Sunday, May 7, 2017

Mellow Yellow.....

Hello everyone: I have a card to share with you that I made for one of my dear Triathlon friends for his little one year old grandniece. He often writes to me with this requests and I'm always super happy to grant his wishes. He was an amazing inspiration and source of comfort and advice when I was training for my very first Iron Man Triathlon back in 2006. Jim is a veteran Triathlete, with many, many Iron Man Triathlons under his belt and he was just the best adviser and supporter I could ever have asked for. But I digress.....(I tend to go on and on about this amazing sport I love so much).
Anywho, his little grandniece is celebrating her first birthday in 2 weeks so I got a letter this morning asking for a cute card for little Esther, and this is what I made.  I'm happy I found some challenges I'm linking it to. 

As many of you know, I adore the House Mouse Siblings and this one is Monica "Jumping for Joy". Super simple card to make, I had the balloons already cut, the image was just quickly stamped onto a die cut panel of Strathmore mixed media paper with Stazon black ink and colored with a couple of Prismacolor pencils. The sentiment is from SU "Teeny, Tiny Wishes" that was the perfect size for a little banner. This card took me 15 min. to finish and that is because I was looking for this die cut panels and balloons I had and I couldn't find, sheeesh!!
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment and balloon are from a Hero Arts set.

I'm linking this card to the following challenges.
Just Add Ink Challenge #358, "Just Add Stitching" my panels are die cut with a cross stitch die.
Hanna and Friends Challenge #272 "Glitter" one of the balloons was cut with silver glitter paper.
Seize the Birthday "Anything Goes"
Stamps and Stencils "Fabric and Fibres" The balloons are attached with embroidery thread.
Through The Purple Haze Challenge #124 "Glitter", one of the balloons was cut with silver glitter paper.

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Patti Willey said...

Aw! Great story! I'm glad you still have those friendships! This is just adorable!

Jan said...

Such a beautiful card for a first birthday, Maria! Your little mouse looks so happy and excited and I love how you've placed the balloon strings in her hand along with with the super cute birthday sign you've created too! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

Barbara said...

Adorable, this card just oozes with fun and smiles. I am sure that little Ester will love this one. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday. Hope to see you again.
Barbara DT member

KimB said...

The stitching adds lovely subtle detail to this fun card Maria. The celebrating mouse is very cute! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Mary Fish said...

Such sweetness and spunk!

Sternenglanz said...

so cute!!!! your card is so sweet

thank you for joining us at hanna and friends

x sternenglanz

Katharina said...

Love your card.
Thank you for joining us at hanna and friends

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh how cute is this image? I adore him and the little balloons he is holding! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Vintagehandmade said...

Cute! Thank you for joining us at Stamps and Stencils this month! Branka DT

Team Clark said...

It is really cute! She will love it. Thanks for playing along at Stamps & Stencils with us! Hugs, Autumn