Saturday, May 23, 2015

Beating the Heat

     It's still spring time weather here but the oppressive heat of summer is right around the corner in my neck of the woods.  I can remember when I was a kid and summer heat was just something to be borne.  Childhood summers are a favorite period of my life because I have such wonderful memories of how inventive we were at finding ways to beat the heat.  I don't think we ever napped on ice cubes while using wild roses for umbrellas but these darling House Mousies sure have it down to a science.  :-D

I decided to use colors from the challenge at Creative Colors.
Isn't that a fantastic inspiration photo for a hot summer day?

     I used chalks and ProMarkers, then cut the image with a rectangle die from Spellbinders, adjusting it to fit the size of my image.   I added the 'negative' piece from another die cut rectangle to make the frame layer.  The frame is actually on top of the image, and not a full piece behind it as we normally do.  I mounted all of that plus the matted sentiment onto white CS and then put that onto the card front.

     I wrapped the ribbon around the card front and added the flower.  I put a sequin and a pearl in the middle of the die cut flower petal layers.

As You Like It
Chalk n Stock
Crafting from the Heart
Crafting with an Attitude
Crafty Ribbons
Die Cuttin' Divas
Digi Sketch
House Mouse
Inspiration Destination
Little Miss Muffet
Mema's Crafts
Mod Squad
Paper Shelter
Party Time Tuesday
Penny's Paper-Crafty
Scrap & Craft
Stamp and Create
Through the Craft Room Door
Top Tip Tuesday

     I'm back from my lunch date and had a wonderful time.  The other few challenges that I left off this morning have been added and entered, and now I'm going back to the craft room to work on something for tomorrow and Monday.  Hope your weekend is going well, and Salute a Veteran, won't you?  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


jimlynn said...

SOOOO CUTE! That's such a precious image and love your coloring on this Connie. CAS and perfect once again! I know how these little guys feel too. Sure gets hot in these parts of Texas.
Hope you have a great lunch date.

Pippa said...

What a lovely card, fantastic colouring and those mice are so cute.

Donna Hanley said...

Yes the meeces know how to beat the heat that's for sure. What a darling card, Connie. I hope it doesn't get too, too hot in your area. We are expecting 70-80's all week. Good gardening weather, finally. Enjoy your weekend.

Davi said...

OH my gosh is this the cutest ever!! You did a fabulous job on the coloring and I like the dark frame! I can relate to beating the heat supposed to be 108 here by next weekend, summer is here :)

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is fabulous and your coloring is awesome. Does it take you a long time to colour something like this? You do it so well. It would take me hours to accomplish this.

Happy Pentecost Sunday to you,

Beckie Williams said...

This is so cute. Who wouldn't want to hug an ice cube ... on a hot summer day here in Florida ... I would hug an ice cube. Thank you for joining us at HMFMC.

Sue said...

What beautiful colors and such a bright fun card. If only it was that easy to cool off. Thanks for sharing your card, and joining the fun at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh my- this is darling- the image is so delightful! Your colors are beautiful!!!

America said...

Super cute House-Mouse creation- love the sweet mousey image, the bright and happy summer colors. Great take on the theme! Thanks so much for joining us at HMFMC... Good Luck to you and hope you can join us again next week! :)

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card cute image Ginny x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Goreous image & so beautifully coloured! I'm sure that's one of the best ways to beat the heat! lol
Great work!
Dawn xx

NieNie Sambuco said...

Great use of the inspiration colors! I love those mice stamps. :)

Christine said...

Adorable cute Summer Fun mousey creation..these guys are having a fun time, great take on the chall theme.

Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse & Friends Mon. chall..

smiles Christine x

Lisa Babitz said...

Very cute! Your image is adorable and colored beautifully! Love the frame you created on top of your card. Thanks for joining us over at the Mod Squad Challenge this week.

Claudia Rogier said...


Gorgous card.Thanks for joining us at CCC and good luck.


Kat W said...

Now that looks like a good way to chill out...not sure I could find an ice cube big enough for me though!

A fabulous fun design and great colouring :-)

Thanks for playing along with our 'animals' challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!

Hugs, Kat x

L.B. said...

such a cute card.

CA Scrapper said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


La Vikinga said...

Never seen mice on ice before!!! Those are very cute!Thanks for participating in our challenge "animals and ribbon" this fortnight at Crafty Ribbons.

La Vikinga / Member of the Crafty Ribbons design team

Andrea Norris said...

Beautiful card NC love those house mice :) thanks for sharing your creation with us at TTCRD this week and good luck
Andrea x

Amy Cohen said...

Adorable- I love this image. Thank you so much for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

Marie said...

Such lovely looking card. It's adorable. Love the sweet mices and the fabby flowers they use. Sweet! THanks for joining us over at Party Time Tuesday this month.
Love n hugs

Marie said...

Still a brillant card. This time representing the Paper Shelter.
Love n hugs

Faith A said...

Thank you so much for the chuckle, such a wonderful image. Wish it was that hot here. Love the idea of the frame OVER the image. great colours too.

Snoopy said...

Gorgeous card with fabulous coloring. Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Hope to see you again on the next challenge!

Hugs,Snoopy :D​

Asha said...

Eeeek! Such darling little critters! The colours you picked are so pretty.
hugs, Asha

*Vicki* said...

LOL!! These meeces always make me smile! :) Love your fun image and your fun sentiment to go with it as well! I think Summer is certainly coming quickly after this rain moves through!

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card!!! Lovely image and card design too. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Colors Challenge. Agnieszka DT

Sabrina Jackson said...

Beautiful card, love that fun image! Thanks so much for taking the time to play along in our Creative Colors Challenge! Hugs, Sabrina (CCC DT)

Esther said...

Darling card!!! Sweet image with great coloring :)
hanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!!

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Super cute image and card. Love the colours. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Inspiration Destination.
Lynn, IDCB Creative Team member

Sharon said...

What a beautiful creation.
Thank you for joining us at Pennys Paper Crafty this week,I hope you'll join us again soon.
Sharon DT

Debi said...

Another adorable card! Congrats on your win at House Mouse & Friends!

cebelica said...

Awww, this image made me smile. Such a sweet creation! Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

Vannessa said...

Sweet card and image. Thank you for joining in the Paper Shelter Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

Hugs, Vannessa
The Paper Shelter DT

Lesia Cook said...

Thank you for stopping by and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. Good luck in the challenge.

Anonymous said...

Totally cute card I just love HM images, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)
and we have a DT Call at Top Tip Tuesday