Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Summer Rays

     Our latest monthly challenge has started over at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and I have to announce that it is also the last challenge after nearly 5 years.  I really hate to see it close, but unless someone steps forward and is willing to take it over, when this challenge finishes on September 25th, it will be the last one.

     Our theme has always been "Anything Goes with a Featured Critter" but that could be changed if someone else wants to take over.  We've had sponsors each month and that, too, could be changed.

     One of our first sponsors was QKR Stampede and they are our last sponsor as well.  They have the most adorable images, many of them available in both digi and rubber stamps.  I chose one called "Basking" and I just love the idea of a rooster soaking up the last rays of summer even if it means a bit of sunburn.  :-D

     The image is colored with ProMarkers and gel pens, then cut with a pinpoint die from Dare 2B Artzy.  The green dp square was cut with a QuicKutz die, and then I cut the center of it with the same Dare 2B Artzy die and inlaid the image cut into that piece.

     The sunshine dp was also a scrap from the basket.  It had been in there so long, I was pretty sure it would never get used but it was too big to throw away.  This seemed the perfect card for it.  :-D  I tied a bow tie bow from satin ribbon; printed the sentiment and cut it with an Impression Obsession die.  It's CAS enough to work as a masculine card.


     I hope you'll come and play with us in what may be our last challenge.  Or maybe you'll be the one to decide to take it over and keep it going.  Many on the team are more than willing to stay and all will be most helpful.  If you have any interest, please email 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.  Here's the address:

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


*Vicki* said...

So sorry to hear that the challenge is closing! You have done such a great job with NC and it's a perfect subject for a challenge too! Love your fun rooster soaking in the sun while he can! LOL!! I'm sure I'll be playing along! HUGS

Monica C. said...

I read on Faith's blog about the challenge closing. Sorry to hear that, but sometimes one just has to make these decisions.
Your rooster is brilliant! I love the subtle sunburn that you added.
Hugs Monica

Francesca said...

So sorry for the challenge is closing! Your card is very fun! Thank you for playing at Dragonfly Dreams Challenge!

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Amazing card. Well done Thanks for joining us at Patterned Paper Challenge

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Tammy L said...

Your card is so cute! I love this image! Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams for our Happy Birthday Challenge this month and hope to see you again.
Tammy DT