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Let's eat...

I was back to browsing in my Very Mice Coloring book for a new image that matched the theme of  "Let's Eat" and I do believe that M-ice Cream fits the bill.


I opted to go with a complete CAS style on this card. It is one layer only. I colored the image with my Prismacolor colored pencils on Strathmore Paint Pad paper and then cut it out with a stitched rectangle die to give a little interest around the edge with the faux stitching.


I stamped a single word sentiment in the top left hand corner with Versafine Onyx Black ink and coated it with clear embossing powder. I thought the crayon look of the sentiment went perfectly with the image.


Writing this post makes me think those mice have a good idea - savoring delicious ice-cream.

General supplies:
Strathmore Paint Pad paper
Reflections 110lb heavyweight cardstock for card base
Prismacolor pencils
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Clear embossing powder
Stamp from my stash
Stitched rectangle die

Entered into the Entered into the HMFMC Anything Goes/Optional theme "Let's Eat" challenge #264
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Wild Rose Studio stamps again

I don't have many physical stamp images as I mainly like to use digis, but I do have some teddy bear stamps from Wild Rose Studios and I simply love them so I use them over and over again. Today I made 4 thank you cards with them.

The first and second cards both use the Raining Roses stamp.



I colored the images with my Prismacolor pencils and then cut them out with a lacey oval and a stitched oval die respectively. The one I adhered onto a patterned paper and the other onto a piece of cardstock that had been embossed with a heart embossing folder. I added a die cut Thank you to each.

The third card uses the Teddy with Gerbera stamp


This was such a fun image to color as I had never done a rainbow flower before. I cut the image out with a tag die and adhered it to a embossed cardstock card panel, putting a bow through the tag hole. I added a thanks word die cut to the card.

The fourth card uses the Teddy with Present stamp


This image is a throwback challenge I set for myself. My first set of better colored pencils was a set of 24 Colleens that I got as prize in elementary school. I still have them. I used these pencils exclusively on this image. I then cut the image out with a circle die, cut a circle frame for the outer edge and applied it to an embossed cardstock card panel. I also added the thanks die cut word to the card to complete it.

You definitely will be seeing these stamps on my blog again in the future as I love to use them.

General supplies:
Strathmore Paint Pad paper
Reflections 110lb heavyweight cardstock for card base
Burgundy, kraft, pink and black cardstock
Wild Rose Studios stamps
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Prismacolor pencils
Colleen colored pencils
Various dies from my stash
1/8th inch pink ribbon

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Card swap

I love to do a card swap with another crafty friend and since I joined Instagram, I met Yasmin! She does beautiful work and I was inspired to do a card swap with her.

My card that I created for her uses the current progressive challenge image, Peggy is in love, by Sasayaki Glitter


I printed the digi onto Strathmore Paint Pad paper and colored it with my Prismacolor colored pencils, adding the highlights in the glasses with a white gel pen. I fussy cut the image out.


I created a scene on the background of the card by inking the sky and the ground pieces with Memento inks and a mini blending tool. I cut flowers in coordinating colors of cardstock and adhered them to the background. The flower centers were covered in Glossy Accents to create dimension and shine.

The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut it out with a cloud die and popped it up in the sky with foam tape.

The completed card panel was then adhere to a white cardbase.

AND, my Happy Mail from Yasmin arrived also...


I received a beautifully stamped wreath card with a popped up sentiment in the middle. Also another lovely sentiment with a sweet handwritten note on the back. The goodies were enclosed in a kraft envelope that was tied with baker's twine and had the round tag attached. So fun!

Take a moment to check out Yasmin's Instgram profile - you won't be sorry.

General supplies:
Strathmore Paint Pad paper
Reflections 110lb heavyweight cardstock for card base
Pink, yellow and green cardstock
Sasayaki Glitter Penny is in love digi
Prismacolor pencils
Stitched rectangle die
Flower, leaves and cloud dies
Sentiment from stash
Memento Inks
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Clear embossing powder
Glossy accents
White gel pen




Sweet friends

Today I have another mousey make to show you.


This image is also from the Very Mice Coloring book and is titled "summer's sweet scent". I have wanted to color this up for a while and since the current House Mouse challenge features multiples, this image of Monica and her furry friend was just perfect.

I printed the image on Canson Mi Tientes paper and colored it using my Prismacolor colored pencils. I had found the plaid patterned paper in my stash and thought it would make the perfect background and so coordinated the pencil colors on the flowers. I also added a few clouds in the background, this was my first attempt at free handing clouds in a background.


I then cut the image out with a stitched oval die and adhered it to the patterned paper which I had, in turn, cut out with a stitched rectangle die.


I added a sweet sentiment from my stash that I had stamped onto yellow cardstock with Vesafine Onyx Black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Using a stitched circle die, I cut the sentiment out and popped it up with foam tape. I also added a green leaf sprig die cut.

General supplies:
Canson Mi Tientes paper
Reflections 110lb heavyweight cardstock for card base
Patterned paper from stash
Yellow and light green cardstock
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Prismacolor pencils
Stitched rectangle, oval and circle dies
Leaf spring die
Sentiemnt stamp from stash
Clear embossing powder


Pink and purple

I love the combination of pink and purple. Here I took two Wild Rose Studio teddy bear stamps and colored them as opposites.



I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Strathmore Paint Pad paper and colored the bears with my Prismacolor pencils.


The pink bear from a purple flower and purple gift.


The purple bear from pink flowers and a pink gift.

I cut the bears out with a lacey oval die and mounted them onto a patterned paper cardpanel.



The word Thanks cut out of light colored cardstock finished the cards off. I glued two die cuts on top of each other to give the embellishment some dimension.

General supplies:
Strathmore Paint Pad paper
Reflections 110lb heavyweight cardstock for card base
Patterned paper from stash
Light pink and light purple cardstock
Wild Rose Studios clear stamps
Memento Tuxedo black ink
Prismacolor pencils
Stitched rectangle and lacey oval dies
Thanks die


The bicycle at the fence

I have done posts before about my Maria Trolle Twilight Garden coloring book. I am not really a coloring book person, but this book is lovely with its hard covers. The paper works really well with my Prismacolor colored pencils.

This time I did the image with the bicycle leaned up against the wooden fence.


I decided to color the fence white. Don't we all long to have that white picket fence in our lives? And of course, the bicycle had to be red.


I finished the bicycle off by doing the chrome bits with a silver metallic gel pen. 

General supplies:
Twilight Garden coloring book
Prismacolor pencils
Silver metallic gel pen