Sunday, November 12, 2017

Thankful Mouse

     For several years now, the family Thanksgiving dinner has been at my daughter and son-in-law's home, leaving me free to make one or two desserts which I take along and add to the table, and leaving me free of the massive clean up which always happens after a dozen people have graced your home for a holiday meal.  Do I love it?  You bet I do!

     But I always make a Thank You card (in addition to the Thanksgiving cards which I do for everyone) for my SIL since he's the one who prepares the major portions of the meal.  Here's the one I'm giving him this year.  I guarantee he's going to tell me the card is for a child - and I'm going to remind him that he IS my child, by virtue of having married my daughter, and always will be no matter how old he gets!

I started with the sketch from The Outlawz, but flipped it upside down.

     I used my ProMarkers and polychromos pencils (plus white gel ink for one or two highlights) to color this cute image from Paper Shelter, then cut it and the mat with dies from Sizzix.  I found the very subtle dp for the background in an old Bo Bunny pad and cut it to fit the card front.

     I added a strip of sparkly brown ribbon which had been in my stash for quite a while.  I am pretty sure it came from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Then I tied a bow using glittery orange ribbon.  It has real glitter on it and that glitter sheds everywhere as you tie the bow!  Sheesh!

     The "Gratitude" and "Oh, Yeah" sentiments were printed, hand-cut, and added on top of the image piece.  The "Thanks" sentiment is hand cut, inked on the edges, and adhered with Pop Dots.

Addicted to CAS
Crafty Calendar
Creates and Makes
Cuttlebug Mania
Outlawz PAM
Paper Shelter
Ribbon Girl
Simon Says Stamp

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Connie, love the image! I hope you have a fabulous week.
Linda xxx

Kathleen said...

Super image, fabulous colours and a really lovely design.
Thank you for joining our 'Colours of Autumn' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath x

Liz said...

Lovely card, Connie, the image is so cute and beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
Liz - DT

Lori Kobular said...

Nana Connie I don't know how you do it all!! You have several posts everyday! I have a hard time keeping up with all of your posts! I love this fun Thankful Mouse scene!! It makes me smile!!

Mervi said...

Fabulous and cute card!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Swissie said...

A wonderful Thank You card! Love the image!
Thanks for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!
Swissie DT (Liv)