Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Another Mouse

I promise you won't be seeing mice every week on my cards - but I just had to do little Cocoa peeking behind that pumpkin for a fall card.  I don't normally send out many cards for fall and Thanksgiving but I love all the colors of fall.

It was my intention to stamp this image and then stamp it again and pop it up....however, after coloring it, I decided it looked fine as it was and I wasn't going to try to color another pumpkin and mess it up.  I sponged a little around the patterned paper and main image with some soft suede and embossed the orange panel.  The sentiment, from Studio G, was stamped in Tangerine Tango (SU) and then I went over it with a Stardust Glitter pen.

I was actually able to get into my craft room a little this weekend and made a couple of cards.  I parked hubby in front of the football games on TV and he didn't seem to want to move a whole lot then!  Bring on more football! LOL!  He's doing pretty good except for me hovering over him all the time! 

The sketch I used is from The Sweet Stop (SSS133) and I'll enter this card in their challenge.  I'll also enter it into the Come and Get It Challenge (themed  Autumn).

Thanks for stopping by...........and I'm working on a Funny Friday so stay tuned.
Lynn

30 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, This card is just so darn sweet. I love Cocoa and Rhubarb is becoming another favorite of mine. Anyway you colored that pumpkin with perfection. I love the paper you picked and the orange panel with the two colors of twine look fabulous. Somehow I missed you last post with the poinsettia and I just saw it now. Yey for the Dollar store. This card is just simply elegant. Wonderful job sponging the leaves and glittering them. Glad you got some crafting time in. A caregiver needs some free time in order to be a great care giver. You and Hubby are still in my prayers and I hope his progress is on track.

Kathy and Lucky said...

You just keep hovering over him, that is just fine, so he can heal and get up and running :) More football coming up on Thursday night :) Love your card, what a cute little mouse, these are ok....great coloring of the pumpkin and that paper is so perfect for a fall card.

Cibele Glazer said...

This is sooooo adorable! Love your coloring and I also have to say I love that you used my favorite "must have" craft item - the Sakura glitter pen!

Tammy said...

Oh Lynn, so glad to hear your husband is improving and you've had time to craft. Your card today is so sweet and beautifully colored. Love the DP. Keep up the great work of hovering!

Anne Temple said...

You pumpkin is colored fabulously! I wouldn't have tried to replicate it either. Cute mouse too!

Becky said...

OH Lynn, wonderful fall colors and adorable image. So glad to hear your husband is doing better.

Julie Temple said...

Great Fall card, and the pumpkin is perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at Come and Get It this week!

Julie

jaydee said...

Lynn, your coloring was so perfect it really didn't need recoloring and popping. I also love seeing the mice on your cards. What a super cute card and that mouse is adorable! Love it. Hugs and prayers for you both
hugs
jaydee

Linda said...

WOW Lynn your colouring is amazing. I just love the mouse peeping from behind the pumpkin. :)

I hope your hubby is doing well.

Hugs
Linda xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lynn, I like the image and the papers, glad to hear Jim is a bit better.
Kevin xx

Vicky Hayes said...

This is lovely Lynn - I do love these colours and your colouring is brilliant too. Your husband sounds like a great patient!

Margaret said...

I don't know that you could have picked a better DP for this card! Perfect for fall and your sweet lil' mouse is wonderful (so much better than the live kind!) Your accessories and the sentiment tie everything together beautifully! Glad to hear hubby is doing a little better and that you squeezed in some craft time! I'm looking forward to another Funny Friday!

NanaConnie said...

Finally have time to browse my favorite blogs and I find this delightful Cocoa card! Wonderful coloring on the pumpkin, and I love both the plaid paper and the embossing on the solid CS. So glad to hear hubby is better. :-D

MiamiKel said...

Ohhhh so adorable :) I'm with you, I don't send many fall cards but love to make them when I can! This is just dreamy! Hope hubby is healing nicely and can't wait for your Friday Funny :) x0x0

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Glad to hear your hubby is doing good. Football cures a lot for men, doesn't it?? LOL

Love the card and Yes, I don't think it needs anything else. That pumpkin is perfect!!!!

Maria

Babette said...

I really like the touch of blue with the fall colors. Wouldn't have thought of it, but I like it. You always do a great job on coloring!

Chriss America Real said...

This is really good! The coloring is great! I finished Intro to Copic Coloring and I'm now doing Copic Coloring 1 but I don't think I am as good as you are yet!

I am the Guest Designer at 3 Girl Jam today and they gave me some candy to give away. Stop by if you get a chance. Everybody is welcome!
Hugs!
www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com

Leslie McGhee said...

Ahhh what a cute image. Thanks for joining us on Come and Get It Challenge Blog this week.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet Fall Cocoa card. Love the bright orange, the papers... the dry embossed strip looks great. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week. :o)

Joan Ervin said...

You crack me up, Lynn...bring on the football is my moto, too...LOL!!! Your little Cocoa is sooo cute...such beautiful coloring and I love that gorgeous plaid paper!!!

Monica said...

SUPER, just SUPER! Love the pumpkin and the ease and grace of this card. The sentiment is sweet and simple too. Sponging looks great... gives it a slight bit of vintage appeal. And what nice colouring. The pumpkin looks so real - doesn't need any popping up.

xxx Monica

Paige said...

Cute image and it looks great paired with that awesome plaid paper! Love the colors!

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Lynn,
You are such a sweetie and I awe you so much thanks for finding the time to visit my blog and leave such kind comments.

I do not get around to nearly as many blogs as I should, due to the limits that Fibro places on my computer time. Many days I will browse, but can't always type much! When I do feel best, I like to take the time and explain why you do not see me every day!!

Thank you again....you always make my day with you kindness and it's so nice to see your new cards!

Hugs,
Lisa

PS: I think the mice are ADORABLE and with Christmas coming, they'll be lots more...so keep 'em coming!!

Shannon White said...

Hey! there's that Mouse again! 8-) Love this Lynn! your Sweet Cocoa peeking from behind the pumpkin is soo CUTE! ( one of my favs) Love the embossing and Terrific fall plaid dp's you paired with the little guy!

Hugs
Shannon

Laura said...

Lynn, This is gorgeous.I love the colors. very bright and cheerful.TFS

laura

Marilyn said...

This is really nice Lynn! The colours in those background papers really make the image pop... the twine is a perfect add on.

Shirley said...

Lovely and cute at the same time!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Awesome card! Your colors are wonderful! I love the fall colors too- just not the sneezing that goes along with the season!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lynn, you are the winner of SNSS Gift Certificate this week at The Sweet Stop. Congratulations. Please e-mail me your info at buzsy@yahoo.com

Karen Howard said...

Cocoa is adorable and your card is fantastic! Hugs, Karen