Monday, September 18, 2017

Cactus Blossom

     When I got this image for the Facebook Progressive challenge at Limited Runs, I laughed out loud!  Let me show you the card first, then I'll give you the story about laughing over it.

     I've become friends with a lady who lives on the same street and we have a running joke about "Crazy Cat Lady" and "Crazy Dog Lady."  Just to keep things in perspective, I am (currently) owned by 2 cats and she owns 3 dogs - all small ones, I admit, but come on -- how did I become a crazy cat lady with fewer cats than she has dogs?

     In addition to that, one of her dogs is named "Cactus Blossom" !  Whaaat??  When I asked her why, she said, "Well, I don't really know.  But she answers to it."

     So, I've done this card which I will take to her tomorrow to show her what an actual cactus blossom is!  Trust me when I tell you it looks nothing like her dog.  :-D

     The image was printed onto a scrap of white CS, then colored mostly with ProMarkers but a khaki green Copic snuck in there somehow.  I cut the image with a die from Spellbinders.  The background is made from three pieces of scrap dp, one of which is pieced together to look like one piece.  The pale orange dp is embossed and glittered.  I made the bow just for this card and used the scrap end of some pink ribbon, barely having enough to tie one of my standard hand-sewn bows.

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     I'll have another post tomorrow and I can't wait to share it with you.  See you then and Happy Crafting!  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

Thanks for sharing your story about Cactus Blossom! I love this card, gorgeous papers and image. Georgie has just got back from the vets after having the snip! He is okay but very sleepy, bless him.
Linda xxx

Furrbster said...

Love the story - and love the card too. I have yet to print the image out, and then I will have to decide what I want to create with it - but you are certainly very organised :).

Thanks for sharing this lovely card over at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your card, and your cute story! I have an image that is similar, and I am not going to be able to NOT laugh when I color it up! Thanks for putting a smile on my face : )

Teresa Arsenault said...

I have to admit, Cactus Blossom is a sweet name for a dog. Your card is so pretty and the design is perfect. Great coloring, as always, too.

Lori Kobular said...

I have never heard Cactus Blossom before for a pet! But then there is a first time for everything! Love the cactus on your card and I especially like the way you have two different papers for the background! I am going to have to try that!!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Great story and card, love you made it for her "Cactus Blossom" LOL.

Di said...

Great card Connie - and I just love the cactus! Did have a laugh about the dog's name though :)


Di xx

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

I love the cactus! Really beautiful! I would not have thought to use cactus blossom as a name, but why not?! Thanks for sharing!