Friday, April 24, 2009

Springtime.....


We're getting there, I have mini hyacinths and some dafodills now and the dappled willow is budding out - it weathered the winter beautifully - I'm so glad. Between our short growing season and really cold winters, a lot of things don't really do well. You really have to learn what lives and what doesn't. I'm finally learning what roses to plant, because believe me a lot of them do not do well. Anyway - the point of this babbling is the House Mouse Challenge this week. The challenge is Springtime. I thought these cute little rabbits dressed as bees were ideal and I love yellow and black together. Not my vintage look - yay!! I love breaking out of that mode sometimes, just for a change.

I'm always looking for different and hopefully unique embellishments and I fiddled with this one awhile even though I've made them before. If you don't know how to do the ribbon rosette - it's really easy -just hand sew a running stitch along one side and then pull until it forms a circle. Tack it off and glue your embellishment on top. The ribbon is from Michael's or JoAnne's not sure which, the button is one of my own I colored with a Sharpie and then tied it with black crochet thread. The sentiment is an older Penny Black stamp. I used Prismas and baby oil to color and added Stardust Stickles to the wings.

I'm looking forward to the weekend, are you??

20 comments:

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Very cute card and that ribbon treatment is fabulous. I want to try the ribbon rosette, you make it sound so easy. When you stitch, is it tight stitches or loosely stitched?

Jennifer Scull said...

what a perfect card for the HM challenge! and that is such an adorable stamp! you colored it perfectly! love your little rosette - but gosh, if it involves real sewing, it isn't anything I can do! ;)

have a great weekend! I have way toooooo much stamping to catch up on. yep, what a terrible problem to have! :D

Valerie said...

Sweet card! I'm loving the image, colors and the flower. Just terrific.

Becky said...

This is adorable, love this image and love the ribbon. I love the weekends, the temp was 40 last night and this weekend it will be in the 80's. typical New England weather.

Carmen O. said...

Wow this is soo cute! I love the image and the way you used the ribbon with the rosette. Beautiful work!

Michelle said...

Great tip with the ribbon rosettes...I may have to try that..Love the image!

Martha said...

very cute, great card.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Hi Dru, I'm glad it worked! I've added you!
Marcela

specialcraftmom4 said...

Oh, I have this stamp and haven't inked it! You did a great job on this cute card! Thanks for the inspiration (:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a cute, cute card and thanks for the tip!! Isn't it nice to see Spring finally!!! I think it's going to be more like summer here in NE Ohio for the next 4 days ... calling for temps in the 80s ... how about that!!!

Karen from PA said...

This is absolutely adorable. Thanks for the ribbon tip. I love it.

The Wired Angel said...

I love house-mouse and you did a great job with this image. Enjoy your weekend!

Gina said...

So looking forward to the weekend here, hope you have a good one! I love this image, yellow is my favorite color so I tend to like things with bumblebees on them. Great job on the coloring!

scrapperjulia said...

Great card, love the image and the colors.

Scrubbysue said...

Hi dru! what a great card!! I just LOVE these colors!! awesome! When you get a chance, can you come visit my blog? I have a gift for you there and YES! I'm SO loving it's the weekend! LOL = )

Rica said...

Fabulous card - I just love that image - it is darling!! Gorgeous layout and colours and fantastic sentiment.
Thanks for joining us at HM&F.
hugs Heather xx

Carolyn Bounds said...

This BEE-autiful creation buzzes with sprigtime goodness!!! The image is colored fabulously, and I LOVE the black/yellow color combo:o) Such a fun, fun card!!!:o) It definitely brought more sunshine into my day!!

Thank you for playing along with us this week!!! I hope you will be joining us again on Monday:o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

Sue from Oregon said...

Darling, Darling, Darling!

Burnin' Rubber said...

Simply Sweet! Hope you had a fantastic weekend!

Anne said...

Love these bumble bees and all the other great stuff you've posted since I visited last-you have such a great range of styles!