Tuesday, January 21, 2014


The challenge over at the House Mouse challenge HMFMC161 is to use a new stamp you've never used before. This was a stamped image I've had for several years. I didn't use it because it's stamped on cardstock that doesn't adapt to Copic blending, so it's just been collecting dust. I pulled it out and colored it the best I could and made a card with it. Both the purple and green dsp's are from PTI, while the purple was from my stash. The sentiment is from SU! done with 4 different punches. Those little acrylic butterflies were a gift that my blogging buddy Darnell tucked in my Christmas card this year and they're a perfect match for those sweet lilacs :) Thanks Darnell :)

We're bracing for the biggest snowfall of the year today - a possible 10 inches with high winds and bitter cold temperatures. Next week it will probably go up to 50 again, as that's how this winter has gone so far. My shovel stands ready and my back is already aching :)

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!!



Benzi said...

Good that you got this HM out and colored it. It's adorable. Sweet butterflies from Darnell, too.

Crazy weather! It was 65 here yesterday and the high today will be 37 degrees. All I can say is, enjoy that snow. I want some. :-)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

We have had quite the up and down winter so far, my friend. I am looking forward to beautiful lilacs, just like the ones on this sweet card!

jimlynn said...

Holy Moly!!!! That's going to be way too much snow!! Y'all stay safe and warm for sure. I wouldn't even bother shoveling all that snow - just wait until it melts! (Wouldn't that be nice)
Your card is so pretty Carol and think you did an outstanding job on coloring the image. SO cute!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm cold just reading about your possible upcoming weather. Let's hope the weatherman was drunk and unruly and completely wrong. Fun card... Gruffies or something? Anyway, a cute card and kudos to you for pulling out an old image and using it up. I hope I can find time to join this challenge. I have a new Easter HM stamp... never before seen ink.

Donna Hanley said...

Wow, Carol, this came out great for being on card stock that normally does not take to Copics. Love both the purple and green papers and those little butterflies are precious. A winner in my book,for sure. We are getting 10-15 inches or so they say. It is snowing very hard here right now.

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous image and beautiful colouring, thank you so much for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Sue said...

Love this stamp, and I always can smell those wonderful lilacs when I see it, can't wait. Pretty color combo and papers too. Thanks Carol, for joining us for the House mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Irish Cherokee said...

Love House Mouse. I like the coloring.

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card! Great colors...Yes, I like the color purple too. (but pink is better...smile)

Shaz Earl said...

Fabulous card! if you enjoy these cute images you might want to pop over and join in with our challenge
Shaz x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Carol :-) such a cute Gruffie and the purple and green colours are perfect :)

Hope the weather isn't as bad as predicted !! :-( stay home safe and warm xx

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

Tom said...

Fab card Carol and a lovely image!
Thx for playing with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge


nwilliams6 said...

Don't know how I missed this absolutely adorable card. I love how you colored it and your sky is adorable. This is one of the cutest cards I have seen with that image! Precious. Hugz!

Lori Barnett said...

awwww! This is adorable! Glad you put that stamp to good use. Now it's officially "loved" ;)

America said...

So glad you took out this adorable Gruffies stamped image for the new challenge theme at HMFMC. I love the colors and design. Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Good Luck to you and please come join us again! :)

Janet McLaughlin said...

Beautifully done card! The image is just perfect with your background papers!