Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mo & Zoe's Combined Carnival Blog Hop



We have a winner! 

Margaret (I Love Crafting),  Mo (mo@mosdigitalpencil.com)
to collect your prize!



Clowns, cotton candy, sticky fingers, squeals of delight and, of course, complaints of sore feet near the end of the day...
Where are we?

THE CARNIVAL!!
Hopefully you have just hopped on over from Dawn's Blog. If you just popped on by to say g’day and want to join us on the super carnival hop then you’ll want to ‘START HERE’ on Jak's blog.

Zoe from Make it Crafty and Mo from Mo’s Digital Pencil, came together to share the delight and fun of The Carnival. To celebrate, three fabulously talented teams (Mo's Dream Team, Mo's Challenge Team, and the team from Make It Crafty), have come together for a massive blog hop to offer you plenty of inspiration when playing with these images.

Along the way you will find balloons with a letter in them. Write down the letters as you go because at the very end we want you to guess what the saying is!

There will be THREE grand prizes randomly drawn from the correct answers PLUS there will be hidden prizes along the way so make sure you leave some love as you hop along!

Now, we know this is a super big hop, but we wanted to make sure you would get LOTS of inspiration! The hop will be open until the 28th of April, so you will have plenty of time to come back each day  to soak it all up! (Just don’t lose the letters you have been collecting!)

We would like to thank our fabulous sponsors, Mo’s Digital Pencil, Make it Crafty, Stamping Bella and Quixotic Paperie for providing the fabulous prizes for this grand carnival hop!
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So Jealous!


For this card, I've merged two of Mo's images with Make it Crafty's circus tent.

The inside says, "Mom always liked you best, too!
Happy Birthday, Sis!"


Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencils, Cuttlebug with Embossing folders and Nesties oval dies

Papers: SU! Melon Mambo and Gable Green, Neenah smooth white

Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon, Tiny pearl cabochons, Pearl hearts, Button Brad
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Kiss Me, You Fool!

My second card again combines three images; "Little Smooch", "Bronte" (cropped from "Happy Hoppin") and "The Kissing Booth." I just love the look on Bronte's face!

Images: "Little Smooch" and "Bronte" from Mo's Digital Pencil, "The Kissing Booth" from Make it Crafty, "S.W.A.K." stamp from Studio G

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencils,  Cuttlebug with Fleur de Lis border and Di-Namics flower dies, Martha Stewart Leaf punch, Mounting tape, Tacky tape

Papers: SU! Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Glorious Green, and Very Vanilla, Cosmo Cricket DP

Embellishments: Braid trim, Gold pearl cabochons, Brads
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Just One More!

 I've merged Mo's sweet old couple  and Zoe's carousel image for this one.
The inside says, "It's been a wonderful ride, Sweetheart! Happy Anniversary!"

 Images: "Jack & Ginger" from Mo's Digital Pencil, "The Carousel" from Make it Crafty

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencils, Distressing tool, Cuttlebug with Embossing folder and Marianne swirl die

Papers: SU! Orchid Opulence, Cool Caribbean, Mauve Mist, Neenah smooth white
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This adorable carnival image is available at Mo's. Get an adorable image for just $1.00
and support a wonderful cause!



 Thanks for stopping by! Now you'll want to 'hop' over to Paola's to see the wonderful work she has to show you!

If you get lost along the way,
here's the Hop order for Mo's Challenge Team
                                   Elaine      YOU ARE HERE!


156 comments:

Pat Moore said...

Love the old couple at the carnival.

djones said...

All of your cards are brilliant and so beautiful.

Kerri said...

Love your bright colourful cards xoxox

Larisa said...

wow! So many wonderful cards! You are really talented in cardmaking! Love the bright colouring)))

Lici4ka said...

Веселые открытки! Прелесть!

Pat said...

Oh Elaine...you've been busy!! I love them all!! But I have to tell ya, my absolute FAVE is the last one!! Reminds me that we're never too old to play!! Hugs, darlin'!! Have a great week! Pat Frank

Beth said...

Super cards! Love the sentiments ... especially the "sis" one ... I can relate to that!

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh how precious are all 3 of your cards. Just love them all, each one tells its own story!

Patti Jo said...

You were having too much fun with these! What great scenes you've created!!! Terrific job, enjoyed every one of them!!!

Joey said...

Oh Elaine your combo of images on each of these cards is fantastic! I love the eldery couple with the roundabout so sweet, beautiful colourwork on all. Joey xx

Shime said...

I love image with old pair. Like how you made composition with stamps! Great card

Sandra's Handmade Cards said...

Great cards - lovely colours!

DQ said...

Wow, you've been very busy, wonderful card! I love, love, love the last card wit the sweet old couple, super sweet card! great saying as well. TFS

Tine said...

Hi Elaine. Lovely cards, you have been so busy!
Tine :)

~Vittory~ said...

Great job! I love your cards!!!
With best wishes,
Viktoria

Zoe said...

Wow Elaine - THREE! And they are all fabulous! Love the Sister quote. hahaa And the kissing booth is such a bright fun card but I adore your last one with the old couple. I wonder if they met at the carnival so many years ago? Thanks for being a part of our special blog hop. hugs xxoo

Helgazlata said...

Wonderful cardS and a great opportunity!

Lisa Lynn said...

Wow - what wonderful cards. Love them all.

Sue said...

Fabulous cards,just love your old couple at the carnival.
Sue :)

Debbie Pamment said...

3 AMAZING and gorgeous cards! LOVE your choice of images to mix together!
xXx

kittirin said...

Super cards!!!

Debbie said...

All three cards are fabulous. But I love Jack & Ginger...

Hugs
Debbie

Lynn said...

Hi Elaine!
What a collection of beautiful cards and I love those gorgeous images :)
huggs
Lynn xxx

Nicola said...

Thanks for sharing your collection of carnival cards, love the colours and choice of images, each card different but equally beautiful
Love Nicola xxx

Reflections from Granny said...

All three are amazing, love each one!

:) Lori m

meg said...

Your collection is wonderful I remember overtired children who didn't want to go home the booth selling kisses and older couples wondering around. So many happy memories evoked

Chrissie said...

Oh Elaine, all of your carnival cards are just wonderful! You've chosen the perfect images to partner each other on all 3 creations.
lol Chrissie xx

Kim said...

Awesome projects!! Love them!!!

Heide said...

OMG!!
Awesome cards, The " So jealous" card made me smile.

The kissing booth is a hoot!

The "Just One more" is super sweet!

Leah the Orange said...

these are all absolutely LOVELY - the first card is hysterical (love the images you chose!), and oh my gosh, the last one gave me goosebumps! i LOVE that combination! gorgeous work, Elaine! it's been a pleasure to hop on over here!

Adele said...

LOVE your cards, absolutely fab! The first one made me laugh the last one made me go Ahhh!XXX

Cindy2 said...

All of your cards are wonderful, but I have a soft spot for Jack and Ginger. C2

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Your cards are so wonderful! The combinations of images are absolutely right together!

Wishing you a great weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Carla S. said...

All three cards are fantastic! Love the images you chose to combine on each one!

Dorcas said...

OK, the last one is my absolute favorite!! What a terrific combo I love it!! I need to remember that one for my mum an dDad's anniversary. All are terrific Elaine but the last one just pulls at your heart strings. Beautiful!

mumgranny said...

Me too - last one is favorite. Since DH and I just celebrated our 48th (as much as you can celebrate after 48). Think he needs a belated anniversary card.

Michelle said...

Lovely! The anniversary card is truly inspired - thanks for sharing.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

All of your projects are fantastic! Love how you combined them!

Leigh M said...

One word.... WOW. Great cards but I LOVE the couple with the carousel. Thanks for sharing.

sharman said...

AWH.......So sweet. I love it.So realistic. So much fun................

Tracy V. said...

Oh my , I don't know which one I like the best! The couple in front of the carousel is super sweet though! Tracy V

Heidi Brawley said...

WOWZERS!!!! You totally outdid yourself with all these beautiful cards you made for this! I like how the dog is looking over at the kissing booth lady and thinking EWE!!! lol lol
~Heidi Brawley

Jennifer Dove said...

Such Sweet creations!

Sheri said...

Three fabulous card! You've used some of my all time ever favorite Mom images! Adorable!

Cynthia said...

All three cards are adorable, Elaine! I wouldn't have thought to use the little girls or the Jack & Ginger images with the carnival theme. They are perfect!

Mary said...

Wow! 3 cards! Love them all, but I like the two sisters one the best!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Elaine, your cards are fantastic, I particularly like the last one with Jack and Ginger, just too sweet.

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Oh my goodness Elaine...3 cards?!? They are all amazing, but the last one had me tearing up a little. ~jeni :)

kbrandy4 said...

Hi Elaine, i just adore all of your cards and the images you have chosen for each card go really well with the backgrounds. Love your blog so much i am now a follower.

Hugs Hazel xx
http://hazelshandmadecrafts.blogspot.com/

Carisa said...

omgosh, elaine, you've been quite busy! i absolutely ADORE that first card - it's classic! seriously cute. they are all amazing, the 3rd one is another fav. it's what i wish for with my hubby to be able to look back like that. gorgeous! joining forces with such a great team like Mo's is so much fun! :D

Elaine Hollander said...

I love the card with the old couple. Great combination of images.

Deb said...

fantastic cards, love the images you put together!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

jan farnworth said...

your cards are just fab.

belinee said...

Wonderfull card!

Cor* said...

O my gosh, where do I start. LOVE The little girls and the balloons, NOT part of the new releases but still fit just so perfectly and then the kissin booth.....my fave pair of images together for sure and that lil ol couple livin' it up like their youngens! So far that has got to be my fave card ALL HOP! The depiction of youth! Fantastic creations! TFS!

Renkata said...

wow dear these are such a precious cards. Fantastic scene.

coquine1635 said...

Humoristic, love the images you put together!

Ulrike said...

Two lovely cards! I love these funny images, the soft colors of the first and the bright colors of the second card.

Shazza said...

what wonderful cards, love how you combined Mo's images with the circus ones x

stampencamper said...

great cards, really love 'Mom liked you best'

such creativity

Moments by Marla said...

AMAZING!!! I'm not sure where to begin. Love you putting the girls together. I can see just seeing this happening at the circus - funny! Who wouldn't want to kiss her. This card is so much fun. Love the colors and the many embellishments. Your third card with the old couple is my favorite. I think it either reminds us of someone we have known or want it to be this old couple. Lovely colors and embellishments. Thank you for sharing your talents.

CreaRenata said...

Wow, you've been one busy lady! All these three cards are just wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration.

Hugs,
Renata

Knesinka said...

Fabulous card! Very nice and beautiful!

KathyB said...

I couldn't wait to see your take on carnival and I am so delighted to see the way you added the other images to the carnival! I come back to your blog again and again for inspiration. Thank you

Kathy Bradley said...

Oh, Elaine, I love each of your cards, but my fav was your last one with the couple Jack/Ginger/carousel. It just made me smile so big! Your coloring is, as always, wonderful!

Olga V. said...

Gosh, you're into carnival! LOVE your cards - so many images put together I wouldn't think of putting together! What an imagination!!! My favourite should be the one with the girls - just keeps me smiling :-) Thank you so much for sharing!

Peggy said...

OMG!!! I Love these cards. I would never have thought to use the couple on the last one and it is perfect!!

Lynda Nielsen said...

WOW Girl, you've really created some AMAZING cards. I would have never thought to use the little "Attitude" girls from Mo's and the older couple, OH WOW, Simply amazing!
Thanks for all your inspiration.
Hugs,
Lynda

Barb F said...

Your cards are just too cute!! You must be a really fun person! Your cards reflect that fun!!

Monique said...

They are all so cute !

Hugs Monique

Frea said...

Hi Elain, wow you'v ereally made some inspirational cards!! Great work!! HUgs, Frea

Merry said...

Oh you had such fun combining all those images. Each card gave me a smile and are a perfect combination and such wonderful colours.

Marlene said...

All your cards are fabulous - I love the little girls...and the older couple almost brought a tear to my eye!

I've been waiting with anticipation for this blog hop! thank you so much for sharing your talents with us!

Annie said...

Very creative....I love the "sister" card....cute inside verse.

Cathy said...

Your cards are just amazing. My absolute favorite is the anniversary card. Thanks so much for sharing these with all of us!

Sherrie K. said...

Fantastic job! I love them all!!!!! These images are so darn cute:) thanks for sharing!
I am a new follower, would love if you stop at my blog and follow me too:) I am excited to see your creations!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

My messy corner said...

Nice cards, love the old couple one...

Margaret said...

you did such wonderful work
Margaret
mmarg1520atsbcglobaldotnet

nancyparker55 said...

Great cards, love them all, but that last one is so sweet.

Martha said...

All 3 of your cards are delightful! I love that you brought so many of my favorite Mo characters to the carnival.

Miss Jaster said...

wonderful cards! That last one is my fave!!

Lisa said...

All three cards are so awesome and colorful! I really love the couple in front of the carousel! I'm a new follower...I'd love for you to stop by my blog and follow as well :)

http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Carol W said...

Oh my 3 amazing cards...just gotta say the first one reminds me of our family...lol (There were 6 of us), everyone was so sure mom loved the others best...heehee...I also love your Jack and Ginger going to the carnival...sooooo very sweet...and the kissing booth...giggle so cute and well done...great job...

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh this is going to be a FUN hop!!
Your cards is so CUTE,,, love it!
Thanks for this chance to win too.

Raewyn said...

They are all just wonderful - love the static balloon hair :)

Сергевна said...

Сколько замечательных работ!

Sheri said...

WOW! THREE cards! Such wonderful inspiration! Thanks for the hop!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

I love all three cards! You did a fantastic job of merging your images! I love the colors and the sweet girls in the first one, but the couple in the 3rd one is my favorite!

mforquer said...

LOVE!!!!!! That little jealous girl and the balloon girl are such a fantastic combo for your card!!! Gorgeous - all are amazing!!!
Hugs,
M

Linda Peo. said...

Love your cards, "Just one more" really tickled me!

Marsha said...

You have been busy. All your cards are great. Can't say which one I like the best.

ThatGirl said...

All very nice. The Sweet Old Couple, very sweet! :)

Nannieflash said...

Stunning cards, and I love your colour choice and scenes. with hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Mina said...

wow Elaine you worked hard...amazing card and I love the image combo on the first one, great idea
Mina xxx

Hamrow said...

Just love the elderly couple at the fair. Wonderful card

Eve

craftingmanda said...

oooh i love these cards my fave is the last one very sweet and romantic

Lillian Child said...

My favorite is the old couple with the carousel ... oh my ... that is such a special card!

I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime soon and say hello.

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Carole of Brum said...

Wow, you've been busy, and obviously got a lot of inspiration from these fab images. I love the sentiments that you've put inside too, and i think my favourite of the 3 has to be the final one, it's so sweet, and an inspired idea to use that couple at the carnival.CoB

moonie said...

All the cards are beautiful! Your pencil coloring looks like marker. You color beautifully.

Debs said...

Fabulous cards, love the bright colours.
Debs xx

Cheryl said...

I enjoyed them all but especially liked the way you used "Jack & Ginger". Thank you for sharing - Cheryl

AK Stamper said...

OMG it's so hare to pick a favorite out of the 3 card.....they are all so wonderful!!

Shell~Alaska♥
mlady2@ptialaska dot net

Jenn said...

Great cards, I am enjoying the carnival theme.

Lynn said...

Super cards, love the elderly couple. xx

Crafteezee said...

Wow, 3 cards, you've certainly been busy. All 3 are totally fabulous but just love the old couple. Hopefully that will be me and my hubby one day, lol. Hugs Tracy x

Ellis said...

I love both your cards, perfect combination of images! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Fliss said...

Striking colours....!!! Love the Carousel...gotta get it...!!!

Jody said...

wow! So many wonderful cards!

Mary M. said...

Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration. Love the way you merged the images.

Erika said...

Love the cards - but I couldn't help also adoring your two boys, Nomar and Elijah - they look very happy.

Tiiti said...

Love all your cards, but my favourite must be the last one on your post. I just love tho older couple... One of my favourite stamps from Mo's collection. I just gotta have this image!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh I just love this Hop!! What FUN and playful designs and so colorful too.
I love the way you used these stamp sets, such creative ideas!
Thanks for this chance to win!

Suzanne said...

All your card are fantastic, wonderful images and colouring. Hugs Sue x

Anneke said...

What a fantastic and funny cards :) I love your three cards!! Hugs Anneke

I Don't Do Straignt said...

I love them all! the balloon girl made me laugh out loud :-D and the old couple are so sweet.

Fiona. x

Lisa Jane said...

Oh your cards are fab - love how you have used a combination of images
Lisa x

sarham said...

Your cards are all so gorgeous!Thanks for the inspiration!

JLJ Designs said...

Fabulous cards! The one with the circus tent made me smile.

Jen (MIC DT)

Elaine M said...

Oh Elaine! All of these cards are just wonderful! Loven the hop!!!

Gram's Treasures said...

Wow..you have been busy. Three cards plus merging and cropping all those images. They are all adorable. Lovely colouring and great layouts!
Joyce xx

paperfun said...

What fun cards you have created. So much humor in each of them.

Mari Harpham
www.trailsofpaper.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and added detail, perfect. TFS!
www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com
kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

Graphicat said...

Great job merging your images! Both of your cards are fabulous! Love the addition of bronte at the kissing booth! :)
Cheers
Cheri

Dawn said...

These are sooo, sweet

KSinMT said...

I love the images especially the last card with the old couple. Thanks for sharing. Kathy
kschenckAtbresnanDOTnet

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

I thought I'd left a comment - but maybe not? Anyway, all 3 cards are adorable. I especially like the last with the old couple. I could send that to so many

Judi said...

Like that you pastel'd up the first and 3rd card, but the 2nd was totally stinking cute!!

Toshka said...

3 cards! And all of it so amazing! Thank you for inspiration!

ceciliareyes said...

Three lovely cards!!! the sisters one is so cute!!! and the couple and carrousel is fantastic!!!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh I just love this Hop!! What FUN and playful designs and so colorful too.
I love the way you used these stamp sets, such creative ideas!
Thanks for this chance to win!

Judy said...

Wow! 3 cards, and all excellent. You have made me feel as though I have really been wandering around the fairground and watching all these folk enjoy themselves. Except for the crosspatch little girl of course, but how many times have we heard squabbles between little people when they want whatever their friend has got? I can hear my Mum now "it'll end in tears you know", she used to say. She was invariably right. Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards with us, and bring back some precious memories. I must set aside some time to look at the rest of your blog. Best wishes to you, Judy x

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

what a busy girl! love all your cards.

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

scrappinpeg said...

Love your work Elaine..... I think the PINK color choice is very pretty.

paintedlady89 said...

I love the color choices that you used on these cards, it ,makes them look so different.

Anniebee said...

All three of your cards are fabulous! I love that you combined some of the non-carnival images with the carnival ones to give a whole new slant to your projects. You did a wonderful job coloring them too.

Anniebee
anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

Line A said...

All the card were really sweet, but I loved the last on with the old couple.. :)

Elizabeth said...

Love all three cards and simply cannot pick a fave. If I did, I guess the second card would come close but I love them all! TFS.

Barb said...

Elaine, you never cease to amaze me! All of these cards are terrific and perfect matchups of images. I especially love the old couple and carousel! Gorgeous!

weewiccababe said...

I particularly love the 3rd card
tfs
Debbi
x

Kim Kelley said...

Wow...can't choose which I like best. All 3 are so great!

Crafty_Kitten said...

Wow you went wild with the carnival mood! Love them all but the old couple is a favourite image of mine so its my fave card. xx Lynn xx

Jenn Borjeson said...

Aw - these are adorable, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the first one, the jealous one... too funny!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! amazing cards! love all the images you used and how you combined them. fabulous work!

keysha said...

OK..I love all three!!! but the second one is my favorite!!!

Tracey Brossart said...

Cute, cute card all of them!! So much creativity!

Thanks for such a fun Blog hop and inspiration along the way!! :D

xx Tracey xx

Jennie said...

Woweeee you have been a busy bee! These are all fabulous and your matching sentiments are so well thought out.

Very clever of you xxx

Iulia said...

Wow, Elaine, you've surely been busy these days! I really wouldn't know which one of the three to choose as my favorite. The are all so specuial and beautifully constructed. One can see much work has been put into them but it surely paid off. Great coloring and perfect bright and happy colors make them perfect for this carnival theme.
The first two are so bright and funny- you are truly very ingenious and the third one is a truly precious one and combines nostalgy and the warm feeling of being young at heart. Love it very much. Great choice of stamps.
I have just returned from my Easter vacacion, hope I shall have the time to play along in the challenge. The theme is just fantastic!
Hugs and have a great day!
Iulia

...just Peggy said...

All 3 or your cards are GREAT! It makes you just want to head on over to the carnival...

Светлана В.С. said...

Nice!
I like the stamps like that.
Девчонки забавные!

inkyfingers100 said...

Wow! These cards are delightful. The first one is something I would send to my sister. Great sense of humour and awesome art.

PixiesDelight said...

adorable!
bargainmama@mchsi.com

...just Barbara said...

These are all great cards but I love those two girls!! Isn't that soo true to life! LOL

Debbie said...

Amazing cards, two really cute ones and a fun one.You've really excelled yourself. My favourite is the two little darlings.Thanks for sharing your stunning cards.Love Debbie Johns x

Maria said...

These are fabulous Elaine! Each expresses the appeal of the carnival at different ages. Having a giggle cause I can so relate to the little girls and then the last one is I hope something I will revisit with hubby at that age. Hugs, Maria

Mary said...

All three cards are amazing!!

dj1952 said...

Wow! Great cards. Hugs, dj1952