Monday, February 12, 2018

Chocolates Mean Love!

     I remember as a child growing up that there were a few special occasions when a box of fancy chocolates would show up and they were always occasions when love was being celebrated - Valentine's  Day, my parent's Anniversary, sometimes even Mother's Day.  If we were oh, so good, we could choose a piece from the box and that meant "Love!"

     My card today celebrates those lovely memories with an image from House Mouse.


I decided that I'd also use the color palette from Outlawz Color Challenge 
since it has all my favorite purples in it.  :-D


     I stamped and colored the image (using ProMarkers), then cut it with a plain rectangle die from Spellbinders.  I matted it with dp from SU and cut it again with another, larger die from that set.  The background dp came from a pad by Paper House.  I've used so much of it because of the entire pad is all purples and now I wish I'd purchased three of them instead of just the one.

     I wrapped the card front with sheer, lavender ribbon and dug out one of my hand-sewn bows, dyed it purple, and layered it onto the sheer ribbon.  The tiny flower is embroidered using purple floss for the flower itself and a combination of purple and green floss for the stem and leaf.

     Finally, I printed the sentiment, hand cut it, and added it to the bottom corner of the image.

     Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More
Cards in Envy
Color Inspiration Mon.
Creates and Makes
House Mouse
I {heart} ProMarkers
Lemon Shortbread
Simon Says Stamp
Unicorn

     Have a great Monday and Happy Crafting.   NanaConnie

20 comments:

  1. Hi Nana Connie. CHOCOLATES do mean LOVE! :) Beautiful purple colors & design with this fab Mousey image! Thx so much for joining the fun at HMFMC! Good Luck! :)

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  2. Gorgeous card Connie :-) aww the little meeces choosing a chocolate, so sweet! The whole design of this is adorable :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge 🐰
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  3. AW! What happy memories of chocolates, our time was Christmas for choccies, Yep! happy memories and this image and your card is just wonderful to remember with Love.
    Faith
    x

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  4. Cute image and card, chocolates, yum, lovely colours used too.. 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 🐰

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  5. I've never seen this image. It is adorable. The coloring is beautiful and the papers are lovely. I wonder if the hamster in the background is the gift giver. I remember our family getting special boxes of chocolates. Just smelling them was wonderful. I always wanted the empty box, too. A very cute card. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

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  6. An adorable stamp. Loved your story about a box of chocolates. And picking just one was a process!!
    Beautiful colors and coloring and card design. Thanks for sharing it with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  7. Hi this is a stunning card those mice are just so cute. Thank you for joining us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog for Challenge 29 “Love/Valentine’s.” Hugs Jackie (DT)

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  8. WOW! Your coloring is amazing! I love this! Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy.

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  9. Oh my goodness Connie this is stunning! I love the gorgeous papers and your colouring of the mice is superb.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  10. Just gorgeous,fab image and love the design.xxx

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  11. The colouring is stunning! I do love house mouse designs, they are so cute - and what a way to show just how much chocolates do mean love lol.

    Thanks for playing over at I Love Promarkers,

    Hugz Tinz

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  12. Love, love, LOVE!!! Your coloring is fantastic and I just love those little mice. Beautiful card Connie! Wow!
    Lynn

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  13. New image to me Conni, it's so very cute and the purple card you have made with it is beautiful. thanks for joining our challenge at HM&FMC, and for sharing your memories ;)
    Dorte x

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  14. Chocolates do mean love! I adore your cute little mice and the lovely purple paper! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.
    ~Sandy
    Sandy Trefger Creative Designs

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  15. Super gorgeous mousey image, these guys sure are lucky with this big box choccys, great take on the Option chall theme .

    Thanks for sharing with us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge


    Smiles Christine xx

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  16. Beautiful card love it. Thank You for joining us at I ❤️ Pro Markers Challenge Blog. Hugs from Sharon xxx

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  17. Wow Connie, amazing colouring sweetie !! So glad a box of chocolates holds such happy memories for you !! Thanks for playing along with us at HMFMC

    hugs Diane xx

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  18. This must have taken forever to color-great job and beautifully designed!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

    I hope you will join our new Spring challenge!!!


    ♥ Sue Kment

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  19. Stunning card,
    Thank you for joining us at Ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk
    Clare DT x

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  20. Great project.
    Thank you for playing along with us over on I Love Promarkers.
    Nikki xxx
    DT

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