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It has to be cold somewhere

Good afternoon!

Yes, I do know it is cold–somewhere.  But, not here in Florida.  We’ve been in the 80’s and 90’s forever!  It is October and do  you think we would have had some relieve from the hot–noooooo not here.  We just get hurricanes (my family is fine, we only got some rain and a little wind from Hurricane Matthew).  I don’t want the really cold weather, but a little lower temps would be appreciated.  However, NO SNOW!  I don’t do snow.  It’s pretty to see in pictures and on TV (when it is somewhere other than here).  I just prefer to watch it from afar.  Just saying….

Anyway, on to today’s card.  This card is for my Christmas card stash.  I just loved the mice (Lantern Warmth) in this image.  But, then again I love the House Mouse stamps.  I made it a couple of weeks ago and I am sooooo pleased with how it came out.  I really suck at using the Copic greys and decided it was time to sit down and tackle them with this card.  Usually, it will take me many tries to get an image “just right” for me.  I nit pick my color choices and the techniques to death (I know, OCD!) and I expected the same for this image.  Color (pun intended-lol!) me surprised when it only took 2 tries!  It must have taken me 3-4 days to work on it.  I would work on it for a little while and then step away, and do the same a little while later.  It didn’t help I was battling horrible pain associated with Multiple Sclerosis.  But, I eventually got it done.  YIPPEEE!

House Mouse Lantern Watch

House Mouse Lantern Watch

This card design is very simple.  For some reason I’ve had a block associated with card designs, lately.  So, I stepped back and decided this would be a basic design using the largest die in the Sue Wilson Belgian Collection – Brussels set.  Since the lantern image reminds me of Christmas, the sentiment stamp It beginning to look a lot like Christmas seemed perfect.   I have had the Spellbinders Ornamental Tags Three for a couple of years and still hadn’t used it.  I just had to cut off the top portion of the die and was left with the pierced oval for the sentiment.  The stars and snow were achieved using the Quickie Glue Pen, Fun Stampers Journey Sparkle Dust glitter, and Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle Fascination glitter.

Unfortunately, I didn’t take the time to note down the Copic markers used (sorry).  I can tell you I used the cool greys for the lantern, some of the pale blues for the glass, yellows for the candle glow and the violets for the cape.  The mice were colored with E50, E51, E53, E93, E30, E31, E33 and E34.

I hope everyone enjoyed viewing this card as much as I enjoyed making it.  I can foresee more use from this stamp.

Here’s wishing everyone a wonderful and peaceful Sunday!

Hugs,

K

 

Materials used:

House Mouse Lantern Warmth

House Mouse Lantern Warmth

 

Sue Wilson Belgian Collection - Brussels

Sue Wilson Belgian Collection – Brussels

 

 

 

 

 

Northwoods Stamp - D10127

Northwoods Stamp – D1012

Quick Glue Pen

Quick Glue Pen

 

FSJ Sparkle Dust

FSJ Sparkle Dust

 

Sparkle 'n Sprinkle Glitter - G1030

Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle Glitter – G1030

 

Spellbinders S2-034

Spellbinders S2-034

It’s been awhile!

Things have been so hectic here at my house.  We’ve been looking (and bought) a piece of property and are preparing to have a home put on it.  So, we are now packing everything up and preparing for moving day.  I can’t wait!

I have been crafting some during this chaos.  Christmas cards need to be completed along with sympathy and get well cards.  This isn’t including I have birthday cards to make prior to the holidays!  The work of a crafter is never done……

A dear friend has been very ill for the last couple of months.  I can’t do much for the illness, but I could make a card to bring a smile to her face.  And, since the stamp used was a House Mouse stamp (Quick Recovery) she could help but smile.

I did have some difficultly coloring this image with my Copic markers.  For some reason, I just couldn’t get the blending right for the basket and no matter what color combination I used, the basket looked like a blob.  So, I put the markers up and pulled out my Prismacolor pencils. Big, big difference!  I hadn’t taken much time to play with the pencils because my markers always work so well.  However, I did find with this image the pencils came out beautiful.  I am very pleased with the look and the blending.

I used the Sue Wilson Stacked Diamond striplet in the background and used sticky paper with Fun Stampers Journey Sparkle Dust behind the cut outs.  The image was cut out using the PixScan mat.  I love having the ability to take a picture of the mat (image on the mat, of course) and sending it to the Silhouette software to trace and cut out.  No fussy cutting for me.  YAY!  Don’t know what I would do without my Silhouette Cameo to help with the cutting.  It is awesome!

In addition, I have started using the Fun Stampers Journey Fusion Inks.  These inks are great because they can be used just like an Archival ink, but Copics can still be used with this ink, unlike Archival inks (Archival inks trash Copic nibs!).  In addition, this ink can be used on any surface.  This beats trying to find which ink to use on paper and then a different on wood, fabric and acrylic (heat set on non-paper materials).  I  have provided a link for the FSJ glitter and the ink, give it a try and let me know what you think.

This card is entered into the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.

I do hope you enjoyed viewing my card and reading my rambling.

Hugs!

 

 

 

Sick Mouse

Sick Mouse

https://www.ecstasycrafts.com/Sue-Wilson-Dies--THE-STRIPLETS-COLLECTION--Stacked-Diamond_p_15722.html

Sue Wilson – Stacked Diamond Striplet

House Mouse Quick Recovery

House Mouse Quick Recovery

 

 

Silhouette Cameo

Silhouette Cameo

 

Silhouette Cameo PixScan Mat

Silhouette Cameo PixScan Mat

 

 

FSJ Sparkle Dust

FSJ Sparkle Dust

 

FSJ Black Licorice True Fusion

FSJ Black Licorice True Fusion

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