Monday, April 6, 2015

Oh Sheep!

First of all, I'd like to thank everyone for all the well wishes for Jim!  He's doing so much better (and hope we can keep it that way now).  We still have a long road to go but things are looking up a little.  Thank you so much for all your thoughts and prayers for us.

I've had a little time the last couple of days (when he's sleeping or parked in front of the TV) to do some crafting.   YEA!  One of the first cards I just had to make was using Farmyard Friends from Newton's Nook.  Cute, cute set of stamps!  I watercolored the "grass" and "sky" and then placed the blue check patterned paper behind it.  I remembered I had some paper that looked like hay and added a strip of it on the side.  The sheep were lightly colored with Copics and then Liquid Applique added.  A couple of sequins, the sun, sentiment, and the card was complete.

I'd like to enter this in the Inky Paws Challenge at Newton's Nook (watercolor) and Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

Thanks so much for stopping by.............
Lynn

45 comments:

Tammy said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the cute sheep and the strip of straw is perfect! Great card!

Sue said...

Awww Lynn this card really made me smile I hope you and your family have had a fabulous Easter and keeping you in my thoughts huggles Sue xxx

Donna Hanley said...

Wonderful new about Jim on his road to recovery. Great job with the grass and sky. You had the perfect "hay" paper to accompany these darling little sheep that are so sweetly colored. That sentiment is adorable. Fun card, Lynn. Have a good day.

Becky said...

So glad Jim is doing better..
Your card is adorable Lynn, love the images and love the background.

E.T. (Erum) said...

Love love!

Di said...

Oh Lynn - what a giggle this card is :) I adore it!

And am so pleased things are looking up for your husband, here's hoping things continue well.

Hugs

Di xx

Linda Simpson said...

Love this Lynn, the sheep look wonderful. Thank you for the up date on Jim and sending you both my love and hugs.
Linda xx

Lynn McAuley said...

What perfect layering of the hay and gingham for these sweet sheep! And such a fun sentiment! Wonderful spring card, Lynn!

KT Fit Kitty said...

So happy to hear that things have improved for Jim. Glad you've had some time to craft! Your card is totally adorable! Love the extra texture you added with the Liquid Applique! The hay paper is fabulous!

*Vicki* said...

Lynn, the sheep are too cute! ;) I love the texture you've added to their fur as well!! The strip of hay DP is the perfect touch!!

So glad to hear hubby is doing better!! Hope you guys can enjoy the Spring now!! HUGS

Chrissy said...

They are too cute Lynn and I love the sentiment and great water colouring too..fabulous card..
So glad to hear hubby is improving..take care.

luv CHRISSYxx

Jacee said...

Hi Lynn, So pleased to hear that Jim is coming on nicely, good news.
Your card is fab, they really are the cutest sheep and I love that hay, what a great idea!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Doreen said...

Love the image and fab colours.xxx

Benzi said...

Awwwwww, I am a lover of sheep and these are just the cutest. Your card is just adorable and perfect for a belated birthday.

Glad things are getting better and hope they continue to do so each day. Prayers continue for both of you.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lynn, I love those little sheep
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

OMGosh this is so cute Lynn! I love the adorable little sheep and the fun scene you've created, the Liquid Applique looks awesome! So glad to hear that Jim is doing better.
Hugs, Tammy

JD/ Jill said...

Such a sweet card! Glad to hear that your JIm is doing much better...

Carol L said...

This is really cute Lynn, and I love the colors on the main image panel! The straw background snippet of dsp is perfect for this punny cutie! So glad to hear Jim is improving, and I hope you're taking good care of yourself through all this too!

Maxine D said...

So good to hear Jim is on the mend, albeit slowly!! Love your card Lynn - fabulous image and sentiment, and great accents.
Blessings
Maxine

Davi said...

SO happy to hear the good news Lynn!! Will continue to keep Jim on our prayer list :) This card is absolutely the BEST! I love the cutie sheep with the hay dp and the sentiment makes me laugh! Have a great week Lynn!!

Kat W said...

This card just gave me a good old giggle - exactly what I need before I start a horrendously busy day at work :-)
The sheep are adorable and the gingham and straw DP looks so awesome!

Big hugs, Kat xx

MiamiKel said...

Super cute Lynn!! I am so glad to hear Jim is on the mend and you are back to card making! Woohoo!

Lori Kobular said...

What an adorable card! Those sheep are just too cute! Glad things are looking up for your husband! Don't forget to take care of yourself too!!

Ellen Taylor said...

OMG! Love the sentiment, it made me laugh out loud! Fab card Lynn!

Brenda said...

It's so good to know that things are looking up for Jim and you, yes, a long way to go but you guys will get there as we are all praying hard for it! I love, love this cute card Lynn! It makes me smile and we need to smile. Those sheep are just to cute and I just adore that sentiment. I love the straw paper tucked on the side, finishes off this card perfectly. Hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

I'm so glad Jim is improving and you are getting some creating time! Love these cute sheep and the watercolored background! The hay is a perfect fit!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Glad to hear hubby is some better. Your card is too cute. I love it. Hugs, joann

NanaConnie said...

First, I'm so glad to hear that Jim is better. Nice to see you back at the crafting table again. :-D
I adore the card. Those little sheep are so precious and the water colored background is fab!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this darling card! The sentiment is a stitch! Your sheep are perfectly accented with Liq Applique and the watercolored background is awesome. So very glad to hear Jim is on the mend...and better yet- to see you have it in you to create : )

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

hi Lynn and thank you for visiting my blog appreciated this make is adorable - we are just back from the land of sheep and enjoyed looking at all the spring lambs - I adore your work but don t have the time these days to do much blogging - sending crafty hugs crafty friend Judith xxx

Lisa said...

I'm so glad Jim is doing much better!! This made me laugh out loud!! The sheep are absolutely adorable!! And the sentiment - ha!! Love it!! What a fun card this is, Lynn!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Jennifer Jackson said...

This card is ADORABLE! I love the watercolored background and the little strip of "hay"! So cute! The added texture on the sheep is fun too! Thanks so much for linking up to our Inky Paws Challenge!

Monica said...

Lynn, you have been on my mind and I have been meaning to reach out to you. Please accept my apolgies but know that I care deeply even though we have never met. But blogland is such a lovely place and you have given me much.
I am relieved that Jim is better. I am sending him healing and I love your happy, happy card.

Take care my friend,

Monica

Tracy Freeman said...

This is so cute ! the background looks great :)

So pleased to hear Jim is doing well, fingers crossed it continues :) I also hope you are doing ok and looking after yourself xx

Donna K said...

How adorable! Those little sheep just make me grin. And that sentiment is hilarious!! So happy to read that your husband is doing better. I will keep you in my thoughts and hope that he and you continue to remain healthy as he recovers.

Barb said...

What a sweet card Lynn--cute images and great colors!

Anne Temple said...

Adorable card. Love their furry chests and heads. So glad to hear that Jim is doing better. Still sending lots of hugs and prayers your way.

Kristie W. said...

I am so happy to hear that Jim is doing better!

I adore your card. The sheep are too cute and the blue gingham paper and hay paper give it a great country feel!

Joan Ervin said...

How cute is this...the little lambs are adorable, Lynn, and I love the fun sentiment!!!! I am sorry to hear your hubs has been in the hospital...hope he continues to get better each day!!! Remember to take care of yourself, too!! My hubs had unexpected surgery 3 weeks ago so I can relate!! I'm sending lots of cyber hugs and prayers!!!

kel Acopan said...

that is such a funny sentiment! love it! and love the scene you've created too!

lovies, =o) kel

Jessi Fogan said...

Yay for being home & sleeping :)
There is so much I love about this card - the sentiment (snort!) the hay paper, those cute sheep, the LA, the watercoloured background...pure awesome :)

Pat said...

Congratulations on being highlighted over at the playground with this lovely card Lynn. Those cute sheep and sentiment really made me smile. I didn't realise your Jim had been poorly but glad he is a bit better. x

Shirley said...

Okay for you, so I am really in love with this one and going there right now to shop for it. :-{ You are always such a bad influence. This is too too cute for words. Love your sense of humor!!

Deepti said...

The sheets are so adorable :) cute card!

Marilyn said...

hahahahha... I love this!