Another quick post...the gallery at CAS(E) this Sketch #107
will be closing doors soon! I hemmed and hawed about this sketch for the entire week, then...a ping (channeling our sweet Bev!) happened this evening...
My card came about because I've realized I've been a bit of a *remiss* Aunty C of late, in sending "Happy Months Old" cards to my niece and nephew, on the 3rd and 12th of the month, respectively. While I did give them Christmas cards and an Advent Calendar, no December 'special' day card "fruitified" (one of my mom's words...I love it!). As for January...well...being with them in 'real' time was certainly added light to our otherwise sad days. Net result though: still no card!
Time to address that little issue, and today's card is my 'return' to 'trying' to get back into my routine. My nephew, Mr. C, is 'nearly' three...gahhhh!! I've explained to him quite clearly that he must stop growing up so quickly! He is, however, not three YET! Rather, on February 12th, he'll be 35 months old, or if your prefer, 2 and 11/12's months old. Not three! So, I've made him a Happy 35 Months Old card, with a new CB stamp/die set, that I bought especially with Mr. C in mind.
The blue 'sky' (the spots aren't meant to be rain...just spots in the patterned paper) is popped up, with the helicopter nestled inside. The clouds are actually speech bubbles with the 'speaking' part trimmed off...adapting, adapting. Hope he likes it. The stamp/die set has a couple more 'flying' images, so hopefully his current helicopter/plane phase will last for a while longer (it competes with his Spiderman fascination...).
I'm also sharing over at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Anything Goes, where they're also showcasing Clearly Besotted and Lil' Inker products...
ETA; Also sharing (thanks to sweet Anita) over at Simon Says Monday Challenge~Up in the Clouds
Just so you know: I've fallen behind in commenting of late; aiming to catch up soon! THANK YOU for visiting and commenting on my blog even when I'm a slowpoke in getting to yours. You are all so incredibly special. And that's the truth!
Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Super cute card, C! Love the little helicopter. It's just darling. So is the little heart. Beautiful!
I adore this............love the helicopter and the heart in the clouds which are so well adapted. BRILLIANT ! hugs xx
Oh, this is so sweet and fun! I'm sure he'll love it!
Oh Carol, this is just so sweet!!! I know what you mean, 2 of our grandchildren are 3, don't know where that time went! Our youngest one turns one on the 14th of Feb! They just grow up all to fast so I'm not even gonna think about how old the older ones are. lol It's really good to spend time with them in person, but when you can't it so special for them to send them happy mail!! I know they love your happy mail! Big hugs my friend! Brenda
Fabulous creation sweetie :0)) I love the little scene you have created, I hope your doing ok sweetie hugs Pops x
Oh it's always so fun to visit your blog Carol! That card is absolutely adorable and I just know Mr. C will love it! So perfect for a little guy with that cute helicopter! Oh and so super cool how you cut how a bit of the sky for it's propeller!! Clever girl you are! I imagine it's very fun and rewarding to make special cards for the littles!! ((hugs))
What a fantastic Auntie, helicopter, card, and take on this sketch!!! c... speaking only for myself now, you visit when you can... we know your heart is definitely in the right place!
This is so adorable, Carol, just like Mr. C!! I love your NBUS and love how you did the nestling bit up in the sky!! Cool design feature!! No worries with commenting ATM. You have a lot of your plate. Huge hugs, Darnell
Aaaawwww, You're such a good auntie. He's gonna love this. And boy oh boy. I think years go by fast. I can't imagine how quickly the months go by when you are counting them!
I'm convinced we can never catch up commenting and it's understandable and forgivable. This is a great young boy's card and perfect for the sketch.
I just love the way our sketch inspired you Carol!
Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us at CAS(E) this sketch!
Really adorable creation!! Love your take on the sketch here!! ;)
This is adorable. Love the 'copter :) Wonderful use of the sketch too. Three cheers for getting back into the swing of things.
Oh, this is just adorable and impeccably done! If this is not a winner then I don't' know what.....
I'm guessing Mister C. will adore this sweet little helicopter card. I know I do! Love the cut-out sky and how you've nestled the helo into the blue! Hope you are doing alright, and please give your mom my regards too. And hugs all around. Bev
Fabulous....just fabulous card! I love your sweet little helicopter, just so fun. So happy you found the time to make this wonderful card. Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Hope you get some crafty time...sending hugs your way.
Oh, this is so adorable, Carol! Mr. C. is so lucky and will absolutely love this!
Oh my gosh, this is such a fun card, Carol! This helicopter is adorable and I love how you created your charming scene!
What a lucky little boy Mr. C is to have you for an Aunty!!! You are marvelous - this card is everything that I imagine him to be - precious, cute, adorable, happy, and so bright!!! Like blue skies on a cloudy day!!! YOU are all of those things to me and I hope you are having a delightful weekend!!!
So glad you had another weekend with your mom & family. I know she was anxiously waiting for you to come back & hope you gave her my love, too. Funny how we can feel like we know people we've never seen & that includes your mom. I'm sure Mr C loves this adorable card!
Hehe!! Love that you send birthday cards for various month old birthdays!! This is a super sweet card, love the helicopter!!
Ooh, Carol ... that little helicopter nestled into the sky ... so adorable ... Mr C will love it! You could pop it into SSS Monday too ... they have an In The Clouds theme ... there's just time! Hugs, Anita :)
Carol an adorable card for your nephew!
what a fun card for your nephew! The helicopter is so cool! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra
what an awesome card!!! love it :) thank you so much for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!
Oh this is a sweet scene
Lovely color combo
Clever use that CTS..
Love your card always
Wish one day can touch it with my hand
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