Saturday, March 4, 2017

Spring Window

     I'm playing again in the Progressive Challenge over at The Outlawz and this month the image comes from Beccy's Place.  I had the opportunity to work with her "Autumn Window" digi several months ago and I loved it so could hardly wait to get this "Spring Window" colored.  I had even more fun with this one!  Now I need to go back and see if Beccy has Winter and Summer Windows, too.  :-D

     I used a combination of chalk markers and ProMarkers to color the image.  I cut it into a rectangle and then used a corner die (Memory Box) to cut and emboss it.  I also used that die to cut a piece of periwinkle CS, and fussy cut just the flowers to layer on top of it.

     I distressed the edges and then matted the image with a scrap of that same CS and added mulberry paper behind the die cut corner.   Both the background papers came from MHK Designs but the darker one is printed onto lilac paper and looks more purple than pink.  Finally, I layered on the white flowers and the bow.  Nothing CAS about this one but since it's so frilly and feminine, I'll probably use it for one of the female birthdays in my family or maybe a Mother's Day card in May.

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Double D
Lemon Shortbread
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Passion for ProMarkers
Through the Craft Room Door

    I'm starting my weekend and I have plenty to keep me busy.  The list is getting longer every day and as spring approaches, I find myself wanting to get spring cleaning out of the way and play in my garden.  I have bulbs to plant (a gift from my daughter) and I want to get veggies in this year.  Freezes are done and I can safely plant seedlings.  There's just nothing better on a hot summer day than raiding the garden and making a cool salad for lunch or dinner.  Yum, I can hardly wait!    Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. Beautiful card, Connie! I always treasure your lavender projects, knowing how special purple is to you! Hugs, de

  2. Oh Connie I just LOVE that image! Beautiful creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Think Spring’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  3. This is just gorgeous,fab image and

  4. WOW Connie, I adore this card and gorgeous design. Beautiful image too.
    Linda xxx

  5. Lovely image on your beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxxx

  6. Wow! Connie, this is so beautiful! Love the colors you used and those daisy flowers are the crowing glory to a pretty image. Gorgeous card!

  7. I think it's especially beautiful the way you used the corner die with this. The window image fades out and so does the die. Nice! That is a very pretty window, too. This speaks spring to me! Thanks for joining us at Double D, Connie!

  8. Great card, Connie. Love the corner with the flowers and they compliment that gorgeous image nicely. Happy planting and cleaning (if you can have fun cleaning) LOL

  9. What a pretty card NanaConnie, it would be perfect for Mother's Day. I love the wonderful shades of purple and lavender you've used and the gorgeous die cut and embossed corner. The flowers add lots of great texture. Well done!

  10. So beautiful! Thanks for joining Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

  11. What an amazing card! I love everything about it! So happy you shared this with us at PIP Challenges!

  12. Another fantastic card! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
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  13. Very pretty card! Thank you for sharing with us at the PIP Challenges.

  14. Beautiful and pretty card Connie, the window scene looks stunning! Many thanks for joining in with us at Passion for Promarkers this week :) Donna ♥ x

  15. A really pretty creation, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts Spring challenge.

    B x

  16. Very pretty card and I have that stamp and now you have enticed me to get it out and use it again! Thank you for joining our challenge Double D!
    Diane DD Dt


  17. So gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. hugs

  18. A beautiful card Connie! I love that cut and embossed corner! And I love your kitties and their place of pride on your blog!!

  19. fabulous card, can't wait to see what you make with the winter and summer window! thanks for joining our challenge, Petra DT Beccy's Place

  20. Beautiful card. I really like how you die cut the image. hugs, Teresa

  21. Gorgeous card Connie. I love the pretty image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  22. Beautiful card Connie, love the embossing with it. I've just coloured mine up.

  23. Wonderful, wonderful take on the image. I have not even printed mine out yet. Just love what you did with it.

  24. What a lovely card and use of lovely colors. Thank you so much for sharing this pretty card with us at Chalk n Stock.


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