Monday, January 29, 2018

Flowery Thank You

     I've already shared a few of my post-Christmas, Thank You, cards this month and today I have two more.  This first one will most likely get used this spring or summer.  The image is a stamp from House Mouse and I think it's one of the sweetest and most versatile of all the HM stamps I own.

I used colors from the inspiration photo at Ellen Hutson.

Pin-Sights Color Trend January Purple Haze

     I colored the image with polychromos pencils and blended them with the blender included in the pencil set.  I cut the image and the frame with stitched dies from Cottage Cutz.

     I dug out some royal purple CS and used that on the front of the card base.  I cut the Thank You with a die set from Memory Box.  Memory Box has some really fantastic "Thank You" dies and this one is probably my favorite of all of them.  I like that it's not capitalized and therefore looks more casual and less formal so it works with almost any card design. 

     I wrapped the card front with  black, satin ribbon, then began layering on the sentiment and image pieces.  I left the card very CAS because it will probably have to be mailed.

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     My second card also uses a House Mouse rubber stamp but this time with a cute bunny rather than a mouse.  It seems to be more of a fall or harvest image with that huge bushel of apples.  It's another one that I've used many times and still love.

     This one is colored with ProMarkers, then cut with an Unbranded die.  I used another die from that same set to cut the mat.  The sentiment was cut with another of my Memory Box dies. 

     This time I kept the white card base and just added more of that same black, satin, ribbon.  I added the sentiment right on top of the ribbon, then added the image piece and mat.  Again, CAS seemed the best design and I really liked the striking contrast of the black ribbon and rich orange colors so didn't want to detract from that with more embellishment.

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     Thanks for stopping by and feel free to browse around while you're here.  There's a pot of coffee on the stove and cookies just out of the oven on the tray right over there.  :-D  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Connie your thank you cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous thank you cards Connie, just love the cute mice.
Linda xxx

karto_flana said...

A funny bunny ;) Thank You for playing with us on Do Al(l) Kreatives Challenge DT Ella

Elaine Stark said...

Cute cards. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Teresa Arsenault said...

Adorable cards.

aussie aNNie said...

An amazing and creative cards and colours. Thanks so much for entering into our ANYTHING GOES/LOVE current challenge and good luck in the draw. . {aNNie}Designer for House Mouse and Friends

brenda said...

Love this and the sweet HM image and design, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Janette said...

Beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week..x

America said...

These Mousey makes are simply adorable with your added colors, papers and touches. Thanks for joining the fun at HMFMC! Good luck! :) America

Jolanda Breedvelt said...

Thanks for joining our challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives I hope you’ll join us next time again.
(DT member)

Sue said...

Two fabulous cards, with the sweetest of images and colored up beautifully. Thanks for sharing them with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Bunny said...

These are both cute thank you cards. I love the little bunny with the apples. I haven't seen that image before. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

Donna Ellis said...

Smitten is what I am, Connie! Both creations are adorable! Your coloring on the apples is gorgeous! And that little trumpet blower is the perfect mousie character to announce a huge THANK YOU for any person! Beautiful cards! hugs, de

katieo said...

Two beautifulThank you cards. I love the color scheme of the first one and the thank you sentiment is so pretty on the second card. Both images are adorable. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge

Daffodil Cards said...

Both are Wonderful cards with such lovely images, beautifully coloured AND getting you ready for different season. Love them.

Annette said...

I love that meecie and it's a great font on the text die.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Lili of the Valley,
Dies to Die For,
Squirrel's not-so-random Challenge
As You Like It Challenge.

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful sweet card thanks for sharing and joining us at Colour Crazy Challenge cheers Sue Dt member

Larissa said...

Super cute cards. Thanks so much for joining us at the As you like it challenge.


Doris Klein said...

Aaaawww..., what a super cute creation. And pretty Colors! Nice done!

Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
Kleido’s BastelStüble
*Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#13 – Anything Goes + Blog Hop)
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Craftnut said...

Thanks for entering my challenge at allsorts x

Scrappy Scatty said...

Thank you for joining us this week over at Polkadoodles xx

Christine said...

Adorable cute HM thank you cards someone is gonna get a lovely surprise lovely work..

Thanks for sharing with us @ House Mouse & Friends Mon chall.. hope to see you again soon.

smiles Christine xx

Ania said...

Lovely project!

Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog and best of luck with your entry.

Ania DT