Monday, November 3, 2014

....not even a mouse

    Today my card has a darling image drawn by Rick St. Dennis and this one is for Part I of the Sparkle and Glitter Progressive Challenge.  Isn't he adorable dressed up in his frilly shirt, Victorian vest, and cummerbund?   He looks like something right out of Dickens novel, doesn't he?

     Again, I'm practicing my CAS designs.  With a little imagination, all the white space has him in the middle of a white-out blizzard and he'd be awfully cold without that warm little candle.  :-D

     The image is printed right onto the card front, then colored with ProMarkers and I added a bit of sparkle to the candle flame.  The mesh ribbon has lots of shine and the sentiment words are die cuts from green and red CS to which I added a bit of glitter for more sparkle.

     Once again, cute wins out over elegant and, in my case, that's a good thing.  After all, when it comes to Christmas cards, I send more to grandkids than to adults and cute grabs them every time.  :-D

A Girl Who Crafts
A Little Bit Crafty
Animal Friends
As You Like It
Christmas Cards All Year Round
Crafts Galore Encore
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas
Inspiration Destination
Jingle Belles
Kit and Clowder
Mema's Crafts
Open-Minded Crafting Fun
Outlawz CAS
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Red Carpet Studio
WordArt Weds.

     New week started today and I hope you have plans for some personal time in addition to your regular work week.  Remember, all work and no play -- isn't a good thing!  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

What a cute image! You colored it beautifully, too! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Ema M said...

What a super cute mouse! Thanks for sharing your fabulous card and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

*Vicki* said...

This mouse is really adorable NC!! Such a fun and perfect CAS design! HUGS :)

lauren bergold said...

what a fun and festive holiday card and of course that sweet mouse is a welcome addition to our "creature feature" fun at JINGLE BELLES! <3

jimlynn said...

CAS and so pretty. Yep, that little mouse is a little doll!! Too cute and fun. Love the mesh ribbon on the side!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Yur card is truly cute! I just love that little mouse! Great design too!
Dawn xx

Chasing the Dream said...

OMG. He is about the cutest little mouse ever. Love, the design and the coloring simply FAB. Sweet.

Laine Kammeraad said...

Oh my goodness NC - the little mouse is adorable. I love how you colored him. The mesh ribbon is fabulous. Where did you get that?? And like you, I am finding myself drawn to C & S lately. Your card is just precious!!

Hugs and smiles

DeBe said...

Fab colouring!Thank-you for applying to be on the Crafts Galore Encore Design Team, we will be in touch! Denyse x

Kathy S said...

Great work on the cast shadow on your image - really looks like the light is shining from the candle. Thanks for sharing this with us at Open-Minded Crafting Challenge. Good Luck.

Cherished said...

Cute image. Great project. Thanks for sharing with RCS.

TRACEY MO said...

Thanks for joining us at ID great card ,image & colours so cute hun.

Tracey ct

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my this is fabulous, what an elegant little mouse.
Linda xxx

Donna Idlet said...

Cute image, love your card...nice and clean. Thanks for playing along with Mema's Crafts.

Susan Kennedy said...

So cute!!!! Love the netting!!! I really need to find some of that! I think it is so fantastic! Love that little mouse and your coloring!! Gorgeous NC! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Penny Nantell said...

Adorable mouse. Thanks for joining us at Mema's Crafts. PennyRae DT

tampatha said...

Very cute. I always have trouble with CAS cards but looks like you're doing great! Thanks for joining us at Red Carpet Studio this week and hope to see you again.
Tammy DT

SmilynStef said...

Who doesn't love a merry merry mouse ... so very glad you joined our creature feature at Jingle Belles.

Nadine said...

That is sooo cute! Thank you for sharing it with us at Red Carpet Studio!

Bonnie said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Jenn Cochran said...

Great project!

Thanks for joining us at RRR. Hope to see you again soon.


Samantha said...

Great card, love that mouse, hugs me xx
thanks for playing at AYLI challenge hunny x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CCAYR November challenge and my CHNC challenge 201- you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous, love, love it! Wonderful mouse image and I adore your golden mesh ribbon.

crafty-stamper said...

fabulous CAS card NC love the cute/elegant mouse and great colouring-Thank you for joining us at Open-minded Crafting Fun
Carol DT x

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

WOW that mesh ribbon is totally fabulous. Loving the CAS look. Fabulous coloring of this great image as well!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

Rachel said...

He is utterly cute! Lovely cas card... Cas is something i struggle with myself, thank you for joining in the glitter and sparkle progressive challenge!
Rachel, RSD EDT

Asha said...

Eeeeeek! That is just toooo cute! What a darling little mouse!
hugs, Asha

Wyvern said...

Cute mouse! Who wouldn't be pulled in by something that adorable?! Thanks for sharing over at Red Carpet Studios!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Oh I'm back with another DT hat on!!!! Love this great CAS card :)

Thanks for joining the monthly challenge here at Sparkle and Glitter progressive challenge. Hope you will join us next time Crafting Vicky RSD EDT.

Stephanie Johnson said...

Adorable mouse card! Love the texture on the card as well! Beautiful work! Thanks for playing along with us at RCS!

Lesia Cook said...

Absolutely awesome coloring and that mouse is the cutest. Thank you for taking time to stop by Mema's Crafts and for playing along in our monthly challenge. We hope you'll visit often and stay awhile. Good luck in the drawing...remember a winner is selected twice a month.

Sassy Raggedy said...

What a cute cute image and card. I love glittery things...Great card Connie...Hugs, joann

Ileana A. said...

This little mouse is so cute and fun! Beautiful CAS card!
Thanks for playing at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

Deborah Frings said...

Love this cute little mouse! He's so festive. Nice CAS design and I do like the gold mesh trim too. Thanks so much for playing along at SNG with our Progressive Challenge. Deborah, RSD EDT.