said...

Oh my goodness this is gorgeous Connie!! Love that wonderful wintry image and your colors are just perfect!! :)

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Digitally Sweet and at Digi Stamps 4 Joy. Hope to see you again next time.

Bente Årstad said...

Nydelig kort og takk for at du er med på
utfordringen hos Card and Scrap:)
DT Bente:)

KarinsArtScrap said...

NannaConnie this is gorgeous
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
Hope to see you again and goodluck


Jackie C said...

Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
Hugs, Jackie

Line said...

Oh, so beautiful.♥
Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
Hugs Line.

ike said...

Congrats on joining Quirky. :-) This card is gorgeous.
Thank you for making such a great project using our Digis.
It is a pleasure to sponsor you and I hope you have enjoyed working with our images.

Best wishes,


On behalf of StitchyBear Digi Outlet

lulucker said...

Congratulations on your post. beautiful card. thank you for joining us at Petal Lu x

Crafty Pearly said...

Stunning make. Thank you for joining us at CCC. Hugs Traci DT xx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful winter scene, brilliant stamping.
Thanks so much for joining us at Artistic Stamper.