Friday, April 10, 2015

Lilacs for Spring


With Spring about to finally get here, I made this card because I can almost smell those wonderful lilacs now! I colored this House Mouse image with Copics, and matted with black, green and lavender cardstocks. The sentiment is from G Studio and the embossing was done with a SU! square lattice ef. Let's hear it for spring and that sweet lilac aroma we're about to experience again soon!

I'm entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is "April showers and/or spring flowers."

I'm also sharing it over at the House Mouse HMFMC191 which is to use a birthday theme or anything goes. I went with the anything goes theme.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful spring weekend ahead!

Carol

18 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

It almost seems to smell the perfume of the lilacs!! Wonderful card, so spring-like!!Great work!

Becky said...

I can spell the lilacs too! :).. Beautiful House Mouse card, great coloring.

aussie aNNie said...

Carol this is super sweet...love these mice. [not the live ones though]. xx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Linda said...

The smell of lilacs and lily of the valleys bring back childhood memories. Wonderful card!

Sue said...

Hi Carol, what a beautiful card. The lilacs look like you could just pick a flower right off the bush. Awesome coloring and beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing your card and joining the fun at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.

Hugs
Sue

jimlynn said...

I can almost smell those lilacs too! Beautiful!!! I don't know if we have lilacs down this way but have larkspur and this reminds me of those. Very pretty card Carol.
Lynn

Jean said...

Gorgeous card Carol, I love lilac and you have coloured this beautifully. Lovely sentiment stamp as well.
Jean x

Brenda said...

Oh man I think I can smell them lilacs Carol! I love the smell of them and wish I had more than one bush. They are the smell of spring aren't they?! Love, love this card. The image is so dang cute because if I was a mouse I would be sleeping under lilacs too. lol Hugs, Brenda

Hettie said...

Yep I can smell them from that card. Oh the wonders of modern computers...it was worth buying my new laptop!
Seriously, what a gorgeous card and those mouses are looking like they are having a good sniff of those lilacs.
Happy Friday.
xx

JD/ Jill said...

Your card made me look out my window to see if anything is happening yet with our lilac bush, and it looks like there are some buds on the bush. I can't wait...I enjoy those flowers...so pretty...but they don't last very long.

Pretty card, and it's also reminding me that Jim has had a similar house mouse image colored for a long time, and I still haven't made it into a card.

enjoy your weekend!

Beth Brovold said...

Wow Carol this is so realistic looking...a beautiful card!! The purples are gorgeous and these sweet mice are so wonderfully done...thank you for playing along with us at House Mouse and Friends!!
Take care,
Beth

Snoopy said...

I'm right there with you ... I can almost smell those lilacs too. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Hugs,Snoopy :D

SARN said...

Oh Carol . .. this card is just DIVINE. Love it to pieces. xxx

Lin said...

Lilacs do make me very happy - I know we've made it through winter when they appear! This is so darling, Carol! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Jessi Fogan said...

This card makes me oh so very happy! I love when the lilacs bloom - that is definitely the springiest smell :)

Lori Kobular said...

Oh I just love lilacs! They are so pretty and they smell so sweet and yes I can almost smell them too! Your card is just beautiful!

Diane said...

Oh wow Carol, what fabulous colouring sweetie !! Such a pretty card !!

Thanks for joining us at HMAFMC !!

hugs Diane xx

scrappymo! said...

This is gorgeous. Carol. The lilacs will soon be filling the hedgerows with their beautiful scents!

Wonderful card, Carol.