Friday, February 27, 2015

Old House Mouse Advice

     I love Fridays because they mean I've gotten to play with yet another QKR Stampede image and I get to tell you about our latest challenge.  This week, our theme is "Circles" and most of my circles are either shaped a bit or rows of half-circles.  But then, I believe in taking a few liberties now and then.  :-D

    I used Old House Mouse, Digi 24203.  Doesn't she just make you giggle?  And she gives such sage advice about how to face life!  "Light a candle, don't curse the darkness."  :-D


I chose a sketch from Pile It On.
   
     I used ProMarkers to color the image and cut it with a Spellbinders die.  I freely admit I love the way the candlelight reflection on her clothing and face turned out.  I wasn't sure I'd get it right.  :-D

     I distressed the edges with inks.  The half-circle borders are done with a die from Cheery Lynn.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and it's one of my favorite sheer ribbons.  The gems making up the little circles are from my stash and I don't even dare to tell you how long I've had them.  The background paper is handmade from watercolor paper, painted with water color paints, and lightly stamped along one edge and the bottom with a couple of background stamps I have.

     Challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons
Cupcake Inspirations
Design Team Showcase
I {heart} ProMarkers
Incy Wincy
Inspiration Destination
Loves Rubber Stamps
Male Room
My Craft Creations
Path of Positivity
Scrapper's Delights
Simon Says Stamp
Tuesday Throwdown

     What a fast week this has been!   My plans for getting plants into the garden this weekend will probably have to change.  They've expanded the rain forecast to cover tonight, plus most of Saturday and Sunday.  I'm not complaining -- we need the rain out here in California.  But it would have been nice to get a few veggie plants started in the raised beds.  Oh well, maybe I'll take a trip over to the garden department at the home & garden store and grab some seeds and peat cups.  I can get a start on growing seedlings instead of buying plants at this point.  Some things I would have started from seed anyway, liked carrots and celery.  Now I can just plan on doing everything from seed.  That's what all of you who are buried under the snow will have to do for your gardens this year, right?

Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

39 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful take on the sketch and you have coloured the image beautifully. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  2. this is a wonderful sentiment, Connie! I often wonder why people will cast blame on others, or continue to put other people or events down, instead of doing their best to move forward in a positive way. This is a dear card - I love it so MUCH! (I especially like the age of the mousie with that sentiment) hugs, de

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  3. This is a wonderful creation Connie! Love the sentiment and this is how I can look some days too! LOL!! Wow! I wish we were thinking about planting our garden right now, but I'm looking at about 3 inches of snow!! :) Happy weekend friend!

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  4. This is gorgeous, love the beautiful ribbon and fabulous image.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  5. I got such a kick out of this image and I think you did a marvelous job with the candle reflection on her clothes. Not sure I would have even thought to do that. The sentiment is how we should all look at things. I like your gardening idea and yes, that is what we are going to have to do here in the East also. We usually plant small veggies plants in the ground around Memorial day, but I think it might be more like the 4th of July at this point. LOL Enjoy your weekend.

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  6. Wow! Fantastic coloring detail! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Ema
    IDCB Owner

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  7. Very cute card. Makes me smile. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. Best of luck to you.

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  8. Cute image. Great sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

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  9. Wow, Connie, I LOVE how much coloring detail you used in your image! Excellent sentiment!

    Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

    ~Hugs~
    Chelsey
    Simon Says Stamp

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  10. Lovely fun card thank for joining incy wincy
    Lynne D x

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  11. Sounds like you are going to have an awesome garden when the rain lets up and you plant. We don't plant till Good Friday or one week after Easter due to late frost. Your card ...awesome awesome awesome and your highlighting of the candle reflecting is PERFECT. OMG!

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  12. NC this card is just toooo cute!! Love that image, Im kinda feeling that way as I got home from work today LOL~ We are hoping to get a little bit of rain, I got beans and cukes planted so hope the rain will help to keep the seeds wet.

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  13. This is great and I love the sentiment, especially in view of all the winter storms we have had. Fortunately we only had to light candles once because of losing power.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  14. This is great and I love the sentiment, especially in view of all the winter storms we have had. Fortunately we only had to light candles once because of losing power.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  15. What an adorable image and wonderfully colored! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

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  16. Adorable card, great coloring! Thanks for sharing it at Cupcake Inspirations!

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  17. Fabulous fun image gorgeous card Ginny x

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  18. lovely card...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    Tina
    sweetie dt

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  19. Such a fun card, love that image.

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  20. What a super fun image and sentiment! Great coloring! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations for our Cute Critter Challenge! I invite you to come back tomorrow as we celebrate our 300th challenge! (Lots of super fun sponsors!)
    Hugs, Debbie
    DT Sweetie

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  21. A wonderful card, Connie, and your candle reflection turned out great.
    Good luck with your seeds. I know you're ready to get in that garden.

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  22. Connie, sounds like you're having the same kind of weather we are! Not very pretty, but we need the moisture too. You'll get that garden in soon.
    Love your cute card. That mouse is so precious and yes, the sentiment is perfect. A pretty, pretty card!
    Lynn

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  23. Funny image and sentiment.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Hope we see you again a next challenge.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

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  24. Hello there

    Thanks for your reaction on my creation. And this is the bingo row I used.

    two patterned paper-flowers-diecuts.

    Love your creation as well.
    have a great Sunday.....hugs Debby

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  25. Such a cute card. Thank you for playing along at Incy Wincy this week. Colette DT x

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  26. Awesome cute card! Love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps! Rebecca

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  27. what a fab card ,love the image and sentiment ...
    Thanks for joining us at I love promarkers and good luck
    tracey x

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  28. Great card thanks for joining our distressed challenge over at Incy Wincy.
    Jenny x

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  29. This is a cute image. Sometimes, I see myself like this without the candle. Just wandering in the dark bumping into the walls. Great take on the sketch.,/ Have a fab day,
    Hugs
    Berni

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  30. Adorable card and fantastic coloring! Thanks for joining the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge this week!

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  31. Great card thanks for joining us at Scrappers Delights good luck x

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  32. NC, I love your House Mouse image, and your card showcases it very well! Thanks for playing in the Path of Positivity challenge this month!

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  33. Love your circles & I love your colour combo! Such a cute card!
    HUgs
    Dawn xx

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  34. What a nice take on our sketch, this is a lovely card with a touch of humour. Thank you for joining us at Pile It On with our 'sketch' challenge and please come back again.
    Hugs,
    Anna xxx

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  35. What a cute card!! Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights! Maria

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  36. Oh you are having so much fun at QKR. And I love it...I am giggling, giggling, giggling...Hugs, joann

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  37. Such a fun card. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

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  38. Cute card - Thanks for joining in at TMR!

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