Friday, May 3, 2019

Going Postal

Welcome back!  I hope you've all been having a nice week and are looking forward to a great weekend.  We've had a lot of sunshine and the cold north winds finally subsided.  Best of all... no rain.  Is it safe to believe that spring is here to stay?  I sure hope so!  Onward to stamping...

After several months of little or no crafty shopping I suddenly have quite a few new things.  How did that happen?  Well, it started when I won a gift voucher to The Cat's Pajamas during their latest release and off I went to shop.  Gosh, it was hard to narrow it down, but I ended up with two things:  For Fox Sake stamp set and Mailbox die.  The combination is so cute, I think!




I went all US Postal with the look of the card.   Colored with Copics, added a few extra dots and lines to the scene for grounding, and sponged some sky with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink.  I also spritzed some water on the sky and blotted immediately with a tissue.




That mailbox!  I adore it.  It comes with the little heart and envelope dies, too.  Little mouse is asking for help getting his happy mail into the post box.  See, he left a couple of envelopes laying over there by it, too.  They're probably hand stamped cards featuring people characters.  Do you notice how the little bird is sitting with his feet out in front of him?  These details are just so sweet.

I'll be back in my stamp room each morning before the busyness of the day begins.  I've got lots of inking and cutting and coloring to do!  See you again shortly.  Enjoy your day!


Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas "For Fox Sake"  Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar White, red Bazzill  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Oxide Salty Ocean and Pumice Stone, SU fine tip black marker  Coloring:  Copics  Accessories:  Enamel dot  Dies:  The Cat's Pajamas Mailbox, Poppystamps Main Street Stitched Tags

20 comments:

crafty-stamper said...

Congrats on your win and love the set you bought -really cute and the little envelope dies too very useful
carol x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Well your certainly got some cute things with your win. Congratulations! I won a few gift certificates too and ended up spending as well so I know hot those winnings can make one want to buy more. LOL Your card is absolutely awesome though and so very cute. I can see why you wanted that fox.

Pam Sparks said...

Cute, cute, super, super CUTE! I love it! I saw this mail box, then I saw Concord and 9th's mail box... then I was stuck! lol So as a kid we loved playing store but after that it was playing mail and making our own mailbox in blue! Oh we loved playing library too. Funny how a card can bring back sweet memories. I LOVE your card Leslie!

Donna Ellis said...

More Leslie-Magic greets me as I open your sweet post! Wow! Check out the scene - it had to have been fun putting this adorable setting together, and the story it tells is beyond FUN! It's all about friendship and helping each other out, right? Loving the deep blue of the post box, and the shade made with dots. PURE DELIGHT! It's a wonderful creation, Leslie. Thanks for sharing sweetness! xx

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Aww!! how adorable is this little scene you created, this little Fox looks like she's waiting to send a love note to somebody special.
Beautiful coloring, your sky is amazing, love the effect of spraying some water to create those gorgeous clouds.
The mail box is so cute too, I bet it's full of "Happy Mail", woo hoo!!
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, my friend.
Maria.

Yogi said...

ooops put my comment on the wrong post... Cute. love the mailbox. have a great day

pam said...

This is adorable and gorgeous Leslie, love your beautiful scene and gorgeous colours.
Hugs Pam x

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

These are so cute - I love the mouse asking his friend the fox for help to put his letters in the mailbox. I love when you can get dies that have a lot of details like the letters. These will be great when Valentine's Day comes along. Jennifer would love the mailbox! I send her a card every week and she loves going to the mailbox to see if it has arrived yet. Enjoy the sunshine. It's raining here and a lot more in the forecast, but I din't care as long as it isn't snow!

Cindy Beach said...

Wow, what a great choice you made, Leslie! Love the adorable critters and realistic looking mailbox and how well you've combined them on this darling card. Happy that you won, and even happier to picture you in your stamp room every morning.

Sherri said...

Omg!! I LOVE this card! Anything with a fox on it grabs me instantly! My fox ( Charlotte ) has started coming around again!! She is so beautiful!! Dang, I may have to get this stamp! And that mailbox is the perfect touch!!

Darlene said...

OMG this is just precious and of course your coloring is AMAZING! What a cute little scene you have created! Brought a BIG SMILE to my face immediately! Have I told you how much I always enjoy visiting your blog and seeing what you're up to? LOL Well I do and will be back again REAL SOON! Big hugs and happy weekend!

Christine Alexander said...

Leslie, it's always fun to win a gift certificate to help our spending habit :). I wish I had 1 month of low spending but it never seems to happen.
I love the postal card such a fun card :) p.s. I hope you don't go postal :)

Margaret said...

That is SO cute! You were so smart to get those two things that go together so well. Spring is definitely here. I've released 20 Monarchs so far and have a ton of new babies. We're still having rainy weather, but nothing severe here and it's good for all my new flowering plants.

Lynette said...

So darling, Leslie! I love that you pointed out the little details - I may have missed them. Simple wonderful.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness you have certainly made a great pic with these stamps and dies, I so love the little letters that is just adorable!! the little mouse handing over another letter, too cute! Like how you did the ground too, love your sentiment for it, so sweet!

ChristineCreations said...

EEE! So fun to see you use your new goodies. It’s just adorable Leslie! I love how you’ve put the set and dies together! Aren’t those teeny envelopes cute? Perfect sponged sky too!

Darnell said...

For Fox Sake! Whoever thought of that is so fun and clever! Leslie, your card is brilliantly designed to create this charming colorful scene! Love the font on that tag sediment, too! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Nora Noll said...

This is DARLING!! I love the little scene you created!! The little critters are so cute!!

Trina P. said...

Aww... this is so adorable, Leslie. Beautiful colouring and colours. Great picks with your win... these were 2 of my favourites from the release too. x

Ros Crawford said...

I just adore this card... then again I adore everything you create. I think you made a great choice with your voucher (congrats) and you made a stunning card that I could stare at all day...

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