Friday, May 28, 2021

Sowing vs Reaping

      We're all familiar with the phrase "Reap what you sow" but this cute image from House Mouse Stamps makes me wonder about the wisdom of a tiny mouse sowing Catnip seeds!   If, indeed, he reaps what he sows, he may have a field full of cats which isn't really what a mouse would want!  On the other hand, maybe he's just warm and neighborly and believes in taking care of all creatures, friends or foes.  

      Or maybe he's like me and any excuse will do to get out into the garden, my favorite place to be!  :-D

Colors chosen from Color Dare challenge.
Canary/ Mink/ Blue Belle/ Ivy Green w a neutral of Brown

Colored with ProMarkers  
   (my fav coloring medium because of the way they blend)
Cut w Lawn Fawn die
Matted w Cottage Cutz die cut
Texture burlap scrap
Plaid paper from Your Next Stamp stack
Sentiment cut w Avery Elle die
Watering Can charm
Fiber bow

Lawn Fanatics (used LF die)

     I think I'll get away from the computer and go play in the garden for a bit.  The weather this morning is a perfect balance of warm and still cool enough to be comfortable outside but that is slated to change drastically this afternoon and over the Memorial Day weekend.  We'll be in the mid to high nineties later today and they are predicting a 5 day (or more) run of temps over 100 F starting on Monday.  Yuck!  I guess summer is officially here even though the calendar says it's still 3 weeks away.

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such a fun card, love the image and the cute charm Connie fab colours and the burlap. Love it all.
Faith x

Sue said...

Sneaky little mouse planting Catnip! What a fun scene and card. Thanks for sharing it with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Lorraine A said...

Super cute card Connie :-) the image is adorable and I love your write up haha, you really made me laugh haha, hope he doesn't get a field full of cats!! ;-)

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

April said...

What a cute card! I love the plaid paper and cute charm. I hope you enjoyed your day in the garden. Thanks fro sharing at HMFMC. xx

Gab said...

This is so sweet~~

Pat K said...

What a fun card..such a cute image, great sentiment and I love the watering can charm Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K xx

Alyson Mayo said...

Oh, this is cute! Love that sneaky mouse... Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare :)

Bunny said...

I think he's good natured or he can't wait to see what the catnip does to the cats. It's a cute card. Love your papers and burlap with the great charm too. Thanks for joining us at HMFMC. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Fun card with the mouse spreading catnip... adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

Squirrel x said...

I hate the heat too! Thank you so much for joining in with your favourite way to colour for the AYLI challenge. This is a fab creation and we really appreciate you taking the time to enter. Hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Squirrel x

Cat Nowak said...

Super cute! Love that little mouse. Thank you for joining us at Color Dare!

Brenda said...

I'm so sorry to be late, but wanted to thank you for entering your fun card in our last challenge over at As You Like It. I love the story your image conjures. Hope you'll join us again soon!

Melanie R said...

Love the mouse sowing catnip, Connie! This is a wonderfully sweet card, perfectly colored. The burlap is a nice touch of texture and the water can charm is so cute. We appreciate your participation and thank you for playing along at Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #445.

creationsnz said...

Haha I love your little story about the catnip. I see Australia is being overrun with mice at the moment, perhaps they need some catnip seed? A wonderful card that made me smile. Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse & Friends, come again soon. CarolG

Stephanie Capelli said...

Cute card....I like all the embellishments! Thanks for sharing with Color Dare!