Hi, I'm Torrey. Welcome to Left Field, where creativity runs amok and imagination is ALWAYS more important than knowledge. Shoes are not allowed but ties are optional. This is a repository of snippets from my life out here in Left Field. One never knows what shiny bits of creativity will be found here... cards, scrapbook layouts, photography, poetry, recipes, ponderings, rantings and musings. It could be anything! Life in Left Field is always changing, always real, always ...interesting.

January 10, 2016

Winter Fun

Hidy Ho, crafty peeps!

It's half-way through our current challenge over at  
The challenge theme this time around is  
Winter Sports/Winter Fun.

Well, I don't know about you, but when I think of fun things about winter....skiing, sledding, snowball fighting, ice skating, caroling...they all end up with the participant of said activities being chilled to the bone! And this, to me, isn't so much fun after awhile.

MY IDEA of winter fun is hot cocoa.

With Marshmallows.

Hot cocoa just SCREAMS "winter" to me. Actually, at my house, we have hot cocoa available all year-round, so basically...it's screaming at me. ALL. THE. TIME... (in a soft, warm, chocolate-y voice).

Here is my take on our current wintry theme! Our mice friends certainly seem to be enjoying this winter-time treat! I used two "oldie but goodie" stamps and colored them up with my Spectrum Aqua pens. Have I mentioned how much I just LOVE these pens? They may turn me into a watercolor artist...you never know!

  • "Warm Cup" stamp by House Mouse
  • "Sugar Crash" stamp by House Mouse
  • Spectrum Aqua pens (Crafter's Companion) in following colors: Aquamarine, Peach, Spice, Slate, Desert, Burgundy, Charcoal, Chocolate.
  • Stately Circles dies (Spellbinder's)
  • Loopy edge punch (Martha Stewart)
  • Ribbon
  • Patterned paper
  • Cardstock
  • Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)- Vintage Photo
We have one generous sponsor this time around...
They are offering a random assortment of their Premium Dye ink pads! 

How sweet is that???

So, hurry scurry over to House Mouse and Friends and enter for your chance to win!


  1. Super cute! I agree with you....in fact my favourite outdoor winter activity is going back inside where it's warm. ;-)

  2. Oh this is fabulous Torrey...even his ears seem to be radiating his pleasure with that faint pink glow!! Gorgeous card Teamie!! Have a great day!
    Mousey Hugs,

  3. Oooo such a perfect winter warmer and like you it screams out to me warming up, when it's so cold outside, Luv Sam x

  4. Gorgeous card Torrey :-) the image is super cute and your colouring is fabulous! he sure looks warm and cosy in there :-)

    Lols x x x


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