Friday, January 13, 2017

All Knotted Up

     I've been wanting to use this darling "Snake and Cactus" image (Digi 2305) from QKR Stampede for a long time and decided that this week's challenge was a perfect opportunity.  Our new theme is "Clean and Simple" and that gave me a chance to really showcase the image.  I turned it into a perfect masculine birthday card.

     I used my ProMarkers to color the image and then cut it (and the frames) with Pinpoint dies from Memory Box.  Each of those 'layers' is actually inlaid into the next larger one so although it looks like pyramid layers, it's actually only one layer in thickness.  Those are also all cut from my newest stash of CS and I love that particular shade of blue with the vanilla and gray.  Yes, I cut into something new instead of looking for scraps.  :-D
     The blue ribbon was in my old stash and the black bow is one of those I make by the dozens (this time without the usual pearl) and have ready when I need them.  Everything is mounted onto dove gray CS.

A Bit More Time to Craft
A Perfect Time to Craft
Card Mania
Classic DT Open
Country View Crafts
Crafter's Café
Crafts and Me
Crafty Awesomeness
Crafty Purple Frog
Glitter n Sparkle
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Not Just Cards
Paper Creator's Crafts
Petal Lu

     Is it stormy where you are today?  We had another day of rain yesterday and this morning looks overcast and gloomy but the weatherman insists we're going to have sunshine.  We'll see.  :-D  Whatever your weather, I want to wish you Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

Hi Connie, a very cold icy wind here and bright sunshine. A brilliant image and love how you have showcased this wonderful image. Great sentiment too.
Linda xxx

Doreen said...

Love the fab image,just

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Wow ~ I hate snakes but I love this one. What a super image and you have done a magical job with the image and design. Its perfect.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Back again, and again just fabulous work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT for

Sarah Bell said...

A fab card 🙂 – thanks for joining in the Glitter ‘N’ Sparkle Challenge Anything Goes – Sarah DT –

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful card, I love the blue and cream cardstock together. Great job! Karal

Carla's Cards said...

Fab card!
Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Carla DT

*Vicki* said...

Such a fun card Connie! :) I really love that punny sentiment that you've used with him too!! LOL!!! HUGS

debbi taylor said...

just lovely!
thank you for joining in the challenge at crafters cafe
Debbi DT

Sue said...

Oh I love this, a fun image and fabulous layers. Thanks so much for playing along with us again at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

This is gorgeous thank you for joining into our challenge at .

Michelle DT

Evelyn Walter said...

What a funny card! I like the sentiment.
Thank you for joining in our challenge at Country View Challenges this month.
Evelyn xx

Lori Turner said...

What a cute card! Love this image and sentiment - very funny! Thank you for sharing with us over at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Lori DT for

Helen said...

A great card - love the sentiment!

Thanks for joining us at the Classic Design Team Open Challenge and we hope to see you back again next month.

Helen x