Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Spring Mouse

     It's time for spring to be here and I'm doing all I can for you folks still buried under the snow, including getting a garden started, praying for sunshine, and doing cheerful, flowery, spring cards!  This one uses an adorable little mouse, clearly ready for spring with all those flowers, from Rick St. Dennis. I think I may use it for an Easter card.

I chose colors from the challenge at Color My Heart.

     The image is printed right onto the card front for a single layer card, then colored with my ProMarkers.  While I wanted this to be a CAS design, I also wanted a bit of embellishment so I used Cheery Lynn dies to cut the blue leaves and the butterfly.  Both were cut from a scrap bit of dp.  I used another larger scrap of it for the inside of the card.

     The little flowers were hand punched (again, a scrap piece of CS) and colored, then I added glitter and a bead to each one.  I put one flower in the bouquet the mouse is carrying and another one on his hat.   Finally, I added a bit of glitter to the butterfly.  I also added dp and a pocket to the inside for a gift card.

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Card Mania
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Crafty Catz
Deep Ocean
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Glitter n Sparkle
Jo's Scrap Shack
Love's Rubber Stamps
My Sheri Crafts
Papertake Weekly
Party Time Tuesday
Perfectly Rustics
Sister Act
Stamp and Create
Sweet Stampin

     I know I was MIA all weekend as far as posting went but I was having back problems and just couldn't sit at the computer or craft desk for long enough to get anything accomplished.  Today, I'm feeling much better, though I still have limits on how long I can sit in one position.  Still, it beats how I felt on Saturday so I'm thankful.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie 


Donna Hanley said...

I sympathize with your back problems. I know sitting in one place too long is the worse thing for you. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Also glad to hear you are doing your part to help bring spring to us here in New England. We need all the help we can get. Your card is precious with the little guy carrying all those pretty flowers. The butterfly is a nice addition. Great coloring. Enjoy your day.

Denise Pustelniak said...

Brilliant, cheerful colors!
Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card, it's perfect for Sweet Stampin's All or Nothing challenge, thank you for playing with us this week.

Warm hugs

Donna said...

What a great card! I love your colouring job and what a fun image. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Connie! I'm sorry to hear about your back, and hope it keeps on improving so you don't have so much discomfort. Ugh!

Your little Spring Mousie is darling! And such wonderful take on the colors! Very pretty! hugs, de

Benzi said...

Connie, your card is so pretty and you did a good job coloring it. I like the way you angled your card for photographing today...looks great and I see the finished inside, too.
Storms tonight and ice and snow tomorrow night. That just isn't right...well, it is getting to be tornado weather. ..too bad.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

A fab card thanks for playing at agoac

Wedgie said...

Sweet card! Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Vic said...

Love this fresh and cheery card!Thanks for sharing with us this week, over at Glitter n Sparkle (Vic, DT x)

jimlynn said...

Too stinkin' cute! Love that little mouse!! You have the mouse and I have the cat! What a pair we make. Love the extra flowers you added to this little guy and your CAS wonderful card!
Sorry about your back - and think you must have passed it on to me since mine is the same way today! Can't sit for too long.

Janine said...

Love all the flowers. Hope your back improves.

Anne Temple said...

Love your spring card and fabulous coloring of the image! Hope your back continues to feel better.

Crafting Vicky said...

This is such a great spring card! Thank you for doing all that for the people like me still stuck into looooots of snow lol. Hope your back is much better soon!!! Big hug!

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

Teresa Arsenault said...

Great composition on this design and fantastic coloring.

Davi said...

Love your card NC!! The coloring on your image is beautiful and I love the dimension with the butterfly and little spray of flowers :) Praying your back is feeling 100%!!

Sue Crease said...

This is a great card to share with us over at my sheri crafts this week. He is just a great dandy image. Like the extra die cut to fill the corner.

Joann6274 said...

This is a lovely card, cute image too! Thanks for playing along with us this week in our Funday Friday challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack! Enjoy your week!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

kReN said...

Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at the MFP/FOSTV weekly challenge.

Shelia said...

Fabulous card. I really like the image and your coloring! great colors for spring. Thank you for playing along with DRS Designs this week.

Barbie said...

Beautiful card. Your coloring is gorgeous. So glad you played along with us at MFP FOSTV.

Sassy Raggedy said...

What a fantastic card NC. Your coloring is just beautiful. I think this is one of your best...Sorry to hear about your back that can be so painful. I know from experience. We had ice and snow overnight so not going anywhere today. Wonder what I will do....lol Beautiful NC...Hugs, joann

Dawn Lancaster said...

This is brilliant NanaC! I love the image & you've coloured him beautifully! The added flowers are great!
Dawn xx

Stampsnob. said...

This is about as cute as it could be Love the image and you put it together perfectly.... Thanks for sharing at FOSTV MFP.....Lis

Gretchen Stumme said...

Fabulous coloring job, Connie! Thanks for sharing it on the Color Dare!

Catherine Nowak said...

Such a fun card. Beautiful coloring. Thank you for playing along this week on Color Dare.

P.G. Lamb said...

What a super cute card! I'm sure the kitties would like to get to know him. ;-) I know mine would. lol! Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare!

Pami said...

Such a fun card!! Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week, good luck! Pami x

sarahstone said...

What pretty flowers and gorgeous embellishments! I love to see you playing along with us at Color My Heart! Thank you.


Tina Campbell said...

What a fun card :) Thank you for joining us in our Funday Friday challenge this week.

Glenda said...

Pretty Spring card! Such a fun image and colorful image! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

Glenda's Cards

Ravengirl said...

What a sweet spring card!

Jane said...

Lovely card for spring!
Thanks for joining in this week at MFP.

Deborah Frings said...

This is absolutely super. So bright, fresh and makes me feel like spring is here. Super image, lovely colouring. Thanks so much for playing along with the RSD Progressive Challenge. Deborah, RSD EDT xx

Monique Van dijk said...

this is sooo cute, thaks for playing at
Sparkle and glitter

Polka Dot Rosie said...

Great card! The mouse is adorable and you colored him so well :) Thanks for sharing with us at Party Time Tuesdays!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so fabulous! Love the image and the great design. Just became your latest follower. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Rosica Katreva said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenge!
Rossi (DT)

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Truly delightful. Thank you for supporting our Progressive Challenge