Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Christmas Mail

     Many of us can still remember the days when postal lines were long and tiresome during the holidays and how we all waited by the mailbox to see who had sent us cards with lovely Christmas greetings.  Except for those of us who still love actual cards instead of email or text greetings, the lines now are mostly filled with those who must mail packages.  This card is in honor of post office lines of days gone by.

     This darling House Mouse stamp wasn't designed to be a Christmas stamp but after coloring it with my ProMarkers, I used a white gel pen to add snow to the fence and rooftop.  Suddenly, it WAS a Christmas image.  :-D

     I used punches and dies to frame out the image and the little bow is one of those I sew up by the dozens.  This one was made from white ribbon and I used a ProMarker to get it the particular shade of dark blue that I wanted.   I've almost quit using colored ribbon for making these because it's so easy to use white and then just "dye" them the color I need for any card on which I'm using them.

Always Playing with Paper
Brown Sugar
Cardz 4 Guyz
Crazy Challenge
Cutie Pie
Fairy Tale
Fan-Tastic Tuesday
House Mouse
Incy Wincy (diagonal: pearl/free/die)
Inky Chicks
Lemon Shortbread
Melonheadz Friends
My Time to Craft
Outlawz Greetings
Passion for ProMarkers
Quirky Crafts
Where the HeART Is

     I'm in a mad rush out the door right now but will hopefully have another post for you tomorrow.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie        


Chasing the Dream said...

Oh my what a fun winter scene. Fab coloring and composition
Have a bless thanksgiving.

*Vicki* said...

AWE!! Now this is so special and sweet! I'm with you on the mailbox greetings!! Always feel like it's getting a present!! :) HUGS

Snoopy von said...

Gorgeous card, Nana Connie and I love how you transformed it into a Christmas image and card. So creative. Your coloring is beautiful and I couldn't agree with your more about just purchasing white ribbon. Thanks so much for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Good luck!

Snoopy :D​

Kim Heggins said...

So sweet...love those adorable mice. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge.

Ellibelle said...

This is so very cute!!

Donna Ellis said...

Adorable, Connie! Sweet design, wonderful colors and image! Happy Thanksgiving! Love, de

Teresa Arsenault said...

Oh this is just beyond adorable and have I mentioned how much I like your new header? Great sentiment to go with that kitten. You are the caption queen. :)

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable card and I think it looks awesome as a Christmas card.xx
 { aNNie}

Ella's Design said...

What a brilliant adaptation of that sweet House Mouse scene into a snowy Cjristmas card! Fabulous colouring and framed beautifully! Thanks for joining in with my theme this week at Passion for Promarkers. Lisa x

Donna Hanley said...

Connie, I've always loved this HM image and I love what you did with it. turning it into a Christmas card was a fantastic idea. Yes those day have gone by and I, for one, think it is a shame. With all these electronic ways of communicating, certain pleasantries have gone by the way side. I say this as I am writing to you on a computer. Some good things some bad things about progress, I guess. Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

Mac Mable said...

How clever and very creative to make the stamp into this beautiful Christmas Card. It is so cute and adorable. Your colouring, the coloured bow (such a good idea) and the feel of the card makes me feel like Christmas. Great take on the theme at Cardz4guyz x

Creations by Shirl said...

Loving those house mouse....Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge~

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my word Connie this is just adorable, loving the so cute mices.
Linda xxx

Lesley said...

What an adorable card! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge!

Geri said...

ABSOLUTELY adorable! I admire your resourcefulness in coloring your ribbon and also 'creating' snow for this delightful scene that beautifully showcases your incredible talent and creativity! Thanks for sharing with us at 'the challenge" :)

Chrissy said...

So adorable Connie and the image makes a perfect Christmas card..gorgeous.
Thank you so much for joining in with us at Where the heART is..


Anna said...

Ohhh this is adorable... love it!!!!Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar this week!
Anna Dt

Beth Brovold said...

I love the way that you've altered this into a Christmas card...no red or green either...perfect for our current challenge at House Mouse!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us and good luck!
Take care,

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Connie, a love design with super colours and papers.....your image is delightful and so beautifully coloured!!

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

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at Crafting with friends. Louise DT x

Ann said...

So sweet! Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Create!

Cazro said...

A cute winter scene. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

coops said...

So gorgeous Connie.I love the fabulous detailed image and your colouring is beautiful.
Thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Sue said...

Very creative use of the stamp and wonderful color work too. Love the winter scene you created. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and sharing your card with us.


The Crafty Den said...

Beautiful card Connie. I love the how you adapted your image and your colouring is perfect. Great job dying the ribbon with your promarker too! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our MELONHEADZ challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Christine said...

Wow Connie I wouldnt have known this WASN'T an Xmas image..how creative & colourful, I love the punched corners so effective lovely work..great take on the chall theme

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

smiles Christine x

Cazzy said...

Hi Connie, I love what you did with this stamp! I am leaving the odd comment while I try and get my head round all the entries.
I have been ill for two weeks, which didn't help with anything!
Thanks for your lovely entries at Quirky Crafts.

Cazzy x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card... Thanks for playing along writh us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.
Wendy xx