Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year and New Challenge at Crafts Galore Encore

     Happy New Year, all my friends and followers!

     It's the first day of 2017 and the first day of a new monthly challenge at Crafts Galore Encore.  Our theme is "Anything Goes" and our wonderful sponsor is Sparkle 'n' Sprinkle.  They generously supplied images for our DT to use.  I chose one of their wonderful Hat Ladies, "Isobel."    I wanted something simple and elegant and she really fit the bill.

     The image is heat embossed with navy blue EP and I used a blue gel pen to color in her necklace.  I used one of my ProMarkers on her lips and another for her eyes.  The background is colored with chalk.  I used a simple rectangle die to cut the image (Spellbinders.)

     I found a scrap of blue CS and ran it through my 'Linen' embossing folder, then added it behind the image piece.  The bow is a double color, double loop bow and I cut the tails on a diagonal.  The sentiment was printed and colored with a ProMarker.   I love the contrast of chilly blues and her warm fur coat.  Obviously, she just came in from the New Year winter cold!  :-D


     I hope you had a safe New Year's Eve and can enjoy a laid back day of parades and football, happily gathered in the warmth of family and friends.  Come play in our challenge.  We'd love to be inspired by you!   Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. Hi Connie this is a gorgeous card I love the image you have used. Happy New Year. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. A wonderful card Connie. The lovely image is nicely showcased by the simple design and colourway xx

  3. How very elegant, love the image and how you have shown her off and love your beautiful bow too.

  4. Super monochrome card with that wonderful two tone bow. So glad you joined us at the Crafters Café, have a happy and creative 2017! CarolG

  5. Beautiful card, I love the white and blue. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends.

  6. Pretty card, love the color you chose! Happy New Year! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge Angie, Challenge Host.

  7. Gorgeous card Connie, I wish you a happy new year.
    Linda xxx

  8. This is beautiful. Happy New Year. hugs, Teresa

  9. Great card, Connie! I love the simplicity of the image with the richness of the embossing powder! Very chic! Thank you for playing at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge. We love seeing your paper crafting projects, and are so happy you have joined us! Please check back next month to see if you have won a prize or badge!
    crafty hugs,

  10. Love the image and love how you embossed her. Fabulous monochromatic card!

  11. hi connie! sweet card, the image is beautiful...nice designed! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  12. Gorgeous monochromatic card NC. Love all the blues and your Isobel looks very elegant indeed. So glad you shared her with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month. Congrats on being a SNS Featured Artist as well. Happy 2017!

  13. Love this! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges this week. Be sure to join us next week too!
    CGC DT
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  14. Such a gorgeous design Connie!! Love your image! Wishing you happiness and creativity in 2017 my friend! HUGS

  15. Hello
    Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge with your gorgeous card. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back for our next challenge. Happy New Year.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  16. So clean, so elegant ... the blue on white with only her eyes and lips colored, and her necklace, are so timeless. Love this! Thanks so much for being part of our Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge - Chris, SNS DT

  17. Happy New Year Connie, What a great image,very simple and yet so elegant! Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Barbara

  18. Gorgeous card for the new year. Thank you for joining us this past month at Chalk N Stock and we look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations this month.


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