My blog is called "Creative Smiles" because my designs are the result of incorporating mistakes. With fumble fingers that drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly, it takes a lot of giggles, smiles and creative patience during my crafting process. xx

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

You're My Favorite {House Mouse Challenge}

Hello, House Mouse lovers!
Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Today's sweet little Valentine is done in unconventional colors for my hubby, and being submitted to House Mouse Anything Goes with optional theme of "Sweets or Hearts". Perfect for this stamp!

I saw the image on Bunny's Blog, and had to have it.
(thanks, Bunny!)

Colored with Copic Markers and die base inks, this little mousie is happily reading all about his fabulous characteristics. One of my great joys throughout the day is reminding Jacky of the various qualities I enjoy about him, or expressing my appreciation for all those drudgery things he does. Every Day. Hearing appreciation really does brighten our days, doesn't it?

My wonky frame was made from white paper, smooshed with VersaMark and heat set with sparkly Sienna Star embossing powder.

Jacky always says, "You are my Favor-ITE" with emphasis on the long "I" sound.

The Stamp may be new, but everything else is old, old, old. 

Thanks for stopping by, and best wishes from a sweet day!

Products Used:
Stamps: "Dearest One" HMCR81, Computer sentiment
Sparkle N Sprinkle House Mouse Category
Dies: Sue Wilson Essential Sized Pierced Rectangles, SB Rectangles, Darice hearts, Nesting hearts
Punches: MS scallop heart, triple chevron
Embossing Powder: SNS Sienna Star (very sparkly)
Embossing Folders: We R Memory Keepers Dotted Hearts 2, Craftwell Modern Stripe

Valentine's Day Hugs,


crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card Donna love the cute image and wonky frame
Carol x

Wendy said...

So super cute and gorgeous Donna, love it!
Wendy xx

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Donna, this is fabulous! I love the image and gorgeous papers. The layout and design is stunning.
Linda xxx

Lisa said...

This made me smile, Donna!! That little guy is too cute!! I love the love note!! Your layering and design are fabulous!! The unconventional colors are beautiful!! What a sweet and gorgeous card for your hubby!! Have a great day, my friend!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Sue said...

Hi Donna, Another lovely card.

Hope you are having a nice day. Sue

Jackie T said...

Hi Donna this is a gorgeous card I love the design and of course the mouse is so cute. Have an enjoyable day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

SD pooja said...

Old is Gold ;) I just love the image memories evoked by a hand written letter :)Who wouldn't wish to receive it and get delighted ?loved the wonky frames and hearts !

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,
wow, was für eine zauberhafte Karte. Die Gestaltung ist wie immer perfekt. Ich hoffe du hattest einen schönen Valentinstag. Hugs Silvi

Chris said...

Can quite see why you had to have this stamp Donna, its gorgeous...the little 'love letter' would bring a smile to anyone's face and who can resist the cute mousie? Fabulous design and I love the colours, perfect card for your favourite person!
I agree it's good to show appreciation of those we love, all the time, not just on 'special' days!

Unknown said...

Hi Donna what a gorgeous card I love the topper and your design is wonderful.
Thank you for sharing
Hugs Debs xx

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

You always achieve so much dimension with your coloring, Donna, and this card is no exception. I love how you've colored the background behind the words on the love letter and that present looks like it wants to pop right off the card it's so 3D. Gorgeous work again, Donna.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hi, Donna! This is soooo cute and fun! I remember seeing this on Bunny's blog too and it cracked me up. It's the "seedy breath" that gets me every time! Adorable card, my friend! You've got a good man there, Donna; you are very lucky, and he is lucky to have you as well!

cotnob said...

A wondeful card Donna, I think this is my favourite House-Mouse image - I just love that little rhyme. Your unconventional colours are fabulous and you have included lots of super details as always.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is awesome. I love the mouse image and the coloring you did is so perfect. Happy Valentines to you too.

Bunny said...

Does this make me an enabler? I love that you went with unconventional colors. The green/gold/black combo is so nice. The image really is cute. You did a fabulous job and I like the glittery gold frame. Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

America said...

WOW-so perfectly colored and Im loving the cuts, colors, framing and overall mousey design for our theme! Gorgeous Mousey Make! Thx for joining us at HMFMC. Good Luck! :) America

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card De, love your different colour choices which is a delight to see, at this time of Valentine, the gorgeous stamp is just another one of my favs, but they all are. [aNNie]

Thanks so much for entering into our ANYTHING GOES/LOVE current challenge and good luck in the draw. . {aNNie}Designer for House Mouse and Friends

Debbie Mageed said...

There you go again with those pro illustrationist talents! This is all ready for a story book IMHO. One day I want to be that pesty fly in your craft room to see how you create such gorgeous card with nothing but a mouse stamp. You are one amazing artist, Donna! Hugs!! Happy Valentine's Day to both you and Jacky.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Donna.

Gr Karin


Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Goodluck and hope we see you again.

Gr Karin DT Member

Valerija said...

A gorgeous card, love the image.
Valerija xx

Shirley said...

I think I am in love Donna, this card is gorgeous and very very cute. So much nicer than I gave Andrew ... oops ... didn't make him one.

Beautiful matting and layering (wouldn't expect anything less). It's always so nice to add something that is special just to each other.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Sweet card, gorgeous layers :) Sorry I have not been in blogland lately, but all is well. I hope you are doing well, hugs x

Becky said...

What a fun card in non-traditional colors. I'm sure Jack loved it. I love House Mouse, and though I only have a few stamps, they are some of my favorites. :-)

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Donna, I laughed out loud at all the things the little mousie loves about her partner! Way too cute! You're way too clever with your card designs and all the elements you put together. Expert coloring, too! Love the nontraditional colors. Adorable!!

Sue said...

This image makes me laugh every time I read the note. Love the non traditional colors you chose, and the fun unique card design. Another beauty my friend. Thanks for sharing it with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Conniecrafter said...

Oh my that stamp is just way too cute, I love the little message on it and that the inside goes with what he usually says, what a keeper this sweet card is, I bet he got a kick out of it.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Janice said...

Fabulous card Donna, I love the House Mouse image, so cute!
Janice x

sarascloset said...

Donna, this little mouse is just adorable, and I bet your hubby had a good giggle over this! You did an amazing job of coloring this sweet image and I love your card design, especially that gold angled frame. I hope you had some wonderful moments on Valentine's Day! Sending hugs!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so darn cute Donna. As always you layout & colouring is awesome. Love that sentiment too.

Lori Kobular said...

Oh Donna ~ this is precious! I especially love the list of things that the mouse loves about their honey! Perfect Valentine's Day Card for a Hubby!!

Donna Phelan said...

hahahahah your seedy IS blind lol That list cracks me up! This is the BEST Valentine, so fun, cute AND original! Your layers and accents are always over the top perfect! I love your glittered panels and the wonky placement! A+ in matters of the heart, my dear! xo~

NanaConnie said...

That's such a precious image, Donna, and you know how I love House Mousies myself. :-D Fabulous coloring and I think using green instead of red is a fantastic idea. So delightfully unexpected. Wonderful offset framing!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Donna :-) the image is adorable and I love the colours and layout, the glitter frame looks fabulous! :-)

Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge 🐰
Lols x x x

nwilliams6 said...

Adorable! Love that image and your framing and details are so awesome, Donna!!!!Fun, fun, fun.

Sue from Oregon said...

Love your GREEN theme here...very unexpected and gives new life to this fun image!! Great creation!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

I hope you will join our new Spring challenge!!!

♥ Sue Kment

CherylQuilts said...

Oh my, sweet Donna, this is just the sweetest and dearest Valentine card ever! I love the sweet mouse and the adorable things "she" loves about her "Jacky!" Ah, made me smile big -- especially since I feel the same about my dear Walt. We are blessed. And what a card! I love the wonky layout with the beautiful rectangle frame that you embossed so beautifully! Wow! Wow! Loving it, and you are so dear!! Warm, sunny hugs...don't we just love this time of year?! xoxo

Pia S said...

Aw, isn’t this the most adorable image and sentiment in one. Super layout and layering, sweet but not too sweet for a man.

MaryH said...

It's a precious way to show J how much you love & appreciate all he does for you....and I chuckled at the sentiments....this is one cute mousie, and I liked the green! TFS & Hope you both had a super V. Day. Hugs