Wednesday, April 29, 2015


     OK, so I wasn't going to have another post for today but I saw this image lying on my desk and had a sudden idea of how to use it.  All that time last month when I was without a computer, or rather between computers, I spent some time with my rubber stamps (the ones which have been languishing in the storage drawers) and got into stamping and coloring them since I couldn't access any of the digis stored on flash drives.  I didn't necessarily know how or where I was going to use the colored images but doing them kept me sane when I had couldn't play online.

     Today, I made a Get Well card from one of those images I had colored, a cute House Mouse stamp.  I know this wasn't intended for a "Get Well" sentiment but I think it works.  I've seen my grandson look a bit like this when he hasn't tracked his carb count properly.  :-D

     I hope my friend Lynn, Creative Crafts by Lynn, has a chance to see this.  I know she's going to love it since blue is her favorite color and she loves CAS designs and cute images.   Are you smiling yet, Lynn?  :-D

I knew I wanted to do a patchwork design of 
polka dots and checks and went looking for a sketch to use.  
I found this one at Sketch Saturday,
and I turned it sideways.

     I used ProMarkers on the image and the papers are old.  I think they're from DCWV's "Basics" stack.   I added the stitching using gel pens.  Everything was cut by hand.  The bow is one of those I've had in my stash from the last time I made a batch of two dozen.  This one may even have been in the stash from the batch before the last one but in any case, it's been a good 6 months.  :-D

A Gem of a Challenge
Artistic Inspirations
Brown Sugar
Clear It Out
Digi Chooseday
Friday Mashup
Gruffies & Guests
House Mouse
Inky Chicks
Jo's Scrap Shack
Simply Papercrafts
Through the Craft Room Door
Tuesday Throwdown

     I hope your week is going well and Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Jacquie said...

Hi NanaConnie,

Marvelous card, love the image, you have coloured it in so well.

Have a great day

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

jimlynn said...

Connie, this is darling!!!! I love the gingham and polka dots in the background and that image and sentiment are wonderful. He really does look like he's going to need a get well card! Too cute and fun.

Jo said...

Aw.....that's so cute NanaConnie & the patchwork background is just perfect!
hugs Jo x

Donna Ellis said...

this is so cute, Connie, and such a darling way of adding stitching to your card! hugs, de

Pippa said...

Great card, gave me a smile :)

Donna Hanley said...

Just darling Connie. Those marshmallows looks yummy. and I love the polka dots and checks. Your pretty little bow gives it such a sweet touch. Enjoy your evening.

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Connie! Love the mouse and fabulous background.
Linda xxx

Janet Kay said...

OMGoodness, how do you ever get anything done?!! You are just such a busy person! I love this card! :) Blue is my favorite too:) What great coloring! I can't color, but I want to learn my spare time. LOL

karalschuknecht said...

Super cute, I love it. Both the card and the sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week at Brown Sugar Challenges. Karal DT

Sassy Raggedy said...

Adorable Connie...The image is just too cute and the sentiments are perfect. Hugs, joann

Beth Brovold said...

Oh my this is so adorable...your "quilting" is fabulous and that sweet mouse is beautifully coloured Connie!! Thanks for grabbing that image off the desk and joining us at House Mouse and Friends!! Good luck!
Take care,

Sue said...

I LOVE your blue patchwork border around that darling little image. You have colored up this stamp beautifully. Thanks for joining us and sharing your card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Quite adorable. Ahhh....the good old rubber stamps . This month must be the record for dying computers. Anyhow, I love the patchwork and I think it works great for a get well card.

Teresa Arsenault said...

I love this patchwork design and the darling House mouse stamp.

Bridget said...

Nana Connie,

First and foremost I want to tell you I absolutely love your blog. I am a crazy cat lady, so I love see all the fur babies!

Your card is so super sweet!!! I have to make a get well card later today actually and you have inspired me to get my HM stamps out.

Thanks for playing at ~Jo's Scrap Shack~

Happy crafting,

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh how sweet is this image! Love that you used this for a get well card- and love your polka dotted DP and your faux stitching. Also- wonderful to see you joining in at Tuesday Throwdown again!

Joann6274 said...

This is such a cute image! And I love that gorgeous pattern in the background! Thanks so much for linking up to our Funday Friday challenge this week!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Jane Savage said...

So super cute and I love the patchwork background and faux stitching!
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane xxx

*Vicki* said...

LOL!! This makes me smile!! :) Love that cute meece and your gingham pattern is just perfect along with the punny sentiment!! Thanks for joining along with us at Tuesday Throwdown my friend!! ;)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Connie :-) such a 'sweet' image and the patchwork design is fabulous, very cute :-)

thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Carla said...

What a sweet card! I love the background design! Thanks for sharing at Simply Papecraft!

Deb Bradley said...

Fab card I love the image Debbs xx

Deb Bradley said...

Fab card I love the image Debbs xx

Snoopy said...

Absolutely adorable card! Love those blues too. Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Hugs,Snoopy :D

Kren Kurts said...

You know I love "all things quilted" so this card is just up my alley. TFS!

Niki Rowland said...

Funny image! Love the sentiment too and the patchwork background is divine! Thanks for playing along this week with Sketch Saturday, Niki xx

Amy Ottmers said...

So cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out, good luck!!! Amy DT

Faith A said...

Such fun and great papers to show this fab image off.

Lynsey said...

This is such a fun card! Thanks for joining in with a Gem of a Challenge this time!
Hugs Lynsey x

Sue from Oregon said...

Thanks for joining our new Dotty challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

Yep---too much of a good thing and I would look like this too LOL!!! Darling card!

♥ Sue Kment

America said...

Super cute! A fun great quilt to show off this adorable House-Mouse. Fab take on the DOTS theme. Thanks so much for playing along with us at HMFMC! Good Luck! :)

Dawn Lancaster said...

Love the image, he's just perfect for a get well card! Love the patchwoerk background too!
Dawn xx

Wendy Russell said...

Fabulous creation, love it! Thanks for joining us at DigiChoosday Wendy (DT).xx

Donna K said...

Oh my gosh this made me giggle! I can SO relate to that feeling of indulgence! What a sweet, fun card! Thanks for stopping by over at Tuesday Throwdown. You are missed! xx Donna K

Zora said...

A cats best friend? What a cute card.Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us at TTCRD this week and hope to se you again in our next challenge// Zora DT

Anjie said...

Great make. Thanks for joining us in our Clean and Simple challenge at Digi Choosday
Anjie (Senior DT Team Leader)

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card, love papers which you used!!! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

Asha said...

Eeeek! Oh so cute, NC. Sorry I haven't been around much. Well, you know why :( Thank you for thinking of me.
hugs, Asha

Kim said...

This is too cute! Love the gingham and dots together. So happy to see you visiting on at Tuesday Throwdown :-)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous, love the patchwork background...thanks for joining us at A gem Of A Challenge!
Helen x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such an adorable image and lovely patchwork background.
Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Diane said...

Soooooo cute Connie and lovin the faux stiched patchwork background sweetie !!

Thanks for joining us at HMAFMC !!

hugs Diane xx