Monday, May 11, 2020

Waiting For Santa

While waiting for Santa they soon fell asleep so when Santa arrived they heard not a peep!

That is the message I am trying to convey with this little scene I made with the House Mouse Candle Light Vigil stamp set. I colored them with Prismacolor and Gamsol and then placed them among the evergreens surrounding the edge of the card. I had to fussy cut a bit of the evergreens to give the illusion of them being nestled more among them.


The pattern paper is from the Noel Paper Pad from American Crafts. I thought that beautiful paper was the perfect thing to use with them.

I am entering this in the HMFMC #316-Always Anything Goes/optional theme "Pastel Colors". I am not using the optional theme.

I hope all of you had a great Mother's Day weekend. We had a wonderful one with the visit of our youngest grandchildren. And, they were not shy about giving hugs especially Jack who is the youngest. We helped Anna with some school work and while she did that Jack had some crayons and a coloring book to use. So he thought he was doing school work too. They also got lots of tractor rides and spent lots of time swinging with the swing set that we bought years ago for our own kids to play on. And, they helped Grandpa feed the kitties in the barn too. I guess when they got home their Mom said they were both so tuckered out from all the fun they  had.

Then later in the weekend we also heard from all our other children and their families. I was remembered with a hydrangea bush we can plant out, also two hanging pots with geraniums in them and some beautiful cards.

Well until next time please take care. And, now we have three cases in our county so we will be extra cautious when going out among people. I hope your week is off to a great start.

God bless,
Verna

22 comments:

April said...

This is so cute! I love the card design. Thanks for sharing at House Mouse and Friends Mondqy challenge. xx

Liz said...

Great card, Verna. I love how you've framed the cute little mice. xx

Bunny said...

This is a cute image. I love how they are snuggled together waiting for Santa. Looks like someone is going to have to blow out the candle. It's a cute Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

Darnell said...

Your design conveys your message beautifully, Verna! You did a fabulous job fussy-cutting and "nestling" everything into place! Your Mother's Day sounds perfect and I'm jealous! Take care and keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Verna - love those wee mice and how you have them amongst the branches.
So glad you had some time with family - our lock down is being gradually lifted, so I have been able to visit with family, and on Thursday I can go see a friend!! And buy a coffee if I want, but I will be cautious!
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love how you've nestled these cute little mice in the greenery! Great work! Sounds like you had a lovely weekend Verna. Take care!

Donna Ellis said...

Doesn't this look fabulous! I thought you had used a stamp and made a border, but that paper is just gorgeously used! xx

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, I just ADORE those cute little mice. And it's genius to surround the card with the greenery to make the focal pop. Really wonderful card.

Dawn S. said...

Your card is just adorable!They do look like they fell asleep waiting for Santa. We are still social distancing here, so our family had a Zoom Mother's Day, with three generations! My husband picked up some take-out Chinese food, so I didn't have to cook! Glad you had a great weekend.

Mac Mable said...

A real darling of a card and you captured the sentiment perfectly Verna x. So glad that your family spoilt you and what fun you all had x.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Your card is so cute, Verna! I loe the little mice!

Leslie Miller said...

Between the paper and those darling House Mouses this turned out so cute! I'm glad you had such a nice Mother's Day. Together times are difficult these days, but you managed and it sounds lovely!

Mia said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards,
Mia
Designer for House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
craftartista.blogspot.com {My Blog}

TK said...

Sweet card, and I love them all nestled and warm!
Glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day, we are still "stay at home" but I did drop by a gift outside for her. Stay safe!

Sue said...

What perfect paper for this cute pair all snuggled together keeping warm. Fun card design too. Thanks for sharing it with us at the HMFMC.

Hugs
Sue

Carol L said...

What a sweet little mousie card :) So glad you got to see, hug, and enjoy those grandkids for mother's day :)

Lisa Babitz said...

This is so sweet! Love those mice and how you made them look like they were nestled in the branches. Sounds like a fantastic Mother's Day weekend with the grandchildren! Glad you were able to spend time with them. Stay safe and well.

Diane said...

Oh this is really~really CUTE!! I thought you had actually stamped that, it is a beautiful paper and so perfect for those mousers!!

Greta said...

Cute card!

Karen Dunbrook said...

super sweet mf.
Hope you are well, have a great wknd.
xx Karen

wannabcre8tive said...

This is so cute. Love the little House Mouse image.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Those mice are too cute. Love the framework also

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