Sunday, January 28, 2018

Summer Joys

     For all of you down under in the Southern Hemisphere, including cousins of mine in Sydney, I hope your summer is warm and wonderful but not overwhelmingly hot.  I've done a card with all of you in mind for my GDT spot over at the Outlawz Sunday CAS challenge with a theme of "Summer."  This is a refreshing change from the "Snow" theme of last week and I imagine those of you in the north of the US and in Canada will agree.  Are any of you tired of winter yet?

     I used another House Mouse image and kept my card very CAS, even with the double layer on the card.

     I colored the mouse, the crab, and beach ball with ProMarkers and everything else was done with watercolor/polychromos pencils.  I cut the image with a die from Spellbinders and then cut a dark brown mat for it with a Pinpoint Rectangle die from Memory Box.

     I layered those together and added them to a yellow card base, deliberately putting them at an angle to add a little visual interest.  The sentiment I printed, hand cut, and put on top of the image.  There you are - totally CAS and easy to male.  It's going in my stash of masculine cards for one of the summer birthdays celebrated by several of my family members.  :-D

Aud Sentiments
Crafting with Attitude
Crafty Friends
Digi Choosday
House that Stamps Built
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Outlawz Twisted Thursday
Penny's Paper Crafty
Send a Smile 4 Kids

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


  1. Fabulous Connie, I do love this image and wonderful sentiment too.
    Linda xxx

  2. Your design makes it look like the perfect holiday snap, and what fabulous fun they had at the beach!! I am in Queensland, and I am SO READY for some cold weather! Such a cute image and beautifully coloured! Thanks for sharing it with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

  3. This is so adorable! Makes me long for summer days! You colored that image perfectly!

  4. This is so adorable!! Though, I've never seen a House Mouse image that wasn't adorable! The bright yellow definitely adds to the summer feeling. And yes, I am so ready for some summer here in the northeast USA! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  5. The House Mouse, love it!! Ah, such a cute card!

  6. what a cute card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge, good luck! Yvonne (DT)

  7. Adorable way to use Mousey Image. Great CAS! Thanks for joining the fun at HMFMC! Good luck! :) America

  8. Such a cute card! I love House Mouse stamps and love the way you colored this image! So happy you linked this up to The House That Stamps Built!

  9. Your bright fun card is a welcome change from the snow that was falling all day today here in New York near the Canadian border. Love how you colored it up, so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge with a second card.


  10. Great card, Nana. I love the shadow you placed under the crab and the mouse. Very nice coloring. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

  11. Connie, I am so JELLO over your coloring! Beautifully done, and such a darling card. I don't have this HM image, and don't think I could color it as successfully and intricately as you have. BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL - and your "CAS" does not look so CAS to me! It's a wonderful card. xx

  12. AW! I love how you have shown this image off, it's perfect Connie and so sweet.

  13. Another adorable mousey image..wish I was there on the beach not here in UK freezing in the

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

    smiles Christine xx

  14. Hello… Thanks for joining the ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at Crafty Friends with your lovely card.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]


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