Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Spring Blossoms

Hello Peeps,

They are predicting 6 to 8 inches of snow today so I had to do a Spring card today!  I am entering this card in the House Mouse Monday Challenge: "We are making *FRIENDS* for HMFMC188".

For this 4 3/4 by 6 1/2 inch card I started with plum card stock for the base of the card.  Next I cut out the lavender paper using my Spellbinders Heirloom Legacy Card Creator dies.  Then I stamped an older House Mouse stamp called "Spring Blossoms"  with black ink onto white paper and colored it in using Copic markers.  I then used the oval die from the Heirloom Legacy dies and cut it out, inked the edges with lavender distress ink and then added that to the center of the card.  While putting the card together I realized that I colored two of the mice ears like flower petals instead of ears. I didn't notice it until I looked very closely at the picture on the back for the wooden stamp, but to me they look like flower petals instead of ears so I left it as is!  I don't think it is that noticeable!  Do you?  Anyway, this card put a smile on my face today!

Be sure to check out the other great cards that were created for this challenge here:   House Mouse Monday Challenge: "We are making *FRIENDS* for HMFMC188".

I hope I have inspired you to think SPRING today! 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Well this sure gives the spirits a lift Lori!!! What a beautiful Spring inspired card...yes I think you're right about the ears/petals...I would have thought that they were petals as well!!!! Thank you for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends...good luck and hope to see you next challenge as well!!!
    Take care,

  2. I would have never, ever noticed that a couple of mouse ears were colored like the petals! This is beautiful with beautiful coloring! Love the way you framed them out too. Gorgeous!

  3. This is so sweet and adorable!! The image is so cute!! I love how you colored it!! What a fabulous card!! We just had about 7 inches of snow and more predicted...yuck, I'm ready for spring!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Absolutely adorable card, Lori! Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

    Snoopy :D

  5. A gorgeous card Lori, a great design and fabulous colours...........your image is adorable and stunning die cutting!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with House Mouse & Friends Challenge,
    Heather xx

  6. We are up to our knees in snow too, so this is such a nice relief from all that cold.
    Love these flower cuties, and your card is lovely. Thanks for sharing with us and joining the fun at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, Lori.


  7. The purple cuts are just so lovely. What a sweet HM card. Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Good Luck to you and please join us again next time. :)

  8. Such beautiful use of your die! I love these little meecies with the flower hats! Super cute! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue Kment

  9. This is a fabulous card, such a fun image and lovely colour choices.
    Thank you for joining us at the House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


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