Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Mousy Get Well Wishes.....

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Hello dear blog friends: There is a new challenge over at the RETRO RUBBER challenge blog and it's one of the most popular ones, as the banner says, ANYTHING GOES this time so, I hope you find some time to play along with my teammates and I in our gallery.
Here is a card I made with, what I think, is the oldest stamp set in my craft room, one that was issued way long before I started stamping back in, if I recall correctly, 2010 or so. This set is called "Mice Messages" from Stampin' Up! and it's as cute as it can be.

Stampin' Up Mice Messages Set of 4 Stamps Retired 1999 Celebrate Love Friends

As you can see, the date on the wood block is 1999, I saw it on Ebay and I just had to have it and here is the card I created with one of the images, I was smiling, from ear to ear as I was coloring this sweetie pie.

Isn't she adorable?  I stamped this image onto a die cut circle of water color paper with Stazon ink and colored it with Prismacolor pencils and paper stumps dipped in baby oil. The background was made with a Woodgrain background stamp and the "floor" is a piece of Lili of the Valley pattern paper, (discontinued)
The lilac pattern paper is also from Lili of the Valley and sadly, also discontinued.  The sentiment is from this stamp but I snipped it off just to be able to place it anywhere I wanted.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment and the bench are from an old retired Flourishes set called "Around the Arbor".
So there you have it, hope you got inspired by my card to play along with us at RETRO RUBBER for our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge, for more inspiration hop over the challenge blog and check out my awesome teammates creations.
Please remember to use at least one stamp that is OLDER THAN A YEAR, whether it's how long you've had it or the date it was issued, we want to give all of our older and a bit neglected stamps a chance to shine again.
Also, please limit your challenge participation to 10 challenges, including ours.

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.


LeAnne said...

Oh my gosh, it was these kinds of stamps that drew me to SU when I first began! SOOOOO cute! Great card!

Debbie Mageed said...

Wow! What an adorable card, Maria!! I had no idea that SU made mice stamps once upon a time. I wish they would do them again, don't you? Great card and sure to cheer up anyone who feels under the weather!

Mary Fish said...

she's lovely. i adore the slippers at the end of the bed!

Katy McGloin said...

I also wish that more mice stamps were made by SU. Did you get the Christmas set with the marching mice? Anyway, as usual, your card is SINKIN' CUTE!! Great colors and I can just see your smile.... :)

Claire Grantham said...

Maria, how many Mice stamp sets to you have ;) There is a great one I need to send you a link to... I love your card, it's so cute and I like your colour scheme. Re: smooshing, top tip, dry in between each layer, then you don't get mud. Cxx

Creative Lady said...

Wow Maria, this is really a throw back stamp set. I don't remember this one. The image is adorable and your coloring is too. Love the layout with the wood grain as the background with the bricks at the foot of the bed. Great card!

Borqna said...

Lovely card!
Are you ready for photo inspiration challenge?
See this:

Neva Cole said...

Ah, this is so cute! I can see why you like it so much. Wonderful job coloring and as always I like seeing the inside as well.

Jan Clothier said...

It's a very cute image, Maria. I can see why you felt you just had to have that set. Great find.

Greta said...

What a sweet card!

craftysahmiam said...

I have this set and must remember the scene you've made with this image. Terrific idea to make a wooden floor and walls behind the sweet bed ridden mouse !

Christine Traversa said...

Omg how sweet is this?! Love your card! So sweet and inspiring, need that stamp! ❤️

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