Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A Drop to Drink...

     Out here on the West Coast, in California, Oregon, and Washington, most of you know we've had a 4-year drought and are suffering the effects of raging wildfires, though about 25% of those are now out or under control.  Still, we are hoping for an El Nino fall and winter which will bring water to the parched land.

     So, what does all that have to do with today's card?  This is what most of us out here feel like, waiting for one little drop of water, for the opportunity to quench our thirsts.  LOL  On the other hand, that one drop is a huge mouthful of water for that tiny mouse so maybe it's all how you view it.   In any case, how could I resist an adorable little mousie like this one?  I think this is Monica (from House Mouse) but they do tend to all look alike so who really knows?

I was inspired by the colors in the 
inspiration photo at Sketchy Colors.
Unfortunately, all my lilac/purple tones turned blue in the photograph.

     House Mouse image colored with ProMarkers and chalk markers, papers from Stampin' Up, and ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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     I don't know if I'll have anything else before Friday but do check back then for my QKR Stampede DT card.  New challenge and new theme which you should enjoy.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Cumbrianlass said...

Hi NC sorry to hear about all the problems you are all having with the drought and wildfires. Living in the Lake District UK we are always complaining of the weather, usually rain, and living near a river that is prone to flooding it can get a bit hairy at times, but, I would rather have the rain than to suffer they way you all are.

Thank you so much for the wonderful words you always leave on my blog. They are very much appreciated.

I love your card. The image and colours are gorgeous.
Hugs Janet xxx

jimlynn said...

We had so much rain back in May and really thought the drought was finally over for us....haven't seen that one little drop since though! I do hope y'all start getting rain soon Connie as I know it's just been miserable without it there.
I'm thinking that one drop will fill up this cute little guy! Such a precious and pretty, pretty card!

MezzoKat said...

I pray the drought ends soon for you all. The photo may not have gotten the purple tones right, but it's still beautiful!

Teresa Arsenault said...

The image is adorable and your design is stunning. I love that ribbon and your gorgeous double bow.

I really hope you get rain soon, Dear Heart.


Judy V said...

Sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee. & Cards!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Oh wow, super cute card and fabulous colours - I love your ribbon and bow. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Jackie Scott said...

I do hope your weather improves soon, it has been a bad year for fires. We are so lucky to have had some rain with our hot days, but a little cooler today - sweater weather - but nice.
Love your card with the little mouse I was looking for purple, but the blue does look nice with the bright green! And of course your pretty bow
and ribbon are the perfect embellishments!

Sue from Oregon said...

Thanks for joining our Flower Power challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #201!

Oh Grammy-love the pretty papers and the great layout you used...very clean and eye catching!!!

♥ Sue Kment

Davi said...

The sweet image and dps make one delightful card NC!!

Mrs Beez said...

Great card, lovely design with all the layers and how you have used the ribbon. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

It's beautiful, love the colours, even the "blue" such a pretty image and love the sentiment

Peanut said...

It's been threatening to rain here but none so far. The little HM is so adorable... such a cutie-pie!
x Asha

*Vicki* said...

So sorry about your weather and fire issues. The weather has been so strange the last few years in all areas. Hope things find relief for your area soon. Sending hugs. Now, your card is absolutely amazing Connie!! I love the colors, the image and even your gorgeous gingham ribbon!! STUNNING! :) HUGS

America said...

Beautiful uses of papers and colors for this super sweet Mousey. Great take on the Flower Power Challenge. Thank you for joining us at HMFMC. Good Luck to you and hope to see you playing along with us next time too! :)

Beth Brovold said...

Wonderful that you've linked your card not only to your terrible drought situation but our challenge theme here at House Mouse as well...beautifully coloured and designed!! Thank you for sharing with us at HMFMC and wishing you rain!!
Take care,

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my what a cute image, love the papers and gorgeous design.
Linda xxx

Jane Savage said...

Gorgeous colour combo and such an elegant design!
Thank you for joining us at The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge. Jane (DT) xxx

NickScrapShack said...

Oh so sweet. Love the design and how you matched the colours with the image.

Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck!

Dawn said...

Such a gorgeous card NanaC!
I love the sweet image, it's just adorable!
Dawn x

Anne Temple said...

This is such a sweet card. Love your design too and am hoping for rain soon.

Sassy Raggedy said...

This is a fabulous card. I love the colors and design Beautiful. Hugs, joann

Carla's Cards said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for sharing at Artistic Inspiration.

michele said...

Gorgeous card :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Margaret said...

Beautiful card and such an adorable image. Love the color combo. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck. Maggie - OSAAT DT

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I'm so sorry about the rain. We had the rain/drought problem about 4 years ago. We have had a good year for weather and rain. This card of yours is precious. My first stamp was a House Mouse. I bought the CD of House Mouse, but haven't had time to use it. Things have quieted down a little so I hope to jump in and due projects I have had to put off.

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Connie, a super design and wonderful colour combo........I love your cute beautifully coloured image!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for playing along with us at House Mouse & Friends Challenge.

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card. Love the colour combo.

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'.


Silvia said...

Hope it will be raining soon with you! Here in Switzerland we are also waiting for it!
Your card is very cute. I love the colours and the sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Gruffies & Guests Challenge this month.
Silvia DT

Sammy said...

So lovely. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Sherry said...

This Image Is Too Adorable Beautiful Card . Thanxx For Playing With Us At Robyn's Fetish This Week..Good Luck
Sherry @ Rf Dt

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

Synnøve said...

Oh! This is so sweet! Love the image! Thank you for joining our challenge at Sketchy Colors!

Christine said...

Gorgeous colour combo so rich together...how can you not smile when looking at this sweet image..lol lovely clean design great take on the Flowers chall theme.

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

smiles Christine mousey DT xx

Dorte said...

Such a lovely colour combo for your cute HM image...great card design.
Thanks for joining our 'Flower Power' challenge at HM&FMC.
Dorte x

Sue said...

A beautiful card. Love this sweet image and the colors are so pretty. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


shaz earl said...

Fabulous card! thank you for joining in our challenge at Gruffies and Guest "Summer Fun” with the option of “Anything Goes” good luck and hope to see you again next time
Shaz x

Sarah said...

So cute and girly!! Very welcome at The Cutie Pies and Good Luck!! Sarah :0)

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful sweet card, thank for sharing and joining us at CC&CC cheers Sue N x

Sandra H said...

Your card is gorgeous and thank you for joining in our challenge at Gruffies and Guest "Summer Fun” with the option of “Anything Goes” good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Ode to Paper said...

Wow, fabulous card! Love the complex yet simple design :) Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog, good luck!

Desire Fourie said...

Such an adorable little critter awaiting the opportunity of a little drop falling from the flower. This is so perfect for our OPPORTUNITY theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
{Path of Positivity DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Stampendous said...

Simply beautiful card!