Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Digging in the Dirt

     I'm just so happy to be playing in challenges again at From the Heart Stamps, including their "I {heart} Sketches" challenges.  I've also been on a couple of new shopping binges in their store since Faith got back and the challenges started up again.  However, the image I used today is one I've had for a while but just hadn't used before now.

I used I {heart} Sketches and also the colors.

     I used both chalks and ProMarkers to color the image, then cut it and distressed the edges.  I matted it with some pink CS, trimmed it to fit, and distressed those edges also.  The sentiment is from that same set and worked so perfectly with all the dog bones buried in the garden.  :-D

     The ribbon was hiding in my stash and I think it came from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

A Bit More Time to Craft
A Perfect Time to Craft
Chalk n Stock
Crafting from the Heart
Crafty Awesomeness
Not Just Cards
Open-Minded Crafting Friends
Outlawz Greetings (flower/layers/pink)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Petal Lu

     Well, we're half way through the week and the weekend will be here before you know it.  We've had the driest day today since the long weekend started last Friday with pouring rain and more washed out streets and highways.  Yesterday and today they've been able to get repair crews working so the the roads are open again, although there are still cautions and warnings on some of the less traveled streets where repairs haven't yet been done.  Fortunately, nothing like that close to my home.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

Hi Connie, yet another wonderful card and great sentiment. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog too.
Linda xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Connie this is a gorgeous card. Take care. Hugs Jackie

jimlynn said...

California really does need to dry up a little now! What an awful time some of the people there have had. So glad you're ok!
Love your card and that sketch is so different and fun. You nailed it perfectly though. Cute image too!

Terri Winske said...

Such a great take on this sketch! I like working with sketches, too, and it's fun to see how others interpret them! Love the colors you used and this is such a sweet image! So happy to see you at PIP Challenges this week!

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

You really did a nice job using the sketch and your colored image is great! Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges! Glad to see you there!

Donna Ellis said...

How fun to be involved with "an old friend". Wonderful card! Your sentiment is especially meaningful to me. My cares always were nurtured, my problems were often solved, and peace usually resulted as I dug in the dirt! I miss gardening! Thanks for sharing your creation! XOXO

Teresa Arsenault said...

Perfect sentiment for a true gardener. Gorgeous card. hugs, Teresa

Birdie said...

From such a cute image and great sketch layout comes a profound card! So happy you entered it into the PIP challenge this week.

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely nothing wrong with diggin' in the dirt!! :) I agree with you on the FTHD! I love their images and I just love how you've used this on the sketch too! Awesome job Connie! HUGS :)

Daffodil Cards said...

Good to hear you were safe and sound after the storms. Great sentiment to go with the great image and your interpretation of the sketch.

Annette Stapylton said...

This is so beautiful. Nice 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

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a double twist - hope to see you again next time!

Michelle said...

Great take on the sketch!

Thanks for joining us at From The Heart Stamps for our challenge! Hope you to see back again soon :)

Jackie C said...

Great use of the sketch! Thanks so much for sharing at Creatalicious, Jackie DT member

mypurplehouse said...

Great card - your take on the sketch is great! Thanks for joining the challenges at From the Heart Stamps!

Berni Cuttino said...

Hi NC, this is so pretty. Are you ready to stop by and do my garden too. Eye Catching beauty the image is simply fab. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. We look forward to seeing you again.

Nicola Jayne Saul said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Petal Lu, Nicola X


Beautiful card Connie xx
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Dianne DT for