Friday, November 26, 2021

Peace , Love, Joy - Grazia Salvo Women of Flowers Christmas Card

 Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me. 

Grazia Salvo digi, Copic markers, black and green glitter card stock, white heavy cardstock, 
 green gems, gold leafing pen, Cricut Maker, Cricut Design Space cutting and writing features

Hey there from Nannyland,

I hope your Thanksgiving was as blessed as mine was and you're energized for a delightful, giving holiday season.  I chose this Grazia Salvo Women of Flowers beauty for a holiday card because I think she looks like she is dressed for a festive Christmas party in her elegant dress.  Coloring the lace on her frilly frock with my Copics was a little daunting but I managed to fill in some of the fine detail with Prismacolors. This was one of those cards that didn't come together right  away and I ended up frustrated trying to frame her.  It always helps me to put my image aside and pick it up again the next day with fresh new eyes.  

After giving my mind a breather, I happened upon a card base I had created in Cricut Design Space for another card and I was elated that it fit her perfectly.  I changed the sentiment with the Cricut writing feature and cut the base, panels and frame out with my chosen cardstock.  I also found a pretty, layered poinsettia in the Cricut library and sized it to fit perfectly.  I printed it out on white card stock and colored it with the same Copic reds I used for the flowers in  her hair for a perfect match. I shaped the petal layers with a ball stylus and glued them together, then added some gems to the center.  I lined my black glitter panels and the sentiment with a gold leafing pen.

Sometimes the creative process takes patiences and persistence, but it's so rewarding when things come together in the end.   Creativity is a master class in life skills, as all crafters know. That's why we're such mirthful people!

Thanks for visiting Nannyland.
I'll just be here blissfully creating until your next visit.  
Nancy (aka Pink Panoply)

I'm playing along with Challenge 164 at The Card Concept because I love this gorgeous Christmas inspiration photo with the rich reds, greens, blacks and browns.  I chose traditional red and green, with some bold black for contrast  I used their classy and elegant style concept. 

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Sweater Weather - Conie Fong Christmas Carole Digi

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise.  
It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.

Abbey Montago

Conie Fong digi, digital paper, Cricut cutting and writing features, silver leafing pen,
irredescent snow flakes, clear gems, Copic markers, white gel pen

  Hey there from Nannyland,

Sweater weather has arrived in my beautiful desert town (some days actually don't reach 70 degrees!) and I can't get enough of the cool crisp air. Last year I actually witnessed a few flakes of snow so I'm looking forward to a repeat of that delightful spectacle. I grew up with chilly snowy winters and then moved to LA when I was in my early twenties, so snow that drifts down slowly and then melts when it reaches the ground is just my style.  

I colored this darling Conie Fong image with my favorite shades of Copc markers.  I've been obsessed with digital paper lately and I used several different designs on this card.  The plaid background and the dotty blue sky where both downloads from Etsy which I printed on my computer.  But my all time favoriate paper is the red knit print I used to paper piece her sweater. So much easier and more realistic than trying to create a pattern with my markers.  All it needed was a  little gray marker to give it depth.   

I created the white twig wreath in Cricut Design Space, cutting four of the same shape and gluing them together for dimension.  The Sweater Weather tag was also created in Design Space using the cutting and writing features.   The irredescent blue snowflakes are embellished with clear gems and look very shimmery in person.  I edged the plaid background panel and the sentiment tag with a silver leafing pen.

Thanks for visiting Nannyland.
I'll just be here blissfully creating until your next visit.  
Nancy (aka Pink Panoply)
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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Autumn Witch - FairyTanglesArt by Normal Burnell

Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go. 

FairytangleArt digi, Cricut Design Space frames and card base, Copic markers,
gold leafing pen, black glitter paper, handmade paper flowers, Tim Holtz sentiment strip

 Hey there from Nannyland,

Every good witch doesn't just fly away after Halloween.  Some stay around to remind us to be grateful for our bounty and wish us a magical Thanksgiving.  I created this Autumn Witch from FairyTangleArt  to remind you to relax and be your amazing self while gathering with your loved ones this holiday season.  

I used Copics in fall colors to color this lovely image by Norma Burnell, one of my favorite artists, and surrounded her with scalloped frames and a shaped card base, all created in Cricut Design Space.  I edged my frames with a gold leafing pen and added hand made paper flowers for accents.    

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas...a card maker's bonanza. Let the blissful seasonal panache begin.  Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!                      

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Mo Manning Guest Designer - Amity Gives Thanks

Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. 
And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.  Maya Angelou

Mo Manning Amity digi, Cricut die cutting, gems, gold leafing pen, paper flowers, Copic markers

Hey there from Nannyland,


I am beyond thrilled to be a Guest Designer for Mo's Digital  Pencil Challenge  Blog this month. The optional theme is Anything Goes with the optional theme of Thanks and her talented Dream Team has created some beautiful inspiration for you. 

I invite you to pop on over to Mo's challenge blog and join in this fabulous challenge. 

For the Thanks theme I chose this adorable image called Amity.  Mo's amazing artwork introduced me the the magical world of digi stamps many years ago and changed my card making forever.  Her images are full of personality and her art skills are epic. 
I created the base for this easel card in Cricut Design Studio and sized my image to fit the inner panel.  The card is 5 x 7, so there's plenty of real estate for this sweet little pilgrim to thoughtfully lounge on her pumpkins.  I colored her with  Copic markers and mounted her to a cloudy digi background.  The sentiment was also created in Cricut Design Studio.