Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Little Mimi

Since my grandchildren call me Mimi, I figured I'd better get this clear stamp set called Mimi in Paris from Penny Black.  There are so many cute images in the set but thought I'd start off with this cutie drinking a cup of tea/coffee. Next time I use this image I may have to make an awning or something to make it seem like she's in an outdoor type cafe!  Don't you just love finishing up a card and then figuring out what should have done different! LOL!



Nothing fancy here but I did a bit of masking to get the Eiffel Tower in the background and I paper pieced the hat - or is it called a beret!  That metal tag that says "hello" has been in my embellishment box forever and don't know why I've never used it.  The flowers were made with a SU punch and a small brad placed in the center.

I'll enter this in the challenges at Penny Black Saturday Challenge (Hot Metal), Mark's Finest Papers (Use Metal), and Try Stamping on Tuesday (Sketch).

Thanks for stopping by....................
Lynn

35 comments:

Marilyn said...

What a cute image Lynn! The little polka dot hat is perfect with those papers and I like the tower behind. Fab bow again... wish I could tie 'em like that!

Anne Temple said...

This is absolutely adorable and you used my favorite color again...maybe it's your's too?

Tammy said...

Adorable Lynn! Love the polkadots and of course, the vibrant red makes it such a cheerful card.

Bonnie said...

She's super cute and I love the Eiffel Tower in the background!

Donna Hanley said...

Bonjour my friend LOL. Better check my spelling. This card is so very cute and you did a great piecing job. I really like that metal sentiment piece against the black scallops and the beautiful red ribbon. Your flowers are a nice bright spot to this card. All around winner, Lynn. Enjoy your day.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lynn, I like the sweet image, the colours and the flowers.
Kevin xx

Karen Howard said...

This is so CUTE, love all the ways you added dots! Of course, you rocked the sketch challenge. Hugs, Karen

kath said...

Hi Lynn...very ooo..la..la...mimi is just gorgeous with her beret...thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Linda said...

Oh Lynn this is such a cute image. Does look a bit like you Mimi :) Gorgeous colours and the flowers are beautiful.

Big Hugs
Linda xxx

Margaret said...

It's so totally adorable just the way it is. Love the image and the Eiffel tower in the background.

Tammy said...

Oh she is sooo sweet Lynn!! I love her paper pieced beret and your gorgeous color combo! Fabulous bow also!
Tammy x

Winnie and Patty said...

What an adorable card Lynn! Great job. Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Becky said...

I love this Lynn, she is adorable with her polka dot hat. Great job on this sketch.

Pat Garvin said...

Very cute. Adorable. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Sandi said...

Such a sweet image, and ooooh la la so French!
Sandi ♥

ThePurplePlace said...

Absolutely adorable and the perfect set of stamps for you (Mimi)!! I really think you did a fantastic job on this and it's a great take on the sketch.

I also love her paper-pieced hat and think it's just right!!

Thanks for the smiles! Penny Black always has so many great products!!

Have a fabulous Friday!!
Lisa

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is just darling! What a cute little image and just loving that red with the white.

Cheryl said...

Oh gosh this is so cute! Great design and coloring too.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this sweet image- and how clever to add the scene from Paris (said with an accent)! Love the paper pieced beret- and love that gorgeous bow!

NanaConnie said...

Love the way you used that sketch, MimiLynn. The black, white, and red really work for this card! Perfect paper piecing -- love the polka dots. Fab bow (as always!) :-D

lauren bergold said...

OOOOOH LA LA, miss mimi!!!! this is just soooooooooo entirely FABULOUS it is almost making ME want those stamps, too! brilliant job of paper-piecing AND using metal, AND on that lovely sketch! yiiiikes you are such a clever multi-tasker!!! ♥♥♥

Melissa said...

Lynn, this just makes me smile so big!!! :) Love little Mimi! I have that set, but sadly, have never used it! I have a sis-in-love that love all things Paris and I really should make a card for her! LOVE all the red and polka dots on this! You'll get lots of use out of this set if you keep coming up with more ideas! Nothing wrong with that! :)

Theresa said...

Such a lovely and cute card. Love how you included the Eiffel Tower. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends.

Carol L said...

oh Lynn, I just LOVE this adorable, precious card! I love how you put the Eiffel tower in the background and paper-pieced the beret/tam/hat. As always, I'm just loving those beautiful bows you tie!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Super Cute!!! I've looked at this set to purchase, but just haven't. I love that your grandkids call you Mimi - how adorable!!

She looks great with her polkadot beret! Again - your bow is outstanding!!!

grandmabonnie said...

Lynn, I am enjoying your blog..so many fun things to see!

Shannon White said...

Soo Darned Cute Cute Cute! 8-) Love PB's Sweet images and this one is no exception! lol Love her Sweet paper pieced barrett! Just Adorable Lynn!

Hope you are staying cool! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Cibele Glazer said...

I have this set and now you made want to dig it out and play. Love the paper piecing!

E.T. said...

aww this is soo very cute Lynn!

Gemma said...

Love it..love it...love it!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Joan Ervin said...

Awwww, isn't she adorable...her little polka dot hat is sooo cute and I love that beautiful red bow!!!!!

Lesley said...

lovely card Mimi is so cute and Penny Black stamps are so sharp best wishes Lelsey x

Nancy in Iowa said...

Mimi! I love it! She is cute as a button - that paper pieced chapeau on her sweet little head.

CherylAnn Robinson said...

This is soooooo cute! Love how you used the sketch. Thanks for playing at Try Stampin'.

Margaret said...

Well, Mimi, I think you look quite stylish in that polka dot beret!
Super sweet card and the little metal tag is such a wonderful way to put a sentiment on the card! Love it!