Thursday, February 9, 2023

Heart Smiles

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

Valentine's Day is fast approaching.
How time flies!

I like to send valentines to the grandchildren.  They aren't little anymore and it gets
harder and harder to figure out what to do for them.

This Anita Jeram set had been sitting in my NBUS box for way too long and
worked perfectly for a valentine for my crafty grandson.

I stamped it with Copic friendly ink and colored with Copics.

I could see that these guys were gung ho on the painting so I took an 
itty bitty splatter stamp and added some paint splatter.

To add to the valentine theme, I punched a few hearts from a Brusho Background
 and glued them to the branches.  I have some of these tiny resin hearts in my stash
that worked perfectly to add a little something extra to the hearts and the mice.

Inkspirational #282 - Mood Board below. I was inspired by the colors.
NBUS #47 - Never Before Used Schtuff - Stamps


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Love Art (Colorado Craft/Anita Jeram), Love Always (Stampendous)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:   Neenah Solar White, Smoky Slate
Other:  Copics, Heart Punches


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Carole said...

Adorable card Bonnie.A super stamp and I love your little additional hearts. x

Darlene said...

Oh Bonnie this is just AWESOME! Love this adorable image and your coloring is PERFECT! You always inspire me!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


P.S. Did you hear the news? We have another new challenge blog we'd love to have you come check out and play along in. It all begins on March 3, 2023. It's called Triple B. Fun with Birds, Butterflies & Blooms. Would love to have you pop over! Appreciate your support!

JoAnn said...

This is so adorable. Those mice are so cute painting away. Love the added hearts. I know your grandson will love it. TFS

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

This is darling with fabulous colouring.
Faith x

Bobby said...

So cute, Bonnie. Great idea to add the extra splatters. Those mice look like they're really trying to get the painting done before Valentine's Day.

jimlynn said...

The splatters are the perfect addition to this cute and fun image. LOVE your card Bonnie!

Trina P. said...

How adorable! Beautifully watercoloured.

I Card Everyone said...

Oh, Bonnie! I adore your card with these long-tailed artists! They've added so much love without adding too much 'mushy stuff' for those darling grands!

Nstiz said...

You got me again! I have to have that stamp since your card made me smile! Love that you added the hearts and spatters and what a great job you did coloring it! This one looks fun to do.

Cat Craig said...

Oh this card made me smile, so sweet.

Leslie Miller said...

Awwww, so darn cute! You know they love anything from Grandma. I'm all grown up and I love this to pieces! I also love that you shared with us in our Double D Hearts Challenge!

Pat said...

This is such a cute and fun image by Anita Jeram and great for your craft loving grandson Bonnie, and this will surely make him smile, and I love the hearts which have been added to the branches die cut from some leftover brushoed pieces. x

Susan said...

Love the way you adapted that stamp to a Valentine's theme! I have the stamp and never would have thought of that! You've coloured it beautifully with the pink and red. Just noticed the tiny hearts on the mice - what an adorable touch!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my cuteness! You picked the perfect time to put this set to use and that crafty grandson of yours will love it!

nancy littrell said...

Your Valentine is perfect for an older grandchild, Bonnie. Love your sweet mice and beautiful coloring. TFS mf..Love and Hugs...Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie your card is absolutely adorable and the sentiment is so perfect for your grandchild ♥

Papercraft Boutique said...

This card is so cute and fun, Bonnie! Adding the Brusho & Resin hearts and the paint splatter to the images is a wonderful idea! Jack is going to love this Valentine card!
Hideko xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Bonnie this is gorgeous - love that image, and you have used it to perfection, especially with the extra splatters and hearts.

Liz said...

Love this Bonnie, what a fun design. xx

Marcia Hill said...

I LOVE Anita Jeram little critter images and this card just couldn't be any cuter Bonnie! You've colored it beautifully and it totally makes me smile...LOVE it!! Hugs. :0)

TK said...

Adorable images make for adorable cards! Love your coloring and addition, Bonnie

Julia Aston said...

What sweet stamps you used on this cute Valentine Bonnie! Lovely coloring on your images and pretty added hearts! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational! Julia xx

Loll said...

Very sweet card, Bonnie! I LOVE these guys hard at work, decorating for Valentine's day. :) Made me smile. Thanks for that. Love, Lolly

Brenda in IN said...

What a fun idea to add hearts and make this a Valentine card. I love that sentiment too and it's great for a grandson, not too mushy.

Sandy said...

Your card put a huge smile on my face!!
Wonderful - playful and full of love!
Sandy xx

Brenda said...

What an adorable card Bonnie! I love the scene, the mice painting heart flowers is just too cute. This card is sure to make a grandchild smile! Hugs, Brenda

BożenA said...

This stamp for Valentine's Day - perfect! Juicy reds perfectly strengthen the message of love for the grandson. I'm sure he was delighted.