Monday, November 19, 2018

Christmas Wreath Besties

     This is an unexpected second post today but I want to share a warm and wonderful story, and the card which resulted from it.

     I first saw this new AuroraWings image when Donna Mundinger posted her card using it over at the Outlawz challenges.  I had to go check out her blog post for more info and I fell in love!  On the Outlawz post, I left a comment that if I wasn't so broke I'd be over at AuroraWings buying it right then.  I also opined that if I was really good, maybe Santa would bring it for me.  :-D

     A few hours later, it arrived in my mailbox with a note that it had been sent to me by my Secret Santa!  Somebody at the Outlawz has the most generous heart in the world!  Thank you, Secret Santa.  You are truly blessed.

     I colored with ProMarkers and cut the image with a Sizzix scalloped die.  The frame was cut with a die from QuicKutz.  I layered those together and went looking for ribbon.

     I found that gorgeous, sparkly gold, wide ribbon in my Christmas stash and wrapped it around the card front, adding the image piece on top of it.  The sentiment was cut with a Die-Versions die and I used a glue pen to adhere the words to the slate gray card front and the ribbon.  I used a white gel pen to outline the two words on the gray CS.  That made them pop.  Before that, they were a bit hard to read.

     The final touch was the snowflake which is covered in glitter but that just doesn't show in the photo.

Cookie Challenge
Crafting from the Heart
Cutie Pie
I {heart} ProMarkers
Outlawz Greetings
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Pile It On
Simon Says Stamp

     I think that's all I have for today but I am headed back to the craft room so who knows what may get created that demands immediate posting.  lol  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


*Vicki* said...

Awe!! That is such a darling image and how wonderful to have received it from a secret Santa too!! So happy you were able to get your deserving wish my friend! Really love how you've popped it up over this dark background too! Fabulous card! HUGS

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous coloring and adorable design, Connie. So happy you were able to receive this sweet image from a Secret Santa. We all know how much you love little critters. Thanks so much for joining our Holiday Spirit Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

ike said...

Oh, how super awesome. It's lovely to hear that a Secret Santa found you :-D
Your colouring on this card is PURRfect.
Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.

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Hi! I'm Shirley and said...

Such a wonderful story, NanaConnie! Thank you for joining us at Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge and sharing this lovely card and great story!!

Trimgym said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

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Lori Kobular said...

Oh my goodness!! I see why you fell in love with this wonderfully adorable image! How sweet to have a Secret Santa send it to you! Your card is lovely and now I have to go check out that digi stamp too!!

Terri Winske said...

Oh how pretty! And you have such a wonderful Secret Santa! What a special present!! Your card is so pretty and I love the gold ribbon accent! Thank you very much for joining our challenge this week at PIP Challenges!

Tip Top said...

Another great card! Thanks for entering at I ❤ Promarkers Challenge! Hope to see you again next time!

Angela B. said...

Thank you so much for entering the Monday Greetings challenge at The Outlawz Challenges last/this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Happy crafting,
Monday Greetings DT
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Keti's Projects said...

Cute card. Thanks for playing with us at Pile it On. Hope you will join us again this month. Keti (DT)

Deanne Saunders said...

sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
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