Thursday, January 28, 2016

Valentine Bandit

The bandit has hit!  It's almost Valentine's Day and I'll have a few cards to share in the coming days.  All the raccoon's around here are really a gray and black color but since I picked up a brown Copic and started coloring, I figure this one is just going to have to be brown.  We really do have a lot of raccoon's around here too and we can't even leave Rambo's food out at night or they come steal it - not that he would dream of eating outside anyway.  If he had his way he'd sit at the kitchen table and eat with us.

The stamps I used for this are from Newton's Nook (Sweetheart Tails).  Cute little guy isn't he!  The heart die is from Simon Says Stamp.  I inlaid all the red hearts (and one white one) after cutting.  Twine added and the card is complete.





I'll enter this in the Inky Paws Challenge at Newton's Nook (Love Theme), Pixie's Crafty Workshop challenge (snippets), Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (anything goes), Addicted to Stamps and More (Holiday), Addicted to CAS (Red).

Thanks for stopping by......
Lynn  

36 comments:

Tracy Freeman said...

Yay so lovely to see you creating again.
And how cute is this guy ? I actually really like racoons but its something we don't get here in the UK, I think they are quite a pest over there aren't they.
Anyway...card is fantastic, love him coloured brown :)
Hope you And Jim are doing ok ?
Take care and have a great day xxx

Donna Hanley said...

Nice to see you and your little raccoon friend. Our raccoons are all brown so this one looks just like the ones in our yard. Just a darling card. What do you mean Rambo doesn't have a seat at the table??????? LOL Jack told our girls that if they learned to talk he would make them seats at the table. I think Daisey really tries hard to voice her opinion most times, but still no seat at the table. Have a good day.

*Vicki* said...

Yay!! So happy to see your creation here Lynn!! :) LOVE this sweet little guy that you have colored in so beautifully here!! I am loving your border of hearts along the bottom too!! I haven't played with my NN images for quite a while and I thank you for your inspiration today!!

Chrissy said...

Your little bandit is adorable Lynn, he stole my heart too..fabulous colouring and love the border of hearts and added twine..so cute.

luv CHRISSYxx

Carol L said...

This is so stinkin' cute Lynn, and I just love how one heart is missing from the border and in the raccoon's paws! What a clever idea and a sweet and fun card to boot! I now have this vision of Rambo sittin' at the table with his cowboy hat on, waiting for the BBQ! LOL

Lisa said...

This is so sweet, Lynn!! The raccoon is absolutely adorable!! I love how you colored him!! We have a ton of them, too and if we don't bring in the cat foot at night, they scarf it down. They even appear during the day sometimes :) Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Tammy said...

OMGosh this is so cute Lynn! I love that adorable brown raccoon and your fab CAS design! LOL...Quinn would try to pull up a chair at our table too!!
Tammy x

SARN said...

Utterly ADORABLE snippets card.

Yoo hooo . . . waving hello from the Playground Tree house . . . come up here and partake in a little drink or two!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Diane said...

Oh my gosh Lynn this is just delightful.

Hugs Diane

Maxine D said...

What a sweetie that raccoon is Lynn, and the way you have done the hearts is perfect for the card.
Our cat would rather eat at the table with us too - bossy old thing that he is!
Blessings
Maxine

Becky said...

What a fabulously adorable card Lynn.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! Lynn, this card is amazing! Love the white space and that cute cute image!Fabulous design!

Lori Kobular said...

Lynn this is just adorable! Love that little bandit! Great Valentine!

NanaConnie said...

Adorable, Lynn, and perfect CAS style! At my house, the feline fur babies have allowed me to have a seat at the table. LOL

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a cute card, Lynn! Love your CAS style and gorgeous colouring of this cutie-pie! Hope you're doing okay!

Di said...

Oh I LOVE this Lynn! Such a cute card, adorable image and the fact that he 'stole' a heart from the border is just genius!

Hugs

Di xx

Anne Temple said...

This is adorable! Love him in browns; it makes is mask pop even more.

Bonnie said...

I like brown raccoons, especially this one, Lynn! The heart border with the one white heart is delightful! Good to see you crafting again.

lauren bergold said...

the world needs more adorable & beautifully colored brunette raccoons!!! absolutely LOVE this card, so cute, so fun, so beautifully composed; basically the whole "lynn made it" package! ♥♥♥ (ps: thrilled to see you're getting a tiny bit of creative time, too... nothing like it for making a day a little better!!!) ♥

Tammy said...

Absolutely adorable Lynn! Love the special touch of one white heart!

Davi said...

Awww he is just tooo cute and I like him brown too! Fun card Lynn! I know what you mean my guys think they should be at the table too :)

Tanja said...

such an adorable image - love the little heart border - thanks for sharing your project at ATSM

Brenda said...

This little guys is adorable no matter what color he is! I love this CAS card Lynn. I have a raccoon stamp and will have to CASE you. The hearts are just perfect inlaid at the bottom. We have a lot of coons too, they love sweet corn too! I just prefer the ones on our cards because they are less trouble! Hugs, Brenda

MaryH said...

Well, this is a Designer Racoon, dressed in his brown suit! I love the image, and great copic work. Also love the tiny hearts the way you've done that border too. Adds just the right touch of spice to this little brown bandit. And of course Rambo should be right there at the table. TFS & Hugs. Hope it's a good Sunday afternoon down your way.

MiamiKel said...

Lynn, your card is fabulous! What a great idea to incorporate all the challenges, love the creativity! He's a cutie - perfect Valentine's card for your recovering hubby, I hope! Blessings!

JD/ Jill said...

Adorable and great coloring!

Evie said...

Hi Lynn! you have made such a cute card, I love the design too.

Lynn McAuley said...

He has stolen my heart, too! What a delightful Valentine, Lynn!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a cool layout idea with the hearts! Darling raccoon- and looks great in brown- love the added twine on top. I think our dog would love to sit at the kitchen table too....!

jenn shurkus said...

omgosh- so sweet :) thank you for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!!

Kat W said...

So so cute and a really sweet design :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

nwilliams6 said...

Great CAS card - love your coloring and hearts border! Super fun Valentine's card. Hugz

Chriss America Real said...

I know how you feel my friend, I try to make birthday cards on the breaks between the Holidays! Lots of them, those and get well cards...sigh.

Love your cards!

Anja Curvers said...

How cute is this? Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS.

Jennifer Jackson said...

This is so adorable! I love the simplicity of this card with the hearts across the bottom - really makes the love bandit stand out! Thanks for getting inky with us and linking up to our inky paws challenge at Newton's Nook Designs!

-Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

scrappymo! said...

This little bandit has stolen my heart! This card is so darned cute!